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German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed preparations for the Normandy Four summit during a telephone conversation, reports RIA news agency, citing the spokesperson of the German Cabinet Steffen Seibert.
"The main topic of their talk was the preparations to hold the Normandy Four summit as soon as possible. Also, they discussed the situation in Syria and Libya, as well as ongoing negotiations on the continuation of gas transit through Ukraine," said …
Russia is continuing to tumble into the demographic abyss. Between January and August, the natural population loss accelerated by a further 30%, the Russian Federal State Statistics Service (Rosstat), announced on Thursday.
Over eight months, 994,300 people were born and 1.21 million died. Although mortality fell (by 33,700 people), the birth rate declined more than two and a half times faster (by 83,900 people).
Overall, the number of deaths exceeded the number of births by 20%. In 32 of …
Russian President Vladimir Putin has introduced a bill in the State Duma which would have Russia withdraw from the international agreements to establish and recognize the credentials of the UN War Crimes Commission.
According to the document, which was published in the database of the lower chamber of parliament, Russia intends to rescind its recognition of one of the additional protocols of the Fourth Geneva Convention of 1949, which regulates the protection of civilians during wartime. …
Russia’s Grom-2019 (“Thunder-2019”) strategic exercise conducted from October 15-17 in the Arctic can be described as “a rehearsal of all-out nuclear war” according to Alexander Golts, editor-in-chief of the Russian online magazine Yezhednevny Zhurnal (Daily Journal).
As reported previously by the Russian Defense Ministry, the exercise involved troops from all four of Russia’s military districts and its Northern Fleet. During the training maneuvers, the Russian military practiced “deploying …
During a meeting with business representatives of Russia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Russian President Vladimir Putin said that during his visit to UAE, Moscow and Abu Dhabi signed agreements for a total amount of $1.4 billion.
According to Putin, agreements involve a variety of projects, including projects in the field of digital technologies, telecommunications, logistics, transport, finances, banking, and energy.
The Russian President noted that the trade between Russia and the UAE …
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, King of Saudi Arabia, discussed the possibility of cooperating in the area of military technology, and intend to continue dialog, said Kremlin Spokesperson Dmitry Peskov.
When asked about the possibility of selling Russian S-400 aerial defense systems to Saudi Arabia, Peskov said that it is too early to say, but the two countries do have plans to develop their cooperation in military technology.
During the talks, the Russian …
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said that Turkey has no problems with Russia in connection with the operation launched by Ankara in Syria, reports RIA Novosti news agency.
"We have no problems with Russia, and we are in touch with Russian President Vladimir Putin," said Erdoğan at a meeting with Turkish media editors-in-chief in Istanbul on Sunday.
Erdoğan said that if there is any problem, he and Vladimir Putin have a phone conversation within 24 hours and then take the necessary …
Russia has been developing missile systems that fly in a flat trajectory at hypersonic speeds, and has also created other technologies that are unparalleled in the rest of the world, Russian President Vladimir Putin told RT, Al Arabiya and Sky News Arabia in an interview ahead of a visit to Saudi Arabia. A transcript of the interview was published on the official website of the Russian President.
“These are missile systems that fly in a straight trajectory at a hypersonic speed. No one has …
Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Russia is "calm," answering the question of how Moscow intends to respond to NATO exercises near Russian borders. According to Putin, Russia does not welcome "attempts to escalate" the tension at its border, but Moscow's reaction will be calm, reports the Kremlin's press service. During a meeting at the Council of Heads of the CIS courties in Ashgabat, Putin also said that Moscow will still speak with NATO on this issue.
Putin recalled that Russia …
Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Russia will start creating new medium-range weapons because the United States already has them, reports Interfax news agency.
"I sent a corresponding appeal to the leaders of many countries of the world, that we are not going to deploy medium-range missile systems if we have them. And now, of course, we will work on their development, because the Americans already have them," said Putin, speaking at the Council of the heads the CIS countries (former …