Russian President Putin signed a decree to suspend the agreement with the US about the disposal of weapons-grade plutonium because of Washington's unfriendly actions. Russia is finally ready to revise previous agreements with the United States. Russia has realised that it is capable of developing further with the help of its own resources
Russians have a positive assessment of the situation in the country, but remain worried about their future. International experts joined the statements from Russian and international observers about the openness of the elections. 65% of Russians did not know or were "slightly familiar" with what parties would be represented at the State Duma
Representatives for the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry (EMERCOM) said that all bomb shelters and underground shelters in Moscow meant for the evacuation of people in case of a nuclear attack or other emergencies, "were prepared and will be able to accommodate the entire population of the capital."
The Kremlin commented on the report from the international investigative group about the crash of the Malaysian Boeing in the Donbas. According to official spokesman to Russian President Putin, the conclusions that the investigators made in the most recent report were not final and shall not be considered as the final truth about the tragedy
The Russian Navy has been actively exploiting strategic space of the Eastern and Western Mediterranean. After having built-up presence of the Russian warships in the port of Tartus, Syria, the Russians passed to operations in close vicinity to the coasts of France and Italy.
Leaders of movements and which stand for independence of their regions will gather in Moscow at a conference ‘The right of people to self-determination and building a multipolar world.’ Why have only Western separatists been invited? Does the Kremlin fund them? And isn’t it a nonsense – to support separatists, while it's prohibited in Russia?
Political barometer is falling down. That is why more and more attention is paid to weapons. The military journalist Jacques Borde told Pravda.Ru about the newest weapons of Russia – from laser to electromagnetic ones, which outdo the American counterparts. Borde believes that Russia has firmly topped the list of world weapons.
In foreign policy, one must prove something to others all the time. Look how long it takes the Americans to prove it to us that they can not decide for themselves what forces in Syria represent the moderate opposition to Assad. The Americans have been doing it for months deliberately. John Kerry is a very intelligent person, but...
The upcoming elections to the State Duma of the Russian Federation continue generating headlines. Former world chess champion and currently opposition activist Garry Kasparov urged the West not to recognize the outcome of the parliamentary elections in Russia. According to him, Putin's regime has evolved into full-fledged totalitarianism
In 2016, Russia's arms exports are to reach the level of $15 billion. From January to August 2016 Russia exported weapons and military equipment worth more than $7 billion. Order portfolio of Russia's defense export giant Rosoboronexport amounted to $48 billion as of July 2016. Interestingly, the USA lifted sanctions against Rosoboronexport
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is eager to see how far Russian President Putin can go to achieve a compromise on the Kuril Islands. Putin has said a thousand times that Russia is not selling its territories. Yet, the words from the Russian leader do not seem to reach Japan. How can Putin make Abe become a realist?
Two years ago, Vladimir Putin left the G20 summit in Australia before it ended. At the summit in Hangzhou, China, Russian President Putin will be one of the most anticipated guests. US Secretary of State John Kerry has had 20 meetings with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov under the conditions of Russia's "international isolation."
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov made a number of important statements during his meeting with students of the Moscow State Institute of Foreign Relations. Sergei Lavrov said that Russia was working on an updated version of the concept of foreign policies of the state, although he did not specify any details