The Russian-Chinese cooperation has been gaining momentum in light of Western sanctions against Russia. China supported Russia, when Western countries launched an anti-Russian campaign. Now, the U.S. may come across a powerful competitor in the face of a union between such large countries as China and Russia
Imports of food for the Russian market have become commonplace. Russia imports more goods than it produces, and this trend lasts for years. The world's largest country with rich agricultural history has become virtually dependent on other states, including even tiny European countries that one can hardly find on the map. Why is that so?
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev delivered a report to the deputies of the State Duma on the work of the government in 2013. During his speech, Medvedev would ask himself questions and give answers to them. "Will our citizens suffer from these notorious sanctions? We will not allow our citizens to become hostages to political games," said
Russia's Central Bank continues to clean the banking sphere from dysfunctional players. A dramatic story unfolded in the city of Belgorod, where a man, a bank client, came to the bank office with a gun demanding the bank should return his deposit to him. The man thus tried to return the savings worth 23 million rubles ($639,000)
"If NATO troops entered the Crimea, they would put up attack systems there, and then Russia would be squeezed out of the Black Sea region," he explained. "This is really squeezing Russia out of this very important region of the world, for which so many Russian people have died over many centuries," the president said in his televised call-in show
Many readers of internationally famous publications believe that the world political favorite is Vladimir Putin, while Obama and Merkel received only 2% and 4% of approval. And that comes after Vladimir Putin was recognized as the most influential politician of the world according to Forbes and a Person of the Year according to Time
One can say that there are two ways for the situation to develop. The first one is peaceful, relatively peaceful. If the junta does not dare to start a war, then Donetsk, with difficulty, will hold a referendum on independence and desire to live in the united but federal Ukraine. Apparently, the referendum will be held in Lugansk as well
The Crimean Parliament adopted the new constitution of the republic. All 88 deputies present in the auditorium voted for the constitution. The approval of the Constitution of the Crimea by Russian central authorities is not required. According to the Constitution, the Republic of Crimea is a legal and democratic state within the Russian Federation
In May 2014, presidents of Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus will sign an agreement on the establishment of the Eurasian Economic Union. The name of the new joint currency has been supposedly coordinated - altyn. The new currency is likely to be introduced not later than in 2025. Kazakh president believes the dollar is an illegal currency
Russian imports of military hardware in 2013 reached 15.7 billion dollars. By early 2014, the order backlog reached $40 billion. Yet, most payments are made in dollars, which means that the American system benefits from the Russian trade. Wouldn't it be logical for Russia to abandon the widespread support of the dollar in light of sanctions?
On Thursday, April a meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) will be hosted in Moscow. The agenda includes issues of regional and international security. The meeting will take place almost immediately after the meeting of foreign ministers of NATO member countries
The appearance of the national payment system in Russia is a matter of time. Sberbank CEO promised that the NPS based on the universal electronic card would appear in the country within the next 6 months. Will the Russians finally get a convenient and technically simple system? Will other major players in the banking sector agree to invest in it?
The West continues to analyze the events of the last few weeks and tries to understand what will happen next. Some in the U.S. believe the U.S. administration and president himself are wrong when they talk about the isolation of Russia. In fact, Vladimir Putin has laid the foundation for the creation of an alternative to the transatlantic alliance