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28.01.2021

"U.S.-Russia Arms-Treaty Agreement Is 'Reason For Optimism' About Opening Dialogue, Envoy Says"

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Russlands UN-Botschafter Dmitry Polyansky beurteilt die umstandslose Verlängerung des New-Start-Abkommens mit vorsichtigem Optimismus. "Russia hopes the extension of the last remaining U.S.-Russian arms-control treaty will give a new boost to restarting a strategic dialogue between Moscow and Washington, Russia's deputy UN ambassador has said. 'I would say that currently there are more reasons for optimism because yesterday our presidents held a telephone conversation and agreed to extend New START by five years,' said Dmitry Polyansky, according to TASS. 'But does this prevent problems in US-Russian relations? I would not say so.' Polyansky told a press briefing at the United Nations in New York that Moscow recognized some people in the new U.S. administration's foreign-policy team who bring a 'certain legacy with them,' and this 'explains why we are somewhat cautious.'"

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26.01.2021

"In First Phone Call, Biden Warns Putin On Navalny, Ukraine, Agrees On Treaty Extension"

https://www.rferl.org/a/biden-putin-first-call-navalny-ukraine-us-russia-warning/31070392.html

US-Präsident Biden und sein russischer Amtskollege Putin haben sich bei ihrem ersten Telefongespräch u.a. auf eine Verlängerung des New-Start-Abkommens verständigt. "'President Biden made clear that the United States will act firmly in defense of its national interests in response to actions by Russia that harm us or our allies,' the White House said. 'The two presidents agreed to maintain transparent and consistent communication going forward,' it added. New START, the last remaining arms-control pact between Washington and Moscow, limits the number of deployed strategic nuclear warheads to 1,550, deployed strategic delivery systems to 700, and provides for a verification regime. A Kremlin readout of the phone call said the two sides exchanged diplomatic notes on extending New START before the treaty expires on February 5."

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25.01.2021

"Russian Ship Begins Work On Nord Stream 2 Pipeline In Danish Waters"

https://www.rferl.org/a/russian-ship-fortuna-nord-stream-2-pipeline/31067319.html

Das russische Rohrleger-Schiff "Fortuna" hat seine Arbeit an der Ostseepipeline Nord Stream 2 trotz drohender US-Sanktionen wieder aufgenommen. "Fortuna will seek to build the remaining 150 kilometers of pipeline, including 120 kilometers in Danish waters and 30 kilometers in German waters, needed to complete the project. Nord Stream 2 is controlled by the Russian state-owned natural-gas company Gazprom. (…) Even if Fortuna completes the pipeline, hurdles still remain before gas can start flowing to Germany. The United States in December 2020 passed legislation sanctioning any company that certifies or insures the pipeline. Russia will need third-party certification of the pipeline before it can begin pumping gas. Last week, the Norwegian certification company DNV GL confirmed it was withdrawing from the project due to the threat of U.S. sanctions."

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23.01.2021

"Anger Over Corruption And Navalny's Jailing May Be Redefining Russian Politics"

https://www.rferl.org/a/russia-navalny-anger-corruption-showdown-putin/31065510.html

Die aktuellen Proteste gegen die Festnahme des Oppositionellen Alexei Navalny könnten die russische Politik nachhaltig verändern, meint Matthew Luxmoore. "Tatyana Stanovaya, a political analyst, said that the Russian authorities 'made two critical mistakes -- Navalny's poisoning and his arrest,' suggesting that instead of sidelining him, the Kremlin has only strengthened his base. 'The results of many, many years of painstaking work by the Kremlin to push the real opposition' to the political margins 'were ceremoniously buried today in a single day,' Stanovaya wrote on Telegram. The harsh police response and high number of arrests also point to what could be a bitter and protracted standoff if the rallies persist in the weeks ahead, especially with potentially pivotal parliamentary elections due to be held in September. In the meantime, Putin’s popularity has slipped amid the pandemic and anger over what many view as inadequate state support during Russia’s attendant economic crisis."

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21.01.2021

"EU Lawmakers Demand Halt To Nord Stream 2 Over Navalny Arrest"

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Das EU-Parlament fordert nach der Verhaftung des russischen Oppositionspolitikers Alexei Navalny den Baustopp der Ostseepipeline Nord Stream 2. "European lawmakers are expected to pass a resolution on January 21 calling on the European Union to halt construction on the nearly complete Nord Stream 2 pipeline, which would carry Russian natural gas to Germany under the Baltic Sea. Members of the European Parliament are calling for expanded sanctions against Russia over the weekend arrest of opposition figure Aleksei Navalny upon his return to Moscow after being treated in Germany for poisoning with a nerve agent over the summer. (…) The resolution has wide support from the European Parliament's factions, including the conservative European People's Party (EPP), the liberal ALDE group, Greens, and Social Democrats."

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18.01.2021

"U.S. To Sanction Russian Vessel Building Nord Stream 2 Gas Pipeline In Baltic Sea"

https://www.rferl.org/a/us-sanctions-nord-stream-ship-fortuna-russia-ukraine-germany/31051506.html

Die scheidende US-Regierung hat neue Sanktionen zur Verhinderung der Ostseepipeline Nordstream 2 beschlossen. "The administration of outgoing President Donald Trump told government officials in Berlin and other European capitals on January 18 that the sanctions on the Fortuna ship would go into effect the following day under existing legislation known as CAATSA. The sanctions would punish any European company that helps Fortuna complete the Nord Stream 2 project, which is designed to carry natural gas from Russia to Germany across the Baltic seabed. (…) The German government expressed disappointment over the U.S. decision. 'We're taking note of the announcement with regret,' an Economy Ministry spokesman in Berlin said."

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18.01.2021

"Detention Of Kremlin Critic Navalny Sparks Strong Condemnation, Demands For His Immediate Release"

https://www.rferl.org/a/russia-navalny-detained-germany-sheremetyevo-us-pompeo-michel/31050122.html

Der russische Oppositionspolitiker Alexej Nawalny ist nach seiner Rückkehr aus Deutschland verhaftet worden. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty berichtet über die internationalen Reaktionen auf den Vorgang. "The detention of Russian opposition politician Aleksei Navalny upon arrival in Moscow from Germany has drawn a wave of international criticism. Foreign Minister Heiko Maas voiced Germany's criticism early on January 18, calling for Navalny's immediate release. 'Russia is bound by its own constitution and by international obligations to the principle of the rule of law and to the protection of civil rights,' Maas said in a statement. 'These principles must, of course, be applied to Alexei Navalny as well. He should be released immediately.' (…) The 44-year-old Kremlin critic, who Amnesty International called a 'prisoner of conscience,' was poisoned last summer by what tests at Western laboratories showed was a Novichok nerve agent. He was flown to Germany for emergency medical care after being poisoned. Navalny, who has been jailed numerous times in Russia for organizing and leading anti-government protests, blames the poisoning on Russian authorities. Moscow denies any involvement."

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15.01.2021

"Germany Signs Off On Nord Stream 2 Construction In Its Waters"

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Das Bundesamt für Seeschifffahrt (BSH) hat seine Genehmigung für den Weiterbau der Ostseepipeline Nord Stream 2 erteilt. "The Russian ship, called Fortuna, finished a 2.6-kilometer section of each of the gas pipeline's branches within Germany’s exclusive economic zone in December 2020 but the permit expired at the end of the year. The new approval allows for work to continue in Germany's Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) until May. Fortuna left the German port city of Wismar on January 14 and moved in the direction of the construction zone, Germany’s NDR public broadcaster reported. Separately, Danish authorities had said work near the island of Bornholm would begin from January 15 with the Fortuna's participation. However, a Nord Stream 2 spokesperson told German business daily Handelsblatt that the ship is not anticipated to begin laying pipes until the end of January or beginning of February."

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19.12.2020

"Protests Continue In Belarus Demanding End To Authoritarian Lukashenka Rule"

https://www.rferl.org/a/belarus-protests-continue-anti-lukashenka-day-133/31009229.html

In Weißrussland sind erneut viele Menschen auf die Straße gegangen, um gegen die autoritäre Herrschaft von Präsident Lukaschenko zu protestieren. "People marched and rallied in Minsk and elsewhere in Belarus on December 19 as demonstrations demanding that Alyaksandr Lukashenka step down entered day 133. (…) Crowd numbers at protests in Minsk and elsewhere have dropped amid fatigue, repression, and the cold weather. Protests organizers have also switched tactics, calling for smaller gatherings to evade arrest and stretch the riot police."

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14.12.2020

"U.S. Sanctions NATO Ally Turkey Over Purchase Of Russian Missile Defense System"

https://www.rferl.org/a/u-s-sanctions-turkey-russian-missile-defense-system-nato-ally/31000644.html

Die US-Regierung hat Sanktionen gegen den NATO-Verbündeten Türkei beschlossen, da Ankara nach wie vor nicht auf den Kauf des russischen S-400-Raketensystems verzichten will. "The sanctions include a ban on all U.S. export licenses to the Presidency of Defense Industries (SSB) as well as an asset freeze on its president, Ismail Demir, its vice president, and two employees. Washington sought to dissuade Ankara from purchasing and installing the Russian missile system, warning it would endanger the security of U.S. military technology and personnel as well as that of Turkey. After Turkey moved ahead with the purchase, the United States suspended its participation in the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program while it continued to negotiate with Ankara. It imposed sanctions after those talks failed, state department officials said. 'Today’s action sends a clear signal that the United States will…not tolerate significant transactions with Russia's defense and intelligence sectors,' Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement."

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11.12.2020

"Work Resumes On Controversial Nord Stream 2 Pipeline, Gazprom Says"

https://www.rferl.org/a/nord-stream-2-pipeline-gazprom/30996434.html

Die Arbeit zur Fertigstellung der Ostseepipeline Nord Stream 2 ist trotz der amerikanischen Drohungen wieder aufgenommen worden. "Work has resumed in Baltic Sea waters off the German coast on the controversial Nord Stream 2 natural-gas pipeline, project managers said in a statement on December 11. The statement said the pipe-laying vessel Fortuna is laying a 2.6-kilometer section of the pipe 'in the German Exclusive Economic Zone.'"

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09.12.2020

"Rights Group Details Role Of Big Data To Target Uyghurs In China's Xinjiang"

https://www.rferl.org/a/big-data-uyghurs-china-xinjiang/30991833.html

Die Organisation Human Rights Watch hat in einem neuen Bericht beschrieben, wie die chinesischen Behörden bei der Verfolgung der Uiguren auf Big Data setzen. "Human Rights Watch (HRW) says it has analyzed a leaked list of more than 2,000 Uyghur detainees in China's Xinjiang suggesting that the authorities are using an expansive data-collection program to 'arbitrarily' select Turkic Muslims in the region for possible detention. In a report on December 8, the New York-based human rights watchdog says the list from Aksu prefecture, provided in 2018 by Radio Free Asia, contains detainees flagged by a Chinese predictive policing program that collects data and identifies candidates for detention."

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01.12.2020

"Azerbaijan Reclaims Third District From Armenia Under Nagorno-Karabakh Truce"

https://www.rferl.org/a/azerbaijan-reclaims-third-district-under-nagorno-karabakh-truce/30978966.html

In Bergkarabach haben die Truppen Aserbaidschans wie im Friedensabkommen vereinbart einen weiteren Distrikt unter ihre Kontrolle gebracht. "Azerbaijan has completed reclaiming three districts held by ethnic Armenian forces for more than a quarter-century after a peace deal ended six weeks of fierce fighting over the breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region. In an address to the nation on December 1, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev hailed the restoration of control over Lachin, a strategic link between Armenia's internationally recognized border and ethnic Armenian-held areas in Nagorno-Karabakh, as a 'historic victory.'"

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30.11.2020

"The Black List: Assassinated Iranian Scientists"

https://www.rferl.org/a/growing-list-of-iran-scientists-in-targeted-killings/30976813.html

Mohsen Fakhrizadeh ist nicht der erste iranische Atomwissenschaftler, der durch ein Attentat getötet worden ist. "The November 27 killing of Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh is the latest in a string of killings of men allegedly linked to Iran’s nuclear program. Fakhrizadeh is at least the fifth Iranian scientist to have been assassinated or die in mysterious circumstances since 2007."

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24.11.2020

"Armenians See Russia As 'Savior' Not 'Scapegoat' In Nagorno-Karabakh War"

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In Armenien wird Russland nach dem Friedensabkommen für Bergkarabach als "Retter" betrachtet, berichtet Ron Synovitz. "(…) any ill will in Yerevan toward the Kremlin appears to have subsided since Moscow brokered a truce that brought an end to the fighting on November 10 and cleared the way for the deployment of nearly 2,000 Russian peacekeepers in the conflict zone. Political analyst Richard Giragosian told RFE/RL that many Armenians now viewed Russia as a 'savior' rather than a 'scapegoat' to be blamed for the territorial losses of the Armenian forces. 'It's an interesting paradox because during the 45-day war itself, there was a degree of resentment and frustration within Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh that Russia was uncharacteristically passive and pensive,' said Giragosian, director of the Yerevan-based Regional Studies Center."

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15.11.2020

"Azerbaijan Extends Deadline For Armenia To Withdraw From Key District Under Karabakh Truce"

https://www.rferl.org/a/armenia-to-begin-handing-over-territory-to-azerbaijan-under-terms-of-truce/309508
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In Bergkarabach hat die Umsetzung des Waffenstillstandsabkommens zwischen Armenien und Aserbaidschan mit einer Verzögerung begonnen. "Azerbaijan has agreed to extend a deadline for Armenia to withdrawal from a district as part of a peace agreement that ended a six-week war over the breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region. 'Azerbaijan agreed to prolong the deadline for the withdrawal from Kalbacar of Armenian armed forces and of illegal Armenian settlers until November 25,' Hikmat Hajiyev, an aide to Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, told a news conference in Baku on November 15. He said Aliyev had agreed on 'humanitarian grounds' to grant an Armenian request for the delay following mediation by Russian President Vladimir Putin."

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07.11.2020

"How Will Biden Change U.S. Policy On Russia, Iran?"

https://www.rferl.org/a/what-could-us-foreign-policy-look-like-under-biden/30935677.html

Todd Prince analysiert, wie sich die US-Außenpolitik unter Präsident Biden verändern könnte. "As a candidate, Joe Biden said he would reverse many of the foreign-policy initiatives of the Trump administration, such as withdrawing the United States from international agreements, and work to repair the transatlantic relationship that he contends has been the key to stability in Europe over the past 75 years. He has said he would take a tougher stand on Russia, expressed strong support for Ukraine, and would rejoin the 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran, if Tehran holds up its end of the deal. A former vice president and senator who served nearly 50 years in Washington, Biden believes the United States can best tackle global threats by leading alliances of democratic states."

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04.11.2020

"Fresh Fighting In Nagorno-Karabakh As Russia Calls For Cease-Fire Control Mechanisms"

https://www.rferl.org/a/russia-calls-for-cease-fire-control-mechanisms-in-nagorno-karabakh-region/3092928
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Die Kämpfe in Bergkarabach dauern trotz der Bemühungen um eine Waffenruhe weiter an. "The warring Azerbaijani and ethnic Armenian sides reported continued fighting in and around the breakaway Azerbaijani territory of Nagorno-Karabakh early on November 4, with each side claiming the upper hand along the front line. Six weeks into a major flare-up in the decades-old conflict, regional powers including Russia were said to be considering ways to encourage a halt to fighting that is thought to have killed up to thousands of people, including many civilians. The Armenian side claimed early on November 4 to have beaten back an Azerbaijani offensive aimed at taking Shushi, a strategic town overlooking the region’s capital, Stepanakert. But Azerbaijani officials disputed that account. The Defense Ministry in Baku described fighting of varying intensity in a handful of towns in districts around Nagorno-Karabakh, including Tartar, Aghdam, and Martuni."

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02.11.2020

"OSCE Report To Show 'Massive' Human Rights Violations In Belarus"

https://www.rferl.org/a/osce-report-to-show-massive-human-rights-violations-in-belarus/30925702.html

In einem neuen Bericht der OSZE werden den Sicherheitsbehörden in Weißrussland schwere Menschenrechtsverletzungen vorgeworfen. "The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe says there is 'overwhelming evidence' that Belarus's August 9 presidential election results were falsified and that 'systematic' human rights violations have been committed by the country's security forces in response to the peaceful demonstrations the vote sparked. In a 58-page report seen by RFE/RL that is to be presented to the OSCE’s Permanent Council on November 5, lead author and Austrian international law professor Wolfgang Benedek notes that there were 'evident shortcomings' in the election, which he says failed to meet 'the basic requirements established on the basis of previous election monitoring.'"

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02.11.2020

"Whistle-Blower Snowden Applies For Russian Citizenship"

https://www.rferl.org/a/30925199.html

NSA-Whistleblower Edward Snowden hat die russische Staatsbürgerschaft beantragt. "Whistle-blower Edward Snowden announced on November 2 that he is applying for Russian citizenship but will keep his U.S. nationality. The former American intelligence contractor has been living in exile in Russia since he leaked documents in 2013 detailing a secret U.S. electronic-surveillance program. Snowden’s stated intention to apply for Russian citizenship comes days after the 37-year-old announced he was expecting a child with his wife, Lindsay Mills. Earlier in October, he had been granted permanent residency by the Russian government. 'After years of separation from our parents, my wife and I have no desire to be separated from our son. That's why, in this era of pandemics and closed borders, we're applying for dual US-Russian citizenship,' Snowden tweeted."

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28.10.2020

"Trump Wants Putin To 'Join Forces' On China, Former Adviser Says"

https://www.rferl.org/a/trump-wants-putin-to-join-forces-on-china-former-adviser-says/30916607.html

Eine frühere Beraterin von Donald Trump hat erklärt, dass der US-Präsident im Fall seiner Wiederwahl versuchen würde, Russland von einer Kooperation gegenüber China zu überzeugen. "Fiona Hill, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and formerly the top Russia and Europe adviser on Trump's National Security Council, also suggested that this goal was behind the president’s push earlier this year to invite Putin to the next meeting of the Group of Seven (G7) industrialized nations. 'Trump is really wanting to have Putin join forces [on China],' Hill said in an hour-long discussion on October 27 with Stanford University adjunct professor and former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Steven Pifer. 'So beyond all the various pleasantries and 'please come visit'…and perhaps next phase of arms control, it will be about China,' she said. But Hill said Putin would be 'kind of nervous' about a request to team up against its larger neighbor to the east. 'The Russians really don't want that.'"

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28.10.2020

"U.S. Congressional Ukraine Caucus Worried Nord Stream 2 Sanctions Bill Could Be Dropped"

https://www.rferl.org/a/30916780.html

Könnte der US-Kongress in letzter Minute doch noch darauf verzichten, neue Sanktionen gegen die Beteiligten der russischen Ostseepipeline Nord Stream 2 zu beschließen? "The bill, known as the Protecting Europe’s Energy Security Clarification Act (PEESCA), (…) has been included in the NDAA defense spending bill passed by both the House of Representatives and the Senate earlier this year with slight variations. The Senate bill would also sanction any company that provides testing or inspection services for the pipeline. Congress is currently reconciling differences between the Senate and House versions of the NDAA and could be finalized in the coming days. Members of the Ukraine Caucus have written to congressional leaders to urge them to 'include language' in the final version of the NDAA that clarifies the new sanctions, indicating they are concerned PEESCA could be taken out or watered down despite bipartisan support for the bill, according to a letter obtained by RFE/RL."

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26.10.2020

"'Everyone Needs To Fight': The Village Volunteers Of The Karabakh War"

https://www.rferl.org/a/armenian-volunteers-await-azerbaijani-advance/30913509.html

Amos Chapple mit einer Bildreportage über armenische Freiwillige, die in Bergkarabach in den Kampf gegen die Truppen Aserbaidschans ziehen. "Ethnic Armenians near the front lines of the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh are taking up arms against the Azerbaijani military."

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26.10.2020

"Warring Sides In Conflict Over Nagorno-Karabakh Accuse Each Other Of Violating Latest Cease-Fire"

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Auch der jüngste Waffenstillstand in Bergkarabach ist kurz nach Inkrafttreten wieder verletzt worden. "Armenia and Azerbaijan accused each other of violating a new humanitarian cease-fire to halt fighting over Nagorno-Karabakh shortly after it took effect on October 26. The Armenian Defense Ministry said the cease-fire was violated twice by shelling from Azerbaijani forces. (…) Azerbaijan's Defense Ministry said its forces also complied with the cease-fire and said Armenian forces had 'once again grossly violated' the cease-fire. The accusations come after a joint statement from the U.S. State Department and the two governments on October 25 said the two sides had committed to the cease-fire – the third attempt to establish a pause in hostilities after four weeks of fighting."

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25.10.2020

"Russia Relations Unlikely To Improve, Regardless Of U.S. Election Outcome"

https://www.rferl.org/a/russia-relations-unlikely-to-improve-regardless-of-u-s-election-outcome/30911768.
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Die Beziehungen zwischen den USA und Russland könnten sich nach den US-Präsidentschaftswahlen unabhängig vom Ausgang weiter verschlechtern, schreibt Todd Prince. "Biden, who was vice president under President Barack Obama from 2009 to 2017, has shown no interest in befriending Putin. He has said that he will not 'cozy up' to authoritarian leaders and labeled Putin's Russia an 'opponent' of the United States. (…) If he is reelected, the Republican Trump may press ahead with efforts to overcome an array of obstacles and improve relations with Moscow, analysts say, reasoning that he may view a second election victory as handing him a strong mandate to pursue his goals. However, he could once again face steep opposition in Congress, where opponents may fear he would seek to mend ties with Moscow at the expense of what they see as the interests of the United States or of other countries, such as Ukraine. In the elections on November 3, Democrats are expected to retain control the House of Representatives and have a shot at winning control of the Senate, in which Republicans now hold a majority. 'If Trump wins, then I think the victory will be responded to by Congress, and Russia will be 'punished' for that victory,' Dmitry Trenin, the director of the Carnegie Moscow Center, said during an October 1 conference organized by the think tank."

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22.10.2020

"Whistle-Blower Snowden Reportedly Granted Permanent Residency By Russia"

https://www.rferl.org/a/whistle-blower-snowden-reportedly-granted-permanent-residency-by-russia/30907071.
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Die russische Regierung hat dem NSA-Whistleblower Edward Snowden offenbar eine dauerhafte Aufenthaltserlaubnis erteilt. "Russian media says U.S. whistle-blower Edward Snowden has been granted permanent residency by the government. News agencies TASS and RIA Novosti quoted Snowden's lawyer, Anatoly Kucherena, as saying on October 22 that his client had requested a three-year extension of the permit earlier this year before it expired in April 2020, but the procedure was delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic. He added that Snowden, at the moment, was not considering applying for a Russian passport."

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19.10.2020

"Marchers Keep Up Pressure For Lukashenka's Resignation As Opposition Ultimatum Looms"

https://www.rferl.org/a/marchers-keep-up-pressure-for-lukashenka-s-resignation-as-opposition-ultimatum-lo
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Vor dem Auslaufen des Ultimatums der Opposition in Weißrussland sind erneut Zehntausende Menschen in Minsk und anderen Städten auf die Straße gegangen. "Authorities deployed military trucks and water cannons in Minsk but police largely refrained from using them to quell the October 18 march. At least 200 people were arrested in Minsk, the Vyasna rights group reported. About 30 more were detained in regional cities, the group said. Interior Ministry spokeswoman Volha Chemodanova told AFP that members of law enforcement fired rubber bullets as a warning to protesters who threw stones at police. (…) Opposition leader Svyatlana Tsikhanouskaya and her supporters have stepped up their pressure by setting October 25 as the date for Lukashenka to step down or face a nationwide strike."

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18.10.2020

"Iran Says UN Arms Embargo On Conventional Weapons Has Ended"

https://www.rferl.org/a/iran-says-un-arms-embargo-on-conventional-weapons-has-ended/30899065.html

Trotz des amerikanischen Widerstands ist das UN-Embargo für konventionelle Waffenverkäufe an den Iran ausgelaufen. "In theory, Iran will once again be able to purchase and sell conventional weapons such as tanks, combat aircraft, and heavy artillery. The lifting of the arms embargo has been strongly opposed by the United States, which has condemned the prospect of Iran buying and selling arms as a threat to global security. But the ministry said Iran has no need to go on a weapons-buying spree because its defense doctrine 'is premised on strong reliance on its people and indigenous capabilities.' (…) But the declaration of victory may be premature. Tehran still faces several constraints, including crushing U.S. economic sanctions that have left the country short of cash."

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14.10.2020

"Five Key Things To Know About Nagorno-Karabakh"

https://www.rferl.org/a/30893222.html

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty erläutert den historischen Hintergrund des Konflikts um Bergkarabach. "Tucked among the peaks and arid plateaus of the South Caucasus, at the crossroads of centuries of empires, Nagorno-Karabakh is yet again at the center of a violent struggle, as Azerbaijan and Armenia pound each other in what has turned into the worst spasm of fighting since a 1994 cease-fire ended all-out war. The fighting - which has killed at least 532 soldiers since it erupted on September 27 - has roots that stretch back to the waning days of the Soviet Union, if not generations earlier. Here are five key things to know about the conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh."

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14.10.2020

"'A Terrible Vision': The War Over Nagorno-Karabakh As Seen From Azerbaijan"

https://www.rferl.org/a/a-terrible-vision-the-war-over-nagorno-karabakh-as-seen-from-azerbaijan-/30893110
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Der Journalist Seymur Kazimov kommentiert den Krieg in Bergkarabach aus aserbaidschanischer Perspektive. "Armenians are trying to expand this war out of the Karabakh region. Ganca, Mingecevir - these places have no connection to the war or Karabakh. It seems like the Armenians want the Azerbaijani Army to bomb Yerevan or other Armenian cities. But it’s not in the interest of the Azerbaijani Army to bomb Armenia. There is a war going on … and Azerbaijan wants to take back its own land, not go into Armenia."

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