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RIW Group Coordinator: ‘No Alternative to Partnership of Civilizations’

The inteview with RIW Group Coordinator Veniamin Popov was originally published by Syria's Al-Watan newspaper.

ME Expert: Russia seeks win-win Middle East peace deal

Since 1948, Russia has been an advocate of the two-state solution and has been pushing both Arabs and Israelis to resolve the Palestinian-Israeli conflict in accordance with this plan, leaving Jerusalem for the final talks. Recently, Russia has started to exert more pressure on Israel to cease building new settlements in the occupied West Bank. This has been clear from the many statements issued by the Russian Foreign Ministry...

Putin Meets Assad in Sochi

President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Mr President, I am happy to see you in Russia. At the beginning of our meeting I would like to congratulate you on the start of the holy month of Ramadan. I would also like to congratulate you on the major success of the Syrian Government Army in the struggle against terrorist units. Due to the efforts of your army recently, important steps have been made towards the further consolidation of the legitimate government. Terrorists have laid down arms in key areas of Syria, which made it...

Russia can be the peacemaker the Middle East urgently needs

President Donald Trump last week announced that the US would withdraw from the 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran and re-impose sanctions that had been waived under the deal. He called the agreement “rotten” and “decaying.” However, Iran has been certified as fully complying with the agreement, which enjoys international backing on the basis of a UN Security Council resolution. The...

Volgograd as Football Mecca?

In 2012, Russia's southern city of Volgograd was picked as a host city for group stage matches. It also had to provide training sites and team base camps. The city also got a brand new Volgograd Arena with a capacity of 45,000. The city upgraded its infrastructure building new roads and junctions, erecting hotels and new residential districts, renovating public interest...

Football Party on the Black Sea Coast

Arguably the country's most beautiful city, the city sprawls along 148 kilometers along the Black Sea coast and has been nicknamed the Russian Riviera. It was a major tourist and cultural destination even before it hosted the 2014 Winter Olympic Games. Its skyline features an eclectic mix of architecture, its flora and fauna attract adults and children alike. Add...

Ekaterinburg: World Cup’s Easternmost Host City

The Urals capital, Ekaterinburg, will remember the upcoming World Cup as the most memorable event in its history. It was a natural choice to put it on the tournament's map - the city lies on the border between Europe and Asia. Ekaterinburg loves football despite the tough climate, time difference, long-time deficit of football infrastructure, and lackluster performance of local clubs. Residents...

Putin Sworn In As Russian President

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The ceremony opened as the National Flag, the President’s Standard, the Russian Constitution and the President’s Badge were brought into St Andrew’s Hall of the Grand Kremlin Palace. According to Article 82 of the Russian Constitution, Vladimir Putin took the oath to the people of Russia in the presence of Federation Council members, members of the State Duma and judges of the Russian Constitutional Court. Constitutional Court President Valery Zorkin announced Vladimir Putin the new President of the Russian Federation. Afterwards, Vladimir Putin, the President of Russia and the Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Armed Forces,...

4th Muslim Journalists Forum in Yalta

The Russia – Islamic World strategic vision group led by Tatarstan President Rustam Minnikhanov is hosting a two-day forum of Journalists From Muslim Countries Against Extremism in the southern Russian city of Yalta. The conference is attended by more than 50 journalists from Russia, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Bangladesh, Morocco, Algeria, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Lebanon, Turkey,...

Russian Defence Ministry Assesses Syria Strike Outcomes (VIDEO)

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_uIEkT4f8s As it was promised, the Russian Defence Ministry analyzed effectiveness of missile and bomb strike made by the United States, Great Britain, and France on Syria as well as actions held by Syrian air defence units. It is to be reminded that on April 14 from 3.42 a.m. to 5.10 a.m. (MSK) different objects of the Syrian Arab Republic...

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