Open access to Chernobyl exclusion zone carries risks
Prolonged and unsupervised presence of tourists in the exclusion zone around the Chernobyl nuclear power station may lead to significant radiation exposure, head of the Russian Scientific and …
US must alleviate pressure on Iran to begin talks
Iran is ready to begin talks with the US on defusing tensions in the Persian Gulf, however, Washington has to alleviate the pressure on Tehran first, Hamidreza Azizi, assistant professor of regional …
Tourist presence in Chernobyl zone should be under control
Expanding tourist capacity in the Chernobyl zone requires meaningful steps to ensure the security of visitors, independent Russian expert on nuclear power, Atominfo portal head Alexander Uvarov told …
Kremlin urges parties involved in British tanker incident in the Gulf to show restraint
Russia keeps a close eye on developments concerning the alleged incident involving a British tanker and Iranian boats in the Persian Gulf, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on …
Press review: How Ukraine's vote will affect Moscow and Syria slams UK over seized tanker
Top stories in the Russian press on Thursday, July 11, prepared by TASS
Vedomosti: Kremlin’s backing of Medvedchuk’s party mobilizes anti-Russian forces
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry …
Russia commends efforts of Ukrainian opposition on prisoner exchange
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has commended the efforts of chairman of the Ukrainian opposition platform "For Life" Viktor Medvedchuk on prisoner exchange.
"You personally are in charge of …
Russian diplomat points to rising risks of direct conflict around Iran
The risk is rising that the situation surrounding Iran will lead to a direct conflict, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov told reporters on Thursday.
"The situation is very alarming. We …
Venezuelan authorities say Barbados talks with opposition proceeding well
Talks between the Venezuelan government and opposition in Barbados are proceeding well, Minister of Communications and Information Jorge Rodriguez said on Wednesday.
"Another day at the negotiations …
UK refuses to issue visa to Russian diplomat traveling for media freedom conference
UK officials have refused to issue a visa to a representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry accredited to participate in the Global Conference on Media Freedom, the Russian Embassy in the UK said in …
Russian energy minister says cooperation with UAE on hydrocarbons is "promising"
Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak has discussed with CEO of the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber issues of bilateral cooperation in production of hydrocarbons and …