• Kremlin: Turkey's membership in NATO would not prevent delivery of S-400

    Russia does not see any obstacles to the possible supply of S-400 air defense missile systems to Turkey with regard to its membership in NATO, said Vladimir Kozhin, an Aide to the President of Russia, on Thursday during a broadcast of the “Rossiya-24” television channel.

    "There are already negotiations with Turkey on the delivery of the S-400, and they are very interested. Yes, Turkey is a member of NATO, but I will say right away that we are not afraid (to deliver the S-400 to Ankara). Before …

  • The activities of the Jehovah's Witnesses organization have been suspended in Russia

    The activity of the Jehovah's Witnesses organization has been suspended in Russia due to "extremist activities", as reported by Russia's Interfax news agency.

    According to information on the website of the Russian Ministry of Justice, the religious organization, the Administrative Center of Jehovah's Witnesses in Russia, was added to the list of public and religious organizations whose activities are suspended due to their "extremist nature", by the order of the Ministry of Justice of the …

  • Court to force Gazprom to pay the 36 million euros it owes Lithuania

    The Russian company, Gazprom, did not pay a 36 million euro fine to Lithuania on time and now the court will enforce it, as reported by BNS news, citing a representative of the Competition Council (Lithuanian Antimonopoly Service), Maria Grumblene.

    According to her, the court has already received the Competition Council’s resolution on the forcible collection of fines and penalties. Gazprom was to pay the fine before March 22, 2017.

    As was reported, the Supreme Administrative Court of …

  • A group of news portals related to the so-called 'troll factory' has become the largest media holding in Russia

    A group of news portals related to the so-called "troll factory" has become the largest media holding in Russia, as stated by the RBC news outlet.

    This holding now consists of 16 media outlets, two of which are devoted primarily to Ukraine (nahnews.org and KyivSMI). The largest portal of the group, the Federal News Agency (RIA FAN), in February 2017, had an estimated audience of 11 million people, the whole group has an estimated audience of 36 million people per month. This is more than the 28 …

  • Duterte allows Russian ships to enter Philippine waters

    President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte said that the ships of the Russian Navy are welcome to freely enter the waters controlled by Manila, RIA Novosti reported.

    Duterte also announced that Russian ships are allowed to moor off the coast of the Philippines as long as they notify the authorities about their plans in advance. Similar terms now apply to Chinese Navy vessels as well.

    In January, Duterte visited the Russian Navy’s large anti-submarine ship, the Admiral Tributs, which was …