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​Decline in Russia’s GDP to cause domino effect in the region - EBRD
The Russian GDP forecast for 2015 was downgraded from plus 0.2 percent to a 4.8 percent decline by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. It’s due to falling oil prices and geopolitical tension that could mean a regional economic downturn.

19.01.2015 14:20

Putin calls Armenian president to express condolences over Gyumri tragedy
Russian President Vladimir Putin has called his Armenian counterpart, Serzh Sargsyan, to once again express condolences over the killing of an Armenian family of six in the city of Gyumri.

18.01.2015 17:56

Protesters demand Russian soldier’s trial in Armenia, clash with police
About a dozen people were injured after police dispersed a rally outside the Russian consulate in Gyumri, Armenia. The crowd demanded that a Russian serviceman accused of killing a family of six be transferred under Armenian jurisdiction.

15.01.2015 18:15

Armenians in Russia get equal labor rights after joining Moscow-led economic block
Armenian citizens working in Russia are to be given equal labor rights and social security as Russians following Armenia becoming a full member of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) earlier this month, the Russian government has said.

13.01.2015 11:50

Russian soldier in Armenia detained in mass killing of local family
A Russian soldier suspected of killing six members of in the same family in Armenia and wounding a seventh, an infant boy, has been detained on the Turkish border. The serviceman from Russia’s 102 Military Base went AWOL with his weapons Monday morning.

12.01.2015 16:09

‘CIA will continue torture with help of mediators’ – UK's former envoy to Uzbekistan
Craig Murray, British ambassador to Uzbekistan from 2002-2004, was fired when he revealed CIA rendition practices in Poland and Uzbekistan to UK leaders – and was branded a liar. The US torture report will hardly change the picture, he told RT.

10.12.2014 21:02

Moldova goes to the polls: Pro-EU parties square off against pro-Russian socialists
Moldova’s Socialist party is leading in the Sunday poll with 21 percent of the votes, followed by the rival Liberal Democrats with 19 percent, preliminary results say. Liberal parties pushing for integration with the EU are expected to form a bloc.

30.11.2014 17:35

‘We didn’t block EU creation, but they’re blocking us’ – Russian lawmaker
CIS countries should unite in order to resist the vast media and sanction pressure from the West, which is aimed at hampering the integration in Eurasia, a Russian senator says.

14.11.2014 14:24

Russia, Azerbaijan and Armenia agree: Nagorno-Karabakh conflict should be resolved peacefully
Russia, Azerbaijan and Armenia have agreed that the renewed violence in Nagorno-Karabakh enclave in the South Caucasus should be settled “in a peaceful way.” Leaders of the three states held a joint meeting as tensions worsened in the disputed area.

10.08.2014 12:17

Sochi may host Nagorno-Karabakh peace talks – Kremlin
The presidents of Russia, Azerbaijan, and Armenia may hold three-party talks in Sochi on Sunday to curb the recent outbreak of violence in the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh enclave in the South Caucasus, Moscow said.

09.08.2014 19:12

Putin to meet Armenian and Azerbaijani presidents in Sochi
The Russian President will hold talks with his colleagues from Armenia and Azerbaijan on Saturday as relations between the two Transcaucasia nations have deteriorated in the worst crisis since the beginning of the century.

08.08.2014 12:39

​Int’l community voices concern over escalating violence in Nagorno-Karabakh
The international community is raising growing concerns over the renewed violence in the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh enclave in the South Caucasus, urging the Armenian and Azerbaijani combatants to deescalate tensions.

04.08.2014 18:37