MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Moscow City Court upheld Monday the decision on the arrest in absentia of Grigory Rodchenkov, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) informant and former head of the Moscow Anti-Doping Laboratory, who is accused of the illegal trafficking of potent substances, a Sputnik correspondent reported.
From mid-February to early March, Russian residents celebrate Maslenitsa, a traditional Russian folk holiday that symbolizes the end of winter. The festivities range from making pancakes to burning straw dolls. Here are most unusual Maslenitsa dolls burnt by Russians this year.
In light of the potential confrontation between a rapidly emerging China and still dominant America, Russia's role has acquired a new meaning, political scientist Andranik Migranyan writes for RIA Novosti. According to the academic, Russia is being subjected to attacks from the US since it covers China's rear.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Russian Foreign Ministry has summoned Ukraine's acting Charge d'Affaires Ruslan Nimchinsky over the attack on the building of the Russian foreign cooperation agency Rossotrudnichestvo in Kiev, the Foreign Ministry said Monday on its website.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a set of bills for the second stage of capital amnesty in 2018-2019, according to relevant laws published on the official legal information website.
Canadian CTV National News correspondent Peter Akman has added to already heightened tensions around the Olympic Athletes from Russia competing in Pyeongchang.
In early January, the TechCrunch website reported Telegram’s plans to launch its own blockchain, the “Telegram Open Network” (TON), platform and homegrown cryptocurrency.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Russian Investigative Committee is considering a terrorist attacks as one of possible versions of a deadly shooting in Russia’s Dagestan, the committee’s spokeswoman said Monday.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The nature of military conflicts has evolved significantly, with a potential high-tech enemy now having the ability conduct them simultaneously on the ground, in the air, at sea, in space as well as cyberspace, Col. Gen. Sergey Rudskoy, said.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Pilots of the Russian Navy's fleet air have practiced air-to-air refueling on Su-30SM multirole fighter jets for the first time, the Krasnaya Zvezda, the official newspaper of the Russian Defense Ministry, reported.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Margarita Simonyan, the editor-in-chief of the Sputnik news agency, on Monday responded with irony to the registration of RIA Global LLC, a US company producing content for the news agency, as a "foreign agent" under the US Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA).
Despite Western sanctions over the 2014 reunification of Crimea with Russia, the peninsula’s economy has seen rapid growth both in terms of economic output as well as investments. This has left the republic with ambitious goals for its future development.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The perpetrator of the deadly shooting in the town of Kizlyar in Russia’s Republic of Dagestan has been identified as a 22-year-old region’s resident Khalil Khalilov, Kizlyar’s administration said in a statement on Sunday.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The search operation at the site of the deadly An-148 plane crash in the Moscow Region has been completed, a spokesperson for the emergency response headquarters told Sputnik on Sunday.
On Sunday, a gunman in Russia's southern republic of Dagestan opened fire at people celebrating Maslenitsa, a traditional Russian folk holiday that symbolizes the end of winter and precedes the Great Lent for Orthodox Christians. As a result of the incident, five people, including the perpetrator, have been killed while five others were injured.
People in the city of Kizlyar in the southern Russian republic of Dagestan came under fire while returning from a church service amid the celebration of Maslenitsa, a traditional Russian folk holiday.
Russia’s top diplomat told media what kind of thoughts usually occupies his mind by the end of the day and how they help him sleep soundly.
A car burning dangerously out of control on a busy thoroughfare in Russia's St. Petersburg was extinguished after a pair of municipal workers rushed to help with their tractors. The incident was caught on video.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has expressed condolences over the crash of a passenger plane in Iran's Isfahan province, the Kremlin press service said Sunday.
Political discussions ahead of Russia’s Presidential election on March, 18th, got an unexpected boost from a provoking pro-voting ad from a regional creative team.
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