Email
Password
Remember meForgot password?
   

Russia News

Russia says Islamist rebel leader Kebekov 'neutralised'

Moscow - Russia said Monday the leader of the Islamist insurgency in the North Caucasus was killed in a special operation, and militants confirmed his death.

US starts training Ukrainians to fight pro-Russia forces

Yavoriv - US paratroopers on Monday began training Ukrainian government forces who will fight pro-Russian separatists in the east, angering Moscow as the deadly conflict rumbles on in the ex-Soviet country.

OSCE chief urges Ukraine rivals to seize 'good chance for peace'

Vilnius - The OSCE chief said Monday a truce was holding in a key village in eastern Ukraine and urged the warring sides to "embrace a good chance for peace" in the region.

Blacklisted Russian deputy PM angers Norway with Arctic visit

Oslo - Norway said Sunday it was angry that Russia's deputy prime minister visited its Arctic Svalbard archipelago this weekend even though he is banned from Norwegian territory over Russia's role in the Ukraine conflict.

France, Russia negotiating solution to frozen warship deal: Hollande

Paris - French President Francois Hollande said Sunday that negotiations with Moscow were under way to find a solution to a dispute over the sale of two Mistral warships, frozen over the Ukraine crisis.

Kiev lists Russian military units allegedly in Ukraine

Kiev - Ukraine's army chief of staff on Saturday listed for the first time some of the specific Russian military units alleged to be fighting against Kiev alongside pro-Moscow separatists in eastern Ukraine.

Lenin statues toppled in government-held east Ukraine

Kharkiv - Masked men have toppled several statues of the Soviet leader Lenin in eastern Ukraine, authorities said Saturday, in a fresh show of anti-Russian sentiment as Kiev battles pro-Moscow separatists.

Russian opposition parties link up ahead of 2016 polls

Moscow - The marginalised Russian opposition parties of slain Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov and arch Putin foe Alexei Navalny have announced they will form an alliance for legislative polls in 2016.

U.S. troops on Ukrainian soil could reignite fighting: Moscow

Moscow - Russia on Friday warned that the arrival of U.S. paratroopers in Ukraine to train its forces fighting pro-Russian rebels could reignite the conflict, leading to mass bloodshed.

Turkey stirs trouble with calendar clash on genocide day

Istanbul - Turkey is hosting commemorations for the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Gallipoli a day earlier than the actual start of fighting, drawing bitter accusations it is trying to overshadow ceremonies remembering the massacres of Armenians by Ottoman fo...

Museum or memory lane? Kiev mulls memorial to Maidan victims

Kiev - Confident and cheery in priestly black robes, 21-year-old seminarian Oleg is on duty in the small wooden chapel built a year ago above the Maidan, the scene of deadly protests in Kiev last year that shaped Ukraine's history.

Sweden raises defence budget amid Russia concerns

Stockholm - Sweden will raise defence spending by 10.2 billion kronor (1.09 billion euros, $1.18 billion) for the period 2016 to 2020, the government said Friday amid concerns over Russia's military resurgence.

Hollande to meet Putin in Armenia on April 24: President's office

Paris - French President Francois Hollande will meet his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin during a visit to Armenia on April 24, a source in his office said on Friday.

US troops in Ukraine to train forces fighting pro-Russia rebels

Kiev - Hundreds of US paratroopers have arrived in Ukraine to train its forces fighting pro-Russian rebels, the US army said Friday, a move Moscow warned could "destabilise" the war-torn ex-Soviet country.

Dutch team finds more remains at Ukraine MH17 crash site

Den Haag - Dutch investigators have recovered more body parts at the MH17 plane crash site in Ukraine after searching a location that was previously inaccessible, the Netherlands announced on Thursday.

Russian defence chiefs blame U.S. for global security risks

Moscow - Top Russian defence officials lashed out at the United States Thursday, accusing it of undermining global security by funding revolutions and expanding NATO in a bid to contain Russia.

Russian police raid offices of Putin critic Khodorkovsky

Moscow - Armed police on Thursday raided the office of a Russian rights group led by exiled Vladimir Putin critic Mikhail Khodorkovsky, during the president's marathon annual phone-in session.

Resurgent Russia worries Finns, but NATO not an option

Helsinki - After 25 years of tranquil post Cold War relations, Finns are once again worried about the threat posed by their resurgent eastern neighbour Russia, though they remain firmly opposed to joining NATO.

Pro-Russia journalist gunned down in Ukraine

Kiev - A pro-Russian journalist was shot dead in Ukraine's capital Thursday, leading Kiev to brand the latest murders of pro-Moscow figures an enemy "provocation".

Ukraine resort town crumbles under frontline shells

Ukraine - A year ago, the building housed a children's seaside camp, but now a two-metre blast hole gapes in its whitewashed wall.

Russia to build own space station by 2023, says Putin

Moscow - Russia plans to build its own orbiting space station by 2023, President Vladimir Putin said Thursday during a marathon call-in session with the nation."By 2023, we plan to create our own national space station in orbit," Putin said.

Putin admits Russia forcibly imposed Soviet model on E.Europe

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday admitted that the Soviet Union sought to "forcibly" impose the Soviet model on Eastern Europe after World War II.

Putin dismisses France's non-delivery of warships

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that France's refusal to deliver two Mistral-class helicopter carriers to Moscow over the Ukraine crisis would not affect its defence capabilities.

Another ally of Ukraine ex-president Yanukovych found dead

Kiev - A former Ukraine deputy was shot dead in Kiev Wednesday, the fourth ally of ousted pro-Moscow ex-president Viktor Yanukovych to die in suspicious circumstances in the past two months.

Army unmoved as Ukraine villagers plead for guns to go

Berdyansk - Reduced to drinking rainwater, their houses rattled by artillery blasts despite a ceasefire, villagers on the frontline of Ukraine's eastern conflict are pleading for the forces to withdraw.

Russia trawler sinks off Canary Islands

Madrid - A Russian trawler that had been accused of illegal fishing sank near the Canary Islands on Wednesday, without causing casualties, Spanish rescuers said.

Russia sanctions only lifted when truce respected: G7

Berlin - Russia can expect international sanctions against it to be lifted only when it complies with the terms of a ceasefire with Ukraine, foreign ministers from the Group of Seven said on Wednesday.

Russia pulls Hollywood film set in Stalin era

Moscow - Russia on Wednesday cancelled the release of a Hollywood thriller set in the Stalin era on grounds it distorts history and would be shown as the country celebrates the Soviet Union's victory over Nazi Germany in WWII.

Dutch to renew search for body parts, debris at MH17 crash site

Den Haag - Dutch and international investigators will renew their search for body parts and debris at the MH17 plane crash site in restive eastern Ukraine, including at a location previously considered unsafe, the team's chief announced Wednesday.

Pro-Putin bikers' WWII victory ride a 'provocation': Poland

Varsovia - Poland's prime minister on Wednesday criticised a fiercely nationalistic Russian biker gang's plans to ride through Europe to celebrate the Soviet Union's victory over Nazi Germany in World War II.
  1 2 3 4 5 6 ... 114 Next»

Set up a news alert for

Russia


Russia Image

Walking through the tree-lined city park was like stepping into Narnia
Walking through the tree-lined city park was like stepping into Narnia
Norilsk Nickel  Russia
Norilsk Nickel, Russia
The ice garden at the Samara Opera House
The ice garden at the Samara Opera House
Russian designed S-300 anti-aircraft battery
Russian designed S-300 anti-aircraft battery
Ria Novosti Military News
Russia s Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Moscow
Russia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Moscow
pixelhut
Vladimir Putin
Vladimir Putin
President of Russia website
Pope Francis meets Russia s President Vladimir Putin during a private audience at the Vatican  Novem...
Pope Francis meets Russia's President Vladimir Putin during a private audience at the Vatican, November 25, 2013
With permission by Reuters / Osservatore Romano
Russian dancers perform before the official Sambo fight. [Photo: Zhenyu Li]
Russian dancers perform before the official Sambo fight. [Photo: Zhenyu Li]
Vladimir Putin
Vladimir Putin
President of Russia website
The author in front of the famous Russian Aurora warship.
The author in front of the famous Russian Aurora warship.
Plosky Tolbachik volcano erupting in Russia  December 2012.
Plosky Tolbachik volcano erupting in Russia, December 2012.
YouTube
Pro-Russia separatists control the streets of Luhansk in eastern Ukraine in photo from June.
Pro-Russia separatists control the streets of Luhansk in eastern Ukraine in photo from June.
Qypchak/Wikimedia Commons
Views of Sveti Stefan are desired by Russians
Views of Sveti Stefan are desired by Russians
Steffan42
Happier times for mother of seven Svetlana Davydova  who has been imprisoned on suspicion of treason...
Happier times for mother of seven Svetlana Davydova, who has been imprisoned on suspicion of treason in Russia.
Family photo via change.org
US Secretary of State John Kerry talks with NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen before the ...
US Secretary of State John Kerry talks with NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen before the start of a ministerial meeting in Brussels last year.
US State Department
Construction for the 2014 Winter Olympics is faced with formidable natural hurdles as attempts are b...
Construction for the 2014 Winter Olympics is faced with formidable natural hurdles as attempts are being made to meet deadlines.
mr Wood / flickr
Edward Snowden speaks at the 2013 Sam Adams Award dinner in Moscow.
Edward Snowden speaks at the 2013 Sam Adams Award dinner in Moscow.
YouTube
Inside my train that originated from Uzbekistan and took me from Samara to Moscow in the spring
Inside my train that originated from Uzbekistan and took me from Samara to Moscow in the spring
Five Russian daredevils climb Europe s tallest building in Moscow.
Five Russian daredevils climb Europe's tallest building in Moscow.
Showyourself
The street art of Nomerz in Ekaterinberg  Russia.   Mostr
The street art of Nomerz in Ekaterinberg, Russia. "Mostr"
YouTube