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article thumbnailRussia, India plan to sign contract for Mi-26 helicopter repair

Russian Helicopters Group is planning to sign a contract with India before the yearend to overhaul three Mil Mi-26 (NATO reporting name: Halo) heavy military transport rotorcraft, Group Deputy CEO for After-Sale Maintenance Igor Chechikov said.  [ ... ]

article thumbnailRussia, Iran and Azerbaijan to develop North-South transportation corridor

Russia, Iran and Azerbaijan will exert efforts to develop the North-South transportation corridor, the presidents of Russia, Iran and Azerbaijan - Vladimir Putin, Hassan Rouhani and Ilham Aliev - said in a declaration, which they signed after the tri [ ... ]

article thumbnailWorld’s first Arctic Buddhist stupa opens in Russia

The world’s northernmost Buddhist stupa has opened in the town of Apatity, located about 1,050 miles north of Moscow. Tibetan Monk Tangerang Lama Pema Lhundrup Gyatso Rinpoche came to the town to consecrate the “Enlightenment Stupa” on August 4 [ ... ]

article thumbnailRussia to deploy new-generation space reconnaissance system in 2019

The Russian Aerospace Forces and the Samara-based Progress missile and space center are working jointly on a project involving new-generation Razdan satellites, the Kommersant business daily reports (in Russian), citing a source at the Ministry of D [ ... ]

article thumbnailFrom Olympics to Paralympics: Western Russophobia 2.0 project

AP photoPrint versionFont SizeOn the basis of the report from the independent commission of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) under the direction of Richard McLaren, Russian Paralympic athletes were excluded from the Paralympic Games in Rio de Jane [ ... ]

article thumbnailFIFA says no grounds for moving 2018 World Cup from Russia

FIFA (the Federation Internationale de Football Association) says that there exist no grounds for moving the 2018 FIFA World Cup from Russia due to the doping scandal, Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko told a news conference on July 23. Earlier,  [ ... ]

article thumbnailWADA report: Olympic rats do not ask questions

The ongoing doping scandal against Russia has been gathering pace thanks to the efforts of one man only, Grigory Rodchenkov, who used to chair the anti-doping laboratory in Sochi, to the greatest shame of the laboratory. The statements from this man  [ ... ]

article thumbnailPutin reads into WADA report, asks questions

AP photoThe individuals, whose names appear in the WADA report as direct executors, will be suspended from their posts pending investigation, said President Vladimir Putin.According to the Russian president, the uneasy atmosphere that has developed a [ ... ]

article thumbnailDoping games unveil anti-Russian Olympic plot

Print versionFont SizeSpokespeople for the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) said that they were "extremely disappointed" about the actions of anti-doping agencies of the USA and Canada, which with the  support from WADA Athlete Committee Chair Beckie [ ... ]

article thumbnailRussians as yet unable to depart from Istanbul to Russia

Russians as yet cannot takes flights from Istanbul home, and diplomats of the consulate general consider accommodation and necessary assistance for them, Russian Consul General in Istanbul Andrei Podyelyshev told TASS on July 16. "The airp [ ... ]

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article thumbnailTurkish events may postpone tourist chartered flights - ATOR

The recent events in Turkey may cause the situation, where resuming of tourist chartered flights to that country will be postponed, head of the Russian Association of Tourist Operators (ATOR) Maya Lomidze said in an interview with the Vesti FM radio  [ ... ]

article thumbnailRussia calls on Turkey to settle problems without force

Russia's Foreign Ministry expresses concern over the recent events in Turkey and calls on the country's authorities and nation to settle the problems without use of force, the ministry's statement reads. "The aggravation of the home situat [ ... ]

article thumbnailMeet the Russian woman who conquered Everest and both poles in 7 months

Source: Personal archive At school Maria Gordon showed little sign of the supreme athlete she would one day become – by her own admission she used to receive Cs and Ds in physical education. On June 13 the 42-year-old set a wo [ ... ]

article thumbnailMedvedev: Russia to do everything to protect its citizens in Turkey

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on July 16 that Moscow would exert every effort to protect its citizens and property of Russian companies in Turkey. "In any case, we should exert every effort to protect the interests of our citizens and o [ ... ]

article thumbnailRussia-NATO Council: Fig leaf to cover NATO's aggression

The most recent meeting of the Russia-NATO Council in Brussels was the third since the beginning of the Ukrainian crisis and the aggravation of NATO's relations with Russia. British officials called the meeting a one-time action. The Baltic States an [ ... ]

article thumbnailErdogan says: I am sorry. Russia and Turkey agree to improve ties

Russia and Turkey have agreed to immediately take necessary measures to improve relations between the two countries, Ibrahim Kalyn, a representative of the President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan said."We are pleased to announce that Turkey and Russ [ ... ]

article thumbnailMoscow Gets Set to Unify Entire Free Wi-Fi Network on Public Transport

Russia18:51 27.06.2016(updated 18:54 27.06.2016) Get short URLAfter the two networks will become fully synchronized, a user would only have to log in once and then his gadget would automatically handle all transition issues as he navigates the cit [ ... ]

article thumbnailRestricting International Contacts Between Lawmakers Unacceptable

Russia17:45 27.06.2016(updated 17:58 27.06.2016) Get short URLMOSCOW (Sputnik) – Russia considers practices of restricting contacts between lawmakers of different countries unacceptable, Speaker of the Russian lower house of parliament Sergei  [ ... ]

article thumbnailRussia's Rosatom Builds 2nd Reactor for World’s Largest Nuclear Icebreaker

Russia17:14 27.06.2016(updated 17:34 27.06.2016) Get short URL © Sputnik/ Sergey SubbotinMOSCOW (Sputnik) — Russia’s atomic energy corporation Rosatom has completed a power unit for the world's larg [ ... ]

article thumbnailRussia Capable of Feeding Itself, No Longer Depends on Food Imports

Russia16:01 27.06.2016(updated 16:13 27.06.2016) Get short URLMOSCOW (Sputnik) — Russia is capable of feeding itself at this point, without importing food, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Monday."Today, we are collecting crops that  [ ... ]

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