Swiss Foreign Minister Ignazio Cassis arrived in Moscow on 18 June for a two-day visit. On Monday, Cassis attended the opening ceremony for the new Swiss Embassy building in Moscow. The second day of his visit focuses on negotiations with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
The head of the Russian Foreign Ministry Sergei Lavrov attended the inaugural ceremony of the renovated Swiss embassy in Moscow, where the Swiss Ambassador opted to inject some Russian proverbs into his speech to add local colour.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Two people suspected of sponsoring the Daesh* terror group are being detained in the Moscow Region following large-scale searches across Russia, the official representative of the Russian Investigative Committee, Svetlana Petrenko, said on Wednesday.
The aircraft in the video are the most recent modifications of their corresponding models, delivered to the Armed Forces in 2011 and 2014. The planes reportedly flew at altitudes below 100 meters.
Last week, the Russian Armed Forces' official newspaper, Krasnaya Zvezda, reported that Russian jets had been scrambled 10 times in the past few days to intercept foreign planes that were detected near Russia’s airspace.
US National Security Adviser John Bolton claimed on 16 June that Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro had paid Moscow $209 million to allegedly secure its "continued support". Several Russian officials previously noted that the last defence contract between the two states was inked before Maduro became president.
Earlier, The New York Times reported that Washington had recently ramped up its cyberattacks on the Russian power grid. However, US President Donald Trump dismissed the report as "not true" and accused the media outlet of "treason".
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia will reinforce its troops at the country's western border as a response to US plan to send additional troops to Poland, Vladimir Dzhabarov, the deputy chairman of the Russian upper house's foreign affairs committee said on Monday.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The global community should firmly condemn Washington's plans to incorporate malicious software into Russian energy systems, if the information about these plans proves true, Konstantin Kosachev, the chair of the Russian upper house's foreign affairs committee, said on Monday.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Russian Aerospace Forces have received two modern MiG-35 fighters and will receive four more before the end of the year, Russian Aircraft Corporation MiG Director General Ilya Tarasenko said.
VLADIVOSTOK (Sputnik) - Moscow is ready to organise a meeting of Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump even on the eve of the G20 summit in Japan, but there are no any relevant signals from the United States in this regard, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Sunday.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Some 1,600 protesters rallied in Moscow on Sunday in support of "law and justice for all", days after Russian police dropped charges against investigative journalist Ivan Golunov.
TEHRAN (Sputnik) - Russian-Iranian trade exceeded $1.7 billion in 2018, but the two countries have the potential to increase this indicator, Russian Minister for North Caucasus Affairs Sergei Chebotarev said on Sunday.
Ahead of a visit by German lawmakers to Russia, one of them, Gregor Gysi from the left-wing party Die Linke, has accused Angela Merkel of failing to steer relations between the two countries out of the impasse in which they’ve been mired for years.
VORONEZH, Russia (Sputnik) – Eight people have been killed and one more injured in a serious car accident, involving a minibus, in Russia's Voronezh Region, a regional department of the Russian Interior Ministry said.
Moscow has repeatedly called on its trading partners to abandon dollar-denominated transactions in light of the US using its currency to pressure other states to fall in line with Washington’s agenda.
DUSHANBE (Sputnik) – The US withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) affects the nuclear nonproliferation regime, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Saturday.
Rihana Petra used to be called Oksana Voevodina and was crowned Miss Moscow in 2015 before she married former King Sultan Muhammad V in 2018. Her husband abdicated the throne shortly after the wedding. Rumours followed that their marriage was on the rocks. However, in May the couple became parents to a baby boy.
Putin brought Xi a package of Russian ice cream as a gift back in 2016, stating that Chinese businessmen whom he met during the economic forum in Vladivostok told him that they are very fond of this delight. Since then, the import of top quality Russian ice cream in China has spiked considerably.
HARBIN (China) (Sputnik) - Russia's regions are ready to increase exports of energy resources, equipment for different industries and agricultural products to China, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Maxim Akimov said on Saturday.