The Russian gas supply to Ukraine may be cut off on Monday after Kiev rejected all concessions offered by Moscow to settle Kiev’s gas debt. Chances are that the Ukrainian government is simply acting irrationally, some analysts say.
A Russian Proton-M rocket with an advanced satellite on board crashed outside of Kazakhstan's territory on Friday, about nine minutes after lift-off. The Express-AM4R would have been Russia’s most advanced and powerful satellite.
After a suicide bomber struck at Volgograd’s railway station, Yury Frisler rushed out of the building with 9-year-old Olya in his arms, desperately looking for an ambulance for the badly-injured girl who was losing consciousness.
The nuclear deal agreed between Iran and the P5+1 group is a win-win situation for everyone, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said, adding that it only became possible after Iran’s new president, Hassan Rouhani, came to power.
Eight crewmembers, including the Arctic Sunrise captain, have been granted bail ahead of their trial for scaling a Russian oil platform two months ago. The first Greenpeace activist – a young woman from Brazil – has left jail in St Petersburg.
CSKA Moscow will have to play its next home European Champions League match with Bayern Munich in a partially closed stadium as punishment after its fans racially abused Manchester City’s Yaya Toure during a game on October 23.
The artistic director of the world famous Bolshoi Theater has returned to his place of employment and is ready to start work after an acid attack nearly blinded him eight months ago. Sergey Filin is set to undergo additional surgeries in Germany.
Russia’s weapons supplies to Syria are fully in compliance with the law and do not give the government troops any advantage over the rebels, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said commenting on the hype in Western media.
Athens has threatened to arrest high school teachers if they carry out a strike this week, in a move seen as reassurance to Greece’s foreign bailout creditors that the country will not abandon its harsh austerity measures and unpopular reforms.
Over 300,000 people have visited Moscow’s churches and monasteries over the Easter weekend in Russia. Police patrols were on alert to prevent breaches of peace and crime, with over 6,000 officers deployed to guard the city’s monasteries and churches.
President Vladimir Putin has stressed that Sergey Magnitsky’s death was not due to malicious intent. The Council of Judges also ruled the US ‘Magnitsky List’ was politicized and groundless, as the US had no access to documents relevant to the case.