Contents tagged with Russia

  • Poll suggests 96% of Russians don't want a revolution in their country

    According to a public opinion poll conducted by the Russian Public Opinion Research Center, 96% of Russian citizens do not want a repeat of the Euromaidan revolution in their country, as reported by

    Last year, the number of Russians who had a positive view of Ukraine decreased from 60% to 50%.  Currently, 36% of the respondents have a negative perception of Ukraine.

    The survey also revealed that 34% of Russians believed that the Euromaidan resulted in anarchy and …

  • Poroshenko thanks Russians at Nemtsov event for solidarity with Nadiya Savchenko

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko expressed his gratitude to the Russians who, during the events held in memory of slain Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov in Moscow, also expressed support for Nadiya Savchenko, the former Ukrainian pilot who is standing trial in Russia for the deaths of two Russian journalists in eastern Ukraine.

    “Thank you to all those concerned in Moscow who showed solidarity with our Nadiya Savchenko. This is a manifestation of dignity. Just 2 years ago, we …

  • TripAdvisor map showing Ukrainian Crimea sparks outrage in Russian Duma

    A Spravedlivaya Rossiya (A Just Russia) party State Duma Deputy, Oleg Mikheev, sent the Russian Prosecutor General, Yuri Chaika, an official request asking him to check the TripAdvisor website, which shows the Russian-occupied Crimea as part of Ukraine, as reported by the Russian news agency TASS.

    According to Mikheev, this could indicate that the organization is conducting undesirable activities in Russia. In the request, a copy of which was made available to the agency, Mikheev writes that …

  • Poklonskaya threatens to initiate legal proceedings against Ukrainian Minister of Internal Affairs

    Russian Crimea’s Chief Prosecutor, Natalia Poklonskaya, is threatening the Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, Arsen Avakov, because of his statement concerning the creation of a new National Guard unit, in Ukraine, which will help take back Crimea from Russia.

    “Due to such statements, Avakov may be punished by the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation. There are some proceedings against him in Ukraine which are pending and, as far as I know, the General Prosecutor’s Office of Ukraine …

  • Russia marks one year since Nemtsov assassination

    Thousands of supporters of slain Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov are marching through the streets of Moscow on the one year anniversary of his assassination.

    Moscow’s Metropolitan Police have estimated that 7,500 are in attendance, while independent groups have estimated that as many as 25,000 are paying their respects to Nemtsov in the streets of the Russian capital.

    The march began at 2:00 pm Moscow time at Strastnoi Bulvar and will finish at Prospekt Akademika Sakharova.

    While …

  • Former Ukrainian PM says he will return to Kiev from Russia with a 'rescue plan'

    The former Prime Minister of Ukraine, Mykola Azarov, who fled Ukraine after the Revolution in 2014, promised to return to the Ukrainian government and proposed to restore the previous composition of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. “I will return to Ukraine for sure. I’m in Moscow now, as the former Prime Minister of Ukraine, but I’m not a former Ukrainian politician,” he stated at a press conference in Moscow on the 25th of February, TASS reported.

    Azarov also stated that he saw no reason to …

  • Russia to construct gas pipeline under the Black Sea

    Russian company Gazprom, Italian company Edison and Greek company DEPA have signed an agreement to transport gas from Russia to Europe via a route under the Black Sea, as stated in a press release by Gazprom.

    The Russian company emphasized that the parties were interested in natural gas supply routes from Russia to Greece, as well as from Greece to Italy.  The results of work carried out by Edison and DEPA under the ITGI Poseidon project will be used “to the fullest extent” for these purposes. …

  • Open Russia's St. Petersburg office evacuated during Yashin presentation

    The offices of Open Russia in St. Petersburg were evacuated during the presentation of Ilya Yashin, the Deputy Chairman of the People’s Freedom Party (PARNAS).  Yashin was presenting his report, “The threat to national security”, which detailed the situation in Chechnya and the life of its leader, Ramzan Kadyrov.  This was reported to Dozhd on the 25th of February by the co-chair of PARNAS' St. Petersburg division, Natalia Gryaznevich.

    Yashin had already presented the report and was in the …

  • Azerbaijan issues note of protest over Russia's arms deal with Armenia

    Azerbaijan demands that the Kremlin provide assurance that weapons supplied to Armenia won't be located in Nagorno-Karabakh.

    The Azerbaijani authorities handed over a note of protest to Russia in connection with the arms deal signed between Moscow and Yerevan, according to a report by BBC Ukraine, with reference to the official representative of the Azerbaijani Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Hikmet Hajiyev.

    "Weapons acquired by Yerevan are usually situated in the separatist region of Azerbaijan, …

  • Only two Duma deputies observe moment of silence in memory of Nemtsov

    Russian Duma Deputy Dmitry Gudkov proposed that those in attendance of Friday’s legislative session in Moscow share a moment of silence in memory of Boris Nemtsov on the eve of the anniversary of his assassination. As Glavnoe reported, only Gudkov and one other, Ivan Grachev, stood up to honor Nemtsov, who was assassinated on February 27th of last year.

    “I suggested that we hold a moment of silence in the Duma in memory of Boris Nemtsov. As a result, two people stoop up- myself and Ivan …