Monday, December 17, 2018

Russian 'spy' pleads guilty of conspiring against US

Washington D.C. [USA] | December 14, 2018 6:41:34 AM IST
Maria Butina, an alleged Russian spy, pleaded guilty of conspiring against the United States of America for working to infiltrate the political circles of the Republican party to further Russian interests at a federal court on Thursday (local time).... read..

EU prolongs economic sanctions against Russia

Brussels [Belgium] | December 14, 2018 3:11:30 AM IST
The European Union (EU) has prolonged economic sanctions against Russia, owing to "zero progress" in the implementation of the Minsk agreements.... read..

Accused Russian spy pleads guilty in US federal court

Washington |Friday, 2018 2:15:05 AM IST
Russian citizen Maria Butina pleaded guilty in a US federal court here on Thursday to an espionage charge that carries a potential sentence of five years in prison.... read..

India, Russia begin Joint Air Exercise Aviaindra at Jodhpur

New Delhi [India] | December 13, 2018 9:41:29 PM IST
The Russian Federation Aerospace Force (RFASF) has commenced flying operations with the Indian Air Force (IAF) crew under joint Air-Force exercise Ex-AviaIndra-2018 on Thursday in Jodhpur, Rajasthan.... read..

India, Russia mark 18th IRIGC-MTC meeting

New Delhi [India] | December 13, 2018 11:41:35 PM IST
India's Minister of Defense Nirmala Sitharaman met with Russian Federation General Sergei Shoigu here on Thursday, marking the 18th meeting of the India-Russia Inter-Governmental Commission on Military Technical Cooperation (IRIGC-MTC).... read..

Russian diamond miner Alrosa records over $2 bn sales linked to India

Moscow |Tuesday, 2018 3:15:05 PM IST
Russia's Alrosa, the world's largest diamond miner by volume, is bullish about India after registering sales of over $2 billion directly to the country and indirectly to clients with Indian capital in the first 10 months of 2018, a top company official sa... read..

Accused Russian spy cooperating with US federal prosecutors

Washington |Tuesday, 2018 10:45:04 AM IST
An accused Russian spy who nuzzled up to US' National Rifle Association before the 2016 election, has begun cooperating with American federal prosecutors after agreeing to a plea deals, according to an informed source.... read..

Ukrainian president signs law to end friendship treaty with Russia

Kiev |Tuesday, 2018 5:45:05 AM IST
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko signed the legislation on ending the Treaty on Friendship, Cooperation and Partnership between Ukraine and Russia, the presidential press service said on Monday.... read..

World's first floating nuclear plant operational in Russia

Murmansk (Russia) |Tuesday, 2018 11:45:04 PM IST
Akademik Lomonosov, the world's first "floating" nuclear power plant (FNPP) for installation in remote areas, has been started and brought to 10 per cent of its capacity, Russian state-run atomic energy corporation Rosatom announced on Tuesday.... read..

Russian ex-policeman gets second life term for 56 murders

Moscow |Monday, 2018 4:45:06 PM IST
A Russian court on Monday sentenced a former policeman, described as the country's "most prolific mass murderer in modern time", to a second life imprisonment for committing 56 murders, while he is already serving one for killing 22 women, the media repor... read..

Russian delegation meets PM Modi over monitoring of 2019 parliamentary elections

New Delhi [India] | December 10, 2018 3:41:35 PM IST
New Delhi [India], Dec 10 (ANI/Sputnik): A Russian delegation led by the Chairman of the Russian State Duma Vyacheslav Volodin met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday to discuss monitoring of the 2019 general elections.... read..

Spacewalk: Russian cosmonauts to check hole in Soyuz docked to ISS

Washington |Monday, 2018 12:15:04 PM IST
Two Russian cosmonauts will go for a six-hour-long spacewalk on Tuesday to check a hole in the external hull of the Soyuz MS-09 spacecraft currently docked to the International Space Station (ISS).... read..

Ukraine to terminate Friendship treaty with Russia

Kiev [Ukraine] | December 10, 2018 11:41:30 PM IST
Ukraine has decided to terminate the 1997 Russian-Ukrainian Friendship Treaty in the wake of the Kerch Strait incident with President Petro Poroshenko signing law number 206 to terminate the treaty on Monday.... read..

VP Naidu pushes for greater parliamentary exchanges with Russia

New Delhi [India] | December 10, 2018 9:11:39 PM IST
Vice President Venkaiah Naidu held a meeting with the Chief of the Russian State Duma (or Parliament) Vyacheslav Volodin here on Monday, wherein he laid stress on increasing exchanges at the parliamentary level to expand mutual understanding between the t... read..

India, Russia seek to enhance parliamentary diplomacy

New Delhi |Monday, 2018 7:15:05 PM IST
India and Russia on Monday reiterated the need to further enhance parliamentary diplomacy and encourage regular meetings between the elected representatives of their countries, a statement said.... read..
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