Another country tries to bar Russian pop singers from entering its territory. This time, it goes about the UK. Two Russian singers - Joseph Kobzon and Valeriya - are expected to perform in London on October 21.
In the Italian city of Milan that hosts the 10th Asia-Europe Summit (ASEM) Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold talks on issues of the Ukrainian crisis with leaders of Western countries and his Ukrainian counterpart Poroshenko. The meetings may bring results that could contribute to resolving the situation in the east of Ukraine
Russian Economic Development Minister Alexei Ulyukayev said that international agencies may soon downgrade Russia, adding that it would be an unfounded move, because the country's economic indicators remain at a high level. According to the minister, the decision will be based on political motives. Western experts exclude such a possibility
Russian PM admitted he was "very sad" about the fact that President Obama, speaking at the UN, put Russia on the list of global threats between Ebola fever and the Islamic State. "I do not even want to comment on that, this is sad, this is some kind of aberration in the brain. What can be said about resetting the relations in such a context?"
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that Russia would be protecting itself against Western sanctions with the help of a long-term program of special measures. "All the measures that we need to take to protect ourselves from unlawful restrictions will, of course, be taken," Lavrov said in Moscow
During the epidemic of avian and swine flu, there was not even one single incident of avian flu reported in Russia. There is a possibility for the virus to cross the Russian border. Russian scientists developed a vaccine against Ebola. Another drug - Triazavirin - works very actively against a whole range of influenza viruses
The remarks from the President of Bulgaria about Russia as a "nationalistic and aggressive" state caused an adequate reaction from the Russian administration. Meanwhile, Russian Vice Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said that Bulgaria betrayed Russia after it decided to turn its back on Russian fighter jets
Al-Qaeda quietly disappeared. But first, the American leadership was using Al-Qaeda to intimidate the world and the American society. Records of Bin Laden's threats would appear regularly. Today, instead of audio recordings, the world watches video, in which terrorists behead hostages. The US again starts shaking the international community
Sanctions against Russia have not led to the isolation of the country. Instead, the sanctions strengthened the ties between Russia and China. The agreement on cooperation in the field of strengthening the ruble and the yuan and the wish to weaken the dollar as a reserve currency in the world will complete the picture
History repeats itself, and judging by how the UN listens to Russia's arguments, one may recall the exclusion of the Soviet Union from the League of Nations in December 1939. Today, we have a different balance of power and different driving forces. Today, the UN Security Council belongs to the US and the countries representing its colonies
Economic setback, higher inflation, capital flight, devaluation, restriction of foreign finance, embargo on technology supplies, capital cost growth - all of these problems that Russia has recently face were discussed at Russia Calling forum. There are two philosophies of what to do in a crisis situation, but one can not motivate people with Gulags
External restrictions create an additional incentive for Russia to focus more on priority areas of development, Russian President Vladimir Putin at Russia Calling Forum. According to him, conditions become more difficult, but such an environment only serves as an additional incentive "to concentrate resources and choose best solutions
Russian Defense Ministry plans to purchase more than 11 million units of new armored vehicles, as well as about 14,000 military vehicles, to equip ground troops with modern weapons on the level of 70 percent before 2020. Ground forces will receive modernized tanks T-72B3, which demonstrated excellent performance during tank biathlon competitions