Dec 22 2014 - 21:37
Kazakhstani President Nursultan Nazarbayev has arrived in Moscow this evening to attend a session of the CSTO Collective Security Council and the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council and meet with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, RIA Novosti reports.Putin's Aide Yuri Ushakov mentioned the upcoming meeting with Nazarbayev earlier. The presidents will discuss bilateral cooperation and international problems, the situation in Ukraine. Nazarbayev has recently returned from Ukraine where he had met with Kiev authorities.
Dec 22 2014 - 20:43
U.S. Deputy Representative to the UN Michele Sison has expressed concerns about the recently signed Russian-Abkhaz alliance at a session of the Security Council. The diplomat emphasized support for Georgia's sovereignty and territorial integrity, RIA Novosti reports.
Dec 22 2014 - 18:27
The hospitalization of Yuri Grekhnev, a suspect in the Oboronservice case, has freed Russian ex-Minister of Defense Anatoly Serdyukov from having to go to the Presnensky Court on December 23 as a witness, Interfax reports. Serdyukov will be in court on December 24 instead, depending on the health condition of the suspect.
Dec 22 2014 - 18:10
Speaker of the Federation Council of Russia Valentina Matviyenko said that senators were working on invalidation of the 1954 agreement ceding Crimea to the Ukrainian SSR. Senators say that the document was adopted violating the Constitutional and legislative procedures, TASS reports.
Dec 22 2014 - 17:25
Russian President Vladimir Putin's Aide Vladislav Surkov has arrived in North Ossetia. He visited new buildings of the district administration, the Central District Hospital in Dzau (Dzausky District) constructed within the framework of the investment program for assistance in socio-economic development of the republic in 2014, Yuga.ru reports.Surkov will meet with South Ossetian President Leonid Tibilov, heads of legislative and executive branches of the republic. He will visit other facilities built within the framework of the program.
Dec 22 2014 - 17:15
Russian and Kazakhstani Presidents Vladimir Putin and Nursultan Nazarbayev will meet this evening and discuss bilateral cooperation, international problems, the situation in Ukraine in the light of Nazarbayev's return from Kiev, said Putin's Aide Yuri Ushakov, Interfax reports.Putin will also have telephone conversations with leaders of France, Germany and Ukraine.
Dec 22 2014 - 15:11
The government and the Central Bank are not going to take any special measures in the foreign exchange market to strengthen the ruble, while maintaining the acceptable but difficult economic situation which is now established in the country. This statement was made by the head of the Cabinet of Ministers, Dmitry Medvedev, at a meeting with his deputies.
Dec 22 2014 - 13:56
Turkey is a reliable ally of Russia in Russian energy exports to Europe, the Minister of Energy and co-chair of the Russian-Turkish inter-governmental commission for trade and economic cooperation, Alexander Novak, stated.