Maria Zakharova

Russians Mock Hillary Clinton’s ‘Reset Button’ After Meeting with Pompeo

Early word has been mixed on the meeting between Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov in Sochi, Russia, on Tuesday, but the Russians took a moment to thank Pompeo for trying to restore relations between the two countries and mocked his predecessor Hillary Clinton.

Former US Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton, attends an international conference focusing on gender equality at BI Norwegian Business School in Oslo, Friday, March 8, 2019. (Berit Roald/NTB scanpix via AP) Photo: Berit Roald, SUB / Associated Press

Russia: U.S. Meddling in Venezuela Could ‘Cause a Collapse’

The Russian Foreign Ministry on Tuesday attacked the United States for “meddling” in Venezuela and claimed it could “cause a collapse of the situation.” The Russians disputed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s claim that dictator Nicolas Maduro was prepared to flee Venezuela yesterday until the Russians talked him into staying.

An explosion occurs under a military vehicle during clashes between forces loyal to Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and opposition demonstrators after troops joined opposition leader Juan Guaido in his campaign to oust Maduro's government, in Caracas on April 30, 2019. - Guaido -- accused by the government of attempting a …

Kremlin Complains Facebook Is Censoring Russian Media

Facebook announced on Tuesday that it has deleted some 270 accounts linked to the Internet Research Agency, an operation located in St. Petersburg, Russia that special counsel Robert Mueller’s office identified as part of Russia’s operation to disrupt the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

This Monday, June 19, 2017, photo shows a user signing in to Facebook on an iPad, in North Andover, Mass. Facebook says it will show users if they followed or "liked" Russia propaganda accounts on its service or on Instagram. The company said Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017, it will launch …

Russian Foreign Ministry: Occupy Wall Street, Ferguson Show U.S. Cannot Criticize Iran

The Moscow Times headlines its post “Russian Foreign Ministry Slams U.S. Over Iran Protests,” but the statement from spokeswoman Maria Zakharova is more of a sneer than a slam. Zakharova invoked Occupy Wall Street and the Ferguson riots to insinuate that America has no standing to criticize how the Iranian regime handles protests.

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World View: Iran, Syria and Russia Ridicule Saudi Arabia’s Army

Contents: Turkey will keep Syria border closed as Aleppo refugees mass; Europe sends mixed messages to Turkey about new flood of Syrian refugees; Syria, Iran and Russia ridicule Saudi Arabia’s army; Turkey confiscates parrots and parakeets on Syria border; North Korea launches long-range missile, violating Security Council resolution