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Russia says to make it harder for western companies to leave country

Foreign companies seeking to leave Russia and sell their assets in the country will soon be obliged to make a 15% contribution to the state budget, Izvestia daily has reported, citing the Russian Finance Ministry.

Putin likely to run for Russia’s 2024 election: Report

Kommersant, one of Russia’s most reliable newspapers, has reported that President Vladimir Putin may announce, as early as November, his plan to run for the 2024 presidential polls.

Wagner chief’s son will inherit father’s assets and control of group: Report

Unofficial Telegram channels in Russia say that according to the terms of Yevgeny Prigozhin’s will, his assets and control of his business empire have been bequeathed to his 25-year-old son, Pavel.

Russia calls on Armenian leadership to remember plight of countries that pinned future on US

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has advised the Armenian leadership to remember what he described as the unenviable fate of countries that relied on Washington.

Russia says Armenian PM making a big mistake by flirting with West

Moscow told Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan on Monday that he had only to blame himself for Baku's victory over Nagorno-Karabakh because he had insisted on flirting with the West rather than working with Russia and Azerbaijan for peace.

Russia FM to visit North Korea in October for further negotiations

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has confirmed that he will visit Pyongyang next month to continue talks with his North Korean counterpart following recent agreements made by Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Moscow, Reuters reported.

Ex-Wagner commander detained in Norway after attempting to return to Russia

Norwegian police have arrested a former commander of the Wagner mercenary group on suspicion that he tried to illegally cross the border back into Russia after seeking asylum in Norway earlier this year, the man’s lawyer confirmed on Saturday.

Iraq says PM planning to visit Moscow within weeks

Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed Shia’ Al Sudani is planning to visit Moscow in the next few weeks, the foreign ministry announced on Saturday.

Wagner boss grave under 24/7 guard: Report

Security measures have been stepped up at the grave of former Wagner private military company chief Evgeny Prigozhin, a cemetery worker has told the Moskovsky Komsomolets newspaper.

Moscow confirms Russian peacekeepers killed in Nagorno-Karabakh

A group of Russian peacekeepers were killed in Nagorno-Karabakh on Wednesday, when their vehicle came under small-arms fire, the Russian Defense Ministry has confirmed.

Russian economy has withstood “unprecedented” Western pressure: Putin

Russia's economy has withstood "unprecedented external pressure" from the West, Russian President Vladimir Putin has said.

North Korean leader’s Russia visit signals a ‘fresh heyday’ in bilateral relations: Report

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Russia’s Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu have discussed practical issues to boost military cooperation, state media reported on Sunday, in what Pyongyang called a “fresh heyday” for bilateral relations.

Russian aircraft building technology outpacing potential threats: North Korea

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un believes that Russian aircraft building technology is outpacing the outside potential threats, the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) has reported.

Armenia should not rely on Russia, but must get closer to West: PM

Yerevan should distance itself from Moscow and try to get closer to the West, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said in an interview with Politico.

Putin “accepts Kim’s invitation to visit Pyongyang”

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has invited Russian President Vladimir Putin to visit Pyongyang at a "convenient time," state media KCNA reported, adding that the Russian leader has happily accepted the invite.

Putin, Kim meet at Russia’s space launch facility

Russian President Vladimir Putin met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the Vostochny Cosmodrome in the Amur Region in Russia’s Far East on Wednesday.

North Korea’s Kim arrives in Russia to meet Putin amid US threats

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has arrived in Russia for a rare summit with President Vladimir Putin to discuss a possible military deal.

Armenia conducts joint military exercise with US amid Russia anger

Armenia has launched a joint military drill with the United States, a move that has angered the Caucasus nation's main ally, Russia.

Kremlin says Putin has not decided to run for president in 2024

The Kremlin spokesperson says President Putin has not yet decided to run for president in 2024, adding, "No one will be able to compete” with the president if he decides to contend for the post.

North Korea’s Kim appears to have departed for Russia to meet Putin

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un appears to have left for Russia for a summit with President Vladimir Putin, South Korean broadcaster YTN reported on Monday, citing an unnamed senior government source.

Moscow calls West’s ultimatum to Russia in G20 declaration ‘ridiculous’

The assertions that Western states presented an ultimatum to Moscow in the G20 meeting declaration are ridiculous, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told a press conference after the G20 summit in India.

Russia summons Armenia’s envoy over ‘unfriendly moves’

Armenian Ambassador to Moscow Vagharshak Harutiunyan has been summoned to the Russian Foreign Ministry for a stern remonstration amid “Yerevan’s unfriendly actions”, the diplomatic agency has announced in a statement.

Vast majority of Russians support turning away from west: Survey

A vast majority of Russians are supportive of Moscow’s policy that prioritizes the development of ties with the countries of the global East rather than the West, a new poll by the state-owned Russian Public Opinion Research Center (WCIOM) shows.

Russia hits back at Armenian PM over Caucasus

Moscow does not intend to abandon Armenia or the South Caucasus region, contrary to what Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan claims, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov has stressed.

US, EU to warn UAE against trading with Russia: Report

The US, the UK and the European Union are making a new push to convince the United Arab Emirates to stop the flow of goods to Russia that could help it in the war against Ukraine, according to the Wall Street Journal.

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