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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
Russia began on Sept. 14 major joint military exercises with Belarus along the European Union’s eastern flank - a show of strength that has rattled nervous NATO members.
Russian rescuers found Dec. 26 the first parts of the Syria-bound military plane that plunged into the Black Sea, as officials said they do not suspect terrorism as the reason for the crash that killed 92 people on board.
Ukraine said five of its troops were killed Dec. 18 by pro-Russian insurgents in the bloodiest clash in the war-scarred ex-Soviet republic in months
Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrey Karlov, who was killed in an assassination by a Turkish policeman in the capital Ankara, was laid to rest in a funeral ceremony held in Moscow on Dec. 22
MOSCOW - Reuters
Russian President Vladimir Putin told Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in a telegram on Dec.17 that Russia was ready to increase cooperation against terrorism after a car bomb attack in Turkey's central province of Kayseri.
Security has been tightened at Turkey’s diplomatic missions in Russia following the Dec. 19 assassination of Russia’s ambassador in Ankara, the Russian Interior Ministry has stated.
Turkish-Russian relations are back to “normal” after the downing of a Russian warplane in November 2015, Russian Ambassador to Ankara Andrey Karlov said on Dec. 16.
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has said the assassination of Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrey Karlov was aimed “not only at the Russian ambassador, but also at those who are for peace and human life,” vowing that Moscow will “not allow the incident to go unpunished.”
Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Dec. 16 that he had agreed with Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan to hold peace talks on Syria in the Kazakhstan capital Astana.
MOSCOW – Agence France-Presse
A Siberian city declared a state of emergency Dec. 19 after 41 people seeking cheap alcohol died from drinking bath essence containing methanol, a toxic substance used in anti-freeze.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said cooperation with Turkey over Syria would be “more fruitful” than cooperation with the United States.