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UN stops short of commenting US reports of chemical attack preparations in Syria

25 min 34 sec ago
UN Secretary General spokesman Stephane Dujarric said he was "not going to comment on hypotheticals"

WADA’s move shows trust in Russia’s anti-doping measures — minister

26 min 33 sec ago
Earlier in the day, WADA permitted the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) to plan doping tests and collect samples under international supervision

Moldovan president says plans to ban propaganda of unification with Romania

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 22:20
"We must do it as it is done in Romania, which has criminal prosecution for attempts at undermining statehood or the country’s integrity," the president said

Russia, Belarus to sign agreements worth $ 400 mln at regional forum

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 22:18
"We can say already now projects worth $ 180 million have been signed," Russian First Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin said

US disciplinary procedure against jailed Russian businessman Bout delayed — attorney

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 22:16
The delay might be due to the schedule of the discipline hearing officers, the attorney said

Moscow, Seoul have vast potential for cooperation — Seoul mayor

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 20:31
Moscow and Seoul have been twin cities for 26 years

FIFA report on Russia’s 2018 World Cup bidding proves legitimacy of its win — deputy PM

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 20:08
"We did nothing that could run counter to the Code of Ethics or general norms and principles of promoting applications," Russian Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko said

Russian Defense Ministry, UN specialists discuss humanitarian demining in Syria

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 19:46
According to the Russian Defense Ministry, focus was made on the necessity to coordinate demining operations at cultural heritage sites

Putin says Russian mech engineering able to get over problems

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 19:33
"Quite obviously, it would be nice if this was done with minimum expenses and maximum efficiency," Putin said

Cyberattacks do not disrupt operation of Russian banks — regulator

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 19:03
Earlier on Tuesday, the Petya virus attacked a number of Russian and Ukrainian companies' websites

FIFA’s report on Russia’s 2018 World Cup bidding dismisses Western media allegations

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 18:53
FIFA published its report on Tuesday on its findings into allegations that the Russian side unduly influenced the bidding result for the 2018 FIFA World Cup

Encrypting ransomware Petya attacks computers worldwide — Kaspersky Lab

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 18:23
The virus has attacked about 80 organizations in Russia and Ukraine, according to the preliminary data of Group-IB

Full replacement of Ukrainian produce in Russian defense industries scheduled in 2018

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 18:07
The replacement of the products from NATO and EU countries will be completed by 2020

Kremlin says its computers not affected by hacker attack

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 17:55
The Petya ransomware virus attacked a number of Russian and Ukrainian companies earlier on Tuesday

Security experts urge Putin, Trump to overcome disagreements

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 17:51
The experts said the chasm between Russia and the West appears to be wider now than at any point since the Cold War

Jury to deliver verdict on Nemtsov murder case on June 28

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 17:42
The jury failed to reach a verdict

Putin submits agreement with Armenia on joint group of forces for Duma ratification

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 17:23
The agreement was signed in Moscow on November 30, 2016

Syrian president visits Russia’s Khmeymim airbase

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 17:17
President Bashar Assad familiarized himself with the Russian Su-35 fighter jet and other state-of-the-art weapons

National Guard to complete assigned missions both in Russia and abroad

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 17:10
The Russian National Guard was established by the president’s order on April 5, 2016

Key facts about St. Petersburg International Maritime Defense Show

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 16:57
A total of 400 companies, including 49 foreign businesses, are expected to take part in the events

Rosneft, Mars and Nivea are among victims of massive cyberattack in Russia

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 16:04
The Petya virus blocks computers and requires a ransom of $300 in bitcoins

Russian anti-doping body working on future strategy plan

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 16:01
The agency's new chief also said that Isinbayeva remains as a member of RUSADA’s Supervisory Board as she previously "implied enormous efforts to improve the work of the national anti-doping body"

Senator warns US could plot strike against Syria under pretext of alleged chemical attack

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 15:16
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer earlier said that there are "potential preparations for another chemical weapons attack" in Syria by the authorities in Damascus

Ukraine under cyber attack, numerous companies’ websites go down

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 15:14
Ukraine’s National Bank was the first to report a cyber attack, warning banks and institutions about a dangerous malware

Swiss diplomat Thomas Greminger might become new OSCE chief — source

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 14:51
The term of office of incumbent OSCE Secretary General Lamberto Zannier expires on June 30

Russian Olympic Committee’s chief hails election of new national anti-doping official

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 14:40
Ivlev, who is a managing partner with the Ernst and Young company, was unanimously elected the head of RUSADA Supervisory Board, during a closed-door meeting in Moscow on Tuesday

Seoul mayor presents his 'e-government' urban administration system to TASS

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 14:35
The digital system allows Park Won-soon to monitor the situation in the city and also to manage it in real time by giving voice commands to members of his team

Russian, German foreign ministers to discuss Minsk peace deal, Syria

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 14:30
The top diplomats will also discuss the upcoming summit in Hamburg on July 7-8

Russia’s advanced drone helicopters to be displayed at defense show

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 13:56
The international show will be held from June 28 to July 2 in St. Petersburg

Russian MP slams claims of potential Syria chemical attack as another provocation

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 13:44
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer issued a statement on Monday that the US "has identified potential preparations for another chemical weapons attack by the Assad regime"

Russia fully complies with terms of oil production cut deal — Energy Ministry

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 13:29
On May 25, OPEC and non-OPEC countries agreed to extend the existing level of oil production cut until April 2018

Kremlin has no information about pending chemical attacks in Syria

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 13:26
Peskov added that previous attacks had been conducted by the Islamic State terrorists, so there was always potential danger that such situations might occur again

Russian hi-tech firm to feature submarine Internet technology at St. Petersburg naval show

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 12:58
The system currently operates aboard nine Russian Navy vessels

European Commission fines Google record 2.4 bln euro for abusing dominance

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 12:38
The company must now end the conduct within 90 days or face penalty payments

Moscow calls to resume dialogue in NATO-Russia Council with participation of military

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 12:38
The Russian Foreign Ministry believes that "all the tools" should be used for de-escalation

Kremlin comments on preparations for Putin-Trump meeting

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 12:36
Russian President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart Donald Trump may meet during the G20 summit in Hamburg

Kremlin does not monitor foreign business operations of Russian companies

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 12:32
It was reported earlier that Euro Polis had obtained a permit on cleaning up and guarding oil and gas fields captured by anti-governmental forces from the Syrian government

First consignment of radioactive waste from northwestern Russia to undergo processing

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 12:32
The storage in the Andreyeva Bay keeps about 22,000 tonnes of used equipment, which is equal to contents of 100 nuclear reactors

Russian intelligence chief extols covert operatives as cream of the crop

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 12:16
On June 28, the illegal intelligence service will mark 95 years since its creation

Kremlin disagrees with Macron’s remarks on Ukraine

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 12:09
Putin's spokesman vows to push ahead with Moscow's efforts to clarify the true state of affairs in the region

Press review: Macron's Donbass peace plan and Assad no longer the 'bad guy'

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 12:00
Top stories in the Russian press on Tuesday, June 28

Charlie Chaplin’s grandson to perform at Moscow’s International Chekhov’s Festival

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 11:57
In addition to being a clown, acrobat and mime, he is a dancer and poet, and a regular at the Chekhov festival

WBA, WBO exonerate boxer Povetkin after doping scandal

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 11:48
Earlier, the WBC and the IBF suspended Povetkin from their rating, whereas the WBO refused to return the prize fighter to its ranks after he had tested positive for ostarine

Brazilian Navy interested in Russian corvettes

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 11:43
Brazil has shown interest in Russian Tiger corvettes, which can be equipped with the Yakhont or Kalibr anti-ship missiles, two Kashtan-M air defense gun-missile systems and the 100-mm A-190 guns

Paris court confirms invalidation of seizing Russian space agency accounts in Yukos case

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 11:38
Yukos, once Russia’s largest oil major, was accused of tax crimes and declared a bankrupt by a Russian court ruling in 2006 while its assets were sold at auctions during the liquidation procedure

Moscow does not confirm July meeting of Russia-NATO Council

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 11:24
Consultations are underway concerning the next meeting, Russia's UN envoy says

Russian PM to attend memorial ceremony for Helmut Kohl in Strasbourg

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 11:09
Former Chancellor of Germany Helmut Kohl died on June 16 aged 87

Court prolongs arrest of Ukrainian citizen accused of spying

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 10:48
On September 30, 2016, Ukrainian citizen Roman Sushchenko was arrested in Russia on suspicion of espionage

Putin trusted more than Trump, US research center’s survey says

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 10:39
Most respondents call the US president "arrogant, intolerant and dangerous"

Russian anti-doping agency elects Supervisory Board chairman

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 09:52
In May, Russia’s two-time Olympic pole-vault champion Yelena Isinbayeva quit as the board’s chairperson

Russian senator calls on Eurasian countries’ legislators to join efforts in war on terror

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 09:21
The Russian State Duma speaker stresses 'cooperation in combating new threats and challenges is particularly important nowadays'

Russia may build new fast fission nuclear reactor within 10 years

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 08:25
Russia is the only country that has two fast fission reactors in full industrial operation

Moscow theater to produce Il Trovatore with audio description for visually impaired

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 08:04
On June 27, the Moscow-based Helikon Opera company presents its last premiere of the season, Verdi’s Il Trovatore

Lavrov, Tillerson discuss Syrian crisis

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 07:37
Russian top diplomat Lavrov called on Washington to take measures to prevent provocations against the Syrian government army

South Korea might invest up to $3 bln in Russia’s Far East

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 07:32
The trade turnover between the regions of the Far East and South Korea grew by 25% in 2017

Japanese delegation to visit southern Kuril Islands on June 27

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 07:30
The delegation plans to discuss joint projects with Russia

US President Trump prepares to meet Putin at G20 — source

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 05:00
At the same time, the format of the upcoming communication between the leaders is not defined, the source noted

Rosneft expects faster growth of global demand for petrochemical products - CEO

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 01:53
"The new strategy of the company should help making our asset portfolio sustainable in any scenario with oil prices and under any tax regulation", Igor Sechin said

Ukraine says will try to have back its frozen 15 mln euro Eurovision guarantee

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 20:44
According to CEO of Ukraine’s National Public Broadcasting Company, a Swiss law firm is tackling this issue

Slovakia says interested in better collaboration between EU, Russia

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 20:17
The speaker of the Slovak Republic’s Narodna Rada national parliament pointed out that it was really important to overcome the current highly complicated period

Sistema Holding reports arrest of its stakes in MTS, Medsi as part of dispute with Rosneft

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 19:58
Sistema’s official representative Sergey Kopytov called these measures "another attempt to put unprecedented pressure on the company"

Almost 200 lifetime Russian convicts can petition for release on parole

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 19:34
Under Russian legislation, the individuals sentenced to life terms have the right to plead for release on parole after 25 years in jail

Military aviation school in Russia’s Krasnodar receives 3 new Yak-130 combat trainers

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 19:19
The Krasnodar higher military aviation school for pilots has been receiving Yak-130 combat trainers every year since 2013

Russian submarine successfully test-fires Bulava intercontinental missile

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 18:20
The launch was made from the submerged position in compliance with a combat training plan, the Defense Ministry said

Number of centers issuing FAN IDs to be increased ahead of FIFA Confederations Cup Final

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 17:33
The final match will take place in St. Petersburg on July 2

News about anti-doping probe against Russian football team players is fake — executive

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 17:25
There have been not a single doping-related incident in Russian football, Director General of the Russia-2018 Local Organizing Committee Alexei Sorokin said

Putin refers to State Duma Council of Europe convention against financing terrorism

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 17:15
The document was signed on behalf of Russia in Strasbourg on January 26, 2009

Russia to lay down 2 diesel-electric submarines for Pacific Fleet in July

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 17:07
The submarines are capable of developing a surface speed of up to 20 knots and dive to a depth of 300 meters

Russia’s Khramtsov wins first gold at 2017 World Taekwondo Championships

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 17:03
This gold became the first for the Russian men’s national taekwondo team in the history of the World Taekwondo Championships

Russian Navy to get four frigates by 2020

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 16:41
The Project 22350 lead frigate Admiral Gorshkov is currently undergoing state trials

Happy football fans at FIFA Confederations Cup

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 15:55
The FIFA Confederations Cup is being held in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kazan and Sochi on June 17 - July 2

Russia to flout out first modernized nuclear submarine in August

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 15:54
Three submarines of this class have already been delivered to the Russian Navy

Russia launches serial production of upgraded rockets for anti-submarine warfare system

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 15:27
The upgraded rockets will be featured at the St. Petersburg International Maritime Defense Show on June 28 - July 2

Russian female team wins World Team Chess Championships

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 15:19
This is the first gold for Russian female team at World Team Chess Championships

Vietnamese president plans to discuss ways to boost cooperation with Russian authorities

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 15:10
The president said that friendly relations with Russia are a priority for Vietnam

Telegram founder warns weaker encryption in messenger apps may disrupt national security

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 14:22
Pavel Durov also expressed doubt that the information about terrorists involved in the St. Petersburg metro attack being Telegram users was true

Merck adds Chemical Products to Reaxys' Chemistry Database

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 14:20
Allows customers to easily find, procure products in the Reaxys inventory

No cases of racism at FIFA Confederations Cup — Nigerian fan

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 13:56
Lolade Odevui said fans from many countries were warned before trips to Russia about possible incidents there and were asked to be prepared to them

Kremlin comments on dispute between Telegram founder and telecom watchdog

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 13:27
The Russian telecom watchdog earlier requested Telegram messenger founder Pavel Durov to provide data about Telegram’s managing company

Russian diplomat says no spontaneity in possible departure of Russian ambassador to US

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 13:15
The decision on the ambassadors’ return or appointment is taken by the Russian president, Russian Foreign Ministry’s spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said

Russia to feature advanced torpedo at St. Petersburg naval show

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 13:07
The St. Petersburg International Maritime Defense Show will kick off on June 28

Russian PM expects stronger negative effect of anti-Russia sanctions on country’s economy

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 12:53
According to Dmitry Medvedev, the commodities market is still "rather unstable" despite relatively high oil prices in early 2017

Kremlin spokesman says Putin, Trump to meet in Hamburg

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 12:39
"I believe that Russia will be ready to agree to the format that will suit the United States, and vice versa," Dmitry Peskov said

Russia to wean off Ukrainian gas turbine engines by mid-2018

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 12:17
In 2014, Ukrainian-Russian military cooperation was suspended