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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

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Foreign Affairs

Canada-Ukraine consultations

Canada’s role in post-election Ukraine On May 8, 2019, Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland visited Ukraine where she met with President Petro Poroshenko, President-elect

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Foreign Affairs

Venezuela’s crisis escalates

So do tensions between countries supporting opposite sides On May 1, 2019, the Russian Embassy in Canada, via its Twitter account, accused Canada, together with

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Fight for the Arctic Ocean is a boon for science

By Richard Kemeny, science journalist in São Paulo, Brazil Summary Last month, Canada became the third country to claim—based on extensive scientific data—that it should have sovereignty over a large swath of the Arctic Ocean, including the North Pole. Canada’s

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Canada and the Kosovo Crisis: Looking back, 20 years on

By Michael Manulak, assistant professor at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University. The article first appeared on OpenCanada.org In the spring of 1999, as the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) prepared to celebrate its 50th anniversary, a

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Cold Silk Road

Source of publication: RUSSIA & the WORLD: sustainable development Opportunities provided by the Northern Sea Route Today, it is the shortest route for transportation of goods between Europe and the Russian Far East, Japan, and China. And according to climatologists,

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Canada needs a plan to deal with hostile cyber campaigns

By Marcus Kolga, a senior fellow at the Macdonald-Laurier Institute Centre for Advancing Canada’s Interests Abroad Canada’s Communications Security Establishment (CSE) has released an update to its 2017 report on cyber threats to Canada’s democratic process, warning about the likelihood

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By Randi Beers (CBC), November 12, 2019

“When the Lyubov Orlova Shipping Co. abandoned its ship in St. John’s Harbour in September 2010, it also abandoned the crew on board.”

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By Chris Brown (CBC), November 10, 2019

“The ornate halls of Moscow’s Kremlin have hardly been a welcoming place for Canadian delegations of late, which is what makes John Durrant’s visit there this week especially remarkable.”

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By Murray Brewster (CBC), July 31, 2019

“While the alliance warships were in the region, up to 8,000 square kilometres of the Black Sea were declared off-limits as Russian ships conducted their own drills to coincide with what western ships were doing.”

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By Teresa Wright (The Canadian Press), June 27, 2019

“A Russian student who was invited to present her research at an upcoming academic conference in Canada says she believes her visitor visa was unfairly rejected — an issue scholars say is a growing problem for academics from certain areas of the world trying attend conferences in Canada.”

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By Chris Brown (CBC), June 19, 2019

“While Canada’s government has banned hydrocarbon exploration on its side of the Arctic and declared climate change a national emergency, such considerations are utterly absent in Russia.”

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By Mark Mackinnon (The Globe and Mail), March 6, 2019

“Leaked banking records show Canada’s Bombardier Inc. was paid tens of millions of dollars by a shell company that received money from the massive Russian tax fraud that cost accountant Sergei Magnitsky his life.”

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By Josh K. Elliott (Global News), February 9, 2019

“Why is Russia defending Nicolas Maduro‘s claim to the presidency in Venezuela despite international pushback?”

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By GEOFFREY YORK and MATTHEW MCCLEARN (the Globe and Mail), February 5, 2019

“Russia’s annexation of Crimea led to a force majeure declaration by the B.C.-based manufacturer, and the satellite was never launched; it was placed in the custody of a Russian company, and Ukraine has now gone to an arbitration court to demand a US$227-million repayment from the Canadian supplier.”

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By GRANT ROBERTSON (the Globe and Mail), December 30, 2018

“… Ottawa didn’t merely want to expel the diplomats as punishment. It wanted to send the Russian government a message.”

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By PRESS PROGRESS, October 22, 2018

“The Russian propaganda outlets simultaneously downplay her extremist views, calling her a victim of “free speech” censorship and “generic Nazi name-calling.”

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By NEIL CLARK (Russia Today), October 25, 2018

“Just imagine…If a Russian journalist, a vocal critic of President Putin and the Russian government, had walked into a Russian consulate in a NATO member state to obtain papers for his forthcoming marriage and never came out again alive. After Kremlin denials, and several changes of story, it transpired that he had indeed been killed while in the Consulate, with claims made that he had been cut up while a ‘look-a-like’ left the building.”

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By CHRIS BROWN (CBC News), October 10, 2018

“A frequent guest lecturer and judge for Russian architectural competitions, Strelka — one of Moscow’s top urban design firms — has invited Geller to the city seven times in recent years to share Canada’s best practices with young Russian designers.”

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By JOSEPH BREAN (The National Post), October 4, 2018

“Over the course of his studies, Millerman emerged as the world’s leading conduit into the English language for the work of Aleksandr Dugin, a Russian neo-fascist who is under sanctions by Canada for his role in the annexation of Ukraine.”

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By NEIL MOSS (The Hill Times), October 1, 2018

“The former director of the FBI James Comey has said that Canada could be threatened by Russian interference in the 2019 election.”

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By Gary Smith (The Hamilton Spectator), September 24, 2018

“When Albina Belova and her husband, Jehad Mufleh, left Syria in 2011 they brought to Canada dance traditions that blended classical Russian Ballet with the Arabian dance culture of their homeland.”

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By JOSEPH MALONEY (international vice-president for Canada of the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers), The Province, September 12, 2018

“Why are we supporting corrupt and dictatorial regimes in Saudi Arabia and Russia by buying their oil, rather than supporting our fellow Canadians who share our values and contribute to our prosperity?”

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By MELANIE MARQUIS (The Canadian Press), The National Post, August 26, 2018

“As the couple and business partners plan to open their first stand-alone restaurant later this year in Moscow, they found were clients hot for the grub, even if formal relations between Russia and Canada remain decidedly cold.”

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By DEAN BEEBY (CBC News), CBC, August 22, 2018

“The Liberal government is reviving long-delayed plans to move into a new embassy building in Moscow, after more than 10 years and $26 million spent on the empty structure.”

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Election results in Canada: RIAC Urban Breakfast with Dr. Natalia Viakhireva and Dr. Daryana Maksimova (in Russian)

(Russian International Affairs Council/YouTube)

Who would mess with Canada's election?

(Wait, There is More/Global News)

Northern threats: Canada's future in the Arctic

(Defence Watch)

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