24.10.13 08:42 Politics
“We have certainly invited our colleagues to attend a conference, which is now becoming regular, in May. We are going to hold it annually,” Shoigu said after a meeting of the Russia-NATO Council on Wednesday.
23.10.13 14:28 Politics
He noted that the EU is Russia’s priority partner, accounting for nearly 50 percent of Russia’s foreign trade (in 2012 - 410 billion U.S. dollars) and for a significant amount of investment (Russian - 64 billion dollars; from the EU - 86 billion dollars).
23.10.13 14:26 Politics
“As for the well-known affair involving our diplomatic mission in the Hague, it was discussed in detail during a telephone conversation with Prime Minister Mark Rutte,” he said.
23.10.13 14:24 Politics
“I welcome the Netherlands’ appeal with the international tribunal for one simple reason: they will likely fail to win in court. Any way of solving a dispute, except legal and judicial, would be counter-productive,” Dobrynin told Itar-Tass on Wednesday.
23.10.13 09:48 Politics
"This will be an important meeting, for it will be the first opportunity for the Defence Ministers of the Alliance to meet in this format with their new Russian partner-- Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu.