Russia regrets Turkey’s decision to turn Hagia Sophia museum into mosque
Moscow regrets Ankara’s decision to convert Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia from a museum back into a mosque, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Monday.
"We regret the …
Militants collecting data on Russian military facilities detained in Syria
Syrian servicemen detained three militants of an extremist group Maghawir al-Thawra, who were tasked with collecting data on Russian military facilities.
The extremists were taken to Tadmor, located …
Militants detained near Palmyra trained by US instructors
Three militants of Maghawir al-Thawra group detained by the Syrian military in the outskirts of Tadmor, near Palmyra, had been trained to spy by US instructors, one of neutralized extremists Abdallah …
Russia-China trade turnover down 5.6% in January-June
Trade turnover between Russia and China dropped by 5.6% in January-June period of 2020 year-on-year to $49.15 bln, according to the data released by China’s General Administration of Customs on …
Over 13 mln people diagnosed with COVID-19 globally
The number of confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus infection worldwide surpassed 13 mln, according to the US-based Johns Hopkins University.
The organization, which calculates its own statistics …
Putin, Erdogan discussed situation in Idlib and settlement in Lybia
Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan gave high marks to the interaction between the Defense Ministries of the two countries which allowed to stabilize the …
Putin says COVID-19 fatalities in Russia are much lower than in other countries
Russia’s President Vladimir Putin stated that the number of the coronavirus fatalities is several times lower than in other countries.
"According to one of the basic criteria of the …
Press review: Will New START be extended and Germany wants to make Russian gas greener
Top stories in the Russian press on Monday, July 13, prepared by TASS
Vedomosti: Russia convinced US intends to exit New START
Russia thinks that the United States is already planning to pull out of …
Poland’s incumbent President Andrzej Duda winning runoff election, according to exit poll
Poland’s incumbent President Andrzej Duda, who is running for his second term in office, is winning Sunday’s runoff election with 51% of the votes, as follows from the updated results of …
Hungary reopens borders for Russian nationals
Hungary will reopen its border for Russian nationals from July 15, the Hungarian Embassy to Russia blogged on Facebook on Monday.
"Within the framework of epidemiological rules imposed in connection …