Contents tagged with Kremlin

  • Kremlin: Russia is ready to cooperate in stabilizing global energy market

    Russia is in favor of joint coordinated actions to stabilize the global energy market. Such a position of the Russian Federation will be presented during today's video conference of OPEC member states, TASS reports, citing Putin's press secretary Dmitry Peskov.

    "All other details will be discussed during the working process at the teleconference, let's wait for it," the Kremlin spokesman added.

    Today’ OPEC talks is the second attempt to reach consensus after a failed meeting in Vienna in …

  • Despite coronavirus pandemic thousands of Russian soldiers rehearse for the Victory Day Parade

    The Office of the Russian President plans to hold a rehearsal of the Victory Parade with the participation of at least 9,000 servicemen. The proposed training date is May 7, MBH Media reports, citing a document published on the Kremlin’s website.

    The contract for the supply of printing products states that the Russian company TISSO will have to make 8,700 invitations for the rehearsal of the parade. The contract is worth 7.7 million rubles ($100,000 USD).

    Earlier, the Russian Defense Ministry …

  • Kremlin: Putin started working remotely

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has decided to carry out his duties remotely, the Kremlin's press service said on Wednesday after the head of the country's main hospital announced that he was tested positive for coronavirus after meeting with Putin

    Denis Protsenko, who met with Putin last week when the Russian President visited the Kommunarka hospital in Moscow, said on Tuesday that he was infected with coronavirus but was doing well.

    "The president now prefers to work remotely," 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 …