Washington has consistently objected to NATO-member Turkey acquiring the Russian-made S-400 missile systems, claiming they were incompatible with security standards of the alliance and might compromise the operations of the new US fifth-generation F-35 fighter jets.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia has decided to postpone the summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), it could be held closer to the fall, a high-ranking source familiar with the organization of the event said.
The traditional parade on 9 May was previously delayed amid the coronavirus pandemic, as Russia introduced self-isolation measures to curb the outbreak of the disease.
The legislation, introduced by the Chinese government and is yet to be voted on, suggests to make treason and sedition laws stricter, banning any activities that could potentially "split the country".
An Mi-8 helicopter made a crash landing at Anadyr Airport in Russia's Far East. As a result, all four crew members lost their lives. According to preliminary reports, the incident occurred due to a technical malfunction.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Russian Investigative Committee said on Tuesday it was launching a criminal probe into violation of rules of flights or preparations for flights after the catastrophe involving the Mi-8 military helicopter.
VLADIVOSTOK (Sputnik) - A Mi-8 helicopter has made a hard landing at Anadyr Airport in Russia's Far East, a law enforcement source said.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Tests of Russia's Project 09852 nuclear submarine Belgorod, which will be the first experimental carrier of Poseidon nuclear-powered underwater drones, will last until the end of 2021, a defenсe industry source said.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Moscow's Khamovniki district court on Monday ordered the detention until 23 July of a man who barricaded himself with hostages in a bank on Saturday, spokesman Irakli Sokhadze said.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The transfer of data received by the countries participating in the Open Skies Treaty to third countries that are not parties to it will be a gross violation of the "letter and spirit" of the treaty, and this must be ruled out, Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Grushko said.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The website of the United Russia party was subjected to a so-called distributed denial-of-service attack (DDoS) upon launching the remote primary electoral contest to choose party candidates at the upcoming regional elections in September, the deputy secretary of the party's General Council, Sergei Perminov, said on Monday.
The spokesperson for the president announced that his COVID-19 test had returned positive on 12 May and said that he had been taken to hospital. His spouse Tatyana Navka also tested positive for the coronavirus.
Former US Marine Paul Whelan has been held by the Russian authorities for nearly 17 months after he was arrested in Moscow in 2018 because of a flash drive in his possession that contained classified information.
The first alleged videos of the firefight have started emerging online and suggest that the perpetrators were armed with pistols, possibly non-lethal ones, as well as rifles.
In the past, POTUS has repeatedly stressed that he has taken the toughest stance on Russia of all presidents in US history amid allegations of a conspiracy between his campaign and Moscow – which later turned out to be baseless.
In an ongoing row over withdrawing from arms control agreements, the US has announced that it will be leaving the Open Skies Treaty, which allowed parties to carry out flights over each other's territories and monitor the deployment of troops in order to build mutual trust.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov on Saturday rejected as ludicrous the allegation by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that Moscow used the Open Skies Treaty to target critical infrastructure in the United States and Europe.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The number of Russians approving of President Vladimir Putin’s performance has been hovering above 60 percent, the head of the Russian Public Opinion Research Center (VTsIOM) told Sputnik on Saturday.
Interest in the metal has been growing recently in light of the pandemic as one of the safest and most resilient assets for investors. Russia, however, started to build up its reserves long before the crisis emerged.
A hostage situation is underway at a bank at Zemlyanoy Val St. in central Moscow, with numerous police and emergency teams responding, a representative of the city's emergency services said.