Just a few ideas:
You are dealing with soldiers. You do not need to convince them to quarentine afterwards, you just order them to.
Similarly, you may keep them isolated a week in advance and then test them before the exercise.
Also, you may make sure that they are vaccinated.
Most of them will be younger and less affected.
Most of the info that I have ...
As long as Russian army personnel is vaccinated, danger is lower, than expected.
Of course, any people crowding during COVID is potentially dangerous - but it rarely becomes reason to stop military training - both on East and the West.
Ultimately, the question is in itself an answer. Why doesn't the EU blackmail Russian oligarchs?
Because Russian oligarchs are mostly people who make lots of money at the expense of the well-being and interests of Russian people, politics and interests, then invest that money in EU countries which they like to visit during their vacations. Why would you want ...
Article 4 of CSTO:
In case of aggression commission (armed attack menacing to safety, stability, territorial integrity and sovereignty) to any of the Member States, all the other Member States at request of this Member State shall immediately provide the latter with the necessary help, including military one, as well as provide support by the means at their ...
The Wolf Amendment was a focused attempt to stop China's specific behavior of stealing civilian space technology and using it to develop military capabilities
The Wolf Amendment was not passed just to give China a slap on the wrist because of "geopolitical tensions." The Wolf Amendment was passed because there was a concern that China was engaged ...
In fact, Russia is preparing to leave:
Last Monday, as Russia celebrated the 60th anniversary of the launch that made Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin the first human in space, President Vladimir Putin called for a new space development strategy over the next decade.
But in previously untelevised remarks that aired Sunday on the state-run Rossia 1 broadcaster,...
In addition to RedGrittyBrick's correct answer, also do not forget that between 2011 and 2020, russian Soyuz rockets were how to get to and from the ISS. If tensions between the US and Russia had extended to the ISS, it would have been the USA losing access to the station, not Russia.
Update: RedGrittyBrick has updated his answer to include the transport ...
Russia owns a significant part of the ISS
Access to the ISS is governed by an international treaty, the Space Station Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA)
Article 9 (Utilization) Clause 4 says
In its use of the Space Station, each Partner, through its Cooperating Agency, shall seek through the mechanisms established in the MOUs to avoid ...
I've found a source that seems to address this. Though I'd prefer something more definitive, substantial and in depth, I'll post this for now as a partial answer to my own question, in hopes that a better answer eventually supersedes it.
CBS News' U.S. warship leads drills in Russia's backyard, a message that the Black Sea is "for everybody" says: