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Moscow: Capital of Russia
Moscow is the capital and most populous city of Russia. With over 12.19 million residents living within the city limits of 2,511 square kilometres (970 sq mi) as of 2018, Moscow is among the world's largest cities, being the second-most populous city in Europe, the most populous city entirely within Europe, and also the largest city on the European continent.

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Moscow zoo's giant pandas miss their usual visitors amid lockdown [Video]

Moscow zoo's giant pandas miss their usual visitors amid lockdown

A video released by Moscow Zoo shows its giant pandas casually chewing bamboo and wandering around their enclosures, bored without usual flow of visitors. Credit: Moscow Zoo

Credit: Reuters - Viral Video     Duration: 00:28Published
Giant pandas in Moscow zoo chill without usual flow of visitors [Video]

Giant pandas in Moscow zoo chill without usual flow of visitors

A video released by Moscow Zoo shows its giant pandas casually chewing bamboo and wandering around their enclosures, bored without usual flow of visitors. Credit: Moscow Zoo

Credit: Reuters - Viral Video     Duration: 00:28Published
Luxury Moscow store issues employees with stylish masks [Video]

Luxury Moscow store issues employees with stylish masks

Moscow's central shopping mall "TSUM" provided employees with stylish masks with a transparent protective screen, so the boutique shop assistants stay protected while looking stylish.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:45Published
Belarus plays on as world soccer is put on ice [Video]

Belarus plays on as world soccer is put on ice

Soccer fans in need of their weekly fix are turning to Belarus, home to one of the few professional leagues that is still playing. David Doyle reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:24Published
Russia's anti-doping agency halts testing amid coronavirus outbreak [Video]

Russia's anti-doping agency halts testing amid coronavirus outbreak

Yuri Ganus, the head of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency RUSADA, says that testing has been suspended during the coronavirus crisis.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:51Published
Russian boxers appear to flout mandatory coronavirus isolation rules [Video]

Russian boxers appear to flout mandatory coronavirus isolation rules

Several members of Russia's national boxing team have posted online pictures or videos that appear to show them flouting self-isolation rules imposed to slow the spread of the coronavirus, social media..

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:07Published
AIBA hopes suspension lifted before Olympics in 2021 - official [Video]

AIBA hopes suspension lifted before Olympics in 2021 - official

Russian Boxing Federation President Umar Kremlev says that the amateur sport's governing body, the AIBA, which was suspended from arranging qualification for the Olympics, will be in a position to have..

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:55Published
Stark Satellite Images Show Effects Of Social Distancing [Video]

Stark Satellite Images Show Effects Of Social Distancing

These fascinating satellite photographs show the effects of social distancing from space in March 2020. Colorado-based Maxar have used their infrastructure of satellites to document the reduction of..

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With sanitizing gel at hand, major chess tournament continues [Video]

With sanitizing gel at hand, major chess tournament continues

Day three of the Candidates Tournament again sees competitors and officials take coronavirus precautions.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:37Published
Global supermarkets impose limits as panic buying spreads [Video]

Global supermarkets impose limits as panic buying spreads

Britain's biggest supermakets have imposed limits on how much shoppers can buy, as panic buying grips the country in scenes repeated all over the world. Joe Davies reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:47Published
Russia, Turkey begin joint patrols along Syria's M4 highway [Video]

Russia, Turkey begin joint patrols along Syria's M4 highway

The patrols are part of ceasefire deal reached by Ankara and Moscow to halt an escalation of violence in Idlib province.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:52Published
Mongolia Confirms First Coronavirus Case [Video]

Mongolia Confirms First Coronavirus Case

Mongolia announced on Tuesday that a French national working in the country has tested positive for coronavirus. The National Emergency Commission said in a statement the patient traveled to Mongolia..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:38Published
European stocks plunge into bear market territory [Video]

European stocks plunge into bear market territory

European stocks plunged into bear market territory Monday, with the regional Stoxx 600 index now down more than 20% from recent peaks. An oil price war isn't helping the mood. Julian Satterthwaite..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:58Published
Global stocks tumble on oil price shock, recession fears [Video]

Global stocks tumble on oil price shock, recession fears

Global stocks tumbled Monday after a huge slide on oil prices added to fears of a virus-induced recession. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:55Published
Outside a Russian embassy, empty chairs for MH17's victims [Video]

Outside a Russian embassy, empty chairs for MH17's victims

The families of those killed when Malaysia Airline Flight 17 was shot down over rebel-held Ukrainian territory place empty white chairs in front of Russia's embassy in The Hague, on the eve of a murder..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:12Published
Syria war: Turkey and Russia announce Idlib ceasefire after Moscow deal [Video]

Syria war: Turkey and Russia announce Idlib ceasefire after Moscow deal

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 01:52Published
Samuel Ramani comments on Erdogan's meeting with Putin in Moscow on France 24 [Video]

Samuel Ramani comments on Erdogan's meeting with Putin in Moscow on France 24

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Erdogan, Putin announce Idlib ceasefire after Moscow meeting [Video]

Erdogan, Putin announce Idlib ceasefire after Moscow meeting

Truce in Syria's last rebel stronghold to begin at midnight, presidents say, after lengthy meeting in Russian capital.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 08:19Published
What are the chances of a ceasefire deal being reached in Moscow between Turkey and Russia? [Video]

What are the chances of a ceasefire deal being reached in Moscow between Turkey and Russia?

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 03:37Published
Recep Tayyip Erdogan: "I will go to Moscow on Thursday" [Video]

Recep Tayyip Erdogan: "I will go to Moscow on Thursday"

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 00:24Published
Shanghai Officials Search For Those Exposed To Coronavirus Patient [Video]

Shanghai Officials Search For Those Exposed To Coronavirus Patient

Shanghai is taking action to try to identify anyone who came into contact with a coronavirus patient. According to Reuters, the municipality is searching for people who arrived in the city from Iran...

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:39Published

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Moscow tightens coronavirus rules

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Moscow says coronavirus outbreak enters new phase as residents go out to brave risk

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Russia confirms coronavirus case in Putin's administration, tightens curbs

The Kremlin confirmed a coronavirus case in President Vladimir Putin's administration on Friday and the government said measures imposed in Moscow to fight the virus should be extended across Russia.
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Russia to ground international flights from Friday due to coronavirus

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