Figure skating pairs competition excluded from schedule of 2017 Winter UniversiadeSport January 16, 20:34
DPR top diplomat blames Kiev for dodging discussion of Steinmeier formula implementationWorld January 16, 20:14
IMF maintains forecast for global economy growth in 2017 at 3.4%Business & Economy January 16, 19:45
Six more settlements join Syria ceasefire regime — Defense MinistryWorld January 16, 19:22
Foreign Ministry: Washington initiating new arms race in EuropeRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 16, 19:15
Diplomat says anti-terror efforts must not be hostage to political ambitionsRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 16, 19:08
Russian football team to use training camp abroad for 2017 FIFA Confederations CupSport January 16, 19:00
Russia's Nornickel to present social, economic projects at Arctic forumBusiness & Economy January 16, 18:51
IMF expects oil prices to grow by almost 20% in 2017Business & Economy January 16, 18:39
MOSCOW, March 13. /TASS/. Former Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama says Tokyo will hardly abandon anti-Russian sanctions soon.
"Japan is heavily influenced by the US in this matter, so I don’t think sanctions will be lifted soon," Hatoyama told a news conference on Friday in the wake of his trip to Crimea.
Hatoyama added that he intended to promote a change in Tokyo’s sanctions policy. "After returning home, I plan to publish a booklet on the real state of things in Crimea," he told reporters. "I hope my fellow countrymen will be better informed about the true state of affairs," the former Japanese Premier said, adding that "over time, this could impact the government’s policy."