Within the framework of the Year of Youth Exchanges between Russia and Germany, Russia made a decision to cut by half the amount of a service fee paid by German participants of youth exchanges when applying for visas at visa centers, according to the website of Rosmolodezh.
For the first time in nine years, the President of Moldova paid a visit to Moscow, where he announced rebuilding “strategic partnership” of the two countries and made a number of broad statements, including on Crimea and DMR. However, everybody understands that success of Igor Dodon is transitional. The real fight for power will take place at the parliamentary elections, and Moscow should help Dodon to retain his popularity, writes VZGLYAD.
Russia’s resolutions received full support at the Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum (APPF) in the Fiji’s town of Natadola, stated Chairman of the Committee for Foreign Affairs of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of Russia and member of the Management Board of the Alexander Gorchakov Public Diplomacy Fund Konstantin Kosachev.
It is stupid to continue demonizing Russia or trying to pin it down. During all the three years of the war of sanctions that thought was mentioned from time to time in the West, however, during the past months it is has been heard more and more often. Now these words have been said by British Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Boris Johnson. On the eve of Trump’s inauguration, even the most dedicated supporters of the sanctions are preparing to change the course, writes Pyotr Akopov for electronic publication VZGLYAD.
Former U.S. Secretary of State and Nobel Prize winner Henry Kissinger will start developing a plan on rebuilding relations with Russia for Donald Trump’s administration. And one needs to acknowledge that a gut feeling of the billionaire has not let him down: Kissinger is almost an ideal candidate for boosting relations between Moscow and Washington, DC, writes VZGLYAD.
It has been two years since Moldova signed the Association Agreement with the European Union – similar to the one that the current Ukrainian government has been trying to achieve for so long. Now, the elected president of Moldova is drawing sad results: the country has lost a Russian market and has incurred only losses from Europe. And all of that is for the benefit of geopolitical ambitions of both leadership of that time and the western countries, writes VZGLYAD.
According to data of the survey Sputnik.Polls, majority of citizens of Germany (69%), France (55%) and Italy (51%) believe that the U.S. have not risen to the role of a world leader being the only superpower after the breakup of the USSR in 1991. The survey was held by Ifop for media agency and radio Sputnik.
According to results of a survey Sputnik.Polls, significant percentage of population in European countries supports holding a referendum on exit of their countries from the EU. Thus, over a half of citizens of Italy (53%) support such a referendum followed by France (47%), Germany (43%), Spain (39%) and Poland (38%). The survey was held by Ifop for media agency and radio Sputnik.