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  • Russia’s energy chief to discuss increase in crude supplies with Venezuelan counterpart

    Russia and Venezuela may discuss the issue of crude supplies from the republic during the visit of Oil Minister Manuel Quevedo to Moscow in early April, Russia’s Energy Minister Alexander Novak told reporters on Friday.

    "I think yes, we will, obviously," he said when asked a respective question.

    Asked about the volumes, he said: "Within the bounds of our colleagues’ requests."

  • Putin to discuss Russian base status with Kyrgyz president

    The issue of opening another Russian military base on Kyrgyzstan’s territory will not be discussed at the presidents’ meeting

    Kyrgyzstani President Sooronbay Jeenbekov and Russian President Vladimir Putin will discuss the status of the Russian military base on Kyrgyzstani territory at negotiations in Bishkek on March 28. Head of the Kyrgyzstani Presidential Department for Foreign Policy Daniyar Sydykov said about it on Tuesday.

  • Russian embassy in Italy making preparations for Putin’s visit, ambassador says

    Russia’s embassy in Italy is working to determine the date and agenda of President Vladimir Putin’s visit to the country, Russian Ambassador to Rome Sergei Razov said at a musical evening in memory of the victims of the 2009 L'Aquila earthquake.

    "We are working to determine the date and agenda of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to Italy," he said, adding that the visit would give a new impetus to bilateral relations.

  • Russia creates space junk recycling system to turn old satellites in orbit into fuel

    According to NASA’s data, there are over 2,200 active and more than 5,000 decommissioned satellites in orbit today


    Russian Space Systems (RSS) has developed a space system capable of taking hold of decommissioned satellites in the Earth’s orbit to grind and process them into fuel, Project Developer and RSS Research Engineer Marina Barkova told TASS on Wednesday.

  • Russia intends to expand cooperation with Malaysia in aviation

    Earlier in the day, the Russian Helicopters stand was visited by Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir bin Mohamad



    Russia seeks to develop various cooperation plans with Malaysia in the field of aviation, including the creation of joint service centers and tech transfer, Director for International Cooperation and Regional Policy at Russia's Rostec defense and technology company Viktor Kladov said on Tuesday.

  • Moldova not ready to stop purchasing Russian gas, delivered via Ukraine — president

    The president urged the parties, elected to Moldova’s new parliament, to finally agree on a new government and start discussing the issue


    Moldova is not ready for the possible end of Russian gas transit via the territory of Ukraine, because it does not have funds to create an alternative pipeline, President Igor Dodon said in an interview with NTV-Moldova on Tuesday.

  • UTair is the fourth largest air carrier in Russia, which experiences financial difficulties at present

    The arbitration court of the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous District accepted a claim filed by Flash Light Capital company for bankruptcy of UTair airline on March 26, as follows from the court ruling.

    "The case is set for court consideration on April 17, 2019," the ruling says.

  • Crimea becomes owner of Massandra Winery

    The Massandra Winery was transferred from the federal property to the ownership by the Republic of Crimea, press service of the Crimean Agriculture Ministry said on its Facebook page on Monday.

    The order of the Russian Prime Minister on transfer of the Massandra Winery into the state property of Crimea was published in February.

  • Shipping company with sanctions-hit vessel is working in Russia only

    Alisa Shipping Company, with one of its vessels subjected to US sanctions, is not working in foreign seaports for more than five years, a company’s spokesperson told TASS on Monday.

  • Russian poultry meat producers receive permits to supply products to Philippines

    The first four Russian enterprises have received the right to supply poultry meat to the Philippines, Russian agricultural watchdog (Rosselkhoznadzor) said in a statement on Monday.

    "According to information received from representatives of the Department of Agriculture of the Republic of the Philippines, from May 12, 2019, four Russian enterprises will be able to supply their products to the territory of the Republic of the Philippines," the agency reported.

  • Induction of Chinook Helicopters in Indian Air Force

    On 25 March 2019, the IAF formally inducted the CH 47 F(I)- Chinook heavy lift helicopters into its inventory at Air Force Station Chandigarh. Air Chief Marshal

    BS Dhanoa PVSM AVSM YSM VM ADC, Chief of the Air Staff was the Chief guest and the event was attended by various dignitaries.

  • Putin may hold separate meeting with UK business executives at SPIEF - spokesman

    This was a request from UK business people, Dmitry Peskov said


    Russian President Vladimir Putin may hold a separate meeting with representatives of the UK business within the framework of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) that will be held on June 6-8, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told Rossiya-1 television on Sunday.

  • Western sanctions boost Russia’s economy - security chief

    Nikolai Patrushev noted that right now, Russia’s food sovereignty in crucial sectors has practically been achieved, and in some areas, Russia has become the leading exporter


    Outside pressure in the form of sanctions has become an incentive to resolve various issues of Russia’s economy, Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev stated in an interview with the Izvestiya daily.

  • Russian, Chinese scientists plan joint Arctic, Antarctic studies

     Russian and Chinese scientists will organize joint studies of the Arctic and Antarctic, they will explore mineral and biology resources in the global ocean, the Russian Academy of Sciences’ Vice President Andrey Adrianov told TASS after the first meeting between representatives of the Russian and Chinese Academies of Sciences in Beijing on Sunday.

  • Russian-Japanese trade rising, though abrupt jump is unlikely, says expert

    The expert believes that the program for acceleration of economic ties between the two countries offered by the Japanese PM can open up new cooperation areas


    Trade relations between Russia and Japan are currently on the rise, though an abrupt jump in trade turnover is unlikely this year, one of Japan’s leading experts on the relationship with Russia, deputy director of the Tokyo-based Institute for Russian & NIS Economic Studies Michitaka Hattori told TASS on Thursday.

  • Russian nuclear-powered container ship sets off for 1st voyage with Arctic LNG cargo

     The nuclear-powered container ship Sevmorput has departed from the port of Arkhangelsk in north Russia to embark on its first voyage to deliver cargo for the Arctic LNG-2 (Liquefied Natural Gas-2) project, the press office of the Rosatomflot nuclear-powered fleet operator said on Thursday.

  • Russia floats Eurobonds worth $3 bln, 750 mln euro — finance ministry

     Investors from the United Kingdom, the United States and Russia were the main buyers


    The Russian Finance Ministry on Thursday floated Eurobonds worth $3 billion and mature in 2035, and an additional Eurobonds placement in euro worth 750 million euro and mature in 2025.

  • Ukraine extends sanctions against banks with Russian capital

    President of Ukraine Pyotr Poroshenko approved the decision of the Ukrainian national security council on extension of sanctions against four banks with the Russian capital.

    Sanctions against four banks were extended "on the basis of proposals of the National Bank of Ukraine," says the presidential decree, posted on the website of the security council on Wednesday.

  • Russia upgrading its most powerful radar while keeping it on combat duty

     Russian specialists are upgrading the country’s most powerful long-range over-the-horizon radar Daryal in the town of Pechora in the northwestern Komi Republic without withdrawing it from the combat duty it entered 35 years ago, the press office of the Mints Radio-Technical Institute said on Wednesday.

  • Putin says UK business community can take part in carrying out Russia’s National Projects

     Hundreds of billions of dollars are planned to be invested into development of economy and social sphere within the framework of National Projects in Russia, according to Putin

  • Prosecutors’ checks in 2018 resulted in suspension of 425 air pilots

    The air transport agency Rosaviatsiya annulled 160 flight certificates, according to the prosecutor-general

    MOSCOW. More than 400 air pilots were suspended last year following prosecutors’ checks, Prosecutor-General Yuri Chaika told the Prosecutor-General’s Office board meeting on Tuesday.

  • Venezuela views Russia, China as major oil export destinations

     Venezuelan Oil Minister Manuel Quevedo said that the country is taking measures to prevent a decline in oil production

    BAKU. Caracas views Russia and China as major oil exports destinations, Venezuela's Oil Minister Manuel Quevedo said at a meeting with Azerbaijani Energy Minister Parviz Shahbazov, the Azerbaijani Energy Ministry said in a statement on Tuesday.

  • Putin highlights pressing need for efficient protection of entrepreneurs’ rights

     The Russian president requested prosecutors to "decisively respond to violations in this sphere"

  • Russia decreased holdings in US Treasury securities by $36 mln in 2018

    Russia began to drastically reduce investments in the US national debt in the spring of 2018

    Russia has decreased it holdings in US Treasury Securities to $13.180 bln in January from $13.216 bln in December last year, according to the Treasury International Capital (TIC) data for January 2019.

    The share of long-term bonds accounted for $6.322 bln, short-term bonds - $6.858 bln.

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