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  • Drowning in waste, Russians fume over lack of recycling

    Roman Yudakov points in the distance to a stinking mountain of trash looming over the Russian capital and sighs: "Take a look at our pyramid!"

  • Eiffel Tower climber 'admitted to psychiatric unit'

    A man, believed to be Russian, who sparked a mass evacuation of the Eiffel Tower by scaling the iconic Paris landmark has been admitted to a psychiatric unit, legal sources say.

  • Russia moves to expand control over internet

    Russian lawmakers yesterday approved a bill that would allow Moscow to cut the country’s internet traffic from foreign servers, in a key second reading paving the way for legislation that activists fear is a step towards online isolation.

  • Back to cold-war era?

    President Vladimir Putin yesterday said Russia was suspending its participation in a key Cold War-era missile treaty in a mirror response to a US move, triggering fears of a new arms race.

  • Head of Russian spy agency dies

    The head of Russia's military intelligence agency that the West has blamed for a string of brazen attacks died after "a serious and long illness", the Russian defence ministry said on Thursday, hailing him as a "true son of Russia."

  • 13 killed in Russian bus collision

    Thirteen people died and two more were injured when two buses collided on a highway northwest of Moscow, regional authorities say.

  • Pressure mounts on 'isolated Trump'

    Donald Trump was fired up. When the US president set off for Europe one week ago he was bent on knocking heads with Washington's allies and finding friendship with Russia.

  • Russia exit with pride

    Russia's unexpected World Cup run ended on penalties after a thrilling quarter-final against Croatia on Saturday, and the hosts left the stage having earned the admiration of fans both home and abroad for their indomitable spirit.

  • Bring on Brazil: World Cup fever grips disbelieving Russia

    Russian fans dances in the streets of Kaliningrad on the Baltic and kissed strangers in Vladivostok in the Far East after their team defied all expectations to reach the World Cup quarter-finals.

  • US President Donald Trump

    Trump wants Russia at G7 meeting

    US President Donald Trump says Russia should also be attending a Group of Seven nations summit, as he prepared to fly into a chilly reception at the meeting in Canada, where other G7 leaders are set to clash with him over trade.

  • Russia jails Ukrainian journo to 12yrs for spying

    A Russian court sentences a Ukrainian journalist, Roman Sushchenko, to 12 years in jail after convicting him of spying for his native Ukraine, his lawyer says, a move likely to further sour ties between Moscow and Kiev.

  • Dutch, Australia say Russia behind downing MH17

    The Netherlands and Australia moves toward launching legal action against Russia, accusing Moscow of being behind the 2014 shooting down of flight MH17 over war-torn eastern Ukraine.

  • Missile that downed MH17 plane came from Russian

    Investigators probing the 2014 downing of flight MH17 says for the first time that the missile which brought down the plane over eastern Ukraine originated from a Russian military brigade.

  • World Cup brings culinary boom to Russia

    Russia prepares to feed football fans during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia next month. National dishes have been amped up, menus translated into foreign languages, and food cart festivals set up in all cities where matches have been scheduled.

  • Russia's President Vladimir Putin

    Putin sworn in for another 6yrs

    Vladimir Putin swears in for another six years as Russian president, buoyed by popular support but weighed down too by a costly confrontation with the West, a fragile economy and uncertainty about what happens when his term ends.

  • Russia UN envoy 'cannot exclude' war between Russia, US

    Russia's UN Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia urges the United States and its allies on Thursday to refrain from military action against Syria over a suspected chemical weapons attack and says he "cannot exclude" war between Washington and Moscow.

  • UK playng with fire: Russia

    Russia tells Britain at the United Nations Security Council that "you're playing with fire and you'll be sorry" over its accusations that Moscow was to blame for poisoning a former Russian spy and his daughter.

  • Russia creates 'tourist police' for World Cup

    Russia is looking for a few good men and women who can shoot a gun and speak a bit of English.

  • Britain, Russia lock horns as Moscow cuts diplomats

    Moscow tells Britain it must cut just over 50 more of its diplomatic and technical staff in Russia as a standoff deepened over the poisoning of a Russian former spy and his daughter in England, the Russian Foreign Ministry says.

  • UK-Russia standoff deepens as Moscow cuts UK diplomats

    Moscow has told Britain it must cut "just over 50" more of its diplomatic and technical staff in Russia in a worsening standoff over the poisoning of a Russian former spy and his daughter in England, the Russian Foreign Ministry says.

  • Donald Trump walking with his family

    From Russia to sex: scandals shake US first family

    A porn star is suing the president. A former Playboy model has apologized to the first lady for sleeping with her husband. The eldest son is divorcing and the scandal-plagued son-in-law's security clearance has been downgraded.

  • 64 die in Russia shopping mall fire

    A total of 64 people some of them children perished in a fire that ravaged a busy shopping mall in an industrial city in Siberia, as rescue teams struggle through piles of charred rubble to recover bodies.

  • UK blames Russia for cyber attack

    Britain blames Russia for a cyber-attack last year, publicly pointing the finger at Moscow for spreading a virus which disrupted companies across Europe including UK-based Reckitt Benckiser.

  • Russia to start offering spacewalks for tourists

    Russia is planning to send paying tourists on the International Space Station out on spacewalks for the first time, an official from the country's space industry says.

  • National flags of Russia and the US

    Russia accuses Washington of leaking diplomats' bank details

    Russia's foreign ministry accuses US officials of leaking to the media confidential financial details of Russian diplomats working in the United States, and demands that those responsible be punished.

  • Tate Modern delves into visual history of Russia and Soviet Union

    The London exhibition "Red Star Over Russia" marks the centenary of the October Revolution.

  • Trump comes ahead with fresh criticism of Russia inquiry

    President Donald Trump expressed renewed frustration Sunday over the investigations into alleged ties between his campaign associates and Russian government officials, saying on Twitter that the “facts are pouring out” about links to Russia by his former presidential opponent, Hillary Clinton.

  • Russian revolution

    Was the Russian revolution a proletarian revolution?

    What we call Russian revolution, from a long-term view, is a revolution in three episodes. Lenin called 1905 a "dress rehearsal" and, as Paul Dukes among others notes, he was the first to argue that October must follow on from February. So did Trotsky.

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    Blue Whale Challenge: Simply a sick online game

    With many parents oblivious, an online game has literally been taking the lives of teenagers across the world for the last few years and the game has reached Bangladesh.

  • Facebook says 10 million US users saw Russia-linked ads

    Some 10 million people in the United States sees politically divisive ads on Facebook that the company says have been purchased in Russia in the months before and after last year’s US presidential election, Facebook says on Monday.