Japan has today presented St. Petersburg 1000 sakura saplings as a 300th anniversary gift. The young sakura, or cherry trees, were handed over at the city's botanical gardens in a ceremony attended by Governor Vladimir Yakovlev, Japanese Deputy Foreign Minister Tetsuro Yano, Japanese Ambassador Issei Nomura, and Japanese Consul in St. Petersburg Terumi Muramatsu.
Putin's official spokesman Dmitry Peskov commented on remarks in the US media about failures in launching nuclear-capable missiles in Russia
More than 5.8 million people voted for Nicholas Maduro at the presidential election in Venezuela. This is more than a quarter of registered voters. Why did those people vote for the man, who, as Western media write, took Venezuela to the brink of collapse?
It has long been understood that the West has been trying to subject Russian borders to total control. We have not seen such activity even during the Cold War