160 Kamov choppers to be built in India, 40 in Russia

India can manufacture 160 out of the 200 Kamov Ka-226T Light Utility Helicopters -- which will eventually replace the vintage Cheetah and Chetak choppers -- while the rest will be made in Russia, the CEO of a state-run business and manufacturing conglomerate here has said.

Putin to meet Arab leaders in Moscow

Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fatah Al-Sisi along with King Abdullah II of Jordan and the crown prince of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Mohammed Al-Nahyan, in a series of talks starting on Tuesday in Moscow.

Putin open to meeting Obama at UN meet: Russian FM

 Russian President Vladimir Putin would be open to meeting with American counterpart Barack Obama on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York, Russia`s foreign minister said Wednesday. 

Daughter of slain Kremlin critic demands grilling of leader

The daughter of slain Russian opposition politician Boris Netmsov has filed a complaint over investigators' refusal to question Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov over her father's murder, her lawyer said on Wednesday.

Russia jails Estonian policeman for 15 years for spying

A Russian court on Wednesday sentenced an Estonian policeman to 15 years in jail on espionage charges in a move slammed by Moscow`s tiny NATO-member neighbour.

'Action man' Vladimir Putin plunges into Black Sea in a mini-submarine - Watch
'Action man' Vladimir Putin plunges into Black Sea in a mini-submarine - Watch

Russian President Vladimir Putin burnished his action man image on Tuesday by diving down in a mini-submarine to explore a shipwreck off the coast of the Crimea peninsula that Moscow seized from Ukraine last year.

Assad`s ouster `unacceptable` as Syria peace precondition: Russia

Russia`s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Monday insisted Moscow did not accept the departure of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad as a prerequisite for launching any peace process in the war-torn country.

Russia and Iran foreign ministers to meet on nuclear deal, Syrian conflict

 Russia`s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will host his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif on Monday to discuss the deal on Tehran`s nuclear programme and the conflict in Syria.

US to raise sanctions-hit Iran general`s Moscow visit at UN

The United States said it would raise the issue of a recent Moscow visit by a senior Iranian general at the United Nations, saying it violated UN resolutions on Iran.

Russia probes Kremlin critic ally after nixing vote registration

 Russian investigators on Wednesday questioned a top ally of opposition leader Alexei Navalny after excluding his coalition from a regional election. 

Russia accuses Britain of forcing out its diplomats

Russia has accused the British government of forcing out its diplomats in violation of international law, saying it believes part of the country`s elite has taken a strategic decision to worsen relations with Moscow.

From Moscow, exiled ex-PM launches committee to `save` Ukraine

 An exiled former top ally of ousted Ukrainian leader Viktor Yanukovych on Monday launched a shadowy committee to "save" the war-torn country, pledging to bring down the current pro-Western government.

Six Islamist militants killed in North Caucasus: Officials

 Russian security forces have killed six Islamist militants with suspected ties to foreign terrorists in the country`s volatile North Caucasus, the anti-terror committee said on Monday.

Russia `kills 8 IS militants` in Caucasus raid

Russian security services said Sunday that they killed eight Islamists who had pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group and were behind attacks in the Caucasus region.

France, Russia reach deal on compensation of Mistral warships: Russian official

After eight months of negotiations France and Russia have reached a deal on the amount Paris must pay Moscow in compensation for the non-delivery of two Mistral warships, a senior Russian official said.

Russia formally declares US foundation 'undesirable'

Russia has formally declared the United States' National Endowment for Democracy as an undesirable group hostile to national interests.

NATO eastward expansion would be `catastrophic`: Russian official

 NATO enlargement into Ukraine and Georgia would have "catastrophic consequences" for Europe, Russia`s envoy to NATO warned Tuesday in a television interview, as relations between Moscow and the West sink to Cold War-era lows.

U.N. vote Wednesday on MH17 tribunal, Russia likely to block - diplomats

The United Nations Security Council is due to vote on Wednesday on a bid for an international tribunal to prosecute those suspected of downing a passenger airliner last year in Ukraine, but Russia is likely to block the move, diplomats said.

Putin calls for destruction of smuggled Western produce

From French cheeses to Spanish hams, Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday called for the destruction of Western produce being smuggled into the country in breach of an official embargo.

Moscow confirmed to host 2018 World Cup opener, final
Moscow confirmed to host 2018 World Cup opener, final

Moscow`s Luzhniki stadium will host both the opening match and final of the 2018 World Cup after the match schedule was confirmed by FIFA on Friday.