Vladimir Olenchenko

Italy opposes punitive anti-Russian sanctions

Italy's Foreign Minister Enzo Moavero Milanesi described the EU anti-Russian sanctions as transitional measure, which shouldn't become a permanent punitive instrument. "Our Constitution imposes an …

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U.S. starts lifting anti-Russian sanctions

The U.S. Department of the Treasury is set to remove Russian companies Rusal, En+ and Eurosibenergo (ESE) from its sanctions blacklist, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said in a statement. "En+, …

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 Wast launches new attack on Russia

The U.S. Senate unanimously approved a resolution condemning Russia's "provocative actions" in the Kerch Strait. The resolution was introduced by Senators Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) and Chris …

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German Bundestag delegation to visit Crimea in 2019

The delegation of the German parliament will visit Crimea next year, the head of Die Linke party group of the Quakenbruck parliament, Andreas Maurer, said at the meeting with Russian upper house member Olga …

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Why may Austria need spy scandal involving Russia?

Austrian intelligence services detained an Austrian colonel, who had allegedly been spying for Russia for 20 years, newspaper Kronen Zeitung reported today, citing the country's Ministry of Defense. Information emerged that an …

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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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Does Merkel give up power?

German Chancellor Angela Merkel told leaders of her conservatives that she will not seek re-election as party chairwoman, senior party sources said, heralding the end of a 13-year era in which she has dominated European …

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 Trump names biggest threat to U.S.

U.S. President Donald Trump said that the Federal Reserve's policy is the biggest threat to his presidency. "My biggest threat is the Fed," the president said during an interview with FOX Business. …

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 Russia not to return to PACE

Russia has no plans to return to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) next year, Secretary General of the Council of Europe Thorbjorn Jagland said. Questioned about the chances of a Russian …

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Kurz: there is no Europe without Russia's energy

The energy supply of Europe cannot be imagined without Russia, Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said. “When it comes to energy supply of Europe and Austria, it cannot be imagined without Russia, whether …

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EU to block US anti-Iran sanctions

The European Union will block the anti-Iran sanctions on its territory imposed by the United States to protect European countries, the European Commission said. "We deeply regret the re-imposition of sanctions by the U.S., due …

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"There is no room to maneuver in Russian-US relationship"

The maximum result of the yesterday meeting between the presidents of Russia and the United States, Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump, will be the absence of escalation of tension in the relations between the two countries, Russian political …

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Trump: some day maybe Putin will be my friend

U.S. President Donald Trump said he does not expect much from his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki on July 16. At the same time Trump that he and Vladimir Putin become friends one …

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UN: sanctions imposed on Russia hit EU

The sanctions imposed by Western countries against Russia hit the EU hardest, because they were adopted for political reasons, without conducting the necessary studies of their influence on world markets, UN Special Rapporteur on the negative …

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"Our sanctions against Russia pointless"

Slovak Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini called the EU sanctions against Russia pointless. "Slovakia has long stressed that the sanctions has no positive effect," he recalled, speaking at the Parliamentary Assembly of the …

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Trump’s national security adviser to visit Moscow

U.S. national security adviser John Bolton will visit Moscow next week, the Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said. "As far as we know, such a trip will actually take place. This is all that we can say right …

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Does US recognize Crimea as part of Russia?

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders refused to comment on the media report, which says that US President Donald Trump told that Crimea is part of Russia. Sanders said that she is not …

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No Putin - Trump meeting?

Russian President Vladimir Putin blamed political ructions in the United States for difficulties in arranging a summit with President Donald Trump. Putin said last month the proposed summit was …

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