• Lavrov: Russia is committed to building a self-sufficient economy

    Russia has committed itself to building a self-sufficient economy. Under sanctions imposed by countries around the world, they will rely on their own forces. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said this in an interview with the Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter.

    "We will now depend only on ourselves, we have all the resources for it. Thank God, the Lord and our ancestors left us a country which is self-sufficient. We will make it work so that under any circumstances we will never feel the …

  • Russia to write off Ethiopia's $160 million debt

    The Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Tedros Adhanom, during an interview with Interfax, indicated that Russia has agreed to write off Ethiopia’s $160 million debt.

    “During negotiations with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov this week in Moscow, it was agreed that Ethiopia’s $160 million debt will be cancelled. We agreed that these resources will best be used towards the ‘Debts in Exchange for Development’ project in Ethiopia involving Russian companies,” the Prime Minister explained. …

  • Linkevičius tells Lavrov not to create enemies

    Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius urged his Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov, not to create enemies, Delfi.it reported. His comment was made in response to Lavrov’s statement that Lithuania "is the most Russophobic country in the Baltic."

    "I would recommend that my colleague Lavrov not create enemies, as is already the tradition," he noted.

    "We respect Russian culture, we have a number of activities for which there come intellectuals, journalists, writers, and political …

  • Russian Su-27 once again intercepts US spy plane

    A Russian Su-27 fighter has once again made a dangerous maneuver near an American spy plane in international airspace over the Baltic Sea. This was stated by the representatives of the US Department of Defense, CNN reported.

    CNN said that the Russian Su-27 performed an aerobatics barrel roll (360 degrees revolution around the longitudinal axis) about 30 meters from the American plane.

    According to Reuters, Pentagon spokesman Bill Urban said that such actions of the Russian fighter jet may …

  • Criminals attempt to deposit money that was stolen in Ukraine in Russian banks

    Local bandits are trying to exchange dollars, Euros and Ukrainian hryvnias, stolen from ATMs of Lugansk and Donetsk regions of Ukraine, in Russian banks, Forbes journalist Anton Berzhitskii wrote.

    Several bankers and a source in law enforcement told Forbes that a significant amount of bills that were stolen from ATMs and bank vaults of Donbas and Lugansk region have emerged in Moscow. Mediators are trying to unofficially exchange these bills with a discount, using their acquaintances with top- …