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Moscow to deliver six Su-30 fighter aircraft to Myanmar ... Russia will supply six SU-30 fighter jets to Myanmar, according to an agreement reached during Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu's visit to the republic, Russian Deputy Defense Minister, Lieutenant General Alexander Fomin said on Monday.
Her indignation at the early November edict came blazing through in an interview with The Associated Press at RT's central Moscow headquarters Friday. Known as a pugnacious defender of Russia and its president, Vladimir Putin, Simonyan decried what she described as America's retreat from its core ...

A court in Moscow has ordered the closure of a foundation that has been bulwark of opposition politician Aleksei Navalny's presidential campaign. ... Kremlin critics contend that most of the other candidates are being used as window-dressing in an election that Putin is certain to win in Russia's tightly ...
The sanctions imposed on Russia by the US are groundless and will not affect Moscow's foreign policy, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said. "We consider that the sanctions are imposed absolutely without any grounds as for the reasons behind them… Russia's honest, open and constructive ...
Moscow, January 20. /TASS/. Moscow urges all the warring sides in Syria to show restraint, Russian Foreign Ministry said on Saturday. "According to coming reports, on January 20 Turkey began engaging its armed forces near Afrin in northwest Syria. Turkey's General Staff said that Turkish military had ...
The Washington Post and Bloomberg have both run recent opinion columns arguing that a victory for Amlo would benefit Moscow. Such comments have been seized upon by the ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI). "International media are documenting Russian and Venezuelan interests ...

Russia does not plan to join the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of nuclear weapons (TPNW), Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has revealed amid ... Whilst he stressed that Moscow shared a common interest in building a nuclear-weapon-free world, he claimed that it should not be done using the ...
The suggestion that the UK merges and shrinks its special and intervention forces would no doubt be roundly cheered in the Russian general staff's massive building on Znamenka Street, Moscow. As a recently retired officer from its planning directorate once said to me, with more enthusiasm than ...
aviation authorities launched an investigation this week into the video which depicts cadets from the Ulyanovsk Institute of Civil Aviation dancing to the "Satisfaction" club-hit while wearing nothing but their underwear and pilot caps. Russia's Federal Air Transportation Agency warned that it could expel ...
Roman Vilfand, head of the Russian meteorological service, confirmed the obvious: in December Muscovites were deprived of clear skies more than ever. ... grandfather Frost - Russia's Santa Claus - eventually came, but Moscow could only greet him with remnants of grass, wet confetti and fireworks ...
Russia in its protest against the leaks in the Buzzfeed story on January 18 did not deny that the reported transactions occurred, but rather portrayed them as "routine" rather than "suspicious." The Russian Foreign Ministry said the portrayal of these "routine" transactions was "twisted" and made to appear ...
The previous record was also held by Moscow and that was in December of 2000 when the capital received three hours of sunlight. The reason why 2017 has become an exceptional year was due to higher than average temperatures that Russia received during this winter and continues to do so in 2018, ...
"However, Moscow does not aim to cause confrontation and remains open to improving the bilateral dialogue. "It can be achieved if the states build relationships on a basis of equality and mutual respect," Antonov said. The diplomat pointed out that the countries maintained contacts in 2017 with Russian ...
It was against this backdrop that BBC journalist Yalda Hakim, moderating the discussions at the Rasina Dialogue, asked Morgulov whether Russia had direct contact with the Taliban. "Of course we have periodical contacts, which focus on two items: the security of Russian citizens in Afghanistan and on ...
Claims by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson that Moscow has failed to implement international sanctions against North Korea are unfounded, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov told TASS on Thursday. "Russia is fulfilling its obligations under the corresponding UN Security Council resolutions ...
Russia today said that Ukraine's passing of a new law recognising the conflict with pro-Moscow separatists in the east of the country as a "temporary Russian occupation" amounted to preparation for war. "You cannot call this anything but preparation for a new war," the Russian foreign ministry said in a ...
"Pleitgen is also no stranger to Russia, with regular stints reporting on political stories from CNN's Moscow bureau, as well as numerous embeds with the Russian military, including to Deir Ezzor, Latakia and Aleppo, Syria," reads the release, referring to Syrian cities central to that country's civil war. "In more ...

"Last December was the darkest month in the history of weather observations," Russian weather service Meteonovosti reported on Monday. "This year is ... Speaking to Russia's RBC magazine, he explained that cyclonic eddies were observed "anomalously often" in December, which had led to cloudiness.
Moscow intends to come up with a tit-for-tat response, if the United States continues to use restrictive measures against Russian media outlets, the Russian ... Earlier, Russia's RT America was put on the US list of foreign agents whereas no such demands were put forward for other foreign media, such as ...
Moscow -- For anyone who braves the Russian winter, overcast skies and short, dark days are a depressing reality. ... "When they hear about this, many people say, 'It's clear now why I was depressed,' " said Roman Vilfand, the director of Russia's weather Service, according to the news agency Tass.
December set the record for the least amount of sunshine seen in Moscow, Russian weather experts say. "the sun didn't come out even once for the entire month," said the weather website Meteonovosti. According to Russia's main weather centre, the sun did shine for six minutes. But normally Muscovites ...
In response, the U.S. ordered the closure of Russia's consulate in San Francisco and told diplomats to vacate two more facilities used by Russia. Putin announced in September that Moscow will seek legal action over the issue, and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Monday the case file is ready.
Russia's leading cities - the likes of Moscow and St Petersburg - have responded well to the challenge. Here, there has been a major shift as younger generations turn away from strong spirits and embrace sport and healthy lifestyle. There have also been striking improvements in Russian health.
EgyptAir is awaiting notification from Russian authorities on the approved flight schedule that was sent to the Russian side after Russian president Vladimir Putin signed a decree to resume flights between Cairo and Moscow in February. A source at the company told Daily News Egypt that as soon as the ...
The red-brick structure, which was built in 1823 by a Swiss master, was once the largest cotton printing factory in the Russian Empire. Located on the outskirts of the city, it's a great place to spend an afternoon away from the tourist crowds and explore Moscow's historic Zamoskvorechye ("beyond the Moscow River") district.
"My grandparents were Russian, so we have been celebrating Russian Christmas all my life," said Frank Goryl, the cultural society's past president. His family used to hold a big ice skating party -- ice skating is wildly popular in Russia -- at their lake house. But when they moved into town, they invited local ...
THURMONT, Md. -- President Trump said Saturday that "everything I've done is 100 percent proper" regarding the special counsel's investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election and he insisted that his campaign didn't collude with Moscow or commit any crime. His team has been "open" ...
Amid increased bonhomie between Russia and Pakistan, the White House believes that Moscow does not have a great influence on Islamabad, a senior Trump Administration official has said. ... However, the official said that the Russian thinking that the Taliban can help fight ISIS is a flawed approach.
Russia celebrates Christmas on January 7, which corresponds to December 25 of the older Julian calendar. The main mass in Moscow's Cathedral of Christ the Savior is led by Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, the Head of the Russian Orthodox Church. Russian president Vladimir Putin took part ...
Moscow Questions Damascus About Source of Fire Against Russia's Humeimim Base. Saturday, 6 January, 2018 - 08:00. A. A. Russian president Vladimir Putin addresses Russian troops as he visits the Hmeimim military base on December 11. TASS. Moscow - Taha Abdel-Wahed. Conflicting speculations emerged on ...
Russia has demanded that the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) take concrete steps to ensure press freedom in Latvia, after the ... Previously, the Russian foreign ministry appealed to the OSCE to resolve the situation before it spirals out of control, with Moscow warning it would ...
(L to R) Denis Yuskov, Ivan skobrev and Aleksandr Rumyantsev of Russia compete during the Men's Team Pursuit Quarterfinals Speed Skating event on ... Winter Olympics in Sochi for performance-enhancing drugs after Grigory Rodchenkov, the former head of Moscow's discredited anti-doping laboratory, ...
Tillerson discussed the challenges of the US relationship with Russia, now intractably complicated by ongoing investigations by the special counsel Robert Mueller and by multiple congressional committees. Trump has argued for improved relations with Russia in places like Syria, but Moscow's actions in ...
Moscow, January 5. /TASS/. Volunteers began to collect signatures in support of Vladimir Putin as a candidate at the 2018 presidential election in several districts of Moscow, Vladislav Martsalenko, head of the Moscow headquarters of the Voluntreers of Victory movement told TASS. "Signature collection ...
The Moscow native is puzzled. He remembers the winters of his childhood. "I perfectly remember in the city, when they used to clean streets and there were piles of snow at the side of the street. They were higher than me, a 10-year-old boy." He hasn't seen anything like that in the last seven or eight years.
Moscow, January 5. /TASS/. Moscow believes that the direct dialogue between Seoul and Pyongyang will facilitate de-escalation of tension on the Korean peninsula, Russia's Foreign Ministry's spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told TASS. "We welcome the first contacts between Seoul and Pyongyang.
In 1929, private property was forbidden by Lenin's New Economic Movement, which considered everything in the Soviet Union to be owned by the state. Under the guise of designing a model for economizing space and materials, architect Konstantin Melnikov was given special permission build an ...
She was ready to pay for a flight home, but they bussed her to the Terekhovo checkpoint on the Latvian-Russian border and left her there," Anatoly told Sputnik. Olga, who was in Latvia on a business trip, told "Rossiya 24" news channel that she was arrested at her hotel because, according to Latvian ...
Tell me again how Western media is like totally completely unbiased, fair & objective in its coverage of #Russia. Russian language skills a "distinctive advantage" but not absolutely necessary as long as you tick all other requisite ideological & political boxes! #FFSpic.twitter.com/lWgxmhr0we.
1 after winning the party's primaries. Earlier, he served as Putin's surrogate in the 2000 Elections and was voted into the Moscow Duma as a member of the ruling United Russia party in 2007, before quitting the party three years later because of ideological differences. Much like Sobchak and Zhirinovsky, ...
Iran buys the loyalty of these forces and were the payments reduced or stopped, Moscow would have to pick up the tab or deploy more Russian ground troops to Syria, which would be risky and politically embarrassing. What's more, the upheaval in Iran undermines Russia's global narrative that only stable ...
Russian media have reported that a deadly Dec. 31 rebel mortar attack on an airbase in Syria destroyed up to seven Russian warplanes. Russia has maintained the Khmeimim airbase since 2015 as part of its military campaign in support of the forces of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad. The Syrian ...
Moscow -- A Russian helicopter crashed in Syria on New Year's Eve killing both pilots following a technical fault, Moscow's defence ministry said ... Russia's Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu last month said the military had completed the partial withdrawal from Syria ordered by President Vladimir Putin, ...
The Soviet Union is no more, but Russian president Vladimir Putin has made revitalizing and revolutionizing his country's massive military a priority of his leadership. Russia's resurgence in international affairs has drawn extensive criticism from the West and, while a war between the U.S. and Russia ...
But most of the world's roads look more like Russia than Mountain View, and according to Uskova, that gives Russian developers an edge in building the brains of autonomous cars. That theory was tested at a recent event in Moscow, advertised as the world's first hackathon for driverless cars. In an austere ...
Moscow has even reached out to the Taliban, legitimizing a group that continues to threaten the security of both the Afghan government and U.S. and NATO forces. Over the last couple of years, the gap between the Russian and U.S. strategies has grown. Russia increasingly believes that the United States' ...
The move came in response to Moscow ordering the US to reduce its diplomatic personnel in Russia. The FBI later conducted searches at Russian diplomatic compounds in the US. The Russian Foreign Ministry called the move "meaningless clownery." Russia vehemently rejects the Trump Administration's ...
Two senators scrapped a scheduled trip to Russia after Moscow canceled a visa for fellow Sen. ... Shaheen also supported the State Department's move to force Russian news network RT to register as a foreign agent, following the U.S. Intelligence Community's assessment that the state-backed outlet could ...
Russian opposition politician Ilya Yashin has been released from detention in Moscow after being held and fined for staging a demonstration that ... Some 2,000 people attended the "Free elections Day" event to demand that Russia's March 18 presidential election be a free, fair, and competitive contest.
Russia's Emergencies Situations Ministry has rejected reports that two people were killed in a Moscow bus crash on December 29, saying that the accident left three people injured. "There are no fatalities as a result of a road accident involving a bus," the ministry's press service said. "Information ...


 

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