OPEC and non-OPEC countries to develop cooperation outside Vienna agreementBusiness & Economy May 25, 19:44
Russia squared-off with Western media blitz to smear World Cup preparationsSport May 25, 19:35
NATO seeks to continue and expand dialogue with RussiaWorld May 25, 19:01
WADA offers pole vaulter Isinbayeva post of ambassador for clean sports in Russia — sourceSport May 25, 18:57
Lavrov keeps close eye on situation with jailed Russian pilot in USRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 25, 18:51
Belkomur rail project brings new opportunities to Russia’s Arctic regionsBusiness & Economy May 25, 18:46
Russia to build first helicopter carrier by 2022Military & Defense May 25, 17:41
OPEC extends agreement on oil production cutBusiness & Economy May 25, 17:16
Russia, China sign memorandum on cooperation in AntarcticaBusiness & Economy May 25, 17:15
MOSCOW, March 28. /TASS/. Liberation of the ancient city of Palmyra in Syria has major significance as it has undermined positions of Islamic State (a terrorist organization outlawed in Russia), Qadri Jamil, one of the leaders of the Moscow-Cairo Syrian opposition group, told a news conference on Monday.
"Liberation of Palmyra is a milestone event," he said. "The victory over Islamic State in Palmyra is important not only from the military point of view. It has spiritual and symbolic significance."
"The humankind was on the verge of a very macabre period. Russia and Syria are now defending civilization just as Russia was fighting against Nazism in the past," he added.
The Syrian army said on Sunday that it liberated the ancient city of Palmyra, a UNESCO world heritage site, with support from the Russian air group.
Palmyra, an ancient city in Syria’s Homs province some 210 kilometers from Damascus, was seized by gunmen of the Islamic State (a terrorist organization outlawed in Russia) in early summer 2015. The Syrian authorities said back then that Palmyra with its monumental ruins of a great city that was one of the most important cultural centres of the ancient world standing at the crossroads of several civilizations, could share the fate of Iraq’s ancient cities of Assur, Nimrud and Hatra that were destroyed by Islamic State militants.