Contents tagged with Moscow

  • Media: Another Russian plane flew from Moscow to Caracas

    Nordwind Airlines' Boeing-777 flew from Moscow to Caracas on March 1, then traveled to Uganda and Zanzibar and returned to Venezuela on March 4, wrote Novaya Gazeta with reference to Flightradar24.

    Novaya Gazeta had reported earlier that an  IL-62 board of the Russian Ministry of Defense was seen on its way to Caracas from Moscow on March 3. Flightradar24 recorded only some details of the flight. The crew could turn off the transponder so as not to transmit all the flight coordinates.

    The …

  • Putin to visit Israel at Netanyahu’s invitation

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu invited Russian President Vladimir Putin to take part in the opening of the monument to the victims of the siege of Leningrad that will be established in Jerusalem.

    The invitation to visit Israel was voiced during the meeting of two leaders that took place earlier, on February 27 in Moscow. "In the near future, in Jerusalem, we will establish a monument dedicated to the Victims of the siege of Leningrad and we will be happy to see you, Mr. President, …

  • Netanyahu tells Putin that Israel is determined to continue attacks against Iran in Syria

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow. According to Israeli media, his visit was shortened because Netanyahu was required to attend to urgent internal issues in Israel. 

    At the meeting in the Kremlin, the Israeli Prime Minister said that Israel "is determined to continue attacks against Iran and its attempts to entrench military in Syria." According to Netanyahu, Iran and its allies are the biggest threat to the security of the region.  …

  • US Navy aircraft carries out reconnaissance flights near the Crimea

    According to monitoring data of the PlaneRadar aviation service on Twitter, on Sunday, February 24, the US Navy aircraft conducted reconnaissance flight near the Kerch Strait and Sevastopol. 

    A Boeing P-8A Poseidon anti-submarine patrol aircraft with tail number 168848 took off from the NATO Naval Air Station at Sigonella in Sicily at 4:25 p.m. Moscow Standard Time. It crossed Bulgarian airspace at 5:45 p.m. and began a reconnaissance flight over the Kerch Strait area at a distance of 125 km …

  • US accuses Russia of violating consular agreements in Calvey case

    The arrest of Baring Vostok founder Michael Calvey, one of the largest American investors in the Russian economy, is well on its way to becoming an international scandal. The Basmanny Court of Moscow has placed Calvey in a pre-trial detention center for 2 months in connection with a corporate dispute. 

    According to the Russian news outlet RIA Novosti, the US Embassy to Moscow has accused Russia of violating bilateral consular conventions which stipulate that as a US citizen Calvey should …

  • Putin: Russia is ready to aim missiles at US

    Commenting on the demise of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty during a speech to the Federal Assembly of the State Duma, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Moscow is ready to aim missiles at the US in the event of a threat.

    According to Putin, Russia will aim its weapons not only against the European countries where the US deploys its intermediate and short-range missiles, but also against the US itself in the event of a threat.

    “If they really are produced and shipped to …

  • Former US ambassador urges American businessmen to leave Russia immediately

     The arrest of the US citizen Michael Calvey, founder of Baring Vostok, the largest direct investment firm in Russia, should be perceived as a signal for all American businesses that continue to operate in Russia, believes Michael McFaul, former US ambassador to Moscow. 

    According to McFaul, the incident with Calvey, who has been sent to a pre-trial detention center for 2 months due to a corporate conflict surrounding Vostochny bank, shows that it’s time for Americans to close up shop in …

  • Germany’s Federal Intelligence Service examines Russia's ties with the far-right German parties

    The German Federal Intelligence Service (BND) is examining Russia's ties with the far-right German parties, including the anti-immigration Alternative for Germany (AfD), the Redaktions Netzwerk Deutschland RND (German Editorial Network) reported on Thursday, citing intelligence sources.

    The leadership of Germany’s Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV) decided to relocate with all its regional offices amid concerns that Moscow might try to influence European elections in …

  • Russian presidential aide: Putin’s political machine is only gaining momentum

    Russian presidential aide Vladislav Surkov says that the Russia of today is “Putin’s state”.

    Surkov wrote about the condition of the Russian government in an article titled “Putin’s long-lasting state” that was published in the Nezavisimaya Gazeta on Monday.

    “Russian history has known four main models of state, which can be provisionally named after their creators: Ivan III’s state (The Grand Duchy/Kingdom of Moscow and all Rus, 15-17th century); Peter the Great’s state (Russian empire, 18-19 …

  • Putin accepts invitation to visit Italy

    Russian President Vladimir Putin accepted an invitation to visit Italy, stated the Russian Ambassador in Rome, Sergey Razov in an interview with RIA Novosti. 

    “With regard to the Russian President's visit to Italy, the relevant invitation from the Italian leadership was received and accepted with appreciation,” he noted. Razov added that they will agree on a specific time frame later through diplomatic channels. 

    Razov stressed that Putin's visit to Italy could be a key event in bilateral …