273 articles tagged "Russia"
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Vladimir Putin
He May Not Run for President in 2012 – Or Even Prime Minister
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 17, 2010

Putin believes the future belongs to the economic, financial and technological moguls outside government and energy drives the world's real powerhouses. The Russian prime minister seeks a place in the new supranational elite.

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Dmitry Medvedev
Moscow Poised to Push Washington Out of the Driving Seat
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 17, 2010

Moscow wants to get rid of the ME roadmap, Tony Blair and outdated peace tracks. Most of all, Russia seeks to unseat America as exclusive top dog in the region. A multilateral Middle East conference taking place in Moscow in February is designed to do just that.

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Barack Obama and Dmitry Medvedev
Suddenly, Russia Accepts US View on Iran's Drive for an N- Bomb
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 9, 2010

Moscow has not only accepted the West's conviction that Iran is aiming for a nuclear bomb, but is ready for the ultimate penalty of an air and sea blockade against Tehran. Washington is looking behind Russia's change of face for ulterior motives.

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Vladimir Putin
Putin and Medvedev Face up to Shakeup of Russian Spy Agencies
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 19, 2010

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and President Dmitry Medvedev were persuaded by the betrayal of 10 Russian sleeper agents in America and the capture of the Russian arms trafficker Viktor Bout that the time had come to reform Russia's spy agencies.

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Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant
Shops for Russian-Made Nuclear Reactor for Mediterranean Coast
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 12, 2010

Moscow has used the Bushehr nuclear reactor to showcase its nuclear wares. Egypt is lining up with Gulf emirates for Russian nuclear reactors like Iran's as its ties with Washington weaken and Iran's nuclear weapons program contiues to forge ahead - albeit with unforeseen holdups. 

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First executions in Iran over Stuxnet infiltration
Iran may have executed nuclear staffers over Stuxnet
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 10, 2010

Information reaching the West indicates Iran has put to death atomic scientists and technicians suspected of helping plant the Stuxnet virus in its nuclear program. The admission by Ali Akbar Salehi, head of the Atomic Energy Organization, on Friday, Oct. 8 - the frankest yet by any Iranian official - that Western espionage had successfully penetrated its nuclear program is seen as bearing out those reports. The Iranian program is further slowed by extreme security.

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Ehud Barak and Vladimir Putin
US to Oversee Military-Intelligence Choreography
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 16, 2010

The pact confronts the Russian military with the first test of its ability to handle advanced Western technology. The Kremlin will have to show whether it is willing to cooperate in this field with the United States, which overseas the pact.

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Dep. Director of Russian GRU dies in Syria
Mysterious death of Russian military intelligence high-up in Syria
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 30, 2010

Gen. Yuri Ivanov, 52, deputy head of GRU, the Russian military's overseas intelligence arm of Russian military, was found dead in mysterious circumstances described in a terse official Russian eulogy as a tragic swimming accident "several days ago." No further details were provided such as where he died. Although he apparently drowned off the shore of Syrian Latakia, his body was recovered from Turkish waters ten days after he went missing.

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Barack Obama and Dmitry Medvedev
Medvedev: A Nuclear-Armed Iran Is No Violation of International Charters
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 16, 2010

When the Russian President Demitry Medvedev said Iran is close to acquiring a nuclear weapons capacity, he was not disapproving, but argued that it was not a violation of its international underatkings.. He expects the forthcoming nuclear dialogue next month to take Iranian uranium enrichment as a given and move on.

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Iran's first nuclear reactor at Bushehr
Moscow to have Iran's Bushehr reactor running by September
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 8, 2010

Moscow and Tehran have announced that the nuclear reactor Russia is building Iran at Bushehr has completed all its test-runs and will be up and running in early September - ahead of schedule.
debkafile's military sources have repeatedly reported that the Iranian reactor at Bushehr is not just a power plant but also has military applications. Chief among them is the reuse of its fuel rods to produce plutonium as atomic weapon fuel. 

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Dmitri Medvedev and Bashar Assad
Moscow Is on the Make as Lead-Negotiator on Iran
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 14, 2010

Moscow opts for a collision course with Obama by accepting the lead of an anti-American grouping of Turkey, Syria, Qatar and Iran and their allies, Hizballah and Hamas and nuclear negotiations with Iran at America's expense.

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Alexander Zelin
Its Bargaining Chip is the S-300 Missile for Iran
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 14, 2010

Moscow is negotiating for Israeli robotics technology for building its own UAV fleet while also developing its military ties with Iran and Syria. Its bargaining chip is the S-300 missile interceptor for Iran.

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Sergei Lavrov
The US and Russia Inch toward Fighting Terror Together
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 2, 2010

Russia will pool its military and intelligence resources with the US to fight the war on terror together - only if its own battle against Islamist extremism is recognized as part of the global war on terror.

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Vladimir Putin
Russia's War in Northern Caucasus Is Expanding
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 2, 2010

Al Qaeda, long entrenched in the Caucasian, is boosting local Islamic extremist groups and separatist movements with fighters from Yemen. While terrorist mastermind Doku Umarov is Moscow's Enemy No. 1, the Kremlin's man in Grozny Ramzan Kadyrov is not as trustworthy as he was.

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Russian S-300 PMU-2 Favorit
Russia sells Libya top-line S-300 denied to Tehran
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 27, 2010

Libyan defense minister Younis Jaber arrived in Moscow Tuesday, Jan. 26 to sign a $2 billion military acquisitions deal that makes his country the first in the Middle East to obtain the top-of-the-line S-300 PMU-2 interceptors. Russia is still withholding this key shield for its nuclear sites from Iran, which is why Tehran cancelled the Moscow visit of Saeed Jalili at the last minute.

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Second bomb explodes at Russian train crash site after 39 killed by first
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 3, 2009
The second bomb which exploded Saturday, Nov. 28, at the site of the Nevsky Express which was derailed Friday between Moscow and St. Petersburg crash site injured no one. It was less powerful than the first, which left 39 dead and 90 injured Friday near the town of Bologove. The Russian authorities confirmed a bomb of app. 7 kilos of the equivalent of TNT threw the train off the tracks when it was travelling at 200 mph. Elements of an explosive device were found at the scene where rescue teams are still digging for missing passengers.
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Iran wins six-power legitimacy for uranium enrichment - contrary to UN resolutions
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 10, 2009
If Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov is to be believed, Iran came out of its first diplomatic engagement with the big powers flushed with success. Not only has Tehran gained international legitimacy for its enriched uranium program - contrary to UN Security Council resolutions - but third-nation help is on tap for reaching a higher grade of enrichment.
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Moscow again cool on sanctions, foists restraint on US-led line for Iran<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 2, 2009
Two days before the Six-Power bloc-Iranian meeting in Geneva, debkafile's Russian sources report Moscow appears to have taken a step back from the small opening allowed by Russian president Dmitry Medvedev for a fresh round of sanctions against Tehran. Monday night, Sept. 28, foreign minister Sergei Lavrov that although Iranian's missile exercise was worrying, Western restraint was needed.
Monday night, Israeli foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman said: "Israel must not attack Iran's nuclear installations. It must be left to world powers."
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Medvedev: Israeli officials promised they are not planning to attack Iran
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 25, 2009
In a CNN interview Sunday, Sept. 20, Russian president Dmitry Medvedev said "Israeli colleagues" had told him they are not planning to attack Iran. He confirmed Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu had visited Moscow two weeks ago and had also met with him, but asked to keep the visit secret.
debkafile adds: Unless Medvedev's assertion is denied by Jerusalem, the Israel government has abandoned its military option to pre-empt a nuclear-armed Iran, but neglected to inform the Israeli public of this radical change of policy.
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Russian secret service helped Hizballah bust Israel's Lebanese spy rings
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 13, 2009
Western intelligence sources in the Middle East have disclosed to debkafile that a special unit of the Russian Federal Security Service - FSB, commissioned by Hizballah's special security apparatus earlier this year, was responsible for the massive discovery of alleged Israel spy rings in Lebanon in recent months with the help of super-efficient detection systems.
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