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"There is contact!" -Russia's new Nauka space module docks with ISS

July 29, 2021 9:27 pm

A live broadcast from Russia's space agency, Roscosmos, showed the module, a multipurpose laboratory named after the Russian word for 'science', docking with the ISS at 1329 GMT, a few minutes later than scheduled.

Russia's daily COVID-19 deaths reach record high for third time

July 29, 2021 5:24 pm

Russia has reported a total of 6,218,502 cases since the pandemic began.

Home of another investigative journalist in Russia raided

July 28, 2021 2:04 pm

Russian opposition supporters, independent journalists and human rights activists have faced increased government pressure ahead of September's voting, which is widely seen as an important part of President Vladimir Putin's efforts to cement his rule before a 2024 presidential election.

Russia approves trials of combined AstraZeneca and Sputnik V vaccine

July 27, 2021 11:30 am

Human trials of a COVID-19 vaccine combining the AstraZeneca/Oxford shot with Sputnik V had already been approved in Azerbaijan, the United Arab Emirates, Belarus and Argentina.

Explained: What is Nauka, the module Russia sent to the International Space Station?

July 30, 2021 6:48 pm

Nauka, meaning "science" in Russian, is the biggest space laboratory Russia has launched to date. It was sent into orbit on July 21, and will take eight days to reach the International Space Station.

Putin warns of 'unpreventable' strikes by Russian navy

July 25, 2021 8:54 pm

The Russian president's warning comes amid tensions between London and Moscow after a British warship entered waters close to Crimea.

Russia launches lab module to International Space Station

July 22, 2021 12:08 pm

The 20-metric-ton (22-ton) module, named Nauka, is set to dock at the ISS in automatic mode on July 29

US, Germany strike Nord Stream 2 pipeline deal to push back on Russian 'aggression'

July 22, 2021 8:44 am

US officials have opposed the pipeline, which would allow Russia to export gas directly to Germany and potentially cut off other nations, but President Joe Biden's administration has chosen not to try to kill it with US sanctions.

As frozen land burns, Siberia trembles: ‘If we don’t have the forest, we don’t have life’

July 18, 2021 11:22 am

For the third year in a row, residents of northeastern Siberia are reeling from the worst wildfires they can remember, and many are left feeling helpless, angry and alone.

Russian billionaire and wife settle bitter $625 million divorce case

July 17, 2021 5:59 pm

The dispute led to an unsuccessful attempt by Akhemdova to seize a 115-metre superyacht owned by her former husband through Dubai courts, as well as a separate court order for her son Temur to pay her more than 70 million pounds from family assets.


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.

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

March 19, 2016 5:01 pm

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

December 24, 2015 8:33 pm

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

July 27, 2014 3:32 pm

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

Sochi Winter Olympics kicks off

February 07, 2014 11:05 am

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.


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.