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Russian Energy Supplies Help China Solve Electricity Issues


Increased energy supplies from Russia to China through the Amurskaya-Heihe overhead transmission line mitigate electricity shortages in China, according to the State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC).   It is noted by the SGCC that the Amurskaya-Heihe transmission line is the highest voltage class cross-border transmission line in China. At the request of Beijing, Russian state

Russia Blamed US for Russian Diplomats Expulsion From Bulgaria


On April 29, 2021, the Russian diplomatic mission in Sofia announced that Bulgaria had declared the assistant military attache persona non grata. According to the Russian Ambassador in Bulgaria, Eleonora Mitrofanova, this has happened because the US side set the task of “squeezing Russia out of all spheres of Bulgarian life” to the country’s authorities,

EU Parliament Going to Review Relations With Russia


The EU Parliament at its plenary session in Strasbourg approved a report by the Lithuanian MP, Andrius Kubilius, calling on the EU authorities to review relations with Russia, TASS reports.  In total, 494 deputies voted in favour of the new document, 103 against it, and 72 abstained from voting. It is specified that the document

Sergey Lavrov: Russia Has Repeatedly Tried to Restore Relations With Georgia


Currently, Russia and Georgia have almost no official diplomatic relations, which was stated by the Russian Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov, TASS reports.  “As for Georgia, we have almost no relations. They were, in fact, broken at the initiative of Tbilisi,” Lavrov stated. He noted that Russia has repeatedly expressed its readiness to restore diplomatic cooperation

Insight | Around Russia  | 27.08.21

Russians Would Gladly Work With Friends But Not Relatives


The majority of Russians would not like to work in a subordination, nor to be a boss of their family members, while working together with their best friends seems to be quite an attractive idea for them, which follows from the results of a survey conducted by specialists of the SuperJob job search service.  According

Russia International | Trading  | 13.08.21

Russia and Moldova Agreed to Lift Trade Restrictions


Russia and Moldova have agreed to lift trade restrictions, according to the Deputy Chief of Staff of the Presidential Administration, Dmitry Kozak, following a meeting with Moldovan President, Maia Sandu, RadioSputnik reports.  It is noted that on Wednesday, August 11, 2021, Kozak arrived on a working visit to Chisinau, where he held consultations with representatives

Norway Called for Dialogue With Russia


Norway needs to conduct a more active dialogue with Russia, the candidate for Prime Minister of Norway, Jonas Gahr Støre, said, RIA Novosti reports with reference to VG. According to the politician, the sharp reduction in contacts between the countries deserves criticism.  “This is our big neighbour, and Norway has a long tradition of joint

Russian Foreign Ministry: Japan Cannot Look Straight in the Eyes of History


The provocative action was organized near the Russian Embassy in Tokyo on the occasion of the anniversary of the Soviet Union’s entry into the war against militaristic Japan, Sputnik reports. In the opinion of the Russian Foreign Ministry’s officials, the protest action was held with the connivance of the Japanese authorities.   “Such actions carried out

Sergey Lavrov: Russia Stands for Peaceful Cooperation Between Countries


Russia stands for a peaceful and responsible foreign policy, consistently advocating the achievement of broad agreements on peaceful and pragmatic cooperation between states, according to the Russian Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov, in an interview with the Komsomolskaya Pravda newspaper published on the Ministry’s official website.  Lavrov drew attention to the fact that “over the past

Estonian Diplomat in Moscow Declared Persona Non Grata


Estonian Ambassador to Russia, Margus Laidre, was announced that an employee of the Estonian diplomatic mission in Moscow must leave the country within a week, according to the official portal of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.   It is noted that a resolute protest was made to Laidre and a note was handed in which

Insight | Around Russia  | 12.07.21

New Survey: Russians’ Intimate Life and Attitude to Sex


Specialists of the All-Russian Public Opinion Research Centre (VTsIOM) conducted a study on the sex life of Russians and found out that the vast majority of the country’s residents (90%) are convinced that sex can be in relations of people older than 50 (95% among citizens 45-54 years old and 94% aged 55+).   According to