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According to monitoring data of the PlaneRadar aviation service on Twitter, on Sunday, February 24, the US Navy aircraft conducted reconnaissance flight near the Kerch Strait and Sevastopol.
A Boeing P-8A Poseidon anti-submarine patrol aircraft with tail number 168848 took off from the NATO Naval Air Station at Sigonella in Sicily at 4:25 p.m. Moscow Standard Time. It crossed Bulgarian airspace at 5:45 p.m. and began a reconnaissance flight over the Kerch Strait area at a distance of 125 km …
The arrest of Baring Vostok founder Michael Calvey, one of the largest American investors in the Russian economy, is well on its way to becoming an international scandal. The Basmanny Court of Moscow has placed Calvey in a pre-trial detention center for 2 months in connection with a corporate dispute.
According to the Russian news outlet RIA Novosti, the US Embassy to Moscow has accused Russia of violating bilateral consular conventions which stipulate that as a US citizen Calvey should …
Commenting on the demise of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty during a speech to the Federal Assembly of the State Duma, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Moscow is ready to aim missiles at the US in the event of a threat.
According to Putin, Russia will aim its weapons not only against the European countries where the US deploys its intermediate and short-range missiles, but also against the US itself in the event of a threat.
“If they really are produced and shipped to …
The arrest of the US citizen Michael Calvey, founder of Baring Vostok, the largest direct investment firm in Russia, should be perceived as a signal for all American businesses that continue to operate in Russia, believes Michael McFaul, former US ambassador to Moscow.
According to McFaul, the incident with Calvey, who has been sent to a pre-trial detention center for 2 months due to a corporate conflict surrounding Vostochny bank, shows that it’s time for Americans to close up shop in …
The German Federal Intelligence Service (BND) is examining Russia's ties with the far-right German parties, including the anti-immigration Alternative for Germany (AfD), the Redaktions Netzwerk Deutschland RND (German Editorial Network) reported on Thursday, citing intelligence sources.
The leadership of Germany’s Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV) decided to relocate with all its regional offices amid concerns that Moscow might try to influence European elections in …
Russian presidential aide Vladislav Surkov says that the Russia of today is “Putin’s state”.
Surkov wrote about the condition of the Russian government in an article titled “Putin’s long-lasting state” that was published in the Nezavisimaya Gazeta on Monday.
“Russian history has known four main models of state, which can be provisionally named after their creators: Ivan III’s state (The Grand Duchy/Kingdom of Moscow and all Rus, 15-17th century); Peter the Great’s state (Russian empire, 18-19 …
Russian President Vladimir Putin accepted an invitation to visit Italy, stated the Russian Ambassador in Rome, Sergey Razov in an interview with RIA Novosti.
“With regard to the Russian President's visit to Italy, the relevant invitation from the Italian leadership was received and accepted with appreciation,” he noted. Razov added that they will agree on a specific time frame later through diplomatic channels.
Razov stressed that Putin's visit to Italy could be a key event in bilateral …
US Special Representative for Ukraine Kurt Volker believes that Russia is holding the Ukrainian sailors in order to put political pressure on the Ukrainian government ahead of its presidential elections. Volker considers it possible that additional sanctions will be imposed on Russia for this.
“Russia continues illegally to hold these Ukrainian sailors and illegally is charging them with crimes under a civilian code, seeking to illegally enter Russian territory, which is not the case. So …
Russia does not interfere in church affairs in Ukraine but “reserves the right to protect freedom of religion”, Russian President Vladimir Putin said at an event dedicated to the 10th anniversary of the enthronement of Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, Interfax reported.
Putin said that there is actually a struggle for power, as well as speculations and cheap politics in the context of church affairs. He expressed regret that the Constantinople Patriarchate has been involved in the …
During the reception of the diplomatic mission in Moscow , French ambassador to Russia Sylvie Bermann stated that demand among Russian tourists for visas to France according to last year’s results increased by 40%, RBC reports.
“The number of visa requests increased by more than 40% in 2018,” she said.
According to her, the requests continue to grow. She noted that the French government is ready to accept all tourists from Russia, who plan on visiting France.
Also, Bermann stressed that …