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    • A bundle of three Soviet RSD-10 missiles prepared for demolition at the Kapustin Yar launch site. The missiles were destroyed in accordance with the INF Treaty.
      Last update: 18:42 21.10.2018
      18:42 21.10.2018

      Italian, German Politicians Hope US, Russia May Renegotiate INF Treaty

      ST. PETERSBURG (Sputnik) - Gianmatteo Ferrari of Italy's Lega party expressed hope in comments to Sputnik that the United States and Russia may still rescue their Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, even after the US decision to pull out from it, to avert new threats to peace.

    • The fairing of the Ariane 5 launcher is lowered over the BepiColombo spacecraft stack.
      Last update: 19:14 19.10.2018
      19:14 19.10.2018

      ‘We Have a Lot of Open Questions About Mercury' - Project Scientist

      The European Space Agency's first mission to Mercury is set to blast off on Saturday. A UK-built spacecraft BepiColombo will be launched from the European spaceport in French Guyana and will reach its destination by 2025.

    • Augusto Ferrer-Dalmau in Aleppo
      Last update: 16:35 19.10.2018
      16:35 19.10.2018

      Spanish Battle Painter in Syria: 'With the Russian Army I Felt at Home' (PHOTOS)

      Augusto Ferrer-Dalmau Nieto arrived in Syria on September 29 with Russian soldiers. Instead of a rifle, the Spanish battle painter had a much more powerful weapon in his hands – a notebook where he made sketches that would later become a painting reflecting life in Aleppo.

    • An employee at the Kaspersky Lab office in Moscow
      Last update: 16:20 19.10.2018
      16:20 19.10.2018

      Kaspersky Lab CEO: 'Despite Issues in US, We’re Showing Growth in Other Regions'

      Eugene Kaspersky, a cybersecurity expert and the CEO of Kaspersky Lab, - one of Russia's leading cybersecurity companies, - has talked with Sputnik about the company's business activities amid pressure in the United States and the firm's long-term goals as well as the environment in the tech industry.

    • Russia's President Vladimir Putin, left, and India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi chat during the BRICS Summit at the Itamaraty Palace, in Brasilia, Brazil, Wednesday, July 16, 2014
      Last update: 13:26 16.10.2018
      13:26 16.10.2018

      Indian Expat Honcho Advocates SME Joint-Venture Model for Indo-Russia Trade

      Sammy Kotwani, the Honorary President of the Indian Business Alliance, say this is the best time for Indian and Russian small and medium enterprises to forge joint ventures to lend the required thrust to build bilateral trade, especially given the backdrop of unilateral US sanctions.

    • In this Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013 file photo, Tommy Robinson the former leader of EDL English Defence League group arrives for an appearance at Westminster Magistrates Court in London
      Last update: 17:37 12.10.2018
      17:37 12.10.2018

      Tommy Robinson on UK Establishment: They Want to Make Me a Pariah

      Sputnik’s Jon Gaunt sits down with special guest Tommy Robinson in a frank discussion over his recent battle with the UK establishment, the low down and the real facts about his ongoing court case, his torturous treatment while imprisoned, his ongoing battles with Islam in the UK and the way the main stream media misrepresents him.

    • Robot
      Last update: 13:58 12.10.2018
      13:58 12.10.2018

      Russian Scientist: Robots Will Never Be Able to Fully Replace Teachers

      What is the #EdCrunch University? What are its goals? Why do even school students need to learn to work with big data? Is it true the university teachers’ comfort zone does not include computers?

    • Brain
      Last update: 13:05 12.10.2018
      13:05 12.10.2018

      Exoskeletons and New Interfaces: Scientists Teach Computers to Read Minds

      The 20th Neuroinformatics International Conference on Artificial Neural Networks organized by the National Research Nuclear University MEPhI brought together major experts in the field of artificial neural networks, neurobiology and biophysics of systems.

    • KrioRus Facility
      Last update: 17:34 11.10.2018
      17:34 11.10.2018

      ‘Your Blood Will Freeze’: How Foreigners Seek Immortality in Russia

      - Do you even have frozen human heads? - We do, but you won’t be able to take a picture of them. This is more or less the conversation that took place on a regional train to Semkhoz station about 66 km from Moscow. Here, in a small street, there is an absolutely unremarkable house and a small industrial building with a crooked roof next to it.

    • Baccarat's Symphony of Lights Exhibition in Moscow
      Last update: 14:54 11.10.2018
      14:54 11.10.2018

      Baccarat CEO: Our Business in Russia is Beyond Politics

      Maison Baccarat, a renowned French manufacturer of fine crystal glassware, is celebrating the 10th anniversary since the opening of its first store in Russia with an exhibition of the legendary Zenith crystal chandeliers. Daniela Riccardi, the chief executive officer of Baccarat, has given an interview with Sputnik on the occasion.

    • The conflict between two branches of Russian power on September 21-October 4, 1993 led to the forcible cessation of the powers of the Russian Supreme Soviet, and was accompanied by armed clashes in the streets of Moscow
      Last update: 13:51 03.10.2018
      13:51 03.10.2018

      ‘People on Both Sides Were Shooting Crazily’: Canadian Journalist Recalls Russia’s 1993 Crisis

      This October marks the 25th anniversary of the 1993 Russian constitutional crisis, which began as a row between President Yeltsin and his opponents, leading to clashes and the shelling of the White House. Fred Weir, a Canadian journalist who covered the so-called “Black October” events in Moscow shared his experience with Sputnik.

    • Gurdeep Kaur Chawla
      Last update: 20:47 01.10.2018
      20:47 01.10.2018

      We Often Have to Get Into the Skin of Leaders - Diplomatic Interpreter

      Gurdeep Kaur Chawla, a diplomatic interpreter, shares her experiences of interpreting for Obama, Trump and Modi, in an exclusive interview with Sputnik.

    • Migrants walk on a platform of the railway station in Passau, southern Germany, to a special train to bring them to Duesseldof, western Germany, on November 3, 2015
      Last update: 11:39 30.09.2018
      11:39 30.09.2018

      Turkey & Germany Are Dependent on Each Other on Economic, Migrant Issues - Prof

      German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan have pledged to rebuild strained ties despite differences on civil rights and other issues. Jana Jabbour, a professor of political science and expert on Turkey and the Middle East, told Sputnik that Erdogan got all he wanted from his talks with Merkel.

    • Male, the capital of Maldives
      Last update: 15:47 25.09.2018
      15:47 25.09.2018

      Transfer of Power in Maldives May Not be Very Smooth - Former Indian Diplomat

      The defeat of pro-China Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom in the presidential elections in the Maldives has brought respite to India, which now hopes the new government will make efforts to recalibrate ties with India. However, a former Indian diplomat observes that there is no guarantee that the transfer of power in the Maldives will be a smooth one.

    • Indian medical staff at Ahmedabad Civil Hospital
      Last update: 13:41 24.09.2018
      13:41 24.09.2018

      India Rolls Out World's Biggest Public Health Insurance Scheme

      Indu Bhushan, CEO of India’s Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Abhiyan, also dubbed as "Modicare," says the ambitious scheme would not be a burden on the exchequer, as suggested by critics. The scheme is aimed at providing cashless health insurance to almost half of India’s population.

    • Nepalese former Maoist combatant parade. (File)
      Last update: 17:51 14.09.2018
      17:51 14.09.2018

      'Piecemeal Strategy is No Future of India-Nepal Relations' – Professor

      Nepal’s decision to pull out of the joint BIMSTEC military drill in Pune couldn’t have come at a worse time for India with the Nepali Army set to participate in a 12-day-long joint military exercise with China from September 17 in Chengdu.

    • Daffodils are placed by a police cordon backdropped by a tent covering the area where former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter were found critically ill following exposure to the Russian-developed nerve agent Novichok in Salisbury, England, Tuesday, March 13, 2018
      Last update: 21:03 13.09.2018
      21:03 13.09.2018

      Interview of Skripal Case Suspects Will Make No Change in UK Accusations - Activist

      Russian nationals Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov, suspected by the United Kingdom of involvement in the Skripal poisoning case, in exclusive interview with Sputnik, RT editor-in-chief revealed details on their trip in Salisbury. Alan Bailey, a political activist, in a written interview with Sputnik commented on the issue.

    • A man takes out Euro banknotes from an automated teller machine (ATM)
      Last update: 19:06 10.09.2018
      19:06 10.09.2018

      'Iris Scans Mean You Don't Need a Card or Pin to Use the ATM' - Scholar

      Iris scanning is the latest identification technology that will allow safer financial transactions, Dr. Leon Perlman, head of the Digital Financial Services Observatory at the Columbia Institute for Tele-Information told Sputnik. This and other new technologies were discussed at last week's AFI Global Policy Forum (GPF) held in Sochi, Russia.

    • US Senator of the Virginia State Richard Black attends a news conference in Damascus, Syria April 28, 2016.
      Last update: 10:40 10.09.2018
      10:40 10.09.2018

      Staged Gas Attacks and Washington's Shortcomings: US Senator Black Tells Sputnik About Syria Trip (EXCLUSIVE)

      US Senator Richard Black in an exclusive interview with Sputnik, revealed how the Syrian people see their president, what went wrong with the US policy in the Mideast and also expressed his admiration for the state of human rights in the country, as "Syria has the greatest women’s rights and the greatest religious freedoms of any Arab country."

    • Solar power station
      Last update: 18:22 07.09.2018
      18:22 07.09.2018

      Italy's Enel Energy Giant Believes in Russia's Innovation Potential, Resumes Cooperation

      BONN (Sputnik), Anastasia Levchenko - While the world is well on its way toward a low-carbon or even fossil-fuel-free reality, many people are still scared of introducing changes to their everyday lives and believe that green technologies, electric vehicles, and rooftop solar panels are from a futuristic movie or a very advanced city.