May 3 2015 - 16:25
The US House of Representatives has adopted the project of the budget, which provides for a reduction in social spending of 5 trillion dollars over the next 10 years. At the same time, it is planned to increase military spending by 40 billion dollars ( by 7% - up to 531.3 billion) in the 2016 fiscal year.
May 2 2015 - 17:13
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said today that it is very important for her to be in Russia on the 10th of May, despite disagreements in relations between the two countries. It was reported in March that Angela Merkel is to visit Moscow on the 10th of May. During her visit she is to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Apr 30 2015 - 13:59
The international human rights organization Freedom House has published its annual report on media freedom in 199 countries.Among the countries of the South Caucasus, activists recognized that only Georgia has a partly free press, which occupied 93th position with 48 points (the best indicator is 0 points). Armenia occupies 135th place with 61 points, Turkey – 142th place, Azerbaijan – 188th, Iran – 190th, Russia – 180th, Epress.am reports.
Apr 27 2015 - 16:06
President Vladimir Putin and Nursultan Nazarbayev, who won the presidential elections in Kazakhstan yesterday, will hold a bilateral meeting in Moscow in May, the Kremlin press service has announced."The preparations for the upcoming May bilateral meeting in Moscow, as well as the multilateral events in line with the 70th anniversary of the victory in World War II were discussed," RIA Novosti cited the message of the press service.
Apr 27 2015 - 14:28
Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev announced today in Astana that he will attend the Victory Day parade in Moscow on May 9."I have decided that I will take part in the Victory Parade in Moscow," TASS cited him as saying.The Kazakh leader placed special emphasis on the fact that "it is a great celebration for all and a message to remember by the generations to come."
Apr 25 2015 - 14:29
Acting Minister of Economy of Kyrgyzstan Temir Sariev told President Almazbek Atambayev that there is a risk that the treaty of accession of Kyrgyzstan to the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) and the Protocol thereto won’t be ratified by the sides until May 8 because of lack of time.
Apr 16 2015 - 20:07
Russian President Vladimir Putin said on his live Call-In Show that the situation was horrifying for Christians in the Middle East. He reminded that the region was the origin of Christianity and expressed regret that they were unprotected after living there for centuries, TASS reports.
Apr 13 2015 - 20:11
Dagestan has sent five trucks with construction materials, including 2,000 square meters of glass and 15 tons of cement, gas stoves, food, clothes and other elements of humanitarian aid, weighing a total of 120 tons, to Donetsk today, according to Dagestan’s Deputy Prime Minister Anatoly Karibov, RIA Novosti reports.The official reminded that Dagestan had been one of the first to send aid to Crimea a year ago. In his words, the humanitarian convoys from all regions of the North Caucasus will meet in Nevinnomyssk tomorrow and form a convoy headed for Donetsk.