Name of Putin's daughter revealed
As reported by Reuters, Putin's daughter Katerina uses the last name of Tikhonova.Katerina's identity was revealed by Andrey Akimov, deputy chairman of Russia's Gazprombank.Reuters has also learned that earlier this year Katerina, 29, described herself as the “spouse” of Kirill Shamalov, son of Nikolai Shamalov, a longtime friend of Putin. Shamalov senior is a shareholder in Bank Rossiya, which U.S. officials have described as the personal bank of the Russian elite. Katerina and Kirill, 33, …
White House compares Putin with Stalin
While honoring victims of the Holodomor, a mass starvation in the 1930's Soviet Union, the White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest subtly compared Russia's Vladimir Putin with Soviet premier Josef Stalin.
"The Holodomor was inflicted on the people of Ukraine, a country who continues to experience massive political struggles today. The Ukrainian people face new threats to their territory and well-being, they have once again demonstrated their resolute commitment to human dignity," Earnest said. …
The founder of 'Russia Today' found dead in Washington
The Russian embassy in Washington has confirmed that the person found dead in the hotel room in the center of USA capital is indeed Michael Lesin. Lesin had been staying at Hotel Dupont when he was found Thursday, according to ABC News.From 1999 to 2004, Lesin served as Russia's Minister of Press, Television and Radio, and also a media advisor to the Russian President.From 2013 to 2014 Lesin was the head of the media holding "Gazprom-Media," the state-controlled media giant.Lesin is credited …
Russian officials admit: Oil prices are set in the USA.
The president of the Russian oil producer,“Rosneft”, Igor Sechin, stated that shale oil production affects the structure of the world oil production and the flow of exports. “The decline in the oil prices is caused by the increase in the production of shale oil. Thus, the determination of the oil prices that was previously done by OPEC countries has moved to the USA, one of the biggest shale oil producers. This market has become the most important global regulator.” – Said Sechin.
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Foreign ministers meet in Berlin on Ukraine crisis
The foreign ministers of Germany, France, Russia and Ukraine met Friday in Berlin to further discuss steps required to end the conflict in east Ukraine.Germany‘s Frank-Walter Steinmeier said: "We can be glad that the ceasefire regime has been observed to a certain extent." He said " the progress has been made, but some serious challenges" remained, including organizing fair local elections in separatist-held areas.
Also in attendance at the Villa Borsig, in north-west Berlin were France's …