Speeches and Statements

Russia’s Foreign Ministry answer to anti-Russia statements by CIA Director Mike Pompeo

Briefing by Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova, Moscow, August 17, 2017 Факт, о котором в США предпочитают не вспоминать… pic.twitter.com/SAOMkMmExT — Актуальная Политика (@Current_policy) August 18, 2017 “It is strange that Washington forgets the fact that in the run-up to the 1996 Russian presidential election, the Federal Reserve Bank delivered $500 million in cash to the US Embassy in Moscow under a far-fetched pretext of avoiding frenzied demand during the

Fighting Neo-Nazis and the Future of Free Expression

By Jeremy Malcolm, Cindy Cohn, and Danny O’Brien for The Electronic Frontier Foundation In the wake of Charlottesville, both GoDaddy and Google have refused to manage the domain registration for the Daily Stormer, a neo-Nazi website that, in the words of the Southern Poverty Law Center, is “dedicated to spreading anti-Semitism, neo-Nazism, and white nationalism.” Subsequently Cloudflare, whose service was used to protect the site from denial-of-service attacks, has also

Russian Foreign Ministry statement about the newest US anti-Russian sanctions

It is regrettable that the law on sanctions against Russia has come into effect in the United States. Its very title – “Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act” – speaks for itself. Its initiators are trying to impress on the US public a certain image of our country. This is a very short-sighted and even dangerous policy fraught with undermining stability for which Moscow and Washington bear special responsibility. The

Dmitri Medvedev’s Facebook post on Trump and US Sanctions (full text)

The US President’s signing of the package of new sanctions against Russia will have a few consequences. First, it ends hopes for improving our relations with the new US administration. Second, it is a declaration of a full-fledged economic war on Russia. Third, the Trump administration has shown its total weakness by handing over executive power to Congress in the most humiliating way. This changes the power balance in US

Russia’s Foreign Ministry’s statement on the U.S. counter-sanctions

№ 1420-28-07-2017 28.07.17 Foreign Ministry’s statement   On July 27, the US Congress passed a new bill on tougher anti-Russia sanctions. This measure is further proof of the Unites States’ extremely hostile foreign policy. Hiding behind its sense of superiority, the United States arrogantly ignores the stances and interests of other countries. It is common knowledge that the Russian Federation has been doing everything in its power to improve bilateral

Vladimir Putin and Sauli Niinisto a joint news conference following bilateral talks.

Joint news conference with President of Finland Sauli Niinisto Vladimir Putin and Sauli Niinisto gave a joint news conference following bilateral talks. July 27, 2017 17:30 Punkaharju http://en.kremlin.ru/events/president/news/55175 President of Finland Sauli Niinisto (retranslated): Welcome! I am sorry for keeping you waiting, but we had a lot of interesting topics to discuss. This year, Finland celebrates the 100th anniversary of its independence, and we very much appreciate the fact that President Putin came here and will join us in celebrating this event. At the same time, we

President Putin holds press conference at G20 in Hamburg

President of Russia Vladimir Putin answered journalists’ questions on the results of the two-day G20 Summit. July 8, 2017 17:20 Hamburg http://en.kremlin.ru/events/president/news/55017       President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Good afternoon, Allow me to skip any statements and monologues. You have seen and heard everything, a great deal. Let us get straight to questions. Go ahead, please. Question: Mr President, both experts and ordinary people, some of whom are rampaging near this building now, are known to have different opinions on the usefulness of G20 summits.

Donald Trump’s Keynote Speech In Warsaw, Poland

Speech transcript: PRESIDENT TRUMP: Thank you very much. That’s so nice. The United States has many great diplomats, but there is truly no better ambassador for our country than our beautiful First Lady, Melania. Thank you, Melania. That was very nice. (Applause.) We’ve come to your nation to deliver a very important message: America loves Poland, and America loves the Polish people. (Applause.) Thank you. The Poles have not only

Putin and Xi Press statements following Russian-Chinese talks

  http://en.kremlin.ru/events/president/news/54979 President of Russia Vladimir Putin and President of the People’s Republic of China Xi Jinping made statements for the press following Russian-Chinese talks. July 4, 2017 16:05 The Kremlin, Moscow   President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Mr President Xi Jinping, ladies and gentlemen, The official visit to Russia by President of the People’s Republic of China Xi Jinping is certainly the central event of this year in relations between our states. Yesterday Mr Xi Jinping and I had an informal meeting and candidly exchanged views on the most important issues of bilateral cooperation. Today we held intensive

Shoygu reported to Vladimir Putin about successful liquidation of the head of ISIS

Source: https://cont.ws/@barbera/642188 Translated by Eugenia Today at the working meeting of the Russian Security Counsel the Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu reported to the Commander-in-Chief that the Russian Air Force in Syria liquidated more than 30 field commanders of the terrorist organization ISIS, likely including its leader Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi. The report stated that on the night of May 28 Russian military planes Su-34 and Su-35 struck an ISIS command

Russian MoD declares it will shoot down any aircraft flying west of the Euphrates river

RT reports: The Russian Defense Ministry announced it is halting cooperation with its US counterparts in the framework of the Memorandum on the Prevention of Incidents and Ensuring Air Safety in Syria following the coalition’s downing of a Syrian warplane. The ministry has demanded a thorough investigation by the US military command into the incident with the Syrian government military jet, with the results to be shared with the Russian

US-led coalition downed Syrian army plane in southern Raqqa – Syrian army statement

Statement by the general command of the army and the armed forces: The oldest flight called the international coalition this afternoon to target one of our fighter planes in the south raqqa region during its execution is a combat mission against ISIS terrorist organization in the area leading to the crash and loss of the pilot. This blatant attack confirms beyond doubt the fact that the American position in support

Reflection By His Grace Bishop Angaelos on recent terrorist attacks in Egypt and elsewhere

Reflection By His Grace Bishop Angaelos on recent terrorist attacks in Egypt and elsewhere Coptic Orthodox Church UK Media and Communications Office Coptic Orthodox Church (Europe) Media and Communications Office Reflection By His Grace Bishop Angaelos, General Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the United Kingdom, on recent terrorist attacks in Egypt and elsewhere You are Loved 27 May 2017 Once again, we find ourselves experiencing pain before which words

Hassan Nasrallah on Donald Trump’s visit to Saudi Arabia

Speech by Hezbollah Secretary General Sayed Hassan Nasrallah on May 25, 2017, on the occasion of the seventeenth anniversary of the Liberation of Southern Lebanon Source : http://almanar.com.lb/2088414 Translation: http://sayed7asan.blogspot.com (Please make sure to press the ‘cc’ button at the bottom left of the video to see the English subtitles) Transcript : Let’s evoke the summit (of Riyadh). First, it was said that it was a triple [American-Arab-Muslim] summit, when

Kadyrov: West will use every resource to bring Russia to her knees

RT reports: The US and its Western allies will use any opportunity to harm Russia, Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov told RT. He believes the rise of terrorism in Syria was similar to what happened to his native Chechnya two decades ago. “The West, Europe do not want to help anyone. The important thing for them is to use every resource against Russia. They want to see us kneeling before them,”

Rabbis Urge President Trump To “Act Decisively” In Syria

Dear President Trump, We write to you with angst just days before the Passover holiday when the Jews escaped the oppressive tyranny of Pharaoh in Egypt. The Assad regime in Syria appears to have conducted a nerve gas attack against Syrian civilians yesterday. At least 58 civilians have been killed in the attack, marking the worst chemical attack in Syria since the August 21, 2013 chemical massacre. We believe that

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