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Russia: Country in Eastern Europe and Northern Asia
Russia, or the Russian Federation, is a transcontinental country located in Eastern Europe and Northern Asia. Covering an area of 17,125,200 square kilometres (6,612,100 sq mi), it is the largest country in the world by area, spanning more than one-eighth of the Earth's inhabited land area, stretching 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, 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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Russian protesters slam governor's murder charge [Video]

Russian protesters slam governor's murder charge

Protesters are rallying again in southeast Russia in support of a popular regional governor who has been arrested for murder, citing political charges.

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Humanoid clerk helps to cut red tape in Russia [Video]

Humanoid clerk helps to cut red tape in Russia

A human-like robot designed to look and act like a female clerk has started providing services to the public at a government office in Siberia.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:11Published
Trump Confirms US Conducted Cyberattack Against Russia [Video]

Trump Confirms US Conducted Cyberattack Against Russia

Donald Trump, for the first time, has confirmed the US conducted a covert cyberattack in 2018. The attack was against Russia's Internet Research Agency, according to reports at CNN. The Internet..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:36Published
Russian Navy's first all-female crew on patrol [Video]

Russian Navy's first all-female crew on patrol

In a first for the Russian Navy, an all-female navy crew carried out patrols on the Black Sea on Friday in preparation for Russia's Navy Day celebrations later this month. Olivia Chan reports.

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Thousands join weekend of anti-government protests in eastern Russia [Video]

Thousands join weekend of anti-government protests in eastern Russia

Locals called for Vladimir Putin to step down as they demonstrated against the arrest of the Khabarovsk region's governor Sergei FurgalView on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:31Published
The Normally Tight-Lipped Robert Mueller Weighs In On Roger Stone [Video]

The Normally Tight-Lipped Robert Mueller Weighs In On Roger Stone

Former special counsel Robert Mueller is defending his office's prosecution of Roger Stone. As part of Mueller's Russia investigation, Stone was convicted of lying to Congress, witness tampering and..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:37Published
Fake Libyan dinars, printed in Russia, fund Haftar's military [Video]

Fake Libyan dinars, printed in Russia, fund Haftar's military

Some Libyans are refusing to accept the new banknotes because the currency is funding renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar's military campaign.

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UN limits aid to Syria's rebel area after Russia opposes dual routes [Video]

UN limits aid to Syria's rebel area after Russia opposes dual routes

UN limits aid to Syria's rebel area after Russia opposes dual routes

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Dutch gov't to take Russia to European rights court over MH17 [Video]

Dutch gov't to take Russia to European rights court over MH17

Boeing 777 travelling from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur was shot down by a missile from rebel-held eastern Ukraine in 2014.

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Stone 'confident' after Trump commuted sentence [Video]

Stone 'confident' after Trump commuted sentence

Former Donald Trump confidant Roger Stone said he's "confident" he can win an appeal after the President commuted his prison sentence for obstructing a probe into whether the 2016 Trump campaign..

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Donald Trump commutes sentence of former adviser Roger Stone [Video]

Donald Trump commutes sentence of former adviser Roger Stone

US President Donald Trump has commuted the sentence of his former adviser Roger Stone.The move came just days before Stone was due to report to prison to serve 40 months for crimes related to the..

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Taliban says Afghan intelligence behind Russia rewards scandal [Video]

Taliban says Afghan intelligence behind Russia rewards scandal

Taliban accuses Afghan intelligence of conspiring to keep foreign forces in Afghanistan.

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Russian firefighters battle wildfires in Siberia [Video]

Russian firefighters battle wildfires in Siberia

Russian firefighters have been seeding clouds to bring down rain over wildfires raging in Siberia, the authorities said on Friday.

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Russian official charged with spying says allegations relate to work as journalist [Video]

Russian official charged with spying says allegations relate to work as journalist

Russian official charged with spying says allegations relate to work as journalist

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Former journalist denies passing Russian military secrets to NATO country [Video]

Former journalist denies passing Russian military secrets to NATO country

Ivan Safronov, now an adviser to the Russian space agency, faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted of spyingView on euronews

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Siberian villagers quarantined inside Russian trench [Video]

Siberian villagers quarantined inside Russian trench

Russian authorities have dug a trench around a remote Siberian village to enforce a quarantine, after dozens of residents test positive for COVID-19. Adam Reed reports.

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UNSC: Russia, China veto cross-border aid extension to Syria [Video]

UNSC: Russia, China veto cross-border aid extension to Syria

The UNSC resolution would have extended cross-border humanitarian aid to three million Syrians for a year.

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U.N labels Syrian, Russian airstrikes war crimes [Video]

U.N labels Syrian, Russian airstrikes war crimes

Syrian and Russian planes have carried out deadly aerial strikes amounting to war crimes on schools, hospitals and markets in Idlib province, U.N. investigators said on Tuesday (July 7) in a report..

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UK sanctions Russians and Saudis under new human rights powers [Video]

UK sanctions Russians and Saudis under new human rights powers

The UK sanctions target alleged perpetrators in the killings of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky, as well as others from Myanmar and North Korea. View on euronews

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