Contents tagged with Kremlin

  • Kremlin perplexed as Putin’s ratings plummet

    The latest sociological studies have revealed a marked decline in the Russian population’s confidence in President Vladimir Putin. The results have come to the Presidential Administration’s attention, and the department is waiting for explanations from the sociologists, Interfax reports.

    Kremlin Spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said that he would like to know how Putin’s confidence level can decline while at the same time his electoral rating has improved.

    “We are waiting for some kind of analysis …

  • Kremlin: Russia warned Iran against withdrawing from nuclear non-proliferation treaty

    Russia warned Tehran against withdrawing from the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, said Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergei Ryabkov in an interview with Rossiyskaya Gazeta following talks in Tehran about the nuclear deal.

    “We also warned Iran not to withdraw from the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons which would be a certain step towards destabilization,” he said. “It would undermine the foundation of the international nuclear non-proliferation system.” …

  • Survey: economists not convinced by Kremlin’s predicted ‘surge’ in Russian economy

    The miraculous economic “surge” that the Russian government predicts will start in the 2020s and bring Russia into the world’s top 5 economies remains a chimera in the eyes of most economists, finanz.ru writes.

    A survey of professional economic forecasters conducted by the Moscow-based Higher School of Economics at the end of April, involving 11 Russian and foreign investment banks, seven analysis centers, two institutes of the Russian Academy of Sciences and major corporations such as Lukoil …

  • Kremlin: Russia is working on a new generation guided missile

    Russia is intensively working on creating a new generation of Monolith aviation guided missiles. According to the deputy general director of the Tekhmash Concern (part of Rostec State Corporation) Alexander Kochkin, a prototype of this “product” may be ready in two or three years.

    “We will not disclose full information on the Monolith missile. This is a new generation aviation guided missile that will belong to the high-precision weapons class,” RIA Novosti quotes Kochkin.

    According to him, …

  • Kremlin: Trains will start to run ahead of time on the Crimean bridge

    Railway traffic on the Crimean bridge will open ahead of schedule — in August-September 2019, reports RIA Novosti, referring to the statement of the Minister of Transport of Russia Yevgeny Dietrich.

    "With regards to specific schedule, we will reach the object and consider the details related to the construction more specifically, and then we will announce how early we can finish the work," the Minister said.

    Earlier, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the railway part of the Crimean …

  • Erdogan accuses Assad of sabotaging the Russian-Turkish agreement

    In a conversation over the phone, Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan discussed the escalating tensions in the city of Idlib in northwestern Syria. During the call, Erdogan stressed that countering terrorism cannot justify attacks on civilians, schools and hospitals, said Fahrettin Altun, director of the Turkish presidential administration’s communication department.

    Erdogan also expressed concern that ceasefire violations in the de-escalation zone …

  • Two Russians convicted in absentia for attempted coup attempt in Montenegro

    The Supreme Court of Montenegro sentenced Russians Eduard Shishmakov and Vladimir Popov in absentia to 15 and 12 years in prison, respectively. The investigation revealed that two citizens of the Russian Federation were the initiators and organizers of the attempted coup d'état that took place on October 16, 2016. The prosecutor's office believes that the Russians transferred money and instructions to the conspirators in Montenegro.

    Montenegrin news portal Vijesti reported that Montenegro’s …

  • Putin did not congratulate Poroshenko and Zelensky on Victory Day

    When congratulating the leaders of countries that used to be part of the USSR with the 74th anniversary of the end of the Great Patriotic War, Russian President Vladimir Putin did not acknowledge the current President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, or the new head of state. One can attest to this fact on the Kremlin website.

    Congratulations were received by the leaders and citizens of Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Abkhazia, …

  • Kyiv: Ukraine will not recognize Russian passports issued to residents of DPR and LPR

    Kyiv considers invalid the Russian passports which, according to Putin’s decree, can be issued to residents of a number of south-eastern regions in Ukraine through a simplified procedure.

    According to Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman, passports will not be considered valid for crossing the state border and when used on the territory of Ukraine. The prime minister also promised to contact partner countries so that “fake” documents such as these would be declared invalid for use on their …

  • Kremlin publishes decree on simplified issuance of Russian passports to Ukrainians

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree regarding the simplified procedure for granting Russian citizenship and passports for migrants from the Crimea and the Donbas.

    According to the document published on the official Kremlin website, the simplified procedure will apply to Ukrainian citizens as well as their children, spouses and parents, and stateless persons who were born and permanently resided in the Crimea and Sevastopol, but left these territories before March 18, 2014. …