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Real-Life 'Revenant'? Russian Man Gets Mauled by Bear, Found Alive in Creature's Den a Month LaterWednesday 26 June 2019
Even though he sustained serious injuries, including a broken spine, the man was conscious when hunters found him, and could actually speak and move his arms.
US Embassy Sends Note to Russian Foreign Ministry Over Whelan’s Treatment in DetentionWednesday 26 June 2019
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The US Embassy in Russia said in a statement that it had filed a note of protest with the Russian Foreign Ministry over conditions that US citizen Paul Whelan, charged with espionage, faced in a pre-trial detention facility in Russia.
Russian Air Defence Show Takes Place in Moscow (VIDEO)Wednesday 26 June 2019
Apart from air defence, the Russian Ministry of Defence stated that during the Army 2019 forum, the military will showcase some 12 updated military systems and equipment that has never been demonstrated before. During this year's event, the exposition has been increased twofold.
Upper House of Russian Parliament Passes Bill on INF Treaty SuspensionWednesday 26 June 2019
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The upper house of the Russian parliament passed on Wednesday at its session a bill suspending Russia's compliance with the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF).
Magnitude 6.7 Earthquake Registered Off Russia's Kamchatka - SeismologistsWednesday 26 June 2019
PETROPAVLOVSK-KAMCHATSKIY (Sputnik) - A powerful magnitude 6.7 earthquake was registered off the coast of the Kamchatka Peninsula in the Russian Far East on Wednesday, the regional branch of the Geophysical Survey of the Russian Academy of Sciences (GS RAS) said.
Russian Federation Council to Discuss Withdrawal from INF Treaty on WednesdayWednesday 26 June 2019
The Russian upper chamber of parliament, the Federation Council, is to discuss on Wednesday a law on the suspension by Russia of the Treaty on the Elimination of Intermediate-Range and Shorter-Range Missiles (INF), the draft of which was submitted by President Vladimir Putin.
US State Department Claims Russian Frigate Heading for VenezuelaTuesday 25 June 2019
Previously, Washington repeatedly reproached Russia for allegedly sending its military to the Latin American state, despite Moscow explaining on multiple occasions that it was actually sending maintenance technicians under the provisions of pre-existing military supply treaties with Caracas.
Reckless US Policies Towards Iran Might Devastate Whole Security System in Middle East - RussiaTuesday 25 June 2019
Earlier this week, Washington imposed a new round of sanctions on Tehran after the Iranian military downed an American drone, stating it had violated the country's borders.
US Response to Russia's INF Suspension to Be in Field of Conventional Arms - Envoy to NATOTuesday 25 June 2019
BRUSSELS (Sputnik) - The United States is studying a possible response to Russia's suspension of compliance with the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF), in order to protect itself from Russia's cruise missiles, US Permanent Representative to NATO Kay Bailey Hutchison said on Tuesday.
Russian Military Has Info Downed US Drone Violated Iranian Airspace - Security Council SecretaryTuesday 25 June 2019
Tensions between Iran and the US have intensified since Tehran downed an American drone, which as Iran said, had violated the country's borders. Washington, meanwhile, has accused Tehran of allegedly attacking oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, something that the Islamic Republic denies doing.
6.6-Magnitude Earthquake Hits Kamchatka, Russia - USGSTuesday 25 June 2019
At the moment, there is no information about casualties or damage caused by the earthquake, and no tsunami warning has been issued by the authorities.
Moscow Refutes Claims of Russian Military Presence Boost in VenezuelaTuesday 25 June 2019
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov refuted on Tuesday claims about a boost of Russian military presence in Venezuela, stressing that Russian military had arrived in the country to provide scheduled technical maintenance of the previously delivered equipment.
Russia Will Not Comply With PACE Resolutions Adopted in Its Absence - Delegation HeadTuesday 25 June 2019
STRASBOURG (Sputnik) - Russia's delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) will not comply with PACE resolutions that have been adopted during the years of its absence, the head of the delegation and the deputy speaker of Russia's lower house of Parliament, Pyotr Tolstoy, said on Tuesday.
PACE Officially Invites Russian Delegation to Take Part in June SessionTuesday 25 June 2019
STRASBOURG (Sputnik) - The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) officially invited the Russian delegation to participate in the June session, but the possibility of challenging the Russian delegation's credentials remains in place, a relevant resolution passed on Tuesday revealed.
US Missile Deployment Near Russian Borders May Trigger Conflict Akin to Caribbean Crisis – MoscowMonday 24 June 2019
Washington has been mulling plans to deploy missiles to Europe following a unilateral decision to withdraw from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty in February 2019. Russia has repeatedly criticised such plans and vowed to deploy its own missiles, capable of reaching all parts of Europe in response.
Russian Military Undergoing Op Readiness Check Amid Existing Terrorism-Related ThreatsMonday 24 June 2019
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - An unexpected operational readiness check has begun in the troops and forces from the Russian Central Military District upon order of Russian President Vladimir Putin, Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Monday.
Russia to Conduct Observation Flight Over US Territory 24-29 JuneMonday 24 June 2019
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - A group of Russian military observers will conduct observation flights over US and Swedish territory by 29 June, the official newspaper of the Russian Armed Forces, Krasnaya Zvezda (Red Star), reported on Monday.
Moscow, Brussels Not Currently Negotiating Sanction End - Russian Govt Staff Deputy ChiefMonday 24 June 2019
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia is not currently negotiating with the European Union the possibility of lifting economic sanctions, First Deputy Chief of the Russian Government Staff Sergei Prikhodko said, stressing that it is not up to Moscow to be the one to undertake conciliatory steps.
Chechnya Interior Ministry Identifies Grozny Knife Attacker - StatementMonday 24 June 2019
GROZNY (Sputnik) - A local department of the Interior Ministry in Russia's Chechnya said it had identified a man who was shot dead after attacking a police officer. "This was a resident of the Chechen Republic, born in 1997", the statement read. A smooth-bore rifle was found in the attacker’s car.
Police Kill Knife Attacker in Russia’s ChechnyaSunday 23 June 2019
GROZNY (Sputnik) - A man was shot dead in the main city of Russia’s Chechnya after stabbing two officers, the regional interior ministry said. A traffic police officer stopped the suspect, who was driving a Hyundai in the center of Grozny at 6:05 p.m. local time and asked for his ID.
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