Russian Astronauts Will Face Weight Restrictions for Moon Mission Programme

Saturday 14 December 2019
For the past decade, Russia has been working on its "Oryol" (Eagle) space ship intended for a lunar mission. The landing of Russian astronauts on the Moon is scheduled for 2030.

No Rest for the Weary: Vladimir Putin Names the Most Important Event of 2020

Saturday 14 December 2019
As the Russian president explained, one needs to carefully analyse the events of the passing year in order to gauge the impact of said events on the country as a whole and on individual people specifically.

First Female Drivers to Appear in Moscow Metro in 2021

Saturday 14 December 2019
Historically, metro drivers have always been men (though during WW II women had to take on some male jobs, including metro driving) but earlier this year, the Labour Ministry issued a decree cutting the number of exclusively male professions.

One Person Dead, 7 in Hospital as Fire Hits Narcological Dispensary in Russia’s Tyumen

Saturday 14 December 2019
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – One person died and seven more were injured, as a result of a fire that hit a drug dispensary in the Russian city of Tyumen, the Russian Emergencies Ministry said on Saturday.

Russia’s Nord Stream 2 Project to Happen Despite Sanctions Setback – Senior Diplomat

Friday 13 December 2019
ATHENS (Sputnik) - The Nord Stream 2 pipeline project will carry Russian natural gas to Germany under the Baltic Sea despite mounting US sanctions, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Pankin said on Friday.

UN General Assembly Adopts Five Russian Resolutions Aimed at Disarmament, Global Security

Friday 13 December 2019
UNITED NATIONS (Sputnik) - The United Nations General Assembly voted in favour of five draft resolutions addressing arms control, disarmament and international security earlier submitted by Russia at the UN's First Committee.

Pompeo Says Sullivan to Be 'Asset' as US Works to Strengthen Cooperation With Russia

Friday 13 December 2019
WASHINGTON, December 13 (Sputnik) - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo congratulated his former deputy John Sullivan on confirmation as Ambassador to Russia and said his diplomatic prowess would be an asset as both countries work on advancing their ties.

EU Summit Decides to Prolong Economic Sanctions Against Russia - Source

Thursday 12 December 2019
BRUSSELS (Sputnik) – Leaders of the EU member states decided to prolong economic sanctions against Russia, a diplomatic source told Sputnik.

Russian Military Says Terrorists Plotting Staged Chemical Attacks in Idlib Truce Zone

Thursday 12 December 2019
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Terrorists are preparing to stage chemical attacks and the destruction of infrastructure in the south of the Idlib de-escalation zone, Maj. Gen. Yuri Borenkov, the head of the Russian Defence Ministry's Center for Reconciliation in Syria, said on Thursday.

Russian Northern Fleet Says One Soldier Killed During Fire Response at Admiral Kuznetsov

Thursday 12 December 2019
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - One soldier was killed during fire response on the Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier in Murmansk, the search for another officer continues, Russia's Northern Fleet said in a statement on Thursday.

Blaze at Russia's Admiral Kuznetsov Aircraft Carrier Stationed in Murmansk Caught on Video

Thursday 12 December 2019
On Thursday, a fire broke out on the Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft-carrier in Murmansk, leaving at least three people injured and two missing.

Rector of MISiS: Worldwide Interest in Technical Specialties Is Growing

Thursday 12 December 2019
In 2019, the National University of Science and Technology MISiS (NUST MISiS) improved its position in international rankings and the quality of admission. Alevtina Chernikova, the rector of NUST MISiS, explains what events have been key events for the university over the past year and how it is changing in line with modern educational trends.

Both Black Boxes of Russia's Crashed Mi-28 Military Helicopter Found - Emergency Services

Thursday 12 December 2019
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Both "black boxes" of Russia's Mi-28 military helicopter that has crashed in the Krasnodar Territory have been found on the site of the crash, they are in normal technical condition and will be delivered to the Moscow region for analysis, a representative of the regional emergency said on Thursday.

US Cybersecurity Firm Accuses DPRK Hackers of Partnering With ‘Russian Botnet Operation’

Wednesday 11 December 2019
A new cybersecurity report asserts that North Korea-based hackers belonging to Lazarus Group have recently teamed up with the “most resourceful Russian botnet operation on the landscape.”

Mi-28 Military Helicopter Crashes in Russia, Two Crew Members Died

Wednesday 11 December 2019
The crash was probably caused by a pilot's mistake or a technical failure, the military source said.

Putin's Press Sec Reveals if Russian President Will Watch TV Series Starring Ukraine's Zelensky

Wednesday 11 December 2019
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russian President Vladimir Putin is unlikely to watch the TV show, "Servant of the People," in which Ukrainian President and former comedian Volodymyr Zelensky plays the main role, as he does not have time for television shows, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Wednesday.

Terror Attack by Right Sector Supporter Foiled in Russia's Murmansk - Federal Security Service

Wednesday 11 December 2019
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - A supporter of Ukrainian extremist organisation Right Sector, who planned to commit a terrorist attack near a governmental building, has been detained in Russia's northern city of Murmansk, the country's Federal Security Service (FSB) said on Wednesday.

World’s First-Ever Systematised Cholesteric Droplets Structure Made in Russia

Wednesday 11 December 2019
Russian scientists have become the first in the world to systematise the dependency of orientational structures of cholesteric liquid crystal droplets.

Russia Not Seeing US Political Will to Extend New START Treaty - Deputy Foreign Minister

Wednesday 11 December 2019
WASHINGTON, (Sputnik) - Russia hasn't seen Washington demonstrate the political will to extend the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) as the United States is only studying the possibility of prolonging the last remaining arms control deal between the two countries, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov said on Wednesday.

Russian Cosmonauts Plan Two Spacewalks at International Space Station Next Year - Source

Wednesday 11 December 2019
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Russian cosmonauts plan to carry out two spacewalks at the International Space Station next year, a source in the space industry said.

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