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Monday, August 15, 2022



Putin says Russia and North Korea will expand bilateral relations: KCNA

August 15, 2022 1:45 pm

In a letter to Kim for Korea's liberation day, Putin said closer ties would be in both countries' interests.

Shelling at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant is raising fears of an accident. Here’s a look at the risks.

August 13, 2022 2:30 pm

Now, five months later, repeated shelling inside the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant complex over the past seven days has stirred new concerns, with Ukrainian and Western officials warning that the attacks heighten the risk of a nuclear accident.

Explained: Why is Europe keeping a watchful eye on deepening Russia-Turkey ties?

August 11, 2022 10:59 pm

Russia and Turkey are often viewed as geopolitical rivals, whose tensions can be traced back by many centuries. Currently, their relationship appears to be growing strong, and experts say this could lead to retaliation from the West. We explain what has happened, and how Europe may react.

Ukraine: In my homeland, the smell of death on a summer afternoon

August 09, 2022 2:23 pm

In Ukraine, tragedies are a backdrop to everyday existence, piling up in numbers that seem inconceivable.

Russia successfully launches Iranian satellite

August 09, 2022 12:51 pm

Tehran said no other country will have access to information it gathers and it would be used for civilian purposes only.

Russia reports highest number of COVID-19 cases since late March

August 08, 2022 5:36 pm

The country reported 20,303 new cases on Sunday

Russia says it killed US-trained opposition fighters in Syria

August 05, 2022 8:28 pm

Reuters was not able to immediately verify the claim.

Forced to resettle in Russia, Ukrainians managed to escape

August 05, 2022 1:49 pm

After surviving war, scores of Ukrainians were kicked out of their home city of Mariupol and driven to camps where they were harshly interrogated. Then, they were sent to facilities as far away as Siberia and the Pacific coast, and pressured to take Russian citizenship.

Explained: WNBA star Brittney Griner convicted in Russia, what next?

August 05, 2022 8:36 am

Brittney Griner has been sentenced to 9 years in prison by a Russian court. Who is she, and what is the case against her? What could happen next? 

Russia repeats Putin's new message against a nuclear war

August 03, 2022 10:41 am

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken in his speech at Monday's opening called Putin's warnings after the Ukraine invasion “reckless, dangerous nuclear saber-rattling”.


Check out these stunning pictures from the Moscow International Ballet Competition

June 15, 2022 7:49 pm

Nimble Feet: Glimpses from Moscow's International Ballet Competition, amid crisis with neighbouring Ukraine.

Day after talks, Russian offensive continues in Ukraine

March 30, 2022 10:44 pm

The Kremlin on Wednesday welcomed the fact that Kyiv has set out its demands for an end to the conflict in Ukraine in written form, but said there was “no sign of a breakthrough” yet

Ukrainians prepare Molotov cocktails to fend off Russia's invasion

March 02, 2022 9:42 pm

A brewery in the western Ukrainian city of Lviv has also joined the war effort, where instead of making beer, the company has switched to making petrol bombs.

As Russia's offensive enters Day 6, Ukraine puts up strong resistance

March 01, 2022 8:22 pm

Authorities in Kharkiv said at least seven people had been killed and dozens injured. They warned that casualties could be far higher.

Ukrainians fleeing, living in bunkers amid Russian invasion

February 25, 2022 10:48 pm

Russian missiles pounded the capital and some other parts of the country as the Russian forces pressed their advance in the early hours of Friday, following which several families were rushed to shelters.

'Full-scale war': Russia launches military attack on Ukraine

February 24, 2022 8:35 pm

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday announced a military operation in Ukraine and warned other countries that any attempt to interfere with the Russian action would lead to “consequences they have never seen.”

Satellite images show Russian military deployment near Ukraine border

February 23, 2022 10:30 pm

Satellite images showed a new deployment of more than 100 military vehicles and dozens of troop tents in southern Belarus near the Ukraine border.

India's Tri-Service contingent marches in Moscow on Victory Day

June 24, 2020 7:40 pm

The Victory Day parade normally is held on May 9, the nation's most important secular holiday, but this year it was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Octogenarian Russian dancers prove age just a number

January 29, 2020 11:34 am

Maya Kachina (82) and Lev Kitayev (86) met on the dance floor in a park in the Russian capital over 20 years ago, neither of them was a professional dancer.


Meet the KGB spies who invented fake news

June 22, 2020 6:11 pm

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

June 22, 2020 6:23 pm

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

The origin on AK-47

June 22, 2020 6:23 pm

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

Body of girl who died in Russia arrives in Mumbai

February 17, 2016 2:05 pm

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.

Russian President wishes India on Republic Day

January 24, 2016 1:31 pm

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

November 05, 2015 6:46 pm

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

November 05, 2015 6:29 pm

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