Contents tagged with Kremlin

  • Venezuelan Foreign Ministry announces Maduro's visit to Russia

    Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro will make an official visit to Russia soon, reports the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Venezuela on Twitter.

    "Soon the President Nicolás Maduro will sign new agreements in Russia for the benefit of the people," the report said.

    At the same time, the Venezuelan Foreign Ministry did not specify the dates of Maduro's visit to Russia, and also did not specify what agreements are mentioned.

    Commenting on this information, the Press …

  • Gazprom capitulates in gas dispute with Ukraine

    A gas dispute between Russia and Ukraine, which began with a record drop in prices in 2013 and translated into a reduction and later suspension of supply, will apparently finally end with Gazprom capitulating.

    The Russian gas monopoly is offering to negotiate a deal to resume the direct gas supply to Kyiv, and to extend the contract for transit to Europe that expires in 2019, said Gazprom CEO Alexey Miller.

    The gas prices will be lower, he promised: the cost of gas for the end consumer will …

  • Kremlin demands tax concessions for Rosneft in Venezuela

    Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has approved a proposal drafted by the Ministry of Energy to make amendments to the Russian-Venezuelan agreement to cooperate in several joint strategic projects. The Prime Minister advised the president to authorize the signing of the document. The text of the proposal was published on Russia’s legal information portal.

    The document proposes to add a provision on Moscow’s and Caracas’s obligation to create “favorable and undiscriminating conditions” and …

  • Chinese investors flee Russia

    China is continuing to reduce its investments in Russia, despite Russian officials’ attempts to bring the country’s economic policy back to the East, finanz.ru reports.

    By the end of 2018, China’s total direct investments in Russia had fallen by 24%, from $3.59 billion to $2.62 billion, according to statistics published by the Bank of Russia on 30 May.

    Over the year, Chinese investors withdrew another $969 million from the real sector of the economy. 80% of this amount, $774 million, resulted …

  • The Kremlin names conditions for Putin's meeting with Ukrainian President Zelensky

    The Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov said that Vladimir Putin's meeting with Volodymyr Zelensky in the Normandy format would be possible only when the specific conditions will be met, reports TASS news agency.

    Kremlin's representative noted that after the change of power in Ukraine, the discussion of the fact that the Minsk agreements have not been implemented resumed.

    Peskov stressed that it is necessary to discuss this, including at the highest level in the Normandy …

  • Kremlin perplexed as Putin’s ratings plummet

    The latest sociological studies have revealed a marked decline in the Russian population’s confidence in President Vladimir Putin. The results have come to the Presidential Administration’s attention, and the department is waiting for explanations from the sociologists, Interfax reports.

    Kremlin Spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said that he would like to know how Putin’s confidence level can decline while at the same time his electoral rating has improved.

    “We are waiting for some kind of analysis …

  • Kremlin: Russia warned Iran against withdrawing from nuclear non-proliferation treaty

    Russia warned Tehran against withdrawing from the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, said Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergei Ryabkov in an interview with Rossiyskaya Gazeta following talks in Tehran about the nuclear deal.

    “We also warned Iran not to withdraw from the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons which would be a certain step towards destabilization,” he said. “It would undermine the foundation of the international nuclear non-proliferation system.” …

  • Survey: economists not convinced by Kremlin’s predicted ‘surge’ in Russian economy

    The miraculous economic “surge” that the Russian government predicts will start in the 2020s and bring Russia into the world’s top 5 economies remains a chimera in the eyes of most economists, finanz.ru writes.

    A survey of professional economic forecasters conducted by the Moscow-based Higher School of Economics at the end of April, involving 11 Russian and foreign investment banks, seven analysis centers, two institutes of the Russian Academy of Sciences and major corporations such as Lukoil …

  • Kremlin: Russia is working on a new generation guided missile

    Russia is intensively working on creating a new generation of Monolith aviation guided missiles. According to the deputy general director of the Tekhmash Concern (part of Rostec State Corporation) Alexander Kochkin, a prototype of this “product” may be ready in two or three years.

    “We will not disclose full information on the Monolith missile. This is a new generation aviation guided missile that will belong to the high-precision weapons class,” RIA Novosti quotes Kochkin.

    According to him, …

  • Kremlin: Trains will start to run ahead of time on the Crimean bridge

    Railway traffic on the Crimean bridge will open ahead of schedule — in August-September 2019, reports RIA Novosti, referring to the statement of the Minister of Transport of Russia Yevgeny Dietrich.

    "With regards to specific schedule, we will reach the object and consider the details related to the construction more specifically, and then we will announce how early we can finish the work," the Minister said.

    Earlier, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the railway part of the Crimean …