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Russia to Sign New Military Doctrine With Belarus

Military threats, combined with political and economic pressure from Western countries have forced Russia and Belarus to take reciprocal measures, one of which is the new Military Doctrine, as stated by Russian Defence Minister Sergey Shoigu.  “Apart from military threats, we continue to face political and economic pressure against our countries from the so-called ‘collective


Russia is Scheduling Repatriation Flight From Afghanistan  

Russia is currently working on scheduling a specific date for a repatriation flight from Afghanistan for Russian citizens, according to the Russian Ambassador to Kabul Dmitry Zhirnov.   “We are now working on it, working on a specific date,” the Ambassador specified. As reminded, the participants of the Moscow-format consultations (Russia, Afghanistan, India, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan,


Iran’s Arms Deals With Russia to Tighten Bilateral Relations 

The conclusion of arms purchase contracts will bolster the relations of Moscow and Tehran, thinks the Chief of the General Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Mohammad Hossein Bagheri. This was told by him at a meeting with the Russian Navy Deputy Commander-in-Chief, Vice-Admiral Vladimir Kasatonov.  It is specified that Bagheri arrived in Moscow on


WHO Resumed Approval Process for Sputnik V

The World Health Organization (WHO) has resumed the approval process for Russia’s Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine, as reported by the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF).   BREAKING: @WHO confirmed Sputnik V pre-qualification process is on track and entering its final stage. A group of WHO inspectors is due to visit Russia shortly to round up all


Russian Vaccine Against Coronavirus to Be Produced in Moroccan Laboratory

The Moroccan laboratory plans to produce the Russian vaccine against coronavirus, Sputnik V, and distribute it, as the cooperation documents have been already signed, according to the Russian Trade Representative in Morocco Artem Tsinamdzgvrishvili.  The trade representative recalled that in December 2020, with the participation of the representative office, the Russian vaccine was registered by


Swedish Armed Forces Simulated War During Russian Military Exercise

During the Russian exercises “Zapad-2021” (“West-2021”), the Swedish military simulated a war situation: one of the Swedish submarines received an unexpected order to meet at sea with a support ship and take on board combat torpedoes. In such a way Swedes rehearsed actions in case the enemy defeated all the coastal bases of the fleet.  


Today: Russian Foreign Ministry Holds Talks With Taliban

Representatives of the new Afghan government from the Taliban movement have arrived in Moscow today, on October 20, along with delegates from ten other regional powers for consultations. The delegation is headed by the Deputy Head of the interim Afghan government, Abdul Salam Hanafi, and includes the Afghan Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi. The meeting


Sergey Lavrov: NATO’s Reaction to Russia’s Steps Revealed Bloc’s Losing Position

NATO’s reaction to Russia’s decision to suspend the work of diplomatic missions in Brussels and Moscow demonstrates that the Alliance understands its losing position, as stated by the Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.   According to the NATO Spokesperson, Oana Lungescu, the bloc regrets Russia’s decision to suspend diplomatic missions in Brussels and Moscow but remains


Russian Defence Jets Escorted US Air Force Planes Over Black Sea

Two Russian Su-30 fighters escorted two B-1B bombers and two KC-135 tanker aircraft of the US Air Force over the Black Sea after the Russian crew members identified the air targets, as reported on Wednesday, October 20, by the country’s Ministry of Defence.   “On October 19, 2021, Russian airspace controls over the neutral waters of


Mexico to Start Packaging Russian Vaccine in November 2021

The packaging of the Russian vaccine against the coronavirus, Sputnik V, will begin in Mexico in the second half of November this year, according to a statement released by the Birmex Mexican state pharmaceutical company.  The Sputnik V vaccine developed by the National Centre for Epidemiology and Microbiology, Gamaleya, will start to be packaged in Mexico


Russia Suspends NATO Information Office in Moscow 

NATO previously confirmed that it had revoked the accreditation of eight employees of the Russian mission to the bloc and reduced the number of accreditations for the country to ten. In response, the Russian Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov, announced on Monday that Russia has suspended the operation of NATO’s information office in Moscow, Sputnik reports.  


Russia to Boost Coal Supplies to India

The Ministry of Energy of Russia and the Ministry of Steel Industry of India signed a memorandum on increasing the supply of coking coal to 40 million tonnes per year. Thus, India plans to significantly increase steel production in the medium term. Daniil Karimov, the Managing Director of the metallurgy sector of the Analytical Department

Economics |  18.10.21

Russia Occupied Third Place in Bitcoin Global Mining Rates

Russia is now ranked as the world’s third-biggest bitcoin miner, with the country being responsible for 11.23 per cent of the global “hash rate”, according to the University of Cambridge statistics.  The first place in the rating is taken by the US, which accounted for 35.4 per cent of the world’s bitcoin mining power and