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
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
US and EU sanctions against Moscow are in danger of turning round and biting the west by constraining global oil supply and pushing up prices in coming years, the former chief executive of BP has warned.
Tony Hayward said that … Read the rest
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
Kiev wants to restart its nuclear weapons program if it doesn’t get enough support from the West.
“If we cannot protect Ukraine today, if the world doesn’t help us, we will have to go back to the development of nuclear … Read the rest
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
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
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
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
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
By Michael Hudson.
In April 2014, fresh from riots in Maidan Square and the February 22 coup, and less than a month before the May 2 massacre in Odessa, the IMF approved a $17 billion loan program to Ukraine’s junta. … Read the rest
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
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
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