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NATO seeks to continue and expand dialogue with Russia

3 min 24 sec ago
"It is absolutely necessary that Russia and NATO maintain contacts," a high-ranking NATO official said

WADA offers pole vaulter Isinbayeva post of ambassador for clean sports in Russia — source

6 min 58 sec ago
The World Anti-Doping Agency has allegedly offered legendary pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva to become an ambassador of clean sports in Russia

Lavrov keeps close eye on situation with jailed Russian pilot in US

13 min 1 sec ago
Sergey Lavrov has put the case of Russian pilot Konstantin Yaroshenko, sentenced to a lengthy prison term in the US, under his personal supervision

Belkomur rail project brings new opportunities to Russia’s Arctic regions

17 min 30 sec ago
Belkomur will increase the effectiveness of more than 100 companies, and another 40 enterprises will get opportunities for development

Russia’s security chief notes mounting demand for Moscow’s database on foreign terrorists

45 min 13 sec ago
Security Council secretary also pointed to the need "to put an end to attempts to use terrorist groups as an instrument for destabilizing the social and political situation in certain countries"

Latvia tries to hinder Nord Stream-2 project at any cost — Russian Foreign Ministry

47 min 18 sec ago
"This does the Latvian diplomacy no credit," the Foreign Ministry said

Russia to shell out $1.7 bln for Belkomur rail project in 2023-2034

1 hour 2 min ago
The Belkomur project is a new railway route, which will connect industrially developed regions in Siberia and the Urals with ports in Russia’s North and North-West

Deputy prime minister says Russia capable of ensuring its security, protecting allies

1 hour 20 min ago
"We have always stood for our brothers and we will continue to do that, particularly at the present time," Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said

Russia to build first helicopter carrier by 2022

1 hour 22 min ago
Russia’s United Ship-Building Corporation earlier said the domestic shipyards could create the analog of Mistral ships

Diplomat says by cancelling visit to Moscow British foreign secretary damaged himself

1 hour 47 min ago
Boris Johnson was scheduled to visit Russia on April 10 but a few days before the visit, it was announced that the foreign secretary had decided to cancel it

OPEC extends agreement on oil production cut

1 hour 48 min ago
OPEC countries agree to extend oil production cut deal for 9 months

Russia, China sign memorandum on cooperation in Antarctica

1 hour 49 min ago
Russia and China intend to pool efforts in conducting some kinds of research and logistic operations in the region

Russian diplomat calls Kerry’s advice to learn Russian ‘strange’

1 hour 52 min ago
"All this is strange: the Democrats had two terms, both to learn the language and improve ties. Neither thing was done," Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said

Russian State Duma committee upholds Nebenzya’s appointment as UN permanent representative

2 hours 8 min ago
The position has remained vacant since February, when Russia’s Permanent Representative to the UN Vitaly Churkin died while performing his duties

Putin calls talks with Chinese foreign minister important step ahead of Xi Jinping’s visit

2 hours 20 min ago
On Friday the Russian and Chinese foreign ministers will have a busy schedule, according to Vladimir Putin

Russian diplomat says West continues to ‘turn a blind eye’ to chemical incidents in Syria

2 hours 29 min ago
The Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman says "our colleagues continue to stick to double standards on the issues of the struggle against terrorism in Syria and Iraq"

Diplomat accuses CNN of deliberate smear campaign against Russia's ambassador to US

2 hours 44 min ago
Maria Zakharova stressed that the CNN’s actions were aimed at "discrediting the activity of the chief of Russia’s diplomatic mission"

Russian diplomat warns about possible escalation of violence in Syria

3 hours 21 min ago
A Russian diplomat says escalation of violence in northern Syria remains highly likely amid Ankara’s statements on plans to launch a large-scale operation against the Syrian Democratic Forces

OPEC welcomes its new member

3 hours 23 min ago
A new member in the cartel will contribute an "insignificant change" to the distribution of quotas to reduce oil output

Moscow's historic Soviet-era hotel Ukraina

3 hours 25 min ago
60 years ago, one of seven iconic Moscow's skyscrapers designed in the Stalinist style, hotel Ukraina was opened

Russian diplomat to nominate deputy FM Nebenzya to position of UN ambassador

3 hours 53 min ago
"Let us hope that the process completes as soon as possible," Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov said

The new 45-Bay system expands Supermicro's Portfolio

3 hours 59 min ago
Supermicro's new 45-Bay Capacity Maximized, Top Loading, Storage Server Delivers Maximum Intel® Xeon® Dual Processor Performance in Extremely Short Depth

Russian watchdog vows messengers bill won’t mean ‘control over private correspondence’

4 hours 1 min ago
On May 24, a bill on regulating the operations of instant messaging services was submitted to Russia’s lower house of parliament

Russia’s advanced Ka-62 helicopter performs debut flight

4 hours 6 min ago
The flight lasted 15 minutes and showed that all of the helicopter’s necessary adjustments had been successfully completed

Russia's military satellite delivered into orbit

4 hours 12 min ago
The Soyuz-2.1b rocket was launched from the Plesetsk spaceport on May 25

Russia’s cutting-edge multipurpose helicopter to be certified in August

4 hours 50 min ago
Russia’s newest Mil Mi-171A2 multipurpose helicopter will undergo certification on August 15

FSB detains four Islamic State members for plotting terror attacks

4 hours 59 min ago
On May 25 four members of the IS terrorist group were detained in Moscow; some were are Russian citizens

Russia may replace India in Farzad-B gas field project — Iran’s minister

5 hours 13 min ago
Russia may enter the Farzad-B gas field project replacing India

Russia gets hundreds of orders for MC-21 new medium-haul airliner

5 hours 36 min ago
The MC-21 is the family of short-and medium-haul narrow-body airliners intended to replace Tupolev Tu-134 and Tu-154 planes, as well as their Western rivals

Russia, Philippines ready to sign documents on cooperation in various spheres — Lavrov

5 hours 40 min ago
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s visit to Russia "has given an important impetus to our relations," Russia's top diplomat said

NATO secretary general says 2011 bombardment of Libya aimed at protecting civilians

5 hours 58 min ago
The French and British air forces launched airstrikes on the Libyan government troops on March 19, 2011, and later the air operation’s control was handed over to NATO

Stoltenberg says Russia needs to stop supporting Donbass to improve relations with NATO

6 hours 22 min ago
According to Stoltenberg, by supporting the separatists in eastern Ukraine, Russia "violates a core principle - the respect for territorial integrity of all European nations"

Russian rotocraft maker expects to sign deal with Defense Ministry on Mi-38 deliveries

6 hours 33 min ago
As the Russian Helicopters chief executive said, he hoped that the agreement would be signed this year

Death toll from fires in Russia’s Krasnoyarsk region rises to three

6 hours 46 min ago
On Wednesday, 130 homes across the Krasnoyarsk region went down in flames

NATO chief underlines importance of full implementation of Minsk agreements

6 hours 56 min ago
Russia has been continuously pointing to Kiev’s unwillingness to fulfill its obligations under the Minsk Agreements

Stoltenberg says Norway remembers Red Army’s role in liberation from fascism

7 hours 48 min ago
"We still remember that, we honor it every year," NATO Secretary General said

Stoltenberg welcomes contacts between NATO-allied countries and Russia

8 hours 13 min ago
Russia is a neighbor which we would like to develop a better relationship with," Stoltenberg has stated

Russia moves Iskander missile systems for drills to Tajikistan for first time

10 hours 24 min ago
The systems were transported by the An-124-100 'Ruslan' aircraft

Eighty years since assembly of legendary Soviet monument at 1937 World’s Fair in Paris

10 hours 49 min ago
The Worker and Peasant Woman was designed specially for the Soviet pavilion at the World’s Fair

Putin receives message clarifying intentions of new South Korean president

11 hours 17 min ago
While addressing the South Korean presidential envoy, Putin said that Russia "highly values your personal contribution to efforts aimed at strengthening Russian-Korean ties"

Forest fires raging on over 8,000 hectares in Russia’s Far East and Siberia

12 hours 19 min ago
A federal action level state of emergency was imposed in both regions

Forest fires raging on over 8,000 hectares in Russia’s Far East and Siberia

12 hours 19 min ago
According to earlier reports, ten populated localities were hit by wildfires, as many as 144 dwelling houses burned down, two persons died

Russian emergencies ministry sends yet another humanitarian convoy to Donbass

12 hours 58 min ago
Before the border, the convoy will break in two to further head for Donetsk and Lugansk

Over 500 people lost their homes in wildfires in Krasnoyarsk Territory

13 hours 7 min ago
On Wednesday, governor Viktor Tolokonsky cut short his trip to Moscow and returned to Krasnoyarsk

Team from Russia’s ITMO University wins ICPC world programming contest

13 hours 32 min ago
The ACM ICPC finals were held in Rapid City, South Dakota, USA

Wildfires localized on area of 31 hectares in Krasnoyarsk Territory’s Lesosibirsk

13 hours 49 min ago
According to earlier reports, Lesosibirsk is one of the populated localities that have been most hit by wildfires, which destroyed a number of dwelling houses

St. Petersburg economic forum to help attract more tourists

14 hours 36 min ago
In 2015, St. Petersburg received about 6.5 million Russian and foreign tourists, a record-breaking figure for the Russian travel sector

Ukraine’s Savchenko says wants to run for president in 2019

15 hours 26 min ago
Ukraine will hold next presidential elections on March 31, 2019

St. Petersburg hopes for higher position in ASI rating as its economy is on rise

15 hours 52 min ago
Last year, St. Petersburg rose from the 26th to 22nd place in the ASI rating

Federal action level state of emergency imposed in three Russia regions

16 hours 19 min ago
The wildfire situation in the Krasnoyarsk Territory and Irkutsk region deteriorated dramatically on Wednesday due to the hot weather and strong winds

St. Petersburg plans to sign agreement on setting up automotive cluster

17 hours 8 min ago
St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF-2017) will be held from June 1 through 3 under the slogan Achieving a New Balance in the Global Economic Arena

St. Petersburg plans to sign about 30 agreements to record-breaking sum at SPIEF-2017

18 hours 3 min ago
St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF-2017) will be held from June 1 through 3 under the slogan Achieving a New Balance in the Global Economic Arena

Duma speaker says Russia ought to defend fellow-Russians’ rights in Ukraine

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 23:56
The Duma urged the assembly to condemn the Ukrainian President’s decree to ban the use of popular Russian social networks and internet resources in Ukraine

Chisinau says border issue cannot be subject of 5+2 talks on Transnistrian settlement

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 23:51
The OSCE representative suggested an awareness campaign be organized in Transnistria to allay worries

Ukrainian, French presidents emphasize need to step up activities of Normandy Quartet

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 23:46
During the conversation, the Ukrainian President once again accused Russia of violating the Minsk Agreements

Putin venerates St Nicholas's relics in Cathedral of the Savior

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 20:53
Vladimir Putin came to Moscow's downtown Cathedral of the Savior to venerate the relics of St Nicholas the Wonderworker that arrived in Moscow from Bari, Italy

Mechanism of Russia's withdrawal from agreement with OPEC not discussed — minister

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 20:50
Russia’s state-owned oil company Rosneft asked the Energy Ministry to determine a mechanism for smooth withdrawal from the oil production cut agreement

State of emergency declared in Russia’s Stavropol region due to floods

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 20:49
A total of 250 homes have been flooded in the city

Two die, hundreds lose homes in fires in Russia’s Siberia

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 20:37
A total of 73 homes in the town of Kansk in Russia’s Krasnoyarsk region have been damaged by fire, their residents total 207, including 23 children

Putin points out Russia’s good relations with Egypt

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 20:30
Vladimir Putin has met with the supreme hierarch of the Coptic Orthodox Church, the Orthodox Pope of Alexandria Tawadros II.

Gazprom Neft plans to fulfill its oil production plan despite production cut deal

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 20:17
The company will not change its plan for production at new fields

Lukoil may bid for development of Erginskoye oil field

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 20:10
Russian Minister of Natural Resources Sergey Donskoy said that Russia’s oil major Rosneft had applied for participation in the auction for Erginskoye oil field

Ukraine names conditions for Minsk accords' political part implementation

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 19:44
The terms include a demand to revoke the Russian President's decrees on recognizing the personal identification documents issued by the self-proclaimed unrecognized Donetsk and Lugansk republics

Parties to Donbass conflict to approve prisoner lists this week

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 19:22
Members of the humanitarian subgroup of the Contact Group on Ukraine should approve the final prisoner lists until the end of the week

Blaze-stricken Siberian areas expecting downpours that may quash fires

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 18:45
Fires hit four settlements in the Krasnoyarsk region, where a total of 71 homes burned down

Contact Group on Ukraine proposes more areas of disengagement

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 18:39
There is a number of very important issues left for the Contact Group on Ukraine to solve, a Russian representative says

Disengagement of forces in Lugansk republic scheduled for May 28

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 18:27
The parties to the Minsk peace process signed a framework agreement on the disengagement of forces and armaments in Donbass in September 2016

Russian Emergencies Ministry says over 70 homes burn down in Siberia

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 17:49
The Emergencies Ministry has sent two helicopters to help extinguish the fires

International Chekhov Theater festival opens its doors for 13th time in Moscow

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 17:44
The festival opens on May 24 and runs until mid-July

Putin decorates commandoes for two-day face-to-face clash with militants in Syria

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 17:31
On May 10, it was announced that several officers of the special operations group in Syria had been decorated for their role in the war on terrorists in Syria

Russian authorities do not see grounds for blocking messengers in Russia

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 17:17
On Wednesday, the draft law on regulating activities of online messengers was submitted to the State Duma for consideration

Sberbank forecasts Central Bank's key rate to reach 8% in 2017

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 16:59
The Russian Central Bank earlier reduced the key rate by 0.5 percentage points to 9.25% per annum

Experts say rising military spending to push Europe to reconsider NATO’s role

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 16:56
"Trump has opened the Pandora box, demanding from Europe to increase military expenditures to 2% of GDP," the expert said

Poll shows 25% of Russians expect headway in ties with France during Macron’s presidency

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 16:33
Only nine percent of the respondents believe that relations could worsen

Former Finnish PM points to signs of improvement in Russia-West relations

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 16:20
"Snow has been slowly but surely melting but this process required compromises, " Alexander Stubb said

Russia's legendary Su-27 fighter marks 40 years since its first flight

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 16:19
40 years ago the prototype of Russia's legendary Su-27 fourth generation fighter aircraft, Т-10, made its first flight

Controversies over Russia’s TV-rights for FIFA Cups to be soon settled

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 16:08
The matches of the 2018 World Cup will be held between June 14 and July 15

Russia’s presidential campaign to kick off between December 7-17

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 15:41
The State Duma has passed under the third reading draft amendments to the electoral legislation, one of which regulates the election day taking into account holidays in March 2018

Russian IT companies under Ukrainian sanctions do not need state aid — minister

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 15:36
The sanctions apply to Russian social networks VKontakte and Odnoklassniki, as well as Mail.ru Group, Yandex companies and their services

Russian lawmaker comments on US decision to end military subsidies to Ukraine

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 15:30
The US plans to end military subsidies to Ukraine, Pakistan, Vietnam and a number of other countries

Participant in March 26 protest sentenced to 18 months for attacking policeman

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 15:27
The court session was fast-tracked as the defendant, Aleksandr Shpakov, had agreed with the charges and pled guilty

Nine Russian missile regiments rearmed with advanced ICBM systems

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 15:01
A total of 99% of launchers in the Russian Strategic Missile Force are in a combat-ready state