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Friday, June 05, 2020



Explained: Why an oil spill in Russia’s Arctic region has become a cause for worry

June 04, 2020 7:34 pm

Russian President Vladimir Putin declared a state of emergency on Wednesday after 20,000 tonnes of diesel oil to spilled into a Ambarnaya river, turning its surface crimson red.

Russia's Putin declares state of emergency after massive fuel leak contaminates Arctic river

June 04, 2020 5:50 pm

At a televised government meeting to discuss the spill, Putin stated that he was shocked to know that local authorities had only learned of the incident from social media two days after it happened and scolded the region’s governor Alexander Uss during the broadcast.

Putin declares emergency in Siberia after diesel fuel leak

June 04, 2020 11:05 am

The spill took place Friday at a power plant in an outlying section of the city of Norilsk, 2,900 kilometers (1,800 miles) northeast of Moscow.

Constructive relationship between India and China key for regional stability: Russia

June 03, 2020 8:43 pm

Russian Deputy Chief of Mission Roman Babushkin said Russia was hopeful of a "positive development" on the border row in eastern Ladakh.

Experts question Russian data on Covid-19 death toll

May 17, 2020 8:26 am

The World Health Organization said it’s in talks with Russia about the country’s statistics for coronavirus deaths, which at 0.9% is far below the global average and the lowest among nations with the highest numbers of infections.

Russia to investigate safety of ventilators after hospital fire kills five

May 12, 2020 6:03 pm

The blaze erupted after a ventilator in an intensive care ward treating 20 patients with the novel coronavirus burst into flames, one source told the TASS news agency.

Russia: Ventilator fire in St. Petersburg hospital kills COVID-19 patients

May 12, 2020 2:14 pm

Several patients being treated for coronavirus have died after a ventilator caught fire, Russian news agencies say. Initial indications are that the device was overloaded.

Damascus, Moscow accused of 'war crimes' in northwestern Syria

May 11, 2020 2:48 pm

Schools and clinics in northwestern Syria were targeted in 18 attacks between April last year and February, according to Amnesty International. The rights group accuses Syria’s regime and Russian forces of “war crimes.”

US: Russia could try to covertly advise candidates in 2020

May 05, 2020 12:35 pm

Among the high threats are the possibility Russia could hack and leak information like it did in the 2016 campaign, when emails stolen from the Clinton campaign by Russian military hackers were published by WikiLeaks.

Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin tests positive for coronavirus

April 30, 2020 10:50 pm

Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin says he has tested positive for the new coronavirus and told President Vladimir Putin he will self-isolate.


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

November 13, 2018 6:52 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

July 06, 2018 4:34 am

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

The origin on AK-47

July 05, 2018 3:35 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.