Cooling-off won’t stop Russia-U.S. cooperation – expert

File Photo of Vladimir Putin Leaning Towards Barack Hussein Obama With Flags Behind Them

(Interfax – August 13, 2013) The pause in U.S.-Russian relations suggested by U.S. President Barack Obama will be temporary, Federation Council International Affairs Committee Chairman Igor Morozov said. “The absence of a strategic dialogue between Washington and Moscow will be inconsistent with the national interests of both countries because neither Russia nor the United States can solve pressing problems threatening […]

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Russian senator blames underfunding for loss on influence in post-Soviet space

Map of European Portion of Former Soviet Union

(Interfax – St. Petersburg, July 10, 2013) The Federation Council is concerned that Russia is losing influence in the post-Soviet space because of the lack of funds to finance Russian NCOs (noncommercial organizations) which work there. Igor Morozov, a member of the Committee on International Affairs, told a Federation Council meeting on Wednesday (10 July) that the European Union and […]

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Russian, US experts disagree on many aspects of Syria situation – senator

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(Interfax – July 9, 2013) The situation in Syria and its impact on the whole Middle East were the main topics of discussion during a meeting of Russian and American experts in Moscow, privately-owned Interfax news agency reported on 9 July. Member of the Federation Council’s international affairs committee Igor Morozov told journalists that the experts met at a Russian-American […]

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