WATCH Lavrov Epically Snub WaPo Journalist's Question on Assad

Sunday 17 February 2019
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov never hesitates to show tongue-in-cheek wit while responding to tons of questions from journalists, and his presser at the Munich Security Conference was no exception.

Tokyo, Moscow Agree to Organize Lavrov's Visit to Japan Soon - Japanese FM

Sunday 17 February 2019
TOKYO (Sputnik) - Tokyo have agreed to organize a visit of Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov to Japan soon, Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono told journalists on Sunday.

Russian Improved Missile Alert System Almost Complete - Aerospace Forces

Saturday 16 February 2019
MOSCOW (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.

WATCH Terrifying Moment Ceiling in St Petersburg University Building Comes Down

Saturday 16 February 2019
A 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.

Over 80 Evacuated as 3 Floors of St Petersburg University Building Collapse

Saturday 16 February 2019
According to Russian emergency services, over 60 people were evacuated after an incident where the fifth to second floors collapsed.

Moscow Court Rules to Arrest US Businessman for 2 Months in $37Mln Fraud Case

Saturday 16 February 2019
MOSCOW (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.

Russia Wants to Understand What Mandate NATO Seeking in Arctic

Saturday 16 February 2019
MUNICH (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.

Presidency of EU Council Supports Increasing NATO Presence in Black Sea

Saturday 16 February 2019
BRUSSELS (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.

Moscow Court Detains Baring Vostok Founder on Suspicions of Investment Fraud

Saturday 16 February 2019
MOSCOW (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.

Fitch Keeps Russia's Issuer Default Rating Unchanged at 'BBB-'

Saturday 16 February 2019
MOSCOW (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.

Black Snow Falls From Sky in Russia’s Siberia (VIDEO)

Saturday 16 February 2019
The incident was apparently caused by a coal refinery malfunction.

This Judo Stunner Floors Russia's Vladimir Putin (PHOTOS)

Friday 15 February 2019
Natalia 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.

Norwegian Firm Seeks $17Mln in Damages Over Pressure to Spy on Russia – Reports

Friday 15 February 2019
MURMANSK (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.

Washington's Decision on Quitting INF Treaty is Premature - Ex-Envoy to Russia

Friday 15 February 2019
MOSCOW (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.

Netizens Mock Report Blaming Russian Trolls for Measles Outbreak

Friday 15 February 2019
Several 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.

Putin Plays Hockey With Belarus President Despite Injury

Friday 15 February 2019
On 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.

Gorbachev: Soviet Party, People Supported Troop Withdrawal From Afghanistan

Friday 15 February 2019
MOSCOW (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.

March in Moscow Marks 30th Anniversary of Soviet Withdrawal From Afghanistan

Friday 15 February 2019
Afghanistan 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.

Putin Gets Injury During Judo Sparring With Russian Olympic Champ (VIDEO)

Friday 15 February 2019
The 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.

Turkey Wants Russia, Iran to Prevent Terrorist Corridor on Syrian Border

Thursday 14 February 2019
Turkey 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.

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