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Pantsir-S1 missiles fired at Russia’s air defense competition (VIDEO)
Missiles from Russia’s international bestselling Pantsir-S1 system were fired during a large-scale contest that saw the country’s various air defense forces competing against each other.

04.07.2015 13:54

​21yo woman dies in fall from Moscow bridge while taking selfie
A young Russian woman has died after a fall from the bridge where she was trying to make a memorable selfie next to the Moscow City financial district, police sources say. Her death is the latest in a rash of fatal and near-fatal selfie incidents.

04.07.2015 09:25

BRICS: A new way of global partnership
BRICS is a product of the dynamic development of globalization and new centers of economic growth and political influence, aligning the interests of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.

04.07.2015 08:48

‘Right to be forgotten’ granted to online users by Russian lawmakers
A controversial law known as the “right to be forgotten” was passed by Russian lawmakers on Friday. The new bill obliges internet search engines to remove links to private information about any citizen who requests the deletion.

03.07.2015 20:46

Putin: We don’t expect any change in hostile policies toward Russia
Russia is not expecting a soon change in the hostile policies it’s subject to, President Vladimir Putin said at a meeting of the country’s Security Council, adding that Moscow is not going to “trade its sovereignty.”

03.07.2015 15:44

Opposition coalition sues Siberian mayor over claims of $20mn US funding
Russian opposition politician Aleksey Navalny and the RPR-PARNAS party have sued the Novosibirsk mayor for slander after he said they were planning a revolution, bribing voters and that the US Congress had given $20mn for Russian election campaigns.

03.07.2015 10:40

Foreign Ministry praises law banning undesirable foreign groups in Russia
Russia’s deputy FM has told senators that the recently introduced law allowing automatic bans on groups that pose a threat to national security was a necessary step, adding that many such NGOs were in reality funded by foreign governments.

03.07.2015 08:24

Russian Navy’s intel ship for monitoring US ABM systems 'to start tests in 2016'
A Russian intelligence military vessel specializing, among other things, in monitoring the US missile shield, is getting ready for seagoing tests, media report. It is one of four ships that will replace outdated intelligence vessels in Russia’s fleets.

02.07.2015 12:44

Message in a bottle: Mysterious encrypted letter discovered in Russian military city
A letter found in a sealed bottle in a former Russian military city in the Kaliningrad Region has left journalists and linguists puzzled. The message, written in an unknown language, prompted suggestions that it had been encrypted by Soviet officers.

02.07.2015 15:07

Russia’s own space shuttle left to decay in post-apocalyptic hangar (PHOTOS)
A Russian urban explorer snuck into a disused hangar at Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, where the former pride of the Soviet industry, the Buran, is living out its days at the mercy of looters and dust storms.

02.07.2015 08:24

‘Confrontational’: Kremlin spokesman slams anti-Russian provisions of fresh US military doctrine
Presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov says the formulas used in the new US military doctrine were proof of the intent to maintain confrontation for a long time, adding that Russia would take countermeasures in its own similar document.

02.07.2015 12:49

Russians are confident in their military, poll shows
An overwhelming majority of Russian citizens believe that their military forces are capable of repelling any threats, shows the latest poll conducted by the state agency VTSIOM.

02.07.2015 11:15