In Russia, Modi is likely to take up with President Vladimir Putin India’s concerns over China’s ambitious Belt and Road initiative, besides exploring ways to further boost ties in defence and civil nuclear sectors.
Vladimir Putin has come forward with the the idea of joint anti-terror cooperation between Russia and Britain.
The cover hints at the growing influence of Kremlin over Washington and puts into perspective Trump’s recent controversies with respect to Russia.
The gesture of support for the Maduro administration comes at a key moment.
Russia’s main air base and a naval facility were not hit.
St Petersburg Russia blast: All metro stations in St Petersburg have been shut, Moscow has been put on high alert
Thousands of people turned out in Washington to attend the inauguration ceremony of Trump, who took the reins from former president Barack Obama.
Putin also said he hoped that Moscow and Washington could eventually get their troubled relations back to normal.
Under Barack Obama, the US applied various sanctions against Russia for its involvement in Ukraine, the Syrian war and for alleged cyber attacks to influence the US election.
Trump has said he accepted the intelligence agencies’ conclusion that Russia is to be blamed for cyber hacking that interfered with the US presidential election.
In Trump’s era, the United States is bound to embrace Putin’s Russia, while simultaneously severing its ties with China. In an interesting pattern, India enjoys an amicable relationship with Russia and the United States, while having a difficult relationship with China.
The president-elect’s transition team has refrained from commenting on the issue, but Donald Trump tweeted late Tuesday night calling the “fake” news reports a “total political witch hunt”.
The measure is being introduced a day before the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee holds its confirmation hearing for Trump’s nominee to be secretary of state, former Exxon Mobil chief executive Rex Tillerson.
“We will not expel anyone,” Putin said in a statement.
Putin said that Democrats were wrongly trying to blame others for their defeat to Donald Trump on external factors, adding that the party needed to learn how to lose gracefully.