Sergey Markov

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 US House approves sanctions against Russia

The House of Representatives of the US Congress passed a bill to toughen unilateral US sanctions against Russia, Iran and North Korea. A total of 419 lawmakers supported the bill, with only three votes against. The document will be …

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Russians become more patriotic

A solid majority of Russians - 89%, which is the highest on record - have no wish to leave their native country and move abroad, the All-Russia Public Opinion Research Center said in a statement. According to the survey’s …

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Trump scuttles State Department

US President Donald Trump's budget proposal would convert some of the United States' foreign military grants to loans, part of a larger effort to slash spending on diplomacy, aid and programs abroad by more than 29%, the …

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Great Victory is common cause of all peoples of USSR

The preservation of the common historical memory of the peoples of the post-Soviet space about the Great Victory as the achievement of all nationalities of the USSR is of fundamental importance, the multinationality of Victory in the Great …

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Trump withdraws US from post-Soviet space

The US President Donald Trump administration’s budget proposal includes cuts of one to two-thirds in funding to the USAID program, the government’s foreign aid agency.  The proposed slash in funding …

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Russia's influence reaches 86%

A poll conducted by the Russia Public Opinion Research Center (VCIOM) said that most of the respondents (86%) consider their country the most influential state in the world. Last year, this opinion was held by three quarters of citizens. …

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Khojaly tragedy - 25 years

On February 26, 1992, Armenian military committed an act of genocide against the 7,000 population of the Azerbaijani town of Khojaly. As many as 613 people, including 63 children, 106 women and 70 old people were killed as a result of …

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Does US start new confrontation with Russia?

Russia’s Defense Ministry is ready to restore cooperation with Pentagon, but attempts to build dialogue with Russia from a position of strength are fruitless, the Russian Defense Minister Army General Sergei Shoigu …

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Russian ambassador killed in Ankara

Russia’s ambassador to Turkey, Andrey Karlov, has been shot at an art exhibition in the Turkish capital of Ankara, Russian embassy sources said. Karlov was shot by a gun while making a speech at a painting exhibition in the Turkish capital ...

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81% of Russians happy

According to VCIOM, the level of happiness of Russian people has not fell below 80% for already two years. Despite the different circumstances and difficulties of life, 81% of citizens today consider themselves happy. …

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Azerbaijan: 25 years of independence

25 years ago, on October 18th 1991, the Supreme Council of the Azerbaijan Republic adopted a Constitutional Act about the State Independence. For the first time it happened in 1918, when the first in the Muslim world democratic republic was …

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Is compromise on Karabakh possible?

To this day, the sides of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict have completely opposite positions, so it is still very hard to find a real compromise, which would satisfy both Azerbaijan and Armenia, representatives of the expert communities of …

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