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Russia offers Iran Antey-2500 systems instead of S-300

Russia offered Iran the Antey-2500 anti-ballistic missile systems instead of the undelivered S-300 surface-to-air missile systems, the director general of the Russian state corporation Rostec, Sergei Chemezov told reporters, the Interfax agency reported Feb. 23.
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Armenia still a foreign policy priority for Russia - Grishenin

Armenia remains a priority in Russia’s foreign policies, deputy executive director of A. Gorchakov Public Diplomacy Fund Roman Grishenin said on the air on Sputnik-Armenia radio channel. ...
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Pilots of Russian Su-24 bomber confirmed dead after crash

The pilots of the Russian Su-24 (Fencer) tactical bomber that crashed on Wednesday have been confirmed dead, the Russian Defense Ministry said Thursday, Sputnik reported. ...
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Large-scale exercises of missile forces held in Russian regions

The Russian Strategic Rocket Forces began the large-scale exercises in 12 regions of the country, the Russian Defense Ministry said, RIA Novosti reported. ...
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Minsk talks participants agree on ceasefire, weapons withdrawal, Donbas reform: Putin

The participants in the Minsk "Normandy format" negotiations have agreed on a ceasefire in the conflict zone in Ukraine’s south-eastern Donbas region starting from February 15 midnight, the withdrawal of heavy weapons, as well as long-term political settlement, Russian President Vladimir Putin told reporters after the talks, Armenpress reports, citing ITAR TASS....
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Armenia and Russia will overcome the tragedy of Gyumri together: Ivan Volinkin

In an interview with “Россия 24”, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to Armenia Ivan Volinkin declared that Armenia and Russia share the pain of the tragedy that took place in Gyumri on 12 January and that there is no justification for such barbarity and it doesn’t recognize any state or nationality. ...
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Putin tells members of P5+1 avoid going for "unilateral benefit"

Members of the P5+1 group, which has been holding talks with Iran on its disputed nuclear program, should not try to derive "unilateral benefit" from the complicated issue, Russian President Vladimir Putin has stressed, according to RIA Novosti. ...
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Hollande, Merkel, Poroshenko and Putin had a phone conversation

Following on from an agreement reached during the talks between the leaders of Russia, Germany and France, Russian Presidnet Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with Federal Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel, President of France Francois Hollande, and President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko. Kremlin official web-site informs about this....
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Russian Gazprom sharply cuts gas purchases in Central Asia

Russian Gazprom plans to reduce the volume of Turkmen and Uzbek gas purchases nearly 10 billion cubic meters and replace these volumes with its own gas in 2015, RIA- Novosti news agency reported on Feb 3....
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Merkel, Putin and Hollande had discussion on Ukrainian issue

Russian President Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with Federal Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel and President of France Francois Hollande. Kremlin official web-site informs about this....
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Putin's spokesman: Permyakov will be tried by Russian court according to Russian laws

Valery Permyakov will be tried by a Russian court according to Russian laws, the Russian President's Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said in an interview to Gala TV company....
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Russian defense minister arrives in Iran for talks

Russian Defense Minister General Sergei Shoigu has arrived in Iran for talks with senior Iranian officials on ways to promote defense ties between Moscow and Tehran, Press TV reported. ...
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Russia is gradually abandoning the market

The biggest news story of 2014 in the global travel and tourism industry was a drastic reduction in the patient outflow from Russia. The market contracted due to tough economic environment, imposition of sanctions against Russia, ban on travel abroad for certain categories of citizens and rise in the exchange rate. According to some reports, the patient outflow has already decreased by 30%, particularly to European countries – Germany, France, Switzerland, Italy, Poland and Spain. Twenty major Russian operators went bankrupt in the second half of 2014 due to contraction in consumer demand....
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Russian ambassador: Criminal will be punished with full rigor of law

Russian Ambassador to Armenia Ivan Volynkin issued an address to the Armenian people. ...
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Traffic between Georgia, Russia fully restored

The traffic for all modes of transport is restored in the bilateral direction on the site of Mljet Larsen of the Mtskheta-Stepantsminda-Larsen highway towards the Russian border, the Department of roads told Trend Jan.13. ...
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