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Kremlin to be taking rapid steps to minimize negative impact of Ruble devaluation

The Russian authorities might be taking several measures to stabilize the situation in the currency market, particularly with the purpose of minimizing the negative impact of the devaluation of the Russian Ruble on the society. This is what press speaker of the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov announced during a program aired on “Rosia-24” TV.
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Putin discusses Donbas situation with Merkel, Hollande, Poroshenko

Russian President Vladimir Putin has held a telephone conversation with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Francois Hollande and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, discussing the situation in Donbas (Ukraine's southeastern regions), Kremlin's press service announced Wednesday, according to Sputnik. ...
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Lavrov and Kerry to meet in Rome

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and US Secretary of State John Kerry will meet in Rome on Monday, December 15, US Department of State Deputy spokesperson, Marie Harf, said on Friday evening....
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Fitch predicts recession in Russia

The rise in interest rate in Russia will constrain domestic demand and hasten the move into recession, Fitch Ratings said Dec. 12. ...
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Russian parliament to ratify agreement on Armenia’s joining EEU

The Russian parliament this Wednesday will consider the ratification of the agreement on Armenia’s joining to the Eurasian Economic Union. The document was submitted to the State Duma for discussion by the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin on December 2, Armenpress reports....
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Russian, French presidents to meet in Moscow

An unscheduled meeting between the presidents of France and Russia, Francois Hollande and Vladimir Putin, will take place in Moscow Dec. 6, TASS news agency reported citing the Elysee Palace, the French president’s official residence....
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Meeting between Russian, Georgian presidents possible

A meeting between the presidents of Russia and Georgia is possible, the Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Dec. 4 at a press conference in Basel, Switzerland, the TASS news agency reported. ...
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Russia to continue rendering assistance in resolving Karabakh conflict - FM

Russia will continue rendering assistance to the sides of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict in resolving it, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said at a press conference in Basel, Switzerland on Dec.5.

Russian Govt to discuss ratification of agreement with Armenia

The Government of the Russian Federation will discuss the draft law on the ratification of agreement between the Russian Federation and the Republic of Armenia on December 4. ...
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Russia to discount natural gas prices to Turkey

Russia will make a 6 percent discount on natural gas sales to Turkey as of the first of January 2015, said Russian President Vladimir Putin, Anadolu agency reported....
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Meeting of Germany-Russia forum leaders cancelled

A meeting of representatives of civil societies meant to foster dialogue between Germany and Russia has been postponed amid tensions between the two countries over the conflict in Ukraine, the Russian news agency TASS reported. ...
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Russian, Syrian foreign ministers to meet

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will meet with his Syrian counterpart Walid Muallem on Wednesday to discuss resumption of the political dialogue on conflict settlement in Syria and cooperation to fight terrorism and extremism in the Middle East, TASS reported. ...
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Iranian, Russian presidents to discuss nuclear talks

Iranian president Hassan Rouhani and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin will discuss the “process and results” of the ongoing Iran-P5+1 nuclear talks, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said....
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Russia is not going to beg West to lift unilateral sanctions - Lavrov

Moscow hopes that the “point of no return” in the relations between Russia and the European Union has not yet been passed, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Tuesday, according to TASS. ...
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Russia insists US provide satellite photos of Malaysian Boeing death point

Russia insists that the United States provide satellite photographs made at the moment of the recent Malaysian Boeing-777’s death for investigation, the Russian Federation’s permanent representative to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Andrey Kelin said Monday, according to TASS. ...
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