FIFA presents Russia with Road Map on preparations for 2021 Beach Soccer World Cup

MOSCOW, February 17. /TASS/. The Russian Football Union (RFU) has started its work on the Road Map of the world’s governing football body, FIFA, in the build-up to the 2021 Beach Soccer World Cup in Moscow, the RFU press service reported…

OIL& GAS INDUSTRYLithuania loses 1.4 bln euro dispute with Gazprom in final instance

VILNIUS, February 17. /TASS/. Lithuania has lost the case of its financial claims in the amount of 1.4 bln euro to Russian gas giant Gazprom in the final instance, the country’s Energy Ministry reported on Monday. “The Supreme Court of…

Foreign Ministry warns Russians about threat of prosecution by US authorities

MOSCOW, February 17. /TASS/. Russia’s Foreign Ministry has warned Russian nationals planning foreign trips about a threat of being prosecuted by the United States. “Once again, we would like to draw attention of Russian nationals planning foreign trips to a…

NATO chief was unable to reply to Russia’s initiatives, Lavrov comments after Munich talks

MUNICH, February 17. /TASS/. NATO’s Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has dodged replying to Russia’s initiative on measures to build up trust during drills at the contact line and to ensure security of flight over the Baltic Sea, Russian Foreign Minister…

Donbass sees Zelensky’s border patrol scheme as ploy to bog down Minsk Agreements

DONETSK, February 17. /TASS/. Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky’s new initiative on joint patrols of the border with Russia are an attempt to waste time talking instead of enacting the Minsk Agreements, Head of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic, Denis Pushilin,…

Russian speed skating chief lauds team’s ‘excellent’ results at World Championship in US

MOSCOW, February 17. /TASS/. The Russian national team showed an excellent result at the 2020 World Single Distances Speed Skating Championships in the United States winning 12 medals, Alexei Kravtsov, the president of the Russian Skating Union, told TASS on…

Macron showed intention to hold dialogue with Russia — Lavrov

MUNICH, February 17. /TASS/. French President Emmanuel Macron in his speech at the Munich Security Conference showed a pragmatic approach and intention to hold dialogue with Moscow, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told reporters on Monday. “There are some proposals…

Lavrov says he discussed arms control issues with Pompeo in Munich

MUNICH, February 17. /TASS/. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has said that, at a brief meeting with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference, the parties discussed a whole range of issues related…

Russia’s latest Il-112 military transport plane to perform 2nd flight in April

TAGANROG /Rostov Region/, February 17. /TASS/. Russia will launch the serial production of its latest Ilyushin il-112 military transport plane at the Voronezh Aircraft Enterprise and the prototype will take to the skies for the second time in April, Head…

Russia’s imports from China down amid coronavirus outbreak

MOSCOW, February 17. /TASS/. China’s supplies of goods to Russia have declined due to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, First Deputy Head of Russia’s Federal Customs Service Ruslan Davydov told a press conference on Monday. “There has been a…