Contents tagged with Kremlin

  • Russia decides to classify information on companies in Crimea

    The Russian government decreed that access to the Unified State Register of Legal Entities (USRLE) can be restricted if the company is registered in Crimea or Sevastopol.

    Access to data from the USRLE can also be restricted if it contains information on companies’ branches or offices in the said regions.

    The information will also be treated as classified if the legal entity is under foreign sanctions or is related to the state defense order.

    Lawyers interviewed by BFM radio station observed …

  • Russia claims it prevented US cyber attacks on its infrastructure

    Russia has identified and suppressed US attempts to commit cyber attacks on infrastructure management systems, Russian news agencies RIA Novosti and TASS reported, citing an unnamed security source.

    A few days ago, the New York Times, citing unnamed government sources, reported that the United States had introduced potentially malicious computer code into the Russian power supply system in order to deploy its cyber-tools.

    According to the newspaper, President Donald Trump had no knowledge of …

  • Russian militray: US B-52 strategic bombers intercepted near Russia's borders

    Russian Ministry of Defense stated that Russian Su-27 fighter jets intercepted several strategic bombers of the US air force, which approaching Russian borders in the Black and Baltic sea, reports RIA Novosti News Agency.

    The military department of Russia noted that there had been no violations of the Russian border.

    It is not the first time that the American strategic bombers fly near Russian borders. In March, a strategic B-52 bomber flew over the Baltic sea. Russian Su-27 bomber …

  • Kremlin: Putin adopts wait-and-see approach with Ukrainian President Zelensky

    In an episode of the program “Moscow. Kremlin. Putin”, Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said that Putin has taken a wait-and-see attitude towards Ukraine’s new president, Volodymyr Zelensky, because it is not yet clear what his approach will be towards the essential items on the agenda, Interfax reports. In particular, it is unclear whether Ukraine will maintain its “hostile” stance toward Russia. The Kremlin would also like to understand the new president’s attitude to the Minsk Agreements. …

  • Kremlin: US representatives to attend security convention in Ufa, Russia

    Alexander Venediktov, Deputy Secretary of Russia’s Security Council, told Rossiyskaya Gazeta in an interview that a US representative will be present at the international session on security in Ufa.

    “In recent years, the Americans have not participated in our event. However, this year at the session in Ufa we expect to see them,” he said.

    Venediktov added that the attendance of one of the directors of the US National Security Council has been confirmed. He commented that this is a “ …

  • Russian media: Israel jamming Syrian aerial defense systems due to poor missile success rates

    The Russian site Avia.pro claims to have learned that the actual success rate of Israeli attacks on targets in Syria is only 30-40%.

    “In light of this, Israel has begun to jam the Syrian aerial defense systems, in order to somehow improve the effectiveness of the attacks,” the authors write, without specifying their sources.

    Israel has not actually commented on its use of electronic warfare systems in an attack on Syria’s Al-Harra province. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu alluded to …

  • Venezuelan Foreign Ministry announces Maduro's visit to Russia

    Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro will make an official visit to Russia soon, reports the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Venezuela on Twitter.

    "Soon the President Nicolás Maduro will sign new agreements in Russia for the benefit of the people," the report said.

    At the same time, the Venezuelan Foreign Ministry did not specify the dates of Maduro's visit to Russia, and also did not specify what agreements are mentioned.

    Commenting on this information, the Press …

  • Gazprom capitulates in gas dispute with Ukraine

    A gas dispute between Russia and Ukraine, which began with a record drop in prices in 2013 and translated into a reduction and later suspension of supply, will apparently finally end with Gazprom capitulating.

    The Russian gas monopoly is offering to negotiate a deal to resume the direct gas supply to Kyiv, and to extend the contract for transit to Europe that expires in 2019, said Gazprom CEO Alexey Miller.

    The gas prices will be lower, he promised: the cost of gas for the end consumer will …

  • Kremlin demands tax concessions for Rosneft in Venezuela

    Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has approved a proposal drafted by the Ministry of Energy to make amendments to the Russian-Venezuelan agreement to cooperate in several joint strategic projects. The Prime Minister advised the president to authorize the signing of the document. The text of the proposal was published on Russia’s legal information portal.

    The document proposes to add a provision on Moscow’s and Caracas’s obligation to create “favorable and undiscriminating conditions” and …

  • Chinese investors flee Russia

    China is continuing to reduce its investments in Russia, despite Russian officials’ attempts to bring the country’s economic policy back to the East, finanz.ru reports.

    By the end of 2018, China’s total direct investments in Russia had fallen by 24%, from $3.59 billion to $2.62 billion, according to statistics published by the Bank of Russia on 30 May.

    Over the year, Chinese investors withdrew another $969 million from the real sector of the economy. 80% of this amount, $774 million, resulted …