Jan 30 2015 - 18:13
French President Francois Hollande said today that sanctions against Russia will stay in force and be extended until a solution to the Ukrainian conflict is found, Reuters reports.
Jan 30 2015 - 15:10
The head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov believes that the statement by the President of Russia Vladimir Putin on the need to strengthen financial and economic sovereignty is very important.
Jan 30 2015 - 14:32
Tbilisi is suspending trade talks with Russia, as they do not make any sense. This statement was made by Georgian Foreign Minister Tamar Beruchashvili in an interview with "Radio Liberty". At the moment Beruchashvili is on an official visit to the US.
Jan 30 2015 - 13:53
The decision by members of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe to extend sanctions against the Russian delegation came as a surprise to the head of the Monitoring Committee of the Assembly, Stefan Shennah. He plans to do everything possible as soon as possible and by special invitation to return Moscow to the number of full members of the Assembly.
Jan 30 2015 - 11:37
"Russian media, who are busy covering the international relations of Russia, should turn their attention to Azerbaijan and President Ilham Aliyev, who has consistently advocated friendly positions to the Russian Federation today, at a time when the Russian point of view on events in the world has been criticized even by allied countries," the assistant professor of political theory at MGIMO, Kirill Koktysh, said during a broadcast of "Vesti FM", responding to a question about omissions in the master work of modern media.
Jan 30 2015 - 10:31
US Department of State spokesperson Jen Psaki has refuted former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev's recent statement that the US had dragged Russia into a new Cold War. “We disagree,” Psaki said about Gorbachev’s comments.
Jan 30 2015 - 10:30
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry may visit Moscow on February 4-5. The sides during the meeting will discuss a number of pressing issues in bilateral relations, including the arrest of a banker accused of working as a Russian spy.
Jan 30 2015 - 10:29
Latvian Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma said that exclusion of Russia from the SWIFT payment system will hurt the world’s economy. “I would pay a lot of attention to the decision to exclude Russia from the international SWIFT payment system, because it will paralyze the world’s economy. We will all suffer, if the Russian economy collapses. The locking out of SWIFT means isolation of the country,” Ria Novosti cited Straujuma as saying.