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Moscow: Capital of Russia
Moscow is the capital and most populous city of Russia, with 15.1 million residents within the city limits, 17 million within the urban area and approximately 25 million within the metropolitan area. Moscow is one of Russia's federal cities.

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Erdogan says he will discuss Syria 'safe zone' moves with Putin next week

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday he would discuss with Russia's Vladimir Putin next week what steps to take in a planned "safe zone" in northeast Syria, adding that Moscow needs to lead..
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Last Soviet leader Gorbachev urges Russia, U.S. to hold nuclear talks

Mikhail Gorbachev, the last Soviet leader, warned on Friday that the world was drifting into a dangerous era of militarised politics and appealed to Moscow and Washington to sit down for urgent nuclear..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Moscow

The last Soviet leader warns history is repeating itself [Video]The last Soviet leader warns history is repeating itself

Mikhail Gorbachev saw the Cold War end. Now Russia's last Soviet head of state is demanding that Moscow and Washington walk away from a new era of 'militarized politics,' or risk calamity. Matthew..

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U.S. troops arrive in Baltics in fresh signal to Russia [Video]U.S. troops arrive in Baltics in fresh signal to Russia

Five hundred U.S. soldiers and dozens of military vehicles disembarked from a ship in Latvia's capital Riga on Wednesday (October 16) before travelling on to Lithuania in a move meant to deter..

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Trump Nominates Pompeo Deputy John Sullivan New Ambassador To Russia [Video]Trump Nominates Pompeo Deputy John Sullivan New Ambassador To Russia

Sullivan has been the No. 2 at the State Department since early on in the Trump administration, serving briefly as acting secretary last spring when the president fired Rex Tillerson. If confirmed by..

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Russia's first lab-grown meat: a taste of things to come? [Video]Russia's first lab-grown meat: a taste of things to come?

A company in Russia claims to the first to produce lab-grown meat in the country, with hopes it will become the first affordable product of its kind on the mass market. Francis Maguire reports.

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Sensing Betrayal By Zelenskiy, Thousands Of Ukrainians Protest In Kiev [Video]Sensing Betrayal By Zelenskiy, Thousands Of Ukrainians Protest In Kiev

Reuters reports thousands of people gathered in Kiev’s main square to protest on Sunday. They're against President Volodymyr Zelenskiy’s deal with Moscow. Zelenskiy took power in April after a..

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Thousands rally in Kiev to protest autonomy plan for eastern Ukraine [Video]Thousands rally in Kiev to protest autonomy plan for eastern Ukraine

Thousands of people gathered in Kiev's main square on Sunday (October 6) to protest against President Volodymyr Zelenskiy's deal with Moscow to grant autonomy to Ukraine's pro-Russian rebel-held east..

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Putin criticizes Thunberg's UN speech [Video]Putin criticizes Thunberg's UN speech

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday took aim at teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg, telling an energy forum he did not share the excitement about her United Nations speech last month...

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Thousands rally in Moscow to demand release of jailed protesters [Video]Thousands rally in Moscow to demand release of jailed protesters

Protesters say opposition activists prosecuted in recent months must be freed as they allege campaign to stifle dissent.

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"President's conduct is outrageous" - Harris [Video]"President's conduct is outrageous" - Harris

Senator Kamala Harris said Friday night during a campaign stop in Seattle Washington that she believes President Trump will have "his comeuppance." Rough Cut (no reporter narration)

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Trump told Russians in 2017 not concerned about meddling -Wash Post [Video]Trump told Russians in 2017 not concerned about meddling -Wash Post

President Donald Trump told two Russian officials in a 2017 meeting that he was not concerned about Moscow's meddling in the U.S. election, which prompted White House officials to limit access to the..

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Russia jails novice actor for hurting policeman at protest [Video]Russia jails novice actor for hurting policeman at protest

A Russian court sentenced 23-year-old novice actor Pavel Ustinov to three-and-a-half years in prison on Monday (September 16) for using violence against a policeman during one in a recent series of..

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Russia-U.S. spy row: Moscow asks Interpol for location of former Kremlin official [Video]Russia-U.S. spy row: Moscow asks Interpol for location of former Kremlin official

Russia has asked the United States via Interpol to confirm the whereabouts of a former Kremlin official who Russian media have said may have been a U.S. spy extracted by the CIA. A Russian Foreign..

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Putin’s Star Fading [Video]Putin’s Star Fading

For democracy activists in Russia, the real victory this week isn’t that Vladimir Putin’s party performed so poorly in Sunday’s Moscow city council election. That’s just a consequence of a far..

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Russia's ruling party loses third of Moscow seats [Video]Russia's ruling party loses third of Moscow seats

The ruling United Russia party, which is linked with President Putin, has suffered a potentially embarrassing setback in Moscow's local elections. Sam Holder reports.

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Moscow marks City Day with daring skywalk [Video]Moscow marks City Day with daring skywalk

Moscow residents raised their heads and held their breaths as a team of adventurous enthusiasts walked on a tight rope between two of the city's tallest skyscrapers

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Russia crackdown: Banned opposition appeals to voters [Video]Russia crackdown: Banned opposition appeals to voters

Protests dominated Moscow's streets for weeks after opposition candidates were banned from running in local elections.

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Russia and Ukraine exchange prisoners in move to improve ties [Video]Russia and Ukraine exchange prisoners in move to improve ties

After lengthy negotiations, prisoners arrive in Kiev and Moscow in a step that could ease tensions between two sides.

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Planes land in landmark Russia-Ukraine prisoner swap [Video]Planes land in landmark Russia-Ukraine prisoner swap

After a lengthy negotiation, prisoners arrive in Kiev and Moscow in a step that could ease tensions.

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Local elections, high national stakes: what you need to know about Russia’s vote on Sunday [Video]Local elections, high national stakes: what you need to know about Russia’s vote on Sunday

In Moscow, all ruling party candidates are running as independents as its popularity wanes.

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Russia United candidates contest as independents in Moscow polls [Video]Russia United candidates contest as independents in Moscow polls

Ratings for the party which was founded soon after Vladimir Putin became president in 1999 dropped 11 percent to 28 percent last year after the retirement age was increased, a move that led to..

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Qatar launches logo for 2022 World Cup [Video]Qatar launches logo for 2022 World Cup

The emblem for the 2022 Qatar FIFA World Cup is revealed just over three years before the tournament begins.

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Mike Pence Reassures Poland The US Will Protect Them From Russia [Video]Mike Pence Reassures Poland The US Will Protect Them From Russia

Vice President Mike Pence reassured Poland the U.S. would protect it from Russia. According to Reuters, Pence said allies should “remain vigilant” about Moscow meddling in elections. He wants..

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Thousands defy protest ban in Moscow and march against Putin's government [Video]Thousands defy protest ban in Moscow and march against Putin's government

Weeks of demonstrations over elections for the city legislature have turned into the biggest sustained protest movement in Russia since 2011-2013, when protesters took to the streets against perceived..

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Trump eyes cutting Ukraine aid -officials [Video]Trump eyes cutting Ukraine aid -officials

The White House is reviewing whether $250 million in military assistance should be sent to Ukraine in keeping with President Donald Trump's view that U.S. foreign aid must be justified, two senior..

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Turkish President Attends MAKS Aviation Show In Russia [Video]Turkish President Attends MAKS Aviation Show In Russia

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was Russian President Vladimir Putin’s guest of honor. According to Business Insider, Erdogan attended the opening of the MAKS aviation show outside Moscow. He..

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Russia accuses U.S. diplomats of trespassing in restricted area

American officials apparently told Moscow they were visiting the area, but Russia says they strayed from their stated destination, close to the scene of a mysterious nuclear accident
CBS News - Published

Russia protests after U.S. diplomats found near secret test site: TASS

Russia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Thursday it would issue a formal note of protest to the U.S. embassy in Moscow after authorities caught three U.S. diplomats in a restricted area near a..
Reuters - Published

Russia says 'unacceptable' Turkish incursion into Syria must be temporary

Russia called Turkey's military incursion into northeast Syria "unacceptable" and said on Tuesday the operation had to be limited in time and scale, a rare broadside that suggests Moscow's patience..
Reuters - Published

Netanyahu asks Putin to pardon American-Israeli jailed on drug charges

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asked Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday to pardon an American-Israeli woman sentenced to 7-1/2 years in jail for a few grams of cannabis found in her luggage..
Reuters - Published

Russia kicks off huge war games to test nuclear arsenal

Moscow exercises its strategic nuclear forces every year, but for "Thunder-2019" they're using "the majority of what they have"
CBS News - Published

Russia defends new missile that U.S. says violates nuke treaty

U.S. says Russian cruise missile has range over 310 miles, violating 1987 INF nuclear treaty -- Moscow insists it can only fly 298 miles
CBS News - Published

Kremlin envoy calls Turkish military operation in Syria 'unacceptable'

The Kremlin's envoy for Syria on Tuesday called Turkey's military offensive in northeast Syria "unacceptable" and denied Ankara's operation had been cleared by Moscow in advance, Russian news agencies..
Reuters - Published

Trump sanctions fail to slow Turkey assault; Moscow's allies advance

Turkey ignored new sanctions from the United States to press on with its assault on northern Syria on Tuesday, while the Russia-backed Syrian army entered one of the most hotly contested cities,..
Reuters - Published

Thousands march in Kiev in protest against Donbass peace plan

Thousands of people marched through central Kiev on Monday to protest against President Volodymyr Zelenskiy's deal with Moscow to grant special status to a pro-Russian rebel-held region of eastern..
Reuters - Published

Saudi visit signals Putin's growing Middle East influence

President Vladimir Putin signaled Moscow's growing Middle East clout on Monday on his first visit to Saudi Arabia in over a decade, buoyed by Russian military gains in Syria, strong ties with Riyadh's..
Reuters - Published

Exclusive: Ukraine sees hope for 'last chance' peace summit in mid-November

The leaders of Ukraine, Russia, France and Germany could hold a summit in Paris in mid-November if Kiev and pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine can maintain a ceasefire, Ukraine's foreign minister..
Reuters - Published

Israel asks Putin to pardon U.S.-Israeli jailed for Moscow airport transit drugs

Israel asked Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday to pardon a U.S.-Israeli woman given a 7.5-year jail sentence for drugs found in her luggage as she transited through a Moscow airport.
Reuters - Published

Putin says no reliable information about who attacked Saudi oil plants

Russian President Vladimir Putin said before his first visit to Saudi Arabia in more than a decade that Moscow could play a key role in easing regional tensions given its good ties with Sunni Muslim..
Reuters - Published

Putin says Trump not to blame for lack of improvement in Russia-U.S. ties

Moscow is not blaming U.S. President Donald Trump for failing to improve U.S.-Russian relations, a pledge he had made during his election campaign, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in an interview..
Reuters - Published

Russia jails U.S.-Israeli on drug charges despite Netanyahu plea

A Russian court sentenced a U.S.-Israeli woman to seven and a half years in jail for drug offences on Friday, a ruling Israel condemned as disproportionate and which her family said Moscow had linked..
Reuters - Published

Nigeria looks to sign military cooperation deal with Russia this month

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari hopes to sign a military technical cooperation deal with Russia at talks with President Vladimir Putin this month that will help it fight Boko Haram militants,..
Reuters - Published

Russia jails U.S.-Israeli woman for 7.5 years on drug charges: court

A court in Moscow ruled to jail U.S.-Israeli citizen Naama Issachar for 7.5 years on Friday after convicting her on drug charges, a court spokeswoman said.
Reuters - Published

The first human to walk in space has died

Alexei Leonov, a Soviet-era cosmonaut who was the first man to conduct a spacewalk in 1965, died Friday in Moscow aged 85, his assistant said
CBS News - Published

Kremlin critic Navalny says prosecutors want to seize his home

Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny said on Friday that Russian prosecutors had asked a court to seize his Moscow apartment as collateral in a lawsuit over opposition protests he helped organize.
Reuters - Published

Russia calls on Turkey, others to exercise restraint in northeast Syria

Russia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Friday called on Turkey and others to show restraint in northeast Syria, a sign of Moscow's growing concern about a Turkish military operation there against..
Reuters - Published

For Putin, Turkish move into Syria a chance to ramp up Middle East role

Turkey's incursion into Syria is an opportunity for Russia to dial up its influence in the region as Washington appears to be pulling back, but the risks to Moscow's diplomacy will rise the longer the..
Reuters - Published

Ukraine, Russia resume blame game as peace process hits roadblock

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Thursday accused Russia of delaying a summit aimed at resolving the conflict between Kiev and pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine's east, but Moscow said Kiev..
Reuters - Published

Kremlin says it understands Turkey's security worries in Syria's northeast

The Kremlin said on Thursday it was concerned by the situation in Syria's northeast amid a Turkish military offensive there, but said Moscow sympathized with Ankara's security concerns in the area.
Reuters - Published

Ukraine peace drive hits first bump, but Moscow says summit possible

Ukraine on Wednesday refused to pull back troops in its restive east, saying for the second time this week that continued shelling by pro-Russian separatists there precluded the implementation of a..
Reuters - Published

Syrian Kurds welcome Russia call for dialogue with Damascus

The Syrian Kurdish-led administration in northern Syria welcomed a Russian call for dialogue with Damascus on Wednesday and urged Moscow to play a role as a guarantor.
Reuters - Published

Ex-U.S. envoy Huntsman urges rethink of Russia sanctions in WSJ op-ed

Days after ending his term in Moscow, former United States ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman has urged Washington to review its sanctions-dominated approach to Russia, questioning its efficiency and..
Reuters - Published

Kremlin says FBI questioning of Russian lawmaker unacceptable

Moscow considers FBI questioning of a Russian lawmaker unacceptable, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Monday, after Russian deputy Inga Yumasheva was questioned for an hour by the FBI upon..
Reuters - Published

Thousands rally in Kiev to protest autonomy plan for eastern Ukraine

Thousands of people gathered in Kiev's main square on Sunday to protest against President Volodymyr Zelenskiy's deal with Moscow to grant autonomy to Ukraine's pro-Russian rebel-held east as part of..
Reuters - Published

Kremlin hails special relationship with China amid missile system cooperation

The Kremlin said on Friday that Moscow's move to help Beijing build a missile attack warning system showed the two countries had a special relationship.
Reuters - Published

Putin: we will keep working with U.S. to the extent they will

Moscow is willing to keep working with Washington even as President Donald Trump's focus shifts to his domestic political woes, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

Uzbek spies attacked dissidents with off-the-shelf hacking tools

Uzbek intelligence officers have used commercially-available computer spying tools to launch a series of cyber attacks against activists and dissidents, researchers at Moscow-based cybersecurity firm..
Reuters - Published

'Don't tell anyone': Putin jokes about Russia meddling in 2020 election

“I'll tell you a secret: Yes, we'll definitely do it," Putin cheekily replied during a panel appearance on Wednesday in Moscow.
USATODAY.com - Published

Breakthrough at talks opens way to summit on Ukraine conflict

A breakthrough at talks between Moscow and Kiev has opened the way to the first international summit in three years being convened on ending fighting in east Ukraine.
Reuters - Published

Russia watching closely after Turkish move on Syria safety zone: Kremlin

The Kremlin said on Wednesday that Moscow was watching closely after Turkey said it would act alone on its plans to form a "safe zone" in the northeast of Syria, which is a close ally of Russia.
Reuters - Published

Putin brushes off allegations of Russian election meddling

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that it was ridiculous to suggest Moscow would try to interfere in next year's U.S. presidential election, and that no proof had been presented of..
Reuters - Published

Russia escalates clampdown on North Korean fishermen with new detentions: Ifax

Russian border guards have detained 87 North Korean poachers and 11 small vessels in waters in the Sea of Japan which Moscow considers its own exclusive economic zone, the Interfax news agency said on..
Reuters - Published

Russia detains North Korean fishermen, vessels for poaching: Ifax

Russian border guards have detained 87 North Korean poachers and 11 small vessels in waters in the Sea of Japan which Moscow considers its own exclusive economic zone, the Interfax news agency cited..
Reuters - Published

Thousands rally in Moscow to demand release of jailed protesters

More than 20,000 Russians took to the streets of Moscow on Sunday to demand the release of protesters jailed over the summer in what opponents of the Kremlin say is a campaign to stifle dissent.
Reuters - Published

Moscow rally draws 9,000 people: protest monitor

A Moscow rally to demand the release of protesters had drawn 9,000 people on Sunday as of 1200 GMT and more people were arriving, a Russian protest monitor, White Counter, said on Twitter.
Reuters - Published

Trump told Russians in 2017 he was not concerned about election meddling: Washington Post

President Donald Trump told two Russian officials in a 2017 meeting that he was not concerned about Moscow's meddling in the U.S. election, which prompted White House officials to limit access to the..
Reuters - Published

Russia seeks approval for new North Korea peace plan: RIA

Russia's foreign ministry said on Friday it hoped that a new plan Moscow has drawn up to defuse tensions on the Korean peninsula would help make a breakthrough, the RIA news agency reported.
Reuters - Published

Venezuela's Maduro did not discuss new loans with Putin: Kremlin

The Kremlin said on Thursday that Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Venezuelan counterpart Nicolas Maduro did not discuss new loans for Caracas at talks in Moscow, but that they had touched on..
Reuters - Published

Russia's Lavrov favors resumption of direct flights to Georgia: Kommersant

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov supports the resumption of direct flights from Russia to Georgia that Moscow suspended in July, the Kommersant daily cited him as saying in an interview published..
Reuters - Published

Court jails man who walked out of Moscow art gallery with million-dollar masterpiece

A man who stole a Russian masterpiece worth about $1 million from a Moscow art gallery in broad daylight in January was sentenced to three years in prison on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

Putin to Maduro: Russia backs talks between Venezuela's government, opposition

President Vladimir Putin told his Venezuelan counterpart Nicolas Maduro at talks in Moscow on Wednesday that Russia supported dialogue between the government and opposition to find a way out of..
Reuters - Published

Russia summons senior U.S. diplomat over U.N. visa row

Russia on Tuesday summoned a senior U.S. diplomat in Moscow to protest over what it said was Washington's unacceptable refusal to issue visas to members of a Russian delegation traveling to the United..
Reuters - Published

Venezuela's Maduro to hold talks with Putin in Moscow on Wednesday: Kremlin

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro will hold talks with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Wednesday and discuss efforts by third countries to meddle in Latin America, the Kremlin..
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Kremlin says tough response needed after U.S. denies visas to Russian U.N. delegates

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Tuesday that the United States' failure to provide visas to Russian U.N. delegates warrants a tough response from both Moscow and the United Nations.
Reuters - Published

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