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Russian military plane crashes in Black Sea near Sochi

A Russian military plane with 91 passengers on board has crashed into the Black Sea , Russian defence ministry said. The plane disappeared from radar 20 minutes after taking off from Sochi’s Adler airport at 7:50 am IST. “Fragments of the Tu-154 plane of the Russian defence ministry were found[Read More…]

Aleppo: UN Security Council to vote on sending observers

The United Nations Security Council will vote on Sunday on a French proposal to send observers to the Syrian city of Aleppo to monitor evacuation and report on the protection of civilians. Despite resistance from Russia, the council will meet at 8:30 pm IST to decide on the draft resolution.[Read More…]

Aleppo: Evacuation of residents suspended

The process of evacuating tens of thousands of rebels and civilians from the last rebel-held pockets of east Aleppo has been suspended, a day after convoys of buses and ambulances began taking residents out of the city. The reason for halting the evacuation process was unclear. Anti-government activists said pro-government[Read More…]

Russia withdraws signature from International Criminal Court statute

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree to withdraw Russia from the International Criminal Court, which prosecutes war crimes, crime against humanity and genocide. “The court has not justified the hopes placed on it and has not become an independent, authoritative organ of international justice,”Russian foreign ministry said. The[Read More…]

Russian economy minister detained over bribe issue

Russian Economy Minister Alexey Ulyukayev has been detained on Tuesday on suspicion of taking a $2 million bribe from the representatives of major oil company Rosneft. “The circumstances of the crime are connected with Alexey Ulyukayev, who occupies a public post in the Russian Federation, receiving $2 million on November[Read More…]

What Trump’s America means to rest of the world

2016 election was the most divisive in the entire American political history. The campaign exposed the worst in US politics. Trump’s misogynistic and racist comments earned him global notoriety while DNC email leak and other allegations made Hillary untrustworthy. Trump’s victory will definitely tarnish America’s image and will transform the[Read More…]

Of all world leaders, Putin the happiest about Trump’s victory

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday congratulated Donald Trump on his victory in US elections. The Kremlin said that it hoped to work with him on improving relations between the two countries, reported AFP. Putin ‘expressed hope for mutual work on bringing US-Russia relations out of their critical condition as[Read More…]

US officials fear Russian cyber attack on election day

US security officials and intelligence agency fear that Russian hackers might launch a huge wave of cyber attacks on the election day. US intelligence warned Russia that any attempt to affect the voting or vote counting next Tuesday would be considered as a serious breach, multiple media reports have said.[Read More…]

NATO deploys forces on Russia border, Britain-US send support

In what is being considered as NATO’s biggest military build-up on Russia’s borders since the Cold War, Britain promised to deploy fighter jets to Romania next year along with United States’ commitment of supplying troops, tanks and artillery to Poland. The other ally nations including Germany and Canada have also[Read More…]

Nearly 500 dead, food running out in Aleppo: UN chief

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said that the air strikes on rebel-held eastern Aleppo has caused nearly 500 deaths and food rations expected to run out by the end of the month in the city. The air strikes launched on September 22 have been the most sustained and intensive bombardments[Read More…]

Next-generation BrahMos missiles to cover entire Pakistan

India and Moscow are deciding to jointly develop a new generation of Brahmos missiles with 600 km-plus range and an ability to hit protected targets with pinpoint accuracy. These missiles will be able to strike anywhere within Pakistan. Brahmos’ current range is 300 km, which makes it difficult to hit targets deep inside[Read More…]

India acquires second Akula 2 nuclear submarine from Russia

In a deal worth close to $2 billion, India is set to acquire a second Akula 2 nuclear-powered attack submarine from Russia. The deal, signed on the sidelines of the BRICS summit, was not publicly announced. However, Russian Journal Vedomosti has confirmed that the contract was finalized and signed in Goa along[Read More…]

16 Indo-Russian agreements on BRICS Summit sidelines

Prime Minister Narendra Modi called out to India’s ‘old friend’ Russia in a joint address at the sidelines of the BRICS Summit before holding wide-ranging talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, which covered the entire expanse of bilateral engagement. The engagement witnessed 16 agreements being signed between the two countries.[Read More…]

India- Russia to ink 18 agreements during Putin’s Goa visit

India and Russia are likely to ink almost 18 agreements on Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to Goa for the 17th India-Russia annual summit meet on Saturday. The main areas of concern will be Defence and nuclear cooperation and Putin is likely to inaugurate the third and fourth units of the Kudankulam[Read More…]

India, Russia may sign deal to make Kamov choppers

India and Russia are expected to sign this weekend a “complex agreement” for production of 200 Kamov 226T helicopters domestically. The agreement is expected to be inked on the sidelines of the 2016 BRICS Summit in Goa from October 13 to October 16. This agreement will be the next big[Read More…]

Nawaz Sharif’s envoy says US no longer a world power

Mushahid Hussain Syed, special Kashmir envoy of Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was quoted as saying, “The US is no longer a world power. It is a declining power. Forget about it.” He was speaking after the conclusion of an interaction at the Atlantic Council, one of the top American[Read More…]

Putin welcomes Erdogan to Moscow to discuss Syrian war

Pro-Putin party claims Russian parliamentary elections

Even though allies of Russian President Vladimir Putin comfortably won a parliamentary election on Monday, but low turnout indicates lowering of enthusiasm for the ruling elite 18 months before the next presidential election. The ruling United Russia party won 51% in elections on Sunday, soon after a quarter of the[Read More…]

Emergency meeting called after US-led coalition air strikes kill dozens of Syrian troops

An emergency UN Security Council meeting was called after US-led coalition air strikes reportedly killed dozens of Syrian soldiers on Saturday, endangering a US-Russian brokered ceasefire. As tensions escalated between Moscow and Washington, the United States military said the coalition ended the attacks, which incidentally were being carried out against[Read More…]

US and Russia seal Syria cease-fire deal

The US and Russia reached an agreement on ceasefire in Syria on Friday. The agreement can possibly bring the two countries together in the fight against Islamic State. Announcing the terms of the agreement, the US Secretary of State, John Kerry with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in Geneva said,   “Today we are announcing an[Read More…]

India to Russia by train is that much closer now!

Travelling from Mumbai from to Moscow could be a reality very soon. Within the first freight train between both nations starting in August this year, travelling by train to Russia seems with reach. The goods train is part of a project called the “North South Transport Corridor”. This route has[Read More…]

Kremlin denies interfering in the US Presidential Elections

Defending itself, the Russian government said it “never interferes in electoral processes in other countries, including the United States. Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov called the allegations “absurd” and said, “Moscow scrupulously avoids any actions, any statements that could be interpreted as direct or indirect interference[Read More…]

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