United Russia will be led during elections by its current leader Dmitry Medvedev. Party officials said this would help make the president a non-partisan figure, but assured reporters that Vladimir Putin will always remain their “moral leader.”
The Iran nuclear agreement hammered out in Vienna promises to attract heated political opposition from detractors in Washington and Israel, but Iran deserves to be an active partner on the global stage, Middle East experts tell RT.
Rapid technological progress in the 21st century promotes global transformations and, among other things, shapes a new world order where leadership belongs to countries that pursue an active scientific, technological and industrial policy.
As austerity-ravaged Europe watches its undemocratic “institutions” grapple with the Greek tragedy, and the US backtracks on a fair nuclear deal with Iran, geopolitical tectonic plates are shifting in the Urals.
Russia should switch to the national payment card by the end of 2015, said President Putin, adding that the country needs to change the situation where more than 90 percent of Russians use foreign payment cards, such as Visa or MasterCard.
The Baywatch series star actress Pamela Anderson has written an open letter to the Russian President, urging him to use his authority over Russian territorial waters to block the passage of a cargo ship carrying 1,700 tonnes of fin whale meat to Japan.
Russia is not expecting a soon change in the hostile policies it’s subject to, President Vladimir Putin said at a meeting of the country’s Security Council, adding that Moscow is not going to “trade its sovereignty.”