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05-Sep-2020 Moscow

Rajnath Singh to halt in Tehran, meet Iranian counterpart

India's Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will make a stopover in Tehran and meet his Iranian counterpart, on his way back to India from Russia.Rajnath Singh had gone to Moscow to participate in a joint meeting of Defence Ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation...

04-Sep-2020 Moscow/New Delhi

India concerned about Afghan security situation: Rajnath Singh

India is concerned about the security situation in Afghanistan and will continue to support the local government's efforts for peace, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said on Friday.The minister is in Moscow to participate in a joint meeting of the Defence Ministers...

04-Sep-2020 Moscow/New Delhi

Indian, Chinese Defence Ministers to discuss border dispute

Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh Singh and his Chinese counterpart Wei Fenghe will meet later on Friday to discuss their border disputes.Both are in Moscow to participate in the joint meeting of the Defence Ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation...

16-Aug-2020 Moscow

3rd stage of Russia's Covid-19 vaccine may begin in 7-10 days

The third stage of the research on the world's first registered vaccine against the novel coronavirus, called Sputnik V, may begin in 7-10 days, a report has said.According to the Tass news agency, several tens of thousands of people are expected to take...

14-Aug-2020 Moscow

Russia's top doctor quits over Covid vaccine registration

A top respiratory doctor quit the Russian health ministry's ethics council after the country decided to go ahead with the registration of a Covid-19 vaccine even before conducting a crucial Phase 3 trial, MailOnline reported.It appears that Professor Alexander...

11-Aug-2020 Moscow

Russia Covid mass vaccination from Jan 1, 2021

The Covid-19 vaccine that Russia registered on Tuesday is expected to enter into civilian circulation on January 1, 2021, the media reported, citing the registration certificate.Russian Health Minister Mikhail Murashko said that teachers and medical workers...

04-Aug-2020 Moscow

Russia bats for safety of its Covid-19 vaccine

The Russian Ministry of Defence has said that a Covid-19 vaccine that it developed in partnership with the Gamaleya Scientific Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology appears to be safe.On August 3, a "final medical examination" of participants...

21-Jul-2020 Moscow

Russian military claims Covid-19 vaccine 'ready' sans key trials

In a sensational claim, the Russian military has said it is ready with its experimental coronavirus vaccine, which is yet to even finish Phase II trial and the all-critical Phase III one, The Moscow Times reported on Tuesday.Last week, the Russian Defence...

21-Jul-2020 Moscow

Vladimir Putin orders Russian navy to modernize warships

The share of modern warships in the Russian navy should exceed 70 per cent by 2027, President Vladimir Putin said."We will continue to pursue a course towards the development of a modern, combat-ready fleet and build ships armed with promising weapons and...

31-Aug-2019 Moscow

Dharmendra Pradhan holds high-level discussions with Russian leaders

Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas and Steel, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan visited Moscow from August 29-30, 2019 on the invitation of Minister of Energy of Russian Federation Mr Alexander Novak. During the visit, he held a series of high-level bilateral engagements...

30-Jun-2019 Moscow

Elton John mistaken about LGBT rights in Russia : Vladimir Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that British singer Elton John is mistaken about the rights of LGBTs in Russia."I have a lot of respect for him, he is a genius musician, we all enjoy his music, but I think he is mistaken," Putin said on Saturday during...

30-Jun-2019 Moscow

Russia, US to begin nuclear arms talks: Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin said that he and his US counterpart Donald Trump had asked their foreign ministries to begin talks on the extension of the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START).But it is too early to tell whether the negotiations will...

06-Jun-2019 Moscow

Xi Jinping hails Russia, China ties during Moscow visit

 Relations between Russia and China serve as a guarantor of international peace and set a positive example for other nations, Chinese President Xi  Jinping has said.The Chinese President's comments came on Wednesday night during a celebration to mark the 70th...

01-Jun-2019 Moscow

Blasts at Russian munitions factory injure 19

At least 19 people have been injured in blasts at a factory that manufactures explosives in western Russia, emergency services said on Saturday.The incident took place at the Kristall factory in Dzerzhinsk city in Russia's Nizhny Novgorod region.The victims...

06-May-2019 Moscow

41 killed as Russian plane crash lands in Moscow

At least 41 people, including two children, on board a Russian Aeroflot plane were killed after it burst into flames while making an emergency landing at a Moscow airport.Aeroflot flight SU 1492 skidded down the runway at the Sheremetyevo Airport on Sunday,...

11-Jan-2019 Moscow

43 kg heroin seized in Russia

The Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) on Thursday said it has seized 43 kg of heroin.During the operation, FSB officers detained active members of a cross-border criminal group while they were transferring drugs in a forest here, Xinhua news agency...

27-Dec-2018 Moscow

Russia's 'invulnerable' n-missile ready to deploy : Vladimir Putin

Russia's new hypersonic missile system, which Moscow claims is "invulnerable" to the US defences, will enter service in 2019, President Vladimir Putin said after conducting a test of the missile.The Avangard hypersonic system was tested from the Dombarovsky military...

20-Dec-2018 Moscow

Vladimir Putin : Threat of nuclear war shouldn't be underestimated

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday said that the threat of a nuclear war should not be underestimated as he accused the US of provoking an arms race after abandoning various agreements.During his annual live-broadcast press conference, Putin said there...

24-Oct-2018 Moscow

I am puzzled by US' unprovoked moves : Vladimir Putin

The President of Russia met on Tuesday with the United States' national security advisor on the second day of the latter's visit to Moscow and told him that his government was puzzled by the US' moves such as withdrawing from a Cold War-era nuclear arms...

17-Oct-2018 Moscow

18 killed in Crimea college attack

A teenage student detonated an explosive device and opened fire at a technical college in Russian-annexed Crimea on Wednesday, killing at least 18 people and injuring 40 others before turning the gun on himself, Russia's investigative committee said.Investigators...

17-Oct-2018 Moscow

10 killed as explosion rocks college in Crimea

At least 10 people were killed and around 50 were injured on Wednesday in an explosion at a college in Russian-annexed Crimea.Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said anti-terror authorities were examining the possibility that the blast, which hit the polytechnic...

04-Oct-2018 Moscow

Vladimir Putin calls ex-Russian spy Skripal 'traitor'

Russian President Vladimir Putin called former spy Sergei Skripal, who was poisoned along with his daughter in the UK, a "traitor" and suggested that the incident was being "artificially blown up" by the media.Asked at an energy forum on Wednesday in Moscow...

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...

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