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Serebrennikov’s Nureyev leading in nominations for ballet's ‘Oscars’

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 17:32
Both the creators of the ballet and its performers have been nominated for the Benois de la Danse competition

Russia urges Volker to be more responsible in mediation on Ukrainian crisis

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 17:18
The Foreign Ministry spokeswoman explained that instead of performing his immediate functions Volker "appears in talk shows and at conferences"

New president of Cuba’s Council of State vows to remain loyal to Castro’s legacy

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 17:05
Cuba’s foreign policy will not change, said Miguel Diaz-Canel vows

Russian diplomat says Britain deserves title of world’s worst genocider

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 17:03
The Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman recalled that British colonists exterminated up to 90%-95% of the aborigines in the process of colonizing Australia

Lawyers appeal verdict in Nemtsov murder case with ECHR

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 16:48
Defense filed an appeal on behalf of all five convicts in the case

Putin’s purported pen sells for pretty penny, says newspaper

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 16:30
The name of the buyer, who participated in the auction via telephone, was not made public

Russia’s Samara set to welcome guests from over 30 countries at FIFA World Cup

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 16:15
The stadium in the city of Samara, which was founded in 1586 and has a current population of 1.13 million, boasts a 45,000-seat capacity

Moscow recommends London to hold off from destroying evidence on Skripal case

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 15:37
The Russian side is still ready for constructive cooperation with the UK to clarify this very complicated case, the Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said

US may sign new deal with Russia on astronauts’ delivery to space station

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 15:24
Earlier, NASA publicly announced its intention to ask Russia to extend some missions to the ISS

Forbes top ten richest Russians in 2018

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 15:18
Majority owner of the steelmaker NLMK Vladimir Lisin becomes richest Russian according to Forbes

Russian diplomat slams Douma images after alleged chemical attack as ‘100-percent fake’

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 15:12
The father of a Syrian teenage boy who can be seen in a video the White Helmets presented as evidence government troops used chemical weapons is prepared to testify before international organizations

Russia to reduce threshold of duty-free import of parcels below 500 euro

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 15:03
The Russian government intends to create conditions for development of the domestic online commerce

Father of boy in White Helmets footage to testify that ‘no chemical weapons used in Douma’

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 14:42
The White Helmets claim chemical weapons had been used in Douma on April 7

FIFA: Over 164,000 tickets for 2018 World Cup in Russia sold in 24 hours

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 14:21
The matches of the 2018 World Cup will be held between June 14 and July 15

Russia’s aluminum deliveries to Japan halted over US sanctions

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 14:19
Russia accounted for about 15% of Japan’s aluminum imports, according to Rusal Japan

Moscow frowns on moves aimed at church schism, says Kremlin

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 14:06
The Kremlin comments on the possible decision to grant autocephaly to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church reporting to the Kiev Patriarchate

Lufthansa Group schedules additional 85 flights for FIFA World Cup in Russia

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 13:57
The 2018 FIFA World Cup kicks off in 56 days with the opening match in Moscow

St. Petersburg anti-terror sting busts suspects recruited via Telegram, say detectives

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 13:39
The Investigative Committee in St. Petersburg has opened a criminal case against several 21-year-old suspects from a Central Asian country

Kremlin mum on Russia's possible deliveries of S-300 air defense systems to Syria

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 13:18
Putin’s earlier statement contained no direct reference to the possibility of providing defense systems to Syria

Kremlin believes more unfriendly moves from US on the horizon

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 13:16
The Kremlin spokesman disagreed with the opinion that the storm had bypassed Russia

Armenian police hauls off 106 protesters

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 13:05
Armenian police have hauled off 106 protesters in downtown Yerevan

Decision to block Telegram impossible to implement in one day — Kremlin

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 12:45
The massive blocking of IP addresses by the media watchdog should not disrupt the operation of any Internet resources, the Kremlin spokesman noted

Brent oil price above $74 per barrel first time from November 27, 2014

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 12:09
The cost of Brent crude oil futures contracts deliverable in June 2018 rose by 1%, to $74.23 per barrel

Top Russian, NATO military officials to discuss Syria

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 11:41
The parties will discuss issues concerning the military activities of NATO and Russia in the European region, as well as the situation in Syria

Police haul off 30 protesters in Armenia’s capital

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 11:32
According to a TASS correspondent, protesters continue their march through Yerevan

UN to see interview with Syrian boy pressed into White Helmets staged Douma attack video

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 11:31
A TV story about a teen-age boy from Syria’s Douma who was lured into taking part in the White Helmets’ faked chemical attack video will be shown to the representatives of the UN Security Council

Terror attack foiled in Russia's North Caucasus

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 11:03
According to law enforcers, a man planned an explosion and arson at a local school and day-care center

Classes back in session after Bashkortostan school attack

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 10:32
The public school in Sterlitamak, in the Bashkortostan Region, where a remedial student attacked his classmates and teacher with a knife on Wednesday is back in session

Kyrgyzstan’s president dismisses republic’s government

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 09:46
Kyrgyzstan’s President Sooronbay Jeenbekov has dismissed the republic’s cabinet of ministers

Opposition activists march down Yerevan streets

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 09:43
Opposition activists are marching down Yerevan streets to gather supporters for an evening rally

Altai floods wash away allowing residents to return home, reports Emergencies Ministry

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 09:31
The number of flooded residential yards in the Volgograd Region has reduced almost twice

Police haul off 17 opposition activists in Yerevan — spokesman

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 08:26
The first meeting of the country’s new government chaired by Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan will be held in Yerevan on April 19

Kyrgyzstan’s parliament votes no-confident to government

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 07:22
Kyrgyzstan’s parliament voted no-confident to the republic’s cabinet and Prime Minister Sapar Isakov

Source warns about provocations with alleged use of improvised chemical weapons in Syria

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 05:23
Jabhat al-Nusra and affiliated units of the Free Syrian Army have pulled more than 12,000 militants to stage an offensive on government troops, the source said

Syria hands over to Russia two unexploded cruise missiles found after US strike - source

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 04:32
The missiles were found in good condition by the Syrian military

Envoy compared UNSC discussion on Salisbury attack to Carroll’s Through the Looking-Glass

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 03:35
Russia’s UN Representative Vasily Nebenzya called the incident "a filthy anti-Russian provocation"

Proton-M carrier rocket with Russian military satellite launched from Baikonur

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 00:50
The Briz-M upper stage has separated from the third stage of the rocket

London deliberately destroying evidence on Skripal case - Russian UN envoy

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 00:22
Vasily Nebenzya also noted that the OPCW mission has failed to identify the country of origin of the toxic agent that was used to poison the Skripals

Russia to update its list of questions to OPCW - Russian ambassador

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 00:20
The newly revealed circumstances make it possible to think that the Salisbury incident was choreographed by the British special services, Alexander Shulgin said

London crossed all red lines accusing Putin of involvement in chemical program - diplomat

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 00:16
British diplomats should thank Putin "for being a man of nerve", Vasily Nebenzya said

Russia 'skeptical' about OPCW statement on BZ chemical

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 20:45
The situation with BZ substance, depicted in the statement, is "disputable", the Russian diplomat states

Still unclear when mission can be deployed to Syria's Douma, OPCW chief says

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 20:30
According to the OPCW head, experts from the United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) carried out reconnaissance in Douma

Opposition leader urges allies to blockade Armenia’s government facilities

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 20:08
Nikol Pashinyan said on Tuesday he was launching a "velvet revolution"

Russia’s Sharapova, Rublev on grid of 2018 Roland-Garros

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 19:49
Russia’s representation besides Rublev in men’s competition of the prestigious tennis tournament in France enlists Karen Khachanov, Daniil Medvedev, Yevgeny Donskoi and Mikhail Youzhny

Gazprom, Saudi Aramco plan to create coordination committee to expand cooperation

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 19:26
Gazprom and Saudi Aramco signed a memorandum of understanding in the field of international gas cooperation during the official visit of King of Saudi Arabia Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud to Russia

Yulia Skripal ‘held hostage by British authorities’ — Russia's OPCW ambassador

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 19:06
Russian citizen Yulia Skripal "is being held hostage by the British authorities, held by force on the territory of the United Kingdom", according to the diplomat

Miguel Diaz-Canel officially nominated to take helm of Cuba’s State Council

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 19:02
Under the Cuban Constitution, the president of the State Council is the head of state and government

Russia, China may sign contract on production of AHL helicopter in May-June

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 18:42
The Russian side plans to sign a contract in the first half of 2018, a source claims

Russia proves Novichok-like agent patented in US as a chemical weapon — OPCW envoy

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 18:14
According to the Russian diplomat, nerve agents like Novichok were not only produced but were even patented as a chemical weapon in the United States

Biomedical agency works actively to prevent anti-doping violations in Russian football

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 18:07
The work to prevent any possible violation of anti-doping regulations in the Russian football team is at its highest tempo as the country is gearing up to host the 2018 FIFA World Cup this summer

Jailed Russian pilot's wife hopes for new appeal to Trump for his transfer to Russia

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 18:03
Russia has repeatedly requested the United States to extradite Yaroshenko

Russian officers unhurt in attack on UN convoy in Syria

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 17:49
According to a Russian general, the news about an officer being wounded in Douma during the UN convoy attack is not true

Ukraine lifts ban on athletes’ participation in sports tournaments in Russia

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 17:46
In mid-March, Ukrainian Sports Minister Igor Zhdanov issued an official directive banning national athletes from participating in all sports competitions held on the territory of Russia

SWIFT confirms neutral status in Russia, plans to continue staying outside of politics

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 17:20
Amid a sharp deterioration of relations between Russia and the west, disconnection from SWIFT is one of potential scenarios being discussed now.

Russian top brass slams Ukraine’s spy agency for ‘spinning tales’ about Varyag cruiser

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 17:18
The cruiser is neither meant for nor built for the transportation of military equipment and other large-sized cargoes for military use, Russia's top brass says

Russian Industry Ministry to ensure readiness of Cortege cars by presidential inauguration

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 16:57
Cortege is a project for building a family of cars for senior government officials - a limousine, a sedan, an off-road vehicle and a minivan

British media watchdog scrutinizes RT’s objectivity on reporting Skripal case

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 16:21
The outcome of the investigation will come out as soon as possible, the watchdog vowed

Russia’s WWII Victory Day parade to showcase advanced weaponry

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 16:19
This is the tank support combat vehicle, the Su-57 one-seat supersonic experimental plane and other weapon systems

Russia will not ban transit flights of US air carriers

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 16:01
The ban is not discussed because it runs contrary to Russia’s international commitments, the transport minister said

OPCW fails to identify country of origin of Salisbury attack agent, UK confirms

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 15:55
London still believes, however, that "only Russia had the technical means, operational experience and the motive to target the Skripals"

Erdogan declares early elections in Turkey on June 24

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 15:41
According to Erdogan, Turkey’s Supreme Electoral Council will soon start preparations for the elections

Foreign Ministry source confirms Washington Post article on Trump’s sanctions stance

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 15:38
Earlier, The Washington Post reported that the Trump administration had notified the Russian Embassy in Washington about the absence of plans to slap new sanctions on Russia

Russian anti-HIV drug approaching clinical trials

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 15:33
A highly active anti-viral drug known as Dinavir has been developed in Russia

Mass protests in Armenia

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 15:17
Thousands of people rally in Armenia, blocking government offices and roads, as ex-president Serzh Sargsyan was elected prime minister

Russia mulling 'target purchases' as a way to support companies slapped by US sanctions

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 15:15
In accordance with the draft law, the government "is vested with the authority to introduce some measures, both economic and political ones"

Assad to grant preferences to Russian companies seeking to rebuild Syria, says senator

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 15:07
Russian senator believes investments in the country’s economy should not be delayed

Swift Biosciences launches Accel-Amplicon Plus Cancer Panels

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 15:05
New targeted sequencing workflow combines pre-validated content with easy customization and new analysis tools to accelerate variant discovery and screening

OPCW expert says no BZ substance detected in Salisbury samples

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 14:53
OPCW Director General Ahmet Uzumcu emphasized the credibility and integrity of the OPCW designated laboratories

Opposition activists block mayor’s office in Yerevan

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 14:48
Law enforcement officers cordoned off the area and are trying to prevent protesters from blocking the streets

Russia’s wrestling chief hails Ukraine’s decision to come to 2018 European championship

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 14:27
The 2018 European Wrestling Championship is scheduled to be held between April 30 and May 6 in Russia’s southern city of Kaspiysk

Russia has no plan to ban titanium supplies to US — industry minister

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 14:23
Russia does not plan to ban titanium deliveries to the United States in response to anti-Russian sanctions

Austrian Foreign Ministry picks ex-First Lady as special representative for Russia

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 14:15
The Austrian Foreign Ministry has appointed former ambassador to Russia Margot Klestil-Loffler as special representative for Russia

Russia's telecom watchdog’s website works as usual after three DDoS attacks

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 13:39
On April 17, the watchdog’s site was inaccessible for about eight hours

UK feared fugitive tycoon’s potential return to Russia might spill secrets — prosecutor

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 13:29
Russia's Prosecutor-General says London could not let the fugitive Russian mogul, Boris Berezovsky, privy to classified information on the poisoning of Alexander Litvinenko, return to Russia

Stop buzzing around: Bees cause flight delay at Moscow airport

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 13:14
According international aviation rules, the airline had to use a different aircraft to perform the flight

Russia to explore influence of LNG exports on pipeline gas supplies in 2018

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 13:09
According to Energy Minister Alexander Novak, Russia can expand its share on the global LNG market from the current 4-5% to 15-20% by 2035

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