Photo: RIA Novosti The head of the Crimea called the statement of the leader of “National front” marine Le Pen on the recognition of Russian Crimea in case of its victory in the presidential elections in France, a visionary. Earlier, Le Pen in an interview to the newspaper “Izvestia” said that in case of her election victory France recognize Crimea as part of Russia. She also noted that in case of victory will restore normal relations between France and Russia, in particular, will act for the abolition of anti-Russian sanctions. The Ukrainian foreign Ministry has expressed indignation at the statement of marine Le Pen. “This wise and far-sighted position, leading policy worthy of a great country. Unlike many of their European colleagues, to carry out orders from Washington and Brussels or blinded by Russophobia, MS Le Pen to objectively assess reality and puts in the forefront, first and foremost, the
MOSCOW, January 20. /TASS/. The Russian defense Minister Sergei Shoigu instructed to study the possibility of replacing the used in the armed forces of passenger aircraft Tu-154, Tu-134 and Il-62M on new Russian counterparts. About this newspaper “Kommersant”, citing sources close to the defense Ministry and the management of the airlines. “Now there are consultations with the industry, selecting the optimal options,” – said one of interlocutors of the newspaper.
Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev on his page in Facebook said that the main foreign policy mistake of the administration of outgoing President Barack Obama was the destruction of relations with Russia. According to Medvedev, the Russian-American relationship is completely degraded, as the White house wanted “to steer” all the world’s processes, and the consequences of major “adventures” USA – Iraq, Arab spring, Ukraine and Syria the world community is watching still. The Prime Minister also noted that despite the presence of the emotional component and the pressure of various political forces, the Obama administration had to consider that Russia is not a “banana Republic” and “these conversations with the country-a permanent member of the UN is unacceptable,” stressing that the dialogue should lead all members of the world community. Photo: Dmitry Medvedev / Twitter
Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov © Mikhail Metzel/TASS MOSCOW, January 19. /TASS/. Russia has very good relations with the US to resolve the existing problems in the world. This was reported by press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov in interview to TV channel “bi-Bi-si”.
A citizen of Russia Ravil Mingazov, held in the prison of the U.S. military base Guantanamo, handed over to the authorities of the United Arab Emirates. About it reports Reuters with reference to the press service of the Pentagon. Along with Mingazova in the UAE sent two more Guantanamo prisoners — Haji Wali Mohammed and yassim Qasim Mohammed Ismail Qasim. One prisoner — Jabran al-Qahtani transferred to the Saudi authorities. Mingazov was the last citizen of Russia, remained in prison at Guantanamo. The Russian authorities demanded his extradition, noting that the official charges he is not presented. In July 2016, the United States confirmed that they intend to liberate the Russians from prison, where he spent about 14 years. While the Pentagon claimed that Mingazov does not want to return to Russia because of fears that there he would be prosecuted. Ravil Mingazov was arrested in Pakistan in 2002. According
Ruslan Sokolovsky Blogger Ruslan Sokolovsky, who has been arrested for catching pokemon in the Orthodox Church, was charged under the article on illegal traffic of special equipment for secret obtaining of information. This was his lawyer Alexei Bashmakov told RIA Novosti on Thursday, January 19. According to the lawyer, the reason for initiation of proceedings under part 1 of article 138 of the criminal code became pen with video camera, discovered during a search in the house of a blogger. Also Bashmakov said that the Verkh-Isetskiy district court of Ekaterinburg has satisfied the petition of the investigation on the extension Sokolowski period of detention. He will stay in custody until February 22, 2017. In August 2016 Sokolowski published in the Internet video in which he plays Pokemon GO during the service in the Orthodox Church. The video includes profanity and ridicule of Christianity. It was a criminal case under part
Photo: Kommersant The Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov and his Austrian counterpart Sebastian Kurz during the talks in Moscow discussed the situation in Ukraine. During the conversation the sides stressed there is no alternative to the Minsk agreements. “Said no alternative to the Minsk agreements in their totality and continuity”, — said Lavrov. In addition, they exchanged views on the state of relations between Russia and the European Union. Previously, Kurtz called for a gradual lifting of sanctions against Russia in case the Minsk agreement.
© Vladimir Gerdo/TASS MOSCOW, January 18. /TASS/. US citizens and us Embassy staff in Moscow are entitled to a discount in the store, “the Army of Russia” in the day of the inauguration of U.S. President Donald trump on January 20. As the correspondent of TASS, the corresponding banner is set in the window of a branded store, “the Army of Russia”, located opposite the American Embassy in Moscow. It says that on this day the citizens of the United States and the Embassy staff can get a discount on all goods at the rate of 10%. In a press-service of the company “Voentorg”, which owns this shop, TASS confirmed that the event will be held on January 20.
The Ministry of defence of the Russian Federation is the development of a fundamentally new hypersonic weapon, which will consist of new materials and used in plasma. This was stated by Deputy defense Minister Yuri Borisov. “On the way hypersonic weapon, which requires the use of innovative materials and management systems, which work completely in a different environment, in a plasma,” – said Borisov. These developments are necessary in the modern army, as the next coming round of technological revolution, said the representative of the defense Ministry. New types and systems of weapons, primarily aimed at the detection speed of the enemy and his defeat. “Today who will learn to find the enemy, to issue targeting and hit – and all this must be done in real time – that, in fact, wins,” – said Borisov. Also the Ministry of defence are waiting for a breakthrough
VIENNA, 19 Jan. /Offset. TASS Dmitry Valeev/. The results of the first in 2017 the meeting of the contact group on settling the situation in the East of Ukraine of 16 January confirmed the course of Kiev on sabotage Minsk process. This was stated by the Deputy permanent representative of Russia to the OSCE Mr. Dmitry Balakin at the meeting of the permanent Council of the organization in Vienna.