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Russia: Country spanning Europe and Asia
Russia, or the Russian Federation, is a country spanning Eastern Europe and Northern Asia. It is the largest country in the world, covering over 17,125,191 square kilometres (6,612,073 sq mi), and encompassing one-eighth of Earth's inhabitable landmass. Russia extends across eleven time zones, and has the most borders of any country in the world, with sixteen sovereign nations. It has a population of 146.2 million; and is the most populous country in Europe, and the ninth-most populous country in the world. Moscow, the capital, is the largest city in Europe; while Saint Petersburg is the second-largest city and cultural centre. Russians are the largest Slavic and European nation; they speak Russian, the most spoken Slavic language, and the most spoken native language in Europe.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin says Nord Stream 2 'ready to go' [Video]

Russian President Vladimir Putin says Nord Stream 2 'ready to go'

Putin said the pipeline could help quickly stabilise markets as energy prices surge in Europe.

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Russia's Putin and Belarus' Lukashenko play hockey after talks [Video]

Russia's Putin and Belarus' Lukashenko play hockey after talks

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Belarusian counterpart Alexander Lukashenko play ice hockey after holding diplomatic talks.

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Biden To Speak With Putin Thursday Amid Growing Ukraine Tensions [Video]

Biden To Speak With Putin Thursday Amid Growing Ukraine Tensions

Biden To Speak , With Putin Thursday, Amid Growing Ukraine Tensions. NBC News reports Biden will speak with Putin over the phone on Dec. 30 at the Russian president's request. . The conversation..

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Biden and Putin to talk this week on Europe's security and Ukraine before possible January meeting [Video]

Biden and Putin to talk this week on Europe's security and Ukraine before possible January meeting

Moscow's deputy envoy to the UN Dmitry Polyanskiy said US-Russian talks next month should be "serious" and not just some "blah blah "blah".

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Vikram Misri appointed deputy National Security Advisor worked with PM Modi briefly | Oneindia News [Video]

Vikram Misri appointed deputy National Security Advisor worked with PM Modi briefly | Oneindia News

The Indian government has named Vikram Misri as the next Deputy National Security Advisor, he will succeed Pankaj Saran, who was ex- Indian envoy to Russia and Bangladesh. Saran’s tenure will be over..

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Santa Race in North Macedonia and in Russia [Video]

Santa Race in North Macedonia and in Russia

Hundreds dress up as Santa for annual race in Skopje and in St Petersburg

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Russian mercenaries in Mali, deployment of Wagner group [Video]

Russian mercenaries in Mali, deployment of Wagner group

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Putin urges West to meet Russia security demands over Ukraine [Video]

Putin urges West to meet Russia security demands over Ukraine

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Russia-Ukraine: Putin blames West for tensions, demands security guarantees [Video]

Russia-Ukraine: Putin blames West for tensions, demands security guarantees

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Russia needs 'immediate' guarantees, doesn't want conflict, says Putin [Video]

Russia needs 'immediate' guarantees, doesn't want conflict, says Putin

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Astana Peace process: 17th round of talks on Syria begin in Kazakhstan [Video]

Astana Peace process: 17th round of talks on Syria begin in Kazakhstan

Delegations from Turkey, Russia, and Iran meet in Nur Sultan for the 17th meeting of the Astana Peace process that aims to find a solution to the decade-long crisis in Syria.

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Russia's Putin warns West of counter measures over Ukraine threats [Video]

Russia's Putin warns West of counter measures over Ukraine threats

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Poland, Lithuania and Ukraine want stronger sanctions against Russia [Video]

Poland, Lithuania and Ukraine want stronger sanctions against Russia

US intelligence officials say Russia has amassed 70,000 troops near its border with Ukraine and is preparing for a possible invasion early next year. Moscow has denied any intention to attack.

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Ice sculpture festival transforms Russian city into a winter wonderland [Video]

Ice sculpture festival transforms Russian city into a winter wonderland

Working in sub-zero temperatures, ice sculptors have turned the Siberian city of Tomsk into a festive paradise through the city's annual design competition.

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Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa returns to earth spending 12 days on ISS |Oneindia News [Video]

Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa returns to earth spending 12 days on ISS |Oneindia News

Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa returned to earth after spending 12 days on the International Space Station where he made videos about performing mundane tasks in space including brushing teeth and..

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Putin rues Soviet collapse as demise of 'historical Russia' [Video]

Putin rues Soviet collapse as demise of 'historical Russia'

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Moscow demands NATO pulls back as fears of Russia invading Ukraine rise [Video]

Moscow demands NATO pulls back as fears of Russia invading Ukraine rise

Moscow wants NATO to pledge that former Soviet states will never join the bloc and that its forces will pull back from Russia's borders.

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EU threatens Russia sanctions as NATO backs Ukraine [Video]

EU threatens Russia sanctions as NATO backs Ukraine

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EU-Russia standoff: Negotiations with Russia are reverting to a 'Cold War configuration' [Video]

EU-Russia standoff: Negotiations with Russia are reverting to a 'Cold War configuration'

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Sanctions needed before any Russian invasion, says Ukrainian president [Video]

Sanctions needed before any Russian invasion, says Ukrainian president

EU leaders hosted leaders from Ukraine, Georgia, Moldova, Armenia and Azerbaijan in Brussels on Wednesday.

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Sakharov Prize: Daughter of Russian opposition leader Navalny receives award [Video]

Sakharov Prize: Daughter of Russian opposition leader Navalny receives award

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UN Confirms Record Breaking High Temperatures Around the World [Video]

UN Confirms Record Breaking High Temperatures Around the World

UN Confirms , Record Breaking High Temperatures , Around the World. NPR reports that the United Nations confirmed the Arctic hit a new record high temperature over the summer, reaching over 100F...

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Russia human rights: Top court set to rule on dissolving prominent NGO [Video]

Russia human rights: Top court set to rule on dissolving prominent NGO

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EU sanctions Russia's Wagner Group over human rights abuse claims [Video]

EU sanctions Russia's Wagner Group over human rights abuse claims

It accused those targeted of "serious human rights abuses, including torture and extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions and killings, or in destabilising activities in some of the countries..

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Russian court considers closing top rights group Memorial [Video]

Russian court considers closing top rights group Memorial

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