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On J&K, it may be a long diplomatic haul ahead for India at the United Nations.

Situation in J-K: At UNSC, China makes some noise, India rebuts

Rebutting the Chinese envoy’s claim, India’s Permanent UN Ambassador Syed Akbaruddin said Zhang Jun was trying to pass off his own remarks as “the will of the international community”.


Russian pilot says landing in cornfield was his only chance

The experienced captain, 41-year-old Damir Yusupov, said when one of the plane's engines shut down after the bird strike upon taking off from Moscow's Zhukovsky Airport that he had hoped to circle the airport and land normally.

Russian nuclear agency ups death toll in missile test explosion

The Defense Ministry initially released a lower death toll for the accident on Thursday. Details remain sparse, and it is unclear whether or not radiation was released as a result of the explosion.

Russian land of permafrost and mammoths is thawing due to climate change

The thawing of the permafrost — along with other changes triggered by global warming — is reshaping this incredibly remote region sometimes called the Kingdom of Winter. It is one of the coldest inhabited places on earth, and huge; Yakutia, if independent, would be the world's eighth-largest country.

Moscow protests: 'It is our civic duty to go out on the streets'

The latest in a series of protests has brought the Russian opposition out in the streets, prompting a crackdown by security forces. Last weekend, said Konstantin, the arrests began slowly.


From Russia with love: Rammstein's candid kiss sends ripples around the world

German metal band Rammstein can always be counted on to raise a stir. But their latest stunt appears to have hit a particular nerve in Russia.

Russian opposition plans new election protest despite crackdown

At a similar protest a week earlier, police detained more than 1,000 people, sometimes violently, in one of the biggest security operations of recent years that brought widespread international condemnation.

NATO says ready with measured response to Russia missile breach

The United States formally withdrew from a Cold War-era nuclear missile pact with Russia on Friday after determining that Moscow was in violation of the treaty and had no plans to come into compliance with it.

Germany warns INF treaty collapse could herald new arms race

Germany has warned that the end of the Intermediate-range Nuclear Force treaty could have major consequences for peace and security in Europe. According to Russia's Foreign Ministry, the United States has killed the INF.

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FlyDubai plane crashes in southern Russia, kills all 62 on board

All sixty-two people on board a flydubai Boeing 737 were killed when the plane crashed and burst into flames as it was landing in Rostov-on-Don, in Southern Russia, on Saturday morning.

Warm reception for PM Modi in cold Russia

PrimeMinister Narendra Modi is on a two-day-visit to Russia where he and Russian President Vladimir Putin held 16th India-Russia Summit at the Kremlin.


Russia celebrates Navy Day

In Russia, Navy Day normally takes place on the last Sunday of July.

Sochi Winter Olympics kicks off

It's designed to celebrate a millennium of Russian might and this country's modern rebound, and kick off two weeks of extraordinary human endeavors and planetary sportsmanship.

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Meet the KGB spies who invented fake news

The New York Times reveals how one of the biggest fake news stories ever concocted — the 1984 AIDS-is-a-biological-weapon hoax — went viral in the pre-Internet era. Meet the KGB cons who invented it, and the “truth squad” that quashed it. For a bit.

The origin of AK-47

On this day, the first AK-47 went to production in what was then called the Soviet Union.


The origin on AK-47

On this day, the first AK-47 went to production in what was then called the Soviet Union.

Questions over Syrian Kurds' links to Assad and Russia

There are growing concerns among some world powers over the links between Kurdish fighters, the Syrian government and Russia.

Body of girl who died in Russia arrives in Mumbai

Mumbai, Feb 17 (ANI): The body of a girl who died in a fire incident in Russia arrived in Mumbai on Wednesday. In the shocking tragedy, two medical students from Maharashtra died of suffocation after a fire broke out in their institute in Russia on Sunday morning. The deceased were identified as Karishma Bhosale (20) from Pune and Pooja Kallur (22) from Nerul. BJP leader Kirit Somaiya was seen condoling the family members of the girl.

Russia: Lavrov slams 'unilateral egoistic line' on Syria that benefits some

The Russian Federation has consistently pursued a foreign policy anchored in and approved by the conception of Russian President Vladimir Putin, which requires us to be guided by the interests of ensuring the security of the country in close cooperation with all states willing to do so on an equal footing, based on respect for […]


Russian President wishes India on Republic Day

Russia, Jan 24 (ANI): Russian President Vladimir Putin has extended his greetings to the Indian citizens on the occasion of Republic Day. President Putin in a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said he appreciates relations of special and privileged strategic partnership between Russia and India. He added that he was sure that further build-up between the two nations will be fruitful bilateral cooperation in different areas. He also said that constructive interaction corresponds to their common interests and goes in line with ensuring stability and security in Asia and the entire world.

Sinai tragedy: funerals begin amid fresh theories over cause of crash

Funerals have begun to take place in Russia for some of the 224 victims of the Sinai air crash. In the north western city of Veliky Novgorod, 60-year old Nina Lushchenko was the first to be laid to rest.

Russia sends missile systems to Syria to protect its forces

Representatives of four Free Syrian Army rebel groups have dismissed a report claiming they would meet Russian officials to discuss fighting Islamic State militants.