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Lavrov says Moscow still expects Tillerson to visit Russia
Tuesday, 04 April 2017 04:39

Moscow expects U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to visit Russia so that a frank conversation could be held, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on April 4.

"We still expect U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to visit Russia, as it was planned," Lavrov said at a press conference following his talks with Kyrgyzstan’s top diplomat E...

 
Udmurtia’s head suspected of receiving bribes totaling $2.5 mln
Tuesday, 04 April 2017 03:34

Russia’s Investigative Committee has launched a criminal case against Alexander Solovyov, head of the Republic of Udmurtia, over receiving bribes totaling 139 million rubles (roughly $2.5 million), the committee’s spokesperson Svetlana Petrenko told TASS.

"The Russian Investigative Committee’s Main Department on the investigation of significant c...

 
Death toll in St. Petersburg subway blast climbs to 14
Tuesday, 04 April 2017 03:10

The death toll in the blast that rocked the St. Petersburg subway has reached 14, Russian Health Minister Veronika Skvortsova said on April 4.

"Today, we can verify the death of 14 people: eleven at the scene and three others died in an agonizing condition, one of them at the stage of transportation in the ambulance and two others - at a reception...

 
Kyrgyzstan’s special services identify St. Petersburg terror attack suspect
Tuesday, 04 April 2017 02:57

Kyrgyzstan’s National Security Committee has established the identity of an individual suspected of carrying out a terrorist attack in the St. Petersburg subway, the committee’s press service informed TASS on April 4.

According to the press service, the committee confirms that Akbarzhon Jalilov born in 1995 is indeed a native of Kyrgyzstan....

 
‘During such times people should be closer to one another’
Tuesday, 04 April 2017 02:38

The April 3 bomb blast on the St. Petersburg metro, which took the lives of 14 people and hospitalized about 50 more, has been labelled a terrorist attack by Russia's Investigative Committee (IC). While President Vladimir Putin said that, "all lines of inquiry are being pursued," the theory that it was a terrorist attack was the main one from the...

 
Up to 8,000 people take part in unauthorized opposition rally in Moscow
Sunday, 26 March 2017 07:26

Up to 8,000 people are taking part in an unauthorized opposition rally in central Moscow, a police spokesman told TASS on March 26.

"About 7,000-8,000 people are at the site of the unsanctioned public rally in Moscow’s Tverskaya Street and adjacent territories," the spokesman said. No detentions have been officially reported. However, a police s...

 
Police warns Muscovites against unauthorized rallies
Sunday, 26 March 2017 05:06

The police are asking Muscovites and guests of the city to refrain from taking part in the unauthorized rallies planned for March 26.

Participants in the opposition’s protest in central Moscow may face fines up to 20,000 rubles (about $333) and arrests for up to 15 days, as well as criminal responsibility for hooliganism, well-known Russian lawyers ...

 
Russia's Foreign Ministry surprised by new U.S. sanctions
Sunday, 26 March 2017 02:23

Russia’s Foreign Ministry expresses disappointment over the U.S. authorities’ decision to introduce sanctions against 8 more Russian companies, the ministry’s official spokeswoman Maria Zakharova wrote on her Facebook page.

"The U.S. administration’s decision to introduce restrictions against a number of Russian organizations, including those li...

 
Russia cuts oil production by 185,000 barrels per day
Saturday, 25 March 2017 09:51

Russia has cut oil production by 185,000 barrels per day, as of today, under the agreement with OPEC, Energy Minister Alexander Novak told reporters on March 25. "Now by 185,000," he said, answering a reporter’s question.

Earlier, Russia was reported to have cut oil production by 160,000 barrels per day as of mid-March, but until the end of the...

 
Eruption of Kamchatka's volcano surprises scientists
Saturday, 25 March 2017 07:33

The eruption of the Kambalny volcano in southern Kamchatka on Saturday has surprised scientists of the Kamchatka Volcanic Eruption Response Team (KVERT) of the Russian Academy of Scientists. "KVERT’s specialists since 1993 have been monitoring both by satellite and visual methods the volcanic activities and nothing pointed to a possible eruption o...

 
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