• Putin promises German businessmen to continue gas transit through Ukraine

    During the meeting with top German managers in Sochi on December 6, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the launch of a new gas pipeline does not mean that Russia will stop gas transit through Ukraine.

    Representatives of the German business insisted on maintaining the transit of Russian gas through Ukraine. "Time is running out. It is important to maintain gas transit through Ukraine because this will ensure long-term and reliable supplies of Russian gas to Europe. Considering the …

  • Kremlin promises to respond to new US sanctions against Russia

    Russia will respond to the US sanctions imposed against eleven Russian citizens, and six Russian companies, reports the press service of the Russian Foreign Ministry. The reason for sanctions was Washington's accusation of cyber fraud.

    The Russian Foreign Ministry pointed to the "politicization" of the US claims. Diplomats note that if Washington's representatives had "real evidence," they would have appealed to the Russian side to conduct an audit. According to the Foreign Ministry, no such …

  • Russia halts modifications at Iranian centrifuge after Tehran decides to start enriching uranium there

    The Russian state corporation Rosatom has stopped working on a project to modify two cascades of gas centrifuges for the production of stable medical isotopes at an Iranian facility in Fordow.

    The subsidiary of Rosatom, TVEL Fuel Company,  explained that the response was prompted by Tehran’s decision to start enriching uranium at the facility, now that Iran has reduced its compliance with the nuclear deal.

    “The enrichment of uranium and the production of stable isotopes cannot be carried out …

  • Russia asks France for shale oil technology

    Russia plans to get French companies to help develop the Bazhenov Formation – one of the largest shale oil fields in the world.

    On Thursday, Natalya Komarova, Governor of the Russian federal subject Yugra, and Didier Houssin, President of the French Renewable Energy Institute, signed a memorandum of cooperation in the area of oil extraction, including hard-to-recover oil reserves. The meeting took place in Paris during an official visit by the Russian governor to the French capital, TASS …

  • Putin claims Zircon hypersonic missiles are important for strategic stability

    Russia’s hypersonic Zircon missile is important for maintaining strategic stability, said Russian President Vladimir Putin at a meeting on the development of the country’s navy, reports RBC news agency.

    “This weapon is becoming extremely important for maintaining strategic stability, as well as the destroyers and universal landing ships,” the Russian leader remarked.

    According to the president, the rate at which the combat capabilities of the Russian Navy grow will determine whether or not …