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All-clear for six US nuclear-power reactors in coastal Andhra Pradesh

In a joint statement Wednesday, the US and India said they had agreed to strengthen security and civil nuclear cooperation, including the proposal for building six US nuclear reactor units in India.

Russia releases coin commemorating annexation of Crimea

Five years after annexing Crimea, Russia's central bank celebrated with a new five-ruble coin. The Kerch Strait Bridge, finished last year, has been a scene of division.


Russian arms exports to India fell by 42% between 2014-18 and 2009-13: Report

This decline in India's import is also partly due to delays in deliveries of arms produced under license from foreign suppliers, such as combat aircraft ordered from Russia in 2001 and submarines ordered from France in 2008.

New Russian bill introduces punishment for insulting state

Russian lawmakers have passed a new legislation that imposes new restrictions on online media and criminalizes insulting state symbols or the government, part of efforts to tighten control over the country's political scene.

Israel, Russia to cooperate on foreign troop exit from Syria: Benjamin Netanyahu

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, in an interview with Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) published on Sunday, said the situation in Syria had visibly stabilised after operations by Syrian government forces with Russian aerial support.

Russia offers to help mediate between India and Pakistan

Russia made the offer after Pakistan said it was considering returning a captured Indian pilot and as US President Donald Trump said American mediation was helping to defuse the crisis.


Explained: The Cold War-era missile treaty that US and Russia have junked

Mikhail Gorbachev and President Ronald Reagan agreed to sign a comprehensive intermediate-range missile elimination agreement which culminated in the INF treaty of December 8, 1987.

DASKA: 'The sanctions bill from hell' against Russia makes a comeback

Key extracts from the bill formally called Defending American Security from Kremlin Aggression Act of 2019, or DASKA, which sent shocks through Russian financial markets when announced.

Threatening US, Putin promises Russians both missiles and butter

Russian missiles, including nuclear weapons, targeting the United States is not new. Nor is saber rattling by Putin.

Russians, feeling poor and protesting garbage, suffer winter blues

Plans to ship Moscow’s garbage to the provinces — abetted by secrecy, trickery and bending the law — have set off widespread protests.

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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.

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.


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.