Sergey Markov

Russia celebrates 25th anniversary of constitution

December 12 marks the 25th anniversary of the Russian Constitution. On December 12, 1993, Russia held a nationwide constitutional referendum, in which 58.4% voted in favor of the document. Russia's constitution came into force on …

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What should Putin and Trump discuss in Argentina?

Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump will meet on the sidelines of the G20 summit in the capital of Argentina at 5:30 p.m. Moscow time [14:30 GMT] on December 1. Slightly more than two …

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 Day X: U.S. midterm elections 2018

Americans go to the polls today to elect 35 senators and all 435 members of the House of Representatives, as well as 36 state governors.There are also a number of state-wide and local offices being elected on the same day. It is a …

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Is West getting back to Nagorno-Karabakh settlement?

Before paying an official visit to Baku, U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs George Kent made a statement, suggesting that Washington intends to move from a passive presence in the OSCE …

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"Worst mistake in U.S. history"

The Middle East military campaign was the biggest mistake in American history, U.S. President Donald Trump believes. "The worst single mistake ever made in the history of our country: going into the Middle East, by President …

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Skripal sanction: US brings down iron curtain

The new United States sanctions on Russia will be a very great sweep of the Russian economy, a senior US State Department official said. "We are applying these sanctions against essentially all state – Russian state-owned or …

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Historic Putin-Trump summit starts in Helsinki

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart Donald Trump have started bilateral negotiations in the Helsinki’s presidential palace. The meeting began nearly an hour later than planned. …

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Date and venue of Putin-Trump meeting revealed

The summit of Russian and US Presidents Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump will be held in Helsinki on July 16, the Kremlin press service said today. "Under the agreement, the meeting between Russian …

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US senators coming to Moscow

A group of US senators will visit Russia soon, Russian State Duma Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Leonid Slutsky confirmed. According to him, State Duma members are ready to meet with American senators during their …

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Russia imposes counter-sanctions regime

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed the law on countermeasures against unfriendly actions of the United States and other foreign countries. The document was posted on the official Internet portal of legal information. …

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Medvedev to head Russian government

Russian President Vladimir Putin put forward Dmitry Medvedev for the post of prime minister, the Kremlin said in a statement on its website. Medvedev, who had been prime minister since 2012, resigned …

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"What was done against Putin worked to his favor"

75.67% of the votes cast for the incumbent president Vladimir Putin at the yesterday's presidential election with a turnout of 67.5% (which means 51% of all eligible citizens) mean the consolidation of Russians in response to external …

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