Will Russia be saved by larger minimum wage?

Will Russia be saved by larger minimum wage?

Russia's Deputy Prime Minister Olga Golodets asked the country's Vladimir Putin to ask authorities with raising the minimum wage today at a meeting of the Presidential Council on Strategic …

Russia to pay off last Soviet debt

Russia to pay off last Soviet debt

Russia will pay off an outstanding foreign debt of the Soviet Union in full by transferring $125.2 million to Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Russian Deputy Finance Minister Sergei Storchak said. "Bosnia and …

 Putin about target for future of Russians

Putin about target for future of Russians

The average life expectancy in Russia will reach 76 years by 2025, the Russian President Vladimir Putin said at a meeting of the presidential council on strategic development and priority projects. "There are …

 Peskov: it#039s early to speak on Putin-Tillerson meeting

Peskov: it's early to speak on Putin-Tillerson meeting

Russian Presidential Spokesman Dmitry Peskov has declined to give a straightforward answer on whether Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson during …

 Novorosiysk Airborne Forces troops participate in Crimean drills

Novorosiysk Airborne Forces troops participate in Crimean drills

Some 350 Airborne Forces troops from 7th Guards Mountain Air Assault Division were airdropped to the peninsula during the second day of the military exercises, involving three large units of Russia’s Airborne Forces, …

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 …