Oil prices are entering a bearish trend despite supply deal

Oil prices are entering a bearish trend despite supply deal

Oil prices have entered a bearish trend despite short-term bounces, supply cuts and improved demand estimates

Astana Process guarantor states reaffirm commitment to strengthening Syria ceasefire

Astana Process guarantor states reaffirm commitment to strengthening Syria ceasefire

The previous rounds of talks resulted in measures to help in achieving a political solution to the Syrian crisis and end hostilities on the ground

Dubrovka attacker Zakayev sentenced to 19 years in jail

Dubrovka attacker Zakayev sentenced to 19 years in jail

Moscow’s District Military Court on Tuesday sentenced Hasan Zakayev to 19 years in jail finding him guilty of his role in the 2002 terrorist attack on the Dubrovka theater. "The court ruled to find Zakayev …

Moscow becomes one of world#039s cities getting more expensive most quickly

Moscow becomes one of world's cities getting more expensive most quickly

The Economist Intelligence Unit’s Worldwide Cost of Living Survey assessed more than 150 different purchases in 133 cities around the world to determine where budget travellers should go - and where they should avoid. Moscow is …

 Fillon about West#039s position on Crimea: we changed borders ourselves

Fillon about West's position on Crimea: we changed borders ourselves

People have a fundamental right to decide on their own future, the presidential candidate of the French centre-right Francois Fillon said during the pre-election debate, broadcast by TF1 on Monday, when discussing …

 US State Department: Tillerson plans to visit Russia in April

US State Department: Tillerson plans to visit Russia in April

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson plans to visit Russia in April, US officials said. Tillerson intends to miss what would have been his first meeting of the 28 NATO allies on April 5-6 in Brussels so that he can …

 Permanent Representative: Crimea to continue inviting European politicians

Permanent Representative: Crimea to continue inviting European politicians

Crimea will continue to show the real situation to European politicians despite a ban on such visit imposed by Ukraine, Crimea’s Vice Premier and Permanent Representative to the Russian President, Georgy Muradov, …

 Turkish traders put Russia wheat deals on hold

Turkish traders put Russia wheat deals on hold

Turkish buyers have put purchases of Russian agricultural products - mainly wheat, corn and sunflower oil - on hold, despite denials from Ankara that it has effectively banned imports from Moscow, trade and industry sources said. …

 Lukashenko invites NATO to observe Russia-Belarus military drills

Lukashenko invites NATO to observe Russia-Belarus military drills

NATO and other international organizations should be able to monitor the joint drills of Russia and Belarus Zapad-2017 that are scheduled for the fall of this year, the Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said. …

Russia worried over Israel#039s strikes in Syria

Russia worried over Israel's strikes in Syria

The Russian Foreign Ministry summoned Israel's Ambassador to Moscow Gary Koren to protest an Israeli military strike near the Syrian city of Palmyra, the Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov …

Russian finance minister: rouble overvalued by 10-12%

Russian finance minister: rouble overvalued by 10-12%

Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said that the rouble is overvalued by up to 12%, making it a good time for foreign currency purchases under which the ministry may buy at least $1 billion in 2017

Shoigu explains Russian troops#039 deployment to Kuril Island

Shoigu explains Russian troops' deployment to Kuril Island

The deployment of a Russian division on the Kuril Islands is meant only to protect Russia, the Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said at a press conference in Tokyo. "This division was under formation for the …

Putin congratulates Uzbek President with 25th anniversary of bilateral diplomatic relations

Putin congratulates Uzbek President with 25th anniversary of bilateral diplomatic relations

Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated the Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev with a 25th anniversary of bilateral diplomatic relations. "During the recent years, Russian-Uzbek ties grew to …

Putin approves Civic Chamber new composition

Putin approves Civic Chamber new composition

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed the Executive Order On Approving the Composition of the Russian Civic Chamber, the Kremlin press service said, The President has approved the appointment of 40 members of the …

Staffan de Mistura to arrive in Moscow soon

Staffan de Mistura to arrive in Moscow soon

UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura is expected to travel to Moscow ahead of March 23 intra-Syrian talks in Geneva, the Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov said. "De …

Damascus clashes damaged Russia#039s embassy building

Damascus clashes damaged Russia's embassy building

One of the Russian embassy’s buildings in Damascus had been damaged in clashes between government and opposition forces, Russia’s Ambassador to Syria, Alexander Kinshchak said. “We have a building that …

Russians getting happier

Russians getting happier

When it comes to happiness, Russia ranked 49th (56th in 2015), according to the World Happiness Report, produced by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network and funded by the Ernesto Illy Foundation. According to the survey, …

Russian Envoy explains NATO#039s mechanism of demonizing Russia

Russian Envoy explains NATO's mechanism of demonizing Russia

NATO stops at nothing trying to demonize Russia and justify its policy of containment, the Russian envoy to NATO Alexander Grushko said. He recalled that NATO is turning to a policy of containing Russia, which is …

Moscow and Tokyo Start Consultations on Isles

Moscow and Tokyo Start Consultations on Isles

Japan, Russia to start working on concrete projects on disputed isles

Drills of Russia#039s Airborne, Aerospace Forces and Black Sea Fleet begin in Crime

Drills of Russia's Airborne, Aerospace Forces and Black Sea Fleet begin in Crime

Drills involving three large units of Russia’s Airborne Forces, Aerospace Forces and the Black Sea Fleet began in Crimea’s Opuk firing range on Monday, Airborne Force Commander Colonel-General Andrei Serdyukov, who is …