Thursday 23 March 2017
“Russia is not upholding her part of obligations in the Eurasian Economic Union”
“The U.S. missile defense system is a threat to the free use of outer space by any state.”
"It was with the return [of Crimea] to the motherland that the Crimean-Tatar language, for the first time, was granted [official] state status on par with -- I reiterate -- on par with Russian."Matviyenko is correct that the Crimean-Tatar language was accorded the status of a “state” language for the first time in Crimea after Moscow’s 2014 annexation of the Ukrainian peninsula. But many Crimean Tatars -- a majority of whom opposed Russia’s takeover of the peninsula -- say this recognition remains largely symbolic, and is outweighed by what many consider systematic repression against the minority ethnic group.
“Russia is one of the largest financial contributors” to the World Anti-Doping Association (WADA), giving “$700,000-$800,000, or something like that.”Russian hockey legend Vyacheslav Fetisov says Russia is one of the biggest financial backers of the World Anti-Doping Agency." His comments on August 18 came shortly after Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko threatened to halt Moscow's payments to WADA, which commissioned the probe that led to dozens of Russian athletes being banned from the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. Russia is indeed one of WADA's top financial contributors.