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Alemayehu of Aargau: the military conflict over the Renaissance dam unreal

Ethiopia is nearing completion of construction of its dam on the Blue Nile Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) – "the Dam of the great Renaissance of Ethiopia". Hydroelectric power plant aims to become the largest hydropower project in Africa. However, Egypt and Sudan, downstream of the Nile, not the first to Express concern with the construction of this HPP. The Ambassador of Ethiopia in Russia, Alemayehu Tegegn of Aargau in an interview with RIA Novosti Helen Protopopov told about the negotiations in Addis Ababa, Cairo and Khartoum on the dam, about the threat of drought because of it to Egypt and the Sudan and the possibility of a military conflict in the region due to large-scale Ethiopian structures.

Vladimir Yevseyev: pgrk "Topol" held back the US when Russia was weak

Exactly 35 years ago, July 23, 1985, mobile ground complex (pgrk) "Topol" Intercontinental ballistic missile RT-2PM for the first time has taken up combat duty near Yoshkar-Ola. Technological know-how, the underlying Soviet scientists allowed to create a whole family of mobile systems — the most modern of them is the RS-24 "YARS" are now actively taken into service of Russian strategic Missile forces (RVSN).

An expert in the field of strategic weapons, candidate of technical Sciences Vladimir Yevseyev, who served in the Yoshkar-Ola division of the strategic missile forces (1986-1991) and worked at the head Institute of missile troops — 4 CRI defense Ministry, said in an interview with RIA Novosti correspondent Ivan Suraev of the role of "Topol" strategic deterrence of the United States in one of the most difficult periods in the history of Russia, the possibilities of mobile systems of new generation and the prospects of the project railway missile system "Barguzin".

Valery Sysoev: KGB helped save the Olympics-80, from scandal to the world

The nineteenth of July will mark 40 years since the opening of the Moscow summer Olympic games 1980. The Moscow Olympics, as noted by experts, was held at the highest level and rightfully inscribed in Golden letters in the history of the international Olympic movement. How to ensure the safety of the Games, what new technical innovations were used at the Olympics, what importance did it have for the development of domestic and world sport, in an interview with RIA Novosti said the head of the famous sports, the former at the time the Chairman of the Committee for physical culture of the Russian Federation and a member of the Presidium of the Executive Committee of Olympic Committee of Russia, holder of the Olympic order Valery Sysoev. He also shared his thoughts on how to modernize the modern Olympic movement, to ensure its development in the interests of international sport.

Lyudmila Vorobyeva: Indonesians are very interested in Russia

This year was the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Russia and Indonesia. Over seven decades of cooperation between the two countries has experienced periods of UPS and downs, but never stopped. The current stage of relations between the two countries is a period of recovery and transition towards a strategic partnership, said Russian Ambassador to Indonesia Ludmila Vorobyova. About the present and future cooperation between the two countries, the diplomat told the RIA Novosti correspondent Yevgeny Belenky.

Eleonora Mitrofanova: the new status of the Hagia Sophia – the ambitions of the Turkish authorities

The demolition of the monuments and the prohibitions of the films as a result of protests in the United States is a temporary phenomenon that will subside after the elections in the country, said in an interview with RIA Novosti Ambassador at large Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Eleonora Mitrofanova, who previously served as the permanent representative of Russia to UNESCO and the head of Rossotrudnichestvo. The diplomat also shared his opinion to change the status of Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, which is a world heritage site, and said that thinking about the recent emergence of the LGBT flag on the U.S. Embassy in Moscow and sanctions of Ukraine against Russian cultural institutions. Interviewed By Elena Protopopova.

Dzhamshed Boltaev: the situation in Libya is complicated, but not a dead end

Russia has decided to resume the work of its Embassy in Libya, though security considerations while it will be in neighboring Tunisia. What priorities will need to decide the new head of the diplomatic mission, and also about the prospects for the release of detainees in prison in Libya, the Russians and the chances of a ceasefire in a country where nine years of civil war continues, in an interview with RIA Novosti said the charge d'affaires of Russia in Libya Dzhamshed Boltaev.

Azamat kulmuhametov: Kiev starts negotiations in Minsk-2 to a standstill

The special representative of Russia in the contact group on settling the situation in Ukraine Azamat Kulmukhametov told RIA Novosti in Moscow about statements from Kiev about the "Advisory" nature of the Minsk agreements, why these agreements provide for Ukraine the situation of zugzwang, and what are the attempts to exclude self-proclaimed DND and LNR from the dialogue.

Ilya Sachkov: if the data was leaked, they will remain there forever

Pandemic coronavirus planted home the whole world, but untied the hands of cyber criminals, who immediately reacted to a new reality. About new methods in the Arsenal of hackers, what threats should prepare global companies to protect their data and wallet in the network, why can not reduce vigilance on remote, people often attack the virus-coders, what cyberhooliganism can arrange the students during the exam and how to recognize that calling you a crook, in an interview with RIA Novosti said the head of the international company Group-IB, specializing in the prevention of cyber-attacks, Ilya Sachkov. Interviewed By Mariam Baghdasaryan.

Vladimir Churov: the times of foreign interventions in elections has sunk into Oblivion

Ambassador for special assignments of the Russian foreign Ministry, former CEC head Vladimir Churov said in an interview with RIA Novosti, as the epidemic of the coronavirus have influenced elections around the world, what's new she's introduced in the electoral processes. He also appreciated the new technologies of remote voting, shared his thoughts about whether the use of them, including voting on amendments to the Constitution of the Russian Federation, lead to fraud, and explained why Moscow's intervention in the US presidential election is impossible even technically.

Natalia Koneva: boots almost ruined father's Victory Parade

Among many military leaders who have passed a solemn March across the cobblestones of red square on the Victory Parade June 24, 1945, and was one of the greatest generals in the history of Russia, twice hero of the Soviet Union, holder of the order "Victory" Marshal Ivan Stepanovich Konev.

What feelings experienced Marshal Konev, cutting then the step that gave him melodramatist whom he considered a symbol of the present guards of the General and before the parade was nearly spoiled especially made for Marshall boots and spurs, in an interview with RIA Novosti told his daughter Natalia Konev.

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