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The pipeline replaces one initially planned through the Balkans but scrapped due to the conflict in the Ukraine.
The joint operation marks a remarkable turnaround in Russo-Turkish ties.
Snowden, who has pleaded for Manning's clemency, thanked Obama in a Tweet early Wednesday.
The Russian FM said that Chinese and Russian leaders have an identical position when it comes to North Korea.
Tensions are high between both countries, as the FBI continues to probe whether Russia may have interfered with US elections.
The US Defense Secretary had blamed Russia for doing "virtually nothing" to fight ISIL in Syria.
Duterte is expected to visit Moscow in April, furthering throwing doubt on the strength of ties with historic ally Washington.
Russia says it wants to sign a peace treaty before resolving the Kuril Islands dispute.
The Russian currency has gained about 24 per cent against the dollar in the past 12 months.
Diplomatic initiatives since the strategic win in Aleppo have led to a nation-wide ceasefire.