After his short victory in the referendum on 18 constitutional amendments to the Turkish political regime that could allow him to preside over Turkey until 2029, Recep Tayyip Erdogan has never seemed stronger in his future interactions with Europe. Especially after the threats that Erdogan […]
“We’re on the brink of potentially having two European countries where Russia is the balance of disruptor of their leadership,” said US Republican Senator Richard Burr, chairman of the Senate’s powerful Intelligence Committee. According to him, it is safe to warn that, like what has...
“Last year we delivered 179.3 billion cubic meters of gas to Europe. This is 12.5 percent more than in 2015. Our market share of the European market has increased to 34 percent,” said Gazprom Deputy Chairman Aleksandr Medvedev. As a result of Gazprom being the […]
Reviving the North Sea Route requires a lot of financial investment and specific technological innovations. Despite “friction points,” several countries including the United States, Canada and Russia have been carrying out intensive task in the Arctic region for years to explore and develop in the...
According to the latest figures, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on the occasion of a meeting on economic issues at the Kremlin that the country’s GDP declined by 0.2 percent in 2016 “which is better than we initially expected,” he said while industrial output increased […]
According to the Russian Foreign Ministry, the Russian ambassador to the UN since 2006, Vitaly Churkin, died at almost 65 years. The reasons of his death in New York have not yet been specified, apart from its “suddenness”. Churkin had been Moscow’s special representative for […]
In recent years, a number of spying cases emerged, involving US agencies gathering intelligence about the French government (and everything that’s more or less technological). Each time, the French authorities downplayed the seriousness of the operations carried out by one of its closest strategic ally...
The arrival of Donald Trump at the White House has so far changed nothing to the bad shape of Russian-American relations. Hostile maneuvers such as very close overflights or massive sending of troops to the borders showed that the bilateral tension keeps increasing. Even if […]
On the occasion of a meeting at the Kremlin with President Vladimir Putin, the CEO of Russian banking group VTB Andrei Kostin welcomed a “quite successful” year 2016 since “total mortgage lending was up by 15 percent, and the number of loans provided grew by […]
Russian-Turkish relations seem especially strong, at least in energy matters. Russian President Vladimir Putin promulgated the law ratifying the bilateral agreement signed in October 2016 in view of the construction of the Turkish Stream gas pipeline. This dual-pipe pipeline will have a capacity of about […]