• Putin replaced overseer of Donbas, Abkhazia and South Ossetia

    Russian President Vladimir Putin replaced the head of the presidential directorate, supervisor of the DPR, LPR as well as Georgian breakaway regions of South Ossetia and Abkhazia. According to Putin’s decree, Aleksey Filatov was appointed to replace Oleg Govorun.

    The new head of the presidential directorate has been working with South Ossetia. Last year, in his role as deputy head of the directorate, Filatov became involved with the DPR and LPR.

    Earlier, Russian newspaper Kommersant reported …

  • Russia increases investment in US Treasury securities to $145 billion

    In February, Russia increased its investment in US government securities to $ 14.5 billion according to data from the US Department of the Treasury. Of the invested amount, $ 6.9 billion went to long-term bonds and $7.5 billion to short-term bonds. In January, Russia's investment in US government securities amounted to $13.1 billion.

    In 2018, the Central Bank of Russia increased its gold reserves by a record 274.3 tons, becoming the largest buyer of the metal. These purchases were carried out …

  • Russian oligarch Deripaska offers $600,000 reward to journalists who investigate sanctions against him

    The oligarch Oleg Deripaska’s lawyers plan to set up a 600 thousand dollars reward for journalists who will investigate why the United States imposed sanctions against the Russian businessman, writes The Financial Times, citing its own sources.

    According to the international daily newspaper, Deripaska, the founder of one of Russia's largest industrial groups, intends to refute the charges, which the United States used to impose restrictive measures against him.

    “Congress craves more blood ... …

  • Putin says he was not invited to the Normandy Four meeting in June

     Russian President, Vladimir Putin, said that nobody discussed the possibility of holding Normandy Four format leaders meeting in June with the Russian side, and there are no such negotiations in his working schedule, reports TASS.

    “I don’t know anything about this. Nobody discussed it with us. There is no such meeting in my work schedule,” said Putin commenting on the Petro Poroshenko's statement about his plans to meet the leaders of the Norman Four in June.

    Putin’s press secretary, Dmitry …

  • Kyiv: Russia moved another battalion group to the Ukrainian border

    The Ukrainian Minister of Defense, Stepan Poltorak, announced that Russia moved an additional battle group to the border of Ukraine after the first round of presidential elections.

    According to the minister, the Russian Federation is increasing the number of military troops along the border with Ukraine. The battalion tactical group transfer took place after the first round of presidential elections in Ukraine.

    Poltorak noted that the Russian forces changed their tactics in the Donbas. They …