Russian Federation Council Adopts Creation of State Sovereignty Protection Board

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — According to recommendations adopted by the Federation Council, nations in the West have boosted their attempts to influence Russia's internal politics using numerous political, economic and...

What to Expect From Putin’s Annual Q&A Session

The annual Direct Line With Vladimir Putin event is scheduled to be held on June 15, when the President will discuss a host of important issues and...

Russian MoD Denies Reports of Abandoned Explosives Found Near Northern Fleet

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Earlier in the day, Russian media reported that a dump of 2 tonnes of explosive materials was found in Russia’s Severomorsk in vicinity of military objects. "On...

Russia Launches Progress MS-06 Cargo Spacecraft to ISS – Roscosmos

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Russia launched the Progress MS-06 space freighter on Wednesday to the International Space Station (ISS) atop the Soyuz-2.1a carrier, a State Space Corporation Roscosmos...

Rosatom Seeks to Generate $137 Bln in 10-Year Foreign Orders Portfolio

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Russian State Corporation Rosatom plans to increase its 10-year foreign orders portfolio to $137.3 billion by the end of this year, according to a nuclear...

Organizer of Russian Journalist Politkovskaya's Murder Dies in Jail

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Lom-Ali Gaitukayev, who had been given a life sentence for soliciting the killing of prominent Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya, died in a penal colony, a...

Visit From a Black Stork: Rare Birds Return to Moscow After...

In contrast to white storks, black storks are very cautious and prefer to live in remote and hard to reach places, away from humans. The last time this rare...

Putin to Consult Gov't Bodies Ahead of 'Direct Line' Session –...

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday and Wednesday will hold a number of meetings with government ministers and heads of different agencies to prepare for the annual "direct...

Boxing's Cold War: Why the Russians Are Striking Fear Into Fighters...

Although Golovkin is from Kazakhstan, his father is Russian. The heavyweight and cruiserweight divisions are stuffed full of Russian fighters – Alexander Povetkin, Alexander Ustinov, Denis...

Russian Investigators Open Case Against Ukraine Lawmaker on Consulate Attack

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Committee spokeswoman Svetlana Petrenko said "the investigation received sufficient evidence that on March 9, 2016, Parasyuk also enlisted people gathered near the...

Russian Opposition Figure Navalny Arrested for Unauthorized Rally Calls

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — On Sunday, Navalny said that the rally authorized by Moscow authorities on the Academician Sakharov Avenue would not take place and announced that it...

Russian Defense Ministry Signs Pantsir-S Delivery Contract

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The Russian Defense Ministry and the JSC "KBP  Instrument Design Bureau named after Academician A. Shipunov" have concluded a contract for the delivery of another...
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