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  • fifa s president blatter deserves nobel prize says vladimir

    FIFA's president blatter deserves Nobel prize, says Vladimir Putin

    Football | July 29, 2015 4:33 IST

    Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin has said embattled FIFA president Sepp Blatter deserves a Nobel prize for his work in world sport.In an interview with Swiss TV broadcast on Monday, two days after Putin and

  • arun jaitley to attend inaugural meet of brics bank at

    Arun Jaitley to attend inaugural meet of BRICS bank at Moscow

    July 05, 2015 21:52 IST

    New Delhi:  Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is leaving for Russia on Monday evening to participate in the inaugural meeting of the BRICS-backed New Development Bank.During the four-day visit, he will also be participating at the

  • russian universities woo indian students

    Russian universities woo Indian students

    World | May 23, 2015 11:14 IST

    Moscow:  "It is time to study in Russia." That is the message for students and others visiting the Russian Educational Fair which just ended in the Indian capital.Twelve universities participated in the "It is Time

  • un chief instructs syria envoy to seek political end to war

    UN chief instructs Syria envoy to seek political end to war

    World | April 10, 2015 10:52 IST

    United Nations: The U.N. secretary-general instructed his special envoy to Syria on Thursday to relaunch a political process aimed at ending the four-year-old conflict, the clearest sign yet that a plan to freeze hostilities in

  • russian trawler with 132 crew sinks at least 43 dead

    Russian trawler with 132 crew sinks, at least 43 dead

    World | April 02, 2015 8:32 IST

    Moscow: A freezer trawler with an international crew of 132 has sunk in the Sea of Okhotsk off of the Kamchatka Peninsula and at least 43 crew members have been killed, rescue workers said.The emergency

  • moscow slams kiev for diversion of minsk peace agreements

    Moscow slams Kiev for diversion of Minsk peace agreements

    World | March 18, 2015 8:11 IST

    Moscow: Russia has slammed the Ukrainian leadership for diverting the Minsk peace agreements reached in February between Kiev and Donbass insurgents.The bill on the "special status" of Donbass territories under the control of insurgents, which

  • fire breaks out at moscow s ancient monastery

    Fire breaks out at Moscow's ancient monastery

    World | March 16, 2015 9:19 IST

    Moscow: Fire broke out at the bell tower of the Novodevichy monastery, one of the city's landmarks, in Russia's capital Moscow on Sunday night.Firefighters were working at the site. No injuries were reported so far.

  • suspect in nemtsov s killing blows himself up court charges

    Suspect in Nemtsov's killing blows himself up, court charges 2 in case

    World | March 09, 2015 7:53 IST

    Moscow: A suspect in the murder of the opposition politician Boris Y Nemtsov blew himself up as the police closed in on him, NYT quoted Russian news reports as saying on Sunday.Beslan Shavanov, 30, was

  • formula e to race in moscow

    Formula E to race in Moscow

    Other Sports | February 04, 2015 19:41 IST

    Moscow: Russian capital Moscow will June 6 host Round 9 of the inaugural season of the FIA Formula E Championship. International Automobile Federation (FIA) president Jean Todt, Russian Automobile Federation executive director Sergey Ivanov and Formula

  • russia facing very serious economic situation us

    Russia facing very serious economic situation: US

    World | December 17, 2014 7:27 IST

    Washington: The US today said that Russia is facing a serious economic situation in view of a sharp decline in Russian currency and attributed this to a series of international sanctions imposed by Washington after

  • goa faces prospect of falling tourist arrivals

    Goa faces prospect of falling tourist arrivals

    India | December 11, 2014 10:55 IST

    Panaji: The Crimean crisis, Russia's falling rouble and stopping of tourist charter flights from international destinations might prove to be a dampener for the much-hyped New Year party scene in Goa this time, fear tourism

  • putin modi summit to focus on strengthening strategic

    Putin-Modi summit to focus on strengthening strategic partnership today

    India | December 11, 2014 11:57 IST

    New Delhi: As Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived here Wednesday night, PM Modi and he are likely to discuss resolutions to expand ties in a range of crucial sectors like nuclear energy, hydrocarbons and defence

  • moscow skyscraper pays tribute to hobbits villain

    Moscow skyscraper pays tribute to 'Hobbits' villain

    Hollywood | December 10, 2014 12:09 IST

    Moscow: The 'Eye of Sauron' will light up the skyline of Moscow to ominously watch down on the Russian capital as the latest "Hobbit" movie premiers Thursday.Fans of British fiction novelist J.R.R. Tolkien will re-create

  • moscow denies reports on troop deployment in ukraine

    Moscow denies reports on troop deployment in Ukraine

    World | November 14, 2014 7:34 IST

    Moscow: Russia categorically denied on Thursday reports about its troop deployment in Ukrainian territory."It is a lie to say that there are Russian troops in southeastern Ukraine," Sergei Naryshkin, speaker of the Russian State Duma,

  • un holds emergency meeting on ukraine for the 26th time

    UN holds emergency meeting on Ukraine for the 26th time

    World | November 13, 2014 10:13 IST

    United Nations: The UN Security Council is holding its 26th emergency session on Ukraine amid worries about a renewal of full-scale conflict in the rebel-held east.Yesterday's meeting comes hours after NATO's top commander said new

  • tanks roll in from russia into ukrainian rebel territory

    Tanks roll in from Russia into Ukrainian rebel territory

    World | November 08, 2014 9:39 IST

    Kiev: Ukraine today said that dozens of tanks and truckloads of soldiers had crossed from Russia into Kremlin-backed rebel territory, as five servicemen were killed in the latest fighting to tear apart a nominal ceasefire.The

  • vladimir putin hails consolidation on national unity day

    Vladimir Putin hails consolidation on National Unity Day

    World | November 05, 2014 6:18 IST

    Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin hailed consolidation the country has shown amid challenging international situations, as tens of thousands of people paraded in Moscow for unity on Tuesday."This year we have been through some tough

  • ukraine moscow clinch deal on russian gas supply

    Ukraine, Moscow clinch deal on Russian gas supply

    World | October 31, 2014 7:21 IST

    Brussels: Moscow and Kiev on Thursday clinched a multi-billion dollar deal that will guarantee that Russian gas exports flow into Ukraine and beyond to the European Union throughout the winter despite their intense rivalry over

  • vladimir putin accuses obama of hostility meddling

    Vladimir Putin accuses Obama of hostility, meddling

    World | October 16, 2014 10:39 IST

    Moscow: President Vladimir Putin accused US counterpart Barack Obama of a hostile attitude towards Russia, warning against "attempts to blackmail" Moscow.Speaking ahead of his visit to EU aspirant Serbia today and key talks with EU

  • moscow accuses nato of exploiting ukraine crisis

    Moscow accuses NATO of 'exploiting' Ukraine crisis

    World | September 05, 2014 6:48 IST

    Moscow: NATO has been trying to use the Ukraine conflict to divert public attention from worsening economic situation in Europe, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said on Thursday."I am convinced that NATO has been