Moscow to host concert dedicated to Muslim Magomayev
By Laman IsmayilovaA concert dedicated to legendary Azerbaijani baritone Muslim Magomayev will be held in Russia. The event will take place at the Moscow International House of Music on September 21.The program will feature vocalist Nikolai Ryabukha (bass-baritone) accompanied by the Moscow City Symphony Orchestra. The concert will feature hits of the great singer.With his incredible baritone, Muslim Magomayev greatly enriched Azerbaijani musical culture. His life was full of bright events which still excite music lovers around the world.The legendary singer inherited his passion for music fro...
Commentary: How far will Putin push?
In 2016, Russians sitting in St. Petersburg, pretending online to be Americans, organized unwitting people in the U.S. to create jail cell-like cages for volunteers who played the role of Hillary Clinton in an orange prison jumpsuit. These displays showed up at numerous rallies around the country.This year, someone spread the news online that “antifa” activists were coming to the Gettysburg battleground to remove a statue of Civil War rebel leader Robert Lee. In response, a large number of unwitting and heavily armed Americans showed up ready for a fight. In Portland, Oregon, and other cities,...
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Rudy Giuliani claims 'no reason to believe' his Ukraine contact is a Russian spy despite sanctions
NEW YORK — Rudy Giuliani claimed Friday he has seen “nothing” to back up the Trump administration’s conclusion that he worked alongside a seasoned Russian spy as part of his Ukraine-obsessed smear campaign against Joe Biden.President Donald Trump’s own Treasury Department sanctioned ex-Ukrainian politician Andrii Derkach on Thursday for being “an active Russian agent” pushing “false and unsubstantiated” corruption claims about Biden in a bid to influence November’s election — but Giuliani begged to differ.“No reason to believe that,” Giuliani said as part of lengthy text message exchange with ...
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Commentary: While the West dithers, Russia stays busy
August was busy for Russia this year. While dealing with growing popular protests in the east, Moscow has sought to distract attention by engaging in nefarious activities, both at home and abroad. It’s prepared to intervene in neighboring Belarus, confronted U.S. military forces on land, at sea and in the air, stepped up its interference in the U.S. presidential elections and poisoned yet another opposition figure.None of these activities have gone unnoticed in Europe or the United States. But so far, the actions have been met with a few words of condemnation that together amount to little mor...
Libya analysis: 35 monthly military trips in support of Wagner group
About a week after Moscow denied the presence of soldiers in Libya, a plane crashed and its pilot, who sent a video in Russian to seek help, survived, raising questions about weapons and mercenaries that Russia sends to Libya to establish its presence in the region, Anadolu Agency reports.The United Nations (UN) managed to count 70 military cargo flights that landed at airports in eastern Libya supporting the militia of General Khalifa Haftar, between 8 July and 2 September, at a rate of 35 flights per month.Military support to Haftar was not restricted to air routes, as the countries backing ...
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Trump administration sanctions Russian agent for pushing 'false' Biden smear with Rudy Giuliani
Rudy Giuliani has apparently been in cahoots with a full-blown Russian spy this whole time.A KGB-trained Russian agent was slapped with U.S. sanctions on Thursday for allegedly orchestrating a baseless smear campaign against Joe Biden — an effort that Giuliani was intimately involved in coordinating and amplifying for President Donald Trump’s benefit.In a statement, the Treasury Department said Andrii Derkach, a pro-Kremlin member of Ukraine’s parliament, has since late last year pushed “false and unsubstantiated” corruption accusations against Biden and his son, Hunter, as part of Russia’s il...
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Honoring British Righteous Among the Nations in Moscow
On Thursday Oct. 10 at 5 p.m. MSK (3 p.m. in London, 10 a.m. in New York) the Russian Jewish Congress together with the Embassy of the United Kingdom in Moscow and the British Holocaust Educational Trust are holding an online event dedicated to British citizens who have been given the title Righteous Among the Nations.This is an honorific conferred by Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Center in Israel, to non-Jews who risked their lives during the Holocaust to save Jews from extermination by the Nazis. Twenty two British citizens have been given this honorary title.One of the people ...
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Trudy Rubin: Kremlin's murder of opponents can't be accepted as new global norm
On Friday, President Donald Trump said the United States had no proof yet that the most prominent Russian opposition leader had been poisoned by the Kremlin.Never mind that German military scientists had confirmed earlier in the week “100%” that Alexei Navalny was poisoned by one of the world’s deadliest — and internationally banned — chemical agents developed by the Soviet Union. (Having fallen ill while he campaigned in Siberia, Navalny had been medevaced to a Berlin hospital.)On Sept. 2, Western governments condemned Russia. German Chancellor Angela Merkel called the Navalny case an “attemp...
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Direct flights resume between Cairo and Moscow
CAIRO: EgyptAir is resuming direct flights between Cairo and Moscow from Sept. 17 following a halt to services amid the pandemic.The company will operate the flights three times a week on Saturdays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.EgyptAir said Moscow-bound travelers should obtain a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 result from an approved lab in Egypt, issued no more than 72 hours before the date of arrival.A result certificate must be in Russian or English to allow passengers to board their flight.The company will also ask passengers to follow other health measures on arrival as part of co...
Greed, mutual hatred of Hillary Clinton drove Trump to seek Putin's help in 2016, says Michael Cohen's new book
Greed — not treason — drove President Donald Trump to seek Vladimir Putin’s help in the 2016 election, ex-Trump fixer Michael Cohen says in his bombshell new book.Trump wanted to build a 120-story tower in Moscow’s Red Square, with 30 floors devoted to a five-star hotel with an Ivanka Trump-branded spa, according to a report on Cohen’s book published by The Washington Post on Saturday.Trump planned to give the penthouse apartment to the Putin for free “as a way to suck up” to him, Cohen writes.“The whole idea of patriotism and treason became irrelevant in his mind,” Cohen writes. “Trump was us...
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