Dec 21, 2017

Russia: EU prolongs economic sanctions by six months

On 21 December 2017, the Council prolonged economic sanctions targeting specific sectors of the Russian economy until 31 July 2018

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Dec 20, 2017

Russian lawmaker blasts UN resolution on Crimea as political provocation

“The true goal of Ukrainian ‘human rights advocates’ is only the creation of lies about our country” said Sergey Zheleznyak

Dec 14, 2017

10.17 Am: The white Pope is black

The blackout ordered by the Verona Public Prosecutor has interrupted the signal of many Verona radio and television broadcasters.

Jun 8, 2017

Astana to Host SCO Summit on June 8-9

The Kazakh capital is expected to host the two-day summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) due to start on Thursday

Jan 27, 2017

Moscow confirms Putin-Trump phone talk on Saturday

Kremlin spokesman: Putin’s first phone conversation with US President Donald Trump could take place on Saturday

Jan 26, 2017

Time for Constitutional reform in Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan to put constitution reforms up for nationwide discussion in a shift toward a “more liberal” political system

Jan 17, 2017

Lavrov: Astana talks aim to consolidate Syria truce

Russia’s Foreign Minister also said that Russia invites representatives of the United Nations and the new US administration to Syria talks in Astana

Jan 9, 2017

Russia equates news aggregators to mass media

The federal law on news aggregator has entered into force as from Jan. 2017 and essentially equates major news aggregators to mass media

Jan 5, 2017

EEU member states have signed new Customs Code

The new Eurasian Economic Union Customs Code to come into force soon, even though Kyrgyz president refused to sign the document

Jan 3, 2017

Digital services in Russia: new VAT rules

From this year, foreign digital service providers engaged in online sales of electronic content to Russian consumers to pay VAT

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Dec 1, 2016

Kremlin’s new draft bill seeks to restrict foreign ownership in OTT

The bill submitted to the State Duma aims to regulate audiovisual services and restrict foreign capital in OTT to 20%, as was previously done for mass media

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Nov 30, 2016

Putin names Russia’s new economic minister

Deputy Finance Minister Maxim Oreshkin was named Russia’s new economy minister

Nov 30, 2016

Lavrov meets Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs on Friday

The Lavrov-Gentiloni meeting will be followed by a joint press conference

Nov 25, 2016

Putin’s annual press conference to be held Dec. 22

Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold his annual so called ‘big’ conference on December 22

Nov 23, 2016

EU Parliament approves resolution against Russian media ‘propaganda’

The resolution stresses that the EU needs to counter disinformation campaigns and propaganda from countries, such as Russia

Nov 15, 2016

Turkish Prime Minister will meet Putin in Dec

Turkey’s prime minister will meet Russia’s President Vladimir Putin in December during his first official visit to the country

Nov 14, 2016

Nov 16, EEU prime minsters to discuss Customs Code

Prime Ministers of the EEU member states are to hold a meeting in Moscow hoping to agree on remaining issues over the Customs Code

Nov 10, 2016

Moscow Court upholds decision to block LinkedIn

A Moscow city court uphelds an earlier decision to block the LinkedIn social networking website

Nov 10, 2016

Kremlin and Beijing officials at head of Interpol

For the first time Chinese and Russian officials get elected as the president of Interpol and the vice president for Europe respectively

Nov 9, 2016

Putin congratulates Trump on winning the US election

The Kremlin also expresses hopes to lift Russian-US relations out of the current crises state

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