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Russia annexes 4 regions in Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin presided over a ceremony to formally annex four Ukrainian regions. Key facts Eight years following the Russian annexation of Crimea, Moscow has captured four more Ukrainian territories – Donetsk, Luhansk, Zaporizhzhia and Kherson regions. Earlier, Russia organized a referendum on Russia’s administration of these regions. Kremlin claimed that residents of these ..

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Soviet Cosmonaut Valery Polyakov passes away

Valery Polyakov, who held the record for the achieving the longest single stay in space, has passed away at the age of 80. Key facts Valery Polyakov’s record of 437 days in space started on January 8, 1994. While aboard the Soviet Space Station Mir, he orbited the Earth more than 7,000 times before returning ..

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Russia passes bill to allow Putin to run for presidency in 2024

The Federation Council, the Upper House of the Russian parliament approved the presidential bill on amending the national Constitution, after the Lower house passed it. The bill changes the powers of the parliament and allows President Vladimir Putin to run for the presidency again in 2024, which may extend his rule to two more terms. ..

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Russia launches last Glonass-M satellite

Russia launched Soyuz carrier rocket with a Glonass-M navigation satellite on board from the Plesetsk Space Center. The launch of the Glonass, which will augment a group of 27 similar satellites already in orbit. This was the 5th and the last launch of a Glonass satellite this year. On November 4, 2011, three reserve Glonass-M ..

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