The Ukrainian conflict was just a trigger for the sanctions, which demonstrated the failure of all previous efforts to set up healthy relations between Russia and the West, Russian tycoon and head of Rusal, Oleg Deripaska, told RT in Sochi.
It’s impossible to isolate Russia from the rest of the world, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, said at a plenary session at the Sochi International Investment Forum, adding that sanctions against Moscow won’t see the West achieving the desired results.
There are conflicting reports over the release of Russian tycoon Vladimir Yevtushenkov from house arrest. Press secretary of "AFK Sistema" co-owned by him confirmed the release, while Yevtushenkov himself and Russia's Investigative Committee deny it.
Russia will not “buy tickets” to the international coalition that is being created by the US to fight the Islamic State, but will continue its aid to Iraq, Syria and other nations that are fighting terrorists on the spot.
Media reports that Russia is considering disconnecting from the global internet are false, Dmitry Peskov, presidential press-secretary, said. But the country is working to improve cyber security due to the unpredictable behavior of the West, he added.
The drug production in Afghanistan is already at a “historic high,” but the situation is likely to deteriorate even more when international troops leave the country, Russia’s chief anti-narcotics official said.
An emerald green cat with a dragon tail and a yellow-black dog which looks like a bee… It’s not a scene from a futuristic movie, but an animal salon in southern Russia, where groomers turned a cat into a scary dragon and a dog into a buzzing bee.
President Barack Obama has declined to supply Ukraine with “lethal aide” despite the passionate plea for more military equipment that Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko made to Congress earlier on Thursday.
A mysterious female motorcyclist is taking care of keeping Russian streets clean. Angered by littering drivers, she teaches them a lesson by tossing trash back in their cars. The YouTube video of the litter avenger hit 10 million views in just 3 days.