Russia's Prime Minister, Dmitri Medvedev, announced a halt to a proposed ban on state-funding of imported medical goods.
Sanctioning Chinese and Russian companies and individuals for their role in cyber attacks would be the first-time use of an executive order signed by US President Barack Obama in April aimed at hitting back at those who are "engaging in significant malicious cyber-enabled activities."
Russian aggression in Ukraine, including military build-up, pose a challenge to European security, reads a statement by foreign ministers of Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway and Sweden.
Gazprom did not discuss cooperation on the South Kirinskoye field with Chinese partners in connection with the announcement of US sanctions, Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller said.
The United States has imposed sanctions on Russian and Chinese companies, including Russian state-owned arms exporter Rosoboronexport, for violating a US law restricting weapons trade with Iran, North Korea and Syria.
Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta has asked Romanian diplomats to support Moldova and strengthen regional cooperation.
The Georgian embassy to Turkey has issued a note of protest to the Turkish Foreign Ministry over a recent visit of Turkish officials to Abkhazia, Georgian Ambassador to Turkey Irakly Koplatadze told journalists on Thursday.
Moldovan Defense Minister Anatoliy Salaru demands explanations regarding the presence of the Russian military attache to Moldova at Wednesday's military parade in Tiraspol marking the 25th anniversary of the unrecognized Transdniestrian Moldovan Republic.
The establishment of an international tribunal to deal with the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 (MH17) crash in Ukraine would be premature, says Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova.
Russia expects that the Normandy Quartet foreign ministers will gather for a meeting in the near future.
The total sum of new contracts signed by Rosneft and Chinese companies has reached $30 billion, Rosneft President Igor Sechin told journalists.
For most countries, the economic slowdown in China and the accompanying slump in commodity prices represent something between nuisance and pothole. For Russia, they are a catastrophe.
Moldovan authorities denounced the detention of journalists of Moldovan Publika television in the Security Zone on the Dniester bank by Transdniestrian structures, calling their actions provocative, the Moldovan government reintegration bureau said in a statement released on Sep. 2.
Moscow will take countermeasures in response to the U.S. decision to expand its sanctions against Russia, the Russian Foreign Ministry said.
Fascists in Ukraine, enemies in America: it's staple fare on Russia's state-controlled television. A study reveals the effectiveness of Putin's propaganda machine.
Editor's Note: This investigation was conducted by the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project, a Kyiv Post partner.
Friends and family of President Ilham Aliyev make free use of two luxury yachts worth US$ 59 million that are owned by the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan (SOCAR), the organization charged with managing the country’s oil wealth for its citizens.
The numbers are small, but Moscow may be looking at its own version of mission creep in the treacherous Middle East.
The European Union is set to maintain until March 15 sanctions targeted against almost 200 Russians firms, individuals, and Ukrainian separatists to maintain pressure on Moscow to carry out the Minsk cease-fire agreement, diplomats said.
Investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova, who has written numerous hard-hitting stories on corruption in Azerbaijan, was today sentenced to seven and a half years in prison by the Azerbaijani authorities.
Russia and China plan to invest more than 1 trillion rubles into building a high-speed railway between Moscow and Kazan, which is planned to be finished in 2020.