Walking After Letters from the Front 19.05.2017Letters from the front constitute the basis for new tourist routes that are opening in various parts of Russia this year. The eight winners have been announced in a contest for historical military routes called “Take pride, country, in your valiant sons!” Sightseers visit memorable locations connected to World War Two, which are described by those who participated in these events in letters to their loved ones. The authors of three winning routes gave tours to a correspondent from Russkiy Mir.
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Belgium’s member of EP: Russia should have status of preferred partner
Louis Michel, a member of the European Parliament representing Belgium there, and a former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belgium, presumes that western countries following the policy of self-isolation from Russia make a serious geopolitical mistake, reports RIA «Novosti».
Mr. Michel believes that Russia should be considered as a preferred partner by western countries and says that Russia is a European country. He also stands for special partner relations between western countries and Russia and finds them extremely important.
Louis Michel thinks that the decision made by the Obama administration to excel Russian diplomats from the U.S. was “the last gesture of the president leaving the White House” expressing his “attitude to Russia”.
As it was reported by Russkiy Mir website, the Obama administration had introduced additional anti-Russian sanctions aimed against the FSB and the GRU in the first place, and against some other entities and six persons. In addition, within the last week of 2016, U.S. President retiring in January 2017 took a decision on introducing some additional sanctions against Russia caused by alleged cyber-attacks carried out by Russian hackers affecting the results of presidential election held in the U.S. in November. According to the sanctions, 35 Russian diplomats had to leave the country urgently.
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