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Russia’s Deployment of Military Planes to Venezuela Sparks U.S. Backlash
The United States accused Russia of "reckless escalation" of the situation in Venezuela.
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Facebook Removes Accounts From Russia and Iran For 'Coordinated Inauthentic Behavior'
Nearly 2,000 Russian pages, groups and accounts were taken down from Facebook and Instagram.
Orphaned Brown Bear Cubs Rescued in Russian Forest
One cub was rescued after poachers killed its mother, the others were found abandoned.
Russia Tells UN It Sent Home Over Half of North Korean Workers in 2018
U.S. estimates say the North Korean regime earns more than $500 million a year from nearly 100,000 workers abroad.
No Evidence of Trump-Russia Collusion, Mueller Report Says
The report found no evidence that any member of Trump's election campaign conspired with Russia.
Russian Race Walker to Be Stripped of Medals Over Doping
Alexandr Ivanov will lose all his medals won between June 2012 and August 2014.
Attackers Throw Explosive at Russian Consulate in Athens
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack.
Russia: Golan Heights Status Change Would Violate UN Decisions – RIA
Zakharova: a change of the Golan Heights status would be a violation of UN decisions.
Ukraine Targets Russia's En+ With New Sanctions
The aluminum and power producer's assets will be frozen for a three-year period.
U.S.-Russia Talks on Venezuela Stall Over Role of Maduro
Russia has said Maduro remains the country's only legitimate leader whereas the U.S. backs Juan Guaido.
Mock Moon Flight Experiment Begins in Russia
The group will live, work and research in isolation from the rest of the world.
U.K. Condemns Russia for Sentence on Rights Activist in Chechnya
Oyub Titiyev's supporters say he was framed, with the drugs planted in his car.
President of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev, Resigns After Three Decades
Nazarbayev is one of President Vladimir Putin's closest allies.
The Long And Winding Road to U.S. Special Counsel's Russia Report
Robert Mueller is preparing to submit a report to U.S. Attorney General William Barr on his findings, including Russia's role in the election.
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Russia Backs Algerian Government Plan For Talks With Opposition
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov met with Algeria's deputy prime minister.
Court in Chechnya Sentences Rights Activist to Four Years in Penal Colony
A court in Chechnya on Monday sentenced Oyub Titiyev, a prominent human rights activist, to four years in a penal settlement.
Norway Says it Proved Russian GPS Interference During NATO Exercises
Finland and Norway said in November that Russia may have intentionally disrupted GPS signals before and during Western military exercises.
Russia Accuses Serbian Opposition of Stoking Violence With Protests
Russia counts the Serbian government among its allies.
Why An Unbuilt Moscow Trump Tower Caught Mueller's Attention
Trump was looking for a deal at the same time Russia might have been conducting a campaign to boost his candidacy.
Crimea Five Years On
Putin, in Crimea for Annexation Anniversary, Launches Power Stations
Putin is due to speak at a music concert later on Monday.
Russian and U.S. Diplomats to Hold Venezuela Talks in Italy This Week
The two sides will meet to discuss the situation in Venezuela.
Russia Will Respond to New EU Sanctions — Reports
The sanctions came in response to Russia's activities in Crimea and Ukraine.
Tycoon Deripaska Sues U.S. Over Sanctions
Russian tycoon Oleg Deripaska sued the United States on Friday.
Russia's Aeroflot Will Cancel Boeing 737 Max Order If Safety Issue Not Solved
Aeroflot has ordered 20 of the planes for its low-cost subsidiary.
U.S. Asks Russia for Proof Detained Ex-Marine Is a Spy
If found guilty of espionage, U.S. citizen Paul Whelan could be imprisoned for up to 20 years.
Russia Calls for U.S. Dialogue With North Korea to Continue
North Korea was considering suspending its talks with the United States, reports said.
EU Sanctions Eight Russians Over Azov Sea
The Council of the European Union said Russia "used military force with no justification."
Russian Spacecraft Arrives at International Space Station After Successful Launch
According to NASA, the team will conduct 250 experiments over the next six months.
Russia's Top Banks Plot Temporary Sanctions Workaround
"Each important bank has a step-by-step plan," one senior financial official said.
Talking it out
Russia's Lavrov Meets Venezuela's Foreign Minister in Vienna
The talks come amid political turmoil in Venezuela.
Russia Suspends Boeing 737 MAX Flights
Russia joins several countries in suspending flights following Sunday's plane crash in Ethiopia.
Space Station Crew Confident on Eve of First Launch Since Rocket Failure
A small fault had been discovered in the Soyuz-FG launch vehicle but has since been fixed, one of the cosmonauts said.
Russia Plans to Launch Crimea Power Stations on March 18 — Sources
The planned launch will coincide with a possible visit to Crimea by President Vladimir Putin, sources said.
WADA President Says Proved Right Over Russian Re-Admission
The decision to readmit Russia's anti-doping agency was "the right one for clean sport," he said.
Russian Luxury Car Makes European Debut at Geneva Motor Show
"Nobody expects a luxury brand from Russia," Aurus' CEO said at the Swiss auto show.
Russian Bank VTB Reaches Deal to Exit Venezuela Bank Stake
Russian bank VTB has begun a procedure to hand over to the Russian state property agency its stake in the sanctions hit Evrofinance Mosnarbank.
Kremlin Shrugs Off Possible U.S. Boycott of St. Petersburg Forum Over Investor's Arrest
Michael Calvey's detention last month on embezzlement charges last month has rattled foreign investors in Russia.
Russia's Rosneft Says U.S. Statements on Its Venezuela Operations Groundless
The oil producer was conducting "purely commercial operations" in line with international law, Rosneft said.
U.S. Blames Moscow for Venezuelan Crisis, Sanctions Russian Bank
"Moscow, like Havana, continues to provide political cover to the Maduro regime," Pompeo said.
Kremlin Says It's Not Putin's Place to Answer Briton Whose Mother Died in Poisoning
Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said it was a job for Russia's ambassador to Britain.
Russian Passenger Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Baku After Bomb Threat
A total of 225 people were on the plane bound from Bahrain to Moscow.
IAAF Maintains Ban on Russian Athletics Over Doping Scandal
Russia's reinstatement has been rejected on numerous occasions by the IAAF over the past three years.
Wooden Tower Burned at Maslenitsa Festival in Russia
The effigy represented the Bastille to match the festival's French Revolution theme.
On Trump's Ties to Russia, Americans Have Made Up Their Minds
A Reuters/Ipsos poll found that 53 percent of Americans believe the Trump campaign “worked with Russia to influence the 2016 election.”
Turkey and U.S. Head for Showdown Over Russian Missile Contracts
Turkey is running out of time to avert a showdown with the United States over its plans to buy advanced Russian air defenses.
WADA to Begin Assessing Russian Doping Data
A 2016 WADA-commissioned report documented more than 1,000 doping cases across dozens of sports.
Prosecutors Evaluating Dutch Ties to Alleged Russian Money Laundering
Prosecutors in the Netherlands said on Wednesday they are evaluating signs of Dutch involvement in a money laundering network which is alleged...
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Female Naval Cadets Say Russia Not Ready for Women in Combat Roles
Politika said she was satisfied with her future role on shore — the only option women have in today's Russian navy.
For The Kremlin, Ukrainian Election a Choice Between Lesser of Three Evils
Viktor Yanukovich, the last Moscow-friendly Ukrainian president, was toppled by protests in 2014 and fled to Russia.
Russia May Be Done Raising Rates After 2018 Hikes, Central Banker Says
Russia's central bank will not need to raise interest rates further if it considers the impact of its two rate increases last year to be enough
British Ship Shadows Russian Naval Task Force in English Channel
A naval official has said that Britain is facing "significantly emboldened Russian naval activity."
Russia Ready To Take Part in Bulgaria's Belene Nuclear Power Plant, Medvedev Says
"We have the opportunity to implement this project, no less than other countries," Medvedev says.
Russia Moves Venezuelan Oil Firm's Accounts to Sanctioned Bank — Reports
Last month Russian lender Gazprombank had decided to freeze the accounts of PDVSA and halt transactions with the firm.
On the fence
Belarus Leader Seeks Better Ties With West Despite Russian 'Hysterics'
Belarus will seek better ties with the West even though this provokes "hysterics" from its traditional ally Russia, long-serving President Alexander Lukashenko...
House Panels Seek Details On Trump Communications With Russia's Putin
The requests are part of an investigation into whether the U.S. president abused power or obstructed justice.
Russia Will Prevent U.S. Military Intervention in Venezuela, Top Lawmaker Vows
"We are very much concerned that the U.S. could carry out provocations," Federation Council speaker Valentina Matvienko said.
Russian Nobel Prize Winner for Physics Alferov Dies Aged 88
His research work paved the way for computers, CD players and mobile telephones.
Venezuela to Move State Oil Firm PDVSA Office From Lisbon to Moscow
Moscow has backed Maduro in the face of a political challenge from opposition leader Juan Guaido.
Russia Helping Venezuela With Wheat Supplies, Foreign Minister Says
So far, Russia has supplied 64,100 tonnes of wheat to Venezuela.
Russia Orders Firms to Release Captive Whales After Outcry
The Kremlin has said the 11 orcas and 87 beluga whales were held in cruel conditions.
Russian Bid for U.N. Action on Venezuela Fails
The Russian text only received four votes in favor.
Russian Court Denies Detained U.S. Investor Calvey Bail
No bail and no house arrest, court decides.
Kremlin Dismisses Talk of Possible U.S. Move to Probe Putin's Wealth
The Kremlin called the draft sanctions an example of anti-Russian sentiment.
Venezuelan Vice President to Fly Into Moscow for Talks on Friday — Media
It will be the latest in a flurry of visits by Venezuelan politicians to Russia in recent weeks.
The Alleged Links Between the Trump Campaign and Russia, Explained
U.S. intelligence agencies have concluded that there was Russian interference in the presidential election.
Kremlin Says Cohen Email Did Not Mention Trump's Interest in Tower Project
Cohen is due to tell Congress that Trump directed negotiations for the Moscow project even as he campaigned for the presidency.
Kremlin Says Cyber Attacks on Russia Often Launched From U.S. Territory
"U.S. territory is constantly being used to organize a huge number of cyber attacks against Russian organizations," the Kremlin said.
Russia and Syria Tell U.S. Forces to Leave Syria
The statement said Russian and Syrian forces had prepared buses to relocate refugees.
U.S. Disrupted Russian Trolls on Day of November Election
The group had posed as Americans and spread disinformation online in an attempt to influence the 2016 election.
U.S. Army Estimates Russian Military Capability Will Peak in 2028
Russia has been modernizing its military while the U.S. has been engaged in fighting insurgencies in the Middle East.
U.S. Judge Delays Sentencing of Admitted Russian Agent Butina
Butina pleaded guilty in December to one count of conspiring to act as a foreign agent for Russia.
Russia Sentences Cyber Experts to Long Jail Terms for Treason
The two men were convicted of passing secret information to foreign intelligence services.
Putin Won't Intervene Over Detained U.S. Investor, Kremlin Says
The president's decision comes a day after Baring Vostok's appeal for him to get involved in Michael Calvey's case.
Ukraine Drops Eurovision Singer Over Russia Row
"I am a musician, not a puppet for the political arena," Korsun said.
Russian Official Accuses U.S. of Preparing Military Intervention in Venezuela
"The United States is preparing a military invasion of an independent state," Patrushev said.
Russia Delivers High-Speed Internet to Islands Disputed by Japan
Russia and Japan both claim sovereignty over the chain of four islands.
Despite Sanctions, Russian Tanker Supplied Fuel to North Korean Ship — Crew Members
Such transactions could have helped provide North Korea with an economic lifeline.
After Putin's Warning, Russian TV Lists Nuclear Targets in U.S.
The United States has dismissed Putin's warnings as disingenuous propaganda.
Baring Vostok Asks Putin to Intervene in Case Against Top U.S. Investor
Baring Vostok said it was appealing to Putin because it wanted to ensure the case was investigated objectively.
U.S. Had Asked Russia for Advice Before Trump-Kim Summit, Lavrov Says
Lavrov added that there was no quick solution to the Korean Peninsula issue.
Russia Accuses U.S. of Planning to Arm Venezuelan Opposition
Russia says Washington was deploying special forces and equipment near the South American nation.
Russia Prolongs Detention of Ex-U.S. Marine Held for Spying
A Russian court on Friday ruled to extend by three months the detention of former U.S. marine Paul Whelan.
Russian Football Union Names Gazprom Neft Executive New President
Dyukov, who was the sole candidate in the election for the RFU presidency, has worked for Gazprom Neft, since 2008.
I'm Ready for Another Cuban Missile Crisis If You Want One, Putin Tells U.S.
Over five decades on, tensions are rising again over Russian fears that the U.S. might deploy missiles in Europe.
Despite Putin's Swagger, Russia Struggles to Modernize Its Navy
The navy's problems stem largely, but not exclusively, from the Ukrainian sanctions.
Russia Must Build Own Internet in Case of Foreign Disruption, Putin Says
The comments came days after Russian lawmakers backed tighter internet controls.
Rebels Say Russia Blocks Food Supply to Syria Refugee Camp
The blockade has resulted in prices skyrocketing and caused scarcity.
Putin: If Washington Deploys Missiles in Europe, We'll Target U.S.
In his toughest remarks yet on a potential new arms race, Putin said Russia was not seeking confrontation.
Russian Retro Steam Train Returns to the Tracks
An old-school way of getting around is chugging through the Tver region.
Russia Looks to Extend Detention of Ex U.S. Marine Held for Spying
Paul Whelan, who holds U.S., British, Canadian and Irish passports, was detained in a Moscow hotel room on Dec. 28.
Russian Oil Giant Could Take Over Ruined Tsarist Palace Under New Law
The once lavish palace served as a residence for Russia's imperial Romanov dynasty before the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution.
Russia's Putin, Saudi King Ready to Continue Energy Cooperation
The two leaders praised bilateral partnership between Russia and Saudi Arabia.
U.S. Sanctions Delay Russian Passenger Jet by a Year
Rostec's chief executive said production would not now start until the end of 2020.
Detention of Investor Is an 'Emergency' for Russian Economy, Kudrin Says
Michael Calvey was detained on Thursday after accusations of embezzlement.
Kremlin Says It Is Following Situation with Calvey's Detention Very Closely
Calvey's detention is beyond Vladimir Putin's remit, his spokesman says.
Russia's Gazprombank Freezes Accounts of Venezuela's PDVSA, Source Says
Gazprombank is Russia’s third biggest lender by assets.
Russian University Building Partly Collapses, No Casualties
Around two dozen people were trapped in the building of the University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics.
Tit for tat
Russia's Lavrov Calls UK's Williamson 'Minister of War'
Earlier, Gavin Williamson accused Moscow of "trying to goad the West" in a bellicose speech.
Russian Court Orders Baring Vostok's Calvey to Be Kept in Custody Until April
The judge said Calvey, a U.S. citizen, was accused of a "serious crime" and could try to flee.
Turkey's Erdogan Says No Going Back From S-400 Arms Deal with Russia
"We made the S-400 deal with Russia, so it's out of the question for us to turn back. That's done."