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Russia Criticizes U.S. General Over Plan to Destroy Kaliningrad Air Defenses
"Firstly we consider this a threat. Secondly, we consider such statements to be absolutely irresponsible," Zakharova said.
One Detained North Korean Poacher Died, FSB Says
A Russian border patrol discovered two North Korean schooners fishing illegally off its far eastern coast and detained the first vessel.
Ukraine and Russia Fail to Reach Gas Deal for Europe, Agree to Meet Again
Ukrainian energy authorities are worried Moscow could stop gas supplies through the country.
Russia Casts 13th Veto of UN Security Council Action During Syrian War
Russia and China put forward their own draft resolution demanding a truce in northwest Syria, but it failed to get enough votes.
Russia Hands Google Small Fine for Advertisement Infraction
Russia has fined Google on several occasions in recent years, although those fines typically amount only to small sums.
Russian Court to Review Actor's Jailing After Public Outcry
Ustinov could potentially be freed from custody this week.
Uganda Says Russia to Help it Develop Nuclear Energy
Uganda's energy needs are expected to jump in coming years.
Russia Detained More Than 160 North Korean Sailors After Attack, FSB Says
The crew of a North Korean schooner carried out an armed attack on a border patrol ship's inspection team, the FSB said.
Russia May Drop Case Against U.S. Investor Calvey – Kommersant
Baring Vostok executives were detained in February on embezzlement charges, which they denied.
'Triumph' for purchase
Putin Proposes Russian Weapons for Saudi Arabia After Oil Industry Attacks
These Russian weapons would protect any infrastructure facilities of Saudi Arabia, Putin said.
Russia, Turkey, Iran Agree Steps to Ease Tensions in Syria's Idlib Despite Lingering Differences
The summit of the three countries aimed to find a lasting truce in Syria.
Kremlin Warns Against 'Hasty Conclusions' Over Attacks in Saudi Arabia
"We call for all countries to avoid any hasty steps or conclusions which may deepen destabilization," Peskov said.
Edward Snowden, Currently in Russia, Says He'd 'Love to Be Granted Asylum in France'
Snowden has been living in Russia since 2013 since revealing details of U.S. intelligence agencies' secret surveillance programs.
Russia Says There's Enough Oil in Global Stockpiles to Replace Lost Saudi Barrels
Attacks on Saudi oil facilities have raised concerns about a global shortfall of supplies.
Russia's First Sea-Borne Nuclear Power Plant Arrives to Its Base
It would become the world's northernmost nuclear power station.
Russia Ready for Ukraine Peace Talks but Sets Preconditions
Russia was willing to take part in a summit that would gather the leaders of Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany.
Newfound Comet Likely an 'Interstellar Visitor,' Russian Scientists Say
The comet's trajectory is evidence that it originated beyond the solar system, the scientists said.
Russia Plans Excise Taxes on E-Cigarettes
Sales of e-cigarettes in Russia are expected to rise 17% to $395 million this year.
Putin Drinks Vodka to Russian Soldiers in North Caucasus
Putin visited Botlikh in 1999. He raised a shot of vodka but did not drink it, promising to return after "the terrorists are defeated."
freedom of action
Israel Must Be Allowed to Act Against Iran, Netanyahu Says in Russia
Benjamin Netanyahu visited Sochi, where he met with Russian President Vladimir Putin to discuss security coordination in Syria.
'desecration of the memory'
Prague Will Remove Statue of Soviet Marshal Who Led Red Army Forces
It has been the subject of controversy since the 1989 fall of communism because of Konev's later endeavors.
Moscow Asks U.S. to Confirm Location of Ex-Official Named as Possible Spy
Russian media have said he may have been a U.S. spy exfiltrated in 2017.
ECJ's Opal Ruling Will Affect Three-Way Gas Talks, Says Russian Energy Minister
The minister also said OPEC and non-OPEC countries did not discuss the possibility of a further extension of their output cut deal.
Russia Raps Netanyahu's Jordan Valley Plan Before Putin Meeting
Netanyahu announced on Tuesday he intended to "apply Israeli sovereignty" to the Jordan Valley and adjacent northern Dead Sea.
UN Investigators Link U.S., Syrian and Russian Forces to War Crimes
Syrian and allied Russian warplanes are conducting a deadly campaign that may amount to war crimes, the UN says.
Espionage Probe not Aimed Against Russia, Says Bulgarian PM
Prosecutors charged the head of a Bulgarian NGO with spying for Russia to draw Bulgaria away from its Western allies and towards Moscow.
Russia Calls Suggestion That Suspected CIA Mole Unmasked Election Meddling Slander
"What is happening in terms of such interpretations is just the piling up of one lie on top of another and the multiplication of slander about us."
Back in Ukraine, Sentsov Plans to Make More Films and Speak Up for Prisoners in Russia
The 43-year-old filmmaker was detained in Crimea in 2014 and sentenced to 20 years in a maximum security prison on terrorism charges.
Bulgarian Official Charged With Espionage for Russia
Bulgaria, Moscow’s most loyal satellite in Soviet times, is now a member of NATO and the European Union but has close cultural ties to Russia.
Russia Almost Ready for Reciprocal Response After U.S. Missile Test
A U.S. cruise missile test last month was the country’s first such test since the demise of the landmark INF treaty.
diamonds are forever
Russia's Alrosa Seeks to Brighten up Its Fluorescent Diamond Sales
Diamond miners are seeking new approaches to battle falling demand.
France Says EU and Russia Must Rebuild Trust But Too Early to End Sanctions
"The time is right to work toward reducing the distrust between Russia and Europe, who ought to be partners," the French foreign minister said.
Google, Facebook Rebuff Russia Over Political Advertising Accusation
Earlier, Russian state watchdog said Google and Facebook had circulated political advertising during the polls, which could be seen as interference.
Russian Tennis Star Medvedev Completes Journey From Villain to Hero at US Open
Despite losing to Rafael Nadal in a five-set thriller, Medvedev's performance suggests more Grand Slam finals are in his future.
To the polls
Russia's Ruling Party Loses a Third of Moscow Election Races After Protests
Sunday's vote was one of the most closely watched local elections in years.
Russians Vote in Regional Elections After Biggest Protests in Years
Russian state communications watchdog Roskomnadzor said Google and Facebook had allowed political advertising during the elections.
Russia Says Facebook, Google Must Ban Political Ads During Moscow Election
Non-compliance would be viewed as meddling in Russia's sovereign affairs.
'Potentially Dangerous' Objects Found in Northern Russia After Accident
A test at a military site on Aug. 8 caused a brief rise in radiation levels in the nearby city of Severodvinsk.
freed on parole
Court Frees Famous Russian Football Players Jailed for Attacks
Kremlin critics said their public shaming after an outcry was used to divert attention from bigger problems in the country.
ended nuclear agreement
Putin Says Russia Will Produce New Missiles After Demise of Nuclear Pact
Putin said that Moscow would not deploy them unless the United States did so first.
Putin Says Major Russian Prisoner Swap With Ukraine Is Close
"It will be a good step forward toward the normalization (of relations)," he said.
Putin Rebuffs Call by Japan's Abe to Sign WWII Peace Treaty
Moscow has repeatedly raised concerns about U.S. military systems being deployed on Japanese territory.
India Will Offer Russia $1Bln Loan to Develop Far East, Indian PM Says
Narendra Modi was speaking at an economic forum in the city of Vladivostok in Russia's Far East.
Russia to Rethink Currency It Borrows Due to U.S. Sanctions
Still, Russia is likely to keep its external borrowing plan for 2020 at $3 billion.
Saudi Shake-Up Won't Affect Moscow-Riyadh Cooperation
Global pact to support oil prices by curbing output won't be impacted by Saudi leadership changes, officials say.
Russia, India Back Legitimate Trade Ties With Iran
The statement was released after Russian President Putin and Indian Prime Minister Modi held talks at an economic forum in Vladivostok.
Bulgaria Condemns Russian Exhibit Lauding WWII 'Liberation' of Eastern Europe
The Foreign Ministry of Bulgaria urged Russia's mission in Sofia "not to take a stand in support of a dubious historical claim."
Russia Open to Private Companies Developing Energy-Rich Arctic Shelf, Minister Says
"Of course we would like to study it more, but the government cannot allow itself to make such investments. It's very expensive."
Russian Opposition Activist Sobol Detained Following Moscow Protest
A few thousand Russians took to the streets of Moscow on Saturday to demand free elections to the capital's city legislature.
Russia, Iran to Hold Joint Naval Drills in Indian Ocean
Earlier, Iranian Foreign Minister said that Tehran welcomed a Russian proposal for ensuring security in the Gulf.
Kremlin Critic Khodorkovsky Wants Film to Open West's Eyes About Putin's Russia
"It's important to understand that behind these beautiful windows there is... a real mafia, which has taken over this state," Khodorkovsky said.
Iran Says It Welcomes Russian Proposal For Security in Gulf
Iran and Russia's energy ministers were holding talks in Moscow on Monday.
Russian Court Orders Seizure of Stake in Bank in Dispute With Baring Vostok
The case against investor Michael Calvey and other Baring Vostok executives has rattled the Russian investment community.
Ukrainian President's Office Says No Prisoner Swap With Russia Yet
An earlier Facebook post by Ukraine's general prosecutor suggested a swap had been completed.
Kremlin Says Russian State Had Nothing to Do With Chechen's Murder in Germany
German prosecutors are considering whether there was a political motive behind the killing of a veteran of the second Chechen war.
Ukraine Frees Jailed Russian Journalist Vyshinsky on Bail
Vyshinsky was arrested in Ukraine last year over accusations of supporting pro-Russian separatists.
Russia and Turkey Discuss Supply of Russian Warplanes
President Tayyip Erdogan said that Turkey wants to continue defense industry cooperation with Russia.
Russia Denies Visas to 2 U.S. Senators Amid G7 Tensions
Russia has done so several times in recent years, especially those who have pushed for sanctions against Moscow.
return to habitat
Russia Returns Over 4,000 Rare Tortoises to The Wild
The tortoises were hidden amongst cabbage in 24 bags on the back of a truck which was stopped at the Russia-Kazakhstan border.
Russia, Turkey Agree Steps to Tackle Militants in Syria's Idlib, Putin Says
Turkey also expected Russia, as a powerful supporter of Assad, to "alleviate the problem" of the Syrian army's advances.
Russia Delivers Another Battery of S-400 Missile Defenses to Turkey
Turkey's Defense Ministry said that the delivery of a second battery of S-400 defense system had started as of Tuesday.
Russia Flouted Dead Lawyer Magnitsky's Rights – European Court
Magnitsky died in pre-trial detention in November 2009, having been charged with organizing tax evasion.
deadly rocket test
Norway Nuclear Monitor Backtracks on Theory of Second Russia Blast
The second explosion was detected by infrasonic air pressure sensors in the Norwegian town of Bardufoss.
Ahead of Meeting, Erdogan Expects Russia to Help Rein in Syrian Forces
Turkey has supported some rebel factions in the northwestern Idlib region, while Russia and Iran back Assad.
Putin Calls for Rise in Incomes, Stronger Economic Growth
The president wants living conditions for ordinary Russians to show faster improvement.
Huawei in Talks to Install Russian OS on Tablets for Country's Population Census
Last week, Huawei said the U.S. trade restrictions could cut its smartphone unit's revenue by about $10 billion this year.
Russian Spacecraft Carrying Humanoid Robot Docks With Space Station
The Skybot F-850 is the first humanoid robot sent to space by Russia.
Russia Finds Radioactive Isotopes in Test Samples After Accident in Severodvinsk
A cloud of radioactive inert gases caused a brief spike in radiation following the accident.
Russia Test Fires Missiles From Submarines in the Barents Sea
The Defense Ministry said the ship missile systems' efficiency was confirmed during the tests.
Russian Spacecraft Carrying Humanoid Robot Fails to Dock With Space Station
The FEDOR robot is on its way to the ISS for a planned two-week mission to support the crew and test its skills.
Russian Hockey Star Kuznetsov Gets 4-Year Ban for Cocaine
Video allegedly showed Kuznetsov seated next to a table with lines of white powder and rolled-up U.S. dollar bills.
Chechnya Inaugurates 'Europe's Biggest Mosque'
The mosque was opened in a pomp-filled ceremony and has capacity for more than 30,000 people.
Russian Rocket Accident Likely Had 2 Explosions, Norway Monitor Says
The second explosion was likely from an airborne rocket powered by radioactive fuel.
Russia Begins Sales of 'Putin Limousine', Eyes Chinese Market
The Russian-built limousine is intended to become the heir to the ZIL sedans that for decades transported Soviet leaders.
Russia's First Floating Nuclear Power Plant Sets Sail in Arctic Amid Environmental Fears
The plant's voyage comes at a time of heightened concern over nuclear energy.
'Dear Vladimir': VTB Asks for Putin's Help to Create Russian Grain Champion
VTB has written a letter to Putin asking for greater state control over grain exports to curb the role of foreign traders.
Russian Court Extends Detention of Ex-U.S. Marine Whelan
Earlier on Friday, Whelan said that prison authorities in Moscow had physically hurt him.
Putin Orders Reciprocal Russian Response to U.S. Missile Test
Russia cannot stand idly by, Putin told Russia's Security Council.
Ukraine, EU Oppose Trump's Suggestion of Readmitting Russia to G7
"Nothing has changed since March, 2014, when Russia's participation in the G8 was stopped," Volodymyr Zelenskiy said.
Academics Accuse Kremlin of Repressing Political Protesters
In an open letter, they demanded that criminal cases be dropped against more than a dozen people who face up to eight years in jail.
Freed Opposition Politician Navalny Predicts Bigger Protests
"There is no support for this regime. They feel this and they are afraid," Navalny told reporters.
Rosneft Becomes Main Trader of Venezuelan Crude Oil, Helping to Offset Pressure From U.S. Sanctions
Rosneft is now taking care of shipping and marketing operations for the bulk of Venezuelan oil exports.
Russia Says U.S. Missile Deployments in Asia Would Be a Threat
Earlier, U.S. Defense Secretary said that he was in favor of placing ground-launched, intermediate-range missiles in Asia relatively soon.
Russian BMX Daredevil Bombs Walls and Roofs of Ancient Kazan Kremlin
He built a skate park which blended in with the historical towers and churches.
Russian Chess Legend Karpov Unable to Get U.S. Visa, His Friend Says
Karpov has been helping train top young U.S. chess players at the Chess Max Academy for the past two years.
Russia, China Call for UN Security Council Meeting On U.S. Missile Developments
The Pentagon said it had tested a conventionally configured cruise missile that hit its target after more than 500 kilometers of flight.
Tens of Thousands Flee Russian-Led Attack on Syrian Opposition Enclave
Russia has increased the intensity of its raids in the last 10 days, dramatically transforming the situation on the ground.
Russia Reports New Case of African Swine Fever in Its Far East
ASF-infected pigs were found at two private farms in the village of Volkovo near Blagoveshchensk.
Turn down for what
Russia Fines CNN Broadcaster for Volume Violations
A media group that broadcasts CNN International in Russia was fined $3,000.
Some Russian Radiation Sensors Back Online After Rocket Explosion, Monitor Says
U.S.-based nuclear experts suspect Russia was testing a nuclear-powered cruise missile.
Russia’s Norilsk Tops Global List of SO2 Emissions Hot Spots – NASA
Scientists say that excessive exposure to SO2 particles causes long-term respiratory difficulties.
Putin Tells Macron: 'I Don't Want Yellow Vests in Russia'
The French president had urged Putin to abide by democratic principles following weeks of protests in Moscow.
Russia Says No Plans to Install New Missiles Unless U.S. Deploys Them
The United States formally left the Intermediate Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty with Russia earlier this month.
Russian Nuclear Plant Taken Down After Safety System Error
Last month, a Russian nuclear power plant northwest of Moscow turned off three of its four generating units.
Russian Opposition Activists Picket for Free Elections
Saturday's solo pickets were peaceful and opposition supporters scarce.
Putin-Macron Held Talks Before Russian Bank's French Executive Released From Custody
Delpal, the French Baring Vostok executive, was released from custody and placed under house arrest Thursday.
Russian Pilot Says He's No Hero Despite Praise for Crash-Landing
Russian media have said it was a miracle that no one was killed when the Ural Airlines Airbus 321 was forced to land in a field outside Moscow.
Russian Nuclear-Capable Bombers Leave Airfield Opposite Alaska
On Wednesday, Russia flew two bombers to a far eastern Russian region opposite Alaska as part of a training exercise.
Russian Lawmaker Says Draft Foreign Ownership Law Not Aimed at Nationalizing Yandex
The draft law proposes limiting foreign ownership in internet firms to 20% if they are considered to be a "significant source of information."
Ecologist Says Russian Nuclear Agency Committed Crime by Conducting Test Near City
Rosatom has said that the Aug. 8 accident occurred during a rocket test involving "isotope power sources."