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Russia healthcare Residents of Volgorechensk in Russia demand better healthcare

Accusing that only 8.9% of the country’s budget is allocated to the health sector, the protesting residents demanded more funds for healthcare

Turkey halts offensive in northeast Syria after deal with Russia

As per the Russia-Turkey agreement, Russian and Turkish forces will jointly patrol the 120-km region between Ras al-Ain and Tal Abyad while Kurdish YPG units will move 30 km away from the border

Russians commemorate victims of anti-Yeltsin protests of 1993 Russians commemorate victims of anti-Yeltsin protests of 1993

The Communist Party of the Russian Federation and the Left Front organized protests in several cities in memory of the 187 people who died when Boris Yeltsin ordered the military to fire on pro-parliament protesters

Communist Party makes significant gains in Russian regional polls

The Communist Party of Russian Federation (KPRF) increased their seats from 5 to 13 in the Moscow City Duma

S-400 US Congressional committee calls for sanctions on Turkey over Russian arms deal

The call to put Turkey under sanctions finds traction in the United States following Erdogan’s visit to Moscow.

Russia Protests Thousands protest biased scrutiny of nominations for Moscow local elections

Reports say that more than 1,000 protesters were detained on August 3 while opposing the rejection of the nominations of opposition candidates for the Moscow Duma elections

The end of the INF treaty is a blow to global disarmament The end of the INF treaty is a blow to global disarmament

On August 2, the withdrawal of the US from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty was formalized. The treaty signed in 1987 had led to the destruction of over 2,600 missiles by the US and Russia

US cyberwar Russia US cyber bombs against Russia: A dangerous escalation

Newsclick’s Prabir Purkayastha talks about the New York Times report on the US deploying software in the Russian power grid that could cripple it.

Russia moves towards a ‘sovereign’ internet

The law proposes to allow Moscow to cut off the country’s internet traffic from foreign servers and create an alternative domain name system

Putin-Kim meeting At meet with Kim Jong-un, Putin talks about guarantees before denuclearization

“Kim Jong-un is interested in denuclearization, all North Korea needs is guarantees of its security and sovereignty,” Putin said

Russian protests Thousands protest in Russia in defense of workers’ rights

The rallies have been organized in the wake of simmering discontent in the country against Vladimir Putin’s anti-dissent legislations and controversial pension reforms.

Valentin Konovalov becomes third Russian opposition candidate to win provincial polls this year

Konovalov’s victory in the Khakassian Republic, and the likelihood of another communist candidate, Andrey Ischenko, winning in the province of Primorsky krai in December, indicate a rising discontent with president Vladimir Putin and his United Russia party

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