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Russian businessman plans to build sailplane to fly around the globe nonstop in 5 days

12 min 25 sec ago
This would be a world record in the range, duration and altitude of a flight, according to Viktor Vekselberg

Rosneft plans to pay first interim dividends in late 2017

45 min 41 sec ago
In accordance with the dividend policy of the company, dividend payments will be made twice a year

Terrorists in Syria may get chemical weapons from Libya, Iraq — Russian diplomat

57 min 19 sec ago
"Terrorists in Syria do have chemical weapons and our Western partners are well aware of that," Mikhail Ulyanov said

US not ready yet to restart arms control dialog, Russian expert says

1 hour 4 min ago
"Almost all middle-ranking and high-ranking officers of the Department of State with the rarest exception have been sacked," the expert said

Court recognizes Russia’s Sports Ministry as affected party in WADA whistleblower case

1 hour 13 min ago
Russia’s Sports Ministry is preparing to file a lawsuit, an investigator said in the court

Chechen leader says 16 militants killed in republic this year, more than 50 detained

1 hour 22 min ago
The general crime solving rate in Chechnya is growing and makes up at the moment more than 97%, Ramzan Kadyrov said

Elephant, giraffe and wildcats found among Muscovites’ house pets

2 hours 14 min ago
A decision should be made on whether to issue a ban on keeping wild animals in apartments or prohibit only certain kinds of animals, a Russian lawmaker states

Putin calls for setting apart real anti-corruption crusaders from political show-offs

3 hours 28 min ago
Th Russian president intends to continue the fight against corruption

Moscow court turns down Jehovah’s Witnesses bid to fight Justice Ministry’s ban

3 hours 53 min ago
On April 20, Russia’s Supreme Court declared Jehovah’s Witnesses to be an extremist organization

Russian runner Mayorova suspended for four years

4 hours 4 min ago
The Swiss-based Court of Arbitration for Sport found Albina Mayorova guilty of taking banned performance enhancing drugs

Foreign policy chief says EU ready to return to strategic partnership with Russia

4 hours 16 min ago
The European Union is ready to explore all possible fields of cooperation, Federica Mogherini said

Moscow’s human rights chief vows to do her utmost to return jailed pilot to Russia

4 hours 17 min ago
The ombudswoman reassured Konstantin Yaroshenko’s wife that this high-profile case is under close control

Russian diplomat warns about possible provocations near Damascus

4 hours 32 min ago
Moscow doesn’t rule out further provocations with the use of chemical weapons in Syria

Kremlin eager to know Denmark’s reasons to accuse Russia of cyberattacks

4 hours 49 min ago
The Kremlin spokesman also said that he did not have information on any diplomatic notes received from Denmark concerning this issue

Putin's spokesman says Kremlin never had any aversion to Macron

4 hours 50 min ago
Emmanuel Macron was declared winner in the first round of the presidential election in France, scoring 23.75%

Kremlin says it’s necessary to create atmosphere of intolerance to corruption

5 hours 18 min ago
"I think in this sense we have travelled a good way, although this is on-going, open-ended work," the Kremlin spokesman said

PM Medvedev believes it is possible to reach 2% growth of Russia’s GDP in 2017

5 hours 53 min ago
Medvedev also said that there will be two new territories of advanced development in Russia

Armenia remembers 1915 genocide victims

6 hours 33 min ago
"The revival of the Armenian people has become a reality thanks to the descendants of those who survived the genocide," Armenia's President Serzh Sargsyan said

Russia’s seaborne air defense system to receive three types of missiles

6 hours 53 min ago
Russia’s seaborne missile complex will be fitted out with three types of missiles unified with the S-350 Vityaz ground-based air defense system

Attorney says no attempts from Trump administration to contact Snowden

7 hours 2 min ago
In the United States, Snowden is charged under two articles of the spying law

WWII Berlin offensive operation staged in Moscow

7 hours 24 min ago
The audience saw performed tank fights, aviation duels, as well as infantry clashes

Testing of Russian air defense system Vityaz to be completed by 2017

7 hours 30 min ago
Radar and control systems have been tested in full

Moscow interested in restoring ties with EU

8 hours 10 min ago
The Russian top diplomat says Moscow calls on the EU to focus on actual security threats instead of imaginary ones

Russia ready to build up friendly relations with France — Kremlin

8 hours 15 min ago
Leader of the En Marche! movement Emmanuel Macron has won the first round of the presidential election in France, scoring 23.75%

Poll shows most Russians support cancellation of Eurovision broadcast

8 hours 30 min ago
The Russians’ response to the decision to cancel the broadcast of the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest is predictable, experts say

Erdogan hopes to discuss contract on S-400 missile systems with Putin

8 hours 57 min ago
Turkey’s defense minister said earlier 'the work on S-400 reached a final stage'

Press review: Le Pen-Macron duel and Western-style populism in Russia

9 hours 27 min ago
Top stories in the Russian press on Monday, 24

LPR hands over body of observer killed in land mine blast to OSCE

10 hours 22 min ago
On April 23, an OSCE SMM car struck a mine in Lugansk People’s Republic

How Arctic residents adapt to global warming

10 hours 29 min ago
Russian scientists have found marine plants, which got adopted to living without light and studied whether the global warming threatens the Arctic’s nature

Two Murmansk airports to be renovated to improve Arctic transport infrastructure

11 hours 7 min ago
The owner will invest in the Murmansk airport’s modernization about $4.9 million within next five years

Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen to face each other in runoff

11 hours 48 min ago
Emmanuel Macron was declared winner, scoring 23.75% , his opponent, Marine Le Pen, received 21.53% of the vote.

Danish defense minister accuses Russians of hacking into his staff’s emails

12 hours 12 min ago
The paper blames the alleged cyberattacks on the APT28 hacker group, also known as Fancy Bear

PROFILE: Emmanuel Macron poised to become France’s youngest president

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 23:44
"I want to be your president," he told his supporters after early results of the first round of the French presidential vote were made public

Macron wins first round of French presidential vote with 23.75% — final results

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 23:25
In the runoff, he will face the far-right candidate, Marine Le Pen, who received 21.53%

North Korea resumes nuclear test preparations — South Korean paper

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 22:56
The most likely period for the nuclear test is between April 25 and May 9

US urges Moscow to help ensure OSCE probe into blast of observer mission’s car

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 22:12
Washington "urges Russia to use its influence" in the self-proclaimed Ukrainian republics to allow an OSCE to conduct a probe

Swedish think tank SIPRI puts Russia in world’s top three biggest defense spenders

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 21:35
The US topped the chart with 2016 military spending estimated at $611 billion, nearly three times the level of China with $215 billion

Ukraine reconciliation meeting in Minsk postponed over OSCE car blast

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 20:21
The event will be postponed indefinitely

With nearly all ballots counted, Macron leads French presidential race

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 20:15
During the May 7 runoff, Macron is expected to face far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen, who currently scores 21.58%

Some 6.9 million people vote for Le Pen, a record for her party

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 19:13
The vote count in France's 2017 presidential vote is about to be over, with 40 million ballots already counted

Macron announces his victory in first round of French presidential vote

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 18:29
He described the vote as a milestone in France’s political history

Macron leads French presidential race with 23.54% — Interior Ministry

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 18:07
The Interior Ministry estimates the turnout to be at about 70%

Le Pen unlikely to repeat Trump’s scenario at France’s runoff election — Russian expert

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 17:21
It can be said with a high degree of probability that Le Pen will not be able to win in the second round of voting, "simply because her electorate accounts for about 25%", the expert said

Pollsters anticipate Macron’s victory in runoff of French presidential vote

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 17:00
Ipsos pollster says Macron can count on 62% of the vote in the runoff voting, while National Front leader Marine Le Pen can score 38%

Le Pen gets 23.6%, Macron - 22.8% after 28 mln votes counted — Interior Ministry

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 16:58
The figures are based on the results of the ballot count in small settlements and towns and are expected to be significantly revised once the results of vote in major cities becomes known

Preliminary results of French polls reveal defeat of two leading parties

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 15:49
The ruling Socialist Party and the biggest opposition center-right Republicans failed to make it into the runoff

Macron, Le Pen lead in first round of French election — TV

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 14:33
The runoff voting is scheduled for May 7

Russian Foreign Ministry slams OSCE car incident in Donbass as 'provocation'

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 12:41
The ministry has described deadly incident with an OSCE SMM car as a provocation aimed at breaking down the settlement process in Donbass

Macron winning presidential polls among French living in US, Canada — TV

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 12:12
According to RTBF, Macron is scoring 45.35% in North America

Contact Group to discuss incident with OSCE car in Donbass

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 11:28
The DPR has called on Kiev to refrain from speculations on the incident with an OSCE SMM car

French nationals in Moscow expect presidential polls to bring changes to their country

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 11:01
The situation around the French embassy in central Moscow is calm, with no queues of those willing to cast their votes

Israeli police says Tel Aviv attack was terrorist act

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 10:15
The attack continued a wave of terrorist acts that began in September 2015

Kazakh foreign minister, Qatari emir discuss possible expansion of Astana process

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 09:34
The sides discussed the international agenda, including the situation in Syria

French presidential hopefuls cast ballots in first round of election

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 08:52
On April 23, French citizens are voting to elect their next president

OSCE staff member dies in car blast in Donbass — LPR militia

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 06:55
Patrols of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission drove on a mine in Donbas, one died, another injured

Presidential hopeful Emmanuel Macron has to line up to vote

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 05:26
The electorate welcomed the candidate warmly, Macron shook hands and looked very content

First candidates cast ballots at presidential election in France

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 04:26
First preliminary results may be announced before midnight

Live blog: French presidential election 2017

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 01:57
French citizens are voting in the first round of presidential elections

Kourou spaceport in French Guiana likely to resume work on Monday - agency

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 00:56
France Presse reported that three planned space launches, disrupted earlier by mass strikes in French Guiana, were rescheduled for other dates, possibly for May and June

US President Trump "to be insistent" on financing border wall with Mexico - media

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 00:15
The future of Mexican-US relations has been uncertain after Trump was elected president

Russian goalie Bobrovsky among three candidates for NHL’s prestigious Vezina Trophy

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 20:32
Besides Bobrovsky, the two other candidates are Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby and Carey Price of the Montreal Canadiens

Russia offers Switzerland to sign agreement on customs collaboration

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 17:51
As the incumbent chairperson of the Council of the World Customs Organization, he took part in a conference of the organization’s Europe region, held in Vienna from April 19 through April 21

Russian soldier’s killer mentally unstable - Armenia’s Investigative Committee

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 17:48
"The preliminary investigation has established that the suspect has mental health problems," the investigators said

Sculpture to US president Franklin D. Roosevelt unveiled in Crimea

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 16:11
The portrait sculpture to Roosevelt was installed on the street named after him

‘No danger’ for Novaya Gazeta journalists — Chechnya’s head

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 14:54
Novaya Gazeta published an article which referred to some alleged abductions and possible killings of Chechen residents over their non-traditional sexual orientations or on suspicion of being gay

Sharapova to face Vinci in comeback match at Porsche Stuttgart Grand Prix

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 14:48
Sharapova, the five-time Grand Slam champion was handed a wildcard into the event

Russia’s Defense Ministry confirms Russian soldier’s death in Armenia

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 12:50
The Southern Military District’s command are investigating the case alongside Armenian police, the Russian Southern Military District’s press service said

Russian soldier killed in Armenia’s Gyumri - police

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 12:25
Russian soldier was assaulted with a bladed article

Russia reports 14 ceasefire violations in Syria over 24 hours

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 11:52
Turkey’s representation reported 13 violations of the nationwide ceasefire

Roosevelt wanted to buy a piece of Crimea in final days of World War II

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 10:27
Crimea unveils bust of FDR remembering closer ties between Moscow and US during world’s darkest days

FC Zenit St Petersburg 2-0 FC Ural in first official match at renovated stadium

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 10:25
Defender Branislav Ivanovi·(86th minute) and midfielder Yoahn Mollo (90th minute) scored the goals

Two bandits from IS gang killed in Stavropol territory

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 08:12
One of them was trained at IS camps and came to Russia for organizing terrorist attacks

Cygnus spacecraft approaches ISS

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 06:34
An Atlas-5 rocket carrying Cygnus spacecraft blasted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, towards the ISS on April 18

Russian aircraft carrier The Admiral Kuznetsov to be equipped with Kalibr missile system

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 06:31
During the modernization, all the electric-mechanical part will be repaired

OSCE Secretary General Lamberto Zannier to visit Moscow April 24-27

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 06:31
Lamberto Zannier will meet with CSTO officials, and will participate in the VI Moscow International Security Conference at the invitation of Russia's defence minister

Modernization of The Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier to begin September

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 06:28
Cost is 40 billion rubles

Russia, Japan developing 20 joint projects - newspaper

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 00:37
As reported earlier Mitsui & Co agreed to buy 10% in R-Pharm with potential extension of the share to 20%

Tillerson reiterates support for OPCW’s investigative mechanism in phone call with Lavrov

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 00:34
Earlier on Friday a State Department spokesperson told TASS that Washington sees no point in the formation of a new mechanism to investigate the alleged chemical attacks in Syria

Chris Pratt receives Walk of Fame star in Hollywood

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 23:08
"Guardians of the Galaxy" and "Jurassic World" have turned the actor into one of the world’s most bankable action stars and sex symbols

Russian investigators say Fri attack on FSB office in Far East not linked to terrorism

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 20:50
Svetlana Petrenko also said the data available to the investigators indicated that the young man, who carried out the attack at the FSB parlor in Khabarovsk was an adept of neo-Nazi theories

Man shoots dead 2 people in FSB parlor in Khabarovsk, criminal case opened

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 20:49
The attacker was eliminated and his identity was established, a spokesperson for the FSB’s public relations center told TASS

Arrest of Seleznev de facto kidnapped is unlawful - Russian embassy in U.S.

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 20:47
Roman Seleznev was detained at the international airport of the Republic of Maldives on July 5, 2014

Onexim Group to begin commercial operations at large copper/molybdenum deposit in 2021

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 20:46
Experts say the deposit contains 4.2 million tonnes of copper, 114,700 tonnes of molybdenum125.7 tonnes of gold, and 794.7 tons of silver

Russian army official says media mistook exercise for pooling units along Korean border

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 20:45
A number of Russian and international media said on Friday Russia was ostensibly building up the strength of its units on the border with the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

No need for new investigative mechanism to analyze chemical attacks - State Department

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 20:43
Syria and Russia "agreed to the creation of these mechanisms in 2014 and 2015, the UN Security Council, including Russia, then unanimously renewed the JIM’s mandate for another year in November 2016"

Warning on possible suspension of chartered flight btw Russia, Turkey unlimited

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 16:03
The federal service sent out a telegram at the beginning of this month wherein it warned of a possible suspension of chartered flights to Turkey for political reasons

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