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Russia's Fregat Upper Stage Fall Caused by Incorrect Software Operation

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 16:17:00 +0300

The Russian state space corporation has revealed the reasons behind the downfall of the Fregat upper stage and 19 satellites, carried by a Soyuz-2.1b carrier rocket.

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Not Your Grandpa's Robot: Russian Robot 'FEDOR' May Become Self-Learning

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 14:55:00 +0300

F.E.D.O.R., which stands for Final Experimental Demonstration Object Research is the first Russian humanoid robot, created within the framework of the Foundation of Advanced Studies. The robot is designed to replace humans in high-risk situations for example, in rescue operations and in space.

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Russian FSB Prevents Terror Acts on New Year Holidays, Election Campaign Cycle

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 10:39:00 +0300

Russia's Federal Security Service head has presented the results of the agency's work in 2017 on anti-terrorist operations in the country.

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Putin Stresses Importance of Akkuyu NPP Construction Launch in Turkey

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 04:35:02 +0300

The launch of construction of the Akkuyu Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) is crucial, while the construction of another joint project between Moscow and Ankara – the Turkish Stream pipeline, is going according to the schedule, Russian President Vladimir Putin said.

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Russian Embassy in US Urges Citizens Stay Vigilant After New York Attack

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 04:04:22 +0300

The Russian embassy in the United States is urging Russian nationals in the country to remain vigilant after an attempted terror attack occurred in New York City earlier on Monday, embassy’s spokesperson Nikolay Lakhonin said in a release.

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Though Withdrawing from Syria, Russia ‘Is Back in the Middle East’

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 03:47:18 +0300

Russian President Vladimir Putin paid a surprise visit to Syria on Monday, where he announced that his nation would begin to withdraw “a significant part” of their military forces deployed in the Middle Eastern nation as its long civil war draws to a close.

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Bulgaria Offers Russia’s MiG Corp Contract to Repair 15 Aircraft for $49Mln

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 02:20:43 +0300

Bulgaria’s Defense Ministry offered Russian Aircraft Corporation MiG a four-year contract worth $49 million for maintenance of 15 Mikoyan MiG-29 fighter jets, Russian media reported Monday.

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Bavaria's Former Head: Russia 'Will Be Good Host' of 2018 FIFA World Cup

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 21:20:00 +0300

As Russian athletes are increasingly coming under pressure amid the doping scandal and the recent IOC decision on Russia's participation in the 2018 Olympic Games, Bavaria's former Minister President Dr. Edmund Stoiber shared his view on the upcoming 2018 World Cup in Russia and the issue of "politics and sports" in an interview with Sputnik.

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Analyst on Report of Russian Arms Sales: Moscow Sets the Trend

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 19:35:00 +0300

Russia's global arms sales have grown by 3.8 percent in 2016, according to research by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). Speaking to Radio Sputnik, Russian military analyst Andrei Koshkin opined that the defeat of Daesh by the Russo-Syrian coalition contributed to the country's success in the global arms market.

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World on Threshold of New Physics

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 18:14:00 +0300

The National Research Nuclear University is one of the most recognized Russian universities, founded in 1942.

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Chechen Leader Accepts MMA Fighter's Challenge, Goes Hardcore in the Gym (VIDEO)

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 16:22:00 +0300

How many people can you hold while doing a plank exercise? Challenged by Russian mixed martial artist Alexander Emelianenko, Ramzan Kadyrov proved to be an unbeaten plank guru, as he lifts four men with a total weight of a whopping 291 kilos!

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WATCH Robots Rap Battle in Russia (VIDEO)

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 21:49:00 +0300

The future is here and robots are pulling an Eminem, engaging in rap competitions. There was no winner, but several Russian media outlets said that robot Alan Tim v2 had gained the upper hand.

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Bitcoin 'Will Burst When There is No New Money to Feed It' - Analyst

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 16:25:00 +0300

With Bitcoin having lost a fifth of its value in a single day after earlier surging by more than 40 percent, Leonid Delitsin, a leading analyst at the investment holding company "FINAM," told Radio Sputnik that Bitcoin is actually a bubble waiting to burst.

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‘Black Hole of Confrontation’: China Seeks Diplomacy in DPRK, with Moscow's Help

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 02:28:00 +0300

An assessment of the possibility of war - including the use of nuclear weapons - between North Korea and the United States has been described as a “strong and vicious cycle of confrontation,” according to remarks made by China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi.

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US Allegations of Russia Violating INF Treaty Absolutely Unfounded – Moscow

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 19:36:00 +0300

The INF treaty, which prohibits the development, deployment and testing of ground-launched ballistic or cruise missiles with ranges between 300 and 3,400 miles, celebrated its 30th anniversary on December 8.

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Siemens and SPbPU Launch Supercomputer for Artificial Intelligence Systems

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 13:33:00 +0300

The German electronics powerhouse Siemens has recently opened a unique scientific and research laboratory, Industrial Systems of Artificial Intelligence, at Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU). In addition, the university has signed an agreement on launching a strategic partnership with Siemens.

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Lavrov, Tillerson Discuss Syria, Ukraine, N Korea, Recruitment of Journalists

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 08:30:00 +0300

The Foreign Minister of Russia and the US Secretary of State discussed a number of topics during their meeting at the OSCE summit in Vienna. The main topics of their discussions were Ukraine, Syria and North Korea.

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Failed Prediction: Three Major Mistakes in George Soros' 2017 Russia Prognosis

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 19:14:00 +0300

George Soros' 2016 gloomy prediction of Russia's economic collapse and the government's political bankruptcy in 2017 has not come true, Ivan Danilov, a Russian economist and author of the popular political blog Crimson Alter wrote for RIA Novosti, explaining what lies behind the magnate's miscalculation.

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Russian MiG-29SMT Fighters Have Already Proven Themselves in Syria's Skies - UAC

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 09:10:00 +0300

The MiG-29SMT is a modern modification of the fourth-generation fighter aircraft of the Russian Air Force. The aircraft is equipped with an additional fuel tank and a system of refueling in the air, which significantly expanded its combat radius.

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President Vladimir Putin's Highlights in Office

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 08:30:00 +0300

Vladimir Putin entered politics at the national level in 1999, when he became first deputy prime minister, then acting prime minister, and ultimately prime minister. Russia’s first president, Boris Yeltsin, announced his resignation during his 2000 New Year address, shifting his responsibilities until the next presidential election onto Putin.

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