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Russia: Country in Eastern Europe and Northern Asia
Russia, or the Russian Federation, is a transcontinental country located in Eastern Europe and Northern Asia. Covering an area of 17,125,200 square kilometres (6,612,100 sq mi), it is the largest country in the world by area, spanning more than one-eighth of the Earth's inhabited land area, stretching eleven time zones, and bordering 16 sovereign nations. The territory of Russia extends from the Baltic Sea in the west to the Pacific Ocean in the east, and from the Arctic Ocean in the north to the Black Sea and the Caucasus in the south. With 146.7 million inhabitants living in the country's 85 federal subjects, Russia is the most populous nation in Europe and the ninth-most populous nation in the world. Russia's capital and largest city is Moscow; other major urban areas include Saint Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg, Nizhny Novgorod, Kazan, Chelyabinsk and Samara.

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Magnitsky ally says EU foreign policy 'hijacked' by external interests [Video]

Magnitsky ally says EU foreign policy 'hijacked' by external interests

"If the major countries could make decisions by a majority as opposed to unanimity, you would see a lot more tough actions coming out of the EU towards countries like Russia," Bill Browder told..

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The lonely mission of a Russian climate activist [Video]

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Alexey Navalny released from German hospital after 32 days [Video]

Alexey Navalny released from German hospital after 32 days

The German hospital treating Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny for poisoning on Wednesday said his condition has improved enough for him to be released and suggested a “complete recovery”..

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Vissarion arrest: Filmmaker describes meeting cult leader [Video]

Vissarion arrest: Filmmaker describes meeting cult leader

After the arrest of a Russian proclaiming himself the reincarnation of Jesus,an award-winning filmmaker describes his rare encounter in the Siberianwilderness with the man known to his followers as..

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Russia's Navalny released from German hospital after 32 days [Video]

Russia's Navalny released from German hospital after 32 days

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Belarus abruptly swears in Lukashenko

Alexander Lukashenko was suddenly sworn in as Belarusian president on Wednesday, despite protests against his disputed election. The opposition immediately cried foul. Lucy Fielder reports.

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'Poisoned' Navalny discharged from hospital [Video]

'Poisoned' Navalny discharged from hospital

Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny has been discharged from the hospital in Berlin where he has been treated after falling ill on a domestic flight in Siberia last month. The German government says he was..

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Brazil's Parana state agrees to produce Russian vaccine [Video]

Brazil's Parana state agrees to produce Russian vaccine

A Brazilian state has signed an agreement to produce Russia's COVID-19 vaccine, that some say was approved too quickly.

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REPLAY: Russian President Vladimir Putin's speech at UN General Assembly [Video]

REPLAY: Russian President Vladimir Putin's speech at UN General Assembly

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Russia's nuclear icebreaker on its Arctic voyage [Video]

Russia's nuclear icebreaker on its Arctic voyage

A nuclear-powered ice breaker Russia says is the world's largest and most powerful set off on Tuesday on a two-week journey to the Arctic as part of Moscow's efforts to tap the region's commercial..

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Navalny Rejoices: 'I'm A Guy Whose Legs Are Shaking When He Walks Up The Stairs' [Video]

Navalny Rejoices: 'I'm A Guy Whose Legs Are Shaking When He Walks Up The Stairs'

Russian opposition politician Alexey Navalny is still unable to pour himself a glass of water, or use his phone properly. However, CNN reports the outspoken critic of the Kremlin says he is still on a..

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Russia-Belarus military drills near Polish border as protests continue [Video]

Russia-Belarus military drills near Polish border as protests continue

It comes as Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko is facing regular protests calling on him to resign.View on euronews

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Belarus may close Poland, Lithuania borders [Video]

Belarus may close Poland, Lithuania borders

A U.N. investigator warned of the possibility of "another Iron curtain" descending in Europe during an urgent debate on the human rights situation in Belarus in Geneva on Friday. It comes as President..

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Russian artist fills Moscow museum with colourful latex sculptures [Video]

Russian artist fills Moscow museum with colourful latex sculptures

The latex sculptures and dresses were made by Russian artist Sasha Frolova, who argues they represent extreme femininity, not overt sexuality.View on euronews

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Russia trying to 'denigrate' Biden campaign -Wray [Video]

Russia trying to 'denigrate' Biden campaign -Wray

FBI Director Christopher Wray on Thursday warned that Russia is interfering in the 2020 U.S. presidential election with a steady stream of misinformation aimed at Democrat Joe Biden as well as sapping..

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Kangana Ranaut’s birthday wish to PM Modi, says ‘lucky to have you as PM’ [Video]

Kangana Ranaut’s birthday wish to PM Modi, says ‘lucky to have you as PM’

Prime Minister Modi has turned 70 today and several bollywood stars have sent across their wishes through social media. Actor Kangana Ranaut posted a video on Twitter lauding the Prime Minister. She..

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Novichok traces found on water bottle in Alexei Navalny's hotel room, his colleagues say [Video]

Novichok traces found on water bottle in Alexei Navalny's hotel room, his colleagues say

Supporters of the Russian opposition leader, who is being treated in a Berlin hospital, say they found the item in his hotel room shortly after he collapsed

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 02:56Published
Bollywood wishes PM Modi: Lucky to have you as PM, says Kangana Ranaut [Video]

Bollywood wishes PM Modi: Lucky to have you as PM, says Kangana Ranaut

Prime Minister Modi has turned 70 today and several bollywood stars have sent across their wishes through social media. Actor Kangana Ranaut posted a video on Twitter lauding the Prime Minister. She..

Credit: HT Digital Content     Duration: 02:48Published
Russian opposition leader Navalny posts photo of himself from hospital, pledges to return to Russia [Video]

Russian opposition leader Navalny posts photo of himself from hospital, pledges to return to Russia

Navalny wrote on social media that he was breathing on his own after being poisoned in late August.

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 01:22Published

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