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Kremlin's annual earnings list outlines richest names in Russian government ... The Kremlin's annual list of Russian officials' earnings has provided an outline of the richest names in government, even as the true wealth of many ... However, no foreign properties feature on the list published by the Kremlin.
A pro-Kremlin political party's youth wing reportedly plans to form a battalion to dispel the "myth" that the streets are under the opposition's control. Opposition leader Alexei Navalny called on his supporters last week to take to the streets ahead of President Vladimir Putin's inauguration early next month.

MOSCOW, April 18./TASS/. Russia anticipates that the situation in Armenia will be developing within the framework of law, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Wednesday in reply to the question whether Moscow was keeping an eye on the protests in Yerevan. The spokesman reiterated that ...
"The current state of U.S. network devices - coupled with a Russian government campaign to exploit these devices - threatens the safety, security, and economic well-being of the United States," the alert stated. An email message seeking comment from the Russian Embassy in Washington, D.C., ... UK
There are Minsk agreements, and the issue of Donbas can be solved by common consensus only through the implementation of Minsk agreements, which is being torpedoed and blocked by the Ukrainian side," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told journalists, an UNIAN correspondent in Russia reports. Crimea

Moscow was forced to admit there had been a battle in which dozens had perished, but emphasized that the "Wagner" mercenary group they belonged to was unconnected to the Russian government. In fact, the Wagner group is believed to operate on instructions from the Russian government. "Most of ... Kremlin
BEIRUT (AP) -- The Latest on developments in Syria (all times local):. 6:20 p.m.. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called on the Syrian government to ensure international chemical weapons inspectors are able to work without restrictions. Earlier Tuesday, Syria's state news agency said inspectors from ... peace
"Chicks are counted in autumn," goes the more cautious, Russian version of "don't count your chickens before they're hatched." It's a proverb apt for just about any long-running event, and particularly appropriate when considering the future of Israel's relations with old-new regional power Russia in the face ... peace
It was the first time that government agencies had stated that the Kremlin was responsible for a cyberattack, and a NATO-affiliated cybersecurity researcher compared the landmark attribution to the #MeToo movement to Sky News, noting that speaking up and naming the perpetrator is the first step towards ... peace
MOSCOW, April 17. /TASS/. The Kremlin sees no reason why it should respond in any way to US and British allegations Russian hackers are about to launch an attack, because these statements have no proof to rely on, Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov told the media on Tuesday. Read also. peace
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke by phone with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday and discussed the situation around Syria and the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, the Kremlin said. Putin told Merkel that U.S.-led air strikes in Syria had violated international law and ... peace
On Monday, the U.S. and British governments accused the Kremlin of conducting a huge cyberattack on routers and other internet hardware around the world, with ... Response Team (US-CERT) that Russian government "cyber actors" have tried to infiltrate U.S. agencies and companies that deal with power, water, aviation, ... peace
The Russian government has drafted legislation that would make it illegal to urge people not to seek treatment for AIDS or to deny the existence of HIV, the virus that causes the disease. The Health Ministry submitted the draft amendments to the State Duma on April 16. The legislature is expected to begin ... peace
The Kremlin on Monday said it still hopes for dialogue with Washington despite US-led strikes on Syria last week. “We hope that, when our American colleagues solve their internal issues, some kind of communication will begin despite all the damage to (our) bilateral relations currently imposed by ... peace
But the Republican from Jonesboro said he's seen no evidence that Russian President Vladimir Putin wanted Donald Trump to win the election nor signs of collusion between the New York businessman's campaign and the Kremlin. Rather than arguing about the last election, Democrats and Republicans ... peace
In what is being perceived as a one-sided move, the Russian Ministry of Communications has set forth a new set of ICO regulations under which companies looking to facilitate token sale events will be obliged to guarantee that investors can sell back their tokens. The regulatory document which was posted ... peace

Reelected to a new term, Russian President Vladimir Putin is due to announce his ministerial lineup next month, but there are already signs that his long-time prime minister, Dmitry Medvedev, is being reined in amid maneuvering by Moscow's political clans, say analysts. One of Medvedev's oligarch allies, ... peace
Pro-Kremlin officials have cancelled mayoral elections in Russia's fourth-largest city Yekaterinburg, where the country's only independent mayor, a critic of Vladimir Putin, would have been up for re-election in September. On Tuesday, the legislature of the Sverdlovsk region, which is dominated by the ruling ... peace
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein told special counsel Robert Mueller in a classified August 2, 2017, memo that he should investigate allegations that President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort was "colluding with Russian government officials" to interfere in the 2016 ... peace
The Kremlin has been signaling it wants a high-profile summit between Putin and Trump, likely focused around arms control. Putin touted an arsenal of "invincible" new nuclear weapons in a speech at the beginning of March, calling on the U.S. to treat Moscow as an equal. After Trump and Putin spoke, the ... peace
MOSCOW, April 2. /TASS/. Russia will take retaliation measures in case of a shutdown of its trade mission in Britain, the Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Monday when asked a respective question. "Moscow is thoroughly analyzing every unfriendly step taken against the Russian Federation, and ... peace
MOSCOW, April 2. /TASS/. During a phone call with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, US President Donald Trump had proposed Washington DC as the venue for talks between the Russian and US heads of state, Kremlin Aide Yuri Ushakov said on Monday. "During a telephone conversation between ... peace
The revelation that investigators believe the poisoning likely had approval at the highest levels of the Russian government doubles down on accusations -- from the White House, among others -- that Russia is becoming increasingly brazen in its hostile acts on foreign governments, including its interference ... peace
The Kremlin said no planning discussions had been held on a proposed summit between Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump since the U.S. leader proposed the ... "Against the backdrop of these events, it's difficult to discuss the possibility of holding a summit," Kremlin aide Yuri Ushakov told a news briefing. peace
The Kremlin said on Friday it was studying a move by cable and digital TV providers in the United States to take Russia's RT TV channel off the air in Washington, saying the move looked like it was illegal and discriminatory. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told a conference call with reporters lawyers ... peace
MOSCOW, Russia – The Kremlin said Friday, March 30, it was not Russia that had unleashed a diplomatic war with the West following the mass expulsion of United States envoys in retaliation against coordinated moves by Britain and its allies over a spy poisoning. "Russia did not unleash any diplomatic ... peace
MOSCOW, March 30. /TASS/. US President Donald Trump did not speak in a March 20 telephone talk with Russian President Vladimir Putin about the US readiness to win the arms race, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Friday. The NBC TV Company reported on Thursday citing officials from the ... peace
But Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Friday during a regular call with reporters that Russia had been "forced" to expel the US diplomats and was "never ... After the Russian government announced the expulsion of US diplomats, US State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said that Moscow ... peace
(CNN) -- Russia was "forced" to expel US diplomats in retaliation for US actions but continues to want good relations, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said ... After the Russian government announced the expulsion of US diplomats, US State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said that Moscow ... peace
But none of them has anything on Russia's Ambassador to Australia, Grigory Logvinov, from now on to be known as the Kremlin's clown in Canberra. For 55 minutes and 21 seconds on Wednesday, Logvinov obfuscated, denied, misled and mocked his way through a blizzard of questions from the Canberra ... peace
Among the names on the list was that of Skripal, whom Karpichkov didn't know at the time but whose poisoning alongside his daughter, Yulia, on March 4 on British soil inflamed tensions between the Kremlin and the West and triggered international condemnation. The two are in a hospital in Britain, where ... peace
Among the names on the list was that of Skripal, whom Karpichkov didn't know at the time but whose poisoning alongside his daughter, Yulia, on March 4 on British soil inflamed tensions between the Kremlin and the West and triggered international condemnation. The two are in a hospital in Britain, where ... peace
Furious at what it described as an anti-Russian campaign orchestrated by Washington and London, the Kremlin exceeded an equivalent response to the United States and ordered the closing of the American Consulate in St. Petersburg, Russia's second-largest city. The consulate is bigger and far more ... peace
And this is exactly how the Russian government has cornered itself. It is an open secret that there are many closeted gays within the government and the Duma in particular. Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin is probably the most well-known among them. Last week, reports surfaced that the LDPR party ... peace
MOSCOW, March 28. /TASS/. Russia vehemently condemns the provocation put up by Pristina against Director of the Office for Kosovo and Metohija at the Government of the Republic of Serbia Marko Duric on March 25 in the town of Kosovo Mitrovica, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in a phone ... peace
Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting with local officials after visiting a memorial for the victims of a fire in a multi-story shopping center in the Siberian city of Kemerovo, about 3,000 kilometers (1,900 miles) east of Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, March 27, 2018. Putin flew to the city of Kemerovo ... peace
WASHINGTON — Amid growing criticism and sanctions over its alleged role in the poisoning of a former spy and his daughter, the Russian government is blaming others — including American businessman Bill Browder. But the news was no shock to him. “After the Russian government accused me of ... peace
Gerasimov also took a moment to denounce what he claimed were Western attempts to destabilize the Russian government through information and influence warfare and other subtle tactics. The charge may strike Western audiences as brazenly hypocritical given the Kremlin's on-going attempts to sow ... peace
Germany has given the go-ahead for a Russian gas pipeline despite the furore over Russia's chemical attack in the UK. The Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH) in Berlin said Russia could build the pipeline, called Nord Stream 2, on Tuesday (27 March), one day after Germany and other EU ... peace
Now to Moscow to hear about the Kremlin's reaction to the expulsion of more than a hundred of its diplomats from the U.S. and two dozen other countries. ... The Kremlin has vowed Putin will personally choose an appropriate response to the expulsions once he's had a chance to consider his options. peace
Kremlin: UK's accusations over Skripal poisoning 'border on banditry' ... accusations that Moscow was behind the poisoning of the former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal in England “border on banditry”, the Kremlin spokesman, Dmitry Peskov , was quoted as saying by RIA news agency on Sunday. peace
MOSCOW, March 22. /TASS/. The Kremlin counts on the elementary political logic and wisdom of European countries, if British Prime Minister Theresa May tries to persuade them to take measures against Russia over the so-called Skripal case. "Anyway, we do count on the elementary political logic and ... peace
More Russian diplomats face expulsion as Lithuania's president indicated today that she would follow Britain in dismantling the Kremlin's spy networks. Britain has been sharing information with EU allies on the 23 “undeclared intelligence officers” it threw out after the Salisbury poisoning. President ... peace
MOSCOW (AP) - The Kremlin has denounced British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson's statement comparing the World Cup in Russia to the Olympics hosted by Nazi Germany as "utterly disgusting." The tough response marks an escalating war of words between Moscow and London over the poisoning in ... peace
Mikhail Khodorkovsky was once Russia's richest man. But the former Yukos CEO spent ten years in jail for alleged tax evasion and theft, charges he claims were a political vendetta. He now lives in exile in London and is a fierce critic of President Vladimir Putin. In an interview with FRANCE 24, he reacted ... peace
Trump and Putin also discussed limiting the arms race and cooperation on combating terrorism, according to an Associated Press report based on a statement from the Russian government. The Kremlin said the two men also talked about a potential bilateral meeting between them, as well as the ongoing ... peace
When it came down to it, Theresa May's action against Russia fell short of the more aggressive measures some expected. The decision to expel some 23 embassy staff, introduce new anti-spy and anti-money laundering laws, and suspend high-level bilateral contact will certainly have irritated the Kremlin. peace
The measures announced by Theresa May yesterday in response to the chemical weapons attack in Salisbury are welcome and overdue. Many people, both inside and outside Parliament have been warning for years about the growing threat from Putin's criminal state. The truth is we have a generation of ... peace
Russia is preparing retaliatory measures against the U.K. over its decision to expel 23 Russian diplomats, the Kremlin said today, promising they would "not be long in coming." “They are being formulated in the foreign ministry and in other bodies,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters in a ... peace


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