Russia

Xi and Putin -- at helm of China-Russia relations

"For a big ship, a big voyage," Xi Jinping said, quoting a Russian proverb during his first visit to Russia as president of China in 2013. Xi was calling for concerted efforts by China and Russia to build their relationship into a vessel big and strong enough to cleave its way through...

Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 8:46am

Kim Jong Un arrives in Russia before summit with Putin

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrived in Russia on Wednesday morning for his much-anticipated summit with President Vladimir Putin in the Pacific port city of Vladivostok. North Korean media published photos of Kim saluting an honor guard and waving to people carrying flowers at a rail station...

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 10:12am

Russia-Ukraine relations unlikely to thaw soon under Ukraine's new president

The longtime standoff between Russia and Ukraine is not likely to be resolved in the near future under Ukraine's president-elect Volodymyr Zelensky, analysts of both countries have said. Zelensky, a comedian that once played a fictitious president in a popular TV series, won the country's...

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 2:00pm

Kremlin condemns blocking RT channels by Facebook

The Kremlin on Monday condemned the blocking of Russian government-backed RT video channels by Facebook as "unprecedented and undisguised pressure on the Russian media." "Unfortunately, many large companies that provide services in the field of social networks and in other, let'...

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 5:12pm

Russian parliament approves bill to isolate country's internet

Russian legislators have given tentative approval to a draft legislation that could cut off Russia from the global internet. The bill, co-authored by Andrei Lugovoi - one of the main suspects in the 2006 murder of Kremlin critic Alexander Litvinenko in the UK - passed its first reading in the...

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 9:39am

Russian investigators deny version of blast aboard President Kaczynski's plane

The Russian Investigative Committee has no questions left about the causes behind the crash of Kaczynski's plane; the Polish side’s version about an explosion found no confirmation, official representative of the Russian Investigative Committee Svetlana Petrenko said. "I emphasize...

Friday, August 31, 2018 - 9:55am

Russia's shift to gold reserves could protect sanctioned economy

Russia is renouncing the dictate of the dollar by purchasing gold and selling US Treasury bonds, according to an article published in Die Welt. The article cites the author and political advisor James Rickards as saying that President Putin had a strategic plan and gold was the perfect investment...

Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 9:53am

Russia hopes to sign S-400 missile contract with India in October - official

All technical and economic aspects of the contracts with India on the delivery of S-400 air defense systems and Project 11356 frigates have been coordinated, Russia is hoping to sign both contracts in October, Director of the Russian Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation (FSMTC) Dmitry...

Monday, August 20, 2018 - 10:03am

Moscow to respond to US guided destroyer's entry Into Black Sea - lawmaker

Moscow will respond to the recent entry of US guided-missile destroyer USS Carney into the Black Sea, Frants Klintsevich, a member of the Defense Committee of the upper house of Russian parliament, said on Monday. "A reaction will certainly follow. And it will not be spontaneous, it will be...

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 2:37pm

Lavrov: Excessive use of dollar can make others trade in national currencies

The Russian foreign minister is on a working trip to Turkey, during which he will hold a bilateral meeting in Ankara on Tuesday with his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu to discuss burning international issues. Lavrov has held a joint press conference with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut...

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 1:51pm

FBI arrests more alleged Russian nationals

Several people claiming to be Russian citizens have been detained in the United States, a spokesman for the Russian consulate in New York told Sputnik. "We received an official notification from the FBI that it detained people who said they were Russian citizens. This information is being...

Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 10:08am

Philippines won't give up on Russian arms despite US threats - foreign minister

The Philippines will not give up buying Russian weapons despite possible sanctions by the United States, Philippine Foreign Minister Alan Peter Cayetano said on Thursday. "In recent weeks, media have harshly criticized possible US sanctions [for purchasing Russian arms], we expected this and...

Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 10:50am

Russia investigates murder of 3 journalists in Central African Republic

The Russian Investigative Committee, the country's main federal probe agency, Wednesday said it is investigating the murder of three Russian journalists in the Central African Republic (CAR) Monday. Orkhan Dzhemal, Alexander Rastorguev and Kirill Radchenko were working on a film on a Russian...

Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 9:02am

EU slaps sanctions on six Russian companies over Crimea

The European Union has expanded the sanctions list associated with the reunification of the Crimea with Russia, as well as the construction of a bridge across the Kerch Strait, the Official Journal of the European Union reported. According to the document, new sanctions will target AO Institute...

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 11:04am

Pentagon to spend $885m on AI to compete with Russia, China

The US Department of Defense will spend $885 million on a large-scale artificial intelligence (AI) systems to boost the country's military performance in a bid to compete with China and Russia, The Washington Post reported. Josh Sullivan, the senior vice president at government consulting firm...

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 10:53am

Terrorists will return to Syria if Iran, Russia withdraw troops - Tehran

According to Iranian ex-foreign minister and Supreme Leader's Aide Ali Akbar Velayati, Iranian and Russian troops will stay in Syria in order to guarantee that terrorists won't continue their activity in the war-torn country. Addressing the Syrian conflict, the official stated, that...

Friday, July 13, 2018 - 11:18am

Russia vows reciprocal response to expulsion of diplomats from Greece

Athens has taken measures against Russian diplomats over "illegal activities" and "meddling" that undermine "national security," according to Kathimerini newspaper, which cited diplomatic sources. Russia will give a mirror response to the expulsion of Russian...

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 11:09am

Trump: Russia controls Germany using gas supplies

US President Donald Trump has criticized the energy agreement between Berlin and Moscow and said that Russia controls Germany through energy resources. "We have to talk about the billions and billions of dollars that's being paid to the country that we are supposed to be protecting you...

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 11:02am

Russia vs Croatia - Will ill-discipline impact the way quarter-final tie is played?

Today World Cup quarter-finals Sweden Vs England 4pm Russia Vs Croatia 8pm After their enthralling penalty shootout win over Denmark last Sunday, Croatia were rewarded with a quarter-final meeting with Russia. Following Russia’s win over Spain on penalties earlier in the day, which was...

Friday, July 6, 2018 - 10:02pm

Examining Spain’s lackluster performance against Russia

Spain is out of the World Cup after being beaten in a climatic penalty shootout by Russia. Sputnik takes a closer look at the shortcomings of the Spanish national football team.  Playing Style Despite dominating possession in Sunday’s last 16 match against Russia, Spain only...

Monday, July 2, 2018 - 4:22pm