Sep 23 2014 - 10:15
Hajimurat Gatsalov, the mufti of North Ossetia, told Vestnik Kavkaza at the 6th Majlis of the Muslim Directorate of the European Part of Russia that Muslims wanted peace and stability in Russia. In his words, the resolution on Ukraine passed at the Majlis was an expression of the solidarity of Russian society in the context of foreign threats.
Sep 22 2014 - 12:24
Astrakhan will host the 4th Caspian Summit to fix results of four years of work on the convention for legal status of the sea. Igor Bratchikov, Russian special presidential representative for delimitation and demarcation of borders with CIS states, an ambassador-at-large, said that governmental agreements for cooperation in using bio resources, prevention of emergency situations and hydrometeorology will be prepared for the summit.
Sep 20 2014 - 16:53
Russia has no plans to introduce sanctions against western countries, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak is quoted as saying by RIA Novosti.
Sep 19 2014 - 20:34
The Russian ministry of energy is going to discuss the South Stream project with EU Commissioner for Energy Günther Oettinger, Russian Minister of Energy Alexander Novak says.
Sep 19 2014 - 13:24
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has described the Russian view on the latest economic developments at an international investment forum titled "Russia between Europe and Asia: regional economic policy in modern conditions." Medvedev noted that the problem started when the West started neglecting Russia's national interests.
Sep 19 2014 - 12:32
Ingush Leader Yunus-Bek Yevkurov will make his first hajj to Saudi Arabia. His visit will last two weeks. Muftis will escort the official, RIA Novosti reports.Ingush Prime Minister Abukar Malsagov will be the acting head of Ingushetia.220 Ingush pilgrims left the Magas Airport today on their way to Medina. Ingushetia will send a total of 1620 pilgrims, including 38 escorters.Ingushetia was given a quota for 1400 pilgrims this year but a total of 1620 will fly this year, about 80% of them making the first hajj.
Sep 19 2014 - 12:14
Officials of Georgia, South Ossetia and Russia have met in Ergneti. It is the 48th meeting within the framework of the mechanism for prevention of incidents and reaction to them. Gocha Ratiani, the head of the department for information and analysis of the Georgian Interior Ministry, said that the sides will discuss incidents that had happened since the previous meeting on July 31, News Georgia reports.Georgia will discuss pupils in the area, it will protest against illegal barbed wire along the border, water problems.
Sep 19 2014 - 11:52
Sergey Dankvert, the head of the Russian Federal Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance, said that imports of grapes and apples from Ukraine could be banned, ITAR-TASS reports. In his words, the Federal Service had been registering regular violations of phytosanitary norms in imports of Ukrainian products. He added that the products might have been re-exported from Moldova.