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Syria needs both military and political de-escalation - UN Syria envoy

TASS [Russian State News] - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 10:15
Staffan de Mistura expects "both Astana and Sochi to actually make a contribution to the Geneva process"

Lavrov to meet Xi Jinping during visit to China on April 23-24

TASS [Russian State News] - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 10:00
Russia’s Foreign Minister also will hold talks with Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Beijing

Military vehicles for Victory Day parade have arrived in Moscow

TASS [Russian State News] - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 09:44
The column has been redeployed from the training site in the Moscow Region’s Alabino to the temporary site

Sanctions issue to become particularly acute closer to G20 summit - Siluanov

TASS [Russian State News] - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 09:41
The meeting of Group of Twenty will be held in Osaka on June 28-29, 2019

Sanctions issue dominates Russian finance ministry’s meeting with American investors

TASS [Russian State News] - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 09:22
Investors were interested in the situation in Russia and future financial and budget policy, said Anton Siluanov

Crimean leader backs idea of ferry line to Bulgaria

TASS [Russian State News] - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 06:51
The issue was among projects discussed with the Bulgarian delegation during an economic forum in Crimea

Russian ship crew detained by Ukraine after insisting they are Russians, not Ukrainians

TASS [Russian State News] - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 06:50
"They claimed that our vessel is Ukrainian and that we are Ukrainians," a crew member, who is a resident of Crimea, said

Russia asks London to confirm sharing Skripal case info with individuals

TASS [Russian State News] - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 04:28
The statement came in response to public allegations by Vladimir Uglev, claiming to be a "Novichok" inventor and saying he is sure that A-234 was used to poison Sergei and Yulia Skripal

Russian, US finance chiefs meet in Washington to discuss sanctions

TASS [Russian State News] - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 02:50
According to an earlier US Treasury statement, the meeting was held at the Russian side’s request

Impact of latest US sanctions on ruble minimal — Russian Finance Ministry

TASS [Russian State News] - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 02:49
The latest US sanctions, imposed on April 6, has led to a brief decline of the ruble, which later bounced back

Kiev deliberately fuels tensions over arrested Russian fishing vessel — Crimean official

TASS [Russian State News] - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 02:47
"In fact, this comes in continuation of their piracy-like actions against Russian citizens, who are being forced into becoming nationals of Ukraine," Crimea's deputy premier said

North Korea halts all nuclear, ballistic tests — agency

TASS [Russian State News] - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 00:41
The decision was made on Friday during a plenary session of the Central Committee of the ruling Workers’ Party

Russia to count on domestic borrowings in case of sanctions against public debt

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 23:34
"We have sufficient foreign exchange/gold reserves," the Russian finance minister said

Russia condemns economic sanctions at meeting of G20 financial leaders — minister

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 23:33
"I think that such decisions should also be condemned because they contradict the spirit of G20 decisions," Anton Siluanov said

US investors still demonstrating interest to Russia — Russian minister

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 23:31
On April 6, the United States imposed sanctions on 38 Russian individuals and legal entities, including government officials and business leaders

Armenian opposition leader unlikely to accept dialogue — expert

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 23:30
Mass rallies began in Yerevan and other cities of Armenia on Monday protesting against the nomination of former president Serzh Sargsyan’s candidacy for prime minister

US strike on Syria has not helped peace settlement — UN envoy on Syria

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 23:27
On April 14, the US, the UK and France carried out a massive missile strike on Syria without a go-ahead from the UN

Syrian opposition’s calls for more West’s strikes unacceptable — Lavrov

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 23:25
"We hope that those who wield influence and have control over that group of opposition will draw the right conclusions and call them to order," he said

Exemption of German firms from ban on Russian aluminum to benefit both states — minister

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 23:23
The Wall Street Journal reported earlier that German authorities intend to request an exemption from application of anti-Russian sanctions

Companies hit by sanctions may receive liquidity support — Russian Finance Minister

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 23:19
"The support can be in the form of advance financing," the minister said

Russian government will not nationalize Rusal, finance minister says

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 20:30
At the same time, nationalization can be taken into consideration to rescue some companies, Siluanov noted

Armenian opposition 'ready for dialogue' after PM steps down

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 20:27
Mass rallies began in Yerevan and other cities of Armenia on Monday

Putin congratulates Miguel Diaz-Canel on accession to Cuba’s presidency

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 20:26
The Russian president wished him good health and success

US using chemical agenda to change Syrian government, Russian diplomat notes

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 20:18
Earlier, the so-called White Helmets and other non-government organizations alleged that Syrian government troops had dropped a chlorine bomb on civilians in the city of Douma

Russia, Saudi Arabia may sign energy agreements at SPIEF

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 20:10
St. Petersburg International Economic Forum will be held on May 24-26

Russian Foreign Ministry 'in contact' with Aeroflot on US visa issue

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 19:58
Aeroflot is the only airline that performs direct flights between Russia and the United States

Opposition protests continue in Yerevan

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 19:55
In the evening, about 100 opposition activists blocked a highway leading to Yerevan’s international airport

Kamchatka's dog sled race: The longest one of the kind

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 19:51
Russia has applied for including the Beringiya-2018 race in the Guinness World Records

Lavrov urges UN to pay more attention to humanitarian situation in Syria

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 19:46
The Russian top diplomat pointed out that the UN increased presence in Syria is needed to gather reliable information

Russia files protest to UK’s Foreign Office against drawing G7 into anti-Russian campaign

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 19:02
Moscow is disappointed by another groundless statement on Skripals’ case

Russian curler Krushelnitsky says CAS to hold his doping case hearings in summer

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 18:26
Both Krushelnitsky and Bryzgalova were stripped of the bronze medals

Novatek expects to launch second stage of Yamal LNG in fall

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 18:16
Yamal LNG project envisages operation of a plant for the production of liquefied natural gas

Lavrov calls for greater UN presence in Syria

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 18:14
UN's presence is necessary for gathering authentic information on the spot, according to the Russian top diplomat

Oil price not OPEC objective, secretary general notes

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 17:48
The cartel's objective remains "restoring stability, restoring stability on a sustainable basis"

Gazprom files documents for termination of contracts with Ukraine to Stockholm court

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 17:24
Earlier, Miller said that Gazprom could keep gas transit through Ukraine in the amount of 10-15 billion cubic meters a year, if Ukraine proves economic feasibility of the new contract

Russian Security Council secretary calls for enhancing offensive feature of foreign policy

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 17:02
Russian Security Council chief also called for paying particular attention to countering destructive foreign influence aimed at undermining Russia’s spiritual and cultural values

Novatek CEO does not see risks of ‘major sanctions’ against company

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 16:30
The company has been under US sectoral sanctions since 2014

Russia has every reason to qualify Skripal situation as abduction — ambassador

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 16:07
Moscow has more reasons now to qualify this situation as an abduction of two Russian nationals, the ambassador stressed

Aeroflot says unable to make appointment for its staff to obtain US visas

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 15:46
Aeroflot is the only airline that performs direct flights between Russia and the United States

Over 55,000 troops to march in WWII Victory Day parades across Russia

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 15:20
Over 55,000 troops and 1,200 weapon systems will be involved in military parades across Russia on May 9

Austrian top diplomat calls for investigation into alleged chemical attack in Douma

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 15:03
On April 10, a decision was made to send OPCW experts to Douma to collect information about the alleged chemical incident

Post-Soviet states to develop integrated system of radar identification

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 15:00
The member-states also considered ways of improving the joint system of communication among the CIS armed forces

Lavrov demands US prove accusations concerning OPCW experts’ access to Douma

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 14:28
A number of non-government organizations, including the White Helmets, allege that a chemical weapons attack took place in Eastern Ghouta’s town of Douma on April 7

Moscow urges London to provide proof for its claims on alleged Russian cyber attacks

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 14:26
According to Zakharova, these sorts of accusations by the UK may be aimed at whipping up public support for a possilble cyber attack by London against Russia

Duma speaker advocates criminal liability for enforcing US sanctions on Russian soil

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 14:00
"In Russia, we must live according to Russian laws," Vyacheslav Volodin stressed

OPEC+ may consider lowering quotas to cut oil production in June

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 13:55
OPEC+ executed the terms of the deal to reduce oil production by 149% in March 2018, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak told reporters

Russia’s Lokomotiv FC player fined $16,300 for insulting doping control officer

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 13:54
During the doping test at the training site of Lokomotiv FC on April 16, Denisov insulted an inspector by leaving an insolent inscription in the protocol of the test

Over 590 hotels in Russia fined for inflating prices ahead of 2018 World Cup — watchdog

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 13:52
The matches of the 2018 World Cup will be held between June 14 and July 15

Kremlin dismisses former FBI chief’s claims Putin, Trump discussed women

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 12:54
The Kremlin comments on media reports that former FBI chief James Comey, in his memoirs, recalls Putin in a conversation with Trump mentioning the beauty of young Russian ‘ladies of easy virtue’."

Russia, Austria to step up counter-terrorism cooperation, says Russian top diplomat

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 12:49
The Russian top diplomat says Moscow and Vienna are interested in anti-terrorism cooperation

Aeroflot says its crews have valid US visas to perform flights for several months

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 12:38
The crews of Russian flag carrier Aeroflot have US visas to perform flights to the United States for several months

Opposition activists block streets in downtown Yerevan

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 12:24
Earlier, the leader of the Civil Contract opposition party called on his supporters to "paralyze traffic across Yerevan"

Russia’s Investigative Committee revises number of fatalities in Kemerovo fire to 60

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 12:15
The investigators have received the results of all DNA tests as part of the criminal case regarding the Kemerovo fire

Lavrov praises dialog with Austria

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 11:42
The top diplomat says Russia highly appreciates relations with Austria

Over a million Russians gave blood in 2017, says Health Ministry

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 11:27
Nearly 1.3 mln people in Russia gave blood in 2017

Expert believes Cuba’s policy towards Russia will not change

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 11:16
An expert says Cuba’s policy towards Russia will not change following the election of Miguel Diaz-Canel as head of the Council of State

Armenian police hauls off 65 protesters in Yerevan

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 10:54
Mass rallies broke out in Yerevan and other Armenian cities following former Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan’s nomination as prime minister

South Korea, North Korea open direct phone line between two leaders

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 10:52
The two leaders are expected to hold a conversation before their meeting in Panmunjeom scheduled for next week

Russian MP slams US accusations against Moscow of sanitizing alleged chemical attack site

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 10:49
On April 7, a number of NGOs, including the White Helmets, alleged that chemical weapons were used in Douma, Eastern Ghouta

Russian antitrust watchdog approves Bayer-Monsanto deal

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 10:20
Russia’s Federal Antimonopoly Service has granted an approval for the transaction on the acquisition of Monsanto by US’ Bayer

Suspected terrorism supporters detained in St. Petersburg

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 09:30
Suspected supporters of a terrorist recruiter who used the Telegram messenger were detained in St. Petersburg

Armenian police hauls off 26 protesters in Yerevan

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 09:19
Mass rallies broke out in Yerevan and other Armenian cities on April 16 following former Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan’s nomination as prime minister.

Three settlements flooded in Russia’s Volgograd region — Emergencies Ministry

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 09:15
Three settlements remain partially flooded in Russia’s Volgograd region

Uruguay's top diplomat slams US request to expel Russian diplomats as improper

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 08:19
In March, US President Donald Trump called on leaders of other countries to join Washington’s decision to expel Russian diplomats

Armenian police hauls off 16 protesters in Yerevan

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 08:16
The leader of the Civil Contract opposition party called on his supporters to "paralyze traffic across Yerevan"

Russia’s watchdog to discuss easing barriers for foreign investors in ports, airports

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 07:08
Russia’s Federal Antimonopoly Service plans to discuss reduction of administrative barriers for investing in the country’s port and airport infrastructure in the second or third quarter of 2018

Russian top diplomat, UN special envoy to discuss ways of political settlement in Syria

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 06:32
The meeting is going to be the second such talks between Sergey Lavrov and Staffan de Mistura in a month

Lavrov to focus on relations with EU, Syrian crisis during talks with Austrian counterpart

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 05:59
Russian Foreign Minister and Karin Kneissl will also discuss prospects of economic ties between the two countries

US Under-Secretary of State to meet Russian ambassador behind closed doors on Friday

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 04:52
Earlier the US National Security Adviser John Bolton discussed the state of relations between Moscow and Washington with Anatoly Antonov

Number of acting industrial parks to rise to 130 in Russia this year - expert

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 04:01
Co-chairman of Russia's AIP (Association of Industrial Parks) board Maxim Pazdnikov said that each year around 20-25 new industrial park projects emerge in Russia

IMF official: Russia caught up with developed economies in terms of per capita GDP growth

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 03:50
Russia’s economy will grow by 1.7% in 2018, 1.5% in 2019, and by another 1.7% in 2023, the International Monetary Fund reported earlier

US claims Russia, Syria trying to sanitize locations of suspected chemical attack in Douma

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 03:06
Department of State spokesperson Heather Nauert said that US can confirm that the OPCW team has not still been able to enter Douma

John Bolton meets Russian ambassador to discuss relations between countries

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 02:03
The US National Security Adviser reiterated that it is in the interest of both the United States and Russia to have better relations, the White House said

Russian, Saudi Arabian ministers have discussed energy collaboration

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 01:05
Alexander Novak met with Khalid al-Falih prior to the eighth meeting of the monitoring committee of OPEC and non-OPEC nations in Jiddah

Rusal’s delisting from Euronext Paris terminated

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 00:12
Rusal was informed "by CACEIS Corporate Trust that their provision of services as the centralizing broker for the orderly sale procedure was terminated"

UK MEP says no evidence of Russia’s involvement in Skripal poisoning

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 23:50
Bill Etheridge also indicated the absence of evidence on the Syrian government’s role in the alleged chemical attack in the city of Douma

Aeroflot confirms problems with getting US visas for its crews

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 22:36
Earlier the Russian Foreign Ministry said Russia and the US may be left without direct flights because of the difficulties Aeroflot crews have with getting the US visa

Russian diplomat calls on US to show readiness for constructive dialogue

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 21:00
Moscow is committed to constructive approach, the diplomat stressed

Russia blunts France with 7-1 win on home ice at 2018 IIHF U18 World Championship

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 20:35
The French team answered only once with a single goal delivered into the Russian net by Pierrick Dube with less than two minutes remaining in the match

Russia and US may be left without direct flights due to Aeroflot’s visa difficulties

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 20:20
The crews are facing growing difficulties with getting the American visa, according to the Russian Foreign Ministry

Russia’s ‘wise policy’ helps preserve fragile peace in Europe, says German MP

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 20:16
The politician also stated that he served as an international observer during the Russian presidential election

Russian embassy in UK demands Russian doctors be allowed to examine Yulia Skripal

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 19:56
In the wake of the Salisbury incident, the UK expelled 23 Russian diplomats and announced other restrictive measures against Moscow without presenting any evidence of its involvement in the attack

Russia ready to strengthen strategic partnership with Cuba, says Putin

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 19:25
According to Kremlin’s press service, Putin sent a congratulatory telegram to Diaz-Canel Bermudes

Telegram accessible in Russia despite block on 18 million IP addresses, says CEO

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 19:00
On April 13, the court blocked access to the cloud-based instant messaging service in Russia over its failure to provide encryption keys to the Federal Security Service

Numerous businessmen on the run seek to return to Russia from UK — ombudsman

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 18:47
Early in February, Titov said that President Vladimir Putin had received a list of business people fleeing justice, but sought to leave the UK and return to Russia

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