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The October Revolution that brought Lenin to power

21 October 2017 | 0 comments

A century ago, on October 25, 1917, Lenin's Marxist Bolsheviks took control of Russia's imperial capital, launching the October Revolution that led to the creation of the Soviet Union.Although the Bolsheviks...

Suspected IS recruiter arrested in Saint Petersburg

20 October 2017 | 0 comments

A suspected Islamic State recruiter has been arrested in the Russian city of Saint Petersburg, officials said Friday.Tajikistan national "Farkhod Nazarov, suspected of aiding terrorism, has been arrested...

US pushes for extension of Syria gas attack probe

20 October 2017 | 0 comments

US Ambassador Nikki Haley told the UN Security Council on Friday that it must "act now" to extend an investigation of chemical weapons attacks in Syria, a move that could be vetoed by Russia.The United...

NATO ill-prepared for a Russian attack: report

20 October 2017 | 0 comments

NATO would be incapable of rebuffing an attack by Russia on its eastern flank, according to an internal report by the alliance cited Friday by German magazine Der Spiegel.The document, entitled "Progress...

Russian minister keeps doctorate despite plagiarism claims

20 October 2017 | 0 comments

Russia's conservative culture minister will be allowed to keep his doctorate in medieval history, the country's top academic body ruled Friday, despite widespread accusations of plagiarism and inaccuracy....

Russian recovery slowed in third quarter: economy minister

20 October 2017 | 0 comments

Russia's economic bounceback from a two-year recession that ended in 2016 slowed in the third quarter, the economy minister said Friday. Gross domestic product grew 2.2 percent year-on-year between July...

Poland to build Baltic canal bypassing Russia

19 October 2017 | 0 comments

Poland announced plans on Thursday to dig a canal through the Vistula Spit to allow maritime traffic direct access to the Baltic Sea without needing to pass through Russian waters. The project is set...

Putin threatens retaliation if RT channel is targeted by US

19 October 2017 | 0 comments

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that Moscow will retaliate if the United States takes measures against Kremlin-controlled media group RT. Washington is pressuring the channel to register...

Putin claims Western 'double standards' over Catalan crisis

19 October 2017 | 0 comments

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday the Catalan crisis was Spain's internal affair but slammed what he called Western double standards over separatist movements."Russia's position is known...

Russia waging 'warfare' by interfering in elections: Haley

19 October 2017 | 0 comments

Russia is using election interference as a "weapon of choice" to undermine democracy worldwide and must be held accountable for this "warfare," US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said Thursday."When...

Ahead of centenary, Putin calls 1917 Bolshevik revolution 'complex'

19 October 2017 | 0 comments

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that the 1917 Bolshevik revolution had "complex" results, as Russia approaches the centennial of the history-changing event. Speaking at the annual Valdai...

Five things to know about Kremlin candidate Ksenia Sobchak

19 October 2017 | 0 comments

Ksenia Sobchak, who has surprised Russia by declaring herself a candidate in next year's presidential election, has repeatedly reinvented herself, from privileged party girl to reality TV show host before...

Baghdad slams oil deal between Russia's Rosneft and Kurds

19 October 2017 | 0 comments

The Iraqi oil ministry reacted angrily on Thursday after Russian energy giant Rosneft signed a production sharing deal with the authorities in the autonomous Kurdish region without its approval.The agreement...

Russian medics operate on Yemen's Saleh despite embargo

19 October 2017 | 0 comments

Former Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh said he has undergone surgery in Sanaa by Russian doctors after a rare suspension of a Saudi-led coalition air blockade.A spokesman for the Arab coalition did...

Kremlin bids to sex up 2018 polls with 'It Girl': analysts

19 October 2017 | 0 comments

A Russian socialite-turned-liberal journalist stunned many six years ago when she joined mass protests against Vladimir Putin. A glamourous, wealthy TV personality with multiple projects to her name,...



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