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Russian telecom watchdog says Telegram will be banned soon

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 12:20
Earlier on Friday, the court blocked access to the Telegram messenger in Russia over its failure to furnish keys to the Federal Security Service to decrypt user messages

Telegram to appeal decision on ban in Russia

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 11:41
The ban will stay in force until the FSB’s demands are met

Draft bill of Russia’s response to US sanctions may limit supply of US software

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 11:39
Shares of Russian companies, sovereign bonds and the ruble fell on Monday, reacting to US sanctions

Telegram messenger won’t make concessions despite court’s decision to block it — lawyer

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 11:25
It is impossible to make any agreements or concessions in this situation, the lawyer said

Presidential aide believes that blocking of Telegram will not affect life in Russia

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 11:20
There are worthy alternatives, such as ICQ, Viber and WhatsApp, German Klimenko said

Russia’s Prokhorov sells minority stake in NBA Brooklyn Nets to Alibaba co-founder

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 10:57
The deal did not include the club’s home arena, Barclays Center, which is owned by Prokhorov

Russian legislators draft tit-for-tat sanctions on US alcohol, tobacco and agro-products

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 10:30
Draft response to US sanctions may also prohibit participation in privatization of Russian state and city-owned property

Moscow court refuses to delay hearing on blocking Telegram

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 10:12
Earlier on Friday, lawyers of Telegram asked the court to delay for a reasonable time the hearings on a lawsuit filed by Russia’s telecommunications watchdog

Russia-Japan relations most dynamic compared to other countries — State Duma MPs

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 09:46
State Duma MP Yevgeny Shulepov noted that "cooperation between Russian regions and Japanese businesses is most actively developing"

OPCW experts will arrive in Beirut to go on mission to Damascus — source

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 09:37
The experts will investigate the alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria

Lawyers call to delay court’s hearings on blocking Telegram

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 09:01
The media watchdog noted that it had launched the legal battle as Telegram failed to comply with its obligations as an information dissemination organizer as stipulated by law

Russian photographer gets third prize of World Press Photo award

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 08:18
World Press Photo is the world’s most prestigious international award in photography

Russian diplomat urges Poland to stop demolishing Soviet monuments

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 07:53
Moscow also expects Warsaw to take efficient measures to stop desecration of military cemeteries

ICAO office in UK apologizes for search of Russian plane in London — minister

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 07:03
Aeroflot executives said on March 30 that the UK authorities had searched a plane, bound to perform a return flight SU2583 from London to Moscow, without providing any explanations for their actions

Russian delegation delivers presents to schoolchildren in Syria’s Homs

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 05:51
Russian parliamentary delegation visited a social care center in El Waer, Homs

Russia’s UN envoy admits he does not know how to use Twitter

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 04:52
"I don't have any idea how to tweet," Vasily Nebenzya said

About 500 Arsenal fans get Russian winter hats ahead of Moscow match

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 04:30
The gifts were handed out to them as part of the campaign called "Gentlefan. Russian warm welcome"

Unlike US, Russia does not change regimes — Russian embassy

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 04:28
The comment came in response to statements, made during Mike Pompeo’s confirmation hearings on his Secretary of State candidacy on Thursday

Trump yet to make final decision on Syria — White House

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 04:26
On Monday, Trump said that Washington had "a lot of options militarily" on Syria

Sweden submits new draft resolution on Syria to UN Security Council

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 03:10
The Swedish diplomat said he was disappointed by the fact that the UN Security Council has again failed to agree on a chemical investigation in Syria earlier this week

Syrian diplomat names those responsible for bringing chemical weapons to Syria

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 03:08
The terrorists have acquired chemical substances from Libya a long time ago from the Libyan stock, Syria’s UN envoy said

UN Security Council to gather at Russia’s request on Friday

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 03:05
The meeting was scheduled to begin at 10:00 New York time

OPCW says will not disclose details of investigative mission to Syria for security reasons

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 03:01
The dates of the experts’ arrival and departure, their numbers, routes and actions will be kept secret

Russian military police starts operating in Syria’s Douma

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 02:58
Yevtushenko also said that the joint Russian-Iranian-Turkish Coordination center registered ceasefire violations in the governorates of Aleppo, Latakia and Deraa

Russian deputy PM holds talks with North Korean foreign minister

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 00:19
On April 9, North Korea’s top diplomat arrived in Russia on a visit

Over 42,000 Syrians leave Douma since February 28 — Russia’s Defense Ministry

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 00:13
Since the beginning of the humanitarian operation, 166,644 people left Eastern Ghouta with help of the Russian reconciliation center

CSKA out of UEFA Europa League after 2:2 draw with Arsenal

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 00:11
Arsenal won 4:1 the two clubs’ previous encounter in London

Lavrov to focus on war on terror, Syria at talks with Austrian top diplomat on April 20

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 04/12/2018 - 22:00
"In this context [we] are planning to share views on developments in crisis spots in the Middle East and North Africa," Maria Zakharova said

Russia, Syria to protect OPCW experts during their enquiry in Douma — Russia’s UN envoy

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 04/12/2018 - 21:58
"The Syrian authorities said they would open all gates for them," Nebenzya said

Russia to convoke Security Council meeting soon, UN Secretary General to attend — envoy

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 04/12/2018 - 21:53
According to Western media reports, the meeting could be held on Friday

Syria blames West for any delay in OPCW experts’ mission — foreign ministry

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 04/12/2018 - 21:48
"Syria blames any delay in the team’s arrival and performance of duties on Western countries that are attempting to obstruct the mission," the Foreign Ministry said

Russian diplomat: Impossible to imagine Russian, American blood spilt in Syria

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 04/12/2018 - 20:50
Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova says she cannot even imagine that either Russian or American blood could be spilt in Syria

Moscow is working on response to new US sanctions — diplomat

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 04/12/2018 - 20:24
On April 6, the US authorities announced imposition of sanctions against a number of Russian officials, businessmen and companies

Syria grants visas to OPCW experts probing into alleged Douma chemical attack

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 04/12/2018 - 19:35
A group of experts from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons will arrive in Syria later in the week

Russia’s Znarok steps down as coach of ‘Red Machine’ for 2018 IIHF World Championship

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 04/12/2018 - 19:33
Russian national ice hockey team’s Head Coach Oleg Znarok, who led his country’s team this year to the first Olympic gold in 26 years, has temporarily stepped down

Diplomat slams verdict against Serbian politician Seselj as politically motivated

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 04/12/2018 - 18:54
On April 11, leader of the Serbian Radical Party Vojislav Seselj was sentenced to ten years in prison

Russia to take tit-for-tat measures against Kiev over situation with Nord ship — diplomat

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 04/12/2018 - 18:37
On March 25, the Ukrainian Border Guard Service detained a vessel with a crew of ten Russian citizens, the residents of the Crimean city of Kerch, in the Sea of Azov

British rocker Ken Hensley says his new album will be titled “Monsters and Machines”

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 04/12/2018 - 18:35
Ken Hensley, former leader of British classic rock band Uriah Heep, has unveiled the title of his coming new solo album

Shale gas reserves on Taimyr bigger than in Western Siberia — regional official

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 04/12/2018 - 18:27
An official says promising reserves of shale gas in Taimyr’s western areas are bigger than the reserves in Western Siberia

AEON’s Northern Star to develop coal deposit on Taimyr

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 04/12/2018 - 18:26
AEON’s Northern Star will begin developing the Syradasaiskoye coal deposit on Taimyr in 2019

Putin hopes hi-tech cluster to be set up at Vostochny space hub

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 04/12/2018 - 17:51
Putin congratulated the veteran astronauts on Cosmonautics Day

Verdict to ex-minister Ulyukaev sentenced to 8 years in jail comes into effect

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 04/12/2018 - 17:43
The former minister was sentenced to eight years in a maximum security correctional facility and a 130-mln ruble ($2.2 mln) fine for taking a bribe

Russia’s energy minister confident in Nord Stream-2 implementation

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 04/12/2018 - 17:37
The Nord Stream-2 project involves construction of two gas pipeline lines with a total capacity of 55 bln cubic meters of gas per year from the coast of Russia through the Baltic Sea to Germany

Deputy PM: Test match at 2018 FIFA World Cup stadium in Kaliningrad was success

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 04/12/2018 - 17:29
The matches of the 2018 World Cup will be held between June 14 and July 15

Pompeo’s ‘tough’ Russia stance related to Senate confirmation hearing, says senator

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 04/12/2018 - 17:24
According to the politician, it is not right to think that things will only get worse under the new US Secretary of State

Diplomat: Moscow has grounds to blame London for intentional propaganda in Skripal case

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 04/12/2018 - 17:10
Nobody has seen Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia for more than a month, the Russian diplomat claims

Putin, Erdogan note importance of ensuring conditions for OPCW inspectors’ work in Syria

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 04/12/2018 - 16:58
The Russian and Turkish presidents have discussed the situation in Syria

Lawmaker calls possible US strike on Syria 'Trump’s image story’

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 04/12/2018 - 16:15
US President Donald Trump wrote on Twitter earlier that Russia should be ready to shoot down missiles fired at Syria

First OPCW experts looking into incident in Syria’s Douma arrive in Beirut — source

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 04/12/2018 - 16:15
Russia and Syria have invited OPCW experts to visit the town of Douma in order to find out what had happened there

Saber-rattling against Syria tramples on UN Charter, notes Russian diplomat

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 04/12/2018 - 16:02
Extremist groups are determined to derail the peace process in Syria and are ready to resort to radical methods, a Russian diplomat says

Putin says trials of Rassia's super-heavy carrier rocket planned in 10 years

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 04/12/2018 - 16:01
The work on developing the super-heavy rocket and creating a site for its launch should be carried out simultaneously, the president said

UK calls for UNSC meeting on OPCW report on Salisbury incident

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 04/12/2018 - 15:57
OPCW earlier released a report confirming the United Kingdom’s findings that former Russian military intelligence officer-turned-British spy and his daughter had been poisoned with a nerve agent

Yuri Gagarin: World's pioneer in space travel

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 04/12/2018 - 15:54
April 12, 2018 marks 57 years since the Soviet Union shook the world by sending the first cosmonaut into space

Putin promises to push ahead with Russia’s lunar program

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 04/12/2018 - 15:45
Putin recalled that in the first phase a space station would be created in the Moon’s orbit

Assad blasts Western threats against Damascus

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 04/12/2018 - 15:13
The Syrian president and the top adviser to Iran’s supreme leader held a meeting in Damascus

Power Machines asks government for support in view of US sanctions

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 04/12/2018 - 15:00
Overseas projects have recently become much more complicated for the company

Russia says it is ready for partial use of Ukrainian gas transportation system after 2019

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 04/12/2018 - 14:55
Russia has confirmed to the EU that it guarantees provision of supplies under the existing contracts to European consumers

Putin says Russia will not quit international space cooperation programs

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 04/12/2018 - 14:46
Putin declared that Russia had the technologies, the wish and the financial capabilities, which were growing

Russia drops to record-low 66th place in newly-released FIFA World Rankings

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 04/12/2018 - 14:39
The drop followed defeats of the Russian national team in two friendly matches played last month ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia

Moscow court to hear watchdog’s lawsuit demanding Telegram be blocked

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 04/12/2018 - 14:37
Telegram earlier requested the court to delay the hearing

Telegram founder tells lawyers to ignore hearings on watchdog's suit April 13

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 04/12/2018 - 14:24
The court on April 13 will start considering on the merits Roskomnadzor’s demand for blocking Telegram

Renowned saxophonist slams EU jazz community for discriminating against Russian musicians

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 04/12/2018 - 14:13
According to Butman, many European musicians have gotten used to having their interests protected

Russian Navy to get sole aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov in 2021

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 04/12/2018 - 13:58
The aircraft carrier is armed with Granit cruise missiles based in 12 inclined launchers under the deck

OPCW fails to identify origin of nerve agent in Skripal case

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 04/12/2018 - 13:40
The OPCW presented its report on the Skripal poisoning case

PM Medvedev assures Russia’s economic situation 'under control'

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 04/12/2018 - 13:31
The situation is "under control in general" and the markets are recovering

Fitch withdraws EN+ Group ratings due to US sanctions

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 04/12/2018 - 13:18
International rating agency Fitch withdrew the ratings of EN+ Group in connection with the introduction of US sanctions against the energy holding

World’s biathlon chief Anders Besseberg steps down pending police IBU probe outcome

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 04/12/2018 - 12:59
According to western media reports, the police probes a possible involvement of the IBU officials at the issue in an alleged corruption scheme

Serebrennikov’s film joins Cannes festival’s lineup

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 04/12/2018 - 12:59
This year’s Cannes Film Festival will be held on May 8-19

Catastrophe frozen in time: Chernobyl opens its doors to disaster tourism

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 04/12/2018 - 12:49
After the tour of the nuclear plant, visitors will be tested for radiation and get a certificate for the radiation dose they were exposed to

Bank of Russia to consider all key rate scenarios at upcoming board meeting

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 04/12/2018 - 12:21
The next board meeting of the Bank of Russia is scheduled for April 27

Arrested Verkhovna Rada MP says she won’t abandon hunger strike

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 04/12/2018 - 12:19
According to investigators, Savchenko had been planning terror attacks in the parliament and the government quarters

Russia, India to hold talks on building missile frigates

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 04/12/2018 - 12:09
India is considering building Russian Project 11356 frigates at one of its shipyards

Yuri’s Night spans the planet: Global festival to mark Gagarin’s milestone spaceflight

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 04/12/2018 - 12:05
Yuri’s Night events have been held around the globe since 2001 in commemoration of Yuri Gagarin becoming the first person to conquer space on April 12, 1961

Russia to perform over 30 space launches in 2018

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 04/12/2018 - 11:46
Russia remains second in the world by the number of space rocket launches

Russia to perform over 30 space launches in 2018

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 04/12/2018 - 11:29
This year, Russia's State Space Corporation Roscosmos plans an increase in launches

Russia invites India to build new submarine at Indian shipyards

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 04/12/2018 - 11:00
A new non-nuclear submarine is supposed to be built on the basis of project Amur-1650

First EgyptAir flight departs for Russia after 30-month break

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 04/12/2018 - 10:49
Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on resuming regular flights between Russia and Egypt on January 4

Ruble growing against dollar, euro as trading goes on

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 04/12/2018 - 10:07
Brent oil futures with delivery in June 2018 grew by 0.26% to $72.14 per barrel

Rosneft CEO to testify in Moscow City Court in ex-economy minister case

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 04/12/2018 - 10:03
The prosecutor has requested to perform the interrogation in the closed regime

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