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Russia says Nagorno-Karabakh could turn into launch pad for terrorists

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A high-ranking Russian official has warned that the Nagorno-Karabakh region, which has been the scene of fighting between Azerbaijan and Armenia over the past days, could become a launch pad for..
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Russia produces first batch of Covid-19 vaccine

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Russia has produced the first batch of its new vaccine for Covid-19, the Interfax news agency quoted the health ministry as saying on Saturday, hours after the ministry reported the start of..
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Russia: Moscow and Ankara working on Libya ceasefire

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Russia and Turkey are working on an immediate ceasefire agreement for the conflict in Libya, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov was quoted as saying on Wednesday by the Interfax news agency. Mr..
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Russia says to react if Germany takes action on killing of Chechen ex-rebel

Moscow will react if Berlin takes new actions against Russia over the killing of a Georgian national in the German capital last year, Russia's ambassador to Germany said on Thursday, Interfax news..
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Russia hopes India, China find mutually-acceptable solution to border clashes: Ifax

Russia's foreign ministry said on Wednesday it hoped India and China would find mutually acceptable ways to ensure security on their border following deadly clashes, the Interfax news agency reported.
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U.S. envoy says Russia's conviction of ex-U.S. marine threatens ties: Ifax

U.S. ambassador to Russia John Sullivan said on Monday that Russia's sentencing of former U.S. marine Paul Whelan to 16 years in jail for spying would harm relations between Moscow and Washington, the..
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Russia to hold talks with Syria about obtaining more facilities, maritime access: Ifax

President Vladimir Putin has ordered Russia's defence and foreign ministries to hold talks with Syria for Moscow to obtain additional facilities and maritime access in Syria, the Interfax news agency..
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Russian senator criticises U.S. for ending sanctions waivers on Iran nuclear sites

The United States' decision to end sanctions waivers that had allowed some work to proceed at Iranian nuclear sites will only provoke Tehran into developing nuclear weapons, Interfax cited Russian..
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Russia has not sent military personnel to Libya: Ifax cites Russian lawmaker

Russia has not sent military personnel to Libya and the Russian upper house of parliament has not received a request to approve such a dispatch, Interfax on Wednesday cited Vladimir Dzhabarov, first..
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Russia seeks 18-year jail term for ex-U.S. Marine accused of spying: Ifax

Russian prosecutors asked a court on Monday to sentence former U.S. Marine Paul Whelan to 18 years in prison on charges of espionage, the Interfax news agency reported.
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Russia unable to repatriate all North Korean workers - Ifax cites ambassador

Russian efforts to repatriate all North Korean workers have been hampered by the coronavirus outbreak, the Interfax news agency cited Russia's ambassador to Pyongyang Alexander Matsegora as saying on..
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Russian court deems extended detention of former U.S. marine lawful: Ifax

A Russian court said on Thursday it was lawful to have extended the detention of former U.S. Marine Paul Whelan until Sept. 13, who is in custody facing spying charges, the Interfax news agency..
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Russia hospital fire kills five coronavirus patients

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A fire on Tuesday morning at St. George Hospital in St. Petersburg killed five coronavirus patients who were on ventilators, Russian emergency officials said. The unnamed emergency officials spoke to..
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Russia tracks U.S. and British naval ships in Barents Sea: Ifax

Russia's Northern Fleet is tracking a group of U.S. and British naval vessels which entered the Barents Sea on Monday morning, the Russian Defence Ministry was quoted as saying by the Interfax news..
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Russia disapproves of Haftar's power grab in Libya: Ifax cites foreign minister

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday that Moscow did not approve of Libya's eastern-based military leader Khalifa Haftar's move to seize control of the country, the Interfax news..
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Russia says U.N. security council members agreed to hold online summit

Russia's foreign minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday that other permanent members of the United Nations Security Council have agreed to hold an online five-way summit, proposed by Russian President..
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Fire breaks out at Siberian prison after violence

A fire broke out at a prison in the Siberian region of Irkutsk after a riot by inmates late on Thursday, the Interfax news agency reported.
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Kazakhstan to extend coronavirus emergency to end April: Interfax

Kazakhstan will extend the state of emergency declared over the coronavirus outbreak until the end of April, Interfax news agency reported on Friday, citing parliamentary deputy Vladimir Bozhko who is..
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Russia to halt flights bringing Russians home overnight on Friday: Ifax cites sources

Russia will suspend all flights bringing Russians home from abroad from Friday night, the Interfax news agency cited sources as saying, without giving a reason.
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Health official says Russian stay at home should be extended: Ifax

The head of Russia's consumer health watchdog said on Wednesday that a non-working week declared by President Vladimir Putin to stem the spread of the coronavirus should be extended beyond this week,..
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Russia's atomic agency reports four coronavirus cases: Ifax

Russia's state nuclear corporation Rosatom has confirmed four coronavirus cases among its employees, including one case in Hungary, the Interfax news agency cited the company's CEO Alexei Likhachev as..
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Putin sending medical supplies to help U.S. fight coronavirus: IFX

Russia is sending the United States medical equipment to help fight the coronavirus outbreak, the Interfax news agency reported on Tuesday, citing the Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov.
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Russian PM urges all citizens to stay at home, calls for tougher measures: Interfax

Russia on Friday urged its citizens to refrain from traveling, with the exception of essential trips, asking people to stay at home in an effort to stop the spread of coronavirus, the Interfax news..
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Trump's national security advisor to attend Russia's May 9 Victory Day parade

U.S. National Security Advisor Robert O'Brien will travel to Moscow to attend Russia's World War Two Victory Day celebrations in May, U.S. ambassador John Sullivan was cited as saying on Thursday by..
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Russian politician, writer Limonov dies at the age of 77 - Interfax

Eduard Limonov, a leader of the Other Russia opposition movement, writer, and Soviet dissident, died at the age of 77 in Moscow, Interfax news agency reported on Tuesday, citing his political party.
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Russian airlines could lose $1.4 billion due to coronavirus: Ifax cites aviation agency

Russia's airlines could lose 100 billion roubles ($1.4 billion) due to the coronavirus outbreak and risk going bankrupt, the head of Russia's Federal Air Transport Agency, also known as Rosaviatsiya,..
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Russia says militants in Syria's Idlib region not complying with ceasefire

russia says militants in syria's idlib region not complying with ceasefire
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's foreign ministry said on Monday that militants in Syria's Idlib region are not complying with a ceasefire brokered by Russia and Turkey, the Interfax news agency reported...
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Moscow region authorities suggest employees work remotely over coronavirus fears

Authorities in Russia's Moscow region of around 7 million people on Thursday recommended businesses introduce remote working for their employees as a coronavirus precaution, the Interfax news agency..
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Russia reports six new cases of coronavirus - Ifax

Russia has identified six new cases of coronavirus, including 5 in Moscow, the Interfax news agency cited Russia's coronavirus crisis centre as saying on Friday.
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Crimean court jails Jehovah's Witness for 6 years for extremism - Ifax

A court in Russian-controlled Crimea jailed a Jehovah's Witness for six years on Thursday after convicting him of organizing activities for the religious group, which is banned in Russia, the Interfax..
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Russia says Turkey trying to push 130,000 refugees from Syria into Greece: Interfax

Russia on Tuesday said that Turkey was trying to push 130,000 refugees from Syria into Greece, the Interfax news agency cited the Defence Ministry as saying.
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Trump accepted Putin's proposal to hold U.N. Security Council summit: Interfax cites Russia's Lavrov

U.S. President Donald Trump accepted Russian President Vladimir Putin's proposal to hold a meeting of the U.N Security Council's five permanent members, the Interfax news agency cited Russian Foreign..
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Russia says information about refugee crisis in Syria's Idlib is 'groundless': Ifax

Russia on Tuesday rejected statements by Turkey and Western countries about refugee flows and a humanitarian crisis in Syria's Idlib region, describing the information as groundless, the Interfax news..
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Top Russian and U.S. generals discuss Syria amid tensions: Ifax

The heads of the Russian and U.S. general staffs discussed the situation in Syria in a phone call on Friday amid mounting tensions over the province of Idlib, the Interfax news agency cited Russia's..
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Full-scale Turkish action in Syria's Idlib would end badly for Ankara - Ifax cites Russian lawmaker

A senior Russian lawmaker said on Friday that any full-scale Turkish military operation in Syria's Idlib region would end badly for Ankara itself, the Interfax news agency reported.
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Russia sends two warships armed with cruise missiles to Syria's coast - Ifax

Russia is sending two warships equipped with Kalibr cruise missiles to the Mediterranean Sea towards the Syrian coast, the Interfax news agency cited Russia's Black Sea Fleet as saying on Friday.
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Estonia says it has first confirmed coronavirus case - TASS

Estonia has confirmed its first coronavirus case in a man who returned from Iran, Russian news agencies TASS and Interfax reported on Thursday, citing Estonian health authorities.
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Russia's Putin agrees to hold nationwide vote on constitutional changes on April 22: Ifax

President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday agreed to hold a nationwide vote to allow Russians to have their say on a raft of changes to the country's constitution on April 22, the Interfax news agency..
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Russia accuses Turkey of helping foreign fighters enter Libya: Ifax

Russia on Wednesday accused Turkey of helping foreign fighters cross into Libya, the Interfax news agency reported.
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Russian, Turkish foreign ministers to meet on Sunday amid Syria tensions: Ifax

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will meet his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu in Munich on Sunday on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference, the Interfax news agency reported on..
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Russia quarantines Chinese diplomat as coronavirus precaution: Interfax

Russian authorities have quarantined a Chinese diplomat as a safety precaution against the coronavirus outbreak, the Interfax news agency reported on Monday.
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