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Kiev expects Contact Group to announce date of truce in Donbass

KIEV – Ukrainian Foreign Minister Vadim Pristaiko expects that the Trilateral Contact Group (Russia, Ukraine and the OSCE) will announce on December 18 the date of the start of the ceasefire in Donbass. “I hope that in the near future, exactly on Wednesday, the specific date of the ceasefire will be announced, I would like […]


Russia-EU Dialogue: how should we behave today and what to expect from tomorrow?

Confrontation in the international arena often aggravates relations between different countries. Russia and European countries are no exception. Today, in order to develop mutually beneficial international cooperation in Europe, it is crucial to define the role of strategic communication in relations between Russia and the EU. Members of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy […]


By Igumen Nikon of Mt. Athos – It’s not because we sin that we don’t go to Heaven. You have to know that the only sinless one was Christ and no one else. It’s not because we commit sins that we don’t go to Heaven. While we’re still alive and our eyes are open—we sin. We […]

US Military Tests Previously Banned Ballistic Missile

Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, US – The Air Force tested a prototype of a non-nuclear ballistic missile that was previously banned by an arms control treaty from which President Donald Trump withdrew earlier this year, the Pentagon announced on Thursday. “On Thursday, December 12, 2019, at 8:30 am Pacific Time, the US Air Force, […]

China promises to boost economic growth by 2020

BEIJING – China’s leaders promise to boost economic growth next year, even with the current trade war with the US, as well as reducing poverty and pollution. Communist Party leaders, in a statement issued Friday, pledged at an annual planning meeting to promote technology-based development and competition, further opening up the state-dominated economy. The Annual […]

Russia-China trade may break new record in 2019

A new record in the history of economic and trade relations between Beijing and Moscow would have been set with the volume of its trade reaching US $110 billion in 2019. From January to November, trade between the two countries was 3.1% higher than in the same period of 2018. In the first ten months […]

Washington’s Proposed New Sanctions Against Turkey Also Aimed Against Russia

With the world fixated on Turkish actions against Syria, Greece and Libya at the moment, the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the Senate of the United States Congress approved a bill, “Promoting American National Security and Preventing the Resurgence of ISIS Act,” spearheaded and thoroughly promoted by staunch anti-Syria/Venezuela/Iran/Russia Democratic Senator Robert Menendez who celebrated […]

US intimidation of Russian weapons could cause collapse in US market

The Trump administration has made a major effort to dissuade countries from buying Russian military equipment, however, this may be “a double-edged sword”. This is because such measures may drive US customers away from Russian, Chinese or European arms makers, according to military analyst Omar Lamrani. In an article published by Stratfor, Lamrani states that […]


By Anna Berseneva-Shankevich – Alexander was present at the birth of almost all of his children. Eugenia studied his family tree and made an astonishing discovery. When many of their friends divorced, the Ulyevs endured a trial which made their family even more united. They are confident that their life is a chain of miracles […]