The challenges endured by Russia in 2016 have only strengthened the nation’s unity and aspirations for success, thus showing the way forward, President Vladimir Putin says, in his traditional New Year message televised at several minutes before midnight.
The Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, Kirill, has delivered a speech in London’s Cathedral of the Dormition of the Mother of God and All Saints in a four-day visit to the UK to mark the 300th anniversary of the Russian Orthodox Church’s presence there.
Ahead of his visit to India, President Vladimir Putin talked to Rossiya Segodnya and IANS news agencies on the ties between the two nations and their work within the BRICS group. He admitted the world still feels the past global financial crisis, but said that protectionist projects such as TTIP are “unfortunate.”
Russian President Vladimir Putin has welcomed the expansion of the Shanghai Security Organization in an interview with Xinhua, noting that the association is gaining relevance outside the region and inspiring respect worldwide.
The landmark meeting of the heads of all Orthodox Christian churches could be postponed as five out of 14 churches have pulled out. The head of external relations at the Russian Orthodox Church, Metropolitan Hilarion, explains the situation to RT.
Ahead of a visit to Athens for talks with Greek PM Alexis Tsipras and President Prokopis Pavlopoulos, Vladimir Putin wrote an article for Greek daily Kathimerini, in which he praised the cooperation and future-oriented partnership between the two states.
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.