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Russian and Japanese lawmakers sign memorandum of understanding

TASS [Russian State News] - 1 hour 59 min ago
"This is the first memorandum in the history of our common work," Chairman of the Federation Council Foreign Affairs Committee Konstantin Kosachev said

Russian military personnel distribute aid in Eastern Ghouta

TASS [Russian State News] - 3 hours 13 min ago
This is a second time relief aid has been brought there. The local people have special cards to get it

Bolivia, Russia to start building nuclear research center in July - ambassador

TASS [Russian State News] - 4 hours 10 min ago
The Bolivian government-funded $300-million project will be implemented jointly with Russia’s nuclear power corporation Rosatom

Russian embassy informs Prince Charles on Britons’ reaction to charges against Moscow

TASS [Russian State News] - 7 hours 10 min ago
The Embassy also sent a letter to Prince Charles where it specified Russia’s stance on the incident around the alleged poisoning of the Skripals

Russian ambassador sends letter to Prince Charles over visit to Salisbury

TASS [Russian State News] - 9 hours 49 min ago
Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko said he had set forth Russia’s position on the incident and stated his country’s full non-involvement in what had happened

UN resolution on Transnistria to harm General Assembly’s reputation — Russian diplomat

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 20:27
The draft demanding complete withdrawal of Russian peacekeepers from Transnistria was passed by a simple majority of votes earlier

Musa’s brace gives Nigeria World Cup game win over Iceland

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 19:52
Nigeria will play its next group stage game against Argentina in St. Petersburg on June 26

Venezuela to back OPEC + decisions aimed at stabilization of oil price

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 19:43
The ministers of OPEC countries agreed that the members of the OPEC+ oil production reduction deal can increase their daily production by 1 million barrels

UN passes draft resolution on withdrawal of Russian peacekeepers from Transnistria

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 19:11
The draft was initiated by Moldova, jointly with Georgia, Canada, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Estonia and Ukraine

Russian Olympic Committee to focus on reinstating Russia in IOC

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 19:03
New chief Stanislav Pozdnyakov was elected to take the post of the ROC president on May 29

German delegation to World Cup lays wreaths by Eternal Flame in Sochi

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 18:46
City authorities, local residents and guests brought flowers and wreaths to the Eternal Flame on the Day of Remembrance and Sorrow

Syria's president calls current negotiations with US ‘a waste of time’

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 18:18
According to the Syrian leader, US presidents become "hostages to lobbyists, media and big corporations"

Russia may raise duties on cars as tit-for-tat measure following US restrictions

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 18:03
A list of the US goods, which are subject to retaliatory import duties, will be formed within a few days

Putin offers tour of Grand Kremlin Palace to South Korean leader and his wife

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 18:00
The official welcome ceremony took place in the Georgievsky hall of the Grand Kremlin Palace

Russian, South Korean leaders expect rise of tourist exchange after World Cup

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 17:56
The presidents "highly commended the potential of tourist exchange between both countries"

Arctic meteorology stations receive new satellite communication equipment

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 17:14
The meteorology stations are using different communication systems

Russia, Iran discuss steps to keep nuclear deal in place

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 16:58
Moscow and Tehran vow to continue coordinating their efforts to protect trade and economic cooperation from Washington’s sanctions

Putin wishes South Korean leader unforgettable emotions from Russia-hosted World Cup

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 16:42
President Moon Jae-in will attend a football match of the national teams of South Korea and Mexico in Russia's Rostov-on-Don

Brazil defeats Costa Rica 2-0 in World Cup group stage match

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 16:40
In its next match, Brazil will take on Serbia

Nigerian 'shaman' predicts victory for his country’s team

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 15:55
Nigeria will face Iceland in Volgograd today

More than 3,000 Icelandic fans come for Volgograd for match against Nigeria

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 15:52
The Friday match at Volgograd Arena stadium begins at 6 pm

Moscow, Seoul discuss South Korea’s participation in Arctic LNG-2 project — Putin

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 15:48
Putin says the possibility of Korean partners' participation in the Arctic LNG-2 gas production and liquefaction project is being discussed

Russian, South Korean leaders sign joint statement after Moscow talks

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 15:37
The two countries also signed a memorandum on the establishment of a Russian-South Korean interregional cooperation forum

Four Nigerians try to cross into Estonia from Russia using Fan IDs

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 15:22
All the fans had tried to leave Russia without attending any of the World Cup’s matches

Moscow and Seoul’s approaches to North Korea issue largely coincide, says Putin

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 15:07
The two states' leaders had discussed "the most important and sensitive issues" of bilateral relations

Projects worth over $1 bln can be implemented with South Korea in Russian Far East

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 14:39
Russia's deputy PM says projects worth over $1 bln can be implemented in the Russian Far East together with South Korea

Russia tests laser ignition for oxygen-hydrogen rocket engine for first time

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 14:15
On June 20, Russia successfully tested the laser system of igniting the oxygen-hydrogen propellant of the liquid rocket engine

Saudi Arabia hopes OPEC ministers to agree on adjustment of quotas

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 13:56
Saudi Energy Minister Khalid Al-Falih hopes that the meeting of the ministers of OPEC in Vienna will result in an agreement on adjustment of oil production quotas

Spanish World Cup fans mistake Russia’s Rostov Veliky for Rostov-on-Don

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 13:56
According to earlier reports, Swiss World Cup fans also mistook Rostov Veliky for Rostov-on-Don, booking a hotel in the wrong city

Kremlin denies receiving Council of Europe chief’s request to pardon Ukrainian filmmaker

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 13:47
Nevertheless, the Kremlin spokesman confirmed that the issue of swaps was mentioned during a telephone talk between Vladimir Putin and Pyotr Poroshenko

Putin vows to continue contributing to Korean Peninsula settlement

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 13:21
According to Putin, South Korea remains one of Russia’s priority partners in Asia

Putin lays wreath by the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier on Remembrance Day

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 12:55
June 22, the day when Nazi Germany attacked the Soviet Union, is marked across Russia as Day of Remembrance and Sorrow

Putin reappoints Nikolai Patrushev as Security Council chief

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 12:23
Vladimir Putin has reappointed Nikolai Patrushev as Secretary of the Russian Security Council

Kremlin does not rule out Putin’s meeting with US national security adviser

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 12:18
US National Security Adviser John Bolton will visit London and Rome on June 25-27 to discuss national security issues and then travel to Moscow for consultations

Ministers of OPEC countries start talks on adjusting oil production cut quotas

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 12:16
The ministers of the OPEC countries have started talks on adjustment of oil production cut quotas in Vienna

Iranian diplomat says Tehran may quit nuclear deal in coming weeks

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 11:59
On May 8, US President Donald Trump announced Washington’s decision to withdraw from the nuclear deal

Moon Jae-in wants to increase trade turnover between Russia and South Korea

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 10:55
In 2017, trade volume between the two countries amounted to $19.2 bln

Terrorists in Syria used chemical weapons equipment from Western Europe — Russian diplomat

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 10:47
Moscow is ready to provide the corresponding proofs that this equipment got into terrorists’ hands from Western Europe, the Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said

Russian lawmaker comments on Kiev's new sanctions

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 09:45
Ukraine earlier blacklisted United Russia and six other Russian political parties

US Congress delegation to visit Russia soon, ambassador says

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 09:20
The US Congress delegation is planning to visit Russia in the coming days

Risk of nuclear weapons use still as high as during Cold War, Russian expert says

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 08:27
On June 22, 1973 Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev and US President Richard Nixon signed the Prevention of Nuclear War Agreement

EU cash injections in Ukraine disappear in tycoons’ pockets, Czech president says

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 07:13
Milos Zeman noted that Ukraine should solve its own problems itself

OPEC+ committee suggests stepping up oil output by 1 mln barrels per day

TASS [Russian State News] - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 00:31
The meeting of the OPEC/non-OPEC Joint Ministerial Monitoring Committee was held on June 21 in Vienna

Russian police ready to participate in specialized UN missions

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 20:31
The Russian interior minister also invited the high-level UN delegation to Russia

Latvian parliament endorses ban on tuition in Russian language

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 20:13
These plans caused a wave of indignation among Russian-speaking Latvians who make up about 40% of the country’s population

France defeats Peru, qualifies for knockout World Cup stage

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 19:45
The Peruvian national team has lost their chances to make it to the knockout stage

Russia plans to hold talks with Iran before OPEC+ ministerial meeting

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 19:34
The meeting of the ministerial monitoring committee of OPEC+ is held in Vienna

At least 2.5 mln fans visit FIFA World Cup fan zones in Russia

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 19:19
The final match of the FIFA World Cup will take place on July 15

Jailed Ukrainian filmmaker Sentsov turns down ECHR appeal to stop hunger strike

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 19:05
According to the lawyer, Sentsov said "reminded the Court that his appeal, qualified by the ECHR as a priority one, has remained on hold for already several years"

Mummy unearthed in Russia attributed to Hunnu culture

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 18:52
This is the first grave to have been found in Russia's Tuva

Key facts about the USSR-US Agreement on the Prevention of Nuclear War

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 18:49
From the mid-1940s to the early 1990s, the US and the Soviet Union were in the Cold War state

Four Persian leopards brought up in Russia fit to live in the wild

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 18:04
Until the middle of the 20th century, Persian leopards were common in the Caucasus

English fans bend knees at Motherland Calls monument in Volgograd

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 17:54
The Britons who have come to attend Team England’s matches during FIFA World Cup 2018 championship are visiting other museums in Volgograd quite actively as well

South Korean president congratulates Russians on successful FIFA World Cup 2018

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 16:55
Moon Jae-in has congratulated Russia on the successful organization of the FIFA World Cup 2018 championship

FIFA World Cup attendance passes one million mark

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 16:50
A total of 32 national football teams are participating in the World Cup

International Yoga Day celebrations around the world

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 16:46
Millions of yoga enthusiasts across the world took part in mass yoga events to mark International Yoga Day on June 21

Scientists plan summer expedition to Yamal gas craters

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 16:22
Several craters have been found in Yamal since 2014

Football fans from India say Russia hosts ‘best-ever FIFA World Cup’ in history

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 15:35
The 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia "is the best in the history of FIFA World Cups," according to football fans from India traveling across the country

Pope Francis I believes movement towards unity impossible without Russia

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 15:32
The Pope is making a pilgrimage timed for the 70th anniversary of the World Council of Churches

Cooperation with Russia crucial for resolving Korean Peninsula issue — South Korean leader

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 14:55
Team Peru will now play with France in the city of Yekaterinburg on June 21 and with Australia in Sochi on June 26

Team Switzerland’s player Lichtsteiner thanks Kaliningrad fans for warm welcome

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 14:36
Switzerland will play against Serbia at the Kaliningrad Arena on June 22

Ambassador surprised with large number of Peruvians coming to Russia for World Cup

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 14:12
Team Peru will now play with France in the city of Yekaterinburg on June 21 and with Australia in Sochi on June 26

Russian aerospace company to make booster for South Korean satellite

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 14:06
A contract with the Korea Aerospace Research Institute on the launch of the CAS500-1 satellite was signed on August 17 last year

Putin holds private meeting with Blatter, Kremlin confirms

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 13:29
Earlier reports said Blatter arrived in Moscow for the 2018 FIFA World Cup

Archeologists from St. Petersburg unearth 1st century B.C. mummy in Tyva

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 12:58
The archeologists’ forecasts concerning the condition of the mummy are very optimistic

Russian embassy in UK slams NATO chief’s remark on Skripal incident as misinformation

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 12:49
In case Mr. Stoltenberg has evidence, he must present it immediately, the Russian embassy in London said

FIFA World Cup Football Park opens in Moscow’s Red Square

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 12:42
The 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Football Park has opened in Moscow’s Red Square

Russia to resume talks on charter flights to Egypt after 2018 FIFA World Cup — ministry

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 12:35
Russia’s Transport Ministry says the talks on opening charter flights to Egyptian resort cities will be resumed after the 2018 FIFA World Cup,

Financial Times apologizes to Russian company for unverified information

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 12:33
The largest British business newspaper Financial Times apologized to the Russian Direct Investment Fund for presenting unverified and incorrect information in its article

Kremlin declines to comment on location, time for possible Putin-Trump meeting

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 12:31
Neither the Kremlin no the White House has made any official statement on the matter, the spokesman said

Russia to play key role in construction of multipolar world — UN secretary general

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 12:01
The UN secretary general pointed out that it was only possible to counter "dramatic global challenges" by ensuring effective cooperation between countries

Russia’s ‘Terminator’ advanced combat vehicles to get smart shells

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 12:01
The ‘Terminator’ tank support combat vehicle is armed with two 30mm 2A42 guns with a combat load of 900 rounds

Putin, UN chief discuss US withdrawal from UN Human Rights Council — Kremlin

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 11:49
On June 20, Russian President Vladimir Putin and UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres held talks

Kremlin expects US National Security Adviser Bolton to visit Russia

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 11:38
Bolton took office as national security adviser in April 2018

Lavrov, UN chief discuss Iran nuclear deal, North Korea

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 11:36
Lavrov says he has discussed the situation around the Iran nuclear deal and progress on the Korean Peninsula at the talks with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres

State Duma approves amendments to 2018 budget in third reading

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 10:48
According to the document, in 2018 it is proposed to redistribute about $2.5 bln in priority areas

Defense minister welcomes Russia’s advance to FIFA World Cup knockout stage

TASS [Russian State News] - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 08:59
The Russian defense minister added that World Cup fans did not care a bit about restrictions, sanctions and that kind of stuff

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