U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrives in Russia on Monday to meet with American diplomats at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow before meeting with U.S. business leaders.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is scheduled to meet his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in Moscow next week, Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement.
Russian hydropower company RusHydro has launched a wind power plant in Russia’s Arctic region. It's far from a signal that fossil-fuel-hungry Russia is going green, but it's a start.
China’s increasing influence in Central Asia – historically regarded as Russia’s backyard – is no threat to Moscow, according to the Russian ambassador to Beijing.
The turn to the East announced in Russia after the beginning of Western sanctions is supported by participation in various forums and even by the growth of international trade turnover.
On November 26, a day after Russia attacked three small Ukrainian naval vessels attempting to pass through the Kerch Strait, German Chancellor Angela Merkel received official notification about this incident from Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko.
The Co-Chairman of the international group “Ecozashchita!” (Ecoprotection) Vladimir Slivyak during his exclusive interview states that so far there are not threats for Ukrainian nuclear power plants, but in case of active military actions in East Ukraine the situation may change. Exclusive interview...
Sticking to its traditional policy of non-interference, China has adopted a cautious stance on the tug of war over Ukraine. Faced with pressing separatist threats and energy needs, Central Asia would be another matter.
Tensions between Russia and the West have simmered since Ukraine’s Russian-leaning president, Viktor Yanukovych, was ousted on Feb. 21. The crisis culminated when the Crimean Peninsula’s local government, with 60% of its inhabitants identifying themselves as ethnic Russians, called for a referendum on seceding the Crimean Peninsula from Ukraine. While observers view the current Ukraine standoff as the gravest post-Cold War between the West and Moscow, the impasse over Iran’s nuclear crisis is also considered the greatest challenge to Iran-West relations.
Amid claims from Russia that Ukraine has denied exit from or entry in Moldova’s separatist region of Transnistria for Russian citizens, the European Union Border Assistance Mission (EUBAM) has issued a statement with regard to this issue.