Russia and Italy

Russia expels naval attache in Italian Embassy

Moscow has retaliated to Rome’s decision to expel Russian diplomats from Italy by declaring an Italian naval attache persona non grata, the Russian Foreign Ministry noted in a statement Monday. "On April 26, Italian …

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Italy may reopen to Russian tourists this summer 

Italy will begin accepting Russian tourists this summer as it eases coronavirus restrictions, Italian Ambassador to Moscow Pasquale Terracciano said Tuesday. Terracciano made the promise days after officials in Rome announced …

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Lavrov holds meeting with Italian PM Conte

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov held talks with Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte in Rome. Lavrov conveyed to the Italian premier best wishes from Russian President Vladimir Putin. …

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Berlin promises to improve ties with Moscow

Germany would like to improve relations with Russia, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said during a press conference in Berlin. Merkel said she will continue to work on improving relations with Russia, noting …

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Putin on his meeting with Pope Francis

Love of Russian culture brings Russia, the Vatican and Italy closer together, Russian President Vladimir Putin said at a gala dinner with delegates of the Russian-Italian Civil Society Dialogue Forum yesterday evening. …

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Bus carrying Russian tourists flips over in Italy

A tourist bus carrying 60 Russian citizens turned over on the Siena-Florence highway, a representative at the Russian Embassy said. "The embassy received a signal from the Italian Department of Civil Protection about an …

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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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"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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Italy intends to open new chapter in NATO-Russia ties

Rome is determined to promote a new chapter in NATO cooperation with Russia, Italian Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Guglielmo Picchi, who is also a foreign policy adviser to Italian …

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