• Kremlin promises to detain Navalny on his return to Russia

    The Office of the Federal Penitentiary Service (FSIN) in Moscow confirmed the intention to detain Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny after his return from Germany, where he was recovering from severe poisoning.

    Navalny has been in Germany since August 2020, where he was undergoing treatment and recovery after he was poisoned on a plane flying from Tomsk to Moscow.

    An examination carried out in Berlin showed that Navalny was poisoned with a substance belonging to Novichok nerve agents. …

  • Russia withdraws from Open Skies Treaty

    The system of Russian-American agreements on mutual arms control and military activity, created at the end of the Cold War, continues to fall apart.

    Moscow is beginning the process to withdraw from the Open Skies Treaty, the Russian Foreign Ministry announced on Friday.

    “On November 22, the United States withdrew from the treaty. As a result, the balance of interests of the signatories was "substantially disrupted, its effectiveness was seriously damaged, and the role of the Open Skies Treaty …

  • Russia’s Gazprom postpones construction of Nord Stream-2 pipeline

    Construction of the last section of the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline in Danish territorial waters has been postponed.

    Switzerland's Nord Stream 2 AG, Gazprom's 100 percent subsidiary, has no plans to start work on January 15, the day when Denmark’s permit for the beginning of the construction takes effect, Handelsblatt reported.

    The reason for the delay is the necessity to "check the equipment," the company spokesman said, adding that the exact date when the construction could begin can not be …

  • Russia prepares for escalation in Syria after Biden comes to power

    Russia is preparing for worsening of the situation in Syria after the Democrats come to power in the United States. Russian officials believe that the Democrats plan to change the policy of Donald Trump on non-interference in the Syrian conflict.

    On Monday, January 11, a large landing ship Saratov passed through the Bosphorus Strait in the direction of the Russian base in Tartus.

    According to Interfax, the ship entered the Mediterranean Sea, where the Russian flotilla of more than ten …

  • Another European company withdraws from Nord Stream 2 project

    European companies continue to flee the Nord Stream 2 project under the threat of US sanctions.

    After the U.S. State Department began sending out warnings demanding leaving the construction, "until it was too late", the Danish engineering corporation Ramboll decided to abandon cooperation with Russian gas giant Gazprom.

    According to Politiken, the company with a 70-year history, the largest in Denmark in the engineering and architecture sector, decided to stop participating in the …