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EEU and CSTO summits start in St Petersburg

EEU and CSTO summits start in St Petersburg

Russian President Vladimir Putin during his working trip to St Petersburg held talks with the Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev, following which a package of bilateral documents will be signed. …

EU#039s gas dependence on Russia hits new record

EU's gas dependence on Russia hits new record

The share of Gazprom's gas in the balance of non-CIS countries receiving Russian gas in 2016 reached 33.5%, after 31% in 2015. Gazprom Export's December corporate bulletin Blue Fuel notes a steady increase in the company's …

2016 marked by crisis for Russians

2016 marked by crisis for Russians

The crisis, rising prices and the difficult economic situation in the country have been the most significant event of 2016 for 40% of Russians, according to a survey conducted by the research holding Romir. In comparison with 2015, the …

Russia mourns victims of Tu-154 plane crash

Russia mourns victims of Tu-154 plane crash

Russia is observing a nationwide day of mourning in remembrance of 92 people, who died in a passenger aircraft crash near the resort city of Sochi in the early hours of Sunday, December 25. Belarus also declared a national day of mourning. …

Putin declares Dec 26 day of national mourning over Russia#039s Tu-154 plane crash

Putin declares Dec 26 day of national mourning over Russia's Tu-154 plane crash

A nationwide day of mourning will begin in Russia on Monday, December 26, to honor the memory of those perished in the Tu-154 aircraft crash over the Black Sea earlier on Sunday, Russian President Vladimir Putin said ...

Plane carrying Alexandrov Ensemble and Dr Liza crashes in Black Sea

Plane carrying Alexandrov Ensemble and Dr Liza crashes in Black Sea

The Tu-154 plane of Russia’s Defense Ministry has fallen in the Black Sea, a source in the regional law enforcement services said. The source also said that debris and chassis of the Tu-154 plane of Russia’s Defense Ministry have been …

Russian plane disappears after takeoff in Sochi

Russian plane disappears after takeoff in Sochi

A Tu-154 aircraft of the Russian Defense Ministry disappeared from radars after the takeoff from Sochi, regional emergency services said on Sunday. "Tu-154 [aircraft] of the Defense Ministry departed from Sochi and disappeared from …

Ilham Aliyev turns 55

Ilham Aliyev turns 55

December 24 is the birthday of Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev. Aliyev was born in Baku on December 24, 1961. He entered the Moscow State University of International Relations (MGIMO) in 1977 and graduated it in 1982. Upon his …

Elmira Akhundova’s book #039Ilham Aliyev. Portrait of a President against the Backdrop of Change’ presented in Moscow

Elmira Akhundova’s book 'Ilham Aliyev. Portrait of a President against the Backdrop of Change’ presented in Moscow

Today, Moscow hosts the official presentation of the recently published book of the deputy of Milli Majlis, a member of the Union of Writers of Azerbaijan, Elmira Akhundova - ‘Ilham Aliyev. Portrait of a President against the Backdrop of …

Vladimir Putin takes stock of 2016

Vladimir Putin takes stock of 2016

Today, Vladimir Putin’s annual press conference is held in Moscow at the World Trade Center on Krasnopresnenskaya Embankment. It kicked off at 12:00 MSK. The 2016 press conference …

CIS remains a guarantee of security and development of its member states

CIS remains a guarantee of security and development of its member states

The Commonwealth helps to consolidate the Eurasian model, Rasim Agayev convinced

Federation Council calls to join forces in fight against terrorism

Federation Council calls to join forces in fight against terrorism

At today's plenary session, the Federation Council adopted a statement in connection with the murder of the Russian Ambassador Andrey Karlov in Turkey, which condemns the attack and calls on the international community to …

 Syrian triumvirate: step towards peace

Syrian triumvirate: step towards peace

Moscow hosted a meeting of the Foreign Ministers of Russia, Iran and Turkey on  December 20. Following its results, Sergei Lavrov, …

 Moscow pays last respect to Ambassador Andrey Karlov

Moscow pays last respect to Ambassador Andrey Karlov

Moscow staged a memorial ceremony on Thursday for the Russian ambassador to Turkey Andrei Karlov, who was gunned down in Ankara on Monday. Diplomats and family members gathered at the Russian Foreign Ministry in central …

SOCAR grows overseas

SOCAR grows overseas

Azerbaijani State Oil Company plans to continue to expand

New experience for Turkey, a country where obedience and loyalty are social norms.

New experience for Turkey, a country where obedience and loyalty are social norms.

The nightly Ankara diplomatic round – where almost everyone knows everyone else and people’s faces are mostly familiar - was not regarded as a high-risk occasion.

Will they take away key rate from Russian Central Bank?

Will they take away key rate from Russian Central Bank?

Deputies of the parliamentary faction 'Fair Russia', headed by its Chairman Sergey Mironov, offered the State Duma to consider the bill, which may give the National Financial Council (NFC) - a collective body of the Bank …

Public dialogue between Armenia and Azerbaijan - new chance for peace in Karabakh

Public dialogue between Armenia and Azerbaijan - new chance for peace in Karabakh

The civil Initiative for reconciliation of the peoples of Armenia and Azerbaijan, created in Baku, can be only welcomed, since the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict at the level of the two countries' societies is required for a …

Can Trump shake up the South Caucasus?

Can Trump shake up the South Caucasus?

In opinion of the Western political analysts, Trump’s team might further decrease U.S. involvement in the region, leading to a regional imbalance

A shot in the back. Ankara paid last respects to Andrey Karlov

A shot in the back. Ankara paid last respects to Andrey Karlov

Andrey Karlov’s body is already in Moscow, but a piece of his soul will remain forever in Turkey