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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."
Russian Nuclear-Capable Bombers Fly Over Sea of Japan
Tokyo scrambled air force planes to intercept them.
U.S. Investor Calvey Detained in Moscow on Suspicion of Fraud
Michael Calvey is the founder and a senior partner at the Baring Vostok equity funds group.
No Offensive Planned in Syria's Idlib, Kremlin Says
Putin was speaking after hosting a summit in southern Russia with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.
Russian Markets Waver at Prospect of Tough New U.S. Sanctions
The threat of new U.S. sanctions rocked Russian markets on Thursday.
Bellingcat Names Third Russian GRU Agent Suspected of Skripal Poisoning
A high-ranking Russian intelligence agent could have been involved in the attack.
Russia to Turkey: You Can't Have Syrian Safe Zone Without Assad's Consent
A planned withdrawal of U.S. forces from Syria has engendered new tensions.
Russia's Economy Can Weather New U.S. Sanctions, Kremlin Says
U.S. senators had introduced a bill seeking to punish Russia for meddling in U.S. elections and for its aggression in Ukraine.
Russia Moves to Mask Its Soldiers' Digital Trail
Those who break the ban would be subject to disciplinary measures.
Siberian Freighters Forced to Defreeze Ships in Minus 50 C
Repairs continue in the winter, when the river is frozen and the ships are wedged tight in the ice.
Russia Warns U.S. Against Meddling in Venezuela Crisis
Russia has sided with President Nicolas Maduro in his stand-off with opposition leader Juan Guaido.
Russian Opposition Rallies Calling For Release of Political Prisoners
Russian protesters rally in Moscow and St. Petersburg to demand freedom for political prisoners.
Russia Says Ready for Talks With Netherlands on MH17
Earlier this week the Dutch government were "increasingly confident" that Russian officials would be willing to meet for private talks.
Paralympic Committee Lifts Russia Ban, With Conditions
The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) said on Friday it would lift the ban on Russia's Paralympic Committee by March 15.
Russia Pledges Response to Norwegian Military Activity
"The Russian Federation will take all possible measures to ensure its own security."
Russian Race Walker Kirdyapkina Gets Doping Ban
Kirdyapkina, who retired from competition in 2015, loses her second-place finishes at the 2013 and 2011 World Championships.
Russia Would Be Open to U.S. Proposals for New Nuclear Pact, Minister Says
Russia had suspended the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty.
Republican Activist Linked to Russian Agent Charged With Money Laundering, Fraud
Paul Erickson, 56, was indicted on 11 counts of wire fraud and money laundering.
Russia Approves 43M Dollar Loan to Cuba's Military
Communist-ruled Cuba is a close ally of Venezuela.
Russia Will Exit INF Nuclear Pact in 6 Months
Moscow denies it is violating the pact.
After Deadly Syrian Battle, Evidence of Russian Losses Was Obscured
Heavy Russian casualties from a clash with U.S. forces in Syria were concealed until after Putin's re-election, reports say.
Russia Must Develop New Missiles to Counter U.S. Before 2021, Minister Says
President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday that Russia had suspended the Cold War-era Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty.
Russia Backs Talks Between Venezuela's Maduro and Opposition
Major European nations on Monday joined the United States in recognising opposition leader Juan Guaido as interim president.
Mourinho Takes a Tumble at Russian Ice Hockey Game (Video)
Mourinho tripped on a red carpet and fell backwards, sparking gasps from the crowd.
Kabul Sees Taliban-Afghan Opposition Talks in Moscow As Betrayal
The talks come 10 days after peace negotiations between the United States and the Taliban ended positively.
Russia Says U.S. Exit From Nuclear Pact Would Not Mean New Cold War
The United States' full withdrawal from the INF Treaty would not herald the start of a new Cold War, Sergei Lavrov said on Monday.
Putin Says Russia Suspends INF Nuclear Deal With U.S.
President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday that Russia has suspended the Cold War-era INF treaty.
U.S. Suspends Compliance With INF Treaty, Gives Russia 6 Months
Russia denies violating the treaty, which bans either side from stationing short- and intermediate-range, land-based missiles in Europe.
Kremlin Denies Receiving Message From Venezuela's Guaido
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Friday Moscow had not yet received a message from Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido, who said he had sent...
Russia's Putin Accuses Ukraine of Meddling in Orthodox Faith
Vladimir Putin on Thursday accused the government in Kiev of flagrantly meddling in the life of Orthodoxy in Ukraine, where a new national church has broken...
Russia Plays Power Broker as U.S.-Taliban Talks Gather Steam
Russia will host the Taliban and Afghan politicians opposed to President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday.
Moscow Accuses BBC of 'Violations' in Russia – Agencies
Russia's communications watchdog said on Thursday it had discovered "certain violations" committed by the BBC World News service operating in Russia during...
Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister Says 'No Progress' on INF Talks
"As far as we understand, the next step is coming, the next phase begins."
Siberian Cave Findings Shed Light on Enigmatic Extinct Human Species
Scientists have gained new insight into a mysterious extinct human species that may have been more advanced than previously known.
Russian Hackers Stole U.S. Evidence to Discredit Mueller Probe — Court Filing
Mueller's office said that self-proclaimed hackers in Russia stole evidence in an attempt to tarnish its investigation of a firm.
Patriotic War Film Draws Record 8M Russians
A state-funded Russian war film has become the second highest grossing home-grown production since the collapse of the Soviet Union.
Maduro Tells Russian Media He Is Ready for Talks With Opposition
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Wednesday he was ready to sit down for talks with the country's opposition and open to the possibility of third...
Arrival of Russian Passenger Jet Fires Up Venezuela's Rumor Mill
It was the first time the Boeing 777, with space for 400 passengers, had made the route from Moscow to Caracas.
Former Russian Chess World Champion Vladimir Kramnik Retires
Russian chess grandmaster Vladimir Kramnik, regarded as one of the strongest players in the world, announced on Tuesday he was retiring from professional...
Russian Finance Ministry Says Venezuela Must Repay Its Debt to Moscow on Time
Russia expects Venezuela to make its next scheduled debt repayment to Moscow on schedule at the end of March.
Kremlin Considers U.S. Sanctions on Venezuela Illegal Interference
The Kremlin said on Tuesday that U.S. sanctions on Venezuela's state oil company amounted to illegal and open interference in the Latin American country's...
Russia Expects Venezuela Will Struggle to Remunerate Moscow
Russia expects Venezuela will probably have problems servicing its sovereign debt to Moscow.
U.S. Lifts Sanctions on Rusal, Other Firms Linked to Oligarch Deripaska
U.S. President Donald Trump's administration on Sunday lifted sanctions on aluminum giant Rusal and other Russian firms.
Russian Police Turn Up Painting Stolen From Moscow's Tretyakov Gallery
A 31-year-old man reportedly told police where he had hidden the painting.
Russia Asks U.S. to Drop Plans to Deploy Missiles in Space
The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Friday called on the United States to drop what it called irresponsible plans to deploy a missile defense system...
Russia Volunteers to Mediate Between Government and Opposition in Venezuela
Russia on Friday offered to mediate between the government and opposition in Venezuela if necessary.
Russian Athletics Federation Retracts Appeal Against Doping Ban
Russia's athletics federation said it would withdraw its appeal against the decision by the IAAF to prolong its suspension over evidence of state-sponsored...
NATO, Russia Meeting Fails to Resolve Dispute Over Russian Missile
A meeting between NATO and Russian envoys on Friday did not resolve a dispute over a new Russian missile that Western allies say is a threat to Europe...
Guns, Oil and Loans: What's at Stake for Russia in Venezuela?
The Russian government and Rosneft have handed Venezuela at least $17 billion in loans and credit lines since 2006.
U.S. Offers to Hold Talks on the Question of Arms Control With Russia
The United States has offered to hold talks on arm control issues with Russia on the sidelines of a United Nations meeting in Beijing next week.
Russia Cautions U.S. Against Military Intervention in Venezuela, Reports
Russia on Thursday warned the United States not to intervene militarily in Venezuela, saying such a move would trigger a catastrophic scenario.
Russian Contractors Are Training the Army in Sudan, Moscow Says
Moscow confirmed the contractors' presence in Sudan for the first time after a story in the British press alleged they were helping quell anti-government...
Russia and Turkey Plan to Stabilize Syria's Idlib Province, Putin Says
Putin said more action by both Ankara and Moscow was required to "liquidate the actions of terrorist groups."
Russia Says 'Arbitrary' Israeli Air Strikes on Syria Must Stop
Russia said on Wednesday that Israel should stop carrying out what it called arbitrary air strikes on Syria days after the Israeli air force targeted Iranian...
Russia Says Oil Price War With U.S. Would Be Too Costly
Russia should not unleash an oil price war against the United States says one of the main Russian architects of a production pact with OPEC
Situation in Syria's Idlib Province Is Fast Deteriorating, Russia Says
The situation in Syria's Idlib province where Russia and Turkey have tried to create a de-escalation zone is rapidly deteriorating.
Bulgaria Rescinds Bulgarian Citizenship of Russian Millionaire Adoniev
Bulgaria has revoked the Bulgarian citizenship of Russian telecoms millionaire Sergei Adoniev over a 20-year-old fraud conviction in the United States...
Russia, in Effort to Defuse U.S. Nuclear Dispute, Displays New Missile
Russia showed foreign military attaches and journalists a cruise missile system that the U.S. says breaches a Cold War-era arms control pact.
Russian Spy Chief Met Saudi Counterpart and Crown Prince — Reports
The head of Russia's SVR foreign intelligence agency Sergei Naryshkin on Monday met Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
Putin Says Any Deal to End Land Row With Japan Needs Public Support
Russian President Vladimir Putin held talks with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday over the dispute Kuril Islands.
WADA Opts Not to Suspend Russian Anti-Doping Agency Despite Missed Deadline
WADA said that it would continue to follow a roadmap for RUSADA to keep its accreditation and would not suspend the agency for the missed deadline.
Russian Bobsleigh Head Zubkov Quits After Doping Ban
Russian Bobsleigh Federation president Alexander Zubkov said on Tuesday he was temporarily stepping down.
Russia Frees Model Who Claimed Trump Secrets From Police Custody
A model from Belarus who claimed to have evidence of Russian interference in U.S. President Donald Trump's election was freed from Russian police custody...
Russian Plane Makes Unplanned Landing After Passenger Tells it to Change Course
A commercial airliner flying from Siberia to Moscow made an unplanned landing after a passenger demanded the plane change course.
Jehovah's Witness on Trial for 'Extremism' Likens Authorities to Stalin
The first Jehovah's Witness detained for extremism in Russia has likened the authorities' behaviour to that of Josef Stalin's Soviet Union ahead of a verdict...
11 Russian Protesters Arrested in Moscow Ahead of Japan Talks
Russian police detained 11 protesters outside the Japanese embassy in Moscow as they rallied against the idea of ceding control over disputed islands to...
Alleged U.S. Spy Whelan Didn't Know He Was Handed Secret Files, Lawyer Says
Whelan was detained moments after being handed a USB drive he believed contained cultural information, his lawyer said.
Trust in Putin Falls to 13-Year Low
Public trust in President Vladimir Putin has fallen to its lowest level in 13 years, according to a Russian state pollster.
IAAF Clears 42 Russians to Compete as Neutrals in 2019
The governing body said the athletes met their doping review board's "exceptional eligibility criteria" of training.
Russia Calls Sanctions on Skripal Suspects 'Groundless'
The EU sanctions the heads of Russia's military intelligence and two of their agents accused of Skripal poisoning.
Russia Rejects U.S. Call to Destroy Missile in Arms Pact Row
Russia said it was unacceptable for the United States to demand Moscow destroy its 9M729 cruise missile.
Run-down Village Revived by Crowdfunded Honey Business
With a workforce of elderly women and using local ingredients, a honey and confectionery business put together with funds raised online is breathing life...
U.S. Calls on Russia to Destroy New Missile System
The United States called on Russia to destroy a new cruise missile system which it said constituted a "direct violation" of the INF Treaty
Russia Opens Civil Proceedings Against Facebook, Twitter
Russia's communication watchdog said on Monday it was opening administrative proceedings against Twitter and Facebook
Russian Senator Says U.S. Warship in Black Sea Should Stay Away
Visits to the Black Sea by U.S. warships have nothing to do with U.S. security, Russian senator Alexei Pushkov said.
Russian Crowd Defends Ownership of Kurils Before Abe Visit
A crowd gathered in Moscow on Sunday to defend Russia's ownership of islands captured from Japan during the final days of World War II.
Russia Warns New U.S. Missile Strategy Will Unleash Arms Race in Space
"The strategy, de facto, gives the green light to the prospect of basing missile strike capabilities in space," the statement said.
Russian Scientists Find Defect in New Heavy Lift Space Rocket Engine
Scientists have discovered a defect in the engines of Russia's new flagship heavy lift spacerocket that could destroy it in flight.
Russia Says Putin Has Allowed German Experts to Monitor Kerch Strait
Lavrov said Putin had agreed to the request a month ago, but that the Germans had still not arrived.
Dutch Supreme Court Rules That Russia Unlawfully Bankrupted Yukos
The bankruptcy of Yukos Oil in Russia will not be recognized in the Netherlands
WADA Says It Has Recovered Doping Data From Moscow Lab
"This is a major breakthrough for clean sport," said WADA President Craig Reedie in a statement.
Serbian President Stages Lavish Reception for Putin, Presents Puppy
Putin promised to invest $1.4 billion in gas transport infrastructure in Serbia, which now buys all its natural gas from Russia via a pipeline over Ukraine...
Russia's RT Pursues Legal Challenge Over U.K. Watchdog's Ruling
Russia's RT plans to launch a legal challenge against ruling that it failed to cover the poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughter in an impartial way...
Facebook Shuts Down Pages, Accounts With Russia Links
Two social media operations originating in Russia stopped by Facebook and Instagram