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A new round of Russian-Japanese peace treaty negotiations has come to nothing. Since the end of World War II, a peace treaty between Japan and Russia, as the legal successor to the Soviet Union, has still not been signed. A declaration that the state of war between the counties has ended was signed in 1956.
Until now, Japan has demanded that Russia return the southern islands of the Kuril chain – Iturup, Kunashir, Shikotan and Habomai. In negotiations on 14 July, Russia refused to even discuss …
Russian news agency RIA Novosti, reported, with reference to a "military-diplomatic source," that the US and British special services reportedly "prepare misinformation attack against the Russian President Vladimir Putin and his entourage in the leadership of the Ministry of Defense." It is alleged that this information will be used to justify new sanctions against Russia.
According to the source of the agency, experts of the American and British intelligence services "prepare fake …
The Prosecutor General's office of Russia recognized the Canadian non-governmental organization Ukrainian World Congress as undesirable. The statement of the Prosecutor General notes that the activities of the organization pose a threat to the foundations of the constitutional system, as well as the security of Russia.
Ukrainian World Congress was established in 1967 in the USA. Now the headquarters of the organization is in Toronto. The website of the organization says that the Ukrainian …
On July 11 the press services of Russian and Ukrainian Presidents reported that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and Russian President Vladimir Putin had their first telephone conversation. The Kremlin said that the conversation took place at the initiative of Kyiv.
According to the press service of Ukrainian President Zelensky, the primary issue of the conversation was the release of Ukrainian sailors detained by Russia during the attack in the Kerch Strait in November 2018. Another …
The Belarusian government is concluding negotiations to borrow $600 million from China, announced Belarusian Deputy Finance Minister Andrei Belkovets.
“Initially we were counting on a loan from the Russian Federation,” Belkovets noted, while talking at the Fitch conference in Minsk. The loan would have been roughly the same amount - $630 million.
But the money was tied up. On April 1, after several rounds of intergovernmental talks following President Lukashenko’s visit to the Kremlin bearing …
Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke against the imposition of sanctions against Georgia, which were proposed by Russian parliamentarians, reports Interfax news agency.
"To fully restore our relations, I wouldn't do anything to complicate them. Speaking about various kinds of sanctions against Georgia - I wouldn't impose them out of respect for the Georgian people," Putin said.
He also spoke against the initiation of the criminal process against Georgian journalist George Gabunia, who …
Georgi Gabunia, a Georgian presenter from the Rustavi-2 TV channel, has been suspended from work after he let off a tirade of insults against Russian President Vladimir Putin in an uncensored TV broadcast, Meduza reports, citing a statement by the TV company.
Gabunia has been suspended for two months from participating in any programs for Rustavi-2, especially the Postscriptum program.
On the night of 7 July, Rustavi-2 went off air after Gabunia made highly offensive remarks about Putin and …
The submersible in which a fire recently claimed 14 Russian lives may be designed to damage underwater internet cables, the Russian media reports.
Vladimir Putin, president of the aggressor state, has described the incident as a “major loss”, but Moscow has been unwilling to divulge any details about the vessel or its purposes, which has aroused considerable suspicion.
Citing their own sources, the Russian news outlets RBC and Novaya Gazeta claim that the incident took place on the AS-12 …
At a press conference after the meeting with Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte in Rome, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Russia hopes that the new EU leadership will be interested in restoring full-fledged relations with Moscow.
"About the assessment of Ursula Von der Leyen (the candidate for the post of the European Commission President) ... We do not know how she will present herself," he said as quoted by RBC news agency.
"We have been used to the fact that Russia should take …
On Wednesday, July 3, Russia officially withdrew from the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty. Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree that makes it the president’s prerogative to decide whether to resume participation in the agreement. The law was passed by Russia’s State Duma on 18 June and ratified by the Federation Council on 26 June.
The INF treaty was signed by the US and USSR in 1987, and sought to eliminate an entire class of missiles. The document prohibits the …