Contents tagged with UK

  • Kremlin promises to respond to Britain's Magnitsky case sanctions

    Russia will respond to Britain's sanctions in connection with the Magnitsky case, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said at a briefing on Tuesday.

    According to him, Moscow "can only regret" London's decision to list 25 Russians, including the head of the Russian Investigative Committee, Alexander Bastrykin, former Deputy Prosecutor General Viktor Grin, as well as employees of the Russian Interior Ministry, the Federal Penitentiary Service and the judiciary, who Britain considers responsible for …

  • Britain imposes sanctions against 25 Russian top officials

    The UK has announced new personal sanctions against 25 Russians accused of human rights violations in connection with the "Magnitsky case", as stated in a document published by the British Government.

    The chairman of the Russian Investigative Committee Alexander Bastrykin, Deputy Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation Viktor Grin, former deputy head of the Russian Interior Ministry Alexei Anichin, judges, investigators, employees of the Russian Interior Ministry came under sanctions. …

  • Kremlin claims that 123 fugitive oligarchs want to return to Russia

    123 businessmen, against whom criminal cases were initiated at different times, are willing to return to Russia, reports TASS, referring to the report of Boris Titov, the commissioner for the protection of the rights of entrepreneurs under the Russian president.

    "The commissioner was approached by entrepreneurs who had previously carried out business activities in the Russian Federation, but were forced to leave the Russian Federation due to the circumstances related to the criminal …

  • Russian embassy refuses to recognize massive debt to London

    The Russian Embassy in the UK is unwilling to recognize a £5.7 million debt to the London authorities for driving in the city center, TASS reports.

    In a comment, the embassy states that the Vienna Convention exempts diplomatic missions from paying “taxes, duties and levies, personal and property-related, state, regional and municipal”.

    The diplomatic mission believes that the congestion fee “is by its very nature a tax”.

    According to the Russian embassy’s representatives, the British …

  • Russia to suspend automatic exchange of financial information with UK

    Russia is adopting countermeasures to London’s decision to discontinue the automatic transmission of financial information to Moscow as part of an agreement under the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

    In response to London’s decision, Moscow will do likewise. On Thursday, September 19, a document was published on the draft regulations portal stating that the UK, as well as the islands of Man, Guernsey and Jersey over which it has sovereignty, will be excluded from …

  • Elizabeth II found to own four elite apartments in Moscow

    Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom owns elite property in the center of Moscow worth at least $9 million, Baza news outlet reports.

    The British monarch owns four apartments in building number 10 on 1st Obydensky Lane. These are some of the most elite residences in the Russian capital, boasting a view of the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, the Kremlin and the Moskva River.

    According to the official property register, at least four of the apartments in the complex belong to the British …

  • Russia warns British media of repercussions if RT news agency is penalized in the UK

    The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has warned the British media working in Russia about the potential response after the Russian state channel RT (former Russia Today) was fined in the UK for bias, reports Radio Liberty.

    "Once again, we are witnessing how the British authorities are trying to limit the activities of the Russian media in the country, using financial leverage that fits into the anti-Russian campaign in the UK. We consider Ofcom's (Office of Communications) decision an act …

  • Kremlin demands explanation why UK special forces have been tasked with countering Russian special operations

    The British ministries of defense and foreign affairs must explain publicly the reports in the British media that the UK special forces have been retasked with countering Russian special operations, said the spokesperson of the Russian Embassy in the UK.

    “As far as we understand, these are still drafts that will be presented for approval by the political leadership. We would like to hope that the relevant politicians will not allow the soldiers and special forces to implement their dangerous …

  • Ukrainian President: Russia will be forced to consent to UN peacekeepers in Donbas

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is confident that Russia will be forced to support the deployment of an international UN peacekeeping contingent in the Donbas and to withdraw its own divisions from the occupied regions of Ukraine’s Donetsk and Luhansk provinces.

    “The UN peacekeepers, when they come into the Donbas, will force Russia’s occupation forces out of the Ukrainian territories, disarm the illegal armed formations, and ensure the withdrawal of the heavy weaponry and safety for the …

  • Russia alarmed by Prince Harry's participation in Norway military drills

    The British royal family is being drawn into the anti-Russian campaign of the country’s leaders, the Russian Embassy in London commented. The Russian representation was displeased to learn of Prince Harry’s intention to take part in the upcoming military drills in Norway, TASS reports.

    The Russian diplomats see the drills as anti-Russian, and feel that the reports in local tabloids about the prince’s plans are part of British politicians’ campaign against Russia. The Russians are also of the …