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Some 7,000 Syrian opposition members join cessation agreement in 2 months
Thursday, 05 May 2016 11:07

More than 50 armed opposition groups numbering in total about 7,000 people have laid down their arms and joined the cessation of hostilities agreement in Syria over the past two months, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said.

"These are not final figures, as the reconciliation process is gaining momentum owing to the hard and dangerous work being done by Syrian authorities. Apart from its important role in stabilizing the situation in Syria itself, it also serves as a catalyst of the negotiations in Geneva," Konashenkov told journalists on May 5.

Olympic doping scandal: Whistleblower Rodchenkov may face court in Russia

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Criminal proceedings may be launched against former head of the Moscow Anti-Doping Laboratory Grigory Rodchenkov, the man who revealed to The New York Times how he had supplied 15 Russian Sochi Olympic champions with doping. The announcement was made by Russian State Duma Deputy Dmitry Sv [ ... ]

Construction of superconducting collider begins in Dubna

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A groundbreaking ceremony has been held for a complex of buildings and structures of the Russian superconducting collider, NICA, in Dubna, Moscow region, an Interfax correspondent reported on March 25. "There are various situations in economy and in life, but there is something that cemen [ ... ]

Russian Su-25 Fighter Jets Return Home From Airbase in Syria

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© REUTERS/ Eduard Korniyenko“We showed the withdrawal of our troops from the Hmeymim airbase. Aircraft such as bombers, attack aircraft and Su-25s have been removed. In particular, Su-25s have been fully withdrawn from the airbase,” the general t [ ... ]