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Moscow: Capital of Russia
Moscow is the capital and most populous city of Russia. With over 12.5 million residents living within the city limits of 2,511 square kilometres (970 sq mi) as of 2018, Moscow is among the world's largest cities, being the most populous city entirely within Europe, the most populous urban area in Europe with over 17 million people, the largest metropolitan area in Europe with over 20 million people, – the Moscow Metropolitan Area, and also the largest city on the European continent.

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Hit the road, duck: Russian national guard stop traffic for birds family [Video]

Hit the road, duck: Russian national guard stop traffic for birds family

Roody shelducks family got lost in the Russian capital but finally made it to a new pond with the help of Moscovites and police. Courtesy 'telegram @ cifroon'

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Russian police help ducks cross street in Moscow [Video]

Russian police help ducks cross street in Moscow

A Russian police car has helped a family of ducks cross a busy street in Moscow. Passersby also assisted in stopping the traffic and guiding the couple and their 12 ducklings to safety. The ducks..

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Family of ducks bring Moscow traffic to standstill [Video]

Family of ducks bring Moscow traffic to standstill

A family of ducks are guided across a busy Moscow street by passers-by and police officers, bringing traffic to a halt. Eventually the two adults and 12 ducklings managed to waddle over to the other..

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Coronavirus cases surge in Russia, tally now third highest globally [Video]

Coronavirus cases surge in Russia, tally now third highest globally

A new surge in coronavirus cases took Russia's tally past those in Italy and the UK on Monday, making it the third highest in the world. Joe Davies reports.

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Russia marks Victory Day with fireworks [Video]

Russia marks Victory Day with fireworks

Fireworks lit the night sky in Moscow on Saturday as part of the celebration for Victory Day, which marks the defeat of Nazi Germany in World War II.View on euronews

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Putin Says Russia Faces 'New And Grueling Phase' Of Pandemic [Video]

Putin Says Russia Faces 'New And Grueling Phase' Of Pandemic

Russia has risen to be the fifth-hardest hit in the global coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. According to Business Insider, Russia has now recorded more than 10,000 cases of the novel coronavirus for the..

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Russia celebrates Victory Day as lockdown leaves Moscow deserted [Video]

Russia celebrates Victory Day as lockdown leaves Moscow deserted

Russia celebrates Victory Day as lockdown leaves Moscow deserted

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Russia scales down VE Day commemoration amid pandemic [Video]

Russia scales down VE Day commemoration amid pandemic

Instead of a military parade on Moscow's Red Square, Russians mark Victory Day in solitude.

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Putin attends slimmed down Victory Day celebrations [Video]

Putin attends slimmed down Victory Day celebrations

Russia marked 75 years since the Soviet victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two on Saturday, but the coronavirus outbreak forced it to scale back celebrations. Olivia Chan reports.

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Moscow extends lockdown until May 31 as COVID-19 infections soar [Video]

Moscow extends lockdown until May 31 as COVID-19 infections soar

Moscow’s Mayor Sobyanin says lockdown in Russian capital would be extended until May 31 after the country reported a record increase in daily coronavirus infections.

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Russia's lockdown surveillance worries rights groups [Video]

Russia's lockdown surveillance worries rights groups

Two human rights groups in Russia have called for the expansion of surveillance measures to police citizens to be regulated to ensure they are temporary and proportionate. They worry the use of..

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Russian communists defy lockdown to honor Lenin's 150th [Video]

Russian communists defy lockdown to honor Lenin's 150th

Dozens of Russian communists defied Moscow's coronavirus lockdown on Wednesday by marching across Red Square to lay flowers outside Vladimir Lenin's tomb to mark 150 years since the birth of the..

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Lokomotiv youth player Samokhvalov dies during solo training session [Video]

Lokomotiv youth player Samokhvalov dies during solo training session

Lokomotiv Moscow youth player Innokenty Samokhvalov has died aged 22 after suffering suspected heart failure during a solo training session on Monday (April 21), the Russian Premier League club said.

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Coronavirus lockdown in Moscow: Elderly struggling to cope with COVID-19 restrictions [Video]

Coronavirus lockdown in Moscow: Elderly struggling to cope with COVID-19 restrictions

“Old people have to stay between four walls most of the time anyway, so not letting us go out at all is torture,” said pensioner Nina.View on euronews

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On this day: Died April 21, 2010: Juan Antonio Samaranch, IOC president [Video]

On this day: Died April 21, 2010: Juan Antonio Samaranch, IOC president

File of former IOC President Juan Antonio Samaranch during and after his IOC years.

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Easter Mass: All churches in Moscow are closed to the public [Video]

Easter Mass: All churches in Moscow are closed to the public

Russian Patriarch Kirill celebrates the Orthodox Easter Mass at an empty Christ the Saviour Cathedral in Moscow amid the coronavirus pandemic. In Sofia, people attend the Easter mass despite the virus..

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Russian couple wed over live stream [Video]

Russian couple wed over live stream

There were no hugs and kisses with friends and family when Gerda Baranovskaya and Pavel Tyun married in a Moscow registry office, but dozens of guests plied the happy couple with congratulation..

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Russian investigators release dramatic footage of 2019 Sukhoi Superjet crash [Video]

Russian investigators release dramatic footage of 2019 Sukhoi Superjet crash

Russian investigators have published new video of an Aeroflot Sukhoi Superjet crash at Moscow's Sheremetjevo Airport in 2019, which killed 41 of 78 people on board. The jet was travelling from the..

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Sensational Russian Murder Case Brings Domestic Violence Out Of The Shadows [Video]

Sensational Russian Murder Case Brings Domestic Violence Out Of The Shadows

One of Mikhail Khachaturyan's three teenage daughters stabbed him fatally in the heart in their Moscow apartment. According to Newser, the man's murder has refocused attention on domestic violence and..

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Moscow zoo's giant pandas miss their usual visitors amid lockdown [Video]

Moscow zoo's giant pandas miss their usual visitors amid lockdown

A video released by Moscow Zoo shows its giant pandas casually chewing bamboo and wandering around their enclosures, bored without usual flow of visitors. Credit: Moscow Zoo

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Giant pandas in Moscow zoo chill without usual flow of visitors [Video]

Giant pandas in Moscow zoo chill without usual flow of visitors

A video released by Moscow Zoo shows its giant pandas casually chewing bamboo and wandering around their enclosures, bored without usual flow of visitors. Credit: Moscow Zoo

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Luxury Moscow store issues employees with stylish masks [Video]

Luxury Moscow store issues employees with stylish masks

Moscow's central shopping mall "TSUM" provided employees with stylish masks with a transparent protective screen, so the boutique shop assistants stay protected while looking stylish.

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Belarus plays on as world soccer is put on ice [Video]

Belarus plays on as world soccer is put on ice

Soccer fans in need of their weekly fix are turning to Belarus, home to one of the few professional leagues that is still playing. David Doyle reports.

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