James Mattis defends NATO, calls Russia a threat at confirmation hearing

James Mattis defends NATO, calls Russia a threat at confirmation hearing

At his confirmation hearing to become defense secretary Thursday, Retired Gen. James Mattis defended the importance of NATO and called Russia a “principal threat” facing the U.S., CBS reported. Mattis, …

Russia honors commitment to reduction of oil output under OPEC deal

Russia honors commitment to reduction of oil output under OPEC deal

Russia is respecting its commitments on reduction of oil output in line with OPEC agreements cutting production in the first 10 days of January by the amount exceeding previously set by Russian largest oil producers, Energy Minister …

Zakharova: claims that Russia tried to #039recruit#039 Trump #039nonsense#039

Zakharova: claims that Russia tried to 'recruit' Trump 'nonsense'

The claims that Russia tried to 'recruit' US President-elect Donald Trump are complete 'nonsense', Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said during her weekly press briefing, …

IMF: Russia has to raise retirement age

IMF: Russia has to raise retirement age

Russia should raise the retirement age in order to maintain adequate pensions, first deputy managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) David Lipton advised.  According to him, private pension …

Russia reacts to Armenia’s reluctance to return Azerbaijani soldier’s body

Russia reacts to Armenia’s reluctance to return Azerbaijani soldier’s body

A tragic incident recently happened between Azerbaijan and Armenia, and Moscow believes the two countries need to find the wisdom, strength and diplomatic opportunity to resolve this problem, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria …

Two drug dealers arrested in Armavir

Two drug dealers arrested in Armavir

Armavir police has arrested two drug dealers. Law enforcement officials received information that unknown people sell drugs in the city. 20-year-old girl and 22-year-old young man were detained after investigation. …

OSCE chair and Lavrov to discuss Karabakh settlement

OSCE chair and Lavrov to discuss Karabakh settlement

OSCE chairperson-in-office, Austria’s foreign minister, Sebastian Kurz and the Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will mull the Nagorno-Karabakh settlement in Moscow, the Russian Foreign Ministry …

Zakharova: Inter-Syrian meeting in Astana to become new milestone on way towards peace

Zakharova: Inter-Syrian meeting in Astana to become new milestone on way towards peace

The Inter-Syrian meeting in Astana on Syria scheduled for January 23 should become a new milestone on the way towards peace in that country, Russian Foreign Ministry’s official spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on …

Medvedev: we preparing plan of action to speed up Russia#039s economic growth

Medvedev: we preparing plan of action to speed up Russia's economic growth

The Russian government is drafting a plan of action to speed up economic growth in the country to the rates above the average global level, the Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said speaking at the Gaidar …

Putin and Nazarbayev discuss preparations for Astana talks on Syria

Putin and Nazarbayev discuss preparations for Astana talks on Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed preparations for Syria talks in Astana with his Kazakh counterpart Nursultan Nazarbayev by phone on Thursday, the Kremlin said in a statement. The sides …

Russia and Turkey establish economic cooperation

Russia and Turkey establish economic cooperation

Russia and Turkey are normalizing relations, the Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexey Meshkov told journalists on the sidelines of the Gaidar Forum. "We are developing constructive cooperation with Turkey. …

Russian government to deal with incomes of Russians

Russian government to deal with incomes of Russians

The main task of the Russian government at the moment is the restoration of incomes of the population, which strongly declined in recent years, the Russian Deputy Prime Minister Olga Golodets said at the Gaidar Forum today. …

 Russian Central Bank revokes almost hundred licenses in 2016

Russian Central Bank revokes almost hundred licenses in 2016

In 2016, the Central Bank of Russia has revoked 97 licenses of banks, 17 licenses of non-state pension funds, 69 licenses of insurance companies and 32 license of management companies, the chief auditor of the Central Bank Valery …

Chechen law enforcement officers dismantle militant network

Chechen law enforcement officers dismantle militant network

Seven militants were killed in a security operation in Russia's southern region of Chechnya, a source in local police said, adding that dozens of militants were detained. Earlier, Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov said that four …

8th Gaidar Forum starts in Moscow

8th Gaidar Forum starts in Moscow

Today, the 8th Gaidar Forum started at the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration in Moscow, it will last until 14 January. The key theme of the forum  - 'Russia and the World: the …

Trump about Russia#039s influence on US elections

Trump about Russia's influence on US elections

US President-elect Donald Trump said that Russia has never tried to use leverage over him. "Russia has never tried to use leverage over me. I have nothing to do with Russia - no deal, no loans, no …

Putin: infrastructure projects of North Caucasus should be completed by 2021

Putin: infrastructure projects of North Caucasus should be completed by 2021

Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed hope that authorities in the country’s southern territory of North Caucasus would complete main infrastructure projects to attract tourists by 2021.  "We all …

Russia to start paying Georgia financial compensation for gas transit

Russia to start paying Georgia financial compensation for gas transit

Russia's Gazprom and the Georgian Energy Ministry reached an agreement, according to which Georgia will shift to a system of financial compensation for the transit of Russian gas into Armenia, the Georgian Deputy Prime Minister, Energy …

Gazprom Export offers Georgia package proposal on gas transportation to Armenia

Gazprom Export offers Georgia package proposal on gas transportation to Armenia

A regular meeting of the General Director of OOO Gazprom Export Elena Burmistrova and Georgia’s Energy Minister Kakha Kaladze took place in Minsk on January 10. Gazprom Export has offered a guaranteed …

Will US impose sanctions against whole world?

Will US impose sanctions against whole world?

New US sanctions, proposed by the US senators, would damage the global economy, the Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said. "No doubt, such restrictions will deal additional damage both to bilateral relations …