The USSR and then Russia on the one side and Japan on the other never signed a peace treaty after the end of the Second World War largely due to the unresolved issue of sovereignty over the Kuril Islands.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The absence of any reaction from the West to Ukrainian authorities’ unprecedented interference in church’s affairs indicates obvious political motives behind the creation of a new religious structure in Ukraine, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill said.
The Russian president took part in Orthodox Christmas celebrations overnight on Monday in his hometown of Saint Petersburg, attending a liturgy in the Spaso-Preobrazhensky Cathedral, where he was baptised as a child.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Patrol ship Pytlivy of Russia's Black Sea Fleet is monitoring actions of USS Fort McHenry that entered the Black Sea on January 6, the Russian Defence Ministry said on 7 January.
On 7 January, Christmas is celebrated by the Russian Orthodox Church, the Georgian, Jerusalem, Serbian churches, Athos monasteries, as well as the Eastern Catholic Church and Old Believers.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - A deputy chair at the Russian parliament’s foreign affairs committee slammed UK media for spinning lies about last year’s Salisbury poisoning to keep up the hype.
A few years ago a Russian company gave both men and women the chance to smell like a world leader, and it was none other than President Vladimir Putin.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The UK authorities are preparing for new attempts to confront and discredit the Sputnik news agency and RT broadcaster, which is shown by documents released by the Anonymous hacktivist group, a member of the Russian parliament's upper house's defence committee, Frants Klintsevich, told Sputnik on Saturday.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Over 20 countries applied for participation in the 2019 Spasskaya Tower International Military Music Festival, the Russian Defence Ministry said Saturday in a statement.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The planned visit by Dmitry Rogozin, the director general of the Russian state space corporation Roscosmos, to the United States may not just be postponed but cancelled, a source in the rocket and space industry has told Sputnik.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - David Whelan confirmed to Sputnik that his brother Paul, detained in Russia on spy charges, has four citizenships. David also refused to disclose what little information they have about the friend of Paul’s that was getting married in Moscow.
CHELYABINSK (Sputnik) - As many as 39 people have died after a section of a 10-storey apartment building partially collapsed in the Russian city of Magnitogorsk on December 31.
Russian Deputy Minister of Civil Defence Alexander Chupriyan said earlier in the day that about 2,000 cubic meters (70,629 cubic feet) of rubble have been removed during a rescue operation at the blast site in the Russian city of Magnitogorsk.
MAGNITOGORSK (Sputnik) - About 2,000 cubic meters (70,629 cubic feet) of rubble have been removed during a rescue operation at the blast site in the Russian city of Magnitogorsk, Alexander Chupriyan, the Russian deputy minister of civil defense, emergencies and disaster relief has said.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – US national Paul Whelan was detained during a "spy operation" in Moscow in late December on suspicion of espionage, according to the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB). On Thursday, a Moscow court ruled to arrest him on espionage charges.
NASA defended its invitation to Roscosmos Director-General Dmitry Rogozin to speak at the space agency’s Houston headquarters in early 2019 from detractors in Washington who say the sanctioned Russian official’s visit “sends the wrong message.”
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - A bus terminal in the Russian town of Rzhev, located in the Tver Region, was evacuated over a suspicious bag found there, the Tverigrad media outlet reported.
SIMFEROPOL (Sputnik) - More than 3.5 million vehicles have passed through the Crimean bridge since the opening of its road section in mid-May, the Federal Highway Administration Taman of the Russian Federal Road Agency said on Thursday.
A storm that was raging in the Baltic Sea has destroyed part of the promenade in the city of Svetlogorsk in Russian's Kaliningrad region, the head of Svetlogorsk municipal district Vladimir Bondarenko said on Facebook.
YEKATERINBURG (Sputnik) - The condition of all the injured people who have been hospitalized after a recent collapse of a residential building in the Russian city of Magnitogorsk is currently assessed as stable, the press service of the regional department of the Health Ministry said in a statement on Thursday.