Vladimir Olenchenko

Is Rex Tillerson quitting?

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson may be considering resigning from his role, CNN reported with reference to several anonymous sources "familiar with Tillerson conversations with friends outside Washington". …

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Trump's sanction game

President of the United States Donald Trump is holding a political game with the Congress, the first deputy chairman of the Russian Federation Council's Foreign Affairs Committee, Vladimir …

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 G20 summit kicks off in Hamburg

The two-day G20 summit started in Hamburg on Friday. Germany took over the presidency from China on Dec. 1, 2016. The main topics will be economic and financial policy, climate, trade, employment and development. Migration and refugee …

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Europe stands up for Russian gas pipelines to US

Europe is displeased with the US pressure on European companies that partake in development of energy supplies to Europe, Austria’s Chancellor Christian Kern said at the Austrian World Summit. According …

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Trump disapproval hits record 60%

A record 60% of Americans disapprove of the job US President Donald Trump is doing, according to Gallup's daily tracking poll. That is slightly higher than Trump's previous disapproval threshold, which was 59% …

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G7 summit proves Russia's return not needed

The results of the latest Group of Seven (G7) summit in Italy showcase that Russia's return to a format is generally not needed, Russia's Permanent Representative to the European Union Vladimir Chizhov said. …

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Will US punish Russia and Iran over Syria?

The US House of Representatives passed legislation to impose sanctions against foreign backers serving as resources to the Syrian government of President Bashar Assad and supports its alleged human rights abuses. …

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Will Putin and Trump ever meet?

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that there are no plans for a meeting of Russian and US presidents, Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump, in the next couple of months. "So …

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Is West preparing new sanctions attack on Russia?

Britain is pushing western nations to impose new sanctions on Russia if it fails to cut ties with Syrian President Bashar Assad as the conflict over Syria escalates, the Times newspaper reported. British Foreign …

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Russian emigrants returning home in significant numbers

In the past year, almost 150 thousand Russians returned home from abroad, the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs reported, which later was confirmed by the Russian Foreign Ministry. This is not only about those living in the CIS, but …

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Putin and Trump to meet in July

Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump may meet in July 2017, the Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said. He noted that there was nothing specific to report …

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 Will Kissinger reconcile Washington and Moscow?

Moscow welcomes the participation of the former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger in improving the Russia-US relations, but this is the matter of Washington, the Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov …

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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 …

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Trump's adviser arrives in Russia

Foreign-policy adviser to US president-elect Donald Trump, Carter Page, has arrived in Moscow to meet with businessmen and politicians. "I am going to meet with influential businessmen and thought …

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Obama calls Russia military superpower

Russia is a military superpower with influence all around the world, US President Barack Obama said at a joint news conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin. "My …

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Can Trump's victory be considered victory for Russia?

Republican candidate, billionaire Donald Trump's victory in the 58th US presidential election is rather positive for Russia, but it will not bring it instant dividends, Russian experts told Vestnik Kavkaza, commenting on the US election …

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