• Russian opposition politician called on the Kremlin to 'fix a political mistake' with the Crimea

    The leader of the Russian opposition political party Yabloko, Grigory Yavlinsky, called on the leadership of Russia to "fix the political error" with the Crimea and solve this issue in accordance with all the international legal norms.

    Yavlinsky expressed this opinion on his blog. According to him, "the Kremlin persists and does not want to admit that a gross mistake was made [with the Crimea] that has already driven Russia into isolation, turning [Russia] into a target for sanctions."

    "Over …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …