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Moscow: Capital of Russia
Moscow is the capital and most populous city of Russia, with approximately 15.1 million residents within the city limits, 17 million within the urban area and 20 million within the metropolitan area. Moscow is one of Russia's federal cities.

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USOC chair says it will be 'incredibly difficult' for Russian athletes to show they're clean

Russia was still manipulating test data from Moscow lab in January 2019, making it impossible to bring doping cases against as many as 145 athletes
USATODAY.com - Published

Poland sees limited room for Russia diplomacy, despite Macron overtures

Poland sees limited room for diplomacy and dialogue with Russia, a senior Polish official said, despite attempts by French President Emmanuel Macron to persuade Warsaw to rethink its relationship with..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Moscow


Pompeo says discussed election interference in Lavrov meeting [Video]Pompeo says discussed election interference in Lavrov meeting

The top American and Russian diplomats met in Washington on Tuesday, and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he addressed Russia's efforts to meddle in the 2016 election with his counterpart,..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 02:48Published

Ukraine, Russia agree to new ceasefire [Video]Ukraine, Russia agree to new ceasefire

The leaders of Russia and Ukraine met in Paris to try and reach peace over east Ukraine, where 13,000 people have died in fighting since 2014. Caroline Malone reports

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:46Published

Putin calls sports ban a political decision [Video]Putin calls sports ban a political decision

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Monday (December 9) a decision by the World Anti-Doping Agency to bar Russia from major sporting events was political, and must be individual. Ryan Brooks..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:12Published

Putin calls sports ban a 'political decision' [Video]Putin calls sports ban a 'political decision'

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Monday (December 9) a decision by the World Anti-Doping Agency to bar Russia from major sporting events was political, and must be individual. Ryan Brooks..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:12Published

Putin says sports ban a political decision [Video]Putin says sports ban a political decision

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Monday (December 9) a decision by the World Anti-Doping Agency to bar Russia from major sporting events was political, and must be individual. Ryan Brooks..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:12Published

Russia Banned From Next Olympics And World Cup Soccer Due To Doping [Video]Russia Banned From Next Olympics And World Cup Soccer Due To Doping

Russia has been banned from the world’s top sporting events for the next four years. The ban issued on Monday includes the next summer and winter Olympics and the 2022 soccer World Cup. According to..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:34Published

Russia banned for four years confirms WADA president Reedie [Video]Russia banned for four years confirms WADA president Reedie

The World Anti-Doping Agency confirms that Russia is banned for the next four years from the world's top sporting events including Olympics and the World Cup following doping irregularities.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 03:10Published

Russia banned from Olympics for four years over doping scandal [Video]Russia banned from Olympics for four years over doping scandal

Russia has been handed a four-year global ban from all major sporting events by the World Anti-Doping Agency. Adam Reed Reports.

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World Anti-Doping Agency imposes four-year ban on Russia [Video]World Anti-Doping Agency imposes four-year ban on Russia

The Russian flag and national anthem have been banned from next year’s Tokyo Olympics and other major sports events for four years. Russia’s hosting of world championships in Olympic sports also..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:39Published

Russia banned for four years, confirms WADA President Reedie [Video]Russia banned for four years, confirms WADA President Reedie

The World Anti-Doping Agency bans Russia from competing in all forms of major sporting tournaments for four years.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:00Published

"Mandatory" for IOC to accept any Russian sanctions, says Bach [Video]"Mandatory" for IOC to accept any Russian sanctions, says Bach

The head of the International Olympic Committee says it would have to abide by any sanctions imposed on Russia by WADA.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:19Published

With new gas pipeline, Russia's exports flow east [Video]With new gas pipeline, Russia's exports flow east

Russian President Vladimir Putin and China's President Xi Jinping launched a landmark gas pipeline on Monday, in a boost to economic and political ties between the two major powers. David Doyle..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 02:02Published

Made of money? Russia artist and billionaire make $1m throne [Video]Made of money? Russia artist and billionaire make $1m throne

Visitors of Moscow's Art Residence got the opportunity literally to sit on wads of cash during the presentation of the "X10 Money Throne" artwork.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

Celebrities open seasonal skating rink in Moscow's Red Square [Video]Celebrities open seasonal skating rink in Moscow's Red Square

As skating backdrops go, this is likely one of the better ones. View on euronews

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Made of money? Russia artist and billionaire make $1 mln throne [Video]Made of money? Russia artist and billionaire make $1 mln throne

Visitors of Moscow's Art Residence have the opportunity to sit on wads of cash at a new art installation - a throne stuffed with a million dollars. Mia Womersley reports

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:30Published

Impeachment witness slams GOP for pushing 'fictional' Ukraine theory [Video]Impeachment witness slams GOP for pushing 'fictional' Ukraine theory

A former White House official decried lawmakers at an impeachment hearing for suggesting that Ukraine, rather that Russia, sought to interfere in the 2016 U.S. election.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:25Published

Putin: we hope Trump visits Russia for Victory Day in May [Video]Putin: we hope Trump visits Russia for Victory Day in May

Russian President Vladimir Putin said that while he hoped his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump would come to Moscow next year, he currently had no plans to meet Trump. Chris Dignam has more.

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U.S. Senate confirms John Sullivan as next U.S. ambassador to Russia

The U.S. Senate on Thursday confirmed the nomination of John Sullivan, President Donald Trump's pick to be Ambassador to Russia, at a time when ties between Washington and Moscow have been strained.
Reuters - Published

Russia expels two German diplomats in row over killing

Russia's Foreign Ministry said on Thursday it would expel two German diplomats from Moscow in a tit-for-tat response after Berlin last week ordered the expulsion of two Russian diplomats.
Reuters - Published

Germany says Russia's expulsion of its diplomats is unjustified

Germany on Thursday described as "unjustified" Russia's decision to expel two German diplomats from Moscow in a tit-for-tat response to Berlin's decision last week to order the expulsion of two Russian..
Reuters - Published

Russia summons German ambassador in Moscow to issue response to diplomatic expulsions

Russia will inform the German ambassador in Moscow on Thursday of its response to the expulsion of two employees from its embassy in Berlin, after calling the diplomat to the Russian foreign ministry,..
Reuters - Published

Pompeo says Trump warned Russia on election meddling, disputes Lavrov's account

President Donald Trump told Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov during their meeting that Moscow's meddling in America's elections is unacceptable, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on..
Reuters - Published

Siberian shaman who vowed to banish Putin banned from leaving hometown

Russia on Wednesday banned a shaman from leaving his Siberian hometown after he was detained during a second attempt to hike to Moscow on what he has called a mission to banish President Vladimir Putin..
Reuters - Published

Germany unaware of extradition request for Georgian killed in Berlin

The German government said on Wednesday it was unaware that Russia had made an extradition request for a Georgian man murdered in Berlin in August after Russian President Vladimir Putin said requests..
Reuters - Published

EU to roll over sanctions against Russia over Ukraine

European Union leaders will extend on Thursday sanctions against Russia over its annexation of Crimea and Moscow's involvement in the conflict in eastern Ukraine, a senior EU official said on..
Reuters - Published

U.S., Russia appear no closer on arms control disputes

The United States and Russia appeared no closer on Tuesday to settling their disagreements on nuclear arms control as Moscow again proposed extending their New START treaty and Washington insisted..
Reuters - Published

Russia's Lavrov calls on U.S. to publish bilateral communications over 2016 election

Russian Foreign Minister Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Tuesday said Moscow wanted to publish a cache of communications with Washington that he said cleared Russia of allegations it interfered in..
Reuters - Published

Russia seeks to publish U.S. communications from 2016-2017: Lavrov

Russian Foreign Minister Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Moscow wanted to publish a cache of communications with Washington that he said cleared Russia of allegations it interfered in the 2016 U.S...
Reuters - Published

Russia's Lavrov: Moscow seeks to publish cache of 2016-2017 communications with U.S

Russian Foreign Minister Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Russia is willing to publish a cache of communications between 2016 and 2017 that he said would clear Moscow of allegations it interfered in..
Reuters - Published

Yuri Luzhkov, ex-Moscow mayor who transformed Russian capital, has died

Yuri Luzhkov, who as Moscow mayor transformed the drab former capital of the Soviet Union into a glitzy playground for Russia's super-rich with help from his construction magnate wife, has died aged..
Reuters - Published

Ukraine's Zelenskiy sees middle ground with Russia on gas transit, rules out one-year deal

Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Tuesday Kiev and Moscow could reach an agreement on a new gas transit deal before the end of the year, and saw scope for compromise between their..
Reuters - Published

Putin says Georgian killed in Berlin was himself a killer

Russian President Vladimir Putin said a Georgian man murdered in Berlin in August was himself a killer who took part in bloody acts on Russian soil and that Moscow's requests for Germany to extradite..
Reuters - Published

Putin says Moscow could appeal Russia sports ban

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Monday Moscow had grounds to appeal a decision by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) to bar Russia from major sporting events, a move he said violated the..
Reuters - Published

Russia tells UK court Ukraine should be forced to pay debt despite disputes

Russia told Britain's Supreme Court on Monday that Ukraine should not be allowed to use geopolitical arguments to dispute billions of dollars in debt, after Kiev argued it had been forced to borrow the..
Reuters - Published

Russia hands out passports to 125,000 residents of rebel-held east Ukraine

Russia has issued passports to 125,000 residents of rebel-held eastern Ukraine, Russia's interior minister said on Monday, deepening Moscow's ties with the separatist region even as it begins talks..
Reuters - Published

Russia says it tried everything to resolve its doping scandal

Russian Sports Minister Pavel Kolobkov said on Monday that Moscow had done everything to try and resolve its doping scandal, after Russia was banned from the world's top sporting events for four years.
Reuters - Published

Russia confident UK's top court to rule in its favor in Eurobond case vs Ukraine

The Russian finance ministry said on Monday it remained confident that the UK Supreme Court would rule in Moscow's favor in a Russia-Ukraine $3 billion Eurobond case, it said in a statement.
Reuters - Published

Russia, Belarus closer to resolving oil, gas issues, says Moscow

Russia and Belarus have come closer to resolving their differences on oil and gas supplies, Russia's economy minister said on Saturday after talks between the two countries.
Reuters - Published

Leak of classified papers ahead of UK election 'tied to' Russian operation: Reddit

The leak and distribution of classified British-U.S. trade documents online is tied to a previous Russian disinformation campaign, Reddit said on Friday, fuelling fears that Moscow is seeking to..
Reuters - Published

Russia calls new U.S. sanctions over hacking a 'propaganda attack'

Russia's foreign ministry said on Friday that new U.S. sanctions against Russian individuals and firms over alleged cyber crimes were a "propaganda attack" and Moscow would respond to them, though it..
Reuters - Published

Putin says Russia ready to extend New START nuclear arms treaty

Russia is ready to extend the New START nuclear arms control treaty by the end of this year without any more conditions or discussion, President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday, appearing to drop..
Reuters - Published

Leader of Belarus dismisses fears Russia could swallow his country

The veteran leader of Belarus on Thursday dismissed opposition fears that a possible integration pact with Russia could end with his country losing its independence to Moscow, saying the two countries..
Reuters - Published

Little wiggle room as Ukraine, Russia leaders meet for crunch Paris talks

Ukrainian and Russian leaders will try to seal a ceasefire in eastern Ukraine and agree on prisoner swaps when they meet next week, but with Kiev politically constrained and Moscow unlikely to bend,..
Reuters - Published

Russia's Putin accuses Bulgaria of holding up TurkStream pipeline

Russian President Vladimir Putin accused Bulgaria on Wednesday of deliberately delaying the building of Russia's TurkStream natural gas pipeline on its territory and said Moscow could find ways to..
Reuters - Published

Germany expels two Russians in dispute over killing of Georgian in Berlin

Germany said on Wednesday it had expelled two Russian embassy employees in protest over what it said was Moscow's lack of cooperation in an investigation into the murder of a Georgian man in Berlin.
Reuters - Published

Long focused on Russia, NATO widens gaze toward China

Seventy years since its Cold War-era founding as a transatlantic alliance focused on Moscow, NATO is expanding its gaze toward the increasingly muscular challenge posed by China.
Reuters - Published

Kremlin denies Russian government involvement in Berlin murder

The Kremlin on Wednesday denied the Russian government had been involved in the murder of a Georgian citizen in Berlin, hours before Germany expelled two Russian diplomats over what it said was..
Reuters - Published

Kremlin says NATO's spending plans confirm its fears about the alliance

The Kremlin said on Wednesday that reports that NATO planned to increase its defense spending showed Moscow was right to be concerned over what it said was the military alliance's eastward expansion..
Reuters - Published

Senior U.S. official: Russia in compliance with New START weapons treaty

A top U.S. State Department official said on Tuesday that Russia remains in compliance with its obligations under the New START weapons control treaty, but took a hard line on overall weapons policy by..
Reuters - Published

Putin criticizes NATO expansion as alliance holds London summit

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday criticized NATO's continued expansion, something he suggested was pointless given the absence of a threat from Moscow following the 1991 collapse of the..
Reuters - Published

Russian probe blames pilot for May plane crash that killed 41: Kommersant

Russia has completed an investigation into a plane crash at a Moscow airport in May that killed 41 people, and plans to formally charge the pilot with causing death by negligence, the Kommersant daily..
Reuters - Published

Putin and Xi oversee launch of landmark Russian gas pipeline to China

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping on Monday oversaw the launch of a landmark pipeline that will transport natural gas from Siberia to northeast China, an economic..
Reuters - Published

French researcher says she was denied entry to Russia ahead of 'yellow vest' talk

Russia turned away a prominent French researcher at its border and sent her back to France two days before she was due to give a talk in Moscow comparing protest sentiment in Russia and France, she..
Reuters - Published

Kremlin: Macron says he is ready for dialogue on Putin's missile proposal

The Kremlin said on Thursday that French President Emmanuel Macron had told Moscow he was ready to discuss a Russian proposal to impose a moratorium on the deployment of missiles in Europe, Interfax..
Reuters - Published

Russia urges U.S. to extend nuclear pact due to expire in 2021

Russia has formally proposed to the United States that the two nuclear superpowers extend their New START arms control treaty by five years, though Moscow would also settle for a shorter extension, a..
Reuters - Published

Russian investigative reporter says he was attacked in Moscow

The head of a prominent Russian investigative website said on Wednesday he had been attacked in Moscow by an assailant who punched him and splashed him with an antiseptic green dye, echoing past..
Reuters - Published

Freed film-maker Sentsov tells Europe: beware of Russia

A Ukrainian film-maker freed in a prisoner swap after four years in a Russian jail warned Europe against growing friendly with Moscow as he received an EU human rights prize on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

WADA committee recommends four-year Russia Olympic ban

Russia should be hit with a four-year Olympic ban and barred from all world championships for the manipulation of data retrieved from a tainted Moscow laboratory, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)..
Reuters - Published

Charges of Ukrainian Meddling? A Russian Operation, U.S. Intelligence Says

Moscow has run a yearslong operation to blame Ukraine for its own 2016 election interference. Republicans have used similar talking points to defend President Trump in impeachment proceedings.
NYTimes.com - Published

Convicted agent Butina accepts Russia job offer: TASS

A Russian agent briefly jailed in the United States and then deported back to Moscow has accepted a state job to defend Russians imprisoned abroad, TASS news agency reported on Friday.
Reuters - Published

Russia says Turkey told Moscow no new Syria operation planned: TASS

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday that Ankara had assured Moscow that it did not plan to launch a new military operation in Syria despite earlier comments, the TASS news agency..
Reuters - Published

Russia says Israeli air strikes on Syria a wrong move: Ifax

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov said on Wednesday that Israeli air strikes on Syria were a wrong move, and Moscow had contacted its allies about the incident, Interfax reported.
Reuters - Published

Lawyer for alleged U.S. spy held in Russia calls for prisoner swap

A Russian lawyer for Paul Whelan, a former U.S. Marine held in Moscow on spying charges, urged the United States and other countries on Tuesday to push for a prisoner swap with Moscow that could get..
Reuters - Published

Russia rejects ex-U.S. Marine's appeal for freedom in espionage case

Paul Whelan has been held for almost a year since his arrest at a Moscow hotel, allegedly in possession of classified information
CBS News - Published

Russia offers job to Maria Butina, woman convicted by U.S. of being an agent

In her first public appearance since being deported by U.S. authorities who had jailed her for being a Russian agent, Maria Butina was on Monday offered a job by Moscow to defend Russians imprisoned..
Reuters - Published

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