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December 6, 1994 | From Associated Press
Russia sealed the border of the breakaway republic of Chechnya on Monday, and both the Chechen government and opposition leaders expressed fears of imminent Russian intervention. In neighboring North Ossetia, Russian Defense Minister Pavel S. Grachev admitted that Russian warplanes attacked Chechen airfields last week. Grachev told the Itar-Tass news agency that planes that brought weapons and mercenaries to Chechnya were parked at the airfields.
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August 5, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
Russian troops in the breakaway province of South Ossetia have been put on increased combat readiness as tension rises along the de facto border with Georgia, officials said. Andrei Nesterenko, the spokesman for Russia's Foreign Ministry, said the move was a response to Georgian "provocations" and was aimed at preventing more violence. The situation near South Ossetia has become increasingly tense as the first anniversary of the Russian-Georgian war approaches Friday, with the two nations accusing each other of provocations.
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NEWS
April 25, 1997 | From Associated Press
China, Russia and three Central Asian nations pledged Thursday to reduce the number of troops along a 4,300-mile stretch of border, building a new peace in the East to counter NATO expansion in the West. Chinese President Jiang Zemin said the accord--the result of seven years of negotiations--was a step toward a "security model that differs from the Cold War mentality."
OPINION
February 13, 2007
LAST WEEKEND'S Cold War revival at a security conference in Munich, Germany, featured a cynical Vladimir V. Putin against a reasonable Robert M. Gates, but the Russian president still scored points with his pointed anti-American speech. Putin complained that U.S. unilateralism and disregard for international law were making the world a more dangerous place, fueling insecure nations' appetite for sophisticated weaponry, especially nukes.
WORLD
August 5, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
Russian troops in the breakaway province of South Ossetia have been put on increased combat readiness as tension rises along the de facto border with Georgia, officials said. Andrei Nesterenko, the spokesman for Russia's Foreign Ministry, said the move was a response to Georgian "provocations" and was aimed at preventing more violence. The situation near South Ossetia has become increasingly tense as the first anniversary of the Russian-Georgian war approaches Friday, with the two nations accusing each other of provocations.
OPINION
February 13, 2007
LAST WEEKEND'S Cold War revival at a security conference in Munich, Germany, featured a cynical Vladimir V. Putin against a reasonable Robert M. Gates, but the Russian president still scored points with his pointed anti-American speech. Putin complained that U.S. unilateralism and disregard for international law were making the world a more dangerous place, fueling insecure nations' appetite for sophisticated weaponry, especially nukes.
WORLD
April 5, 2006 | David Holley, Times Staff Writer
A pair of British and American adventurers who say they crossed the frozen Bering Strait on foot from Alaska, with brief periods of swimming in protective suits, have been detained in Russia's far eastern Chukotka region for violating border regulations, authorities said Tuesday. Karl Bushby, a Briton who is on a well-publicized attempt to walk from the tip of South America to Britain, was picked up with Dimitri Kieffer, a U.S.
NEWS
March 16, 1997 | From Times Wire Reports
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization confirmed that it does not plan to base large numbers of foreign combat troops in former Warsaw Pact countries that join the Western alliance. The move was designed to calm Russian fears about NATO's expansion plans. "In the current and foreseeable security environment" NATO does not intend any "additional permanent stationing of substantial combat forces," the alliance said in a statement issued in Brussels. Russian President Boris N.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 12, 1998
In "Oxymoron of Serious Senate Debate" (Opinion, May 3), regarding NATO, the opinion of Charles Kupchan is correct. Since the demise of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War, Russia is at the crossroads between democracy and totalitarianism. If NATO is expanded by the admission of Central and Eastern European countries eastward toward Russia's borders, many of which have strong anti-Russian feelings, this can only give rise to the extreme nationalists within Russia, who can once again turn Russia into a totalitarian state and a danger to the world.
WORLD
April 9, 2004 | Kim Murphy, Times Staff Writer
In a mission to calm fears over Western military expansion to Russia's borders, NATO Secretary-General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer pledged Thursday that no troops or military hardware would be permanently deployed in the former Soviet republics that joined the alliance last month. "The new NATO nations do not have any intention of building military infrastructure or stationing more troops on their soil ...
WORLD
April 5, 2006 | David Holley, Times Staff Writer
A pair of British and American adventurers who say they crossed the frozen Bering Strait on foot from Alaska, with brief periods of swimming in protective suits, have been detained in Russia's far eastern Chukotka region for violating border regulations, authorities said Tuesday. Karl Bushby, a Briton who is on a well-publicized attempt to walk from the tip of South America to Britain, was picked up with Dimitri Kieffer, a U.S.
NEWS
April 25, 1997 | From Associated Press
China, Russia and three Central Asian nations pledged Thursday to reduce the number of troops along a 4,300-mile stretch of border, building a new peace in the East to counter NATO expansion in the West. Chinese President Jiang Zemin said the accord--the result of seven years of negotiations--was a step toward a "security model that differs from the Cold War mentality."
NEWS
December 6, 1994 | From Associated Press
Russia sealed the border of the breakaway republic of Chechnya on Monday, and both the Chechen government and opposition leaders expressed fears of imminent Russian intervention. In neighboring North Ossetia, Russian Defense Minister Pavel S. Grachev admitted that Russian warplanes attacked Chechen airfields last week. Grachev told the Itar-Tass news agency that planes that brought weapons and mercenaries to Chechnya were parked at the airfields.
OPINION
March 28, 2006
JUST 16 MONTHS AGO, UKRAINE, one of Europe's largest countries, stood more or less where basket-case Belarus found itself last week -- with a thuggish president declared the victor in an election most every outside observer not named Vladimir V. Putin considered unfree and unfair, while thousands of demonstrators braved the cold, night after night, to demand a new vote.
NEWS
February 27, 1993 | CAREY GOLDBERG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Top police officials warned Friday that Russia is in for a new kind of snowstorm--an onslaught by drug dealers who see the former Soviet Union as one of the last great untapped cocaine markets. "Russia is a blank spot for them, and all the drugs are directed here," said Sergei Volokhov of the Security Ministry's anti-smuggling unit. Volokhov's service had just netted the biggest cocaine shipment by far it has ever caught--a ton of the white powder concealed in cans marked "Meat and Potatoes."
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