Contents tagged with Kremlin

  • Kremlin considers classifying data on the state of Russian economy

    The record-breaking collapse of the Russian economy since the 1990s instead of the promised "breakthrough" to growth rates caused "cognitive dissonance" among Russian officials, who began to look for ways to hide uncomfortable figures from the public.

    Reuters reports, citing sources familiar with the situation, that a number of government officials from the team of Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin proposed to classify the economic statistics for April, when the country closed stores, …

  • Kremlin bans import of cheap gasoline to Russia

    Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin signed a decree imposing a temporary ban on the import of fuel into Russia, reports finanz.ru.

    According to the document published on the website of the Russian government, gasoline, diesel fuel, aviation kerosene, ship fuel and gasoil will be prohibited from being imported until October 1.

    Until 15 July, the Russian Government has the right to change the duration of the restrictions, both by extending it and by lifting it earlier.

    Russian authorities …

  • 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 …

  • Kremlin: U.S. is trying to destabilize Russia

    The U.S. is trying to destabilize the situation in Russia by spreading misinformation about the situation with COVID-19 pandemic in Russia and Putin’s falling public support, stated the chairman of the Russian State Duma Vyacheslav Volodin.

    "The purpose of all these planned attacks is obvious - to destroy Russia. We must prevent this from happening," he said.

    Volodin noted that the purpose of the U.S. attacks is to discredit the Russian president, the main institutions of power and key …

  • Kremlin ‘dissatisfied’ that Kyiv is trying to ‘squeeze’ DPR and LPR representative out of Donbas talks

    Boris Gryzlov, Russia's representative at the talks of the Trilateral Contact Group (TCG) on the settlement of the conflict in the Donbass, said that Ukrainian representatives refuse to negotiate with members of the so-called Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics (DPR and LPR),reports TASS.

    According to Gryzlov, the May 14 video conference of TCG was on the verge of failure because of such a position of the Ukrainian side. In particular, he said, the situation on Wednesday escalated at the …

  • Russia urges U.S. to resume joint space exploration

    “The Russian Foreign Ministry has noted the media reports that U.S. President Donald Trump allegedly has no plans to involve Russia in discussing plans for joint development of the Moon,” said Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov.

    "Of course, we have noted these messages. They are perceived by us as a reflection of the well-known U.S. line on asserting its superiority in space and formulating such approaches to the space resource exploration, which, by and large, serve only the …

  • Kremlin: U.S. refuses to extend last nuclear weapons treaty with Russia

    The global nuclear weapons control system, created by the United States and the Soviet Union at the end of the Cold War, is steadily heading for collapse.

    Following the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF), the last agreement remaining from the 1970-1980 disarmament period, the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START I), may go to the dustbin of history.

    Jimmy Carter and Leonid Brezhnev, who signed the SALT II (Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty) in June 1979, agreed to limit the …

  • Russia sends the U.S. a bill for COVID-19 aid

    Washington received a bill from Moscow for medical and protective equipment delivered by Russia in April as "humanitarian aid." The U.S. must pay about $660,000, reports the Russian service of BBC.

    Earlier, the Kremlin claimed that it was a solely "humanitarian assistance," and Donald Trump publicly welcomed the Russian initiative: "It was a very nice gesture on behalf of President Putin and I could have said 'no, thank you' or I could have said 'thank you.' And it was a large plane of very …

  • Russia allocates new aid to Africa

    The Russian government will allocate $10 million from the federal budget to help African countries that are facing the threat of famine due to the locust invasion.

    The funds will go to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization in the form of a voluntary target contribution from the Russian Federation, according to the decree of April 24 which has been published on Kremlin’s website

    Kenya, Uganda and Ethiopia will each receive $3 million and $1 million will be allocated to South Sudan.

    The …

  • Kremlin: Russia will not reopen its borders this year

    The opening of Russia's borders is not expected this year, said Federation Council Speaker Valentina Matviyenko said on Rossiya 24 TV channel.

    According to her, Russians should not plan any foreign trips for at least the next year. "In recent years, our citizens have been traveling a lot, both abroad and within the country. One year is not a tragedy, is it? No foreign trips should be planned for this year, because not only Russia, but other countries will not fully remove restrictions very …