Russia-1 (Russian:Россия-1) is a state-owned Russiantelevision channel founded in 1991. It belongs to the All-Russia State Television and Radio Company (VGTRK). Russia Channel was previously known as RTR (Russian:РТР). Russia-1 has the second largest audience in Russian television. In a typical week, it is viewed by 75% of urban Russians, compared to 83% for the leading channel, Channel One. The two channels are similar in their politics, and they compete directly in entertainment. Russia-1 has many regional variations and broadcasts in many languages.
Russia-1 had started in 1965 as Program 3 in the Soviet Union and moved to Channel 2 in 1967 when a new channel, Program 4 (now known as NTV), was officially launched and the Moscow Program, which started in 1956, was transferred to Channel 3. From the very start, it only hosted programs produced by the Ministry of Education of the Soviet Union, as well as children's programming, in monochrome. The move to a new channel frequency resulted in it being renamed Program 2 and becoming the second home of the national newscast Vremya since 1968.
The Arktika class is a Russian (former Soviet) class of nuclear-powered icebreakers; they are the largest and most powerful icebreakers ever constructed. Ships of the Arktika class are owned by the federal government, but were operated by the Murmansk Shipping Company (MSCO) until 2008, when they were transferred to the fully government-owned operator Atomflot. Of the ten civilian nuclear-powered vessels built by Russia (and the Soviet Union), six have been of this type. They are used for escorting merchant ships in the Arctic Ocean north of Siberia as well as for scientific and recreational expeditions to the Arctic.
On July 3, 1971, construction began on a conceptual design of a larger nuclear icebreaker, dubbed Arktika, in the Baltic Shipyard in then Leningrad. Four years later, on December 17, 1975, Moscow and Leningrad received radio messages informing them that sea trials had been completed successfully. The newest and largest nuclear icebreaker at the time was ready for the Arctic.
Ukraine marked Defenders Day, honouring veterans and remembering soldiers killed in Russia’s invasion ... Ukraine’s economy has suffered since Russia invaded in February 2022, with Kyiv relying heavily on western aid to finance social and humanitarian payments.
Oil is Russia’s main moneymaker, so higher prices help the Kremlin pay for its invasion of Ukraine and weather sweeping Western sanctions aimed at crushing its wartime economy ... Russia has lost some $100 billion in oil revenue following a European Union import ban and a ...
At the time, the then foreign minister, Marise Payne, said the sanctions were designed to place “pressure on the oligarchs close to Vladimir Putin”, Russia’s president ... Deripaska was among the oligarchs sanctioned by the US in 2018 for reasons including Russia’s invasion of Crimea in 2014.
The BritishDefense Ministry said in its daily intelligence update about Ukraine that “apparently leaked” documents from Russia’s Finance Ministry “suggest” that Russia is prepared to greatly increase its defense spending ... These numbers, the ministry said, suggest that Russia “is preparing for multiple further years of fighting in Ukraine.”.
The increase also complicates the global fight against inflation and feeds Russia's war chest ... How do higher oil prices help Russia?. Oil is Russia's main moneymaker, so higher prices help the Kremlin pay for its invasion of Ukraine and weather sweeping Western sanctions aimed at crushing its wartime economy.
Russia is set to dramatically increase the amount of money it spends on defence as the country prepares for “multiple years” of war in Ukraine, according UK intelligence ... The MoD said Russia’s military spending splurge will come “at the expense of the wider economy” ... Russia invaded ...
Crude futures have been rising on Opec+ production cuts, as well as additional supply reductions by group members Saudi Arabia and Russia...Last month, Russia announced a temporary ban on petrol and diesel exports in response to domestic shortages, adding to the tightness in the market.
“We will carry on buttressing our economy and expanding its dynamic course.” ... “These developments also support the resilience of the Cypriot economy to external shocks as shown for instance in the context of the pandemic and the Russia-Ukraine war,” the agency said, adding that it expects the Cypriot economy to grow by 2.3% in 2023 and 2.8% in 2024.
Ukrainian officials also see the development of domestic defense production as a boost to the economy, which shrunk by about a third last year because of the war. Annexed regions chose Russia, says Putin ... Putin referred to Russia's Central Election Commission claim that the country's ruling party won the most votes.
Relations with Russia, an old ally and protector, have frayed amid mutual accusations ... "Economically speaking, strategically speaking, Russia is still very deeply embedded in the Armenian economy in terms of energy supply and ownership over key strategic assets," Broers said.
Relations with Russia, an old ally and protector, have frayed amid mutual accusations ... “Economically speaking, strategically speaking, Russia is still very deeply embedded in the Armenian economy in terms of energy supply and ownership over key strategic assets,” Broers said.
(MENAFN) Western sanctions have compelled Russia to reshape its economy and pivot towards rapidly emerging markets in Asia, stated Kremlin adviser Maksim Oreshkin during the Moscow Financial Forum... .
Europe will enter its second winter since turning off the taps to Russia’s gas pipelines with record-breaking reserves ... In the past, the UK has imported just 2% of its considerable gas consumption from Russia ... Before the Kremlin’s war, Germany sourced as much as half of its gas by pipeline from Russia, for generating electricity and heating homes.