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Russia retains 2nd place in military-technical cooperation despite sanctions — deputy PM

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 12:58
The rate of fulfilling the country’s state defense order has increased from 80 to 97-98%, according to Dmitry Rogozin

Russian foreign minister, UN envoy for Syria to meet in Moscow on April 20

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 12:51
UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura will visit Moscow on April 20

Russian senator blasts US strike on Syria as attempt to derail peace process

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 12:08
A lawmaker says the attack on Syria carried out by the US-led coalition is an attempt to deal a blow to the peace process

Highly efficient air defenses can be created in Syria with Russia’s help — senator

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 12:01
Most of the Syrian air defense systems operational today comprise Soviet-made surface-to-air missile complexes that have undergone various levels of modernization

Kremlin comments on situation in Armenia

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 11:42
Moscow hopes the situation in Armenia will be developing within the framework of law

Putin offers condolences to George Bush Senior over death of his wife

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 11:41
Barbara Bush passed away on Tuesday at the age of 92

Number of Yalta International Economic Forum’s participants doubles in 2018

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 11:29
Up to 400 people from 60 countries are expected to take part in the event

Teacher rushed to intensive care unit following knife attack in Bashkortostan school

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 11:12
A 17-year-old remedial student who stabbed his classmates and a teacher in a school in Sterlitamak was found to be unconscious

De Mistura to visit Moscow on April 20

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 10:41
UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura will visit Moscow on April 20

Russia’s Transport Ministry confirms extension of overflight approvals for US airlines

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 10:29
According to media reports, Russia could use extension of flight approvals as a counter measure to the new sanctions Washington imposed on Moscow

Watchdog reports six-time decrease of HIV infection rates in Russia

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 10:08
The HIV infection rates in Russia have decreased six times in five years

Ural teen school attacker swayed by Columbine High School massacre

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 09:28
A 17-year-old student attacked a school in the city of Sterlitamak and set a school room on fire

Cannes Film Festival organizers announce jury lineup

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 09:01
French actress Lea Seydoux and Canadian director Denis Villeneuve have joined the jury of the 71st Cannes Film Festival

Cuban parliament to choose successor to Raul Castro

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 08:15
A two-day session of Cuba’s National Assembly one-chamber parliament begins on April 18

International conference in Moscow to discuss ways of stopping HIV epidemic

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 07:50
An international conference on HIV/AIDS will bring together about 3,000 delegates from about fifty countries who will look into the ways of abating the epidemic of the HIV

Four injured as teen attacks school in Russia's Bashkortostan Region

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 07:34
A school student attacked a school in the city of Sterlitamak and set a school room on fire

US media says CIA director Pompeo had clandestine meeting with Kim Jong-un

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 06:13
The previously unreported mission took place soon after Pompeo’s nomination for the post of the Secretary of State

German Football Association president hopes Merkel to visit World Cup 2018

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 04:51
Merkel has not informed the public on her personal plans so far

Russia making unprecedented efforts to improve situation in Eastern Ghouta - ambassador

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 01:36
"The situation in Eastern Ghouta is stable by and large," Nebenzya said

OPCW experts to get down to mission in Douma on Wed if UN gives go-ahead

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 01:35
Basha Jaafari said a team of UN security experts had arrived in Douma at around 15:00 hours Syrian time

US, allies to be unable to dislodge Assad, says ambassador

TASS [Russian State News] - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 00:17
"There should be no illusions in this respect," Vasily Nebenzya said

London seeks ‘to cover up evidence of staged provocation against Russia’ - Russian Embassy

TASS [Russian State News] - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 23:01
The Embassy came to the conclusion that the so-called decontamination is an element of the strategy aiming to destroy the important and valuable evidence

Russia, Iran can extend oil supplies agreement for 5 years

TASS [Russian State News] - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 21:00
It was reported earlier that Iranian oil supplies under the program amount to 5 mln tonnes per year

State Duma speaker links sanctions to Russia’s growing global influence

TASS [Russian State News] - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 20:37
On April 6, the United States imposed sanctions on 38 Russian individuals and legal entities

Telegram lawyers appeal court’s order to block messenger

TASS [Russian State News] - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 19:52
The judge said the court’s decision would be implemented immediately and the ban on access would be in force until the FSB’s demands were met

Russian banks able to absorb potential losses from new US sanctions — Fitch

TASS [Russian State News] - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 19:30
At the same time, sanctions are credit negative for companies affected by US sanctions, even if the Russian government provides support, the rating agency notes

Up to 17,000 spectators expected at test match of FIFA World Cup stadium in Volgograd

TASS [Russian State News] - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 19:21
Volgograd, formerly known as Stalingrad, is a city boasting an over one million population and it stretches alongside the Volga River

G7 ministers have no grounds to accuse Russia of involvement in Skripal case — diplomat

TASS [Russian State News] - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 19:17
Foreign ministers of the Group of Seven nations, who met in Canada’s Ottawa, made a joint statement on Monday evening calling on Russia to disclose its alleged Novichok nerve gas program

Tickets sold out for 2nd test match at FIFA World Cup stadium in Russia’s Kaliningrad

TASS [Russian State News] - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 18:46
The 2018 FIFA World Cup kicks off in 57 days with the opening match in Moscow

Russian Post helped France’s first astronaut to return documents stolen in Paris

TASS [Russian State News] - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 18:38
Jean-Loup Jacques Marie Chrétien is the first Frenchman in space

Russian icebreaker to take tourist groups to North Pole

TASS [Russian State News] - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 18:20
During one voyage the icebreaker will bring to the North Pole a group of about 120 tourists

WWF begins project to preserve traditional life of Russian North’s indigenous peoples

TASS [Russian State News] - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 18:18
The ecologists will pay special attention to keeping the reindeer population

Russian media watchdog hit by another DDOS-attack

TASS [Russian State News] - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 18:09
The watchdog’s website started malfunctioning on Tuesday, at about 11:05 Moscow time

Russian military uncovers militants’ chemicals lab in Syria’s Douma

TASS [Russian State News] - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 18:07
On April 14, the United States, Great Britain and France delivered a massive missile strike against Syria’s military and civil infrastructure facilities

Orbital cluster of Russia’s Aerospace Force may become basis of CIS defense doctrine

TASS [Russian State News] - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 18:04
Creation of an integral air defense system and, in the long term, aerospace defense of the CIS member-states "may furnish a solid basis for a future architecture of common security"

How foreign citizens can save on purchases in Russia

TASS [Russian State News] - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 17:33
The tax-free system has started operating in pilot mode in Russia. TASS reveals how much money foreign nationals can get back, what documents they need and where they can file for a VAT rebate

Telegram CEO vows to donate millions of dollars to support proxies and VPNs

TASS [Russian State News] - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 17:24
The messenger's founder says he will be "happy to donate millions of dollars to this cause at my personal expense"

World’s wrestling chief Lalovic calls on athletes to stop boycotting sports tournaments

TASS [Russian State News] - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 17:20
Lalovic said at that time that Ukraine’s possible boycott of the 2018 European Wrestling Championship in Russia would split the wrestling family and such decisions were inadmissible

Over 200 mln euro blocked in foreign banks upon Russia's chief prosecutor request

TASS [Russian State News] - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 17:09
The Russian Office of General Prosecutor also sent requests to foreign banks for seizure of funds totaling 1.3 bln euros, as well as three items of property in France and Italy last year.

Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport eyeing facial recognition technology

TASS [Russian State News] - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 16:42
The technology will be used by the airport security and law enforcement agencies

Russian-German Foreign Trade Chamber urges West not to tighten anti-Russian sanctions

TASS [Russian State News] - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 16:36
The Chamber also stressed that "putting pressure on German or any other business, as well as demanding that certain companies take sides in this spat would send an ultimately wrong signal"

Russia calls on West to stop meddling with OPCW work in Syria

TASS [Russian State News] - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 16:32
SANA news agency said earlier that OPCW experts had arrived in Douma on Tuesday

WHO refutes media reports about staff's visit to Syria’s Douma

TASS [Russian State News] - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 16:21
The WHO said earlier that its staff members planned to visit Douma to assess the health situation there

Pulitzer Prize awards based on politics not journalism, say veteran Russian experts

TASS [Russian State News] - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 16:00
The New York Times and The Washington Post have been awarded a Pulitzer Prize in the National Reporting category

OPCW experts arrive in Syria’s Douma — media

TASS [Russian State News] - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 15:45
The experts are expected to collect information about an alleged chemical weapons attack

Serzh Sargsyan elected Armenia’s prime minister

TASS [Russian State News] - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 15:35
Sargsyan received the support of 77 legislators; seventeen were against

Supermicro showcases intelligent network edge and security appliance products at RSA 2018

TASS [Russian State News] - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 15:30
Compact, dense, low-power and low-latency systems based on Intel® Xeon® D-2100 processors and Intel® Atom® C3000 processors designed for Software Defined Networking (SDN) and vCPE applications

Spring blooms in Crimea

TASS [Russian State News] - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 15:26
See Crimea's spring colours in photo gallery by TASS

Merkel says she discussed Nord Stream 2, Ukraine, Syria in phone call with Putin

TASS [Russian State News] - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 14:48
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said she hopes to have a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin soon

France to conduct dialogue with Russia to find inclusive solution in Syria — Macron

TASS [Russian State News] - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 14:40
Macron noted that the main goal that France is pursuing in Syria is the fight against the Islamic State terror group

Muscovites living longer: Mayor highlights average lifespan now at developed world levels

TASS [Russian State News] - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 14:09
The average lifespan of Moscow residents has increased by 3.7 years over a seven-year period and approached the age of 78

Tests of Russia’s first large-capacity gas turbine suspended

TASS [Russian State News] - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 13:53
Tests had to be suspended, a Rostec representative confirmed

DPR human rights chief reveals number of war-related deaths in Donbass for 2018

TASS [Russian State News] - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 13:43
Since the beginning of 2018, 72 people, including 53 DPR military personnel, 13 male civilians and six female civilians have been injured in military action on the republic’s soil

Russian embassy calls on UK to cooperate in investigating businessman’s murder

TASS [Russian State News] - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 13:29
On March 16, Russia’s Investigative Committee launched a criminal case over Glushkov’s murder

Police detain 80 protesters in Yerevan

TASS [Russian State News] - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 13:20
Earlier in the day, the radical opposition blocked dozens of government buildings

Too early to say Washington shows goodwill delaying new sanctions on Moscow — Kremlin

TASS [Russian State News] - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 13:18
The Kremlin spokesman said that the only legal sanctions are those introduced by the United Nations Security Council

UK uncooperative in investigating international crime, notes General Prosecutor’s Office

TASS [Russian State News] - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 13:02
Support from the UK in pursuing criminal justice has become practically non-existent in recent years, an official says

Leading companies promise equal protection for customers worldwide

TASS [Russian State News] - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 13:00
Companies across every layer of internet communication vow to defend against misuse of their technology; promise to protect all customers regardless of nationality, geography or attack motivation.

Putin, Merkel discuss Syria — Kremlin

TASS [Russian State News] - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 12:54
The Russian president stresses strikes against Syria violate of international law

Russia to deliver lunar landing module to Earth’s natural satellite in 2019

TASS [Russian State News] - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 12:40
This mission will be carried out to assess the engineering and design solutions for large lunar probes, Russia's deputy PM said

Russia's media watchdog vows to keep battling VPNs, proxies that bypass Telegram’s block

TASS [Russian State News] - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 12:24
On April 13, the court upheld the telecom watchdog’s motion to block access to the Telegram instant messaging service in Russia

Russia to sign contract with India on building Project 11356 frigates — source

TASS [Russian State News] - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 11:53
The first two frigates will be built at Russia’s Yantar Shipyard on the Baltic coast and the other two at an Indian shipyard, according to the source

Armenian protest leader claims to launch nationwide ‘velvet revolution’

TASS [Russian State News] - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 11:26
The Armenian parliament is holding a special meeting where the country’s new prime minister is due to be elected

FSB exposes IS cell plotting terrorist attacks in Russia’s Rostov region

TASS [Russian State News] - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 11:18
The cell’s leader detonated an explosive device and died while being detained

Russian deputy PM sees no reason for competing with Musk on launch vehicles market

TASS [Russian State News] - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 10:55
This segment constitutes a tiny 4% of the overall market of space services, according to Dmitry Rogozin

Siberian wildfires engulf 3,500 hectares in Trans-Baikal Region

TASS [Russian State News] - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 10:14
A total of 305 people and 52 units of equipment have been involved in the firefighting effort

Rosatom CEO to visit Japan on April 18 — ambassador

TASS [Russian State News] - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 10:13
The CEO of Russia’s Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation, Alexei Likhachev, will visit Japan on April 18

Opposition activists block all approach routes to Armenia’s parliament

TASS [Russian State News] - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 09:57
There have been clashes between opposition members and residents who are going to work since early morning

Nearly 30 people detained in Armenia

TASS [Russian State News] - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 08:43
The leader of Armenia’s Civil Contract opposition party said about 30 of his supporters had been taken into custody during clashes with the police.

Almost 600 Syrians return to their homes in Eastern Ghouta

TASS [Russian State News] - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 08:08
Almost 600 civilians have returned to their homes in Syria over the past day, the Russian Defense Ministry reports

JIINTECH launches digital electronic housing JN-EH35

TASS [Russian State News] - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 08:00
Usable in extreme climates as well, while resolving issues of CCTVs like heating and low resolution

UN Security Council to discuss situation in Syria’s Raqqa

TASS [Russian State News] - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 07:26
The UN Security Council will hold a briefing on the situation in the Syrian city of Raqqa and the Rukban refugee camp

UN hushes up militants’ crimes against Syrian women — Russian diplomat

TASS [Russian State News] - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 06:14
Russia's deputy UN envoy said the report "does not make a single mention of the fundamental change in the security situation in Syria"

Strikes on Syria put further reconciliation talks at risk — Russian diplomat

TASS [Russian State News] - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 06:11
Russian military experts have found no evidence to prove that chemical weapons were used in Douma

Opposition activists block traffic on Yerevan streets

TASS [Russian State News] - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 03:34
Traffic jams, caused by the protests, triggered sporadic clashes between drivers and activists

OPCW experts to reach Syria’s Douma on April 18 — Russian defense ministry

TASS [Russian State News] - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 03:32
Earlier, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov told journalists the OPCW experts were unable to reach Douma due to security considerations

Russian military seize 1.5 tonnes of explosives from militants’ depots in Syria

TASS [Russian State News] - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 03:30
The Russia center once again reiterated its readiness to help ensure safe operation of OPCW experts in Eastern Ghouta and to provide special transport vehicles and bodyguards to them

Syrian air defenses repel strike on Shayrat air base in Homs — SANA

TASS [Russian State News] - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 01:01
About a year ago, on April 7, 2017, US President Donald Trump ordered a strike on the same base

Russia to invite those involved in provocations in Syria to OPCW’s next session — envoy

TASS [Russian State News] - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 23:24
The Russian envoy told the OPCW that Russian experts who probed into the reports about the Douma incident had found those who took part in filming the rent-a-mob chemical attack

OPCW refuses to vote Russian-Iranian draft resolution on Syria — envoy

TASS [Russian State News] - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 23:12
"It was an accurately worded, well-balanced document. We initiated it in a hope for a consensus," Russia's OPCW envoy said

Trump orders putting off new sanctions against Russia — newspaper

TASS [Russian State News] - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 23:04
Administration officials told the newspaper Trump was unlikely to endorse more additional anti-Russian sanctions "without another triggering event by Russia"

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