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Pushkov Comments PASE Session
The Head of Russias State Duma Foreign Affairs Committee Alexei Pushkov said that PASE ought to forget about Russia for a while and turn their attention to continental problems.
--27-01-2016--
Russia - Egypt Cooperation Agreement
Russia and Egypt have signed an intergovernmental cooperation agreement in Cairo, this agreement involves the construction of the first nuclear power plant in the Arab Republic.
--24-11-2015--
Russia May Be Accepted Back To the G8
Russia can be accepted back to the G8 if it continues to cooperate with the West on the Syrian issue and if the Ukrainian conflict is resolved.
--24-11-2015--
Sanctions Against Russia Extended
The leaders of the Western countries agreed to extend sanctions against Russia for another six months - until July 2016.
--23-11-2015--
Horst Seehofer Speaks On the Role Of Russia In World Issues
The global problems of modern time cannot be resolved without the participation of Russia.
--22-11-2015--
Jimmy Carter Sent A Letter To Vladimir Putin
The former American President Jimmy Carter handed the maps with the positions of the militants of the Islamic State (IS) in Syria to the representatives of the Russian Embassy in Washington, DC, according to The Washington Free Beacon.
--25-10-2015--
Russia Does Not Regret Its Inability To Participate In G8
Russia does not regret its inability to participate in G8, and the impact of the sanctions on its economy in the West is greatly exaggerated. This was stated by the Head of the Russian Presidential Administration Sergei Ivanov.
--24-10-2015--
Bashar al-Assad Thanked the Russian President
The Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad thanked the Russian President Vladimir Putin for the salvation of Syria during the meeting with him.
--23-10-2015--
Russian MOFA Comments Operations In Syria
Russia has launched the air operation in Syria not with the purpose to divert attention from what is happening in Ukraine.
--22-10-2015--
Russia Increases Trade With Brazil
Russia permitted imports of milk to 11 Brazilian producers under the guarantee of the Veterinary Service of the South American country. Brazil in its turn accepted the terms of the Russian Federation for the supply of Russian grain.
--10-07-2015--
If Finland Joins NATO...
Finlands accession to NATO membership and the consequent dislocation of the alliances forces on the border with Russia will provoke tension in relations between Moscow and Helsinki.
--09-04-2015--
eBay Will Store Personal Data Of Russian Users In Russia
The US company eBay owning the eponymous website for online auctions and PayPal payment service agreed to begin processing and storage of personal data of its Russian users on the servers in Russia.
--08-04-2015--
Russia - Greece Negotiations
The Russian authorities are ready to discuss the allocation of multiple loans with the Prime Minister of Greece Alexis Tsipras, in case Russian state companies gain control over some Greek assets.
--07-04-2015--
Settlements In Roubles And Liras May Be Introduced
The Turkish Government considers it possible to convert the settlements on large investment projects with Russia to national currencies.
--07-04-2015--
Russia Joins the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
Russia decided to join the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) founded at the initiative of China.
--06-04-2015--
CNN Channel Back To Russia
CNN channel has received a universal license on broadcasting in Russia.
--25-03-2015--
UAE Expresses Interest In Floating Cosmodrome
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) are interested in the acquisition of the international floating cosmodrome Morskoy Start (Sea Launch).
--24-03-2015--
The European Union Will Keep Sanctions Against the Crimea
The European Union still does not recognize and condemns this act of violation of international law Mogerini announced.
--21-03-2015--
Minsk Agreements Implementation
The UN Security Council discussed the failure to fulfill the set of measures on implementation of the Minsk agreements on Thursday, March 19.
--20-03-2015--
CNN Is Back
The Federal Supervision Agency for Information Technologies and Communications will grant a permit to CNN allowing it to resume broadcasting in Russia until the end of the week.
--26-02-2015--
Russia Has Lost Its Satellite Constellation Warning Of Missile Strikes
The last satellites of Oko-1 constellation monitoring the launches of ballistic missiles are out of order, and the launch of new satellites is expected no earlier than in June 2015.
--13-02-2015--
EU Emergency Meeting On the Situation In Ukraine Will Be Held On Thursday
The meetings of the OSCE and of foreign ministers of the EU countries will take place against the background of escalating conflict in Donbass, and in particular, the bombardment of Mariupol, which resulted in death of 30 people on January 24th.
--26-01-2015--
Ukraine Initiates an Appeal to the Hague Tribunal After the Bombardment of Mariupol
The National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) of Ukraine ordered the government of the country to begin the procedure of preparation of the complaint to the Hague Tribunal to recognize the murders of Ukrainians in Donbass as crimes against humanity.
--26-01-2015--
Visa Asks For Insurance
Visa has asked for insurance against failures in the Russian system of payment cards. Visa fears that the National Payment Cards System (NPCS) will fail to cope with the processing of payments on its cards in Russia. It insists on the use of foreign facilities, however NPCS objects to this idea.
--25-01-2015--
SSU Stated That It Had Evidence On the Involvement Of Russian Citizens In the Conflict In Donbass
The Security Service of Ukraine (SSU) stated that it had evidence on the involvement of Russian citizens in the conflict in Donbass, in particular in the latest events near Mariupol. This was stated at an agencys meeting by its Head Valentin Nalivaichenko.
--25-01-2015--
Russia And Armenia Agreed On A Joint Investigation Into the Criminal Case Of Massacre In Gyumri
The Head of the Investigative Committee of Russia arrived in Armenia. He assured that the investigation and legal proceedings against the Russian military man accused of killing seven people would be held only on the territory of Armenia. The Investigative Committees of Russia and Armenia agreed on a joint investigation into the criminal case of massacre in the Armenian city of Gyumri.
--23-01-2015--
Russia And India Strengthen Cooperation To Counter Terrorism
The Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and his Indian counterpart Manohar Parrikar agreed to strengthen cooperation in the field of countering terrorism, as well as collaboration in the military-industrial sector.
--22-01-2015--
IMF: Russian Economy Is Expected To Fall By 3%
The Russian economy is expected to fall by 3% in 2015. This is stated in the IMF report.
--20-01-2015--
HSBC: Russian GDP Will Fall To 3.5%
The British banking conglomerate HSBC toughened its forecast on the fall of Russias GDP to 3.5%, according to Bloomberg.
--19-01-2015--
Procedure Of Ukraine Accession To NATO Might Be Accelerated
The Permanent Representative of Russia to NATO Alexander Grushko stated that the procedure of Ukraines accession to the alliance might be accelerated. According to him, there are certain criteria that must be met for joining NATO. These are, in particular, the absence of internal conflicts or any territorial disputes with its neighboring countries.
--26-12-2014--
Lavrov Comments On Russian Relations With Ukraine
The Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov thinks that Ukraine is still a Union State of Russia. According to his words, it is impossible for Russia and Ukraine to break up.
--25-12-2014--
Lavrov Talks About Sanctions
The European Union imposed sanctions against Russia being under pressure from the USA. This opinion was expressed by the Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
--24-12-2014--
The South Stream Losses
The losses of foreign companies caused by the freezing of the South Stream project will make up at least 2.82 billion euros. The direct losses of European companies may equal 2.5 billion euros. Japanese companies will lose an order for 320 million euros.
--09-12-2014--
Russian Economic Forecasts
The World Bank (WB) raised its forecast for economic growth in Russia in 2014 from 0.5 to 0.7 percent. The forecast for 2015 has been reduced to zero, instead of 0.3 percent growth of the September forecast.
--09-12-2014--
Ukraine Is Satisfied With South Stream Shut-down
Kiev expressed satisfaction with the rejection of the gas pipeline project South Stream which was to supply gas to Europe, bypassing Ukraine.
--06-12-2014--
Bonds Placement On Asian Markets
The Ministry of Finance does not exclude the possibility of placement of bonds on the Asian markets in order to create a benchmark for corporate bond placement.
--05-12-2014--
EAEU Plans To Abandon Mutual Payments In Dollars And Euros
The members of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU, incluing Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Armenia) intend to abandon the mutual payments in dollars and euros.
--04-12-2014--
EU Makes Serbia Join Sanctions
Serbia was obliged to impose sanctions against Russia in exchange for EU membership. This was stated by the European Commissioner for Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn.
--26-11-2014--
Matthias Platzeck Supported Annexation Of Crimea
The former Prime Minister of Brandenburg Matthias Platzeck came out for legalization of the accession of the Crimea to Russia. Later the press service of the German-Russian Forum denied the statement of Platzeck, but only partially.
--26-11-2014--
Biden Threatened Russia With Further Isolation
The US Vice President Joseph Biden warned Russia against non-compliance with Minsk agreements. According to his words, the US will continue to increase pressure on Russia if it continues its policy regarding the conflict in eastern Ukraine.
--22-11-2014--
Russian Hackers Attack
Russian hackers attack: JP Morgan, Nasdaq, Carrefour and millions of passwords. The Russian authorities suspect that they have been working jointly since DDoS-attacks on Estonia in 2007.
--04-09-2014--
The EU And NATO Against Russia: How The West Will Respond To Moscow. The EU plans: New Sanctions.
The conflict in the south-east of Ukraine and the Russia's role in these events are still one of the main foreign policy issues for the countries of the West. The economic ways to stop Russia's interference in the conflict were discussed on August 30 at a meeting of the EU summit in Brussels, and on September 4-5 the Ukrainian events will be one of the main issues of the NATO summit to be held in the Welsh Newport. The possibility of introducing new economic sanctions against Russia was discussed in Brussels.
--03-09-2014--
Gazprom Corruption Scandal
During the next few months the General Prosecutor's Office of Switzerland intends to bring an official accusation of corruption against the four people, possibly including two top managers of Gazprom.
--03-09-2014--
Living Without Russian Gas
Despite the frequent statements by European politicians concerning the need for reducing dependence on Russian gas, the chances of doing this in Europe are few, as the Fitch Ratings declares in its report Living Without Russian Gas.
--30-08-2014--
Military Exercises Near The Coast Of the Kuril Islands Caused A Diplomatic Row
The military exercises with the participation of the Pacific Fleet, Air Landing Troops and military aircrafts that started near the coast of the Kuril Islands on Tuesday caused a diplomatic row. Japan protested, considering large-scale military maneuvers in the area of the disputed territory to be unacceptable.
--18-08-2014--
The EU Countries Disagree On The Issue Of Toughening Sanctions Against Russia
The EU countries still disagree on the need for stiffening sanctions against Russia, despite the pressure of a number of Western countries after the crash of the Malaysian airliner in Eastern Ukraine on July 17.
--21-07-2014--
The World Treats Russia And The United States Worse
The attitude towards Russia and the United States around the world has significantly deteriorated during the last year, as it was shown by the poll conducted by GlobeScan sociological company commissioned by BBC World Service. The study was conducted in 24 countries on all continents before the political crisis in Ukraine and annexation of the Crimea to Russia from December 2013 to April 2014.
--16-06-2014--
Development Of The Platinum Deposit In Zimbabwe
Vi Holding, Rostekh and Vnesheconombank created a consortium for development of the platinum deposit in Zimbabwe.
--06-06-2014--


News:

Agricultural Products From Greece Might Be Supplied To Russia Soon
Russian and Greek experts will meet soon to discuss the possibility of supply of agricultural products with regard to the embargo on supplies to Russia.
--22-06-2015--
ING Bank Unblocked Accounts Of Russian Diplomatic Missions In Belgia
Bank accounts of Russian diplomatic missions in the ING bank (Belgia) were unblocked. This was announced by the Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders.
--21-06-2015--
Norway Exceeded Russia In the Volume of Gas Supplies
The gas operator Gassco has exported 29.2 billion cubic meters of gas during the period from January to March of this year, while Gazprom provided only 20.29 billion cubic meters. I
--28-05-2015--
EAEC - Vietnam Free Trade Zone
The Russian government approved the agreement on free trade zone between the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEC) and Vietnam.
--28-05-2015--
Import Of Japanese Fish May Be Reopened
The Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance may ease restrictions on the imports of Japanese fish introduced because of the accident at the Fukushima.
--08-04-2015--
Russian Trade With Finland Goes Down
The Finnish exports to Russia decreased by 43 percent in January 2015, as compared with the same month of last year. The import of Russian goods to Finland fell by 36 percent.
--07-04-2015--
Russia Will Supply Nuclear Fuel To Hungary
The Government of Hungary agreed the project of supply of nuclear fuel for the nuclear power plant Paks from Russia with European officials.
--02-04-2015--
Leaders of 26 Nations to Take Part in Victory Day Celebrations
The top politicians from 26 countries as well as representatives of UNESCO and the Council of Europe have already expressed their intentions to visit Moscow on May 9 in order to participate in Victory Day celebrations.
--30-03-2015--
Vladimir Putin Will Visit Beijing In September
The President of Russia Vladimir Putin will visit Beijing in September; there he will participate in the celebration of the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II.
--26-03-2015--
The Future Of Soviet Sculptures In Vilnius
The new Mayor of Vilnius Remigijus Šimašius thinks that the sculptures installed in the city centre at the Zeleny Bridge during Soviet times must be removed, restored, but not returned to their initial place.
--19-03-2015--
Pushkov riticized the Polish Guards Who Detained a Man Carrying His Russian Wife In a Suitcase
The Head of the Duma Committee for International Affairs Aleksei Pushkov criticized the Polish border guards who detained a citizen of France carrying his wife, a Russian woman, in a suitcase at the border of Belarus and the European Union.
--18-03-2015--
Russian Wife In a Suitcase
A citizen of France tried to bring his wife to Poland, hiding her in a suitcase. The Polish border guards took the couple off the train Moscow - Nice in Terespol.
--18-03-2015--
Russia Won't Support Greece Financially - Official
Russia currently has no plans to assist Greece with money, as "such expenses are not included in the federal budget law", Russian Deputy Finance Minister Sergey Storchak said.
--25-02-2015--
Russia Will Be Able To Build a Nuclear Power Plant In Egypt
During the visit of the Russian President Vladimir Putin to Egypt the Head of Rosatom Sergei Kirienko and the Minister of Electrification of Egypt Muhammad Shakker signed an agreement under which Russia will be able to build a nuclear power plant on the territory of the Arab Republic.
--16-02-2015--
Cease-fire And Withdrawal Of Weapons
The Contact Group which met in Minsk managed to work out agreements on cease-fire and withdrawal of weapons.
--13-02-2015--
Norman Format Meeting Is Complicated
The resumption of military operations in the south-east of Ukraine undermines the effectiveness of the preparations for the meeting in the Norman format.
--26-01-2015--
Russia-Iran Military Cooperation
Russia and Iran signed an intergovernmental agreement on military cooperation. The agreement was signed in Tehran.
--26-01-2015--
Russian itizens Suspected Of Planning Terrorist Attacks Were Detained In France
According to the Direct Matin edition quoting the Prosecutor Yvon Calvet, all of them are Chechen. The detention was performed in the evening of Monday, January 19 at the city of Beziers (Hérault department).
--25-01-2015--
Russia to Stop Nuclear Cooperation with US
Moscow reportedly decided to end its nuclear cooperation program with the US, saying that Russia no longer needs assistance in safeguarding nuclear sites located in the country, according to the Boston Globe newspaper.
--20-01-2015--
Gas For Ukraine
Until the end of 2014 Ukraine will have bought one billion cubic meters of Russian gas.
--29-11-2014--
Restrictions On Swiss Products
The Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance may impose temporary restrictions on exports of plant products from Switzerland to Russia.
--29-11-2014--
French Wines Ban
A member of the State Duma Defense Committee Vladimir Bessonov announced the need to prohibit the supplies of French wines in Russia in response to the suspension of execution of the contract on Mistral helicopter carriers.
--29-11-2014--
Oil Prices Are Too Low
Russia, Saudi Arabia, Mexico and Venezuela consider current oil prices to be too low.
--29-11-2014--
BRICS Development Bank
The agreement on the establishment of the New BRICS Development Bank was signed at the end of the summit in Fortaleza.
--29-11-2014--
Estimates Of Gas Supply To Turkey
According to the calculations of Gazprom, it will be possible to increase gas supplies to the country at the beginning of 2016.
--29-11-2014--
Russian MOFA Is Ready To Cooperate With Washington
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that, unlike the United States, Moscow was ready to cooperate with Washington, in terms not of benefits, but of common interests.
--28-11-2014--
NATO - Russia Council Meeting
The new NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that the North Atlantic Alliance is ready to consider a request for a meeting of the NATO - Russia Council in the case of receipt of such request.
--03-10-2014--
ScanEx Cooperates With Chinese Meteorological Orbiter Series
"ScanEx" Engineering Technology Center became the first Russian company specializing in receiving and processing satellite data from Chinese meteorological "FengYun-3" orbiter series, situated on polar orbits.
--31-07-2014--
Agreement On Cancelling The Cuba Debt To Russia Is Ratified
The agreement stipulates that 90% ($ 32 billion) of this debt will be written off, and the remaining 10% will be repaid within 10 years in 20 equal semi-annual payments in accordance with the established schedule.
--08-07-2014--
Russia Ready for New Anti-Terror Campaign with US
On Friday, June 27, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Russia is open for the renewed anti-terrorism cooperation with the United States, but added the ball is now in the US court.
--29-06-2014--
Russian Roads Are in the List of the Worst in the World
According to the quality of roads, Russia holds the 136th place in the world out of 144, as it is said in the Global Competitiveness Report 2012-2013.
--01-03-2013--
Russian Students to Study at the Best Foreign Universities
Starting from 2013, Russian students will be permitted to study at the most prestigious universities of the world at the expense of the Russian Government.
--26-10-2012--
Russian Sends Humanitarian Help to Syria
A Russian Emergencies and Civil Defense Ministry has sent a special plane with about 25 metric tons of humanitarian aid to Syria, mainly medicaments.
--08-10-2012--
US Arrests 11 People on Suspicion of Espionage for Russia
A US court has charged 11 people with involvement into an alleged Russian network illegally exporting American technologies to Russian military and intel agencies.
--05-10-2012--
Russian Prosecutors Seek to Ban "Innocence of Muslims"
The Prosecutor Generals Office has declared the film Innocence of Muslims extremist and plans to ban the scandalous video in Russia.
--18-09-2012--
No Russian Tourists Were Injured by Earthquake in Mexico
An earthquake in Acapulco resort in Mexico hasn't affected Russian tourists having a vacation in this country.
--21-03-2012--
Russia and Turkey Signed Tourism Cooperation Agreement
Russia and Turkey signed an agreement on cooperation in tourism in the framework of the international exhibition "Intourmarket" in Moscow.
--20-03-2012--
Malta Visa Centre to Appear in Kaliningrad
The Malta Visa Application Centre will be opened in Kaliningrad March 30, 2012.
--14-03-2012--
Britain Hopes to Improve Relations with Russia
According to the words of the British Prime Minister David Cameron, Britain is going to work with a new elected Russian president in order to overcome difficulties between Moscow and London.
--06-03-2012--
Russians Can Go to Guatemala Without Visa
Russian citizens now can visit Guatemala without a visa - an agreement between the two governments, signed in New York on September 22, 2011, entered into force yesterday, February 29.
--01-03-2012--
Myanmar Foreign Minister Visits Russia
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Myanmar, Wunna Maung Lwin arrived in Moscow on official visit which will last until February 29.
--28-02-2012--
Paris Garden Will be Named after Russian Writer
A garden located on Port Maillot square in Paris will be named after the Russian writer Alexander Solzhenitsyn. It was decided by voting of members of the City Council in the French capital.
--09-02-2012--
Russian Pilot Detained in Southern Sudan
Russian pilot from the crew of the An-32 has been detained in Sardzhas, Southern Sudan. The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs demands for the explanation of the incident.
--17-01-2012--
Russian Glonass Satnav System Develops International Market
Russia says the Latin American and Indian markets will be a priority for Russia's Glonass satellite navigation system.
--14-12-2011--
Commonwealth of Independent States Turns 20 Years
Twenty years ago, on 8 December 1991, leaders of three countries signed a Creation Agreement on the dissolution of the Soviet Union and the creation of the Commonwealth of Independent States. The history of the USSR was ended for good.
--08-12-2011--
"Group of Life" for Russian Football Team
On Friday, December 2, a draw ceremony for the Euro 2012 finals brought Russia a very successful result.
--07-12-2011--
Russians Will Miss the Man who Changed the World
Today the Russian President, many Russian officials and famous bloggers, as well as thousands of Russian people, offer their condolence over the death of Steve Jobs, the founder and ex-CEO of the Apple company.
--06-10-2011--
David Cameron Will Come To The Capital Of Russia
The Prime Minister of Great Britain David Cameron will visit Moscow and meet Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, which means that both sides strive for warming of relationships, spoiled after the murder of Russian ex-spy in London in 2006.
--08-09-2011--





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