Militants launch shell on exhibition complex near Damascus - televisionWorld August 20, 15:27
Cardinal Parolin: Dialogue of Roman Catholic and Orthodox Churches to help them feel unitySociety & Culture August 20, 8:27
Polina Dibrova, mother of three, wins Mrs. Russia 2017 beauty pageantSociety & Culture August 20, 4:41
Russian emergencies ministry plane returns from firefighting mission in ArmeniaWorld August 20, 4:39
East Ukraine conflict claimed nearly 3,000 civilian lives — ICRCWorld August 20, 1:56
Renowned Russian filmmaker Andrei Konchalovsky turns 80Society & Culture August 20, 0:48
One of seven injured in Surgut stabbing spree in critical condition — authoritiesSociety & Culture August 19, 23:51
Netanyahu expects to meet with Putin in Sochi on August 23 — Israeli premier’s officeRussian Politics & Diplomacy August 19, 22:47
Surgut attacker is identified as a local resident - investigationSociety & Culture August 19, 14:09
ROME, December 29. /TASS/. Italian companies want to cooperate with Russia despite the EU food import ban which the country imposed in August, Russian Trade Representative to Italy Igor Karavayev told PRIME on Monday.
“Though it may seem a paradox the introduction of sanctions and an embargo in response has strengthened the realization that Italy and Russia need each other, that we cannot lose that large-scale trade, economic, investment, industrial and technological partnership which has united the two countries for a long time,” Karavayev said.
Russia’s food embargo will incur €200 million annual losses to Italian farmers, Karavayev said, citing data provided by Italian agricultural association Coldiretti.
Shoe makers also sustained losses because Russian retailers’ orders fell 20% in January-August, and they shrank even 40% on the year in April-June in monetary terms, Karavayev said, citing data of national shoe-makers’ association ANCE.