• Russia rejects Taliban's invitation to Afghanistan’s government inauguration

    Russia rejected the Taliban’s invitation to take part in the inauguration ceremony of the new government of Afghanistan, said the press Secretary of the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov, reports TASS.

    "No, Russia will not take part in any way," he said.

    According to Peskov, it is important for Moscow to understand what further steps the current Afghan leadership will take.

    Peskov also said that no one, including Russia, benefited from the Taliban coming to power in …

  • Russia’s Gazprom claims Nord Stream 2 construction has been completed

    According to the press service of Gazprom, by the chairman of the company's board Alexei Miller announced at the morning operational meeting that the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline has been fully completed.

    According to Miller, the construction that lasted three years was completed on Friday, September 10, at 8.45 Moscow time.

    According to Bloomberg, Gazprom plans to start supplying gas through the first line of the pipeline from October 1, and through both lines - from …

  • Belarus asks to postpone merger with Russia till 2027

    The Belarusian authorities, even under tough Western sanctions, continue to delay integration with Russia.

    It will take 4-6 years to implement all “Union State” programs that have been prepared and are expected to be approved this year, First Deputy Prime Minister of Belarus Nikolai Snopkov said on Belarus-1 TV channel.

    The 28 union programs, which are part of the integration roadmaps and cover areas from tax synchronization to energy prices, should be the central theme of the visit of …

  • Kremlin accuses the U.S. of accelerating world inflation

    The amount of anti-crisis support for the economy, introduced by the US authorities amid the pandemic, was excessive, said the former head of the Russian Ministry of Economic development, and now assistant to the Russian President Maxim Oreshkin.

    “Pumping trillions of dollars into the system using the "printing press" of the Federal Reserve and the American budget led to an accelerating of inflation worldwide, “ he stated at the plenary session of the Moscow Financial Forum.

    "The United …

  • Russian government proposes to let Putin control all defense transactions

    The Russian government has submitted to the State Duma a bill that expands the powers of the Russian president and introduces mandatory coordination with him of all transactions with shares of defense companies.

    A special requirement to obtain the consent of the President will apply to sale transactions, the possibility of sale or transfer to trusts of shares (shares in the authorized capital) of "organizations of strategic importance for the military-industrial complex and security of the …

  • Russian minister killed during exercises in the Arctic

    The Minister of Emergency Situations of Russia died on Wednesday, September 8, during exercises in the Arctic, reported the press service of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia.

    "The Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Russian Federation reports with regret that while carrying out his official duty during interdepartmental exercises to prevent emergency situations in the Arctic zone, the head of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Russian Federation, Evgeny Zinichev, …

  • Kyiv: Ukraine is working on its missile defense system

    Missile defense technologies, which in the future will be put into service in Ukraine, will not necessarily be American, said Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba on the talk show "Freedom of Speech".

    During the discussion of the visit of President Volodymyr Zelensky to the United States of America, the Ukrainian Foreign Minister noted that Ukraine is currently working on the development of its air defense system.

    At the same time, Kuleba stressed that missile defense technology may not …

  • Coup in Guinea threatens Russia’s aluminum production

    The military coup in Guinea may become a painful blow to the aluminum empire of the Russian tycoon Oleg Deripaska who built it in the bloody chaos of the 1990s.

    Russia's largest aluminum producer Rusal could lose a third of its production as it relies on supplies of bauxite from Guinea, an industry source told RIA Novosti.

    Guinea, where 43% of the population lives below the poverty line and 32% cannot read and write, ranks first in the world in terms of bauxite reserves, providing 20% of …

  • Kremlin: Putin is ready to meet with Zelensky but does not want to discuss Crimea

    Press Secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov said that Vladimir Putin is ready to meet with the Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

    Peskov said that Putin is not going to discuss the annexation of Crimea in negotiations with Zelensky.

    The Kremlin believes that the presidents should meet because relations between the two countries "need to be fixed,” but Kyiv does not show political for that.

    Putin's spokesman also said that so far there has been little progress in organizing a …

  • Russian Foreign Minister: Nord Stream 2 will be completed in a few days

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline will start working in a few days.

    "It will be completed in a few days and will start working," Interfax quoted Lavrov as saying.

    Lavrov said that the United States is obsessed with the idea of blocking the project but will not be able to stop it.

    "The Biden administration has not changed its position. They are still against this project, but they understand that it cannot be stopped. But if you understand that …