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Rosatom: Iran supplied 38 tons of heavy water to Russia in September
Monday, 26 September 2016 07:26

Iran supplied 38 tons of heavy water to Russia in September, head of the Russian nuclear corporation Rosatom Sergey Kirienko said at the 60th Annual Regular Session of the IAEA General Conference in Vienna.

"I can inform my dear colleagues that from Sept. 13 to 20 two flights delivered 38 tons of Iranian heavy water to Russia," he said on Sept. 26.


The Investigator: Murder and paranoia mix in Stalinist Ukraine
Monday, 26 September 2016 07:25

Mikhail Tsupkoy is a retired police investigator recalling a murder case from the early 1950s. Through his methodical narrative he pieces together fragments of his own life and the community’s traumatic shared history. Khemlin’s work, rendered excellently in Melanie Moore’s thoughtful translation, introduces the reader to a diverse ...

Central Bank revokes license from Defense Industrial Bank
Monday, 26 September 2016 07:09

Russia’s Central Bank revoked license for banking transactions from the Defense Industrial Bank (VPB, Voenno-Promyshlenny bank), a member of the Deposit Insurance System, the regulator reported on Sept. 26.

According to the bank’s financial reports, as of Sept. 1, 2016, it occupied 89th place in terms of assets in the Russian banking system.


It’s 1 step forward, 1 step back for Russia in global education rankings
Monday, 26 September 2016 06:27

Most Russian universities (9 out of 13) have seen their standings slip in comparison to last year. Photo: ITMO University in Saint Petersburg. Source: Press photo

Despite the introduction of the Bologna model of higher education, Russian universities are still finding it difficult to meet the criteria of Western...

Moscow gathers ‘fifth column’ for Washington
Thursday, 22 September 2016 07:29
Leaders of movements and which stand for independence of their regions will gather in Moscow at a conference ‘The right of people to self-determination and building a multipolar world.’ Why have only Western separatists been invited? Does the Kremlin fund them? And isn’t it a nonsense – to support separatists, while it's prohibited in Russia?...
New Russia’s weapons leave US behind
Wednesday, 14 September 2016 09:33
Political barometer is falling down. That is why more and more attention is paid to weapons. The military journalist Jacques Borde told Pravda.Ru about the newest weapons of Russia – from laser to electromagnetic ones, which outdo the American counterparts. Borde believes that Russia has firmly topped the list of world weapons....
Should Russia knock on the doors that never open?
Tuesday, 13 September 2016 09:20
In foreign policy, one must prove something to others all the time. Look how long it takes the Americans to prove it to us that they can not decide for themselves what forces in Syria represent the moderate opposition to Assad. The Americans have been doing it for months deliberately. John Kerry is a very intelligent person, but......
Opposition recipe: Russia's only chance is to succumb to external pressure
Thursday, 08 September 2016 09:50
The upcoming elections to the State Duma of the Russian Federation continue generating headlines. Former world chess champion and currently opposition activist Garry Kasparov urged the West not to recognize the outcome of the parliamentary elections in Russia. According to him, Putin's regime has evolved into full-fledged totalitarianism...
What does Russian pharma need to be grow globally?
Thursday, 08 September 2016 04:58

Russia has risen from 54th to 51st place in the World Bank's 2016 Ease of Doing Business ranking and we entrepreneurs in the pharmaceutical industry feel that change is happening for the better. Supporting the development of local pharmaceutical production of medicines has been declared a priority by the state, and as a result, the share of drugs...

Russia and Tanzania sign military cooperation agreement
Thursday, 08 September 2016 04:45

Russian Defense Minister General of the Army Sergei Shoigu and Tanzanian Defense and National Service Minister Hussein Mwinyi have signed an agreement on military cooperation.

The Russian and the Tanzanian defense ministers also signed a contract for the training of Tanzanian servicemen at Russian Defense Ministry institutions.

According to Shoigu,...

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