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  • Putin hopes no need to send troops into Ukraine 17-04-2014 03:54 PM

    Moscow: Russia's President Vladimir Putin on Thursday rejected claims that Russian Special Forces are fomenting unrest in eastern Ukraine, but recognized for the first time that the troops in unmarked uniforms who had overtaken Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula before its annexation by Moscow were Russian soldiers. He expressed hope for a...
  • NATO suspends cooperation with Russia over Ukraine crisis 02-04-2014 07:40 AM

    Brussels: NATO suspended all practical cooperation with Russia on Tuesday in protest at its annexation of Crimea, and ordered military planners to draft measures to strengthen its defences and reassure nervous Eastern European countries. Foreign ministers from the 28-nation, US-led alliance were meeting for the first time since the Russian...
  • Crimea goes East, Ukraine goes West in two new deals 22-03-2014 07:02 AM

    Brussels: Two almost simultaneous signatures on Friday on opposite sides of Europe deepened the divide between East and West, as Russia formally annexed Crimea and the European Union pulled Ukraine closer into its orbit. In this "new post-Cold War order," as the Ukrainian prime minister called it, besieged Ukrainian troops...
  • Scrap metal dealer finds one of the eight missing Faberge imperial eggs worth millions at a flea market 20-03-2014 01:07 PM

    London: There is good luck, outrageous good fortune - and now there is the case of the scrap metal dealer who found one of the eight missing Faberge imperial eggs at a flea market in the American Midwest. A London antique dealer said Wednesday that that the scrap metal entrepreneur...
  • Crimea votes to join Russia, accelerating Ukraine crisis 06-03-2014 08:19 PM

    Simferopol: Crimea's parliament voted to join Russia on Thursday and its Moscow-backed government set a referendum within 10 days on the decision in a dramatic escalation of the crisis over the Ukrainian Black Sea peninsula. The sudden acceleration of moves to bring Crimea, which has an ethnic Russian majority and...
  • Putin talks tough but cools tensions over Ukraine 05-03-2014 08:07 AM

    Moscow: Stepping back from the brink of war, Vladimir Putin talked tough but cooled tensions in the Ukraine crisis on Tuesday, saying Russia has no intention "to fight the Ukrainian people" but reserves the right to use force. As the Russian president held court in his personal residence, US Secretary...
  • Russia's Putin orders troops in military exercise back to base 04-03-2014 12:45 PM

    President Vladimir Putin has ordered troops that took part in military exercises in central and western Russia to return to base after completing their training, Russian news agencies quoted the Kremlin spokesman as saying on Tuesday. Moscow had denied that the exercises, which began last week, had anything to do...
  • Russia tightens grip on Ukraine; world capitals, stock markets rattled 04-03-2014 09:16 AM

    Kiev: Russian troops said to be 16,000 strong tightened their stranglehold on Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula Monday, openly defying the U.S. and the European Union and rattling world capitals and stock markets. The West struggled to find a way to get Russia to back down, but with little beyond already threatened...
  • 16,000 Russian troops deployed in Crimea: Ukraine tells UN 04-03-2014 06:54 AM

    United Nations: Ukraine's mission to the United Nations has claimed that 16,000 Russian troops have been deployed in the strategic Crimea region, while Russia's UN ambassador told an emergency Security Council meeting that Ukraine's fugitive president requested them. A letter from Ukraine's UN mission circulated during the latest emergency council...
  • MiG jets designer Rostislav Belyakov dies at 94 01-03-2014 11:00 PM

    Moscow: The maker of MiG fighter jets says that its chief designer Rostislav Belyakov has died. He was 94. The company said in a statement that Belyakov died on Friday in Moscow following an unspecified illness. Belyakov became the MiG chief designer in 1969, succeeding the firm's founder, Artyom Mikoyan,...
  • Russia's Parliament permits military use in Ukraine 01-03-2014 09:18 PM

    Russia's Parliament granted President Vladimir Putin permission to use the country's military in Ukraine and also recommended Saturday that Moscow's ambassador be recalled from Washington over comments made by President Barack Obama. The unanimous vote in an emergency session formalized what Ukrainian officials described as an invasion of Russian troops...
  • The ultimate Vladimir Putin selfie clicked at Sochi Olympics with Canadian fans 15-02-2014 02:41 PM

    Russian President Vladimir Putin posed for an impromptu selfie with Canadian fans at the Sochi Olympics. He also dropped in on the US Olympic Committee's headquarters at the Olympic Park. The image soon went viral. ...
  • Russian figure skating teen prodigy Yulia Lipnitskaya has a jaw-dropping moment at the Sochi Olympics 10-02-2014 01:41 PM

    Russian figure skater Yulia Lipnitskaya is a teen prodigy. The 15-year-old Lipnitskaya stunned everyone at the Sochi 2014 Olympics with her perfect routine. See this Vine clip to believe how good she is! ...
  • Russian President Putin links gays to pedophiles 19-01-2014 11:19 PM

    Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin has offered new assurances to gay athletes and fans attending the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics next month. Yet he defended Russia's anti-gay law by equating gays with pedophiles and said Russia needs to cleanse" itself of homosexuality if it wants to increase its birth rate....
  • Helicopter rescue begins for passengers stuck in Antarctic ice 02-01-2014 06:24 PM

    A Chinese helicopter has reached a Russian ship stranded in Antarctica for nine days and is beginning to pick up 52 passengers who spent Christmas and the New Year trapped in ice, the expedition leader said on Thursday. The helicopter from the Chinese icebreaker Snow Dragon will take all the...
  • Russian torchbearer dies of heart attack after carrying flame in Sochi relay 17-12-2013 12:49 PM

    A torchbearer died of a heart attack after carrying the Olympic flame as part of Russia's torch relay leading up to the Sochi 2014 Winter Games in February, an official said on Monday. Vadim Gorbenko, 73, a sports school director and Greco-Roman wrestling coach, felt ill after walking 150 metres...
  • Greenpeace activist dangles from Eiffel Tower in Russia protest 27-10-2013 12:36 PM

    A Greenpeace activist suspended himself from the Eiffel Tower on Saturday to call for the release of 30 people who have spent more than a month in a Russian jail over a protest against oil drilling in the Arctic. After lowering himself from the second tier of the Paris landmark,...
  • Indo-Russian war drills in South Sudan-like scenario: Army 24-10-2013 09:33 PM

    Gajner: Troops of India and Russia are engaging each other in war games codenamed exercise "Indra" at the Mahajan range under scenarios and situations resembling South Sudan where Indian troops are presently deployed as part of UN peacekeeping mission and face similar challenges. The joint field exercise between troops of...
  • Manmohan gets special present from Putin 21-10-2013 11:27 PM

    In a gesture marking their close friendship, Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday presented visiting Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh a lithograph painting of Russian monarch Nicholas II who had visited India in the 19th century, a map of India of that time as well as a Mughal coin. The...
  • Indian, Russian Army strengthen bilateral ties; to hold wargames from October 18 14-10-2013 09:45 AM

    Army troops of India and Russia will hold wargames codenamed 'Ex INDRA' in the deserts of Rajasthan starting from October 18 to enhance bilateral cooperation. "Exercise INDRA 2013 is the latest in series of planned Indo-Russian joint military exercises involving mechanised forces, which is scheduled to be conducted at Mahajan...
  • Russia bids to co-host Euro 2020 12-09-2013 05:50 PM

    Moscow: St. Petersburg formally placed a bid to host four matches of the Euro 2020, the Russian Football Union said on Thursday. If the bid is approved, Russian's second-largest city will become one of 13 venues among which the tournament will be shared, reports Xinhua. For the first time, Euro...
  • Conviction overturned in US Islamic charity case 24-08-2013 02:18 AM

    A federal appeals court has overturned the 2010 conviction of the founder of the US branch of an Islamic charity on charges he smuggled money out of the country to help Chechen rebels fight Russian forces. The ruling today from the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco...
  • Senior US senator says Putin acting like 'schoolyard bully' 05-08-2013 01:09 AM

    Washington: A senior Democratic senator said on Sunday that the US-Russia relationship had become "poisonous" and urged President Barack Obama to consider moving next month's Group of 20 summit away from the Russian city of St. Petersburg. Charles Schumer, the US Senate's third ranking Democrat and a close Obama ally,...
  • Russians smell something fishy in Putin's latest stunt 30-07-2013 01:29 PM

    There was a time when Vladimir Putin's macho antics inspired pride among Russians, but many are finding it hard to believe the president's latest stunt - catching a huge pike in Siberia. Video footage released by the Kremlin last week showed Putin dressed in camouflage fatigues and sunglasses, fishing, driving...
  • SSP Chowrasia finishes tied 32nd in Moscow 28-07-2013 11:26 PM

    Moscow: Indian golfer SSP Chowrasia stayed consistent with a one-under 71 in the fourth and final round to finish at tied 32nd as the best Indian in the M2M Russian Open golf tournament in Moscow on Sunday. Chowrasia, who had even par 72 in each of the first three rounds,...
  • Jeev, four other Indians make cut in Moscow 27-07-2013 07:16 PM

    Moscow: Jeev Milkha Singh recovered from a poor front-nine struggle to card an even-par 72 in the third round even as four other Indians made the cut at the Russian Open here. Jeev continued to the best of the lot at two-under for 54 holes, while SSP Chowrasia was a...
  • Rikard Karlberg takes two-shot lead at Russian Open 26-07-2013 10:31 PM

    Moscow: Rikard Karlberg of Sweden took a two-stroke lead over four others after the second round of the Russian Open, shooting a 4-under 68 on Friday to move to 9-under overall. Matthew Baldwin (69), Wen-Chong Liang (70), Alexandre Kaleka (67) and Michael Hoey (67) stand two shots off the lead....
  • Dyson, Karlberg, Liang lead at Russian Open 25-07-2013 10:44 PM

    Moscow: Simon Dyson shot a 5-under 67 Thursday to share the lead on the opening day of the Russian Open. Dyson is tied with Rikard Karlberg and Liang Wen-chong. Karlberg bogeyed the opening two holes but recovered with five birdies and an eagle on the long eighth. Liang, whose only...
  • Russian mobile operators stop selling Apple's iPhone: Report 18-07-2013 10:36 AM

    Moscow: Vimpelcom, one of Russia's top mobile operators, will no longer sell Apple Inc's iPhone, the Financial Times reported on Wednesday, after similar moves by other mobile companies in Russia. Vimpelcom ended negotiations with Apple over iPhone sales this month as the US company would not soften its contract terms,...
  • Snowden violated US norms by making classified documents public: Nancy Powell 01-07-2013 04:01 PM

    US Ambassador Nancy Powell tells CNN-IBN's Suhasini Haidar Edward Snowden violated US norms by making classified documents public. Snowden is still waiting for asylum to Ecuador even as the US has charged him with espionage. ...