Tag Archives: Vladimir Putin

Why Mikhail Gorbachev is worrying about US-Russia nuclear war via Christian Science Monitor

JANUARY 28, 2017 —The threat of nuclear war is a familiar one to Mikhail Gorbachev. And in today’s world, he sees many of the same challenges that confronted the US and the Soviet Union during the cold war. In an … Continue reading

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Putin Gives A Surprising Response to Trump’s Nuclear Plans via Fortune

ussia’s Vladimir Putin said on Friday he was unfazed by President-elect Donald Trump’s plans to boost the U.S. nuclear arsenal, praising Trump for being in touch with U.S. public opinion while branding the Democrats sore election losers. Speaking at his … Continue reading

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President Putin halts nuclear deal over US hostility via The Australian

President Putin has suspended a key agreement with America for the disposal of enough weapon-grade plutonium to make 17,000 nuclear bombs. In the latest sign of distrust between the two countries, Mr Putin issued a decree halting the deal, citing … Continue reading

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Plutonium mess: SC wrangling with DOE over nuclear waste facility, Russia grows angry via RT

Approved by Congress as far back as 1998, the Savannah River Site’s Mixed Oxide Fuel (MOX) Fabrication Facility is designed to turn weapons-grade plutonium into power plant reactor fuel. Moscow and Washington signed a deal in 2000 under which each … Continue reading

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COLUMN-Russia building nuclear reactors – and influence – around the globe via Reuters

(Hannah Thoburn is a Eurasia analyst at the Foreign Policy Initiative. She tweets on Russia and Ukraine at @HannahThoburn.The opinions expressed here are her own.) By Hannah Thoburn (Reuters) – Russia has been notoriously brazen in using state-owned companies as … Continue reading

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Egypt Inks New Nuclear Power Plant Deal With Russia via Egypt Oil and Gas

Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi and Russian President Vladimir Putin have signed an agreement for Russia to construct a nuclear power plant to generate electricity in Egypt, the Ahram Arabic news website reported on Tuesday. The power plant is one … Continue reading

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Vladimir Putin Politely Reminds The West That Russia Has 5,000 Nuclear Warheads via Inquisitr

Vladimir Putin may be looking for a wider conflict than the one he is involved in in the Ukraine at the moment, as the Russian President postures to show that his country is the biggest and strongest superpower, at least … Continue reading

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Nuclear deal between Russia and Hungary via euronews

Moscow is to lend Budapest up to 10 billion euros in a nuclear cooperation agreement finalised during a visit to Russia by Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban. The leader of the former Soviet bloc state had warm praise for his … Continue reading

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Kudankulam nuclear plant unit 1 to be operational in April: PM tells Putin via NDTV

Durban: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has assured Russian President Vladimir Putin that the first phase of the nuclear power project at Kudankulam in Tamil Nadu will be up and running by next month. “I am pleased to inform you Mr President … Continue reading

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Kudankulam to go live during Putin trip via The Times of India

[…] “The time constraint will prevent Putin from going there himself but the commissioning can happen even in a virtual manner with the Russian President and PM Manmohan Singh together giving the go-ahead from Delhi,” said a source. It remains … Continue reading

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