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Russia hosts new talks in search of Karabakh truce

Moscow - Russia hosted the foreign ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan for separate talks this week as world powers seek to step up hitherto failed efforts to agree a lasting truce to halt fighting over Nagorno-Karabakh.

US, Russia edge back towards talks on nuclear arms pact

Moscow - Russia and the United States on Tuesday were edging closer to breaking an impasse in long-running talks aimed at extending a landmark nuclear arms deal, due to expire within months.

US shoots down Putin proposal for one-year New START extension

Moscow - Russia and the United States on Friday were at a new impasse over the last major nuclear arms reduction accord, with the United States calling President Vladimir Putin's proposal for an unconditional one-year extension a non-starter.

Moscow withdraws from MH17 talks with Netherlands, Australia

Moscow - Russia said Thursday it would withdraw from consultations with the Netherlands and Australia over the MH17 flight shot down over Ukraine in 2014, complaining of "vicious" attempts to pin blame on Moscow.

Kamchatka marine life death caused by algae: Russian scientist

Moscow - The mass death of sea creatures in Russia's Kamchatka region was caused by toxins from microalgae rather than man-made pollution, a senior Russian scientist said on Monday, citing preliminary findings of an investigation.

Russia reports record virus cases but shuns new restrictions

Moscow - Russia registered its highest-ever number of new coronavirus infections on Friday after officials warned that tight restrictions could be put back in place if people continued to flout restrictions.

Russia contains spread of arms depot fire

Moscow - Hundreds of Russian servicemen on Thursday contained a blaze at an arms depot that left 16 injured and damaged houses in the area, the defence ministry said.

US and Russia making progress in New START talks

President Trump's envoy for arms control, Marshal Bllingslea said in a tweet that a meeting Monday brought important progress towards achieving a new nuclear arms agreement between the US and Russia.

Russia evacuates thousands as munitions explode in fire

Moscow - Russia on Wednesday evacuated more than 2,000 people from nearby villages after a wildfire set off explosions at a munitions depot in the Ryazan region southeast of Moscow, officials said.

Belarus opposition leader on Russia's wanted list

Moscow - Belarusian opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya has been placed on Russia's wanted list, the country's interior ministry said Wednesday.

Kremlin says Navalny charges against Putin 'unacceptable'

Moscow - The Kremlin on Thursday accused opposition leader Alexei Navalny of working with the CIA and making "groundless and unacceptable statements" after he claimed President Vladimir Putin had orchestrated his poisoning with Novichok.

Russia jails Gulag historian for 13 years on sex charge

Moscow - A Russian court on Tuesday sentenced a respected Gulag historian, Yury Dmitriyev, to 13 years in prison on a controversial child sex charge.

Putin proposes election non-interference pact with US

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed Friday concluding a pact with Washington against interfering in one another's elections and internal affairs, just weeks before the US hosts a divisive presidential vote.

Older Muscovites told to stay indoors as virus resurges

Moscow - Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin on Friday ordered older people to stay at home and recommended employers ramp up remote working, after a spike in virus infections.

Moscow mayor orders elderly to stay home as virus rebounds

Moscow - Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin on Friday ordered the elderly to stay at home and recommended employers allow home working after the Russian capital saw a sharp rise in virus cases.

Russia's season of war games unites West-weary allies

Moscow - President Vladimir Putin will on Friday oversee massive military exercises as Russia stages a series of drills with China and other allies amid fresh tensions with the West.

In Siberia forests, climate change stokes 'zombie fires'

Shipunovo - Equipped with a shovel, Grigory Kuksin lifts and turns smouldering earth in the marshy clearing of a sprawling Siberian forest.

Navalny says Novichok found 'in and on' his body

Moscow - Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny said Monday that Western laboratories had found traces of a Novichok nerve agent in and on his body and demanded that Moscow return his clothes.

Trump wants to force Russian concessions on nuclear treaty

Trump hopes for a foreign policy victory before he faces the presidential election in November. Trump is trying to force nuclear concessions on Russia as part of extending the New START treaty that expires next February..

Navalny posts photo of himself walking, describes recovery

Moscow - Russia's leading opposition politician Alexei Navalny announced on Saturday he could now walk with a "tremble", and gave the first detailed account of his recovery nearly a month after being poisoned with Novichok nerve agent.
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