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  • Putin formally gets Crimea; Ukraine, EU sign deal 21-03-2014 07:42 PM

    President Vladimir Putin completed his annexation of Crimea on Friday, signing the Black Sea peninsula into Russia just as Ukraine itself sealed a deal pulling the country closer into Europe's orbit. Putin said he saw no need to further retaliate against US sanctions, a newly conciliatory tone apparently aiming to...
  • Mikhail Kalashnikov who designed the deadly AK-47 rifle is dead at 94 23-12-2013 11:00 PM

    Moscow: Mikhail Kalashnikov, the designer of the assault rifle that has killed more people than any other firearm in the world, died on Monday aged 94, Russian officials said. Kalashnikov, who was in his 20s when he created the AK-47 just after World War Two, died in his home city...
  • Cooperation with India strategic goal, says Russian PM 20-09-2013 03:57 PM

    Russia hopes to develop cooperation with India in all areas, including military, technical and nuclear energy, according to Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. We are interested in developing our cooperation with India in all possible ways and areas, Medvedev told the 15th General Assembly of the Organisation of Asia-Pacific News Agencies...
  • Putin, Medvedev disclose incomes for 2012 13-04-2013 10:08 AM

    Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev each earned almost 5.8 million rubles (about $187,000) in 2012, according to their tax reports. The reports, posted on the president's and the government's websites, said that the president's annual income rose by almost 2.1 million rubles (about $67,500) last...
  • PM concludes Russia visit, heads back home 17-12-2011 12:26 PM

    Moscow: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh left Russia for home on Saturday after concluding a three-day visit during which he attended the 12th annual Indo-Russian summit and witnessed inking of five agreements, including one for technical assistance in joint production of 42 more frontline Sukhoi-MKI 30 jets. Singh, who held talks...
  • PM raises Gorshkov aircraft carrier issue with Russia 17-12-2011 12:11 PM

    Moscow: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has raised with Russia the issue of delay in the delivery of Admiral Gorshkov aircraft carrier to the Indian navy, saying it was important for India that the ship arrives in time. The Gorshkov issue was raised by the Prime Minister during the 12th Indo-Russian...
  • WTO approves Russia's membership 17-12-2011 09:49 AM

    Geneva/Moscow: Russia won admission to the World Trade Organisation on Friday after 18 years of negotiations, finally gaining full integration into the global economy two decades after the Soviet Union collapsed. Russia's $ 1.9 trillion economy was the largest outside the WTO, and accession will help reduce the dependence on...
  • Russia to boost LNG supplies to India 17-12-2011 12:52 AM

    Moscow: Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Friday said that his country will significantly boost the supplies of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) to energy hungry India beginning from 2016. Addressing the CEOs forum of the top companies of the two countries, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said that Indian companies were interested...
  • Prime Minister meets Russian President in Moscow 16-12-2011 04:24 PM

    Moscow: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday held marathon talks with Russian President Dimitry Medvedev in Moscow at the Kremlin during which the two leaders are understood to have discussed a range of issues including nuclear cooperation. Though the one-to-one meeting between the two was scheduled for one hour, the...
  • PM to focus on nuclear, defence ties with Russia 16-12-2011 01:48 PM

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who is on a three-day visit to Russia, will meet Russian President Dimitry Medvedev in Moscow on Friday. The two leaders will discuss nuclear liability, trade and defence ties during the meeting. "As far as India-Russia cooperation in the nuclear field is concerned, this...
  • Russia's Putin offers protesters small change 16-12-2011 07:39 AM

    Moscow: Vladimir Putin offered to ease slightly his tight political control of Russian politics in token concessions to protesters he suggested had been paid to turn out in the biggest demonstrations since he took power 12 years ago. In a 4-1/2 hour call-in question-and-answer show that was broadcast live across...
  • Indo-Russian cooperation in India's interest: PM 16-12-2011 01:11 AM

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday left for a three-day visit to Russia during which he will work on further expanding bilateral cooperation and consolidating coordination on regional and global issues. Noting that there is enormous mutual goodwill in the two countries for each other, Singh said he...
  • Energy, economy high on PM's agenda in Russia 15-12-2011 03:10 PM

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday said that India would seek to substantially expand bilateral trade with Russia from the current $8.5 billion, while enhancing ties in a host of areas such as defence, energy, space technology and health. Ahead of his departure for Moscow on Thursday for...
  • Kudankulam a matter of concern: PM 15-12-2011 11:57 AM

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday said that the government was taking seriously the concern among people about the safety of nuclear energy as reflected in the protests in Tamil Nadu over the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant. "The protests in Kudankulam reflect the concern among people about the...
  • Medvedev orders Russia poll inquiry, gets insults 12-12-2011 09:41 AM

    Moscow: President Dmitry Medvedev ordered an investigation on Sunday into allegations of fraud in Russia's parliamentary election, one day after tens of thousands of protesters demanded it be annulled and rerun. Medvedev responded on his Facebook site to the protesters' complaints that the December 4 election, won by Prime Minister...
  • Medvedev orders Russia poll inquiry after protests 11-12-2011 11:21 PM

    Moscow: President Dmitry Medvedev ordered an investigation on Sunday into allegations of fraud in Russia's parliamentary election, one day after tens of thousands of protesters demanded it be annulled and rerun. Medvedev responded on his Facebook site to the protesters' complaints that the December 4 election was slanted to favour...
  • Putin's party has domination cut in Russia 06-12-2011 07:31 AM

    Moscow: Several thousand protesters took to the streets on Monday to demand an end to Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's 12-year rule after voters cut his party's parliamentary majority in an election that was condemned as unfair by European monitors. Police said they detained 300 people in Moscow, where they...
  • Putin warns West as he launches presidential bid 28-11-2011 09:19 AM

    Moscow: Prime Minister Vladimir Putin sternly warned the West not to interfere in Russia's elections, as he launched his campaign to reclaim the presidency in a speech on Sunday before thousands of flag-waving supporters. Putin stepped down in 2008 after two presidential terms, but kept his hold on power. He...
  • Putin set to assume Russian Presidency in 2012 27-11-2011 07:47 PM

    Moscow: Vladimir Putin is set to assume Russian Presidentship in 2012 for a record third term after the ruling United Russia party on Sunday nominated him for the powerful post, a move that could keep him in power through 2024 and turn him into country's longest-serving leader. "I am grateful...
  • Russian FM quits after President's demand on TV 26-09-2011 10:04 PM

    Moscow: The Kremlin says Russia's influential finance minister has resigned following a televised confrontation with President Dmitry Medvedev. Medvedev had angrily demanded that Alexei Kudrin immediately explain his criticism of Medvedev's policies or step down. The open tension within Russia's leadership follows the announcement over the weekend that Prime Minister...
  • Russian prez demands FM's resignation on live TV 26-09-2011 08:39 PM

    Moscow: Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Monday got into a verbal spat with his Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin and demanded his resignation live on TV. The spat comes after Kudrin, while commenting on the Medvedev-Putin pact to swap jobs after Presidential elections in March, said that he will not work...
  • Vladimir Putin to return as Russian president 24-09-2011 05:31 PM

    Moscow: Vladimir Putin declared on Saturday he was ready to return to the Russian presidency after current head of state Dmitry Medvedev announced he would bow to his mentor at March's election. Ending months of speculation over which of them will be president, Medvedev proposed Putin, now prime minister, at...
  • Russian first lady to lead rally of blondes 19-08-2011 12:16 PM

    Moscow: Svetlana Medvedev, wife of Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, will head a rally of blondes in September. The event will be held in Sochi city Sep 23-25, the yuga.ru website reported. A "parade of blondes" is planned and a cornerstone is to be laid at the construction sites of a...
  • India enjoys high authority in the world: Medvedev 15-08-2011 08:54 PM

    Moscow: Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Monday lauded the "impressive tempo" of India's development after independence, saying it rightfully enjoys high authority in the world. "Keeping intact its national identity and unique, many centuries long traditions, your nation is demonstrating impressive tempo of social-economic growth, scientific, technical, cultural and humanitarian...
  • Putin says US is 'parasite' on global economy 02-08-2011 04:35 PM

    Lake Seliger: Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin accused the United States on Monday of living beyond its means 'like a parasite' on the global economy and said dollar dominance was a threat to the financial markets. "They are living beyond their means and shifting a part of the weight of...
  • 103 missing after boat sinks in Russia's Volga 11-07-2011 11:40 AM

    Kazan, Russia: More than 100 people were missing and feared drowned after a tourist boat sank in Russia's Volga river on Sunday, emergency services officials and survivors said. Weeping and wailing as they embraced relatives on shore, survivors rescued after over an hour in the water said the two-decked, 56-year-old...
  • Watch: Video of Russia president's driving gaffe 30-06-2011 01:23 PM

    Moscow: Memo to Russian President Dmitry Medvedev: next time you plunge into a crowd, don't forget to park your car first. Medvedev took his "Forward, Russia!" motto a bit too far in an incident captured on video, stepping from the driver's seat of an SUV and then frantically trying to...
  • G-8 rift with Russia over Libya campaign 27-05-2011 07:28 AM

    Deauville: Russian resistance to the NATO-led bombing campaign in Libya caused a rift at talks among world powers on Thursday, France's president said, highlighting the difficulty in making sure Arab uprisings have peaceful endings. French President Nicolas Sarkozy admitted at a Group of Eight summit in Normandy that the international...
  • Ukraine seeks millions for Chernobyl shelter 26-04-2011 05:05 PM

    Kiev: Ukraine's President on Tuesday used the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster to seek more help building a new shelter over the damaged reactor, saying no nation can battle such a massive tragedy alone. The country must still raise some $300 million for the plant, which remains a...