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St. Petersburg Forum: Message From the Russian Davos

The St. Petersburg International Economic Forum was attended by more than 5,000 participants, including high-ranking officials, leading businessmen, companies’ chief executives and economic pundits world over who were involved in a three day lively and sometimes heated debate on how to handle global economy and, specifically, on how to business with Russia. The annual St. Petersburg Economic …

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Putin: Russia Would Direct Armed Forces at Aggressors

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that Russia would be forced to direct its armed forces at any countries which might threaten it, potentially adding to tensions with Western powers over its military ambitions. Tension has flared with the West over Moscow’s role in the Ukraine crisis, in which pro-Russian separatist forces have seized …

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Experts Downplay Trend of Russians Joining Islamic State

By Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber Reports of Russian citizens taking up arms for the Islamic State terrorist group have dominated headlines in recent days, sparking debate about the cause of the apparent trend. Andrei Novikov, head of the Commonwealth of Independent States’ (CIS) Anti-Terrorism Center, told the Interfax news agency Wednesday that according to certain estimates, as many as …

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