• U.S., Estonia's and NATO flags flutter next to the U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II fighter in Amari air base, Estonia, April 25, 2017
    Last update: 21:22 05.09.2019
    21:22 05.09.2019

    US Could Use Special Forces in Estonia Against Russia, Former EC Parliamentarian Says

    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.

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi pose for a picture with participants while touring an exhibition on the sidelines of the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok, Russia September 4, 2019
    Last update: 20:24 05.09.2019
    20:24 05.09.2019

    EEF is Symbol of Russia's Success in the Region - Chairman of the Valdai Club Support and Development Foundation

    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.

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin shakes hands with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe after a plenary session of the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok, Russia September 5, 2019
    Last update: 17:34 05.09.2019
    17:34 05.09.2019

    Tokyo Reveals What Shinzo Abe Presented to Vladimir Putin After Summit in Vladivostok

    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.

  • Russian multipurpose Su-35 jet performs at the MAKS-2019 international aviation and space show in Zhukovsky outside Moscow.
    Last update: 16:19 05.09.2019
    16:19 05.09.2019

    'State ATM Corporation' Sums Up MAKS-2019 Air Show

    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.

  • Mi-8 helicopter. (File)
    Last update: 15:25 05.09.2019
    15:25 05.09.2019

    Military Mi-8 Helicopter Crashes in Saratov Region, Russia

    According to the local emergency services, the incident occurred near the town of Sokolovy, which is located 15 km from Saratov.

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe
    Last update: 14:17 05.09.2019
    14:17 05.09.2019

    Abe Urges Putin to Fulfill 'Historic Mission' Concluding Peace Treaty

    VLADIVOSTOK (Sputnik) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has urged Russian President Vladimir Putin to conclude a peace treaty, fulfilling the "historic mission".

  • FILE - This Monday, Dec. 10, 2018, file photo provided by the U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) shows the launch of the U.S. military's land-based Aegis missile defense testing system, that later intercepted an intermediate range ballistic missile, from the Pacific Missile Range Facility on the island of Kauai in Hawaii
    Last update: 12:44 05.09.2019
    12:44 05.09.2019

    Russia to Produce Non-INF Compliant Missiles After Deal Collapse, but Won't Deploy Them First - Putin


    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.

    Historic Russian-US Nuclear Accord Terminated
  • Souvenir magnets of G7 summit are displayed for sale in a shop ahead of the G7 summit in Biarritz, France
    Last update: 12:32 05.09.2019
    12:32 05.09.2019

    Turkey, China and India Could Participate in an International Group Like G7 - Russian President Putin

    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.

  • An S-400 air defence missile system at the Hmeymim airbase
    Last update: 11:56 05.09.2019
    11:56 05.09.2019

    Terrorists in Syria Use Western Designed Drones to Attack Russian Facilities - Moscow

    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.

  • An Indian employee looks for illegal Indian rupee currency notes at a bank in Mumbai on September 3, 2013
    Last update: 11:06 05.09.2019
    11:06 05.09.2019

    Indian PM Modi Offers Russia $1 Bln Loan for Far East Development

    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.

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin opens a plenary session of Eastern Economic Forum at far-eastern Russian port of Vladivostok on September 5, 2019
    Last update: 10:10 05.09.2019
    10:10 05.09.2019

    Russian President Putin, Indian PM Modi, and Japanese PM Abe Give Speeches at EEF - Video

    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.

  • Dutch Safety Board releases report on Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 crash
    Last update: 08:17 05.09.2019
    08:17 05.09.2019

    Malaysian Prime Minister Says No Sufficient Evidence to Blame Russia for MH17 Crash- Video

    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).

  • Soyuz-2.1a carrier rocket is being launched into space with the piloted Soyuz MS-14 vehicle from the Baikonur Cosmodrome.
    Last update: 06:42 05.09.2019
    06:42 05.09.2019

    Malaysia Interested in Having Access to Russian Space Tech, Prime Minister Says

    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.

  • Russion Rosatom corporation's logo
    Last update: 06:39 05.09.2019
    06:39 05.09.2019

    Rosatom Signs Deal to Create International Nuclear Technology Centre in Russia's Far East

    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.

  • Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is holding his annual big press conference.
    Last update: 02:28 05.09.2019
    02:28 05.09.2019

    Russia Ready for Dialogue With US But Washington Slaps Sanctions for No Reason, Russian FM Says

    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.

  • People watch a bridge over the Golden Horn bay from a viewpoint in Vladivostok, Russia, June 8, 2017
    Last update: 20:35 04.09.2019
    20:35 04.09.2019

    EEF 2019: A Cultural Dialogue is Necessary to Bridge the Gap Between Russia and the US

    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 cable-stayed bridge across Eastern Bosphorus Strait to Russky Island in Vladivostok. (File)
    Last update: 20:30 04.09.2019
    20:30 04.09.2019

    EEF 2019: How Russia is Emerging as a Constructive Player in the Multipolar Environment

    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.

  • Russia Arctic Oil Drilling
    Last update: 15:21 04.09.2019
    15:21 04.09.2019

    Russia's Rosneft Not Requesting Compensation Over OPEC+ Deal Prolongation - Energy Minister

    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.

  • Flags, India and Russia
    Last update: 14:09 04.09.2019
    14:09 04.09.2019

    Russia, India Pledge to Continue Trade, Economic Cooperation With Iran

    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.

  • Sukhoi Su-25UB ground-attack aircraft
    Last update: 14:00 04.09.2019
    14:00 04.09.2019

    Pilots of Crashed Su-25 Aircraft Failed to Eject Themselves - Russian Defence Ministry

    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.