The much-anticipated Q&A marathon by Russian President Vladimir Putin is expected to be heavy on economics and politics following major geopolitical shifts this year. RT is broadcasting it live for international audiences.
Obama is lifting Cuba sanctions not because they are morally wrong but due to their failure to deliver a result – which is still regime change, just like in the case of Russia, foreign affairs expert Nebojsa Malic told RT.
The combined effect produced by Western sanctions and low oil prices proves that there’s no place for Russia in the international financial system, believes British prime minister David Cameron, urging for more pressure on Moscow.
Journalist and former European Parliament member, Giulietto Chiesa of Italy, was detained by the Tallinn police due to his pro-Russian views, which make him a threat to Estonia’s national security, the country’s Foreign Ministry told RT in an e-mail.
Luxury cars, jewellery, fridges and TVs are selling like hot cakes. Russians are rushing to buy retail after 'Black Tuesday’ - the day the Ruble lost 20% of its value. And you can watch it on social media.
Federation Council Chair Valentina Matviyenko has ordered a vote on a parliamentary investigation into the recent activities of the Central Bank and its alleged role in the worst-ever plunge of the ruble rate.
Russia has agreed to pay €1.86 billion in compensation to former Yukos shareholders after the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) refused its appeal, said Russian Justice Minister Aleksandr Konovalov.
Russian security forces have arrested a suspected organizer of the hostage-taking at a Moscow theater in 2002. He is said to have provided weapons and explosives to the terrorists, who took over 900 people hostage in a crisis that led to over 130 deaths.
The shortest day of the year is almost at hand. The longest night of worry for Russia’s economy is already upon us. Despite financial storm clouds which threaten international contagion, there is still hope.
A Russian lawmaker proposes a ban on expressions such as ‘Islamic terrorist’ and ‘Islamist militant’ in the mass media, claiming they give people the wrong impression about Islam and put ordinary believers at risk.