• Russia buries another soldier killed in Syria

    Death of another Russian soldier killed in Syrian has been reported on Russian social media.

    26-year-old Azat Nurullin has been buried in Kazan. It is reported that he went to Syria in the end of August as part of Russian private military company Wagner group.

    According to his friends he was killed by a sniper in the Province of Homs in the end of September. His body was brought back to Russia on October 6.

    There has been no official confirmation about the death from the Russian ministry of …

  • Media: New PACE President plans to meet with Russian Parliament speakers

    The Chairman of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), Stella Kyriakides, has sent a letter to the speakers of the Russian Parliament’s lower and upper houses in which she confirms her readiness to hold a meeting with them in the near future, TASS reported, citing a source on the sidelines of the Inter-Parliamentary Union’s assembly on Saturday in Saint Petersburg.

    "She [Kyriakides] expresses her appreciation for the invitation to participate in the work of the Inter- …

  • Russian MPs to visit Syria

    A delegation of MPs from the State Duma intends to visit Syria, State Duma Spokesperson Vyacheslav Volodin told reporters at a briefing in Saint Petersburg, RBC news agency reported.

    Volodin said that the Duma delegation’s trip, which he personally intends to lead, could take place “during the first half of next year”. “There has been an invitation, and it has been accepted,” Volodin emphasized.

    The State Duma spokesperson said that on Friday, October 13, on the sidelines of the Assembly of …

  • Russia calls Turkey's decision to not allow ships from the Crimea an 'unfriendly step'

    Turkey has confirmed that it will not permit entry for ships arriving from ports in the Russian-annexed Crimea, stated a member of the Turkish Chamber of Shipping in response to Russian news agency TASS.

    In response, the Russian Federation Council called the decision an “unfriendly” step.

    “By its ban, Turkey may be pushing Russia to correct relations between the two countries, which could affect joint actions in Syria,” stated the Russia's First Deputy of the Federation Council on Defense and …

  • Putin calls on international community to think about rebuilding Syria

    The international community should already be thinking about rebuilding Syria after the war, Russian President Vladimir Putin said at the opening of the Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union in Saint Petersburg.

    “I think that the international community should already think about the post-war restoration of the state, about how, in what formats and what quantities to assist it and other countries in the region, how to promote more effectively their socio-economic development and enhance …