According to Putin, the United States is currently facing a plethora of problems - from the enormous public debt to police violence. "Yet, it appears that the US elites have nothing to say to their people, to calm down the society. It is much easier to divert people's attention to so-called Russian hackers, spies, agents of influence, and so on."
"With regard to the termination of water or electricity supplies - all this stands on the verge of a crime against humanity. Let's take a sufficiently large region with many millions of people living in it - 2.6 million people live in the Crimea - and cut the region from water and electricity supplies in winter," Putin said
Nadiya Savchenko, a member of the Ukrainian Parliament, the Verkhovna Rada, arrived in Moscow on October 26th to take part in the hearing at the Supreme Court of Russia on the case of two Ukrainian nationals. In 1994-1995, they fought in Chechnya against Russian federal forces. Today, they are considered heroes in Ukraine
Five countries outside the EU, but the ones that support the policy of Brussels, have extended sanctions against Russia for another six months. The list of these countries includes Ukraine, Montenegro, Albania, as well as Liechtenstein and Norway. All the discussions about easing the sanctions have been pushed back till the summer of 2017
The Russian Aerospace Forces operation in Syria has revealed some constructional deficiencies in the Russian military equipment, the Minister of Defence Sergey Shoygu said. Before that the Russian Defence Minister Shoygu reported that Russian state-of-the-art weapon had showed its reliability and efficiency in course of operation in Syria
"If the US, contrary to common sense and painful to itself experience, still takes the path of further expansion of sanctions, I assure you, there are moves in our arsenal that will be quite painful. First of all, it relates to the US position in the world and US policy for Russia and the European sector on the whole," senior Russian official said
One can hear calls to expand sanctions against Russia on a daily basis. Now the West considers a possibility to impose sanctions for cyberattacks and the killings of civilians in Aleppo. However, the biggest paradox in the issue of anti-Russian sanctions is the fact that most of Eastern Europe continues buying Russian gas in huge amounts
A member of the regional parliament of Veneto, Italy, visited the Crimea with the delegation of Italian politicians and businessmen on October 13-16. Following the visit, the Italian MP said that the EU would lift its sanctions against the Crimea. The history of relations between the Roman Empire and the Crimea counts more than 2,000 years
Russian company NPO Energomash will deliver 14 RD-181 rocket engines to the US-based privately run company Orbital ATK in 2017-2018. The Russian engines will be installed on US Antares rockets. The first launch of the US-made carrier rocket equipped with two RD-181 engines on the first stage is said to take place on October 16
"You know, it's very difficult to have a dialogue with the incumbent US administration. There's almost no dialogue at all. What does it look like? The US administration sets forth its requirements and then insists we should meet them. This is no dialogue, this is some kind of dictate. And that is what's going on with almost each issue," Putin said
Despite a plethora of problems, the "civilized international community" seems to be preoccupied with only one question: "How can we punish Russia even more?" "We've had the Crimea, the Donbas, the Minsk Accords, now it is Syria's turn." How should Russia deal with all of those "punishments" that do not seem to end?
Russian President Vladimir Putin, speaking at the World Energy Council in Istanbul, made a number of important statements about the development of the global energy industry and the situation on the oil market. Putin said that in the near future, world energy would still be based on the production of hydrocarbons
Moscow has warned the West against striking any missile or aviation blows on the territories controlled by the Syrian government. Russia will see such actions as a threat to Russian military men. After the attacks on the positions of Syrian troops on September 17, Russia took all necessary measures to exclude similar mistakes against Russian troops