The United States and the pro-US lobby in the European Union have undermined the South Stream gas pipeline project on the bottom of the Black Sea, having caused concerns in a number of countries in Eastern Europe. These days, we can see the same people making every effort to block the construction of the Nord Stream-2 pipeline
Western media have started to notice positive changes in the Russian economy. Russia is an attractive country for foreign investors. Domestic investors have been showing signs of life as well - they were ready to buy the stock of Russian Eurobonds. Sanctions no longer frighten people, because there are long-term attractive projects in Russia
Everyone wants to be in the Arctic today due to its enormous natural wealth - millions of tons of oil and gas. In the Russian Arctic zone, there are diamonds, metals and other resources. Russia owns the world's largest fleet of ice breakers. Russia has 41 icebreaker, the United States has six, and four of which are to be decommissioned
The US has proudly opened Aegis Ashore stationary complex in Romania. The same month in Poland, a ceremony was conducted to lay the first brick in the construction of a similar missile defense complex in the village of Redzikowo. As we can see, NATO is deploying rapid reaction forces in Eastern Europe. Do these measures pose a threat to Russia?
A scent of great war is in the air. US deploys air defence systems in Romania and Poland. In some years, Russia will not be able to respond with a nuclear strike. So, which should be an asymmetrical response of Russia to new threats and challenges of the modern world?
No one doubts the power of American weapons. The United States is one of the greatest military in the world, no matter how you look at it. Russia has no doubts about it either, but the country does not fear US weapons, because it can adequately respond to any "smart move" of the American military
The US has deployed the first ground missile defense system in Romania. Russian officials said that such actions violate strategic stability and may lead to even more serious challenges in the region. Russia will increase spending on next-generation technologies. NATO officials continue saying that the BMD Aegis Ashore system is no threat to Russia
The success of Russia's new cosmodrome Vostochny ("Eastern") speaks about Russia's independent course in space policy. It also means that Russia is capable of launching spacecraft regardless of someone else's political will. Russia's new spaceport has no analogue in the world on the level of new technological innovations
Fourth line of the power bridge to Crimea has been put into operation some hours ago. It's a historical event, which has put an end to attempts of the Kyiv authorities to revenge on the Crimean residents for their choice in 2014 with an energy siege.
Victory in the Great Patriotic War should be a reminder of how the people of Russia defend the interests of their country, Russian President Putin believes. USSR's victory in the Great Patriotic War is a warning to those who want to try Russia's strength, Putin said. Meanwhile, Mideastern leaders seek assistance from Russia, rather than the USA
Western policy-makers suddenly admit the falsity of their statements about Russia as soon as they retire. Former US President Jimmy Carter said that the return of the Crimea to Russia was inevitable against the backdrop of the Ukrainian crisis. The head of French intelligence, General Gomart, stated that the Russian army had not invaded Ukraine
Russia's Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said that Russia would form three new divisions before the end of the year to respond to NATO's aggressive expansion. According to Shoigu, Russia intends to counteract to NATO's actions near the borders of Russia. The S-500 will be able to reach targets at altitudes of about 200 kilometers
The role played by all institutions of the Russian Federation at all levels has been praised by the Chair of the Executive Council of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons today, the International Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare.