Contents tagged with Kremlin

  • Peskov: The Kremlin has begun using Katyusha system to monitor media and social networks

    The Kremlin has begun using the Katyusha system to monitor media and social networks, Vedomosti daily reported.

    The system, which is owned by a company called M 13, was brought in to manage the government’s press service. The contract amount for the remainder of the year to use the Katyusha system is 79 million rubles.

    "It allows you to monitor the status of the information field in a wide range of topics in real-time, to assess the nature and extent of dissemination of information with high …

  • The Kremlin: Trump saying he might recognize Russian-Crimea is only campaign rhetoric

    Any conclusions drawn from the statement can be attributed to campaign rhetoric.

    Through the President of Russia’s press secretary, Dmitry Peskov, the Kremlin reported that the statement made by the US Republican Party's presidential candidate, Donald Trump, concerning the possible recognition of Crimea as part of Russia, will not change Russia’s attitude towards him, RIA Novosti reports.

    According to Peskov, Trump’s statement was a case of campaign rhetoric.

    “We know perfectly well that …

  • Expert: The Kremlin could organize a new information leak before US presidential elections

    Donald Trump’s policies regarding Russia, if he were to be elected President of the United States, coincide with the Kremlin’s vision, where Europe is divided and dependent on Russia. Therefore, one can expect Moscow’s continued interference in the presidential campaign and new attempts to influence the presidential campaign in the United States may be taken before Election Day this November, Jeffrey Gedmin says.

    In an interview with the Georgian Voice of America, the Senior Fellow of the …

  • Kremlin responds to Poroshenko's offer to exchange prisoners for Savchenko

    The Press Spokesman for the President of Russia, Dmitry Peskov, has responded to Ukrainian President, Petro Poroshenko, with regard to the release of Nadiya Savchenko. RBC reported that Poroshenko has officially stated his readiness to exchange Savchenko for Russian prisoners.

    “We have noted President Poroshenko’s statements regarding Savchenko. I am not ready to say more. I can however state that we have recorded the statements of Savchenko’s lawyer, Mark Feygin. He has said that the …

  • New Monument Could Remove the Kremlin from UNESCO List

    The Commission of UNESCO experts may consider removing the Kremlin from the list of UNESCO World Heritage sites. Der Tagesspiegel reported on January 19th that such a decision was prompted by the plans of Russian authorities to construct a 24-meter monument to Grand Duke Vladimirat on Borovitskaya Square near Kremlin. The Grand Duke was a historical figure who chose Orthodox Christianity as the state religion of Kievan Rus.

    According to UNESCO experts, the monument, rising high above the …

  • Russia Prepared To Reduce Sanctions Against Turkey To Complete World Cup Projects

    The Kremlin is ready to reduce sanctions against Turkish construction companies in order to complete construction projects for the World Cup Championship that is to be held in the Russian Federation in 2018. The reduction of sanctions can affect about 30 Turkish construction companies. According to Kommersant, the total cost of these works is estimated at 60 billion rubles (approximately $784 million).

    Moreover, developers can be allowed to stay in Russia under the condition that they will …

  • Over 700 tons of imported food destroyed in Russia.

    As reported by the Russian Federal Service for Veterinary And Phytosanitary Surveillance on Monday, over 700 tons of sanctioned food has been destroyed in Russia since early August when President Putin's decree on special economic measures came into effect.According to the agency, as of September 27, over 676 tons of contraband food has been detained, including 318 tons of food of animal origin.The first batch of products were destroyed on 6 August. Many politicians and public figures have …