Russia: News

06 Jun 2023

Air India

Air India Delhi-San Francisco flight diverted to Russia after glitch

An Air India flight from Delhi to San Francisco was reportedly diverted to Russia after the captain detected some engine glitch.

06 Jun 2023


Ukraine accuses Russia of blowing up dam, fears massive flooding

Ukraine on Tuesday accused Russia of blowing up a major dam in the Kherson region in southern Ukraine "in panic" to slow down the former's counteroffensive.

06 Jun 2023


UN Russian Language Day: Useful phrases every traveler must know

UN Russian Language Day is a yearly celebration established by UNESCO on June 6.

04 Jun 2023


Spy chiefs of rival countries secretly huddle in Singapore: Report

Top officials from over two dozen of the world's main intelligence agencies met this weekend on the sidelines of the Shangri-La Dialogue security summit in Singapore, Reuters reported.

03 Jun 2023

Volodymyr Zelenskyy

Ukraine ready for counteroffensive against Russia: President Volodymyr Zelenskyy

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Saturday said that the country was ready to launch its "long-awaited counteroffensive" to recapture the territory occupied by Russia in the ongoing Russia-Ukraine crisis.

02 Jun 2023


Russia claims US intelligence hacked thousands of iPhones

Russia has reportedly accused United States (US) intelligence agencies of hacking thousands of iPhones belonging to Russians and other foreign diplomats in the nation.

30 May 2023


Russia: Drone attack on Moscow causes 'minor' damage to buildings

Russia's capital city Moscow witnessed a drone attack on Tuesday, causing "minor" damage to buildings and no serious injuries, Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said in a statement, Reuters reported.

25 May 2023

Narendra Modi

Russia-Ukraine crisis: Zelenskyy seeks Modi's support for peace proposal

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the sidelines of the G7 Summit in Japan's Hiroshima on Sunday and sought India's support for a proposed peace plan to end the Russia-Ukraine war.

21 May 2023


Russia claims Ukrainian city of Bakhmut captured, Kyiv denies

Russia claimed on Saturday that it has fully captured the key eastern Ukrainian city of Bakhmut, which marks the end of one of the longest and bloodiest battles of the 15-month war, reported Reuters.

20 May 2023

Narendra Modi

PM Modi, Zelenskyy meet for 1st time since Russia-Ukraine war

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy reportedly held bilateral talks on the sidelines of the G7 Summit in Japan's Hiroshima on Saturday.

17 May 2023


EU warns India for allegedly reselling Russian oil, Jaishankar responds

European Union (EU) Foreign Affairs and Security Policy High Representative Josep Borrell has recommended action against India for allegedly reselling Russian oil to Europe.

09 May 2023

Pulitzer Prize

2023 Pulitzer Prize: NYT, AP win for Ukraine war coverage

The New York Times on Monday won the Pulitzer Prize in the international reporting category for its coverage of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, while the Associated Press earned two awards for its coverage of Ukraine.

05 May 2023


Wagner boss Prigozhin threatens to withdraw troops from Ukraine's Bakhmut

Yevgeny Prigozhin, the leader of the Wagner Group, a Russian private military company, threatened to pull out his troops from the Ukrainian city of Bakhmut after Wednesday, citing a lack of ammunition.

05 May 2023


On camera: Ukrainian MP punches Russian official at Turkey conference

In a shocking incident, a Ukrainian Member of Parliament allegedly punched a Russian representative at a conference in Turkey's Ankara on Thursday.

04 May 2023

Volodymyr Zelenskyy

Ex-Russian president calls for Zelenskyy's 'elimination,' Ukraine reacts

Former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Wednesday said that Russia has no option left but to "eliminate" Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

03 May 2023

Vladimir Putin

Russia accuses Ukraine of attempted drone attack on Putin's residence

Russia on Wednesday accused Ukraine of attempting an overnight drone strike on the Kremlin to assassinate President Vladimir Putin, Al Jazeera reported, quoting Russian news agencies.

30 Apr 2023


Russia could face mutiny from Wagner Group: Former Russian commander

Russia could face mutiny from the Wagner Group, a private military company reportedly with close ties to President Vladimir Putin, in its ongoing war against Ukraine, former Russian commander Igor Girkin has claimed.

29 Apr 2023


Ukraine: 26 people, including 5 children, killed in Russian strikes

At least 26 people, including five children, were killed in Ukraine on Friday after Russian forces resumed air strikes on its capital Kyiv and other cities, AFP reported.

27 Apr 2023

Joe Biden

US: Joe Biden caught with cheat sheets detailing reporter's question

United States (US) President Joe Biden has landed in a fresh controversy after he was spotted with cheat sheets during a press conference at the White House.

24 Apr 2023


Can Russian lender Sberbank's GigaChat challenge OpenAI's ChatGPT

ChatGPT has been the internet's favorite chatbot since its release. The chatbot based on OpenAI's GPT-3.5 or GPT-4 (based on the version) has grown in popularity in the past few months.

23 Apr 2023

Mohan Bhagwat

India believes in serving others, unlike US, Russia: Mohan Bhagwat

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat on Sunday said India believes in serving others and has no intention to become an authoritative state such as Russia, the United States (US), or China, reported Hindustan Times.

23 Apr 2023


Chinese, Russian defense ministers to participate in Delhi's SCO meet

Chinese Defence Minister General Li Shangfu and his Russian counterpart Sergei Shoigu have confirmed their participation in the upcoming Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) defense ministers' meeting, reported The Times Of India.

21 Apr 2023


Russia's war jet 'accidentally' bombs its own city, damages buildings

A Russian warplane "accidentally" dropped a bomb on its own city of Belgorod, just 40 km from the border with Ukraine, on Thursday.

12 Apr 2023

Narendra Modi

Russia-Ukraine crisis: India promises enhanced humanitarian aid to Ukraine

India has promised Ukraine enhanced humanitarian aid after Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi requesting the same.

11 Apr 2023


Russia: Volcano eruption buries villages with dust; aviation warning issued

Shiveluch, one of Russia's most active volcanoes, erupted on the far eastern Kamchatka Peninsula on Tuesday, sending a massive cloud of ash into the sky and burying nearby villages in gray volcanic dust.

08 Apr 2023


Ukraine's deputy foreign minister to visit India on Sunday

The first deputy foreign minister of war-torn Ukraine, Emine Dzhaparova, is set to commence her four-day visit to India on Sunday to discuss bilateral relations as well as global issues of mutual interest, as per PTI.

03 Apr 2023


OPEC+ cuts oil output: Know its impact on India

A surprise cut in oil output by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and its allies, or OPEC+, has sent the global market into a frenzy.

31 Mar 2023


Austria: Over 20 far-right MPs leave Parliament during Zelenskyy's speech

Over 20 far-right Austrian lawmakers left the Parliament on Thursday during a virtual speech by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

25 Mar 2023


Russia to recruit 400,000 soldiers amid Ukraine's 'major counteroffensive' plans

Russia's Ministry of Defence is planning to recruit 400,000 additional contract soldiers from April, with a focus on thwarting a "major counteroffensive" being planned by Ukraine, Bloomberg reported.

23 Mar 2023

Vladimir Putin

Russia will 'bomb' country that arrests President Putin, warns ally 

Dmitry Medvedev, Russian President Vladimir Putin's close ally, warned that Russia will launch a war and bomb any country that arrests Putin. The threatening message was made by him in a video posted on Telegram.

22 Mar 2023

Music Industry

Russian musician known for anti-Putin war songs dies at 35

Prominently known as the founder of the Russian band Cream Soda, musician Dmitry Svirgunov, also known as Dima Nova died at 35.

19 Mar 2023

Vladimir Putin

Putin's replacement in offing, dissatisfaction growing within Russia: Ukraine official

Vladimir Putin might soon be replaced as Russia's president as dissatisfaction against him is allegedly growing within the country amid the Russia-Ukraine crisis, claimed a Ukrainian intelligence official.

Biden to host Modi for state dinner; China on 'menu' 

United States (US) President Joe Biden will likely host PM Narendra Modi for a state dinner this summer amid deepening Indo-US ties in various sectors, reported Bloomberg.

18 Mar 2023

Vladimir Putin

Arrest warrant issued against Putin, but can he be apprehended

An arrest warrant was issued by the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Friday against Russian President Vladimir Putin over war crime allegations of illegally deporting children from Ukraine.

Russian fighter jet collides with US drone over Black Sea

Russian fighter jets dumped fuel on a United States (US) drone and then collided with it over the Black Sea on Tuesday, causing the unmanned aircraft to crash. The US military has slammed Russia's action as "reckless, environmentally unsound, and unprofessional."

13 Mar 2023

Xi Jinping

Xi Jinping to visit Russia soon, might mediate Ukraine conflict

Chinese President Xi Jinping is expected to visit Russia next week to hold bilateral talks with his counterpart Vladimir Putin.

07 Mar 2023

Russia-Ukraine crisis

Russia to simplify visa process for Indians

India and Russia are currently reviewing their bilateral trade and have committed to working together to improve their economic relationship.

04 Mar 2023


Ukraine starts withdrawing troops from Bakhmut as Russia inches closer

Ukraine has begun withdrawing its troops from the Bakhmut area as Russia inches closer to the city, according to Sky News.

04 Mar 2023


Russian scientist behind Sputnik V vaccine strangled to death: Report

A murder probe has been launched after Andrey Botikov, who worked on the development of the Russian COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V, was allegedly murdered in Moscow, Mirror reported.

03 Mar 2023


Politician who watched Putin's speech with noodles to face court

Russian politician Mikhail Abdalkin will appear in court on Tuesday for allegedly discrediting the army in a viral video, Reuters reported. On February 21, Abdalkin posted a video of himself listening to President Vladimir Putin's speech with noodles hanging over his ear.

02 Mar 2023

Vande Bharat Express

Russia's TMH, RVNL bid lowest for manufacturing Vande Bharat trains

Russia's biggest rolling stock manufacturer CJSC Transmashholding (TMH), in partnership with state-owned Rail Vikas Nigam Limited (RVNL), has bid the lowest for the tender to produce 200 Vande Bharat trains in India.

02 Mar 2023

Vladimir Putin

Putin living secretly in $120M palace with girlfriend, kids: Report

Russian President Vladimir Putin is rumored to be living with his alleged girlfriend, Alina Kabaeva, in a vast countryside estate that reportedly features numerous grand mansions and a playground for their kids.

US 'deeply concerned' over China's loans to Pakistan, Sri Lanka

Ahead of United States (US) Secretary of State Antony Blinken's three-day India visit for the G20 Foreign Ministers' Meeting in New Delhi, the US expressed grave concern over China's loans to India's immediate neighbors, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

24 Feb 2023

Russia-Ukraine crisis

Russia-Ukraine crisis: India, China abstain from UN vote on 'peace'

On the eve of the first anniversary of the Russia-Ukraine crisis on Thursday, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) called for a resolution demanding Russia's immediate withdrawal from Ukraine and "lasting peace" in the country.

23 Feb 2023

G20 Summit

Host India doesn't want G20 to discuss Russia sanctions: Reports

India, which is hosting the G20 this year, reportedly does not want the forum's member nations to discuss additional sanctions by Western countries on Russia for its invasion of Ukraine.

22 Feb 2023

Vladimir Putin

Russia suspends last US nuclear treaty after Biden's Ukraine visit

Russian President Vladimir Putin declared on Tuesday that Moscow will suspend the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START)—its last remaining nuclear pact with the United States.

21 Feb 2023

Vladimir Putin

Impossible to defeat Russia, will continue Ukraine offensive 'systematically': Putin

In his annual state of the nation address on Tuesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin vowed to "systematically" continue its offensive against Ukraine.

21 Feb 2023

Joe Biden

US President Joe Biden to meet NATO allies in Poland

United States President Joe Biden is all set to meet the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) allies in Poland to reinforce American and NATO support for Ukraine in the war against Russia.

21 Feb 2023

Joe Biden

How did US keep Biden's surprise Ukraine visit a secret

United States President Joe Biden's visit to Ukraine on Monday amid the war surprised everyone, including the political establishment in Washington.

20 Feb 2023

Joe Biden

Biden makes surprise Kyiv visit ahead of Russia-Ukraine war anniversary

United States President Joe Biden made a surprise visit to Ukraine on Monday as the ongoing war in the country is closing in on its one-year anniversary.

20 Feb 2023

S Jaishankar

German Chancellor Scholz quotes S Jaishankar's viral 'European mindset' remark

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz quoted External Affairs Minister (EAM) S Jaishankar's viral "European mindset" remark at the now-concluded Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany, on Sunday.

17 Feb 2023


National Cabbage Day: 5 cabbage recipes from around the world

Observed on February 17 every year, National Cabbage Day celebrates the healthy and delightful vegetable that comes packed with vitamin C, protein, fiber, and potassium.

US concerned about Russia's alleged 'coup' attempts in Moldova

The United States (US) on Tuesday voiced serious concern over suspected Russian plans to stage a coup in Ukraine's ally Moldova.

US fostering Islamic terrorists for attack: Russian spy service

Russia's Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) has claimed it received inputs that the United States (US) is grooming Islamic terrorists to attack targets in Russia and the former Soviet Union, Reuters reported.

Leave Russia immediately: US tells its citizens fearing arbitrary arrests

The United States (US) has asked all its citizens in Russia to leave the country immediately in view of the Russia-Ukraine war and the risk of arbitrary arrest by law enforcement agencies and forced military enlistment.

Comfortable with India buying Russian oil, ties most consequential: US

The United States (US) is comfortable with India continuing to buy crude oil from Russia and is not looking to sanction it as India-US relations are the most consequential, US assistant secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs Karen Donfried said on Wednesday.

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