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Open Skies Treaty

Russia recently announced that it is withdrawing from the “Open Skies Treaty”. The treaty allows the signatories to carry out unarmed surveillance flights over each other’s territories. In 2020, the US announced that it is to leave the Open Skies Treaty. Open Skies Treaty The Open Skies Treaty was signed in 1992 after the Disintegration ..

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What are the Governance Reforms approved by Russia?

On November 17, 2020, the Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin approved Governance Reforms that are to begin from January 1, 2021. Highlights The reforms were earlier postponed several times due to number of reasons including COVID-19 pandemic. The reforms are being made at executive level. What are the reforms? According to the reforms, the staff ..

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International Holocaust Remembrance Day observed on 27th January

The International Holocaust Remembrance Day is observed annually on January 27 across the world. This year, the day is observed in memory of the victims of the Holocaust, under the theme “75 years after Auschwitz — Holocaust Education and Remembrance for Global Justice”.  27th January was chosen as back on 27th January 1945, the largest ..

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What is Avangard Hypersonic Missile?

The Avangard Missile is a nuclear-capable, Hypersonic boost-glide vehicle developed by Russia. During the annual state-of-the-nation in  March 2018, the President of Russia, Vladimir Putin unveiled the Avangard and described the Hypersonic Missile as one of the six next-generation weapons that are under development, the President also added that the Avangard can travel at a ..

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International Day Against Nuclear Tests observed on August 29

The International Day Against Nuclear Tests is observed across every year across the world on 29 August with aim to raise awareness about the effects of nuclear weapon test explosions or any other nuclear explosions. Purpose of this day: (i) To promote peace and security world-wide and calls for urgent need to prevent nuclear catastrophes ..

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