Russia and Italy

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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 …

Italy's government to discuss status of Crimea

Italy’s new government will be discussing any issue, including the status of Crimea, the country's Deputy Prime Minister, Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said. "It is an issue of the foreign minister. We …

Italy declares war on anti-Russian sanctions

Italy’s Prime Minister Jiuseppe Conte advocates a review of the anti-Russia sanctions system. "The new government of Italy will be seeking that the sanction policy against Russia be reviewed, especially those …

Turkish Stream may come to Italy

The Turkish Stream gas pipeline from Bulgaria needs to be extended to Italy, the Italian MP from the Lega Nord party, Paolo Grimoldi said. "What do we need to do now? Russia is working on the implementation of the Turkish Stream, …

Russians defeated Italian football veterans in Grozny

Today, the Russian football team ‘Leader65’  defeated the stars of Italian football in a friendly match at the Akhmat Arena with a crushing score 6: 3. The captain of the Russian team was the head of the Chechen …

Italian Vessel seized in Russia's Kerch

Crimean border guards have seized an Italian tugboat for violating Russian maritime border laws, and have arrested the crew members on board, Russia's Federal Security Service in Crimea said. The tugboat Aran, registered in Italy, …

Simferopol and Padua become twin cities

Crimea’s Simferopol and the Italian city of Padua agreed to promote economic, cultural ties by signing an agreement on Friday on establishing sister city relations between two cities.  "The sides will promote bilateral …

SPIEF 2016 kicks off in St.Petersburg

The XX St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) is opening today in the Expoforum congress and exhibition center. The event will be attended by representatives of 600 Russian and some 500 foreign companies from 60 countries - the …

Putin and Renzi discuss fight against terrorism

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi have held telephone talks discussing the coordination of efforts to combat international terrorism, in particular the situation in …