An European News Headlines Digest

 
article thumbnailUp to 8,000 people take part in unauthorized opposition rally in Moscow

Up to 8,000 people are taking part in an unauthorized opposition rally in central Moscow, a police spokesman told TASS on March 26."About 7,000-8,000 people are at the site of the unsanctioned public rally in Moscow’s Tverskaya Street and adjacent  [ ... ]


article thumbnailPolice warns Muscovites against unauthorized rallies

The police are asking Muscovites and guests of the city to refrain from taking part in the unauthorized rallies planned for March 26.Participants in the opposition’s protest in central Moscow may face fines up to 20,000 rubles (about $333) and arr [ ... ]


article thumbnailRussia's Foreign Ministry surprised by new U.S. sanctions

Russia’s Foreign Ministry expresses disappointment over the U.S. authorities’ decision to introduce sanctions against 8 more Russian companies, the ministry’s official spokeswoman Maria Zakharova wrote on her Facebook page."The U.S. administra [ ... ]


article thumbnailRussia cuts oil production by 185,000 barrels per day

Russia has cut oil production by 185,000 barrels per day, as of today, under the agreement with OPEC, Energy Minister Alexander Novak told reporters on March 25. "Now by 185,000," he said, answering a reporter’s question.Earlier, Russia was reporte [ ... ]


article thumbnailEruption of Kamchatka's volcano surprises scientists

The eruption of the Kambalny volcano in southern Kamchatka on Saturday has surprised scientists of the Kamchatka Volcanic Eruption Response Team (KVERT) of the Russian Academy of Scientists. "KVERT’s specialists since 1993 have been monitoring both [ ... ]


article thumbnailUS-Russian relations worst in over half-century - Kissinger

U.S. veteran diplomat and political expert Henry Kissinger believes the U.S.-Russian relations are in the worst shape in half-a-century now, Russian diplomat and scholar Vladimir Lukin, who is a member of the upper house of Russian parliament, told T [ ... ]


article thumbnailRussia suggests setting up international coalition for demining Syria

Russia suggests that an international coalition should be set up for demining operations in Syria, Russia’s Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations Yevgeny Zagainov said at a meeting of the UN Security Council."Syria is the only place [ ... ]


article thumbnailIslamic State claims responsibility for attack on Russians in Chechnya

The Islamic State terrorist grouping has claimed responsibility for an attack on a base of the Federal National Guard Troops Service (Russian Guards) in the township of Naurskaya in Chechnya, a spokesperson for the Russian Guards public relations sec [ ... ]


article thumbnailAttack on Russian Guard in Chechnya unit might be coordinated from Syria

Actions of the armed gang that attacked a Russian Guard unit in Chechnya might have been coordinated from Syria, said on March 24."Last night’s incident once again demonstrates that they were not petty hooligans. We are fighting against bandits, ag [ ... ]


article thumbnailFrom Peter the Great to Gagarin: 7 streets honoring famous Russians

Peter the Great Street, Paris (France)Rue Pierre le Grand, Paris. / Photo: Legion MediaTsar Peter the Great, who founded St. Petersburg and pivoted Russia toward Europe, spent more than a month in Paris in 1717, from May 7 to June 20. Peter requested [ ... ]


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article thumbnailIan Bremmer: 'It is possible Trump will recognize Crimea as Russian'

You call 2017 a year of "geopolitical recession". What is the crux of this trend? Should we speak of a multipolar or a non-polar world?It’s definitely a non-polar order, one that I call "G-zero" to distinguish it from the delusion that the G7 holds [ ... ]


article thumbnailTennis star Sharapova set for comeback at Stuttgart tournament in April

Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova is set to make her comeback following a doping suspension on April 26 at the tennis tournament in Stuttgart, the tournament’s press service announced on Jan. 10."Fans of the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix can look for [ ... ]


article thumbnailTrump desperately needs better intelligence briefings on Russia

The surprisingly hollow declassified report by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), apparently intended to prove Vladimir Putin’s personal interference in the U.S. presidential election, should be a cause of genuine alarm for [ ... ]


article thumbnailTimeless precision in the court of the Tsars

The Russian Imperial House, like other monarchies, had their own exclusive suppliers. Source: Press photoThe royal warrant of appointment has always been an exclusive recognition granted to a purveyor to the royal family. It's an indicator of the fi [ ... ]


article thumbnailKremlin ready for talks on normalizing U.S. ties even under sanctions

Moscow is ready for dialogue with Washington on normalizing bilateral relations even if sanctions are not lifted, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Jan. 10.Peskov answered a question on whether lifting anti-Russian restrictions is a n [ ... ]


article thumbnailRussia points to 10% jump in outbound tourism during holiday season

The number of Russian tourists travelling abroad during the holiday season rose ten percent this year compared with the 2015-2016 season, Executive Director of the Association of Tour Operators of Russia (ATOR), Maya Lomidze said in an interview with [ ... ]


article thumbnailPoll shows half of Russians welcome granting citizenship to foreign actors

Almost half of Russians (49 percent) welcome granting Russian citizenship to renowned foreign athletes and leading members of the arts, the All-Russia Public Opinion Research Center said in a statement."Most of our fellow citizens either view these c [ ... ]


article thumbnailGoogle buys rights to the Russian TV series 'Locust'

Source: kinopoisk.ruGoogle has bought rights for screening the Russian TV series Locust (Sarancha) in digital store Google Play, reports vc.ru with reference to the representative of the production company "Sreda".As "Sreda", Locust is available on G [ ... ]


article thumbnailAnkara center for modern art named after assassinated Russian ambassador

The Center for Modern Art in Turkey’s capital of Ankara, where Russian Ambassador Andrei Karlov was assassinated by a terrorist, has been named after the diplomat, Turkish Anadolu news agency reported.The Cankaya district municipality head Alper Ta [ ... ]


article thumbnailPenile foreskin innovation can end animal testing, say Siberian researchers

Siberian scientists have developed a system to extract cells from a male's penile foreskin in order to grow artificial human skin. This research was made possible thanks to a $537,000 grant from Russia's Ministry of Education and Science. “We us [ ... ]


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