US-Russia Current Affairs, GK & News

Russia – China Joint Statement

The Russian President Vladimr Putin and the Chinese president Xi Jing Pin held a face to face meeting. This is the first time the leaders are meeting in two years. The leaders released a joint statement after the meet. What did the statement say? Russia and China have agreed to oppose the enlargement of NATO. ..

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Russia Military drills near Ukraine

Russia recently held military drills in the annexed Crimean region. More than six thousand troops participated in the drills. Russia had already stationed 100,000 soldiers in the Ukraine border. Why did Russia conduct the drill? The drill was conducted in response to US actions. According to Russia, the US is keeping its troops in alert. ..

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Russia: White Swan Strategic Missile Bomber

The Russian defence forces recently unveiled a new Tupolev Tu-160M. It is a missile bomber. It is also known as “White Swan”. About White Swan The White Swan can fly at an altitude of 600 metres. The bomber has been designed to carry nuclear war heads. It is one of the most heaviest supersonic miliary ..

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US – Russia Key Dialogue on Ukraine

On January 10, 2022, the US and Russian officials met in Geneva. They are to discuss on several issues including the tensions around Ukraine. Why has the dialogue come up? The US and other western countries are under the fear of Russian invasion of Ukraine. Ukraine is supported by US and other western countries. Ukraine ..

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Russia formally exits from Open Skies pact

Russian President Vladimir Putin recently signed a law formalizing Russia’s withdrawal from Open Skies Treaty, after United States withdrew from pact in 2020. Key Points Open Skies Treaty is an international treaty that allow nations to collect information on one another’s military forces to increase transparency. United States withdrew from pact in November 2020 after ..

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US- Russia Open Skies Treaty

US administration led by Biden, does not seek to re-join Open Skies Treaty with Russia. Highlights The treaty is a key arms control agreement, that allowed US and Russia to fly surveillance aircraft over their military facilities According to US administration, US does not seek to renter the pact because of Russia’s failure to comply ..

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