Russian President Vladimir Putin, who is in China on an official visit, and the leader of the People's Republic of China, Xi Jinping, arrived in Tianjin on a high-speed train.
The 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia is set to get underway later this month, with teams first battling it out in the group stages to progress to the next rounds. Teams with good odds to win the tournament include Spain, Brazil, Germany, Argentina, France and Belgium.
Ambassador Steve Davies Ugbah says his daughter told him that Moscow is safer than the US.
The House of Commons has released a new report on the preparations of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) for the World Cup championship in Russia.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Russian Defense Ministry called allegations about the "interception" of a Russian missile ship by Ukraine's An-26 military transport aircraft in the Black Sea grotesque.
Armin Wolf recently joined the circle of foreign journalists who sit down one-on-one with the Russian president after speaking with Putin ahead of the latter’s latest visit to Austria. One of the most prominent Austrian interviewers explained how Putin makes life hard for interviewers.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russian national Alexander Vinnik, arrested in Greece at the request of the United States, has been put on the international wanted list over embezzling 750 million rubles ($11.9 million) in Russia, the relevant decision has been made by the Russian Interior Ministry, a source familiar with the situation told Sputnik.
Here is something England football fans might find very useful when they follow their national team across Russia during the World Cup tournament this June.
The annual live Q&A session of the Russian president wasn’t all that serious and restrained. President Putin, anchors and online commentators had moments to relax, have a good laugh and get personal. Sputnik has gathered the gems from this year’s session, which lasted more than four hours.
During his Q&A session with Russian citizens, President Vladimir Putin offered his insight into various important political and economic matters.
The 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia is set to kick off on June 14, with the host team playing Saudi Arabia in its first group stage match.
Russian President Vladimir Putin will answer a large number of questions from citizens, public figures and media representatives. The Q&A session has been held annually since 2001 and will be broadcasted live. According to the event’s organizers, This year, some 1.5 million calls and messages with questions have been received for the "Direct Line".
Russian universities have recorded consistent improvements in the latest edition of the world’s most-consulted international university rankings, offering a testament to the growing global competitiveness of the nation’s higher education system.
Russia and Japan need to establish a land visa-free regime on the disputed Kuril Islands, apart from the existing exemption on the sea, in order to let joint economic activities develop, Muneo Suzuki, head of the Hokkaido-based New Party Daichi and an unofficial adviser to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Russian affairs, told Sputnik.
A number of British media outlets have published numerous articles about "dangers for football fans" traveling to Russia for the 2018 World Cup. The Russian Foreign Ministry has called the articles an organized anti-Russian campaign.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Dozens of organizations and experts have come together to launch a new online portal that tracks what they call Russian 'disinformation' campaigns around the globe, the Atlantic Council said in a press release on Wednesday.
Russian President Vladimir Putin, in an interview with the China Media Group, has expressed confidence that common sense would prevail in the policies of the western states and that anti-Russia sanctions would gradually be lifted, leading to the normalization of relations with all partners, including the United States.
Russia, as a country respecting the principles of international law and interests of its partners, will pay serious attention to the state's representation on the international arena and respect for its own interests, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in an interview with the China Media Group.
The military capacity of the countries of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) is a tremendous force, which aims to ensure the necessary conditions for the comprehensive and multidimensional cooperation between the countries rather than to start a confrontation with someone, Vladimir Putin said in an interview with the China Media Group.
Russian Armed Forces in the Arctic have begun receiving upgraded T-80BVM tanks, dubbed “jet tanks,” to protect the country’s northernmost regions.
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