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13-Sep-2018 Moscow

Russia is peace-loving state : Vladimir Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that his country was peace-loving and that the ongoing Vostok-2018 exercises deemed as the largest military drills since the Cold War, were aimed at developing its defence capabilities.Speaking at Tsugol, situated...

03-Sep-2018 Moscow

3 found dead as missing chopper found crashed in Siberia

The debris of a missing helicopter was found along with the bodies of all three people on-board in a forest in Siberia, Russian Emergencies Ministry said on Monday.Rescuers have reached the site of the crash and found the debris of the Mi-8 as well as three...

04-Aug-2018 Moscow

Russian helicopter crash kills 18 in Siberia

Eighteen people were killed in a Russian helicopter crash on Saturday in East Siberia region, authorities said.Russia's Emergencies Ministry said the MI-8 went down at 10.20 a.m., about 180 kilometre from the town of Igarka, in Krasnoyarsk region."There were...

22-Jul-2018 Moscow

Vladimir Putin, Macron discuss joint humanitarian aid to Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron have discussed the implementation of a joint initiative on delivering relief to Syria, the Kremlin said."Special attention was devoted to humanitarian aspects of the Syrian settlement...

26-May-2018 Moscow

No Russian support for Catalonia's independence drive : Vladimir Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin denied on Friday that his country has supported the independence drive of the northeastern Spanish region of Catalonia, saying he wants the Iberian nation to preserve its territorial integrity."We have good and fruitful relations...

19-May-2018 Moscow

Iran n-deal not perfect but better than no agreement : Angela Merkel

The European Union (EU) has no intention to abandon the Iran nuclear deal after the US withdrawal, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said."Although this agreement is not perfect, it is better than no agreement," Merkel said on Friday at a televised press...

27-Mar-2018 Moscow

Angry Russians protest over shopping mall fire

Thousands of angry Russians took to the streets in the Siberian city of Kemerovo demanding a full investigation into a shopping mall fire that claimed the lives of 64 people -- 41 of them children.Russian President Vladimir Putin, who flew to the city to offer...

26-Mar-2018 Moscow

Russia mall inferno: 13 children victims identified

Thirteen children who died in a massive blaze that broke out at a shopping centre in Russia Kemerovo city, have been identified, Health Minister Veronika Skvortsova said on Tuesday.A total of 64 people were killed in the fire that started on the top floor of...

26-Mar-2018 Washington/Brussels/Moscow

West expels Russian diplomats, Moscow vows retaliation

The US on Monday expelled 60 Russian diplomats accusing them of being "intelligence agents" and shut down the consulate in Seattle in retaliation for the chemical attack in Britain.European Council President Donald Tusk too announced that at least 14 EU...

26-Mar-2018 Moscow

64 killed as deadly fire engulfs shopping mall in Russia

At least 64 people, including many children, perished in the Siberian city of Kemerovo as a massive fire engulfed a crowded shopping mall where there was no alarm and the fire exits had been blocked, the Russian authorities said on Monday.The inferno ripped...

26-Mar-2018 Moscow

64 dead in Russia shopping mall fire

At least 64 people, including many children, were killed in a deadly blaze that engulfed a shopping mall in Russia's industrial city of Kemerovo, the Emergencies Minister said on Monday.The inferno ripped through the top floor of the four-storey Winter...

25-Mar-2018 Moscow

37 killed in Russia shopping mall inferno

At least 37 people including children were killed and 69 others reported missing after a massive blaze broke out at a shopping mall in the Russian city of Kemerovo, authorities said on Monday.The first reports of the fire at the Winter Cherry mall started...

20-Mar-2018 Moscow

Two killed, four hurt in Russia building gas explosion

Two people were killed and four others were injured in a gas explosion in a five-story apartment building in Murmansk city in northern Russia.Citing TASS, Xinhua reported that the explosion occurred at 16:55 local time. A part of the wall and a part of the...

19-Mar-2018 Moscow

Vladimir Putin re-elected Russia's President for another 6 years

Russian voters gave Vladimir Putin a resounding approval for a fourth term as President, with figures from the Central Election Commission on Monday showing him winning with 76.68 per cent of the vote, his highest score ever, despite opposition activists highlighting...

18-Mar-2018 Moscow

Vladimir Putin leads Russia presidential election with 76.65%

President Vladimir Putin was leading in the Russian presidential election with 76.65 per cent of the votes after 99 per cent of the ballots were counted, the Central Election Commission (CEC) said on Monday.Almost 55.5 million of voters supported his candidacy...

16-Mar-2018 Moscow

Vladimir Putin urges citizens to vote in presidential election

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday urged the citizens to cast their votes in Sunday's presidential election for the country's future development."Dear Russian citizens, as the incumbent president, I ask you to go to the polling station on Sunday. Use...

12-Mar-2018 moscow

Get to the bottom of spy case in Britain : Vladimir Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Monday that Britain should get to the bottom of the poisoning of former Russian intelligence officer Sergei Skripal before discussing the issue with Moscow."Get to the bottom of things there, then we'll discuss this,"...

10-Mar-2018 Moscow

Russia ready to discuss any issue with US : Vladimir Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said his country is ready to discuss any issue with the US and urged Washington to adopt the same attitude."We are ready to discuss any matter, be it missile-related issues, cyberspace or counter-terrorism efforts," Putin...

07-Mar-2018 moscow

8 die as Russian helicopter crashes in Chechnya

At least eight people were killed in a Mi-8 helicopter crash in south Russia's Chechnya Republic on Wednesday, authorities said.The aircraft reportedly belonged to the Border Guard Service, TASS news agency reported."According to preliminary information,...

01-Mar-2018 moscow

Russia has invincible missile : Vladimir Putin

Russia has developed "invincible" nuclear weapons that can "reach anywhere in the world", President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday in his annual state of the nation address here.The speech was the last before an election Putin is expected to win in 17 days...

26-Feb-2018 moscow

Vladimir Putin orders humanitarian truce in Syria's Eastern Ghouta

Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered daily "humanitarian pauses" in Syria's Eastern Ghouta to allow evacuation of civilians from the zone held by militants, Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Monday.He said in a statement that the humanitarian...

24-Feb-2018 moscow

Vladimir Putin honours Russian military on Fatherland Defender's Day

Russian President Vladimir Putin has paid tribute to the Russian military at a ceremony for presenting national awards on the occasion of the Defender of the Fatherland Day, the Kremlin has said."We honour those for whom military service became a mission and...

23-Feb-2018 Moscow

Russia's weapon quality reaches world top tier : Vladimir Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said his country's combat efficiency and quality of weapons can be ranked the best in the world, which ensures the country's safety."Developments of the past years have shown that we are in the top tier in the world in combat...

18-Feb-2018 moscow

4 killed in Russia shooting

Four persons were killed and as many wounded as an unidentified gunman opened fire at people celebrating pancake week festival in Dagestan's city of Kizlyar on Sunday, media reports said."The incident took place in Kizlyar. According to preliminary data,...

11-Feb-2018 Moscow

Russian plane crash kills all 71 on board

A Russian passenger plane with 71 passengers and crew on board crashed in Moscow region on Sunday, killing everyone on board, state news agency Tass reported.Russia's Emergencies Ministry confirmed the crash of the An-148 plane shortly after it took off...

19-Jan-2018 moscow

Vladimir Putin dips into icy waters to mark Orthodox Epiphany

In the early hours of Friday, Russian President Vladimir Putin submerged himself into the gelid waters of a frozen lake to mark the Epiphany, when the Orthodox Church carries out the great sanctification of the water.Putin, like many Orthodox Christians...

28-Dec-2017 moscow

Russia inquiry makes US look very bad : Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump has said that he believes Robert Mueller, the special counsel in the Russia investigation, will treat him fairly and insisted there has been "no collusion" discovered by the inquiry, a media report said.In an interview to The New...

27-Dec-2017 moscow

Vladimir Putin submits documents for 2018 presidential candidacy

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday submitted his application for registration as an independent candidate in the 2018 Russian presidential election.The Central Elections Commission (CEC) accepted the documents, which included an application for registration...

25-Dec-2017 Moscow

Four killed in Moscow as bus drives into underpass

At least four people were killed and nine others injured after a bus ran over them in a pedestrian underpass here on Monday, Russia's Interior Ministry said.The Interior Ministry's Moscow division said in a statement that considered causes of the incident...

22-Dec-2017 moscow

Russia must have best forces to resist aggression : Vladimir Putin

Russia should have the best armed forces in face of the "aggressive" plans of the US and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday."Russia should be among the leading states, and in some areas -- the absolute...

14-Dec-2017 moscow

Vladimir Putin to seek re-election as an independent

Russian President Vladimir Putin announced on Thursday that he would run for re-election as an independent candidate, banking on the support of numerous political parties and the popular vote while casting doubt on the competence of his opposition.Putin was...

06-Dec-2017 moscow

Vladimir Putin says will run for President in 2018

Russian President Vladimir Putin announced on Wednesday that he would seek a new term in the presidential election to be held in March 2018."I will stand as a candidate for the post of President of the Russian Federation," Putin was quoted by RIA Novosti news...

01-Dec-2017 moscow

Most resilient team will win 2018 FIFA World Cup : Vladimir Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday said that the nation showing the most resilience will win the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia."The most coveted trophy will be won by the team showing the most resilience. I would like to wish success to all the teams...

21-Nov-2017 moscow

Vladimir Putin meets Assad to discuss Syria war

 Russian President Vladimir Putin met his Syrian counterpart Bashar-al-Assad to discuss the war in Syria, the Kremlin said in on Tuesday.The meeting took place on Monday in the Russian seaside city of Sochi.Putin told Assad that joint military operations against...

16-Nov-2017 moscow

15 killed in Russia bus-truck collision

At least 15 people have been killed in a collision between a bus and truck in Russia, officials said.The accident took place on a highway connecting the cities of Yoshkar-Ola and Kozmodemyansk in the Russian Republic of Mari El, Russia's Ministry of Emergency...

16-Nov-2017 moscow

15,000 new cases of TB detected : Jagat Parkash Nadda

Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda on Thursday said that under the government's initiative, over 15,000 more tuberculosis (TB) cases have been detected."We have already completed two campaigns covering 257 districts and screened over 30 million vulnerable persons...

09-Nov-2017 moscow

Vladimir Putin, Donald Trump to meet during APEC summit in Vietnam

 Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet his US counterpart Donald Trump at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Vietnam, a top official said here on Thursday.Russian Presidential Aide Yuri Ushakov said Putin and Trump will meet on Friday,...

09-Nov-2017 moscow

Vladimir Putin voices support for Asia Pacific FTA

Russia supports the idea of establishing a free trade area (FTA) in the Asia Pacific region, which is believed to enhance the country's position in the region's market, President Vladimir Putin said in a statement."We support the idea of forming an Asia-Pacific...

08-Nov-2017 moscow

Russia's arms export to reach $15.3 bn in 2017: Vladimir Putin

Russia's export of arms and military equipment is expected to reach $15.3 billion by the end of 2017, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday."Based on the results of January to September of this year, the portfolio of orders for military-technical cooperation...

05-Nov-2017 moscow

3 killed after gunmen attack police in Russia

At three people, including a police officer, were killed in a shootout at a traffic checkpoint in Russia's North Caucasus region of Ingushetia on Sunday, a media report said.Citing a national anti-terrorism committee statement, Interfax news agency said...

25-Oct-2017 Moscow

Russian economy needs to do more: Vladimir Putin

Russia's economy needs to become more dynamic and efficient, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday."We cannot be satisfied with the current growth rate. We have to raise it to the levels above the global average," Xinhua cited Putin as saying in an...

16-Oct-2017 Moscow

Vladimir Putin signs decree to impose restrictions on Pyongyang

 Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday signed a decree to impose a number of bans on North Korea in compliance with the UN Security Council Resolution 2321, a post on Russia's legal document portal said on Monday.Russia will, most notably among other measures,...

14-Oct-2017 moscow

Neurological disease deaths up 36% in 25 years: Study

The number of deaths due to neurological disorders like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease, stroke and epilepsy has increased by 36.7 per cent worldwide between 1990 and 2015, a study says.In 2015, these diseases comprised of 16.8 per cent of global deaths,...

06-Oct-2017 moscow

19 killed in Russia train-bus collision

At least 19 people were killed on Friday when a passenger bus collided with a train in Russia, police said.The disaster took place at a railway crossing near Pokrovka station in Petushinsky district, reports Xinhua news agency. ...

01-Oct-2017 moscow

Russians are crazy about me: Hema Malini

Veteran actress and politician Hema Malini, who is here to receive an award for her contribution to cinema, is overwhelmed with the love she has received in Russia. She says people want to see her in part two of her memorable film "Seeta Aur Geeta".Hema, 68,...

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