Well-known sports TV commentator Vladimir Pereturin dies aged 79

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A preliminary list of the wounded was made after the terror acts in the metro in St. Petersburg, APA reports quoting life.ru.

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Putin: Investigators will soon establish cause of St. Petersburg metro blast

03.04.2017 17:25 GMT

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Russian President Vladimir Putin expects that the investigators will soon find out the cause of Monday’s blast in St. Petersburg’s metro, APA reported citing TASS.

Twin blasts in St. Petersburg metro, 10 killed - PHOTOS

03.04.2017 16:57 GMT

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RIA Novosti reports about two blasts occured in the St. Petersburg metro - in the Sennaya Ploshchad and the Tekhnologichesky Institut stations.

Russia being forced to enter confrontation with NATO - Moscow

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Moscow is being forced to assume a confrontational stance in relations with NATO, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Friday, APA reports quoting sputniknews.

Russian Olympic chief urges to intensify national anti-doping work

31.03.2017 17:20 GMT

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Russia’s fight against the use of performance enhancing drugs in sports must not be of a claptrap nature, Alexander Zhukov, the president of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC), said on Friday.

Anti-Russian sanctions resulted in degradation of int'l relations, law - Putin

31.03.2017 00:34 GMT

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While the sanctions placed against Russia have led to the degradation of international relations and law, joint efforts on the part of both Moscow and the West can be made to improve the situation, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday, Sputnik reports.

Rosatom looks for partners in Turkey’s Akkuyu nuclear project

30.03.2017 14:44 GMT

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Russia plans $600 bln. investment for Arctic oil

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Putin beefs up number of troops in military to nearly 2 mln

29.03.2017 14:55 GMT

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Lavrov on how Azerbaijan helped Russia

29.03.2017 12:38 GMT

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"There are numerous examples of solidarity of foreign partners with the Russian people."

Tsunami warning issued as 6.6 quake shakes Russia's Far Eastern Kamchatka

29.03.2017 11:57 GMT

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Tsunami warning was issued after a strong earthquake hit off the coast of Russia's Far Eastern Region of Kamchatka, Russian Science Academy's geophysical survey reported.

EU's top court says Russia sanctions are valid

29.03.2017 09:01 GMT

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The European Court of Justice on Tuesday ruled that sanctions against Russia adopted by the European Council due to the crisis in Ukraine were valid.

Putin, Rouhani discuss Caspian Sea legal status

28.03.2017 19:17 GMT

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I discussed with the Russian president the issue related to the Caspian Sea legal status”, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said at a joint press conference following his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, APA’s Moscow correspondent reports.

Over 40% of Russia's industrial computers attacked in late 2016 - Kaspersky Lab

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Over 40 percent of Russian industrial computers protected by Kaspersky software faced cyberattacks in the second half of 2016, the Kaspersky Lab cybersecurity company said Tuesday.

Russia’s Central Bank chief: recovery of banking system to take 2-3 years

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The recovery of Russia’s banking system will take 2-3 years, the Russian Central Bank’s chief Elvira Nabiullina said.

Boris Johnson postpones his Moscow visit

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British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has postponed a conciliatory trip to Moscow in order to attend a rearranged meeting with Nato foreign ministers on Friday.

Iran-Russia ties positive for regional, global stability, security: Rouhani

27.03.2017 23:32 GMT

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says relations between the Islamic Republic and Russia are “growing,” stressing that their mutual ties will play an effective role in promoting regional and international stability and security, Press TV reported.

Russian opposition activist gets 15 days in jail

27.03.2017 16:43 GMT

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A Russian court has sentenced Russian opposition activist Aleksey Navalny to 15 days in jail for disobeying police during an unsanctioned rally on Sunday.

Russia detains hundreds in anti-corruption protests

27.03.2017 09:32 GMT

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Russian police have detained more than 500 people during protests against corruption across the country, local media reported on Sunday.

Russia destroys last remaining supplies of deadly chemical weapon soman

27.03.2017 09:00 GMT

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"As of today, Russia's supplies of the poisonous skin irritant mustard gas and the organophosphate soman have been completely destroyed."

Russia puts Armenian, born in Baku, on Interpol wanted list

25.03.2017 18:48 GMT

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Russian law enforcement agencies have put an Armenian, who was born in Baku, on Interpol’s wanted list, said a notice posted on Interpol’s website, AzVision.az reports.

Russian FM comments on 'sending of military convoy to Armenia through Georgia'

24.03.2017 21:10 GMT

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Russian Foreign Ministry commented on the reports on sending of military convoy to Armenia through Georgia.

Russia to pay off last Soviet debt

21.03.2017 21:13 GMT

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Russia will pay off an outstanding foreign debt of the Soviet Union in full by transferring $125.2 million to Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Russian Deputy Finance Minister Sergei Storchak said.

Russia says has no plans for new military bases in Syria

20.03.2017 23:19 GMT

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"There are no plans to deploy new Russian military bases on the territory of Syria."

Moscow prepares projects on southern Kurils in accordance with Russia’s laws

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"I will hand over this package today."

Russia cuts oil production by 160,000 barrels per day by mid-March

18.03.2017 09:34 GMT

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Russia reduced oil production by 160,000 barrels per day as of mid-March, Energy Minister Alexander Novak told reporters.

Russia’s Central Bank opens representative office in Beijing

16.03.2017 17:10 GMT

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The Bank of Russia has opened its first representative office in Beijing, TASS correspondent reported from the opening ceremony.

Russia to assist Armenia-Turkey talks – Lavrov

16.03.2017 14:12 GMT

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"I am convinced that Armenia and Turkey are able to resolve the current problems."

Putin to receive credentials from 18 new ambassadors to Russia

16.03.2017 09:30 GMT

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Russian President Vladimir Putin will receive on Thursday the credentials of 18 new foreign ambassadors to Russia, the Kremlin press service said.

Kremlin says Merkel’s visit to Moscow agreed

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s visit to Moscow has been agreed, Russian Presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov told TASS declining to announce the date of the visit.

Putin-Sargsyan meeting held in Moscow

15.03.2017 16:42 GMT

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Russian president Vladimir Putin met Armenian counterpart Serzh Sargsyan.

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