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Elena Chernenko

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Columnist for the international section of the Russian daily Kommersant. She has previously worked for Russian Newsweek, the German editorial office of Voice of Russia, the Moskauer Deutsche Zeitung newspaper and the EurActiv news agency. She holds a Ph.D. in history from Moscow State University.

20.02.2016

Churkin questions President Assad's statements

Churkin questions President Assad's statements

Russian Permanent Representative to the UN Vitaly Churkin suggested not lending "too much importance" to some of the statements made by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, who has talked of fighting on, despite ceasefire agreements. RBTH presents the main points raised by the Russian diplomat in the interview

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16.07.2014

Russia denies its plans to reopen listening post on Cuba

Russia denies its plans to reopen listening post on Cuba

The President of Russia Vladimir Putin denied the information that Russia is going to reopen its electronic monitoring station in Lourdes (Cuba)

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10.07.2014

Russia's new soft power doctrine could be a summer blockbuster

Russia's new soft power doctrine could be a summer blockbuster

In an effort to improve Russia’s image abroad, Rossotrudnichestvo plans to unveil an expanded strategy on how to boost Russian soft power

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15.03.2014

Crimea is more important to Russia than the Falklands to the UK

Crimea is more important to Russia than the Falklands to the UK

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov spoke to journalists after finding no common ground on Ukraine during talks with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in London

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14.08.2013

Moscow: Obama’s pause on relations won’t stop dialogue

Moscow: Obama’s pause on relations won’t stop dialogue

As Obama talks of pressing the pause button on the reset, the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs plays down the signs of a deep crisis in the relations between Moscow and Washington.

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25.07.2013

Moscow seeks nuclear compromise from Tehran

Moscow seeks nuclear compromise from Tehran

Vladimir Putin prepares to pay a visit to Iran to make a deal with Hassan Rouhani

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14.06.2013

Lack of agreement on Syria is nothing personal

Lack of agreement on Syria is nothing personal

John Kerry and Sergey Lavrov have found a common language, but cannot find a way out of the Syrian impasse.

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