Commenting on the success of the Syrian army in Aleppo, the US' diplomatic impasse and Russia's role in the settlement of the conflict, French political scientist Bruno Tertrais suggests that it was Washington which "voluntarily left the field" and "gave way to Russia" there, making Moscow an "unavoidable" player in deciding the ongoing crisis.
Fifty years ago a burial ceremony held near the Kremlin wall marked the creation of one of the most famous WWII memorials in all of Russia – the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
US President-elect Donald Trump stated that taxes for the US companies planning to leave the country and then selling their products on its territory will be high.
Russian Special Presidential Envoy for Afghanistan Zamir Kabulov said that Afghanistan has no alternative to Russian arms in the nearest decades.
Fearing possible abandonment by Donald Trump after he takes the office, what the US describes as "moderate Syrian opposition" is now looking for alternatives to US support, such as that of terrorist groups like al-Qaeda, lamenting that instead of providing assistance, the US is "watching them drown."
Twelve people, including 10 children, died as a result of a large-scale car accident on a road between the cities of Tyumen and Khanty-Mansiysk in Russia’s central Khanty-Mansi autonomous region, a source in emergency services told RIA Novosti.
Leni Robredo decided to step down as housing secretary amid disagreements "in principles and values" with the current presidential administration but said she would support the positive initiatives of the government. However, she intends to retain the position of vice president.
Commenting on the recent deployment of two US assault ships into the Mediterranean, Russian defense analyst Knostantiv Sivkov has connected it with the success of the Syrian army in Aleppo and the absence of any significant progress in the US operation in Iraq's Mosul.
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