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Russia urges international agencies to discuss media freedom situation in Ukraine

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 22:31
"We urge Western mentors of the Kiev regime to take effective action to terminate such actions by their charges," the ministry said

Russia closely examining US claims on illegal supplies to DPRK — diplomat

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 22:27
"We are also seeking the explanation of methodology used in making calculation of "illegally" exported petroleum," the diplomat said

Russian diplomats visit Maria Butina in pretrial detention center in Washington

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 20:44
Butina was detained in the US on July 15 on charges of being a foreign agent

Russia’s Aerospace Force gets Peresvet laser complexes

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 20:13
The military are now taking drills that involve the novel combat technologies, according to the Russian Defense Ministry

Tragic death of Kazakhstan’s figure skater Denis Ten shocks the world of sports

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 19:57
Denis Ten died in a hospital in the country’s capital of Almaty after he had been assaulted by two unidentified suspects and sustained a knife stab

Norilsk’s airport renovated to serve aircraft of all kinds

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 19:54
The renovation is due to be finished in September, 2018

Russia, China block US request for banning oil product deliveries to North Korea

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 19:28
Russia and China asked for more time to scrutinize the document and requested ample proof that the allotment for the supplies had been used up

About 8 million fans visit FIFA Fan Fest in Russian host cities

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 19:07
FIFA Fan Fest in Russia attracted 2.5 million more people than four years ago in Brazil

Tourists make tax-free claims for purchases worth $14.8 mln during World Cup

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 18:40
On February 12, the Russian prime minister signed a decree on introducing a tax free shopping pilot program at airports in four Russian regions

IOC president offers condolences over untimely death of Kazakhstan’s Olympic medalist

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 18:29
Denis Ten died in a hospital in the country’s capital of Almaty on Thursday afternoon after he had been assaulted by two unidentified suspects and sustained a knife stab

Russia completes work on Avangard hypersonic missile system

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 18:22
Industrial enterprises have switched to its serial production, the Defense Ministry said

OSCE slams Ukraine’s entry ban for president of Russian Union of Journalists

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 17:49
Ukraine’s Security Service has imposed a three-year entry ban on chairman of the Russian Union of Journalists Vladimir Solovyov

Remembering an epic sporting event: 1980 Summer Olympics Moscow in photos

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 17:49
On July 19, 1980, Moscow's Luzhniki Grand Sports Arena housed the opening ceremony of the 22nd Summer Olympic Games

Russia expects chill in ties with Greece to be brief, says EU ambassador

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 17:32
On July 11, the media reported that Athens had decided to expel two Russian diplomats and ban another two from entering the country

Putin suggests Russia’s foreign policy needs to be more economically oriented

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 17:01
"Forming an expanse of good-neighborly relations, prosperity, security and stability along the whole perimeter of our state borders" is of special importance, Putin noted

Kazakhstan’s 2014 Olympic medalist in figure skating Denis Ten stabbed to death

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 16:55
Ten spotted two unknown suspects trying to dismount and steal side-mirrors from his car, as a result of the ensued brawl with the suspects, the skater sustained a knife wound

Trump says looking forward to second meeting with Putin

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 16:51
The summit with Russia was a great success, according to Trump

Telegram founder Pavel Durov first time ranked in Fortune 40 Under 40

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 16:49
Durov is 25th in his debut appearance in the rating

Idlib settlement can be achieved on southern de-escalation zone pattern — diplomat

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 16:28
The situation in Idlib is very difficult, it has the biggest concentration of militants and terrorists, Russian Ambassador in Damascus Alexander Kinshchak said

US apologizes for disrupting cyber security consultations — Kremlin envoy

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 16:05
The negotiations were due to take place in February this year at the level of experts

Putin confident that agreements on Iran nuclear program should be preserved

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 15:46
This document "has a most important role for the global non-proliferation regime," the Russian president pointed out

Syria eager to buy many types of Russian weapon systems — ambassador

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 15:30
All this is being discussed both at the level of the corresponding agencies, the envoy said

Russia wants to verify results of British tests concerning Salisbury incident

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 15:10
Now, no one in the world has any official information about what happened in Great Britain, Russian Ambassador to Great Britain Alexander Yakovenko said

Putin vows to respond proportionally to establishment of NATO bases near Russian borders

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 14:56
According to the Russian leader, the key to ensuring security and stability in Europe lies in boosting cooperation and restoring trust

Putin calls for staring work to extend New START treaty right away

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 14:39
Those in the US who oppose the restoration of ties with Russia are actually ready to sacrifice their country’s security, Putin said

Russian fighters armed with Kinzhal hypersonic missiles hold drills with strategic bombers

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 14:23
The Kinzhal air-launched hypersonic missile system was unveiled by Vladimir Putin in March

Putin says some forces seeking to undermine results of Russia-US summit

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 13:59
Putin pointed out that his first full-fledged meeting with Trump "resulted in useful agreements"

Bill on changes into pension system passes first reading in Russian State Duma

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 13:31
The first reading envisions consideration of the bill’s concept

FIFA World Cup drives retail trade growth in Russia to 3% in June

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 13:29
Meanwhile, GDP growth slowed down to 1.1% in annual terms in June, according to Russia’s Economic Development Ministry

Russia completes pop-up tests of most advanced Sarmat ICBM

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 12:47
The development of new strategic weapon systems is aimed at increasing Russia’s defense capability and preventing any aggression against Russia and its allies, the Defense Ministry stressed

Moscow expects official statements on Amesbury incident from London not media reports

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 12:27
According to Russia's ambassador to the UK, Moscow got no official statements from the British side

Russia tests strategic bomber with new air-to-surface missile

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 12:19
As was reported earlier, Russia had been working on a new version of the Tu-22M3 bomber - the Tu-22M3M

Russia to expel Greek diplomats

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 12:05
The number of diplomats due to be expelled is unknown yet, the envoy says

UK fails to provide OPCW with information about Skripal case suspects, Russian envoy says

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 11:43
According to The Sun, British police are believed to have identified the suspected perpetrators of the poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal in Salisbury

Russia launches trials of Poseidon underwater drone that can carry nuclear warheads

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 11:20
The Poseidon oceanic multipurpose system is a principally new type of seaborne underwater weapons based on the use of drones

Russia gears up to test fine-tuned ‘invincible’ nuclear powered cruise missile

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 11:02
According to the Defense Ministry, "work on an unlimited-range missile is going according to plan"

Secrets of Ary-Mas: Tourist route created in world’s northernmost forest

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 10:40
Tourists from mainland travel as far as Ary-Mas several times a year

Family fails to contact Russian citizen arrested in US

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 10:35
Maria Butina was arrested in Washington DC on July 15 on charges of acting as an unregistered agent of the Russian government

British financier wanted by Russia ‘appalled’ at White House response to Moscow’s offer

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 10:11
According to Russian investigators, Browder’s business partners illegally amassed more than $1.5 bln in Russia, failing to pay taxes either in Russia or the United States

Gas supplies to China via Power of Siberia to reach 38 bcm by 2024

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 08:59
The Power of Siberia gas trunkline will transport gas from the Irkutsk and Yakutia gas production centers to consumers in Russia’s Far East and China

British police identify suspects behind Skripals poisoning — reports

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 08:07
According to The Sun, the investigators believe they have identified the suspected perpetrators of the Novichok attack through CCTV

Innovative Alzheimer's Treatment from China Concludes Phase 3 Clinical Trials

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 08:00
Green Valley plans to submit the application for treatment to the China National Drug Administration this Year

Turkey ends state of emergency that lasted two years — reports

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 07:59
The emergency rule regime was introduced in the republic for the first time on July 20, 2016

Russia’s State Duma to consider government's bill on pension changes

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 07:24
The bill on pension system changes, in particular, includes a gradual increase of the retirement age to 65 for men (by 2028) and 63 for women (by 2034)

Japan halts imports of oil from Iran

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 07:17
Oil supplies from Iran should be completely stopped by October

Russian Embassy in the US manages to get permission to visit Butina on July 19

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 04:58
The US District Court for the District of Columbia earlier denied bail to Maria Butina arrested in Washington on July 15

Trump says he would hold Putin responsible for alleged interference

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 03:29
According to Donald Trump, he was "Very strong on the fact that we can't have meddling, we can't have any of that"

Putin to discuss strengthening country's global role and security issues with ambassadors

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 01:34
Particular attention at the meeting will be paid to issues related to maintaining global security and stability, countering spread of terrorism and extremism

US court denies bail to Russian national Maria Butina

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 00:48
Maria Butina may face up to 15 years behind the bars

Important agreements reached at Russia-US summit in Helsinki — Russian ambassador

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 21:00
The summit was of major significance for both bilateral relations and global security, Anatoly Antonov said

Federatsiya manned spacecraft to be built within shortest time — Roscosmos chief

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 20:23
The first trials of this spaceship will be carried out when launches of Soyuz-5 carrier rockets begin from Baikonur, Dmitry Rogozin said

Syria plans to purchase Russian MC-21 aircraft, says Russian ambassador

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 20:19
The Syrians are interested in updating their plane fleet with Russia's help, the ambassador said

EU ambassadors agree to expand Ukraine blacklist over inauguration of Crimean bridge

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 19:59
This decision should receive a formal approval of the EU Council at the ministerial level, a source told TASS

Russian Maria Butina detained in Washington may face up to 15 years in prison

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 19:36
Butina may face ten years of imprisonment for acting as an agent of the Government of the Russian Federation, and another five years for "her role in a covert Russian influence operation"

Terrorists in Syria’s southwest may be liquidated shortly, says Russian diplomat

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 19:28
There is a matter of several weeks, and maybe even days, the diplomat said

Over 3,000 foreign football hooligans were blocked from entering Russia for 2018 World Cup

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 19:24
The fact that they were declined to enter the country played an important role in the provision of safety at the world championship, the Russian interior minister said

Russian center braces to receive hundreds of thousands of refugees in Syria

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 18:55
A total of 336,500 places have been prepared to receive and accommodate refugees in the Syrian cities

Russian-made helicopters took part in Thailand cave rescue, says diplomat

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 18:42
On July 10, rescue workers brought out the remaining four kids and the coach, trapped in the cave

World Cup contributed over $13.5 bln to Russia’s GDP, expert says

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 18:24
According to preliminary data of the Russian Tourism Authority, 2.9 mln foreign fans visited Russia during the World Cup

Czech president expects Russian, US presidents to continue cooperation

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 17:38
Some political observers feel angry as the meeting went well, the president said

Russia understands that pressure was put on Greece in expulsion of diplomats — diplomat

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 17:01
Athens had managed to withstand the first waves of pressure, according to the Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman

Moscow to respond immediately to measures against Russia’s RT in Australia — diplomat

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 16:51
The Russian Foreign Ministry is verifying Australian media reports about "a preliminary investigation against Russia’s RT television channel as a presumable foreign agent"

Putin: Flight tests of super-heavy rockets to begin in 2028

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 16:33
The Russian leader emphasized the need to timely implement the most ambitious projects, such as the creation of the super-heavy rocket

OPCW provides assistance to UK to determine Amesbury chemical

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 16:31
The OPCW received a request for technical assistance from the UK on 13 July

Russia sets up center for receiving, distributing, accommodating refugees in Syria

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 16:16
The center will also organize humanitarian aid deliveries, according to the Russian Defense Ministry

Putin suggests expanding FAN ID technology to upcoming mass events

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 16:12
Deputy Prime Minister Olga Golodets stressed that the tried-and-tested innovation had proven its effectiveness

Arab investors made a deal with Tkeycoin

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 15:39
The first tranche of $4 million from the Arab investors will be done until the beginning of September this year

Russia invites UN high commissioner for refugees to meeting on Syria

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 15:38
Along with that, Russian military on the ground are making active efforts to render humanitarian aid to the Syrian population, the Foreign Ministry's spokeswoman said

CoinBene launches Internet of People (IoP) trading

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 15:37
Global exchange announces the listing of the digital asset, which is used to make their decentralized platform of applications and payments, is working properly

Russian Navy to get Admiral Gorshkov frigate on July 28

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 15:21
Now the Admiral Gorshkov is undergoing the coating of the hull and the superstructure for the naval parade in St. Petersburg

Geologists put on map 13 potential diamond deposits in Yakutia

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 14:51
Every point contains coordinates, prospection, a list of necessary works and an estimated cost of resources

US military intervention in Venezuela remains possible — Russian envoy

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 14:24
According to the Russian diplomat, the US is "keeping all options on the table"

Russian defense firm delivers S-400 regiment set ahead of schedule

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 13:57
Almaz-Antey Group has delivered the first regiment set of S-400 Triumf surface-to-air missile systems this year to the Defense Ministry of Russia

Russian ambassador affirms no ‘secret deals’ struck between Putin, Trump in Helsinki

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 13:41
The diplomat also pointed out that the questions asked by US reporters at the summit were unconstructive and aimed at "creating an uncomfortable situation for Donald Trump"

Russia has questions about US fulfillment of new START Treaty — ambassador

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 13:39
Moscow can consider extending this treaty, if Russia’s concerns are solved

Russia still facing issues in tackling shortage of diplomatic staff in US — ambassador

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 13:26
There was no clarification of reasons for the expulsion of 60 Russian diplomats, Ambassador to the US Anatoly Antonov noted

Putin to discuss global security, counterterrorism with ambassadors on July 19

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 13:18
The Russian leader will also set out the key objectives for Russian diplomats

Defense Ministry thanks Italian mayor for monument to Russian officer killed in Syria

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 13:09
The monument to Alexander Prokhorenko, who was killed in Syria in 2016, was unveiled in the Italian town of Vagli Sotto

Diplomat says Moscow not surprised by US behavior regarding arrested Russian citizen

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 12:58
Maria Butina faces up to five years in prison if found guilty

Trump expects ‘big results’ from Helsinki summit

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 12:50
Putin and Trump discussed "many important subjects" at their meeting, the US president pointed out

Naftogaz finds Ukrainian energy minister’s no show at gas talks ‘logical’

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 12:44
The only thing agreed on at Tuesday's trilateral gas consultations in Berlin was that the next ministerial meeting would be held in October

Russian strategic bomber to extend Kinzhal hypersonic missile’s range — source

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 12:03
The hypersonic missile’s target destruction range will equal over 3,000 km

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