Rosneft signs offtake contract with Kurdistan regional government of IraqBusiness & Economy February 21, 10:15
Defense Ministry reports fifth S-400 regiment put on combat duty in Moscow regionMilitary & Defense February 21, 10:02
UN chief calls late Ambassador Churkin 'uniquely skilled diplomat'World February 21, 8:01
Vitaly Churkin’s sense of humor will be remembered by his UN colleagues — Ban-Ki-moonWorld February 21, 7:59
People bringing flowers to Russian Foreign Ministry in memory of late Ambassador ChurkinRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 20, 23:55
US envoy to UN pays tribute to Churkin’s ‘great skill’ in advocating Russia's positionWorld February 20, 23:29
Energy minister says Russia outpaces its February schedule of oil production cutBusiness & Economy February 20, 23:02
Russian UN envoy Vitaly Churkin’s death is big loss for Russia, premier saysRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 20, 22:52
Colleagues mourn Russia's ambassador to UN as 'diplomatic giant and wonderful character'World February 20, 21:58
MOSCOW, April 13 (Itar-Tass) — Issue of Russia's accession to the World Trade Organization cannot be put up for a nationwide referendum, the Central Electoral Commission said Friday in its conclusions after it had considered a notification filed by the Moscow City Electoral Commission.
An initiative on holding a plebiscite over Russia's membership of the WTO came from a group of individuals that filed an appropriate petition with the city electoral authorities.
The CEC's conclusions say the Russian legislation stipulates that the problems falling into the realm of exclusive competence of the Constitution, federal constitutional laws and federal agencies of power.