MOSCOW Russian President Vladimir Putin disclosed on Thursday for the first time that a secret military submarine hit by a fatal fire three days ago was nuclear-powered, prompting the defense minister to assure him its reactor had been safely contained. | Video
MOSCOW A Russian court on Monday said it had freed on bail a prominent theater and film director who had been under house arrest since 2017 on suspicion of embezzling state funds in a case critics said looked politically-motivated.
MOSCOW Russia said on Friday the new U.S. missile defence strategy would unleash a dangerous arms race in space and amounts to a relaunch of the Cold War-era "Star Wars" programme.
MOSCOW Russia said on Friday the new U.S. missile defense strategy would unleash a dangerous arms race in space and amounts to a relaunch of the Cold War-era "Star Wars" program.
* Russia urges United States to negotiate
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MOSCOW, Nov 8 Roman Abramovich and a business
partner will buy a 24.84 percent stake in Russia's largest
freight container operator TransContainer from VTB
bank, two industry sources told Reuters on Thursday.
MOSCOW The Kremlin said on Friday a likeness between a Russian intelligence colonel and a suspect in the Skripal poisoning case does not prove they are the same person, comparing the resemblance to that of impersonators posing as Lenin.
MOSCOW Russian police detained more than 800 people protesting against planned increases to the pension age on Sunday, a rights group said, disrupting demonstrations against an unpopular change that has hurt President Vladimir Putin's approval rating. | Video
MOSCOW Vladimir Putin has ordered that a proposal to raise 500 billion roubles ($7.5 billion) a year from metal and mining firms be looked at, but the Russian president has not decided whether to approve the plan by a Kremlin economic aide.
MOSCOW Russia is considering propping up the state budget by raising more revenue from metal and mining companies that are earning windfall profits, according to proposals seen by Reuters.