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Monday, January 25, 2021



Russia’s Sputnik vaccine close to approval for use in Pakistan

January 24, 2021 9:40 am

The country’s technical committee has cleared and recommended the vaccine to the drug registration board that is considering Sputnik’s application, said Akhtar Abbas Khan, spokesperson for Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan.

Police crack down on Russian protests against jailing of Kremlin foe Navalny

January 24, 2021 8:37 am

Russian police on Saturday arrested hundreds of protesters who took to the streets in temperatures as low as minus-50 C (minus-58 F) to demand the release of Alexei Navalny, the country's top opposition figure

Explained: Why are there protests in Russia?

January 24, 2021 10:45 am

Russia protests: So far, over 800 people have been detained, including Alexei Navalny's wife and close aides. The police have said the rallies are illegal.

Jailed Kremlin critic Navalny's supporters to rally for his release despite warnings

January 23, 2021 8:56 am

The gatherings will be the first protests by Navalny's supporters since he returned dramatically to Moscow and was immediately arrested last weekend after recovering in Germany from a nerve agent poisoning in Russia.

Jailed Kremlin critic Navalny makes claims of Putin wealth ahead of protests

January 20, 2021 9:28 am

Navalny and his allies have released several investigations into alleged official corruption, using them to try to increase support for the opposition politician and his movement.

Parler partially reappears with support from Russian technology firm

January 19, 2021 8:37 am

Parler vanished from the internet after its users called for violence and posted videos glorifying the January 6 attack on the US Capitol.

Explained: Why has Russia detained opposition leader Alexei Navalny?

January 19, 2021 11:16 am

Following this, the US and European countries have demanded that Navalny be released from detention.

Explained: What Russia's exit means for Open Skies Treaty

January 22, 2021 2:34 pm

In November, the United States left the OST first after accusing Russia of violating the pact– allegations that Russia denied. Moscow has now blamed Washington for its own decision of leaving the treaty.

Germany sends Alexei Navalny transcripts to Moscow in poisoning probe

January 17, 2021 3:38 pm

Germany's government called for a thorough probe in Russia into the activist's poisoning. A Justice Ministry spokesman said the Kremlin had the clothing, blood and tissue samples necessary to carry out an investigation.

Russia's prison service seeks to jail Kremlin critic Navalny

January 13, 2021 9:50 am

Navalny, who is convalescing in Germany from an August poisoning with a nerve agent that he has blamed on the Kremlin, alleged Tuesday that Russian President Vladimir Putin was behind the new legal motion.


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.