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26/06/2017 06:04 Video

The Magic of the «Scarlett Vele», a dream night in St. Petersburg

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Fireworks for a dream night for Russian maturines. The evening of «Scarlet Vela» was celebrated in St. Petersburg, an event celebrated in the Russian city each year at the end of June during the white nights. This holiday is devoted to high school graduates and inspires Alexander Grin's novel.

24/06/2017 17:50

Brave Lozano heads Mexico into Confed Cup football semis

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Hirving Lozano's courageous second-half header sealed Mexico's 2-1 comeback win over 10-man Russia on Saturday and fired them into the Confederations Cup semi-finals.

19/06/2017 13:31

NATO holds first war games on vulnerable Baltic corridor

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NATO has held its first war games focused on defending the Suwalki Gap, a land corridor critical to the security of its Baltic allies, officials said Monday, amid tensions with Russia.

17/06/2017 17:25

Russia get off to winning start in Confederations Cup

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Hosts Russia got off to a winning start at the Confederations Cup on Saturday, Fedor Smolov's second-half goal sealing a 2-0 win over New Zealand in Saint Petersburg in the tournament opener.

17/06/2017 06:32

Russia set for World Cup stress test in Confed Cup

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Russia faces a stress test of its readiness to host the 2018 World Cup as the Confederations Cup kicks off Saturday amid concerns over hooliganism and security.

14/05/2017 16:40

No «clean slate» between the US and Russia, Tillerson says

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Relations between the United States and Russia, at their lowest level since the Cold War, will not restart «with a clean slate,» Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Sunday.

13/05/2017 19:10

Four civilians killed in Ukraine ahead of Eurovision: Kiev

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A top Ukrainian official said on Saturday that «Russian occupying forces» had killed four civilians in the war-torn east just hours before the Eurovision Song Contest final kicked off in Kiev.

11/05/2017 10:24

EU approves visa-free travel for Ukrainians

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The European Union approved visa-free travel for Ukrainians on Thursday, fulfilling a key promise to cement ties with Kiev as it remains embroiled in a deadly conflict with pro-Russian insurgents.

11/05/2017 10:15

Three suspects in Russia metro bombing charged with terror

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Three suspects in last month's bombing in the Saint Petersburg metro have been charged for their involvement in a «terrorist act», Russian investigators said Thursday.

11/05/2017 10:11

Russian blogger convicted for playing Pokemon Go in church

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A Russian court on Thursday convicted a video blogger of inciting hatred against believers by posting videos online showing him chasing Pokemons in a church, giving him a suspended sentence.

11/05/2017 10:07

World Cup fans will get «hospitable» welcome in Russia

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Football fans heading to next year's World Cup in Russia will receive a «hospitable» welcome, the head of the body organising the tournament told the annual FIFA Congress in Bahrain on Thursday.

09/05/2017 08:45

Putin urges world to fight terror as Russia marks WWII victory

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President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday warned Russia could defeat any aggressors but insisted that the world come together to fight «terrorism» as Moscow marked 72 years since victory in World War II.

08/05/2017 15:28

Former top US justice official to testify on Flynn-Russia links

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The simmering controversy over Russia's alleged meddling in last year's US election returns to the spotlight Monday, with a former top Justice Department official set to testify on links between President Donald Trump's advisors and Moscow.

07/05/2017 18:31

Gazprom starts construction of gas pipeline to Turkey

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Russian gas firm Gazprom said Sunday construction had begun of a gas pipeline under the Black Sea to Turkey meant to eventually also serve the European Union.

05/05/2017 14:19

Putin backs check into Chechen gay attacks after Merkel plea

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Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday backed an official check into reported brutal attacks on gay men in Chechnya in his first public comment after German Chancellor Angela Merkel confronted him on the issue.

04/05/2017 19:54

Russia, Turkey, Iran sign deal to set up Syria safe zones

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Russia, Iran and Turkey on Thursday signed an agreement to set up four safe zones in Syria that the United Nations described as a promising step to wind down the brutal six-year war.

04/05/2017 14:29

Russian TV drops Simpsons episode criticised by clerics

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A Russian cartoon channel said Thursday that it would not air a «Simpsons» episode about playing a game similar to Pokemon Go in a church that has been criticised by Orthodox clerics.

25/04/2017 21:51

Trump says Assad's future «not a deal breaker» on Syria: Russia's UN envoy

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US President Donald Trump told UN Security Council ambassadors that the future of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was «not a deal breaker» in negotiations on ending the war, Russia's envoy said Tuesday.

25/04/2017 18:01

Ex-Trump aide Flynn did not report Russia payments: lawmakers

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Former White House national security advisor Michael Flynn never reported receiving payments from Russian entities on his top-level security clearance form, a senior US lawmaker said Tuesday.

25/04/2017 11:51

Japan's Abe to visit Russia for Putin meet

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit Russia this week for a meeting with President Vladimir Putin, the Kremlin and Tokyo said Tuesday, as the two sides look to make headway on a decades-old territorial dispute.

22/04/2017 02:31

Russian FM presses US's Tillerson over Syria probe

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov voiced «regret» in a phone call with his US counterpart at Washington's opposition to a Moscow-backed plan to investigate an alleged chemical attack in Syria.

21/04/2017 22:50

US indicts Russian suspect in huge botnet takedown

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A Russian under arrest in Spain has been slapped with an indictment in the United States, accused of controlling one of the world's top generators of spam and online exortion, officials said Friday.

21/04/2017 01:31

Watchdog rejects Russian bid for new Syria attack probe

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The global chemical arms watchdog Thursday «overwhelmingly» rejected a Russian-Iranian move to launch a new investigation into a suspected chemical attack in Syria, delegates said, backing the probe already underway.

21/04/2017 00:49

UN, Russia set for Syria meet without US

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The UN's Syria envoy said Thursday that he will hold talks with Russian officials next week but without the US present after previous plans for a trilateral meeting were «postponed».

20/04/2017 12:51

Russia blocks UN condemnation of North Korea missile test

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Russia on Wednesday blocked UN Security Council condemnation of North Korea's latest missile test even though China had backed the strongly-worded statement put forward by the United States, diplomats said.

18/04/2017 05:55

Google reaches $7.8 mn antitrust settlement with Russia

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Google on Monday agreed to pay a nearly $8 million fine and open its Android mobiles to competing search engines in Russia in an antitrust settlement reached after two years.

18/04/2017 05:41

Russia warns US against unilateral strike on North Korea

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Russia on Monday warned Washington against launching a unilateral strike on North Korea, after US Vice President Mike Pence said the era of «strategic patience» with Pyongyang was over.

16/04/2017 06:53

Syria's Assad is an «arch-terrorist»: British FM

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Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is an «arch-terrorist» and it is time Russia realised he is «literally and metaphorically toxic», British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said Sunday.

15/04/2017 11:12

China seeks Russia's help to «cool» North Korea situation

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China is seeking Russia's help to cool surging tensions over Pyongyang's nuclear ambitions, the country's foreign minister has told his Moscow counterpart, after Beijing warned of possible conflict over North Korea.

15/04/2017 03:12

The OPCW: ridding the world of chemical weapons

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Russia criticised the world's chemical weapons watchdog for not sending experts to the site of an alleged chemical attack in Syria, saying it was...

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