A Syrian helicopter was shot down by Turkish forces outside Idlib on February 11 and went up in flames. Both pilots were killed.
The plane was diverted to the Russian airbase in Khmeimim, south-east of the city of Latakia, some 250 miles from Damascus by road.
At the forum, President Putin tried to diminish the damage done by the Soviet Union's prewar pact with the Nazis to divide Poland, and shifted the blame for the outbreak of World War II to Poland.
It wasn't the Kremlin asking Netanyahu for the scoop about Trump's deal of the century, it was Netanyahu initiating the briefing.
Innocent victim? Careless traveler? Prisoner of Zion with weed?
The Russian leader’s pardon on Wednesday cleared the way for Issachar to leave the country.
Russia's President Vladimir Putin reassured Naama’s mother during his recent visit to Jerusalem that everything “will be alright.”
Piece of advice: next time you hear the Russians want something from your country – stay home.
Welcome to the era of Mafioso diplomacy.
"Her mother was very moving and supports her daughter. I said to her and I will say it again – everything will be alright."
Putin to Meet Holocaust Denier Abbas in Bethlehem following International Holocaust Forum in Jerusalem
Abbas dismissed as a "myth" and "fantastic lie" that six million Jews had died in the Holocaust.
Unlike Naama Issachar, Putin won't be arrested for trying to take the coin out of Israel.
You'll note there's no note of astonishment in the TASS report over the disproportionately harsh sentence.
Naama Issachar did not walk down the steps from Putin's plane. Good bye, fantasy, we'll have some reality here for a change.
Israel was going to recognize the ownership over the Russian compound in the Old City sooner or later anyway, the Naama Issachar arrest was just an incentive.
Putin’s press secretary told journalists on Monday, "We never announce such matters," and suggested it would be best to "wait and see."
The assumption on the Israeli side is that Netanyahu would be obliged to support the narrative that the Russians are currently advancing against the Poles on the actions taken by the two countries in World War II.
"The conversation . . . strengthened the Prime Minister's optimism that the issue of the release of Naama Issachar is advancing towards a solution.”
This finger-pointing at the country whose population was deemed most likely to collaborate with the mass extermination of Jews is the tip of a new Russian propaganda drive.
“We do not abandon anyone to his fate,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu writes to Naama Issachar, 27, who was arrested in Moscow on drug charges in April.
Last November, Israel extradited to the US an alleged Russian cybercriminal named Alexei Burkov, and themove sealed Naama's fate.
In retrospect, Madagascar would have probably been safer for the Jews than Poland, but that's a different debate altogether.
This is the 30th year that the Chanukah menorah is being lit in Moscow’s public square, itself a massive miracle.
"We are distressed and angry. . . We ask the prime minister – do not allow President Vladimir Putin to land in Israel without Naama returning home.”
A Russian official said Wednesday that Russia is protesting the attitude Russian tourists visiting Israel face.
In response to the incident, Russia’s embassy in Israel said Israel denies entry to hundreds of Russians every month.
The deputy director general of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA), Margarita Pakhnotskaya, said the WADA decision was "well-expected."
Oscar Seborer died on 23 April 2015 in Moscow. Among the attendees at the funeral was a representative of the FSB, and his brother Stuart in a wheelchair.
On Tuesday, Bogdanov attended a meeting in Moscow with Israeli National Security Adviser Meir Ben-Shabbat on the Iranian presence in Syria.
"Most of the victims, old men, women, and children, were peaceful Soviet citizens of Jewish descent, doomed to destruction only because of their nationality."