The recent crash of the passenger jetliner in Rostov raised questions about the quality of foreign aircraft. Domestic aircraft, as well as air transportation standards, have always aroused more confidence with Russian aviators than foreign airplanes. When a Russian passenger buys an airplane ticket, they support the aviation industry of the West
Russia was destroying its defense industry purposefully during the 1990s. The then Russian administration believed that Russia had no enemy at all. The demilitarization of the economy cost Russia a lot. Luckily, the country woke up on time. Nowadays, the revival of the Russian defense industry is in full swing
The Venice Commission concluded that Russia should fulfill any decision made by the European Court of Human Rights, regardless of Russian legal norms. Europe wants Russia to change its own Constitution saying that it should be done on the basis of the Convention on Human Rights that Russia ratified in 1998 when joining the Council of Europe
A quarter of a century has passed since the first (and as it turned out the last) all-Union referendum. The referendum was dedicated to the preservation of the Soviet Union as a federation of sovereign republics. Was there a need in the referendum? Was such an initiative productive?
On March 16th, Russia and Crimea mark their 2nd year since reunification. Almost 100% of Russians believe that the Crimea is a part of Russia. It all started for us on February 22, the day after the coup in Kiev, when President Yanukovych was forced to flee not to end up like Gaddafi. In the EU, they want this conflict to end as soon as possible
Russian Defense Minister Shoigu, following the order from President Putin to withdraw troops from Syria, instructed to begin the operation to redeploy Russian air combat units to the territory of Russia from March 15, 2016. Washington did not expect such a turn of events. Neither the White House nor the State Department were ready for comments
Many in Russia believe that what is good for Gazprom is bad for the country. This is not quite true. Yet, what is bad for Gazprom, is bad for Russia, as Gazprom plays a huge role in Russia's economy. Gas production in Russia dropped in 2015 in comparison with 2014. Yet, exports of natural gas from Russia to Europe increased considerably
"This reminds me of a joke that we had in Soviet times. Now we can see something like this happening in relation to Russia and the West. No matter what Russia may do, the West comes up with Savchenko, late Boris Nemtsov, the Crimea referendum, the support for Donetsk and Luhansk and so on," an expert told Pravda.Ru
We are witnessing yet another political circus and crocodile tears for the "poor woman, who was caught in the brutal bone-breaking mill of the Russian system." Savchenko is suspected of the murder of Russian citizens. Moreover, she stated that she had killed Russians before, although "without malice"
Four years ago, Vladimir Putin received the support from 63.6 percent of electors (more than 45.6 million people) and took office as President of Russia. The secret of Putin's electoral success is clear. It can be explained with one word only - Crimea. For most people, this is not just a peninsula, but the retrieval of Russia's authority
Russia is developing fighter aircraft of the sixth and possibly seventh generation, the Commander of the Russian Aerospace Force, Viktor Bondarev said. The official did not disclose any details, but noted that there would be an unmanned version of the sixth-generation aircraft. The new aircraft will be designed in both manned and unmanned versions
The IMF could not but pay attention to recent actions of the Russian authorities. It turned out that the Bank of Russia became the world's largest buyer of gold among all central banks of the planet as of January 2016. International Monetary Fund experts said that the Bank of Russia acquired 688,000 ounces of gold