MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has praised Russian diplomats' contribution in resolving the Syrian crisis in his congratulatory message celebrating diplomatic worker day.
BEIJING (Sputnik) – Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping will hold two meetings in Russia and one in China this year and are also expected to hold talks on the sidelines of various international events, Russian Ambassador to China Andrey Denisov says.
According to fresh Bank of Russia figures, over January, the country’s foreign currency and monetary gold bullion appreciated 1.4 percent, or by almost $8 billion, following the past few years of active purchases of gold, the top reserve asset.
There have been diverse theories attempting to crack open the mystery of the so-called “ice rings” in Russia’s Lake Baikal, some of which may even reach 7 kilometres in diameter. The most popular concept, focusing on methane outbursts, was eventually disproven due to objective geological reasons.
According to preliminary reports, all people on board the Utair Boeing-737 are safe, however, it is not clear how heavily the aircraft has been damaged. Firefighters arrived at the scene as fuel started leaking from the plane.
According to emergency services, the plane en route from Moscow hit the runway with its tail, the 94 people on board were unharmed. In the meantime, the Usinsk Airport is continuing to operate under its regular schedule.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The timeframe for the next meeting on strategic stability between Russia and the United States is being worked out, Russian Ambassador to the United States Anatoly Antonov said on Saturday.
The Canadian professor’s health sparked concerns just month ago, when he had to check into rehab to take himself off an anti-anxiety drug that caused adverse effects and made him suicidal.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Estonian special services pressure politicians, public figures and journalists whose opinions differ from those of the country's authorities, or are deemed to be disloyal, according to a human rights report by the Russian Foreign Ministry, published on Friday.
The NSA whistleblower’s three-year residency permit expires in April, and he is wanted in his native United States on espionage charges for exposing digital mass surveillance efforts by the US government.
TOKYO (Sputnik) – Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Friday that he wanted to solve the dispute with Russia around the Southern Kuril Islands, known as the Northern Territories in Japan, boost friendly relations between Moscow and Tokyo as well as sign a peace treaty between the two nations.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The Fregat upper stage of the Soyuz-2.1b carrier rocket, launched on Friday from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, has successfully placed 34 UK satellites of the OneWeb project into the targeted orbits, Russia's State Space Corporation Roscosmos said.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The Trump administration is preparing to begin talks with Russia about the next level of arms control agreements, United States Ambassador to NATO Kay Bailey Hutchison said during an event at the Heritage Foundation.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The Russian Armed Forces detected 16 foreign jets that were engaged in reconnaissance activities close to Russia’s airspace last week, the military’s official newspaper Krasnaya Zvezda reported on Friday.
MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) - Russia and Mexico agreed to hold a meeting of the intergovernmental commission on trade and economic cooperation in Mexico City this year, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - A new round of Astana-format peace talks on Syria will be held in Tehran in the near future, Iranian Ambassador to the United Nations Majid Takht Ravanchi told the UN Security Council.
The Russian Ministry of Defense has published video footage of the first flight of the upgraded Tu-160M strategic bomber.
The choir representing the Russian Northern Fleet were greeted as guests of honour during the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Finnmark in October. Now, the Russian artists were barred from performing at a cultural festival in the town of Kirkenes by the very same Norwegian authorities.
LUCKNOW (Sputnik) - The international arms exhibition Defexpo India 2020, in which the Russian defence industry traditionally takes part with a large-scale exposition, is opening on Wednesday in Lucknow, the capital of the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - A Russian Aerospace Forces aircraft has left China's Wuhan for Russia with 64 people on board, the Russian Defense Ministry said Wednesday.