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The administration of US President Joe Biden wants to stage a regime change in Russia, former US presidential contender Vivek Ramaswamy said – a concern shared by billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk. “Listen carefully to Biden & the bipartisan warmonger caucus on Ukraine. It’s no longer just about ‘defending’ Ukraine. These lunatics are starting to sound like they want full-on offense on Russia. It’s lunacy,” Ramaswamy wrote on the X social network. “The reason they never stated the war aim in Ukraine is they wanted the flexibility to move the goalpost. They’re going for what they’ve wanted all along: regime change…

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Vladimir Putin has formally taken office as Russian president for another six-year term, Constitutional Court Chairman Valery Zorkin announced. Putin took the oath to the people. Zorkin handed him the symbols of presidential power, including the presidential insignia, that is, the golden cross of St. George, depicting the Russian coat of arms and a gold chain with the words “Virtue, Honesty and Glory.” After being sworn in, the head of state delivered a speech. Putin may propose candidate for prime minister as early as today — spokesman Putin fires defense minister in surprise shake-up The ceremony marks the start of…

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Russia can help South Africa solve the problem of electricity shortages, Russian Ambassador to South Africa Ilya Rogachev has revealed. “The Russian Federation is a world leader in the field of nuclear technology. <…> If we talk about cooperation between Russia and South Africa in this area, joint work on expanding nuclear generation in the country can play a key role in solving the problem of electricity shortages in South Africa and can lay the foundation for the energy independence and technological sovereignty of the Republic of South Africa,” the diplomat said. In recent years, South Africa has faced significant…

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The death toll from Israel’s strikes on the Gaza Strip since the beginning of the current escalation of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict in early October 2023 has climbed to nearly 32,800, with nearly 74,000 people being wounded, Gaza’s health ministry said. According to the ministry, as many as 32,782 people have been killed, including 77 in the past 24 hours alone. As many as 108 more civilians received wounds during the past day, bringing the overall number of those wounded up to 75,298, it added. Tensions flared up again in the Middle East on October 7 after militants from the Gaza…

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Guinea-Bissau pays 62% of the debt for the work of the diplomatic mission in installments in accordance with the repayment schedule Russia has written off Guinea-Bissau’s $26.7 million debt, while another $940,000 will be restructured, according to two agreements between the countries that have been published on the legal information portal. The first agreement concerns the debt of $25.1 million under a 2001 deal that covered previous liabilities and $1.5 million for the rent of premises for the embassy in Moscow. Russia is completely writing off loans and interest on them, as well as 38% of rental debt. Guinea-Bissau pays…

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Neither public observers nor local election commission members recorded any irregularities Voting in Russia’s presidential election has ended in the country’s Far East. Neither public observers nor local election commission members recorded any irregularities during the three-day voting. Voting in the presidential election is taking place on March 15, 16 and 17, with e-voting available in about one-third of the country’s regions. Four candidates are vying for the top office, namely Vladislav Davankov (nominated by the New People party), Nikolay Kharitonov (nominated by the Communist Party of the Russian Federation, or CPRF), Vladimir Putin (self-nominee), and Leonid Slutsky (nominated by…

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Russia’s presidential election – the country’s biggest political event of the year – has kicked off with the start of voting on March 15, the first of three voting days. Polling stations will be open across the country’s 89 regions and 11 time zones and voters will have three days to cast their ballots to choose among four candidates to serve as Russia’s head of state for the next six years. This election campaign is being closely followed by Russians as well as observers from around the world. Russia’s Central Election Commission (CEC) is geared up to ward off the…

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