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Russia: 33 dead in Siberia after drinking bath essence

Russia: 33 dead in Siberia after drinking bath essence

The Investigative Committee has launched a probe into the deaths caused by drinking a liquid labelled as hawthorn-scented bath essence and has detained two people.
 

Pro-Putin party wins Russian Parliamentary Election

Allies of Russian President Vladimir Putin comfortably won a Parliamentary Election, early results showed on Monday, but low turnout suggested a softening of enthusiasm for the ruling elite 18 months before the next Presidential Election.

Vladimir Putin's party dominates Russia vote with 44.5 percent: Exit Poll

Vladimir Putin's party dominates Russia vote with 44.5 percent: Exit Poll

Russia's ruling party on Sunday looked set to dominate a new parliament made up of Kremlin loyalists after a state exit poll gave it almost 45 percent in nationwide elections.

Russia to pay bonuses to athletes barred from Rio Olympics 2016

Russia to pay bonuses to athletes barred from Rio Olympics 2016

Medvedev congratulated Russian athletes who won medals at the Olympics and handed them keys to brand new off-road vehicles as a reward.

Russian President Putin calls for measures to strengthen national currency ruble

Russian President Putin calls for measures to strengthen national currency ruble

 Russian President Vladimir Putin has asked the government to consider measures needed to strengthen the national currency, the ruble, the president's official website said Wednesday.

Russia's new MC-21: A challenge to Boeing, Airbus planes?

Russia's new MC-21: A challenge to Boeing, Airbus planes?

Russia on Wednesday presented a new medium-range passenger plane which state media said was superior to its Western-made counterparts in many respects. 

Russia unveils new MC-21 passenger plane, says will rival Boeing, Airbus

Russia unveils new MC-21 passenger plane, says will rival Boeing, Airbus

In a glitzy ceremony at a factory in Siberia attended by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, Irkut Corporation rolled out its new MC-21 passenger plane which is still undergoing testing but is due to enter serial production next year. The plane is sometimes also known as MS-21.

PM Narendra Modi is 3rd most popular leader on Instagram

PM Narendra Modi is 3rd most popular leader on Instagram

With 1.7 million followers, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is behind US President Barack Obama’s campaign account on Instagram.

EU's Mogherini says no Cold War with Russia as Syria truce agreed

The European Union`s senior diplomat said on Monday there was no Cold War climate between Moscow and the West as they agreed to a pause in the fighting in Syria, although Russia`s prime minister said tension was growing.

World has slipped into new Cold War: Russian PM Dmitry Medvedev

World has slipped into new Cold War: Russian PM Dmitry Medvedev

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Saturday that strains between Russia and the West have plunged the world into a new Cold War.

Russia PM warns foreign offensive in Syria could spark `world war`

Russia PM warns foreign offensive in Syria could spark `world war`

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev warned Thursday that if Arab forces entered the Syrian war, they could spark a "new world war" and urged ceasefire talks instead.

Russia halts visa-free regime for Turks from January 1: Lavrov

Russia said on Friday it would suspend its visa-free regime for Turkish nationals from January 1 as it retaliates against Ankara for the downing of a Russian warplane.

'Act of terror' possibly behind Egypt crash: Russian PM Dmitry Medvedev

'Act of terror' possibly behind Egypt crash: Russian PM Dmitry Medvedev

Russia's Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev admitted Monday that a plane crash in Egypt's Sinai peninsula that killed 224 people was possibly a terrorist attack.

Russia says defending 'national interests' in Syria, not Assad

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Saturday that Russia is fighting for its national interests in Syria, not for President Bashar al-Assad.

Japanese foreign minister to discuss disputed isles in Moscow

Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida will meet his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov next week to discuss bilateral relations, frayed recently by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev`s visit to a disputed island claimed by both countries.

Japan premier hits out at Russian PM`s visit to disputed islands

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday criticised his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev`s weekend visit to disputed islands, aggravating a long-running dispute over the archipelago.

Russian PM visits disputed Kuril islands, triggering Japan protest

Russian PM visits disputed Kuril islands, triggering Japan protest

 Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev landed Saturday in the Kuril islands, prompting a swift rebuke from Tokyo, which claims sovereignty over the northwest Pacific archipelago in a long-running dispute. 

Japan protests Russian PM's visit to disputed island

Japan on Saturday lodged a protest over Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev`s visit to one of four Pacific islands it also claims, and which have strained ties between the neighbours since the end of World War Two.

Vladimir Putin extends Western food ban for one year

Vladimir Putin extends Western food ban for one year

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday extended a ban against most Western food imports for a year after EU foreign ministers agreed to prolong sanctions against Moscow over the Ukraine conflict until January 2016.

Vladimir Putin signs off on amnesty for hidden assets

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed into law on Monday an amnesty for people who illegally spirited funds out of the country, hoping to counter the capital flight that has contributed to the country's economic crisis.