Posts Tagged ‘Russia’

Trump 2020: Russia is looking to sabotage US elections, Election security officials tell US lawmakers

by Chuks Azotanion February 21, 2020
New reports have emerged claiming that Election security officials in the United States briefed lawmakers last week that Russia was working to undermine and influence the 2020 presidential elections to help Donald Trump win. According to the New York times, who first reported on the briefing, Election security official Shelby Pierson said Russia’s efforts included hacking, […]

‘As long as I’m president, gay marriage will not happen’ – President Putin

by Chuks Azotanion February 14, 2020
President Vladimir Putin has ruled out legalizing gay marriage in Russia. Speaking on Thursday in Kremlin, where he met a state commission to discuss the changes to Russia’s constitution, the 67-year-old spoke against allowing the traditional notion of mother and father to be ‘subverted’ by what he called “parent number 1” and “parent number 2”. […]

Putin’s Overhaul Gets Initial Approval in Russian Parliament

by Ikokwu Ikembaon January 23, 2020
The lower house of parliament gave initial approval to President Vladimir Putin’s plan to make major changes to the constitution, widely seen as an effort by the Russian leader to extend his 20-year rule. Legislators in the State Duma rose for a standing ovation after voting 432-0 for the proposal, which Putin unveiled in a […]

FG, Russian government to partner in reviving Ajaokuta Steel Company — Minister

by Chuks Azotanion October 19, 2019
The Federal Government says it is partnering the Russian government to revive Ajaokuta Steel Company. Minister of Mines and Solid Minerals Development, Mr Olamilekan Adegbite, disclosed this at an interactive session with Senate Committee on Solid Minerals, Mines, Steel Development and Metallurgy in Abuja on Friday. He further said that the main feature of President […]


by Ikokwu Ikembaon September 23, 2019
Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that Israel is a Russian-speaking state and that the two countries share a common history and extensive family ties. Israel is home to the world’s largest population of Russian Jews, a large portion of whom emigrated there from the former Soviet Union in the 1990s. About 17% of Israel’s […]

Putin hails ‘hero’ pilots after emergency landing near Moscow [PHOTOS]

by Ikokwu Ikembaon August 15, 2019
The Kremlin lauded two Russian pilots as heroes and said they would be handed state awards after they landed an airliner carrying 233 people in a cornfield outside Moscow after striking a flock of birds during take-off. Russians have said it was a miracle that no one was killed when the Ural Airlines Airbus 321 […]