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Saudi King books all of Ritz-Carlton Moscow, but his escalator breaks

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 22:03
The moving airstairs of the King of Saudi Arabia, Salman bin Abdel-Aziz Al Saud malfunctioned upon the king's arrival at Vnukovo international airport in Moscow

Vadim Gorshenin: USA's issues with RT ridiculous

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 19:52
RT editor-in-chief Margarita Simonyan said that she never came across such strong pressure against the television channel before, as the authorities of the United States are determined to oust RT from the USA. The US Department of Justice demands RT should be registered as a foreign agent. "In fact, we are supposed to flog ourselves," she said

Having lost in Syria, the West needs to find another victim nation

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 18:13
The West can't change the course of war in Syria. They have to come up with a new hotspot, where they can harm Russia. It makes no sense for the West to make a greater problem out of Syria, it's easier to create another war in another place. Iraq does not seem to be a good choice at this point, because the West has eaten this country alive

Older persons key players in global development agenda

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 16:40
As the proportion of the older persons across the Asia-Pacific region increases exponentially, we must seek out new and innovative approaches to this demographic trend. The number of older persons in the region is expected to more than double, from 535 million in 2015 to about 1.3 billion by 2050. The phenomenon has a strong influence on our lives

King of Saudi Arabia in Moscow: Russia's most cherished dream comes true

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 14:51
The King of Saudi Arabia, Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, arrived in Moscow on September 4. The Saudi king will stay in Moscow till October 7. Experts believe that the state visit of the Saudi monarch to Moscow may justify Russia's hopes in the field of economic and defense cooperation with the largest monarchy of the Gulf

Catalonia, Referenda and when the People rise above the law

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 12:22
The issue of the independence of Catalonia places Europe in the middle of a quandary, in unchartered territory where the Union has never been before. Some speak of the break-up of the European Union, others of the right of a people to self-determination, others of respect for the Spanish Constitution. But at what point is a document worthless?

The Black Death is back

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 06:02
The World Health Organization has issued an alert that Bubonic and Pneumonic Plague are back, ravaging Madagascar since August this year, causing panic in the heavily populated coastal cities. In total there have been 131 cases and 24 deaths. Despite this, the WHO as usual has advised against any travel or trade restrictions.

Kurds, Subject to Iraq's Constitution and Unity

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 05:12
On September 25, 92 percent from the total of 8.4 of Iraqi Kurds have voted "yes" to independence on the Iraqi Kurdish referendum, on whether to secede from the Iraqi territory. That was a symbolic step for the world's largest ethnic group composed by more than 30 million people spread across five countries...

Catalonia: Europe's Crimea

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 20:03
The referendum in Catalonia has spiced up the topic of "tectonic" processes in the Old World. The Russian diplomacy may take advantage of the Catalan referendum to revisit the painful topic of the legal status of the Crimea. It is not only the Catalan referendum, but also the recent elections in Germany that give Russia such a reason

Upholding the territorial integrity of Syria and Iraq intact

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 17:43
President Putin paid a surprising visit to Ankara on September 28th and put his signature on important decisions for the future of the region as a consequence of a bilateral discussion with President Erdoğan. Putin accepted President Erdoğan's invitation to consult regarding the latest occurrences in the Middle East

Russian Space Forces: In memory of sputnik

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 17:23
On October 4, 1957, the USSR laid the foundation for the era of space exploration. On this day, the Soviet Union launched the first man-made Earth satellite

Putin says Trump listens to everything Russia tell him about North Korea

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 16:17
According to Putin, Kim Jong Il, the former leader of the DPRK, told him in the early 2000s that North Korea had an atomic bomb. However, Western countries continued to provoke Pyongyang. As a result, the DPRK now has a hydrogen bomb too. The nuclear test site is located on the Korean territory 200 kilometers from the territory of Russia

US ufologist urges Putin to unveil the truth about aliens

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 15:06
US authorities do not recognize the existence of extraterrestrial creatures, because it would cause the world economy based on hydrocarbons to collapse. US authorities have been working with the extraterrestrial technology since the middle of the 20th century in absolute secrecy

Russian scientists scan Egyptian mummy from Hermitage

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 14:26
The mummy turned out to be the embalmed body of a man, even though it was originally believed that it was the mummy of a woman

Russia to finish deployment of national missile defense system by 2025

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 13:35
Russia will complete the deployment of a network of new Voronezh radar stations by 2019. The complex will be deployed for the ground-level echelon of the missile attack warning system

Russia destroys entire leadership of Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist group in Syria

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 10:10
Russian Air Force destroyed 12 field commanders of Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist organisation in Syria. The leader of the terrorist group, Abu Mohammed al-Julani, suffered serious injuries and lost his arm

Russia can win 'cold war' with irresponsible nations of the West

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 23:39
The West does not want to believe that Russia has made her final civilizational choice. NATO generals pursue the policy of intimidation, whereas diplomats work for a "color revolution" to occur in Moscow. It seems that nothing is going to convince those people to change their point of view; they will not stop trying to destroy Russia

North Korea has something bigger than nuclear bomb

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 21:29
After WWII, the Americans have invaded many countries, changed many regimes, and interfered in internal affairs of other countries. Now they can see a small and seemingly defenceless country building powerful nuclear weapons. The DPRK has thus become a role model to many other countries that are fed up with exceptionalism of the United States

White American males guilty of Las Vegas massacre?

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 18:42
The USA is a big country with a population of 350 million. Naturally, there are all kinds of people living in America, including those, who may not think the right way at times. Today, the media and social networks give us an opportunity to read all this nonsense. Of course, an opportunity to become famous is not something that everyone wants

Saudi female students allowed to use mobile phones

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 14:49
Saudi Arabia's Minister of Education Ahmad al-Isa instructed the administrations of universities and colleges of the Gulf monarchy to let female students carry mobile phones on campus

CBS executive fired for not being 'sympathetic about Republican gun toters' killed in Vegas

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 14:26
Hayley Geftman-Gold, the vice president and senior lawyer of CBS, criticized some of the victims of the mass shooting in Las Vegas calling them "republican gun toters," who, in her opinion, do not deserve sympathy

Barack Obama not too shy anymore, sports golden Rolex watch

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 13:49
Former US President Barack Obama, who was known for his modest approach to the choice of accessories during his stay in the White House, prefers not to be too shy anymore

Russia does not exclude war with NATO

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 13:24
A recent report from the Defense Ministry of the Russian Federation about the assessment of the state of Russia's national security in the field of maritime activities says that Russia considers a possibility of a military conflict with NATO countries

Las Vegas: Well, what does the USA expect? Ban the NRA!!

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 11:39
In the aftermath of the Massacre of Las Vegas, the latest in a string of gun crimes taking place weekly in the USA spreading despair, destroying families through violence and murder, as we take stock of the sheer dimension of the atrocity, it becomes clear that the United States of America is one giant corporate crudhole managed by imbeciles.

Catalonia is not Europe

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 22:58
Someone will say: it was a legitimate referendum! Rajoy franchista de mierda! Do not be illusory: Catalonia already enjoyed its legislative and economic autonomy. What happened is de facto secession. But to go where? Thierry Meyssan, in a short article, tells us that the usual George Soros has funded the Catalan Independent Movement...

Superstitions of Russian cosmonauts and submariners: Do not hurt the cats

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 20:13
For decades, space vehicles blasting off from the world's northernmost Plesetsk Cosmodrome have the name Tanya written on them. Commanders of submarines do their best to avoid leaving the harbour on Mondays. Russian people are not obsessed with the lucky number 13, and there are no superstitions related to this number in the Russian space industry

Putin beats Trump in Turkey

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 18:14
Turkish media still try to guess the reasons behind Vladimir Putin's visit to Ankara on September 28. Turkish analysts assume that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who took an umbrage at his arrogant US counterpart Donald Trump, decided to spite Washington by strengthening relations with Putin

Soccer round-up: PSG on the map

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 17:18
Paris Saint-Germain hits six past Bordeaux and stands three points clear of Monaco. Zenit stays on top in Russia after a 2-2 draw at Anzhi. In Spain it's Barça already five points clear and in Portugal, FC Porto came away from Lisbon with a point at Sporting Clube de Portugal.

Las Vegas concert-goers killed by Islamic State warrior

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 16:45
The attack on concert-goers near Mandalay Bay Casino in Las Vegas was conducted because of the strikes of the US-led coalition on ISIL in the Middle East

Russia refuses to recognize Catalonia referendum

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 16:33
Representatives of the Spanish Embassy in Moscow expressed gratitude to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation for its position on the outcome of the referendum in Catalonia

Country singer Jason Aldean shares his impressions from mass shooting in Las Vegas

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 15:48
Country singer Jason Aldean, who was performing on stage during Route 91 Harvest music festival in Las Vegas when the shooting began made a a post on Instagram

Las Vegas mass shooting: Why?

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 14:48
The singer stopped performing and escaped to safety, while people in the audience started screaming and pressing themselves against the ground. According to eyewitnesses, more than 100 gunshots were made

Russia to deploy another military base in Kyrgyzstan

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 14:03
Russia may deploy another army base on the territory of Kyrgyzstan, a former Soviet republic. The governments of the two countries already conduct the talks on the subject, Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Sapar Isakov said

Las Vegas concert shooting: Over 50 killed, more than 200 injured

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 12:53
According to more recent reports, the number of victims has grown to over 50; over 200 were injured

Madrid, shame on you!

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 00:04
The Spanish police today gave a perfect display of Fascist and cowardly acts befitting the mindset which massacred defenceless Latin Americans and hardened the hearts and minds of millions of people against the country whose contribution to civilization was the Inquisition. A shot in the foot?

The Kurds deserve their independence like no one else

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 19:38
For some reason, the decision of the population of Catalonia to hold a similar referendum does not cause such outrage in the international community and neighbouring states. Yet, Iraqi rulers, Iranian ayatollahs, Turkey, and other "friends" of the Kurdish people hysterically rejected the expression of the will of the people of Iraqi Kurdistan

Backstreet abortions kill 50,000 women every year

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 19:10
Experts of the World Health Organization said that as many as 25 million women resort to backstreet abortions every year

Elon Musk wants to repeat the mistake that caused the USSR to collapse

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 19:03
Fly a rocket to reach nearly any part of the world in less than one hour for a price of a conventional economic airplane ticket - this is a new idea that Elon Musk, the head of SpaceX, proposed at an international conference in Australia. The new rocket is also said to fly to Mars and to the Moon within the scope of colonisation programs that Musk advocates

Theresa May: A demonstration of Russophobic, xenophobic idiocy

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 17:24
Theresa May spoke yesterday of "Russian agression" against the Baltic States and Poland and said that NATO must stand together to face the threat from the East. Apart from the sheer and utter idiocy of the comments, the notion remains that the western leadership is becoming ever more desperate, to the point of humiliating themselves with 1980s rhetoric.

Russia and Turkey create conditions to end civil war in Syria

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 15:00
Russian President Vladimir Putin, following the meeting with his Turkish counterpart Recep Erdogan in Ankara, said that conditions to end the war in Syria were ready

China ousts all North Korean companies

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 14:30
The Chinese authorities announced the closure of all North Korean companies on the territory of China against the backdrop of UN sanctions against Pyongyang due to continuing nuclear tests in the DPRK. Last week, China ceased fuel supplies to Pyongyang and announced the suspension of purchases of textile products from North Korea

Stampede kills 22 in India's Mumbai during heavy rain

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 13:25
The incident occurred in the morning rush hour on the pedestrian bridge leading to Elphinstone railway station

Peace on you, o Syria!

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 06:59
The following are not words of mine but from my dear friend Ouday, the old Syrian who was so much busy for his homeland Syria since the beginning of the war that struck and almost destroyed her. They seemed to me being poetic words, almost a loving chant to whom you who love so deeply, perhaps just to a dreamy woman

Europa League Matchday 2: Russian clubs win

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 00:20
Zenit leads Group L by three points summing a total of six from the first two games. In Group F, Lokomotiv leads by two points, having four points from two games - a draw and a win.

Puerto Rico: The Plight of Territorial-Americans

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 22:14
Donald Trump probably lacks affection for Puerto Ricans; after all, most of them did not vote for him in 2016. But, does he, or his supporting staff, realize that a new immigrant wave is about to hit the US, perhaps as many as 2 million Boricuas leaving the Island for the Mainland - documented as American citizens, legally allowed to vote?

Russia and USA clips the wings of their planes

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 21:29
Russia is thinking of retaliatory measures after Washington accused Moscow of violating the Open Skies Treaty and made a decision to limit the flights of Russian aircraft over the USA. Accusing Moscow of violating the Open Skies Treaty, Washington tries to "distract attention from serious cases of violations of the treaty committed by the USA

Russian priest says Hugh Hefner is burning in hell

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 17:39
"The magazine and its advertising propagate fornication. Its ideology contradicts to the values that we need today - chastity and matrimonial fidelity," the clergyman said. According to him, Hefner's magazine shows an extremely negative influence on the Russian cultural landscape. "After his death, Hefner went straight to hell," he added

John Tefft, aka Mr. Pelmeni, says 'Spasibo' and 'Do svidaniya'

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 16:59
John Tefft, who served as US Ambassador to Russia for three years, held a farewell dinner in the US Embassy on September 27. Tefft is known for his relatively neutral views on what is happening in Russia. Tefft has repeatedly admitted that he is a fan of Russian music. He has organized more than 20 concerts of Russian and American musicians

North Korea may trigger eruption of active volcano

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 16:26
Scientists around the world are watching the activity of Paektu volcano, which is located on the border of China and North Korea

Russian scientists work on secret microwave bomb

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 15:32
Russian scientists develop radioelectronic ammunition capable of disabling enemy's equipment with the help of a powerful microwave impact

Hamas delegation arrives in Moscow, Israel voices protest

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 14:41
Israel voiced a protest to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov for welcoming a delegation of Palestinian Islamist Hamas movement in Moscow

Soviet football uniform from 1970 ranked one of finest in history

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 13:50
The 1970 uniform of the national football team of the USSR was included on the list of 50 best football uniforms in history

Yemen: Insufficient funding for World's largest humanitarian crisis

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 11:10
The West and its ally Saudi Arabia have created the world's worst humanitarian crisis in Yemen selling weapons and by indiscriminate bombing and shelling which has destroyed the country's infrastructures. Now relief efforts are hampered by insufficient funding. But hip hip hooray for the Saudis on allowing women behind the wheel.

Champions: Bayern was, Paris Saint-Germain is

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 00:24
Kuchaev pulled one back for CSKA on 90' after Martial had done his job for the visitors: two assists for Lukaku to score twice on 4 and 27', one for himself on 19 (penalty) and Mkhitaryan on 57'. In trouble in group A seems to be Benfica, with zero points from two games and a thrashing in Basel.

Referendum against Russian natural gas

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 22:40
Rosneft has become the largest investor in Iraqi Kurdistan, having invested almost $4 billion in oil and gas deals in the region. However, the referendum on independence of Iraqi Kurdistan may frustrate the plans. Turkey has already threatened to impose sanctions on Iraqi Kurdistan