Russia intends to further streamline the procedure for naturalizing citizens of neighboring states.
16:50, 11 March 2020
Protection of compatriots worldwide is a pretext to pursue territorial expansion ideas.
11:20, 02 March 2020
Putin seeks to consolidate in Russian constitution "historical truth" about WW2, "protection of Russian speakers"Earlier, Putin suggested that legal experts be instructed to draft a constitutional provision prohibiting "alienation of Russian territories".
19:10, 26 February 2020
In 2014, Russia occupied Ukraine's Crimea and part of Donetsk and Luhansk regions under the pretext of "protecting" the Russian-speaking population.
14:20, 07 February 2020
Lavrov: Russia to "toughly" defend rights of "Russian-speaking" citizens in Ukraine, to remain "mediator" on DonbasLavrov emphasized the "internal conflict in Ukraine" remains a serious destabilizing factor.
15:09, 23 December 2019
Avakov referred to Volodin's words as "new lenses for rose-colored glasses".
21:00, 01 December 2019
The occupiers in Donbas had destroyed thousands of homes, roads, water and gas pipelines, and put to a halt dozens of industrial enterprises across the region.
21:00, 01 March 2019
Meanwhile, the Ecumenical Patriarchate proceeds to the procedure of granting autocephaly to the Church of Ukraine.
21:50, 12 October 2018
According to Putin's spox, "everything that happens in the Orthodox world is a subject of increased attention on the part of the state."
19:50, 12 October 2018
The publication reports on proportions of ethnic Russians in countries neighboring Russia with the largest Russian populations, noting that the most significant share is in Latvia (25.6%).
21:55, 26 August 2018
The spokesperson told journalists she would not speak of a private conversation she had not participated in.
10:20, 15 June 2018
<p>The Russian-speaking population of Ukraine suffers only where Russian troops have been deployed, United States special envoy for Ukraine negotiations Kurt Volker said in an interview with Gazeta.ru.</p>
16:20, 06 October 2017
Russia may launch aggression during Zapad 2017 drills under pretext of protecting Russian speakers – Gen. Muzhenko<p>Russia may claim there is a threat to the security of the Russian-speaking population to justify armed aggression against Ukraine and NATO Allies during the upcoming Russian-Belarusian exercise Zapad 2017, according to Chief of the General Staff of Ukraine’s Armed Forces Gen. Viktor Muzhenko.</p>
16:40, 02 September 2017