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How the 'Rich Parents of Instagram' spoil their kids and spend their fortunes.

richparentsofinsta/Instagram The INSIDER Summary: "Rich Parents of Instagram" has over 60,000 followers. The account shows the fabulous lives of wealthy parents and their kids. But children are conspicuously missing from many of the photos featured. Following the success of Instagram's "Rich Kids" of Dubai, Vietnam, Russia, ...

- Business Insider - US

Russian Helicopter Fires Missile by Accident.

A video showed rockets exploding in a parking lot, damaging a truck and nearly killing a bystander.

- New York Times - US

Reuters: Russia unveils monument to designer of iconic AK-47 rifle.

Russia on September 19 unveiled a statue of Mikhail Kalashnikov, inventor of the AK-47 assault rifle that became by some estimates the most lethal weapon ever made and the best known Russian brand abroad. Perched atop a pedestal in a tiny square on Moscow’s busy Garden Ring thoroughfare, the statue of Kalashnikov, who ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Washington Post: Senate Intelligence Committee interview with Trump lawyer abruptly canceled.

The Senate Intelligence Committee has unexpectedly canceled a September 19 session to interview Michael Cohen, a former lawyer for President Trump’s business and a close associate of the president. The meeting was scheduled as part of the committee’s investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

The Economic Times:Trump decries threats to sovereignty in Ukraine, South China Sea.

US President Donald Trump on September 19 decried threats to sovereignty in Ukraine and the South China Sea. In his maiden speech to the UN General Assembly, Trump did not explicitly mention Russia or China, but the comment was clearly aimed at Moscow and Beijing. The post The Economic Times:Trump decries threats to ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Reuters: Trump's lawyer denies collusion with Russia in 2016 election.

U.S. President Donald Trump’s lawyer on September 19 denied that he or Trump colluded with Russia to interfere in last year’s presidential election, and said such charges were meant to discredit Trump’s presidency. “I emphatically state that I had nothing to do with any Russian involvement in our ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Washington Post: WikiLeaks releases files that appear to offer details of Russian surveillance system.

WikiLeaks, the secret sharing organization accused of playing a key role in Russian attempts to influence the 2016 U.S. election, has released documents that it claims offer details of how Moscow uses state surveillance to spy on Internet and mobile users. The release, dubbed “Spy Files Russia,” ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Reuters: Russia retail sales up 1.9 percent year-on-year in August, more than expected.

 Retail sales in Russia rose more than expected in August, data showed on September 19, underpinning an official forecast that the economy is on track to return to growth levels seen before its 2015-16 slowdown. Russia’s oil-dependent economy has benefited from a recovery in global crude prices, prudent fiscal ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Poroshenko, Duda discuss UN peacekeepers deployment in Donbas, human rights situation in occupied Crimea.

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and his Polish counterpart Andrzej Duda have discussed the issue of deployment of the UN peacekeeping mission in the occupied part of Donbas, as well as non-observance of human rights in Crimea occupied by Russia. The meeting with Duda took place as part of Poroshenko's working visit to ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

POLITICO: Trump lawyer's planned Russia testimony called off.

Senate investigators called off an expected closed-door interview September 19 with Michael Cohen, saying they were upset that the longtime lawyer to President Donald Trump released a statement denying any role in Russian meddling in the 2016 election after the committee asked him not to comment publicly. The Senate ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Russia rejects rumors of civilian injuries at Zapad drills.

Russia's military has dismissed claims that a helicopter fired on civilians at the Zapad drills taking place near St. Petersburg, agency reports say. Video footage appeared to show the chopper shooting at bystanders.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Russian director Kirill Serebrennikov to complete 'Hänsel and Gretel' despite arrest

Despite his arrest in Russia, the star director is still expected to complete his work for the Stuttgart Opera. A special event is to be held instead of his finished staging, planned to premiere on October 22.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Russia honors Kalashnikov with giant monument in Moscow

Russia is commemorating Mikhail Kalashnikov, designer of the famous AK-47 assault rifle, with an imposing statue in Moscow. It's a powerfully symbolic tribute and an expression of how Russia sees itself in today's world.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Russia rejects request to release files on Swedish diplomat who saved WWII Jews

A Russian court has denied a request to release FSB files on Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg's fate. He saved thousands of Jews in Nazi-occupied Hungary before his arrest and forcible disappearance by Soviet agents.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Monument To AK-47 Designer Kalashnikov Unveiled In Moscow

With a sprinkle of holy water and a protester condemning the late Mikhail Kalashnikov as a "manufacturer of death," Russian authorities unveiled a monument to the designer of the widely used AK-47 assault rifle.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Report Of Errant Missile Strike At Russian Exercise Prompts Military Response

A Russian website has posted a video that it said showed an errant rocket from a helicopter hitting close to at least two people watching the joint Russian-Belarusian exercise Zapad 2017

- Radio Free Europe - US

Russia Unveils Kalashnikov Statue

A statue of Mikhail Kalashnikov, inventor of the iconic AK-47, was unveiled in Moscow on September 19.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Afghan Air Force Receives First U.S.-Made Black Hawk Helicopters

The Afghan Air Force has received its first U.S.-made UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters as part of a planned replacement of its aging fleet of Russian-made helicopters.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Russian Interior Ministry Says It Has Shut Down Online Drug Market

Russian police say they have eradicated a major online marketplace for illegal drug purchases.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Putin Observes Zapad 2017 Military Exercises

Russian President Vladimir Putin on September 18 attended a joint military exercise with Belarus near NATO's eastern flank that has fanned already deep tensions between Moscow and the West. The war games are officially set to involve 12,700 troops. But Western officials have said the maneuvers could include some 100,000 ...

- Radio Free Europe - US

Russian Helicopter Mistakenly Fires At Vehicles During War Games

Two Russian websites have posted video they said showed a helicopter firing errant rockets at vehicles and bystanders watching the joint Russian-Belarusian military exercise Zapad 2017. Videos posted on September 19 by independent news sites Fontanka.ru and 66.ru showed rockets landing near at least two people. Citing ...

- Radio Free Europe - US

Moscow Seeks Extradition From Greece Of Russian Cybercrime Suspect Wanted By U.S.

Russia has requested the extradition of a Russian cybercrime suspect who was arrested in Greece at the request of the United States, his lawyer and a Greek judicial official say.

- Radio Free Europe - US

White House Nominee For Ambassador To Russia: 'No Question' Moscow Meddled In Election

The man nominated by the White House to be the next U.S. ambassador to Russia has said there is "no question" that Moscow interfered in last year's presidential election.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Chuvash, Bashkir Writers Warn Putin 'Playing With Fire' On Language Policy

Prominent writers in Russia's Chuvashia and Bashkortostan regions have urged President Vladimir Putin to stop discouraging the mandatory study of indigenous languages in regions with large ethnic-minority populations, warning that a shift away from the practice could sap Russia's strength and sow discord.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Trump choice for Russia ambassador: 'No question' Russia meddled

Moscow continues to meddle in the democratic processes of our friends and allies,' Mr. Huntsman said.

- The Hindu - IN

Trump lawyer's planned Russia testimony called off

Senate investigators said they were upset Michael Cohen released a statement denying any role in Russian meddling in the 2016 election after he was asked not to comment publicly.

- POLITICO - US

Moscow now has a 30-foot-tall monument to the man who invented the AK-47

Moscow unveiled a 30-foot-tall bronze monument to the inventor of the AK-47 assault rifle on Tuesday in a ceremony that "contained no mention of the untold millions of people who have been killed or maimed by the weapon since its creation in 1947," The New York Times reports. Instead, the chairman of the Russian Military ...

- The Week - US

Trump's Russia ambassador pick says 'no question' of Moscow election meddling

Jon Huntsman says he would raise the issue with Russian authorities

- The Globe and Mail - CA

Kalashnikov inventor gets statue in Russia

A new monument is unveiled of the world famous rifle's late creator in Moscow.

- BBC - UK

Statue in honour of gun designer Mikhail Kalashnikov unveiled in Moscow

A monument to Mikhail Kalashnikov, the designer of the prolific assault rifle that bears his name, has been unveiled in Moscow.

- BreakingNews.ie - IE

The Russian military officer ’who saved the world’ has died

Stanislav Petrov, a former Soviet military officer known in the West as "the man who saved the world" for his role in averting a nuclear war, has died at the age of 77.

- BreakingNews.ie - IE

Russia says U.S., Ukraine reject its UN proposal for Donbas

Moscow’s ambassador to the United Nations said the United States and Ukraine have told Russia they will not work on a Russian proposal to deploy United Nations peacekeepers in eastern Ukraine, Reuters reported citing TASS.

- UNIAN - UA

Ukrainian teenager's condition in Russian prison deteriorates without medicines

The condition of a 19-year-old Ukrainian citizen Pavlo Hryb who has illegally been detained by the Russian Federal Security Service in Belarus has deteriorated without medicines, according to Espreso.TV.

- UNIAN - UA

Incident at Zapad 2017 drills: Ka-52 attack helicopter fires missiles at spectators

Two spectators sustained grave injuries after one of the pair of Ka-52 attack helicopters flying in an attack formation accidentally fired rockets toward the crowd that gathered at the Luzhsky training ground near St. Petersburg, according to 66.ru, Meduza reports.

- UNIAN - UA

Detained arms supplier gives important tips on Russia involvement in Donbas war – journalist

Testimony by one of the high-ranking mercenaries who was detained by Ukraine’s counterintelligence operatives June 28, 2017, will be a useful tool aimed at proving Russia’s war crimes in Donbas at the European Court of Human Rights, a journalist and editor-in-chief at Censor.net Yuri Butusov wrote on Facebook.

- UNIAN - UA

Russia sanctions should be eased if UN peacekeeping mission in Donbas success – German foreign minister

Sanctions imposed against the Russian Federation should be eased step-by-step in case the UN peacekeeping mission sees success in eastern Ukraine, that’s according to German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel, who spoke with the Magdeburger Volksstimme newspaper, MFA Germany reports.

- UNIAN - UA

Russia cannot accept Ukraine's independence – Poroshenko

During a working visit to the United States, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Monday visited West Point Military Academy where he addressed the cadets and staff, according to the presidential press service.

- UNIAN - UA

Kremlin reacts to U.S. Senate's move to approve lethal aid to Ukraine

Moscow believes the transfer of U.S. lethal weapons to Ukraine will not contribute to the Donbas conflict settlement, according to the Russian President's Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov, as reported by an UNIAN correspondent in Russia.

- UNIAN - UA

Ukraine's defense & security chief: Over 120,000 troops involved in Russia-Belarus war-games

Secretary of Ukraine's National Security and Defense Council Oleksandr Turchynov estimates that over 120,000 troops and 10,000 units of military hardware are engaged in the active phase of the Russian-Belarusian Zapad 2017 war-games.

- UNIAN - UA

Ex-Soviet officer credited with preventing nuclear war dies aged 77

    Stanislav Petrov, a former Soviet military officer known in the West as "the man who saved the world" for his role in averting a nuclear war over a false missile warning, has died aged 77. Mr Petrov's German friend, Karl Schumacher, said on Tuesday that he died on May 19. Mr Schumacher called Mr Petrov earlier this ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

Moscow unveils statue of Mikhail Kalashnikov, inventor of the AK-47 assault rifle

There are some 100 million AK-47 weapons worldwide, accounting for for around one-fifth of the world's firearms.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Russian helicopter fires on spectators at drills: report

A Russian military helicopter gunship accidentally fired on spectators during war games in western Russia, a news website reported Tuesday, adding the two people were ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Donald Trump's lawyer: Moscow Trump Tower 'solely a real estate deal'

An abandoned proposal to develop a Trump Tower in Moscow during the 2016 presidential election was "solely a real estate deal and nothing more," the personal lawyer for US President Donald Trump told congressional staff on Tuesday .

- Stuff - NZ

Trump choice for Russia ambassador: 'No question' Russia meddled

Former Utah governor Jon Huntsman, President Donald Trump's nominee to be ambassador to Russia, said on Tuesday there was "no question" that Moscow meddled in the 2016 U.S. election, and pledged to bring up the issue with the government.

- GMA News - PH

Two-month arts feast opens in Hongqiao

OVER 150 concerts and art performances will be staged in Hongqiao during an annual art festival over a two-month period, starting today. Twenty-five foreign art groups from such countries as the United States, Russia, Germany, Australia, Denmark and Estonia will give performances for residents during Hongqiao Art Festival ...

- Shanghai Daily - CN

Insane video appears to show Russian helicopter firing on crowd during military exercise

Screenshot A Russian news site published spectacular video Sep. 19 of a Russian attack helicopter apparently letting one of its air-to-ground rockets loose on observers during a major annual training exercise near the country’s western border with several NATO nations, the Associated Press reported this morning. The ...

- Business Insider - US

Inside the extravagant wedding of a Russian real estate heir and a social media star, where there were reportedly thousands of flowers and a 15-foot cake

vogue._.style/InstagramThis past weekend, Karen Karapetyan — son of Russian real estate mogul and billionaire Samvel Karapetyan — married social media star Lilit in a glamorous wedding at the Armenian Apostolic Church in Moscow. There were reportedly thousands of flowers, a four-tier cake, and a guest list that ...

- Business Insider - US

Michael Cohen told the Senate Intelligence Committee that the Trump Tower Moscow proposal was 'solely a real estate deal'

Stephanie Keith/Reuters WASHINGTON — An abandoned proposal to develop a Trump Tower in Moscow during the 2016 presidential election was "solely a real estate deal and nothing more," the personal lawyer for President Donald Trump told congressional staff on Tuesday. Michael Cohen was appearing privately before the ...

- Business Insider - US

Trump's nominee for US ambassador to Russia: There is 'no question' Russia meddled in the election

Thomson ReutersWASHINGTON - Former Utah governor Jon Huntsman, President Donald Trump's nominee to be ambassador to Russia, said on Tuesday there was "no question" that Moscow meddled in the 2016 U.S. election, and pledged to bring up the issue with the government. "There is no question, underline no question, that the ...

- Business Insider - US

Esquire: The FBI's wiretap on Paul Manafort just brought the Russia probe to another level

Paul Manafort is extremely under investigation. On Sept. 19 morning, CNN reported that the FBI had sought and secured a secretive order from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act court to wiretap Manafort's phone. The monitoring went on both before and after the 2016 election, including in a timeframe when Manafort ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

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