Congressman Chris Smith Calls For Indicted Russians To Be Red Noticed By Interpol

In an interview with FoxNews’s Shannon Bream on Friday night, New Jersey Congressman Chris Smith called for the Russian officials who have been indicted for meddling in American elections to be red noticed by Interpol.  A red notice is a request by the Justice Department to the international law enforcement agency to locate and arrest an individual for the purpose of extradition.

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Posted: July 14th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, Congress, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Russia, Russian Federation | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments »

Congressman Smith Leads Dialogue With Russian Lawmakers In Prelude To Trump-Putin Summit

Congressman Chris Smith addresses the the 27th Annual Session of the OSCE (Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe) Parliamentary Assembly, Saturday July 7. Photo courtesy of Congressman Smith’s office

Congressman Chris Smith had a candid, firm and respectful exchange with Russian lawmakers on Saturday in Berlin wherein he confronted his counterparts, led by Pyotr Tolstoy, Deputy Chairman of the Russian legislature, on an array of human rights violations and geopolitical issues, he told MMM in an phone interview following the meeting which the 27th Annual Session of the OSCE (Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe) Parliamentary Assembly.

Smith heads the 13 member U.S. delegation to OSCE-PA. Tolstoy leads the Russian delegation.

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Posted: July 9th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, Congress, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Russia, Russian Federation | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

Bob Menendez is banned from Russia

Bob Menendez is banned from Russia (via NJ.com)

Hopefully, U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez had no plans to summer in Moscow this year as he’s been banned from Russia. Menendez was one of six federal lawmakers who along with a number of advisors to President Obama, were banned from Russia in retaliation for…

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Posted: March 20th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Bob Menendez, Russia | Tags: , , , , | 3 Comments »

US and EU impose sanctions as Crimea turns to Moscow

US and EU impose sanctions as Crimea turns to Moscow (via AFP)

The United States and the European Union targeted Vladimir Putin’s inner circle with economic sanctions on Monday as Crimea moved to cement Russia’s takeover of the breakaway Ukrainian region. Moscow and Washington have been on a collision course since…

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Posted: March 17th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Barack Obama, Russia, Ukraine | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on US and EU impose sanctions as Crimea turns to Moscow

Russia warns could ‘reduce to zero’ economic dependency on US

Russia warns could ‘reduce to zero’ economic dependency on US (via AFP)

Russia could reduce to zero its economic dependency on the United States if Washington agreed sanctions against Moscow over Ukraine, a Kremlin aide said on Tuesday, warning that the American financial system faced a “crash” if this happened. “We would…

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Posted: March 4th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Barack Obama, Russia, Ukraine | Tags: , | 1 Comment »

FEMA Makes A Deal With Russian Emergency Ministry

By Art Gallagher

Photo courtesy of The Ministry of Russian Federation for Civil Defense, Emergencies and Consequences of Natural Disasters

Photo courtesy of The Ministry of Russian Federation for Civil Defense, Emergencies and Consequences of Natural Disasters

During the immediate aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, it gave me and my neighbors great comfort when we were greeted by State Police Officers from Mississippi and Illinois when were coming back to Highlands.  It felt good to know that fellow Americans from far away were here for us in our time of need;  that trained police and other first responders were here to protect our lives and property along side our local police and first responders.

I’m not sure I would have felt as comforted if I had to pass through a checkpoint manned by armed Russian soldiers or police to get to my home.

That could happen in future disasters under an agreement that FEMA signed with the Russian Emergency Ministry last week, according to a press release by EMERCOM of Russian.

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Posted: July 2nd, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Art Gallagher, Bob Menendez, Department of Homland Security, Emergency Management, FEMA, Hurricane Sandy, Jeffrey S. Chiesa, Robert Menendez, Russia, Russian Federation, Super Bowl, Superstorm Sandy | Tags: , , , , , | 11 Comments »