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Tested by War: What Planes Will Soon Enter Service at Russian Aerospace Forces

Tested by War: What Planes Will Soon Enter Service at Russian Aerospace Forces

Speaking at the MAKS 2017 air show in Zhukovsky late last week, Russian Aerospace Forces Commander Col. Gen. Viktor Bondarev said that the country’s aerospace forces are due to get more than 100 state-of-the-art planes and helicopters in 2018. « We will receive no fewer [planes and helicopters] in 2018 than we got this year. More than a hundred new vehicles plus modernization and overhaul of those that are currently[La suite……]

juillet 25, 2017 RiANOViSTi
Washington Considering Arming Ukraine, But Does Not Think It’s ‘Provocative’

Washington Considering Arming Ukraine, But Does Not Think It’s ‘Provocative’

« Defensive weapons, ones that would allow Ukraine to defend itself, and to take out tanks for example, would actually help, » Mr. Volker said in an interview with the BBC. « I’m not again predicting where we go on this, that’s a matter for further discussion and decision, but I think that argument that it would be provocative to Russia or emboldening of Ukraine is just getting it backwards, » Mr. Volker added. Russia[La suite……]

juillet 25, 2017 RiANOViSTi
Russian Direct Investment Fund to Get Additional Capital in 2017

Russian Direct Investment Fund to Get Additional Capital in 2017

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) will receive additional capital in 2017 and the required amendments to the budget are to be reviewed by the parliament in the fall, a source familiar with the situation told Sputnik on Tuesday. « RDIF is going to get additional capital in 2017. The money will come from RDIF’s 10-percent quota in the National Welfare Fund, the appropriate decision was made. Necessary amendments into the[La suite……]

juillet 25, 2017 RiANOViSTi
‘No Critical Issues’: Siemens Products Can Be Replaced With Russian Analogues

‘No Critical Issues’: Siemens Products Can Be Replaced With Russian Analogues

ULAN-UDE (Republic of Buryatia, Russia), (Sputnik) — Russian state firms are not experiencing critical issues with replacing German conglomerate Siemens’ products with either domestically or globally-made products, Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich said Tuesday. « There are no critical issues: there are several manufacturers in the world that make these types of products, we are already beginning to produce many types of products ourselves, » Dvorkovich told reporters. Commenting on Siemens’[La suite……]

juillet 25, 2017 RiANOViSTi
OPEC+ Committee to Track Vienna Deal Abidance in St. Petersburg Monday

OPEC+ Committee to Track Vienna Deal Abidance in St. Petersburg Monday

ST. PETERSBURG (Sputnik) — The event is set to give recommendations to the 24 major oil producers participating in the agreement for the first time. The JMMC meeting will follow the Joint Technical Committee (JTC) held on Saturday, where representatives of the cartel member states met to discuss technical details of implementing decisions made in November 2016. Nigeria and Libya, who are exempt from the cuts, also attended the JTC talks,[La suite……]

juillet 24, 2017 RiANOViSTi
Nebenzya Expected to Take Up Post of Russia’s UN Envoy ‘in a Day or Two’

Nebenzya Expected to Take Up Post of Russia’s UN Envoy ‘in a Day or Two’

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Speaking to reporters, Gatilovsaid that Nebenzya « will take office in a day or two, » adding that « he will appear in New York in a day or two and will begin to fulfill his duties. » Nebenzya, the Russian deputy foreign minister, was announced to become a candidate for the post in May. Former Russian Ambassador to the UN Vitaly Churkin, who had occupied the post since 2006, passed away[La suite……]

juillet 24, 2017 RiANOViSTi

Matvienko: New US Sanctions Not to Significantly Affect Russian Economy

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Prospective US Congress sanctions against Russia will not dramatically hamper the country’s GDP and economic position, Russian upper house of parliament speaker Valentina Matvienko said Monday. « [Sanctions] will not affect the pace of Russia’s economic development, » Federation Council chair Matvienko said at a briefing. She noted that European Union member states view negatively « Washington’s evident desire to oust Russian energy suppliers from the European[La suite……]

juillet 24, 2017 RiANOViSTi
Moscow Open to Monitoring of Russian Oil Export Under OPEC Output Cut Deal

Moscow Open to Monitoring of Russian Oil Export Under OPEC Output Cut Deal

ST. PETERSBURG (Sputnik) – Russia is not opposed to the idea of having its oil export monitored under the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) oil production cut deal, Novak said. « With regard to the [oil] export, we do not mind the monitoring of [Russian] export. But … in general, when we talk about the balance of supply and demand, we must take into account the output as part[La suite……]

juillet 24, 2017 RiANOViSTi
Is Russia Really ‘Aiming Missiles at China’?

Is Russia Really ‘Aiming Missiles at China’?

« In early June 2017, Russian media reported that yet another Ground Forces missile brigade received the dreaded road-mobile 9K720 Iskander-M missile system (known in Russian military parlance as an ‘operational-tactical missile system,’ or OTRK in short), » The Diplomat reported earlier in July. « The brigade in question is the 29th Army’s newly established 3rd Missile Brigade, based in Russia’s colossal Eastern Military District (MD). Formed in December 2016,[La suite……]

juillet 24, 2017 RiANOViSTi
Russia Aims to Prevent External Meddling Before Presidential Vote

Russia Aims to Prevent External Meddling Before Presidential Vote

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – There has been an intensification of activities of « destructive forces » ahead of the presidential elections in Russia, Moscow will take measures to prevent outside interference, Matvienko said Monday. « There are presently attempts to influence via information on some social layers, involve certain agencies in this. Such activities have intensified in relation to the upcoming presidential elections, » Matvienko told a press conference adding that measures to prevent such interference would[La suite……]

juillet 24, 2017 RiANOViSTi
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