Russia’s Emergency Situations Ministry (EMERCOM) and Switzerland will intensify co-operation in the sphere of prevention of emergencies, first of all in the development of mountain rescue technology and exchange of experience. They will also study the issue of joint medical evacuation actions.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov noted "an unprecedentedly high level of Russian-Chinese relations which turn in an increasingly significant factor in world politics." The minister has made a statement at an opening ceremony of the global university forum in the Russian capital on Thursday.
A court sanctioned the arrest of Belgorod resident Alexander Vdovin detained during an attempt to take hostages in an office of the Zapadny bank, a spokeswoman told the Russian news agency TASS on Wednesday.
Russia's Metallurg lost the third game of the Gagarin Cup final series to Prague's Lev. The Chezh club is now ahead with two wins against Metallurg's one. The match took place in Prague and ended with the score of 2:3. The next game is to take place in Prague as well on April 24.
According to the latest news from the IMF, the Fund is almost ready to help the illegitimate 'government' in Kiev, but in order to do so, it will have to pay Gazprom first.
The US Boeing Corporation, which meets 40% of its titanium demand with VSMPO-Avisma (MOEX: VSMO) products, has not seen problems with supplies from Russia so far. Boeing said in a report dated April 23 it had been monitoring the political tensions involving Russia and Ukraine, where titanium products for Boeing are made, and added that some of its commercial clients had operations in Russia and Ukraine.
Muscovites will celebrate a forthcoming Victory Day in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945 on May 9 with a picturesque release of air balloons in the evening skies. The number of air balloons will be symbolic - 1,945. Air balloons will be set loose simultaneously from different venues in the city at right 6pm on May 9, the Moscow mayor's office said.
These days, the German daily Die Welt has become an almost indispensable media for German readers, according to the Prussian General Field Marshal Blücher’s motto:
Russian Culture Minister Vladimir Medinsky on Wednesday urged the government to create conditions for increasing tourist flows into Crimea. "Let me tell you that a return ticket to Crimea costs 7,500 roubles ($210). They are already available on the market," Medinsky said at a meeting of the Culture Ministry's board on Wednesday.
Russia should use its influence to secure the release of US journalist Simon Ostrovsky, who is being held by pro-federalization activists in the eastern Ukrainian city of Slavyansk, US State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki has said.
US President Barack Obama has accused Russia of failing to comply with the Geneva deal reached last week to de-escalate the crisis in Ukraine, the Associated Press reported Thursday.
Russia's first Mistral-class helicopter carrier Vladivostok is expected to set sail from the French Atlantic port of Saint-Nazaire on its fourth sea trial in May, a STX France company spokesman told Interfax-AVN on Thursday.
I agree with description of the US hopping from war to war to support their economy. Instead of offering deals to countries the way China and Russia does to do business with other countries and leaving their internal political situations to themselves to develop as they see fit the Americans just want to take over everything with the use of their military supported by the Banksters, just as the Romans did only they were honest in their moves to conquer other countries and one was not subjected to lies on the propaganda media as we are now. Steve Wojcyk, Canada
No retaliatory restrictions were imposed at transport facilities for Ukrainian citizens to enter Russia, Russian Transport Minister Maxim Sokolov told reporters on Thursday.
As much as 1,800 tons of relief supplies were delivered to the Russian Republic of Crimea from Russian regions, spokesman of the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations Alexander Drobyshevsky told ITAR-TASS on Thursday.
In the Far North of our country alone there are over 20 different peoples. Each one of them – quite unique: both in number (we have peoples that number no more than a thousand folk); and in their amazingly preserved traditions, that go back to the hoary past!
Russian President Vladimir Putin is expected on Thursday to attend a session of the first forum of regional and local media companies in St. Petersburg organized by the Russian Popular Front, the Kremlin press service has reported.
Russia has submitted a communiqué to the World Trade Organization (WTO) claiming that the US doesn’t fulfill its trade obligations, a source told Interfax.
Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has warned the Ukrainian regime that the upcoming presidential vote on May 25 will be destructive for the country unless Kiev respects the interests of the southeastern territories, Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told RT TV channel Wednesday.
Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told RT TV channel he expected the US to give top priority to reconciliation of the Ukrainian people, rather than to blindly pursue its strategic interests in the region. "I do hope very much that they will act responsibly and they will think not of their geopolitical interests, their unilateral interests, but they will think about the future of Ukraine, which is our biggest neighbor, the closest neighbor, the people of which are brothers and sisters to the Russian Federation population," Lavrov said in English.