Citizens of the southeastern region of Ukraine voted for becoming independent. The self-appointed government in Kiev and the West said in advance that they wouldn't recognize the results of the referendum. The Ukrainian government continues to send troops tothe country's east. However, these actions are more likely to infuse the spirit into people rather than frighten them.
NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden is receiving Western criticism for asking Russian President Vladimir Putin about domestic surveillance programs in Russia. His detractors allege that he is acting as a government pawn by asking a softball question during the President’s live Question and Answer session.
For the oppressed people of the world subjected to exploitation and the forces of imperial powers Russian President Vladimir Putin has become a real hope for a return of multi-polarity and the mutual respect of all nations. Decades of US imperial attempts at achieving global hegemony by force, illegal methods and endless aggressive war have had the reverse effect that the US global imperialists had hoped for. The main weapon for the US in its strategy was the use of aggressive war and regime change.
No reasons to compare Russia’s actions in Crimea and Nazi Germany’s expansion back in 1930s - law professor
The social and political phenomenon of Mandela was and for many years to come will still be unique, said Anatoly Gromyko, former Director of the Institute of Africa with the Soviet Academy of Sciences, in an exclusive interview with the Voice of Russia.
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has branded recent visits of members of the European Commission to a site of mass pro-European Union demonstrations in Kiev as "flagrant interference in the internal affairs of a sovereign state."
Apple failed to bring down prices enough to attract new customers with its two new iPhones, as market analysts suggest.
Vladimir Putin’s peace initiative on Syria could earn the Russian president a Nobel peace prize, says French political analyst Marc Rousset.
The Moscow-based Novaya Opera soloists are getting ready to visit Australia in mid-April with their OPERAMANIA program. The company will be touring seven cities: Adelaide, Perth, Sydney, New Castle, Melbourne, Canberra, and Brisbane. The tour is organized by Australia`s Global Market Communications Pty.Ltd company, represented by Mr. Gennady Pollack.
After the representatives of the ECB, IMF and Eurogroup forced Cyprus to impose a solidarity levy on the bank deposit accounts held in Cypriot banks, the same European officials are now trying to repair the damage done to their reputations.
More than 25 million tablets, a billion smartphones, and well over 220 million computers in circulation, it’s no wonder why we are changing the way we sit in our office chairs. Research done on a global scale with 11 countries involved and more than 2000 participants concluded that our gizmos have helped shape the way we sit and interact with the device in various environments. Steelcase, the company who conducted the study unveils the 9 new postures and pinpoints how to accommodate the moves we make.
The Russian Navy will maintain 5-6 warships in the Mediterranean Sea as a task force to defend Russia’s interests in the area, RIA Novosti news agency reported Sunday citing Navy Commander Adm. Viktor Chirkov. He added that Russia may establish such task forces also in the Indian and Pacific oceans.
Russian Altai is quickly becoming an eco- and extreme tourism hub. The Altai Region offers ‘endurance trials’ in the form of river rafting and glacier climbing, or relaxed holidays in an ethnic village amid the romantic flavor of the Russian hinterland. Most tourist services are far cheaper than in Europe, or Asia.
On March 20, the U.S. President Barack Obama begins his Middle East tour which includes Israel, Palestine and Jordan – his first trip to the three states since he was elected President in 2008. Several days prior to the voyage, Obama, in an interview with an Israeli TV channel, stated that it would take Iran "over a year or so" to develop a nuclear weapon.
Ex FSB officer Alexander Litvinenko received over $100,000 for cooperating with the British intelligence service MI6. A statement to this effect was made by Litvinenko’s widow as she testified in connection with the poisoning of her husband during court hearings in London. Even though the testimony was given seven years ago, information about it was disclosed only several days ago. MI6 continued to pay for Litvinenko’s services after this death, his widow said.
The Chinese dragon has made a new leap to the global markets. For the first time China has appeared in the top five of the largest suppliers of weapons. This is mentioned in the new 2012 report on arms trade of the Stockholm Institute for Peace Research. This is the first change in the top five since the end of the Cold War. China has also become the first Asian country included in the group of five largest world exporters of weapons.
From May 1, it will be allowed to hold mass gatherings in Moscow at sites similar to the Hyde Park Speakers' Corner in London. Under the law, rallies can be held here without any prior approval from the authorities: an online application is sufficient.
A Russian team has won Europe’s prestigious CEV Volleyball Champions League for the second consecutive year. Last year, Zenit from Kazan was the best, while this year Lokomotive from Novosibirsk won the title. Zenit won third place.
Maestro Valery Gergiev has presented the program of the 2013 Easter Festival which will take place around Orthodox Easter, between May 5th and 16th.
Moscow is one of the most expensive cities in Europe for tourists - with hotel accomodation likely to make a dent in your holiday budget. But two Russian architects have come up with a unique idea to transform hotel rooms in the Russian capital. Called the sleepbox hotel, their wooden design is along the lines of a train compartment and it could change the way people stay in Russia.