MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The impeachment of US President Donald Trump is not the Kremlin's business, and there is "next to none" truth in "scandalous" stories mentioning Russia's alleged role in the events, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Wednesday, as public hearings over the impeachment probe are starting.
Russia has committed substantial material, political and military resources in an effort to turn its Arctic territories into a major driver of economic growth, both through the exploitation of the region’s vast untapped natural resources, and the creation of a new Northern Sea Route for trade between Europe and Asia.
The Vector State Research Centre for Virology and Biotechnology in the Novosibirsk Region, one of the world’s leading institutions of its kind, has developed what it calls the EpiVacEbola and is ready to produce the first batch of 5,000 doses.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Russian satellite grouping has 23 operational satellites, with two in maintenance, one spare and one in a flight test phase. The satellites circle the Earth at an altitude of about 11,000 miles and ensure complete coverage of the surface and global signal availability.
TEL AVIV (Sputnik) – Russian national Alexei Burkov is being extradited from Israel to the United States, his lawyer, Mikhail Ironi, said.
Russian investigators continue to probe a gruesome murder that occurred earlier this week of a former female student from a prestigious St. Petersburg University identified as Anastasia Eshenko, 24, although the perpetrator, renowned history professor Oleg Sokolov, 63, has confessed to the crime.
Lawmakers agreed that to expect to take Russia’s exclave in the Baltic in a matter of two days would be a grave strategic mistake, adding that there would be grave consequences.
The object discovered by archaeologists apparently served to allow gamblers in 17th century Russia to indulge in their vice while avoiding the watchful eyes of the tsar’s men as gambling was outlawed back then.
Gorbachev became General Secretary of the Soviet Union in 1985, and served as the first and only president of the USSR between 1990 and 1991, after which the country ceased to exist.
VLADIVOSTOK (Sputnik) - The operation to release hundreds of marine animals from the so-called Russian whale jail, which began in the summer, is completed as environmental experts have released the last belugas into the wild in Russia's Far East, the Russian Federal Research Institute of Fisheries and Oceanography press service said on Sunday.
The disgraced professor, a prominent specialist in French history and re-enactor, has confessed to murdering his former student-turned-lover out of jealousy. No charges have been brought yet, but an aggravated murder conviction could carry a sentence of life imprisonment.
A presumably drunk man in his 60s was reportedly found on Saturday morning freezing in Saint-Petersburg's river Moika with a backpack containing some gruesome contents. The man was taken to a local hospital for hypothermia, and police quickly launched a criminal investigation after looking inside the bag.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is expected to visit Russia in connection with the opening of the TurkStream gas pipeline later this year, according to Turkish Ambassador Mehmet Samsar.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) has completed the first round of investments in a Russian developer and manufacturer of innovative Assisted Surgical Technologies (AST) robots, which may be included in the compulsory medical insurance system.
KHABAROVSK, Russia (Sputnik) – Russian national Denis Lisov who escaped Sweden with his three children and returned to Russia, arrived in his hometown, the Far Eastern city of Khabarovsk, a Sputnik correspondent reported on Saturday.
The document is a part of a bundle of declassified papers released by Russia’s atomic energy agency in the wake of the nation’s nuclear industry anniversary.
Russia has repeatedly refuted and debunked claims of attacking civilian targets in Syria, providing evidence that all targets belonged to terrorists, but the West continues to make the same allegations over and over again.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia will be ready to hand over to France the remains of Napoleon’s general discovered near Smolensk if the French side voices its desire, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Thursday.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov has commented on French President Emmanuel Macron's claim that NATO is experiencing "brain death", refusing to provide any estimate of the condition of the alliance.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russian President Vladimir Putin recently suggested setting up a "Great Russian Encyclopedia" as an alternative to the popular online encyclopaedia Wikipedia.