Russia Current Affairs, GK & News

What is Project 22220?

Russia recently launched a nuclear-powered icebreaker named Yakutia at Baltic Shipyard in St. Petersburg. It is the fourth icebreaker to be developed under Project 22220. About Project 22220 Project 22220 is a series of nuclear-powered icebreakers developed by Russia. This project’s icebreaker is 173.3 meters long and 34 meters broad with a 33,500-tonne displacement. These ..

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Poland opens new canal across the Vistula Spit

Poland has opened a new sea waterway to enable ships to sail from the Baltic Sea and the Bay of Gdansk to ports of Vistula lagoon without relying on Strait of Pilawa in Russia. Key facts The new canal was opened on the 83rd anniversary of the Soviet invasion of Poland during the Second World ..

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Armenia and Azerbaijan clash at Lachin corridor

More than 100 Armenian soldiers and 50 Azerbaijani soldiers have been killed during the recent clashes at the border. Key facts The two former soviet republics have been engaged in long-running conflicts over the disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh region. The disputed territory has been internationally recognized as part of Azerbaijan but is currently under the ..

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Sweden and Finland Request to join NATO

Finland and Sweden submitted their application to join North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). Why did Finland and Sweden decide to join NATO? Although Finland and Sweden have a non-alignment policy, they were always close to NATO. The 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine prompted them to join NATO and seek its safety net. What is North ..

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World Bank’s Migration and Development Brief- Update

The World Bank released its latest Migration and Development Brief. What are the highlights of the report? The Russia- Ukraine war will slow the growth of remittance flows to low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) to 4.2% in 2022 from 8.6% in 2021. It is estimated that remittances to LMICs, this year, will reach $630 billion. ..

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BRICS Foreign Ministers Meeting

The BRICS Ministers of Foreign Affairs meeting will be hosted by China on 19th May 2022 via video conference. Since, the invasion of Ukraine by Russia, this is the first meeting of BRICS Foreign Ministers. Who will be hosting this meeting? This meeting will be hoisted by Wang Yi, China’s State Councilor and Foreign Minister. ..

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