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Moscow metro to train first female drivers

Moscow - The Moscow subway system will train women to run trains next year, following labour law changes that opens up several professions to them.

Two dead as Russian carrier fire extinguished

Moscow - Emergency workers and sailors have extinguished a blaze on the Russian navy's only aircraft carrier that has killed two people, the navy said Friday.The fire on board the flagship Admiral Kuznetsov started on Thursday.

Russian channel pulls Ukrainian comedy after one day

Moscow - A Russian TV channel that broadcast a popular Ukrainian comedy series starring actor-turned-president Volodymyr Zelensky on Thursday cancelled the show, after just one evening.

One dead in fire on Russia's sole aircraft carrier

Moscow - A naval serviceman died and an officer was missing Thursday after Russia's only aircraft carrier caught fire in an Arctic shipyard, the latest accident to raise concern over the future of the navy flagship.

Russia's only aircraft carrier on fire in port: news agencies

Moscow - A fire broke out Thursday on Russia's only aircraft carrier as it underwent repairs in an Artic shipyard, Russian news agencies reported, with at least one worker reported missing.

Russia to expel two German diplomats in tit-for-tat move

Moscow - Russia said Thursday it was expelling two German diplomats, in a tit-for-tat move after Berlin ejected two Russians over the killing of a former Chechen commander in a Berlin park.

Putin leads tributes as ex-Moscow mayor Yury Luzhkov dies

Moscow - Former Moscow mayor Yury Luzhkov, a political heavyweight who transformed Russia's capital but was dogged by corruption claims, has died aged 83.

Russian court sentences 11 for Saint Petersburg bombing

Sanktpeterburg - A Russian court on Tuesday sentenced 11 people to terms including life in prison after finding them guilty of a deadly bomb attack on the Saint Petersburg metro in 2017.

Putin vs Zelensky: two very different presidents face off

Moscow - When Vladimir Putin and Volodymyr Zelensky meet on Monday it will be an encounter between two very different presidents -- one an establishment strongman with years of experience, the other a neophyte rebel learning the ropes.

Russia hands anti-Putin blogger surprise suspended sentence

Moscow - Russia on Friday handed an unusually lenient three-year suspended sentence to a student convicted of making calls for extremism on a video blog condemning President Vladimir Putin.

Russia 'preparing' Lavrov visit to Washington next week

Moscow - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is preparing to visit Washington next week, a spokeswoman said Friday, which would be the first time since a controversial 2017 meeting with US President Donald Trump, "The meeting is being prepared" for December ...

Putin and Zelensky in first talks to revive Ukraine peace efforts

Moscow - The leaders of Russia and Ukraine will meet on Monday for talks on the conflict in east Ukraine, in what could be a step forward in ending Europe's only active war.

Putin seeks rapid renewal of key nuclear deal with US

Moscow - Russia's President Vladimir Putin on Thursday said Moscow seeks to renew the nuclear New Start treaty, a key remaining US-Russian arms treaty, before the end of the year.

Off the radar: Russian TV ignores PM wife's plane scandal

Moscow - Russians posted plane emojis and angry comments on Thursday as journalists and TV stars interviewing Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev failed to raise explosive claims over his wife's use of a private jet.

Doping casts shadow over Putin's hopes for sporting prestige

Moscow - A proposed four-year doping ban on Russian athletes would deal a huge new blow to President Vladimir Putin's efforts to use sport to boost the country's prestige and his own reputation.

Abused Russian sisters who killed father face murder trial

Moscow - Investigators said Tuesday that two sisters who killed their father after years of abuse should face murder charges, in a case highlighting Russia's dire record on domestic violence.

Abused Russian sisters who killed father face murder charge

Moscow - Investigators said Tuesday that two sisters who killed their father after years of abuse should face murder charges in a case highlighting Russia's dire record on domestic violence.

Putin, Xi launch 'historic' Russian gas pipeline to China

Moscow - Russia and China on Monday launched a giant gas pipeline linking the countries for the first time, one of three major projects aimed at cementing Moscow's role as the world's top gas exporter.

Russia and China complete first road bridge between the countries

The cost of the project was $295 million. The bridge is 1,080 meters long, 540 meters in each country. The bridge is to be launched in April next year and should be open for passenger traffic in the middle of 2021.

Apple says to 'carefully' examine Crimea map controversy

Moscow - Apple said on Saturday it was going to "carefully" examine its controversial decision to show the annexed Crimea peninsula as part of Russia on maps and weather apps which has caused an outcry in Ukraine.
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