Wednesday, August 5, 2020
Kiev’s line towards confrontation and whipping up tensions with Moscow remains unchanged, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Wednesday on occasion of Vladimir Zelensky’s first year of presidency, TASS reported. According to the Russian Foreign Ministry, attempts continue to distort common history, glorify Nazism and desecrate memorials...
The Northern Fleet ships completed anti-submarine warfare drills in the Barents Sea, the Fleet’s press office reported on Tuesday, TASS reported. The drills that lasted several days involved the missile cruiser Marshal Ustinov, the large anti-submarine warfare ship Severomorsk and small anti-subsurface ships from the water area protection brigade of...
Lamine Diack, the disgraced former head of athletics’ governing body, goes on trial in Paris on Monday on charges of corruption and money laundering linked to a Russian doping scandal, Reuters reported. Prosecutors allege he solicited 3.45 million euros ($3.89 million) from athletes suspected of doping to cover up the...
Eighty-nine people have been injured in an explosion in a plant manufacturing explosives in Russia, the country’s health ministry has said, according to Euronews. The blast took place Saturday at the Kristall state research institute in Dzerzhinsk, 400 kilometers (250 miles) east of Moscow. An investigation is underway but the...
Tehran called on Russia and China to resist a push by Washington to extend a U.N.-imposed arms embargo due to expire in October under Tehran’s 2015 nuclear deal with six powers, Reuters writes. U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration has been taking a harder line with the United Nations to extend...
Il-76 military aircrafts have delivered several armored vehicles to the Khmeimim base in Syria in order to assist the units of the Russian military police tasked with patrolling the Syrian-Turkish border, the Russian Defense Ministry informed, TASS reported. "In the near future, the military equipment will head to the northern...
The extension of the OPEC+ transaction is logical since the balance of supply and demand in the oil market has not yet been reached, said the head of Gazprom Neft Alexander Dyukov in an interview with Rossiya-24 TV Channel on Monday, as reported by TASS. "The balance of supply and...
Russian President Vladimir Putin has appointed the head of the country’s tax office Mikhail Mishustin as Prime Minister to replace the outgoing Dmitry Medvedev late on Wednesday, state-run news agency TASS reported. It was the last major political move in a dramatic news day for Russia, after Putin announced a major...
Five deputy chief editors resigned from Vedomosti on Monday, after the newspaper’s parent company made Andrey Shmarov’s appointment as editor-in-chief permanent, Meduza reports. Dmitry Simakov, Boris Safronov, Filipp Strekin, Kirill Kharatyan, and Alexander Gubsky all stepped down in protest. Gubsky had worked at Vedomosti since it was founded in 1999....
A Russian artist unveiled four giant paintings of Russia’s President Vladimir Putin in central Istanbul on Saturday, saying he wanted to show the good ties between Ankara and Moscow despite differences over Syria and other issues, Reuters reported. However shortly after Alexander Donskoy unveiled his “Putin is Russia?” project in...