IMF review of rules for Ukraine’s benefit may set serious precedent for international law

October 30, 2015 by · Comments Off on IMF review of rules for Ukraine’s benefit may set serious precedent for international law 

KIEV, Oct. 30 — The International Monetary Fund (IMF) will set a serious precedent in case it carries on its lending program for Ukraine despite Kiev’s refusal to repay US$ 3 bln to Moscow, Ukraine’s former minister of economy and financial expert Victor Suslov told TASS on Thursday, adding that this kind of decision would have been purely political and would have demonstrated revamping of the whole system of international law.

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Skolkovo: Recipe of Russia's 'Silicon Valley' success revealed

October 29, 2015 by · Comments Off on Skolkovo: Recipe of Russia's 'Silicon Valley' success revealed 

MOSCOW, Oct. 28 — The Skolkovo Innovation Center, which opened in 2010, is often labeled Russia’s "Silicon Valley" and is aimed to lead the country’s drive to diversify and modernize its economy and increase the country's output of high-tech products.

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Russia’s success in Syria forces US to ramp up airstrikes against ISIL

October 29, 2015 by · Comments Off on Russia’s success in Syria forces US to ramp up airstrikes against ISIL 

MOSCOW, Oct. 28 — The pledge by US Defense Secretary to step up the US-led campaign against ISIL proves that Russia is making progress in fighting terrorism, Russian Senator Franz Klintsevich said.

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Russia's Skolkovo innovation center unaffected by sanctions, geopolitics

October 29, 2015 by · Comments Off on Russia's Skolkovo innovation center unaffected by sanctions, geopolitics 

MOSCOW, Oct. 28 — Pekka Viljakainen underlined that US and European investors were involved in multiple Skolkovo-led projects.

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US Commerce Dep't ‘Highly Values’ American companies operating in Russia

October 28, 2015 by · Comments Off on US Commerce Dep't ‘Highly Values’ American companies operating in Russia 

NEW YORK, Oct. 27 — American companies doing business in Russia are highly valued despite the two countries’ current rift in relations, US Department of Commerce Deputy Press Secretary Katarina Mayers told Sputnik.

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Political settlement in Syria can start only after stage of anti-terror struggle — Kremlin

October 23, 2015 by · Comments Off on Political settlement in Syria can start only after stage of anti-terror struggle — Kremlin 

MOSCOW, Oct. 22 — The process of political settlement in Syria can start only after the stage of struggle against terrorist groups is completed and a threat of the country’s disintegration is removed, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told journalists on Wednesday.

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Kremlin: Russia helps Assad because only Syrian army can defeat ISIL

September 11, 2015 by · Comments Off on Kremlin: Russia helps Assad because only Syrian army can defeat ISIL 

MOSCOW, Sept. 10 — There are no other organized forces capable of fighting against ISIL except for the Syrian government army, Peskov said.

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Putin: Up to 90% of Russia's pharmaceuticals to be home-made by 2018

September 9, 2015 by · Comments Off on Putin: Up to 90% of Russia's pharmaceuticals to be home-made by 2018 

MOSCOW, Sept. 8 — Russia needs to produce up to 90 percent of its own pharmaceuticals by 2018, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Monday.

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Preparations underway for broad meeting on Syrian settlement in Moscow

August 12, 2015 by · Comments Off on Preparations underway for broad meeting on Syrian settlement in Moscow 

MOSCOW, Aug. 11 — Russia is participating in preparations for a new broad meeting of representatives from all of Syria’s political forces for a settlement of the conflict in that country, Russian presidential representative for the Middle East and Africa, Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov has told the media.

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Lavrov to meet with Syrian opposition leader

August 12, 2015 by · Comments Off on Lavrov to meet with Syrian opposition leader 

MOSCOW, Aug. 11 — Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov is scheduled to meet with the leader of the National Coalition for Syrian Revolution and Opposition Forces, Khaled al-Khoja, a senior Russian diplomat Mikhail Bogdanov has said.

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