Stepan Kravchenko

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U.S. strikes said to kill scores of Russian fighters in Syria

World Feb 13, 2018

U.S. strikes said to kill scores of Russian fighters in Syria

U.S. forces killed scores of Russian contract soldiers in Syria last week in what may be the deadliest clash between citizens of the former foes since the Cold War, according to a U.S. official and three Russians familiar with the matter. More than 200 mercenaries, ...

Belarus arrest of potash tycoon angers top ally Russia

Business | FOCUS Aug 28, 2013

Belarus arrest of potash tycoon angers top ally Russia

As Belarus television showed the Russian head of OAO Uralkali, the world's biggest potash producer, being led around the courtyard of an undisclosed prison, Anatoly Lebedko knew exactly where it was: Amerikanka. Amerikanka, or American Lady, is the nickname of the Minsk prison operated by ...