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Kazakhstan isn’t going to mass-produce cosmonauts: head of KazKosmos National Space Agency

However, plans are afoot to keep on training prospective astronauts, including female astronauts.

Kazakhstan isn’t going to mass-produce cosmonauts: head of KazKosmos National Space Agency
Putin, Saudi King seek solution to Syria crisis
Putin, Saudi King seek solution to Syria crisis

Russian President Vladimir Putin held phone talks with King Salman of Saudi Arabia focussed on seeking a solution to the Syria crisis, the Kremlin said.

Putin, Saudi King seek solution to Syria crisis
'Eradicating terror' will produce political deal: Syria's Assad
'Eradicating terror' will produce political deal: Syria's Assad

Syria needs to eradicate "terrorism" to find a political solution to end the country's war, embattled President Bashar al-Assad told a visiting Russian delegation.

'Eradicating terror' will produce political deal: Syria's Assad
Energy Minister Alexander Novak. ©RIA  Novosti
Russia to open $5 bn Iran credit line: Tehran

Russia plans to open a $5 billion credit line for Iran to help finance infrastructure projects in the country, officials from both countries said during a visit by Moscow's energy minister.

Russia to open $5 bn Iran credit line: Tehran
Putin accuses West of playing 'double game' with Syria terrorist groups
Putin accuses West of playing 'double game' with Syria terrorist groups

President Vladimir Putin accused the West of playing a "double game" with terrorist groups in Syria, where a US-led coalition is conducting a bombing campaign.

Putin accuses West of playing 'double game' with Syria terrorist groups
Australian FM emoji use sparks debate on Russia relations
Australian FM emoji use sparks debate on Russia relations

The Australian foreign minister's use of a red-faced emoji to depict Russia's Vladimir Putin sparked debate among lawmakers in Canberra, demanding to know what the icon means for relations between the nations.

Australian FM emoji use sparks debate on Russia relations
Georgia breakaway region eyes Crimea-style vote on joining Russia
Georgia breakaway region eyes Crimea-style vote on joining Russia

Georgia's breakaway region of South Ossetia has said it plans to hold a referendum on joining Russia but the Kremlin appeared to pour cold water on the idea.

Georgia breakaway region eyes Crimea-style vote on joining Russia
NATO warns Russian action in Syria risks "an incident"
NATO warns Russian action in Syria risks "an incident"

NATO voiced concern that Russia's air attacks in Syria creates the risk of "an incident getting out of control," as Moscow and the US-led international coalition pursue different military objectives in the country.

NATO warns Russian action in Syria risks "an incident"
Stalin portraits and Soviet nostalgia rule in Ukraine's rebel regions
Stalin portraits and Soviet nostalgia rule in Ukraine's rebel regions

Three portraits of former Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin are on display in the centre of Donetsk, the rebel capital of eastern Ukraineю

Stalin portraits and Soviet nostalgia rule in Ukraine's rebel regions
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Kazakhstan's experts comment on Russian air strikes in Syria

Kazakhstan’s experts have commented on the air strikes made by Russian forces on Wednesday targeting the militants of the so-called Islamic State.

Kazakhstan's experts comment on Russian air strikes in Syria
Russian intervention won't save Syria's Assad: France's Hollande
Russian intervention won't save Syria's Assad: France's Hollande

Russia's military intervention in Syria will not save President Bashar al-Assad, French President Francois Hollande said Friday after an EU summit called for a political transition to a new leader.

Russian intervention won't save Syria's Assad: France's Hollande
'Glimmer of hope' for political solution in Ukraine: Merkel
'Glimmer of hope' for political solution in Ukraine: Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said there was a "glimmer of hope" that Ukraine could finally head towards a political solution to ending the separatist war in the country's east.

'Glimmer of hope' for political solution in Ukraine: Merkel
US and Russian military talks Wednesday: Carter
US and Russian military talks Wednesday: Carter

Military commanders from Russia and the United States will hold another round of talks on how to stay out of each other's way in the skies over Syria.

US and Russian military talks Wednesday: Carter
Putin asks IMF to help Ukraine pay off $3 billion debt to Russia
Putin asks IMF to help Ukraine pay off $3 billion debt to Russia

President Vladimir Putin called on the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to lend an additional $3 billion to Ukraine to help the ex-Soviet country pay off its debt to Russia.

Putin asks IMF to help Ukraine pay off $3 billion debt to Russia
Vladimir Putin. ©RIA Novosti
Putin to visit Kazakhstan in mid-October

Russian President Vladimir Putin will pay an official visit to Kazakhstan in mid-October.

Putin to visit Kazakhstan in mid-October
Alexey Lutsenko wins Tour of Almaty
Astana's Alexey Lutsenko wins Tour of Almaty

Kazakhstani cycler Alexey Lutsenko of Astana Pro Team has won the Tour of Almaty for the second time.

Astana's Alexey Lutsenko wins Tour of Almaty
Russian delegation led by Vladimir Putin to arrive in Astana

President of Russia Vladimir Putin is arriving to Kazakhstan with an official visit on October 15.

Russian delegation led by Vladimir Putin to arrive in Astana
Ukraine PM blames MH17 downing on Russian security service
Ukraine PM blames MH17 downing on Russian security service

Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk blamed Russia's security service for last year's downing of the MH17 airliner over pro-Kremlin separatist territory in the east of the ex-Soviet state.

Ukraine PM blames MH17 downing on Russian security service
Mukhtar Ablyazov ©pravgazeta.info
France agrees to extradite Kazakh tycoon to Russia

The French government has given the green light for the extradition of Kazakh tycoon and opposition figure Mukhtar Ablyazov to Russia, where he is accused of embezzling billions of dollars.

France agrees to extradite Kazakh tycoon to Russia
Ukraine's Poroshenko says vote needed in pro-Russia strongholds
Ukraine's Poroshenko says vote needed in pro-Russia strongholds

Ukranian President Petro Poroshenko stressed the need for legitimate elections in the country's separatist regions in order to eventually re-integrate the pro-Moscow strongholds.

Ukraine's Poroshenko says vote needed in pro-Russia strongholds

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