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    • MiG plant in Lukhovitsy. (File)
      Last update: 02:20 12.12.2017
      02:20 12.12.2017

      Bulgaria Offers Russia’s MiG Corp Contract to Repair 15 Aircraft for $49Mln

      Bulgaria’s Defense Ministry offered Russian Aircraft Corporation MiG a four-year contract worth $49 million for maintenance of 15 Mikoyan MiG-29 fighter jets, Russian media reported Monday.

    • World Cup 2018
      Last update: 21:20 11.12.2017
      21:20 11.12.2017

      Bavaria's Former Head: Russia 'Will Be Good Host' of 2018 FIFA World Cup

      As Russian athletes are increasingly coming under pressure amid the doping scandal and the recent IOC decision on Russia's participation in the 2018 Olympic Games, Bavaria's former Minister President Dr. Edmund Stoiber shared his view on the upcoming 2018 World Cup in Russia and the issue of "politics and sports" in an interview with Sputnik.

    • Mikoyan MiG-29 jet fighter aircraft
      Last update: 19:35 11.12.2017
      19:35 11.12.2017

      Analyst on Report of Russian Arms Sales: Moscow Sets the Trend

      Russia's global arms sales have grown by 3.8 percent in 2016, according to research by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). Speaking to Radio Sputnik, Russian military analyst Andrei Koshkin opined that the defeat of Daesh by the Russo-Syrian coalition contributed to the country's success in the global arms market.

    • National Research Nuclear University MEPhI
      Last update: 18:14 11.12.2017
      18:14 11.12.2017

      World on Threshold of New Physics

      The National Research Nuclear University is one of the most recognized Russian universities, founded in 1942.

    • Chechnya's regional leader Ramzan Kadyrov lifts weight in a gym as he visits the Chechen State University in Chechnya's provincial capital Grozny, Russia, Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016
      Last update: 16:22 11.12.2017
      16:22 11.12.2017

      Chechen Leader Accepts MMA Fighter's Challenge, Goes Hardcore in the Gym (VIDEO)

      How many people can you hold while doing a plank exercise? Challenged by Russian mixed martial artist Alexander Emelianenko, Ramzan Kadyrov proved to be an unbeaten plank guru, as he lifts four men with a total weight of a whopping 291 kilos!

    • Robot
      Last update: 21:49 10.12.2017
      21:49 10.12.2017

      WATCH Robots Rap Battle in Russia (VIDEO)

      The future is here and robots are pulling an Eminem, engaging in rap competitions. There was no winner, but several Russian media outlets said that robot Alan Tim v2 had gained the upper hand.

    • The Moscow Metro
      Last update: 17:27 10.12.2017
      17:27 10.12.2017

      Bunkers, Dinosaurs and Magic: Mysteries of the Moscow Metro

      It is no secret that the Moscow Metro is the most impressive and splendid subway in the world. But it also keeps mysteries of several epochs. Let’s unravel its enigmas!

    • Tokens of the virtual currency Bitcoin are seen placed on a monitor that displays binary digits in this illustration picture, December 8, 2017
      Last update: 16:25 10.12.2017
      16:25 10.12.2017

      Bitcoin 'Will Burst When There is No New Money to Feed It' - Analyst

      With Bitcoin having lost a fifth of its value in a single day after earlier surging by more than 40 percent, Leonid Delitsin, a leading analyst at the investment holding company "FINAM," told Radio Sputnik that Bitcoin is actually a bubble waiting to burst.

    • A B1-B bomber drops live bombs at the Nevada Test and Training Range
      Last update: 02:28 10.12.2017
      02:28 10.12.2017

      ‘Black Hole of Confrontation’: China Seeks Diplomacy in DPRK, with Moscow's Help

      An assessment of the possibility of war - including the use of nuclear weapons - between North Korea and the United States has been described as a “strong and vicious cycle of confrontation,” according to remarks made by China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi.

    • The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation building in Moscow
      Last update: 19:36 09.12.2017
      19:36 09.12.2017

      US Allegations of Russia Violating INF Treaty Absolutely Unfounded – Moscow

      The INF treaty, which prohibits the development, deployment and testing of ground-launched ballistic or cruise missiles with ranges between 300 and 3,400 miles, celebrated its 30th anniversary on December 8.

    • Computer cluster opens at Siberian Supercomputer Center
      Last update: 13:33 08.12.2017
      13:33 08.12.2017

      Siemens and SPbPU Launch Supercomputer for Artificial Intelligence Systems

      The German electronics powerhouse Siemens has recently opened a unique scientific and research laboratory, Industrial Systems of Artificial Intelligence, at Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU). In addition, the university has signed an agreement on launching a strategic partnership with Siemens.

    • U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov attend a bilateral meeting during a ministerial council of OSCE Foreign Ministers in Vienna, Austria, December 7, 2017
      Last update: 08:30 08.12.2017
      08:30 08.12.2017

      Lavrov, Tillerson Discuss Syria, Ukraine, North Korea, Recruitment of Journalists by US

      The Foreign Minister of Russia and the US Secretary of State discussed a number of topics during their meeting at the OSCE summit in Vienna. The main topics of their discussions were Ukraine, Syria and North Korea.

    • Business magnate George Soros arrives to speak at the Open Russia Club in London, Britain June 20, 2016.
      Last update: 19:14 07.12.2017
      19:14 07.12.2017

      Failed Prediction: Three Major Mistakes in George Soros' 2017 Russia Prognosis

      George Soros' 2016 gloomy prediction of Russia's economic collapse and the government's political bankruptcy in 2017 has not come true, Ivan Danilov, a Russian economist and author of the popular political blog Crimson Alter wrote for RIA Novosti, explaining what lies behind the magnate's miscalculation.

    • Mikoyan MiG-29SMT jet fighter aircraft
      Last update: 09:10 07.12.2017
      09:10 07.12.2017

      Russian MiG-29SMT Fighters Have Already Proven Themselves in Syria's Skies - UAC

      The MiG-29SMT is a modern modification of the fourth-generation fighter aircraft of the Russian Air Force. The aircraft is equipped with an additional fuel tank and a system of refueling in the air, which significantly expanded its combat radius.

    • Russia's President Vladimir Putin arrives to chair a meeting of the Pobeda (Victory) Organising Committee at the Kremlin in Moscow on April 20, 2017
      Last update: 08:30 07.12.2017
      08:30 07.12.2017

      President Vladimir Putin's Highlights in Office

      Vladimir Putin entered politics at the national level in 1999, when he became first deputy prime minister, then acting prime minister, and ultimately prime minister. Russia’s first president, Boris Yeltsin, announced his resignation during his 2000 New Year address, shifting his responsibilities until the next presidential election onto Putin.

    • Russia Today
      Last update: 03:55 07.12.2017
      03:55 07.12.2017

      Activist: Dodgy Steele Dossier Meant to ‘Build Up Venom’ Against Russia

      Analysts speaking to Radio Sputnik have elaborated on the double standard that exists in Capitol Hill politics when it comes to the dirty word of “Russia.”

    • Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow
      Last update: 00:21 07.12.2017
      00:21 07.12.2017

      Russian, US Orthodox Churches' Contacts May Benefit Bilateral Relations

      Head of the Russian Orthodox Church (ROC), Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, said at a meeting with the Orthodox Church in America (OCA) leader Metropolitan Tikhon of America and Canada on Wednesday that bilateral relations between the Russian and American Orthodox Churches remain at a high level and continue to develop.

    • Olympic Park in Pyeongchang
      Last update: 00:08 07.12.2017
      00:08 07.12.2017

      ‘A Kangaroo Court’: Expert Weighs in on Russia’s Olympics Ban

      The International Olympic Committee has banned Russia from the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea, though ‘clean’ Russian athletes will be able to compete at the games under a neutral flag. Radio Sputnik discussed what’s behind the IOC's decision with Jon Hellevig, a business consultant and economic and political observer from Finland.

    • President Putin chairs meeting on army modernization
      Last update: 22:04 06.12.2017
      22:04 06.12.2017

      Top 5 Facts You Have to Know About Vladimir Putin

      The Russian presidential election is expected to take place on March 18, 2018, and Vladimir Putin has announced that he's going to be standing for reelection. Let's have a look at the most interesting facts about Russia's president.

    • Anastasia Knyazeva
      Last update: 18:53 06.12.2017
      18:53 06.12.2017

      World's Prettiest Girl: Russia's Nastya 'Does not Like Dolls but Adores Ponies' (PHOTOS)

      What's the secret to collecting over 570,000 subscribers to your Instagram account? Well, being the most beautiful child in the world certainly won't hurt your chances.