Russia's embassy in Syria is taking part in efforts to regulate the situation in the Western Syrian city of Homs, where fierce fighting between the government army and opposition militants resumed in recent days, Russia's ambassador to the UN Vitaly Churkin said.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has held an annual question-and-answer session. One of the main theme of "hot line" with Russian president was Ukrainian crisis. Pepe Escobar, Asia Times roving correspondent, in interview to the Voice of Russia said, that Putin's position on the issue makes sense, but nobody listens him in EU.
NATO's increased military presence: attempts to scare Russia or parts of more aggressive plan of action?
In the Far East region 111 forest fires were registered per night, 48 of which were eliminated, according to Department of Forestry.
The State Duma will consider a draft statement on the anti-Russian PACE resolution on Friday. The issue was included on the agenda of the meeting, told to Interfax on Thursday, the vice-speaker of the State Duma of the LDPR faction Igor Lebedev. "Duma considered this issue and included a draft statement of "Anti-Russian resolution of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe "in the agenda of the next plenary session - on Friday," - said Lebedev.
Vitaly Churkin, Russia's Permanent Representative to the UN, expressed his satisfaction in the agreements on Ukrainian issue struck in Geneva on Thursday, but called upon waiting for their fulfillment. "The agreement seems to be good. Anyway, we will be looking after its fulfillment. We see that the situation is moving off dead center – the agreement comprises a clause stipulating transparent and inclusive constitutional process. This is what we were fighting for," Churkin told journalists in the headquarters of the UN.
The majority of Russians believe that the Russian President, Vladmir Putin has done a lot of positive things during his post as President. The most important out of that is bringing the status of superpower back to Russia.
Russian President Vladimir Putin had held an annual question-and-answer session on Wednesday. Many of questions for Russian President were related to Crimea and the Ukraine crisis. Eric Kraus, Director at Principal Asset Management, keen observer of the Russian and world politics from Singapore, in interview to the Voice of Russia said prospects for Western diplomatic efforts in Ukraine are not very optimistic in the short term, so there is no any way to solve Ukrainian crisis without Russian involvement.
Armenia will sign a treaty of accession to the Customs Union of Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia on April 29, Minister of Economy Vagram Avanesyan said on Thursday, April 17.
Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold a teleconference meeting on Friday with the head of "Gazprom" Alexei Miller, located on the offshore ice-resistant fixed platform "Prirazlomnaja", stated the press service of Kremlin.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon welcomed the agreement reached in Geneva in Ukraine and expects all parties to implement it soon, said in a statement released on Thursday by the official representative of the world organization Stephen Duzharrika.
French President Francois Holland, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and President of the European Council Herman van Rompuy hope for de-escalation after the Geneva talks on Ukraine, said the statement issued by Elysee Palace Thursday.
Like a house guest whose exit has long been overdue, the United States continues to bash around Europe as many European countries are beginning to realize that the damage being caused by US geopolitical strategy is far worse than any benefits that they may be able to gain. This was stated in an interview with the Voice of Russia by Joseph Zrnchik, a retired US military planner and trainer. Mr. Zrnchik believes that US failed foreign policy has weakened the US economically, militarily and geopolitically and that this failure is leading to the collapse of his country.
The US hopes that the current government of Ukraine in the next few days will begin to apply the measures elaborated by the participants of quadripartite meeting in Geneva to settle the Ukrainian crisis, said on Thursday the US Secretary of State John Kerry.
Russia, US, EU and Ukraine recognized the need to disarm illegal groups in Ukraine, free squares and streets and amnesty the protesters in order to bring the country out of the crisis, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Thursday after four-party talks in Geneva. The participants of the quadrilateral talks on ways to resolve the crisis in Ukraine have stressed the urgency of a national dialogue leading to constitutional reform in the country, the minister added.
Russian President Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with Prime Minister of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoğan regarding the questions concerning the Crimean Tatar community, in light of the reunification of the Crimea with Russia, stated the press service of the Kremlin.
The entry ban imposed by Ukraine on certain groups of Russian citizens is outrageous, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Thursday.
High school students in South Ossetia's capital Vladikavkaz have written an open letter to US President Barack Obama urging him to "oppose fascism in Ukraine," the culture minister of this Russian republic in the North Caucasus region told ITAR-TASS on Thursday.
Russian President Vladimir Putin presented a bill to the State Duma on elections in Russia's two new regions "the Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol" to be held September 14.
The President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin conducted his yearly question and answer session with the public and citizens of Russia, this time spending approximately three hours and fifty minutes answering a wide range of questions in an impressive manner never once faltering or at a loss and citing facts, figures and details on everything from assisting a disabled man to obtain a home to the aggressive expansion of NATO to the East. This year the Kremlin added a the possibility of sending in video for those who wanted to ask the president questions, as well as text messages, e-mails, regular post, phone calls and submissions through the Internet.