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Russian MPs say US’ withdrawal from TPP is good news

TASS [Russian State News] - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 23:46
Russian lawmakers hope the US’ abandonment of the TPP deal would be followed by suspension of its participation in the TTIP

Russian, Armenian PMs to discuss integration cooperation within EAEU

TASS [Russian State News] - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 23:39
The talks are expected to yield a number of intergovernmental and inter-ministerial documents

Russia and Turkey hit Islamic State targets near al-Bab in Aleppo province

TASS [Russian State News] - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 18:06
The operation that had been agreed with the Syrian side involved three Russian attack aircraft, including two Su-24M planes and one Su-34 bombers, and four Turkish warplanes

Russian Defense Ministry reports nine ceasefire violations in Syria in past day

TASS [Russian State News] - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 17:23
The nationwide ceasefire came into force across Syria at midnight on December 30, 2016

Russia’s 4th Yasen-class submarines complete hydraulic tests

TASS [Russian State News] - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 16:56
The first Project 885 nuclear submarine Severodvinsk was delivered to the Russian Navy in 2014

Arctic airport in search for investors

TASS [Russian State News] - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 16:50
The airport in Hatanga, one of the biggest airports in the Arctic, may become privately owned

Rosneft begins Arctic shelf’s seismological exploration from 2017

TASS [Russian State News] - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 16:38
The region continues oil and gas exploration works on the continental shelf

Visa-free travel between Russia and South Africa not yet in force — embassy

TASS [Russian State News] - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 16:26
An instruction signed byDmitry Medvedev on January 18 mentions the signing of a protocol between the countries on mutual abolition of visas for holders of regular international passports

Tesla takes the lead in sales of electric cars in Russia in 2016

TASS [Russian State News] - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 16:18
Sixty percent of all sold electric cars are registered in Moscow and Moscow Region

Politician says European-style reforms to degrade Ukraine’s economy

TASS [Russian State News] - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 16:16
According to an expert, Ukraine’s economy has been degrading as its dependence on commodity exports grows

Russia has potential to further upgrade MiG-31 fighter jets

TASS [Russian State News] - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 16:10
The potential of the interceptor itself is far from being used up

Russian cinema sets box office record chalking up nearly $145 mln in 2016

TASS [Russian State News] - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 15:37
Russian filmmaking "has stepped outside of Moscow and St. Petersburg"

German foreign minister says long-term solution to Syrian crisis to be discussed in Geneva

TASS [Russian State News] - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 15:34
The top diplomat notes the EU was keen to participate in international talks aimed at settling the situation in Syria in the wake of a large number of Syrian refugees accommodated by EU member states

Finland does not view Nord Stream-2 construction issue as political

TASS [Russian State News] - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 15:02
According to the country's Prime Minister Juha Sipila, it's environment his govermnent is concerned about

Finland is ready to host Arctic summit involving Putin and Trump

TASS [Russian State News] - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 14:59
In December 2016, high ranking Finnish diplomat Aleksi Harkonen said that the Russian and US leaders could meet at the Arctic summit in Finland in the first half of 2017

Russian senator to meet representatives of Syrian opposition on January 25

TASS [Russian State News] - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 14:36
Representatives of the Syrian opposition have announced their intention to visit Moscow in order to meet with the Federation Council members

Sprint Acquires 33 Percent of TIDAL and Creates Game-Changing Partnership

TASS [Russian State News] - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 14:05
Sprint will make TIDAL available to its 45 million post and prepaid customers

UN envoy urges Syrian armed opposition to abide by ceasefire

TASS [Russian State News] - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 14:00
UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan De Mistura urges Russia, Iran, Turkey to create mechanism on consolidating Syria ceasefire

Kremlin confirms Putin won’t attend 2017 Munich Security Conference

TASS [Russian State News] - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 13:57
Last year, Russia Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev attended the security conference

Head of Syrian government’s delegation accuses Turkey of backing terrorists

TASS [Russian State News] - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 13:53
Turkey’s delegation together with Iran and Russia is taking part in the talks on Syria in the Kazakh capital as a guarantor of the December 29 ceasefire

Russia’s anti-ballistic missile defense system to be upgraded by late 2017

TASS [Russian State News] - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 13:41
Work is in full swing today to create a unified national ABM-air defense system of the 21st century to comprise S-500 air defense missile complexes and advanced mobile radar stations

Russian top lawmaker says no plans to set up new Russian military bases abroad

TASS [Russian State News] - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 13:29
Russia and Syria have signed an agreement on an enlargement of the Tarutus naval base and Hmeymim air base for a period of 49 years

Russian strategic bombers hammer Islamic State facilities in Syria’s Deir ez-Zor

TASS [Russian State News] - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 13:02
The Russian long-range bombers delivered the massive strike after flying over Iraq and Iran, Russia’s Defense Ministry reports

Rosneft will boost oil supplies to China to 31 mln tonnes in 2017

TASS [Russian State News] - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 12:29
The company continues cooperation with its traditional and new foreign partners - including ONGC, BP, Exxon, Statoil and Eni

US first ladies: from Jackie Kennedy to Melania Trump

TASS [Russian State News] - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 12:08
US First Lady Melania Trump stunned the crowds on January 20 at the inaugural ball

Astana talks draft communique: Russia, Turkey, Iran to fight against IS, al-Nusra together

TASS [Russian State News] - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 11:52
Russia, Turkey and Iran plan to set up a trilateral mechanism to monitor the ceasefire in Syria

Minister warns EU may lose its power if it fails to build relations with Russia

TASS [Russian State News] - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 11:29
A "potential conflict" between Russia and the EU will have extremely grave consequences for Hungary, Peter Szijjarto also noted

Russia to develop 5th-generation medium-range anti-aircraft missile system

TASS [Russian State News] - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 11:19
Air defense missile complex can be developed within 7-10 years, the developer told TASS

Russia ready to take into account Trump’s anti-terrorism course — Lavrov

TASS [Russian State News] - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 11:16
Many of US President Donald Trump’s foreign policy priorities are in line with Russia’s position, Sergey Lavrov says

Putin’s spokesman says still early to speak of 2018 presidential election in Russia

TASS [Russian State News] - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 11:11
The issue of the upcoming presidential elections is not on the Kremlin’s agenda yet

Kremlin spokesman says telephone conversation between Putin, Trump under consideration

TASS [Russian State News] - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 11:01
There are no plans for personal meeting between Putin and Trump yet, according to the Kremlin spokesman

Former Italian PM backs immediate lifting of sanctions on Russia

TASS [Russian State News] - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 10:39
The European Union has not responded to Trump’s statements in a right way, former Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi said

Russian defense contractor prepares Buk-M3 antiaircraft missile systems for exports

TASS [Russian State News] - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 10:35
The developments of the company in the niche of medium-range antiaircraft missile systems have already been exported for half a century

Italy’s Berlusconi welcomes Trump’s call for closer ties with Russia

TASS [Russian State News] - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 10:32
The former Italian premier says he does not back "the return to the isolation strategy" in the economy proposed by Donald Trump

Moldova's leader plans to cancel agreement on establishing NATO Liaison Office in Chisinau

TASS [Russian State News] - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 10:15
Moldova’s president says despite a strong "pro-NATO" propaganda, the majority of Moldova’s population does not want the country to joint NATO

Hungary plans to improve relations with Russia — foreign minister

TASS [Russian State News] - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 10:08
Russia and Hungary are preparing for the visit of President Vladimir Putin to Budapest due on February 2

Kazakh leader says Astana meeting is clear manifestation of world community’s efforts

TASS [Russian State News] - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 09:58
Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev believes that the only way to find a solution to the Syrian crisis is through negotiations

Syrian government, opposition sit down at one table as Astana talks open

TASS [Russian State News] - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 09:53
During the attempts to relaunch intra-Syrian talks in Geneva in 2016 the government and the opposition never sat down at one table

Russia’s industry minister: tax-free system may be introduced in nearest future

TASS [Russian State News] - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 09:21
All necessary documents to the Finance Ministry, Industry and Trade Minister Denis Manturov said

Peace talks on Syria begin in Astana

TASS [Russian State News] - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 08:48
The agenda includes strengthening the ceasefire and advancing the negotiation process in order to hold consultations in Geneva on February 8

Foreign ministers of Russia, Hungary to discuss issues of bilateral agenda

TASS [Russian State News] - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 07:22
The ministers will focus on implementation of the agreements that were reached during Russian President Vladimir Putin's meeting with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on February 17, 2016

Japan to continue talks with Russia on joint economic activity on Kuril Islands — Abe

TASS [Russian State News] - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 06:58
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has called for the creation of economic projects there that will be beneficial for both sides

Kazakh Foreign Ministry: Format of Astana talks on Syria still under discussion

TASS [Russian State News] - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 06:18
Delegation of Syrian opposition in Astana does not have common platform, according to Kazakhstan's deputy minister of foreign affairs

Talks on Syria open in Astana after intense consultations day

TASS [Russian State News] - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 06:09
Adoption of a joint final document is expected at the end of the negotiations

President of Slovenia to visit Moscow on February 10

TASS [Russian State News] - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 00:03
The upcoming visit will be held at the invitation of Russian President Vladimir Putin, Adviser to the President of the Republic on Communications and Public Relations Spela Vovk told TASS

Participation of Syrian government and opposition in Astana talks opening not yet agreed

TASS [Russian State News] - Sun, 01/22/2017 - 23:10
"So far, it is not clear whether opening of the negotiations will be attended by representatives of all seven parties, namely, the delegations of the government and the opposition," the source said.

Syrian opposition ready to unite with army as soon as transition of power begins

TASS [Russian State News] - Sun, 01/22/2017 - 21:02
Nasr al-Hariri of the Syrian High Negotiations Committee said the Syria people is unlikely to consolidate unless peace political process gets underway

ARAF to check information from new ARD film on doping in Russian sport

TASS [Russian State News] - Sun, 01/22/2017 - 20:47
"Our federation will check all the facts cited in Seppelt’s documentary, including a video featuring coach Kazarin and an athlete," ARAF President Dmitry Shlyakhtin said

Moscow optimistic about Astana meeting on Syria on January 23 — Russian delegation head

TASS [Russian State News] - Sun, 01/22/2017 - 20:38
Alexander Lavrentyev said he is confident differences at the Astana talks on the Syrian settlement will be bridged on Monday

Iran optimistic about Astana talks on Syria — Iranian delegation head

TASS [Russian State News] - Sun, 01/22/2017 - 19:44
No clarity has yet been reached about possible direct talks between Syria’s government and opposition in Astana, Hossein Jaberi Ansari addad

IBU decision on Russian biathletes was anticipated one — ROC president

TASS [Russian State News] - Sun, 01/22/2017 - 19:41
"It was an anticipated decision," Alexander Zhukov said, adding that the federation "is currently scrutinized the lists" of athletes mentioned in the WADA Independent Commission’s report

Ceasefire, separation of opposition from terrorists to be in focus of Astana talks

TASS [Russian State News] - Sun, 01/22/2017 - 16:22
Syria’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Bashar al-Jafaari said it is too early to speak about any expectations

Russian agriculture ministry expects production growth in 2017 at level of previous years

TASS [Russian State News] - Sun, 01/22/2017 - 16:04
According to preliminary results of 2016, agricultural production growth was four percent, or more than in the previous year (2.6%)

All countries observe oil output cuts agreement — Russian energy minister

TASS [Russian State News] - Sun, 01/22/2017 - 14:59
Russia is cutting oil production twice faster than planned, Russia's Minister of Energy said

Rogozin calls "dangerous incident" UK botched missile launch

TASS [Russian State News] - Sun, 01/22/2017 - 14:32
The Sunday Times wrote that was the only test of the Trident missile, the UK made in the recent four years

Medvedev calls United Russia ruling party, president's main resource

TASS [Russian State News] - Sun, 01/22/2017 - 14:27
Congress of the United Russia Party elected Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev the party leader

First in 2017 humanitarian convoy to Donbass due in January — minister

TASS [Russian State News] - Sun, 01/22/2017 - 14:27
"All organizations issues are in place, all documents have been sent to the Ukrainian counterparts for further approval," Russia's Minister of Emergencies Vladimir Puchkov said

Ukrainian military shells Zaitsevo village near Gorlovka — news agency

TASS [Russian State News] - Sun, 01/22/2017 - 14:25
"On Saturday evening, the Ukrainian military shelled Zaitsevo - north of Gorlovka, and damaged a house in Poletayeva Street," the Donetsk News Agency reported

Mutko calls silly information Infantino asks him not to run for RFU head

TASS [Russian State News] - Sun, 01/22/2017 - 14:24
The UK’s Daily Mail earlier wrote: "Sources say Infantino called Mutko a few days before the Russian FA presidential election and advised Mutko not to stand."

Seven parties to participate in Syrian talks

TASS [Russian State News] - Sun, 01/22/2017 - 07:54
The main objective of the inter-Syrian talks in Astana would be confirming of the agreements on ceasefire in Syria of December 29, 2016

Russia’s Pavlyuchenkova reaches Australian Open quarterfinals

TASS [Russian State News] - Sun, 01/22/2017 - 05:19
Anastasiya Pavlyuchenkova seeded 24th downed another Russian tennis player Svetlana Kuznetsova seeded 8th with 6:3, 6:3 score

Syrian opposition arrived at Astana for talks - source

TASS [Russian State News] - Sun, 01/22/2017 - 05:17
Delegations of Russia, Turkey and Iran and Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General Staffan de Mistura arrived at for talks in Astana earlier

Power supply failure occurred at Armenian Nuclear Power Plant due to icing

TASS [Russian State News] - Sun, 01/22/2017 - 02:48
The failure entailing partial reduction of plant load was caused by power lines icing during lengthy frost

Sleeping Beauty ballet from Bolshoi Theater to be showed in movie theaters of 50 countries

TASS [Russian State News] - Sun, 01/22/2017 - 01:17
The Bolshoi Theater will make the first live broadcast this year starting at 18.00 pm Moscow time in cooperation with Pathe Live and Bel Air Media, the theater’s press service said

First monastery museum of St. Petersburg to be opened in St. Alexander Nevsky Lavra

TASS [Russian State News] - Sun, 01/22/2017 - 00:11
The monastery museum will display rare exhibits illustrating tri-centenary history of the St. Alexander Nevsky Monastery, icons, canonic dresses and liturgical utensils

IBU calls on IOC to retest biathletes’ samples taken since 2014 Olympics

TASS [Russian State News] - Sat, 01/21/2017 - 22:53
On Saturday, the Extraordinary Executive Board meeting took place in Italy’s Anterlselva to discuss the IBU working group’s investigation into the report of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)

IBU Executive Board finds no grouns to suspend Russia's biathlon team

TASS [Russian State News] - Sat, 01/21/2017 - 20:53
IBU Executive Board finds no grouns to suspend Russia's biathlon team

Kiev forces open fire 579 times on Donetsk republic — spokesman

TASS [Russian State News] - Sat, 01/21/2017 - 20:52
There have been no immediate reports on casualties or destruction, the DPR command said

Ambassador to Kazakhstan to represent US at Astana talks on Syria

TASS [Russian State News] - Sat, 01/21/2017 - 19:49
The United States will not send a delegation to Kazakhstan’s capital of Astana from Washington to attend the peace talks on Syria

Russia's healthcare ministry offers help to Hungarians injured in Italy road accident

TASS [Russian State News] - Sat, 01/21/2017 - 19:46
"It is always hard when such tragedies happen and even harder when they threaten children’s lives or health," Minister Veronica Skvortsova said

Russian minister hopes economic sanctions against oil companies will be lifted

TASS [Russian State News] - Sat, 01/21/2017 - 19:45
The Western sanctions ban exports of technology and investments in shelf oil output in Russia and financing of Russian blacklisted companies as well

Iranian delegation holds unofficial meeting with Turkish, Russian officials

TASS [Russian State News] - Sat, 01/21/2017 - 17:29
Two separate bilateral meetings took place in the Marriot hotel in the center of Astana, first with the Turkish delegation and then with the Russian one

Russia registers four ceasefire violations in Syria

TASS [Russian State News] - Sat, 01/21/2017 - 17:02
The Turkish side has not presented reports on any violations

Russia terrified watching monuments destroyed in Palmyra — culture minister

TASS [Russian State News] - Sat, 01/21/2017 - 15:08
Militants of the Islamic State terrorist group had destroyed facade of the Roman Theater and the Tetrapylon architecture complex in Palmyra

Transport infrastructures in Yakutia's Arctic zone requires 7 billion rubles

TASS [Russian State News] - Sat, 01/21/2017 - 15:06
The republic's Anabar district is the place of a promising West-Anabar license area with oil reserves of 290 million cubic meters, and of 16.3 bcm of natural gas

Russian bombers deliver successfully strikes on terrorists' facilities in Syria

TASS [Russian State News] - Sat, 01/21/2017 - 13:39
The targets for strikes were camps of the bandit units, ammunition depots, groups of armored vehicles, and of manpower

Putin will soon call Trump to greet him on taking office — Peskov

TASS [Russian State News] - Sat, 01/21/2017 - 13:33
The Russian president's press secretary called this call a "protocol-based obligation."

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