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Russia delivers humanitarian aid to Syria’s Latakia

TASS [Russian State News] - 24 min 12 sec ago
Thursday marks two years since the establishment of the Russian Center for Reconciliation

Russia's UN envoy reminds Nikki Haley Russia has legally elected government, not ‘regime’

TASS [Russian State News] - 1 hour 6 min ago
Syria has a legitimate government as well "whether someone likes it or not", the Russian diplomat stressed

Russia’s State Duma may adopt statement on Donbass reintegration law

TASS [Russian State News] - 3 hours 39 min ago
The document has not yet been officially included in the agenda, but it is possible that it can be introduced "with a vote"

Vucic points to progress in Russian-Serbian economic relations

TASS [Russian State News] - 6 hours 34 min ago
The Serbian leader noted the special importance of energy in the relations between the two countries

EU demands to follow anti-Russian sentiments are short-lived - Lavrov

TASS [Russian State News] - 6 hours 38 min ago
We know that the ЕU proposes, within the framework of the negotiating chapters on Serbia's accession to the EU, a number of conditions, related to joining the sanctions against Russia, Lavrov said

Russia ready to join expanded talks between Belgrade, Pristina, says Lavrov

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 23:21
In the course of a visit to Russia last December, President Vucic said Serbia hoped for Russia’s mediation in the dialogue with Pristina

Serbia intends to adhere to policy of military neutrality - President

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 23:20
Vucic told TASS earlier that Belgrade intends to purchase from Russia at least six military transport helicopters, as well as air defense systems

Serbian president hands letter for Putin to Russian foreign minister

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 23:18
"It is remarkable that we have never confronted each other throughout 180 years, which is a rare case in the history of any nation around the world," Vucic said

President Vucic says Serbia will not introduce sanctions against Russia

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 21:51
Serbia’s president also has wished success to Russia in holding the presidential election

Serbia fascinated by Russian pilot’s valor - President Vucic

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 21:44
Serbian leader have written a letter on behalf of the Serbian people to the family of Russian officer Roman Filipov

Militants hamper evacuation efforts in Eastern Ghouta - Russian center

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 21:39
The negotiations seeking to find a peace solution to the Eastern Ghouta crisis had been derailed, Russian officers said

Russia ready to join expanded talks between Belgrade, Pristina, says Lavrov

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 21:11
If the Albanian side to this process expresses the wish to get more mediators, then we’ll rely on Serbia’s opinion, Russian Foreign Minister said

Kiev unwilling to implement Minsk peace accords - Lavrov

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 20:47
Russian Foreign Minister noted that the law on Donbass reintegration implies a military solution in eastern Ukraine

CSKA Moscow beat Sebria’s Crvena Zvezda 1-0

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 20:14
Alan Dzagoev netted the goal in the final minute of the first half

Russian national detained in Munich over riots at Euro 2016 — embassy

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 19:30
A Russian citizen has been detained at Munich’s airport following France’s request

Norway interested in maintaining cooperation with Russia, says minister

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 19:26
Norway is seeking to maintain good relations with Russia

Russia may ban supplies of certain dairy products from Belarus — regulator

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 19:03
In 2017, the Russian agricultural watchdog registered 596 violations of requirements to safety of food product

Russia urges to convene UN SC emergency session on Eastern Ghouta

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 18:57
Russia has suggested that the United Nations Security Council should hold an emergency session over the situation in Eastern Ghouta

Lavrov jokes will cheer on FC Spartak as Russia's CSKA plays vs Serbia's Crvena Zvezda

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 18:38
Sergey Lavrov said jokingly he would cheer on the Russian FC Spartak, of which he is a long-time fan, when Russia's FC CSKA played vs. Crvena Zvezda of Belgrade later on the same day.

Defense Ministry rejects reports about plans to replace Russian troops commander in Syria

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 18:06
Russia’s Defense Ministry has slammed rumors about the decision to replace the commander of the Russian troops in Syria as fake news

Russian diplomat, UN envoy for Somalia discuss fight against terrorism

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 17:45
The Russian Foreign Ministry says Moscow is ready to continue providing political and diplomatic support to the Mogadishu authorities

Kiev court interrupts questioning of Poroshenko, adjourns session

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 17:39
A court in Kiev that is hearing the case over high treason allegedly committed by the former Ukrainian President, Viktor Yanukovich, interrupted the questioning of the incumbent President Poroshenko

Russian senior diplomat discusses situation in Iraq, May election with Iraqi official

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 17:34
In December 2017, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared victory over the Islamic State in the country

Kremlin blasts Latvia’s ‘obsessive-compulsive’ Russophobic claims as bailout bait

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 17:27
The Kremlin comments on accusations against Russia of alleged cyberattacks in the wake of a banking crisis sweeping Latvia

Russian top diplomat arrives in Serbia for talks with president

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 17:08
Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic will receive the Russian top diplomat

Slovenian top diplomat praises cooperation with Russia

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 17:06
Slovenia's top diplomat comments on the relations with Russia

Three-year-old boy returned from Iraq to Russia

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 17:03
Three-year-old Zeid Abdulayev, who was found in an orphanage in Baghdad, has been brought to Chechnya’s capital of Grozny

Arctic transport: what needs to be changed

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 16:46
Russia’s Arctic regions expect subsidies for reconstruction of local airfields

Russia hails Slovenia’s stance on Moscow’s relations with EU, NATO — Lavrov

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 16:32
The Russian top diplomat comments on the relations with Slovenia

Russian, Austrian railway companies to develop cooperation on third-country markets

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 16:13
The Russian Railways and the Austrian Railways \have clinched an agreement which stipulates, in particular, development of cooperation on third-country markets

Russian senior diplomat focuses on North Africa at talks with Morocco’s ambassador

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 16:00
The talks focused on recent developments in North Africa and on some practical aspects of the current agenda of the Russian-Moroccan relations

Red Cross demands access to wounded in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 15:51
Eastern Ghouta is included in one of the Syrian de-escalation zones established in accordance with the May 4 decision made by Russia, Iran and Turkey, the guarantors of the Syrian ceasefire

Lavrov: US admits ambassadors tasked to dissuade partners from doing business with Russia

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 15:43
Earlier, the US Department of State spokesperson said all of its diplomatic missions abroad were tasked with talking their host countries out of business contacts with Russia

Sports minister lauds hockey players’ quarterfinal win, but urges them to ‘stay focused’

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 15:32
The Russian hockey players qualified for the Olympic Games semifinal for the first time in 12 years

Biggest crashes and falls at Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 15:20
Aside from all the glitz and the glamour of medal ceremonies and hard work in Pyeongchang, the 2018 Winter Olympics as also been full of hurt

IAAF authorizes Russian athletes Afonin, Krylova to compete internationally as neutrals

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 15:15
The IAAF earlier authorized 19 Russian athletes to compete internationally as neutrals

Japanese speed skaters set Olympic record in women's team pursuit event

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 14:49
Japanese athletes have so far won 11 medals at the PyeongChang Olympics

Up to 7,000 Swiss football fans may visit Nizhny Novgorod during 2018 FIFA World Cup

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 14:39
The 2018 FIFA World Cup will be held between June 14 and July 15

Reckless off-roader: SUV dives into pedestrian underpass in St. Petersburg

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 14:29
An off-road vehicle descended into a pedestrian underpass near a subway station in the south of St. Petersburg

Kremlin comments on Donbass reintegration law

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 14:27
The Donbass reintegration bill labels the areas not controlled by Kiev as "temporarily occupied" and empowers the president with the right to use armed forces inside the country

Kremlin rejects accusations of Russian forces’ role in civilian deaths in Eastern Ghouta

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 14:22
The US State Department spokesperson earlier called to stop violence in Eastern Ghouta and accused the Syrian and Russian authorities of being responsible for the events in that area

Putin to deliver State of the Nation Address on March 1 — Kremlin

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 14:05
Vladimir Putin is working on the text of the address, the spokesman says

Kremlin: Russia to counter unfair US competition in military-technical cooperation

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 14:04
The Kremlin spokesman thus commented on the reports that Western sanctions had inflicted serious damage on the Russian defense sector

Kremlin hopes investigation will help curler Krushelnitsky exonerate himself

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 13:44
Earlier, Alexander Krushelnitsky tested positive for meldonium

Lavrov urges UN, NATO to respond to attacks on Russian facilities in Kiev

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 13:27
According to the Russian foreign minister the attacks staged by neo-Nazis against the Russian facilities in Ukraine are encouraged by the Kiev authorities

Investigative Committee points to murder clearance rate in Moscow nearing 80%

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 13:09
The number of rapes and attempted rapes shrank 19.5% from 154 in 2016 to 124 in 2017

Russia blasts London’s groundless ‘cyberattack against Ukraine’ allegations

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 13:00
A new chapter in the information war against Russia has begun, according to the Foreign Ministry

Russian, Bahraini envoys discuss Syria, relations between Gulf countries

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 12:37
The sides discussed issues of development of the Russian-Bahraini ties in various spheres

Russia’s arms exports to Indonesia top $2.5 bln over 25 years

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 12:28
The year 2018 will mark 60 years since the first Soviet arms deliveries to Indonesia

Icy-clist: Japanese tourist gets frostbite in quest to get to Yakutia’s Pole of Cold

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 12:24
A Japanese tourist tried to get to the Pole of Cold in Yakutia’s Oymyakon District by bike

Russian skiers Bolshunov, Spitsov win silver in men’s team sprint free at Olympics

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 12:00
Martin Johnsrud Sundby and Johannes Hoesflot Klaebo of Norway took gold

Russian 'neutral' ice hockey team routs Norway in PyeongChang

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 11:30
This is the first time Russia’s ice hockey players have reached the Olympic semifinals since 2006

IOC should take note Russian curler had no intention to dope — sports minister

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 11:23
On Tuesday, Alexander Krushelnitsky's second sample tested positive for meldonium

Former Rosnano CEO Melamed to be released from under house arrest

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 10:51
The court is considering the prosecutor’s office’s request for having the Melamed case back for reconsideration

Russian diplomat warns those on Mueller’s list against travelling abroad

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 10:31
US agencies do not hesitate to abduct Russian citizens in case they have questions to ask them, the deputy foreign minister said

Syrian ambassador slams Turkey’s operation in Afrin as ‘blatant violation of sovereignty’

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 10:30
On Monday, Erdogan said during a phone conversation with Vladimir Putin that the Syrian government would face certain consequences if Damascus decided to send forces to Afrin

Russia ready for litigation over diplomatic property in US

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 09:53
However, no date when the court proceedings may begin has been set yet, the Russian deputy foreign minister said

Moscow does not rule out tit-for-tat steps in response to possible US sanctions

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 09:39
Earlier the US indicted 13 Russian nationals and three entities for alleged interference in the 2016 presidential election

US hampers Russia’s military-technical cooperation with other countries — diplomat

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 09:15
Certain figures of allegedly disrupted contracts under the US pressure are already named, the Russian deputy foreign minister said

Russia interested in exports of meat, dairy products to Thailand

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 08:39
Inspections of Russian meat producers take place, according to Deputy Minister of Economic Development Alexei Gruzdev

Yandex launches its own carsharing service

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 07:45
Carsharing is a component of Yandex geo-services

Russian freestyler wins bronze in men’s ski cross in PyeongChang

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 07:28
Sergei Ridzik, 25, competed in the Olympics for the first time

UN chief urges Russia, Turkey and Iran to ensure ceasefire in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 07:08
Nearly 400,000 people in Eastern Ghouta have been subjected to airstrikes, shelling and bombardment, according to the UN

Russia's Zagitova beats Medvedeva’s short program world record at Olympics

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 06:34
Zagitova beat the previous record in the short program set at the Olympics by her teammate Medvedeva

Russian figure skater Medvedeva sets new world record at Olympics

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 06:13
Evgenia Medvedeva has set a new world record in short program at the Olympics

US believes it thwarted other states' deals with Russia worth over $3bln

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 05:31
Heather Nauert said that all US diplomatic missions abroad were tasked with talking governments in their respective countries out of business contacts with Russia

NATO to seek cooperation with Russia in Arctic — secretary general

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 05:14
"Even during the Cold War, we saw cooperation between NATO allies and the Soviet Union up in the north," he said

Russian, Serbian top diplomats speak against ‘either with us or against us’ choice

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 04:25
The article by Sergey Lavrov and Ivica Dacic was published by Russian and Serbian newspapers and is devoted to the 180th anniversary of diplomatic relations

Four Russians to take part in 2018 IAAF World Indoor Championships in Birmingham

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 04:08
The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) stopped accepting bids for the championship on February 19

Russian diplomats demand better conditions for pilot Yaroshenko jailed in US - embassy

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 04:06
"We still insist that the Russian citizen should be expatriated for humanitarian reasons," the source said

Some 143,000 monuments added to Russian culture heritage database — minister

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 02:41
The list has two sections - one is open for the public access and the other is closed

NATO sees no Russian threat to any of its members — head

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 02:39
"I’m always careful speculating too much about hypothetical situations," Stoltenberg said

Russian curler says will reveal his own explanation of doping incident during probe

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 00:02
Alexander Krushelnitsky won bronze with Anastasia Bryzgalova at the Olympic Games in PyeongChang

Reintegration bill reveals Kiev’s support for crimes in east Ukraine — Russian diplomat

TASS [Russian State News] - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 23:56
Russia’s OSCE envoy described the law as "logical continuation of Kiev's escalation policy in south-east of Ukraine"

Russian senator slams US military presence in crisis spots as destabilizing factor

TASS [Russian State News] - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 21:15
On Saturday, the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney entered the Black Sea, joining the USS Ross

Ukraine’s Donbass reintegration law shows Kiev set to to resolve conflict by force — DPR

TASS [Russian State News] - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 21:13
Earlier on Tuesday, Ukrainian President Pyotr Poroshenko signed it into law

Presidential candidate Sobchak says core of her political movement is shaped

TASS [Russian State News] - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 20:08
The presidential candidate reiterated that 150,000 signatures had been collected in her favor

Russian diplomat, Syrian presidential adviser discus decisions made at Sochi Congress

TASS [Russian State News] - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 19:44
Participants in the Syrian National Dialogue Congress, held in Sochi in late January, adopted a 12-point statement outlining their positions on their country’s future

One year on: Remembering late Russian UN ambassador Vitaly Churkin

TASS [Russian State News] - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 19:38
Russia’s Ambassador to the United Nations Vitaly Churkin died in New York on February 20, 2017, a day before his 65th birthday

Russia calls on Israel, Palestine to resume talks — ambassador

TASS [Russian State News] - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 19:05
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said earlier Moscow is ready to provide a venue for talks between Palestine and Israel

Komi advance-development territory to unite 15 investment projects

TASS [Russian State News] - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 18:42
More than 15 investment projects may be included in an application from the Komi Region's Vorkuta for a status of an advance-development territory

Russia, India discuss military cooperation

TASS [Russian State News] - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 18:25
Issues of military technical cooperation were in focus of Russian Deputy Defense Minister Alexander Fomin’s meeting with Indian Ambassador to Russia Pankaj Saran

Hermitage oracle cat to embark on weight-loss program ahead of 2018 FIFA World Cup

TASS [Russian State News] - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 18:07
Achilles, a white-furred Hermitage male cat that was an official oracle of the 2017 Confederations Cup, will have to lose some weight to be able to go on predicting the outcomes of World Cup matches

Russian, French top diplomats may meet in Moscow next week

TASS [Russian State News] - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 18:01
French top diplomat Jean-Yves Le Drian plans to visit Moscow and Tehran

Russian, Israeli diplomats discuss non-proliferation issues

TASS [Russian State News] - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 17:36
Russian and Israeli diplomats have discussed issues related to non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction

Mir space station: symbol of Soviet space glory

TASS [Russian State News] - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 17:30
On February 20, 1986, the Soviet Union launched the Mir space station

Over 20 Russian Baltic Fleet warships to join naval drills

TASS [Russian State News] - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 17:10
The naval aviation’s aircraft and helicopters will be involved to secure the combat training missions

Russia, France plan joint expedition to search for remains of WWI soldiers — ex-ambassador

TASS [Russian State News] - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 17:02
Moscow and Paris are planning a joint expedition to search for the remains of soldiers of the Russian Expeditionary Force in France

Moscow court upholds decision to reject Wallenberg family’s lawsuit against FSB

TASS [Russian State News] - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 16:52
A court has upheld the rejection of a lawsuit filed by Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg’s family against the FSB demanding to provide information about what happened to him after the arrest in 1945

French top diplomat to visit Moscow, Tehran to discuss situation in Syria

TASS [Russian State News] - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 16:45
French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian will visit Russia and Iran in the coming days

Russia’s contributes to UN Food Program $370 mln in seven years — Lavrov

TASS [Russian State News] - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 16:37
Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Russia’s payments to the UN World Food program from 2010 to 2017 amounted to $370 mln

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