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Terrorism makes int’l security services cooperation ‘possible, necessary’ – New Russian intel chief

12 hours agoLocal Interest / Russia : RT

Security services of various countries should coordinate their efforts despite all political differences, the newly appointed chief of the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR), Sergey Naryshkin, told Russian media in an interview. Read Full Article at

Putin proposes longtime ally as new Duma speaker, calls for urgent session

2 days agoLocal Interest / Russia : RT

Vladimir Putin has asked Russian lawmakers to elect Vyacheslav Volodin – the first deputy head of the presidential administration – as the new State Duma speaker. Putin told officials to gather for the first session of the new parliament before October 5. Read Full Article at

Europe & Russia will eventually have common economic space – envoy

2 days agoLocal Interest / Russia : RT

The Russian envoy to the European Union has said he believes that the current sanctions employed by both sides would give way to long-term cooperation within a common economic space. Read Full Article at

Putin appoints Duma speaker Naryshkin as new foreign intelligence chief

3 days agoLocal Interest / Russia : RT

The speaker of the lower house of the Russian parliament, or Duma, Sergey Naryshkin, will become the new chief of the country’s Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR). Read Full Article at

China Puts a Limit on Russian Ambition

Russia’s on a roll. It has blocked Ukraine’s turn to the West and claimed Crimea as a trophy. Finger-wagging Europeans are struggling with refugees, Brexit, populism, terrorism and a dozen chronic problems. Nervous Americans fear that Russian cybermasters will steal their secrets and manipulate their elections. Washington has reluctantly embraced Moscow as a needed military…

Global missile defense main obstacle to nuclear talks with US - Russian diplomat

3 days agoLocal Interest / Russia : RT

Nuclear talks with the United States are impossible without reaching a mutually acceptable agreement on the global missile defense system, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov has said. Read Full Article at

Russia launches criminal probe into Kiev embassy attacks on Duma Election Day

4 days agoLocal Interest / Russia : RT

The Central Investigative Committee has instigated two criminal cases into attempts to disrupt the voting held at the Russian embassy in Kiev, Ukraine, last Sunday as part of Russia’s parliamentary elections. Read Full Article at RT...

Less than third of Russians concerned over isolation from West, poll shows

4 days agoLocal Interest / Russia : RT

The share of Russians who said they were concerned about the growing isolation between their country and the West has fallen below one-third, but at the same time the majority of citizens want better relations with foreign nations. Read Full Article at

FSB mulls total real-time decoding of Russian web traffic - report

5 days agoLocal Interest / Russia : RT

Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) intends to implement a technical system that would allow decoding all Russian internet traffic in real time and scanning it for keywords indicating potential threats, a popular business daily reports. Read Full Article at

U.S. Officials Say Russia Is Responsible for the Attack on a Syrian Aid Convoy

Russian officials deny involvement in the attack that killed at least 20 people

Russia bans murderous Japanese sect Aum Shinrikyo as terrorist group

5 days agoLocal Interest / Russia : RT

The Russian Supreme Court has declared as terrorist the Japanese doomsday cult Aum Shinrikyo. The authorities have moved to outlaw the group, best known for the deadly chemical attacks in the Tokyo subway in 1995. Read Full Article at

Leftist leader labels latest Russian poll a step towards 2-party system

5 days agoLocal Interest / Russia : RT

The head of the center-left party Fair Russia has told the press that he saw the constant presence of four major parties in the parliament as a pre-requisite to a genuine two-party system in the country with rightist and leftist centers. Read Full Article at

Russian space agency begins moon landing simulations

6 days agoLocal Interest / Russia : RT

Russian space agency Roscosmos and top spacecraft manufacturer RSC Energia have begun simulating a manned landing on the moon, using a unique gravity imitation platform. Read Full Article at

‘Reply to external pressure’ – Putin welcomes United Russia victory

6 days agoLocal Interest / Russia : RT

Vladimir Putin has called United Russia’s landslide victory in Sunday’s parliamentary polls proof of citizens’ trust, saying it is the best answer to external sanctions and internal attempts to destabilize the country. Read Full Article at

Russian elections: Ruling United Russia stays at helm with 54.3%, rivals decry low turnout

6 days agoLocal Interest / Russia : RT

Official results in Russia's parliamentary, regional and municipal elections show the ruling United Russia party heads the polls with 54.3 percent after 93 percent of votes counted. Other parties have slammed the record-low turnout as “shameful” and the results as “untrustworthy.” Read Full Article at

Return of the KGB? Newspaper predicts major power ministry reforms in Russia

6 days agoLocal Interest / Russia : RT

The Russian authorities are planning to implement major reforms to law enforcement agencies, merging the federal security, federal bodyguard and foreign intelligence services into a structure similar to the Soviet-era KGB, a business daily reports. Read Full Article at

Pro-Putin Party Wins Big in Russia’s Legislative Election

The United Russia party is on track to get over three quarters of all seats in the State Duma.

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