Tax data will soon be easier to monitor, and revolutionary technologies will make paying them a hassle-free process, promised Mikhail Mishustin, the head of Russia’s Federal Tax Service, in an interview with RT in Beijing, where a major tax conference is taking place.
As Russian universities climb up the international education ratings following the launch of the transformative Project 5-100 programme, the Russian Education Minister reflects on what has already been done while setting ambitious new goals.
As Russia and the world celebrate the 55th anniversary of history’s first manned spaceflight made by Yury Gagarin, RT talked to the Director General of Russia’s Roscosmos space agency, who shared details on some exciting, ambitious plans now in the works.
In a wide-ranging exclusive interview with RT, the head of Russia’s Federal Migration Service, Konstantin Romodanovsky, has called on Europe to make a concerted effort to integrate refugees and offer them jobs, or risk an explosion of social tension.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has discussed the role of Russia in international relations, stressing the need for cooperation between Moscow and the West, in an article published in the Russia in Global Affairs magazine.
A ceasefire in Syria will come into effect on February 27, Russia’s President, Vladimir Putin, said in a special address, in which he also expressed hope that all of the warring parties will support the action plan agreed upon by Moscow and Washington.
Russian scientists are studying the Zika virus and have already developed pilot samples of medication that could potentially be very effective in a “specific therapy” for the tropical disease, health minister Veronika Skvortsova said in an interview with RT.
Oleg Storchevoy, the deputy head of the Federal Air Transport Agency, says the organization is assisting with the investigation into the crash of flight MH17 over Ukraine. However, the data it has provided has largely been ignored by the Dutch authorities.
As Russia ushers in 2016, President Vladimir Putin has given his traditional televised address, aired at 5 minutes to midnight. This year he had special words for Russian soldiers fighting international terrorism. You can read the full speech below.
Russian President Vladimir Putin sat down with the Interfax and Anadolu news agencies ahead of the G20 summit to discuss pressing international issues, including Russia’s airstrikes in Syria and Moscow’s cooperation with the Free Syrian Army.
It won’t be easy, but a joint effort by BRICS nations may see the US monopoly on the internet coming to an end in the next 3 to 7 years, Nikolay Nikiforov, Russia’s communications minister, told RT after the block’s first ministerial meeting in Moscow.
The US-led coalition is bombing Islamic State in Syria with no UN Security Council mandate or invitation by Damascus. Historically, whenever Washington used force with no UN consent, they did great harm, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told RT.