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Moscow Launches Fireworks on Defender of the Fatherland Day (VIDEO)

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 21:03:00 +0300

Russia celebrates the Defender of the Fatherland Day on February 23. This year February 23 marks the 100th anniversary of the creation of the Red Army.

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Putin Pays Respects at Unknown Soldier Tomb on Defender of Fatherland Day

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 19:25:00 +0300

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russian President Vladimir Putin paid his respects at the tomb of the Unknown Solder at the Kremlin Wall on Friday, February 23, celebrated as the Defender of the Fatherland Day in Russia.

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Siberian GTA: WATCH Cop Jump on Speeding Car, Take Down Perp in Epic Fashion

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 17:12:00 +0300

Harrowing dashcam footage from a patrol car in the town of Ishim in Western Siberia has shown how local cops deal with drunken car thieves.

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Mining Too Hard: Russian Cryptocurrency Enthusiast Burns Down Own Flat

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 15:40:00 +0300

Yet another fire has been attributed to virtual currency mining efforts, this time in the Siberian city of Tomsk.

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Deripaska Quits as Aluminum Firm Rusal President to Head Nornickel - Source

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 13:52:00 +0300

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska has left his position as president of the aluminum company Rusal and En+ energy group in order to head the Nornickel company, specializing in nickel and palladium, a source familiar with the businessman's plans told Sputnik on Friday.

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Russian Ambassador Explains How World Military Cooperation System Should Develop

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 08:20:29 +0300

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Countries should develop a system of international military cooperation built on a non-bloc basis that would help combat existing threats like terrorism, Russian Ambassador to the United States Anatoly Antonov said at the embassy event on the occasion of Russia’s Defender of the Fatherland Day.

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Sincere Confession: US Ambassador to Russia Says He Prefers Pelmeni to Beer

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 21:48:00 +0300

A video of the US diplomat answering various questions by Russian internet users appeared online.

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Russia Expands Defense Cooperation in EU Amid US Threats of Sanctions - Lawmaker

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 13:12:00 +0300

US Department of State Spokeswoman Heather Nauert said that the Russian defense industry had lost over $3 billion in failed weapons deals with third countries, stating that it happened in virtue of new US sanctions against Russia.

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Fight Against Terrorism: The Other Side of Russian Intelligence Agencies’ Work

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 08:40:00 +0300

In light of the constant terrorist threat, intelligence agencies around the world are doing everything in their power to be able to respond to the most unexpected acts of terrorists. Russia’s Federal Security Service is no exception. A retired FSB lieutenant colonel shared with Sputnik how the tactics of the special services have changed.

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French Foreign Minister Due in Moscow Next Tuesday for Syria Talks

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 04:15:58 +0300

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian will fly to Moscow next week for talks with Russia’s top diplomat Sergey Lavrov about the Syria crisis, the French ministry said.

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Russian Envoy to UN Schools US Ambassador Haley in Diplomatic Etiquette

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 01:06:14 +0300

UNITED NATIONS (Sputnik) – Russian Permanent Representative to the United Nations Vassily Nebenzia on Wednesday called on his US counterpart Nikki Haley and the US delegation at the United Nations to observe diplomatic decorum and not refer to the Russian authorities as a regime of President Vladimir Putin.

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'I Think It Was Racism': How Russian Tourist Was Deported From London Airport

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 22:30:00 +0300

The detention and deportation of Russian citizen Radmila Khakova from London's Heathrow Airport sparked international scandal. The Russian embassy has already sent official requests. The reasons behind the incident remain unknown.

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Russian MoD Recognizes Schoolkids' Finding of Island

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 20:42:00 +0300

While most of their peers spend their time navigating social media and exploring extracurricular activities after dark, these two Moscow region kids already engraved their name in history.

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Three Suns Seen in St. Petersburg Sky (PHOTOS)

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 18:22:00 +0300

The two bright spots on either side of the sun are commonly referred to as sun dogs, mock suns or phantom suns, but the scientific name is parhelia. This natural wonder can be observed during especially cold weather, when light refracts from ice crystals floating in the air.

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Russian Women's Ice Hockey Team Loses to Finland in Match for Bronze at Olympics

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 14:12:00 +0300

The game ended with the Olympic Athletes from Russia's 3-2 loss to Finland, with the teams of Canada and the United States set to compete in the tournament's final.

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US May Consider Imposing Sanctions on 13 Russians Indicted by Mueller

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 00:32:57 +0300

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The US Department of State does not rule out potentially introducing sanctions against the 13 Russian individuals charged last week for trying to influence the 2016 US election, Department spokesperson Heather Nauert told reporters on Tuesday.

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Will Russia Soon Create a Ministry of Virtual Reality?

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 23:02:00 +0300

The author of the initiative believes the revolutionary technology will find many profitable applications in the future, thus the country should seize the opportunity to take a leading position in the sphere.

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Russian Center for Syrian Reconciliation Comes Under Massive Fire

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 22:40:00 +0300

Sputnik has received reports that the Russian Center for Syrian Reconciliation, a peace monitoring and humanitarian organization jointly run by Russia and Turkey, came under attack on Tuesday. No Russian casualties were reported from the incident, but Syrian civilians have been reported dead and injured.

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US Warships in Black Sea on 'Russia's Radar' - Russian Admiral

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 22:24:00 +0300

As Washington increases its presence in the Black Sea, Russian Admiral and former Baltic Fleet Commander Vladimir Valuev said that the two US warships that have been stationed in the region do not pose any danger to Russia.

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Russian Deputy UN Envoy Recalls Great Moments With Churkin

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 19:24:00 +0300

NEW YORK (Sputnik) - Russia's late Permanent Representative to the United Nations Vitaly Churkin was an outstanding diplomat with a great sense of humor, Russian Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations Gennady Kuzmin told Sputnik on Tuesday, a one-year anniversary of Churkin's death.

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