Russia and Italy

Italian party urges to recognize Sputnik V for green passes

Italian party urges to recognize Sputnik V for green passes

Italy’s opposition center-right Brothers of Italy party addressed the government asking to recognize the Russian Sputnik V vaccine for the issuance of COVID certificates, a statement by lawmakers Lucia Albano and Riccardo Zucconi said. …

Mishustin: Russia’s economy stays open for foreign partners

Mishustin: Russia’s economy stays open for foreign partners

Russia continues to develop investment and technological partnership with other countries, with its economy staying open for foreign partners, Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin said on Sunday. "It is especially important in …

Russia resumes flights with eight countries

Russia resumes flights with eight countries

Starting from June 28, Russia formally resumes flights with the United States, Italy, Belgium, Bulgaria, Jordan, Ireland, Cyprus, and North Macedonia on a reciprocal basis. Air traffic with these countries was suspended in 2020 amid the …

Russia expels naval attache in Italian Embassy

Russia expels naval attache in Italian Embassy

Moscow has retaliated to Rome’s decision to expel Russian diplomats from Italy by declaring an Italian naval attache persona non grata, the Russian Foreign Ministry noted in a statement Monday. "On April 26, Italian …

Italy may reopen to Russian tourists this summer 

Italy may reopen to Russian tourists this summer 

Italy will begin accepting Russian tourists this summer as it eases coronavirus restrictions, Italian Ambassador to Moscow Pasquale Terracciano said Tuesday. Terracciano made the promise days after officials in Rome announced …

Italy's Berlusconi Tests Positive For Coronavirus - Tajani

Italy's Berlusconi Tests Positive For Coronavirus - Tajani

Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has tested positive for the new coronavirus and is self-isolating at home, his deputy at the helm of the Forza Italia party said Wednesday, Sputnik reports. "The …

Lavrov holds meeting with Italian PM Conte

Lavrov holds meeting with Italian PM Conte

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov held talks with Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte in Rome. Lavrov conveyed to the Italian premier best wishes from Russian President Vladimir Putin. …

Berlin promises to improve ties with Moscow

Berlin promises to improve ties with Moscow

Germany would like to improve relations with Russia, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said during a press conference in Berlin. Merkel said she will continue to work on improving relations with Russia, noting …

Putin on his meeting with Pope Francis

Putin on his meeting with Pope Francis

Love of Russian culture brings Russia, the Vatican and Italy closer together, Russian President Vladimir Putin said at a gala dinner with delegates of the Russian-Italian Civil Society Dialogue Forum yesterday evening. …

Bus carrying Russian tourists flips over in Italy

Bus carrying Russian tourists flips over in Italy

A tourist bus carrying 60 Russian citizens turned over on the Siena-Florence highway, a representative at the Russian Embassy said. "The embassy received a signal from the Italian Department of Civil Protection about an …

Italy opposes punitive anti-Russian sanctions

Italy opposes punitive anti-Russian sanctions

Italy's Foreign Minister Enzo Moavero Milanesi described the EU anti-Russian sanctions as transitional measure, which shouldn't become a permanent punitive instrument. "Our Constitution imposes an …