- 02:03 20/09/2013
Russia respects Ukraine’s right to choose its priorities and partners, including Kiev’s choice between closer economic cooperation with Moscow or European integration, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday.
- 00:16 20/09/2013
Russian President Vladimir Putin cautiously reached out to his political opponents on Thursday, welcoming new political leaders, including from opposition parties that currently do not have a place in the existing political elite, and hinting at amnesty for protesters accused of clashing with police at a political rally on Moscow’s Bolotnaya Square.
- 23:01 19/09/2013
Russian President Vladimir Putin sharply criticized Western powers on Thursday for their inability to sufficiently plan for the future of Syria without its president, Bashar Assad, and what to do if terrorists come to power in the country.
- 22:26 19/09/2013
Russian President Vladimir Putin hailed Eurasian integration on Thursday, including a planned Moscow-led political and economic bloc, as a way for former Soviet republics to capitalize on their position linking Europe and Asia.
- 21:04 19/09/2013
- 20:30 19/09/2013
- 19:52 19/09/2013
Russian President Vladimir Putin touted traditionalism as the heart of Russia’s national identity on Thursday, lamenting threats like globalization and multiculturalism, the drive for a “unipolar world” and the erosion of Christian values – including an exaggerated focus on the rights of sexual minorities.
- 17:50 19/09/2013
- 16:30 19/09/2013
Russian President Vladimir Putin addresses a plenary session at the 10th annual meeting of the Valdai Club, a discussion forum where high-level Russian officials have been meeting with foreign political scientists since 2004. RIA Novosti is broadcasting the session live; a recording will be posted following the broadcast.
- 22:50 18/09/2013 originally posted at 20:47
- 19:48 18/09/2013
- 19:38 18/09/2013
An outspoken Russian opposition lawmaker said Wednesday that political protest in the country was too fragmented to generate the kind of large-scale public discontent that erupted after parliamentary elections in 2011.
- 14:54 18/09/2013
Award-winning Polish film director Krzysztof Zanussi voiced doubts this week that Russia’s legislative attempts to restrict minors’ access to information about homosexuality would yield the desired results.
- 00:00 17/09/2013
Russian officials, opposition leaders and pundits wrestled on Monday with the disjuncture between the country’s capital and its far-flung provinces at an international conference, where two erstwhile political rivals from the mineral-rich Urals region surprised observers by publicly settling their differences.
- 21:06 16/09/2013
Moscow’s pro-Kremlin mayor, who recaptured his post after a closely watched election last weekend, said Monday he would not run for Russia’s presidency in 2018, but suggested that his victory against opposition leader Alexei Navalny has bolstered his legitimacy.
- 09:14 16/09/2013
Today, beginning at 9:15 a.m. Moscow time (5:15 a.m. GMT), RIA Novosti is broadcasting live from the opening of the 10th annual meeting of the Valdai Club, a discussion forum where high-level Russian officials have been meeting with foreign political scientists since 2004. A recording of the event will be posted after the broadcast is over. As this year’s meeting progresses, more than 200 Russian and foreign pundits, thinkers and politicians, including President Vladimir Putin, are due to gather September 16-19 in the Novgorod Region in northwestern Russia to discuss the country’s role in the modern world. A plenary session with President Putin is due to be broadcast on the afternoon of September 19.
- 17:33 12/09/2013
- 00:30 11/09/2013
Besides drunks, who do Russians not want most as neighbors or work colleagues? The answer: homosexuals, according to new research examining national identity released by a state-run pollster, the Russia Public Opinion Research Center, on Tuesday.
- 23:32 21/08/2013
The Syrian government’s resilience in its more than two-year fight against an increasingly Islamist insurgency was a factor that encouraged the Egyptian military to overthrow its Islamist president, a Russian pundit said while releasing a new report Wednesday.
- 20:42 01/06/2013
In the era of globalization, the task of defining national identity has become more important for Russia and China than some 30 years ago, scientists said at a roundtable held by the Valdai International Discussion Club on Saturday.
- 17:12 08/11/2012
- 02:03 20/09/2013
10th Annual Valdai Club Meeting
The 10th annual meeting of the Valdai Club, a discussion forum where high-level Russian officials have been meeting with foreign political scientists since 2004, will take place September 16-19 in the Novgorod Region in northwestern Russia. More than 200 Russian and foreign pundits, thinkers and politicians, including President Vladimir Putin, are due to discuss the country’s role in the modern world.