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Vladimir Putin critic claims Prez owns palace with 'lap-dancing clubs'
First Look Of Russian Prez 'Vladimir Putin's Billion-Dollar Palace', Navalny Releases Investigation Report

Moscow: Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has claimed that President Vladimir Putin owns a 1 billion euro palace which has a ‘lap-dancing club’, theatre and a casino inside its premises, according to media reports. In less than two days after Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny’s arrest earlier this week, his team has released a report about […]

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Delhi-Moscow Air India Flight Returns After Pilot Found COVID Positive

New Delhi: A special ferry flight of national carrier Air India which took off from Delhi for Moscow on Saturday returned after a crew member was found Covid-19 positive. The flight being operated under the Vande Bharat mission was halfway over Central Asia when it was called back. According to sources, the airline’s medical staff […]

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Rafi's 'Aye Watan' on Russian cadets' lips go viral

New Delhi: A video of Russian military cadets singing the famous Hindi patriotic song “Aye watan, aye watan, hamko teri kasam teri raahon mein jaan tak loota jaayenge” from the movie ‘Shaheed’, has gone viral on Twitter. Sung by Mohammad Rafi “Aye Watan” was released in 1965. A Twitter user said: “It made my day… […]

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Wing Commander Anjali Singh Becomes India's First Military Diplomat

Moscow: Wing Commander Anjali Singh has become India’s first female military diplomat to be posted in any of the Indian missions abroad. Singh has joined the Indian Embassy in Russia as the Deputy Air Attache, the mission said in a tweet. Singh, who is trained on MiG-29 fighter aircraft, joined her new assignment on September […]

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Taliban Delegation Meets Russian Diplomat In Moscow

Moscow: A Taliban delegation held talks with Russian special envoy for Afghanistan, Zamir Kabulov, in Moscow to discuss the recent developments on the Afghan peace process. “The delegation is in Moscow. We have already met Z. Kabulov, special envoy for Afghanistan, to discuss with him the recent developments regarding the peace process in Afghanistan,” TASS […]

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Russia will suspend INF Treaty, says Putin

Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday announced that Russia will suspend its participation in the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty in a mirror response to the US’ decision. “We will proceed as follows. We will come up with a tit-for-tat response. American partners have announced the suspension of their participation in the treaty, and […]

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'Putin, Trump will meet at G20 summit as planned'

Moscow: A meeting between US President Donald Trump and Russia’s Vladimir Putin will take place at this week’s G20 summit as planned, the Kremlin said Thursday, despite US threats to cancel over Moscow’s tensions with Ukraine. “Washington has confirmed the meeting,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told journalists. Peskov said the meeting in Argentina would start […]

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Putin expects dialogue to continue over NATO military drills

Moscow: Russia is reacting calmly to the recent large-scale military drills conducted by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and wishes to continue dialogue on this matter, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Sunday. “To be fair, we are trying not to conduct any large-scale exercises close to the borders of NATO member states…But in […]

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S-400 missile deal: India reasserts independent foreign policy

New Delhi: By concluding the S-400 Triumf long-range surface-to-air missile system deal with Russia in the face of Washington’s sanctions on Moscow, India reasserted its independence on foreign policy in adherence with New Delhi stated stand that its ties with one country are free of that with a third country. After the signing of the […]

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Russian lower house passes controversial pensions reform package

Moscow: Russia’s lower house of Parliament on Thursday approved a controversial pensions reform bill that raises the retirement age for Russian workers, among other provisions that have been harshly criticized by the opposition, trade unions and social justice organizations. The bill, after its third and definitive reading, was passed with 332 votes in favour and […]

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Russian warplanes hit positions of Nusra Front in Syria

Moscow: Four Russian jets have bombed positions of Nusra Front in Syria’s Idlib province, Russian Defence Ministry said in a statement on Wednesday. On Tuesday, four planes of the Russian aviation unit deployed at the Hmeymim airbase carried out strikes on the militants’ storages where they kept drones, Sputnik quoted Defence Ministry spokesman as saying. […]

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Putin, Trump to discuss 'complex' issues, including Syria

Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart Donald Trump are set to discuss a number of “very complex” issues, including the situation in Syria, the Kremlin said on Friday. “A rather detailed discussion on Syria is anticipated,” Xinhua quoted Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov as saying. He said “serious preparations” are being made for […]

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Pakistan in talks with Russia for procurement of air defence systems

Islamabad: Pakistani Defence Minister Khurram Dastgir Khan has said that Islamabad was in direct talks with Moscow for the procurement of sophisticated military hardware, including air defence systems, fighter jets and battle tanks. In an interview with Russia’s Sputnik news agency, Kham also talked about increased cooperation with Kremlin which mirrors Pakistan’s wider geo-strategic concerns. […]

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Trump 'personally invited' Putin to 2013 Miss Universe pageant

Washington: Donald Trump before becoming the US President, personally wrote a letter inviting Russian President Vladimir Putin to attend the 2013 Miss Universe pageant which was held in Moscow, a media report said. At the bottom of the typed letter, Trump scrawled a postscript adding that he looked forward to seeing “beautiful” women during his […]

Moscow slams US for pressure on Russian media

Moscow: The Kremlin on Friday criticised “unprecedented pressure” on Russian media in the United States and warned of possible reciprocal action. The US Department of Justice has ordered the state-funded RT media group, a television channel which broadcasts in English and other languages, to register as a “foreign agent” under the Foreign Agents Registration Act […]

Putin expects mutual interests to improve Russian-US relations

Moscow: The fundamental mutual interests of Moscow and Washington, including fighting terrorism, will help to improve their relations, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday. Addressing a plenary session of the Russian Energy Week (REW), which kicked off in Moscow on October 3, Putin said the two countries share fundamental interests, including energy policies, fighting […]

Moscow reveals cables sent to USSR by British double agent

Moscow: A new exhibition in Moscow has made public for the first time secret documents that British double agent Kim Philby sent to his Soviet handlers. Considered one of the KGB’s most productive Western recruits – and Britain’s biggest Cold War traitor — Philby passed information to Moscow from the 1930s until he was discovered […]

Moscow open to cooperation with Washington: Russia

Moscow: Russia is open to any forms of mutually beneficial cooperation with the US, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday. “We have a lot of problems that require a joint solution. Not only our countries but also the entire international community are interested in this,” Lavrov said at a meeting here with a […]

Russia to respond if US restricts observation flights

Moscow: Moscow will scrutinise a reported US intention to limit Russian observation flights and will take measures in response, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova said here on Thursday. Russia will evaluate whether the possible restriction violates the Treaty on Open Skies, Xinhua quoted her as saying. Earlier this week, The Wall Street Journal reported […]

India finish 5th in Moscow Shotgun World Championships

Moscow: India finished fifth in the medals tally with one gold and two silver medals at the Moscow Shotgun World Championship, which ended here on Sunday. On the concluding day, India had two teams in the mixed team skeet event but both returned empty handed. While the pair of Angad Vir Singh Bajwa and Maheshwari […]

Deal for supply of 48 Mi-17 choppers to India likely by year end: Russian official

Zhukovsky (Russia): Russia and India are holding negotiations for the supply of 48 Russian Mi-17 military transport helicopters with Moscow hoping to seal the deal by the year end, a top Russian official has said. Russian arms supplier Rosoboronexport’s CEO Alexander Mikheev said India has more than 300 helicopters belonging to the Mi-8 and Mi-17 […]

India to host men's, women's boxing World Championships

Moscow: The International Boxing Association (AIBA) has awarded to India next year’s women’s World Championship and the men’s 2021 World Championship. This is the first time that India have been awarded the rights to host the men’s event while the women’s tournament will be held for the second time. The country had earlier hosted the women’s […]

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More youngsters sharing personal data online with strangers

Moscow: In the age of social media, a worrying trend of sharing private and sensitive content with strangers is fast growing among youngsters, Moscow-based cyber security firm Kaspersky Lab said on Wednesday. Almost 93 per cent of internet users share their information digitally, with 45 per cent of them sharing their private and sensitive videos […]

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Thousands wait to see Saint's relic in Moscow

Moscow: Thousands of worshipers on Monday began lining up in Moscow to see the relic of St. Nicholas, which had been kept in Bari, Italy, for more than 900 years. Though the Cathedral of Christ the Savior was to open to the public for the relic’s veneration at 2 p.m., a one-km line formed outside […]

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Harikrishna beats Nepomniachtchi in Moscow chess meet

Moscow: Indian Grand Master Pentala Harikrishna defeated Russian GM Ian Nepomniachtchi in his eighth-round tie in the Moscow FIDE Grand Prix here. The World No. 16 Indian, playing with black pieces on Saturday, was pushed on to his backfoot in the initial stages of the game but capitalised on his opponent’s mistake to restore balance […]