• Russia deploys 300 troops to Syrian Hasakah province

    Russia has sent additional military units to Syrian Hasakah province, Major Dmitry Suntsov, a chief of the joint Russian-Syrian monitoring center, said on Monday, January 18. According to him, about 300 soldiers will be deployed there. Their main task is to "contribute to the de-escalation of the conflict in the region," Suntsov said. They will make sure that the ceasefire is respected, he explained.

    The Syrian province of Hasakah borders Turkey. The Russian military is stationed there as part …

  • Kremlin claims Trump supporters inquiring about obtaining Russian citizenship

    U.S. officials ask in comments on social networks to explain how they can get Russian citizenship, said the spokeswoman of the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova on air of the talk show "Sunday Night with Vladimir Solovyov" on the TV channel "Russia 1."

    According to her, President Donald Trump's supporters fear persecution because of their political beliefs. "This country [the U.S.] is conducting a repressive policy in the world, and today it also uses it against its own citizens. We are …

  • Russia and Belarus to hold large-scale military exercises

    Russia and Belarus plan to hold strategic military exercises Zapad-2021 from September 10 to 16, reports Belta news agency.

    The self-proclaimed President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko discussed the upcoming exercises with Belarusian Defense Minister Viktor Khrenin.

    It is noted that last year a five-year period of building and development of the Belarusian Armed Forces was completed. Lukashenko asked the Defense Minister about the achieved results.

    "However, I would ask you to report …

  • Navalny detained upon arrival in Moscow

    Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny returned to Russia after his treatment in Germany, reports the news outlet Meduza.

    As Navalny’s plane was approaching Moscow it had to change its route. Vnukovo Airport, where the flight was initially scheduled to arrive and where supporters of Navalny came to meet him, did not allow landing and the plane eventually landed at Sheremetyevo airport.

    While the plane with Navalny was still in the air, mass detentions of oppositionist supporters and …

  • Russian billionaire warns of economic collapse caused by Russia’s isolation

    Russia is critically dependent on exports and imports, and economic isolation will be a "disaster", said the chairman of the board of directors of the Russian conglomerate Severstal, the 4th richest man of Russia, Alexei Mordashov during Gaidar Forum.

    "We are a country that is very dependent on exports and imports. If it stops tomorrow, the national economy will shrink twofold. We will simply physically stop, just because almost half of the budget depends on oil and gas export revenues," …