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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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Russian embassy offers condolences over Gyumri tragedy

The Russian embassy in Armenia has issued a statement over the cruel shooting of a family in Gyumri, offering its condolences to relatives and friends of the victims. ...
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Russian President grants Medal of Honor to Vice-President of ITERA International Group of Companies Gagik Martirosyan

By the decree of President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin dated 12 December 2014, Vice-President of ITERA International Group of Companies Holding Gagik Martirosyan has been granted the Medal of Honor, which is a state award of the Russian Federation. As “ArmenPress” reports, the medal was granted to Gagik Martirosyan for his active participation in the organizing of the activities at construction sites for the Sochi-2014 Winter Olympics....
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Putin says Armenia will become full-fledged member of EEU starting from January 2

The Supreme Eurasian Economic Council held a session in the Kremlin. As “ArmenPress” reports, citing the official website of the Kremlin, among the participants of the session were President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev, President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan, President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko, President of Kyrgyzstan Almazbek Atambayev, as well as Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Eurasian Economic Commission Viktor Khristenko....
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Russia opposes agreement on alliance and strategic partnership with Sukhumi

Russia opposed considering the Russian-Abkhaz agreement on alliance and strategic partnership as part of the UN Security Council. According to the Georgian media, the Russian side believes that this is an agreement between two sides and it does not concern the UN. ...
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Moscow to announce completion of procedures on Armenia entry into EEU

During the session of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council, an announcement will be made about the completion of country procedures on the ratification of the agreement about the Republic of Armenia’s accession to the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU), with Armenia becoming a EEU member on January 2, 2015, Russian presidential aide Yuri Ushakov was quoted as saying by RIA Novosti on Monday. ...
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Russian company accuses Georgian aviation authorities of breaching agreement

Russia’s Transaero Airlines JSC accuses Georgian Civil Aviation Agency of breaching the agreement between Russia and Georgia, the company said on Dec.22....
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Foreign companies decrease exports to Russia, raise prices

Numerous large clothing and footwear companies have suspended product deliveries to Russia due to the fall of the ruble, News Channel “Moscow 24” reports, according to Sputnik. ...
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Merkel: Sanctions against Russia may be lifted if Ukraine’s territorial integrity is preserved

The European Union may consider the possibility of lifting its sanctions against Russia if Ukraine’s territorial integrity is preserved. As ITAR-TASS writes, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said about this on Friday....
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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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