Archive for the ‘RUSSIA’ Category

Syrian Crisis – “Human rights in Syria violated by both sides” – Russia’s Deputy FM

Thursday, August 2, 2012 Comments off

Aug 2, 2012

Russia’s deputy foreign minister Gennady Gatilov believes that human rights are violated by both sides in the Syrian conflict and this is something Western and Arab politicians should realize full well. Read more…

Russia – Lavrov dismisses Bashar refuge talk

Sunday, July 29, 2012 Comments off



Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has dismissed foreign reports that Russia is prepared to grant asylum to Bashar Assad as a deliberate provocation aimed at portraying Russia and China as the main culprits in the ongoing crisis in Syria. Read more…

Russian Air Force on standby to evacuate Russians from Syria

Saturday, June 16, 2012 Comments off

Russia’s Air Force is prepared to assist if the government orders the evacuation of Russian citizens from volatile Syria, Deputy Air Force Commander Vladimir Gradusov announced on Saturday. Read more…

Russia reiterates calls for international conference on Syria

Saturday, June 16, 2012 Comments off

Russia has again called for an international conference on Syria which it believes should involve all the key players in the region. Read more…

June 12 – Day of Russia

Tuesday, June 12, 2012 Comments off

Konstantin Garibov


Photo: RIA Novosti

On June 12, this country is marking the Russia Day bank holiday with festivities, concerts and entertainment events. Read more…

Medvedev says BRICS opposes any intervention in Syria

Thursday, March 29, 2012 Comments off

Photo: AFP

The BRICS group of nations -Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa- have spoken against any foreign intervention in Syria and agreed to contribute to successful political dialogue inside the country, Russia`s President Dmitry Medvedev said following the summit in New Delhi. Read more…

Putin to form new government – VOR

Thursday, March 8, 2012 Comments off

Konstantin Garibov, Grigory Shabanov 
On Thursday, Russia’s recently elected President Vladimir Putin started consultations on the formation of a new government.

On the same day, Mr. Putin met with Russia’s incumbent President Dmitry Medvedev in Mr. Medvedev’s residence in the resort city of Sochi. Read more…

Foreign policy to stay unchanged – Putin

Wednesday, March 7, 2012 Comments off

Photo: RIA Novosti 

Vladimir Putin says his next presidency will not change the course of the country’s foreign policy. Emerging from a session of his Inner Cabinet in Moscow Wednesday, he also said he expected all government agencies to support foreign policy guidelines laid down by the presidency and the Foreign Ministry. Read more…

‘We won!’ Teary-eyed Putin proclaims victory

Monday, March 5, 2012 Comments off

Presidential candidate Prime Minister Vladimir Putin (right to left) at a rally organized by the all-Russian People’s Front (ONF) and the “Network of Putin” movement on Manezh Square in Moscow. (RIA Novosti/Sergey Guneev)

Vladimir Putin, set to win a third presidential term, declared his victory and thanked his voters for their support. Polling at over 64 percent with over two thirds of the votes counted, victory seems assured. Read more…

UN Security Council ‘not a tool’ for changing regimes in sovereign countries – Lavrov

Thursday, March 1, 2012 Comments off

Moscow finds the idea of turning the UN Security Council into a tool for changing regimes in sovereign countries unacceptable, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov declared in an interview with The Rossiyskaya Gazeta. Read more…