Russia: News

US accuses Russia of launching space weapon trailing American satellite

The US Space Command is closely monitoring a Russian satellite, launched on May 16 from the Plesetsk site, which is trailing an American spy satellite in orbit.

21 May 2024

India

India's Russian oil imports hit nine-month high in April

India's importation of Russian oil reached a nine-month peak in April, as per Reuters, based on tanker data from shipping and trade sources.

21 May 2024

India

India's oil and gas import bill swells to $12.3 billion

India's oil and gas import bill soared to $12.3 billion in April, a significant increase from the previous year's $10.1 billion, according to data from the country's oil ministry.

13 May 2024

Jaipur

Several Jaipur schools receive bomb threat, students evacuated 

At least four schools in Jaipur, Rajasthan were evacuated on Monday after they received bomb threats via email.

11 May 2024

Europe

Aurora Borealis illuminates European night sky amid solar storm

The Aurora Borealis, also referred to as the Northern Lights, illuminated the night skies across several parts of Europe yesterday (May 10, local time).

US trying to destabilize India during Lok Sabha polls: Russia 

Russia's foreign ministry has alleged that the United States's accusations that India is violating religious freedom rights are intended to destabilize the country during the general election.

06 May 2024

India

India's metallurgical coal imports from Russia surge nearly threefold

India has seen a significant rise in its metallurgical coal imports from Russia over the past three fiscal years (FY), reaching approximately 15.1 million tons in 2023-24.

05 May 2024

Austria

Delhi Police seeks Russian assistance in school bomb threat investigation

In an effort to trace the origins of recent bomb threat emails sent to over 200 schools in Delhi-NCR, the Delhi Police is preparing a judicial request for assistance from Russia.

02 May 2024

Ukraine

Ukraine introduces AI-generated spokesperson for foreign ministry

Ukraine's foreign ministry has launched an artificial intelligence (AI) spokesperson, Victoria Shi.

30 Apr 2024

Ukraine

Meet Ruviki: Russia's state-controlled version of Wikipedia

Russia has launched a state-controlled version of Wikipedia known as Ruviki.

Russia blocks UN resolution on preventing arms race in space

In a recent development, Russia has exercised its veto power to block a United Nations initiative aimed at preventing the escalation of a potential nuclear arms race in space.

23 Apr 2024

Meta

Meta spokesperson sentenced to 6 years in Russian prison

Andy Stone, a spokesperson for Meta, has been sentenced to six years in prison by a Russian military court.

US House Speaker faces backlash over Ukraine aid package

United States (US) House Speaker Mike Johnson's endorsement of a $61 billion aid package for Ukraine has triggered a backlash from his Republican colleagues.

20 Apr 2024

India

What is 'Blue Whale Challenge' linked to Indian student's death 

A 20-year-old Indian student studying at the University of Massachusetts was found dead in March.

03 Apr 2024

Travel And Tourism

Lake Baikal in Russia is worth visiting during winter

Lake Baikal in Siberia, Russia, is a spectacle in winter, transforming into a frozen wonderland.

01 Apr 2024

Moscow

Russian LGBTQ+ club owner detained on extremism charges

As Russia intensifies its crackdown against what it calls "extremism", authorities have arrested the owner of an LGBTQ+ club in Orenburg.

25 Mar 2024

Moscow

Moscow attack: 3 suspects plead guilty in court

Three of the four Tajikistan citizens—officially indicted by a district court in Russia for "orchestrating a group terrorist attack leading to fatalities" in Moscow—have pleaded guilty, reports said.

24 Mar 2024

Ukraine

Russia launches air attack on Ukraine, missile violates Polish airspace

Ukrainian officials reported a "massive" air assault by Russian forces on the country's capital, Kyiv, and the western region of Lviv on Sunday.

24 Mar 2024

Moscow

ISIS shares visuals of Moscow attack, Putin pledges retribution

Russian President Vladimir Putin has vowed to "justly and inevitably punish" those implicated in the attack that took place at Crocus City Hall in Moscow, where armed assailants clad in camouflage unleashed gunfire.

23 Mar 2024

Afghanistan

Moscow attack: Death toll rises to 115, 11 suspects arrested

The death toll in the Russia concert hall attack has climbed to 115.

23 Mar 2024

Moscow

Moscow attack: US earlier warned Russia about possible terror attack

The United States (US) on Friday claimed it warned Russian President Vladimir Putin's administration earlier in March about a possible attack at "large gatherings" in Moscow.

23 Mar 2024

Moscow

Moscow terror attack: Over 60 killed, ISIS claims responsibility

In a horrifying development, at least 60 people were reportedly killed and over 100 others sustained injuries as unidentified assailants unleashed gunfire at a concert hall in Russia.

21 Mar 2024

Ukraine

2 bar workers arrested in Russia's first LGBTQ 'extremism' case 

A Russian court has ordered the detention of a bar's administrator and art director, under the country's new law that targets the LGBTQ+ community.

18 Mar 2024

Belarus

Indians stuck in Russia seek PM's help in video appeal

A group of men from Punjab and Haryana have issued a fresh video plea seeking help from Prime Minister Narendra Modi, alleging they were deceived into enlisting in the Russian Army and engaging in the Ukraine conflict.

18 Mar 2024

Vladimir Putin

Russia presidential poll: Vladimir Putin secures record post-Soviet landslide victory

Vladimir Putin has secured a landslide victory in the Russian presidential election, with official figures indicating he garnered 87.97% of the vote.

17 Mar 2024

China

China 'ready to intervene' if America, NATO attack Russia: Report

A representative of China's Ministry of Defense reportedly stated on Saturday that Beijing is "ready to intervene" if the United States (US) or North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) decides to attack Russia.

16 Mar 2024

Vladimir Putin

Video of person urinating on Putin's parents' grave goes viral

In a shocking development, an unknown individual desecrated the grave of Russian President Vladimir Putin's parents by allegedly urinating on it at the Serafimovsky cemetery in Saint Petersburg.

15 Mar 2024

Vladimir Putin

Establishing nuclear power unit in space is Russia's priority: Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin has told government officials that space projects, including setting up a nuclear power unit in space, should be a priority and get proper financing, local media reports said.

15 Mar 2024

Vladimir Putin

Explained: Russian presidential polls begin with Putin's expected victory

Russian citizens, in millions, are voting in an election that is expected to give Vladimir Putin at least six more years in power.

13 Mar 2024

Vladimir Putin

Putin warns the West: Russia is ready for nuclear war 

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday cautioned the West that his country is prepared for nuclear war and would view any US troop deployment to Ukraine as a major escalation.

12 Mar 2024

Ukraine

Russian military plane crashes in Ivanovo, killing all 15 onboard

A Russian defense ministry cargo plane, the Ilyushin I1-76 crashed in the Inanovo region, northeast of Moscow, on Tuesday.

11 Mar 2024

Pakistan News

India sharply cuts arms imports from Russia

India has significantly reduced the import of Russian weapons despite rising tensions with Pakistan and China, The Times of India reported, citing a report by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).

11 Mar 2024

Cryptocurrency

Crypto company transferred assets worth $4.2mn to Russian arms dealer

Copper Technologies, a cryptocurrency company, moved over $4.2 million in digital assets to a wallet connected to Jonatan Zimenkov, a member of an alleged Russian arms-dealing network.

10 Mar 2024

Narendra Modi

India's intervention made Russia abandon nuclear strikes on Ukraine: Report

India and China might have played a key role in preventing Russia from using nuclear weapons in 2022 during its war with Ukraine, CNN reported, citing United States (US) officials.

08 Mar 2024

Rupert Murdoch

92-year-old billionaire Rupert Murdoch to marry retired scientist Elena Zhukova

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch is set to marry Elena Zhukova after getting engaged to her recently.

06 Mar 2024

Punjab

7 Indians from Punjab, Haryana 'tricked' into joining Russian Army

At least seven men from Punjab and Haryana have claimed they were deceived into enlisting in the Russian military to fight in Ukraine while visiting Russia as tourists.

29 Feb 2024

India

India seeks alternative oil exporters amid US sanctions on Russia

India's crude oil trade with Russia is facing challenges due to stricter enforcement of US sanctions, causing refineries to explore alternative suppliers, as reported by The Economic Times.

26 Feb 2024

Space News

Russia working on space-based nuke that could render LEO useless

Russia is said to be working on an anti-satellite space weapon that could potentially wipe out low-Earth orbit for everyone, warns Major General Michael Traut, head of Germany's military space command.

Stay away from conflict: MEA to Indians in Russia

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has warned Indian citizens in Russia to be cautious and avoid getting involved in the Russia-Ukraine conflict.

19 Feb 2024

Alexei Navalny

Putin critic Navalny's body found with signs of bruises: Report

The body of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been found in a morgue days after it was said to be missing from there.

18 Feb 2024

S Jaishankar

Jaishankar's 'smart' answer on India-Russia ties elicits smile from Blinken 

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Saturday defended India's decision to purchase Russian oil despite sanctions on Moscow amid the war with Ukraine.

17 Feb 2024

Vladimir Putin

Navalny to Prigozhin: Putin critics who've met unceremonious deaths

Alexei Navalny, a prominent figure known for being the harshest critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, died mysteriously at an Arctic Circle jail recently.

Russia's rumored space-based nuclear weapon has US spooked: Here's why

US Congressman Michael Turner recently urged President Joe Biden to reveal details about a potential space-based nuclear weapon.

15 Feb 2024

Hollywood

'Superpower': Sean Penn's documentary on Zelenskyy sold to HBO-History Channel

Superpower, a documentary by Sean Penn and Aaron Kaufman, has secured new sales deals, bringing the film to a wider audience.

13 Feb 2024

Winter

Siberian shipyard workers have the hardest job in the world

Nestled in the far east of Russia, Siberian shipyard workers confront an extraordinary challenge: "vymorozka," an extensive process enduring weeks of subzero temperatures to maintain colossal vessels in the snow-covered shipyard of Yakutsk.

09 Feb 2024

Vladimir Putin

Putin accuses West of 'prolonging Ukraine conflict'

In his first media interview since the start of the Russia-Ukraine war, Russian President Vladimir Putin accused the United States (US) and other Western nations of prolonging the conflict.

05 Feb 2024

Space News

Meet Oleg Kononenko: Record holder for longest time in space

Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko has broken the world record for the longest time spent in space.

US House to vote on standalone Israel aid next week

The United States (US) House of Representatives has planned to vote on a standalone $17.6 billion (approximately Rs. 1.5 lakh crore) military aid package for Israel next week, House Speaker Mike Johnson said.

03 Feb 2024

HBO

Why HBO dropped Miloš Biković from 'The White Lotus' S03

Serbian-Russian actor-producer Miloš Biković has been dropped from the third season of HBO's The White Lotus, reported Deadline.

Ukraine war boosts US weapons exports to record high

Overseas sales of the United States (US)'s weapons saw a significant increase in 2023, reaching a record total of $238 billion (approximately Rs. 19 lakh crore), BBC reported.

24 Jan 2024

Ukraine

Russian plane carrying 65 prisoners of war crashes; no survivors

All passengers on board, including 65 Ukraine prisoners of war (POWs), were killed after a Russian Ilyushin Il-76 military transport plane crashed in the southern Belgorod region on Wednesday.

23 Jan 2024

Ukraine

Rat and mice infestations plague warfront in Ukraine

Rats and mice infestations have become a serious concern on the frontlines of Russia's war in Ukraine.

18 Jan 2024

Travel And Tourism

Discover the charm of Maloyaroslavets in Russia: A travel guide 

Maloyaroslavets, located in the Maloyaroslavetsky District of Kaluga Oblast, Central Russia, is a town steeped in art and history.

16 Jan 2024

Donald Trump

Indian-origin Vivek Ramaswamy drops out of 2024 US presidential race

Indian-American entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy dropped out of the 2024 United States presidential race on Monday night (local time), according to NBC News.