Sputnik International - Breaking News & Analysis - Radio, Photos, Videos, Infographicshttps://sputniknews.comSputnik is a major new media brand with modern multimedia centers in dozens of countries. Sputnik is uniquely positioned as a provider of alternative news content and as a radio broadcaster. Offering a fuller picture of the world with a truly diverse range of views, Sputnik tells the untold.enSputnik International - Breaking News & Analysis - Radio, Photos, Videos, InfographicsRussian Improved Missile Alert System Almost Complete - Aerospace Forceshttps://sputniknews.com/military/201902161072492228-russia-missile-alert/https://sputniknews.com/military/201902161072492228-russia-missile-alert/https://sputniknews.com/asia/201902151072468633-Google-Accidentally-Reveals-Locations-Taiwan-Missile-Sites/https://sputniknews.com/us/201902141072399177-us-intensifies-sabotage-iran-missiles/https://sputniknews.com/science/201902141072430806-us-coyotes-kalibr-missiles-russia/https://sputniknews.com/military/201811241070090053-russia-s-300-drills/3Sat, 16 Feb 2019 21:45:00 +0300MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia has completed reconfiguring its land-based missile attack warning system and has patched up all gaps left after the collapse of the Soviet Union, Igor Morozov, deputy chief of the Russian Aerospace Forces, said Saturday.articleMilitary & IntelligenceWATCH Terrifying Moment Ceiling in St Petersburg University Building Comes Downhttps://sputniknews.com/russia/201902161072490253-building-collapse-moment/https://sputniknews.com/russia/201902161072490253-building-collapse-moment/3Sat, 16 Feb 2019 19:54:00 +0300A partial collapse a five-storey structure at St Petersburg's ITMO University in Russia has not left anyone dead or seriously injured, a representative of the district administration told Sputnik on Saturday.articleRussiaOver 80 Evacuated as 3 Floors of St Petersburg University Building Collapsehttps://sputniknews.com/russia/201902161072488871-st-petersbug-floors-collapse/https://sputniknews.com/russia/201902161072488871-st-petersbug-floors-collapse/3Sat, 16 Feb 2019 18:27:00 +0300According to Russian emergency services, over 60 people were evacuated after an incident where the fifth to second floors collapsed.articleRussiaMoscow Court Rules to Arrest US Businessman for 2 Months in $37Mln Fraud Casehttps://sputniknews.com/russia/201902161072487520-us-businessman-baring-vostok-calvey/https://sputniknews.com/russia/201902161072487520-us-businessman-baring-vostok-calvey/https://sputniknews.com/russia/201902161072477152-russia-calvey-baring-vostok-detention-investors/https://sputniknews.com/europe/201901251071803349-finland-foreign-ministry-scam/https://sputniknews.com/africa/201901061071249560-credit-suisse-minister-arrested-mozambique/https://sputniknews.com/asia/201812311071128461-bangladesh-elecetions-new-vote/https://sputniknews.com/europe/201901251071803349-finland-foreign-ministry-scam/3Sat, 16 Feb 2019 17:34:00 +0300MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Basmanny Court in Moscow decided on Saturday to place US businessman, founder of the company Baring Vostok, Michael Calvey into custody for two months over the Bank Vostochny fraud case, a Sputnik correspondent reported.articleRussiaRussia Wants to Understand What Mandate NATO Seeking in Arctichttps://sputniknews.com/world/201902161072486886-russia-us-nato-arctic-lavrov/https://sputniknews.com/world/201902161072486886-russia-us-nato-arctic-lavrov/https://sputniknews.com/military/201902131072370759-norway-russia-radar-mock-attack-claims/https://sputniknews.com/russia/201902111072305342-polar-bears-invasion/https://sputniknews.com/europe/201902101072285710-arctic-region-us-apache-helicopters/https://sputniknews.com/analysis/201901301071972486-global-warming-arctic/https://sputniknews.com/science/201901201071644441-russia-weather-forecast-satellite-launch/3Sat, 16 Feb 2019 16:52:00 +0300MUNICH (Sputnik) - Russia notes NATO military build-up in the Arctic and wants to figure out what mandate the alliance is seeking to get in the region, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Saturday.articleWorldPresidency of EU Council Supports Increasing NATO Presence in Black Seahttps://sputniknews.com/europe/201902161072485598-romania-eu-russia-ukraine-black-sea/https://sputniknews.com/europe/201902161072485598-romania-eu-russia-ukraine-black-sea/https://sputniknews.com/world/201902141072413848-stoltenberg-press-conference/https://sputniknews.com/videoclub/201902011072039997-black-sea-hitler-fleet/https://sputniknews.com/europe/201901281071896881-uss-cook-security-operation/https://sputniknews.com/world/201901231071753295-india-board-vessel-black-sea-fire/https://sputniknews.com/military/201901071071275179-uss-fort-mchenry-black-sea/3Sat, 16 Feb 2019 15:47:00 +0300BRUSSELS (Sputnik) – The Romanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union advocates an increase in NATO's presence in the Black Sea, Romanian President Klaus Iohannis said on Saturday.articleEuropeMoscow Court Detains Baring Vostok Founder on Suspicions of Investment Fraudhttps://sputniknews.com/russia/201902161072477152-russia-calvey-baring-vostok-detention-investors/https://sputniknews.com/russia/201902161072477152-russia-calvey-baring-vostok-detention-investors/https://sputniknews.com/business/201808081067053363-russia-sanctions-investors-demand/https://sputniknews.com/business/201805261064829600-russia-foreign-business-law-sanctions/https://sputniknews.com/world/201805151064460634-china-market-sanctions/https://sputniknews.com/russia/201804211063773114-foreign-investors-interested-russia/https://sputniknews.com/business/201803171062620902-uk-russia-investors-stock-eurobonds/https://sputniknews.com/analysis/201803081062340210-india-russia-trade-target/https://sputniknews.com/business/201609251045683751-appetite-russian-market/https://sputniknews.com/business/201805251064807170-macron-russia-investment/3Sat, 16 Feb 2019 06:45:00 +0300MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The founder of Baring Vostok Capital Partners, US national Michael Calvey, and five other people were detained in Moscow over suspected large-scale fraud, according to the records of a Moscow court.articleRussiaFitch Keeps Russia's Issuer Default Rating Unchanged at 'BBB-'https://sputniknews.com/russia/201902161072474795-fitch-keeps-russia-issuer-default-rating-unchanged-bbb-/https://sputniknews.com/russia/201902161072474795-fitch-keeps-russia-issuer-default-rating-unchanged-bbb-/https://sputniknews.com/latam/201711041058805648-fitch-downgrades-venezuela-default/https://sputniknews.com/business/201709231057627648-fitch-upgrades-russia-positive/https://sputniknews.com/business/201708311056940968-fitch-venezuela-downgrade-default/https://sputniknews.com/world/201708071056255365-global-gdp-fitch/https://sputniknews.com/business/201808171067285907-russia-fitch-economy-sanctions-resilient/3Sat, 16 Feb 2019 03:02:18 +0300MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Fitch Ratings said it maintained Russia's issuer default credit rating at BBB- with a positive outlook, citing the country's strong balance sheet and progress in strengthening its economic policy framework.articleRussiaBlack Snow Falls From Sky in Russia’s Siberia (VIDEO)https://sputniknews.com/russia/201902161072473971-black-snow-russia-kemerovo/https://sputniknews.com/russia/201902161072473971-black-snow-russia-kemerovo/https://sputniknews.com/videoclub/201902101072293809-owls-winter-hunt/https://sputniknews.com/videoclub/201902031072065725-golden-retriever-snow-ball/https://sputniknews.com/columnists/201902011072035142-snowflakes-real-problem-us/https://sputniknews.com/russia/201901271071865752-moscow-snow-storm-aftermath/https://sputniknews.com/europe/201901111071398146-german-army-rescue-avalanche/https://sputniknews.com/videoclub/201901101071329750-golden-retriever-snow/3Sat, 16 Feb 2019 02:22:00 +0300The incident was apparently caused by a coal refinery malfunction.articleRussiaThis Judo Stunner Floors Russia's Vladimir Putin (PHOTOS)https://sputniknews.com/russia/201902151072468233-judo-stunner-russia-putin/https://sputniknews.com/russia/201902151072468233-judo-stunner-russia-putin/https://sputniknews.com/russia/201902151072455096-putin-injury-peskov/https://sputniknews.com/russia/201902151072442977-putin-injured-training-judo/https://sputniknews.com/asia/201902151072435646-india-blast-russia-putin-condolences/https://sputniknews.com/europe/201902131072381037-brussels-spy-alert-reaction/3Fri, 15 Feb 2019 21:53:00 +0300Natalia regularly meets Putin on the judo mats during training sessions and eagerly practises her professional stunts on him, saying that the president is well-prepared, both physically and technically, for this.articleRussiaNorwegian Firm Seeks $17Mln in Damages Over Pressure to Spy on Russia – Reportshttps://sputniknews.com/europe/201902151072466607-norway-russia-spying/https://sputniknews.com/europe/201902151072466607-norway-russia-spying/https://sputniknews.com/military/201902131072370759-norway-russia-radar-mock-attack-claims/https://sputniknews.com/world/201902111072316164-norway-russia-china-intelligence/https://sputniknews.com/world/201902041072113907-nato-norway-defence/https://sputniknews.com/europe/201902011072043150-russia-norway-spying/https://sputniknews.com/military/201902131072370759-norway-russia-radar-mock-attack-claims/3Fri, 15 Feb 2019 20:50:00 +0300MURMANSK (Sputnik) - Norwegian cement maker Olen Betong is seeking an equivalent of $17 million in damages from the government, which it claims tried to force staff to spy on Russia, the TV2 news channel reported.articleEuropeWashington's Decision on Quitting INF Treaty is Premature - Ex-Envoy to Russiahttps://sputniknews.com/world/201902151072463057-us-russia-ambassador/https://sputniknews.com/world/201902151072463057-us-russia-ambassador/https://sputniknews.com/europe/201902131072376532-nato-stoltenberg-speech/https://sputniknews.com/russia/201902131072367523-usa-russia-gorbachev-inf-talks/https://sputniknews.com/world/201902121072338053-stoltenberg-press-conference/https://sputniknews.com/world/201902121072335989-germany-inf-treaty/https://sputniknews.com/europe/201902131072376532-nato-stoltenberg-speech/3Fri, 15 Feb 2019 19:12:00 +0300MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The decision of US President Donald Trump's administration to suspend and potentially leave the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty was "premature," they should have continued negotiating, Michael McFaul, former US ambassador to Russia, told Sputnik on Friday.articleWorldNetizens Mock Report Blaming Russian Trolls for Measles Outbreakhttps://sputniknews.com/viral/201902151072463084-russia-measles-outbreak-trolls/https://sputniknews.com/viral/201902151072463084-russia-measles-outbreak-trolls/3Fri, 15 Feb 2019 18:55:00 +0300Several researchers told Radio Free Europe that the Russians are at it again: this time social media trolls and bots, who were accused of meddling in the 2016 US presidential election, are being blamed for a measles outbreak in Europe.articleViralPutin Plays Hockey With Belarus President Despite Injuryhttps://sputniknews.com/russia/201902151072455096-putin-injury-peskov/https://sputniknews.com/russia/201902151072455096-putin-injury-peskov/https://sputniknews.com/europe/201902131072381037-brussels-spy-alert-reaction/https://sputniknews.com/asia/201902151072435646-india-blast-russia-putin-condolences/https://sputniknews.com/world/201902071072198431-hillary-clinton-inf/https://sputniknews.com/world/201805251064808189-putin-spief-address-sanctions-crisis/3Fri, 15 Feb 2019 15:25:00 +0300On Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin received a minor injury in Sochi, Russia, when he joined the state national judo team for training and had a sparring session with gold medalist Beslan Mudranov.articleRussiaGorbachev: Soviet Party, People Supported Troop Withdrawal From Afghanistanhttps://sputniknews.com/russia/201902151072451663-gorbachev-soviet-army/https://sputniknews.com/russia/201902151072451663-gorbachev-soviet-army/https://sputniknews.com/russia/201812011070305827-gorbachev-late-bush-cold-war/https://sputniknews.com/russia/201811091069641698-usa-russia-inf-treaty-gorbachev-cold-war-prevention/https://sputniknews.com/us/201810261069230893-us-russia-inf-treaty-gorbachev/3Fri, 15 Feb 2019 13:49:00 +0300MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The decision to withdraw Soviet troops from Afghanistan in 1989 was made after numerous discussions and was supported by the political and military leadership of the Soviet Union, and, most importantly, by the people, former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev told Sputnik in an interview.articleRussiaMarch in Moscow Marks 30th Anniversary of Soviet Withdrawal From Afghanistanhttps://sputniknews.com/world/201902151072449597-march-afghanistan-withdrawal/https://sputniknews.com/world/201902151072449597-march-afghanistan-withdrawal/https://sputniknews.com/us/201902111072317904-satanic-temple-lucien-greaves-womens-march-comments/https://sputniknews.com/latam/201901311071999989-venezuela-rally--maduro/https://sputniknews.com/latam/201901281071896101-venezuela-march-soldiers/3Fri, 15 Feb 2019 12:45:00 +0300Afghanistan war veterans gathered near the Monument to Soldiers-Internationalists in Moscow to hold a march marking 30 years since the withdrawal of Soviet troops from the Central Asian country.articleWorldPutin Gets Injury During Judo Sparring With Russian Olympic Champ (VIDEO)https://sputniknews.com/russia/201902151072442977-putin-injured-training-judo/https://sputniknews.com/russia/201902151072442977-putin-injured-training-judo/https://sputniknews.com/world/201805251064808189-putin-spief-address-sanctions-crisis/https://sputniknews.com/politics/201709071057184866-abe-wants-putin-on-judo-tatami/https://sputniknews.com/world/201707171055614763-nato-troops-russia-borders/3Fri, 15 Feb 2019 09:24:00 +0300The sparring session that left the president slightly injured came after Putin participated in trilateral talks on Syria with his Iranian and Turkish counterparts in Sochi, Russia.articleRussiaTurkey Wants Russia, Iran to Prevent Terrorist Corridor on Syrian Borderhttps://sputniknews.com/russia/201902141072418460-presser-erdogan-putin/https://sputniknews.com/russia/201902141072418460-presser-erdogan-putin/https://sputniknews.com/middleeast/201902141072407752-us-troops-syria/3Thu, 14 Feb 2019 17:41:00 +0300Turkey expects assistance from its partners on Astana format talks - Russia and Iran - to prevent the emergence of a terrorist corridor on the Syrian-Turkish border, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Thursday at a press conference following three-party talks with his Russian and Iranian counterparts Vladimir Putin and Hassan Rouhani.articleRussiaTurkey Making All Efforts to Prevent Attacks on Hmeymim Military Base - Erdoganhttps://sputniknews.com/middleeast/201902141072417752-turkey-hmeymim-base-russia-syria/https://sputniknews.com/middleeast/201902141072417752-turkey-hmeymim-base-russia-syria/https://sputniknews.com/middleeast/201902141072399024-syria-hama-latakis-militants-shelling/https://sputniknews.com/middleeast/201902121072339526-pullout-syria-envoy/https://sputniknews.com/middleeast/201902121072327493-syria-russia-military-us-led-coalition-rally/https://sputniknews.com/middleeast/201902081072232112-russia-serviceman-syria-killed/https://sputniknews.com/middleeast/201902141072399864-syria-douma-gas-attack-vicitms-footage-hoax/3Thu, 14 Feb 2019 15:24:00 +0300SOCHI (Sputnik) - Turkey is doing everything possible to prevent militant attacks on the Russian military base in Syria's Hmeymim, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Thursday.articleMiddle EastMerkel's Successor: Russia's Nord Stream 2 Pipeline Can't Be Cancelledhttps://sputniknews.com/world/201902141072415930-russia-germany-bord-stream-pipeline-kramp-karrenbauer/https://sputniknews.com/world/201902141072415930-russia-germany-bord-stream-pipeline-kramp-karrenbauer/https://sputniknews.com/business/201902141072412373-nord-stream-2-us/https://sputniknews.com/europe/201902141072402063-eu-russia-nord-stream-2-construction-gas-directive/https://sputniknews.com/europe/201902121072342411-macron-nord-stream/https://sputniknews.com/europe/201902131072385375-nord-stream-2-approval-german-media/https://sputniknews.com/europe/201902091072273307-eu-nord-stream-decision/3Thu, 14 Feb 2019 14:34:00 +0300MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, the new leader of Germany's Christian Democratic Union (CDU), said on Thursday that Nord Stream 2 cannot be cancelled as fundamental decisions regarding it have already been taken.articleWorld