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Russia Currently Spends More on Defense Than Education; Budget Cuts Lead to Deterioration of Health Care

October 20, 2016

Russia is spending more on defense than education and making cuts to health care, raising concerns about the health and welfare of the population.

Cossacks to Be Deployed to Guard World Soccer Cup, Government Buildings and Borders of Russia

October 18, 2016

Dmitry Rogozin, vice premier for defense and space, has ordered Cossacks to guard Russia’s borders along with the Federal Security Service, RT reports.

Lavrov Says Russia Doesn’t Intend to Fight With US; EU Discussing New Sanctions Against Russia Over Aleppo

October 13, 2016

LIVE UPDATES: After several days of bellicose statements against the US by President Vladimir Putin, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says Russia doesn’t want to fight America. Welcome to our column, Russia Update, where we will be closely following day-to-day developments in Russia, including the Russian government’s foreign and domestic policies. The previous issue is […]