Jan 16 2015 - 11:10
In the United States the joint fight with the Soviet Union against fascism is remembered, State Department spokesman Marie Harf claimed, as she assured that the US is preparing to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the victory in World War II this year. They remember the historical context against the background of which fascism was defeated.
Jan 9 2015 - 17:35
Chief diplomats of the UK, Denmark, Lithuania and Estonia have sent a joint letter to EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini to develop measures that would protect the EU from Russian propaganda. Danish Foreign Minister Martin Lidegaard noted that Russia was using mass media to manipulate the public, TASS reports.
Jan 8 2015 - 13:25
Alexei Pushkov, the head of the State Duma Committee for Foreign Affairs, thinks that France and Russia should normalize relations and begin cooperating in the anti-terrorism sphere.“Terrorist attacks in France and Russia have one and the same source. It is another reason for cooperation, rather than confrontation,” Gazeta.ru cites Pushkov’s Twitter account.Yesterday 12 people, including the editor-in-chief, were killed in a terrorist attack at the Paris office of Charlie Hebdo.
Jan 2 2015 - 11:32
Today Armenia officially joins the Eurasian Economic Union. The agreement on the country’s accession to the Union of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan was signed in October 2014.
Jan 2 2015 - 11:19
Maria Zakharova, the Deputy Director of the Department for Press Information of the Russian Foreign Ministry, stated that international organizations should appropriately evaluate an attack on LifeNews (Russian TV-channel) journalists in Kiev.Western countries don’t see neo-Nazi manifestations in Ukraine, as their channels don’t cover torch-light processions in the center of Kiev. According to her, Kiev prevents the work of Russian journalists who try to raise the question.Zakharova noted that at official talks and press conferences Western colleagues regularly state that “the Russian side exaggerates the manifestation of neo-Nazism in Ukraine, and they see no direct instances of it.” Zakharova says it is a vicious circle and awful tendency.
Jan 1 2015 - 17:00
Russia is cancelling quotas for migrants from countries with. a visa-free regime. The quota system will be replaced with patents for individuals and legal bodies will use to hire foreign workers. Patents can be obtained within 30 days after entering Russia, allowing foreigners to get jobs. A patent will cost a minimum of 1568 rubles.