Contents tagged with Russia

  • 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. …

  • Putin's nephew becomes head of Russian Anti-Corruption Party

    President Vladimir Putin's nephew Roman Putin has become the head of the People Against Corruption party. The decision was made at the party congress, RIA Novosti reports.

    Roman Putin was elected by secret ballot. "To consider Roman Igorevich Putin elected as chairman and leader of the all-Russian political party "People Against Corruption" for a period of five years," said party chairman Grigory Anisimov after the voiting.

    As a priority task of the party Roman Putin named participation in …

  • Russia and Iran on collision course in Syria

    A large Russian military column entered the Syrian province of Deir ez-Zor. These were rather three columns that came from different places. The Arabic-language Saudi newspaper Asharq Al-Awsat reported, citing sources in Deir ez-Zor, that about 90 military vehicles, including large trucks, entered al-Tala’i military camp. This is the first time that a military convoy of this size has passed through the city of Deir ez-Zor.

    This "invasion" takes place amid the clashes between pro-Iranian …

  • Kadyrov’s critic assassinated in Austria

    A 43-year-old Russian asylum seeker was shot dead in the Austrian city of Gerasdorf on Saturday, July 4.

    Austrian news outlet OE24 writes that the man was shot in the head. The incident took place near one of the city's shopping centers.

    Gerasdorf is located 20 km from Vienna.

    Austrian special forces detained a suspect in Linz, he is also a Russian citizen. The man did not resist arrest.

    Austrian radio station ORF reported that both Russians were probably from Chechnya.

    According to Kavkaz. …

  • Putin announces overhaul of Russian legislation

    Amendments to the Russian Constitution, approved at the popular vote, come into force, announced on Friday, July 3, Russian President Vladimir Putin.

    According to the decree signed by Putin and posted on the website of legal information, Russia will start living under the new Basic Law from July 4.

    The Russian Federal Security Service ((FSB) is tasked with ensuring that the amended Constitution is published on the pravo.gov.ru website, the document reads.

    The amendments come into force " …

  • Russia demands that Kyiv show changes to Ukrainian Constitution on Donbas special status

    At the Normandy talks, Russia insists on adopting a legal definition of the status of the Donbas and wants to see the draft amendment to the Constitution of Ukraine, reports the German publication Der Spiegel, citing unofficial working documents of the Russian delegation.

    According to the documents, the Russian side demands that Ukraine submit a draft amendment to the Constitution by July 6. It must determine the status of the so-called Luhansk and Donetsk People’s Republics in the state …

  • Russia to deploy military communications and intelligence systems in space

    In 2022, Russia plans to begin the deployment of a next-generation satellite communications system in space, which will allow global control of the planet's surface, stated in an interview with the newspaper Red Star Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Air and Space Forces Colonel-General Sergey Surovikin.

    According to Surovikin, the program will be carried out as part of the creation of the Unified Space System. The deployment of an orbiting space reconnaissance system will begin in 2023 …

  • France sees no progress in relations with Russia

    France's attempts to build new relations with Russia and return it to the ranks of leading industrialized countries have not yet yielded results, said French Defense Minister Florence Parly.

    French President Emmanuel Macron believes that pushing Russia away is a "big strategic mistake" and wants to enlist Moscow's help in resolving various crises in the world, while reducing the level of mistrust between Russia, NATO and the EU.

    In September, Macron sent defense and foreign ministers to …

  • U.S. General Hodges: Ukraine Syria and Libya are one theater of war for Russia

    Russia could provoke another migration crisis in Europe - about a million refugees can be transferred from Libya to the European continent, said in an interview with the Ukrainian news outlet LB.ua Lieutenant General, former commander of the U.S. Armed Forces in Europe Ben Hodges.

    "If we do nothing to disrupt or limit their actions in Libya, we will get an additional million refugees from Libya to Europe. Just as we received more than three million refugees from Syria in Turkey and in European …