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... the Tas news agency reports. 1233 Alexander Pikayev, military expert with the Committee of Scientists for Global Security, says the bombings could undermine the credibility of Russia's leadership. He says it shows that efforts to stabilise Chechnya and the North Caucasus may not have been enough.

"Putin's trip to Tehran is a show of Russia's independence in global affairs. Putin, who approaches the end of his term, wants to demonstrate that he wouldn't cave in to the U.S. pressure," said Alexander Pikayev, an expert on Iran with Russia's Institute for World Economy and International Relations, in a ...
The new missile would likely be more capable of penetrating missile defense systems than previous models, said Alexander Pikayev, an arms control expert and senior analyst at the Moscow-based Institute for World Economy and International Relations. He said Russia had been working on a version of ...


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