Russia demands U.S. to return diplomatic property seized under Obama

Russia has raised the issue of the return of Russian diplomatic property seized under the administration of the previous U.S. President, Barack Obama. This was purposely discussed during a telephone conversation between Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

According to the Russian Foreign Ministry, the conversation took place on April 21 at the initiative of the American side.

"Some issues on the bilateral agenda were considered. Lavrov re- …

Russian Ministry of Defense: the movement of armor and personnel to the North Korean border is due to routine military exercises

The spokesman for the Eastern Military District, Alexander Gordeyev, stated that all movement of military equipment in the Eastern Military District is planned and related to combat training, reported RIA Novosti.

"All movements of equipment and troops are being conducted in accordance with the combat training plan. An inspection of the district’s troops during the winter training period will last from April 3 to 29. As part of this inspection the military units have been placed on high alert …

North Korea expressed readiness for war with the U.S.

The attaché of the North Korean Embassy in Russia for defense issues, Kim Yong Jing, said that Pyongyang is ready to respond to an all-out war with an all-out war if the U.S. unleashes hostilities against North Korea.

"Today the U.S. is engaged in fomenting a nuclear war on the Korean peninsula. Should the U.S. commit a reckless provocation, the Korean armed forces will respond to the provocation and will be responding with an all-out war to an all-out war and a nuclear strike to a nuclear war, …

Ukraine connects all international checkpoints to Interpol base

Ukraine connected all of its international checkpoints to the Interpol system. This was reported by Deputy Interior Minister Vadim Troyan during a briefing at the Boryspil airport on Thursday.

"Ukraine connected to the Interpol database in August 2015. For a year and a half we managed to connect all the international checkpoints to the system. During that time the State Border Guard Service checked almost 3,500 operations. The most common crimes are fraud, participation in terrorist groups and …

Russian Parliament has prepared a bill on the burial of Lenin's body

The State Duma of Russia has prepared a bill that proposes a "legal mechanism" for the reburial of the remains of Vladimir Lenin.

This was reported by Russia’s Interfax news agency, citing Vladimir Sysoev, one of the initiators of the bill and an MP from the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia (LDPR). According to him, the document has already been submitted to the lower house.

The bill proposes amendments to the current law on funeral and burial, the deputy noted. "Our bill contains a legal …