‘Russia inseperable part of European culture and politics’

Russia’s top diplomat said in an interview with Moscow State Institute of International Relations’ MGIMO Journal, that for at least the past 300 years Russia has been an inseparable part of European culture and politics.

“The periods of Russia’s most … Read the rest

Russian Helicopters at Africa Aerospace and Defence 2014 exhibition

The International Africa Aerospace and Defence 2014 exhibition opened Wednesday in South Africa, and Russian Helicopters is presenting a lineup of military and civilian flying machines.

Nearly 800 helicopters manufactured by Russian companies are currently in use across the African … Read the rest

German eurosceptics surge in two state elections

The eurosceptic ‘Alternative for Germany’ party got more than ten percent of the vote in the country’s regional elections on Sunday, making the right-wing a growing threat for Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives.

According to Beatrix von Storch, a Euro MP … Read the rest

West’s new sanctions subverts peace process in Ukraine

The West’s new package of sanctions against Russia looks “somewhat strange,” since this move actually subverts the peace process in Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin said.

“As for sanctions that were imposed today, or yesterday, it all looks somewhat strange … Read the rest

Sanctions against Russia would affect Exxon and BP

The U.S. and European Union are poised to halt billions of dollars in oil exploration in Russia by the world’s largest energy companies in sanctions that would cut deeper than previously disclosed.

The new sanctions over Ukraine would prohibit U.S. … Read the rest

Ban on Russian TV pure political expediency

Moscow sees Kiev’s decision to ban Russian TV channels from broadcasting in Ukraine as an openly political step, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich said on Thursday.

“Unfortunately, I have to say that the Ukrainian leadership keeps ignoring appeals by … Read the rest

‘Russia key strategic German partner’

Despite the sanctions, Russia is still key strategic partner for German businesses, Michael Harms, Chairman of the German-Russian Chamber of Commerce in Moscow, said Thursday.

“Unfortunately, the paradigm of our cooperation has changed significantly. At the beginning of the year … Read the rest

Polish president urges West to ignore commitments

Poland’s President Bronislaw Komorowski, in a speech in Berlin commemorating the beginning of World War Two, said it was a good decision “to strengthen NATO’s eastern flank” and said that agreements with Russia not to post NATO combat troops to … Read the rest

Good luck to the little people fighting for NATO

Demonizing Russian President Vladimir Putin, an Anglo-American pastime, seems even more childish when one considers that any president of the Russian Federation would act in exactly the same manner to protect the interests of his country in the face of … Read the rest

Berlusconi calls EU leaders irresponsible towards Russia

Italy’s former Prime Minister and leader of the right-wing opposition party Forza Italia Silvio Berlusconi on Sunday accused NATO and Western leaders of irresponsible attitudes towards Russia.

“We are strangled by a most profound economic crisis, the situation is only … Read the rest

New EU sanctions to target Russian oil, defence

The FT reports that Europe’s latest sanctions will target a number of key Russian oil and defense industry companies and banks. The new round of economic sanctions is due to be imposed by Brussels Tuesday.

The Wall Street Journal also … Read the rest