• Steinmeier and Lavrov to discuss situation in Ukraine

    The Russian and German Foreign Ministers, Sergey Lavrov and Frank-Walter Steinmeier, will meet to discuss the situation in Ukraine and Syria on August 15, RIA Novosti reported, with reference to the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs press service. On that day, Steinmeier will visit Yekaterinburg for the opening of a Russian-German summer school in the Ural Federal University. After this event, his meeting with Lavrov will take place.

    “The most relevant aspects of bilateral cooperation in the …

  • WTO rules against Russia in favor of the EU

    The import dues imposed by the Russian Federation on some agricultural and industrial goods contradict the WTO rules

    The World Trade Organization (WTO) ruled against the Russian Federation (RF) in favor of the European Union as indicated in the published decision of the WTO, Deutsche Welle reports.

    This was the first such decision since Russia’s admission to the WTO.

    WTO arbitrators ascertained that the Russian import dues on some agricultural and industrial goods were contrary to the rules …

  • Greenpeace and WWF imposed restrictions against Russia

    Greenpeace and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) have initiated new international restrictions against the development of Russian sports and industry. This was reported by Infox news portal  and Russian Nezavisimaya Gazeta newspaper.

    Infox referred to a document testifying to the WWF’s active participation in the anti-Russian campaign with regard to sports. In October last year, the International Olympic Committee in Switzerland received a letter from the head of the WWF, Marco Lambertini. …

  • Another Russian casualty in Syria reported

    According to the official data, 20 Russian servicemen have been killed during the operation in Syria. The Russian media sources reported that Russian soldier Asker Bizhoev, from the Russian Republic of Kabardino-Balkaria, was killed in Syria, referring to the information received from the head of the Republic, Yury Kokov.

    According to him, Bizhoev was posthumously awarded the Russian Order of Courage. Kokov expressed hope that the “memory of the hero will remain in the hearts of residents of …

  • Russia will not allow the OSCE mission in the Crimea

    Moscow will not grant the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission access to the Crimea, as stated by the Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation at the OSCE Alexander Lukashevich, RIA Novosti reports.

    "The Crimea is a Russian territory. We had already stipulated long ago, that the mission has nothing to do with the Crimea as it is a part of the Russian Federation. But our Western colleagues interpret this to mean the whole territory of Ukraine, including the Crimea," he said.

    According to …