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Russia: Country in Eastern Europe
Russia, or the Russian Federation, is a European country located 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 by far 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 16 sovereign nations. The territory of Russia extends from the Baltic Sea in the west to the Pacific Ocean in the east, and from the Arctic Ocean in the north to the Black Sea and the Caucasus in the south. With 146.7 million inhabitants living in the country's 85 federal subjects as of 2020, Russia is the most populous nation in Europe and the ninth-most populous nation in the world. 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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Europeans demand Syria government, Russia return to 2018 Idlib ceasefire deal

Foreign ministers from 14 European countries, including France and Germany, demanded on Wednesday that Syrian government forces and their Russian backers end their offensive in Idlib province and..
Reuters - Published

Russia suspends some South Korea flights, Iranian visas over coronavirus

Russian Deputy Prime Minister Tatiana Golikova said on Wednesday Moscow would suspend flights between Russia and South Korea from March 1 over coronavirus fears, except those operated by Aeroflot and..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Russia


Moscow needs a new hero: police tow away Batmobile [Video]Moscow needs a new hero: police tow away Batmobile

Russian police impound Batmobile for traffic violations

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Trump's National Security Adviser Makes Unproven Claims That Russia Wants Bernie Sanders To Win The 2020 Election [Video]Trump's National Security Adviser Makes Unproven Claims That Russia Wants Bernie Sanders To Win The 2020 Election

President Donald Trump’s national security adviser Robert O’Brien talked about Russia and Sen. Bernie Sanders. He said Russia would like to see Sanders elected president because he’d cut military..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

North Korea mines cryptocurrency to circumvent sanctions [Video]North Korea mines cryptocurrency to circumvent sanctions

North Korea is turning to cryptocurrency as a means to circumvent sanctions.

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Trump says Russia leak meant to hurt Sanders, calls for probe [Video]Trump says Russia leak meant to hurt Sanders, calls for probe

President Donald Trump on Sunday called for an investigation into an apparent leak of classified intelligence on Russian interference in the 2020 U.S. presidential campaign, and said it was meant to..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:02Published

On magnets, mugs and matryoshka dolls, Putin's face still sells [Video]On magnets, mugs and matryoshka dolls, Putin's face still sells

Russia's president, 20 years since he came to power, is still a lucrative business for some.View on euronews

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Sochi Winter Arts Festival breaks new boundaries [Video]Sochi Winter Arts Festival breaks new boundaries

This year’s Sochi Winter Arts Festival featured a full program under the leadership of Russian violinist and conductor Yuri Bashmet as artistic director.

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Sanders warns Russia to stay out of 2020 campaign [Video]Sanders warns Russia to stay out of 2020 campaign

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders warned Russia on Friday to stay out of the 2020 presidential race after U.S. officials had told him Moscow was trying to aid his campaign. Produced by..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:54Published

Philip Morris' campaign to "normalize" IQOS [Video]Philip Morris' campaign to "normalize" IQOS

A Stanford study found that Philip Morris' marketing of its IQOS tobacco device continues to stray substantially from its corporate standards on youth-oriented marketing. Fred Katayama reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:51Published

Trump says Russia supporting his reelection 'another misinformation campaign' [Video]Trump says Russia supporting his reelection 'another misinformation campaign'

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said on Twitter that the idea that Russia wants him to win re-election was "another misinformation campaign" launched by Democrats. This report produced by Chris..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 03:02Published

'These people are crazy' - Trump responds to new Russia report [Video]'These people are crazy' - Trump responds to new Russia report

During a rally in Las Vegas Friday afternoon, President Trump tried quashing the latest report that Russia is again attempting to assist him in a presidential election.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:18Published

Assange offered pardon by Trump, says lawyer [Video]Assange offered pardon by Trump, says lawyer

U.S. President Donald Trump offered to pardon WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange if he said that Russia had nothing to do with WikiLeaks' publication of Democratic Party emails in 2016, a London court..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:40Published

Erdogan threatens 'imminent' Turkish operation in Syria [Video]Erdogan threatens 'imminent' Turkish operation in Syria

Turkish leader says talks with Russia over northwest Syria failed to achieve 'desired result'.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:13Published

U.S. Arrests Mexican Man In Miami For Acting On Russia's Behalf [Video]U.S. Arrests Mexican Man In Miami For Acting On Russia's Behalf

U.S. authorities in Miami arrested a Mexican citizen who had been recruited by Russia to work as a spy. The suspect was tapped by Russian government officials to obtain the license plate number of a..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

January 2020 was the warmest in weather history [Video]January 2020 was the warmest in weather history

The past month was the hottest January in weather history, according to the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

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Iranian hackers target corporate VPN servers [Video]Iranian hackers target corporate VPN servers

A new report by cyber security firm ClearSky has found that hackers backed by the Iranian government have been exploiting bugs in corporate VPN servers.

Credit: Reuters - 3D Animations (Next Me     Duration: 00:54Published

Russia temporarily bans Chinese nationals from entering country amid coronavirus outbreak [Video]Russia temporarily bans Chinese nationals from entering country amid coronavirus outbreak

Russia temporarily bans Chinese nationals from entering country amid coronavirus outbreak

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Russian farmers rush to rescue horses trapped in ice [Video]Russian farmers rush to rescue horses trapped in ice

A group of Russian farmers rushed to drag eleven horses out of an ice hole, using ropes and a mechanical loader.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:08Published

Russia's 'Big Brother' facial recognition system goes on trial [Video]Russia's 'Big Brother' facial recognition system goes on trial

Activists take legal action against plans for one of the world's largest facial recognition systems, fearing it will be used to target critics of President Vladimir Putin.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:46Published

Syrian army strengthens Aleppo grip before Russia-Turkey talks [Video]Syrian army strengthens Aleppo grip before Russia-Turkey talks

State media says government forces make significant gains in northwest amid push against last major rebel bastion.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:21Published

A new catastrophe looms in Syria's dead of winter [Video]A new catastrophe looms in Syria's dead of winter

The World Food Programme says more than 800,000 Syrians, mostly women and children, have fled their homes during a Russian-backed Syrian military campaign to clear the opposition in northwest Syria..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:48Published

"West is winning," U.S. tells China [Video]"West is winning," U.S. tells China

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo defended his nation's global role despite misgivings in Europe. As Fred Katayama reports, Defense Secretary Mark Esper added that the West should not depend on China..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:22Published

Tumultuous week at Justice Department [Video]Tumultuous week at Justice Department

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said he has "the legal right" to interfere in criminal cases, capping a tumultuous week that raised questions about whether he is eroding the independence of the..

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Russia extends detention of ex-U.S. marine over alleged assault

A Moscow court has ruled that a former U.S. marine accused of drunkenly assaulting Russian police officers six months ago last summer must remain in custody.
Reuters - Published

China to Russia: End discriminatory coronavirus measures against Chinese

China's embassy in Russia has demanded authorities in Moscow end what it said are discriminatory anti-coronavirus measures against Chinese nationals, saying they are damaging relations and alarming..
Reuters - Published

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.
Reuters - Published

Russia may have met its match in Libya

russia may have met its match in libya
The past half-decade has seen Russia re-enter the Middle East arena more forcefully than at any time since the collapse of the Soviet Union nearly 30 years ago. As it strives to reassert itself in a..
WorldNews - Published

Sanders comes under fire early at South Carolina Democratic debate

Surging front-runner Bernie Sanders came under fire early in the Democratic debate in South Carolina on Tuesday, as rival Michael Bloomberg said Russia was helping the senator because it knew he would..
Reuters - Published

Trump Accuses Schiff of Leaking Intelligence on Russia’s 2020 Interference

Without evidence, President Trump accused the House chairman of the Intelligence Committee of leaking intelligence.
NYTimes.com - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Trump squabbles with CNN's Jim Acosta over Russia coverage during news conference in India

Trump went after CNN's Jim Acosta at a news conference in India. Acosta responded: "our record on delivering the truth is a lot better than yours."
USATODAY.com - Published

Turkey’s Erdogan says no agreement yet on four-way Syria summit

turkey’s erdogan says no agreement yet on four-way syria summit
ISTANBUL: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday that there was not yet full agreement on holding a proposed March 5 summit with Russia, France and Germany on the conflict in Syria’s Idlib,..
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Trump says 'I want no help from any country' in election

trump says 'i want no help from any country' in election
New Delhi (CNN)President Donald Trump said Tuesday he wants "no help from any country" in the 2020 election, and claimed that he hasn't been given any. Trump was asked by CNN's Jim Acosta whether he..
WorldNews - Published

In eastern Ukraine, the cost of peace may still be too high for Volodymyr Zelenskiy

in eastern ukraine, the cost of peace may still be too high for volodymyr zelenskiy
A recent reshuffling of top officials in both Ukraine and Russia indicates that both sides could be ready for a new approach to break a stalemate in the Donbas conflict in eastern Ukraine. But the..
WorldNews - Published

Kremlin says it isn't discussing a Syria summit with Macron, Merkel

The Kremlin said on Tuesday it was working to organize a summit with Turkey and Iran to discuss the conflict in Syria's Idlib region, but was not organizing a separate mooted four-way summit that would..
Reuters - Published

US wants new nuclear weapons to counter Russia but says there is no arms race

us wants new nuclear weapons to counter russia but says there is no arms race
Washington (CNN)During a visit to US Strategic Command last week, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper oversaw a "table top" war game exercise where Russian military forces used a "tactical" nuclear weapon..
WorldNews - Published

U.S. Democrats want Russia sanctions over 2020 election interference

Senior U.S. Democrats said on Monday that President Donald Trump's administration should immediately impose sanctions on Russia after U.S. intelligence officials told members of Congress that Russia..
Reuters - Published

Bill Would Require an Anti-Government Critic in Surveillance Cases

A draft bill to reauthorize expiring counterintelligence powers would make several broader changes, after a damning inspector general report about a wiretap in the Trump-Russia inquiry.
NYTimes.com - Published

Russia denies reports about its strikes in Syria's Idlib: TASS

Russia's defense ministry has denied a report by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights about its air force strikes on two settlements in the Syrian province of Idlib on Monday, TASS news agency..
Reuters - Published

Nemtsov: Prague denies renaming square to troll Moscow

Politicians in Prague vote to rename a square by the Russian Embassy to honour a slain Putin critic.
BBC News - Published

Russia, Turkey preparing talks on fighting in Syria's Idlib province: TASS

Russia and Turkey are preparing talks on how to de-escalate fighting in Syria's Idlib province, TASS news agency reported on Monday, citing Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
Reuters - Published

Europeans, Britain, China, Russia to meet Iran in Vienna on Feb. 26

China, Russia, France, Germany and Britain will meet with Iran in Vienna on Feb. 26 to discuss how to uphold the 2015 nuclear deal with Tehran, the European Commission said in a statement on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

Dueling Narratives Emerge From Muddied Account of Russia’s 2020 Interference

President Trump’s national security adviser intimated that the Russians were backing Bernie Sanders, as Joe Biden blamed Mr. Trump and other Republicans for the continued interference.
NYTimes.com - Published

'They like Bernie': Biden says Russia working to prevent him from getting nomination

Former Vice President Joe Biden said Sunday that Russians have worked to block him from winning the Democratic nomination.
USATODAY.com - Published

India-bound Donald Trump takes poke at Bernie Sanders and Democrats - over Russia

Donald Trump claimed to reporters that the Democrats "don't want Bernie Sanders to represent them."
USATODAY.com - Published

Trump says Russia leak meant to hurt Sanders, calls for probe

President Donald Trump on Sunday called for an investigation into an apparent leak of classified intelligence on Russian interference in the 2020 U.S. presidential campaign, and said it was meant to..
Reuters - Published

Trump calls for probe into leak of intelligence on Russian election interference

President Donald Trump on Sunday called for an investigation into an apparent leak of classified intelligence from a briefing for lawmakers on Russian interference in the 2020 U.S. presidential..
Reuters - Published

Erdogan to host Syria summit in March

erdogan to host syria summit in march
ISTANBUL - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday said he would hold a summit with the leaders of Russia, France and Germany on March 5 to discuss the escalating violence in Syria's last..
WorldNews - Published

Coronavirus: Russia denies spreading US conspiracy on social media

US officials accused “malign” Russian actors of promoting unfounded theories about the virus online.
BBC News - Published

Dead within three hours of arrival at a Russian prison

Despite claims that Russian prisons are cleaning up their act, inmates and their families tell a different story.
BBC News - Published

U.S. national security adviser denies Russia boosting Trump reelection

U.S. President Donald Trump's national security adviser denied that U.S. intelligence officials have warned that Russia has been interfering in the U.S. presidential campaign to boost Trump's..
Reuters - Published

Syrian bomb kills 16th Turkish soldier this month in Idlib

A Turkish soldier was killed in Syria's Idlib region in a bomb attack by Russian-backed government forces, the defence ministry said on Saturday, Turkey's 16th military death during a month in which..
Reuters - Published

Sanders' front-runner status to be tested in Nevada amid Russia interference reports

Bernie Sanders faces a test of his front-runner status in the Democratic White House race on Saturday in Nevada, where voters will consider an unsettled field of candidates as they search for a..
Reuters - Published

Erdogan announces Syria summit as Turkish soldier killed in Idlib

erdogan announces syria summit as turkish soldier killed in idlib
One Turkish soldier died on Saturday after shelling by Syrian President Bashar Al Assad's regime on the last rebel holdout of Idlib, the defence ministry said, as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he..
WorldNews - Published

U.N. suggests Turkey border crossing to deliver aid to Syria's northeast

The United Nations has suggested that the Tal Abiyad border crossing between Syria and Turkey could be used to deliver aid to civilians in northeast Syria after Russia and China blocked the world body..
Reuters - Published

Russian, Turkish defense ministers discuss stabilization in Idlib

Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu has discussed the situation in Syria's Idlib with his Turkish counterpart Hulusi Akar, Russian news agencies reported on Saturday.
Reuters - Published

Bernie Sanders suggests Russia might be behind the 'ugly' online attacks from 'Bernie Bros'

bernie sanders suggests russia might be behind the 'ugly' online attacks from 'bernie bros'
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders. Steve Marcus/Las Vegas Sun via Associated Press Sen. Bernie Sanders, the 2020 Democratic frontrunner, suggested Russian President Vladimir Putin..
WorldNews - Published

French international Rami joins Russia's Sochi

french international rami joins russia's sochi
French World Cup-winning defender Adil Rami has joined Russia's Sochi club, hours after being dropped by Turkey's Fenerbahce, the Russian Premier League website said.","content":"French World..
WorldNews - Published

Sanders blasts Russia for reportedly trying to boost his presidential campaign

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on Friday warned Russia to stay out of U.S. elections after American officials had told him Moscow was trying to aid his campaign.
Reuters - Published

Trump ridicules Democrat opponents at Vegas rally

Rallying supporters in the battleground state of Nevada, President Donald Trump mocked almost every one of his Democratic opponents and rejected a new intelligence community assessment that Russia is..
USATODAY.com - Published

Russia Is Said to Be Interfering to Aid Bernie Sanders in 2020 Election

The nominal Democratic front-runner denounced Russia’s efforts to sabotage American democracy.
NYTimes.com - Published

U.S. officials tell Democrat Sanders Russia is trying to help his campaign: Washington Post

U.S. officials have told Democratic presidential contender Bernie Sanders that Russia is trying to help his campaign, the Washington Post reported on Friday.
Reuters - Published

Richard Grenell Begins Overhauling Intelligence Office, Prompting Fears of Partisanship

The new acting director of national intelligence also asked to see the facts underlying the finding that Russia is interfering in the 2020 election and favors President Trump’s re-election.
NYTimes.com - Published

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