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Fragile ties between Moscow and Minsk

Fragile ties between Moscow and Minsk

On March 9th, Kyrgyzstan hosted the all prime ministers of the EAEC (Eurasian Economic Community). The agenda of the intergovernmental council identified 14 issues. One of the key issues was the state of trade between countries. This issue was dealt with directly by all the Prime Ministers of the EAEC. According to the board of […]

Putin against restoring monarchic rule in Russia

Putin against restoring monarchic rule in Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin has a cold attitude towards the ideas of restoring monarchic rule in Russia, the presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said, commenting on recent statements by Crimea’s head Sergey Aksyonov. “Monarchy in an individual region of Russia is ruled out,” he said, when asked if it might be possible to consider the restoration […]

Russia is developing advanced hypersonic weapons

Russia is developing advanced hypersonic weapons

Russia is developing hypersonic weapons based on principally new materials, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov said on Thursday, TASS reports. “Coming next are hypersonic weapons, which require the use of principally new materials and control systems that operate in a completely different medium, in plasma,” the deputy defense minister said. Today the Army is […]

Russia and Iran in oil swap talks

Russia and Iran in oil swap talks

Tehran is in talks with Russian companies on petroleum swap deals, Iran’s deputy oil minister for international affairs Amirhossein Zamaninia said. “Yes, we are,” he said when asked whether the country is in talks with Russia on swap deals, Financial Tribune reported cting TASS. According to deputy minister, initially the deals may total 150,000 barrels […]

High-speed rail deal among 21 signed by China and Russia

High-speed rail deal among 21 signed by China and Russia

Twenty-one agreements were signed between China and Russia on Monday to further promote cooperation in various fields, including on high-speed railways, during Premier Li Keqiang’s visit to St. Petersburg. Li and his Russian counterpart, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, witnessed the signing of the agreements — which also included civil nuclear power technologies, energy projects and […]

Russia ready to discuss deliveries of air defense systems with Turkey

Russia ready to discuss deliveries of air defense systems with Turkey

Russia plans to discuss the issue of deliveries of air defense systems with Turkey, it is on the agenda of the Russian-Turkish military cooperation, the head of the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation Alexander Fomin said on November 7. “When it comes to large air defense system, they can be referred as anti-missile systems.” If […]

China still tops lists of Russian arms importers

China still tops lists of Russian arms importers

China continues to be one of the largest importers of Russian weapons, Sergei Kornev, the head of the delegation of the Russian state-run arms export agency, Rosoboronexport, at the Airshow China 2016 International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition, informed TASS. “China has long been one of the major importers of Russian weapons,” he said. “At present, […]

Russia’s stake in North Korea

Russia’s stake in North Korea

Donald Kirk – The Korea Times We hear so much about China and Japan competing on and for the Korean peninsula, now and historically, that we overlook one other great Northeast Asian power. That would be Russia, which has a 17-kilometer border with North Korea as the Tumen River flows into the sea. In the […]

Russia completes delivery of S-300 to Iran

Russia completes delivery of S-300 to Iran

Russia has completed the delivery of S-300 air defence missile systems to Iran, Russia’s state arms export agency said, Vestnik Kavkaza reports. Russia’s agreement to provide Iran with S-300 has sparked concern in Israel. Moscow cancelled the contract to deliver S-300s to Iran in 2010 under pressure from the West. Russian President Vladimir Putin lifted […]

Russia, Turkey sign agreement on Turkish Stream gas pipeline project

Russia, Turkey sign agreement on Turkish Stream gas pipeline project

Turkey and Russia signed the strategic Turkish Stream gas pipeline agreement on Oct. 10, Vestnik Kavkaza reports. The pipeline will carry Russian natural gas to Turkey and on to Europe under the Black Sea. During the signing ceremony with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said ministers and experts will continue […]

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