PressTV-No one would survive US-Russia nuclear war: Putin. Russian President Vladimir Putin says if the United States and Russia decided to use their nuclear weapons in a potential conflict with one another, no one would survive that war to claim victory.
“I don’t think anyone would survive such a [nuclear] conflict,” said Putin in an interview by American film director Oliver Stone, which is to be broadcast next week as a documentary titled “The Putin Interviews” by a US-based cable network. Stone had asked Putin whether the US would emerge “dominant” in a “hot war.” In the interview, a short portion of which was made available to RT as a teaser for the documentary, Putin further described the US-led NATO military alliance as an instrument of American foreign policy and said those states that join the organization as members inevitably become US “vassals.”
“Once a country becomes a NATO member, it is hard to resist the pressures of the US. And all of a sudden, any weapons system can be placed in this country. Cookies are Not Accepted - New York Times. Log In - New York Times. ‘Low efficiency’: Only 23 Tomahawk missiles out of 59 reached Syrian airfield, Russian MoD says. Foreign Ministry statement regarding Palestinian-Israeli settlement - News - The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. В Москве глубоко обеспокоены положением дел в палестино-израильском урегулировании.
В то время, как палестинцы и израильтяне вот уже почти три года не ведут между собой политических переговоров, обстановка на местах неуклонно деградирует. Вакуум в ближневосточном мирном процессе создает благоприятную почву для односторонних шагов, которые подрывают перспективы международно признанного решения палестинской проблемы, в соответствии с которым два государства – Израиль и Палестина – будут сосуществовать в мире и безопасности друг с другом и всеми своими соседями. В Москве по-прежнему считают формулу переговорного двухгосударственного урегулирования оптимальной и отвечающей как национальным интересам дружественных нам палестинского и израильского народов, так и интересам всех стран региона и мирового сообщества в целом. US strike on Syria is widely hailed, but angers Russia. BEIRUT (AP) — World leaders rallied around the United States after it launched a missile strike early Friday on a Syrian air base in response to this week's chemical attack, while Russia condemned the move as "aggression" and suspended crucial coordination with Washington in Syria's congested skies.
The overnight missile attack, which marked the first time the U.S. has directly targeted Syrian President Bashar Assad's forces, was condemned by his allies in Russia and Iran but welcomed by the Syrian opposition and its supporters, who expressed hope it signaled a turning point in the devastating six-year-old civil war. The bombing represents Trump's most dramatic military order since taking office and thrusts the U.S. administration deeper into the complex Syrian conflict. The Obama administration threatened to attack Assad's forces after previous chemical attacks, but never followed through. About 60 U.S. Moscow’s support for Damscus ‘not unconditional,' Assad doesn’t follow Russia’s orders - Peskov.
The assistance that Russia lends to the government of President Bashar Assad in resolving the Syrian crisis is “not unconditional,” Kremlin spokesman, Dmitry Peskov told AP, adding that Moscow cannot just make Assad follow its orders.
Russia and the Syrian government are engaged into “a relationship of cooperation, of exchange of views and full mutual support,” Peskov said, stressing that their relations are equitable and not hierarchical. He admitted that Moscow’s support of Damascus is not unconditional by saying that "unconditional support is not possible in this current world," but stressed that "it is not correct to say that Moscow can convince Mr. Assad to do whatever is wanted in Moscow.” St. Petersburg Metro bomber, identified as 22yo Dzhalilov, planted another bomb.
The Russian Investigative Committee has identified 22-year-old Akbarzhon Dzhalilov, a Kyrgyz-born Russian citizen, as the suspect believed to have carried out the terrorist bombing in the Saint Petersburg Metro.
“The investigators have identified a male suspect who set off an explosive device inside a metro train in Saint Petersburg,” Svetlana Petrenko, spokesperson of the Investigative Committee said in a statement. “The suspect is Akbarzhon Dzhalilov, born in 1995.” Read more According to the Investigative Committee, the same suspect planted a second IED at Ploshchad Vosstaniya station, which did not explode. “Following a genetic examination and analysis of CCTV footages, the investigation assumes that this particular person who carried out the suicide attack also left a bag containing the explosive device at Ploshchad Vosstaniya,” the committee said. St Petersburg metro bomb blast kills 10, wounds dozens. At least 10 people have been killed and dozens wounded after a bomb blast ripped through a train carriage in the metro system of Saint Petersburg, Russia's second city, according to officials.
Russian authorities opened a criminal case over Monday's explosion on charges of a "terrorist act", but said they would also consider all other possible causes. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the bombing. Ambulances and fire engines descended on the central Sennaya Ploshchad metro station after the blast at around 240pm (11:40 GMT). In Russia cortei contro i corrotti. Fermato Navalny. Sicurezza internazionale Cecenia: 12 morti in un attacco alla Guardia Nazionale. Ex-Russia MP Denis Voronenkov killed in Ukraine: police. Former Russian member of parliament Denis Voronenkov has been shot dead in Ukraine's capital, Kiev, according to Ukrainian authorities.
Kiev police chief Andriy Kryshchenko confirmed on Thursday in televised comments that "the identity of the dead man has been established" as the former politician. Voronenkov had just left the Premier Palace Hotel in central Kiev when a man opened fire, a police spokesman said, adding that a bodyguard had managed to wound the attacker.
Voronenkov, 45, and his wife Maria Maksakova, also a former Russian politician, have been outspoken critics of Russia's leadership. State Media Giant Rossiya Segodnya to Launch New Agency in 45 Languages – Report. State-run news agency Rossiya Segodnya is set to launch a new media project this month in dozens of different languages, RBC Daily reported Wednesday.
Dmitry Kiselyov, the controversial head of Rossiya Segodnya, will unveil the new project together with Margarita Simonyan, the agency's editor-in-chief, at a private presentation on Nov. 10, the newspaper reported. The project, which reportedly has the working title "Sputnik," will be presented to the press at a later news conference, it said.
Litvinenko Inquiry Report web version. Federal Security Service (FSB) - Russia / Soviet Intelligence Agencies. The Federal Security Service (FSB - Federal'naya Sluzhba Bezopasnosti, previously known as Federal Counterintelligence Service - FSK) is a successor of the KGB and has responsibility for all security operations at home and abroad.
There is a paucity of public information in regard to the workings of the FSB. It is the most powerful of the successors to the KGB. Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) Sluzhba Vneshney Razvedki - Russia / Soviet Intelligence. Yasenevo 11 Kolpachny Moscow, 0101000 Moscow phone Number = 095 923 62 13 The Soviet Union's Committee for State Security dissolved along with the USSR in late 1991.
However, most of its assets and activities have continued through several separate organizations. The Foreign Intelligence Service [SVR] was the first element of the KGB to establish a separate identity [as the Central Intelligence Service - Centralnaya Sluzhbza Razvedkyin [CSR] in October 1991, incorporating most of the foreign operations, intelligence-gathering and intelligence analysis activities of the KGB First Chief Directorate. In September 1991, Gorbachev named Yevgeni Primakov to the post of first deputy chairman of the USSR Committee of State Security (KGB) and chief of the KGB's First Directorate. Primakov was confirmed by Russian president Boris Yeltsin as the head of the SVR, which replaced the CSR in December 1991. Trump and Russia. Donald Trump is the 45th president of the United States. How could this happen? Politicians, experts, journalists will long be debating this question.
Why did Russia offer autonomy for Syria’s Kurds? Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov attends a news conference in Moscow, Jan. 17, 2017. (photo by REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin) Author: Week in Review Posted January 29, 2017 Russia seizes diplomatic momentum on Syria Summary⎙ Print Draft constitution from Russia seeks to decentralize Syrian state authority, limit presidential powers; Turkish forces struggle in two-front campaign against both the Islamic State and Syrian Kurds; Al-Monitor offers in-depth reporting on Syrian Kurdish region.
UN Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura praised the Russian-brokered Syria talks in Astana, Kazakhstan, which ended Jan. 24, as a “concrete step” toward implementation of United Nations Security Council resolutions dealing with Syria, commending Russia, Turkey and Iran for setting up a mechanism to ensure compliance with the cease-fire announced last month. Syria withdrawal: Russian aircraft carrier to leave country. Russia will begin scaling down its military deployment to Syria on Friday, military leaders said, with Moscow's only aircraft carrier to be first to quit the conflict zone. "In accordance with the decision of the supreme commander of the Russian armed forces Vladimir Putin, the Russian defence ministry is beginning the reduction of the armed deployment to Syria," Russian news agencies quoted military chief Valery Gerasimov as saying.
Gerasimov said that a naval group headed by aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov, a Soviet-era ship named after a Second World War navy commander, would be the first to leave the area. "The tasks set for the aircraft carrier group during its military mission have been fulfilled," added Russia's main commander in Syria Andrei Kartapolov, agencies reported. La "vendetta" di Obama: espulsi 35 diplomatici russi. E Putin: "Ci saranno ritorsioni" Putin says Muslim refugees should go to Saudi Arabia or Iran “Where their radical beliefs are considered the norm” - Fresh News.
TASS: Russian Politics & Diplomacy - Russia not to support France initiative to send monitoring mission to Aleppo. UNITED NATIONS, December 18. /TASS/. France’s initiative to send a monitoring mission to Eastern Aleppo is unrealizable and dangerous, Russia cannot let a relevant United Nations Security Council resolution be passed, Russian Permanent Representative to the United Nations Vitaly Churkin said on Sunday. "We believe quite simply that what they are proposing is unworkable and dangerous," he told journalists ahead of a Security Council meeting. La nuova Duma: la continuità di Putin e il fattore astensione.
U.S. formally accuses Russia of using cyberattacks to subvert elections - U.S. Election 2016 - Haaretz - Israel News. The U.S. government on Friday formally accused Russia of a campaign of recent cyberattacks against Democratic Party organizations. Intelligence officials say they are confident that the Russian government directed the recent breaches of emails from American people and institutions, including U.S. political organizations. The Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the Department of Homeland Security have released a joint statement saying that based on the "scope and sensitivity" of the hacking efforts, only Russia's "senior-most officials" could have authorized these activities. Pressure has been mounting on the Obama administration to call out Russia on the hacking of political groups, including the Democratic National Committee. More details to follow.
Europa-Russia, bombardieri di Mosca nei cieli europei. Ma anche la Russia si sente aggredita. Islam: 100 Ulema a Grozny per servire Putin. Parliamentary Elections, 18 September 2016. Turkish FM says Moscow, Ankara have similar views on Syrian settlement. Exciting countdown for Turkey and Russia. Erdogan says his talks with Putin will open new page in bilateral relations. Russia and the US Change their Policies on Syria.
Putin and Erdogan mend ties after Russia-Turkey jet incident. Netanyahu-Putin, il risiko delle alleanze. Saudi Arabia & Iran: What Can Putin Do? Will Russian arms soon start flowing to Libya? The Secret of Putin’s Survival by Andrei Kolesnikov. Alexander Litvinenko and the Banality of Evil in Putin’s Russia. Are the Russians actually behind the Panama Papers? Panama papers, il tesoro da 2 miliardi che conduce alla cerchia di Putin. Per Mosca è «una montatura» Alert: Nato schiera truppe e carrarmati anti Russia. Le mosse di Putin in Siria spiegate in quattro punti. Putin is no master of strategy – his Syria plan was a shambles.
Putin to Assad: Do Svidaniya. Is He Serious? Rebels cite weak Assad army, economic woes for Russian pullout. Putin annuncia il ritiro dalla Siria, le sei fasi della «missione compiuta» If Putin thinks he's "achieved his objectives in Syria" then it's abundantly clear taking out ISIS wasn't among them. @Ms_Shah_H. Putin orders start of Russian military withdrawal from Syria, says ‘objectives achieved’ Sources of Russia’s Stagnation. More Putin than Putin. Financial Times: "Putin ha chiesto ad Assad di lasciare". Il Cremlino smentisce. Slittano i colloqui di Ginevra. Syrian opposition rejects talks before goodwill steps. Vladimir Putin asked Bashar al-Assad to go. Russia’s Director of Military Intelligence Dies Unexpectedly. ISIS to Putin: Welcome to Hell, Vlad! - The Islamic Monthly.