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I am going entirely speculative here. I think this is because Russia doesn't have an alliance like NATO. NATO is a huge threat to Russia. The only option for Russia to counter NATO has been to form an alliance with China. However, Russia has a trust deficit with China since the Soviet time. During the Soviet time, the distrust became evident in the form of ...


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In a Feb 10 news release EMA disagrees: The European Medicines Agency has to date not received an application for a rolling review or a marketing authorisation for the vaccine developed by the Gamaleya National Centre of Epidemiology and Microbiology in Russia, the Sputnik V vaccine (Gam-COVID-Vac), despite reports stating the opposite. As of Feb 11, ...


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Because the term does not apply to wealth but to the power that is held in the government. In the case of Russia the wealth and power in the government generally go hand in hand but that is not always the case in other parts around the world. Sure they can use their wealth to influence the government but not to force them to act. https://en.wikipedia.org/...


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