May 22 2015 - 21:16
The Russian Foreign Ministry said, commenting on the Riga Summit of the Eastern Partnership, that the chance to overcome the aggravating schism on the continent was missed, the final document reaffirmed the settings of the last year's Vilnius Summit, TASS reports.The Russian ministry said that the EU blabbered its illogical approach to Crimea again and ignored the 'free choice' and 'people's will', Russian diplomats consider the Eastern Partnership an ideologized geopolitical project with a negative impact on some EU member-states with anti-Russian complexes.
May 22 2015 - 21:01
The government of Krasnodar Territory is undergoing governmental reshuffles initiated after the appointment of Veniamin Kondratyev as the acting governor, Yuga.ru reports.Regional Cultural Minister Galina Solyanina and the head of the regional Youth Policy Department, Yelena Kalashnik, have resigned.Solyanina had been heading the Krasnodar Ministry of Culture since September 2013. Kalashnik had been on her post at the department since October 2012.
May 22 2015 - 19:39
Ilyas Umakhanov, deputy head of the Federation Council of Russia, a member of the Federation Council Committee for Science, Education and Culture, a Dagestani state executive, said that Azerbaijan was using a model of social development formed by people of different ethnic origin. Activation of economic ties requires employment of specialists from different regions of Russia.The trade turnover between Russia and Azerbaijan increased from $2.5 billion in 2013 to $3 billion in 2014, according to the lawmaker.
May 22 2015 - 18:23
Ksenia Yudayeva, the first deputy chairwoman of the Russian Central Bank, said that Russia may substitute Western capital markets with Asian ones, TASS reports.
May 22 2015 - 18:02
Moscow and Ankara will have signed an intergovernmental deal on the Turkish Stream project by the end of June, as stated by Russian Deputy Energy Minister Anatoly Yanovsky, TASS reports.Oleg Aksyutin, a member of the board of Gazprom, had earlier said that the construction of the pipeline in shallow waters will start in early June.
May 22 2015 - 16:58
Crimean Vice Prime Minister Dmitry Polonsky said that his region will cooperate with Chechnya in the information field. He noted that Crimea was cooperating in the information field with Tatarstan, Bashkartostan, Stavropol and Altai Territories, Kostroma and Sverdlovsk Oblasts, Saint Petersburg, regions of Moscow, Kirov, Tyumen, the Chechen government reports.
May 22 2015 - 16:26
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said that Russia is certain that agreement on Iran’s nuclear program will be reached."I think we have already passed the point where it’s possible to doubt that it can be achieved. Now we have high confidence that an agreement isn't just possible, it will definitely come about," RIA Novosti cited him as saying.The diplomat assured that there won't be a long delay.
May 22 2015 - 15:10
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin said in an interview with the Volga daily that Russia intends to agree on a draft Convention on the legal status of the Caspian Sea at the Astana Summit in 2016.