US `deeply troubled` by Russia`s NGO law

The United States said Saturday it was "deeply troubled" after Russian President Vladimir Putin officially enacted a controversial law banning what Moscow deems to be "undesirable" non-governmental organizations.

Moscow bans Gay Pride march, again

Moscow's town hall announced Thursday that it would not allow a Gay Pride march in the Russian capital that activists wanted to hold later this month -- a ban that it repeats every year.

Russia warns Google, Twitter and Facebook on law violations

Russia`s media watchdog has written to Google, Twitter and Facebook warning them against violating Russian Internet laws and a spokesman said on Thursday they risk being blocked if they do not comply with the rules.

Kiev at war with Ukrainians, not with Russia: Kremlin

The Kremlin said on Wednesday that the Ukrainian government is in war with its own citizens, not with Russia, in response to Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko's earlier statement to BBC.

Nazi letter to Soviet wartime agent found in Japan

A birthday letter from a Nazi foreign minister to a legendary spy credited with helping turn the tide of Germany's advance on Moscow has been found in Tokyo, a book dealer said today.

Russian parliament refuses to probe opposition leader's murder

The Duma, the lower house of the Russian Parliament, has refused to open a parliamentary investigation into the assassination of former deputy prime minister and Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, who was murdered on February 27, parliamentarian Dmitry Gudkov said on Monday.

NATO worried by `wide-ranging` Russia Crimea build-up

NATO on Wednesday expressed alarm over a "wide-ranging" military build-up by Russia in Crimea, as well as talk that Moscow could even install nuclear weapons on the annexed Black Sea peninsula.

Putin to host US Secretary of State Kerry for high-stakes Sochi talks

 President Vladimir Putin is expected Tuesday to host US Secretary of State John Kerry for crucial talks in Sochi amid tensions over Ukraine, during the top US diplomat`s first visit to Russia since the start of the crisis.

Ukraine crisis: Nato revives Kremlin hotlines but purges Brussels headquarters of Russian spies

In a bid to reduce the chances of escalating military confrontation and miscalculation as conflict surges in eastern Ukraine, the western military alliance has revived cold war-style hotlines to the Kremlin and the Russian general staff in Moscow.

President Mukherjee inaugurates `Namaste Russia` festival in Moscow

President Pranab Mukherjee, currently on his four-day official visit to Russia, has inaugurated a festival of Indian Culture 'Namaste Russia' in Moscow.

President inaugurates 'Namaste Russia' festival

President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday inaugurated a seven-month-long festival of Indian culture "Namaste Russia", and said it would be enjoyed and appreciated across Russia.

Steady progress on Indo-Russia civil nuke cooperation: Foreign Secretary

India has said there is "steady progress" on Indo-Russia civil nuclear energy cooperation and the second unit of the Kudankulam project is "progressing satisfactorily" towards commissioning as the two countries aim to boost their strategic ties in spheres of space and energy.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives in Moscow for Putin talks: Official

 German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday arrived in Moscow to commemorate Soviet soldiers killed in WWII after she stayed away from Russia`s huge military parade to mark victory over Nazi Germany.

Russia stages WW2 victory parade as Ukraine bristles
Russia stages WW2 victory parade as Ukraine bristles

Tanks and troops paraded across Moscow`s Red Square on Saturday to mark the 70th anniversary of victory over Nazi Germany, an event boycotted by Western leaders over Russia`s role in the Ukraine crisis.

India, Russia discuss mutual cooperation in nuclear energy, defence

President Pranab Mukherjee, currently on his four-day official visit to Russia, held bilateral talks with President Vladimir Putin, with the two leaders understood to have discussed mutual cooperation in various sectors, including nuclear energy and defence.

Indian Army men attract all eyes during Russian Victory Day

The Indian Army contingent, which on Saturday took part in the Victory Day parade here, was a big attraction among nearly a dozen foreign army contingents and thousands of Russia's own soldiers for elegantly displaying their military ceremonial drills.

Russia displays military might on 'Victory Day', Indian Army takes part
Russia displays military might on 'Victory Day', Indian Army takes part

Thousands of troops marched across Moscow`s Red Square on Saturday and tanks rumbled through streets to mark the 70th anniversary of victory over Nazi Germany, an event boycotted by Western leaders over Russia`s role in the Ukraine crisis.

India wants Russian cooperation for economic growth: Prez

President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday said India is looking forward to accelerate its economic growth and development through a strong emphasis on technology and innovation and sought Russia's cooperation in this endeavour.

Putin meets China`s Xi as leaders head to Moscow for WWII parade

China`s Xi Jinping flew into Moscow on Friday as some two dozen world leaders headed to Russia for a grandiose World War II victory parade that has been snubbed by the West.

Ukraine`s Poroshenko slams `appeasement` of Moscow

 Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Thursday criticised what he termed a policy of appeasement towards Russia in the context of the separatist conflict in Ukraine`s east.