Russia promised government spending cuts but more money for retirees and billions of dollars worth of support for banks as it detailed Wednesday a plan to support its economy battered by low oil prices and sanctions.
Ukraine's president appealed to Russia's Vladimir Putin and Washington threatened tougher measures today should Moscow fail to rein in separatist fighters mounting a new offensive in the east of the ex-Soviet republic.
Ukraine`s President appealed to Russia`s Vladimir Putin and Washington threatened tougher measures on Wednesday should Moscow fail to rein in separatist fighters mounting a new offensive in the east of the ex-Soviet republic.
President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday slammed what he called attempts to rewrite history as he presided over a politically sensitive ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz by Soviet troops.
Russia values privileged strategic partnership with India, President Vladimir Putin has said and expressed confidence that the two countries will develop a constructive political dialogue and mutually advantageous cooperation in all fields.
President Vladimir Putin on Monday ridiculed the Ukrainian army as NATO`s "foreign legion", ignoring Western pressure on the Kremlin to rein in a pro-Russian insurgency that has gone on the offensive across eastern Ukraine.
In view of the growing strategic partnership between Washington and New Delhi, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov said Monday that Russia and India remain strategic partners and no external influence can affect them.
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday congratulated the leader of Greece`s radical left-wing party Syriza on its decisive election victory, saying Russia will be able to work with the new government.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged her Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in a phone call on Sunday to "put pressure" on Ukraine`s pro-Kremlin separatists to end a recent upsurge in violence that has sparked international alarm.
Alexandr Zakharchenko, leader of independence-seeking insurgents in eastern Ukraine, Friday said the rebel forces were going to step up offensive on Ukrainian positions to capture more government-controlled territories, Xinhua reported.
The Ministry of External Affairs on Friday 'strongly urged' Indians, especially students, to leave Ukraine's strife-torn Donetsk and Lugansk regions in view of the deteriorating security situation there.
Russia received a positive initial signal from North Korea after President Vladimir Putin invited its leader Kim Jong Un to attend anniversary celebrations of the Soviet victory over Germany in World War Two, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said.