Contents tagged with Kremlin

  • Kremlin: wealthy Russians have been deceived in the West

    Wealthy Russians have long been deceived in Western countries for their own money, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova wrote on her Facebook page.

    "You've been fooled for years for your own money. You've been fooled and paid with gold for ruin, for the illusion," she said.

    According to her, "very rich" Russians informed her about the medical collapse in London amid the situation with coronavirus and asked for help with returning to Russia. In this regard, the representative …

  • Kremlin: self-quarantine restrictions do not apply to Putin

    The rule to observe the self-isolation regime for people over 65 years of age, introduced in Moscow and the Moscow region, does not apply to Russian President Vladimir Putin, said President’s press secretary Dmitry Peskov.

    "Work is work, especially the work of the president," Peskov said, noting that it is outside the criteria specified in the restrictive measures.

    In addition, the president does not live in his apartment in Moscow, but in the state residence, Peskov said. "More often than …

  • Kremlin refuses to recognize the fall in oil prices as catastrophic

    The sharp fall in world oil prices, after the OPEC members failed to agree on the extension and expansion of the deal, cannot be considered a disaster for Russia, Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov told journalists.

    "This is a very unpleasant price situation. We do not agree that in the medium term this is disastrous for Russia ," the Kremlin representative said, responding to a request to comment on the words of LUKOILs vice-president Leonid Fedun, who in an interview with RBC news …

  • Kremlin starts monitoring search engines and VPN services in Russia

    Russia’s media watchdog, Roskomnadzor, has launched an automated system that monitors search engines, proxy and VPN services which allow access to the sites blocked in Russia. However, at the moment, the system is not blocking these services, including VPNs, said Roskomnadzor's press service, as quoted by TASS.

    Roskomnadzor noted that the system currently works in a test mode and is expected to be put into operation by the end of 2020.

    In April 2019, Russian government carried out a series of …

  • Russia postpones high-speed rail project due to high cost

    The Moscow-Kazan high-speed rail project has been postponed due to the high cost. The potential demand for the highway has also not yet been determined, Deputy Prime Minister Marat Khusnullin said on the TV talk show “Moscow. Kremlin. Putin" on Rossiya-1 TV channel.

    "The railway has been postponed for now, as it has a large financial capacity, and the passenger flow has not yet been confirmed," he said.

    Regarding the Moscow-Kazan highway, Khusnullin noted that the road "will be definitely …

  • Kremlin accuses NATO of creating a ‘striking fist’ near Russia's borders

    NATO is creating a "striking fist" near Russia's borders, strengthening its military presence in Eastern Europe in close proximity to Russia, said Russian Foreign Ministry’s spokeswoman Maria Zakharova in a statement published on the Russian Foreign Ministry’s website.

    Zakharova’s statement was made in response to the reports about NATO's plans to hold Defender Europe-2020 military exercises in April and May. The exercises will be held by the United States but will involve other NATO members. …

  • Russia to start shooting down civilian aircraft which violate its airspace

    Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin has signed a decree which once again authorizes the Aerospace Forces to shoot down civilian aircraft that violate the country’s airspace.

    The ban on using lethal force against passenger planes was introduced after the international scandal of 1983, when the Soviet Union Air Force shot down a South Korean Boeing 747 with 269 people on board.

    In post-Soviet Russia, this ban has been enshrined in a government decree from 1994 titled “On the manner of …

  • Russia to build two helicopter carriers in Crimea

    Before the end of April, the Russian Defense Ministry plans to sign a contract to build the first two Russian amphibious assault ships, a source in the defense industry complex told the TASS news agency.

    “We expect that, by the end of April, the military department will sign a contract for the construction of two amphibious assault ships, which will be built at the Zalyv Shipbuilding Yard in Crimea,” the source said. He added that “a technical design for these ships has been developed in …

  • Kremlin accuses Turkey of not fulfilling Syria agreements

    Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that Turkey was not complying with the terms of the Sochi agreements on Syria.

    “The agreement stated that it is Turkey that will have to ensure the withdrawal of forces and heavy weapons in the Idlib de-escalation zone, but the Syrian terrorists are still fully armed and receive very dangerous military equipment and all this does not contribute to the normalization of the situation," Peskov said on the program "Moscow. Kremlin. Putin" on …

  • Kremlin prepares for war with Erdogan in Syria

    Fighting between Turkish soldiers and the Syrian army, which Russia has been supporting for five years, would be the worst possible development, said Kremlin Spokesperson Dmitry Peskov, commenting on a statement by Turkish President Recep Erdogan, who warned that an operation in Syria’s Idlib province will begin in the next few days unless Assad and Moscow withdraw their forces.

    “If we’re talking about an operation against terrorist groups in Idlib, then, without a doubt, it will be activity …