Even the troops withdrawn to Iraq started returning back to Syria under the pretext of protecting oil fields from ISIS. I think this is just an excuse, all the more so as the US leaders publicly announced in March that ISIS was defeated and completely destroyed. But if you take a principled approach to the situation, then, of course, this is an illegal action. The expert community in the United States is discussing ways to evaluate the current developments. Experts are expressing an opinion which we absolutely share. They are citing the rulings made by international courts on similar cases. According to these rulings, illegal exploitation of natural resources of a sovereign state without its consent is illegal. We operate on this premise. Our US colleagues are well aware of our position. We will uphold it.
Roscosmos will help NASA with the delivery of astronauts
to the orbital outpost
On October 29, 2019, according to the contract obligations, NPO Energomash (part of Roscosmos State Corporation) sent off three liquid-fuel RD-180 rocket engines that had earlier been accepted by the customer.
In the middle of October, Pratt & Whitney, United Launch Alliance and RD Amross representatives signed contracts for three commercial engines. After the acceptance procedure, the RD-180 engines were prepared for shipping and sent off on October 29.
RD-180 rocket engines are used in the American Atlas family carrier rockets.
Ambassador Antonov's welcoming remarks at the musical evening featuring the medalists of the International Tchaikovsky competition at the Russian Embassy in Washington, DC
I would like to cordially welcome you at the Russian Embassy. Today we honor three young but already accomplished musicians – Kenneth Broberg, Zlatomir Fung and Ansel Norris. They represented the U.S. and became prize-winners of the 16th International Tchaikovsky Competition.
I am confident that the successful participation of the American colleagues in this prestigious competition will serve as a springboard in their professional career and international recognition of their talents.
Not many people know that the first International Tchaikovsky Competition in 1958 was won by a U.S. citizen, outstanding pianist Van Cliburn. His sensational performance in Moscow at the height of the Cold War helped break down cultural barriers and gave hope for finding mutual understanding between our countries based on love for classical music.
I would like to acknowledge selfless efforts of Valery Gergiev – co-chair of the Organizing Committee of the Competition – who does a lot for further professional growth of its winners. Yesterday they were honored at one of the main concert venues in the U.S. – the Carnegie Hall, this week a series of performances will take place at a new concert hall of the Russian capital – Zaryadye Hall.
Dear friends, I would like to stress once again that such events as today are extremely important. Cultural cooperation once helped melt the ice of the Cold War. Its importance can be hardly overestimated nowadays too, since the universal language of art unites people of the most diverse nationalities, no matter what is going on in the world of “big politics”.
This is the goal which Ms. Susan Carmel, founder of the Carmel Institute of Russian Culture and History at the American University, recipient of the Russian Order of Friendship, has been pursuing for years. Tonight’s concert, like many other Russia-U.S. cultural projects, is the result of her tireless work.
Moscow is planning to invite parading groups from the Allies of World War II, including the United States, the United Kingdom, and France to the Victory Day parade in Moscow next year
According to Russian Deputy Defence Minister Andrey Kartapolov, up to 20 parading groups from CIS states, the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Egypt, Israel, Iran, India, China, Mongolia, Poland, and Serbia are planned to be invited. About 356 war veterans, including 156 from abroad, will be invited to attend the parade.
In general, parades will take place in 28 cities. Besides Moscow, they will be held in such hero cities as Volgograd, Novorossiysk, Saint Petersburg, Sevastopol, Smolensk, and Tula.
In addition, smaller-scale celebrations will take place in 374 Russian cities and villages and in 7 cities abroad, where Russian troops are located, including Syria's Hmeymim.
Briefing by MFA’s spokesperson Maria Zakharova
International Public Diplomacy Forum, Dialogue on the Volga: Peace and Mutual Understanding in the 21st Century: This forum is a platform for interaction between representatives of the authorities, science, the business community and the people of the Russian Federation and its foreign partners for the purpose of strengthening cooperation, expanding international public relations and promoting external openness for the most effective resolution of global and regional problems and the peaceful and safe development of peoples and states.
US funding the White Helmets pseudo-humanitarian organization: The US government thinks it can spend US taxpayer money on these pseudo-rescuers, once again unequivocally demonstrating the lack of a constructive approach and real interest in resolving the Syria crisis and helping the country return to peaceful life. It would make more sense to use this money for direct humanitarian aid and rebuild hospitals and schools and purchase medical equipment rather than sponsor an organisation that engages in unseemly and illegal activities.
On October 28, Ambassador Antonov took part in the International Advisory Council Meeting of the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies
Zakharova Slams NYT Article About Russia Holding Up Sick US Attache's Evacuation as 'Fake'
"The Russian side did everything to minimize the delay, which was caused by incorrectly issued documents for foreign doctors who arrived by a charter flight – the carrier mistakenly designated them as part of the crew. It took 20 minutes to correct the documents. But this did not delay the boarding: it began 40 minutes before takeoff," she explained.
"The plane did take off five minutes earlier than the time set by the airline and endorsed by relevant services in-flight documents, which in principle makes the whole story about the intentional delay of the flight meaningless! This is a fake: to have the facts and not publish them as well as distort the materials of the original source," she summed up. <…>
Visit Russia, discover Moscow
Experience St.Basil’s Cathedral
built from 1555 to 1561. Not in Soviet-style, Congressman Steve Scalise.
8 facts about Russia’s best-known church
Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova’s answer to a media question about Washington’s anti-Russian invective in connection with the events in a number of Latin American countries
Question: During the recent hearings on Capitol Hill, representatives of the US administration and Congress emphasised a certain role of “external players” in encouraging the latest anti-government protests in a number of Latin American countries. Russia was mentioned among them. What can you say about such statements?
Maria Zakharova: Indeed, anti-government protests recently took place or are taking place in some Latin American countries – Haiti, Honduras, Peru, Ecuador and Chile. They are linked with domestic problems that these states encountered. We are watching their efforts to normalise the situation with concern and sympathy.
Nobody should have any doubts that Russia is interested in a stable Latin America that is politically and economically sustainable. We are developingmutually beneficial cooperation with all Latin American countries based on mutual respect and non-interference in internal affairs in accordance with the UN Charter and international legal standards. <…>
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Welcome to Dream Aero Full Flight simulator
We wish Dream Aero US team good luck and success!
During the open ceremony on October, 30 guests could meet real pilots and cabin crew, get free flights and many valuable gifts.Visit Metropolitan Area to experience Full Flight Simulator of a new Boeing 737NG.
Day in history, 1899
On November, 1st, 120 years ago, the legendagy Russian cruiser Varyag was launched by the American shipyard William Cramp & Sons of Philadelphia.
The stirring story of the cruiser Varyag
On October 31, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov met with graduate and undergraduate students from Princeton University, who arrived in Moscow to take part in joint activities between their university and MGIMO University. During the meeting, they discussed Russian-US relations and current international problems.
Meet probably best Pumpkin in Town:
In Russia, Halloween is not a traditional holiday like in Europe or America. Russians began to mark it only recently, but it has already become quite popular with young people. Tonight, clubs will run theme parties with essential pumpkin lanterns and consume contests.
What’s Russian Halloween?
Congrats Team Russia at ISU World Cup in Salt Lake City!
Russian team won gold at the Mixed Gender 2000m relay! So proud of you. Let’s go, Russia!
Check out the pivotal moment
Russian Students had a tour of our Embassy
«International Youth Sled Hockey Invitational» in Grand Rapids, USA
Congratulations to all participants of the tournament and especially - Russian team on winnig silver medal!
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"Allies in Wartime: The Alaska-Siberia Airway During World War II." – now available online!
This publication by the Alaska-Siberia Research Center is free for the public. You are welcome to download and share this book with your friends, colleagues and affiliated institutions, and keep this title in your e-library.
This book is a collection of articles, essays and speeches that together illuminate a remarkable chapter in human history—the Alaska-Siberia Airway during World War II. The distinguished writers found herein include well-known historians, anthropologists, diplomats, and political leaders representing the United States, Russia, Great Britain, Canada and France—all among countries allied against Nazi Germany and its Axis powers during the war. Their inspirational memories and observations remind us of a time when cooperation and good will among peace-seeking nations arose victorious over evil.
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