ST PETERSBURG (Sputnik) - Russia is ready to use euros rather than US dollars in foreign trade if the European Union declares its stance against expansion of the US anti-Russian sanctions, Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said Thursday.
The Russian submachine gun Vityaz, which was specifically designed for the country's Interior Ministry, is based on the AKS-74U short assault rifle manufactured by Kalashnikov Concern.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia may create a new rocket production holding on the basis of the Roscosmos state corporation, space industry sources have told Sputnik.
ST. PETERSBURG (Sputnik) - Russian fiscal policy, as well as several other macroeconomic standards, sets standards of excellence and indicates that Russia is a "safe haven" for investments, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund Christine Lagarde said on Thursday.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The 22nd annual International Economic Forum in Russia’s city of St. Petersburg, abbreviated as SPIEF, kicks off on Thursday at the ExpoForum Convention and Exhibition Center and will last for three days.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia is not sure whether Yulia Skripal, who was poisoned alongside her father, has made statements under pressure or of her own free will, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Thursday.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Media representatives from almost 30 countries — from Argentina and Brazil to China and Japan — will be covering World Cup Finals-related events during the month-long championship. Based on the number of requests, the most enthusiastic Russian journalists are from Moscow, Rostov-on-Don, Kazan, St. Petersburg, Sochi and Saransk.
ST PETERSBURG (Sputnik) - Russian President Vladimir Putin invited his counterpart from the Central African Republic (CAR), Faustin-Archange Touadera, to discuss various options for intensifying bilateral cooperation in both the economic and humanitarian spheres, the Kremlin's press service said Wednesday.
BRYANSK (Sputnik) - Viktoria Skripal, the niece of the former Russian military intelligence officer Sergei Skripal, who was poisoned in the United Kingdom believes that the filmed statement of her cousin Yulia has been recorded under pressure, Viktoria's husband Arseniy Elifantyev told Sputnik Wednesday.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The UK campaign against alleged Russian corruption in the country and illicit financial flows looks laughable, since London has long been attracting foreign funds regardless of their origin and refusing to extradite criminals charged in Russia with corruption, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said Wednesday.
Yulia Skripal, who has claimed to have been poisoned by Russia, together with her father Sergei Skripal, gave an interview to Reuters, according to a video released by the agency on Wednesday.
The Russian Defense Ministry has released a video of Borey-class nuclear submarine Yuri Dolgoruky launch a salvo of Bulava ballistic missiles at targets in Russia’s Far East.
According to the bill, the goal of the legislation is to defend Russia's sovereignty from "unfriendly actions" by Washington and other foreign states that have imposed political and economic sanctions on Moscow.
NEW DELHI (Sputnik) - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed during an informal summit on Monday on the establishment of an economic dialogue between NITI Aayog, the policy think tank of the Indian government, and the Russian Economic Development Ministry, the Indian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
The New York-based NGO has issued a "guide for reporters" ahead of the World Cup, describing Russia's "deteriorating human rights situation." Sputnik discussed the reasons behind the timing of the report with Dr. Vida Bajc, a sociologist at Temple University.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Foreign investors will discuss the fact that Russia's economic isolation was not achieved as expected by the architects of the sanctions at a meeting with Vladimir Putin at the upcoming St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF), the CEO of the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), Kirill Dmitriev, said on Monday.
Video footage of an emergency landing of a plane, flying from a Turkish resort city, has appeared online.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has proposed the candidacy of Russian ex-Finance Minister and head of Russia's Center for Strategic Research (CSR) Alexei Kudrin to the State Duma, the lower house of the Russian parliament, for the position of chairman of the Accounts Chamber, the State Duma press service said on Monday.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Trump's administration wants to boost business with Russia, since it is the last constructive relationship that remains amid the tense political relations, Alexis Rodzianko, president and CEO of the American Chamber of Commerce in Russia, said in a magazine published for the upcoming St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Ukraine’s actions toward Russian journalists, including the arrest of RIA Novosti Ukraine portal head Kirill Vyshinsky, are all part of an anti-Russia propaganda campaign launched by Western states, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said.
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