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Zbigniew Brzezinski dies at age of 89

16 min 4 sec ago
According to The New York Times, he died at hospital in Virginia

More than two-thirds of Russians say would like to venerate St Nicholas’s relics

33 min 42 sec ago
The requests people would like to address to St Nicholas the Wonderworker concern personal health, assistance in the rectification of personal problems and maintenance of peace

Bolivia, Russia’s Gazprom to sign new agreements at St Petersburg economic forum

2 hours 8 min ago
Also, Gazprom and the the Bolivian State Oil and Gas Corporation YPFB plan to build power generating units

Patriarch Kirill I sends condolences to Coptic Church over terrorist act in Egypt

5 hours 33 min ago
"The cowardly attack victimized totally innocent people, icnluding children, who were en route to an antique monastery for gratuitous work and prayer," Kirill I said in his message

Russia's Bashkiria supports proposal to postpone Bashneft ordinary dividend payout

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 20:45
In 2016, Rosneft acquired 50.1% of Bashneft's shares for $5.7 bln

Russia’s top diamond producer Alrosa to review sales, output outlook for 2017

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 20:36
The company plans sales at the level exceeding $4 bln for this year.

Moscow concerned over civilian deaths in Iraq

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 20:04
A Russian diplomat says Moscow is deeply worried over mass deaths of civilians in Iraq in ongoing bombing and shelling by the US-led coalition

Russian space budget may grow this year

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 19:48
The budget of the state program on Russia's Space Activity for 2013-2020 may be increased this year by $150.926 million

Russian finance ministry hopes London High Court delivers judgement on Ukraine’s debt soon

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 19:21
London’s High Court has considered the issue of the amount of interest accrued on Ukraine’s sovereign debt to Russia at supplementary hearings

Hungarian top diplomat: EU must discuss anti-Russian sanctions

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 18:56
Sanctions against Russia have failed to reach their goals, Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto says

EAEU – India

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 18:49

Russian, French top diplomats discuss preparations for Putin’s visit to France

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 18:47
The French foreign minister has accepted invitation from his Russian counterpart to visit Russia

Moscow comments on Tallinn’s move to expel Russian diplomats

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 18:43
The Russian Foreign Ministry says Tallinn’s hostile move to expel Russian diplomats will only further complicate bilateral relations

WADA: Legendary Isinbayeva suits role of ambassador for clean sports in Russia

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 18:33
"WADA is not in a position to offer Yelena Isinbayeva, or offer anyone, the role of ambassador of clean sports in Russia. That would be for Russia to decide," the statement says

Russia working on advanced air defense system

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 18:17
Eight priority R&D works are underway in Russia on assignment from the Defense Ministry to create an advanced air defense system

WADA receives Russia’s new national anti-doping plan

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 18:14
Russia’s Independent Public Anti-Doping Commission issued on May its national plan on the fight against abuse of performance enhancing drugs in sports

Moldova’s ruling pro-European coalition breaks up

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 18:12
Moldova’s ruling coalition of pro-European parties has broken down after the Liberal Party took a decision to quit it

Russia surpasses Saudi Arabia in average daily oil output in March 2017

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 18:02
Average actual export price for oil in March 2017 was $368.5 per tonne, 2.3% lower than February 2017

Hungary not to change stance on migration under EU pressure — top diplomat

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 17:53
Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto stresses Hungary will not let anyone to interfere in its migration policy and is not going to change it

Brexit might affect financial stability of Europe — Russia’s Central Bank

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 17:49
The Russian Central Bank comments on possible consequences of UK's withdrawal from the EU

Russian Olympic champs Sotnikova, Lipnitskaya to miss 2017 ISU World Figure Skating series

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 17:47
Adelina Sotnikova missed the previous international figure skating series as well, while Yulia Lipnitskaya participated only in one Grand Prix finishing in 12th place

Ties with Russia among top priorities for Beijing — China’s top diplomat

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 17:35
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said will continue strengthening relations of comprehensive partnership

Web users in Montenegro urge sanctions against US for incident with PM

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 17:26
Donald Trump was caught on TV cameras elbowing his way to the front row and pushing aside the prime minister of Montenegro, just admitted to NATO

Russian football officials dismiss claims of workers’ rights violations in St. Petersburg

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 17:22
British daily The Guardian reported on Thursday that numerous alleged violations took place in regards to workers during the construction of the football stadium in Russia’s second largest city

Kremlin suspects Trump played 'Russia threat' card to make NATO allies cough up 'dues'

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 17:15
The Kremlin comments on US President Donald Trump’s statements that Russia is a threat to NATO

Turkish delegation to hold talks with Russian agriculture watchdog on June 13

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 16:46
After the meeting, the Turkish inspectors will inspect Russian meat production enterprises

This week in photos: Trump in Vatican, St. Nicholas' relics and Zuckerberg's degree

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 16:45
The world in pictures in a photo gallery by TASS

Bolshoi Theater vows to put on at least 10 new shows next season

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 16:34
Several world famous performers have been invited to the Bolshoi Theater for the next season

Putin says attackers, masterminds of terror attack in Egypt must not go unpunished

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 16:13
Putin confirmed that Russia would remain Egypt’s reliable ally in the struggle with terrorism

Russian oil and gas companies may use Ka-62 helicopter for Arctic projects

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 16:05
The flight model of Russia’s most advanced Ka-62 helicopter performed its first trial flight on Thursday

Russia may increase spending on military bases abroad

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 15:45
Spending on Russian military bases abroad will be increased this year by more than $8.81 million

Russian envoy comments on Arab world's politics

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 15:43
A diplomat notes Arab states have been taking an increasingly independent political course over the past few years

Lavrov praises Eurasian integration projects

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 15:40
Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov praises integration projects in Eurasia, such as the Eurasian Economic Union and the Silk Road Economic Belt

Estonian foreign ministry confirms plans to expel two Russian diplomats

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 15:30
Russia’s Consul General in Estonia’s Narva Dmitry Kazennov and Consul Andrei Surgayev will be expelled from the country

Russia stands for diplomatic settlement of North Korean issue — presidential aide

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 15:25
South Korea’s new leadership has a more balanced position on the situation around North Korea, Russia's presidential aide says

Russian PM to visit China in late 2017

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 15:23
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev will make an official visit to China at the end of the year

Putin to discuss with Macron how to improve bilateral relations

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 15:20
Moscow also believes that the state of trade between Russia and France is unsatisfactory

Russia may develop advanced Ka-62 helicopter’s shipborne version

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 14:53
The helicopter’s relevant makeup, which has already been created, envisages folding both the blades and the tailpiece, the chief designer said

Russian rotocraft manufacturer signs deals worth $350 mln at HeliRussia exhibition

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 14:28
The deals involve agreements signed with Sberbank-Leasing, and also with other Russian and foreign companies

Russia and China share stances on Syria crisis

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 14:27
Earlier, Russia, Iran and Turkey agreed to set up four de-escalation zones in Syria

Moscow and Beijing call for complete denuclearization of Korean Peninsula

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 13:35
China stands against THAAD deployment to South Korea, the Russian top diplomat said

Russia’s most advanced helicopter to get new-generation communications system

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 13:24
The system provides for pilots’ continuous communications with ground control posts through several channels and the constant reception of signals at an emergency frequency

G7 summit kicks off in Italy

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 12:55
Analysts say the leaders will be unable to overcome differences on such issues as free trade and climate change

Lavrov comments on Moscow-Beijing relations

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 12:53
The Russian top diplomat believes Moscow-Beijing relations are an example of a responsible approach to tackling crucial international problems on the firm basis of the UN Charter

Putin says he will extend powers of current Russian business ombudsman

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 12:51
Russia’s business ombudsman Boris Titov said he is pleased to accept this proposal

Kremlin says Putin has no plans to visit Kuwait, Saudi Arabia

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 12:43
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov has denied media reports that President Vladimir Putin may possibly visit Kuwait and Saudi Arabia next week

Kremlin: Putin ready to discuss Ukraine settlement with new French leader

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 12:31
Peskov said the Russian leader is in favor of continuing work in the Normandy Format of Russia, Germany, France and Ukraine

Russia’s stance on Ukraine is different from that of Europe, US — Kremlin

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 12:22
According to the Kremlin spokesman, "Russia’s stance is different from the point of view expressed by Mr. Tusk"

Kremlin spokesman says Russia stands with UK in war on terror

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 12:13
"Close cooperation is crucial for achieving success in the war on terror, which is absolutely obvious," the Kremlin spokesman said

Russia looks for traces of extra-terrestrial life forms on ISS surface

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 12:04
Russian ballistic specialists have found that the ISS spends 60% of its time in flight inside comet substance flows

Press review: NATO's anti-terror Trump card and US' Afghan civilian body count

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 12:00
Top stories in the Russian press on Friday, May 26

No plans for Putin-Trump meeting in Europe in coming days, Kremlin says

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 11:55
The Russian president is due to pay a visit to France on May 29 and the US leader is now in Italy for the G7 summit