Ethnic groups in Russia

Romanian Language Day marked by President Basescu, ForMin Corlatean

Romanian language is one of the fundamental symbols of national unity, President Traian Basescu's message on the Romanian Language Day reads, as released on Sunday by the Presidential Administration.

The President underlined that Romanians' 'spiritual tradition proves, especially through the Romanian language, that we belong to a space of European civilization."

Bogosavljevic in Moscow on larger export Serbian food

BELGRADE - Serbian Minister of Agriculture and Environmental Protection Snezana Boskovic-Bogosavljevic will meet with Russian Minister of Agriculture Nikolay Vasilyevich Fyodorov in Moscow on Thursday to discuss opportunities for increasing exports and placement of Serbian agricultural products to the Russian market.

PM Ponta: Romania's image in Britain, Italy also depends on Romanians there

Prime Minister Victor Ponta said in opening remarks to the Diaspora Estival (The Summer of the Diaspora) Programme in the Black Sea resort of Eforie Nord on Monday that the image of Romania in countries like Britain and Italy also depends on the Romanians who go there and on what they say about their country.

I beg your pardon… but I am a...Turk!

The Soviet Union dissolved in 1991, the year I started to work as a junior diplomatic reporter. Turkey recognized all the newly independent states. Delegations from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Turkmenistan started to come to Turkey  I would cover their visits. In many instances, either a Kazakh or a Kyrgyz would look at me and say I am probably from their lands.

More than 400 Ukrainian soldiers "flee to to Russia"

More than 400 Ukrainian soldiers "flee to to Russia"

MOSCOW -- Ukrainian authorities' orders to troops to fight their own people are "impossible," Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has told Itar-Tass on Monday.

His comments came as 438 Ukrainian military personnel reportedly fled across the border into Russia overnight.

Codrin Scutaru says vilification of Romanian community in Spain must be firmly discouraged by both states' authorities

Secretary of State with the Labour Ministry Codrin Scutaru on Friday said that the gestures by some xenophobe groups of vilifying the Romanian community in Spain must be firmly discouraged by the Romanian and Spanish authorities.

Romanian, U.S. lawmakers sign common declaration on Ukraine

The presidents of the US Congress Group of Friendship with Romania (the Congressional Romania Caucus) and the Pro-America Group of the Romanian Parliament adopted on Tuesday a common declaration welcoming the presidential election in Ukraine and strongly disapproving the aggression of the Russian Federation against this country by the annexation of Crimea and the destabilization of southern and