The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) will get additional capital in 2017 from RDIF’s 10-percent quota in the National Welfare Fund, according to a source.
US President Donald Trump's new representative for the Ukraine, Kurt Volker, says Washington is considering giving arms to Kiev. In an astonishingly naive interview, he said he did not believe arming the Ukrainians would be a provocative gesture.
Russia's Aerospace Forces will receive more than 100 state-of-the-art planes and helicopters in 2018, according to Aerospace Forces Commander Col. Gen. Viktor Bondarev.
Russian upper house of parliament lawmakers passed a bill on Tuesday revoking those convicted of terrorist and extremist offenses of Russian citizenship.
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled in favor of one of three applicants convicted in Russia over the 2015 assassination of politician Boris Nemtsov, the court said in a press release Tuesday.
In the wake of Siemens' decision to halt power equipment supplies to Russian state firms over reports of the company's turbines being transported to Crimea, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich said that the firm's products can be easily replaced with Russian analogues.
Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said Monday that Moscow is open to the monitoring of the country's oil export.
Using high technologies is of paramount importance to the creation of an effective and combat-capable navy, a Russian military expert told Sputnik; according to him, a comprehensive approach is needed, rather than a focus on any particular kind of force, such as submarines or surface ships.
The speaker of the Russian upper house, the Federation Council, Valentina Matvienko said on Monday that Moscow will take measures to make sure that no external actors could meddle in Russian affairs in the run up to the 2018 presidential election in the country.
Japan-based magazine The Diplomat commented on the rearming of another Russian missile brigade, stationed in the country's Eastern Military District, with the Iskander-M missile system, concluding that "the placement of Iskander-M Brigades reflects continued uneasiness about China." Russian military analyst Vasily Kashin commented on the issue.
Russian upper house of parliament speaker Valentina Matvienko said that new possible sanctions will not affect the pace of Russia's economic development.
Vasily Nebenzya is expected to assume the post of Russia's permanent representative to the United Nations shortly, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennadiy Gatilov said Monday.
About 16,000 Russian troops are taking part in massive army drills that kick off in the Southern Military District on Monday.
More than 1,200 military from 22 countries have already arrived in Russia to begin preparations for the Army Games 2017 competitions, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Monday.
Russian President Vladimir Putin could possibly visit the 19th World Festival of Youth and Students (WFYS), set to take place in Sochi in October, according to Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov.
A Chinese military official said the country has nothing to hide from the joint naval exercises between China and Russia, which focuses on joint rescue and protecting maritime economic activities.
President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker has called on the commission to urgently discuss the response of the European Union to possible new anti-Russian sanctions that could be introduced by the United States, media reported on Sunday.
The sum of the contracts concluded within the 13th International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS-2017 in the Russian city of Zhukovsky is estimated at 400 billion rubles ($6,7 billion), according to the press service of the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade.
The Joint OPEC-Non-OPEC Ministerial Monitoring Committee (JMMC) will hold a meeting in St. Petersburg on Monday to track the implementation of the Vienna deal on oil output cuts.
US Consul General in St. Petersburg Thomas Leary stated that the VIth St. Petersburg International All Together Opera Festival is especially important when the political relations between countries are in a difficult state.
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