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MOSCOW, April 24. /TASS/. Moscow expects the presidential election in Venezuela to be held peacefully and without interference and outside pressure, the Russian Foreign Ministry said following meeting between Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov and Tibisay Lucena, the President ...
SOCHI, April 25. /TASS/. The use of military force by some countries bypassing the United Nations Security Council plays into the hands of terrorists and extremists, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday. "Some members of the international community have been increasingly trying to ...

MOSCOW, April 24. /TASS/. Russia will be ready to return to the Russian-US Plutonium Management and Disposition Agreement only after Washington repairs the damage done to bilateral relations, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday. "We confirm our readiness to return to implementation of ...
MOSCOW, April 25. /TASS/. The so-called missile shield gives the United States a wrong feeling of impunity and pushes it to dangerous steps, the Russian foreign ministry said on Tuesday, commenting on the US State Department's 2017 Compliance Report. Read also. Russian President Vladimir ...
NEW YORK, April 25. /TASS/. Diplomats from the Russian Consulate General in Seattle are leaving the city on Tuesday, Senior Consul Khalit Aisin has told TASS. "We are now leaving the premises of the consul general's residence, which is Russia's diplomatic property and which we had to leave by ...
MOSCOW, April 25. /TASS/. Russia considers the events in Armenia, where the opposition is continuing protests, as the country's domestic affair and expects that the situation there will be solved soon based on a consensus decision, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Wednesday.

LONDON, April 25. /TASS/. The United Kingdom persistently rejects Russia's requests on information concerning the investigation into Russian businessman Nikolai Glushkov's murder case, the Russian Embassy in London said on Wednesday. "Numerous attempts of the Embassy to obtain ...
BRUSSELS, April 25. /TASS/. The European Union has made a mistake refusing to invite Damascus to attend a UN-EU donor conference in Brussels, Russia's Permanent Representative to the EU Vladimir Chizhov said upon arrival at the event. Read ...
MOSCOW, April 25. /TASS/. The Kremlin is in favor of preserving the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on Iran's nuclear program, since it is hardly possible to repeat the meticulous work done while preparing it. "We are in favor of preserving the JCPOA in its present form. We also believe there ... Iran
The Russian Studies Program at Yale will host a conference titled "Regime Evolution, Institutional Change, and Social Transformation in Russia: Lessons for Political Science" on Friday-Saturday, April 27-28. The conference will feature Russian, European, and North American scholars who will ...
MOSCOW, March 22./TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin and permanent members of the national Security Council have discussed national security issues and Russian-British relations in the wake of London's unfriendly actions, as well as the situation in Syria and some domestic issues, Kremlin ...
MOSCOW, March 22. /TASS/. Russia and Moldova don't employ in full the potentials of bilateral relations, which need to get a boost, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Thursday after Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin visited Chisinau on March 20-22. Read also. Moldovan President Igor Dodon ...
MOSCOW, March 22. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras have held a telephone conversation, discussing the situation concerning London's baseless accusations against Moscow in relation to the Salisbury incident, the Kremlin press service said in a ...
HANOI, March 23. /TASS/. Moscow still sees no facts proving its role in the poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal in Salisbury, England, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Friday. Read also. British PM ignores TASS question about evidence against Russia in Skripal case.
HANOI, March 23. /TASS/. Russia's top diplomat Sergey Lavrov will hold talks with his Vietnamese counterpart Pham Binh Minh in Hanoi on Friday. Heads of foreign ministries of the two countries are expected to discuss pressing issues of the bilateral agenda and global topics of mutual interest at the ...
MOSCOW, March 23. /TASS/. Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov voiced regret over the European Union's decision to recall its Ambassador to Russia Markus Ederer for consultations. "In regard to the decision [on recalling the ambassador], certainly we regret that again, with the term "highly likely" used, ...
MOSCOW, March 23. /TASS/. Moldova's Ambassador to Russia Andrei Neguta returned to Moscow on Friday, the republic's diplomatic mission told TASS. "He came back with a particular instruction from the Moldovan leadership to step up work on enhancing bilateral relations," the Embassy said.

MOSCOW, March 23. /TASS/. Incumbent Russian President Vladimir Putin was re-elected in the March 18 vote winning 76.69%, and the Communist Party's candidate Pavel Grudinin clinched 11.77%, a draft resolution of the Central Election Commission due to be adopted at a session on Friday said.
HANOI, March 23. /TASS/. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov believes that US President Donald Trump is set to normalize relations with Russia in spite of everything. Read also. Putin, Trump agree arms race would be undesirable · Trump congratulates Putin on winning presidential election.
Adm. Mike Rogers recently testified, “President Putin has clearly come to the conclusion that there's little price to pay” for Russia's influence operations, and that “what we have done hasn't been enough.” And the senior U.S. military officer in Europe, Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti, later added, “Russia aggressively ...
MOSCOW, March 1. /TASS/. The issue of Russia's withdrawal from the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) is not on the table, but the decisions of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) may raise questions regarding legitimacy, State Duma Vice Speaker Pyotr Tolstoy said on Thursday, ...
MOSCOW, March 1. /TASS/. Presidential candidates Sergei Baburin of the Russian All-People's Union and TV journalist Ksenia Sobchak from the Civil Initiative party were the best at the first Russian presidential TV debate on Wednesday, political expert Vyacheslav Smirnov said on Thursday, adding, ...
MOSCOW, March 1. /TASS/. The aftermath of the Arab Spring (revolutionary rallies at the end of 2010, which resulted in the regime change in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya and Yemen, as well as triggered a conflict in Syria) continue to affect Christians in the region, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail ...
WASHINGTON, March 2. /TASS/. Washington has wrecked cybersecurity consultations with Moscow, Russian ambassador to the US Anatoly Antonov told TASS Thursday, adding that as a result Moscow has found it impossible to organize a new round of talks on strategic stability. Read also ...
NEW YORK, March 2. /TASS/. All tests of Russia's state-of-the-art strategic arms systems, which are being created in response to Washington's withdrawal from the Anti-Ballistic Missile (ABM) Treaty, were successful, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in an interview with NBC News. "All of those tests ...
WASHINGTON, March 2. /TASS/. Claims made by representatives of the US administration about the intention to hold Moscow responsible for chemical weapons being allegedly employed by Damascus demonstrate a cynical attitude, Russia's embassy in the United States said in a statement on Thursday.
UNITED NATIONS, February 28. /TASS/. Russia has urged the US-led coalition to let UN officials visit the Syrian city of Raqqa and to transfer the areas the coalition controls now over to the care of the Syrian government, the Russian Ambassador to the UN, Vassily Nebenzya said on Wednesday at a ...
GENEVA, February 28. /TASS/. The major problem the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) is attempts to politicize its work, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said at the high-level segment of the council's 37th session on Wednesday. Read also. Lyudmila Alexeyeva ...
BUENOS AIRES, March 1. /TASS/. The Russian Embassy in Argentina sees no link between the discovery of suitcases with cocaine on the premises of the Russian embassy and the detention of a Russian citizen in possession of drugs in a Buenos Aires airport, the embassy said in a statement. Read also.
"Dear humanists, let me ask you once again: where were you when US aviation razed Raqqa to the ground?" he asked. Share. 1 pages in this article. UN, March 1. /TASS/. Russia's permanent representative at the UN, Vasily Nebenzya, on Wednesday told Western countries not to "lecture Russia on ...
MOSCOW, February 1. /TASS/. Russia confirms high-level talks with the European Union in Brussels on February 8, the Foreign Ministry said on Thursday after a meeting between Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Oleg Syromolotov with the EU's Ambassador to Russia Markus Ederer. Read also ...
MINSK, February 1. /TASS/. Members of the Contact Group on resolving the situation in eastern Ukraine has pointed to the decreasing number of ceasefire violations along the line of contact, Russia's Representative to the Contact Group Boris Grlyzlov told reporters following the Group's meeting in the ...
WASHINGTON, February 1. /TASS/. The US authorities continue to violate the inviolability of Russia's diplomatic property, the Russian embassy in the US said in a statement. Read also. Consulate-General of Russia in San Francisco ...
MOSCOW, February 1. /TASS/. The US has killed the Russian-drafted resolution stipulating the setup of a new mechanism to look into the chemical weapons incidents in Syria, Russia's Permanent Mission to the UN said on Twitter. .@USUN deliberately omits that they came last to kill our #UNSC resolution ...
MOSCOW, February 1. /TASS/. Washington's unpredictability regarding anti-Russian sanctions forces Moscow to 'be constantly on guard,' Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Thursday. "To our deep regret, we have to deal with quite an unpredictable partner: the US can do it [make a decision on ...
MOSCOW, February 1. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed an order to appoint Gennady Gatilov a permanent representative of the Russian Federation to the United Nations office and other international organizations in Geneva, and by another order he relieved Alexei Borodavkin of this ...
MOSCOW, February 1. /TASS/. Russia expects that the results of the Syrian National Dialogue Congress that was held in Sochi will help UN Secretary-General's Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura galvanize work of the Geneva process, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said at Thursday's ...
MOSCOW, February 1. /TASS/. Russia confirms its readiness to receive observers from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe at the March presidential election and all issues have been agreed, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Thursday after talks with his Italian ...
The Kremlin says Monday's publication of the U.S. list of Russian officials and businessmen as part of a sanctions law shows that the United States views the entire Russian government as enemies. The Trump administration late Monday released a long-awaited list of 114 Russian politicians and 96 ...
MOSCOW, January 30. /TASS/. The so-called Kremlin report looks like a Kremlin phone book copied and pasted by US secret services, the chairman of the Federation Council's international affairs committee, Konstantin Kosachyov, said on Tuesday. "The first impression of the list the Secretary of the ...
SOCHI, January 30. /TASS/. The Syrian National Dialogue Congress in Sochi provides an opportunity to meet the Syrians' aspirations to end the war and fully eradicate terrorism, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in his message to the participants in the forum read out by Russian Foreign Minister ...
MOSCOW, January 30. /TASS/. The director of Russia's foreign intelligence SVR, Sergey Naryshkin, has visited the United States for consultations with US counterparts on the struggle against terrorism, Russian ambassador in Washington Anatoly Antonov said on the 60 Minutes show of the Rossiya-1 ...
MOSCOW, January 30. /TASS/. Moscow and Rome plan to develop the existing multilateral political, economic and cultural cooperation, the Russian Foreign Ministry reported on Tuesday. Read also. Italy's Lega party slams European Parliament's debate on Russian media as absurd. "[The two sides] will ...
Mixing irony with scorn, President Vladimir Putin on Thursday described a new list including Russian officials and tycoons under a U.S. sanctions law as a hostile and "stupid" move spearheaded by President Donald Trump's political foes, but he said the Kremlin will refrain from retaliation for now.
MOSCOW, January 29. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated Finnish President Sauli Niinisto with his re-election, the Kremlin press office reported on Monday. Read also. Russia and Finland boost trade turnover. "The voting results evidence that citizens of Finland broadly support the ...
MOSCOW, January 29./TASS/. Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Monday he saw no rivals to Vladimir Putin on the political pinnacle at the moment. He said 'no' in reply to the question whether the Kremlin saw opposition activist and blogger Alexei Navalny as a political threat to Putin. "The level of ...
MOSCOW, January 29. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin has invited Israel's visiting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to discuss bilateral relations and the situation in the Middle East. At the beginning of the meeting underway in the Jewish Museum and Center of Tolerance Putin thanked ...
The center-left Fair Russia party intends to introduce a bill obliging all firearm owners to wear special signs indicating they are carrying, its deputy head in the State Duma, Oleg Nilov, says. In a recent interview with Parlamentskaya Gazeta (Parliamentary Newspaper) daily, Nilov said according to statistics ...
It is hard to believe that Western powers could ever have expected the invitation extended by Moscow to concerned parties to attend the Syrian National Dialogue Congress in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi. Sochi has become the hottest topic for Syrians and regional powers, along with the Astana ...
MOSCOW, January 29. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Moscow on Monday. Netanyahu will pay a brief working visit to Russia, the Kremlin press service reported. "The two leaders plan to discuss issues related to boosting ...


 

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