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Russians Want to Move Closer to the West More Than Ever Since 2000

A majority of Russians (71%) are in favour of the expansion of economic, political and cultural ties and convergence with the West

Russia and US to Work Together on Reducing Space Mission Risks

The Russian Academy of Science’s Institute of Biomedical Problems is developing a scientific programme for a series of tests on insulation to safeguard ISS

China, Belarus Russians’ Favourite Countries – Poll

A survey by independent pollster Levada Centre revealed that the majority of Russians are kindly disposed towards Belarus and China (79% and 78%)

The Story Behind the Sale of Alaska

The skeleton in America’s closet, or why Russia sold Alaska to the US

Russians Believe Country’s Influence in World at All-Time High – Poll

According to a poll by the All-Russian Public Opinion Research Centre, or VTsIOM, more and more Russians consider their country to be an influential world power

Russia and Micronesia Agree to Visa-Free Regime

Russia and Micronesia have agreed on the introduction of a visa-free regime for travel up to 30 days

Russia and South Africa to Begin Visa-Free Regime from March 30

From March 30, Russians be able to visit South Africa without a visa for up to 90 days following the exchange of diplomatic notes between the two countries

Russia and US May Form Joint Committee to Combat Terrorism

Russia and the US could potentially form a joint committee to combat international terrorism, according to Leonid Slutsky

Russian Ambassador in US: Economic Relationship Between Two Countries to Improve

"There is life beyond sanctions. We see that many US companies working with us feel comfortable and don't intend to change their strategy," Kislyak said.

Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov Proposes Hermitage Branch in Abu Dhabi

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov proposed the idea of opening a branch of the State Hermitage Museum during the Russian-Arab Cooperation Forum in Abu Dhabi

New German Foreign Minister Calls for Better Russia Relations

New German Minister for Foreign Affairs Sigmar Gabriel is interested in maintaining positive relations with Moscow

Lavrov Lauds Relations Between Russia and China

During a speech at the State Duma, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov praised the current state of relations between Russia and China

Russians, Armenians No Longer Need International Passports for Mutual Travel

Russia and Armenia have agreed to allow their citizens to travel between the two countries using internal rather than foreign passports

Lavrov: Russia Ready for Constructive Dialogue with US

The Russian Foreign Ministry hopes for a constructive dialogue with the new US administration

Trump Calls on US to Focus on Internal Affairs Instead of Imposing Sanctions on Russia

US President-elect Donald Trump said "we ought to get on with our lives"

UN Secretary General Praises Moscow’s Role in International Security

During a telephone conversation with Russian Foreign Minister, UN Secretary General praised Moscow’s role in matters related to international peace and security

Kremlin Would Welcome Kissinger’s Part in US Talks

According to the Press Secretary of the President of Russia, Dmitry Peskov, the Kremlin considers Kissinger a savvy politician with profound knowledge of US-Russian relations

Russia and Japan to Ease Visa Regime on Jan. 1

Starting Jan. 1, 2017, the visa regime between Russia and Japan will be simplified

Bloomberg Analysts Forecast Weaker Sanctions for Russia

According to the analysts, if the sanctions are lifted, Russia’s GDP growth in 2017 will accelerate by 0.2% and by 0.5% in 2018

Moscow-Lima Cooperation Programme Signed

A cooperation programme between the capitals of Russia and Peru that is the first of its kind in the history of diplomatic relations between the two countries has been signed

Japan’s Softbank CEO Calls Russia ‘Second Interest’ After US

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to Japan and the activities of the Russian-Japanese Business Council have piqued Japanese businesses’ interest in working in Russia

Lavrov: Russia Is Interested in Normal Relations with US and EU

Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says that Russia is interested in normal relations with the United States and European Union