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© EPA-EFE/Julien de Rosa MOSCOW, April 22. /TASS/. France is grateful to Russia for its proposal to send specialists to help rebuild the fire-ravaged Notre-Dame cathedral, French Ambassador to Russia Sylvie Bermann told TASS on Monday. "We [in France] were touched by Russia’s offer to send specialists. We know that it has outstanding specialists, especially in the sphere Continue Reading
MOSCOW, April 22. /TASS/. The law on the stable operation of the Russian Internet segment (Runet) has nothing in common with the Chinese system of Internet regulation, head of the Russian telecom and mass media watchdog Roskomnadzor Alexander Zharov said on Monday at the plenary session in the Federation Council, the upper house of the Russian diet. "It has no relation to Continue Reading
MOSCOW, April 22. /TASS/. The Ukrainian parliament will be preventing the winner of the presidential race, Vladimir Zelensky, from mending ties with Russia, Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council Andrey Kortunov told TASS on Monday. "The powers of the Ukrainian president are more limited, he has to reckon to a greater extent with the parliament, and Continue Reading
© AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena NEW DELHI, April 22. /TASS/. At least 30 foreign nationals from 13 counties were killed in explosions in Sri Lanka on Sunday that claimed the lives of at least 290 people on Sunday, the Sri Lankan Foreign Ministry said on its website on Monday. It said explosions at churches and hotels of Sri Lanka killed one person from Bangladesh, 2 Chinese Continue Reading
MOSCOW, April 22. /TASS/. More than 280 new laboratories have been opened at research institutions of the Russian Academy of Sciences since 2018, the new labs will get financing this week, Minister of Science and Higher Education Mikhail Kotyukov told a session of the Federation Council upper house of the Russian parliament on Monday. "We have coordinated with the Russian Continue Reading
MOSCOW, April 22. /TASS/. Application of the law on ensuring the stable operation of the Russian Internet segment (Runet) and relevant equipment commissioning will not lead to worsening of Internet quality for Russian users, Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on Constitutional Legislation and State Building Andrey Klishas said on Monday at a plenary session of Continue Reading
KHIMKI /Moscow Region/, April 22. /TASS/. Scientists expect to observe about 3 million black holes and the flares of 700,000 stars, using the Spektr-RG astrophysical observatory, Observatory Scientific Head, Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences Rashid Syunyayev said on Monday. "We hope to observe about 3 million black holes and will be able to see the traces of Continue Reading
MOSCOW, April 22. /TASS/. Russian ice hockey player Bogdan Kiselevich, who plays as defender for NHL’s Winnipeg Jets, has been summoned to join the national team for the 2019 IIHF (International Ice Hockey Federation) World Championship, his agent Dan Milstein told TASS on Monday. "Kiselevich has received an invitation to join the national team of Russia," Milstein stated. Continue Reading
© Alexandr Ryumin/TASS MOSCOW, April 22. /TASS/. Russia’s state hi-tech corporation Rostec is planning to set up a cartridge-making holding company on the basis of the Central Research Institute of Precision Machine-Building (TsNIITochMash) already this year, Rostec Industrial Director for Conventional Armaments, Munitions and Special Chemistry Sergei Abramov said on Continue Reading
Viktor Medvedchuk © Yekaterina Shtukina/Russian Government Press Offcie/TASS MOSCOW, April 22. /TASS/. Ukraine’s ‘Opposition Platform - For Life’ party will support Ukrainian president-elect Vladimir Zelensky only if he takes practical steps to bring peace to Donbass, Chairman of the party’s Political Council Viktor Medvedchuk said in an interview with the Rossiya-24 TV Continue Reading
MOSCOW, April 22. /TASS/. The fate of the Ukrainian sailors detained in the Kerch Strait last November must be decided in a court decision, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told journalists on Monday in reply to the question whether the sailors could be released. "Certain legal procedures exist. Now, they [the Ukrainian sailors] are under investigation for violating the Continue Reading
MOSCOW, April 22. /TASS/. Sunday’s terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka could be revenge for the March 15 mosque shootings in New Zealand, Adviser to the Director of the Russian Institute of Strategic Studies Elena Suponina told TASS on Monday. "These attacks are related not only to the situation in Sri Lanka and South Asia, but also to the calls for a global jihad we hear from Continue Reading
MOSCOW, April 22. /TASS/. Russia and Japan has agreed to establish a working group on legal issues relating to joint business activities on the South Kuril Islands, the Russian Foreign Ministry’s statement issued following the fifth round of consultations between Russian and Japanese Deputy Foreign Ministers Igor Morgulov and Takeo Mori with the participation of the Continue Reading
© Valeriy Sharifulin/TASS MOSCOW, April 22. /TASS/. The world’s first successful combined transplantation of the lungs and kidney in a child with cystic fibrosis has been performed at the V.I. Shumakov Medical Research Center in Moscow, the center’s chief, Sergei Gotie, told a news conference on Monday. "I am pleased to present a unique clinical observation, which is the Continue Reading
MOSCOW, April 22. /TASS/. Russia’s state arms seller Rosoboronexport (part of the hi-tech corporation Rostec) will demonstrate over 200 weapon systems at the FAMEX-2019 international aerospace show in Santa Lucia, Mexico, on April 24-27, the company’s press office reported on Monday. "The integrated Russian exposition will feature the display stands of Rosoboronexport (No. Continue Reading
© Mikhail Metzel/TASS MOSCOW, April 22. /TASS/. Moscow will judge the new Ukrainian president by his actions, Russian Presidential Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters. "It will only be possible to judge [him] by his actions," Peskov pointed out. Russia respects the choice made by Ukrainian citizens who supported the country’s new president, but recalls that there were Continue Reading
MOSCOW, April 22. /TASS/. Sudan’s new authorities may show interest in hosting a Russian naval base, Head of the Russian Institute for Strategic Studies’ Center of the Near and Middle East Vladimir Fitin told TASS on Monday. He pointed out that "former President Omar al-Bashir’s government offered to host a Russian naval base, so there are numerous opportunities to boost Continue Reading
MOSCOW, April 22. /TASS/. Senators of Russia’s upper house of the Russian parliament, the Federation Council, have passed on Monday a bill allowing foreign tourists with Fan-IDs to travel to Russia without entry visas for matches of the 2020 UEFA Euro Cup. Last week, the bill was passed in the third and final reading by lawmakers from the State Duma, the parliament’s lower Continue Reading
MOSCOW, April 22. /TASS/. Iran’s Embassy in Moscow confirmed Minister of Defense Amir Hatami’s participation in the eighth Moscow Conference on International Security on April 23-25. "Yes, the defense minister will take part in the conference," the embassy told TASS on Monday. The Mehr News Agency earlier reported about his participation in the forum. In other mediaContinue Reading
MINSK, April 22. /TASS/. Belarus has developed a new air defense missile system dubbed TRIO to fight small-size drones, the republic’s State Military and Industrial Committee said on Monday. "The new surface-to-air missile system developed by specialists of BSVT - New Technologies has been created to provide air defense for military and industrial facilities, land troops’ Continue Reading