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Moscow begins withdrawal of military equipment from Syria Russia has begun to withdraw military equipment from Syria, the defence ministry said Tuesday.
15 марта 2016
Przewalski's horse in the wild in Hustain Nuruu national park, Mongolia. ©flickr.com Once extinct, world's last wild horse returns to steppes The path out of oblivion for Przewalski's horse lies in getting on a plane to China, Mongolia and, most recently, the Russian steppes.
09 марта 2016
Putin says agreement sealed with Russian oil firms to freeze output Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday that he had sealed a pact with the country's oil majors to freeze production.
03 марта 2016
Lennon not Lenin: Ukraine renames street after late Beatle A Ukrainian village renamed a street, which honoured Soviet founder Lenin, after The Beatles' John Lennon.
03 марта 2016
Chaotic mix of actors and interests in Syria war Syria's brutal five-year war has turned increasingly messy tangle of internal and external players with their own multi-faceted agendas.
17 февраля 2016
Moscow warns US over missile system deployment to S. Korea Moscow warned Washington that deployment of a US missile defence system to South Korea could spark an arms race in the region.
10 февраля 2016
©Turar Kazangapov Tenge slides 100% in 5 months; what next for Kazakhstan? Amid falling oil prices and tenge exchange rate fluctuations, experts are wary to predict Kazakhstan's future.
22 января 2016
Kazakhstan to beef up doping control ahead of Rio Olympics The head of Kazakhstan's national anti-doping centre has pledged to crack down on drug cheats ahead of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
18 января 2016
Iran ships uranium to Russia under nuclear deal Iran sent a major shipment of low-enriched uranium materials to Russia to implement nuclear accord with world powers.
29 декабря 2015
Russia 'warming 2.5 times quicker' than global average: ministry Russia is warming more than twice as fast as the rest of the world, sounding an alarm on the rise in floods and wildfires nationwide.
25 декабря 2015
Ukraine to introduce embargo against Russian food: PM Ukraine is responding to Moscow's food embargo with "mirror sanctions" of its own, Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk announced.
24 декабря 2015
Putin: 'We don't want the USSR back but no one believes us' Russia is not trying to bring back the USSR, President Vladimir Putin said in a documentary aired Sunday, but the problem is that "nobody wants to believe it"
21 декабря 2015
Photo courtesy of inforesist.com EU may delay Russia sanctions decision to next week EU nations may delay a decision on whether to roll over economic sanctions against Russia.
09 декабря 2015
Reactor room.  ©RIA Novosti Turkey says not dependent on Russia for nuclear plant Turkey insists it is not dependent on Russia to build its first nuclear power plant amid uncertainty over the $20 billion project.
09 декабря 2015
Eldar Ryazanov. ©RIA Novosti Beloved Russian filmmaker Ryazanov dies Eldar Ryazanov, one of the most popular film directors of the Soviet era whose comedies captured the unique absurdities of life under Communism, died Monday aged 88.
30 ноября 2015
Flowers laid at the monument to pilots in the center of Lipetsk in memory of Lieutenant Colonel Oleg Peshkov of the Lipetsk Air Force Center, the commander of the downed bomber Su-24. ©RIA Novosti Turkey sends corpse of shot down pilot back to Russia: reports Turkey on Monday sent back to Russia the corpse of a pilot killed when his plane was shot down by the Turkish air force for allegedly violating its air space on the Syrian border.
30 ноября 2015
Russia-Turkey war of words escalates over downed warplane Moscow slapped sanctions on Ankara as the war of words over a downed Russian warplane escalated, with Turkish strongman Recep Tayyip Erdogan warning Russia not to "play with fire".
28 ноября 2015
France's Hollande heads to Russia to press anti-IS coalition French President Francois Hollande will hold talks with Russian leader Vladimir Putin, as part of his diplomatic marathon to forge a broader coalition against Islamic State jihadists in the wake of the Paris attacks.
26 ноября 2015
Kerry, Lavrov speak by phone about Russia plane shootdown Secretary of State John Kerry spoke by phone with Russia's foreign minister and urged a de-escalation of tensions after Turkey shot down a Russian warplane near the Turkey-Syria border.
26 ноября 2015
Russia sanctions could be lifted if it meets Ukraine commitments: French PM Sanctions against Russia over its involvement in the Ukraine crisis could be lifted if Moscow fulfils commitments it made to help resolve the conflict, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said.
26 ноября 2015

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