MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Russian automated tool of monitoring hazardous situations in near-Earth space will be given a new name of "Milky Way," the first deputy director of Russian space agency Roscosmos, Yury Urlichich, said on Tuesday.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Earlier in the day, the agency reported the discovery of an object at a depth of about 100 feet in the Sea of Okhotsk that is "presumably" a sunken vessel. Another trawler was expected to arrive at the scene to confirm the information with its radar equipment.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Earlier, Zelenskyy, during his visit to Poland, partially blamed the USSR for the outbreak of World War II, after Polish President Andrzej Duda.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Naama Issachar, an Israeli citizen sentenced to jail in Russia, earlier asked President Putin to pardon her, filing a corresponding request via the administration of the detention facility.
The Soviet Union launched a total of 33 satellites equipped with on-board nuclear power units between 1965 and 1988, in a bid to monitor NATO ships.
The US in December 2019 rushed counter-measures against the Russian-European gas pipeline, and although one contractor, Swiss-based Allseas Group S.A., suspended its work following the move, the pipeline will nonetheless be operational in 2021 at the latest, Russian President Vladimir Putin stated.
ST. PETERSBURG (Sputnik) - Earlier, Konstantin Kotov sent a complaint to the Constitutional Court asking to check Article 212.1 of the Russian Criminal Code, under which he had been convicted for violations during protests, for compliance with the Constitution.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The Russian Federal Service for the Oversight of Consumer Protection and Welfare (Rospotrebnadzor) has worked out a package of measures to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus in Russia.
The Israeli woman was found guilty of carrying small amounts of hashish in her backpack as she arrived in Russia for a transit flight back home. She recently filed an appeal for a pardon with the Russian president after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asked him to release the Israeli national.
Moscow previously stated that the man had been detained for trying to obtain classified data about Russian military resources.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Legal procedures are underway regarding the pardon petition by Israeli woman Naama Issachar, serving a prison term in Russia for drug trafficking, they are necessary for President Vladimir Putin to make a decision on the issue as soon as possible, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters Monday.
At least 80 people have died in China due to the deadly infection, with over 2,700 cases confirmed in the country. At the moment, medical authorities have placed several cities on lockdown, while numerous countries are introducing measures to stop the spread of the disease.
An aircraft from Russia's flagship carrier Aeroflot that left Khabarovsk earlier in the day was due to fly to Moscow but was forced to return to the departure airport after receiving a bomb threat.
Israeli President Reuven Rivlin and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu previously filed a plea for mercy from the Russian head of state to release the Israeli citizen. Putin, who has met with the mother of the detained woman, has stated that "everything is going to be fine".
YUZHNO-SAKHALINSK (Sputnik) - The incident took place near Cape Svobodny in Mordvinov Bay. About 600 ice fishing lovers got cut off from the shore because of an ice crack. Some of them left the ice floe on their own, while the rest were brought ashore by rescuers.
The new Austrian government, formed in January, previously stated in its programme there is a need for the gradual lifting of sanctions against Russia. Vienna also noted it would continue to promote direct ties with Moscow via the Sochi Dialogue.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Seven Chinese citizens have been transported from a hotel in northern Moscow to an infectious diseases hospital on suspicion of carrying an acute viral respiratory illness, a representative for the Russian capital's emergency services said on Saturday.
The coronavirus scare has put health officials around the globe on high alert, leaving cities and tourist sites shut down in China as well as extra measures being taken at international airports. In Russia, two universities are working on a vaccine against the deadly illness, which has left dozens dead and over a thousand infected around the world.
The 2015 world and European champion, Elizaveta Tuktamysheva, made headlines in 2018 after stripping down to lingerie during her gala performance at the Skate Canada Grand Prix. For some time now, there has been speculation that the 23-year-old figure skater may soon change to represent another country.
A young company in the Russian city of Kostroma has created BigBo, an all-terrain amphibious vehicle designed and engineered for active recreation, combining a stunning terrain-crossing capacity with a high level of comfort.