Kissinger becomes Russian Academy of Sciences memberWorld October 28, 21:12
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Two of four Soyuz crews to fly to ISS in 2017 will be smaller than usualScience & Space October 28, 20:05
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Kremlin: Russia may use all available means against terrorists in AleppoRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 28, 19:26
Russian Foreign Ministry refutes reports about alleged deportation of Russians from SerbiaRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 28, 19:07
Moscow slams US marines’ deployment in NorwayRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 28, 18:57
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Finance ministers of Russia and Ukraine can meet if Kiev's debt is recognized as sovereignBusiness & Economy October 28, 18:48
Corresponding messages have been sent to both houses of the Belarusian parliament.
“We are closely watching the integration of the Republic of Belarus, the Russian Federation and the Republic of Kazakhstan and we are hoping they will appreciate Abkhazia’s efforts to contribute to the integration processes,” Bganba said, adding, “With time our state will participate in building the Eurasian Union,” he said.
The issue of Abkhazia’s recognition by Belarus was raised in late 2008 when Lukashenko said that the Belarusian parliament “will discuss this issue” and that “if there is the will of the people and parliament” he would sign the relevant decree.
In early August 2008 when Georgia attacked South Ossetia, Abkhazia backed Russia’s operation to coerce Georgia to peace and asked Moscow to recognize its sovereignty. At the end of August of the same year Russia recognised the independence of Abkhazia. Later it was also recognized by such UN member states as Nicaragua (September 2009), Venezuela (September 2009), and Nauru (December 2009).