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Russia: Country in Eastern Europe
Russia, officially the Russian Federation, is a country in Eastern Europe with a vast expanse of territory that stretches across Northern Asia. At 17,125,200 square kilometres (6,612,100 sq mi), it is the largest country in the world by area, covering more than one-eighth of the Earth's inhabited land area, spanning eleven time zones, and bordering 18 sovereign nations. About 146.79 million people live in the country's 85 federal subjects as of 2019, making Russia the ninth most populous nation in the world and the most populous nation in Europe. Russia's capital and largest city is Moscow; other major urban areas include Saint Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg, Nizhny Novgorod, Kazan and Chelyabinsk.

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Gaganyaan: India chose Russia because of tight schedule


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Putin orders Prosecutor General to review protester's conviction

Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered the Prosecutor General to investigate if a guilty verdict for Moscow protester Konstantin Kotov was lawful, the Kremlin said.
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'Come to us': Palestinian leader on Trump's plan [Video]'Come to us': Palestinian leader on Trump's plan

U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to unveil his long-awaited peace plan for Israelis and Palestinians within days. Trump's history of upending diplomatic norms in the region means that..

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Indian space agency unveils robot rocketeer [Video]Indian space agency unveils robot rocketeer

India's space agency has revealed its humanoid robot prototype, preparing for its part in the test flight for "Gaganyaan" - the country's first manned mission to space.

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Russian constitution: Parliament backs Putin's reforms [Video]Russian constitution: Parliament backs Putin's reforms

First reading debate over President Putin's radical transition of Russia's power structures lasts less than two hours.

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The biggest swimming pool in Russia's North Caucasus bans women [Video]The biggest swimming pool in Russia's North Caucasus bans women

The biggest swimming pool in Russia's Muslim-majority North Caucasus region has banned women, prompting anger from rights activists and others who have accused the sports complex of discrimination...

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Pence and Netanyahu criticise 'anti-Semitic Iran' at Holocaust memorial event [Video]Pence and Netanyahu criticise 'anti-Semitic Iran' at Holocaust memorial event

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu both accused Iran of being anti-Semitic as world leaders gathered in Jerusalem to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the..

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Russia's Duma unanimously approves Putin's constitution shake-up [Video]Russia's Duma unanimously approves Putin's constitution shake-up

First reading debate over President Putin's radical transition of Russia's power structures lasts less than two hours.

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The awkward moment Prince Charles misses a handshake with Mike Pence [Video]The awkward moment Prince Charles misses a handshake with Mike Pence

Britain's Prince Charles failure to shake hands with U.S. Vice President Mike Pence at the start of a World Holocaust Forum at the Yad Vashem memorial centre in Jerusalem on Thursday raised..

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Remembering the Holocaust: Russian president Vladimir Putin delivers his remarks [Video]Remembering the Holocaust: Russian president Vladimir Putin delivers his remarks

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At least 12 killed in Russia-led air raids near Syria's Aleppo [Video]At least 12 killed in Russia-led air raids near Syria's Aleppo

Family of eight, including six children, among those killed by air attack in Syria, according to residents.

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Russian Airports Screening Chinese Travelers For Deadly Coronavirus [Video]Russian Airports Screening Chinese Travelers For Deadly Coronavirus

Russian airports are screening travelers arriving from China to try to identify those infected with the new coronavirus. In Russia, at least four airports have introduced screening measures to try to..

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Serbia president Vučić 'fed up of being lectured' over ties with Russia and China [Video]Serbia president Vučić 'fed up of being lectured' over ties with Russia and China

"Do your job," said Vučić. "You are sovereign states. Serbia is a sovereign state. We do everything that is for the best for our people and for our country.”View on euronews

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Iranian chess referee accused of violating islamic dress code, says she won't return home [Video]Iranian chess referee accused of violating islamic dress code, says she won't return home

Shohreh Bayat says her safety cannot be guaranteed if she returns to Iran after being accused of violating islamic dress code.

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No hijab means an Iranian chess pro can't go home [Video]No hijab means an Iranian chess pro can't go home

Shoreh Bayat is a referee at the Women's World Chess Championships, but she's accused of violating Iran's Islamic dress code during a match in Russia. Now she tells Reuters that she's afraid to return..

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Putin Hits The Gas On Russian Political Upending [Video]Putin Hits The Gas On Russian Political Upending

Russian President Vladimir Putin sped up the shake-up of Russia’s political system on Monday. In a surprise move last week, Putin announced plans for sweeping governmental reforms. Long-time ally..

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Green snow falls in Russian city [Video]Green snow falls in Russian city

'Green snow' has fallen on the Russian city of Chelyabinsk.

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Leaders arrive in Berlin ahead of Libya conference [Video]Leaders arrive in Berlin ahead of Libya conference

German Chancellor Angela Merkel greeted world leaders in the German capital on Sunday in a last ditch attempt to convince warring Libyan sides to agree and stick to a ceasefire. Emer McCarthy reports.

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Germany to host meeting aimed at ending Libya war [Video]Germany to host meeting aimed at ending Libya war

Berlin's bid comes after a recent attempt by Russia and Turkey to broker a truce failed, raising fears of a prolonged conflict.

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Turkey’s Erdogan accuses Syria of breaking ceasefire in Idlib [Video]Turkey’s Erdogan accuses Syria of breaking ceasefire in Idlib

Turkish president says the Syrian regime has not complied with deal brokered by Turkey and Russia, killing 20 people.

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Ukraine asks for FBI help in Burisma hacking probe [Video]Ukraine asks for FBI help in Burisma hacking probe

Ukraine has appealed to the FBI for help in investigating a suspected cyber attack by Russian military hackers on the energy company Burisma, the company at the center of President Trump's impeachment...

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New Russian PM Mikhail Mishustin vows to improve living standards [Video]New Russian PM Mikhail Mishustin vows to improve living standards

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Russian parliament approves Mikhail Mishustin as new PM [Video]Russian parliament approves Mikhail Mishustin as new PM

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Russia government resignation: Who is the country's new Prime Minister, Mikhail Mishustin? [Video]Russia government resignation: Who is the country's new Prime Minister, Mikhail Mishustin?

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Trump’s defense of Russian election interference is an ‘intelligence coup,’ Schiff says.

The lawmaker’s comments were some of his most confrontational yet.
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Adam Schiff turns to John McCain to make his case.

Mr. McCain once warned that President Trump’s unusual relationship to Russia was like a centipede.
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Bulgaria expels two Russian diplomats for espionage

Bulgaria expelled two Russian diplomats who prosecutors suspect were involved in espionage and gave them 48 hours to leave the Balkan country, the foreign ministry said on Friday.
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Cyprus accused of blocking new Russia sanctions amid Turkey spat

Cyprus is blocking new European Union sanctions against several officials from Russia-annexed Crimea in a bid to secure EU backing for tougher action against Turkey in a separate row over drilling for..
Reuters - Published

Russia recommends suspension of travel package sales to China over virus

Russia's tourism watchdog said on Friday it was recommending that travel operators stop sales of packages to China due to the new coronavirus.
Reuters - Published

Russia says three Syrian army servicemen killed in Aleppo: RIA

Three Syrian army servicemen were killed and eight wounded in the last 24 hours by gunfire from militants in the Syrian city of Aleppo, RIA news agency reported on Friday, citing the Russian defense..
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Moscow reserves right to respond to Bulgaria on expulsion of diplomats: RIA

Moscow said on Friday it reserved the right to respond to Bulgaria for the expulsion of two Russian diplomats, RIA news agency reported, citing the Russian embassy in Sofia.
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Neo-Nazi Rinaldo Nazzaro running US militant group The Base from Russia

The American founder of a US-based militant neo-Nazi group is directing the organisation from Russia, a BBC investigation has found.
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U.S.-Israeli woman jailed in Russia has not yet sought pardon: Kremlin

The Kremlin said on Friday that the possible release of Naama Issachar, a U.S.-Israeli woman jailed in Russia on drug charges, was being held up because she had not yet formally asked to be granted a..
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Putin appoints former economy minister Maxim Oreshkin as adviser

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday appointed former economy minister Maxim Oreshkin as his adviser following the resignation of his government last week, a Kremlin decree said.
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Trump 'made a religious man out of Vladimir Putin,' jokes Schiff

There have been few chuckles during U.S. President Donald Trump's impeachment trial in the Senate. But a wisecrack on Thursday about Russian President Vladimir Putin produced some laughter, at least..
Reuters - Published

Pentagon could start global troop rebalance this year, Esper says

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper suggested on Thursday he could be ready to start a highly anticipated global force repositioning this year as part of an effort to refocus the Pentagon on challenges..
Reuters - Published

DOJ acknowledges 'insufficient' cause to monitor former Trump aide Carter Page as suspected Russian agent

DOJ: 'Insufficient' cause to wiretap Carter Page in Russia investigation
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Russia says it missed U.N. deadline to repatriate North Korean workers

Russia said on Thursday it had missed a United Nations deadline to repatriate North Korean workers due to what it called objective difficulties, but said it was scrupulously complying with U.N...
Reuters - Published

Russia says Syrian army suffers losses, retreats in attack disputed by rebels

Syrian state media said militants launched a major attack on government forces in Idlib on Thursday that Russia's defense ministry said killed up to 40 Syrian soldiers, though the account was disputed..
Reuters - Published

Does Russia's new culture minister hate the arts?

Olga Lyubimova knows about film and TV production, but once apparently admitted loathing many art forms.
BBC News - Published

Putin proposes 2020 summit with leaders of Russia, France, China, U.S. and UK

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday proposed holding a summit between the leaders of Russia, China, the United States, France and Britain in 2020 to discuss global problems.
Reuters - Published

Сomedian who joked about church leaves Russia, fearing police probe

A popular stand-up comedian has temporarily left Russia for security reasons after police opened an investigation into one of his performances in which he cracked crude jokes about Jesus and the..
Reuters - Published

Syria war: Jihadist assault 'kills dozens of soldiers'

Attacks by militants in Idlib province left up to 40 Syrian soldiers dead, Russia says.
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Turkish foreign minister says Russian S-400 air defense no threat to NATO

Turkish foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Thursday that Russia's S-400 air defense system was compatible with NATO, which needed to set up a working group to study it.
Reuters - Published

Ukraine in talks with Russia about release of detained Ukrainians

Ukraine started talks with Russia on a new swap of Ukrainians detained in Russia and in eastern Ukraine, which is under separatist control, Ukraine's presidential office said on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

Putin's political shake-up backed by Russian parliament in initial vote

Russia's lower house of parliament unanimously gave its initial backing on Thursday to sweeping constitutional changes proposed by President Vladimir Putin which are widely seen as an attempt to extend..
Reuters - Published

World leaders set to visit Holocaust memorial on 75th anniversary of Auschwitz liberation

Israel is to hold one of the largest commemorations of World War II on the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi death camp of Auschwitz by the Red Army. More than 40 world leaders, including..
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Putin: 'everything will be okay' for U.S.-Israeli woman jailed in Russia

President Vladimir Putin said during a visit to Israel on Thursday that he had given assurances to the mother of Naama Issachar, a U.S.-Israeli woman jailed in Russia, that "everything will be okay"..
Reuters - Published

Russian lawmakers back Putin's sweeping reforms in first vote: Ifax

Russia's lower house of parliament backed sweeping constitutional reform legislation put forward by President Vladimir Putin in a preliminary vote on Thursday, the Interfax news agency reported.
Reuters - Published

Russia says militants killed up to 40 Syrian soldiers in Idlib attack: Ifax

Russia's defense ministry said on Thursday that hundreds of Syrian militants launched multiple attacks in Syria's Idlib province, killing up to 40 Syrian soldiers and wounding 80, the Interfax news..
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Turkey says it won't send more advisers to Libya while ceasefire is observed: RIA

Turkey does not plan to send more military advisers to Libya while a ceasefire is being observed, Russia's RIA news agency cited Turkey's foreign minister as saying on Thursday.
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Tulsi Gabbard sues Hillary Clinton over Russia comment

Tulsi Gabbard claims Hillary Clinton's Russia comments were "retribution" for her endorsing Bernie Sanders over Clinton in the 2016 election.
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Putin says Russia has to be strong presidential republic

Russia must remain a strong presidential republic, President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday when asked about a possible transitional period once he steps down in 2024.
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Putin hoping to secure economic legacy with reshuffle: sources

A Russian government reshuffle that brought in a new first deputy prime minister and a new economy minister is an attempt by President Vladimir Putin to secure his economic legacy, say two sources..
Reuters - Published

Biggest swimming pool in Russia's Muslim south bans women, causing outcry

The biggest swimming pool in Russia's Muslim-majority North Caucasus region has banned women, prompting anger from rights activists and others who have accused the sports complex of discrimination.
Reuters - Published

Russia strengthens sanitary controls at borders over virus fears: Ifax cites watchdog

Russia's consumer safety watchdog said it has strengthened its sanitary and quarantine control at all entry points into the country, due to concerns over coronavirus from China, the Interfax news..
Reuters - Published

'Ukraine, Ukraine, Ukraine': When Russian disinformation met a Trump obsession

'ukraine, ukraine, ukraine': when russian disinformation met a trump obsession
Three weeks after Election Day 2016, the Kremlin officially floated a theory that would ultimately lead to only the third presidential impeachment in U.S. history. “Ukraine seriously complicated the..
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Russia’s Putin approves new govt., PM holds first cabinet meeting

russia’s putin approves new govt., pm holds first cabinet meeting
Russian President Vladimir Putin has approved a new government, giving most of the ministerial portfolios to new faces but retaining some of the most important ones. President Putin approved the new..
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Four short-listed Gaganyaan astronauts to go for training in Russia by this month-end: Sivan


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Russia-Poland feud over history clouds Auschwitz anniversary

russia-poland feud over history clouds auschwitz anniversary
featured_button_text 1 of 3 FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2019, file photo, the sun lights the buildings behind the entrance of the former Nazi death camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau in Oswiecim, Germany. World..
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Barr Once Contradicted Trump’s Claim That Abuse of Power Is Not Impeachable

In a memo for the Trump team during the Russia investigation, the attorney general wrote that presidents who misuse their authority are subject to impeachment.
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Swiss police 'exposed Russian spies in Davos'

Two suspected agents, one posing as a plumber, were discovered in August, a Swiss newspaper says.
BBC News - Published

Russia gets new government in what Putin calls major renewal

President Vladimir Putin approved a new Russian government on Tuesday which he called a break with the past and included a new economy minister and first deputy prime minister, but many senior..
Reuters - Published

Russia gets new economy minister but finance, energy and agriculture ministers keep jobs

Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov, Energy Minister Alexander Novak, and Agriculture Minister Dmitry Patrushev will keep their posts in Russia's new government, the Kremlin said on Tuesday.
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Novak stays on as Russian energy minister after government shake-up

Alexander Novak has retained his post as Russian Energy Minister after a government reshuffle, the Kremlin said on Tuesday, following days of uncertainty over who would lead Moscow's global energy..
Reuters - Published

Russian defense and foreign ministers keep posts in Putin shake-up: Kremlin

Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov kept their posts in a government shake-up unveiled on Tuesday, the Kremlin said.
Reuters - Published

Putin names economy advisor as Russia's first deputy PM: Kremlin

President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday named Andrei Belousov, his economy advisor since 2013, as Russia's first deputy prime minister, replacing Anton Siluanov who had held the role since May 2018.
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