German politician says Crimea should to be recognized as part of RussiaWorld August 19, 6:22
Russian Emergencies Ministry carries out over 430 humanitarian missions abroad since 1993Society & Culture August 19, 6:18
Olympic diving champion Zakharov to carry Russia’s flag at opening ceremony of UniversiadeSport August 19, 4:11
New defense attorney to be appointed in former Ukrainian president’s high treason caseWorld August 19, 4:04
Mayor says Izmir International Fair homage to memory of late Russian ambassadorWorld August 19, 3:59
Putin, Medvedev emphasize need to restore cultural facilities in CrimeaSociety & Culture August 19, 3:43
El Pais: all four suspects in Barcelona terror attack shot deadWorld August 19, 3:36
Foreign Ministry speaker Zakharova very passionate about her dollhouseRussian Politics & Diplomacy August 18, 23:01
Modernizing Foreign Ministry's public image was a challenge — Spokeswoman ZakharovaSociety & Culture August 18, 22:24
MOSCOW, July 1 (Itar-Tass) - President Vladimir Putin said Monday night he does not know anything about the alleged plans of participants in the session of the Forum of Gas Exporting Countries to smuggle the fugitive former CIA analyst Edward Snowden out of Russia.
He said that Snowden may stay in Russia on the sole condition of stopping any activities that might be targeted at the U.S.
“If he chooses to stay here then there’s a condition for him, namely, that he should stop his efforts aimed at inflicting damage at our U.S. partners,” Putin said admitting that it might seem really strange to hear such utterances from him.
Along with it, he stressed the absence of any willingness on the part of Russia to exchange anyone for anyone.
“At the very best case, we have exchanged our own agents - on certain conditions, too,” Putin said.