ANKARA, July 12: Turkey’s Defense Ministry says the first shipment of a Russian missile defense system has arrived in Turkey, a development that could move the country closer to U.S. sanctions.

Russian arrested for illegal stay

July 2, 2019 14:40 pm

POKHARA, July 2: A Russian national who was found staying illegally in Nepal has been arrested from Pokhara.

MOSCOW, Mar 3: Zhores Alferov, the 2000 Nobel prize winner in physics and a member of Russia’s parliament, has died aged 88 in St Petersburg, the Russian Communist party said on Saturday.

MOSCOW, Aug 4: US Secret Service has scolded the Guardian for "irresponsible and inaccurate" reporting on an alleged Russian spy at the US embassy in Moscow. Unfazed, the newspaper continued to spin the story calling it the 'tip of the iceberg.'

LONDON, Aug 1: A hurried cremation of UK national Dawn Sturgess poisoned in Amesbury earlier this month confirms that the UK authorities continue to destroy evidence related to the Skripal affair, a source in the Russian Embassy in the United Kingdom told Sputnik.

The faithful in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus are marking 1030 years since their ancestors adopted Christianity – the faith that would ultimately become Orthodoxy, made unique by ten centuries of divergence from Western branches.

LONDON, July 25: The Russian Embassy in the United Kingdom on Tuesday urged London to provide Moscow with access to the materials of the Amesbury poisoning incident investigation, noting that UK authorities deliberately restrict communication of all victims of poisoning incidents with the outside world.

MOSCOW, July 24: The pullout of the White Helmets from Syria, carried out by Israel on the US' and Canada’s request, reveals “true colors and hypocrisy” of the controversial group, showing who actually controls it, Russia’s Foreign Ministry said.

WASHINGTON, July 17: A 29-year-old gun-rights activist served as a covert Russian agent while living in Washington, gathering intelligence on American officials and political organizations and working to establish back-channel lines of communications for the Kremlin, federal prosecutors charged Monday.

MOSCOW, July 15: Russian punk band ‘Pussy Riot’ claimed responsibility for a pitch invasion during the soccer World Cup final in Moscow on Sunday, after four people briefly interrupted the game.

AMESBURY, July 5: Two British citizens are critically ill after they were exposed to Novichok, the same nerve agent that struck down a former Russian agent and his daughter in March, Britain’s top counter-terrorism officer said on Wednesday.

RUSSIA, June 24: "Today Messi turns 31 years old, and we cannot help but congratulate the outstanding football player on his birthday," the director of the museum said wishing the Argentine victories, scores and added that Saransk is looking forward to him visiting the city.

MOSCOW, June 14:Russian women should avoid sex with non-white foreign men during the football World Cup because they could become single mothers to mixed race children, a senior lawmaker in Moscow said on Wednesday.

BUNNIK, NETHERLANDS, May 24: Prosecutors investigating the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine in 2014 said on Thursday they had identified the missile used to shoot down the plane as coming from a Russian military unit.

MOSCOW, May 7: Vladimir Putin has taken the oath of office for his fourth term as Russian president, in a ceremony in an ornate Kremlin hall glimmering with gold leaf.

MOSCOW, May 6: Russians angered by the impending inauguration of Vladimir Putin to a new term as president protested Saturday in scores of cities across the country — and police responded by reportedly arresting nearly 1,600 of them.

The US, alongside France and the UK, launched a massive missile attack against Syria on April 14 in response to what the Western states claim had been a chemical attack in the city of Douma in Eastern Ghouta, which had been immediately blamed on Damascus.

RUSSIA, April 1: Aman Tuleyev, the longtime governor of Russia’s Kemerovo region where a huge shopping mall fire killed at least 64 people last weekend, has resigned.

The Cold War-style expulsion of 139 Russian diplomats is part of a global response by two dozen countries to the Kremlin’s alleged role in the use of a nerve agent on British soil.

WASHINGTON, March 26: The Trump administration expelled 60 Russian diplomats on Monday and ordered Russia’s consulate in Seattle to close, as the United States and European nations sought to jointly punish Moscow for its alleged role in poisoning an ex-spy in Britain.

MOSCOW, March 26: At least 53 people have died and more are missing in a fire at a shopping mall in a Siberian city, officials said on Monday.

MOSCOW, March 26: A fire at a shopping mall in a Siberian city killed at least 48 people, Russian officials said Monday.

MOSCOW, March 26: A devastating fire at a shopping center in a Siberian city killed 37 people and left 69 others missing Sunday, many of them children, a Russian state news agency reported.

MOSCOW, March 19: Vladimir Putin rolled to a crushing re-election victory Sunday for six more years as Russia’s president, and he told cheering supporters in a triumphant but brief speech that “we are bound for success.”

Mar 14: Fears are growing of a possible war with Russia over the poisoning of an ex-spy and his daughter after the Russian embassy warned the British government against taking “punitive” measures in its most defiant message yet. But could World War 3 break out over the attack on Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia?

Russian art in Kathmandu

March 8, 2018 09:31 am

Russian Center of Science and Culture, Orenburg Regional Museum of Fine Arts (OOMIZO) in coordination with Nepal-Russia Art Club (NRAC) jointly organized an exhibition ‘Heart of Eurasia – Orenburg Region of Russia’ on Monday at the premises of Russian Center of Science and Culture, Kamal Pokhari.

MOSCOW, Mar 1: President Vladimir Putin set a slew of ambitious economic goals, vowing to boost living standards, improve health care and education and build modern infrastructure in a state-of-the-nation address Thursday.

GANGNEUNG,  Feb 22: Russian curler Alexander Krushelnitsky has been stripped of his Olympic bronze medal after admitting to a doping violation at the Pyeongchang Games.

GANGNEUNG, Feb 19: Russian athletes and sports officials voiced disbelief on Monday that one of their Winter Games medallists was being investigated for suspected doping, a scandal that could imperil Russia’s efforts to regain full Olympic status.

MOSCOW,  Feb 12:  A Russian airliner that had just taken off from the country’s second-busiest airport crashed Sunday, killing all 71 people aboard and scattering jagged chunks of wreckage across a snowy field outside Moscow.

WASHINGTON, Feb 7:  Russian cyberspies pursuing the secrets of military drones and other sensitive U.S. defense technology tricked key contract workers into exposing their email to theft, an Associated Press investigation has found.

BEIRUT, Feb 4: Turkey said eight of its troops were killed Saturday in Ankara’s military operation against a Syrian Kurdish militia, the deadliest day in the two-week-old offensive in the enclave of Afrin, while in another part of Syria, al-Qaida-linked militants downed a Russian fighter jet, then shot and killed the pilot.

PARIS, Dec 22:  Russian television anchor Pavel Lobkov was in the studio getting ready for his show when jarring news flashed across his phone: Some of his most intimate messages had just been published to the web.

PARIS, Dec 22: The list of journalists provides new evidence for the U.S. intelligence community’s conclusion that Fancy Bear acted on behalf of the Russian government when it intervened in the U.S. presidential election. Spy agencies say the hackers were working to help Republican Donald Trump. The Russian government has denied interfering in the American election.

End of Russian military operation Syria

MOSCOW, Oct 22: Alexei Navalny, Russia’s most prominent opposition figure, has been released from jail after a 20-day sentence for calling an unauthorized demonstration.

MOSCOW, Oct 7: North Korea is preparing to test a long-range missile which it believes can reach the west coast of the United States, a Russian lawmaker just returned from a visit to Pyongyang was quoted as saying on Friday.

MOSCOW, Oct 4: Six decades after Sputnik, a refined version of the rocket that put the first artificial satellite in orbit remains the mainstay of Russia’s space program — a stunning tribute to the country’s technological prowess, but also a sign that it has failed to build upon its achievements.

MOSCOW, August 4: Russian officials say 17 people are missing inside a flooded diamond mine in Siberia.

WASHINGTON, July 19: Revelations that a Russian developer's representative was the eighth attendee at a Trump Tower campaign meeting arranged by President Donald Trump's eldest son prompted a new round of castigation on Tuesday from Democrats. It also brought word that the special counsel investigating possible Trump campaign ties to Russia wants more information about the sit-down.

Russian Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko reacted angrily to a question about doping on Saturday and sarcastically offered to perform a Russian dance if the media stopped asking him about the topic.

WASHINGTON, May 27:  U.S. President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and close adviser, Jared Kushner, had at least three previously undisclosed contacts with the Russian ambassador to the United States during and after the 2016 presidential campaign, seven current and former U.S. officials told Reuters.

WASHINGTON, May 9: Former acting Attorney General Sally Yates told Congress Monday she bluntly warned the Trump White House in January that new National Security Adviser Michael Flynn "essentially could be blackmailed" by the Russians because he apparently had lied to his bosses about his contacts with Moscow's ambassador in Washington.

SEATTLE, April 22: A federal judge on Friday handed down the longest sentence ever imposed in the U.S. for a cyber crime case to the son of a member of the Russian Parliament convicted of hacking into more than 500 U.S. businesses and stealing millions of credit card numbers, which he then sold on special websites.

SEATTLE, April 21:  Federal prosecutors want the Russian man convicted of hacking into U.S. businesses to steal credit card data to be sentenced to 30 years in prison and ordered to pay $170 million in restitution.

MOSCOW, April 3: At least 10 people were killed in explosions in two train carriages at metro stations in St. Petersburg on Monday, Russian authorities said.

KATHMANDU, April 3: Police have arrested a Russian national on the charge of stealing money from the Automated Teller Machine (ATM) booth of Nepal Investment Bank, Dubar Marg.

MOSCOW, March 27:  Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who organized a wave of nationwide protests against government corruption that rattled authorities, was jailed for 15 days on Monday by a Moscow court for resisting police orders.

America’s Russian hypocrisy

January 23, 2017 00:15 am

Russia was never fully welcome in the Western world order. That is why Putin has sought to create his own international order

The Russian leader Vladimir Putin has earned a reputation for keeping other world leaders waiting, and even royalty and the Pope can’t force the Kremlin chief to stick to a tight timetable.