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First Visa-Free Japanese Delegation Arrives in Kurils

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YUZHNO-SAKHALINSK (Sputnik) - The first plane this year with a Japanese delegation on board landed at the Mendeleyevo airport as part of visa-free flights from Japan to the Kuril Islands, airport's director Sergei Gorbatovsky told Sputnik on Sunday.

WATCH Sappers Blow Up World War II Mine Near Beach in Yalta

Sat, 07/21/2018 - 13:06
The Primorsky beach in Yalta has been closed since the morning of July 19 due to the discovery of an explosive object, presumably a high-explosive bomb from World War II, local authorities have reported.

Head of Roscomos Research Center Paison Hands in Application for Dismissal

Sat, 07/21/2018 - 11:23
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Dmitry Paison, the director of Russia's Central Research Institute of Machine Building (TsNIIMash), which is a rocket and spacecraft scientific center at the Roscosmos space corporation, has filed an application for dismissal, Roscosmos' press service head Vladimir Ustimenko told Sputnik.

S&P Russia's Credit Rating Reflects Efficiency of Economy - Finance Ministry

Sat, 07/21/2018 - 05:58
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Standard & Poor’s (S&P) said in a statement on Friday that it has affirmed Russia’s foreign currency long- and short-term sovereign credit rating up to 'BBB-/A-3' from ‘BB+’ with a stable outlook.

Russia Hunting Leaker of Hypersonic Missile Details to Western Agencies

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 22:10
Russian intelligence officers have raided the offices of two missile development facilities of the Roscosmos Corporation in search of the person who leaked classified information on hypersonic missiles to Western intelligence agencies.

Browder Asks US Not to Hand Him to Russia, Claiming It Will Be 'Death Sentence'

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 12:51
After Vladimir Putin said during his summit with Donald Trump that he expected Russia get the right to question the co-founder of Hermitage Capital Management, who was accused of never paying taxes on $1.5 billion earned in Russia, Browder claimed he feared for his life due to his role in the Magnitsky act.

Italian Deputy PM Disagrees With Journalist Calling Crimea Referendum 'Fake'

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 12:22
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini said in an interview with The Washington Post that he did not agree with a newspaper's journalist statement, claiming that the referendum on the independence of Crimea was "fake" and stressed that the vast majority of the peninsula's population had voted to rejoin Russia.

Roscosmos' Research Center's Staff Suspected of Leaking Data Abroad – Source

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 12:04
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Employees of Russia's Central Research Institute of Machine Building (TsNIIMash), a rocket and spacecraft scientific center at the Roscosmos space corporation, are main suspects in the high treason case, a source familiar with the investigation told Sputnik.

Walk the Party Line

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 02:26
Recently published results from an Axios/SurveyMonkey poll conducted July 16-17 reveal that both Republicans and Democrats are sticking to their party lines when it comes to US President Donald Trump, Russian President Vladimir Putin and the issue of alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Vast Majority of Republicans Back Trump’s Conduct at Helsinki Summit

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 00:02
Criticisms of Trump’s words and actions in Helsinki ranged from “disgraceful,” according to CNN anchor Anderson Cooper, to “nothing short of treasonous” in the words of former CIA Director John Brennan.

FreeMariaButina: Russian Foreign Ministry Launches New Twitter Hashtag

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 23:21
The ministry also replaced its Twitter profile picture with Butina’s portrait.

Closure of Business France Mission Will Not Affect Bilateral Ties – Ambassador

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 12:53
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russian-French trade ties will not be impacted by the closure of Business France mission in Russia, Russian Ambassador to France Aleksey Meshkov said on Thursday.

Vladimir Putin Addresses Russian Ambassadors

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 12:52
Russian President Vladimir Putin holds a speech at a meeting of ambassadors and permanent representatives of Russia. The head of state is set to outline the key tasks facing Russian diplomacy.

Russian Activist Butina Pleads Not Guilty in Washington Courtroom

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 20:34
Mariia Butina, 29, pleaded not guilty to two criminal allegations stating that the recent American University graduate conspired to, and did, act as an agent for the Russian government.

Putin Orders Secret Town Where UK Claims Novichok Was Developed to Be Opened

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 19:49
The 'closed administrative-territorial formation' of Shikhany in Saratov Region, about 930 km southeast of Moscow, has been liquidated by presidential decree, with the town's restricted status to be lifted in six months' time.

All About Guns? Top 5 Most Surprising Kalashnikov Products

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 14:27
Russia’s Kalashnikov Concern has been hitting the headlines in Russia since its proposal to amend the national gun law to allow Russians to own up to 10 weapons per person. With some claiming it is only aimed at enlarging the legendary company's monopoly on the market, Sputnik decided to look into the somewhat unexpected side of its production.

French Trade Mission May Reportedly Return to Russia With Different Organization

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 08:22
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The French trade and investment mission in Russia, which shut down earlier this week, may resume its work on the basis of a different organization, Russian media reported Wednesday, citing a French diplomatic source.

Source Reveals Construction Plans on Russian Segment of Lunar Orbital Platform

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 05:07
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Russia may decide to stop the construction of its segment of the International Space Station (ISS) and to use the ordered modules for the Lunar Orbital Platform — Gateway (LOP-G) project, a source in Russia’s rocket and space industry told Sputnik on Wednesday.

‘Russian Agent’ Arrested in US Was Endorsed by Anti-Putin Opposition

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 03:01
The curious case of Mariia Butina, a Russian national arrested in Washington, takes a truly astonishing turn. Despite being portrayed as an agent of the Russian government, in reality she seems to be tied with the politicians opposing President Putin, and even actively participated in anti-government protests in Moscow.

Putin and Trump Did Not Discuss Case of Jailed Pilot Yaroshenko - Kremlin

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 00:30
Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump did not discuss the case of Russian pilot Konstantin Yaroshenko, currently serving a 20-year sentence in a US jail, during the Monday summit in Helsinki, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Wednesday.

Russian Activist Butina Also Charged With Acting as Agent of Foreign Government

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 23:16
The US Department of Justice announced an additional charge for detained Russian national Mariia Butina on Tuesday, one day after she was accused of conspiring to act as a foreign agent.

Arrested Russian Activist Denied Access to Diplomats by US - Russian Embassy

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 23:07
Russia's embassy in the United States is demanding consular access to imprisoned Russian national Mariia Butina, 29, who is accused by US authorities of spying.

Russian Embassy Asks London to Explain Leak of Data on Salisbury Incident

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 19:24
LONDON (Sputnik) - The Russian Embassy said Tuesday it had demanded that the British authorities either confirm or refute the possible leak of data on Salisbury incident investigation to the US, other countries or individuals.

Germany on Putin-Trump Meeting: We Can't Let Russia, US Stop Talking

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 16:17
After the US President and his Russian counterpart met in Helsinki for their first one-on-one discussion, which both branded as highly "successful" and "productive," the German Foreign Minister has spoken out about Berlin’s interest in it.

Sergei Skripal's Niece Claimes She Got in Touch With Yulia Skripal

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 15:06
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Viktoria Skripal, the cousin of Yulia Skripal who was allegedly poisoned alongside her father in the UK city of Salisbury in March, told Sputnik on Tuesday that she managed to get in touch with her cousin.

'The Bayonet Went Deep Into the Floor': The Russian Tsar's Family's Last Moments

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 09:03
It’s been 100 years since the last Russian monarch, Nicholas II and his family were shot dead in Ekaterinburg. Some circumstances of the Royal family’s death, as well as what happened to their remains, are still a mystery. Sputnik has gathered what’s known of the tragedy.

Russiagate Promoters Forget Lessons of Iraq - Man Ejected from Helsinki Presser

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 00:31
On Monday, an op-ed writer for The Nation was forcibly removed from a press briefing in the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, Finland, between US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin. His offense? Holding a small sign that said “Nuclear Weapon Ban Treaty.”

‘Politicking While Russian’: Fishy Timing, Claims in US Arrest of Russian Woman

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 00:16
Russian national Maria Butina, 29, was charged Monday by the US Department of Justice (DoJ) with conspiring to act as an agent of the Russian Federation within the United States, a criminal allegation that may be designed to draw attention away from Monday’s meeting between the US and Russian heads of state.

AmCham Welcomes Putin's Proposal to Set Up Joint US-Russian Business Group

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 23:09
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Alexis Rodzianko, the president and the CEO of the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) in Russia, told Sputnik on Monday that the AmCham welcomed Russian President Vladimir Putin's proposal to create a joint high-level group to unite leaders of Russian and US businesses, and is curious to hear the US response.

'Massive Propaganda': Team England Vet Chastises Countrymen After World Cup

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 20:50
Former English squad player Ian Wright has spoken out detailing his personal fears ahead of his trip to Russia for the FIFA World Cup, saying they had no basis in reality.

Russians Mostly Have Positive Attitude Toward Last Emperor Nicholas II - Poll

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 13:42
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - A total of 43 percent of Russians have a positive attitude toward last Emperor Nicholas II, with middle-aged people experiencing this feeling more often than other groups, a fresh poll, timed to centennial of the execution of the Russian Imperial Romanov family, revealed on Monday.

Putin-Trump Summit May Ease EU Hostility Toward Russia – Former Italian FM

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 12:30
ROME (Sputnik) - The upcoming talks between the Russian and US presidents in Helsinki may weaken the European Union's hostility toward Russia, Franco Frattini, former Italian foreign minister and the OSCE special representative for Transnistrian settlement, told Sputnik.

Minor Rallies Planned During Trump-Putin Summit in Helsinki - Police

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 10:24
HELSINKI (Sputnik) - Minor demonstrations are expected to take place throughout the day of the first full-fledged summit between US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, city police have said.

'Very Good Talks': Results of Putin-Trump Meetings Since 2017

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 10:00
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump are expected to meet in the Finnish capital on Monday to discuss bilateral ties and various issues on the international agenda.

Kremlin Says Hopes Russia-US Summit to Become Step Away From Bilateral Crisis

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 07:27
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Moscow hopes that the upcoming summit of the Russian and US presidents in Helsinki will allow to take a step away from the current crisis in bilateral relations, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told RT broadcaster in an interview.

Trump, Putin to Have 1st Full-Fledged Summit in Attempt to Heal Breaches in Ties

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 07:00
HELSINKI (Sputnik) - The presidents of Russia and the United States will for the first time travel specifically to meet each other tete-a-tete in Finland, arousing hopes for an emerging common ground on a number of issues of global importance, on which the two sides hold opposite opinions.

Putin: Almost 25Mln Cyberattacks on Infrastructure Foiled During 2018 World Cup

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 06:33
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russian security services neutralized almost 25 million cyberattacks and other malign activities against the country's information infrastructure during the FIFA World Cup, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Monday.

Pompeo on US-Russia Relations Improvement: 'Ball in Russia's Court'

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 03:40
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The improvement of relations between Moscow and Washington currently depends on Russia's actions, US State Secretary Mike Pompeo said on Monday ahead of the first full-fledged meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart Donald Trump in Helsinki.

Russian Lower House Delegation Plans to Visit Germany in October

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 02:34
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – A delegation of Russian lawmakers plans to have a trip to Germany in October, during which it expects to visit the northeastern city of Greifswald, where the Nord Stream and Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipelines enter the German territory, the chairman of the Russian lower house’s energy committee told Sputnik.

White House Announces Scheduled Time of Putin-Trump Helsinki Press Conference

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 00:17
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin will start their face-to-face meeting during Monday's summit in Helsinki at 1:20 pm (10:20 GMT) local time and will continue talks for one and a half hours, according a schedule of events published by the White House.

Spanish Foreign Minister: Like it or Not, Russia is Back to International Arena

Sun, 07/15/2018 - 17:08
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Spanish Foreign Minister Josep Borrell said Sunday that Russia has returned to the international arena and wants to become a superpower again.

Putin: Russia, France Gradually Restoring Cooperation Formats

Sun, 07/15/2018 - 16:46
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Moscow and Paris are gradually restoring established formats of cooperation, which gives hope for further progress in bilateral ties, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Sunday.

Trump Says He Might Ask Putin to Extradite 12 Russians Indicted in Russia Probe

Sun, 07/15/2018 - 15:28
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - US President Donald Trump in a Sunday interview with the CBS News broadcaster did not rule out that he might ask Russian President Vladimir Putin to extradite 12 Russians indicted as part of a probe into Moscow's alleged meddling in the 2016 election, noting that he would raise the issue itself during the upcoming summit.

Netanyahu, Trump Discuss Iran, Syria Ahead of Helsinki Summit With Putin

Sun, 07/15/2018 - 15:19
TEL AVIV (Sputnik) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said at the government's session on Sunday that he had discussed the Syrian conflict and the issue of Iran with US President Donald Trump ahead of the US-Russian bilateral summit.

Finnish Newspaper Publishes Open Letter to Putin, Trump Ahead of Summit

Sun, 07/15/2018 - 09:46
HELSINKI (Sputnik) - Finland's largest newspaper Helsingin Sanomat released on Sunday an open letter addressed to Russian President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart Donald Trump ahead of their upcoming summit in the Finnish capital of Helsinki scheduled for July 16.

Macron to Meet With Putin While Visiting Moscow for World Cup Final Sunday

Sun, 07/15/2018 - 07:49
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - French President Emmanuel Macron, who will visit Moscow to attend the final game of the FIFA World Cup between France and Croatia, will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday.

Putin-Trump Summit to 'Put America in Better Place', State Secretary Pompeo Says

Sun, 07/15/2018 - 06:56
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin should proceed with their meeting as it will be beneficial for the United States, US State Secretary Mike Pompeo said following calls on Trump not to meet with Putin by several US congressmen amid hacking allegations.

Putin, Erdogan Agree to Hold Meeting at BRICS Summit - Source

Sun, 07/15/2018 - 06:28
ANKARA (Sputnik) - Russian President Vladimir Putin held a telephone conversation with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the sides agreed to hold a meeting on the sidelines of BRICS summit in Johannesburg on July 25-27, a source from Turkish presidential administration told Sputnik on Saturday.

'I Don’t Know Him': Trump Reveals What He Thinks About Putin

Sun, 07/15/2018 - 00:24
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - US President Donald Trump suggested ahead of his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin that the Russian leader was a "ruthless" person, noting that he did not know Putin.

Putin: Russia Thankful to World Cup Guests for Millions of Kind Words

Sat, 07/14/2018 - 22:48
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday that Russia was "thankful" to the 2018 FIFA World Cup guests for "millions of kind words" they said about the country.

Kortezh Co-Developer Says Foreign Gov'ts Interested in Russian Presidential Car

Sat, 07/14/2018 - 19:07
The single modular platform, or as it is more widely known the “Kortezh,” was designed to be the basis for armored cars made for the Russian president with the ambition to later develop it into a luxury auto series adapted for civilian use under the brand name "Aurus."

Jumping the Gun: US Media Report Successful Test of Russia's Hypersonic Missile

Sat, 07/14/2018 - 15:34
Russia has been developing a hypersonic missile the United States is currently unable to defend against, according to sources with direct knowledge of US intelligence reports.

'Helluva Good Time!': Happy French Footballers Want to Stay Longer in Russia

Sat, 07/14/2018 - 12:46
Players and fans alike have praised the friendly atmosphere and excellent organization of the 2018 World Cup which has been so helpful in breaking the stereotypes about Russia and proved that this country really is a place for fans from around the world.

'Helluva Good Time!': Happy French Footballers Want to Stay Longer in Russia

Sat, 07/14/2018 - 12:46
Players and fans alike have praised the friendly atmosphere and excellent organization of the 2018 World Cup which has been so helpful in breaking the stereotypes about Russia and proved that this country really is a place for fans from around the world.

Summit's Mobile App Reveals Details of Putin-Trump Direct Talks in Helsinki

Sat, 07/14/2018 - 09:17
HELSINKI (Sputnik) - The direct talks between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart Donald Trump in Helsinki will start at 1:15 p.m. local time (10:15 GMT) on Monday and will last for 3 hours, including a press conference on the outcome of the talks, according to the official schedule of the event, published on Saturday.

US Ambassador Huntsman Names Issues Vital to US-Russian Unity

Sat, 07/14/2018 - 00:56
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Space exploration and children’s health are vital issues that unite Russia and the United States and promote collaboration between the two countries, US Ambassador Jon Huntsman said in a letter to the founder and president of Russia’s Unity movement Alena Kuzmenko.

Ukrainian, US Marines Run Joint War Games Near Crimean Peninsula

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 23:54
The US Marines’ 2nd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment trained with Ukrainian marines in Exercise Sea Breeze war games about 100 miles from the Crimean Peninsula on Thursday.

NATO 'Atavism of Cold War Times', Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov Says

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 23:05
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - NATO is an atavism of the Cold War mentality, but Russia accepts the reality of the Western military alliance, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told Larry King in an interview.

China Sends Strategic Bombers for International Drills in Russia

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 23:02
China’s air force will reportedly send strategic bombers, fighter jets and transport aircraft to Russia for drills in July as the country pushes to develop stronger defense ties with a number of foreign governments - in this case, Moscow.

Finland 'Closes' Internal EU Borders for Russia-US Summit

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 13:13
HELSINKI (Sputnik) - Finland will temporarily reinstate border controls at its internal EU borders to ensure security during the upcoming talks between Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump in Helsinki, the Finnish government's press service said on Friday.

Trump Says Getting Along With Russia 'Good Thing' Despite Poisoning Allegations

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 06:25
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - US President Donald Trump said Thursday he would maintain ties with Russia despite the UK blaming it for poisoning people on British soil, in an interview with The Sun newspaper.

Argentina Asks Russia to Hand Over Senior Iranian Official Over 1994 Bombing

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 04:07
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Argentinе Foreign Ministry has asked Russia to detain a visiting Iranian official who it accuses of a role in the nation’s worst ever bombing of a Jewish center in 1994.

Ronaldo vs Messi: How Sport Preferences Ruin Marriages

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 20:24
Lionel Messi may have missed a penalty shot, but he did send a Russian couple straight to divorce lawyers after 14 years of marriage.

Attention, Football Fans! ISS Can Be Tracked in Moscow Night Sky With Naked Eye

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 16:47
The International Space Station is believed to be the third brightest object in the sky after the Sun and Moon, which means that you can spot the space outpost without using a telescope.

North Korean Vice Premier Heads to Russia for World Cup Closing Ceremony

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 07:10
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - North Korean Vice Premier Lee Ryong Nam headed for Russia on Thursday to attend the FIFA World Cup closing ceremony.

Russian Foreign Ministry Calls NATO 'Useless Military Bloc'

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 04:11
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia’s Foreign Ministry hit back at NATO on Wednesday, calling the military alliance "useless," after it blamed Moscow for provocative activities near the bloc’s borders.

MoD: US Violates INF Treaty by Deploying MK-41 Launchers for Tomahawks in Europe

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 08:42
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The United States is violating the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF Treaty) by deploying in Europe missile defense system, whose launchers might be used for firing Tomahawk cruise missiles at the European part of Russia's territory, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said in an interview released on Wednesday.

MoD: US Violates INF Treaty by Deploying MK-41 Launchers for Tomahawks in Europe

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 08:42
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The United States is violating the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF Treaty) by deploying in Europe missile defense system, whose launchers might be used for firing Tomahawk cruise missiles at the European part of Russia's territory, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said in an interview released on Wednesday.

Putin Congratulates Macron on France's Victory in World Cup Semi-Final Match

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 00:10
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated French President Emmanuel Macron over the phone on his side's victory in the World Cup semi-final match against Belgium on Tuesday, the Kremlin press service said on Wednesday.

First International Science Games Open in Yakutsk

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 09:01
The 1st International Science Games officially opened at the Triumph sports facility here today, bringing together the best school teams from Russia as well as other countries.

British Football Fan Robbed by Moscow Taxi Driver

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 15:14
The taxi driver from Tajikistan is suspected of stealing a watch, money and a smartphone from a British fan.

Moscow Has No Plans to Leave OPCW - Russian Envoy

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 06:17
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia does not have plans to leave the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) despite the expansion of the organization's mandate, Russia's envoy to the OPCW Alexander Shulgin said.

Russia Steps in After US Pressures WHO to Drop Healthy-Baby Resolution

Sun, 07/08/2018 - 23:29
A Russian delegation stepped in to right a wrong perpetrated by the Trump administration, as UN and WHO officials offered no resistance to US demands supporting big business at the expense of infant health.

Trump Prepared to Put Up With Backlash Over Summit With Putin - US Congressman

Sun, 07/08/2018 - 19:57
BERLIN (Sputnik) - US President Donald Trump has repeatedly told Republican congressman from Iowa Steve King that he was prepared to face strong domestic backslash over his upcoming summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, and was more concentrated on the agenda of the talks and efforts to improve bilateral ties, King told Sputnik on Sunday.

Russia, Japan Conduct Joint Military Drill on Ship Search in Maizuru

Sun, 07/08/2018 - 03:19
Servicemen and women with the Russian and Japanese fleets have conducted a joint military training on ship interception and search at the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Forces base on Maizuru.

JCPOA States Without US to Create Mechanism to Maintain Trade With Iran - Lavrov

Fri, 07/06/2018 - 18:46
VIENNA (Sputnik) - Countries that remain committed to the nuclear deal on Iran - Russia, China, Germany, France and the UK - agreed to establish a permanent expert mechanism that will be tasked with finding ways to maintain trade with Iran regardless of US sanctions, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told reporters after the meeting in Vienna.

UAE to Work Jointly With Russia On Civilian Adaptation of Presidential Kortezh

Fri, 07/06/2018 - 17:39
The single modular platform, or as it is widely known, the “Kortezh,” was designed as a basis for armored cars for the Russian president with an ambition to further transform it to a high-class auto series adapted to be sold to and used by civilians.

Russian Midfielder Reveals Team's Trump Card at World Cup

Fri, 07/06/2018 - 12:18
Russia national squad midfielder Aleksandr Samedov has commented on the much-anticipated bout with Croatia in FIFA’s World Cup quarter-finals.

Russia's Triumphant 2018 World Cup Campaign Has Boosted Squad's Value by 17%

Thu, 07/05/2018 - 15:44
The 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia hasn’t failed to deliver in terms of excitement, drama and surprises, with a number of football heavyweights – widely tipped to win the tournament – failing to get far, while some underdogs have looked impressive, progressing to the quarter finals.

'It's Coming Home': Memes Sweep Across UK Amid England’s Football Madness

Wed, 07/04/2018 - 18:47
The further the English national team climbs up the table at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, the louder the nation chants the 1996 hit “Three Lions,” voted to be one of the best songs about football in the UK.

'Russian Bear' and 'Infant Child': How Western MSM See Trump-Putin Summit

Wed, 07/04/2018 - 18:03
Donald Trump's antagonists have raised the alarm over the upcoming Helsinki meeting between the American and Russian presidents, comparing Trump to an "infant child" and predicting an easy victory for Vladimir Putin. Meanwhile, Russian policymakers are expressing cautious hope that US-Russia relations could finally improve.

Car Hits Pedestrians in World Cup Host City of Sochi, 1 Dead [GRAPHIC VIDEO 18+]

Wed, 07/04/2018 - 16:27
A car has hit six people in Russia's FIFA World Cup host city of Sochi.

Just an Ordinary Day in Russia: Bears Walk Streets of Siberian Town (PHOTOS)

Wed, 07/04/2018 - 12:44
Residents of the town of Neryungri in Russia's Sakha Republic are used to close encounters with their lumbering furry forest neighbors. However, the last few days have seen an uptick in brown bear sightings in urban areas, prompting authorities to step into action.

US Recon Planes Break Down at Sky-High Rates, Alarming Lawmakers

Tue, 07/03/2018 - 21:05
The US Air Force’s C-135 reconnaissance aircraft are suffering mechanical issues at a significant pace, a new investigation has found.

European Court of Human Rights Obliges Russia to Repay Soviet Bond Debt

Tue, 07/03/2018 - 20:53
Moscow mulled ending its cooperation with the Court earlier this year due to the fact that many of its decisions were said to run counter to Russia's interests.

Investigators Name Terrorist Group Involved in 2017 St.Petersburg Metro Blast

Tue, 07/03/2018 - 17:09
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia's Investigative Committee believes that Katiba al-Tawhid wal-Jihad terrorist group (banned in Russia) was directly involved in carrying out a terrorist attack in St. Petersburg metro in 2017, a committee's investigator said Tuesday.

Russian Lawmaker Suggests Sentsov May Be Part of Moscow-Kiev Prisoner Swap

Tue, 07/03/2018 - 00:07
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov, who is serving a prison term in Russia for plotting terrorist attacks, may be included in the Russia-Ukraine prisoner exchange list, a senior Russian lawmaker told Sputnik on Monday.

‘Andres Manuelovich’: The Resistance Links Mexico’s New President to Russian Op

Mon, 07/02/2018 - 23:09
Elections have always been a dirty business: attack ads, sabotage, insinuation and fear mongering run amok as a nation prepares to decide its new leader and its new government. And if you ask US liberals, the problem has worsened worldwide since the 2016 election in America, it’s all Russia’s fault and Mexico is the latest victim.

Watching Russian Subs? US Navy Carrier Strike Group Deploys to Atlantic Ocean

Mon, 07/02/2018 - 21:08
The aircraft carrier USS Harry Truman has deployed to Atlantic waters from the Mediterranean Sea in what some say may be a response to the increasing prevalence of Russian submarines off the United States’ east coast, a new report suggests.

Spanish Keeper De Gea's WAG Slammed Online After Russian Victory

Mon, 07/02/2018 - 16:39
Spanish actress Edurne Garcia, who is dating David De Gea, cheered for her boyfriend at Luzhniki Stadium and posted a video ahead of the match, in which the proclaimed underdog, Russia, ultimately knocks out the winners of the 2010 World Cup. Angered fans retaliated, flooding the commentary section with mean remarks.

One Man Show No More: World Cup Winner Says Brazil 'No Longer Relies on Neymar'

Mon, 07/02/2018 - 14:43
Ahead of the 1/8 final match against Mexico at the 2018 FIFA World Cup, former Brazilian midfielder Gilberto Silva has shared his good feelings about his country’s chances to snap the top prize. He particularly liked the fact that the Brazilian national team is no longer the “one man show” of the world’s most expensive player, Neymar.

Russian Scientists Develop Microcapsules Able to Diagnose Cancer

Mon, 07/02/2018 - 12:29
In collaboration with their foreign colleagues, researchers from the National Research Nuclear University MEPhI's Institute of Engineering Physics for Biomedicine have recently developed polyelectrolyte microcapsules encoded with quantum dots, which can be used to diagnose and treat malignant tumors.

Miss Bum Bum Lets Her Main Assets Out to Congratulate Russian Team

Mon, 07/02/2018 - 10:13
The Brazilian model who made a name with her exceptional curves has sent her sexy kudos to the Russian team after they beat Spain in a Round of 16 match at the FIFA World Cup and thanked her Russian fans for their love wearing only a top, panties and knee socks.

Baikonur Cosmodrome Employees Banned From Using Social Networks in Working Hours

Mon, 07/02/2018 - 04:05
BAIKONUR COSMODROME (Kazakhstan) (Sputnik) – Employees of the Baikonur Cosmodrome are banned from using social networks from all kind of devices in the working hours in order to prevent possible leaks of secret information, the regulation issued by the cosmodrome’s director and obtained by Sputnik, said.