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Russia establishing permanent presence at two Syrian bases

(Worthy News) – Russia has begun forming a “permanent presence” at two military bases in Syria, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said. During a conference call on Tuesday, Shoigu said Russian President Vladimir Putin approved the structure and personnel strength at Russia’s main bases in Syria’s Tartus and Hmeymim bases, Russia’s state-run Tass news agency…

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Russia bars Putin challenger from election

(Worthy News) – Russian election officials on Monday barred opposition leader Alexei Navalny from running against President Vladimir Putin. The Central Election Commission unanimously decided Navalny is not allowed to run in the March election because of a fraud conviction, according to the Associated Press. Navalny announced his bid for the presidency on Sunday. Navalny…

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Putin, Merkel discuss situation in eastern Ukraine

(Worthy News) – The Kremlin says Russian President Vladimir Putin has spoken to German Chancellor Angela Merkel to explain Russia’s decision to withdraw its military observers from a joint group monitoring the truce in eastern Ukraine. Putin said the Russian move announced earlier this week had been prompted by “restrictions and provocations” by Ukrainian authorities…

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Russia not withdrawing forces from Syria, Pentagon says

(Worthy News) – The United States said on Tuesday it has not observed any meaningful withdrawal of Russian combat forces from Syria, despite Russian President Vladimir Putin’s announcement on Monday of a significant pullout. “There have been no meaningful reductions in combat troops following Russia’s previous announcements planned departures from Syria,” said Marine Major Adrian…

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Putin declares victory against 'terrorists' in Syria

(Worthy News) – Russian President Vladimir Putin declared victory against “terrorists” in Syria on Monday during a surprise visit to a Russian military base in the county, where he also announced a partial pullout of Russian troops. It was Mr. Putin’s first trip to Syria, where Russia launched an air campaign in 2015 that allowed…

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Putin visits Egypt in sign of closer ties

(Worthy News) – Russian President Vladimir Putin visited Egypt on Monday, where he signed a deal to advance plans for a nuclear reactor but disappointed his hosts by delaying the resumption of direct flights that were suspended after the 2015 bombing of a Russian passenger plane. During Putin’s second visit to Egypt in as many…

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Vladimir Putin announces plan to run for re-election in 2018

(Worthy News) – Russian President Vladimir Putin announced Wednesday that he will officially run for office again in 2018, debunking questions and theories surrounding his delayed official announcement. Putin, whose approval ratings hover around 80 percent, is expected to sail through the election in March. Should he win again, he would become the country’s longest…

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Putin Vows to Rebuild Christian Syria, Restoring Churches and Bringing Refugees Home

(Worthy News) – Russia will help rebuild Christian churches in Syria and establish peace in historically Christian regions of the war-torn country, Russian President Vladimir Putin vowed on Monday during a meeting with representatives of the Russian Orthodox Church. “Over the past few years the Russian state alongside with the Russian Orthodox Church, as well…

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