An Iranian cinematic figure Amir Esfandiari who works at the Farabi Cinema Foundation was selected to evaluate the films at the 17th Pacific Meridian International Film Festival of Asia-Pacific Countries which opened in Vladivostok, Russia.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said he believes the foreign-sponsored terrorism in Syria has come to an end, and that the need to promote the long-lasting settlement of crisis both in the war-ravaged Arab country and the entire Middle East region is highly required.
Russians have taken to the polls to cast their ballots in local and regional elections held at a time of a political thaw between Russia and Ukraine as well as simmering tensions with the US over the suspension of a Cold War-era treaty.
Police in Moscow have begun arresting activists gathered at an unsanctioned opposition protest in the center of the capital, against the exclusion of independent and opposition candidates from the Moscow city council election.
India has reportedly signed a deal with Russia for purchase of advanced air-to-air missiles to be fitted on its Sukhoi fighter jets, as New Delhi defies warnings from the US and turns to Moscow to strengthen its air defenses.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said Turkey's purchase of advanced Russian-built S-400 air defense missile systems is “a done deal”, warning that Ankara will retaliate if the Washington imposes sanctions over the purchase.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has reaffirmed his country’s commitment to an agreement with Moscow to buy Russian S-400 missile defense systems, saying Ankara will not step back from the deal despite US threats of “devastating” consequences.
Turkey has dismissed reports alleging that Ankara is considering delay in the delivery of advanced Russian built S-400 air defense missile systems in the wake of US pressure and threats of imposing sanctions over the purchase of the military hardware, emphasizing the plan is going on as planned.