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Is that Russia’s top-secret Armata tank? Video leaked ahead of Victory Day parade
A video allegedly showing Russia’s brand new T-14 Armata tank, which will only be revealed to the public during the Victory Day parade on May 9, has been leaked on the internet.

24.03.2015 19:55

May 9 boycott calls defile Russian dead, shame American survivors
For the last 14 months the world has witnessed an international relations debacle the likes of which no history book has yet recorded. The latest relations ruination tale unveils three more US ambassadors to Ukraine bereft of their senses.

20.03.2015 10:15

50yrs after 1st spacewalk: Bond between Russian & US spacemen is still strong
Alexey Leonov became the first man to walk in space, and later went on to take another historic step: the famous US-Russian handshake in space. Leonov made friends with a US astronaut on that mission, and the close bond has continued through the years.

19.03.2015 09:47

100,000 gather in central Moscow to celebrate Crimea reunification
Some 100,000 people, according to police estimates, gathered near Red Square in Moscow on Wednesday to celebrate the anniversary of Crimea's reunification with Russia. President Putin joined the event and sang the Russian national anthem on stage.

18.03.2015 17:24

Crimea: one year on
A year after the peaceful reunification of Crimea with Russia I can still hear some of my British friends who refuse to believe last year’s events reflected the will of the Crimean people, and was handled by Russia in a legal and appropriate way.

18.03.2015 14:24

‘Silence struck me’: Pioneer spacewalker Leonov, 50 years after historic feat
Fifty years ago pioneer Soviet spacewalker Alexey Leonov made his famous jump into the silence of outer space, overcoming his own biggest personal challenge and marking a significant step in the history of space exploration.

18.03.2015 03:06

Lavrov confirms N. Korean leadership attending May 9 celebrations in Moscow
The North Korean leadership will come to Moscow in May for the celebration of victory in World War II, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has announced. If Kim Jong-un pays a visit in person, this would be his first foreign trip as head of state.

17.03.2015 12:05

‘Situation in Damascus much better after 2014 elections’
Compared to other Syrian regions and previous years, the situation in Damascus is steady and calm with people getting supplies of fuel and other basic needs subsidized by the government, says political commentator Alaa Ibrahim.

16.03.2015 14:46

British troops killed in Afghanistan remembered, activists condemn bloody legacy
Military veterans, their families and members of the Royal Family will later pay tribute to the British defense personnel who lost their lives in the Afghanistan conflict, in a service to mark the end of UK involvement in the war.

13.03.2015 09:00

Ten years on, Lebanon's 'Cedar Revolution'
Ten years ago this week, one million Lebanese – a quarter of Lebanon’s population – congregated in downtown Beirut at Martyr’s Square, demanding the departure of Syrian forces from their territory.

13.03.2015 08:33

‘Black lives matter’: 70,000 march across ‘Bloody Sunday’ bridge in Selma (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
An estimated 70,000 people have taken part in the 50th anniversary commemorations of the 1965 Bloody Sunday march across a bridge in Selma, Alabama – an event which marked a turning point in the US civil rights movement against racial discrimination.

09.03.2015 00:34

Batons vs Molotovs: Former Berkut riot police recall Ukrainian coup
Former members of the Berkut special force, accused by Kiev of instigating violence during Maidan protests a year ago, feel betrayed by the government and argue they had much less ammunition and supplies than those on the other side of the barricades.

21.02.2015 12:47