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Militants’ pullout from Syria's Douma completed — Russia’s top brass

TASS [Russian State News] - Sat, 04/14/2018 - 21:21
Since the beginning of the humanitarian operation in Eastern Ghouta, the Russian reconciliation center played a decisive role in organizing evacuation of 67,680 militants and their families

Russia asks OPCW why Swiss experts’ conclusions on Salisbury case omitted — Lavrov

TASS [Russian State News] - Sat, 04/14/2018 - 20:25
An independent analysis of the chemical used in the Salisbury incident has uncovered traces of the chemical weapons that were in operational service in US and the UK, Lavrov pointed out

Russian Orthodox Church in dialogue with Vatican to halt bloodshed in Syria

TASS [Russian State News] - Sat, 04/14/2018 - 19:32
Earlier, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church made a phone call to Pope Francis

Expert lauds Syrian air defense ‘excellent’ performance in downing 71 missiles

TASS [Russian State News] - Sat, 04/14/2018 - 19:08
Earlier, the US, the UK and France said the strikes were in response to an alleged chemical weapons attack in Douma, a suburb of the Syrian capital

British PM should have consulted parliament before Syria attack, says UK opposition leader

TASS [Russian State News] - Sat, 04/14/2018 - 18:49
"Theresa May should have sought parliamentary approval, not trailed after Donald Trump," says leader of Britain’s opposition Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn

Diplomat blasts Pentagon ‘lie’ that OPCW experts were denied access to Eastern Ghouta

TASS [Russian State News] - Sat, 04/14/2018 - 18:40
Earlier, the Pentagon stated that Russia and Syria were trying to deny access to OPCW’s experts and hoped that the Syrian government would let them come to the location of the alleged attack

Russian Orthodox Church head discusses Syria with Pope Francis

TASS [Russian State News] - Sat, 04/14/2018 - 18:29
On April 14, Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and all Russia had a phone conversation with Pope Francis

Lavrov: Impartial study finds NATO chemical weapons traces in ‘Novichok’ used on Skripals

TASS [Russian State News] - Sat, 04/14/2018 - 18:23
The Russian top diplomat comments on the results of an independent analysis of the chemical used in the Salisbury incident

US reports of OPCW experts denied entry to Eastern Ghouta were lies, stresses Lavrov

TASS [Russian State News] - Sat, 04/14/2018 - 18:18
The Russian top diplomat comments on statements that Damascus has denied entry to Eastern Ghouta for experts from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons

Russia submits draft resolution condemning strikes on Syria to UN SC

TASS [Russian State News] - Sat, 04/14/2018 - 17:53
The document condemns the Western countries’ actions and demands that they halt the aggression against Syria

OPCW mission arrives in Damascus for probe into suspected chemical attack in Syria

TASS [Russian State News] - Sat, 04/14/2018 - 17:27
A team of the Fact-Finding Mission of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons has arrived in the Syrian capital of Damascus

Post-Soviet security bloc: missile strikes on Syria violate international law, UN Charter

TASS [Russian State News] - Sat, 04/14/2018 - 17:18
The Permanent Council of the Collective Security Treaty Organization denounced on Saturday the missile strikes by the US, Great Britain and France against Syria

Lavrov slams West’s so-called proof on Douma chemical incident as absurd for experts

TASS [Russian State News] - Sat, 04/14/2018 - 16:49
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov blasted the actions by the US and its allies in Syria as unacceptable

Syrian premier vows to grant Russian firms preferential status, says MP

TASS [Russian State News] - Sat, 04/14/2018 - 16:46
At a meeting with Russia’s delegation, Syrian Prime Minister Imad Khamis promised that Russian businesses will be given the utmost favorable conditions in Syria

Syria to celebrate downing of US missiles on April 14, says Syrian PM

TASS [Russian State News] - Sat, 04/14/2018 - 16:01
The US, the UK and France said the strikes were in response to an alleged chemical weapons attack in Douma, a suburb of Syria’s capital

Strike on Syria deals powerful blow to Geneva process — Russian Foreign Ministry

TASS [Russian State News] - Sat, 04/14/2018 - 15:00
The missile strike against Syria’s military and civilian infrastructures was carried out by US warplanes and naval ships in cooperation with the British and French air forces on April 14

Russia’s OSCE envoy blasts US strikes on Syria as aggression

TASS [Russian State News] - Sat, 04/14/2018 - 14:48
The United States, the UK and France said the strikes were a response to an alleged chemical weapons attack in Douma, a suburb of Syria’s capital

No casualties from US-led strikes on Syria, emphasizes Russia’s General Staff

TASS [Russian State News] - Sat, 04/14/2018 - 14:22
Washington, London and Paris earlier said the strikes were a response to an alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria’s Douma

Diplomat condemns strikes on Syria as flagrant violation of international law

TASS [Russian State News] - Sat, 04/14/2018 - 14:20
The missile strike against Syria’s military and civilian infrastructures was carried out by US warplanes and naval ships in cooperation with the British and French air forces be on April 14

US actions may ruin negotiating process on Syria — Russian diplomat

TASS [Russian State News] - Sat, 04/14/2018 - 14:11
The missile strike against Syria’s military and civilian infrastructures was carried out by US warplanes and naval ships in cooperation with the British and French air forces be on April 14

Post-Soviet security bloc convening emergency meeting over Syria situation

TASS [Russian State News] - Sat, 04/14/2018 - 14:09
The missile strike against Syria’s military and civilian infrastructures was carried out by US warplanes and naval ships in cooperation with the British and French air forces be on April 14

Muscovites bringing flowers to Syria’s embassy in show of solidarity with Syrian people

TASS [Russian State News] - Sat, 04/14/2018 - 13:47
As the Russian Defense Ministry reported, the Syrian air defenses shot down 71 out of 103 missiles fired by the United States and its allies

Putin: Russia convening emergency UN meeting on US aggression against Syria

TASS [Russian State News] - Sat, 04/14/2018 - 13:42
The missile strike against Syria’s military and civilian infrastructures was carried out by US warplanes and naval ships in cooperation with the British and French air forces be on April 14

China says military action circumventing UN contradicts organization’s charter

TASS [Russian State News] - Sat, 04/14/2018 - 13:27
On April 14, the United States, France and Britain launched a joint operation against Syria

OPCW experts to continue work in Syria

TASS [Russian State News] - Sat, 04/14/2018 - 13:21
The United States, France and Britain have launched a joint operation against Syria

Russian diplomat stresses grounds for Syria strike media reports not intelligence

TASS [Russian State News] - Sat, 04/14/2018 - 13:06
The missile strike against Syria’s military and civilian infrastructures was carried out by US warplanes and naval ships in cooperation with the British and French air forces be on April 14

Syrian air defenses intercept 70% of US cruise missiles

TASS [Russian State News] - Sat, 04/14/2018 - 10:52
The missile strikes by the United States and its allies were repelled by the S-125, S-200, Buk, Kvadrat and Osa air defense systems

Putin: Russia strongly condemns attack against Syria

TASS [Russian State News] - Sat, 04/14/2018 - 10:16
By its actions, the United States is increasingly exacerbating the humanitarian catastrophe in the country, Vladimir Putin stated

Russia’s top brass promptly briefing Putin on Syria situation in wake of US missile strike

TASS [Russian State News] - Sat, 04/14/2018 - 10:06
According to Russia’s Defense Ministry, the US, France and Britain launched over 100 air-to-surface cruise missiles

US, its allies fire over 100 missiles against Syria — Russian Defense Ministry

TASS [Russian State News] - Sat, 04/14/2018 - 10:02
The missile strikes against Syria’s military and civilian infrastructures were carried out by US planes and naval ships in cooperation with British and French air forces

Russian top brass names Syrian air defense complexes that thwarted attack

TASS [Russian State News] - Sat, 04/14/2018 - 08:04
Syrian air defense systems S-125, S-200, Buk and Kvadrat were involved in the operation to thwart the US missile strike

Top brass: Missiles of US, allies steered clear of Russian air defenses in Tartus, Hmeymim

TASS [Russian State News] - Sat, 04/14/2018 - 06:34
The United States, France and Britain have launched a joint operation against Syria

Attack on Syria was launched to upset OPCW probe in Ghouta, Russian lawmaker

TASS [Russian State News] - Sat, 04/14/2018 - 05:57
The politicial is certain that the attack was launched "especially for upsetting an impartial investigation of the alleged chemical attack"

Diplomat: Strike against Syria occurred right when country got a chance for peace

TASS [Russian State News] - Sat, 04/14/2018 - 05:22
The Foreign Ministry spokeswoman has commented on overnight strikes against Syria

Center of Damascus not hit by coalition's strikes — TASS correspondent

TASS [Russian State News] - Sat, 04/14/2018 - 04:51
There were reports of explosions in the area earlier

Russia's ambassador to US comments on strikes against Syria

TASS [Russian State News] - Sat, 04/14/2018 - 04:42
US has no right to accuse other countries while possessing largest chemical weapons arsenal at its disposal, the Russian ambassador in Washington says

Demand for Telegram’s encryption keys is fair, says leader of Russia’s Liberal Democrats

TASS [Russian State News] - Sat, 04/14/2018 - 02:26
Vladimir Zhirinovsky likened the restrictions on information exchanges to traffic rules

May adviser’s letter contains no proof of Russia’s complicity in Skripal case - embassy

TASS [Russian State News] - Sat, 04/14/2018 - 02:24
According to the commentary, "the case is based on the identification of the chemical agent, far-fetched speculations, as well as unverifiable ‘intelligence’"

Russian ambassador to UK says Boris Johnson is not ready to discuss Skripal case

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 23:15
On April 7, a spokesman for the Russian embassy said it was time to organize a meeting to discuss the entire spectrum of bilateral relations

Over 3,500 militants, their family members leave Syria’s Douma during past day

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 22:55
These militants and their family members were taken by 86 buses to the north of the Aleppo province

Russian Navy keeping close watch on US and NATO warships in Mediterranean - source

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 22:35
According to the source, the force is tasked to monitor the underwater, surface and air situation in the eastern part of the Mediterranean Sea

First Russian truck convoy arrives in Syria’s Douma

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 22:17
Russia has sent construction equipment and pipes to Douma to assist in the reconstruction of the local water supply system and energy system

Russia’s envoy says next UNSC meeting on Skripal case another episode of chemical serial

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 22:01
Vasily Nebenzya supposed that the alleged Douma attack and the Salisbury incident were related

Bulgaria to issue tourist visas to Russians within 48 hours — minister

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 20:50
Bulgaria plans to start issuing tourist visas to Russians within 48 hours

Boeing monitors situation with countersanctions bill — representative

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 20:46
A draft law conferring powers to the Russian government on introduction of economic and political measures was introduced into the State Duma on April 13

Russian lawmakers to observe OPCW experts’ work in Eastern Ghouta

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 20:34
On April 7, a number of NGOs, including the White Helmets, alleged that chemical weapons were used in Douma, Eastern Ghouta

Ambassador surprised by media reports claiming Russian spied on Skripals

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 20:11
British press agency Press Association reported Russian intelligence agencies have been spying on former GRU colonel Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia

Russian embassy: Any modern chemical laboratory is capable of synthesizing "Novichoks"

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 20:06
The Russian embassy in the UK says any modern chemical laboratory is capable of synthesizing nerve agents similar to "Novichok"

Some countries hamper humanitarian aid deliveries to Syria — Russian Foreign Ministry

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 19:57
Earlier, officers from the Russian Center for Reconciliation have delivered a large batch of construction and maintenance equipment and construction supplies to Eastern Ghouta

Tensions will not affect Russian-US cultural exchanges, says deputy culture minister

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 19:24
Russian Deputy Culture Minister Alla Manilova says American tourists have been taking more interest in Russia recently

Central bank reports ruble weakening in March

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 18:34
The ruble dropped by nearly 1.5% in March

Rio Tinto to announce force majeure on some contracts due to US sanctions

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 17:53
On April 6, the US authorities imposed sanctions against a number of Russian officials, businessmen and companies

US sanctions will compel Russia to ditch American products, business deals, expert warns

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 17:52
On April 6, the US authorities imposed sanctions against a number of Russian officials, businessmen and companies

Russia calls on West to think twice before launching strikes on Syria

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 17:39
Russia's UN envoy warns against a military scenario in Syria

Humanitarian operation in Eastern Ghouta almost over — Russian top brass

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 17:32
The Russian Defense Ministry spokesman says the situation in Eastern Ghouta improves

Russian intelligence 'spied on the Skripals for five years', asserts UK news agency

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 17:30
British press agency Press Association reports Russian intelligence agencies have been spying on former GRU colonel Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia for at least five years

Majority of Russians back Moscow’s tit-for-tat expulsion of foreign diplomats

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 17:27
According to a survey, nearly 90% of Russians support Moscow’s tit-for-tat steps in response to Western countries expelling Russian diplomats

UK initiates OPCW meeting over Skripal poisoning case

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 17:10
The UK has initiated a meeting of the OPCW after receiving a report from the organization’s experts on the agent used in the Skripals’ case

Russian top brass reports it has proof of UK’s involvement in Douma chemical incident

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 17:07
Russia’s Defense Ministry has found those who took part in filming the rent-a-mob chemical attack in Syria’s Douma

Nornickel modernizes personnel training system

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 17:06
The Norilsk Nickel Company plans to improve the system of training young specialists

Nornickel metallurgical asset’s average age to be around 20 years

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 17:05
The company earlier announced it would invest about $16.1 bln in modernization of its enterprises and organization of new jobs

Scientists take water samples from gas emission pits on Yamal

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 17:02
Russian scientists took water and bottom sediments samples from ten lakes in the Yamalo-Nenets region

EU ambassador returns to Moscow, ‘resumed his duties today’, says spokesperson

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 16:44
EU Ambassador to Russia Markus Ederer has resumed his duties in Moscow

Russia's macro-forecast takes into account tougher Western policy — Deputy PM

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 16:43
On April 6, the US authorities announced imposition of sanctions against a number of Russian officials, businessmen and companies

Russia is ready to impose restrictions to protect metallurgy companies — Deputy PM

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 16:41
On April 6, the US authorities announced imposition of sanctions against a number of Russian officials, businessmen and companies

World football federations against boycotting 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia — LOC chief

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 16:38
The matches of the 2018 World Cup will be held between June 14 and July 15 at 12 stadiums

Russia’s UK envoy blasts Paris, London for automatically backing US policy on Syria

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 16:36
The Russian ambassador to the UK believes that Washington’s current policy towards Syria poses a threat to security in the region

UEFA opens disciplinary proceedings against CSKA Moscow FC over fans misconduct

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 16:28
The European governing football body reported that the disciplinary proceedings were opened on charges of "setting off of fireworks," "throwing of objects," and "stairways blocked"

Hermitage director calls for returning Scythian gold collection to Crimean museums

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 16:23
The Director of St. Petersburg’s Hermitage Museum stresses the Scythian gold collection from the Crimean museums, currently kept in Amsterdam, should be returned to Crimea

EU needs Nord Stream 2 as much as Russia — Deputy PM

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 16:21
Deputy PM Dvorkovich is sure that the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project will be implemented

German daily Bild grossly violated personal rights of Paralympian Lysova — sports minister

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 16:15
The Russian sports minister says German daily Bild, which for no reason accused Russian Paralympian Mikhalina Lysova of doping abuse, bluntly violated the rights of the athlete

Diplomat stresses thanks to UN veto power, Russia repeatedly staved off imminent bloodshed

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 16:13
The Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswomen struck back at a remark by the German top diplomat earlier that the UN Security Council had faced too many failures over Russia’s use of its veto power

Serbian president calls not to accuse Russia of Skripal case involvement without evidence

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 16:12
The Serbian president says that it is impossible to accuse Moscow of involvement in the Skripals’ poisoning without evidence

Lavrov says Russia’s materials on MH17 crash over Donbass ignored

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 16:00
The Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, a Boeing-777 passenger plane travelling from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, was shot down on July 17, 2014, over Ukraine’s eastern region of Donetsk

Bill on Russia’s countersanctions put on lower parliament house’ agenda

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 15:58
The bill gives the Russian government the right to impose a number economic and political measures against the US

Russia expels employee of Georgian Interests Section at Embassy of Switzerland in Moscow

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 15:29
Earlier, Georgia decided to expel an employee of the Russian Interests Section at the Embassy of Switzerland in Tbilisi over the Skripal case

Putin, Macron discuss situation in Syria — Kremlin

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 14:42
Russian President Vladimir Putin and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron have held a telephone conversation

Telegram’s lawyer slams blocking in Russia as violation of rights and freedoms

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 14:27
Earlier on Friday, court ruled to block access to Telegram in Russia over its failure to provide decryption keys for messages to the Federal Security Service

Russia still wants to continue dialogue with EU, top diplomat says

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 14:07
Russia is interested in cooperation with the European Union, Lavrov says

Russia responds to all Dutch prosecutors’ requests on MH17 crash — Lavrov

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 13:39
Moscow has provided assistance to the investigation and during its technical stage, the Russian foreign minister said

ARAF president says IAAF warning to bar Russia’s neutral track and fielders is real

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 13:38
A warning from the IAAF that Russian track and field athletes might be completely barred from taking part in international tournaments should not be underestimated, the ARAF president says

Lavrov hopes West won’t embark on ‘reckless’ adventurism in Syria

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 13:17
On Monday, US President Donald Trump threatened to take military action against Syrian authorities over the alleged use of chemical agents in the town of Douma near Damascus

Russia’s top brass accepts Terminator tank support combat vehicles for service

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 13:09
The vehicle is armed with two 30mm guns, a large-caliber machine-gun and the Ataka-T anti-tank system

Russia counting on sober thinking among American politicians, military brass, says envoy

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 12:31
The UN Security Council will hold a session on Friday with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to discuss the situation in Syria

Kremlin: No presidential decision yet on Foreign Minister Lavrov’s post in new Cabinet

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 12:28
The Kremlin spokesman has commented on media report in the Kommersant daily that the current foreign minister would hold this post in the new Cabinet of Ministers

Kremlin to choose the most convenient messenger to replace Telegram

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 12:27
Peskov admitted that he cannot say yet which messenger will be used instead of Telegram

Kremlin to study Russian MPs’ proposal on tit-for-tat sanctions

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 12:24
Any measures that will be taken will not harm Russia's national interests, Putin spokesman vows

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