Political analysts have been increasingly speculating on whether the institution of presidential envoys in the federal districts will continue to function. Apparently, the interest in this topic has arisen because the position of the presidential representative in Siberia has been vacant for two months already.
The Orenburg region summed up the results of the ruling party’s primaries to select candidates on party lists for the upcoming parliamentary elections. Top places predictably went to the candidates who had enjoyed the largest support from the United Russia party.
The news of the upcoming meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Joseph Biden caused quite a stir around the world. On the one hand, this is quite expected. On the other, this stir is difficult to explain from the viewpoint of the prevailing political paradigm in the West.
Modern weapons and ammunition will be supplied under the cover of the Sea Breeze-2021 military exercise to Ukrainian troops and nationalistic formations stationed near the breakaway Donbass Republics, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said.
This headline was borrowed from Izvestia’s interview with Svetlana Radionova, head of the Federal Service for Supervision of Natural Resources (Rosprirodnadzor) at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) in 2019. At that time, she spoke about the low-key fight against offenders, the reform at her agency etc.
This headline is the quotation from an interview of Svetlana Radionova, the head of the Federal Service for Supervision of Natural Resources (Rosprirodnadzor) of two years ago with Izvestia within the framework of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) in 2019. At that time, she spoke without fanfare about the fight against violators, the reform of the watchdog agency, and many other things.
Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov called the accusations that Moscow had helped to force-land the Ryanair flight in Belarus "inadequate." He said so in response to the remarks by Dominic Raab, First Secretary of State and Foreign Secretary of the UK. That latter claimed that the incident could have occurred with Moscow’s tacit consent.
Sergei Sokol, a well-known Krasnoyarsk-Irkutsk government official, is extending his reach. Unexpectedly for many, he was nominated in the primary election in the Republic of Khakassia. Analysts believe that this is a bad sign for the region’s incumbent leader Valentin Konovalov.
The nearer the Nord Stream 2 project completion is, the more our Western partners show their political “neuroticism.” Not only do they regularly impose sanctions against Russia, they have also started outright provocations as the construction is beginning on the final leg of the pipe.
On April 24, Russian President Vladimir Putin delivered his annual Address to the Federal Assembly. It was the 17th Address by the incumbent head of state, in which he traditionally presented his assessment of the situation in the country. He talked about Russia’s development and measures to support people and businesses, as well as national security.
Moscow's reaction to the expulsion of 18 Russian Embassy employees from the Czech Republic was stronger than expected in terms of the existing practice, said Jan Hamáček, First Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of the Interior and the acting foreign minister of the Czech Republic. On April 18, Russia responded to Prague's move by declaring 20 Czech diplomats persona non grata.
"A total of 67% of Russians regret the collapse of the Soviet Union," the Megatyumen portal says citing the results of a poll of the All-Russian Public Opinion Research Center on people’s perception of the events of 1991.
In a recent interview with a reporter of the ABC TV channel, Joe Biden responded positively to a question about whether he considered his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin "a killer."
"A total of 67% of Russians regret the disintegration of the Soviet Union," the Megatyumen portal says citing the results of a poll on people’s perception of the events of 1991 taken by the All-Russian Public Opinion Research Center.
Ukraine is escalating the situation at the Donbas contact line. It should be recalled that back in June 2018, Vladimir Putin said that if major provocations occurred on the Ukrainian side of the divide in Donbas, this might bring about very severe consequences for Ukraine's statehood.