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Russia: Country spanning Eastern Europe and Northern Asia
Russia, or the Russian Federation, is a transcontinental country spanning Eastern Europe and Northern Asia. It covers over 17,125,191 square kilometres (6,612,073 sq mi), consists of more than one-eighth of the Earth's inhabited land area, extends to eleven time zones, and has borders with sixteen sovereign nations. Moscow is the country's capital and largest city, while Saint Petersburg is the second-largest city. The Russians are the largest Slavic and European nation, and Russian is the most spoken Slavic language; as well as the most spoken native language in Europe.

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Kremlin critic Navalny sent to penal colony [Video]

Kremlin critic Navalny sent to penal colony

Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny has been transferred to a penal colony outside Moscow to serve his prison sentence, a public commission said on Sunday (February 28), weeks after he returned to Russia..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:10Published
Salisbury anniversary: Russia "an adversary" after 2018 attack [Video]

Salisbury anniversary: Russia "an adversary" after 2018 attack

The world is facing a dangerous proliferation of deadly chemical and biological weapons in the wake of the Salisbury poisonings, Defence Secretary Ben Wallace has warned.Three years on from the..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:28Published
Russians mark sixth anniversary of opposition figure Nemtsov's killing [Video]

Russians mark sixth anniversary of opposition figure Nemtsov's killing

Nemtsov was an outspoken critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, and his killing on February 27, 2015, was seen as a blow to forces opposing the country's longtime leader.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published
Kyiv calls for new summit on seventh anniversary of Russia's Crimea annexation [Video]

Kyiv calls for new summit on seventh anniversary of Russia's Crimea annexation

Speaking in Paris, Ukraine's Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba called for a new summit with Russia, France and Germany on the ongoing conflict in the Donbas region.

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 01:40Published
Russian diplomats travel on railway trolley, why? | Oneinduia News [Video]

Russian diplomats travel on railway trolley, why? | Oneinduia News

Russian diplomats had to take the long way home after months of being stranded in North Korea as it closed its borders and suspended flights to keep Coronavirus at bay. Eight emplyees of the Russian..

Credit: Oneindia     Duration: 01:27Published
Europe's week: Leaders meet virtually, as sanctions against Russia agreed [Video]

Europe's week: Leaders meet virtually, as sanctions against Russia agreed

EU leaders met virtually this week to take stock of the epidemiological situation across the continent, as sanctions against Russia were agreed upon by foreign affairs ministers.

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 07:03Published
Video shows Russian diplomats leaving North Korea on handcar [Video]

Video shows Russian diplomats leaving North Korea on handcar

Eight employees of Russia’s Embassy in North Korea and their families spent more than 34 hours trying to leave North Korea this week, a grueling trip that ended with at least one diplomat pushing his..

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Armenia PM warns of coup, as army demands he quit [Video]

Armenia PM warns of coup, as army demands he quit

Armenia's army is demanding that its prime minister, Nikol Pashinyan, resign over his handling of last year's devastating military conflict with Azerbaijan. The leader is calling it a coup attempt, and..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:21Published
Special report: Navalny's time in Germany [Video]

Special report: Navalny's time in Germany

In Germany’s Black Forest, Alexei Navalny gathered strength, after being poisoned with a nerve agent, and resolve in his single-minded mission: to displace Vladimir Putin. Rosanna Philpott reports.

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Russia’s famous Bolshoi to show ‘Salome’ [Video]

Russia’s famous Bolshoi to show ‘Salome’

Russia's famous Bolshoi theatre brightens the 2021 winter season with the one-act opera 'Salome', composed by Richard Strauss.

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Which vaccine should I choose? Serbia gives citizens choice of four coronavirus jabs [Video]

Which vaccine should I choose? Serbia gives citizens choice of four coronavirus jabs

Which would you prefer? In Serbia, people can select any of four jabs: the one developed by Pfizer-BioNTech, China’s Sinopharm, Russia’s Sputnik V and Oxford-Astrazeneca's.

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 01:53Published
SolarWinds hack worse than thought -Senate panel [Video]

SolarWinds hack worse than thought -Senate panel

Top executives at Texas-based software company SolarWinds, Microsoft and cybersecurity firms FireEye and CrowdStrike Holdings defended their conduct in breaches blamed on Russian hackers and sought to..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:57Published
Exclusive: Inside Russia's new Covid-19 vaccine factory [Video]

Exclusive: Inside Russia's new Covid-19 vaccine factory

In a CNN exclusive interview, Matthew Chance takes us inside Russia’s new coronavirus vaccine factory, where manufacturers are producing coronavirus vaccine Sputnik V.

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'A very meaningless penalty': Polish MEP slams new Russia sanctions [Video]

'A very meaningless penalty': Polish MEP slams new Russia sanctions

“These are not even symbolic sanctions, just a few people were asked not to travel to the European Union," said Polish MEP Witold Jan Waszczykowski.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 02:13Published
Lithuanian FM: Russia 'absolutely' playing politics with its vaccine [Video]

Lithuanian FM: Russia 'absolutely' playing politics with its vaccine

CNN’s Becky Anderson speaks with Lithuanian Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis about why he says Russia is using its Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine to score geopolitical points.

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Russians reconstruct Romanov family's last journey [Video]

Russians reconstruct Romanov family's last journey

Tourists curious about Russia's imperial past can now ride on a special train running through the Ural mountains along the route traveled by some members of the royal family before their execution in..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:56Published
EU to sanction four Russians over Navalny [Video]

EU to sanction four Russians over Navalny

European Union foreign ministers agreed on Monday to impose sanctions on four senior Russian officials close to President Vladimir Putin in response to the jailing of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny. ..

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Putin and Lukashenko go skiing [Video]

Putin and Lukashenko go skiing

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Belarusian counterpart Alexander Lukashenko went skiing together on Monday at the famous Krasnaya Polyana resort in Russia's south.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:54Published
NATO Sec. Gen.: Global balance of power is changing [Video]

NATO Sec. Gen.: Global balance of power is changing

Jens Stoltenberg, NATO Secretary General, has a wide-ranging conversation with Becky Anderson about the rise of China and Russia, NATO’s work in Iraq and Afghanistan, and his concerns about Iran.

Credit: Bleacher Report AOL     Duration: 12:03Published
EU 'agrees further sanctions' on Russia over Alexei Navalny's jailing [Video]

EU 'agrees further sanctions' on Russia over Alexei Navalny's jailing

EU foreign ministers agree further sanctions on Russia over the jailing of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, sources tell Euronews.

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 01:33Published
Alexei Navalny's jailing: EU set to agree sanctions over Russia crackdown [Video]

Alexei Navalny's jailing: EU set to agree sanctions over Russia crackdown

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 02:26Published

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Alexei Navalny begins sentence in Russian penal colony

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The wife of jailed Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny has joined thousands of people in commemorating the anniversary of fellow Putin critic Boris Nemtsov's murder.
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Australian Open 2021: Novak Djokovic faces Daniil Medvedev in men's final

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'A fake, a paste-up': How village near 'Putin's Palace' really feels about Navalny exposé

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India, Russia ties strong enough to navigate complexities of present world: Shringla

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Australian Open 2021: Novak Djokovic beats Aslan Karatsev to reach Melbourne final

Top seed Novak Djokovic overcomes stern resistance from Aslan Karatsev to reach the Australian Open final and end the Russian qualifier's remarkable run.
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Australian Open: Daniil Medvedev beats Andrey Rublev to reach semi-finals

Russia's Daniil Medvedev beats compatriot Andrey Rublev to reach the semi-finals at the Australian Open for the first time.
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Desi Company aiding astronaut training inks space tourism deal

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Navalny ally calls for courtyard light protests to avoid Russian police crackdown

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Russia's Sputnik V COVID vaccine 91.6% effective with two doses, tests show

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Navalny demonstrations: Putin critic's wife fined for breaking protest rules

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India space spend improves marginally, still lags China, US

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Sputnik V India rollout in emergency use authorisation mode expected in March

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