Canada’s cannabis conundrum

By Madelaine Drohan, Canada correspondent, The Economist The article first appeared on OpenCanada.orgThere are many reasons why Canada-Russia relations are strained these days, but one that does not get much publicity is the Liberal government’s…

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The Russian and Canadian Approach to Extra-Regional Actors in the Arctic

By Natalia Viakhireva (Evtikhevich), PhD in Political Science, Program Manager of the Russian International Affairs Council The Arctic is currently undergoing significant transformations that are the result of climate change and the global general political…

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Smoke without borders
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Smoke without borders

Canada and Russia breathe the same air As reported by NASA on July 31, 2019, Siberian smoke from hundreds of massive forest fires crossed the Bering Sea all the way to some parts of Canada.According…

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Canada-Russia Twitter diplomacy
Protesters gathered in front of the Moscow City election commission on July 14, 2019 (Ilya V. Schurov/Facebook)

Canada-Russia Twitter diplomacy

Canada calls on Russia to respect freedom of assembly prior to local elections in Moscow On July 29, 2019, by means of its Twitter, Global Affairs Canada expressed grave concerns over the detention of more…

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Russian Twitter trolls stoke anti-immigrant lies ahead of Canadian election

By Ahmed Al-Rawi, Assistant Professor at Simon Fraser University, and Yasmin Jiwani, Professor of Communication Studies and Research Chair on Intersectionality, Violence and Resistance at Concordia University Russian troll activity on Twitter aimed at influencing…

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Open Skies over Canada and Russia
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Open Skies over Canada and Russia

Both countries scheduled surveillance flights As reported by the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation, Canada within a joint mission with Hungary and the United States will conduct an observation flight over Russia between…

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Canada-Russia-US space mission’s return
In the Integration Facility at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedition 58 crewmembers Anne McClain of NASA (left), Oleg Kononenko of Roscosmos (center) and David Saint-Jacques of the Canadian Space Agency (right) pose for pictures Nov. 20 in front of their Soyuz MS-11 spacecraft during a vehicle fit check. (NASA/Victor Zelentsov)

Canada-Russia-US space mission’s return

International cooperation despite political tensions Oleg Kononenko (Russia) alongside David Saint-Jacques (Canada) and Anne C. McClain (USA) landed in a remote area near Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan, on June 25, 2019, at 8:48 am (local time) after…

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