Tag: Russia
Macedonia 26.08.20 | 22:29

Macedonia not among the countries that aligned with the EU position to extend sanctions against Russia

Macedonia is not on the list of countries that joined the EU decision to expand its sanctions regime toward Russia. According to the decision, the “restrictive measures” introduced toward Russia after the annexation of the Crimea are being extended for almost a year from now. The European...

Balkans 17.06.20 | 14:31

Serbia expects that Russia will support any deal on Kosovo that is reached in D.C.

Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic said that he expects Russia to support any agreement Serbia and Kosovo reach at the upcoming negotiations in D.C. on June 27. The Trump administration is convening a summit over Kosovo, with the issue of border changes expected to be on the table. This prompted an...

Macedonia 27.05.20 | 09:09

Colonel Kovacki speaks out against SDSM attempts to paint VMRO as anti-Western

In an interview with Alfa TV, army Colonel Dragan Kovacki, who is a candidate at the coming general elections for VMRO-DPMNE, spoke out strongly against the attempts to paint the opposition party as opposed to NATO and the European Union. Kovacki said that it’s laughable when such claims come from...

World 22.05.20 | 21:52

Russian lab approves coronavirus vaccine after testing on themselves

A Russian state laboratory team has given tentative approval to a potential coronavirus vaccine that they tested on themselves, state media reported on Friday. “There are no side effects,” research director Alexander Ginzburg said in comments carried by state news agency TASS. The Gamaleya National...

World 09.03.20 | 17:19

Moscow threatens 5 years in prison for those who fail to self-isolate after visiting coronavirus hot spots

Moscow has threatened to imprison people for up to five years who do not quarantine themselves for at least two weeks after traveling back from countries hardest hit by the coronavirus. The city government announced its “high alert regime” on Thursday and implemented extra regulations in...

World 16.01.20 | 14:03

Russia’s state Duma overwhelmingly approves Mishustin as new Prime Minister

The Russian parliament’s lower chamber, the State Duma, has overwhelmingly voted to approve President Vladimir Putin’s nominee, Mikhail Mishustin, as the country’s new prime minister. In the January 16 vote, broadcast live on state television, 383 lawmakers were in favor of Mishustin while...

World 31.12.19 | 11:31

2019 was hottest year on record for Russia

This year was the hottest ever registered in Russia, the country’s weather chief said on Monday, as climate change pushes global temperatures to record highs. “This year in Russia was the hottest for the entire period of instrumental observations,” the head of the Gidromedtsentr weather...

Economy 09.12.19 | 17:19

Russia says it’s ready to begin supplying the Balkans with gas through the Turkish Stream pipeline

Russia informed the Balkan countries that it is ready to begin pumping gas through the Turkish Stream pipeline, in case there are issues which Ukraine that affect the existing Trans Balkan pipeline. Bulgarian gas company Bulgartransgaz manager Vladimir Malinov said that Russia is prepared to begin pumping...

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...

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