Media reported about the first Kremlin’s response to sanctions the White house

First Russia’s retaliatory measures in response to new US sanctions was the closure of the Anglo-American school in Moscow. This was reported on the website of the TV channel CNN.   According to the channel, the school enrolled children of American, British and canadian diplomats. In addition, says CNN, has been denied access to the ambassadorial residence in the Silver forest.   Thursday, December 29, the US imposed a series of sanctions against six Russian citizens, including leaders of the GRU. The restrictive measures imposed against five Russian agencies and companies, as well as diplomats. Persona non grata declared 35 Russian diplomats – they were ordered to leave the country within 72 hours. After that, the FBI, and DHS filed a report about certain cyber attacks, allegedly committed by the intelligence of the Kremlin to the base of an unnamed party in 2015-2016.   At the same time, many, including

The delegation of MEPs and the Russian senators visited Syria

Konstantin Kosachev A delegation of three MEPs from Italy, Latvia and Estonia, as well as a group of members of the Federation Council of the Russian Federal Assembly, visited Syria, RIA Novosti reported citing the head of the Senate international Affairs Committee Konstantin Kosachev. After a meeting with President Bashar al-Assad, the members of the delegation got acquainted with the work of the Russian Center for reconciliation at the airbase Hamim. Also they inspected the soldiers ‘ dining room, Museum seized from militants military equipment, the place of residence of military personnel. The Federation Council hopes that the visit to Syria will allow European parliamentarians to objectively assess the situation in the country, said Kosachev. The possibility of a trip to Syria of representatives of the European Parliament was announced in mid-December. Thursday, 29 December, Russian President Vladimir Putin said the agreement on a cease-fire in Syria and the readiness

The Federation will invest in their subjects

Photo: RIA Novosti The government, increasing in 2017 by 9%, or up to 1.6 trillion rubles, the state support of regions, and expects them to economic results — reducing by almost half the regional budget deficit by 2019, and reduce the level of subsidization. In addition, the government is thinking about the transition from the principle “money goes to money” to the principle of “money needs” — on this, and also promised to increase subsidies to calculate the constituent entities of the Russian Federation with low fiscal capacity. However, the donor regions are already beginning to Express disagreement with the increased load on them due to the redistribution of income in the budget system. Yesterday’s meeting on the provision of regional budgets in the years 2017-2019 began with good news for governors, and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said that the state support of regions in the next year will increase

Trump warned about imposing sanctions against Russia

The Obama administration warned the team of the elected President of the USA of Donald trump’s intention to impose new sanctions against Russia. Reported by the Associated Press. According to the Agency, representatives of the Obama notified senior official, close to Trump, on Thursday before the decree concerning restrictive measures were signed and they announced publicly.   Obama himself is currently on vacation in Hawaii. Earlier it was reported that he had a telephone conversation with trump. What was discussed is unknown.   After the announcement of the sanctions trump announcedthat he intends to meet with the leaders of American intelligence. Photos: Drew A. Kelley / ZUMAPRESS / Globallookpress

“At stake is the reputation of the United States”: the reaction of the Russian side on introduction of sanctions

© AP Photo/ Mladen Antonov, Pool, archive December 29, the US imposed sanctions against the Russian FSB and the GRU. The reason was attributed to Moscow hacker attacks, which, according to Washington, could affect the outcome of the U.S. presidential election. The United States also announced the 35 expulsion of Russian diplomats. The reaction of the Russian side on the new restrictive measures States at TASS. “Agony “political bodies” The head of the Federation Council Committee on international Affairs Konstantin Kosachev considers that steps in response to US actions need to be performed with respect to a future change of administration in this country.

In Rio in the burnt car found the body of missing Greek Ambassador

Kyriakos Amiridis The police of Rio de Janeiro, according to preliminary data, found in a burned car the body of the missing informed the Greek Ambassador in Brazil. About it reports Reuters. 59-year-old Kyriakos of Amiridis was last seen on Monday evening, December 26, crime in poor suburbs of the metropolis, when he left the house of friends of his wife, a resident of Brazil. Two days later, the woman was reported missing. White burnt-out car was discovered near Nova iguaçu, where the diplomat was missing. The license plates on it are the same as on the car that I rented Amiridis. When the police version of the abduction is not considered a priority. In the Greek Embassy confirmed the absence of the Ambassador, adding that in Rio he went on vacation and had to return to the capital on 9 January. “The Ministry of foreign Affairs and the Embassy

Kosachev called the actions of the White house the agony of the political bodies

Konstantin Kosachev The decision of U.S. President Barack Obama on the expulsion of Russian diplomats evidence of the agony of the outgoing administration. As reported RIA Novosti, said on Thursday, December 29, head of the international Federation Council Committee Konstantin Kosachev. “The outgoing administration has no grounds, nor political, nor moral rights to such a drastic and destructive steps to address bilateral relations with Russia. I apologize for the harshness, but no other word is. not even the lame ducks and political bodies,” said the Senator. Steps in response, according to Kosachev, it is necessary to take into account the possible reactions of the elected President of Donald trump. However, he expressed confidence that such a reaction is sure to follow, because Obama “is at stake the reputation of the US as adequate and to ensure the continuity of the policy with the change of power state.” The Deputy Chairman