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The Astonishing Likeness of Turkey and Russia

The Astonishing Likeness of Turkey and Russia

Posted by: Dmitri Trenin

Friday, June 14, 2013

There are a number of similarities between Turkey and Russia. Both used to have powerful empires, with much of their territory situated outside Europe.

Outside View: The third Russian Revolution

 Outside View: The third Russian Revolution

by Harlan Ullman
Washington (UPI) Jun 12, 2013


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Make no mistake: On the current trajectory, Russia won't be immune to many of the forces that provoked the so-called colored revolutions in adjacent states and even the misnomered Arab Awakening.

Iran threats against Israel 'unacceptable': Putin

 Iran threats against Israel 'unacceptable': Putin

by Staff Writers
Moscow (AFP) June 11, 2013


Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that Iran had a right to a peaceful nuclear programme but slammed as "unacceptable" its threats against its regional nemesis Israel.

Moscow sets up Russian Golan brigade, warns Israel Sunnis plus al Qaeda are bigger threat than Assad

 Moscow sets up Russian Golan brigade, warns Israel Sunnis plus al Qaeda are bigger threat than Assad

DEBKAfile Special Report June 10, 2013

Russian MI-24 helicopters designated for Golan

Russian MI-24 helicopters designated for Golan
Moscow is not ready to give up on getting Russian troops posted on the divided Golan as part of the UN force policing the Israeli-Syrian separation sector, even after rejections by the UN and Israel.

Putin acts to override Israeli, UN objections to Russian troops on the Golan

 Putin acts to override Israeli, UN objections to Russian troops on the Golan

DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 8, 2013, 

Russian BSF Marine Brigade landing

Russian BSF Marine Brigade landing
The Kremlin pointedly disclosed Saturday, June 8, that President Vladimir Putin had talked by phone to Binyamin Netanyahu Friday on the Syrian question. It was their third conversation in a month. In his first call on May 6, Putin administered a dressing down to Netanyahu who was visiting Shanghai on Israel’s air strike against Damascus the day before.

Russia to deliver arms to Syria as fears rise of proxy war

 Russia to deliver arms to Syria as fears rise of proxy war

Julian Borger in Ankara and Dan Roberts in Washington * The Guardian, Tuesday 28 May 2013 22.01 BST

Russia said on Tuesday that it would supply one of its most advanced anti-aircraft missiles to the Syrian government hours after the EU ended its arms embargo on the country's rebels, raising the prospect of a rapidly escalating proxy war in the region if peace talks fail in Geneva next month.

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