US imposes new sanctions on Syria over suspected chemical attackWorld April 24, 21:23
Russian businessman plans to build sailplane to fly around the globe nonstop in 5 daysScience & Space April 24, 19:50
Roscosmos excludes three cosmonauts from space teamScience & Space April 24, 19:34
Russian Foreign Ministry: Terrorists in Syria may get chemical weapons from Libya, IraqRussian Politics & Diplomacy April 24, 19:05
US not ready yet to restart arms control dialog, Russian diplomat saysRussian Politics & Diplomacy April 24, 18:57
Court recognizes Russia’s Sports Ministry as affected party in WADA whistleblower caseSport April 24, 18:48
Elephant, giraffe and wildcats found among Muscovites’ house petsSociety & Culture April 24, 17:48
Putin calls for setting apart real anti-corruption crusaders from political show-offsRussian Politics & Diplomacy April 24, 16:34
Moscow court turns down Jehovah’s Witnesses bid to fight Justice Ministry’s banWorld April 24, 16:08
KALININGRAD, February 20. /TASS/. The turnover between Russia and Lithuania fell 40% last year, Russian Ambassador to Lithuania Alexander Udaltsov said on Saturday.
"Our turnover - a very important indicator - fell 40% last year, and the decline continues for several years," Udaltsov said. Relations between the countries "are stalled or in a very severe condition" and contacts at the political level are "frozen," he added.
Residents of Lithuania "support the start of communications, discussions, and solution of some practical matters," particularly in the border districts and in respect of the Kaliningrad Region in the first instance, the ambassador said.
"I am confident such strained relations are a temporary phenomenon," Udaltsov said. The Russian embassy in Lithuania is making efforts to establish cooperation," he added.