Syrian President Bashar al-Assad flew to Moscow on Tuesday evening to personally thank Russia's Vladimir Putin for his military support, in a surprise visit that underlined how Russia has become a major player in the Middle East.
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A U.S. official told CNN Thursday that Russian fighter jets turned off their transponders as they flew into Syria in an apparent attempt to avoid detection. The official said the fighters flew very close to a transport plane that had its transponder on and functioning.
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Russia has sent some of its most modern battle tanks to a new air base in Syria in what American officials said Monday was part of an escalating buildup that could give Moscow its most significant military foothold in the Middle East in decades.
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Residents of the Ukrainian village where a Malaysian airliner was shot down with 298 people aboard marked the disaster's anniversary Friday, as new video showed Russian-backed rebels rummaging through the charred plane's wreckage soon after the crash.
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The group of five major emerging economies known as Brics launched a development bank on Tuesday ahead of a summit in the Russian industrial city of Ufa, where Russia seeks to demonstrate it hasn’t been isolated by Western sanctions.
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Invoking the fates of Edward J. Snowden and the WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, President Vladimir V. Putin on Thursday denounced the arrests of top FIFA officials in Zurich as “another blatant attempt by the United States to extend its jurisdiction to other states.”
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President Vladimir Putin has ordered the Russian Navy's Northern Fleet and paratrooper units to go on full alert as part of snap military exercises in the Arctic, state-run RIA news agency quoted the defence minister as saying on Monday.
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