Alexander Gusev

Obama says goodbye to America

Obama says goodbye to America

After eight years in the top job, US President Barack Obama gave his farewell speech as the country's leader on Tuesday night in Chicago. "By almost every measure, America is a better, stronger …

EU sanctions on Russia to be extended for six months

EU sanctions on Russia to be extended for six months

The European Union will prolong sanctions against Russia for six more months by the end of 2016, a high-ranking EU official said ahead of the bloc’s summit. "Not one of EU countries has voiced concern over a possible …

 European Parliament proposes NATO without US

European Parliament proposes NATO without US

The European Parliament backed an EU plan to deepen coordination of member states' defense policies and rely less on the United States, driven in part by US. President-elect Donald Trump's suggestion he may scale back …

Does EU change its opinion about sanctions against Russia over Syria?

Does EU change its opinion about sanctions against Russia over Syria?

None of the European Union’s member states has proposed introducing sanctions against Russia because of the Syrian crisis, the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica …

Experts expect Putin#039s meeting with Erdogan to be landmark in nature

Experts expect Putin's meeting with Erdogan to be landmark in nature

Today the first meeting of the Russian President Vladimir Putin and the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan after a long break will be held in St. Petersburg. The experts Alexander Gusev and Aydin …

Erdogan tired of European visa games

Erdogan tired of European visa games

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's statement that if the EU is not liberalizing the visa regime for Turkey in the middle of October, Ankara may scrap the agreement on migrants, came like a bolt out of the blue. …

West has paid $60 billion during half a year of sanctions against Russia

West has paid $60 billion during half a year of sanctions against Russia

According to experts at Centre d`Etudes Prospectives et d'Informations Internationales (CEPII, the French research center on the global economy), for half a year of anti-Russian sanctions this countries that supported them, have received less …

Is there EU after Brexit?

Is there EU after Brexit?

On Thursday, June 23, the UK will host referendum on the country's secession from the European Union (the so-called Brexit). The voting was preceded by an extensive media campaign of both opponents and supporters of Brexit. …

Merkel: I do not see any reason to lift sanctions against Moscow, but ...

Merkel: I do not see any reason to lift sanctions against Moscow, but ...

The press service of the German government today issued a statement, which indirectly informs about Berlin's readiness for the lifting of the anti-Russian sanctions. The document sets out the personal position of the German …

 What will result of September 11 conflict between the US and Saudi Arabia be?

What will result of September 11 conflict between the US and Saudi Arabia be?

The US Senate passed legislation that would allow families of September 11 attacks victims to sue Saudi Arabia's government for damages, setting up a potential showdown with the White House, which has threatened a veto, Reuters reports. …

Steinmeier: no sense in isolating Russia

Steinmeier: no sense in isolating Russia

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier wants Russia to play a more active role in the international arena. He noted he supported a strategic partnership with Russia in …

Steinmeier to visit Moscow before Kerry

Steinmeier to visit Moscow before Kerry

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier will visit Russia. The official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova said that the talks between the Foreign Ministers of Russia and …

German Foreign Ministry: EU needs to rebuild relations with Russia

German Foreign Ministry: EU needs to rebuild relations with Russia

Today, the Minister of State for Europe at the Federal Foreign Office of Germany, Michael Roth, said in Brussels that Russia is a neighbor of the European Union, which is why it is necessary to build relationships with it. …

Relations between Russia and Europe to never be the same again

Relations between Russia and Europe to never be the same again

Russia's Permanent Representative to the European Union, Vladimir Chizhov, spoke about the impossibility of restoring the former relations between Moscow and Brussels. "This is not about restoring what we had …

Will Europe cancel Schengen?

Will Europe cancel Schengen?

The Ministers of Interior and Justice of the EU member states met today in Amsterdam where they tried to determine the method in the framework of informal discussions that will help to limit the flow of migrants to the EU passing through the …

Will EU extend sanctions against Russia in order to please Washington?

Will EU extend sanctions against Russia in order to please Washington?

Today the German publication Handelsblatt, citing high-ranking sources in the EU and the government of Germany, reported that in December the EU may extend the economic sanctions against Russia for another six months. According to the newspaper, …

Sochi hosts #039Valdai#039 meeting

Sochi hosts 'Valdai' meeting

Sochi is hosting the first day of the Annual Meeting of the International Debating Club ‘Valdai’. This year the forum is titled “War and Peace. The Individual and the State. The Threat of Large Conflict in the 21st …

Is Merkel refusing to open borders?

Is Merkel refusing to open borders?

Angela Merkel refuses to open borders after her decision to let refugees in the country was severely criticism. Reintroduction of border control in Germany in connection with the influx of refugees proves that migration …

Will amendments help Schengen Code overcome migration crisis?

Will amendments help Schengen Code overcome migration crisis?

Amendments can be made in the Schengen Code soon, said the official representative of the EC internal policies and migration Natasha Berto.  ‘‘The Schengen Borders Code was revised several times in order to make it more …

Russia consumes almost all of Armenian fruit and vegetable exports

Russia consumes almost all of Armenian fruit and vegetable exports

Since the beginning of the year Armenia has exported 50,315 tons of fruit and vegetables. It's much better than the figures of 2014, when during all 12 months only 46,450 tonnes were exported from ...

Russians#039 attitude to US and EU is getting warmer

Russians' attitude to US and EU is getting warmer

According to the latest survey of Levada Center, the negative peak of the Russians' attitude to US and EU has passed, and now the Russian's assessments of the Western partners moved from negative to neutral. The survey was conducted …

85% of Russians want to live in their homeland

85% of Russians want to live in their homeland

A poll conducted by the Russia Public Opinion Research Center (VCIOM) indicates that the overwhelming majority of Russians do not intend to leave their country. 85% of respondents said that they don't want to leave Russia. 13% …

Can referendum in Greece change history of the EU?

Can referendum in Greece change history of the EU?

Yesterday the Greek people made a historic decision for the whole of the European Union against the ultimatum of the creditors of the Greek economy. According to the last referendum in the country, 61%