WASHINGTON — “I have to do a TV broadcast now, can I call you back in maybe an hour?” Angela Stent, the director of the Russian studies department at Georgetown University, said when she picked up the phone. An hour later she apologized again. “I’m afraid I’ll have to call you back.”
Nine Russian soldiers who were participating in military exercises in Canada have been expelled from the country, as Ottawa continues to denounce Russia's military intervention in Crimea, CTV News has reported.
A slew of announced layoffs is rattling the domestic labor market, threatening to further undermine a weak economy. Russia's two largest banks, state-owned Sberbank and VTB, have joined the country's biggest carmaker, AvtoVAZ, in declaring significant staff reductions in the upcoming months.
Markets in Asia tumbled Monday and Russia's central bank hiked interest rates as the standoff between Ukraine and Russia intensified, unnerving investors who don't like uncertainty.
SARATOV — Nineteenth-century writer Alexander Griboedov immortalized Saratov with a single line in his comedy, "The Woes of Wit."
Moscow - More than 80 Mil Mi-24 and Mi-8 helicopters are being re-deployed from their bases in Russia's Western Military Districts to emergency airfields, a Russian Defense Ministry spokesman told Interfax-AVN on Friday.
Moscow - The situation in Ukraine will not be the central topic at the next week's meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and senior members of the Federation Council, but it might be mentioned, Russian President's Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov said.
Moscow - The speaker of the State Duma, the lower chamber of Russia's parliament, Sergei Naryshkin, has reaffirmed the absence of any obstacles to immediately calling the chamber's special session to discuss the situation in Ukraine, should such a need arise.
Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin has instructed the government to continue to work together with its Ukrainian partners in order to further promote trade and business ties between the two countries, hold consultations with Russia's international partners, including the International Monetary Fund, concerning the issue of financial assistance for Ukraine, as well as consider the possibility of sending humanitarian supplies to Ukraine's Autonomous Republic of Crimea in response to an appropriate request from it, presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov said.
A court in Russia has sentenced eight protesters for rioting and attacking police at a demonstration against Vladimir Putin's inauguration for a third presidential term in 2012. Seven of the "Bolotnaya" activists received prison terms of up to four years. An eighth, the only woman on trial, received a suspended sentence.
On one of the most transformative days in modern Ukrainian history, Russian officials condemned the opposition for failing to uphold the stipulations of an agreement signed by former President Victor Yanukovych and opposition leaders on Feb. 21.
The Moscow Zamoskvoretsky District Court on Friday found the suspects in the case involving mass riots on Moscow's Bolotnaya Square on May 6, 2012 guilty of the charges, an Interfax correspondent has reported, citing the sentence handed out by Justice Natalya Nikishina.
Ukraine should not repeat "the Yugoslavian scenario" and events in this country are occurring at the instigation of the West, which continues to pursue its geopolitical goals, the State Duma said.
The flow of tourists to Sochi will grow considerably thanks to the Olympics and Formula One racing, Sochi Mayor Anatoly Pakhomov said.
The Kutaisi City Court found former Prime Minister Vano Merabishvili guilty of the abuse of office, bribery of voters and the inefficient use of budget funds on Monday.
SOCHI, Russia — The pageant of Russian history presented in the Olympic Opening Ceremonies passed over the Soviet victory in World War II to the consternation of more than a few patriots. But the war seems to be making the news these days more than ever nonetheless.
(Reuters) - Russia has summoned an American embassy envoy, demanding diplomatic and medical access to a Russian drug smuggler imprisoned in the United States who Moscow says was tortured when arrested by the U.S. authorities in 2010.
Georgian President Giorgy Margvelashvili said Georgia must try and convince Moscow that its membership in NATO would not be a threat to Russia, but, on the contrary, could help Russia solve a host of problems, including that of combating terrorism.
Prices in Armenia are not expected to jump after Armenia joins the Belarusian-Kazakh-Russian Customs Union, President Serzh Sargsyan said.