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Russian Real Estate Service Deletes Xenophobic Elements In Rental Ads After RFE/RL Report (RFE RL)

An online real estate service in Russia has started deleting advertisements with xenophobic elements after an RFE/RL report focusing on ads offering rentals “for Slavs only” was published last week.

CIAN.ru announced on December 6 that all individuals and companies who placed ads on the service’s website with discriminatory texts must edit them and delete any improperly worded sentences by February 1, 2022.

Russian Real Estate Service Deletes Xenophobic Elements In Rental Ads After RFE/RL Report (rferl.org)

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Russia

Moscow Court Orders Google To Pay More Fines For Failing To Delete Content (RFE RL)

A court in Moscow has ordered Google to pay another fine, this time 5 million rubles ($67,600), for violating the country’s rules on banned content.

The magistrate court of the Taganka district in the Russian capital handed down the decision on December 7, saying that Google had failed to delete banned content as instructed.

Moscow Court Orders Google To Pay More Fines For Failing To Delete Content (rferl.org)

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Russia Ukraine USA

Here’s what America must do to counter Russian aggression against Ukraine (Sen. Joni Ernst, Defense News)

America’s withdrawal from Afghanistan put vulnerable democracies around the globe at severe risk. Allies and partners who stood beside us in our fight now question our nation’s commitment to those difficult tasks. Nations who routinely balance the challenges of building their democracies against the seeming ease of aligning with autocrats now question the strength and validity of American support in that endeavor. Worse, opportunistic adversaries are plotting and calculating the ways they can undermine American efforts and capitalize on perceived weakness in our commitment and resolve.

Just a couple short months after America’s exit from Afghanistan, we can already see the geostrategic effects in the aggression of Russian President Vladimir Putin against the vulnerable country of Ukraine.

Here’s what America must do to counter Russian aggression against Ukraine (defensenews.com)

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Russia UK Ukraine

Britain Says Russia Must ‘Step Back,’ De-Escalate Tensions On Ukrainian Border (RFE RL)

Britain has said that it wants Russia to de-escalate tensions along the Ukrainian border, where Moscow has amassed more than 90,000 troops.

“You’ve seen the increasing deployment on the border and clearly we need to address that,” a spokesperson for Prime Minister Boris Johnson told reporters on December 6. “We think that Russia needs to step back and de-escalate the tensions there.”

Britain Says Russia Must ‘Step Back,’ De-Escalate Tensions On Ukrainian Border (rferl.org)

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India Russia

Russia And India Discuss Arms, Afghanistan Ahead Of Putin-Modi Meeting (RFE RL)

Russia and India discussed areas of common interest and signed defense contracts ahead of a summit between the two countries’ leaders in New Delhi.

Defense, arms, nuclear power, and the situation in Afghanistan dominated discussions on December 6 ahead of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s talks in the evening with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Russia And India Discuss Arms, Afghanistan Ahead Of Putin-Modi Meeting (rferl.org)

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Russia

Another Navalny Associate Flees Russia, Asks U.S. For Political Asylum (RFE RL)

Another associate of jailed Russian opposition politician Aleksei Navalny has left Russia amid an ongoing crackdown against the defunct organizations associated with the Kremlin critic that were labeled as extremist earlier this year.

Another Navalny Associate Flees Russia, Asks U.S. For Political Asylum (rferl.org)

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Russia USA

What are the 10 key areas of tension between the US and Russia? (Al Jazeera)

The Kremlin has described the state of US-Russia relations as “quite lamentable” on the eve of a video call between President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart Joe Biden when the two will discuss tensions around Ukraine on Tuesday.

US officials have in the last month pointed to unusual Russian troop movements near Ukraine and raised concerns over what they say is a possible Russian invasion, something Moscow has dismissed as fear-mongering.

What are the 10 key areas of tension between the US and Russia? | News | Al Jazeera

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India Russia

Putin To Seal Weapons Deals During India Visit (RFE RL)

Russian President Vladimir Putin will travel to India on December 6 for a summit expected to be dominated by energy and weapons sales.

Putin’s visit to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be only his second trip outside Russia since the coronavirus pandemic, after a June summit in Geneva with U.S. President Joe Biden.

Putin To Seal Weapons Deals During India Visit (rferl.org)

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Russia WHO

Russia Renews Push For WHO Approval Of Sputnik V COVID-19 Vaccine (RFE RL)

Russian President Vladimir Putin is hoping for World Health Organization (WHO) approval soon for Russia’s Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine so that it can be used more broadly around the world.

“We intend to expand such assistance,” Putin said on December 5 in a video call with Francesco Rocca, president of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).

Russia Renews Push For WHO Approval Of Sputnik V COVID-19 Vaccine (rferl.org)

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