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Mass killings of people cannot be justified in any way: Putin

The President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin sent a clear message on being next to the Armenian people, delivering a speech at the ceremony devoted to the centennial of the Armenian Genocide in Tsitsernakaberd Memorial.
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State Duma adopts Armenian Genocide centennial statement

The State Duma of the Russian Federation on April 24 adopted a statement on the centennial of the Armenian Genocide in the Ottoman Empire, Armenpress reports, citing RIA Novosti....
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Hollande and Putin to discuss UN SC draft resolution on assistance to refugees in Yerevan

The President François Hollande intends to discuss the draft resolution of the UN Security Council during the meeting with the Russian President Vladimir Putin on April 24 in Yerevan. The resolution will authorize the elimination of the boats illegally transferring the refugees. As reports “Armenpress”, the French President stated this on April 23 summing up the results of the EU summit in Brussels....
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Putin’s visit to Armenia cannot damage relations with Turkey and Azerbaijan – Lavrov

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to Yerevan for the Armenian Genocide centenary cannot damage relations with Turkey and Azerbaijan, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said in a live interview to Radio Sputnik, Ekho Moskvy and Govorit Moskva radio stations. ...
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Russian, Chilean foreign ministers to discuss expansion of trade

Russian and Chilean foreign ministers Sergey Lavrov and Heraldo Munoz will hold talks in Moscow on Apr.20, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement, according to TASS. ...
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Putin and Hollande may meet in Yerevan in April: Kremlin

The dates that Russian President Vladimir Putin and French President Francois Hollande are to be in Armenia coincide so the two leaders may meet during the event of the anniversary of Armenian genocide in Yerevan, Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said Friday, Armenpress reports, citing RIA Novosti....
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Over 2,000 people searching for missing sailors in Sea of Okhotsk

Over 2,000 people and more than 120 pieces of equipment are involved in the search for the crew members of the sunken trawler Dalniy Vostok in the Sea of Okhotsk, RIA Novosti reported April 3 citing a representative of the Far Eastern Regional Emergency Center of Russia’s Emergency Situations Ministry. ...
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Lavrov and Kerry discuss Iran and Middle East

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and US Secretary of State John Kerry discussed the controversial Iranian nuclear program and the current situation in the Middle East, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Monday, Armenpress reports, citing ITAR TASS....
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Russian FM to take part in P5+1 nuclear talks wth Iran Friday – source

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will participate in Friday’s P5+1 nuclear negotiations with Iran in the Swiss city of Lausanne, a source familiar with the situation said Tuesday. ...
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CNN gets broadcast license in Russia

CNN international has received a broadcast license in Russia, media watchdog Roskomnadzor confirmed. The channel stopped broadcasting at the end of 2014 after changes to Russian legislation, Armenpress reports, citing RT. ...
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Date of Putin's visit to Armenia is under discussion – spokesman

The date of Russian President's visit to Armenia is under discussion, presidential spokesperson Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Thursday. ...
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Putin: It would be boring without rumors

Russian President Vladimir Putin commented on reports on the state of his health as various media had speculated during more than a week on the reasons why the Russian leader "had disappeared." ...
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Russian law enforcement agencies continue investigation of Nemtsov’s murder - spokesman

Russia’s law enforcement agencies will continue to investigate the murder of Russian politician Boris Nemtsov, Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov told the AP on Mar.12, according to TASS. ...
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European Commission says Russia can use Trans Adriatic Pipeline

Russia can use the Trans Adкiatic Pipeline (TAP) from a regulatory and political perspective, for shipping its gas to the EU countries, if the country builds the “Turkish Stream” pipeline, EurActiv reported citing Brendan Devlin, advisor in the European Commission’s DG energy (Directorate-General for Energy). ....
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US sanctions extension may derail Ukraine conflict settlement — Russian Foreign Ministry

US President Barack Obama’s administration has again issued threats announcing the extension of the old sanctions and the possibility of introducing new ones, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich said on Wednesday....
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