An Estonian media outlet earlier claimed that American elite forces have secretly been based in the Baltic state since 2014, when tensions between Moscow and NATO escalated following Crimea’s reunification with Russia. According to the outlet, citing Pentagon docs, Tallinn will get $15.7 million to build a base for them.
The Fifth Eastern Economic Forum took place in Vladivostok on 4-6 September. Andrey Bystritsky, Chairman of the Valdai Club Support and Development Foundation, shared his impressions of this year’s forum and reflected on whether Russia’s cooperation reinforcement policy with Asian countries has paid off.
VLADIVOSTOK (Sputnik), Valentina Shvartsman - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has presented Russian President Vladimir Putin with a traditional Japanese woodprint and a rugby uniform following their talks in the Russian Far Eastern city of Vladivostok, the press secretary of the Japanese Foreign Ministry, Takeshi Osuga, said on Thursday.
The 14th International Aviation and Space Salon, held from 27 August to 1 September 2019, has wrapped up. Some 578,810 participants and guests visited the exhibition.
According to the local emergency services, the incident occurred near the town of Sokolovy, which is located 15 km from Saratov.
VLADIVOSTOK (Sputnik) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has urged Russian President Vladimir Putin to conclude a peace treaty, fulfilling the "historic mission".
Russia pulled out of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty in July 2019 following a US decision to withdraw from it in August. Washington has since then announced plans to develop missiles, previously banned by the accord and has already conducted its first test launch.
The statement comes amid a crisis in the G7 - a group of seven leading advanced economies - as US President Donald Trump and some EU countries suggested that it should invite Russia back, reviving the G8 format.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Expert estimates indicate that terrorists in Syria are using western-designed drones to attack Russian facilities, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Oleg Syromolotov said on Thursday.
Modi was invited to Russia as the main guest of the Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) in Vladivostok, where he held bilateral talks with President Vladimir Putin.
Putin and Modi, who is the main guest of the Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) in Vladivostok, held a bilateral meeting a day earlier, boosting strategic and economic ties between the two countries.
VLADIVOSTOK (Sputnik) - There is no sufficient evidence to blame Russia for the 2014 MH17 Malaysian Airlines crash over eastern Ukraine since some of the findings of the Dutch-led Joint Investigation Team (JIT) do not seem "quite right", Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad told Sputnik in an interview on the sidelines of the Eastern Economic Forum (EEF).
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Malaysia is interested in receiving access to Russian technologies, including those in the space industry, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said during his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday.
VLADIVOSTOK (Sputnik) - Russian nuclear corporation Rosatom, the Ministry for the Development of the Russian Far East and Arctic, the Communications Ministry and the Far Eastern Federal University have concluded an agreement to establish an international research centre for advanced nuclear technologies and joint implementation of digital economy projects on Russky Island, a Sputnik correspondent reported on Thursday.
VLADIVOSTOK (Sputnik) – Moscow is ready to resume dialogue with Washington in any format which the United States currently finds comfortable, however, Washington continues to introduce sanctions against Moscow without explaining any reasons behind its moves, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said in an interview with the Izvestiya newspaper, released on Thursday.
On 4 September, the Eastern Economic Forum 2019 kicked off in the Russian Far Eastern port city of Vladivostok. The summit has brought together foreign political and business leaders from all over the world to discuss the most pressing economic and geopolitical issues. Filmmaker Martha De Laurentiis has shared her impressions about the event.
The annual Eastern Economic Forum (EEF), which has been held since September 2015 to attract investments for the development of the Far East and to enlarge trade with Russia's Asian neighbours, kicked off on 4 September in Vladivostok.
VLADIVOSTOK (Sputnik) - Russia's Rosneft has not requested any compensation over the prolongation of the OPEC+ oil output cuts deal, Energy Minister Alexander Novak said Wednesday.
VLADIVOSTOK (Sputnik) - Russia and India will continue their trade and economic cooperation with Iran, which they qualify as mutually beneficial and legitimate, according to a joint statement adopted Wednesday after the Russian-Indian summit.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Russian Defence Ministry has confirmed the deaths of two pilots in the crashed Su-25UB, specifying that they had failed to eject themselves from the aircraft.