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"22.02.2017 14:35:09" tass.com Defense chief praises Russian military's success in Syria Special operations groups and special forces teams have demonstrated their high efficiency in Syria, according to the Russian defense minister The Russian military aircraft conducted 1,760 sorties and delivered 5,682 strikes against terrorists' targets:
"22.02.2017 13:56:08" tass.com Russia's defense chief to mobilize new cyber army The Russian defense minister believes information operations forces will become an effective counter-propaganda tool The Russian defense minister says information operations forces have been established in the Russian Army:
"22.02.2017 13:35:00" tass.com Lavrov says Russia is waiting for US to specify safe zones in Syria Russian top diplomat says Moscow is ready to consider Washington's proposals for settling Syrian crisis Lavrov hopes that Donald J. Trump is really interested in bilateral cooperation aimed at solving the #Syrian crisis:
"22.02.2017 13:00:05" tass.com Russian army to fully switch over to Iskander tactical missile systems in 2017 This will allow defending the country's entire territory from all types of the enemy, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said As of today, over 80% of Russia's missile units have been rearmed with Iskander tactical systems:
"22.02.2017 12:30:00" tass.com Russia to push ahead with assistance to Syrian army in fighting terrorists The military and political situation in Syria remains strained as government forces continue combat operations in Homs and Aleppo provinces and around Daraa, Maria Zakharova stated The Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova appreciates the efforts made by Russian military engineers to clear eastern #Aleppo of mines:
"22.02.2017 12:00:00" tass.com Funeral ceremony for Vitaly Churkin scheduled for February 24 in Moscow The Foreign Ministry will announce the exact time and place later, the ministry's spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said Vitaly #Churkin died on February 20, a day before his 65th birthday:
"22.02.2017 11:35:00" tass.com Over 80% of Russia's missile units rearmed with Iskander tactical systems This year, two more missile formations will switch over to Iskander-M systems, according to Army Commander-in-Chief Colonel-General Oleg Salyukov The #Iskander-M tactical missile system is designated for making concealed preparations and delivering high-accuracy #missile strikes against the enemy:
"22.02.2017 11:05:00" tass.com Kremlin denies commissioning dossier on Trump's psychological makeup NBC News reported earlier that a dossier on Trump is being prepared for Vladimir Putin The attempt to get inside Donald J. Trump's mind is aimed at helping #Putin plan for his first meeting with America's new leader, NBC News claims:
"22.02.2017 10:25:26" tass.com Amnesty International reports warring sides in eastern Ukraine 'enjoying impunity' Accorsing to an Amnesty International report, neither the Ukrainian military, nor representatives of the self-proclaimed republics have been punished for crimes committed during the conflict #Amnesty International pointed out that 'little progress was made in bringing to justice law enforcement officials responsible for the abusive use of force during #Maidan protests in Kiev in 2013-2014'
"22.02.2017 09:18:54" tass.com Russia's Supreme Court repeals guilty verdict and releases opposition activist Dadin Earlier a prosecutor has asked Russia's Supreme Court to repeal the guilty verdict slapped on Dadin Ildar #Dadin filed an appeal against the article under which he had been convicted with the Constitutional Court, and his right to rehabilitation was recognized:
"22.02.2017 08:57:00" tass.com Poll shows surge in Putin's favorable ratings among Americans According to the poll, the Americans see Russian President Vladimir Putin in a better light than they did two years ago The pollster added that a major reason for the overall rise in #Putin's favorable rating this year is the Republicans' more positive view of the Russian leader, from 12% in 2015 to 32% as of today:
"22.02.2017 08:17:27" tass.com World's governing anti-doping body seeks Russia's membership reinstatement — WADA chief WADA President Sir Craig Reedie says WADA has no plans changing the Therapeutic Use Exemption system The World Anti-Doping Agency strongly supports the reinstatement of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency's membership and is waiting for the Russian side to implement the set re-compliance criteria, #WADA President Sir Craig Reedie says:
"22.02.2017 07:51:45" Watch #Live: Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria #Zakharova is holding a press briefing in Moscow
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"22.02.2017 07:23:31" tass.com Ousted Ukrainian leader Yanukovich proposes holding referendum on Donbass status Ex-President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovich says he is confident that the majority of citizens of Ukraine will support any peace initiative Ex-President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovich proposes holding a referendum on the status of Donbass for peaceful settlement of the conflict.
"The country's population will support any steps for the peaceful settlement, only a small part of the radicals
"22.02.2017 06:00:02" tass.com Kiev proposes removing Russia's veto power in UN Security Council The Ukrainian foreign minister proposes removing Russia's right of veto in making decisions concerning Ukraine, on the pretext that Moscow is allegedly a party to the conflict in Donbass Foreign Minister of Ukraine Pavel Klimkin proposed removing Russia's right of veto in the UN Security Council in making decisions concerning the situation in Ukraine, on the pretext that Moscow is allegedly a party to the conflict in Donbass:
"22.02.2017 05:19:37" tass.com Trump says saddened to learn of death of Russia's Permanent Representative to UN Churkin Vitaly Churkin died in New York on February 20, a day before his 65th birthday The White House reports Donald J. Trump was saddened to learn of the unexpected death of Russia's Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Vitaly #Churkin:
"21.02.2017 18:31:40" tass.com Kremlin to bake 100,000 pancakes for Maslenitsa The menu of the Kremlin canteens will include more than a dozen of Maslenitsa dishes Maslenitsa, also known as Pancake Week, kicked off in Russia on Monday:
"21.02.2017 17:12:48" tass.com Production of Mercedes Benz cars to start in Russia in 2019 German automaker Daimler intends to invest $260.4 mln into Mercedes plant construction in the Moscow Region Production of Mercedes Benz automobiles will start in the Moscow Region in 2019:
"21.02.2017 16:30:03" tass.com Russia and US might launch joint operations against terrorists in Raqqa — minister The Americans agree that international terrorism is a common enemy, according to the Russian defense minister The Russian defense minister also recalled Vladimir #Putin's words that no country would ever be able to eliminate #terrorism on its own:
"21.02.2017 16:00:02" tass.com Poroshenko urges EU to tighten anti-Russian sanctions The Ukrainian leader also said that recognition of passports issued by the DPR and LPR in Russia runs counter to the Minsk agreements On February 18, #Putin signed a decree on recognizing documents issued to citizens of Ukraine and individuals without citizenship permanently residing on the territory of separate districts of Ukraine's Donetsk and Lugansk regions:
"21.02.2017 15:30:00" tass.com Russia expects US to support efforts against 'chemical terrorism' — diplomat A Russian diplomat stressed the IS had gained an opportunity not only to use but also to produce chemical weapons on an industrial scale A Russian diplomat says Moscow expects Washington to show flexibility in combating chemical and biological #terrorism:
"21.02.2017 15:00:03" tass.com Russian defense minister blames NATO for dodging cooperation with Russia Sergey Shoigu says the leadership of the North Atlantic Alliance keeps to the former course of rejecting all formats of practical cooperation with Russia Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu sayd #NATO keeps on dodging practical cooperation with Moscow and intimidating itself by the "Russian threat:"
"21.02.2017 14:35:01" tass.com Defense minister warns 'no animals in Western zoos able to boss the bear around' "As the old saying goes: all lions are cats, but not all cats are lions", the Russian defense minister reminded Western zoos lack any animals able to tell Russia what to do, Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said on Tuesday, taking a swipe at UK Defense Secretary's warning for Moscow to keep its 'paws' out of Libya:
"21.02.2017 14:06:00" tass.com Russia, China sign contract on supply of anti-ship missile systems Russian-Chinese military-technical cooperation has been developing positively, according to Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu Russia and China have concluded agreements on the supply of S-400 air defense systems and Sukhoi-35 fighter jets:
"21.02.2017 13:35:00" tass.com Russia's Tigr armored vehicle enjoys strong demand on arms market The Tigr is capable of negotiating water obstacles 1.2 meters deep #Tigr armored vehicle is designed to carry people and various kinds of cargo by roads and rough terrain:
"21.02.2017 13:10:01" tass.com Russian tech giant develops material to camouflage military equipment from smart weapons The material will help hide equipment by changing color and imitating complex patterns, which even include wind-rippled tree leaves Synthesized materials are 'the up and coming technology' when it comes to countering precision-guided munitions:
"21.02.2017 12:40:01" tass.com Vitaly Churkin: Outstanding diplomat who 'knew no defeat' TASS remembers Russia's ambassador to the United Nations Vitaly #Churkin who died on February 20: http://tass.com/politics/932071
"21.02.2017 12:30:00" tass.com Russia's strategic nuclear forces to be 90% armed with modern weaponry by late 2020 Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu is confident that this will discourage any potential aggressor to encroach on the security of Russia Large-scale work is currently underway to arm Russia's Strategic Missile Force with modern missile systems while the Navy is receiving new nuclear-powered submarines with ballistic and cruise missiles:
"21.02.2017 12:10:00" tass.com Lavrov invites Swedish politicians and journalists to visit Crimea Despite the absolutely convincing results of the referendum, Ukraine, the United States and the European Union have been refusing to recognize Crimea as a part of Russia Sergey #Lavrov invited his Swedish colleagues to visit #Crimea so that they could 'see for themselves how things really were there'
"21.02.2017 11:37:49" tass.com Kremlin declines to comment on appointment of Trump's new national security adviser Donald Trump's previous national security adviser, Michael Flynn, was forced to resign Donald J. Trump earlier appointed Lieutenant-General Herbert Raymond McMaster as his national security adviser. Before that McMaster was deputy head of the Command of the US Army:
"21.02.2017 10:45:00" tass.com Peskov on Ukraine blocking UNSC statement on Russia's late envoy: 'May God judge them' Earlier Maria Zakharova wrote on Facebook that the Ukrainian delegation had blocked the United Nations Security Council's statement dedicated to Vitaly Churkin 'It seems, there is nothing more to say', The Kremlin spokesman stressed:
"21.02.2017 10:20:00" tass.com Ukrainian MP Savchenko renounces parliamentary immunity Savchenko particularly urged the working group to consider her statement on giving up parliamentary immunity, citing Article 80 of the Ukrainian Constitution It is high time the Ukrainian politicians carried out their pledges made during the 'Revolution of Dignity', Savchenko has stated:
"21.02.2017 10:00:02" tass.com President of Azerbaijan appoints his wife as first vice-president Mehriban Aliyeva heads the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, Azerbaijan's largest non-governmental organization The president's wife is also a goodwill ambassador of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization:
"21.02.2017 09:15:35" tass.com Ukraine stonewalls adoption of UNSC statement dedicated to Russia's envoy Churkin Vitaly Churkin died on February 20, a day before his 65th birthday Kiev has blocked the adoption of a statement devoted to Russia's Permanent Representative to the UN Vitaly #Churkin, Foreign Ministry's spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said:
"21.02.2017 08:35:51" tass.com Putin: Russia's UN envoy Churkin suffered no defeats Vladimir Putin calls UN envoy Vitaly Churkin, who died in New York on Monday, one of the most prominent Russian diplomats Russian President Vladimir #Putin has described Russia's UN envoy Vitaly #Churkin, who died in New York on Monday, as one of the most prominent diplomats who brilliantly coped with his tasks and never suffered defeats:
"21.02.2017 07:35:48" tass.com Rosneft signs offtake contract with Kurdistan regional government of Iraq The parties have signed a pre-financed crude oil purchase and sale contract of Kurdistan Region crude oil over the period 2017-2019 Rosneft and the Kurdistan Regional Government of Iraq signed an agreement which stipulates oil purchases by Russia's top oil producer in the period between 2017 and 2019:
"21.02.2017 06:53:34" Watch #LIVE: Muscovites pay tribute to Permanent Representative to the UN Vitali Churkin outside the Russian Foreign Ministry in Moscow.
Vitaly Churkin died in New York on Monday a day before his 65th birthday.
"21.02.2017 06:17:46" tass.com Vitaly Churkin's sense of humor will be remembered by his UN colleagues — Ban-Ki-moon Former UN Secretary extended his deep condolences to the Russian government and Churkin's family Former UN Secretary general Ban-Ki-moon says Russia's Permanent Ambassador to the UN Vitaly #Churkin was an outstanding diplomat and intellectual star and his sense of humor will go down in history of the organization:
"21.02.2017 05:12:05" tass.com UN chief calls late Ambassador Churkin 'uniquely skilled diplomat' Antonio Guterres called Vitaly Churkin 'a uniquely skilled diplomat' who served his country in one of the most difficult periods in modern history UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has expressed condolences to Russia in connection with the death of its Permanent Ambassador to the UN Vitaly #Churkin:
"20.02.2017 23:00:00" tass.com People bringing flowers to Russian Foreign Ministry in memory of late Ambassador Churkin The Russian foreign ministry said Vitaly Vhurkin had died while performing his duties Russia's Ambassador to the United Nations Vitaly #Churkin died in New York on Monday, a day before his 65th birthday:
"20.02.2017 21:05:00" tass.com US envoy to UN pays tribute to Churkin's 'great skill' in advocating Russia's position The Russian foreign ministry said Vitaly Churkin had died while performing his duties 'We did not always see things the same way, but he unquestionably advocated his country's positions with great skill', Nikki Haley said:
"20.02.2017 20:15:37" tass.com Russian UN envoy Vitaly Churkin's death is big loss for Russia, premier says Ambassador Churkin was "an outstanding diplomat who defended interests of our country in the most complicated situations," Russia's Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev stressed Being Russia's representative to the #UN was more than just a job for #Churkin, according to the Russian prime minister Dmitry Medvedev:
"20.02.2017 19:26:24" tass.com Colleagues about Russia's ambassador to UN: 'Diplomatic giant and wonderful character' Russia's Permanent Representative to the United Nations Vitaly Churkin died in New York on Monday a day before his 65th birthday The diplomatic community mourns over the death of Russia's Ambassador to UN Vitaly Churkin:
"20.02.2017 18:34:09" tass.com Putin offers condolences over UN Ambassador Vitaly Churkin's death "The head of state highly estimated Churkin's professionalism and diplomatic talents", the Kremlin press secretary Dmitry Peskov said President Vladimir Putin was grieved to learn about the death of Russia's Ambassador to UN Vitaly #Churkin, the Kremlin spokesman said:
"20.02.2017 17:34:01" tass.com Russia's ambassador to UN Vitaly Churkin dies The diplomat died one day ahead of his 65th birthday "The outstanding Russian diplomat died in harness," the Russian Foreign Ministry said:
"20.02.2017 16:50:06" tass.com Russian combat engineers complete mission in Syria's Aleppo The Russian military have defused tens of thousands of explosive devices planted by retreating militants, according to Russia's Channel One According to media reports, the Russian military have defused tens of thousands of explosive devices planted by retreating militants:
"20.02.2017 16:20:45" tass.com Le Pen says Assad only choice in the face of Islamic State's threat According to the French politician, "Assad seems credible" 'Since we can't let the #IS to take power, there is no alternative to #Assad,' Le Pen stressed:
"20.02.2017 15:40:11" tass.com Russian defense contractor unveils new reconnaissance drone at Abu Dhabi arms show The new Kalashnikov drone has a takeoff weight of 7.5 kg and a guaranteed flight endurance of four hours The new system has been developed amid increased secrecy, the contractor's spokesperson releals:
"20.02.2017 15:05:45" tass.com Lavrov: US confirms Russian ambassador routinely wiretapped Sergey Lavrov says when the scandal involving Michael Flynn broke out, the US secret services confirmed that the Russian ambassador was routinely wiretapped When the scandal involving Michael #Flynn broke out, the US secret services confirmed that the Russian ambassador to the States was routinely wiretapped, Lavrov says:
"20.02.2017 14:56:20" tass.com Four Russian servicemen killed in car blast in Syria Their vehicle was hit by a remote controlled bomb The vehicle was blown up as a vehicular column of the Syrian troops was moving from the Tiyas military airbase to Homs:
"20.02.2017 14:35:00" tass.com Russian ammo maker to develop AI-based grenade launcher munitions The company was currently preparing for state testing by integrating "smart ammunition" complex into the weapon stations of fighting armored vehicles Russia's leading ammunition maker intends to develop a new generation of remote-controlled #ammunition for #grenade launchers using #artificial intelligence:
"20.02.2017 14:00:01" tass.com Value of S-300 contract with Iran reaches almost $1 bln No more supplies of Russian weapons to Iran were due for now, the chief of the Rostec corporation said Rostec is also ready to provide arms procurement loans to countries with unstable economies, CEO says:
"20.02.2017 13:30:00" tass.com Kremlin: Putin's decree on recognition of LPR and DPR passports signed on humanity grounds The decree constitutes no violation of international law, according to Russian president's press secretary Dmitry Peskov #Peskov stressed that situation was triggered by #Kiev's blockade of the region. Hundreds of thousands of people could not receive passports and travel documents:
"20.02.2017 13:10:00" tass.com Kremlin calls Ukrainian MP's proposal for Russia to take Crimea on lease 'absurd' The Kremlin spokesman said that was not even a matter of discussion One of the Ukrainian MP's suggestions reportedly related to the status of Crimea:
"20.02.2017 12:35:00" tass.com Turkey may be interested in buying Russian S-400 missile systems China was the first foreign buyer of Russian S-400 missile systems 'Turkey is interested in #S400 systems. Talks are underway. The key issue is financing', CEO of Rostec said:
"20.02.2017 12:05:00" tass.com Lavrov states Russia cannot take Crimea on lease from itself Russia's top diplomat has commented on a proposal by a Ukrainian MP regarding the Crimean Peninsula A Ukrainian MP has suggested to hold a referendum in Ukraine on whether 'Crimea should be leased out to Russia for a term of 50 to 100 years'
"20.02.2017 11:30:00" tass.com Russia to complete testing assault rifles for Ratnik 'soldier of future' gear in summer The Ratnik outfit is being positioned as the soldier of the future combat gear, it comprises several dozen elements, including nine pieces of armament The #Ratnik outfit is being positioned as the soldier of the future combat gear. It comprises several dozen elements, including nine pieces of armament:
"20.02.2017 11:00:00" tass.com Russia and UAE to work on fifth generation fighter jet The two countries have signed an agreement on military engineering cooperation The concept of a new aircraft is still to be determined:
"20.02.2017 10:21:39" tass.com Thai police reel in Russian tourist for feeding fish The ban on catching exotic fish and even feeding fish in the protected areas has been in place in Thailand for several years A Russian tourist has been arrested for violating Thailand's environmental rules after she was caught feeding fish off the Phuket Island.
The ban on catching exotic fish and even feeding fish in the protected areas has been in place in Thailand for
"20.02.2017 09:50:00" tass.com Russian MP says Moscow expects cooperation with Trump in war on terror A Russian lawmaker says "we look forward to meaningful cooperation with US President Donald Trump and the new leaders of the main European countries, who are soon to be elected" A lawmaker says Moscow expects meaningful cooperation with US President Donald J. TrumpTrump in the fight against international #terrorism:
"20.02.2017 09:09:21" tass.com Russian Airborne Force ex-commander admits possibility of NATO's attack on eastern flank In the West, they call it "Russia's containment", the former Airborne Force Commander Vladimir Shamanov said #Russia is compelled to respond symmetrically to #NATO's eastward #expansion and this distracts Moscow from countering the threat of international #terrorism, former Airborne Force commander stressed:
"20.02.2017 08:14:15" tass.com Russia's Dmitriev takes gold in sprint at 2017 UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Colombia Russian cyclist was stronger in both runs than Germany's Max Niederlag, who won the silver medal Russia's Denis Dmitriev raced to gold on February 19 winning in track competition of the UCI Track Cycling World Cup series stage in Colombia's Cali:
"20.02.2017 07:17:31" tass.com Russian manufacturer ready to extend serial production of newest T-90MS tank The T-90MS tank is an innovative combat vehicle that is based on a digital platform and features open architecture Russia's scientific-production corporation is ready to extend the serial production of the cutting-edge T-90MS main battle tank:
"20.02.2017 05:49:01" tass.com Russia, US should start with minor steps to restore ties — US expert A US political expert on Russia names 'few minor steps' that can set a better tone for discussion of the bigger, more complex questions A US political expert on Russia says Moscow and Washington should begin cooperating on lesser issues before moving on to the settlement of key issues if both countries want to normalize the currently strained relations:
"20.02.2017 05:01:27" tass.com Vitaly Saveliev: Aeroflot out in the open CEO of public joint stock company Aeroflot in a TASS special project Top Officials CEO of public joint stock company Aeroflot in a TASS special project Top Officials:
"19.02.2017 01:24:30" tass.com Emelianenko-Mitrione bout postponed due to American's illness The bout was to take place in San Jose, California, on Sunday morning, as part of the Bellator 172 tournament "A few minutes ago, Bellator officially cancelled the bout, as my adversary was taken to hospital. Much work has been done. I was getting ready for that bout, but, unfortunately, it will not take place today. I wish Matt a speedy recovery. Our bout will
"19.02.2017 01:05:28" tass.com OSCE unable to identify perpetrators of cyber attacks against it - secretary general "We are putting in place better protection, but we are unable to point the finger in any direction based on what we see," Lamberto Zannier said "We saw the traces of this attack. We know that the system, E-mail system, was penetrated. We could not from what we found, we could not trace the origin of the attack. So, we are putting in place better protection, but we are unable to point the finger
"18.02.2017 12:38:27" tass.com Judging by certain statements at Munich Conference, "cold war" is still not over — Lavrov NATO is still not ready to resume military cooperation with Russia, and this is regretful, Russia's Foreign Minister said Stability of unipolar world model cannot be long-term, Lavrov said:
"17.02.2017 18:36:44" tass.com Ten missing pictures by Russian mystic painter discovered in Croatia Negotiations on the return of Roerich's paintings to Russia are underway #Roerich is known to have created about 7,000 paintings, many of them currently owned by leading world arts galleries:
"17.02.2017 18:01:04" tass.com German defense minister says NATO and US should team up with Russia NATO is a union of common values, Ursula von der Leyen pointed out 'It is nice to hear the US counterparts express support for transatlantic cooperation,' the German minister said:
"17.02.2017 17:20:00" tass.com Expert says North Korea will be able to develop ICBM in several years The launch of an intermediate-range missile made by North Korea on February 12 was "a big military and technical breakthrough" Expert warns #North Korea may be able to develop an intercontinental ballistic missile (#ICBM) capable of reaching the United States:
"17.02.2017 16:35:00" tass.com New S-400 missile regiment to beef up Moscow's air defense The S-400 can engage targets at a distance of 400 km and at an altitude of up to 30 km The Aerospace Force's anti-aircraft #missile regiment will go on combat duty on February 21:
"17.02.2017 16:10:00" tass.com Kremlin spokesman says Russian media free to define their editorial policy on Trump Peskov stressed that the Russian media have always been free to define their editorial policies The #Kremlin does not dictate the Russian media which side they should pick when covering news on Donald J. Trump:
"17.02.2017 16:00:07" tass.com Photos of the week: G20 foreign ministers' meeting, tank biathlon and Adele's triumph The #G20 foreign ministers' meeting in Bonn, #tank biathlon competition in Russia, New York #Fashion Week's trends, Adele's triumph at #Grammy Awards and other pictures of the week:
"17.02.2017 15:40:30" tass.com Bolshoi's legendary Russian Seasons festival is going to Japan The Bolshoi Ballet first performed in Japan in 1957 #Swan Lake will open the tour. It is the trademark of the Russian #ballet that every Japanese citizen must see, the Boishoi's derector says:
"17.02.2017 15:15:01" tass.com Russian long-range strategic bombers attack IS facilities near Syria's Raqqa According to the Russian Defense Ministry, all targets were destroyed The Russian Defense Ministry reports Tu-95MS long-range strategic bombers have attacked the Islamic State's facilities near Syria's Raqqa with the H-101 cruise missiles:
"17.02.2017 14:45:01" tass.com French top diplomat urges Russia and Iran to sway Assad's attitude to opposition The top diplomat emphasized that the Syrian National Coalition should be well-represented at the negotiations 'The key point is to achieve a political settlement, but this requires a lot of effort to make it possible for #refugees to return to a peaceful country', #Ayrault has noted:
"17.02.2017 13:54:25" tass.com Snap check proves Russian army's capability to ensure security — defense minister The check was conducted at the order of Russia's supreme commander-in-chief 'For the first time, the drills involved #airdefense and #antimissile units and fighter #jets which demonstrated detailed coordination in hitting hypothetical targets,' the #defense minister said:
"17.02.2017 13:15:01" tass.com Kremlin slams BBC documentary on Russian football hooligans as 'low-rate product' BBC has released a documentary in which Russian hooligans were warning British football fans about a 'festival of violence' in response to the notorious clashes during the 2016 UEFA Euro Cup games The Russian presidential spokesman believes a recent BBC documentary about Russian football hooligans' allegedly preparing to stage a brutal reception for England fans at the FIFA World Cup was a low-rate film:
"17.02.2017 12:35:48" tass.com Deputy PM brushes off BBC film on Russian football fans as 'fearmongering fable' BBC has released a documentary in which Russian hooligans were warning British fans about a 'festival of violence' in response to the notorious clashes in Marseille during the 2016 UEFA Euro Cup Russian Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko says a recently #BBC documentary about Russian football hooligans' alleged preparations to stage an unwelcome reception for England football fans at the 2018 FIFA World Cup is ungrounded:
"17.02.2017 12:11:27" tass.com Governor of Italy's Liguria urges lifting anti-Russian sanctions The governor of northwestern Italy's Liguria region has called for lifting the sanctions and returning to the G8 format involving Russia Governor of Italy's Liguria region Giovanni Toti has called for lifting the anti-Russian sanctions and returning to the G8 format involving Russia:
"17.02.2017 11:25:49" tass.com Contract for delivery of Russia's Su-35 fighter jets to Indonesia to be signed soon Russia plans to sign a contract with Indonesia on the delivery of ten Su-35 multipurpose fighter jets Su-35 fighter jets are set to replace the outdated US F-5 Tiger planes operational in the Indonesian Air Force since 1980:
"17.02.2017 10:47:44" tass.com Suspected Turkish killer of Su-24 pilot may be handed over to Russia — Justice Ministry The suspects in the downing of Russia's Su-24 bomber aircraft may be subject to the agreement between Russia and Turkey on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Cases and Extradition Alparslan Celik, a Turkish ultra-nationalist Grey Wolves member, suspected of killing the Russian pilot, was detained by Turkey's law enforcement authorities in March 2016, but he denies the charges:
"17.02.2017 09:14:24" tass.com Putin says Russian economy demonstrating positive dynamics Last year's results "turned out better than expected", according to the Russian president Putin has requested the government to find ways to tackle inflation and spur production growth in the country:
"17.02.2017 08:27:44" tass.com Russian experts to study Ebola virus, yellow fever in Guinea The specialists will develop and test new tools to diagnose and prevent dangerous infectious diseases, according to the Russian health watchdog Russian epidemiologists and Guinean specialists trained in Russia will study dangerous infections that pose a threat to the whole world:
"17.02.2017 06:54:43" tass.com Putin calls governors' rotation natural process The Russian president said he is sure the governors who resigned recently will be able to use their skills and experience in other areas "I will do my best to make sure that your experience and knowledge of the situation in a particular region and in the country as a whole are effectively used in the future," Putin said at a meeting with the governors who resigned recently:
"17.02.2017 05:39:04" tass.com Russia's envoy: Military budget of NATO's European states exceeds Russia's and China's "NATO's mythology about threats coming from Russia rests on an idea of NATO's weakness," the envoy said "Overall military spending of NATO's European states alone exceed 250 billion euro and this figure is bigger than the overall military budget of Russia and China. If we look at real security demands, this is more than enough," Russia's Permanent
"17.02.2017 03:29:22" tass.com De Mistura's visit to Moscow useful, productive - UN De Mistura met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu and Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov De Mistura and Russian officials discussed the ongoing meeting in Astana and how best it can contribute to the preparations for the Geneva round of negotiations scheduled for next week
"17.02.2017 02:26:49" tass.com Yasinovataya comes under artillery shelling by Ukrainian troops - DPR The situation along the line of contact in Donbass deteriorated dramatically in late January Ukrainian troops shelled Yasinovataya from artillery systems from 18:00 to 22:00 local time. Five 152mm caliber shells and seven 122mm caliber shells were fired at the republic's territory
"17.02.2017 01:30:28" tass.com Renewed Red Army Choir gives first concert in Moscow The concert took place at the Central Theater of the Russian Army 64 singers, dancers and musicians of the choir died in an air accident near Sochi late last year
"17.02.2017 00:36:53" tass.com Anti-Russian campaign in US media may send wrong signal to Putin - Trump "I want to just tell you, the false reporting by the media, by you people, the false, horrible, fake reporting makes it much harder to make a deal with Russia," he said Trump lashed at the anti-Russian reports in the US media, saying that they may make the Russian authorities think that Washington is "back to the old games" and "there's no way Trump can ever do a deal with us."
"16.02.2017 23:08:56" tass.com Lavrov, Tillerson stand side-by-side on official G20 ministers' photo Tillerson, who was among the last to come to the photographing ceremony, greeted all ministers and stood on the right from Lavrov, in the front row Lavrov and Tillerson met on the sidelines of the G20 meeting in Bonn
"16.02.2017 20:33:26" tass.com Analysis of Russian radars data on MH17 needs time - Dutch prosecutors The problem stems from an unusual format, in which Russia provided the information At the end of September 2016, Russia released new radar images on television.
"16.02.2017 19:20:29" tass.com Russia may lose interest in dialogue with NATO if it yields no results — NATO envoy The best guarantee of NATO countries' security is maintaining healthy relations with Russia, the ambassador stressed The Russian representative to #NATO stressed that 'Russia will take all necessary measures' to ensure its interests:
"16.02.2017 18:37:21" tass.com Putin and president of Uruguay talk business in Moscow Vladimir Putin called Uruguay Russia's "reliable partner in Latin America" According to #Putin, Moscow has proposed the Uruguayan partners to consider procurement of Sukhoi #Superjet and #MC21 aircraft:
"16.02.2017 17:31:52" tass.com Diplomat says Astana talks may help create better environment for peace process in Syria The Russian diplomat has praised Astana talks' positive contribution to the Syrian peace settlement 'It is up to the #Syrian people to decide the future of their homeland', the Russian diplomat has reiterated:
"16.02.2017 16:30:00" tass.com Stunts in the sky: Aero India 2017 show #AeroIndia is a biennial event with flying demonstrations by stunt teams and militaries and commercial pavilions where aviation companies display their products and technology. The 11th Aero India exhibition runs from February 14 to 18, showcasing
"16.02.2017 15:48:33" tass.com Tillerson confirms US ready to solve its problems with Russia — Lavrov Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has held first meeting in Bonn Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has held first meeting in Bonn.
Tillerson has confirmed President Donald J. Trump's readiness to resolve problems in relations with Russia:
"16.02.2017 14:44:08" WATCH #live: Russian President Vladimir Putin and Uruguayan President Tabare Vazquez meet in Moscow to discuss bilateral relations:
"16.02.2017 14:41:55" tass.com Putin accuses NATO of trying to embroil Russia in confrontation Vladimir Putin points out that "NATO has declared restraining Russia its new official mission" Russian President Vladimir #Putin believes #NATO has been trying to embroil Russia in confrontation by constant provocative actions:
"16.02.2017 14:10:00" tass.com Bulgakov's Master and Margarita to be tailored to American audience Mikhail Bulgakov's mysterious novel has been translated into over 40 languages and has been made into feature films nearly two dozen times Quite a large number of A-list #Hollywood actors turned out to be #Bulgakov fans:
"16.02.2017 13:30:00" tass.com Putin pledges to strengthen Russia's Federal Security Service The Russian president expressed gratitude to the FSB officers for performing their duties in good faith #Putin says the state will continue to strengthen the central office and territorial branches of the #FSB, provide them with modern weapons and equipment:
"16.02.2017 13:22:45" tass.com Assad says Trump's order banning Syrian refugees 'targets terrorists' The Syrian president is more concerned "how to have Syrians return to their homeland rather than how to send them to the US" 'I cannot be glad to see #Syrian nationals leave for other countries', #Assad stressed:
"16.02.2017 12:51:31" tass.com Russia to join India's project to develop 5th-generation combat aircraft The fifth-generation multipurpose fighter jet is expected to replace a whole range of warplanes in the Indian Air Force Media reports claim that the first combat jet's flight was scheduled for 2023-2024:
"16.02.2017 11:35:00" tass.com Stoltenberg: NATO not planning 'to match Russia soldier for soldier, tank for tank' The alliance's aim is to prevent the conflict, not to provoke it, Jens Stoltenberg said According to #NATO's chief, the alliance has no plans to respond to Russia's #military buildup with equal number of soldiers and tanks:
"16.02.2017 10:56:39" tass.com Kremlin expects relations with US to improve 'sooner or later' Peskov declined to comment on media reports saying that the US Democrat senators planned to set up a commission for investigating into Donald Trump's alleged contacts with Russian intelligence The lack of normal relations between Russia and the United States hampers the process of settling a number of important international problems, the Kremlin spokesman said:
"16.02.2017 10:53:20" tass.com Foreign customers eye Russian robots after Syria operation — state arms exporter Higher interest has been displayed in Russian-made Sukhoi Su-34 fighter-bombers, the export modification of Kalibr cruise missile systems and Uran robots, according to the Russian arms exporter Foreign customers have started to show higher interest in Club-N and Club-S integrated missile systems, as well as in various Russian robotized complexes, the Rosoboronexport official said:
"16.02.2017 10:00:01" tass.com Assad says West has no right to choose Syria's future This can be done only by the citizens of Syria, Assad stressed "The West cannot choose what is better for Syria: I or the Islamic State. This can be done only by the citizens of Syria," Assad said:
"16.02.2017 09:15:27" tass.com Afghan government seeks launch of talks with Taliban — Russian diplomat Russia will welcome US decision to join regional consultations on Afghanistan, a diplomat says The Russian Foreign Ministry reports the possibility of resuming talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban was discussed at six-party consultations in Moscow on February 15:
"16.02.2017 08:01:00" tass.com Attempts to build dialogue with Russia from position of strength fruitless — minister Defense Ministry is ready to restore cooperation with Pentagon, the ministry's head stressed Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu has commented on a statement made by US Secretary of Defense James Mattis, in which he said that the US remained "open to opportunities to restore a cooperative relationship with Moscow while… ensuring our diplomats
"16.02.2017 06:49:56" tass.com Kazakhstan says direct talks between Syrian government, opposition under consideration Nine opposition groups are represented at Astana talks, according to the Kazakh Foreign Ministry The possibility of arranging direct talks between Damascus and the Syrian opposition is under consideration, according to the Kazakh diplomat:
"16.02.2017 05:42:21" tass.com Meetings involving Syrian armed opposition held in Astana The delegations' bilateral consultations will be held before the plenary session of the conference on Syria Meetings with the participation of the Syrian armed opposition have started in Astana:
"15.02.2017 18:24:37" tass.com Minister says economic activity in Russia starting to recover Russia's economy return to the growth path in 2016 was mainly the result of competent work of financial authorities Vladimir Putin has instructed Economic Development Minister Maxim Oreshkin to work constantly on inflation targeting with the government:
"15.02.2017 17:28:16" tass.com Russian envoy says Astana negotiators take constructive approach More opposition groups are seeking to join the ceasefire in Syria, according to the Russian envoy Difficulties at the Astana talks on #Syria are surmountable and an agreement may be finalized at Thursday's session, the head of the Russian delegation added:
"15.02.2017 16:43:39" tass.com Ukraine declares emergency situation on electricity market due to coal shortage The government has declared emergency in the wake of an acute shortage of anthracite coal Ukrainian cabinet has supported the recommendation by the Ministry of Energy and Coalmining to introduce provisional emergency situation measures:
"15.02.2017 15:50:05" tass.com Lavrov: Russia's partners in Normandy Four should prevent failure of Minsk peace deal The only way to overcome the Ukraine crisis is to implement in full the Minsk peace agreements, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Moscow urges its partners in the Normandy Four group to prevent sabotage of the Minsk peace accords.
"We expect our partners in the Normandy Four, alongside with the United States, to stop Kiev's attempts to sabotage Minsk agreements," Sergey #Lavrov
"15.02.2017 15:04:43" tass.com De Mistura believes 2017 to pave way for ending Syrian conflict The UN special envoy for Syria believes that during the next round of the Syrian talks "a sustainable agreement could be reached" United Nations Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura believes the year 2017 will pave the way for ending the Syrian conflict:
"15.02.2017 14:21:13" tass.com Legendary Westminster dog show The Westminster Dog Show has been held in New York annually since 1877. This year a German shepherd named Rumor was crowned America's top dog. Four-legged contestants of one of the most prestigious dog shows in the world:
"15.02.2017 13:54:03" tass.com Trump says 'Russian connection nonsense' aimed at covering up Clinton's mistakes According to Trump, the information about Flynn's conversation with the Russian ambassador to the US was provided to the media by the intelligence community Attempts to make a noise about Michael Flynn's alleged ties to Russia are aimed at covering up Hillary #Clinton's mistakes, Donald J. Trump says:
"15.02.2017 11:36:08" tass.com Russian diplomat warns Ukraine's move to sanitize WWII-era radicals can rip nation apart The Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman believes an information campaign aimed at promoting the Ukrainian Insurgent Army will only create a rift in society The Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman says an information campaign aimed at promoting the Ukrainian Insurgent Army, announced by the Ukrainian Institute of National Remembrance, will only create a rift in society.
During World War II, the Organization
"15.02.2017 11:05:09" tass.com Kremlin stresses Russia committed to its international obligations under INF Treaty "Russia remained and remains committed to its international obligations," the Kremlin spokesman says The Kremlin spokesman stresses Russia remains committed to its international obligations, including under the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty:
"15.02.2017 10:31:02" tass.com Russian diplomat says terrorists might blow up residential areas in Palmyra The Syrian government forces have been carrying out an offensive recently to liberate the city once again 'The Russian Defense Ministry has posted video recordings made using an unmanned aerial vehicle, which show the ruins of the #UNESCO World Heritage sites destroyed by the ISIL', Maria #Zakharova noted:
"15.02.2017 09:48:38" tass.com Diplomat on US statements about Crimea: Russia does not give its land away Foreign Ministry spokeswoman has commented on White House spokesman's remark Donald Trump "has made it very clear that he expects the Russian government to return Crimea" "We do not give our territories away. Crimea is a territory of the Russian Federation," Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said:
"15.02.2017 08:57:00" tass.com Russian lawmaker calls US statements on Crimea alarming The lawmaker stressed that there is still a chance that Russian-US relations will improve "Trump could not be expected to oppose his country's elite at the very beginning of his presidency," Chairman of the Russian State Duma Committee for Foreign Affairs Leonid Slutsky said:
"15.02.2017 07:40:52" Watch #LIVE: Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria #Zakharova is holding a press briefing in Moscow
"15.02.2017 06:36:50" tass.com Russia to take part in tender for 400 fighter jets for India India's Air Force currently has Russia's MiG-29 fighter aircraft with different modified versions Russia is going to participate in a tender for the deliveries of 400 fighter jets to India's Air Force:
"15.02.2017 05:34:31" tass.com Flynn reveals details of conversation with Russian ambassador Former US national security adviser said he discussed Washington's expulsion of Russian diplomats with the envoy Former US national security adviser Michael Flynn denies discussing sanctions with the Russian ambassador:
"15.02.2017 04:46:08" tass.com India takes record 104 satellites into orbit at one go — agency The previous record was held by Russia, which launched 39 satellites in one mission in 2014 The main payload is the Earth-mapping Cartosat 2 series satellite, weighting 714 kilograms. The rest are 103 small satellites
"15.02.2017 03:41:07" tass.com WWF to start releasing rare Persian leopards in Dagestan in 2-3 years The effort will be carried out in an attempt to lay foundation for new Persian leopard population in Russia after they became nearly extinct in the wild in North Caucasus In 2004-2005 there were only 10-15 Persian leopards living in the wild in Russia. In 2005, experts from WWF-Russia and the Russian Academy of Sciences came forward with a long-term plan to reintroduce Persian leopards in the Caucasus.
"15.02.2017 02:18:11" tass.com Pentagon confirms use of depleted uranium rounds in Syria The report runs contrary to earlier US claims that it had never used depleted uranium in its operation against the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq. The US Central Command (CENTCOM) confirmed that it had used depleted uranium (DU) ammunition in Syria in strikes against the Islamic State radical group (outlawed in Russia)
"15.02.2017 00:10:00" tass.com Upgraded Night Hunter helicopter to undergo testing in 2017 The Mi-28NM is expected to have a fundamentally new 360-degree coverage radar, a new control system and other equipment allowing for the use of smart weapons The Mi-28NM is an upgraded configuration of the Mi-28M #NightHunter helicopter:
"14.02.2017 23:29:26" tass.com No interaction between Russian planes, US warship in Black Sea - Russian Defense Ministry "All flights by our planes have been performed above neutral waters of the Black Sea in line with international rules and security regulations," the ministry's spokesman said "If, as the Pentagon spokesman has said, a US destroyer was performing a 'routine' patrol mission near the Russian territory, thousands of miles away from its shores, there is nothing surprising about flights by our planes above the Black Sea, which were
"14.02.2017 22:00:02" tass.com Russian athletes return Olympic medals following doping retests The International Olympic Committee declined to name Russian athletes who returned the medals However, the world's governing Olympic body declined to name Russian athletes, who returned the medals, saying the IOC will not comment on individual cases:
"14.02.2017 20:55:42" tass.com Russian issue one of most difficult for Trump team - expert According to Garbuzov, Flynn's resignation was evidence of external pressure on the new administration "Flynn's resignation indicates that internal contradictions, perhaps, internal struggle, begin to appear in the emerging US administration. Flynn's resignation was a manifestation of this struggle. He was considered if not a pro-Russian member of Trump's
"14.02.2017 20:00:01" tass.com Moscow expects Syria talks in Astana to boost peace process in Geneva The last round of the intra-Syrian negotiations held in Geneva ended without results De Mistura expected to resume consultations in May, but the talks were repeatedly delayed. The beginning of the next round of negotiations on Syria in Geneva is scheduled for February 20:
"14.02.2017 18:50:00" tass.com Three years after Maidan Kiev fails to implement reforms, says think tank The Ukrainian state institutions "were never a match for the powerful domestic elites consisting of oligarchs and their political allies", the report states The lesson for the EU is clear. Progress on paper in Ukraine should not be rewarded, a European think-tank stressed:
"14.02.2017 18:10:00" tass.com Human Rights Watch damages reputation with report on chemical weapons in Syria — ministry If HRW would really like to sort out the situation with the use of chemical weapons in Syria, they could start with the use of mustard gas agents by militants, the Russian Defense ministry suggested Russian servicemen of the Center of Radiation, Chemical and Biological Protection together with the #Syrian side submitted all the available proof to #OPCW experts, the general said:
"14.02.2017 17:50:00" tass.com Russia to deliver A-50 early warning and control aircraft to India India currently operates three Russian-made A-50EI aircraft with Israeli radars aboard Russia is also holding talks with Algeria and Kazakhstan on the delivery of new modifications of #Il76 military transport planes:
"14.02.2017 17:15:00" tass.com Bank of Russia plans to roll out 100-ruble plastic bank note for 2018 World Cup The design of new bank notes was earlier approved by the Bank of Russia The Central Bank also intends to use plastic when producing either the 200-ruble or 2,000-ruble new bank notes with symbols of Sevastopol and the Far East:
"14.02.2017 16:36:00" tass.com Strategists say some Russian military equipment surpasses NATO's US-made analogues Russia's armed forces continue to benefit from renewed investment, the new report says Besides, the report marks Russia's 'threat' to security of 'some European countries':
"14.02.2017 16:11:00" tass.com Stoltenberg points to increase in defense spending among European allies, Canada NATO's defense spending has increased by $10 billion 'We don't expect all allies to meet the two percent target immediately, but we expect all allies to stop the cuts and to start to increase defense spending', the #NATO chief explained:
"14.02.2017 15:35:00" tass.com First MiG-35 fighter jets to be delivered to Russia's Defense Ministry The MiG-35 is Russia's most advanced 4++-generation multipurpose fighter jet The fighter jet features improved flight and technical characteristics, the most advanced onboard radio-electronic equipment and a wide arsenal of air-to-air and air-to-surface missiles:
"14.02.2017 14:57:11" tass.com Ukrainian premier calls former PM Timoshenko 'mother of Ukraine's economic weakness' Ukraine's PM says he believes that "Yulia Timoshenko is the mother of Ukraine's economic weakness, the destruction of independence, corruption, populism and inefficiency" Ukraine's PM said on February 14 the activity of the country's former premier was the cause of Ukraine's economic weakness.
"I believe that Yulia Timoshenko is the mother of Ukraine's economic weakness, the destruction of independence, corruption,
"14.02.2017 14:00:00" tass.com Media: North Korean leader's half-brother murdered in Malaysia South Korea's Chosun TV channel reported that Kim Jong-nam was killed on Monday when two unidentified women attacked him with "poisoned needles" Kim Jong-nam is the eldest son of former North Korean leader Kim Jong-il:
"14.02.2017 13:35:01" tass.com Happy Valentine's Day: Hollywood's most devoted celebrity couples In honor of #Valentine's Day celebrated on February 14, here are 14 celebrity couples that have been together the longest:
"14.02.2017 12:54:03" tass.com Kremlin spokesman pokes fun at prank call gag on US congresswoman The pranksters poked fun at US Democratic Congresswoman Maxine Waters as they talked about "Russia's interference in the internal affairs of Limpopo" Going further into detail on this topic, Peskov said jokingly: 'We highly value the fact that it has not crossed anyone's mind to accuse the Kremlin of this until now. This testifies to some fleeting enlightenment'
"14.02.2017 12:15:00" tass.com Hollywood star Milla Jovovich wishes to see 'real Russia' When asked, what Russian heroine she would like to play, she once again joked, mentioning the Masha and the Bear cartoon, she said that she could actually play the Bear 'Pelmeni, of course, there is nothing like pelmeni anywhere else', the Hollywood actress said when asked what could persuade her to stay in Russia:
"14.02.2017 11:34:08" tass.com Kremlin says it's early to talk about future of Russia-US relations The Kremlin spokesman says it is still early to talk about how the vector of Russia-US relations has turned after the election of Donald Trump The Kremlin spokesman says it is still early to talk about how the vector of Russia-US relations has turned after the election of Donald J. TrumpTrump as the US president:
"14.02.2017 10:43:43" tass.com Kremlin spokesman says Flynn's resignation is Washington's internal affair Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov declined to answer if before Trump's inauguration there really were no talks with Trump's team on a possible easing of sanctions The Kremlin said it would like to refrain from commenting on the reasons for US National Security Adviser Michael Flynn's resignation:
"14.02.2017 08:54:09" tass.com Senator blasts resignation of Trump's national security adviser over Russia contacts Claims published by the media earlier suggested that US National Security Adviser Michael Flynn had discussed the US anti-Russian sanctions with Russia's ambassador to Washington "Dismissing the national security adviser for contacts with Russia's ambassador (ordinary diplomatic practice) is not just paranoia, but something much worse," senior Russian Senator Konstantin Kosachev says:
"14.02.2017 07:39:33" tass.com Astana says Syria talks participants to discuss sanctions for ceasefire violations The meeting is scheduled for February 15-16 Participants of the next Astana meeting on Syria will discuss ceasefire monitoring and sanctions for ceasefire violations:
"14.02.2017 06:34:55" tass.com Russia's PAK FA 5th-generation jet with new engine to make maiden flight in 2017 The project of creating the new engine is "in line with the timeframe," a spokesman for Russia's United Engine Corporation said Now the Russian fifth-generation jet is fitted with the so-called first-stage 117C engine. The first flight of the aircraft with the new engine is expected in the fourth quarter of 2017:
"14.02.2017 05:44:16" tass.com Michael Flynn resigns as Trump's national security advisor Claims published by the Washington Post earlier suggested Flynn had discussed the U.S. anti-Russian sanctions with the Russian Ambassador in Washington Sergei Kislyak Trump's National Security Advisor Michael Flynn resigns days after media reported that he had discussed US sanctions against Moscow with the Russian Ambassador in Washington Sergei Kislyak:
"13.02.2017 19:15:00" tass.com US court jury says Russian boxer Povetkin guilty of taking meldonium Meldonium (mildronate) was included in the list of preparations banned by WADA starting from January 1, 2016 #Povetkin told the jury in the US District Court in New York that he had not used meldonium since it was banned:
"13.02.2017 18:12:16" tass.com Last wartime pilot of Normandie-Niemen regiment dies at 97 Normandie-Niemen, initially the Groupe de Chasse 3 squadron, was formed at the initiative of Gen Charles de Gaulle, the leader of the Free French Forces during World War II Now, the only living Normandie-Niemen French participant is a mechanic Andre Peyronie:
"13.02.2017 16:52:13" tass.com Early to speak of Russia's full economic recovery — expert The economic policy requires drastic changes aimed at reaching growth rates above the average global level in 2019-2020 According to the Economic Development Ministry's official outlook for 2017, Russia's GDP growth will be 0.6%
"13.02.2017 15:59:30" tass.com Four Russians among World Press Photo 2017 winners The winners of the World Press Photo 2017 contest, selected from more than 80,000 images, were announced on February 13. Four Russian photographers — Valery Melnikov, Kristina Kormilitsyna, Sergey Ponomarev and Elena Anosova won the awards:
"13.02.2017 15:21:48" tass.com Tennis star Sharapova donates some $40,000 to Russian orphanages Maria Sharapova is set to make her comeback following a doping ban this year on April 26 at the tennis tournament in Stuttgart Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova, who recently presented her own brand of chocolate candies Shugarpova, has donated over $39,400 to orphanages in Russia:
"13.02.2017 14:40:00" tass.com Abe says he discussed anti-Russian sanctions with Trump The problems of Syria, Iran and Ukraine cannot be solved without direct dialog between Russian and US Presidents, the Japanese prime minister noted According to Abe, the problems of Syria, Iran and Ukraine cannot be solved without direct dialogue between Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump:
"13.02.2017 14:00:08" tass.com Islamists won't have any role in Syria, opposition politician says The islamists must not be allowed to gain power, Louay Hussein says The Building of the Syrian State party, founded in 2011 in Damascus, maintains contacts with other opposition groups calling for a peaceful solution to the Syrian crisis:
"13.02.2017 13:15:01" tass.com Prolific Russian beadwork artist creates rose handiwork for Melania Trump The artist said she was inspired by the First Lady From Russia with love: the US #FirstLady Melania Trump is going to be surprised by another gift from Russian artists:
"13.02.2017 12:30:01" tass.com Spectacular Venice carnival The world-famous Carnival of #Venice opened this weekend, and will run until February 28. Thousands of people wearing beautiful masks paraded through the city streets:
"13.02.2017 11:43:00" tass.com Kremlin gives no comment on row involving Russian ambassador and Trump's advisor Flynn's communication with Sergey Kislyak was interpreted by some senior US officials as "inappropriate", a US newspaper wrote The #Kremlin spokesman said earlier that 'there might have been certain conversations [between Flynn and Kislyak], though 'it is better to double check the information in the Foreign Ministry'
"13.02.2017 10:57:03" tass.com Peskov says Moscow did not discuss Snowden's fate with new US administration "At the moment it is not among bilateral issues," Russian Presidential Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said The Russian authorities have no point of view on whether Snowden should be granted Russian citizenship or extradited to the United States, according to Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov:
"13.02.2017 09:36:52" tass.com Moscow hopes US delegation to attend meeting on Syria in Astana Delegations of Damascus, armed opposition are expected to come for Astana meeting on February 15-16 A Russian diplomat says Moscow hopes that US representatives will come as observers to the Syria meeting in Kazakhstan's capital on February 15-16:
"13.02.2017 08:26:59" tass.com Trump really wants to get along with Russia, expert says Previously all US administrations after the end of the Cold War sought to dictate their will to Moscow, according to US analyst Larry Wilkerson The new US president has demonstrated that he has "a real affinity" for Russian leader Vladimir Putin. "And I don't know if that is reciprocated by Mr. Putin but I would say that that seems to be, at least prima facie, the real relationship," US analyst
"13.02.2017 06:52:57" tass.com Russia's Investigative Committee gets evidence that Ukraine used mass destruction weapons The Ukrainian military used the Tochka-U missile systems while shelling populated localities in the Lugansk region, according to the committee The investigators have secured evidence that the Ukrainian armed forces used weapons of mass destruction in southeastern Ukraine:
"13.02.2017 05:28:40" tass.com Fragments found at Robinson helicopter crash site in Altai mountains — source A group of investigators has set out for the crash site There were five people aboard including former Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Altai Anatoly Bannykh:
"12.02.2017 04:44:30" tass.com Pentagon detects, tracks North Korean missile launch The missile was tracked over North Korea and into the Sea of Japan "The launch of a medium-or intermediate-range ballistic missile occurred near the northwestern city of Kusong," the source said.
"12.02.2017 02:32:20" tass.com Japan to press for firm UN Security Council response to North Korean missile launch "North Korea's launch was in breach of current UN Security Council resolutions," Japan's foreign minister said. "North Korea's launch was in breach of current UN Security Council resolutions," the Japanese Foreign Minister said. "We are working to secure a firm response to these actions by the UN Security Council."
"12.02.2017 01:54:28" tass.com Putin greets participants in Ski Track of Russia competition Putin expressed confidence the competition will be organized at a high level and will leave nice and unforgettable impressions among participants and audience The Ski Track of Russia, held for the 35th time, is the world's largest in terms of the number of participants and the geographical scope. Over 1.5 million people have applied to take part in races in 74 out of 85 Russian regions
"12.02.2017 00:11:02" tass.com North Korea launches ballistic missile toward Sea of Japan - agency The missile's type and flight path are yet unknown According to a statement by South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS), the missile was launched around 1:55 Moscow time, from Banghyeon in North Pyongan Province.
"11.02.2017 23:28:23" tass.com St Petersburg's newly built football stadium hosts first 10,000 spectators For over ten years, the Russian second-largest city had been expecting a stadium to be built with a retractable roof and roll-out field The stadium will host events of the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup and the 2018 FIFA World Cup
"11.02.2017 22:18:22" tass.com Russian Healthcare Ministry hit by large cyber attack The ministry's site was not functioning for 14 minutes during the DDoS attack On Friday night, the healthcare ministry's information assets were hit by a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack with four million requests per minute at its height.
"11.02.2017 19:27:26" tass.com Syrian forces supported by Russian air strikes retake ISIS reinforced position near Al-Bab Russia's Defense Ministry said that the government forces destroyed 650 militants, two tanks and four IFVs and 18 all-terrain vehicles with heavy weaponry and other equipment Syrian government forces supported by Russian air strikes have retaken the town of Tadef, the most reinforced position of Islamic State near the city of Al-Bab, and reached the contact line with the Free Syrian Army as it was coordinated with Turkey
"11.02.2017 04:45:26" tass.com Russian charity fund delivers over 200 kg of medicines for Syrian kids The medicines delivered from Russia are in particular demand in Syria due to Western sanctions The Fair Aid delivery continues the project started by the foundation's late founder, Yelizaveta Glinka, also known as Dr. Liza.
"11.02.2017 03:06:28" tass.com US intelligence has info on possible transfer of Snowden to US - TV Snowden's lawyer in the US, Ben Wizner, said he was unaware of such plans Snowden's Russian lawyer Anatoly Kucherena told TASS on February 7 that Russia has not received any requests from the United States to date. "No charges have been brought against Snowden to this day. Russia has received no extradition requests," he said.
"11.02.2017 01:00:45" tass.com Penumbral lunar eclipse to be visible in Russia on Friday night Today's eclipse will be intense enough to be seen with a naked eye Lunar eclipses occur at least twice a year. Penumbral eclipses occur when the Moon passes through the Earth's penumbra and are hard to observe, causing only a subtle darkening of the Moon's surface.
"11.02.2017 00:41:06" tass.com 'Russian hackers' hysteria in US may be extremely profitable — Zakharova The statement came in response to US media reports of Google's warnings about "state-sponsored" hackers trying to steal mail passwords from journalists "If you start selling in the United States pills, antivirus software and hats with antennas that say "remedy against Russian hackers" on them, there will be enough profit for three generations ahead," the Russian diplomat said, commenting on recent media
"10.02.2017 23:47:11" tass.com 'Russian hackers' hysteria in US may be extremely profitable - Zakharova The hysteria surrounding the so-called "Russian hackers" in the U.S. may bring millions in profit to those who exploit it, a spokeswoman for the Russian Foreign ministry said Commeting on a Politico report that Google has warned a number of prominent journalists about "state-sponsored hackers" trying to steal their mail passwords, spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said that the issue of the "Russian hackers" may "bring millions in
"10.02.2017 21:14:53" tass.com About 55,000 people in Donbass come to bid final farewell to self-defense commander Mikhail Tolstykh was buried at the same cemetery as another famous commander of the Donbass self-defense forces, Arsen Pavlov (nicked Motorola) Givi, 36 at the time of his death, was killed on February 8 by a shot from a Shmel antipersonnel flamethrower
"10.02.2017 21:13:48" tass.com Donbass investigators prove involvement of Ukrainian secret services in Givi's murder The Donetsk News Agency quoted the command as saying two versions of Givi's death were under consideration at the moment Eduard Basurin, the official spokesman for the DPR operational command said earlier he was confident Givi's assassination had been steered by the Ukrainian secret services:
"10.02.2017 18:55:00" tass.com Foreign Ministry believes US tries to accuse Russia of its failures in Afghanistan The ministry says US allegations that Russia is supplying weapons to the Taliban are seemingly geared to accuse Russia of their own failure The Russian Foreign Ministry says allegations voiced by the commander of the US and NATO forces in Afghanistan that Russia is supplying weapons to the Taliban are seemingly geared to accuse Russia of their own failure in the Afghan affairs:
"10.02.2017 18:17:51" tass.com Lavrov says situation in Syria is favorable to start crisis settlement The Russian top diplomat says after the breakdown of agreements on Syria with the US, Russia opted for closer cooperation on that matter with Turkey The Russian top diplomat believes the current situation is Syria is favorable for the beginning of the crisis settlement:
"10.02.2017 17:20:00" tass.com Russia's Gazprom preparing new contract on gas supplies to Slovenia Russia meets 70 % of Slovenia's demand for natural gas, according to Putin Gazprom with its Slovenian partners is working on a new contract on gas supplies until 2022:
"10.02.2017 16:45:02" tass.com Ten years after Putin's Munich Speech: whence the threat to peace? On this day in 2007 Russian President Vladimir Putin delivered his famous speech at the Munich Security Conference Putin's speech at the Munich Security Conference in 2007 instantly drew world-wide response: for the first time in many years Russia outlined its approach to world diplomacy in such firm and straightforward terms:
"10.02.2017 15:50:06" tass.com Putin welcomes Slovenia as possible venue for his meeting with Trump Vladimir Putin said after talks with Slovenian counterpart he has no objections about the choice of Ljubljana as a possible venue to meet with Donald Trump but it will depend on a number of factors Russian President Vladimir Putin says he has no objections about the choice of Slovenia's capital Ljubljana as a possible venue for his meeting with US President Donald Trump but it will depend on a number of factors:
"10.02.2017 15:00:09" tass.com Photos of the week: Obama's vacation, mass wedding in Syria and Russian warships back home Barack Obama's kitesurfing vacation with Richard Branson, mass wedding in Syria and Russia's naval task force back home after successful operation off Syria's coast — in a photo gallery by TASS: http://tass.com/society/930171
"10.02.2017 14:27:00" tass.com Russia's EU envoy doubts European 'founding fathers' have new ideas about its integration The ambassador noted that the process of forming the European Union and deepening its integration "proceeded at a different pace" Initially a certain big idea has always been a shining star in the process of the European integration. 'There is nothing like that today', Russia's EU envoy explains:
"10.02.2017 13:40:00" tass.com Bank of Russia says country's economy can speed up growth to world's level The Bank of Russia also believes additional risks may appear on the way of delivering the inflation target by the end of this year It was reported earlier that Vladimir #Putin tasked the Russian government to develop a plan for the acceleration of economic growth by 2025:
"10.02.2017 12:58:38" tass.com Ukraine to hold live-fire drills with Buk-M1 missile systems near Crimea The Ukrainian Defense Ministry hasn't specified the date of the maneuvers About 50 tactical exercises have been planned, according to the Ukrainian Defense Ministry. Almost of those - tactical drills with Buk-M1 surface-to-air missile batteries at practice ranges:
"10.02.2017 12:05:00" tass.com Kremlin says Russia and US need to 'update' strategic security dialogue Peskov declined to comment on the issue in general saying that Kremlin has already told "everything it thought was necessary" When #Putin raised the possibility of extending the 2010 treaty, Trump paused to ask his aides what the treaty was, according to the sources interviewed by Reuters:
"10.02.2017 11:17:51" tass.com Turkey's deputy PM says death of Turkish soldiers in Syria 'totally accidental' "Russia's actions immediately after the incident are extremely important and we perceived them with satisfaction," Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus said, adding that work "continues to find out the causes of what has happened":
"10.02.2017 10:07:39" tass.com Moscow denies delivering tanks to Donbass It is better to ask the Ukrainian authorities about the tanks' origin, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said No volunteers are dispatched through any official channels from Russia to Donbass, the Kremlin spokesman stressed:
"10.02.2017 09:32:38" tass.com Lavrov, Tillerson can meet in coming weeks Russian Ambassador to the US has called the upcoming meeting "a good start for the general process of developing dialogue and relations" A meeting between Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson can take place in the coming weeks:
"10.02.2017 07:29:36" tass.com Putin congratulates Russian diplomats on Diplomatic Workers' Day The Russian president noted that, continuing Russia's multi-vector policy, it is necessary to push ahead with vigorous efforts in all areas to promote peace, stability and security 'Russia's #diplomacy has a long and glorious history, and our diplomats have always remained true to their professional duties and served the homeland with honor', Vladimir #Putin has noted:
"10.02.2017 06:30:01" tass.com Turkey, Russia to set up commission to prevent incidents in Syria — source Ankara is satisfied by the actions and statements of Russia's authorities in connection with the incident, a source added Turkey and Russia intend to create a commission after the incident with the death of Turkish troops in northern Syria to prevent similar incidents in the future:
"10.02.2017 05:59:34" tass.com Moscow air defense system successfully undergoes snap check Overall, the check, held by decision of Russian President and Supreme Commander-in-Chief Vladimir Putin on February 7-9, involved about 45,000 troops and around 1,700 pieces of military hardware The aircraft, helicopters, antiaircraft missile systems and mobile radar stations are now returning to their permanent base:
"10.02.2017 00:00:00" tass.com 'Nobody warned me' says Russian whose tragedy is basis for new Schwarzenegger movie Russian architect Vitaly Kaloyev who lost his wife and two children in the 2002 mid-air collision over south Germany said the makers of the new Hollywood movie based on the tragedy did not contact him 'Aftermath' is a drama thriller directed by Elliott Lester that will be released on April 7:
"09.02.2017 19:02:00" tass.com Russian diplomat slams Amnesty International's report on Syria as provocation Amnesty International issued a report saying that the Syrian government was carrying out a campaign of extrajudicial executions by mass hangings at Saydnaya Prison Moscow believes Amnesty International's report on extrajudicial executions allegedly carried out by the Syrian government at Saydnaya Prison to be a provocation and misinformation:
"09.02.2017 18:19:00" tass.com Russia ready to restore cooperation on Afghanistan with US, NATO — diplomat A diplomat says hasty pullout of the US forces from Afghanistan may entail unpredictable consequences Russia is ready to restore cooperation with the US and NATO on the settlement of common tasks in Afghanistan, a diplomat says.
Moscow had not yet held official contacts with the Donald Trump Administration regarding the Afghan problem, he added:
"09.02.2017 17:33:25" tass.com Russian adventurer Konyukhov's balloon lands after 55-hour nonstop flight Renowned Russian travelerv landed in the Volga River Saratov region after flying a hot-air balloon nonstop for 55 hours, breaking the air balloon flight duration record Renowned Russian traveler Fyodor Konyukhov and merited aeronautics expert Ivan Menyailo landed on February 9 in the Volga River Saratov region after flying a hot-air balloon nonstop for 55 hours, breaking the air balloon flight duration record:
"09.02.2017 16:47:03" tass.com French Olympic champ Fourcade snubs Russia's bronze medal award ceremony French Olympic champion in biathlon Martin Fourcade left the podium during the medal awards ceremony of the 2017 IBU World Championship as Russian athletes were receiving the bronze medals French two-time Olympic champion in biathlon Martin Fourcade left the podium during the medal awards ceremony of the 2017 IBU World Championship in Austria's Hochfilzen as Russian athletes were receiving the bronze medals:
"09.02.2017 16:16:50" tass.com Three Turkish servicemen killed in Russian warplane's unintentional airstrike in Aleppo Russian President Vladimir Putin has offered condolences to his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan over an unintentional air strike against Turkish military in Syria Russia and Turkey will take urgent measures to improve coordination of joint operations against terrorists in Syria:
"09.02.2017 15:27:19" tass.com UK scrambles Typhoon fighter jets to escort Russian bombers The Ministry of Defense reports the Russian bombers were not in the UK air space #UK scrambles #Typhoon fighter jets to escort Russian Tu-160 #bombers, according to the UK Defense Ministry report:
"09.02.2017 14:58:25" tass.com Russian diplomat says NATO invents phantom threats in Black Sea area "It is far easier to fight against imaginary threats," Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said "If the North Atlantic Alliance believes that the main threat to it comes from the Black Sea region, to my mind this is a tremendous delusion," Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova says:
"09.02.2017 14:03:27" tass.com Russia, Egypt in dialog on wide range of military equipment Russian military-technical cooperation with Egypt is developing successfully, Russia's ambassador said "A dialog is in progress on a wide range of military equipment Egypt might need for defense," Russia's ambassador to Egypt Sergey Kirpichenko told TASS:
"09.02.2017 12:17:31" Watch #LIVE: Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria #Zakharova is holding a press briefing in Moscow
"09.02.2017 11:47:19" tass.com Russian aircraft carrier's Syria voyage to help develop new tactics for Navy The Russian naval task force led by the sole aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov has returned to its home base in northwest Russia after its anti-terror operation in Syria The Russian naval task force led by the sole aircraft carrier Admiral #Kuznetsov has returned to its home base in northwest Russia after its anti-terror operation in #Syria:
"09.02.2017 11:00:03" tass.com Kremlin denies media rumors Kurils to be handed over to Tokyo for temporary use Attempts at negotiating joint economic activity on the islands were made in the late 1990s The Kremlin has dismissed Japanese media reports that Russia may hand the Kuril Islands over to Tokyo for temporary use.
"The origin of this rumor is unclear," Russian presidential spokesman said:
"09.02.2017 10:57:21" tass.com Explosion hits NPP in France, no nuclear risk — paper Several people were injured as an explosion hit Flamanville Nuclear Power Plant in northern France An explosion rocked the construction site of a new reactor at Flamanville Nuclear Power Plant in northern France:
"09.02.2017 09:38:16" tass.com Russia's naval task force back home after successful operation off Syria's coast It was Russian Navy's first-ever large-scale voyage to the Mediterranean in which naval aircraft were used in combat The naval task force consisting of The Admiral Kuznetsov, the heavy nuclear-powered battle #cruiser The Pyotr Veliki, two anti-#submarine chasers The Severomorsk and the Vice-Admiral Kulakov, as well as auxiliary ships left for the Mediterranean in 2016:
"09.02.2017 08:24:39" tass.com Chechnya provides 10 tons of humanitarian aid to Syria The Akhmad Kadyrov Fund was set up in 2004 Thousands of Syrian women and children received humanitarian aid from the Akhmad Kadyrov Fund:
"09.02.2017 07:00:00" tass.com Crimean Tatars call on UN GA to recognize Crimea as part of Russia The appeal was attached to a letter sent to President of the 71st session of the UN General Assembly Peter Thomson by Russia's Permanent Representative to the UN Vitaly Churkin In November 2016, the #UN General Assembly voted for a Ukraine-drafted resolution, which condemned alleged human rights violations in the #Crimea:
"09.02.2017 06:10:00" tass.com Warships of Russia's naval task force to be welcomed home after Syria mission By tradition, the crews will be treated to roasted suckling pigs Currently, the Admiral #Kuznetsov and the Pyotr Veliky are anchored in the roadstead in the Kola Bay in northwest Russia.The two #warships were part of the Northern Fleet's naval task force that performed anti-terror missions off #Syrian coast:
"09.02.2017 06:00:00" tass.com tass.com The floating ruble rate does not merely provide for absorption of external shocks, but also balances interests of different market participants, the Central Bank chief says:
"09.02.2017 05:11:06" tass.com Long-range air force crews redeployed at tactical airfields within snap check Pilots of Tu-160 and Tu-95MS strategic missile carriers, Tu-22M3 long-range bombers and Il-78 re-fueling aircraft performed long flights having covered a distance of several thousand kilometers More than 20 long-range air force crews have been redeployed at tactical airfields during the snap check:
"08.02.2017 18:45:00" tass.com Russian, US representatives discuss actions under memorandum on safe flights in Syria In 2015, Russian and US officials signed a memorandum on the safety of flights over Syria to prevent incidents in the air between the Russian air force grouping and the international coalition The Russian Defense Ministry reports Russian-US workgroup discussed the implementation of the memorandum on mutual understanding in prevention of incidents and assuring security of flights during aerial combat operations in Syria:
"08.02.2017 18:01:00" tass.com Russian Biathlon Union against giving up its right for hosting 2021 World Championship The Russian Biathlon Union is ready to appeal the decision of the International Biathlon Union The Russian Biathlon Union says it will not give up voluntarily its right for hosting the 2021 World Championship and is ready to appeal the decision of the International Biathlon Union:
"08.02.2017 17:10:01" tass.com Estonian intelligence service says armed conflict between NATO, Russia unlikely A report says "Russia is unlikely to attack NATO in 2017" Estonia's Information Board, an intelligence service under the country's Defense Ministry, believes that Russia is unlikely to attack NATO countries, head of the Board says:
"08.02.2017 16:20:00" tass.com Keanu Reeves may star in Russian movie based on Swedish writer's novel The film's release is scheduled for 2019 The Russian company is holding negotiations with Keanu Reeves on his possible role in a film based on "Pippi Longstocking", a popular children's book by the Swedish author Astrid Lindgren:
"08.02.2017 15:30:01" tass.com Mission accomplished: Russian warships' long way back from Syria Warships of Russia's naval task force returned home after Syrian mission. For the first time in the history of the Russian Navy, the deck-based aircraft were accomplishing combat missions with the delivery of air strikes against ground facilities after
"08.02.2017 15:02:00" tass.com Madrid Open tennis tournament organizers grant wildcard for Sharapova Maria Sharapova is Russia's most famous tennis player who has won a total of five Grand Slam tournaments Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova is officially eligible to make her comeback:
"08.02.2017 14:20:00" tass.com Russia will use Iran's airbase to fight terrorists if necessary, envoy says In August 2016 Russian military used Shahid Nojed airbase in Iran to deliver airstrikes on terrorists in Syria In August 2016 the Russian military used Shahid Nojed #airbase in Iran to deliver airstrikes on terrorists in war-torn #Syria
"08.02.2017 13:47:34" tass.com Opposition activist Navalny receives suspended prison sentence in fraud case Navalny said that he will protest his conviction in the Kirovles case in the Kirov regional court #Navalny said that he intends to appeal the court's ruling:
"08.02.2017 12:53:08" tass.com Warships of Russia's naval task force return home after Syrian mission The Pyotr Veliky will be later joined by the aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov, which is part of the Northern Fleet's naval task force that performed anti-terror missions off Syria's coast The heavy nuclear-powered missile cruiser Pyotr Veliky has already returned home from the Mediterranean mission:
"08.02.2017 12:22:25" tass.com Russian ice hockey team packs 2017 Winter Universiade gold after 1-0 win over Kazakhstan The next Winter Universiade is scheduled to be held in Russia's Krasnoyarsk in 2019 The Russian ice hockey squad defeated team Kazakhstan 1-0 in the final competition of the 2017 FISU Winter Universiade to bring the national team another medal:
"08.02.2017 11:46:11" tass.com Court finds opposition activist Navalny guilty in embezzlement case A court in Kirov has found Aleksey Navalny and Pyotr Ofitserov guilty in the Kirovles embezzlement case The prosecutor has asked for a five-year suspended sentence for Navalny:
"08.02.2017 09:58:30" tass.com Some 45,000 troops, 1,700 armaments involved in Russian Aerospace Force's snap check 150 aircraft and 200 air defense missile systems are engaged in the check The Russian Aerospace Force's sudden check started on February 7 in accordance with the decision of President Vladimir Putin:
"08.02.2017 09:19:57" tass.com Nigerian pirates take Russian, Ukrainian sailors hostage Seven Russian citizens and one Ukrainian citizen have been kidnapped from the ship, according to the Russian embassy The Russian embassy has asked the Nigerian authorities for assistance in establishing the whereabouts of the kidnapped sailors:
"08.02.2017 08:05:00" tass.com US Air Force chief says Washington to review its nuclear posture in spring The previous nuclear doctrine was developed by the Obama administration The US general pointed out that he would be 'eager to have that dialogue because it's time for us to have a fresh look at the #nuclear enterprise'
"08.02.2017 07:33:00" tass.com Ambassador says Trump's administration not going to affect Russia-China relations "They are something constant for both China and us", the diplomat has noted According to the Russian ambassador, if Russia, China and the US begin to join forces to counter such obvious threats as terrorism, that would make it possible for the international community to make progress in eradicating these problems for good:
"08.02.2017 07:00:01" tass.com Epic Russian Revolution art exhibition to open in London One hundred years on from the Russian Revolution, this powerful exhibition explores one of the most momentous periods in modern world history The exhibition will - for the first time - survey the entire artistic landscape of post-Revolutionary Russia, encompassing #Kandinsky's boldly innovative compositions, the dynamic abstractions of #Malevich and the #Suprematists, and the emergence of
"08.02.2017 06:25:01" tass.com Donetsk puts forward step-by-step East Ukraine ceasefire plan The first point of the plan envisages an immediate and total ceasefire along the entire line of contact Under the plan, the sides are to ensure full and unimpeded access to observers of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission in Ukraine:
"08.02.2017 05:33:25" tass.com Trump's adviser Conway reiterates readiness for anti-terrorism cooperation with Putin In a CNN interview, Conway rejected allegations that Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin have friendly relations Earlier in January Vladimir #Putin and Donald J. Trump had discussed a wide range of issues in their first conversation since the US president took office:
"08.02.2017 03:38:00" tass.com Russia's envoy sees no signs of NATO's changing its eastward expansion plans Russia and NATO have managed to reach certain agreements on flights of warplanes over the Baltic Sea Russia's ambassador to NATO says he sees no signs of NATO's rolling back its eastward expansion plans.
The forthcoming meeting of the NATO defense ministers on the expansion of the alliance's presence in the Black Sea "is another step towards building up
"08.02.2017 02:01:00" tass.com Defense Ministry refutes reports about Russia's airstrikes on Idlib "All the reports on these strikes are blatant lie", the ministry said Russia's Aerospace Forces have not delivered strikes on Syria's Idlib, Defense Ministry's spokesman says.
"Such information attacks are usually prepared by the same mass media, by one pattern, on a regular basis and always citing anonymous 'civil defense'
"08.02.2017 00:05:00" tass.com Russian Baltic Fleet's S-400 missile system crews repel air strike in drills During the drills, the combat crews destroyed over 30 notional air targets The combat crews of S-400 Triumf antiaircraft missile systems of the Baltic Fleet's air defense large unit repelled a notional enemy's massive missile and air strike in drills, Fleet spokesman reports:
"07.02.2017 22:30:00" tass.com Lavrov believes Kiev uses tensions in Donbass to distract attention from Minsk accords The Russian top diplomat says tensions in Ukraine could benefit Pyotr Poroshenko who is seeking to distract the world's attention from Kiev's inability to implement the Minsk agreements The Russian foreign minister says growing tensions in Ukraine could benefit Ukrainian President Pyotr Poroshenko.
"If someone hopes that all Ukraine's problems will be solved as soon as Kiev regains full control of Donbass, they are wrong," Sergey Lavrov
"07.02.2017 21:17:13" tass.com UN declines to confirm civilian casualties in airstrike on Syria's Idlib Media reported earlier that an airstrike on Idlib, allegedly by the Russian Aerospace Forces, had killed at least 15 people Russian warplanes did not deliver any airstrikes on Idlib since the beginning of 2017
"07.02.2017 20:55:00" tass.com Russia's military hardware exports yield $15 bln for state coffers — PM The state defense order has been 99% fulfilled, the Russian premier says Russia's military hardware exports yielded about $15 billion for the state coffers in 2016. according to the prime minister.
Russian defense enterprises have increased production by more than 10 percent last year:
"07.02.2017 20:00:00" tass.com Russian Far Eastern Safari Park marks 10 years anniversary National park in Russia's Far Eastern Primorye region marks its 10th anniversary. Primorye #safaripark is famous for the unlikely friendship between its inmates — tiger Amur and goat Timur. See the photographs of the park's inhabitants:
"07.02.2017 18:50:01" tass.com Russian ambassador says EU in panic over Trump's presidency According to the Russian diplomat, skeptical anticipations of the EU future have been expanding and growing stronger in the recent time The European Union seems to be in panic after Donald Trump took the presidential office in the United States and is unable to arrive at a common position about him, a diplomat says:
"07.02.2017 18:05:00" tass.com Russian diplomat urges world community to think about how to build relations with Kiev Russian diplomat says Kiev goes to great lengths in attempts to upset Minsk accords A Russian diplomat believes the international community should think seriously about how to further build relations with Kiev:
"07.02.2017 17:15:00" tass.com Russian Olympic chief pledges support for all national track and field athletes Russian track and field athletes can be cleared for international competitions after IAAF approves their individual applications The Russian Olympic Committee will grant support to all national track and field athletes wishing to compete in international competitions in a neutral status:
"07.02.2017 16:30:02" tass.com Russia expects Trump administration to achieve greater results in war on terror Russia's top diplomat also said that Trump's commitment to come to grips with the core of the Ukrainian problems is seen as a "qualitative change" as compared with the position of his predecessor Russia's top diplomat believes the incumbent US administration is "far less ideologized and far more focused on the specific result":
"07.02.2017 15:45:00" tass.com Putin signs law decriminalizing domestic violence The law declares domestic violence an administrative, rather than criminal, offence Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a law decriminalizing domestic violence.
The law declares domestic violence an administrative, rather than criminal, offence, provided it is a first-time transgression:
"07.02.2017 15:00:33" tass.com Putin signs law on ratification of Turkish Stream agreement The Turkish Stream project envisages the construction of a natural gas pipeline via the Black Sea to the European part of Turkey Russian President Vladimir Putin signed the law on ratification of the agreement with Turkey on the Turkish Stream gas pipeline project:
"07.02.2017 14:40:00" tass.com Syrian army gaining ground in effort to re-take Palmyra The commanding heights along the road have been put under control, according to the Russian General Staff A total of 783 square kilometers has been retaken from the terrorists. The #SyrianArmy has moved 25 kilometers to the east:
"07.02.2017 14:10:00" tass.com Kremlin dismisses Fox News anchor's remarks on Putin as 'no big deal' According to earlier reports as Trump was interviewed on Fox News, the TV host in one of the questions about US-Russian relations called Vladimir Putin a "killer" 'We have a different understanding of good manners and etiquette with this gentleman', Dmitry Peskov said commenting on Fox News anchor's sarcastic remarks:
"07.02.2017 13:39:30" tass.com Syrian troops destroy over 4,500 terrorist facilities with Russian air task force's help Russia's Tu-22M3 long-range bombers have carried out 36 combat flights to Syria's city of Deir ez-Zor since the beginning of the year, destroying 34 terrorist facilities Joint actions by Russian Aerospace Force and Turkey's Air Force are making a considerable contribution to destroying the Islamic State terrorist organization, chief of the Russian General Staff's Main Operations Department notes:
"07.02.2017 12:19:57" tass.com THAAD in South Korea poses direct threat to Russian security, ambassador says "The main aim of the US global missile defense is to minimize the effectiveness of Russia's missile potential," Russia's ambassador to Seoul said "The main aim of the US global missile defense is to minimize the effectiveness of Russia's missile potential," Russia's ambassador to Seoul says:
"07.02.2017 11:21:48" tass.com Kremlin says Russia views NATO expansion negatively Earlier, the media said that the Trump Administration was prepared to give its consent to Montenegro's accession to NATO Russia has a negative attitude towards the possibility of NATO's further eastward expansion, the presidential spokesman says:
"07.02.2017 10:31:20" tass.com Moscow seeks to cooperate with Afghanistan in security "We support efforts of Afghanistan's leadership in stabilizing the situation in the country and in the war on terror", Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Russia is prepared to continue providing assistance to Afghanistan in supplying and repairing military equipment and supports Afghanistan's bid for full-fledged membership in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization:
"07.02.2017 09:26:15" tass.com Snap check of Russia's Aerospace Forces begins Tuesday Special attention should be paid to combat alert, deployment of air defense systems for a time of war and air groupings' readiness to repel the aggression, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said President Vladimir Putin has ordered to carry out a snap check of the Russian Aerospace Forces:
"07.02.2017 08:15:15" tass.com Ambassador: Russian diplomats in Syria still in danger despite ceasefire deal Russia's embassy in Damascus came under shelling once again on February 3 'It's no secret that not only terrorists of the Islamic State and Jabhat al-Nusra, but also some other 'irreconcilable' jihadist groups call against peaceful settlement in #Syria', the ambassador said:
"07.02.2017 06:40:00" tass.com Council for joint economic operations on Southern Kuril Islands set up in Japan The Southern Kuril range consists of the islands of Kunashir, Iturup and Shikotan and the Habomai archipelago Sources also indicated the council will consider certain projects of cooperation in the area of Southern #Kurils, including fisheries, seafood farming, tourism, and nature conservation:
"07.02.2017 05:50:44" tass.com Russia's ambassador says Syrian army may start new offensive against IS in Palmyra Syria's army backed by the Russian Aerospace Forces is making attempts of seizing the initiative in the area of Palmyra from the IS, the Russian ambassador has noted The #jihadists are suffering big losses in #Syria and are retreating, the Russian ambassador has stated:
"06.02.2017 18:33:00" tass.com Russian athletes secure early win in medals standings of 2017 Winter Universiade Russian hockey players have grabbed the 23rd gold medal for the national team Russian hockey players have grabbed the 23rd gold medal for the national team, securing an early win in the medal standings of the 2017 Winter #Universiade underway in Kazakhstan's Almaty:
"06.02.2017 17:53:00" tass.com Russian diplomat blames Kiev for military hardware pullback failure The Russian OSCE ambassador says extended Normandy Four format unlikely to anticipate settlement in Donbass A Russian diplomat believes the pullback of military hardware in Donbass on February 5 failed to take place due to Kiev's acts of provocation:
"06.02.2017 17:05:14" tass.com Pole vault star Isinbayeva chosen as ambassador of 2017 Winter World Military Games About 1,000 athletes from more than 20 countries will compete at the Winter World Military Games in Sochi The 3rd Winter World Military Games will be held in Russia's Black Sea resort city of Sochi on February 22 through 28:
"06.02.2017 16:20:40" tass.com Russian court passes first ever verdict on failure to report a crime The convict knew that his acquaintance had undergone training at a militants' camp but did not report to law-enforcement bodies, the prosecutor's office said A Russian court has passed the first ever verdict on count of a failure to report a crime and fined a local resident $1,185:
"06.02.2017 15:18:36" tass.com FSB explains reason for introduction of border zone on frontier with Belarus The FSB said the establishment of the border zone doesn't impose any restrictions on the freedom of travel across the border by either country's citizens Earlier this month, the FSB director issued an order to set up border zones in Russian regions neighboring Belarus:
"06.02.2017 14:00:01" tass.com Lavrov says Iran never turned out to have connections with terrorists Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov believes Iran must be a member of the anti-terrorist front "Moreover, Iran makes its own contribution to the struggle against the Islamic State," Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says:
"06.02.2017 13:23:42" tass.com Media reports claim Latvia may dismantle last Soviet nuclear missile base Special equipment will be used to dismantle the ex-Soviet base and the dismantling effort will cost around 190,000 euros, according to a news outlet The missile compound Dvina R-12 accommodates four silos 32 meters deep for the launch of missiles and also an underground command center:
"06.02.2017 12:30:03" tass.com Russian diplomat: Moscow will not even discuss criteria for lifting sanctions with US Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov noted that the idea of lifting the sanctions in return for nuclear arms reduction is "totally unworkable" 'We will not ask them to cancel [sanctions] or even discuss the criteria for lifting them, we have never done this before,' Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov said:
"06.02.2017 11:45:00" tass.com Kremlin disagrees with Trump's claims Iran is 'terrorist state number one' The Kremlin spokesman has noted Russia and US may have different stances on some international issues Earlier, the US president told Fox News in an interview he had no respect for Iran. 'It's terrorist state number one. They are sending money all over the place and weapons,' Trump has said:
"06.02.2017 11:00:03" tass.com Russia voices regret over new US sanctions against Iran This is not an appropriate tool for resolving issues, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov said Moscow does not see any problems in the implementation of the Iran nuclear deal while Tehran's missile test launches are not a breach of this document, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov says:
"06.02.2017 10:30:00" tass.com Kremlin wants apology from Fox News for calling Putin 'killer' The Kremlin spokesman avoided commenting on Donald Trump's response to the interviewer's remark 'What, do you think our country's so innocent..? I say it's better to get along with Russia than not,' Donald J. Trump has told Fox News in response:
"06.02.2017 09:59:00" tass.com Italy to invest 40 mln euros in joint project with Russia to simulate space flights Italy intends to cooperate as part of the experiment in the spheres of medico-biological problems, pharmacology and technological solutions Italy will spend 40 million euros on a joint experiment with Russia to simulate space flights to other planets:
"06.02.2017 09:27:01" tass.com Queen Elizabeth II: 65 years on the British throne February 6 marks the 65th anniversary of the day #ElizabethII became Queen of England. She is the only British monarch ever to reach a #BlueSapphire jubilee:
"06.02.2017 08:03:02" tass.com Six Ukrainians charged in absentia over attacks on Russia's embassy in Kiev Russia's investigators have enough evidence confirming the Ukrainians' complicity in committing the unlawful acts Among those charged with the June 2014 attack on the embassy is a former deputy of Ukraine's Verkhovna #Rada:
"06.02.2017 06:40:00" tass.com Trump slams Iran for disregarding America, calls it 'number one terrorist state' Last week the United States extended sanctions against Iran 'They are the number one terrorist state. They're sending money all over the place and weapons, and you can't do that,' Donald J. Trump stressed:
"06.02.2017 06:12:12" tass.com Dobald Trump says he respects Putin — media "I say it's better to get along with Russia than not," the US president says 'I respect a lot of people but it does not mean I am going to get along with him', Donald J. Trump says:
"06.02.2017 05:10:56" tass.com World's longest non-stop flight required 1,100 cups of coffee and tea for passengers Akbar Al Baker, the CEO of Qatar Airways, was also on board of the passenger jet A Boeing 777-200, which was carrying 259 passengers, served by 15 flight attendants and four pilots, touched down the landing stripe in Auckland after the non-stop flight from #Doha 15 minutes ahead of scheduled 16 hours and 30 minutes:
"05.02.2017 14:52:00" tass.com Russian Deputy PM says anti-Russian sanctions have had effect opposite to EU expectations Dmitry Rogozin also said that no blackmailing or threats can be used against Russia The anti-Russian sanctions have had an opposite effect to the one the European Union had wanted them to make, said Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin:
"04.02.2017 13:14:00" tass.com Zhirinovsky plans running for presidency in 2018 "It is a record in Europe, nobody in Europe was a presidential candidate for more than five times", said Leader of the LDPR party Leader of the LDPR party Vladimir Zhirinovsky plans to nominate his candidature for the presidential election in Russia due in 2018:
"04.02.2017 12:54:15" tass.com Russia to announce ban on import of poultry from EU countries suffering from bird flu Earlier, the authority announced minor limits on supplies of agricultural products from certain districts of European countries, where outbreaks were registered Rosselkhoznadzor will within two weeks announce a ban on import to Russia of poultry products and hatching eggs from the EU countries, where avian influenza cases have been registered, said the authority's representative Yulia
"04.02.2017 11:36:00" tass.com Russia concerned over growing IS influence in Afghanistan - Foreign Ministry The Foreign Ministry also said that great concerns are caused by aspirations of the Islamic State group to acquire other units of the armed opposition Russia is concerned over the situation in Afghanistan, related to the spreading influence of the Islamic State terrorist group and growing combat activities of the opposition in the country, the Foreign Ministry said:
"04.02.2017 07:51:32" tass.com Lugansk militia commander killed in car blast - news agency The car exploded in Krasnokazarmennaya Street on Saturday morning Commander of the Lugansk militia Oleg Anashchenko was killed in a car blast on Saturday:
"03.02.2017 18:53:28" tass.com Belarus president orders withdrawal of specialists from EAEU customs authorities Lukashenko said he did not sign the Customs Code (of EAEU) because "many items that should be there do not work" Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Armenia and Kazakhstan signed the customs code of the EAEU on December 26, 2016. Lukashenko only approved the draft agreement on the EAEU Customs Code as a basis for talks:
"03.02.2017 18:05:45" tass.com Russian embassy in Damascus comes under mortar shelling on February 2 and 3 The attacks were obviously geared to break down the ceasefire in Syria, the Russian Foreign Ministry said One of the mines exploded in the territory of the embassy compound between the office and residential buildings. Another mine went off some 20 meters off the main entryway to the embassy:
"03.02.2017 16:57:55" tass.com Footwear for Arctic: Nanotechnologies vs traditions The new footwear produced in the Siberian city of Novosibirsk replaces the earlier imported boots A Russian company has designed special boots for the Arctic and northern territories, but the North's indigenous peoples still prefer their traditional footwear - mukluks:
"03.02.2017 16:00:52" tass.com Russian warplanes conduct airstrikes near al-Mayadeen in Syria's Deir ez-Zor The Sukhoi Su-30SM and Su-35S fighter jets, flying from the Hmeymim airbase, have been covering the Tu-22M3 bombers during the airstrikes According to the Russian Defense Ministry, all the intended terrorists' targets were destroyed:
"03.02.2017 15:00:03" tass.com Photos of the week: husky behind the wheel, underwater champagne and ghost ship on fire Siberian husky behind the wheel, drinking champagne at the bottom of a pool, abandoned ship on fire in Amur Bay waters and other pictures of the week:
"03.02.2017 14:30:00" tass.com Russian Northern Fleet's warplanes return home after Syrian operation The pilots were received in a festive ceremony by their families, the command of the Russian Navy and the Northern Fleet For the first time in the history of the Russian #Navy, the deck-based aircraft were accomplishing combat missions with the delivery of air strikes against ground facilities after taking off from the aircraft carrier:
"03.02.2017 14:03:00" tass.com Belarus cannot abolish capital punishment — president In Belarus capital punishment can be imposed for terrorism, treason, war crimes, genocide, crimes against humanity and homicide Capital punishment cannot be abolished in Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko says.
"I have no right to abolish capital punishment as we held a referendum," the president said, referring to the referendum held in 1996 when over 80% of Belarusian voted against
"03.02.2017 13:20:59" tass.com Moscow expects Reuters to clarify its complaints concerning working conditions in Russia Reuters claims Russia is one of the countries where the agency has to 'encounter some combination of censorship, legal prosecution, visa denials, and even physical threats' to its journalists" Russia's Foreign Ministry expects the Reuters news agency to clarify its complaints regarding the working conditions of its journalists in the country.
"The implication is that Reuters considers Russia to be one of the countries where the agency has to
"03.02.2017 12:25:11" tass.com Machete attack on officers near Louvre might be 'terrorist in nature' A French soldier opened fire this morning at the Louvre museum after a man tried to attack him The museum officials closed #Louvre and kept the visitors inside. The French interior ministry said anti-terrorism prosecutors are investigating the case:
"03.02.2017 12:03:00" tass.com Lukashenko says Belarus will go to court in oil and gas dispute with Russia Russia and Belarus will continue to discuss Belarus' debt for Russian gas supplies on February 4 'The dispute was only about gas, but they [Russia - TASS] began to cut oil [supplies] as well. We turned to court, of course, in accordance with our agreements,' the president of Belarus claims:
"03.02.2017 11:45:00" tass.com Russia's oldest actress Zoya Bulgakova dies at 102 The final farewell ceremony for the actress will take place at the House of Actors on February 6 Zoya #Bulgakova was granted the title of an Honored Artist of Russia:
"03.02.2017 11:08:00" tass.com Ancient citadel of Aleppo demined Russian Defense Ministry published photos of demining the ancient citadel of #Aleppo in #Syria — historic fortress in the old town:
"03.02.2017 10:30:00" tass.com Russian diplomat says no excuse for barbaric attack on Donetsk Maria Zakharova also stated that Kiev has a strange way of demonstrating the unity of its country and the people Maria #Zakharova has pointed to the Ukrainian authorities' response who, in her words, 'are not only unwilling to accept responsibility but do not hesitate to boast of their military's actions in Donbass'
"03.02.2017 09:58:30" tass.com Lukashenko accuses Russia of violating border agreement Lukashenko accuses Russia of violating border agreement Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko stresses Russia has violated bilateral border agreement.
"We made agreements on transparent borders in 1995 and later, we were going to establish a Union State. And all of a sudden a minister, even be it a
"03.02.2017 08:13:53" Watch #LIVE: Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria #Zakharova is holding her weekly news briefing
"03.02.2017 07:48:22" tass.com Red Cross says ready for humanitarian mediation in East Ukraine The committee called for a "reinforced ceasefire" in order to enable repair teams to fix the damaged infrastructure The International Committee of the Red Cross has expressed its deep concern over the dire humanitarian situation in eastern Ukraine, where hundreds of civilians are affected by the ongoing hostilities, and expressed readiness to mediate humanitarian
"03.02.2017 06:44:44" tass.com Court to examine Russian activist's appeal against prison transfer In early January, Dadin arrived in Altai from a colony in Karelia following his claims of being tortured Moscow's court will consider an appeal by jailed Russian activist Ildar Dadin against his transfer from a northwestern Russian jail to a prison in Siberia:
"03.02.2017 06:02:00" tass.com Russian paralympians have one year to get permission to enter 2018 Games On November 21, the IPC made public a list of criteria Russia must meet to resume the RPC membership and be allowed to take part in international competitions The final decision on the participation of Russian paralympic athletes in the 2018 Winter Paralympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea, will be made on February 1, 2018:
"03.02.2017 05:28:16" tass.com First commercial launch of Proton after engine checks due in April Roscosmos says the federal program will not be affected by Proton troubles The first commercial launch of the Proton-M carrier rocket after engine checks is scheduled to take place in April, Roscosmos head says.
"All rockets that should be launched under the state order are available," he notes:
"03.02.2017 04:15:47" tass.com Russian scientists not allowed to land on sub-Antarctic island The Australian side did not issue the required permits An international scientific mission on board the Academician Treshnikov scientific vessel was to make a landing on the sub-Antarctic Macquarie Island, but the Australian side did not issue the required permits
"03.02.2017 03:03:29" tass.com Over 2,000 civilians killed since East Ukraine conflict broke out - UN Almost 10,000 people have been killed in total, including Ukrainian armed forces and civilians Almost 10,000 people have been killed (Ukrainian armed forces, civilians and members of armed groups), and over 23,000 injured since the beginning of the conflict, according to UN estimates
"03.02.2017 01:49:44" tass.com Ships of Russian Baltic Fleet to make voyage to Antarctica this year The voyage is still in the phase of planning Ships of the Baltic Fleet travelled to the Caribbean, North, Black, and Mediterranean Seas, as well as in the Atlantic and Indian Oceans in 2016. They made unofficial visits and business calls into more than twenty foreign ports in Spain, Greece, Malta,
"03.02.2017 00:45:49" tass.com UN reports 'heavy losses' among Kiev troops, militia in Avdeyevka A UN under-secretary-general reiterated a call for an immediate ceasefire and peaceful settlement on the basis of the Minsk reconciliation agreements The organization received "reports of civilian casualties, including at least four deaths since the escalation on 28 January, and heavy losses among the combatants on both sides."
"02.02.2017 23:18:55" tass.com Kiev uses situation in Avdeyevka as pretext to ditch Minsk deal - Churkin The recordings of surveillance cameras clearly indicate that clashes were triggered by fire from positions held by the Kiev government troops, Russia's UN Ambassador said "The essence of those events is quite clear: Kiev is trying to use the armed clashes that it provoked as a pretext for complete rejection of the February 12, 2015 Minsk agreements, sealed by the UN Security Council resolution 2202," Vitaly Churkin said
"02.02.2017 20:59:24" tass.com Situation around Scythian gold from Crimean museums can be changed The museum community is tackling the problem, the Director General of Russia's State Hermitage Museums said The uncertainty around the status of the collection emerged after Crimea's reunification with Russia in March 2014
"02.02.2017 18:48:00" tass.com Former FSB head says easing of US sanctions paves way for setting up anti-terror coalition "This shows that actual joint work on establishing an anti-terrorism coalition is about to begin," former director of Russia's Federal Security Service said Former director of the Federal Security Service Nikolai Kovalyov believes that easing of Washington's sanctions is "the first step on the way leading to cooperation in the war on terror":
"02.02.2017 17:28:53" tass.com US eases sanctions against Russian Federal Security Service "All transactions and activities" with participation of the Russian Federal Security Service are now authorized Russian Presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov has declined to make a statement on the United States' decision.
"First we need to understand what it is all about," Peskov said:
"02.02.2017 16:27:58" tass.com Putin: Kiev needs money, aggravates situation in Donbass to show itself off as victim Among other causes of the aggravating situation in Donbass is Kiev's attempts to struggle with the opposition, Putin said Putin has expressed hope that soberly-minded forces in Ukraine will prevent the situation in Donbass from developing along the worst possible scenario:
"02.02.2017 15:26:52" Putin and Orban having a joint press conference #Vladimir Putin and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor #Orban are holding a joint press conference in Budapest:
"02.02.2017 14:57:00" tass.com Not only groundhog: weather-predicting animals The Groundhog Day has been celebrated in the US since 1887. This year, Phil the groundhog predicted six more weeks of winter. Meet other weather-predicting animals:
"02.02.2017 14:31:03" tass.com Diplomat says OSCE monitors turn blind eye on Ukrainian tanks in Donbass Earlier, the spokesman for the self-proclaimed Donetsk Republic's operative command addressed the OSCE leadership on behalf of the Donetsk Defense Ministry Maria #Zakharova posted a commentary on her Facebook under a photo of two Ukrainian #tanks in a residential area and the #OSCE monitors' vehicles parked nearby:
"02.02.2017 13:51:19" tass.com Marine Le Pen promises Frexit referendum if she wins presidency The French politician says the referendum on amending the constitution will take place shortly after the parliamentary elections in June France's far-right National Front party leader Marine Le Pen has announced plans to hold a referendum on France's exit from the EU and on amending the constitution if she wins the country's presidential election this spring:
"02.02.2017 13:05:00" tass.com Russian scientists propose launching telescope to observe asteroids from Sun's side The Chelyabinsk meteorite has clearly demonstrated that no devices can detect a body approaching from the side of the Sun, according to a scientist Optical telescopes are blind in this situation while radio means operate at short distances - several thousand kilometers:
"02.02.2017 12:15:33" tass.com Russian Foreign Ministry says US should decide on anti-Russian sanctions A source says Russia's stance on the possible removal of US sanctions has remained unchanged, this move should be initiated by Washington rather than Moscow According to a source in the Russian Foreign Ministry, Moscow's stance on the possible removal of US sanctions has remained unchanged.
"The American side should come up with the solutions," the source says:
"02.02.2017 11:01:18" tass.com Russian MP lambasts Poroshenko over remarks on NATO membership referendum Poroshenko announced his plans to hold a referendum on Kiev's NATO membership in an interview with Germany's Berliner Morgenpost newspaper A Russian politician emphasized that the #NATO Charter and public statements made by senior officials in states determining the alliance's policy 'make all #Kiev's hopes for prospective NATO membership futile'
"02.02.2017 10:19:12" tass.com Lawmaker says Russia is tired of confrontation with US The lawmaker also noted that there is no euphoria in Russia over Donald Trump's winnig the presidential election A Russian senator has dismissed as lies statements by some Western news outlets that Moscow is deliberately fanning anti-American sentiment to divert people's attention from pressing domestic issues:
"02.02.2017 08:39:40" tass.com Poll shows Russians' trust in Putin high The poll says the rating of the ruling United Russia party continues growing Poll: Vladimir Putin's trust among Russians is stably high and the rating of the ruling United Russia party continues growing:
"02.02.2017 06:59:00" tass.com Russia to supply ten Su-35 fighter jets to China in 2017 — source Four Su-35 fighter jets were delivered to China in 2016 The second batch of ten Su-35 fighter jets will be delivered to China this year and other ten aircraft in 2018, a source says.
The #Su35 is a highly upgraded super-maneuverable multipurpose fighter jet incorporating fifth-generation technologies:
"02.02.2017 06:01:01" tass.com Russian Defense Ministry summons Ukrainian attache over An-26 plane incident Russia's Black Sea Fleet's official earlier said a Ukrainian Antonov-26 airlifter had made two provocative runs-in at a minimal admissible altitude at the two Russian drilling rigs in the Black Sea The Russian Defense Ministry has voiced official protest to the Ukrainian military attache in Moscow over the actions of a Ukrainian Antonov-26 airlifter which had made two provocative runs-in at a minimal admissible altitude at the two Russian drilling
"02.02.2017 05:20:57" tass.com North Korean reunification committee urges Seoul to take steps to improve ties A representative of the North Korean Committee for the Peaceful Reunification says "the US remains a principal enemy of the Korean nation" The North Korean Committee for the Peaceful Reunification stresses Seoul should "positively react to a patriotic appeal that Pyongyang has made this year to take moves on a reciprocal basis for an improvement of inter-Korean relations:"
"01.02.2017 18:55:01" tass.com FSB head orders to set up border zones in Russian regions neighboring Belarus Border zones will be set up in the Russian regions of Smolensk, Bryansk and Pskov The move comes as Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko signs a decree scrapping visa requirements for residents of 80 foreign countries:
"01.02.2017 18:17:26" tass.com Maria Sharapova: 'Haven't thought about 2020 Olympics yet,' focused on Stuttgart comeback Sharapova says she has no plans getting involved in coaching work after she wraps up with her sports career The president of the Russian Tennis Federation beleves Maria Sharapova is capable of winning the 2020 Olympics, but she says it is too early to think about it now:
"01.02.2017 17:20:07" tass.com Ukraine's An-26 plane makes dangerously close passes near Russian oil rigs in Black Sea "All the statements by the Ukrainian side that the An-26 plane was allegedly fired at are an absolute lie," a spokesman for the Russian Black Sea Fleet headquarters said A Ukrainian An-26 plane has made two provocative passes at an extremely low altitude near Russian oil rigs in the Black Sea, according to a spokesman for the Russian Black Sea Fleet headquarters:
"01.02.2017 16:31:00" tass.com Poll shows only 13% of Ukrainians trust Poroshenko According to the survey's results, Ukrainians do not trust the national media either More than half of those surveyed also said they did not trust the national Police Service and the Security Service:
"01.02.2017 16:00:04" tass.com Russia's upper house speaker says Kiev will inevitably stand trial for war in Donbass In the past two days, armed clashes intensified in Donbass close to the line separating the areas controlled by the Kiev government and the self-proclaimed republics of eastern Ukraine Russia's parliament upper house speaker considers the actions of Kiev authorities near #Avdeyevka, where fighting has escalated over the past days, as a provocation:
"01.02.2017 15:25:00" tass.com Russia and Japan to hold consultations on economic activity on South Kuril Islands The Russian president's visit to Japan was devoted to the peace treaty and the South Kuril Islands issue as well as bilateral economic cooperation Russia and #Japan have been in talks to sign a peace treaty since the middle of last century. The main stumbling block to this is the issue of the ownership of the South Kuril Islands. After the end of #WWII the #Kuril Islands were incorporated into the
"01.02.2017 14:49:22" tass.com Iranian defense minister says only S-300 missile systems purchased from Russia Restrictions on the supply of offensive weapons, including warplanes and tanks, to Iran, still remain and will stay in place until 2020 Iran did not plan to purchase the S-400 missile systems, but the country was interested in buying warplanes:
"01.02.2017 13:53:16" tass.com Kremlin aide warns Kiev may try to use Donbass escalation to give up Minsk accords The aide believes Kiev uses Donbass provocation to test Trump's administration for loyalty The Kremlin believes Kiev may try to use tensions in southeast #Ukraine as a reason for completely giving up the Minsk accords. According to the Kremlin aide, Kiev is now attempting to put the blame on Moscow and Donbass for making the #MinskAccords
"01.02.2017 13:19:35" tass.com The aftermath of shelling in Eastern Ukraine:
"01.02.2017 12:17:01" tass.com Ukrainian Defense Ministry says it conducts offensive operations in Donbass The Defense Ministry refrained from commenting on the question about the pullback of heavy weapons from the line of engagement During the past few days there was an upsurge in armed clashes near #Avdeyevka and #Yasinovataya on the line of engagement in #Donbass. The authorities in Kiev have accused the militias of provoking tensions:
"01.02.2017 11:48:15" tass.com Defense minister reveals Russian army's plans for military drills in 2017 As reported earlier, in 2016, Russia's Armed Forces planned to conduct over 4,000 exercises The Russian defense minister emphasized the need to take into account the military experience gained during the #Syrian operation:
"01.02.2017 10:50:00" tass.com Russian top diplomat says ceasefire deal in Syria open to all but IS and Nusra Front Lavrov also believes efforts in establishing full-fledged dialogue with the United States on Syria will succeed Moscow also expects Washington to specify the issue of safe zones in #Syria:
"01.02.2017 10:10:00" tass.com Lavrov urges UN to step up preparations for new round of intra-Syrian talks in Geneva The top diplomat stresses joint mechanism of Russia, Iran, Turkey already allows monitoring ceasefire implementation in Syria Moscow calls on the United Nations to intensify efforts to convene the intra-Syrian talks in Geneva.
The Russian top diplomat notes a joint mechanism created by Russia, Iran and Turkey already allows monitoring the ceasefire implementation in Syria:
"01.02.2017 09:31:00" tass.com Russian top diplomat stresses civilians' safety must be ensured during Mosul liberation Accroding to the top diplomat, Moscow backs the Iraqi leadership's decisive actions to regain control of territories seized by extremists Russia considers the #Iraqi troops' operation to liberate #Mosul from the Islamic State important.
The Russian top diplomat says it is necessary to ensure civilians' safety during this operation:
"01.02.2017 08:48:53" tass.com Russia urges Arab nations to join economic embargo on IS territories The Russian top diplomat stresses ceasefire does not apply to Islamic State or Jabhat al-Nusra Moscow is urging Arab nations to join a trade and economic embargo on the territories controlled by the Islamic State terrorist grouping.
The Russian top diplomat stresses ceasefire does not apply to the terrorist organizations Islamic State and Jabhat
"01.02.2017 08:10:04" tass.com UN Security Council urges resumption of talks on Syrian crisis The UNSC members stressed the importance of talks held in Astana The United Nations Security Council welcomed the Astana talks between Damascus and the Syrian opposition and urged to reconvene the discussions under the auspices of the #UN:
"01.02.2017 06:15:44" tass.com 19 mushers to take part in 1,500-km sled dog race in Russia's Far East The race's prize fund is 8.5 million rubles A total of 19 mushers applied to take part in Beringia, a 1,500-km sled dog marathon to be held in Russia's Far Eastern Kamchatka Peninsula in February and March:
"01.02.2017 05:15:06" tass.com Minsk Group on Ukraine reconciliation to gather amid surge of violence in Donbass Earlier, the Kiev government forces tried to retake areas under control of the militia forces The Contact Group on Ukrainian settlement will gather in the Belarusian capital on February 1 against the background of intensified hostilities in eastern #Ukraine:
"01.02.2017 04:32:29" tass.com 19 mushers to take part in 1,500-km sled dog race in Russia's Far East The race's prize fund is 8.5 million rubles Participants are slated to begin their journey on March 5 and finish on March 28
"01.02.2017 03:22:56" tass.com Door to 2018 Games still open for Russian paralympians - official The IPC on Sunday turned down a request to allow Russian athletes enter into qualification events for the PyeongChang 2018 "The IPC decision to bar Russian athletes from the 2018 Games qualification leaves little chance for the athletes to take part in the Paralympic Games, but it is still a chance nevertheless," a member of the IPC Athletes' Council, Mikhail Terentyev told
"01.02.2017 02:42:00" tass.com Senior lawmaker calls doping scandal around boxer Povetkin 'provocation' The fight between Alexander Povetkin and Canada's Bermane Stiverne was canceled after Russian boxer's probe A, dated December 6, proved to hold small amounts of Ostarine The doping scandal surrounding Russian boxer Alexander Povetkin was "a provocation," said Mikhail Degtyaryov, a lawmaker who heads the Russian lower chamber's sports committee:
"01.02.2017 02:09:04" tass.com Japanese prime minister wants to visit Russia as soon as possible For the first time ever Russia and Japan will carry out joint economic activities at Russia's four Kuril Islands, disputed by Tokyo The Japanese prime minister believes that joint economic projects with Russia on its southerhn Kuril Islands will "strengthen mutual understanding and trust, and it will be a great advantage in our path toward signing a peace treaty,"
"01.02.2017 00:28:00" tass.com UN Security Council urges to immediately cease fire in Ukraine The members of the Security Council also condemned the use of weapons prohibited by the Minsk agreements along the contact line in Donetsk region The UN Security Council expressed its deep concern over the situation in Ukraine and called on the warring parties to immediately cease fire:
"01.02.2017 00:24:49" tass.com Vatican Museums exhibition in Moscow extended by 10 days amid huge success A limited number of tickets will go on sale The exhibition, entitled 'Roma Aeterna. Masterpieces of the Vatican Pinacoteca' opened for the general public on November 25 in the Engineering Building of the Tretyakov Arts Gallery. It features works by Raphael, Caravaggio, Giovanni Bellini, Carlo
"01.02.2017 00:00:57" tass.com Poroshenko ordered to attack when he realized that his foreign policy failed - DPR The DPR head Alexander Zakharchenko described the current situation in the conflict zone as difficult Ukrainian President Pyotr Poroshenko ordered to attack the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) when he realized the failure of his policy on the global arena, the DPR head said:
"31.01.2017 23:06:41" tass.com UN urges immediate halt to hostilities in eastern Ukraine He called clashes on the line of contact in Donbass "a direct violation of the Minsk Agreements" "We call on all parties to immediately halt all hostilities, fully observe the ceasefire, allow immediate and unhindered humanitarian access to the affected population, facilitate full and safe access to the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to report on
"31.01.2017 21:09:32" tass.com UN envoy for Syria confirms he postponed Syria talks until February 20 Earlier, February 8 was given as the date for the restart of the intra-Syrian talks De Mistura said he had postponed the Geneva meeting as the United Nations wants to give time to implement the agreement reached at the Astana meeting on the establishment of ceasefire monitoring mechanism.
"31.01.2017 18:38:48" tass.com Berlin blames Kiev for deteriorating situation in Donbass — media Berlin believes that Poroshenko is determined to do almost everything to prevent the lifting of sanctions against Russia, Germany's Suddeutsche Zeitung newspaper reported Kiev could be deliberately increasing tensions in Donbass in an attempt to prevent the lifting of sanctions against Russia, Suddeutsche Zeitung newspaper reported citing its sources in the German government:
"31.01.2017 17:24:27" tass.com Russia calls on Kiev to immediately stop armed provocations in Donbass By making provocations in Donbass, Kiev is trying to keep the Ukrainian crisis on the global agenda, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement Moscow hopes that Ukraine's partners will force Kiev to give up attempts at achieving a military revanche in Donbass that would be tantamount to discarding the Minsk Accords:
"31.01.2017 16:34:32" tass.com Russian government has no intention to cut budget spending on defense sector "The defense-industrial complex's outlook is very good," Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev noted The Russian government has started work on elaborating a program of the development of the domestic defense and industrial sector through 2025, according to Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev:
"31.01.2017 15:15:30" tass.com Pristine Russia: the unique natural world and landscapes "Pristine Russia" photo festival is underway in Moscow. More than 200 photographs of the unique #naturalworld and #landscapes from all corners of #Russia are on the display: http://tass.com/society/928161
"31.01.2017 14:30:00" tass.com Russian pilots learn to operate advanced Sukhoi-30SM fighter jets The Su-30SM fighter is the latest modification of the Russian-made generation 4+ multipurpose heavy fighter jet Su-30 The flights are being performed under the guidance of experienced instructor pilots:
"31.01.2017 13:30:01" tass.com New Russian icebreaker sets off for debut Arctic voyage The icebreaker Novorossiysk is also expected to be used in the Baltic Sea in the winter period Russia's most advanced icebreaker is setting off for the Franz Josef Land archipelago today:
"31.01.2017 12:50:00" tass.com Stoltenberg says NATO, US want dialogue with Russia 'based on strength' NATO's increased presence in Europe is a measured and a proportional response to the behavior of Russia, according to Stoltenberg According to the alliance's director general, the #NATO member-states are due to finalize the plans to step up its presence in the Black Sea region at the foreign ministers' meeting in February:
"31.01.2017 12:27:10" tass.com Kremlin hopes Trump will keep stance shown in phone talk with Putin On Saturday, Putin and Trump discussed antiterrorism efforts, trade and economic ties, as well as situation in the Middle East, Ukraine and the Korean Peninsula The Kremlin has refused to comment on some assessments that US President Donald Trump may be unpredictable:
"31.01.2017 11:54:33" tass.com First McDonalds in the USSR On this day, but 27 years earlier, on January 31 the first #McDonalds restaurant opened in #Moscow. It was also the first one in the whole country - in the #Soviet Union. See the images from TASS photo archive: http://tass.com/society/928124
"31.01.2017 10:45:00" tass.com Kremlin says Moscow, Paris and Berlin need to step up pressure on Kiev The Kremlin spokesman said it was necessary for the Minsk agreements implementation The Kremlin does not link the aggravation of the situation in Donbass with the transitional period in the US administration:
"31.01.2017 10:08:09" tass.com One in two Russians say Muslims can wear hijab at schools — poll Sociologists say Russians have become more tolerant to the manifestations of religious affiliation at schools Some 47% of the Russian citizens already say that there is nothing wrong with wearing #hijab compared to 35% in 2012:
"31.01.2017 08:33:22" tass.com Production of Ka-52 helicopters to double to meet high export demand Last year Russia had signed a contract with Egypt for providing 46 Ka-52 Alligator helicopters In 2017 the production will go up more than 100% as work has begun under a foreign contract, the constructor of #Ka52 helicopters said:
"31.01.2017 07:31:35" tass.com Moscow expects Washington to shortly assume stance on Syria — expert According to a Russian expert, pooled efforts of all political players, regardless of their political views, are needed to uproot terrorism in Syria Russia expects that US President Donald Trump will soon make the decision as to Washington's stance on the #Syrian settlement, an expert says.
"The cooperation which began after the liberation [of Palmyra] has now slowed down as it happened so that
"31.01.2017 06:41:00" tass.com Bolshoi ballet stars to perform at Moscow's landmark store in honor of US composer The show is devoted to the 80th anniversary since Philip Glass's birth #Bolshoi ballet stars are expected to present a choreographic show to the music of the American composer Philip Glass near the fountain in the central pass of the world-famous GUM shopping mall on Red Square:
"31.01.2017 05:47:36" tass.com IPC conceals names of suspected Russian athletes The IPC says its decision does not close door on Russian para athletes' participation in the 2018 Paralympics The International Paralympic Committee has failed as of yet to give the names of the athletes suspected of violating anti-doping rules to the Russian Paralympic Committee.
The IPC statement says "the decision does not necessarily close the door on
"31.01.2017 05:01:06" tass.com Yuri Chaika: To each according to his deeds! Russia's Prosecutor-General in a TASS special project Top Officials Russia's Prosecutor-General Yuri Chaika in a TASS special project Top Officials:
"31.01.2017 00:09:57" tass.com Russian Deputy Prime Minister mocks Lithuania's disavowal of claims to Kaliningrad region "Praise God! And we were already shaking in our shoes," he wrote Russian Deputy Prime Minister has mocked the Lithuanian Foreign Ministry's statetement disavowing a demand by a Lithuanian parliament deputy to take Russia's Baltic exclave Kaliningrad region away from Russia: http://tass.com/politics/928067
"30.01.2017 18:50:00" tass.com IPC rules to bar Russian athletes from qualifiers to 2018 Paralympics The Russian Paralympic Committee will continue to train Russian Paralympians for the 2018 Games in South Korea "The Russian Paralympic Committee reserves the right to defend legal rights of Russian Paralympians in an established procedure in line with Russian and international laws," the press service of the organization says:
"30.01.2017 17:47:42" tass.com Damascus studying Russia-proposed draft constitution Damascus thinks the recent settlement talks in Kazakhstan's Astana were successful "As a government, we have received this draft from our friends and are scrutinizing the ideas it contains, and, correspondingly, we will be ready to hold consultations," Syrian Ambassador to Russia Riad Haddad says:
"30.01.2017 16:48:00" tass.com 500-day countdown to 2018 FIFA World Cup starts in Russian cities The countdown clocks were unveiled on Monday in Yekaterinburg and Kaliningrad The countdown clocks are installed in stands made of vandal-proof materials in the 2018 World Cup colors, which also serve as Wi-Fi hotspots:
"30.01.2017 15:30:00" tass.com Russian long-range bombers conduct airstrikes against Islamic State in Syria Sukhoi-30SM and Sukhoi-35S fighter jets from the Hmeymim air base provided protection for the Russian bombers Six long-range bombers Tupolev-22M3 have conducted a group air strike against the #IslamicState in Syria:
"30.01.2017 14:27:23" tass.com Russia's Mariinsky Theater to perform in Washington for 15th time St. Petersburg's Maly Drama Theater will also be coming to the United States - but unlike the legendary Mariinsky, for the first time The 10-year cooperation agreement between the #Mariinsky Theatre and the Kennedy Center expired in 2012. However, this did not affect relationship between the parties:
"30.01.2017 13:37:58" tass.com Kremlin says 'it's not our business' to comment on Trump's entry ban As the US media said, the executive order applied to nationals from Iraq, Iran, Yemen, Libya, Syria, Somalia and Sudan The Kremlin spokesman has refused to comment on Trump's decision to temporarily ban entry from several Middle Eastern and African countries:
"30.01.2017 11:42:04" tass.com Kremlin: No deals discussed with US in exchange for lifting Russia sanctions First there is the need to decide on the date and venue of meeting of Putin and Trump, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Earlier this month, some mass media reported that Trump may lift anti-Russian sanctions in exchange for a nuclear weapons reduction deal:
"30.01.2017 10:37:27" tass.com Putin and Trump may meet before July G20 summit in Hamburg It was reported earlier that the two leaders had agreed to maintain regular contacts Peskov has assured the presidential aides will 'waste no time' in preparing for the meeting between Vladimir #Putin and Trump:
"30.01.2017 09:18:43" tass.com Miss Universe reveals 2017 winner A 24-year-old Iris Mittenaere from France was crowned the 65th #MissUniverse in Manila. Miss Haiti Raquel Pelissier was named first runner-up, and Miss Colombia Andrea Tovar became second runner-up. The beauty queens on stage of the 2017 Miss Universe
"30.01.2017 07:16:14" tass.com Expert believes Trump wants to pull US-Russia relations out of deadlock The expert believes foreign policy has a purely applied meaning for Donald Trump, considering the unfavorable atmosphere that surrounded his arrival at the White House An expert says US President Donald Trump really wants to tap a way out of the deadlock in US-Russian relations:
"30.01.2017 06:04:59" tass.com Russian defense ministry: Syrians need real help, not empty promises The ministry reports Russia's reconciliation center has delivered over 50 tons of humanitarian aid to Syria's provinces The Russian defense ministry's spokesman says "the situation has been returning to normal in Aleppo and other towns, people are repairing their homes, schools and hospitals have opened. But apart from food and water, the Syrian people need glass, cement,
"30.01.2017 05:17:47" tass.com Canadian PM slams mosque shooting in Quebec City as 'cowardly attack' The mosque's head said that the attack had killed five worshippers, sources report 40 to 100 people could have been inside the mosque when shooting began Law enforcement officers are in full control of the situation in the area in Canada's Quebec City where a mosque was attacked, a source says.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has called the mosque shooting "a cowardly attack."
The police have not
"29.01.2017 21:22:23" tass.com Gorbachev calls on UN SC to initiate resolution on inadmissibility of nuclear warfare According to the former Soviet leader the current global situation indicates that "dangerous tendencies" are growing Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev calls on the United Nations Security Council to pass a resolution on the inadmissibility of nuclear warfare which is to be initiated by the Russian and U.S. leaders, Vladimir Putin and Donald
"29.01.2017 20:38:05" tass.com Conversation btw Putin, Trump may give head-start to Russia-US dialogue, says expert The director of the Moscow-based Institute for U.S. and Canada Studies told that it's important that the two Presidents reached agreement on a meeting and preparations for the meeting are underway Saturday's telephone conversation between Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump gave the head-start to a possible dialogue between Russia and the U.S., said Dr. Valery Garbuzov, the director of the Moscow-based Institute for
"29.01.2017 17:22:00" tass.com Crew of Russian TV channel comes under gunfire by Ukrainian military in Donbass The crew had left the zone of the incident and had moved to a safe area A crew of the Russian TV channel NTV came under gunfire opened by the Ukrainian military on Sunday in the city of Makeyevka on the territory of the self-proclaimed unrecognized Donetsk People's Republic:
"29.01.2017 16:29:00" tass.com Syria's draft constitution envisages republican form of government - Russian General Staff A framework draft of Syria's new constitution takes into account interests of both the Syrian authorities and the opposition, as well as of the Kurdish population A framework draft of Syria's new constitution Russia offered at the Astana talks envisages the establishment of a democratic state with the republican form of government:
"29.01.2017 15:58:24" tass.com Russia wins mixed relay at IBU Open European Championships in Poland Norway finished second, Ukraine was third The Russian team finished with a result of one hour, 12 minutes and 26 seconds and used six extra bullets in the two shooting rounds:
"29.01.2017 09:17:14" tass.com US lawmaker hopes anti-Russian sanctions to be reversed Dana Rohrabacher warned that anti-Russian moves may result in "building a reality" in which the United States and Russia are permanent adversaries Dana Rohrabacher also dismissed attempts to blame Russia for the civil conflict in Ukraine:
"29.01.2017 06:29:41" tass.com Trump discusses security issues with five world leaders Most US political experts, including openly anti-Russian, described Trump's conversation with Vladimir Putin as the most significant in Saturday's series of phone calls Trump talked by phone with five foreign leaders, including Russian President Vladimir Putin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande:
"29.01.2017 03:57:54" tass.com Merkel's ally calls to lift anti-Russian sanctions in 2017 "I value realpolitik above saber-rattling," Horst Seehofer said Horst Seehofer also said that Russia should return to the Group of Eight
"29.01.2017 01:33:41" tass.com US president tasks team with finding new anti-IS partners Within 30 days, a preliminary draft of a plan to defeat ISIS is to be submitted to the president by the secretary of defense The US leader told his administration to immediately start drafting a new plan of efforts to defeat the Islamic State (outlawed in Russia).
"29.01.2017 00:09:37" tass.com White House sees Putin-Trump talk as 'significant start' to mending ties The presidents hope that after today's call "the two sides can move quickly to tackle terrorism and other important issues of mutual concern" According to the White House, the conversation "lasted approximately one hour and ranged in topics from mutual cooperation in defeating ISIS to efforts in working together to achieve more peace throughout the world including Syria"
"28.01.2017 22:34:59" tass.com Putin, Trump discuss anti-terrorism coordination, agree to keep in touch The two leaders agreed to tell their teams to work on the date and location for their meeting in person According to the Kremlin, the conversation was held in a positive and businesslike atmosphere.
"28.01.2017 17:49:34" tass.com Putin, Trump having phone call - White House Spicer said the phone call with German Chancellor Angela Merkel prior to that with Vladimir Putin, lasted for 45 minutes Presidents of Russia and the United States Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump are having a phone conversation: http://tass.com/world/927796
"28.01.2017 01:29:41" tass.com Trump, Putin to talk by telephone at 20:00 Moscow time on Saturday No further details regarding the telephone conversation were provided Earlier, Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov confirmed that the Russian and US leaders would have a telephone conversation on January 28, adding that no detailed discussion of the accrued issues should be expected:
"28.01.2017 00:02:33" tass.com Russian figure skater sets world record upon results of short program, free skate Another Russian figure skater, Anna Pogorilaya, got silver She won gold at the European Championships for the second year on end:
"27.01.2017 18:30:00" tass.com Moscow metro to launch British 'science train' shortly Simultaneously, a Russian 'science train' will begin to cruise in the London tube As part of the Russian-UK reciprocal Year of Language and Literature that the two countries held in 2016, and also on the occasion of the 400th anniversary since the birth of William Shakespeare, a train named 'Shakespearean Passions' was also cruising in
"27.01.2017 18:01:00" tass.com Trump's counselor Conway confirms lifting anti-Russian sanctions 'under consideration' Meanwhile, Russian Presidential Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Friday that he did not know anything about Trump's plans Donald Trump has said many times he is keen on improving relations with Russia. Moreover, the date of the phone conversation between the US president and Vladimir #Putin was announced earlier in the day:
"27.01.2017 17:35:00" tass.com Hermitage cat mathematician basks in glory in Saint Petersburg Cats have had a long history of taking up residence at the museum, as far back as Peter the Great bringing the first palace feline from Holland Meet #Maru the Cat - it can help you with your maths:
"27.01.2017 17:00:46" tass.com Russia and India to develop BrahMos light cruise missile for PAK FA 5th-generation jet The missile has a range of 290 km and carries a warhead weighing from 200 to 300 kg 'We are working on #BrahMos's light version. It should fit the size of a torpedo tube and be almost 1.5 times smaller by its weight,' according to the missile's designer:
"27.01.2017 16:03:00" tass.com Photos of the week: Russian warships' escort, Trump's order and worst wildfires in Chile Britain's Typhoon jets shadowing Russian warships in the English Channel, US President Donald J. Trump signing order to build a wall along the US-Mexico border, the worst forest fire in Chile's recent history and other photographs of the week:
"27.01.2017 15:58:28" tass.com Russia's cultural envoy calls 'barbaric' Palmyra monuments destruction by terrorists It emerged on December 20 that militants of the Islamic State terrorist group had destroyed the facade of the Roman Theater and the Tetrapylon architectural complex in Palmyra Russia's cultural envoy says the destruction of monuments by terrorists in #Palmyra is 'outrageous barbarity.'
"What is happening there is outrageous barbarity and it is horrible that we have no instruments to stop it, except real military actions," he
"27.01.2017 15:00:01" tass.com Moscow police officer who rescued woman from drowning says he's 'no hero' The policeman will soon receive a state award The man jumped into the ice cold water, broke the rear windshield of the sinking car with a piece of a block of ice and rescued a drowning woman:
"27.01.2017 14:30:00" tass.com Russian-Indian BrahMos cruise missiles may be supplied to third countries The missile has a range of 290 km and carries a warhead weighing from 200 to 300 kg The missile's name comes from the names of two rivers: the Indian Brahmaputra and the Russian Moscow river:
"27.01.2017 13:40:00" tass.com Russian engineers suggest creating satellites for spacecraft maintenance The design of such satellites should address domestic long-term experience of orbit stations' maintenance, automatic docking of spacecraft and recharging of stations Such satellites will be capable of monitoring spacecraft, identifying damage, bringing to the target orbit in case of failures of the upper stages or space junk deorbiting:
"27.01.2017 12:49:48" tass.com Russia's advanced MiG-35 fighter jet Russia's United Aircraft-Building Corporation held an international presentation of its most advanced MiG-35 fighter jet. The aircraft is equipped with the newest airborne avionics as well as a wide range of guided air-to-air and air-to-surface missiles.
"27.01.2017 12:06:56" tass.com Diplomat says Moscow never proposed Kurdish autonomy in Syrian constitution draft Concerning the participation of Syrian Kurds in the negotiation process, Zakharova noted that Russia's stance on the issue is well known 'No one is going to offer this, not in any persistent manner whatsoever, because this is simply pointless', #Zakharova said:
"27.01.2017 11:18:28" tass.com Kremlin unveils plans for upcoming Putin-Trump phone talks The Kremlin press secretary did not forecast on whether the leaders negotiate about a personal meeting The Russian President's spokesman has called not to expect detailed discussion on all issues from the phone conversation between US President Donald Trump and Russia's President Vladimir Putin:
"27.01.2017 10:26:21" tass.com Bill decriminalizing domestic violence passes final reading in Russia's State Duma The legislation concerns both parents who beat their children and husbands who assault their wives Russia's lower house of parliament has passed legislation making domestic violence an administrative rather than criminal offence:
"27.01.2017 09:49:14" tass.com MiG-35 fighter jet's radar to track 30 targets at a time The plane's power unit is a profoundly modernized engine RD-33 of the MK modification, which is characterized by high resistance New #MiG35 is capable of assuming an advantageous position for an attack and is expected to become the most efficient warplane for gaining air supremacy:
"27.01.2017 08:31:42" tass.com Some 50,000 Russian servicemen to get Ratnik-2 'soldier of future' gear The second-generation Ratnik gear kits will be procured for servicemen of the Land Force, Airborne Troops and the marines of the Russian Navy The Ratnik is a system of advanced protective and communication equipment, weapons and ammunition. It comprises around 40 protective and life support elements and allows a soldier to get continuously updated information about situation in the combat area:
"27.01.2017 07:44:16" tass.com Lavrov: Russia's draft of Syria's Constitution sums up proposals of government, opposition There is no reason to further postpone intra-Syrian talks, Russia's top diplomat stresses Russia's draft of Syria's Constitution generalizes the proposals of the Syrian government and opposition groups over the past years, the top diplomat says.
Russia is not imposing its draft Constitution on anyone and the talk is about the proposals called
"27.01.2017 07:03:35" tass.com Putin-Trump phone talk scheduled for Saturday — Kremlin Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov confirmed the US media reports saying that Trump will hold his first phone conversation with Putin on Saturday Putin and Trump are expected to hold their first phone conversation since the US president's inauguration on Saturday:
"27.01.2017 05:31:42" tass.com Trump says will talk to Putin soon The Russian president's spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Thursday that no agreement had yet been reached on the talk Donald Trump plans to talk to Putin in the coming days and says that it would be 'a great thing' if he could get along with Russia:
"27.01.2017 03:31:44" tass.com US general accuses Russia of covertly building anti-satellite laser weapons Russia and China have repeatedly declared their commitment to the peaceful use of outer space The US Strategic Command chief, Air Force Gen. John E. Hyten, said that Russia, which has had an anti-satellite capability since the 1980s, is now exploring significant anti-satellite capabilities, including lasers for use in space and other "capabilities
"27.01.2017 02:01:00" tass.com Pilots praise new MiG-35 fighter jet after test flight The plane's operating range exceeds that of the MiG-29 aircraft by 50% Pilots say all the equipment of the newest Mikoyan #MiG-35 multitask #fighter jet performed perfectly well during the first test fligh.
The MiG-35 is Russia's most advanced 4++ generation multirole fighter jet developed on the basis of the MiG-29K/KUB
"27.01.2017 00:20:00" tass.com Russia plans to produce one dozen Il-114 turbo-prop aircraft each year The Il-114 turbo-prop aircraft is scheduled to be put into operation in 2018 The United Aircraft Corporation plans to produce 12 Ilyushin Il-114 aircraft each year.
"This will allow us to achieve our strategic targets for increasing the production of civil aircraft by 40% by 2025," the company's CEO says::
"26.01.2017 23:16:01" tass.com Russia's Tarasova, Morozov win European gold in pairs skating The Russians led after the short program and sealed their victory on Thursday evening The two-time and reigning European bronze medalists were widely seen as frontrunners in the competition following their spectacular win at the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final in Marseille, where they set a personal best.
"26.01.2017 22:06:42" tass.com Holocaust victims honored worldwide on Remembrance Day January 27 was chosen as a memorial date since on this day in 1945 Soviet troops liberated the Auschwitz concentration camp According to historians' estimates, over 6,000,000 Jews fell victim during the Holocaust
"26.01.2017 21:55:00" tass.com Poll shows most Russians support ban on selling cigarettes to those born after 2014 The Russian Health Ministry has come up with a draft state policy concept to counter tobacco consumption for 2017-2022 and beyond The majority of Russians support the proposal put forward by Russia's Ministry of Health to impose a complete ban on tobacco sales to individuals born in 2015 or later:
"26.01.2017 21:04:04" tass.com War on terror may be among Washington's priorities — Russian diplomat Maria Zakharova said US President Donald Trump's recent statements gives ground for optimism concerning antiterrorism efforts "We have heard Trump repeating that international terrorism is the main threat and his unconditional priority is to combat this scourge. This gives rise to optimism and to the hope that it will really become one of the United States' priorities," Maria
"26.01.2017 19:40:00" tass.com Putin shares his view on what Russian Army needs most Vladimir Putin also said it is necessary to create scientific and technical potential for a new armament program Vladimir Putin, the Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Army, knows what's best for his soldiers:
"26.01.2017 19:00:00" tass.com Prime minister says hearts of Russians ache at memory of Holocaust "This tragedy affected us all, no matter what our religion is", Dmitry Medvedev said Russian prime minister said that the tragedy of #Holocaust shows the importance of rebuffing the purported attempts to wrench history:
"26.01.2017 18:35:00" tass.com Diplomat notes Russia's ideas about Syrian constitution mean 'invitation for discussion' According to Zakharova, the Astana talks have proved to be very successful 'Obviously, we are neither pushing anyone forward nor setting any rigid limits for any opposition group', Maria #Zakharova emphasized:
"26.01.2017 17:35:33" tass.com Russia and Turkey smash Islamic State terrorists during joint operation in Syria According to the Defense Ministry, Russia used Sukhoi-24M frontline bombers and Sukhoi-35S fighter jets The operation was authorized by the #Syrian government, the Russian Defense ministry assured :
"26.01.2017 16:00:00" tass.com Ukraine slaps ban on Russian book imports until April 1 On December 30, 2016, Ukrainian President Pyotr Poroshenko signed a law on restricting imports of "foreign products with anti-Ukrainian content" Meanwhile, a source at the Kharkov Customs Office said they had received no documents banning book imports:
"26.01.2017 15:25:00" tass.com Russia's advanced MiG-35 fighter jet to use cutting-edge weapons ll the systems of the MiG-35 aircraft have been developed and produced domestically #MiG35 is Russia's most advanced 4++-generation multifunctional fighter jet developed on the basis of the previous generations of serial-produced #MIG combat aircraft:
"26.01.2017 15:11:26" tass.com Border line: dividing Mexico and the United States US President Donald Trump recently signed executive order directing the construction of the wall at the border with Mexico. TASS recalled what the US-Mexico border looked like: http://tass.com/world/927412
"26.01.2017 14:24:56" tass.com Putin notes good export potential for MiG-35 fighter jet Russia's advanced MiG-35 fighter jet will be able to use promising weapons, including laser armaments All the systems for the new #MIG35 are designed and made in Russia, the Russian president has noted:
"26.01.2017 13:25:00" tass.com Diplomat pins hope on change in West's 'unbridled rhetoric' towards Russia Zakharova noted that Russia has always been ready for a dialogue The Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria #Zakharova is sure: 'one always reaps what they sow'
"26.01.2017 12:30:00" tass.com Moscow says response to human rights violations in Ukraine needs to be tougher All crimes must be investigated properly, the Russian diplomat has noted Russia will continue monitoring the situation in #Ukraine, for obvious reasons with a special focus on #violations of Russian citizens' rights, the diplomat says:
"26.01.2017 11:49:19" tass.com Pankaj Saran: India intends to intensify cooperation with Russia's Far East India's Ambassador to Russia talked to TASS about Russia-India diplomatic relations celebrating their 70th anniversary, current development of bilateral ties and plans to develop the Russian Far East India's Ambassador to Russia Pankaj Saran began the conversation by conveying his deepest condolences on the demise of Russia's Ambassador to India Alexander Kadakin:
"26.01.2017 11:03:49" tass.com Russian foreign minister assesses Syrian settlement prospects as 'fairly good' Representatives of Syria's both internal and external opposition have been invited to a meeting with Russia's Foreign Minister Lavrov in Moscow on January 27 Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov believes the prospects of the Syrian settlement were 'fairly good:'
"26.01.2017 11:03:42" tass.com Special operation underway to ferret out Hizb-ut-Tahrir extremists in Crimea There is currently no information on arrests during the course of the operation Law enforcement agencies are conducting a special operation against Hizb ut-Tahrir members in the Crimean city of Bakhchisaray:
"26.01.2017 09:57:34" tass.com Kremlin urges US to consider possible aftermath of setting up 'safe' zones in Syria Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said the US partners had not consulted with Russia before announcing the decision The Kremlin has called on the United States to consider all possible consequences of creating 'safe' zones for Syrian refugees:
"26.01.2017 08:47:21" tass.com Over 2,600 militants lay down arms in Syria's Damascus province The majority of settlements in the region have joined the reconciliation process The Russian Center for Reconciliation reports residents of the Wadi Barada River valley, a region, which supplies water to Syria's Damascus province are finally returning to normal civilian life. More than 2,600 gunmen that were active there have laid
"26.01.2017 07:57:29" tass.com Russian ambassador to India dies in New Delhi Alexander Kadakin served as the head of Russia's diplomatic mission in India since November 2009 Russia's ambassador to India died in New Delhi on Thursday due to cardiac arrhythmia, according to a diplomatic source:
"26.01.2017 06:39:30" tass.com Italy's Rigopiano hotel death toll reaches 29, rescue operation over Earlier reports put the death toll at 27, two more people were missing The death toll from the Hotel Rigopiano disaster in Italy has reached 29 as the rescuers recovered two more bodies from under the debris:
"26.01.2017 05:32:18" tass.com Defense Ministry: Russian warships need no senseless escort services The ministry's spokesman has suggested British Defense Secretary Michael Fallon pay more attention to the British Navy Russian Defense Ministry has commented on the statement of British Defense Secretary Michael Fallon:
"26.01.2017 02:10:00" tass.com Lavrov warns West will have to pay dearly for stoking revolutions in Middle East The so-called Arab Spring is a vivid example, the Russian diplomat stressed Moscow believes that any internal reforms should be carried out in a peaceful way, while their forms and pace should not run counter to the existing traditions, #Lavrov explains:
"26.01.2017 01:00:00" tass.com Putin encourages students to see Russia as their home rather than striving to immigrate Putin admitted though that foreign countries "have many things that we don't have" 'Education is a sphere that gives people an opportunity to be open, to soak up all the best knowledge and achieve the best results, this is what you should aim for,' #Putin told the students:
"25.01.2017 23:33:00" tass.com Russian Navy to receive amphibious assault ship Ivan Gren in autumn Project 11711 warships are designed to land marines on a coastal area seized by the enemy and transport military hardware and equipment the Project 11711 amphibious assault lead ship Ivan Gren will be delivered to the Russian Navy no sooner than November.
The SHIP is armed with three 30mm six-barrel artillery systems and two Kamov Ka-29 transport and combat helicopters:
"25.01.2017 22:30:00" tass.com Paris Fashion Week 2017 Haute Couture collections at Paris Fashion Week 2017 - in photo gallery by TASS: http://tass.com/society/927277
"25.01.2017 22:01:00" tass.com Kremlin not surprised by media reports on eavesdropping on Russian ambassador to US The NBC TV network reported on Tuesday that the FBI eavesdropped on telephone calls between Trump's national security adviser, Michael Flynn, and Russian Ambassador in Washington, Sergey Kislyak The Kremlin is not surprised by media reports about eavesdropping on telephone conversations of Russian Ambassador in Washington Sergey Kislyak by the FBI, this situation is a source of dissatisfaction, says the spokesman:
"25.01.2017 20:30:00" tass.com Russia biggest lender Sberbank hit with corporate raiding lawsuit in US court The preliminary hearing is scheduled for April 20 Based on the documents, in November 2016, the US-based PPF Management LLC filed a relevant lawsuit against Sberbank, the bank's CEO Herman Gref, as well as Promsvyazbank and number of other Russian legal and physical entities:
"25.01.2017 18:32:34" tass.com Lebedeva to appeal IOC decision on 2008 Olympic medals annulment The Russian athlete said that "she had been always fighting until the very end" The Russian athlete was also suspended from her position in the International Association of Athletics Federations after IOC's statement:
"25.01.2017 18:06:18" tass.com Putin urges Russian car owners to go green The Russian president wants the transport system to be more eco-friendly The year 2017 has officially been dubbed in Russia as 'The Year of #Ecology'
"25.01.2017 17:23:17" tass.com BP CEO explains how relations with Rosneft will proceed following entry of Glencore, QIA "We are very happy with our relations with Rosneft," Dudley stressed In an #exclusive interview with TASS BP CEO, Robert Dudley, talks about the impact the new investors may have on the company's relations with #Rosneft:
"25.01.2017 16:34:41" tass.com Expert says Brexit may enhance UK-US partnership Almost 52% of the Brits voted for the kingdom's exit from the EU while 48.1% cast their votes against this move Theresa #May who became the UK's prime minister after the resignation of David #Cameron promised to implement the people's will:
"25.01.2017 16:30:13" tass.com IOC strips Bolt of Olympic gold in wake of his teammate's positive doping test The IOC Executive Board convened a special session last year to discuss efforts of stepping up the fight against doping Following two rounds of re-testing, 98 olympians were reported to test positive for banned substances - 60 from the 2008 Games and 38 from the 2012 Games:
"25.01.2017 15:22:31" tass.com Putin to give martial arts master class together with Japanese judokas The president added that he had maintained "good relations with Japanese judokas" particularly mentioning the renowned Japanese Judo master Yasuhiro Yamashita Given that the Russian president is a #judo master, the students presented him with a black belt. They also told #Putin about the university's Center for Martial Arts and invited him to give a master class. 'If I have time, I surely will', Putin has
"25.01.2017 14:48:29" tass.com Russian top diplomat: Moscow was never interested in EU collapse Lavrov said that Russia also wants most European countries "not to be led by a small group of Russophobes" #Lavrov said that Russia also wants most European countries 'not to be led by a small group of Russophobes who speculate on the principle of solidarity'
"25.01.2017 13:46:57" tass.com Putin urges Europe to stay united Vladimir Putin said Europe needs to be united despite the attempts of building various walls "There is nothing more unnatural than the war," Putin quoted Russian writer Leo Tolstoy, best known for his novel "War and Peace":
"25.01.2017 13:00:25" tass.com Russian strategic bombers wipe out terrorist targets in Syria The Russian long-range supersonic bombers deliver massive strikes The Russian strategic bombers conducted sorties under the cover of Sukhoi Su-30SM and Su-35S fighter jets, which had taken off from Hmeymim airbase in Syria:
"25.01.2017 11:56:16" tass.com The Russian hockey amazons The Russian Women's Hockey League issued a 2017 calendar featuring some of its most notable players. Photos were shot by Peter Titarenko, known for his work in fashion magazines:
"25.01.2017 11:06:51" tass.com Defense contractor to deliver frigate Admiral Gorshkov to Russian Navy in summer The frigates are armed with Oniks (SS-N-26) and Kalibr (SS-N-27 Sizzler) missiles, the Poliment-Redut air defense missile system and other weapons The Project 22350 lead frigate Admiral #Gorshkov was laid down in 2006 and floated out in the autumn of 2010. The frigate started undergoing trials in November 2014:
"25.01.2017 10:07:14" tass.com Kremlin believes success of Syria talks in Astana will help to resume Geneva process The Kremlin spokesman says possibility of new Astana meeting on Syria depends on further developments The Kremlin spokesman says the talks on the Syrian crisis in Kazakhstan's Astana were successful and will contribute to resuming the Geneva negotiation process:
"25.01.2017 09:15:55" tass.com Defense minister says troops in south Russia need to be strengthened over tense situation The minister stresses the military and political situation in the south-western strategic direction remains unstable Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu says troops of the Southern Military District need to be strengthened over the situation in southeast Ukraine and the activity of international terrorist groupings in the North Caucasus:
"25.01.2017 08:43:48" tass.com Russian Defense Ministry to build over 100 facilities in Arctic region New facilities built in the Russian part of the Arctic will be put into operation by the end of 2017 Russia's Defense Ministry plans to build over 100 infrastructure facilities in the Arctic region by the end of 2017:
"25.01.2017 07:48:48" tass.com China denies deploying intercontinental ballistic missiles near Russian border Earlier, the Global Times daily said China had deployed its most advanced intercontinental ballistic missiles DF-41 in Heilongjiang Province bordering Russia The Foreign Ministry says China's Armed Forces have not deployed intercontinental ballistic missiles in the country's northeast near the Russian border:
"25.01.2017 06:53:36" tass.com Japan to replace diplomats in charge of talks with Russia — media The Japanese government's special envoy for relations with Russia is expected to be the first person to be dismissed Japanese Prime Minister Abe is expected to intensify the talks with Moscow by renewing the team, according to the Asahi newspaper:
"25.01.2017 05:47:06" tass.com Japan scrambles fighter jets to intercept Russian bombers Japan's airspace was not violated, the Joint Staff said From April to September 2016, Japan had to dispatch its fighter jets more than 500 times to intercept foreign military aircraft:
"25.01.2017 04:07:17" tass.com Some 60 aggressive bears shot in Russia's Kamchatka last year Every municipality in the region had to set up groups of hunters to respond to citizens' reports of bears wandering in local settlements Russia's Far Eastern Kamchatka Peninsula is home to some 20,000 bears
"25.01.2017 01:40:22" tass.com Serbia, Kosovo agree to continue high-level meetings — agency The sides agreed to continue the current talks in Brussels on Wednesday It was the first diplomatic meeting following the incident with the Belgrade-Kosovska Mitrovica passenger train, which was to proceed along this route for the first time over the past two decades in mid-January but had to return for safety reasons
"24.01.2017 23:44:12" tass.com Syrian talks in Astana successful - Turkish top diplomat he minister said the meeting in Astana was "a turning point" in the Syrian reconciliation The talks were held in Astana on January 23-24. Their main result was the adoption of a final communique in which the sides agreed to set up a mechanism to monitor the ceasefire regime.
"24.01.2017 22:36:42" tass.com Russia's Shumakov center boasts record number of heart transplantations in 2016 Russia's Shumakov Center of Transplantology and Artificial Organs performed 132 heat transplant operations last year The number not only brings Russia closer to average European figures, but is also an absolute world record among the institutions practicing this kind of transplant surgery
"24.01.2017 20:55:01" tass.com Russia hopes for constructive work with Trump's administration at G20 The role of G20 has increased dramatically after the economic crisis of 2008-2009 The members of the #G20 are the largest developed and developing economies, which account for 85% of global GDP and about 80% of world trade:
"24.01.2017 20:13:46" tass.com EU-Moldova association deal may be scrapped if people say so — president "We haven't increased exports to the EU, but have lost the market in Russia, which had remained the main one for our country for many years," Dodon said "Moldova should develop good relations with the EU maintaining at the same time strategic partnership with Russia, as only cooperation both with the West and in the East can ensure the interests of the Moldovan nationals," the president
"24.01.2017 18:32:33" tass.com NATO experts arrive in Moldova to assist in developing military strategy Moldova was invited to the program during the NATO summit in Wales in September 2014 #NATO experts will meet with military strategy specialists to analyze the document, in particular, chapters on the principles and the concept of the armed forces, security level and various threats, according to Moldova's defense ministry:
"24.01.2017 18:02:57" tass.com Syrian opposition hopeful war in Syria will end due to Russia's role Head of the opposition delegation Mohammed Alloush pointed to Russia's growing role in establishing peace in the country The Syrian opposition's representative pointed to Russia's growing role in establishing peace in the country:
"24.01.2017 17:30:01" tass.com Everything you need to know about Oscars 2017 nominations 89th Academy Awards will be held on February 26 in the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles 'La La Land' with Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone landed 14 #Oscar nominations matching with iconic 'Titanic':
"24.01.2017 16:30:00" tass.com Konchalovsky glad his film Paradise is absent from list of Oscar nominees Konchalovsky believes his film has already won the award that is most precious to him Renowned Russian film director Andrey #Konchalovsky has never cared much about awards though:
"24.01.2017 15:44:00" tass.com Aleppo's historical sights after Syrian civil war Many of Aleppo's historical sites, including its famed Al-Madina Souq market and the Umayyad mosque, were badly damaged during Syria's civil war. According to #UNESCO, 60% of the old city of #Aleppo has been severely damaged, with 30% totally destroyed:
"24.01.2017 15:18:27" tass.com Russian chief negotiator comments on outcome of Syria peace talks in Astana The head of the Russian delegation believes Damascus' violations of ceasefire often explained by response to Jabhat al-Nusra provocations The head of the Russian delegation believes Kazakhstan's capital turned out to be the right choice for holding negotiations on #Syria.
The Russian chief negotiator says Moscow expects the Syrian armed opposition's response to Syria's draft Constitution
"24.01.2017 14:12:03" tass.com Russian bombers destroy Islamic State's arms depots in Deir ez-Zor The Defense Ministry said objective monitoring means confirmed all attacked targets had been wiped out successfully All bombers have returned to base. Sukhoi-30SM and Sukhoi-35S fighters provided protection for their mission from the #Hmeymim base:
"24.01.2017 13:13:28" tass.com IAC says Boeing crashed outside Bishkek was in good technical condition On January 16, a cargo Boeing-747 aircraft, belonging to the Turkish ACT Airlines, crashed onto a suburban settlement At the time of the crash, all the aircraft equipment was in a good technical condition, the official has stated:
"24.01.2017 12:50:05" Syria talks in #Astana: watch #live official statements by Syria's envoy Bashar Jaafari
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"24.01.2017 11:45:00" tass.com Italian top diplomat urges EU and US to solve sanctions issue together Over the past months, Italy has been insisting that relations between the EU and Russia need to be revised 'We can't carry on with this paradoxical situation when a country that was the most insistent on sanctions being imposed against Russia, that is, the United States, now plans to come to terms [with Russia] while those who have paid the highest price for
"24.01.2017 10:58:01" tass.com Analyst believes China's missiles near Russian borders targeted against US An analyst says China has deployed inter-continental ballistic missiles near Russia with the aim to be able to reach targets in the US, Canada and Europe The deployment of inter-continental ballistic missiles is China's response to threats pronounced by the new US president Donald Trump, according to the analyst:
"24.01.2017 09:31:25" tass.com Kremlin sees no threat in China's decision to deploy missiles near Russian border "We see no risks for our country," the Kremlin spokesman said Moscow does not regard China's deployment of inter-continental ballistic missiles near the Russian border as a threat, according to the Kremlin.
"We do not regard China's efforts to develop its armed forces as a threat, and even if this information is
"24.01.2017 08:30:07" tass.com China deploys intercontinental missiles near Russian border — media The pictures of the missiles have been uploaded on websites in mainland China, the Global Times newspaper reported China has deployed top-notch Dongfeng-41 intercontinental ballistic missiles in the northeast province that borders Russia, according to the Global Times newspaper:
"24.01.2017 07:23:37" tass.com Astana talks may continue on Wednesday, Syrian opposition says "If the countries-guarantors say that they need more time, one more day, we will agree," delegation's spokesman Osama Abu Zeid said "We have not come here for just two days, we have a goal that needs to be reached," a spokesman for the Syrian opposition delegation says:
"24.01.2017 06:26:13" tass.com Syria peace talks in Astana enter second day The Syrian government and the opposition will continue discussing the mechanisms of maintaining ceasefire in Syria The participants of the talks plan to finalize a document, consolidating the ceasefire and confirming the determination of the sides towards settling the Syrian crisis:
"24.01.2017 05:41:29" tass.com Russian army engineers defuse almost 500 improvised explosives in eastern Aleppo Russian army engineers did mine-clearing on an area of more than 69.8 hectares Over the past twenty-four hours, Russian army engineers have defused 479 improvised explosive devices in eastern #Aleppo:
"23.01.2017 20:00:02" tass.com Russia's chief negotiator: Astana format gives hope for new level in negotiating process The Russsian envoy has stressed that the final statement of Astana talks on Syria will be agreed on Tuesday The Russian representative has added that the first day of #Astana talks may be considered a success:
"23.01.2017 18:35:57" tass.com Title for Episode VIII of world's famous saga 'Star Wars' announced The episode will be titled 'The Last Jedi' The previous episode of the saga, #StarWars: The Force Awakens, took the worldwide box office of $1.73 billion, which is currently the third in the movies history:
"23.01.2017 17:45:54" tass.com Russia and Turkey hit Islamic State targets near al-Bab in Aleppo province The operation that had been agreed with the Syrian side involved three Russian attack aircraft, including two Su-24M planes and one Su-34 bombers, and four Turkish warplanes Russia and Turkey conducted their first joint air operation to hit #IslamicState targets on January 18, 2017:
"23.01.2017 17:01:10" tass.com Russia's 4th Yasen-class submarine completes hydraulic tests The first Project 885 nuclear submarine Severodvinsk was delivered to the Russian Navy in 2014 A major construction stage - the hydraulic tests of the strong hull and its elements - has been completed on the nuclear #submarine:
"23.01.2017 16:05:00" tass.com Tesla takes the lead in sales of electric cars in Russia in 2016 Sixty percent of all sold electric cars are registered in Moscow and Moscow Region #Tesla takes the lead in sales of electric cars in Russia with almost half of the total volume of sold vehicles:
"23.01.2017 15:27:38" tass.com Politician says European-style reforms to degrade Ukraine's economy According to an expert, Ukraine's economy has been degrading as its dependence on commodity exports grows An expert says #Ukraine's economy has been degrading as its dependence on commodity exports grows as a result of the "European-style reforms":
"23.01.2017 14:01:00" tass.com UN envoy urges Syrian armed opposition to abide by ceasefire UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan De Mistura urges Russia, Iran, Turkey to create mechanism on consolidating Syria ceasefire UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura stresses all armed opposition groups in Syria should abide by the ceasefire agreements reached on December 29.
"Consolidating a nationwide ceasefire is only the first step," he notes:
"23.01.2017 13:25:01" tass.com Russian top lawmaker says no plans to set up new military bases abroad Russia and Syria have signed an agreement on an enlargement of the Tarutus naval base and Hmeymim air base for a period of 49 years Russia and Syria have signed an agreement on an enlargement of the Tarutus naval facility area and Hmeymim air base for a period of 49 years:
"23.01.2017 12:44:55" tass.com Russian strategic bombers hammer Islamic State facilities in Syria's Deir ez-Zor The Russian long-range bombers delivered the massive strike after flying over Iraq and Iran, Russia's Defense Ministry reports The Russian long-range bombers delivered the massive strike after flying over Iraq and Iran, the defense ministry said:
"23.01.2017 11:33:59" tass.com America's first ladies: from Jackie Kennedy to Melania Trump US First Lady Melania Trump stunned the crowds at the inaugural ball on January 20. From Jackie Kennedy to Melania Trump — presidential inaugural balls through the years: http://tass.com/world/926661
"23.01.2017 10:55:00" tass.com Russia to develop 5th-generation medium-range anti-aircraft missile system Air defense missile complex can be developed within 7-10 years, the developer told TASS 'A new system is expected to incorporate a further improvement in jamming resistance and survivability, automated and robotized combat capabilities, wider detection and destruction ranges,' a military expert rold TASS:
"23.01.2017 10:24:00" tass.com Kremlin spokesman says telephone conversation between Putin, Trump under consideration There are no plans for personal meeting between Putin and Trump yet, according to the Kremlin spokesman A date for a possible telephone conversation between Trump and Putin will be agreed upon shortly, according to the Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov:
"23.01.2017 09:06:51" tass.com Syrian government, opposition sit down at one table as Astana talks open During the attempts to relaunch intra-Syrian talks in Geneva in 2016 the government and the opposition never sat down at one table Syrian government and opposition delagates sat down at one table together during the opening of talks on the Syrian settlement in Astana:
"23.01.2017 07:30:08" tass.com Syrian opposition: Russia can significantly influence parties to Syrian conflict An opposition delegation member noted that the issue of ensuring the ceasefire regime is the top priority for the opposition at the Astana talks A member of the Syrian opposition believes Russia can have serious impact on conflicting sides in Syria:
"23.01.2017 05:54:45" tass.com Kazakhstan's Foreign Ministry: Format of Astana talks on Syria still under discussion Delegation of Syrian opposition in Astana does not have common platform, according to Kazakhstan's deputy minister of foreign affairs Format of talks on the Syrian settlement in Astana will be clear closer to the beginning of the meeting, according to Kazakh deputy minister of foreign affairs:
"22.01.2017 20:28:11" tass.com ARAF to check information from new ARD film on doping in Russian sport "Our federation will check all the facts cited in Seppelt's documentary, including a video featuring coach Kazarin and an athlete," ARAF President Dmitry Shlyakhtin said The ten-minute film aired by ARD on Sunday alleges that suspended Russian coaches continue coaching activities:
"22.01.2017 13:16:49" tass.com Seven parties to participate in Syrian talks The main objective of the inter-Syrian talks in Astana would be confirming of the agreements on ceasefire in Syria of December 29, 2016 The main objective of the inter-Syrian talks in Astana would be confirming the agreements on ceasefire achieved in December 2016, sources close to the talks told TASS on Sunday:
"21.01.2017 14:40:01" tass.com Russia terrified watching monuments destroyed in Palmyra — culture minister Militants of the Islamic State terrorist group had destroyed facade of the Roman Theater and the Tetrapylon architecture complex in Palmyra "We are horrified to watch the situation," Culture Minister Vladimir Medinsky told reporters
"21.01.2017 14:09:37" tass.com Russian bombers deliver successfully strikes on terrorists' facilities in Syria The targets for strikes were camps of the bandit units, ammunition depots, groups of armored vehicles, and of manpower Coverage for the bombers was carried out by fighters Sukhoi Su-30SM and Su-35S from the Hmeymim airbase
"21.01.2017 13:41:29" tass.com Denmark uses Russian data in its application for expanding shelf — minister "In our opinion, in the most part of the application Denmark used our geological materials, which we publish openly," Sergei Donskoi said Russia also plans to have negotiations with administration of the US President Donald Trump regarding its application for expanding of the Arctic continental shelf, which the US has not ratified earlier, Russia's Minister of Natural Resources and Ecology
"20.01.2017 18:51:00" tass.com Agreement on bases in Syria to serve strengthening of stability in Middle East — MP Russia and Syria have signed an agreement on an enlargement of the Tarutus naval facility area for a period of 49 years A lawmaker says the signing of a Russian-Syrian agreement on the Russian naval base in Tartus will serve the strengthening of stability across the entire Middle East and it has a potential for exerting beneficial influence on the inter-Syrian political