Contents tagged with Britain

  • Russia's Gazprom discloses information on its assets in Great Britain

    Gazprom disclosed information on its assets in Great Britain upon request of an English court after claims made by Naftogaz of Ukraine. As Interfax reports, Gazprom owns a block of shares of Nord Stream AG that was pledged as collateral for funding.

    “This does not mean new encumbrance of Nord Stream AG shares or their transfer in favor of Naftogaz of Ukraine. On June 22, Gazprom learned that on June 18, the English court prohibited any deals involving Gazprom’s assets in the territory of …

  • Russian oligarch Abramovich becomes richest citizen of Israel

    On Monday, Russian businessman Roman Abramovich became the wealthiest citizen of Israel. This was reported by The Times of Israel, noting that he is worth $12.5 billion.

    According to the newspaper, Abramovich will live in Neve Tzedek, a prestigious district of Tel Aviv, in a hotel that he is converting into a private residence. He acquired the hotel from Gal Gadot, the actress from the blockbuster film Wonder Woman. As a new immigrant, the businessman will be exempted from taxes in Israel for …

  • Poroshenko and May discuss strengthening sanctions against Russia

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and British Prime Minister Theresa May recently discussed strengthening sanctions against Russia following the construction of a bridge across the Kerch Strait in annexed Crimea, a Ukrainian press service reports.

    “The Ukrainian President emphasized the necessity of strengthening international pressure on Russia in order to fully implement the Minsk agreements,” the statement reads. “The parties stressed the importance of continuing and strengthening …

  • Russian diplomats demand to see Yulia Skripal

    The Russian embassy in Britain has expressed concern about the conditions where Yulia Skripal is located, Radio Liberty reports.

    “The published video only increases our concern over the conditions where she is. It is obvious that she read a prepared text. Additionally, judging by a few aspects of it, the text was a translation from English and was originally written by a native English speaker. This impression is confirmed by handwritten letters signed by Yulia in Russian and English,” the …

  • Kremlin calls British fight with dirty money from Russia 'Russophobia'

    NTV reports that Russian Presidential Spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said at a press briefing that the Kremlin believes the UK Parliamentary Foreign Affairs Committee’s recently released report on the risks associated with "dirty money" from Russia is "Russophobic mania.”

    "We are witnessing rather unprecedented Russophobic mania in the UK, which manifests itself in many ways, including [this report]," he said.

    According to Peskov, the calls to fight "dirty money" from Russia are the result of a “ …

  • British MPs call 'dirty money' from Russia a threat to the country

    According to Reuters, a report recently published by the UK Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee indicates that cash flows passing through UK financial institutions impede London’s ability to take a tough stance against Russia. According to MPs, "The scale of damage that this 'dirty money' can do to UK foreign policy interests dwarfs the benefit of Russian transactions in the City," said Committee Chairman Tom Tugendhat.

    "There is no excuse for the UK to turn a blind eye as President Putin’s …

  • Britain hasn’t renewed visa for Russian billionaire Abramovich

    According to British and Russian media, Russian billionaire and owner of Chelsea football club, Roman Abramovich, was unable to attend the FA Cup final to watch his team beat Manchester United, due to the expiry of his British visa.

    The Bell Media cited an acquaintance of Abramovich and two sources from his inner circle, reporting that the visa expired three weeks ago and now he is waiting for a new one.

    The billionaire’s spokesman told TASS agency that he cannot comment on this information, …

  • UK and France refuse to attend Russian-initiated briefing at OPCW

    The Permanent Representative of Great Britain to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), Peter Wilson said that the briefing initiated by Russia at the OPCW headquarters in The Hague on Thursday, April 26 was a “stunt.” The Russians claim that the event, which was attended by several residents of the Syrian city of the Douma, proves the absence of any chemical attacks in the vicinity of the city.

    The United Kingdom and its allies declined to attend this briefing. The …

  • Kremlin recommends Russian students leave London

    The Russian authorities are launching a program to return Russian nationals studying in the UK, most of whom are children of Russian businessmen and officials, back to Russia.

    The Federal Agency for the Commonwealth of Independent States, Compatriots Living Abroad and International Humanitarian Cooperation, commonly known as Rossotrudnichestvo, is a federal agency subordinate to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and responsible for humanitarian projects. The Agency came forward with an …

  • Media: No evidence available that US is preparing for new strike against Syria

    Russian news outlet Kommersant, citing a Russian military-diplomatic source, reports that there is no evidence that the Western coalition is preparing a second strike against Syria.

    "There is no current evidence that the United States and its allies are immediately ready to strike again; French and British aircraft have returned to their places of permanent deployment, and US destroyers that have used up their stock of cruise missiles are likely to leave for Rota, Spain,” the publication …