20:07 [Zero Hedge] (E)
"US Dollar will collapse soon."
9:04 [TASS] (E)
A session of the Russian-German intergovernmental high-level working group on security policy has taken place on Monday in Moscow, the Russian Defense Ministry informs. "During this event, chief of the Main Directorate for International Military Cooperation Lt. Gen. Alexander Kshimovsky held a separate meeting with head of Politics Directorate of the German Defense Ministry Detlef Waechter," the message said.
22:56 [TASS] (E)
Winds that complicated the fire-fighting efforts had ceased by Friday morning. The area of a wildfire that broke out on Thursday in Crimea’s mountainous terrain has exceeded 50 hectares, the press service of the regional Emergencies Ministry department told TASS on Friday. "According to the latest information, it [the area on fire] is 52 hectares. Five hundred people and 62 vehicles, including a helicopter and a Be-200 amphibious plane, are fighting the blaze.
7:34 [TASS] (E)
Russian President Vladimir Putin invited Trump to the 2020 Victory Day celebrations in Moscow at a meeting they held on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Japan’s Osaka in June. US President Donald Trump would like to visit Moscow on May 9, 2020, to attend the 75th anniversary celebration of the Soviet Union’s Victory over Nazi Germany in the Great Patriotic War, as he himself said in response to a TASS question.
7:43 [Strategic Culture Foundation] (E)
Finian Cunningham - Since a new government came to power last year in Armenia, the tiny South Caucasus nation has embarked on a non-aligned international policy. It has maintained strong historic ties with Russia but also says it wants to develop important relations with the European Union and the United States....As the world shifts to more multilateral economic cooperation, the United States and its European minions are trying to thwart that direction by insisting on countries making a false choice of aligning one way or the other.
9:23 [Mint Press News] (E)
Eva Bartlett traveled to Crimea to see firsthand out how Crimeans have fared since 2014 when their country reunited with Russia, and what the referendum was really like. In early August I traveled to Russia for the first time, partly out of interest in seeing some of the vast country with a tourist’s eyes, partly to do some journalism in the region. It also transpired that while in Moscow I was able to interview Maria Zakharova, spokeswoman of the Foreign Ministry. High on my travel list, however, was to visit Crimea and Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) — the former a part of Russia, the latter an autonomous republic in the east of Ukraine, neither accurately depicted in Western reporting. Or at least that was my sense looking at independent journalists’ reports and those in Russian media.
21:36 [TASS] (E)
US Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman said that "global stability depends a whole lot on healthy US-Russia relationship". US Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman has said he is confident the United States and Russia will be partners again in the future.
21:18 [Zero Hedge] (E)
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday chided Swedish environmentalist Greta Thunberg and her adult handlers, after the 16-year-old gave an emotional speech at the UN late last month. "Sure, Greta is kind, but emotions should not control this issue," said Putin. "Go and explain to developing countries why they should continue living in poverty and not be like Sweden," he added, before saying that it was deplorable how some groups are using Thunberg to achieve their own goals. In her speech last week, Thunberg lashed out at the United Nations - saying "You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words."