Nov 1 2014 - 11:11
US Secretary of State John Kerry Kerry has recently met with his German counterpart, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, for talks on Ukraine and the threat posed by the Islamic State,
Oct 31 2014 - 13:47
Maksim Shevchenko, a member of the Russian Presidential Council for Interethnic Relations, said that the latest developments in the South Caucasus, Armenia joining the Eurasian Economic Union, activation of Russian-Azerbaijani diplomatic relations and the round of Nagorno-Karabakh peace talks held in Paris on Monday are victories for Russia and Azerbaijan.
Oct 31 2014 - 09:36
Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak, his Ukrainian counterpart Yuri Prodan and European Commissioner for Energy Policy Gunther Oettinger reached a gas agreement in Brussels last night. Russian gas supplies to Ukraine, halted on June 16, will be renewed. Ukraine was given a discount of $100, it will pay $378 per thousand cubic meters. Ukraine will buy gas for about $1.5 billion.
Oct 29 2014 - 16:22
Minsk has hosted a seminar entitled “Scientific-technical and industrial integration: standards and gauges of the Union State” today, dedicated to problems of cooperation between Russia and Belarus within the framework of Eurasian integration projects. Mariya Sidelnikova, the editor-in-chief of Vestnik Kavkaza, emphasized that the transport, agricultural, technical and intellectual potential of Belarus was important for Russia, Kazakhstan and Armenia.
Oct 29 2014 - 15:22
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said at a meeting with the Director of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) Michael George Link that Moscow wanted the international community to pay more attention to neo-Nazism. He said that the basic principles of the OSCE and the UN Charter should be followed in the light of the upcoming ministerial in Basel, TASS reports.Lavrov noted the importance of more attention being paid to prevention of racial discrimination, especially in the context of the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII.
Oct 29 2014 - 12:44
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov said that prevention of pardoning of nationalism and fascism glorification should be discussed at the UN level. Gatilov’s statement referred to developments in Ukraine.He reminded that the topic had been raised at many fora over the years.The deputy minister does not rule out that a new session on Ukraine may soon start at the UN Security Council. The latest such session was held two days ago.
Oct 27 2014 - 14:37
Russian President Vladimir Putin sent a congratulation telegram to his Turkmen counterpart Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, congratulating him on Turkmenistan's Independence Day. Putin noted the economic, social, scientific and foreign political progress of Turkmenistan and emphasized the high level of Russian-Turkmen relations, TASS reports.The Russian leader expressed confidence in further development of constructive bilateral ties and expansion of cooperation on the regional and international agenda taking stability and security in Central Asia into account.