Safe travel to Russia
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Safe travel to Russia

Canadian recommendations and warnings On May 9, 2019, Global Affairs Canada released advice on safe summer travel arrangements for Canadians.According to the Travel Advice and Advisories for Russia, Canadians are recommended to “exercise a high…

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Russian warships vs. NATO ships in the Black Sea
The Halifax-class frigate Her Majesty's Canadian Ship (HMCS) Toronto (U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 1st Class Brien Aho)

Russian warships vs. NATO ships in the Black Sea

Russia to monitor the Black Sea visitors, i.e. Canada, Spain and the Netherlands On March 29, 2019, Russia’s National Defense Management Center reported through TASS that two Russian Navy ships had been assigned to monitor…

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Spy games
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Spy games

Canadian citizen imprisoned in Russia In the course of her press briefing on January 11, 2019, Maria Zakharova, Spokeswoman of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, confirmed that the Canadian Embassy in the country would…

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Fight for the Kerch Strait
Following the G20 Summit events, the President of Russia answered journalists' questions (Kremlin.ru)

Fight for the Kerch Strait

Canada calls on Russia to de-escalate tensions with Ukraine On November 30, 2018, during the leaders’ retreat of the G20 Summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addressed the Russian President Vladimir Putin…

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Interpol through a Russian lens
ICPO-Interpol Headquarters in Lyon, France (Massimiliano Mariani/Wikimedia Commons)

Interpol through a Russian lens

Will Canada advocate for suspending Russia from the global policing organization? On November 22, following the Interpol’s presidential election where the Russian Interior Ministry officer, Alexander Prokopchuk, was one of the candidates who received 61…

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Publicly revealed Russian cyber-attacks and Russia’s reinstatement by WADA
The Russian national team during the parade of athletes and national delegations at the opening ceremony of the Sochi Olympic Winter Games (Russian Government)

Publicly revealed Russian cyber-attacks and Russia’s reinstatement by WADA

Is there a connection? During her press-conference on October 4, 2018, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova connected statements of a number of countries, including Canada, exposing previous Russian cyber-attacks, with a recent World Anti-Doping…

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