Andrei Kazantsev

Russians names Azerbaijan one of CIS leaders

Azerbaijan is well known and very popular among Russians, the director of special programs of the Russia Public Opinion Research Center (VCIOM), Elena Mikhaylova, the director of the Institute of Regional Problems, Dmitry Zhuravlev, and the …

Shavkat Mirziyoyev elected new President

Uzbekistan's prime minister, Shavkat Mirziyoyev, has won the presidential election with 88.61% of the vote, the Chairman of Uzbekistan’s Central Election Commission, Mirza-Ulugbek Abdusalomov, said. …

 Geneva 2016 defines plan for future of Syria

The UN Secretary General's special envoy Staffan de Mistura introduced the 12-point draft document on the future political structure of Syria after the first round of inter-Syrian talks in Geneva. Staffan de Mistura also …

Sergey Lavrov meets with Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has met with Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov in Ashgabat. He conveyed the warmest wishes on behalf of Russian President Vladimir Putin. According to him, Russia hopes to develop and strengthen international and bilateral cooperation with Turkmenistan. "We are interested in coordinating our actions on issues related to the prevention of terrorist threats, drug trafficking and manifestations of organized crime," Lavrov said.

Burabay hosts Council of Heads of CIS States

The prime ministers of CIS member-countries have begun a meeting of the Council of CIS heads of state. The event is being held in the resort village of Burabay in Kazakhstan. The event was attended by Russian President Vladimir Putin, …