Norway’s Global State Pension Fund, which invests oil and gas revenues abroad, will freeze and then dispose of its billion-dollar assets invested in Russia, the Nordic country’s government announced Sunday.
The Norwegian center-left government has ordered the National Bank to immediately freeze all its investments in Russia and not to carry out any operations, to then start selling assets, as a reaction to the war against Ukraine.
The UN Security Council on Sunday passed a resolution to convene an urgent special session on Ukraine in the General Assembly, the body in which the organization’s 193 member states sit, and that meeting is expected to start this Monday.
Algerian authorities announced Sunday the death of one of their citizens in Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second largest city, which is under Russian invasion for the fourth consecutive day, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad reported.
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It is important to keep in mind that the pandemic situation is changeable and Russian authorities, as well as those of third countries, may change regulations without prior notice. Therefore, it is the traveler’s responsibility to check with the Russian embassy and countries of stopover before making travel decisions.
It is also advisable to verify the pandemic situation before making a decision to travel, as well as to have sufficient resources to face flight delays or cancellations (both for the eventuality of having to purchase new tickets, as well as to cover unforeseen expenses for lodging and food for a stay beyond the originally planned).
It is very important to have a comprehensive medical insurance that covers the necessary care and to verify that it is valid in the Russian Federation, since private medical service is very expensive, especially in cases of hospitalization. Remember that tourists are not entitled to free medical service.
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The United States on Sunday recommended its citizens not to travel to Russia in view of the current tension with Ukraine, just after having made the same recommendation for that country and ordering the families of its diplomatic staff to leave it.
In a statement, the State Department places Russia at level 4 of its travel recommendations, that is, it recommends its citizens not to travel to that country and among the reasons it gives is that there is “harassment” against them.
The recommendation comes shortly after the one issued in the same sense for Ukraine. In this case, moreover, the State Department ordered the families of its embassy workers to leave Ukraine and recommended the departure of non-essential personnel in view of the “threat” of military action by Russia.
In its statement on Russia, among the reasons given by the State Department for asking its citizens not to go to that country is the tension with Ukraine but also the possibility of Americans being subjected to “harassment”, including by “Russian government security officials”.
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Official contacts between the Russian Empire and the new United States of America began in 1776. Russia, although formally neutral during the American Revolution (1765-1783), favored the US.
Full-fledged diplomatic relations were established in 1809. During the American Civil War (1861-1865), Russia supported the Union against the Confederacy which deterred the British from intervening. Russia sold its North American territory, Alaska, to the United States in 1867. The Treaty of Portsmouth (1905), negotiated by President Theodore Roosevelt ended the Russo-Japanese War.
On January 20, 2017, the inauguration of Donald Trump took place. A week later, Trump had a telephone conversation lasting about fifty minutes with Putin. Both governments rated the conversation positively and saw it as a step toward improving US-Russia relations; the two agreed to meet in person at another time. However, relations deteriorated following the U.S. bombing of an air base in Syria that houses Russian soldiers. The U.S. and Russia agreed to meet in person at a later date.