Tag: Russia
Macedonia 15.11.19 | 18:10

Pendarovski praised good relations with Russia: It is not an obstacle to EU membership

President Stevo Pendarovski, answering journalist questions about Prime Minister Zoran Zaev’s call for Russian businessmen to invest in the country and whether that would be a certain alternative to EU membership, said it is good for us all to call on foreign investors to invest here. These are...

Macedonia 14.11.19 | 13:56

Zaev signals new openness toward Russia

Outgoing Prime Minister Zoran Zaev surprised the public today by giving remarks at the Russian business forum held in Skopje. Zaev has repeated accused Russia of trying to spread its influence in Macedonia and the Balkans, and made this the main element of his pitch for international support he hopes...

World 01.11.19 | 12:00

Russia brought in a law to try to disconnect its internet from the rest of the world

A law introducing new controls on the internet has come into force in Russia amid concerns it may be used by the government to silence its critics, BBC reported. In theory, the “sovereign internet” law gives officials wide-ranging powers to restrict traffic on the Russian web. The Kremlin...

Economy 05.10.19 | 13:42

Macedonia-Russia joint intergovernmental commission to hold session after break of five years

Meetings to make the necessary preparations for the upcoming session of the Macedonia-Russia intergovernmental cooperation commission, slated for Nov. 14-16 in Ohrid, will take place next week in Moscow. The intergovernmental commission will start functioning after almost five years since the last meeting...

World 20.09.19 | 15:42

V4: Russia to deliver gas to Bulgaria and Hungary bypassing Ukraine

Bulgaria continues to buy Russian gas, but the country wants to bypass Ukraine in the future. Hungary is also looking for alternative solutions to the Ukrainian gas transit through the future Russian gas pipeline running towards Turkey, the V4 news agency reports. The Bulgarian state gas operator has...

Economy 25.05.19 | 18:35

Russia lifts its ban on the import of peaches and other fruits from Macedonia

Russia withdrew its ban on imports of fruits such as peaches, cherries and plums from Macedonia. The ban was introduced following the spread of a honey fungus, which prompted Russian health services to ban the imports. The lifting on the ban is conditioned with having safety certificates for each shipment.

World 23.05.19 | 16:53

UK says it warned 16 NATO allies of Russian hacking activities

Russia has been engaged in a systematic and malicious “global campaign” of cyber warfare targeting critical national infrastructure with Britain providing help to allied states to counter the threat, the foreign secretary is due to say in a keynote speech, Independent reports. The UK’s National...

World 06.05.19 | 17:29

41 people killed in Russian plane crash

Forty-one people died after a Russian plane made an emergency landing and burst into flames just after takeoff from Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport, BBC reported. Dramatic video shows passengers using emergency exit slides to escape the burning Aeroflot aircraft. Survivors suggest the plane was struck...

World 22.03.19 | 14:15

Russia completes construction of first-ever rail bridge to China

Russia has wrapped up construction of its first rail bridge to China, connecting the two countries across the Amur River, Russian media reported on Thursday. Construction of the 2,200-meter bridge between Nizhneleninskoye in Russia and Tongjiang city in China began in 2014, underscoring Russia’s Eastern...

Macedonia 18.03.19 | 21:17

Russia will begin referring to Macedonia as “North Macedonia”

Russia informed the Macedonian Foreign Ministry that, in the future, it will use the name “Republic of North Macedonia. In the Russian note it is stated that it has received the information from the Macedonian Foreign Ministry that under the Prespa treaty and in line with the constitutional amendments,...

Macedonia 14.02.19 | 20:51

Prosecutors looking into statement by Zaev’s adviser who blamed Russia for the tragic bus crash

Sources in the Interior Ministry and the Public Prosecutor’s Office have told the Expres.mk news that they have received the information that Rubin Zemon, SDSM member of Parliament and former adviser to Prime Minister Zoran Zaev, may have some information about foreign involvement in the bus crash...

Macedonia 14.02.19 | 16:22

SDSM member of Parliament alludes that Russian intelligence was behind tragic bus crash

Rubin Zemon, member of Parliament elected on the SDSM party ticket and adviser to Prime Minister Zoran Zaev, blamed an unnamed foreign intelligence service for the disastrous bus crash which killed 14 people and left seven in critical condition. Zemon alluded to Russian intelligence in the message he...

World 03.02.19 | 17:54

Four children among seven killed after bus overturns in Russia

Four children were among at least seven people killed after a bus overturned in Russia, officials said. The bus had been carrying children from the western city of Smolensk to the Kaluga region, south of Moscow. It came off the road and overturned, with pictures showing the bus entirely on its roof in...

Macedonia 15.01.19 | 15:34

Macedonian Foreign Ministry responds to Russian criticism of the renaming process

The Macedonian Foreign Affairs Ministry responded to the press release by the Russian Foreign Ministry, which condemned the way in which the Governments of Macedonia and Greece are pushing the Prespa agreement against the wishes of the public in both countries, and without involving the United Nations. The...

World 09.01.19 | 13:13

Balkans Erdogan to visit Russia in near future — Kremlin

Preparations are underway for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s visit to Russia, which is expected to take place in the near future, but no dates have been set yet, Russian Presidential Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters. “We are making preparations for such a visit that will take place...

World 03.01.19 | 10:55

Donald Trump says Afghanistan made Soviet Union into Russia

President Donald Trump has called for Russia and others to take a more active role in the conflict in Afghanistan after claiming that involvement there was responsible for the collapse of the Soviet Union. During a press conference Wednesday at the White House, Trump blasted the United States’s...

World 02.01.19 | 13:09

Death toll from Russian building collapse rises as speculation swirls

Nineteen people are confirmed dead from the New Year’s Eve collapse of an apartment building in the Urals city of Magnitogorsk, as rescuers continue to pull bodies from the rubble in frigid conditions and speculation about the cause of the disaster swirls. The Russian Emergency Situations Ministry...

Life 25.12.18 | 10:56

Meteorite might be behind hill collapse in Russia’s Khabarovsk

Alexei Maslov, the head of the Verkhnebureinsky District in Russia’s Khabarovsk Territory, told Sputnik on Monday that he did not rule out the explosion of a meteorite was the cause of a small hill, a sopka, collapsing into the local Bureya River. According to the Russian Emergencies Ministry’s...