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Why did the Iranian president use an old American helicopter?

Iran went through a major revolution in 1979, which later resulted in the Iran hostage crisis, where Iran stormed the US embassy and held hostages. As a result, Iran has been under an embargo from ...
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How does Russia exactly define Russian territory in its state policy?

The regions annexed from Ukraine (even if not fully controlled yet), including Crimea, are official territory of the Russian Federation, according to Russia, so in theory they fall under the nuclear ...
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Why has NATO ignored Russia moving Estonian buoys?

The formal answer: Major NATO reactions would start if a member invokes either Article 4 or Article 5 of the NATO treaty. The member to do that in this case would likely be Estonia. As of 2024-05-24, ...
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How does Russia exactly define Russian territory in its state policy?

As many Western analysts view it, Russia does not have the rule of law. If it publishes a policy, this is either a genuine declaration of current intent or propaganda, but it is in no way binding the ...
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How did Gazprom lose money (in 2023)?

This is a partial answer, but some of the losses are due to price regulation on Russia's internal market. Gazprom has been lobbying the Duma to lift these to some extent: According to Gazprom ...
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Is a tactical nuclear strike against a military target different on a legal standpoint than a tactical nuclear strike against a civilian target?

They are definitely different. Deliberately striking a civilian target, with any kind of weapon, is always a war crime. Striking a military target is not, unless some other rules are broken. As for ...
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Has Putin ever visited Tanya Savicheva's memorial?

Tanya Savicheva is a Russian equivalent of Anne Frank - her diary documents the slow death from starvation of her family during the Siege of Leningrad during World War 2. Due to the high profile of ...
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How does Russia exactly define Russian territory in its state policy?

The state territory of Russia is defined in its constitution. Chapter 3, Article 65, paragraph 1 provides a complete list of territories included in the Russian Federation. The current text of this ...
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Why did the Iranian president use an old American helicopter?

Ali Vaez, Iran project director with the International Crisis Group, said that while U.S. sanctions have deprived Iran of the ability to renew and repair its fleet for decades, “one can’t overlook ...
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Why did the Iranian president use an old American helicopter?

It’s not just one helicopter involved. Iran has a fleet of five Bell 212 aircraft helicopters used for VIP transport. Replacing them would have cost at least ten million dollars . In the days that ...
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How did Gazprom lose money (in 2023)?

When Famil Sadygov predicted four trillion rubles in revenue from gas sales in 2023, he specified: "These results will be ensured, among other things, by growing gas supplies to China." ...
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Is a tactical nuclear strike against a military target different on a legal standpoint than a tactical nuclear strike against a civilian target?

Nuclear weapons are not specifically prohibited by international law. However, the laws of war contain quite a few general rules which are hard to reconcile with the use of nuclear weapons. ...
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Is a tactical nuclear strike against a military target different on a legal standpoint than a tactical nuclear strike against a civilian target?

Striking obviously civilian target is a war crime while striking clearly military target may not be. Using nuclear weapons, however, is a separate issue, even is they are used against the valid ...
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Why has NATO ignored Russia moving Estonian buoys?

Who says NATO said nothing?. Estonia is a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said he spoke with Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas, saying ...
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Why did the Iranian president use an old American helicopter?

Many crafts in Iran was once American built, but their parts have been changed so largely through years that now you may hardly call them American built, or any old either. Example are F-5 fighters, ...
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How did Gazprom lose money (in 2023)?

Short answer While other answers describe why the company could be losing money in the broader sense, in the narrow sense, the company is losing money because its expenses exceeded its revenues for ...
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How does Russia exactly define Russian territory in its state policy?

The answer is pretty banal, because all countries define their own territory practically in the same way regardless of the international recognition. Since this question is tagged with a nuclear ...
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Has Putin ever visited Tanya Savicheva's memorial?

FWTW, the 80th commemoration of the lifting of the siege has some Western press coverage. The Russian city of St. Petersburg on Saturday marked the 80th anniversary of the end of a devastating World ...
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Is a tactical nuclear strike against a military target different on a legal standpoint than a tactical nuclear strike against a civilian target?

Most definitely. One is a military operation, the other is first against geneva conventions and more aligned with genocide.
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How does Russia exactly define Russian territory in its state policy?

(everything below is only my personal opinion as a typical Russian citizen) (sorry for my English) The decision to use nuclear weapons depends not on a threat to annexed territories but on a threat to ...
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Why French Action on Ukraine seems so Disconnected from Macron Speech?

Accused by Germany of not pulling its weight on aid to Ukraine, France struck back over the weekend by publishing for the first time a list of the military kit delivered to Kyiv between the start of ...
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UNSC resolution does not ban Su-30 fighter jet sales to Iran: Russia

Well, Iran celebrated when the 5 year clock ran out, and Russia didn't sell any combat jets to Iran before then (although that could be for other, practical reasons too, like negotiations dragging on ...
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