Vikings to go to Russia in season 6, says creator Michael Hirst

Vikings to go to Russia in season 6, says creator Michael Hirst

Vikings to go to Russia in season 6, says creator Michael Hirst Vikings, a Michael Hirst creation, will go to Russia for its sixth season. The fifth season of the hit historical drama series will debut in November and the show runners have already got the approval for the sixth season. The show is known for its nuanced portrayal of these ancient Norse warriors. The fifth season of Vikings will debut in November, but the historical drama television series has already got a green signal for the sixth season. The show’s…

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Vladimir Putin Tells Megyn Kelly American Hackers May Have “Shifted the Blame” to Russia

Vladimir Putin Tells Megyn Kelly American Hackers May Have "Shifted the Blame" to Russia

Vladimir Putin Tells Megyn Kelly American Hackers May Have “Shifted the Blame” to Russia “Hackers can be anywhere,” the Russian president told the former Fox News host in an exclusive sit-down interview.Putin, according to Kelly, suggested to her that the CIA could have been behind the hacking scandal surrounding the election. The host also asked if Putin has any damaging information on President Trump, which will be part of the exclusive interview to air on Sunday. NBC’s Megyn Kelly, in her first major interview at her new home after departing Fox…

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Persecution of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia intensifies and targets children

Persecution of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia intensifies and targets children

Persecution of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia intensifies and targets children A house where Jehovah’s Witnesses prayed in Zheshart, in northwest Russia, was destroyed by arson. The Witnesses say a Molotov cocktail was found at the site. Photo courtesy of Jehovah’s Witnesses Persecution : Teachers have humiliated Jehovah’s Witness children in front of their classmates. Arsonists have burned Witnesses’ homes. Security forces have raided their meeting halls. Since the Russian Supreme Court on April 20 declared the Jehovah’s Witnesses an extremist group, its members have faced increasing harassment from both authorities and suspicious…

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Astrakhan shootings: 4 gunmen dead in southern Russia after 2 deadly attacks on police

Astrakhan shootings: 4 gunmen dead in southern Russia after 2 deadly attacks on police

Astrakhan shootings: 4 gunmen dead in southern Russia after 2 deadly attacks on police Four suspects in the twin attack on police in Russia’s southern city of Astrakhan have been shot dead during a manhunt, hours after their second attack since Tuesday, the National Guard said. The gunmen killed two officers, seriously injuring two others. Three Russian National Guard servicemen were shot at from a moving vehicle at a checkpoint on Thursday, RIA Novosti reported. One of the attackers was killed on the spot. Police cordoned off the entire district…

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Most Americans Say FBI Investigation Of Trump-Russia Ties Is Necessary

Most Americans Say FBI Investigation Of Trump-Russia Ties Is Necessary

Most Americans Say FBI Investigation Of Trump-Russia Ties Is Necessary The public largely believes that it’s worthwhile to investigate links between Russian government officials and associates of President Donald Trump, according to a new HuffPost/YouGov poll. Americans say by a 17-point margin, 48 percent to 31 percent, that the Trump administration’s relationship with Russia is a legitimate issue. Forty-seven percent say they consider it a serious problem, although just under one-third say it’s very serious. Thirty-seven percent say it’s not very serious or not a problem at all, with another 16…

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Crimea Lawmakers Vote to Join Russia, Ship Sunk to Block Port

Crimea Lawmakers Vote to Join Russia, Ship Sunk to Block Port

Crimea Lawmakers Vote to Join Russia, Ship Sunk to Block Port SIMFEROPOL, Crimea – Lawmakers in Crimea voted today for this mostly Russian enclave to become part of Russia and moved up a referendum to decide the matter to March 16. Ukraine’s interim government and Supreme Court have rejected talk of a Crimean referendum to determine its status, calling it unconstitutional. Russia says it will decide how to go forward after the referendum happens. The referendum will asks Crimeans two questions: whether they want to be part of Russia or…

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Russia Is Accusing Activists in Crimea of Terrorism

Russia Is Accusing Activists in Crimea of Terroris

Russia Is Accusing Activists in Crimea of Terrorism Russia’s federal security service, the FSB, is cracking down on Ukrainian activists in Crimea. Late last week, it announced the arrest of four people in its newest jurisdiction for allegedly planning to blow up various targets, including a Lenin statue. VICE News interviewed one of the suspects, an activist named Gennady Afanasiev, shortly after the March referendum that Russia used to justify its annexation of the Crimean peninsula from Ukraine. We had been in touch with Afanasiev in the regional capital of…

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Russia Ukraine ‘terrorist attacks’ in Crimea foiled

Russia: Ukraine 'terrorist attacks' in Crimea foiled

Russia Ukraine ‘terrorist attacks’ in Crimea foiled Moscow says it has also beaten back an armed assault by Kiev, which called the claims “hysterical and false”. The allegations of Kiev’s attacks in Crimea are likely to fuel further tensions between Russia and Ukraine [Reuters] Russia’s federal security agency says it has thwarted “terrorist attacks” by the Ukrainian military in Crimea, which Moscow annexed from Kiev in 2014, and beaten back an armed assault. The FSB said on Wednesday that one of its officers was killed in an armed clash while arresting “terrorists”…

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Ukraine on high alert over Crimea tensions with Russia

Ukraine on high alert over Crimea tensions with Russia

Ukraine on high alert over Crimea tensions with Russia Ukraine has put its forces around Crimea on high alert, as tensions soared after Moscow accused Kiev of attempting to mount armed incursions into the disputed peninsula. Russia’s FSB security service said on Wednesday it had thwarted “terrorist attacks” in Crimea this week by Ukrainian military intelligence and beaten back armed assaults, but Kiev fiercely denied the claims. The allegations ratcheted up the heat in a feud sparked by Moscow’s 2014 seizure of the Black Sea peninsula from Ukraine and raised fears of…

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Russia ‘We’re not returning our territory’ Crimea to Ukraine

Russia 'We're not returning our territory' Crimea to Ukraine

Russia ‘We’re not returning our territory’ Crimea to Ukraine Russia’s Foreign Ministry has indicated that it intends to keep Crimea and not return it to Ukraine because it considers it to be part of Russia. Russia’s Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told reporters Wednesday during a weekly news conference: “We’re not returning our territory. Crimea is part of the Russian Federation.” White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said Tuesday that Trump had been taking a tough line with Russia and that he expected Moscow to withdraw from the region, which…

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Libya Why the EU is looking to Russia

Libya: Why the EU is looking to Russia

Libya Why the EU is looking to Russia (CNN)EU leaders are turning to Russia as they seek to stabilize Libya, stem the flow of migrants departing its shores for Europe and combat Islamist terrorism. But what is Russia’s stake in the volatile North African nation? One Libyan figure may prove to be central to any negotiations: Gen. Khalifa Haftar, whose forces have been fighting Islamists and control a chunk of the country’s east. He’s already been talking to Russia. Here’s what you need to know: What is the current state…

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RUSSIA SETS THE STAGE FOR RELIGIOUS DIVERSITY WITH NEW BUDDHIST TEMPLE

RUSSIA SETS THE STAGE FOR RELIGIOUS DIVERSITY WITH NEW BUDDHIST TEMPLE

RUSSIA SETS THE STAGE FOR RELIGIOUS DIVERSITY WITH NEW BUDDHIST TEMPLE MOSCOW’S FIRST BUDDHIST TEMPLE, SYMBOLIZING RUSSIA’S RELIGIOUS DIVERSITY AND PROMOTING FRIENDLY INTER-CONFESSIONAL AND INTER-ETHNIC RELATIONS, WILL BE BUILT IN RUSSIA’S CAPITAL BY 2017. A first in Moscow, a Buddhist temple is being constructed under the premise of promoting acceptance of diverse religious beliefs and facilitating relations between various ethnic and religious groups. In the spring of 2015, ground will be broken for the construction of the temple; it’s expected that the temple will be complete by 2017.  With a…

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Ukraine sues Russia over Crimea annexation and on-going war

Ukraine sues Russia over Crimea annexation and on-going war

Ukraine* sues Russia over Crimea annexation and on-going war Ukraine* has filed a case against Russia at the United Nations’ highest court, accusing Moscow of illegally annexing Crimea and illicitly funding separatist rebel groups in eastern Ukraine*. Kiev also is seeking compensation for deadly incidents including the2014 shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. In the case announced Tuesday by the International Court of Justice, Ukraine* accused Moscow of “intervening militarily in Ukraine*, financing acts of terrorism, and violating the human rights of millions of Ukraine’s citizens.” Russia troops in unmarked uniforms walk past…

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Plan to hand control of St Petersburg cathedral to church sparks outcry

Petersburg cathedral to church sparks outcry

Plan to hand control of St Petersburg* cathedral to church sparks outcry Petersburg : More than 160,000 people have signed a petition against a decision to hand over the running of a popular tourist attraction in St Petersburg* from the state to the Russian Orthodox church. Built between 1818 and 1858, St Isaac’s Cathedral was the most important cathedral in Russia until the Soviets stripped it of its religious trappings in the 1930s and installed an anti-religion museum inside. Regular worship resumed after the fall of communism, with space reserved…

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Donald Trump’s Incoming Press Secretary Suggests Russia’s Role In Hacking Is Irrelevant

Sean Spicer is more concerned with the DNC’s IT security than the Kremlin’s attempt to swing the U.S. election. President-elect Donald Trump’s incoming press secretary, Sean Spicer, wants Americans to focus more on the DNC’s cybersecurity efforts than Russia’s role in a recent cyberattack against U.S. government servers. Spicer chose to dance around questions regarding Kremlin involvement in the attack on a Monday “Fox & Friends” appearance. When asked point-blank if Russia was behind the hacking, he failed to formulate a coherent response. He stumbled on his words: But a…

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