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Russia wins 2017 FINA World Championship gold in women’s duet free competition

44 min 53 sec ago
China’s Tingting Jiang and Wenwen Jiang finished the competition in second place with 95.3000 points

Russia asks US to provide explanations on extending Viktor Bout’s jail term

53 min 8 sec ago
Russian Foreign Ministry deputy spokesman emphasized that Russia is keeping a close eye on the fate of the Russian national

Kremlin mum on documentary about Putin being filmed for 2018 election

57 min 39 sec ago
Peskov added that he was unaware of reports that two Hollywood filmmakers decided to cut out episodes with Vladimir Putin’s character from two movies due to Russian hacking fears

The Hague court’s ruling on Arctic Sunrise encourages illegal steps — Russian diplomat

1 hour 5 min ago
Russia continues adhering to a position that the arbitration has no jurisdiction in this case, the diplomat said

Global research team use Tibetan tree ring records to track climate change

1 hour 10 min ago
The researchers used mathematical modeling to analyze data on the annual rings of trees from woodland in the Tibetan Plateau over a 54-year period

Russia ready to hail all US steps aimed at defusing Syrian crisis

1 hour 14 min ago
On July 19, the Washington Post reported citing some sources in the US administration that Trump decided to the CIA’s covert program to arm and train the so-called moderate opposition

Russia to develop missiles based on artificial intelligence

2 hours 7 min ago
Work in this area is under way, according to Tactical Missiles Corporation CEO Boris Obnosov

Putin, Trump discussed Russian adoptions, but no mention of ban revision — Kremlin

2 hours 25 min ago
The leaders did not discuss the issue of Washington’s support for rebels in Syria, the Kremlin spokesman noted

Russian court sentences March protest participant to 2.5 years in jail

2 hours 39 min ago
Stanislav Zimovets was found guilty of violent actions against police

Press review: America's new Russian envoy pick and Kremlin's potential US policy shift

2 hours 48 min ago
Top stories in the Russian press on Thursday, July 20

Poll reveals more than half of Russians support memorial symbols in honor of Stalin

2 hours 51 min ago
In the event of placing a memorial plaque on a neighboring house, 33% of Russians would display neither clear positive nor negative emotions

Russia’s Armata main battle tank may become operational in 2019

3 hours 17 min ago
The T-14 tank based on the Armata platform was publicly shown for the first time at the Victory Day parade on Red Square on May 9, 2015

Cutting-edge corvette enters service with Russia’s Pacific Fleet

3 hours 31 min ago
The corvette Sovershenny is the fourth Project 20380 serial-produced warship

Azerbaijan jails blogger over Nagorno-Karabakh visit

3 hours 48 min ago
In his last plea on Wednesday, the blogger rejected the accusations against him

IAAF backs application of eight more Russians to compete internationally

3 hours 59 min ago
The Doping Review Board has considered 61 cases

Mexico eyes buying more Russian helicopters

4 hours 42 min ago
Mexican partners are also interested in Ka-226 and Ansat light multipurpose helicopters

Russia at final stage of testing high-altitude interceptor for S-500 air defense system

5 hours 5 min ago
The S-500 is designed to replace its predecessor S-400

Senator says dropping CIA program in Syria may boost Russian-US cooperation

5 hours 24 min ago
Kosachev noted that Washington accuses Russia of meddling in the Syrian conflict while it has "a program on equipping the opposition in a sovereign country with the goal of toppling the Assad regime"

Russia’s defense contractor ready to supply S-400 missile systems domestically and abroad

6 hours 1 min ago
China was the first foreign customer to order the S-400 systems

Russia and US beginning strategic stability dialogue — diplomat

6 hours 37 min ago
Ryabkov and Shannon "will exchange scheduling proposals in the near future," the State Department official has confirmed

Russian MP suggests imposing life sentence for recruiting terrorists

6 hours 54 min ago
The current legislation envisages jail terms of between five and ten years with a fine of up to 500,000 rubles ($8,500) or salary paid during three years for recruiting terrorists

Syrian government regains control over more than 40 oil derricks in Raqqa, experts say

7 hours 41 min ago
Islamic State militants have established large-scale oil production in Raqqa over the years

Russia suggests Asian, African developing countries be admitted to UN Security Council

9 hours 17 min ago
"It will ensure well-balanced and well-considered character of future resolutions of the Council," Russia’s Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations Vladimir Safronkov said

European energy companies warn about negative impacts of anti-Russian sanctions

11 hours 48 min ago
Rainer Seele, CEO of Austria’s oil company OMV, explained that Europe wants more gas from Russia and is not interested in cutting its gas imports

Alcohol consumption, alcohol-related deaths going down in Russia - health ministry

12 hours 5 min ago
A federal law of July 20, 2012 banned advertising of alcoholic drinks, including beer, in printed and electronic media

Russia to supply big batch of tanks to Iraq, confirms Russian presidential aide

12 hours 52 min ago
According to Izvestia, this batch will be followed by others

Yerevan in talks with Moscow on new loan to buy Russian weapons

12 hours 54 min ago
According to the Armenian finance minister, his country is having such talks only with Russia from among other countries of the Collective Security Treaty Organization

Flying taxis to transport passengers in Moscow in 2018

14 hours 9 min ago
At first, flying taxis will be available for short distance trips

Duma urges European MPs to condemn Poland’s decision on Soviet monuments

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 23:34
"The State Duma has chosen a format of this type for the first time," said Leonid Slutsky, the chairman of the foreign policy committee

Kremlin baffled by media reports about Putin-Trump undisclosed meeting

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 21:57
Earlier, Reuters, citing a White House official, said that Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin held a second meeting on the sidelines of the G20 summit after formal two-hour talks

Four children die in road accident in Russia’s Kursk region

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 21:53
According to preliminary reports, 13 more have been injured

BMW plans to sell at least 27,500 vehicles in Russia in 2017

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 21:15
Sales will depend strongly on recovery in the premium segment, acting Chief Executive Officer of BMW Group Russia Maximilian Kellner told TASS

Foreign Ministry says Antonov best possible choice for position of Russian ambassador

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 20:37
Six years of Anatoly Antonov's work in the capacity of a deputy defense minister make up an invaluable asset for his future activity in Washington, according to the Foreign Ministry

First aircraft for aerial distribution of chemicals to make inaugural flight at MAKS 2017

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 20:15
T-500 airplane will be used for pest control of forests, survey of industrial facilities, oil spill response and control of hydrometeorological phenomena

Media focus on Trump-Putin meeting at G20 aims to harm US president — diplomat

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 19:53
"Each of the leaders is free to socialize as he or she views appropriate," Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said

Russian official says meeting with Shannon ‘without results to feel proud of’

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 19:51
The setting up of the Ryabkov-Shannon format was one of the results of the visit to Moscow that the US Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, made in April

US sanctions not to be lifted even if Russia meets West’s demands — diplomat

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 19:25
"Senators and Congresspersons will find a million excuses for not lifting anything," Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said

First launch of Russia’s super-heavy carrier rocket scheduled for 2028

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 18:39
In Roscosmos’s estimates, the development of the super-heavy rocket and the construction of infrastructure for it at the Vostochny cosmodrome will cost $25 billion

Russia's Alrosa mined two large diamonds in Yakutia

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 18:22
The diamonds have the weight of almost 110 carats and over 75 carats

Putin puts digital economy on list of main goals of Russia's strategic development

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 17:59
Putin instructed the government to specify and approve sources and amounts of financing of the plans for the digital economy program until October 31, 2017

Russia toughens law for inciting children to suicide

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 17:46
The bill doubles the maximum penalty for inciting children to take their own lives from 8 to 15 years in jail

Russia toughens law for inciting children to suicide

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 17:46
The bill doubles the maximum penalty for inciting children to take their own lives from 8 to 15 years in jail

First flight of Il-112V rescheduled for 2018

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 17:43
The serial production of the military transport aircraft will start in 2019

Russian defense contractor to supply 12 fifth-generation fighters in pre-production batch

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 17:27
According to new data, the first stage of the aircraft’s trials is expected to be completed in 2018

Second Russian aid flight to deliver supplies to Yemen

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 17:25
The aid flight will deliver tents and products to civilians who suffered during the armed conflict

Russia to complete R&D work on 5th-generation fighter jet in 2019

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 17:19
It was reported earlier that the T-50 with the advanced (main) engine would perform its debut flight in the fourth quarter of 2017

Russia’s new Soyuz-5 rocket fit for tight competition on global space launch market

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 16:58
The first launch of the Soyuz-5 carrier rocket from the Baikonur spaceport is scheduled for 2022

Russia’s new Soyuz-5 rocket fit for tight competition on global space launch market

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 16:58
The first launch of the Soyuz-5 carrier rocket from the Baikonur spaceport is scheduled for 2022

Lavrov slams EU’s ‘absurd’ bid to tie better dialogue with Russia to fulfilling Minsk deal

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 16:39
Russia's top diplomat made this statement speaking at a meeting with EU foreign ministers and heads of the EU delegation to Russia

Russian Helicopters plans first commercial flight of Mi-171A2 helicopter in November

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 16:23
According to the head of the holding, the helicopter underwent a serious upgrade

Chinese warships to take part in celebrations to mark Russian Navy Day in St. Petersburg

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 16:10
According to preliminary data, a detachment of Chinese warships will arrive in St. Petersburg on July 28 and will be open for visitors during their stay there

Russian filmmaker: ‘We are witnessing a dictatorship of political correctness in Europe’

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 16:01
Andrey Konchalovsky is confident that the state has the right, if it shells out money, to influence the creative process

Spacecraft manufacturer says ISS costs $150 bln, 10% of which is paid by Russia

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 15:54
Russia uses 30% of the station’s potential, according to Energiya’s Deputy Director General Alexander Derechin

Russian vertical takeoff drone fit for Arctic operation

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 15:44
It will be capable of flying at a speed of no less than 650 km/hr at an altitude of 7,000-8,000 meters

Prominent Serbian filmmaker to study Crimea’s attractions for potential filming locations

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 15:37
Earlier reports said that Kusturica and his folk and rock band The No Smoking Orchestra will give a concert in Yalta, Crimea, on July 23

Defense lawyers ask Supreme Court to refer Nemtsov murder case for rehearing

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 15:20
On July 13, Moscow’s District Military Court found all five of the defendants guilty of Nemtsov’s murder and handed them 11-to 20-year sentences in a maximum-security penal colony

Russian hi-tech firm offers advanced reconnaissance drone for export

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 15:01
The Orion drone is capable of conducting air reconnaissance and giving target designation data

Free train tickets in Russia to be available for 2018 FIFA World Cup fans in winter

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 14:55
Russia is currently in full-swing preparations to host the 2018 FIFA World Cup

France ready to counter chemical weapons use in Syria in collaboration with Russia

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 14:36
According to the French Foreign Ministry, Paris is committed to a constructive dialogue with Moscow on the issue

Top 10 fashion icons of sports world

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 14:10
Sports Illustrated, one of the leading sports magazines in the world, released its second annual Fashionable 50 list

Russia’s new Soyuz-5 carrier rocket to fully replace Proton launchers by lift capacity

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 14:02
This will be achieved by installing a heavier Fregat acceleration unit on the Soyuz-5 carrier rocket

ESA to develop navigation system and drilling rig for Russia’s lunar mission

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 13:56
The test version of this equipment will be installed on the Luna-25 probe

Russian envoy expresses hope new OSCE chief will develop cooperation potential

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 13:37
Moscow will welcome efforts to expand the dialogue with the OSCE, which was developing successfully with former Secretary General Zannier

Russian filmmaker Konchalovsky compares Oscars to McDonald’s and suggests sanctioning it

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 13:10
Konchalovsky thinks that films that have been awarded an Oscar over the past years are a far cry from being masterpieces

ZTE Guides for 29.9% Gain in 6-Month Net Profit

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 12:40
Year-on-year increase powered by network infrastructure and mobile devices

Federation Council ratifies European Council’s convention on anti-terrorism financing

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 12:31
The document was signed on January 26, 2009, in the name of Russia

German Cabinet voices concern over ban on Jehovah’s Witnesses activities in Russia

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 12:21
Russia violates its international obligations, according to the German government

Russian lunar missions delayed over unprepared Baikonur spaceport infrastructure

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 12:12
It was reported earlier that three missions to the Earth’s natural satellite were scheduled aboard Soyuz carrier rockets in 2019-2021

Russia’s upper house ratifies protocol to agreement for deploying air group to Syria

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 12:04
The protocol states that the agreement will be valid for 49 years

Press review: Russia wants unconditional property return and Kiev's reply to Malorossiya

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 12:00
Top stories in the Russian press on Wednesday, July 19

Russia to offer MiG-35 planes at India’s tender for light fighter jets

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 11:42
The MiG-35 is Russia’s most advanced 4++ generation multipurpose fighter jet

Russia develops new scheme of manned flight to Moon

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 11:06
Previous reports said the Russian manned mission to the Moon envisaged the use of four Angara carrier rockets

Russian reporters visit rescued ancient Christian pilgrimage town in Syria

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 11:04
The risk of the city being shelled still exists, as the line of engagement between the Syrian army and militants is just 25 kilometers away

State Duma approves law on Russian naturalization oath

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 10:51
The very same law removes bars for Ukrainians wishing to receive Russian citizenship

Russian warships conduct military drills in White Sea

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 09:24
Anti-submarine combat group of the White Sea Naval Base has successfully completed defense exercises in the open sea

Russian Helicopters ready to design new amphibious helicopter for Defense Ministry

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 08:48
The Defense Ministry is particularly interested in the upgrading of the Mi-14 maritime multi-purpose amphibious helicopter

Pyongyang says destroying US bases in South Korea will be an easy task

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 07:59
Authors of the commentary warn that South Korean proxy forces which cooperate with the US "won’t be able to avoid punishment"

Chechen leader says human rights activists spread rumors on gay persecution for money

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 07:29
Media reports earlier stated that representatives of the LGBT community in Chechnya were allegedly persecuted

Trump blasts media reports on his ‘secret’ meeting with Putin

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 04:53
"The Fake News is becoming more and more dishonest! Even a dinner arranged for top 20 leaders in Germany is made to look sinister!" US President said

Brief Putin-Trump conversation at G20 cannot be called ‘second meeting’ - White House

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 04:17
"The insinuation that the White House has tried to 'hide' a second meeting is false, malicious and absurd," it said

US State Department voices concerns over ‘Little Russia’ project

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 03:00
Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said the idea of setting up a new state Malorossiya was a personal initiative of Alexander Zakharchenko, head of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic

Russian lawyer Veselnitskaya ready to testify before US Senate on meeting with Trump Jr

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 02:14
She added that she would address the Senate panel exclusively in the legal field, as the first thing she had to think about these days was her own security, her family’s security and her four children

Iran pledges to retaliate against new US sanctions

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 00:50
On Tuesday, the US administration blacklisted 18 individuals and entities supporting Iran’s ballistic missile program, Iran’s military purchases or the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps

Trump to nominate former Utah Gov as US ambassador to Russia

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 00:36
From 2009 through to 2011, Huntsman, 57 years old now, served as the U.S. ambassador to China during Barack Obama’s first term of office

Maduro vows to convene Venezuela’s Security Council amid US statements on sanctions

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 23:50
On Monday, US President Donald Trump announced that if Venezuela’s authorities convened a Constituent Assembly, Washington would take "strong and swift economic actions."

Russia worried over US’ attempts to call to question expediency of INF Treaty

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 23:29
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov stressed that Russia has never sought frustration of the treaty

Russia insists US must return its diplomatic property without any conditions

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 23:18
The issue of the return of Russian diplomatic property was in focus at Monday’s consultations in Washington between Ryabkov and his US counterpart Thomas Shannon

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