Jul 31 2014 - 16:44
The Russian Economic Development Ministry has published a draft decree on the suspension of the agreement on free trade between Russia and Georgia.
Jul 31 2014 - 15:22
Russian Vice Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak said that construction of a bridge to Crimea over the Kerch Strait will start this year, Gazeta.ru reports.
Jul 31 2014 - 15:06
Russian President Vladimir Putin has proposed restoring the Chudov and Voznesensky monasteries, demolished on the territory of the Moscow Kremlin in 1929-1930, ITAR-TASS reports.Putin discussed the idea with Sergey Sobyanin, the Moscow mayor, Sergey Khebnikov, the governor of the Moscow Kremlin, Andrey Batalov, deputy director general of the Moscow Kremlin Reserve Museum, and Dmitry Shvidkovsky, the rector of the Moscow Architectural Institute, at the Ivanovskaya Square of the Kremlin, next to the 14th building.The plan needs approval from the public and UNESCO.
Jul 31 2014 - 14:39
Russian President Vladimir Putin has awarded 58 people, RIA Novosti reports.Heroes of Russia astronauts Oleg Novitsky, Sergey Revin and Yevgeny Tarelkin will receive Golden Stars.Senator Nikolai Ryzhkov, an ex-head of the USSR Cabinet, will receive the first-rank Order of Merit of the Fatherland. Vagit Alekperov, the head of the LUKOIL company, will receive the second-rank Order. Soviet astronaut Alexey Leonov will be awarded with the third-rank Order, Tatarstan Head Minister Shaymiyev will get the fourth-rank Order.
Jul 31 2014 - 14:13
The Council of the European Council has passed sanctions limiting financing of Russian state banks by European investors, banning shipments of equipment to Russian oil companies from the EU and imposing an embargo on imports and exports of weapons to Russia, RIA Novosti reports.The sanctions were passed against Russia for destabilizing the situation in the eastern part of Ukraine. The decision was made according to an agreement reached at the Committee of Permanent Representatives on July 29.The legal texts will be published today and come into force on August 1.
Jul 31 2014 - 13:52
U.S. ex-agent of national security Edward Snowden has asked for temporary refuge in Russia, according to his lawyer Anatoly Kucheren, RIA Novosti repots.Snowden has already filed the necessary documents. The Federal Migration Service will decide whether to grant refuge, Kucheren adds.
Jul 31 2014 - 10:19
Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have prepared a secret plan to settle the Ukraine crisis, stabilize its borders and help revive its economy with a new energy deal, RBC reports.
Jul 31 2014 - 10:00
Moscow has started the “Great War. Lessons of History” science forum today, dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the start of WWI. The president of Russian Railways Vladimir Yakunin read out a message from Russian President Vladimir Putin to participants in the forum. Putin reminded in his message that 3 million Russians had been killed in the war. He assured that the feats of the soldiers and officers of WWI would always be respected.