• Clinton's VP pick Tim Kaine supports Ukraine in its fight against Russian aggression

    Hillary Clinton announced on Friday that her running mate would be Senator Tim Kaine from Virginia, an experienced political insider who sits on the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees.

    The move comes two days after Clinton’s rival Donald Trump made headlines by exclaiming at the Republic National Convention that, if elected President, the US wouldn’t necessarily come to the defense of NATO allies in the event of a Russian invasion.

    Tim Kaine, on the other hand, applauded …

  • Turkey and Russia resume negotiations on economic cooperation program

    Russia has resumed negotiations with Turkey on a trade and economic cooperation program for 2016-2019, RBC reported.

    According to a decree issued by the Russian government, the activities of the Russian-Turkish intergovernmental commission on economic cooperation has been resumed.

    Work has also been restarted on the creation of a Russian-Turkish joint fund to finance investment projects in both countries.

    Moscow and Ankara started negotiations on an economic cooperation program in 2014. …

  • Russia increased investments in U.S Treasury bonds

    In May 2016, Russia increased investments in U.S. Treasuries for the first time in four months. The investments went up by $5.7 billion to $88.2 billion, Finmarket reported, quoting the results of a survey by the United States Department of the Treasury and the U.S. Federal Reserve System. In April, Russia had reduced investments in the U.S. Treasuries by $3.5 billion. Russia is ranked tenth in the list of largest U.S. creditors.

    However, China remains the largest holder of U.S. Treasuries. In …

  • Kremlin: Trump's comments on Russia 'not the best choice of words'

    TASS reported Russian Presidential Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov's response to U.S. Presidential Candidate Donald Trump's comments on a possible attack by Russia against the Baltic countries. Peskov stated that “The phrase about a hypothetical attack of Russia on someone isn't worded well enough to be significant or insightful.”

    Earlier, Trump stated that if Russia attacks one of the Baltic States, he will decide whether to help them or not only after he finds out whether this country has …

  • Russian Defense Minister arrives in the Crimea

    Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoygu arrived in the Crimea on Friday to present awards to Russian sailors and to inspect the Black Sea fleet, Interfax reported.

    "In Sevastopol, the head of the military department [Shoygu] will present the Order of Nakhimov to the crew of the missile cruiser Moskva,” the official representative of the Russian Defense Ministry, Major-General Igor Konashenkov, told reporters.

    Shoygu will also check the progress of the resettlement of a number of garrisons of …