Russia

Country Russia
Capital Moscow
Continent Asia
Currency Russian ruble(RUB)
Languages Russian

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Founded in the 12th century, the Principality of Muscovy, was able to emerge from over 200 years of Mongol domination (13th-15th centuries) and to gradually conquer and absorb surrounding principalities. In the early 17th century, a new Romanov Dynasty continued this policy of expansion across Siberia to the Pacific. Under PETER I (ruled 1682-1725), hegemony was extended to the Baltic Sea and the country was renamed the Russian Empire. During the 19th century, more territorial acquisitions were made in Europe and Asia. Defeat in the Russo-Japanese War of 1904-05 contributed to the Revolution of 1905, which resulted in the formation of a parliament and other reforms. Repeated devastating defeats of the Russian army in World War I led to widespread rioting in the major cities of the Russian Empire and to the overthrow in 1917 of the imperial household. The Communists under Vladimir LENIN seized power soon after and formed the USSR. The brutal rule of Iosif STALIN (1928-53) strengthened Communist rule and Russian dominance of the Soviet Union at a cost of tens of millions of lives. The Soviet economy and society stagnated in the following decades until General Secretary Mikhail GORBACHEV (1985-91) introduced glasnost (openness) and perestroika (restructuring) in an attempt to modernize Communism, but his initiatives inadvertently released forces that by December 1991 splintered the USSR into Russia and 14 other independent republics. Since then, Russia has shifted its post-Soviet democratic ambitions in favor of a centralized semi-authoritarian state whose legitimacy is buttressed, in part, by carefully managed national elections, former President PUTIN's genuine popularity, and the prudent management of Russia's windfall energy wealth. Russia has severely disabled a Chechen rebel movement, although violence still occurs throughout the North Caucasus.

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Russian diplomats leave North Korea on hand-pushed rail trolley - Hindustan Times
  1. Russian diplomats leave North Korea on hand-pushed rail trolley  Hindustan Times
  2. Russians Escape North Korea on a Hand-Pushed Railcar  The New York Times
  3. Covid forces Russian diplomats to leave North Korea by hand-pushed railcar  NBC News
  4. Russian diplomats and their families leave North Korea by hand-pushed rail trolley due to Covid-19 restrictions  CNN
  5. Watch video: Russian diplomats leave North Korea for home on a hand-powered rail trolley  The Indian Express
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Russia records 11 086 COVID 19 cases in past 24 hours-ANI - BW BusinessworldRussia records 11 086 COVID 19 cases in past 24 hours-ANI  BW Businessworld

US will hold Russia accountable over Crimea annexation, says Biden - Hindustan TimesUS will hold Russia accountable over Crimea annexation, says Biden  Hindustan Times

Mysterious stripes spotted over Russia in satellite images — and NASA is perplexed - Livescience.comMysterious stripes spotted over Russia in satellite images — and NASA is perplexed  Livescience.com

OPINION – New Kyrgyz president returns from Russia with sops - Anadolu AgencyOPINION – New Kyrgyz president returns from Russia with sops  Anadolu Agency

Russians living abroad travel to Moscow to get Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine - FRANCE 24 EnglishRussians living abroad travel to Moscow to get Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine  FRANCE 24 English

Boeing 777 makes emergency landing in Russia`s Moscow: Reports - Zee NewsBoeing 777 makes emergency landing in Russia`s Moscow: Reports  Zee News

Russia sends Putin opponent Navalny to penal colony for 18-month sentence - FRANCE 24 EnglishRussia sends Putin opponent Navalny to penal colony for 18-month sentence  FRANCE 24 English

Russia says U.S. gave only a few minutes’ warning before strike in Syria - The Washington PostRussia says U.S. gave only a few minutes’ warning before strike in Syria  The Washington Post

US considers sanctions against Russia over SolarWinds hack - Financial TimesUS considers sanctions against Russia over SolarWinds hack  Financial Times

German charged with spying for Russian military intelligence - BBC NewsGerman charged with spying for Russian military intelligence  BBC News

Religious Freedom Concerns in Russia - US Embassy in GeorgiaReligious Freedom Concerns in Russia  US Embassy in Georgia

New Details of Russian Belgorod 'Doomsday' Submarine Revealed - USNI News - USNI NewsNew Details of Russian Belgorod 'Doomsday' Submarine Revealed - USNI News  USNI News

Russia February Oil Output Falls Despite Increase in OPEC+ Quota - BloombergRussia February Oil Output Falls Despite Increase in OPEC+ Quota  Bloomberg

Libya: How the US and Turkey agreed to share a captured Russian defence system - The Africa ReportLibya: How the US and Turkey agreed to share a captured Russian defence system  The Africa Report

Russia Gift Card and Incentive Card Market Intelligence and Future Growth Dynamics 2021-2025 - GlobeNewswireRussia Gift Card and Incentive Card Market Intelligence and Future Growth Dynamics 2021-2025  GlobeNewswire

Russian Cup: Alena Kostornaia and more set for season's final domestic figure skating event - how to watch - Olympic ChannelRussian Cup: Alena Kostornaia and more set for season's final domestic figure skating event - how to watch  Olympic Channel

Is ‘Avalanche’ the Answer to a 62-Year-Old Russian Mystery Over 9 Deaths? - The New York TimesIs ‘Avalanche’ the Answer to a 62-Year-Old Russian Mystery Over 9 Deaths?  The New York Times

Looking for Something New in Russia’s ‘New People’ Party - The New York TimesLooking for Something New in Russia’s ‘New People’ Party  The New York Times

Russia’s rubber-stamp courts play starring role in Kremlin crackdown - Financial TimesRussia’s rubber-stamp courts play starring role in Kremlin crackdown  Financial Times

Russia's Amazon (AMZN) Rival Wildberries Expands After Beating Local Competitors - BloombergRussia's Amazon (AMZN) Rival Wildberries Expands After Beating Local Competitors  Bloomberg

Russian, Chinese hacking groups target pharma companies for Covid-19 data - Business StandardRussian, Chinese hacking groups target pharma companies for Covid-19 data  Business Standard

Explosion destroys cafe, injures 3 people in Russia - WBNG-TVExplosion destroys cafe, injures 3 people in Russia  WBNG-TV

Putin Accuses West of Sparking Protests as Russian Media Broadcast Fake Rallies - Voice of AmericaPutin Accuses West of Sparking Protests as Russian Media Broadcast Fake Rallies  Voice of America

America's India Problem Is All About Russia - Foreign PolicyAmerica's India Problem Is All About Russia  Foreign Policy

Can Russia Deliver on Its Covid Vaccine Promises to the World? - The New York TimesCan Russia Deliver on Its Covid Vaccine Promises to the World?  The New York Times

Russia-Turkey Pincer Movement Threatens Ecumenical Patriarchate's Survival - Balkan InsightRussia-Turkey Pincer Movement Threatens Ecumenical Patriarchate's Survival  Balkan Insight

Africa will pay more for Russian Covid vaccine than ‘western’ jabs - Financial TimesAfrica will pay more for Russian Covid vaccine than ‘western’ jabs  Financial Times

Russia's Strategy in the Central African Republic - RUSI AnalysisRussia's Strategy in the Central African Republic  RUSI Analysis

Russia's New Crises on the Periphery - LawfareRussia's New Crises on the Periphery  Lawfare

Russia's new team name of ROC and flag OK'd for next 2 Olympic Games - ESPNRussia's new team name of ROC and flag OK'd for next 2 Olympic Games  ESPN

Biden’s C.I.A. Pick Warns of China and Russia at Amicable Confirmation Hearing - The New York TimesBiden’s C.I.A. Pick Warns of China and Russia at Amicable Confirmation Hearing  The New York Times

Africa pays more for Russian vaccine, US states to relax restrictions & other Covid news - ThePrintAfrica pays more for Russian vaccine, US states to relax restrictions & other Covid news  ThePrint

Russia open to Musk’s offer of a conversation with Putin via Clubhouse, seeks further details - CNBCRussia open to Musk’s offer of a conversation with Putin via Clubhouse, seeks further details  CNBC

After Russian Cyberattack, Looking for Answers and Debating Retaliation - The New York TimesAfter Russian Cyberattack, Looking for Answers and Debating Retaliation  The New York Times

Russia’s spat with EU puts relations into deep-freeze - Financial TimesRussia’s spat with EU puts relations into deep-freeze  Financial Times

Russia's rising poverty fuels political discontent - FRANCE 24Russia's rising poverty fuels political discontent  FRANCE 24

Is Russia targeting CIA spies with secret weapons? - BBC NewsIs Russia targeting CIA spies with secret weapons?  BBC News

Planet Nine, Russian education law and COVID variants - Nature.comPlanet Nine, Russian education law and COVID variants  Nature.com

Hackers Tied to Russia's GRU Targeted the US Grid for Years, Researchers Warn - WIREDHackers Tied to Russia's GRU Targeted the US Grid for Years, Researchers Warn  WIRED

Russian anti-Putin anger spreads: 'We have to protest' - BBC NewsRussian anti-Putin anger spreads: 'We have to protest'  BBC News

Rising poverty and falling incomes fuel Russia’s Navalny protests - Financial TimesRising poverty and falling incomes fuel Russia’s Navalny protests  Financial Times

Russia's "Secret Weapon": Aslan Karatsev Shining Down Under - ATP TourRussia's "Secret Weapon": Aslan Karatsev Shining Down Under  ATP Tour

Russia’s opposition is regrouping for a spring offensive. Here is why. - The Washington PostRussia’s opposition is regrouping for a spring offensive. Here is why.  The Washington Post

How Investigative Journalism Flourished in Hostile Russia - The New York TimesHow Investigative Journalism Flourished in Hostile Russia  The New York Times

Russian lab to research prehistoric viruses in animals dug from melted permafrost - The GuardianRussian lab to research prehistoric viruses in animals dug from melted permafrost  The Guardian

Russia's Sputnik V vaccine has 92% efficacy in trial - BBC NewsRussia's Sputnik V vaccine has 92% efficacy in trial  BBC News

Russia, China to sign agreement on international lunar research station - SpaceNewsRussia, China to sign agreement on international lunar research station  SpaceNews

Biden’s Plan to Link Arms With Europe Against Russia and China Isn’t So Simple - The New York TimesBiden’s Plan to Link Arms With Europe Against Russia and China Isn’t So Simple  The New York Times

EU expels three Russian diplomats, defends envoy's ill-starred Moscow trip - ReutersEU expels three Russian diplomats, defends envoy's ill-starred Moscow trip  Reuters

Video shows Russian diplomats leaving North Korea on handcar - North Platte TelegraphVideo shows Russian diplomats leaving North Korea on handcar  North Platte Telegraph

Aleksei Navalny, Russian Opposition Leader, Appears in Court - The New York TimesAleksei Navalny, Russian Opposition Leader, Appears in Court  The New York Times

Daniil Medvedev & Andrey Rublev: Russia's Two-Headed Monster In Melbourne - ATP TourDaniil Medvedev & Andrey Rublev: Russia's Two-Headed Monster In Melbourne  ATP Tour

'Love’s labours should be lost': Maria Stepanova, Russia's next great writer - The Guardian'Love’s labours should be lost': Maria Stepanova, Russia's next great writer  The Guardian

France Ties Russia's Sandworm to a Multiyear Hacking Spree - WIREDFrance Ties Russia's Sandworm to a Multiyear Hacking Spree  WIRED

Biden Demands Russia and Myanmar Reverse Course - The New York TimesBiden Demands Russia and Myanmar Reverse Course  The New York Times

Construction licence issued for Russia's BREST reactor : New Nuclear - World Nuclear NewsConstruction licence issued for Russia's BREST reactor : New Nuclear  World Nuclear News

‘The perfect target’: Russia cultivated Trump as asset for 40 years – ex-KGB spy - The Guardian‘The perfect target’: Russia cultivated Trump as asset for 40 years – ex-KGB spy  The Guardian

The Sputnik V Vaccine and Russia's Race to Immunity - The New YorkerThe Sputnik V Vaccine and Russia's Race to Immunity  The New Yorker

Russian Campaign Promotes Homegrown Vaccine and Undercuts Rivals - The New York TimesRussian Campaign Promotes Homegrown Vaccine and Undercuts Rivals  The New York Times

Russian protesters detained at pro-Navalny rallies say police threatened and intimidated them: 'The regime has shown its teeth' - CNNRussian protesters detained at pro-Navalny rallies say police threatened and intimidated them: 'The regime has shown its teeth'  CNN

What Awaits Navalny in Russia’s Brutal Penal Colony System - The New York TimesWhat Awaits Navalny in Russia’s Brutal Penal Colony System  The New York Times

Biden weighs sanctions on Russian pipeline he called 'a bad deal for Europe' - NBC NewsBiden weighs sanctions on Russian pipeline he called 'a bad deal for Europe'  NBC News

Safety and efficacy of an rAd26 and rAd5 vector-based heterologous prime-boost COVID-19 vaccine: an interim analysis of a randomised controlled phase 3 trial in Russia - The LancetSafety and efficacy of an rAd26 and rAd5 vector-based heterologous prime-boost COVID-19 vaccine: an interim analysis of a randomised controlled phase 3 trial in Russia  The Lancet

Lancet gives the nod to Russia's coronavirus vaccine, giving a beleaguered Putin a soft-power victory - CBC.caLancet gives the nod to Russia's coronavirus vaccine, giving a beleaguered Putin a soft-power victory  CBC.ca

SolarWinds: How Russian spies hacked the Justice, State, Treasury, Energy and Commerce Departments - CBS NewsSolarWinds: How Russian spies hacked the Justice, State, Treasury, Energy and Commerce Departments  CBS News

US, NATO ships 'do quite well' against new Russian subs, admiral says - Business InsiderUS, NATO ships 'do quite well' against new Russian subs, admiral says  Business Insider

Russia's Nornickel to reduce dividends due to environmental fine - NasdaqRussia's Nornickel to reduce dividends due to environmental fine  Nasdaq

Russian hack brings changes, uncertainty to US court system - The Associated PressRussian hack brings changes, uncertainty to US court system  The Associated Press

Suspected Russian Hack Extends Far Beyond SolarWinds Software, Investigators Say - The Wall Street JournalSuspected Russian Hack Extends Far Beyond SolarWinds Software, Investigators Say  The Wall Street Journal

Russia is not a friend of India - The Sunday Guardian Live - The Sunday GuardianRussia is not a friend of India - The Sunday Guardian Live  The Sunday Guardian

Explained: Why Russia has emerged a key player amid India, China tensions - The Indian ExpressExplained: Why Russia has emerged a key player amid India, China tensions  The Indian Express

Covid-19: C.D.C. Urges Reopening of Schools With New Guidelines - The New York TimesCovid-19: C.D.C. Urges Reopening of Schools With New Guidelines  The New York Times

Explained: What Russia’s exit means for Open Skies Treaty - The Indian ExpressExplained: What Russia’s exit means for Open Skies Treaty  The Indian Express

Russia's approval of a COVID-19 vaccine is less than meets the press release - Science MagazineRussia's approval of a COVID-19 vaccine is less than meets the press release  Science Magazine

Fitch Revises Outlook on Bank Saint Petersburg to Stable; Affirms at 'BB' - Fitch RatingsFitch Revises Outlook on Bank Saint Petersburg to Stable; Affirms at 'BB'  Fitch Ratings

Why are US-Russia relations so challenging? - Brookings InstitutionWhy are US-Russia relations so challenging?  Brookings Institution

Taking Russia’s help on China and US on Maldives — a new Indian realism is underway - ThePrintTaking Russia’s help on China and US on Maldives — a new Indian realism is underway  ThePrint

Covid: Russia begins vaccinations in Moscow - BBC NewsCovid: Russia begins vaccinations in Moscow  BBC News

Russia reports 8,835 new coronavirus cases, 119 deaths in last 24 hours - Reuters IndiaRussia reports 8,835 new coronavirus cases, 119 deaths in last 24 hours  Reuters India

Alexei Navalny: 'More than 3,000 detained' in protests across Russia - BBC NewsAlexei Navalny: 'More than 3,000 detained' in protests across Russia  BBC News

In Russia's far north, legends and lives are frozen in time - National GeographicIn Russia's far north, legends and lives are frozen in time  National Geographic

U.S. Pharmacies Will Start to Get a Big Infusion of Vaccines - The New York TimesU.S. Pharmacies Will Start to Get a Big Infusion of Vaccines  The New York Times

Russia and Europe: Stuck on Autopilot - Carnegie Endowment for International PeaceRussia and Europe: Stuck on Autopilot  Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Referendum In Russia Passes, Allowing Putin To Remain President Until 2036 - NPRReferendum In Russia Passes, Allowing Putin To Remain President Until 2036  NPR

Russia's Stony Path in the South Caucasus - Carnegie Endowment for International PeaceRussia's Stony Path in the South Caucasus  Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Russia oil leak: What is permafrost, and why does its thawing pose risk to the world? - The Indian ExpressRussia oil leak: What is permafrost, and why does its thawing pose risk to the world?  The Indian Express

Russia tops 3 million Covid-19 infections - Times of IndiaRussia tops 3 million Covid-19 infections  Times of India

Parliament demands significantly tighter EU sanctions against Russia | News | European Parliament - EU NewsParliament demands significantly tighter EU sanctions against Russia | News | European Parliament  EU News

The Russian vaccine for COVID-19 - The LancetThe Russian vaccine for COVID-19  The Lancet

Trump Contradicts Pompeo Over Russia’s Role in Hack - The New York TimesTrump Contradicts Pompeo Over Russia’s Role in Hack  The New York Times

CAS Reduces Russia’s Doping Ban to Two Years - The New York TimesCAS Reduces Russia’s Doping Ban to Two Years  The New York Times

Putin wants to reverse Russia's population decline. The coal city of Kemerovo show the huge challenges. - The Washington PostPutin wants to reverse Russia's population decline. The coal city of Kemerovo show the huge challenges.  The Washington Post

Russian Vaccine For COVID Met With Skepticism From The Public : Coronavirus Updates - NPRRussian Vaccine For COVID Met With Skepticism From The Public : Coronavirus Updates  NPR

Kolomna: The Russian town built by apple sweets - BBC NewsKolomna: The Russian town built by apple sweets  BBC News

Demonstration Alert: US Mission Russia | US Embassy & Consulates in Russia - U.S. Embassy MoscowDemonstration Alert: US Mission Russia | US Embassy & Consulates in Russia  U.S. Embassy Moscow

U.S.-Russia Military Tensions Intensify - The New York TimesU.S.-Russia Military Tensions Intensify  The New York Times

Russia, China and Iran hackers target Trump and Biden, Microsoft says - BBC NewsRussia, China and Iran hackers target Trump and Biden, Microsoft says  BBC News

Russians Were Urged to Return to Normal Life. Except for Putin. - The New York TimesRussians Were Urged to Return to Normal Life. Except for Putin.  The New York Times

Russian MPs backs bills enabling Moscow to block US social media - The GuardianRussian MPs backs bills enabling Moscow to block US social media  The Guardian