Russia, officially the Russian Federation, is a transcontinental country in Eastern Europe and North Asia. At 17,125,200 square kilometres (6,612,100 sq mi), Russia is the largest country in the world by area, covering more than one-eighth of the Earth's inhabited land area, and the ninth most populous, with about 146.77 million people as of 2019, excluding Crimea. About 77% of the population live in the western, European part of the country. Russia's capital, Moscow, is the largest metropolitan area in Europe proper and one of the largest cities in the world; other major cities include Saint Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg and Nizhny Novgorod. Extending across the entirety of Northern Asia and much of Eastern Europe, Russia spans eleven time zones and incorporates a wide range of environments and landforms. From northwest to southeast, Russia shares land borders with Norway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland, Belarus, Ukraine, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, China, Mongolia and North Korea. It shares maritime borders with Japan by the Sea of Okhotsk and the U.S. state of Alaska across the Bering Strait. However, Russia recognises two more countries that border it, Abkhazia and South Ossetia, both of which are internationally recognized as parts of Georgia.
China rejected on Saturday German Chancellor Angela Merkel's appeal to join a Cold War-era arms control treaty that the United States accuses Russia of breaching, saying it would place unfair limits on.. Reuters - Published
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence rebuked European powers over Iran and Venezuela on Saturday in a renewed attack on Washington's traditional allies, rejecting a call by Germany's chancellor to include.. Reuters - Published
According to a report by Reuters, on Saturday, China rejected German Chancellor Angela Merkel's appeal to join a Cold War-era arms control treaty the the United States has accused Russia of breaking,..
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Part of the roof and several floors of a university building in Russia's second-largest city have collapsed, with no casualties. The Russian emergencies ministry said the collapse at the Saint..
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According to Reuters, a third man suspected of involvement in the nerve agent poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal in England last year, is a high-ranking Russian military intelligence agent...
According to a report by Reuters, on Friday, private equity group Baring Vostok said that its founder Michael Calvey and three other employees had been detained in Moscow over a dispute with Vostochny..
According to Reuters, President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that Russia had not seen any large movement in Syria to suggest that the United States was moving to withdraw its troops from the country...
According to a report by Reuters, on Thursday, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani claimed that the presence of the United States in the Middle East harmed countries in the region and called on Washington..
According to a report by Reuters, on Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin told Turkey and Iran that he wanted to devise a plan to wipe out what he called 'a hotbed of terrorists' in Syria's Idlib..
According to a report by Reuters, on Thursday, ahead of a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said that uncertainty lingers over the withdrawal of US troops..
Chancellor Angela Merkel delivered a robust defense on Saturday of Germany's foreign trade relations and ties with Russia, urging global leaders meeting in Munich to work together to tackle the world's.. Reuters - Published
NASA said on Friday it was weighing an option to buy two additional astronaut seats aboard a Russian rocket as a contingency plan against further delays in the launch systems being developed by Elon.. Reuters - Published
Michael Calvey, the U.S. founder of one of Russia's biggest private equity firms, denied allegations of fraud in a Moscow court on Friday but a judge ordered him to be detained for 72 hours, a move.. Reuters - Published
A Russian court on Friday ordered Baring Vostok's founder Michael Calvey to be kept in custody for 72 hours following his detention on suspicion of fraud, allegations that he denies. Reuters - Published
German Gref, the chief executive of Russia's biggest state lender Sberbank, said on Friday he hoped the criminal case against Baring Vostok's founder Michael Calvey would turn out to be a.. Reuters - Published
Russia has detained the U.S. founder of the Baring Vostok private equity group in Moscow on suspicion of fraud, a Moscow court said on Friday, a move likely to concern foreign investors. Reuters - Published
The U.S. Senate confirmed William Barr as attorney general on Thursday, installing a seasoned lawyer with decades of Washington experience to head the Justice Department and putting him in charge of.. Reuters - Published
President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Russia, Turkey and Iran had agreed to take unspecified extra steps to clear Syria's Idlib region of what he called "a hotbed of terrorists," but the.. Reuters - Published
A third man suspected of involvement in the nerve agent poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal in England last year is a high-ranking Russian military intelligence agent, the investigative.. Reuters - Published
President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Russia had not noted any big changes suggesting the United States was moving to withdraw its troops from Syria, following an order from U.S. President.. Reuters - Published
Russian President Vladimir Putin told Turkey and Iran on Thursday he wanted them to devise a joint plan to wipe out what he called "a hotbed of terrorists" in Syria's Idlib region, an idea Moscow has.. Reuters - Published
Russia told Turkey on Thursday it had no right to create a "safe zone" inside Syria unless it sought and received the consent of President Bashar al-Assad, signaling tensions as a three-way summit on.. Reuters - Published
A bipartisan group of U.S. senators introduced a bill on Wednesday that would impose stiff new sanctions on Russia over its meddling in U.S. elections and aggression against Ukraine, the latest.. Reuters - Published
Russia is moving to ban its soldiers from sharing information on the internet, a step that follows the use of social media posts by investigative journalists to shine a light on Moscow's clandestine.. Reuters - Published
Russia said on Tuesday it was ready to facilitate the start of dialogue between Venezuela's government and opposition but warned the United States against intervening in Caracas' internal affairs. Reuters - Published
Russia and Turkey agreed on Monday that they needed to take decisive measures to stabilize the situation in Syria's Idlib province after talks between the two country's defense ministers, Russia's RIA.. Reuters - Published
Scared by looming U.S. anti-cartel legislation for the oil industry, the Organization for the Petroleum Exporting Countries and its allies such as Russia have decided against creating a formal body, at.. Reuters - Published
Venezuela's state-run oil company PDVSA is telling customers of its oil joint ventures to deposit sales proceeds at an account it recently opened at Russia's Gazprombank AO, according to sources and an.. Reuters - Published
German banks are seeking to blunt any fresh U.S. sanctions against Russia so they can continue existing business with Russian clients, according to an internal briefing paper prepared by a financial.. Reuters - Published
Acting U.S. Attorney General Matthew Whitaker will defend his handling of the U.S. special counsel's Russia probe before a U.S. House of Representatives panel on Friday, but will not discuss his.. Reuters - Published
Republican and Democratic U.S. senators on Thursday unveiled a resolution calling for the cancellation of Russia's Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline, a link under the Baltic Sea from Russia to.. Reuters - Published