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Moscow sent a note of protest to Washington over violations of international law regarding Russian diplomatic missions. Report informs this is stated in the message of the Russian Foreign Ministry.

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17.08.2018 11:48 GMT

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Russia to opens new visa center in Tbilisi tomorrow

16.08.2018 16:55 GMT

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A Russian visa center will open in Tbilisi on August 17, which should speed up processing documents for Georgian citizens, the Interests Section for the Russian Federation at the Swiss Embassy in Georgia said.

Turkey agrees with Russia over partial lifting of visas

16.08.2018 09:06 GMT

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15.08.2018 15:34 GMT

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Russia may host European Games in 2023

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Russia can hold the European Games in 2023, a high ranking source told RIA Novosti.

Russia backs use of national currencies for trade with Turkey

13.08.2018 15:38 GMT

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Moscow favored bilateral trade with all countries in their national currencies, rather than the dollar, but that the idea needed detailed work before being implemented, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.

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Russia's ruble exchange rate continue dropping against the US dollar, as falling oil prices and Western sanctions continue to weigh on the country.

Russia 'willing' to lift visa for Turkish citizens

13.08.2018 09:45 GMT

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Russia's Central Bank limits dollar purchase

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The Central Bank of Russia moved to action to stop the devaluation of the Russian ruble and currency volatility.

Putin, Erdogan hail implementation of joint energy projects

11.08.2018 09:30 GMT

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Presidents Vladimir Putin of Russia and Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey have positively assessed the implementation of joint projects, in particular in the energy sector, the Kremlin press service said on Friday after their telephone conversation.

Russia blocks Washington’s bid to expand sanctions against North Korea

10.08.2018 15:10 GMT

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Russia has blocked Washington’s bid to expand sanctions against North Korea at a UN Security Council committee, because the US stance is entirely unconvincing, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Friday.

Kremlin: attempts to link fresh US sanctions to Salisbury incident inadmissible

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The Kremlin believes attempts to link fresh US sanctions to the Salisbury incident are inadmissible, Russia had nothing to do with that incident, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.

Russia ready to resume full-scale dialogue with new Georgian leadership, says PM

07.08.2018 10:10 GMT

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Russia is ready to resume a full-fledged dialogue with the new Georgian leadership, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said in an interview with Kommersant.

Georgia’s accession to NATO may trigger 'terrible conflict,' says Russian PM

06.08.2018 14:07 GMT

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On July 12, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg reiterated NATO’s intention to grant membership to Georgia.

Steven Seagal appointed by Russian foreign ministry as envoy for humanitarian ties with US

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Mi-8 helicopter crashes in East Siberia

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Cat nabbed in Russia for smuggling drugs

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Sergei Lavrov: "Russia is concerned about the situation in Armenia"

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The events, taking place in Armenia contradict the statements of the country's new leadership about the refusal to pursue their political predecessors, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told, APA reports citing RIA Novosti.

Lavrov explains to Armenian FM procedure of CSTO Secretary General’s recall

28.07.2018 16:45 GMT

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, in a phone conversation with Armenian Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan, explained the procedure on Secretary General of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) Yuri Khachaturov’s recall.

Erdogan, Putin meet on sidelines of BRICS summit

26.07.2018 23:22 GMT

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday met his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Johannesburg, on the sidelines of ongoing BRICS summit, APA reports quoting AA

Russia ready to develop military-technical cooperation with Turkey — ambassador

21.07.2018 09:07 GMT

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Russia is ready to further develop military-technical cooperation with Turkey, Russian Ambassador to Turkey Alexei Yerkhov told TASS.

Trump invites Putin to Washington this fall

20.07.2018 09:14 GMT

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President Donald Trump hopes to welcome Russian President Vladimir Putin in Washington this fall, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement Thursday.

Trump teases second meeting with Putin

19.07.2018 21:29 GMT

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US President Donald Trump wrote online Thursday that he is looking forward to a second meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Politico reports.

Russia to expel Greek diplomats

19.07.2018 15:01 GMT

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Russia will expel Greek diplomats, the dates of their expulsion and the number of diplomats due to be expelled are unknown yet, Russian Ambassador to Greece Andrei Maslov informed TASS on Thursday.

Russia regrets France closing trade mission

17.07.2018 22:49 GMT

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Russia regrets that France is closing its trade mission in Moscow and calls for the development of bilateral economic relations, Russia’s Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday, TASS reports.

Trump agrees with Putin that low level of relations is a 'shame'

17.07.2018 10:11 GMT

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Putin and Trump held their first full-fledged meeting in Finland’s capital of Helsinki on Monday.

Putin calls summit first step towards ‘clearing backlog’ in Russia-US relations

16.07.2018 20:05 GMT

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has called his summit talks with US President Donald Trump the first move towards "clearing the backlog" of problems in relations between the two countries, TASS reports.

Putin arrives in Helsinki for meeting with Trump

16.07.2018 14:54 GMT

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has arrived in Helsinki, where his first full-fledged meeting with US President Donald Trump will be held on Monday.

Novak on reduction of Russia's oil production

13.07.2018 15:27 GMT

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Russia reduced crude oil production by 120 thousand barrels per day within the OPEC + deal in June, Russia’s Energy Minister Alexander Novak said.

Lavrov, Pompeo to meet in Helsinki during Russia-US summit

13.07.2018 11:50 GMT

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and US State Secretary Mike Pompeo will meet in Helsinki during the Russia-US summit.

Reporters from more than 60 countries to cover Putin-Trump summit

11.07.2018 19:31 GMT

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