The head of the Duma Committee on international Affairs Leonid Slutsky has expressed a regret in connection with cancellation by the state Council of Turkey decision of 1934 the transformation of the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul into a Museum.
"The issue of changing the status of the Church-Museum of Hagia Sophia only formally it may seem that is an internal matter of Turkey, in fact it is not so. The Hagia Sophia, a UNESCO world heritage site, has the status of a Museum that entails a number of legal obligations on the part of the Turkish authorities on preservation of the universal value of this monument," - said Slutsky RIA Novosti.
London has taken another step towards the degradation of Russian-British relations, imposing sanctions against Russian citizens, Moscow will respond carefully and appropriately, told reporters the head of the Duma Committee Leonid Slutsky.
Earlier, the UK published its "Magnitsky list", which included the head of the UK Alexander Bastrykin, representatives of law enforcement bodies of the Russian Federation.
Statement of concern the US the possibility of acting President Vladimir Putin to remain in power until 2036 is a direct interference in the internal Affairs of Russia, said the head of the Duma Committee on international Affairs Leonid Slutsky.
The United States expressed on Thursday concern over the vote in Russia, constitutional amendments, special concerns of Washington called "the potential" of Vladimir Putin to remain President of the Russian Federation until 2036, said earlier RIA Novosti in the press service of the state Department.
The vote in the Crimea for amendments to the Constitution clearly reaffirmed the outcome of the 2014 referendum on reunification with Russia, says the head of the Duma Committee on international Affairs Leonid Slutsky.
"Voting in the Crimea for amendments to the Constitution clearly reaffirmed the outcome of the 2014 referendum on reunification with Russia. Sanctions the logic of the West has once again broken on a completely legitimate expression of the will of Crimeans", - Slutsky wrote on Twitter.
The head of the Duma Committee on international Affairs Leonid Slutsky called an element of internal political struggle ahead of presidential election campaigns a draft law providing sanctions against the government for "collusion" with the Taliban.
Democratic Senator USA Bob Menendez has introduced amendments to the defense budget, which provide for sanctions against Russian President Vladimir Putin and the Russian authorities for allegedly "colluding" with the Taliban. A set of standard sanctions - freezing of assets and ban on entry into the country, as well as a ban on cooperation with defense and intelligence sectors of Russia, and so is not, because these sectors have long been under various us sanctions.
Turkey won't sell US anti-aircraft missile systems s-400, according to Russian parliamentarians.
Earlier, us Senator John Thune called a "method" to resolve differences between Washington and Ankara on Russian SAMS. He introduced an amendment to the defense budget of the United States, which proposed to buy the system in Ankara.
The head of the Duma Committee on international Affairs Leonid Slutsky hopes that Turkey will consider the proposal of the Senator-Republican John Thune about buying United States of America Russian s-400.
Previously, Thune has proposed to resolve the contradictions between the USA and Turkey according to the Russian s-400 by purchasing these complexes in Ankara, according to the text of the proposed amendment to the defense budget of the United States. In order to purchase named assurances to Turkey that she will not buy the proceeds other military equipment, is incompatible with the requirement of NATO.
Russian politicians commented on the EU decision to extend sanctions against Moscow over Crimea. According to the parliamentarians, Europe "dancing to the tune" of the United States. The key statement in the material RIA Novosti.
The extension of EU sanctions against Russia, causing only boredom and regret, the head of the Duma Committee on international Affairs Leonid Slutsky.
The head of the Duma Committee on international Affairs Leonid Slutsky has warned third countries from interfering in the conflict between North Korea and South Korea, as it could further escalate the situation.
Yonhap news Agency, citing a military source reported on Tuesday that in the area of the Kaesong industrial complex, located on the territory of the DPRK, in the afternoon local time, explosions were heard, smoke was observed. South Korean unification Ministry confirmed that North Korea blew up the inter-Korean liaison office in Kaesong. Later and the DPRK announced the "complete destruction" of the coordination office.
Undersecretary Mike Pompeo demanded the immediate release of an American, Paul Whelan, who was convicted in Russia for 16 years in prison for espionage.
"Outraged by the verdict handed down today the Floor Whelan... Appeal to the Russian authorities with the Floor continues to cause terror," wrote the Secretary of state on Twitter.
The Chairman of the Duma Committee on international Affairs Leonid Slutsky called the accusations of the European Commission in participation of Russia and China in disinformation campaigns coronavirus trying again to find an external enemy to "restore scrapie in the European house".
Earlier Wednesday, the European Commission published the statement that the European Union reported about strengthening of struggle against disinformation, primarily related to pandemic coronavirus, and again accused Russia and China of involvement in the intentional spread of false information.
. One of the main tasks of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union state is to assist in the implementation of programs in the field of space, transport and optics, told reporters during an online press-conference, devoted to prospects of development of relations between Russia and Belarus, Chairman of the state Duma Committee on international Affairs Leonid Slutsky.
"I believe that one of the main tasks of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union state and the two parliamentary chambers of both countries is a major contribution in the parliamentary plane, the implementation of Union state programs in space exploration, optics, and transport," he said.
Russia is in Syria at the invitation of the leadership of the country is absolutely legitimate in contrast to the US, and allegations that Russia should "get out of the Middle East" - the cynicism and arrogance, told reporters the head of the Duma Committee on international Affairs Leonid Slutsky.
Earlier, the U.S. assistant Secretary of state David Schenker said that Russia should "get out of the Middle East" because it is "destructive role".
Politicians and experts commented on the introduction of U.S. Senate bill to expand sanctions against the pipeline "Nord stream — 2". According to Russian parliamentarians, Washington is trying to impede development of the project and promote their own interests at the expense of European partners. The key statement in the material RIA Novosti.
The head of the international Committee of the Federation Council Konstantin Kosachev called cynical and illegal sanctions against insurance companies that provide services operating on pipe-laying vessels.
Accusations of the Russian Federation in the organization of protests in the United States are encouraged to use the factor of external enemy to shift public attention from their own problems, the head of the Duma Committee Leonid Slutsky.
Earlier, former US presidential Advisor for national security Susan rice said that the violence during the protests in the United States can stand Russia. No evidence or specific facts rice not led.
The Chairman of the Duma Committee on international Affairs Leonid Slutsky considers the breakup of the US and who are part of the presidential campaign, calling the move "quite awkward".
On Friday, U.S. President Donald trump said that the country stops its cooperation with the who, because the organization "has refused to carry out the required reforms." According to him, the US "will redirect these funds to the world urgent needs of health."
The head of the Duma Committee on international Affairs Leonid Slutsky called the lifting of US sanctions exemptions for Iran, the continuation of the aggressive pressure from Washington to Tehran, and is part of a White house campaign to overthrow the regimes.
Earlier, the US Secretary of state Mike Pompeo said that the United States cease all exceptions from sanctions for Iranian peaceful nuclear energy, not counting the 1-th unit of the Bushehr nuclear power plant. This is one of the final cuts imposed on Iran in compliance with nuclear deal in 2015. Washington gave two months to the completion of the peaceful nuclear program of Iran, which would then be subject to sanctions.