Contents tagged with Kremlin

  • Kremlin: Russia is ready to sever relations with the EU due to sanctions

    It is possible that Russia would sever relations with the European Union if it imposes sanctions which would hurt the Russian economy, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in an interview with the talk show “Solovyov LIVE”.

    "We believe that we are ready. If we see again, as we have already felt more than once, that in some areas sanctions are imposed, which create risks for our economy, including in the most sensitive areas...," he said.

    Lavrov specified that the Kremlin does not want …

  • Kremlin: European Union’s plan to stage ‘public flogging’ of Russia failed

    The purpose of the visit of the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrel, to Moscow was to stage a "public flogging" of Russia, said Russian Foreign Ministry’s spokesperson Maria Zakharova, RIA Novosti reports.

    In her opinion, the leadership of the European Union planned such a scenario for Borrell's visit in advance, but it did not work.

    "I will tell you a secret about our Western partners: when they do not succeed in flogging, they start to tantrum. …

  • Kremlin gives Russian special services full access to users' cellular geolocation data

    The Russian Ministry of Digital Development has prepared amendments to the Communications Act, which will allow the Interior Ministry, the Federal Security Service (FSB) and the Federal Protective Service (FSO) to obtain data on the location of users' mobile devices from telecom operators without a court decision.

    The text of the document was published by the telegram channel OrderCom and later confirmed by the news website Kommersant.

    The Ministry of Digital Development stated that the …

  • Russian consulate in New York left without any telephone connection

    The Russian consulate in New York has no telephone connection.

    Since January 18, the U.S. side has disconnected all city telephone lines in the diplomatic mission building, RIA Novosti reports citing Russian diplomats. The Americans explain the issue by technical problems, but the consulate finds it hard to believe it.

    "Allegedly, they cannot solve the issue for 2 days," one of the diplomats told RIA Novosti. He added that the outage was "unprecedented."

    "The Russian diaspora has huge …

  • 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. …

  • Kremlin prepares to change power in Belarus

    The Russian Foreign Intelligence Service is working on creating a pro-Russian party "Right of the People" in Belarus which will advocate for integration with Russia but will oppose Alexander Lukashenko.

    The Kremlin and Russia's Foreign Intelligence Service have developed a so-called "plan B" for Belarus to overthrow the country's head Alexander Lukashenko, reports the Russian publication The Insider with reference to the correspondence of Chief of the Russian Presidential Directorate for …

  • One million dollars stolen from Russian Foreign Ministry’s building

    More than a million dollars were stolen from the main building of the Russian Foreign Ministry. An employee of the Ministry and her partner are suspected of the crime, REN TV reports.

    The theft took place in December 2019. The Russian Foreign Ministry received one and a half million dollars for consular services from Iran, which were sent by the diplomatic mail.

    In Moscow, a box with the money was accepted by Natalia Agaltsova, an expert of the Foreign Exchange and Finance Department of the …

  • Gazprom to create Russian YouTube alternative

    In 2021-2022, Gazprom-Media Holding will introduce two online content management platforms to the Russian market - similar to the American YouTube platform, said the head of the holding, Aleksandr Jarov, at the roundtable of the National Advertising Forum.

    "We now have a Rutube platform in our portfolio. We have been working on it for a long time, about a year, to modernize it, to make it, in terms of the available tools, not worse than YouTube, and in terms of various monetization mechanisms …

  • Putin's personal guard commits suicide in Kremlin’s compound

    One of the employees of the Federal Security Service committed suicide at the Kremlin's compound in Moscow, reported the Telegram Channel Baza, citing sources. The information was later confirmed by TASS news agency.

    Mikhail Zakharov, who worked at the 5th division of the Federal Guard Service - a unit responsible for the personal protection of President Vladimir Putin - committed suicide during his shift, Baza sources say.

    According to the colleagues of the deceased, the cause of his death …

  • Kremlin demands that Google put Russian propagandist’s video channel on YouTube Trending section

    Russian media watchdog, Roskomnadzor, said that it sent a letter to Google demanding to remove the restrictions imposed on the YouTube channel "Solovyov LIVE" and put it back on YouTube’ “Trending” section.

    "As it became known, since October of this year, the channel's videos do not appear on "Trending" section, although earlier it happened regularly. This situation can be regarded as an attempt by the YouTube administration to limit the distribution of the material of the popular Russian …