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Follonica - Acqua Corrente srl

La tua piscina, un tocco di classe per il relax e il benessere Realtaltamente specializzata nella realizzazione di splendide piscine di alta qualit Acqua Corrente garantisce sol [...]

Forte dei marmi - Agenzia Immobiliare Giannecchini

Soluzioni per abitare il lusso Con ben 45 anni di esperienza, l'Agenzia Giannecchini Luxury Real Estate è al fianco di chi desidera acquistare una dimora di prestigio [...]

Porto santo stefano - Agenziargentario Case & Barche

Agenziargentario è l'ideale per gli appassionati del mare. Oltre a dare l'opportunità di acquistare imbarcazioni nuove e usate delle migliori marche oppure go [...]

Firenze - Antica Profumeria Monalys

In sintonia con l’antica tradizione cosmetica fiorentina, è il primo laboratorio di cosmesi “su misura”, un atelier dalle armoniose atmosfere dove nascono [...]

Firenze - Architetto Ilenia Girolami

Da Firenze architetture uniche Lo studio dell'Architetto Ilenia Girolami interviene in Italia e nel mondo progettando il futuro nel rispetto del passato, curando esteti [...]

Pisa - Atelier & Sartoria La Farfalla

La Farfalla rinomato atelier dove abiti nuziali e da cerimonia sono capolavori su misura frutto della migliore arte sartoriale  italiana e della Toscana, creazioni uniche, im [...]

Signa - Atelier Giuliano

Coppia nella vita nel lavoro, Giuliano Giuntini ed Emanuela Pinto vi attendono nel loro atelier non solo per proporvi abiti da sposa, da sposo e da cerimonia di altissimo livello m [...]

Firenze - Athenaeum Personal Hotel

Comfort e design contemporaneo in questo albergo nel cuore di Firenze, a un passo dai più famosi luoghi del Rinascimento italiano. Curata anche l’ambientazione del ris [...]

Volterra - Autonoleggi Bacci Travel

Qui tutte le vostre esigenze di mobilittroveranno la risposta piadatta: noleggio con conducente di vetture di ogni tipo e potenza con aria condizionata e autoradio nonchdi pul [...]

Pontassieve - Bianco Bianchi

Laboratorio attivo sin dagli anni ’60, Bianco Bianchi è un affascinante atelier oggi sapientemente condotto da Alessandro ed Elisabetta, figli dell’omonimo fonda [...]

Viareggio - Bottiglieria Lucchesi

Con clienti in tutta la Versilia, offre circa 2000 etichette tra vini e liquori, un’ampia e ottima gamma di proposte per la vendita al dettaglio e all’ingrosso.  A [...]

Fucecchio - Bruno Rossi Bags

Eleganti, sportive, soprattutto italiane. Le borse firmate Bruno Rossi esprimono la forza di uno stile unico, quello dell’autentico made in Italy, alla radice di questa be [...]

Firenze - Capcosepuri

Con Capcosepuri l’arrivo a Firenze è sempre preludio di soggiorni indimenticabili da tutti i punti di vista: ad attendervi in stazione o all’aeroporto troverete [...]

Scandicci - Cassetti Gioielli

Marchio fondato a Firenze nel 1926 grazie alla creatività e senso degli affari di Renzo Cassetti , erede della tradizione inestimabile che nasce da Benvenuto Cellini maestro [...]

Campiglia marittima - Castello di Magona

Castelli e torri solo per voi Magona, cinquecentesco castello affacciato sulla verde campagna con il mare sullo sfondo, può essere la vostra dimora, in uso esclusivo, per [...]

Campiglia marittima - Castello di Magona

Ambienti da Granduca Costruito nel XVI secolo, il Castello di Magona fu residenza di Leopoldo II, Granduca di Toscana. Di proprietà della famiglia Merciai dal 1860, oggi [...]

Gaiole in chianti - Castello di Spaltenna

Risale all’epoca feudale Il Castello di Spaltenna, leggendario borgo ricco di storia già presente in documenti ufficiali del 1030. Il suggestivo complesso, immerso tra [...]

San casciano val di pesa - Castello Il Palagio

Dire sì in un magico castello Nel verde cuore del Chianti, Castello Il Palagio metterà a vostra disposizione non solo le sognanti atmosfere di un suggestivo manier [...]

Siena - Centopercento Camicie

Camicie e total look Laboratorio sartoriale e boutique d'alto livello, Centopercento Camicie è il luogo giusto per chi desidera una camicia su misura.  Qui po [...]

Fornaci di barga - Clementina Foli Gioielleria Ottica

Oro, orologi e… un centro ottico Una boutique del lusso e non solo, le cui origini risalgono al 1928, anno in cui il papà di Clementina decise di avviare nel picco [...]

Castiglione della pescaia - Comune Castiglione della Pescaia

Il mare più bello d'Italia   È il titolo vinto da Castiglione della Pescaia che si è guadagnato il primo posto nella prestigiosa classifica stil [...]

Pancole - Confezioni Brema

Qui la Maremma è da indossare Unica azienda della Maremma toscana specializzata nella produzione di capi di abbigliamento tipici di questo splendido territorio ricco di v [...]

Firenze - Conti Confetteria

Semplicemente unici, i dettagli che incontriamo nella nostra vita ci regalano emozioni e sensazioni che durano per sempre… Dal 1998 scrutiamo il mondo con occhi curiosi e la [...]

Siena - Driving the Dream

La Toscana offre emozioni a non finire fra mare, colline, monti, cittа d'arte e borghi medievali. Sempre diversa, и una terra da scoprire tra panorami mozzafiato che ad ogni cu [...]

Firenze - Duchess Boutique B&B

Una magia fiorentina Affascinante, fra panoramiche colline a pochi minuti dal centro di Firenze, Duchess Boutique de Charme B&B vi accoglierà in una dimora che, propr [...]

Firenze - Duetto Automobili

Specialisti nel noleggio di auto d'epoca con o senza autista Tour organizzati formula slow drive nelle regioni più belle d'Italia

Lucca - Enjoy Lucca

Enjoy Lucca, tre ristoranti e un albergo nel centro storico di una fra le più belle città d'arte della Toscana: questo è il frutto di una storia iniziata [...]

Firenze - Enoteca Ristorante Le Barrique

Nello storico quartiere di San Frediano, offre dal 1993 una ricca e selezionata carta di vini italiani ed esteri assieme a sfiziosi piatti italiani che lo chef valorizza ispir [...]

Firenze - Fondazione parchi monumentali bardini Peyron

Affacciato su Firenze, il Complesso dei Parchi Monumentali Bardini Peyron è stato splendidamente recuperato per offrire sensazioni uniche: panorami, visite guidate a musei e [...]

Firenze - Four Seasons Hotel Firenze

Firenze - Fratelli Peruzzi Argentieri

Capolavori in argento e non solo Quattro generazioni, da Giuseppe Peruzzi sino a Gianna e  alla cognata Laura, hanno scritto la storia di questa famiglia di argentieri, dep [...]

Firenze - Frilli Gallery

Fondata più di 150 anni fa a Firenze, la Galleria Frilli si è guadagnata nel tempo una straordinaria fama con le sue sculture in marmo, pietra e bronzo che realizza a [...]

Osmanoro - G. P. Palombella

Raffinati corredi A Firenze, da G. P. Palombella si coltiva da quarant’anni l’arte dell’alto artigianato tessile. Qui troverete corredi per la casa di gran [...]

Lucca - Galleria kraag

Al centro della zona antiquaria di Lucca, città di lunga tradizione nel campo delle antichità, dal 1978 vede Carl Kraag e Valter Fabiani proporsi come eclettico punto [...]

Firenze - Gardenart

Ecco l'ombra più fresca che c'è   Nata da un progetto rivoluzionario, la capote Multivalvola® System è un capolavoro di stile e funziona [...]

Firenze - Gianna Intimo

Il fascino dell’intimo Sensibilità estetica ed esperienza Donatella Cianchi le ha ereditate dalla mamma e dalla zia che, prima di aprire questo storico negozio, era [...]

Forte dei marmi - Giannix Luxury Service

Dalla nostra sede di Forte dei Marmi  mettiamo a vostra disposizione auto di lusso e sportive dalle city car ai Suv più prestigiosi. Scoprite il vantaggio del nostro se [...]

Lucca - Gigi Trattoria

La migliore cucina lucchese abita qui, in questa trattoria sotto l’antica Torre di Guinigi, nel cuore della città. Il locale offre da oltre 50 anni i gustosi piatti de [...]

Siena - Ginevra Service

Siena - Gioielleria F.lli Versace

A Siena, a due passi dalla storica Piazza del Campo, la Gioielleria F.lli Versace è una boutique di raro fascino incastonata tra le case medievali della città. Si pre [...]

Firenze - Giuggiu' di Angela Caputi

Design originale, colori brillanti e inconfondibile classe: queste le caratteristiche che rendono i bijoux di Angela Caputi pezzi unici e inimitabili. La stilista fiorentina, conos [...]

Lido di camaiore - Grand Hotel | Riviera

Puro benessere in Versilia A Lido di Camaiore, in un angolo d’Italia tra i più affascinanti e ricchi di suggestioni, il Grand Hotel & Riviera è un presti [...]

S quirico d'orcia - Hotel Adler Thermae

Natura, lusso e terme in Toscana Nell'incantevole cornice della Val d'Orcia, vero e proprio paradiso per escursionisti e amanti della natura ricco di tesori artistici e [...]

Firenze - HOTEL BERNINI PALACE

Un viaggio nella storia Nel cuore di Firenze, è un luogo di memorie e di prestigio dove hanno soggiornato numerosissime celebrities: politici, registi di fama internazion [...]

Portoferraio - Hotel Hermitage

Accoglienza e servizi ai vertici E’ un lusso “nuovo” quello offerto dagli alberghi gestiti dalla famiglia De Ferrari, fatto di tante piccole attenzioni,  [...]

Massa marittima - Il Convento di Montepozzali

Una perla della Maremma Un monastero del XII secolo è stato ben ristrutturato per diventare Il Convento di Monte Pozzali, residenza di campagna di alto livello con case v [...]

Massa marittima - Il Sassone

Oasi di natura tra vigne e cavalli, Il Sassone è un resort di grande charme dove trascorrere indimenticabili soggiorni all’insegna del paesaggio, delle città d& [...]

Massa marittima - Il Sassone Tenuta in Maremma

Grandi vini e vacanze di charme Nel contesto selvaggio e incontaminato della Maremma Toscana, l'azienda vinicola Simona Ceccherini produce, in conduzione biologica certifica [...]

Lucca - Impresa edile Del Debbio Augusto

Artigiani edili e maestri del restauro. Il valore aggiunto dell’impresa edile Del Debbio Augusto è la sua forte vocazione artigianale, che la pone ai vertici non [...]

Pitigliano - La Casa degli Archi

Ospitalità e scuola di cucina   Suggestiva, Casa degli Archi sorge nella parte più antica di Pitigliano, all’estremità dello sperone di tufo, [...]

Firenze - La Sposa di Firenze

Dal 1964 alla guida dell’atelier La Sposa di Firenze, la famiglia Bencini propone collezioni da sogno, uniche per le sapienti lavorazioni sartoriali e per la cura dei dettagl [...]

Barberino val d'elsa - Le Filigare

Le Filigare Winery & Accomadations in Chianti Relax in un gioiello del Chianti dove Alessandro, Deborah, Pietro e Lorenzo vi accoglieranno con riguardo gentilezza e cordi [...]

Firenze - Le Telerie Toscane

Vicino a Palazzo Pitti, dove da secoli la creatività degli artigiani fonde tradizione e innovazione, Giulia propone i frutti dell'arte appresa da una grande ricamatrice. [...]

Lucca - Lenci Abbigliamento

Glamour esclusivo a Lucca Elegante e di tendenza, Lenci esordì nel 1872 con il nonno Francesco e la sua prima bottega di tessuti e uniformi da lavoro a cui seguirono altr [...]

Punta ala - Live in Tuscany

Una Toscana tutta da vivere Dal Chianti ai vigneti di Bolgheri, dal mare di Punta Ala alle città d’arte di Siena e Firenze… Nell’esclusivo universo di [...]

Punta ala - Live in Tuscany

Dal Chianti ai vigneti di Bolgheri, dal mare di Punta Ala alle città d’arte di Siena e Firenze… Nell’esclusivo universo di una delle terre più b [...]

Firenze - Loretta Caponi

Il gusto del bello e sontuoso In questo tempio della raffinatezza italiana, esperte artigiane creano modelli esclusivi sotto la guida di Loretta e Lucia Caponi: lussuosi corredi [...]

Castelfiorentino - LP Confezioni L Pucci

Fascino italiano per gonne e pantaloni di qualità Femminili, pratici, raffinati… i capi LP e Via Masini 80 esprimono il meglio del Made in Italy, resi unici d [...]

Forte dei marmi - Luigi Borrelli

Alta sartoria italiana Ritorna in pieno centro a Forte dei Marmi lo storico marchio napoletano della Sartoria Luigi Borrelli, elegante “bottega” dall’impronta [...]

Firenze - Lungarno Collection Hotels Portrait Firenze

Una residenza vista ponte vecchio, un raffinato ritratto di firenze Portrait Firenze interpreta l'inedita ed originale idea dell’ospitalità “Portrait&rdqu [...]

Firenze - Maurizio Mori

Gioielli d’alto artigianato Tra Ponte Vecchio e Palazzo Pitti quartiere delle botteghe d’arte fiorentine, Maurizio Mori propone le sue originali creazioni di bigiott [...]

Firenze - Noi Gioielli

Tutto è iniziato dalla comune passione per la gioielleria, quella fatta di creazioni uniche e portatrice di antichi, preziosi messaggi: artigianalità, tradizioni&hell [...]

San gimignano - Palazzo Al Torrione

Nato da un sapiente intervento di restauro conservativo, offre deliziosa accoglienza nel cuore della città turrita in suggestive camere arredate in stile classico, dipinte c [...]

Pietrasanta - Palazzo Guiscardo

Immaginate un meraviglioso palazzo dell'800 dove, tra lussuose atmosfere, tutto ruota attorno a voi, per soddisfare ogni vostro desiderio.  Questo è Palazzo Guisca [...]

Porcari - Pantera Lucchese

Talento, passione e creatività italiana Forte di un'esperienza che cresce dal 1968, Pantera Lucchese è un'azienda che sa coniugare il grande patrimonio di [...]

Firenze - Picchiani e Barlacchi

Made in Italy, un’eredità dalle radici rinascimentali Ci sono davvero pochissimi paesi al mondo capaci di offrire una varietà di attività, mestieri e [...]

Peccioli - Podere Borgaruccio

Fra vigneti e oliveti, Podere Borgaruccio offre soggiorni da favola fra i paesaggi mozzafiato della Val d'Era. Silenzioso, accogliente, vanta camere dalla spiccata pe [...]

Lari - Podere Bucine Basso

Nell'affascinante contesto delle più belle colline toscane, offre soggiorni di piacere tra meravigliosi paesaggi. Oltre alle eleganti camere, al delizioso appartamento e [...]

Firenze - Principe di Firenze

Il fascino del Principe Era il 1930 quando Sergio Doni, abile sarto di curatissimi capi su misura, aprì nella centralissima Piazza Strozzi la prima bottega Principe di Fi [...]

Punta ala - Punta Ala Camping Resort

Natura, mare ed emozioni a Punta Ala Niente di meglio che un moderno Camping Resort dotato di ogni comodità per un indimenticabile soggiorno a Punta Ala, nella fantastica [...]

San gimignano - Residenza Villa Ducci

Alle porte di San Gimignano nella meravigliosa Toscana, lungo la Via Francigena e in esclusiva posizione panoramica tra alberi secolari e pregiati vigneti, è nata dal restau [...]

Firenze - Ristorante Accademia

  Condotto dai fratelli Aldo e Giacomo Iacovitti, abruzzesi d’origine, propone piatti regionali e creative interpretazioni. Da provare strudel di funghi, timballo di [...]

Lucca - Ristorante Caffetteria San Colombano

Incastonato nella suggestiva cornice delle mura lucchesi, è punto d’incontro ad alto livello, impreziosito dalle visioni godibili dalle vetrate scorrevoli che, d'e [...]

Firenze - Ristorante Finisterrae

San colombano - Santori Design

Favolosi ambienti, da vivere e… acquistare Santori Design, affermata realtà specializzata nella produzione e vendita di prestigiosi arredamenti, ha recentemente in [...]

Sesto fiorentino - Sarri

L'eccellenza in ogni oggetto, unico ed esclusivo Alta qualità e cultura del bello: questi i cardini su cui si è aperta la porta del successo di Sarri, realt&ag [...]

Firenze - Sartoria Luigi Cappelli

Un maestro della sartoria su misura Nell’atelier di Luigi Paolo Cappelli si vestono e si sono vestiti importanti personalità della politica, della cultura e dello s [...]

Firenze - Scuola del Cuoio

Nel regno del vero fatto a mano Scuola del Cuoio, atmosfere da laboratorio rinascimentale dedicate ai cultori del bello e dell'unico.

Siena - Siena Immobiliare

Condotta dall’esperta Lucia Moscadelli, si occupa di intermediazione immobiliare in Toscana, più precisamente nel territorio di Siena, conosciuto nel mondo per i [...]

Firenze - Sogno di Sposa

Nel cuore della Toscana, a Firenze dal 1985, Sogno di Sposa sa come soddisfare ogni particolare desiderio con abiti davvero esclusivi.

Pitigliano - Sovana Hotel | Resort

Nella medievale Sovana, località inserita tra i  “100 borghi più belli d’Italia”, avrete l’opportunità di vivere momenti unici in [...]

Firenze - St Regis Florence

Nella culla del Rinascimento Sin dal Settecento meta prediletta dei grandi viaggiatori, The St. Regis Firenze offre la più lussuosa e suggestiva accoglienza a chi desider [...]

Firenze - Stefano Bemer

L'eccellenza fatta a mano Capolavori da mettere ai piedi, le prestigiose calzature Stefano Bemer fondono estetica e comodità. La scarpa è un oggetto che, se [...]

Empoli - Stephen di Degli Innocenti Stefano

La pelliccia made in Italy è più chic Forte di una tradizione che cresce da settant'anni, Stephen si distingue a livello nazionale e internazionale con le sue [...]

Firenze - Studio Dimore Collection

Interior, dai progetti agli oggetti     Nato a Firenze, storica culla del Rinascimento, Studio Dimore Collection, eclettica wunderkammer contemporanea, è ade [...]

Lunata capannori - Systems Pool

Piscine ma non solo: anche soluzioni spa idromassaggio, saune e bagni turchi...   Lo stato dell’arte delle piscine è qui, nello show room di Systems-Pool, o [...]

Firenze - Tela Lintea

Raffinati tessuti italiani e francesi, passamanerie, carte da parati, cuscini, copriletti, tovaglie, ceramiche, oggetti in vetro, tegami dal disegno inedito… Qui, nel cuore [...]

San gimignano - Tenute Niccolai vino e agriturismo

A due passi dal centro storico della città S. Gimignano, in un contesto ambientale di squisita bellezza naturale, l’agriturismo di proprietà dell’azienda [...]

Ansedonia - The Best in Tuscany

Agenzia immobiliare impegnata da oltre trent’anni nel settore della vendita e locazione di immobili, The Best in Tuscany è in grado di proporre un vasto catalogo di vi [...]

Firenze - The Gold Market

A Firenze, città dove da sempre vive l'arte della gioielleria, Gold Market è un irrinunciabile appuntamento con le più raffinate creazioni made in Italy [...]

Firenze - The Leather Guild

Tradition is our legacy Personal shopping by appointment

Fonteblanda - Torre di Talamonaccio

Una torre sul mare In un incantevole angolo della Toscana del sud, la Torre di Talamonaccio vi attende a picco sul mare nel parco naturale della Maremma. Fu costruita dagli Spag [...]

Firenze - Trattoria Vecchio Mercato

Se volete assaporare Firenze in tutte le sue infinite sfumature non perdetevi la straordinaria vivacitа di Piazza San Lorenzo, al centro di un rione storico in cui giа nel 1338 si [...]

Firenze - Trattoria Vecchio Mercato

Il meglio della cucina toscana Se volete assaporare Firenze in tutte le sue infinite sfumature non perdetevi la straordinaria vivacitа di Piazza San Lorenzo, al centro di un rio [...]

Firenze - Victoria Carpe Diem Events

Event planner di successo, Victoria dirige un’agenzia specializzata in occasioni speciali ed eventi a Firenze e in tutta Italia: anniversari, matrimoni, compleanni, pranzi e [...]

Volterra - Villa Palagione Centro Interculturale

Adagiata sul fianco soleggiato del Monte Voltraio, sede nel medioevo di una fortezza posta a difesa delle ricchezze di Volterra, Villa Palagione fu costruita più di quattro [...]

Sesto fiorentino - Villa Stanley

Prestigioso ‘400 Bellissima dimora storica del XV secolo, Hotel Villa Stanley offre alle porte di Firenze atmosfere ricche di antico fascino, ideali per vacanze lontane da [...]

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War between USA and Russia will break out only if Americans cross Russia’s red lines

Director of the Institute of the USA and Canada Valery Garbuzov compared the qualities of the commanders-in-chief of Russia and the United States. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov stated that Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump, as well as the military of the two countries, will never let a military confrontation spark. "Getting back to the question of risks of a military confrontation, I am 100% certain that the military will not allow it, and, of course, neither President Putin nor, I'm sure, President Trump will allow it. They are the leaders elected by their peoples, and they are responsible to their people for peace and tranquility," Lavrov said in an interview with RIA Novosti. Director of the Institute of the USA and Canada, Valery Garbuzov, suggested in an interview with Pravda.Ru that Lavrov's optimism is based on one argument: "The United States and Russia are nuclear powers. "We saw from the Cold War experience that the confrontation was tough, but it had not developed into direct confrontation," the expert told Pravda.Ru.

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 16:46:00 +0300

Russia deprives Pacific Fleet of legendary submarines

Russia will withdraw two legendary underwater cruisers of Kalmar Project from the structure of the Pacific Fleet. It goes about Georgy Pobedonosets and Podolsk submarines that will be replaced with nuclear-powered submarines of the Borei class armed with Bulava missiles. Two of the three Kalmar Projects subs are to be decommissioned before 2020.

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 14:58:00 +0300

Russia to introduce criminal responsibility for those implementing anti-Russian sanctions

Vyacheslav Volodin, the Speaker of the State Duma of the Russian Federation, spoke in favor of a legislative act to impose responsibility, including criminal liability, on those who implement anti-Russian decisions made by foreign countries in their activities on the territory of the Russian Federation, the press service of the lower house of the parliament said, RIA Novosti reports. "On April 20, State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin, at a meeting with representatives of business and expert circles, during the discussion of the bill about responsive measures to US sanctions against Russia, spoke in favor of imposing a ban on the implementation of US sanctions in the Russian Federation. He explained that it would be correct to introduce measures of responsibility in relation to those who execute anti-Russian decisions of foreign states in their activities on the territory of Russia. Mr. Volodin did not rule out measures of criminal responsibility either. In Russia, we must live according to Russian laws," the press service of the State Duma said in a statement. Pravda.Ru  

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 13:17:00 +0300

SWIFT refuses to cut Russia off, even if Washington insists

The SWIFT system, which ensures the transfer of financial messages between all banks of the world, will not disconnect Russia despite Western sanctions. In the political conflict between Russia and the West, SWIFT takes a neutral position, SWIFT CEO Gottfried Leibbrandt said. The SWIFT system will thus stay neutral in the conflict between Russia and the West and will not disconnect the country from the system of financial payments because of the sanctions, CEO Gottfried Leibbrandt said at the SWIFT business forum in Moscow, RBC reports. "The question of disconnecting Russia from the SWIFT financial reporting system is not worth it, and our position remains unchanged: we are a neutral party that provides for the interconnection of users and whose purpose is to service the global financial industry," Mr. Leibbrandt said. SWIFT declared its neutrality back in 2014, when the question of disconnecting Russia from the system was raised for the first time following the coup in Ukraine and Russia's reunification with the Crimea. "Our mission is to be a global and neutral service provider," the company said in a statement back then. The European Parliament and the EU Council discussed such a possibility against the backdrop of sanctions in connection with the Ukrainian crisis, but the SWIFT management considered Russia's possible disconnection highly challenging to the reputation of the company and stressed that it would not make such decisions under the influence of political pressure. Nevertheless, the West still believes that disconnecting Russia from the interbank messaging system is possible. In August 2017, the Russian National Commercial Bank (RNCB) and Tempbank were disconnected from SWIFT, after the owner of the relevant software refused to cooperate with them because of US sanctions. RNCB, which works in the Crimea, said that the move would not affect its work as the bank operated only inside Russia. In January, Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich acknowledged that disconnection from SWIFT could create great problems for the Russian banking system. If it happens, he said, Russian banks would have to switch to an outdated technology, but Western companies would face serious problems too. In early April 2018, the United States adopted a new package of anti-Russian sanctions, which has become the most stringent one since 2014. Shortly thereafter, Washington announced its readiness to prepare new sanctions in the near future to punish Russia for supporting the Syrian authorities. It was said that Moscow was getting ready for a series of tough measures, including disconnection from SWIFT. The financial reporting system itself is based in Belgium and does not comply with US law. However, chances for Washington to succeed in cutting Russia off remain high.To counter such a threat, Russia has been developing its own analog to SWIFT that would be used inside the country. The system is called the Financial Communications System of the Bank of Russia (known for the Russian initials as SPFS). On April 13, Rosteс (State Corporation for Assistance to Development, Production and Export of Advanced Technology) announced that it was switching to SPFS. SWIFT stands for the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunications. The system was established in 1973. Today, SWIFT unites more than 10,000 banking and financial organisations in 210 countries and processes about 1.8 billion messages a year.Pravda.Ru

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 15:57:00 +0300

Russia to launch new minesweeper made of fibreglass

Russia is launching new Ivan Antonov minesweeper of Project 12700 on April 25 in St. Petersburg.Project 12700 designates the construction of large vessels, the hulls of which are made entirely of fiberglass. Sea mines very often react to metal objects. Therefore, minesweepers had to be made either of wood, which was not very practical, or steel. Steel hulls had to be demagnetised to make vessels invisible to mine detonators, Vesti.ru reports. Fiberglass lacks such drawbacks. Russian engineers also developed a unique vacuum infusion technology which makes it possible to use composite materials in ship-building. At the same time, minesweepers need to be able to detect mines. The new Ivan Antonov vessel comes  equipped with state-of-the-art hydroacoustic systems. The systems have been installed both on the vessel itself and on underwater robotic vehicles that the ship also carries on board. The Ivan Antonov is armed with a light-weight six-barreled 30-millimeter gun to destroy mines floating on the water surface. Pravda.Ru

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 14:54:00 +0300

Russian Prosecutor General speaks about mystery of Berezovsky's death

Russian Prosecutor General Yuri Chaika said that late Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky could not obtain polonium to poison Alexander Litvinenko, although Berezovsky was working together with British special services. According to Chaika, Berezovsky forfeited for his life when he decided to return to Russia. Yuri Chaika said during his report to the Council of Federation that Litvinenko died in November 2006 shortly after receiving British citizenship. A significant amount of radioactive polonium-210 was found Litvinenko's body after his death."Although Berezovsky played a key role in this provocation, it was not him who wrote the script. For all his criminal talents, Berezovsky simply could not get the polonium, it was not his level," Chaika said."Special services could not let the carrier of secrets about the act of nuclear terrorism that was committed against Litvinenko, go outside the UK, as it would have come to the knowledge in Russia," Chaika said. Pravda.Ru Read article on the Russian version of Pravda.Ru

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 13:59:00 +0300

Putin presents his condolences to George H. Bush

Putin's official spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that the Russian president sent a message of condolences to former US President George H. Bush in connection with the death of his wife Barbara Bush."The president sent a telegram with condolences to George H. Bush in connection with the passing of his wife," Peskov said.US President Donald Trump also expressed his condolences to Mr. Bush. Trump pointed out Barbara Bush's contribution to the struggle against illiteracy throughout the world and her devotion to the concept of American family. Barbara Bush died in her home in Texas at the age of 92. Pravda.Ru 

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 13:14:00 +0300

Russia wants to be prepared for most severe sanctions that Washington is working on

The Russian administration believes that the United States will soon announce most severe sanctions against Russia. Russia will be prepared for such a turn of events, RBC reports. The Kremlin believes that the US may impose sanctions on Russia's public debt and disconnect the country from SWIFT payment system. It is also believed that Washington may impose strict sanctions on Russia's two largest banks - Sberbank and VTB. According to two federal officials, whose names were not exposed, the Russian authorities started developing countermeasures to respond to the most negative scenario long before the USA published the infamous Kremlin report in January. Previously, US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said that the United States would impose new sanctions against Russia on Monday, April 16. It was assumed that Washington would take restrictive measures against the companies linked to Syrian President Bashar Assad. However, White House spokesperson Sarah Sanders said later that the decision about the new sanctions against Russia had not been made yet. The Russian authorities supposedly consider two options for possible US sanctions against Russia's sovereign debt. According to the first one of them, the USA will prohibit investing in Russia's federal loan bonds for American investors only. For a more stringent option, the ban on the purchase of the Russian national debt will be extraterritorial in nature extending to foreign (including Russian) legal entities. Currently, foreign investors hold more than a third of the Russian national debt.As protection measures, Russia considers a possibility of creating a special bank for the purchase of the Russian national debt, as well as taking certain steps that will "close" the names of those who buy the Russian national debt. Russia should be prepared for the introduction of US restrictions on investment in the Russian national debt, Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich said on the sidelines of the Krasnoyarsk economic forum.Russia already has a special bank to service the state defence order, whereas Russian banks classify some of their public information in an attempt to protect themselves against sanctions. Another measure - "attracting people's money" through the sale of federal loan bonds to citizens - was discussed in January, the source said.In addition, the Russian administration believes that Washington may disconnect the country from SWIFT payment system. This question has been discussed for several years already, after Russia reunited with the Crimea. Russia's disconnection from SWIFT may cause the Russian banking system to collapse. Russia may not be able to make external payments, especially for gas supplies. However, Moscow believes it can be possible to make external payments through agents, so-called bridge companies (intermediary companies).The Kremlin is also highly concerned about the possible blockage of Russia's largest banks, such as Sberbank and VTB. The two banks already operate under sectoral sanctions. However, a ban on correspondent accounts in the US or inclusion on the SDN (Specially Designated Nationals) list is a much more stringent measure that will make international operations virtually impossible.Pravda.Ru

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 13:58:00 +0300

Russia accuses British special services of staging Douma chemical attack

Reports on the use of chemical weapons in the Syrian city of Douma  (in Eastern Ghouta) are a provocation arranged by intelligence services of the UK and probably the US to justify the aggression of these countries against Syrian President Bashar Assad, Russian Ambassador to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), Alexander Shulgin said, RBC reports."We have not just a "high degree of confidence", as our Western partners claim in a carbon-copy fashion, but we have incontrovertible evidence that there was no incident on April 7 in Douma. We have evidence to prove that all this was a planned provocation by British intelligence services, possibly with the participation of their senior allies from Washington," the official said during the session of the OPCW executive board.The diplomat stressed that Russia had already conducted its investigation into the use of chemical weapons in Douma and did not find either a single sign of the chemical attack or witnesses. There were no poisoned patients at the hospital, nor were there any traces of chemical munitions found. Shulgin also referred to two individuals, who appeared in the videos, which was allegedly filmed after the attack in Douma. Western policy-makers claimed that those videos were irrefutable evidence of the chemical attack. "They showed live interviews with those people on television, they showed the footage with their participation in the staged video, both participants have medical education, they are ER doctors working in the city of Douma," Shulgin said. The Russian Federation Permanent Representative to the OPCW reiterated the official version of the Russian authorities, according to which the chemical attack in Eastern Ghouta was extremely disadvantageous to the Assad regime, because the region had been practically liberated from militants, and there was an agreement reached with extremists about their departure from Douma. "If the outcome of the military confrontation in Douma was predetermined, why should the Syrians suddenly use chemical weapons to invoke the wrath of the world community? Only a madman can think of this, but they still promote this heavily at the highest political level and repeat these words cleverly in capitals of a number of countries," Shulgin said. On April 13, official representative of the Russian Defense Ministry, Igor Konashenkov, accused the UK of organising a provocation with a "chemical attack" in Douma. "We know for certain that from 3 to 6 of April London put powerful pressure on representatives of the so-called White Helmets for the speedy implementation of the provocation that had been prepared in advance," explained Konashenkov.Both London and Washington shrugged those remarks off and simply called them blatant lies. Pravda.Ru

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 22:05:00 +0300

Crimea launches new international airport

A new international airport started working in the city of Simferopol, the Crimea, on April 16. According to media reports, a Moscow-Simferopol flight of Nordwind airline landed at the airport of Simferopol at around 08:20 Moscow time.The new airport in the Crimea was designed by South Korean company Samoo Architects & Engineers, which is known as one of the leading architectural companies in the world. To create a wave-like silhouette of the new air terminal, specialists assembled more than 5.7 thousand tons of metal constructions.The airport was built in 22 months. The investment agreement for the construction of the new complex of Simferopol Airport was signed two years ago, in April 2016, as part of the II Yalta International Economic Forum.As much as 30 percent of the funds were attracted at the expense of investors, whereas the remaining 70% of the funds were attracted as a loan from Crimean banks. Since 2015, the airport serves more than 5 million passengers a year.Pravda.Ru Read article on the Russian version of Pravda.Ru

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 13:32:00 +0300

Russian FM Lavrov: US missiles conceal traces of Washington's crimes in Syria

The United States, France and the United Kingdom struck the missile blow on Syria a few days before OPCW experts were going to visit Douma to investigate reports about the chemical attack,  Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said at the annual assembly of the Council on Foreign and Defence Policy. The minister noted that Damascus did not create any obstacles for experts coming to investigate the incident in Douma."Of course, it is clear to everyone that this happened the day before OPCW inspectors, who already arrived in Beirut, were to move to the site of the incident to find either the presence or absence of evidence of the use of chemical weapons," Lavrov said. Sergei Lavrov also said that the experts already confirmed their readiness to go to the city of Douma despite the missile attack. Lavrov recalled that a similar situation occurred a year ago, before the USA struck Shayrat airbase in Syria. The Foreign Minister noted that Western countries did not provide convincing evidence of what had happened then either. "As you have heard, the US president, the prime minister of Great Britain, the French president said that they had irrefutable facts proving that it was Assad who used chemical substances in Douma. We heard similar statements a year ago, when doubtful videos were demonstrated as irrefutable facts. Then it was miraculously revealed that the OPCW received samples from France and the UK and that there was sarin in them," the minister said.The idea for chemical experts from France to visit the site of the alleged attack in Douma was expressed during a telephone conversation between Vladimir Putin and Emmunuel Macron. "We agreed that there would be contacts through defence departments for the purpose, but none of our French colleagues contacted either the Russian Defence Ministry or the Foreign Affairs Ministry," Lavrov said. Pravda.Ru Also read: USA and allies strike Syria again. Russia does not defend Syria again

Sat, 14 Apr 2018 19:02:00 +0300

Russian Defense Ministry says Russia has evidence proving Douma chemical attack was fake

The West continues accusing the Syrian leadership of the use of chemical weapons in the city of  Douma. However, the Russian side has evidence proving that the chemical attack that allegedly took place on April 7 was a staged provocation, official representative of the Ministry of Defense of Russia, Major-General Igor Konashenkov said at a press briefing. "The USA and several Western countries continue their unfounded accusations claiming that the Syrian government used chemical weapons against the peaceful population of Eastern Ghouta. Almost a week has passed, but neither the United States nor several European countries have provided any evidence proving the alleged use of poisonous substances by Syrian troops in the city of Douma on April 7," Konashenkov said.According to him, the Russian Ministry of Defense has evidence proving that there was a planned provocation carried out in Douma, the purpose of which was to mislead the international community."Its true goal is clear to everyone - to push the US to striking missile blows on Syria," Konashenkov stressed.Earlier, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that Russia had irrefutable evidence proving that the incident involving the use of chemical weapons in the Syrian city of Douma was a false-flag operation conducted by foreign special services.Pravda.Ru

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 18:37:00 +0300

Details of Russia's response to USA's sanctions exposed

As a response to US sanctions, Russian MPs suggested Russian employers should not hire US citizens and citizens of the countries, who supported the imposition of sanctions against Russia. The draft law about Russia's response to US sanctions was published on the website of the lower house of the parliament. The prohibition to hire US employees, the authors of the document wrote, may affect even "highly qualified specialists."According to Russian MPs, such a move is to "protect the rights and freedoms of Russians, as well as interests and security of the Russian Federation" after the introduction of new sanctions against Russian companies, businessmen and heads of state-run corporations.In another initiative, Russian MP suggest restricting the activities of American auditors, as well as legal and consulting companies "to ensure state and municipal needs, as well as the needs of certain types of legal entities."The above-mentioned and other restrictions will affect companies that remain under the jurisdiction of the United States, as well as the companies, in which more than 25% belong to American legal entities. In addition, the measures will be taken against the companies from the countries that joined the actions of the US authorities and imposed economic sanctions on certain sectors of the Russian economy, Russian companies and individuals.The above-mentioned draft law provides for measures relating to services and goods from the United States of America:prohibition or restriction of imports of agricultural products, raw materials and food;-   prohibition or restriction of imports of alcohol and tobacco products;-   prohibition or restriction of imports of medicines, except for those whose analogues are not produced in Russia;-   prohibition or restriction of exports of products and equipment from rare earth metals;-   prohibition of state and municipal purchases of technological equipment and software;-   exhaustion of the exclusive right to trademarks in respect of goods owned by US citizens;-   prohibition to attract highly qualified specialists;setting higher fees on air navigation services for aircraft engaged in the transportation of goods and using Russian airspace. Furthermore, Russia intends to terminate cooperation with the USA in the following industries: - atomic industry;- aircraft building;- rocket industry;- consulting, auditing and legal services.The above-menrtioned organisations will also be prohibited from participating in sales of federal property and privatisation.The text of the bill also says that the Russian government will have the right to expand the list of services and goods that fall under restrictions. To crown it all, the Russian authorities will be able to make the list of US citizens who will be banned from entering Russia.Pravda.Ru

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 14:48:00 +0300

Russia punches USA in the stomach

Russia will be able to make products without the permission of rights holders in the United States and US-supporting countries. This regulation is present in the draft law, which provides for retaliatory measures to anti-Russian sanctions. Measures of influence include "exhaustion of the exclusive right to trademarks in respect of the products included on the list determined by the Government of the Russian Federation, the rights owners of which are citizens of the United States and other foreign states or organisations under the jurisdiction of the United States and other foreign states, as well as organisations, the capital of which directly or indirectly, inter alia through third parties (dominant participation of more than 25% in the capital), involves organisations under the jurisdiction of the United States and other foreign countries."According to First Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Committee, Mikhail Emelyanov, it means that Russia "will be able to produce these products ourselves once we have the technology, without the permission of the rights holder.""That is, we punch the Americans in the stomach, because all the successes and, and above all, the domination of the Anglo-Saxon and Western world is ensured precisely by the right of intellectual property, and we are striking a blow to this right," Interfax quotes Emelyanov as saying. Earlier, Pravda.Ru reported that the draft law providing for retaliatory measures in response to US sanctions was submitted to the State Duma. Also read: Details of Russia's response to US sanctions exposedPravda.Ru Read article on the Russian version of Pravda.Ru

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 14:15:00 +0300

Russia prepares major response to US sanctions

A draft law providing for retaliatory measures in response to US sanctions has been submitted to the State Duma (the Parliament) of the Russian Federation. "The draft law has been elaborated as a response to challenges from the United States of America, their officials, expressed in unfriendly and unconstructive actions to impose sanctions on both the Russian Federation and its citizens and legal entities," Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin said. An extraordinary meeting of the Council of the State Duma, which will consider the draft federal law "On measures of influence (counteraction) to unfriendly actions of the United States and (or) other foreign states," its to take place on April 16."We plan to discuss the draft law at the State Duma Council with the participation of representatives of all factions, to send it to our colleagues in Russian regions, to work with experts and the Russian government once again, and then we will consider it at the next Duma meeting," Volodin said.The draft law on Russia's measures in response to US sanctions contains a ban on the imports of American agricultural products, as well as alcohol and tobacco products, First Vice-Speaker of the State Duma Ivan Melnikov said. "This bill is about banning or restricting the import of agricultural products, raw materials and food, the country of origin of which is the United States," First Deputy Speaker of the State Duma Ivan Melnikov told RIA Novosti.According to him, this applies to the countries that support sanctions against Russia."It's about alcohol and tobacco products ... It's about medicines, it's about banning participation in the procedure of privatisation of state and municipal property, it's about prohibiting or restricting the admission of technological equipment and software," Melnikov said.The deputy added that Russia's retaliatory measures also provide for the suspension of cooperation with the United States in the nuclear, aircraft-making and rocket-propulsion sectors."We are talking about the moves to either terminate or suspend international cooperation of Russia and Russian legal entities with the United States and organisations that remain under the jurisdiction of the United States, in the nuclear industry, in aircraft building, in rocket and propulsion industry," Melnikov said.Pravda.RuRead article on the Russian version of Pravda.Ru

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 13:51:00 +0300

Russia to test superheavy rocket in 10 years, Putin says

Russian President Vladimir Putin paid a visit to "Cosmos" pavilion at VDNH (Exhibition of Economic Achievements) on April 12 and said that Russia was going to test the new superheavy rocket in ten years."A superheavy rocket, the first test is scheduled to take place in ten years," he said. He also spoke about the need to build a special launching site for trials at Vostochny Cosmodrome."We plan to start working in this direction in the near future. We are already working on a heavy rocket, now we'll need to work on a superheavy one," Putin added. Earlier, Roskosmos officials did not exclude cooperation with China for the creation of a superheavy rocket. During his visit to "Cosmos" pavilion at VDNH, Putin talked to famous Russian cosmonauts. The president was asked whether Russia was planning to send cosmonauts to the Moon. "Yes. The program is before 2030. The program to build the "Federation" spaceship is coming to an end. At first, there's the lunar orbit, a flight around the Moon, then there's a station on the lunar orbit, and then - modules on the Moon itself," Putin said describing several stages of the lunar exploration project that the Russian space industry develops. On April 12, Russia marks the Space Exploration Day, or the Cosmonautics Day. Putin congratulated cosmonauts on their professional holiday.Pravda.Ru

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 16:36:00 +0300

Putin: The world is plunging into chaos

Russian President Vladimir Putin stated that the current state of affairs in the world is becoming "more and more chaotic." Speaking at the ceremony with ambassadors of 17 countries, Putin said that he was very concerned about the current situation in the world. "Indeed, the state of affairs in the world can not but cause concerns. The situation in the world is becoming more chaotic. Nevertheless, we still hope that common sense will eventually prevail and international relations will enter the constructive course, and the entire world system will become more stable and predictable," Putin said. The President added that diplomats play a special role in the world today. According to Putin, the heads of diplomatic offices have a responsible mission - to promote the development of relations with Russia.Putin noted that Russia is ready to support all constructive initiatives. "You can count on support from the Russian leadership, government bodies, business circles and the general public of our country," Putin assured.On April 11, ambassadors of Austria, Benin, Vietnam, the Gambia, Ghana, Egypt, Jordan, Italy, the Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Cuba, Nigeria, the UAE, El Salvador, Saudi Arabia, Montenegro and South Korea presented their credentials to the Russian president.During the recent weeks, Russia has experienced a new stage of the diplomatic crisis. Against the backdrop of London's accusations in connection with the poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia, the UK expelled 23 Russian diplomats. The USA and other countries of the West followed the example of Great Britain, whereas Russia took mirror measures in response. Pravda.Ru

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 19:04:00 +0300

Russia responds to Trump's bellicose tweets: Unwise use of 'smart' missiles

US President Donald Trump wrote another tweet, in which he confirmed the intention to strike a missile blow on Syria with the help of "nice, new and smart" missiles. "Russia vows to shoot down any and all missiles fired at Syria. Get ready Russia, because they will be coming, nice and new and "smart!" You shouldn't be partners with a Gas Killing Animal who kills his people and enjoys it!" Trump tweeted. In another tweet, posted only 50 minutes later, Donald Trump unexpectedly changed his rhetoric and offered to improve the relationship."Our relationship with Russia is worse now than it has ever been, and that includes the Cold War. There is no reason for this. Russia needs us to help with their economy, something that would be very easy to do, and we need all nations to work together. Stop the arms race?"Moscow believes that the US should attack terrorists, rather than the legitimate government of Syria that also struggles against terrorism, official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova said.Zakharova also suggested that the US may strike a missile blow on Syria to remove traces of the provocation in Douma, where a chemical attack is believed to have taken place. "By the way, have they notified OPCW inspectors that "smart" missiles would destroy all the evidence of chemical weapons on the ground, or do they want "smart" missiles to remove traces of provocation so that international inspectors have no evidence to find?" she also said.In the meantime, the Russian ruble continues its decline against major world currencies. On Wednesday morning, April 11, the dollar exceeded the mark of 64 rubles for the first time since December 5, 2016. The euro rate exceeded the level of 80 rubles.Trump's remarks about the attack on Syria contributed to the further decline of the Russian ruble and the Russian stock market. About Donald Trump's tweets about the USA's intention to strike a missile blow on Syria, the ruble was traded on the level of 65 rubles per one dollar and 80.5 rubles per one euro. Pravda.Ru

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 17:01:00 +0300

Russia and the West fly towards another Caribbean crisis

"We're playing a game of chess, but we have card-sharpers at table with us," political scientist Konstantin Blokhin described the political games of US President Donald Trump and British PM Theresa May in an interview with Pravda.Ru. The political scientist believes that it is possible to improve relations with the West only if the conflict escalates further, until the sides sit down at a table of negotiations to prevent an outbreak of a nuclear war.On Tuesday, April 10, British Prime Minister Theresa May told US President Donald Trump in a telephone conversation that one should not rush to strike Syria before obtaining tangible evidence of the "use of chemical weapons" in the Syrian city of Douma.Expert at the Center for Security Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Konstantin Blokhin, told Pravda.Ru that this is "a very tricky political game that both Theresa May and Donald Trump have demonstrated repeatedly. According to Blokhin, Trump has recently announced his determination to leave Syria, but now the US seems to be determined to bomb the country again. "Within one week they can make totally contradictory statements, so I would not make much out of Theresa May's recent remarks," Blokhin told Pravda.Ru. In his opinion, Russia and the USA are rushing towards another Caribbean crisis. "But I would not be particularly nervous here, because the rhetoric was the same when three carrier groups were deployed near North Korea, but Trump did not dare to attack the country," the expert added. Pravda.Ru Read article on the Russian version of Pravda.Ru

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 14:47:00 +0300

Russia hopes reason prevails over insanity in Syria

Russian experts believe that there is no threat of a military clash between Moscow and Washington in Syria.Special representative of the Russian president for the Middle East and African countries, Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov said that "after all, reason should triumph over insanity."Russia considers the possible US attack on Syria unacceptable and expects that Washington will take into account Russia's warnings about grave consequences that will follow such an attack, Bogdanov said.According to him, there is a hope that "American partners are closely following the statements that come from Moscow." Earlier, US President Donald Trump said that after watching videos of dead women and children in Syria's Douma, he was ready for a "quick decision." Trump said that the USA would show a powerful response, but did not clarify when. Pravda.RuRead article on the Russian version of Pravda.Ru

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 13:54:00 +0300

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