Ambassador: Russian become second spoken language in Syria

Ambassador: Russian become second spoken language in Syria

Many Syrian families name their sons after Russian President Vladimir Putin, Syrian Ambassador to Moscow Riyad Haddad said, speaking at the Russian Federation Council. "When Syrian President …

Gunman opens fire in FSB office in Russia’s Khabarovsk

Gunman opens fire in FSB office in Russia’s Khabarovsk

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A gunman opened fire in the receiving office of the local branch of Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) in the city of Khabarovsk, the FSB Public Relations Center said. "At 17:02 local time (06:02 GMT), an unidentified …

St. Petersburg metro bombing death toll rises to 16

St. Petersburg metro bombing death toll rises to 16

A woman who was injured in the April 3 bombing on a St. Petersburg metro train has died, bringing the toll to 16, St. Petersburg Deputy Governor Anna Mityanina said She posted on her Twitter page that a woman injured in …

Ankara reveals date of Erdogan#039s visit to Russia

Ankara reveals date of Erdogan's visit to Russia

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan plans to visit Russia on May 3, the Turkish president’s office said. "This trip has been scheduled. Our president plans to visit Russia on May 3 and hold talks with Mr. …

Mikhail Baskhanov: London mostly interested in Azerbaijan

Mikhail Baskhanov: London mostly interested in Azerbaijan

Among the South Caucasus countries, the United Kingdom is mostly interested in Azerbaijan in terms of developing economic and political relations, Doctor of History, Member of the UK's Royal Society for Asian Affairs, Mikhail …

Vugar Gashimov chess memorial opens in Shamkir

Vugar Gashimov chess memorial opens in Shamkir

The Vugar Gashimov Memorial opened today in Azerbaijan. It will be held at the Heydar Aliyev Center in Shamkir. Among the participants are the 14th World Chess Champion Vladimir Kramnik, a recent contender for the title …

Forbes names Russia#039s richest woman

Forbes names Russia's richest woman

The wife of former Moscow Mayor Yury Luzhkov, Yelena Baturina, has again topped the Forbes ranking as the richest woman in Russia with an estimated fortune of $1 billion. Elena …

Diplomat: OPCW voting proves West not interested in finding truth about incident in Syria

Diplomat: OPCW voting proves West not interested in finding truth about incident in Syria

Today’s voting at the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) has demonstrated that the Western group of countries is not interested in finding the truth about presumable use of chemical weapons in Syria’s Khan …

Peskov: Putin discussed possible meeting with Erdogan

Peskov: Putin discussed possible meeting with Erdogan

Russian President's press secretary Dmitry Peskov spoke about what Vladimir Putin has disscused during phone talks with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan. They discussed …

Defense Ministry confirms death of Russian military advisor in Syria

Defense Ministry confirms death of Russian military advisor in Syria

Russian Defense Ministry has confirmed the death of a Russian military advisor, Major Sergei Bordov, TASS reports. "A Russian military advisor, Major Sergei Bordov, has died as a result of an attack by militants on …

Russia’s Supreme Court bans Jehovah’s Witnesses as extremist organization

Russia’s Supreme Court bans Jehovah’s Witnesses as extremist organization

Russia’s Supreme Court has declared Jehovah’s Witnesses as an extremist organization and outlawed its activity in the whole territory of Russia, thereby sustaining the Justice Ministry’s demands, TASS reports. The …

Putin and Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi discuss Syrian conflict settlement

Putin and Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi discuss Syrian conflict settlement

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Crown Prince Abu Dhabi, Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces of the United Arab Emirates Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed bin Sultan Al-Nahyan met in Moscow on Thursday. …

Russian Central Bank close to its goal

Russian Central Bank close to its goal

Inflation in Russia has dropped to 4.1% in annual terms, Chairman of the Central Bank Elvira Nabiullina said. "In March, inflation has dropped to 4.3%. As of April 17, inflation has already dropped to 4.1% in …

Kadyrov discusses Chechen battalions in Syria

Kadyrov discusses Chechen battalions in Syria

There are two battalions from Chechnya in Syria. They change with each other every two or three months, the head of the republic Ramzan Kadyrov said. According to him, the majority of soldiers are Muslims, who …

Putin, Trump named among 100 most influential people in 2017

Putin, Trump named among 100 most influential people in 2017

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart Donald Trump have been named among the 100 most influential people in 2017, according to TIME Magazine list released on Thursday, …

Putin: falsification of history lead to disunity of countries and peoples

Putin: falsification of history lead to disunity of countries and peoples

Russian President Vladimir Putin has voiced confidence that cynical attitude towards history leads to the dissociation of peoples.  "We can see what risks are posed by cynical attitude towards the past, how …

Russian Central Bank ready to reduce key rate this year

Russian Central Bank ready to reduce key rate this year

The Russian Central Bank may cut the key rate by 25 or 50 basis points in the second quarter of this year, the bank's governor Elvira Nabiullina said. "On the whole the current economic situation inspires hope. …

Tefft: US proud of space cooperation with Russia

Tefft: US proud of space cooperation with Russia

The US continues space cooperation with Russia, US Ambassador to Russia John Tefft said. "Despite political disagreements, which we are all aware of, we keep working hard to continue the cooperation," said …

Will Crimea become offshore zone?

Will Crimea become offshore zone?

Crimea’s government is considering setting up an offshore zone on the peninsula, the head of Crimea Sergey Akksenov said. "The idea is only being discussed,” including by the Russian Ministry of …

Russian trade turnover with Georgia increases more than thrice

Russian trade turnover with Georgia increases more than thrice

Trade turnover between Russia and Georgia in the first quarter of this year increased by 37.3% in comparison with the same period last year, exceeding $255 million, according to the National Statistics Office of Georgia …