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G7 summit kicks off in Italy

32 min 35 sec ago
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

34 min 50 sec ago
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

36 min 35 sec ago
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

44 min 50 sec ago
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

55 min 55 sec ago
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

1 hour 5 min ago
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

1 hour 13 min ago
"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

1 hour 23 min ago
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

1 hour 27 min ago
Top stories in the Russian press on Friday, May 26

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

1 hour 32 min ago
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

Russia urges NATO to stop attempts of building ties in spirit of confrontation

2 hours 26 min ago
"The growing negative tendency is not Russia’s choice," the Russian Foreign Ministry stressed

South Korea ready for joint efforts to build up Russia’s Far East

2 hours 47 min ago
In particular, South Korean Presidential Special Envoy Song Young-gil pointed out to the potential cooperation between South Korea and Russia on developing the Northern Sea Route

Russia to sell over 360 cutting-edge helicopters by 2030

2 hours 50 min ago
As was reported on Thursday, the flight model of Russia’s most advanced Ka-62 helicopter performed its first trial flight

Trump’s limo too big to fit through Royal Palace gates in Brussels

3 hours 9 min ago
According to the US media, the vehicle weighs an estimated 6.8 tonnes to 9.1 tonnes, with armor-plated doors and 130 mm bulletproof glass windows

Russian ambassador says Paris remains important partner for Moscow

4 hours 7 min ago
The upcoming meeting between the Russian and French presidents, planned to be held in Versailles, will prove to be an important milestone in bilateral relations

Forest fires in Siberia swell four times to cover 30,000 hectares

4 hours 42 min ago
Over the past 24 hours, 18 forest fires covering 542 hectares have been extinguished

Wison Engineering to Collaborate with Honeywell UOP

4 hours 47 min ago
Joint effort following China's Belt and Road initiative will help gas-rich countries produce ethylene and propylene at lower costs

Seoul pins hopes on Moscow in resolving tensions on Korean Peninsula

5 hours 13 min ago
Song Young-gil met with Putin on May 24 and delivered him a letter from South Korea’s new leader

Space technologies offer glimpse at Tsar Ivan the Terrible’s rare portrait

6 hours 22 min ago
The portrait was engraved in copper and subsequently imprinted on the leather cover of Russia’s first exact-dated printed book, the "Apostle"

Meteorologists name world’s deadliest cyclones, tornadoes, hailstorms

6 hours 36 min ago
The findings were published in the run-up to two major conferences on improving multi-hazard early warning systems

Most Americans view Russia as unfriendly country — survey

6 hours 52 min ago
According to the research, North Korea (93%), Iran (80%) and Syria (76%) are viewed as America’s top three enemies

NATO needs dialogue with Moscow — Italian premier

6 hours 54 min ago
"It is in NATO’s interests to continue the strategy of building long-term relations with Russia," the premier said

Trump yet undetermined on Russian sanctions — White House

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 23:29
West's relations with Russia will be discussed at the upcoming G7 summit in Italy’s Taormina

South Korea favors resumption of six-party talks on Pyongyang nuclear issue - diplomat

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 23:28
According to the special envoy, two conditions must be met for the talks to resume

Putin to meet South Korean leader on sidelines of G20 summit in Hamburg — diplomat

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 23:27
In additions, parliamentarians from both states will exchange visits this year

Russia’s new high-speed military helicopter to make maiden flight by 2025

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 20:08
Technical specifications for the advanced helicopter have already been determined are being studied in detail by Russian Helicopters

Russia ensuring rights of workers at FIFA World Cup construction sites — official

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 20:08
Sweden, Denmark, Norway, and Iceland filed an appeal with FIFA over alleged violations of the rights of guest workers from the DPRK working at the World Cup construction sites.

Argentina mulls purchasing Russian-made helicopters — manufacturer

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 20:02
Defense and security structures of Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay are also studying the possibility of buying Russian-made choppers

Russian emergencies minister arrives in flood-hit southern Russia

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 19:56
As of 22:00 Thursday, more than 1,000 homes have been inundated in the Stavropol Territory, over 3,600 people evacuated

NATO's joining anti-IS coalition has little to offer — senior diplomat

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 18:31
Earlier on Thursday, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said NATO had decided to join the U.S.-led coalition fighting with the Islamic State grouping in Syria and Iraq.

NATO to step up defenses, continue dialogue with Russia — chief

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 17:25
"Today we reaffirmed our dual-track approach: strong defense, combined with meaningful dialogue, and we are delivering on both tracks," the secretary general said

Son of LUKOIL corporation co-owner tops list of Russia's richest legatees

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 17:23
The list released by the magazine contains 20 families where each sibling is entitled to inheriting no less than $ 2.3 billion

Russia, Belarus hold consultations on structuring relations with EU, NATO

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 17:19
The sides coordinated positions on topical issues of participation of Russia and the Republic of Belarus in the OSCE, NATo and the EU

Russia, Philippines seek liberalization of trade between EAEU and ASEAN

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 15:53
Rodrigo Duterte paid an official visit to Russia at the invitation of the Russian leader on May 22-24

Russian Foreign Ministry: OPCW not rushing to investigate chemical incident in Syria

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 14:28
"It looks like no one is in a hurry to go to Khan Sheykhun for verification of the details," the ministry said

Putin, Duterte agree to develop military-technical cooperation

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 14:03
The presidents of Russia and the Philippines have agreed to step up joint efforts aimed at counteraction to the global threats

Head of Gazprom meets with Iranian Oil Minister

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 13:46
In March, Gazprom signed a memorandum of cooperation with Iranian partners

Russia’s legendary barque Kruzenshtern calls at Belgian port

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 13:26
Russia’s legendary windjammer Kruzenshtern, which is on its first training voyage of the year, has called at the Belgian port of Oostende to take part in an international festival of sailing vessels

Embassy advises Russians against trips to UK

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 13:18
On May 22, an explosion rocked an indoor arena in the English city of Manchester right after a concert by American pop singer Ariana Grande

Next round of Syria talks in Geneva not scheduled yet — diplomat

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 13:15
The arrival of Staffan de Mistura in Moscow could also depend on the timeframe of the next round of intra-Syrian talks

OPEC and non-OPEC countries to develop cooperation outside Vienna agreement

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 12:44
The minister of Petroleum of Ecuador says more countries outside OPEC may join the agreement on oil production freeze at the next meeting, scheduled for November

Lawmaker praises Russian-Chinese relations as best example of interstate cooperation

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 12:37
A lawmaker believes Russian-Chinese interaction, which has reached a record high level, sets an example of interstate cooperation in the modern times

Russia squared-off with Western media blitz to smear World Cup preparations

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 12:35
A diplomat believes Russia is again being subjected to a Western media blitz aimed at sullying the country’s organization of the world’s two major football events

Draft resolution on Syria safe zones memorandum still on the table — diplomat

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 12:06
The Russian, Iranian, and Turkish delegations agreed to set up four de-escalation zones in Syria during the Astana peace talks held on May 3-4

Russian diplomat says NATO needs to abandon political ambition to join US-led coalition

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 12:05
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said he expected NATO to join the US-led coalition

NATO seeks to continue and expand dialogue with Russia

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 12:01
"It is absolutely necessary that Russia and NATO maintain contacts," a high-ranking NATO official said

WADA offers pole vaulter Isinbayeva post of ambassador for clean sports in Russia — source

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 11:57
The World Anti-Doping Agency has allegedly offered legendary pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva to become an ambassador of clean sports in Russia

Lavrov keeps close eye on situation with jailed Russian pilot in US

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 11:51
Sergey Lavrov has put the case of Russian pilot Konstantin Yaroshenko, sentenced to a lengthy prison term in the US, under his personal supervision

Belkomur rail project brings new opportunities to Russia’s Arctic regions

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 11:46
Belkomur will increase the effectiveness of more than 100 companies, and another 40 enterprises will get opportunities for development

Russia’s security chief notes mounting demand for Moscow’s database on foreign terrorists

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 11:19
Security Council secretary also pointed to the need "to put an end to attempts to use terrorist groups as an instrument for destabilizing the social and political situation in certain countries"

Latvia tries to hinder Nord Stream-2 project at any cost — Russian Foreign Ministry

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 11:17
"This does the Latvian diplomacy no credit," the Foreign Ministry said

Russia to shell out $1.7 bln for Belkomur rail project in 2023-2034

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 11:01
The Belkomur project is a new railway route, which will connect industrially developed regions in Siberia and the Urals with ports in Russia’s North and North-West

Deputy prime minister says Russia capable of ensuring its security, protecting allies

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 10:44
"We have always stood for our brothers and we will continue to do that, particularly at the present time," Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said

Russia to build first helicopter carrier by 2022

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 10:41
Russia’s United Ship-Building Corporation earlier said the domestic shipyards could create the analog of Mistral ships

Diplomat says by cancelling visit to Moscow British foreign secretary damaged himself

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 10:16
Boris Johnson was scheduled to visit Russia on April 10 but a few days before the visit, it was announced that the foreign secretary had decided to cancel it

OPEC extends agreement on oil production cut

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 10:16
OPEC countries agree to extend oil production cut deal for 9 months

Russia, China sign memorandum on cooperation in Antarctica

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 10:15
Russia and China intend to pool efforts in conducting some kinds of research and logistic operations in the region

Russian diplomat calls Kerry’s advice to learn Russian ‘strange’

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 10:11
"All this is strange: the Democrats had two terms, both to learn the language and improve ties. Neither thing was done," Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said

Russian State Duma committee upholds Nebenzya’s appointment as UN permanent representative

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 09:56
The position has remained vacant since February, when Russia’s Permanent Representative to the UN Vitaly Churkin died while performing his duties

Putin calls talks with Chinese foreign minister important step ahead of Xi Jinping’s visit

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 09:43
On Friday the Russian and Chinese foreign ministers will have a busy schedule, according to Vladimir Putin

Russian diplomat says West continues to ‘turn a blind eye’ to chemical incidents in Syria

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 09:35
The Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman says "our colleagues continue to stick to double standards on the issues of the struggle against terrorism in Syria and Iraq"

Diplomat accuses CNN of deliberate smear campaign against Russia's ambassador to US

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 09:19
Maria Zakharova stressed that the CNN’s actions were aimed at "discrediting the activity of the chief of Russia’s diplomatic mission"

Russian diplomat warns about possible escalation of violence in Syria

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 08:42
A Russian diplomat says escalation of violence in northern Syria remains highly likely amid Ankara’s statements on plans to launch a large-scale operation against the Syrian Democratic Forces

OPEC welcomes its new member

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 08:40
A new member in the cartel will contribute an "insignificant change" to the distribution of quotas to reduce oil output

Moscow's historic Soviet-era hotel Ukraina

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 08:39
60 years ago, one of seven iconic Moscow's skyscrapers designed in the Stalinist style, hotel Ukraina was opened

Russian diplomat to nominate deputy FM Nebenzya to position of UN ambassador

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 08:11
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov expressed hope that the new permanent representative could enter office in summer

The new 45-Bay system expands Supermicro's Portfolio

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 08:05
Supermicro's new 45-Bay Capacity Maximized, Top Loading, Storage Server Delivers Maximum Intel® Xeon® Dual Processor Performance in Extremely Short Depth

Russian watchdog vows messengers bill won’t mean ‘control over private correspondence’

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 08:02
On May 24, a bill on regulating the operations of instant messaging services was submitted to Russia’s lower house of parliament

Russia’s advanced Ka-62 helicopter performs debut flight

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 07:58
The flight lasted 15 minutes and showed that all of the helicopter’s necessary adjustments had been successfully completed

Russia's military satellite delivered into orbit

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 07:51
The Soyuz-2.1b rocket was launched from the Plesetsk spaceport on May 25

Russia’s cutting-edge multipurpose helicopter to be certified in August

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 07:13
Russia’s newest Mil Mi-171A2 multipurpose helicopter will undergo certification on August 15

FSB detains four Islamic State members for plotting terror attacks

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 07:04
On May 25 four members of the IS terrorist group were detained in Moscow; some were are Russian citizens

Russia may replace India in Farzad-B gas field project — Iran’s minister

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 06:51
Russia may enter the Farzad-B gas field project replacing India

Russia gets hundreds of orders for MC-21 new medium-haul airliner

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 06:27
The MC-21 is the family of short-and medium-haul narrow-body airliners intended to replace Tupolev Tu-134 and Tu-154 planes, as well as their Western rivals

Russia, Philippines ready to sign documents on cooperation in various spheres — Lavrov

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 06:23
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s visit to Russia "has given an important impetus to our relations," Russia's top diplomat said

NATO secretary general says 2011 bombardment of Libya aimed at protecting civilians

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 06:06
The French and British air forces launched airstrikes on the Libyan government troops on March 19, 2011, and later the air operation’s control was handed over to NATO

Press review: Kiev’s Russian rail cut and Montenegrin opposition’s Russian Crimea stance

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 06:00
Top stories in the Russian press on Thursday, May 25

Stoltenberg says Russia needs to stop supporting Donbass to improve relations with NATO

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 05:41
According to Stoltenberg, by supporting the separatists in eastern Ukraine, Russia "violates a core principle - the respect for territorial integrity of all European nations"

Russian rotocraft maker expects to sign deal with Defense Ministry on Mi-38 deliveries

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 05:31
As the Russian Helicopters chief executive said, he hoped that the agreement would be signed this year

Death toll from fires in Russia’s Krasnoyarsk region rises to three

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 05:18
On Wednesday, 130 homes across the Krasnoyarsk region went down in flames

NATO chief underlines importance of full implementation of Minsk agreements

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 05:07
Russia has been continuously pointing to Kiev’s unwillingness to fulfill its obligations under the Minsk Agreements