As the Arctic cap thaws thanks to global warming, Russia seeks to promote an alternative trading route after the recent blockage in one of the world's most strategic waterways.
Navalny, who is considered a flight risk by authorities, said he is woken eight times per night by guards announcing to a recording camera that he is still in his cell.
Local weather monitoring institute Rosgidromet predicts the country will see above-average temperatures in the spring, with dry weather in Siberia leading to more forest fires this year.
Soyuz rocket launch, which was postponed for a day due to a surge in voltage, will carry satellites from more than half a dozen Asian, Arab and European countries, as well as Canada and Brazil.
Just six weeks before a deadline for the US to pull out troops that have been in Afghanistan for nearly 20 years, Washington sent a senior official for the first time to participate in regional peace talks convened by Russia.
Asked about US President Joe Biden’s remarks, President Vladimir Putin charged they reflect the troubled past of US, pointing to atomic bombing of Japan, history of slaughtering Native Americans and slavery.
A 15-page American intelligence report has added heft to longstanding allegations that some of Donald Trump’s top lieutenants were playing into Moscow’s hands.
Russian officials started to throttle Twitter’s services last week and say if the company does not comply within a month, the media regulator “will consider the question of completely blocking the service” on Russian territory.
Russia's shuttle diplomacy around the Middle East projects is an attempt to project power as the US looks to re-calibrate its approach in the region.
Russian police have detained about 150 opposition politicians and activists taking part in a meeting in Moscow, the organisers of the "United Democrats" forum say.
Despite the vast state-orchestrated promotion campaign of the Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine, most Russians remain wary.
The demand came after EMA management board head Christa Wirthumer-Hoche said that she would advise EU against granting Sputnik V emergency authorisation.
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