Russian Defense Minister Gen. Sergei Shoigu and his Chinese counterpart, Gen. Chang Wanquan, are due to meet in St. Petersburg on Tuesday to discuss international security and military-technological cooperation between their countries
The ruble was declining against the dollar and gaining against the euro in early trading on the Moscow Exchange on Tuesday amid steep fluctuations in the euro on Forex markets and an upward correction in oil prices as the markets remained sensitive to developments surrounding Greece.
Russia could stop cooperating with the United States in supplying titanium and exit the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) as response measures to NATO activation, first deputy head of the Russian State Duma international affairs committee Leonid Kalashnikov told Interfax on Monday.
Some of the U.S. supplies can be sent on board the Russian Progress freighter on July 3, sources at the Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) told Interfax-AVN after the crash of the U.S. cargo spacecraft Dragon.
Deputy chairman of the Federation Council Committee for Constitutional Legislation Konstantin Dobrynin has suggested that the American "don't ask, don't tell" principle be enshrined in the Russian law with respect to people of non-heterosexual orientation.
Former U.S. ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul has said NATO is not planning to invade Russia and there is no need for the Russian leadership to deploy S-400 air defense systems on its Western borders.
Moscow and Damascus did not suspend the implementation of agreements on military-technological cooperation, and Syria is currently receiving all weapons it needs from Russia, Syrian Ambassador to Russia Riad Haddad said.
The Arctic territories are drawing a large number of countries like a 'magnet', and Russia intends to protect its national interests by speeding up the development of these regions, Valentina Matviyenko said on June 26.
The Russian Presidential Administration and the government are discussing the establishment of the Center for Reforms which will be tasked to develop an economic model for effective operation under the impact of sanctions and the crisis, the newspaper Izvestia wrote on June 26