Contents tagged with Russia

  • Media: Of 100 potential terrorists in Germany, every eighth is Russian

    According to the newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung (FAS) , of every 100 people in Germany considered as posing a potential threat to public security and subject to deportation, every eighth has Russian citizenship.

    Since the beginning of this year, Germany has deported 13 people who posed a potential threat to public security.

    According to the publication, there are about 100 such persons in Germany subject to deportation to their countries of origin. More than 30% of them are …

  • Syrian Ambassador to Russia: Syrian parents are naming their children after Vladimir Putin

    In the schools of Syria, Russian became the second language and many parents in the country are starting to name their children in honor of Putin. This was stated by the Syrian Ambassador to Russia, Riad Haddad.

    "President Bashar al-Assad's decision to make Russian a second language in Syria is one of the elements of the gratitude of the Syrian people to the Russian people for their support. Many families even started to name their children Putin. It's not a secret that the children of the …

  • NATO fighter jets make record number of flights due to Russian Air Force

    In 2016, NATO fighter jets were scrambled 780 times from military bases in Europe in order to visually identify and escort planes from the Russian Aerospace Forces (VKS). This is a record number of such incidents since the time of the Cold War, news outlet DPA reported, citing representatives of the Ramstein US Air Force Base in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.

    About 90 other such flights were made on account of the military planes of other states, passenger liners or other transport aircraft, …

  • U.S. authorities deny ExxonMobil cooperation with Rosneft in circumvention of sanctions

    The U.S. Treasury announced that it would not make an exception for ExxonMobil, which asked for a temporary lifting of sanctions that prohibit the implementation of joint projects with Russian corporation Rosneft.

    "In consultation with President Donald J. Trump, the Treasury Department will not be issuing waivers to U.S. companies, including Exxon, to authorize drilling prohibited by current Russian sanctions," Voice of America quoted Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin as saying.

    Oil giant …

  • Syria and Russia hold negotiations about new arms shipments

    Syria and Russia are holding negotiations about new shipments of arms, including anti-air defense weapons. Damascus is interested in latest generation systems, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said in an interview with RIA Novosti.

    “Yes, this always happens before war and during it. Of course, we need more weapons after the war and on account of expending them, this is a part of everyday relations between the Defense Ministries of Russia and Syria,” he said, when asked whether concrete …

  • A mistake in 20 thousand people. Why General Nazarov publicly disproves Poroshenko

    Author: Dmytro Snegiryov, Head of Prava Sprava public initiative.

    On September 6, 2016, while making an annual speech to Parliament, the President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko discussed the number of pro-Russian fighters in the separatist-held Donbas. "The pro-Russian separatist forces in the Donbas amount to almost 38,500 people, more than 600 tanks, 1,250 combat armored vehicles, 750 artillery systems, and about 300 multiple launch rocket systems," Poroshenko said.

    On February 22, 2017, …

  • A US Federal Court sentenced the son of a Russian deputy to 27 years in prison

    The Federal District Court in Seattle sentenced Russian citizen, Roman Seleznev, the son of a State Duma deputy from the LDPR party Valery Seleznev, to 27 years in prison in a cyber fraud case.

    In August last year, Roman Seleznev was convicted of fraud, computer hacking, possession of illegally acquired credit cards and theft of personal data.

    In a written statement made by Seleznev and read out by his lawyer, Igor Litvak, the convict called the verdict "equivalent to a death sentence" and " …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …