RIA Novosti

Top Moscow Investigator Sentenced in Major Mafia Bribe Case

The former deputy head of Moscow’s Investigative Committee has been handed a jail sentence of five and a half years for accepting a bribe from a …


Russian strategic bombers conduct exercise near Alaska

MOSCOW — The Russian military says that two nuclear-capable strategic bombers have flown to the easternmost Chukotka Peninsula, near Alaska, as part …


U.S. Hits Russian Firm Over Breach of N. Korea Sanctions

The United States imposed sanctions on a Russian port service agency on Wednesday for aiding North Korean ships in breach of U.S. sanctions aimed at …

North Korea

Putin to be surprise guest at Austria minister's wedding

<b>Russian President Vladimir Putin will be a surprise guest at Saturday's wedding of Austrian Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl, Moscow has confirmed.</b><p>"Yes, he will drop by on the way to Berlin," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov was quoted as saying by Russia's Ria Novosti news agency.<p>He was referring to …


Putin Says Russia Could Bid to Host Another Olympics

After hosting the World Cup, Russian President Vladimir Putin says the country could bid for a future Summer Olympics.<p>Asked about hosting a Summer …


Russians Having Sex in Moscow Parks are ‘Feral Animals’ Says Lawmaker

Lawmakers have responded with anger and dismay to reports of an unprecedented number of couples caught on security cameras having sex in Zaryadye …


Russian Markets Plummet On U.S. Moves To Impose More Sanctions

The U.S. announcement of new sanctions against Moscow over its alleged use of a chemical weapon against a Russian ex-spy has roiled global markets …


A biker gang that's close to Putin and helped annex Crimea just set up a base in another European country

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — The Slovak president says a recently established base in Slovakia for a Russian motorcycle club known for its allegiance to President Vladimir Putin poses a security risk.<p>President Andrej Kiska says the members of the group known as the Night Wolves helped Russian troops …


U.S. Space Contractor Signs Deal to Continue Buying Russian Rocket Engines

“We signed a contract where we will supply six more RD-180 engines to our partners in 2020,” the head of Russia’s Energomash enginemaker, Igor …


Reports: Putin ready to invite Trump to Russia

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian news reports say President Vladimir Putin is ready to invite President Donald Trump to Russia and that he’s willing to visit …


Putin Says He’s Ready to Invite Trump to Russia

MOSCOW—Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday he’s ready to invite President Donald Trump to Moscow and is ready to visit Washington himself if …

Donald Trump

Trump Open To Moscow Visit If Putin Formally Invites Him

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is open to visiting Moscow if formally invited by Russian President Vladimir Putin, the White House said …

Donald Trump

World Cup Fans Granted Visa-Free Entry to Russia Under Newly Passed Bill

“Fan ID holders will be able to return to Russia without visas until the end of the year,” the Duma said Thursday.


Russia to Send Twin Sharpshooter Robots Into Space

A pair of Russian cyborgs are expected to join the ISS in 2019 (via RIA Novosti)<p>Russia will reportedly send two gun-toting, weight-lifting robots …

Space Station

Russia may send robot 'astronauts' to space in 2019

A pair of Russian robot 'astronauts' could be sent into space next year, according to Russian state media.<p>The pair may accompany an unmanned Soyuz spacecraft to the International Space Station in 2019 as part of tests for Russia’s robot platform, FEDOR, according to an unnamed insider who spoke to …

Space Exploration

Russian Orthodox Church Slams Proposal to Continue Selling Beer at Stadiums

“Alcohol abuse leads to the deaths of adults,” said the head of the Orthodox Church’s anti-alcoholism coordinating center.


Putin says Russia could bid for future Summer Olympics

After hosting the World Cup, President Vladimir Putin says the country could bid for a future Summer Olympics.<p>Asked about hosting a Summer Olympics …


Kazakh Olympic figure skater stabbed to death at 25

ASTANA, Kazakhstan: Kazakh figure skater Denis Ten, who won bronze at the Sochi Olympics in 2014, died on Thursday (Jul 19) aged 25 after being …

Figure Skating

Syrian museums seek Russian expertise to restore destroyed Palmyra sculptures

Syrian museum workers are consulting with Russian specialists on the restoration of statues from Palmyra, the ancient city that has been liberated …


Russian Military Tests Putin's 'Invincible' Hypersonic Missiles

The hypersonic Kinzhal missile reportedly travels at 10 times the speed of sound and has assumed combat duty.


Russians hail Trump summit as a resounding success for Putin

<b>Moscow (CNN) —</b> The Helsinki summit provoked outrage in Washington after President Donald Trump declined to endorse the US government's assessment that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election. In Russia, it's being seen as a resounding success for Russian President Vladimir Putin.<p>The …


Russian Blogger Gets Suspended Sentence for 'Extremist' Religious Joke

A court in Moscow found Davydov guilty of criminal extremism charges for one of the two blacklisted videos, the state-owned Ren-TV broadcaster …

RIA Novosti

1 killed, 9 injured in household gas explosion in Russia's Tatarstan: report

MOSCOW, June 22 (Xinhua) -- One person was killed and nine others were hospitalized after a gas explosion in an apartment building in the Russian …

News (China)

Envoy: Filmmaker on hunger strike has heart, kidney problems

MOSCOW (AP) — Ukraine's human rights envoy said Thursday that jailed Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov has heart and kidney problems after a hunger strike lasting more than a month.<p>Lyudmila Denisova said on Facebook that she spoke to Sentsov's Russian lawyer who visited him Thursday and said that he …

Human Rights

Kremlin is relieved that no one died in Moscow taxi crash

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian government says it's relieved that nobody died in a weekend taxi crash in Moscow that injured two Mexican soccer fans and six other pedestrians.<p>A taxi veered onto the sidewalk near Red Square on Saturday, striking the pedestrians. Police say the taxi driver told …


Russia, Saudi seek raised OPEC output of 1.5 million bpd

Russia and Saudi Arabia will ask OPEC to hike production by 1.5 million barrels a day in the third quarter of 2018, Russian Energy Minister Alexander …


Ukrainian journalist convicted on spying charges in Russia

MOSCOW (AP) — A court in the Russian capital has convicted a Ukrainian journalist of spying and sentenced him to 12 years in prison.<p>Roman Sushchenko, a correspondent Ukrinform, Ukraine's state news agency, has been in custody since his arrest in October 2016 by Russia's top domestic security …


Russia Refuses Entry To Prominent Polish Political Scientist

Poland's government has asked Moscow to explain why Russia has refused entry to the head of Poland's Institute of international affairs, the Polish …


European Watchdog Criticizes Ukraine For Banning Russia's RIA Novosti

A European media watchdog has criticized Ukraine for putting Russian state news agency RIA Novosti on a sanctions list that bars the news outlet from …


Ukraine bans Russian news agency

Kiev: Ukraine on Thursday banned Russia's state-run RIA Novosti news agency, a week after one of its journalists was detained in Kiev and accused of …