The administration of Russian state-owned oil company Rosneft has developed a complex of measures to support the real sector of economy, as well as responsive measures to be taken against the countries that introduced sectoral sanctions against Russia. The company proposed to freeze the construction of the South Stream gas pipeline project
Russian President Vladimir Putin said during his speech at the Valdai Club in Sochi: "I am a European by conviction. I know that Europe and Russia share the same road and common future." Nevertheless, it was Putin's most anti-European of his recent speeches. What is Europe today? Does Russia want to be a European country? Does Russia need it?
Paris acts like Washington's poodle when it comes to the question of Mistral ships for Russia, the leader of the right-wing National Front, Marine Le Pen said. "France's word is at stake. We know perfectly well that the execution of the contract was suspended on the orders from the US President," Le Pen said
Russian President Vladimir Putin appeared on international discussion forum Valdai on October 24 in Sochi. During his speech, Putin cracked down on the US-led politics in the Middle East and the rest of the world, opposing the thesis of American exceptionalism. Putin also said that Russia helped Yanukovych stay alive at the peak of the crisis
Valdai International Discussion Club continued working in Sochi. Discussing topical world affairs - the Ukrainian crisis, the Putin's rating and terrorism in the Middle East - the Russian leadership criticized the United States and the West. The head of the Kremlin administration said that Russia would never give the Crimea back to Ukraine
A little more than three months have passed since ISIL militants announced the creation of a new state on the occupied territories of Syria and Iraq. Until now, it has not been possible to either contain or localize the threat that comes from the organization. The militants threaten many countries in the world, and Russia is not an exception
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