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First Russia-African Summit Held in Sochi

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Russian President Vladimir Putin hosted 43 African leaders in Sochi for the first Russia-Africa summit (AP). Putin spoke with African officials on establishing defense and trade agreements, and announced the relief of $20 billion in African debts (AP). Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Russian leadership will improve the political influence of African leaders among […]

Deployment of US Troops to Poland Sparks Conflict

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According to reports, the Russian government perceives sending 1,000 United States (US) troops to Poland is an aggressive move (Reuters). The US and Poland agreed to have 1,000 US troops dispatched to Poland as a defensive measure for security (Reuters). Ex-commander of Russia’s special forces, Vladimir Shamanov, claim that the US drones that are sent […]

Russia Sends Troops to Venezuela

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Russian military planes landed near Caracas, Venezuela on Saturday and reports claim they were carrying dozens of troops and a large amount of equipment (BBC). Russia’s Sputnik news agency reported the planes were sent to “fulfill technical military contracts,” (BBC). However, the US and other countries are questioning if this act is legitimate. Opposition leader […]

U.S. Likely to Leave Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty

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Russian and United States officials met to discuss U.S. accusations of Russia’s alleged violations of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (I.N.F.) signed between the U.S. and the U.S.S.R. Undersecretary for Arms Control and International Security, Andrea Thompson, said the Russian government is refusing to allow inspections of a new missile system (Reuters). The Russian government […]