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Lavrov: Russia Ready for Constructive Dialogue with US

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

Russia and South Africa Set to Begin Visa-Free Regime

Russians will soon be able to visit South Africa without a visa for up to 90 days following the exchange of diplomatic notes between the two countries

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

Emergency Situations Minister: Russia Gave $250Mln in Aid Over Three Years

Russia has given a total of $250 million in humanitarian aid abroad over the past three years

Putin: ‘We Have Never Had Such a Level of Trust with China Before’

During an interview with Japanese media, Russian President Vladimir Putin noted that there has never been such a level of trust between Moscow and Beijing

Trump Adviser Sees Potential for Better Relations Between Russia, US

Carter Page thinks there is a great potential for the development of relations between Russia and the US

Austria’s Vice-Chancellor: Anti-Russia Sanctions Should Be Phased Out

Austria’s Vice-Chancellor and Minister of the Economy Reinhold Mitterlehner called for the gradual lifting of sanctions against Russia

Senior European Official Reflects on Positive Changes in Russia

Secretary General of the Council of Europe said that over the last 20 years positive changes have taken place in the country

Turkey Prime Minister: ‘We Learned Our Lesson’

Russia and Turkey are rapidly normalising relations as tensions between the two countries ease

Erdogan Approves Turkish Stream Agreement with Russia

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan signed a law ratifying the agreement with Russia on the construction of the Turkish Stream gas pipeline

Putin Approved Russia's New Foreign Policy Concept

Russia is aiming to secure its safety while strengthening its positions in the world economic system

Foreign Tourists Spend $1,200 in Russia on Average

Foreign tourists spend $1,200 in Russia on average, according to head of the Federal Tourism Agency

OPEC President: Russia Agreed To Cut Oil Output

Russia has agreed to cut its oil output by 300,000 barrels per day, a decision from which Citi analysts say the country may significantly benefit

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's Role in International Relations Decisive' – UN Secretary General

The new UN Secretary General said at a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin that he fully acknowledged the decisive role of Russia within the UN