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Moscow: Capital of Russia
Moscow is the capital and most populous city of Russia, with 13.2 million residents within the city limits, 17 million within the urban area and 20 million within the metropolitan area. Moscow is one of Russia's federal cities.

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Russia arrests shaman who vowed to banish Putin from the Kremlin

Russian police on Thursday arrested a Siberian shaman who had become a media curiosity after embarking on a long trek to Moscow which he had promised would culminate in him driving President Vladimir..
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Russian court to consider freeing jailed actor after outcry

A Moscow court said on Thursday that it would review the jailing of an actor over an opposition protest after state prosecutors formally requested that he be released on bail following a public outcry..
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Videos for Moscow

Russia jails novice actor for hurting policeman at protest [Video]Russia jails novice actor for hurting policeman at protest

A Russian court sentenced 23-year-old novice actor Pavel Ustinov to three-and-a-half years in prison on Monday (September 16) for using violence against a policeman during one in a recent series of..

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Russia-U.S. spy row: Moscow asks Interpol for location of former Kremlin official [Video]Russia-U.S. spy row: Moscow asks Interpol for location of former Kremlin official

Russia has asked the United States via Interpol to confirm the whereabouts of a former Kremlin official who Russian media have said may have been a U.S. spy extracted by the CIA. A Russian Foreign..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 03:03Published

Putin’s Star Fading [Video]Putin’s Star Fading

For democracy activists in Russia, the real victory this week isn’t that Vladimir Putin’s party performed so poorly in Sunday’s Moscow city council election. That’s just a consequence of a far..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Russia's ruling party loses third of Moscow seats [Video]Russia's ruling party loses third of Moscow seats

The ruling United Russia party, which is linked with President Putin, has suffered a potentially embarrassing setback in Moscow's local elections. Sam Holder reports.

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Moscow marks City Day with daring skywalk [Video]Moscow marks City Day with daring skywalk

Moscow residents raised their heads and held their breaths as a team of adventurous enthusiasts walked on a tight rope between two of the city's tallest skyscrapers

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Russia crackdown: Banned opposition appeals to voters [Video]Russia crackdown: Banned opposition appeals to voters

Protests dominated Moscow's streets for weeks after opposition candidates were banned from running in local elections.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:46Published

Russia and Ukraine exchange prisoners in move to improve ties [Video]Russia and Ukraine exchange prisoners in move to improve ties

After lengthy negotiations, prisoners arrive in Kiev and Moscow in a step that could ease tensions between two sides.

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Planes land in landmark Russia-Ukraine prisoner swap [Video]Planes land in landmark Russia-Ukraine prisoner swap

After a lengthy negotiation, prisoners arrive in Kiev and Moscow in a step that could ease tensions.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:11Published

Local elections, high national stakes: what you need to know about Russia’s vote on Sunday [Video]Local elections, high national stakes: what you need to know about Russia’s vote on Sunday

In Moscow, all ruling party candidates are running as independents as its popularity wanes.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 02:42Published

Russia United candidates contest as independents in Moscow polls [Video]Russia United candidates contest as independents in Moscow polls

Ratings for the party which was founded soon after Vladimir Putin became president in 1999 dropped 11 percent to 28 percent last year after the retirement age was increased, a move that led to..

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:54Published

Qatar launches logo for 2022 World Cup [Video]Qatar launches logo for 2022 World Cup

The emblem for the 2022 Qatar FIFA World Cup is revealed just over three years before the tournament begins.

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Mike Pence Reassures Poland The US Will Protect Them From Russia [Video]Mike Pence Reassures Poland The US Will Protect Them From Russia

Vice President Mike Pence reassured Poland the U.S. would protect it from Russia. According to Reuters, Pence said allies should “remain vigilant” about Moscow meddling in elections. He wants..

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Thousands defy protest ban in Moscow and march against Putin's government [Video]Thousands defy protest ban in Moscow and march against Putin's government

Weeks of demonstrations over elections for the city legislature have turned into the biggest sustained protest movement in Russia since 2011-2013, when protesters took to the streets against perceived..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:10Published

Trump eyes cutting Ukraine aid -officials [Video]Trump eyes cutting Ukraine aid -officials

The White House is reviewing whether $250 million in military assistance should be sent to Ukraine in keeping with President Donald Trump's view that U.S. foreign aid must be justified, two senior..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:26Published

Turkish President Attends MAKS Aviation Show In Russia [Video]Turkish President Attends MAKS Aviation Show In Russia

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was Russian President Vladimir Putin’s guest of honor. According to Business Insider, Erdogan attended the opening of the MAKS aviation show outside Moscow. He..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Russia's Rostec adds to Boeing 737 MAX woes [Video]Russia's Rostec adds to Boeing 737 MAX woes

Pressure mounts on Boeing after it's reported it faces a new lawsuit by a subsidiary of Russia's Rostec over its 737 MAX jets, claiming hundreds of millions of dollars from the US planemaker. David..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:18Published

Following Mysterious Blast, Some Russian Radiation Sensors Back Online [Video]Following Mysterious Blast, Some Russian Radiation Sensors Back Online

Radiation sensors at at least one of the stations in Russia that went offline after a mysterious blast are transmitting again. Four of the stations that scan for so-called radionuclide particles went..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:42Published

Russia says 'foreign meddling' to blame for protests [Video]Russia says 'foreign meddling' to blame for protests

Moscow says it will investigate alleged interference for inspiring anti-Putin demonstrations over upcoming local elections.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:34Published

Russian opposition activists picket for free elections [Video]Russian opposition activists picket for free elections

Russian opposition activists staged a string of pickets in central Moscow on Saturday (August 17) to call for free elections and for charges against protesters detained at recent rallies to be dropped...

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:52Published

Lone Voices: Russian Opposition Activists Launch Solo Pickets Across Moscow [Video]Lone Voices: Russian Opposition Activists Launch Solo Pickets Across Moscow

Reuters reports Russian opposition activists staged a string of pickets in central Moscow on Saturday. They're calling for free elections and for charges against protesters detained at recent rallies..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:42Published

Russian jet makes 'miracle' emergency landing [Video]Russian jet makes 'miracle' emergency landing

Russians hailed a miracle on Thursday after a passenger plane carrying 233 people made an emergency landing in a corn field on the outskirts of Moscow after striking a flock of birds shortly after..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:57Published

Russian plane makes emergency landing after birdstrike near Moscow, no casualties reported [Video]Russian plane makes emergency landing after birdstrike near Moscow, no casualties reported

Russian plane makes emergency landing after birdstrike near Moscow, no casualties reported

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:41Published

IWF provisionally suspends five Russian weightlifters over potential doping [Video]IWF provisionally suspends five Russian weightlifters over potential doping

Olympics bronze medallist Ruslan Albegov and 2013 women's world champion Tima Turieva among provisional suspensions.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:53Published

Clip of Russian policeman punching female protester stirs anger [Video]Clip of Russian policeman punching female protester stirs anger

Video footage of a Russian police officer punching a young woman in the stomach has stirred anger among many Russians who believe the authorities have used excessive force to disperse weeks of..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:51Published

Russia slams Google after election protests [Video]Russia slams Google after election protests

Russia's state communications watchdog, Roscomnadzor, has asked Google to stop advertising "illegal mass events" on its YouTube video platform after tens of thousands staged a large political protest..

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Russia's foreign ministry to summon acting North Korean ambassador: RIA

Russia's Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday it will summon North Korea's top diplomatic representative in Moscow following the detention of North Korean vessels by Russia in the Sea of Japan, the RIA..
Reuters - Published

Russia has not been asked to mediate between Saudi Arabia and Iran: Kremlin

The Kremlin said on Tuesday that it had not received a formal request from any party for Moscow to act as a mediator between Saudi Arabia and Iran following an attack on Saudi Arabia's oil..
Reuters - Published

Russia jails novice actor for hurting policeman at protest

A Russian court sentenced 23-year-old novice actor Pavel Ustinov to 3 1/2 years in prison on Monday for using violence against a policemean during one in a recent series of unauthorized protests in..
Reuters - Published

Russia's court sends protester to prison for three-and-a-half years: Ifax

A Russian court sentenced a protester for 3-1/2 years in prison on Monday for using violence against a policeman during an unauthorized protest in Moscow, Russia's Interfax news agency reported.
Reuters - Published

Moscow asks U.S. to confirm location of ex-official named as possible spy

Russia has asked the United States via Interpol to confirm the whereabouts of a former Kremlin official who Russian media have said may have been a U.S. spy exfiltrated in 2017, Foreign Ministry..
Reuters - Published

Espionage probe not aimed against Russia, says Bulgarian PM

A Bulgarian investigation into alleged espionage involving Russian non-governmental organizations is not intended to influence relations with Moscow, Prime Minister Boyko Borissov said on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

Bulgarian NGO official charged with spying for Russia

Bulgarian prosecutors charged the head of a non-governmental organization (NGO) on Tuesday with spying for Russia as part of a scheme they said aimed to draw Bulgaria away from its Western allies and..
Reuters - Published

Anti-Kremlin candidate wins Moscow assembly seat with help of army votes: data

An anti-Kremlin opposition candidate has won a rare seat in Moscow's legislature with the help of some army votes, election data showed, suggesting that discontent over falling living standards may..
Reuters - Published

Pro-Kremlin rapper deletes new song goading protesters after outcry

A prominent pro-Kremlin rapper on Tuesday took down a new music video praising Moscow's mayor and disparaging the opposition after it was panned as one of the most unpopular clips ever to be posted on..
Reuters - Published

France: EU and Russia must rebuild trust but too early to end sanctions

France's foreign minister said on Monday Europe and Russia should try to overcome their mutual distrust and work toward improving relations but that it was still too early to lift EU sanctions against..
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France's Le Drian: too early to lift sanctions against Moscow over Ukraine

France's foreign minister on Monday welcomed positive moves by Russia and Ukraine in past weeks to ease a crisis between the two countries, including a prisoner swap over the weekend, but said it was..
Reuters - Published

Russia's ruling party loses a third of seats in Moscow election after protests

Russia's ruling United Russia party, which backs President Vladimir Putin, has lost one third of its seats in the Moscow parliament, near complete data cited by Russian news agencies showed on Monday,..
Reuters - Published

Macron, Putin discussed Ukraine, Iran by phone

French President Emmanuel Macron and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin spoke by phone on Sunday ahead of a meeting of the joint Franco-Russian Council on security issues scheduled for Monday in..
Reuters - Published

Russians vote in local and regional elections after biggest protests in years

Residents of Moscow voted on Sunday in one of the most closely watched local elections in years after the exclusion of many opposition candidates triggered the biggest protests in the Russian capital..
Reuters - Published

Trump congratulates Russia and Ukraine on prisoner swap

U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday congratulated Russia and Ukraine on a long-awaited prisoner swap that could thaw a deep freeze in relations between the two countries since Moscow’s annexation..
Reuters - Published

Russia, Ukraine swap prisoners in first sign of thawing relations

Russia and Ukraine carried out a long-awaited prisoner swap on Saturday in a step that could thaw a deep freeze in relations since Moscow's annexation of the Crimea region in 2014.
Reuters - Published

Planes leave Moscow and Kiev in Russia-Ukraine prisoner swap

A plane with Ukrainian markings has taken off from Moscow's Vnukovo airport on its way to Kiev as part of a prisoner swap operation, a Reuters witness and Russian news agencies reported.
Reuters - Published

Detained Ukrainian sailors waiting for flight from Moscow -lawyer

All 24 Ukrainian sailors detained in the Kerch Strait last year are waiting for a flight from Moscow's Vnukovo airport, their lawyer Nikolai Polozov told 112 TV on Saturday.
Reuters - Published

Filmmaker Sentsov, 24 Ukrainian sailors in Russia-Ukraine prisoner swap: lawyer

Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov, jailed in Russia, is among 35 Ukrainians who will be transferred from Moscow to Kiev as part of a prisoner exchanges on Saturday, his lawyer said.
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Ukrainian captives appear to reach Moscow airport in expected prisoner swap: Interfax

Buses believed to be carrying Ukrainian prisoners arrived at Moscow's Vnukovo airport on Saturday, Interfax news agency reported, as a major prisoner exchange between Russia and Ukraine appeared to get..
Reuters - Published

Buses exit Moscow jail amid expectations of Russia-Ukraine prisoner swap

Two buses with tinted windows and a police escort left a Moscow jail on Saturday morning carrying an undisclosed number of people as a major prisoner exchange between Russia and Ukraine appeared to..
Reuters - Published

Russia jails two more protesters ahead of Sunday's Moscow vote

A Russian court sentenced two men to up to three and a half years in jail on Wednesday for using violence against police officers at a political protest calling for a free election on Sunday.
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Barbed wire and black humor: Russian activists line up for protest tattoos

Ivan Loktev, a young Russian opposition activist, wanted a memento of a string of protests that have drawn tens of thousands to Moscow's streets this summer, and the crackdown that ensued. So on..
Reuters - Published

Russia's top Saudi negotiators praise Falih, say shake-up won't hurt ties

Changes in the Saudi Arabia's oil industry will not affect cooperation between Moscow and Riyadh, Russia's Energy Minister Alexander Novak and Kirill Dmitriev, head of the RDIF sovereign wealth fund,..
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Russia jails protester for three years for attacking policeman: RIA

A Russian court on Tuesday sentenced a man to three years in jail after convicting him of attacking a policeman during an unauthorized political protest in Moscow in July, the RIA news agency reported.
Reuters - Published

Police detain Russian opposition activist after Moscow protest

Russian opposition activist Lyubov Sobol, an ally of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, was detained by police on Monday after a weekend protest in Moscow, Navalny's spokeswoman said on Twitter.
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U.S. Vice President Pence calls for vigilance about Russia

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence sought on Monday to reassure Poland about Washington's commitment to protecting it from Russia, saying allies should "remain vigilant" about Moscow's election meddling..
Reuters - Published

Russia says U.S. strikes in Syria's Idlib put ceasefire at risk: reports

Russia's military said the United States had mounted air strikes in Syria's Idlib without forewarning Moscow or Ankara, endangering a ceasefire there, Russian news agencies reported on Sunday.
Reuters - Published

Russians demand free elections in Moscow, defying protest ban

A few thousand Russians took to the streets of central Moscow on Saturday to demand free elections to the capital's city legislature on Sept. 8, defying a ban which has been enforced with violent..
Reuters - Published

Thousands of Russians rally to demand free elections

Thousands of Russians took to the streets of central Moscow on Saturday to demand free elections to the capital's city legislature on Sept. 8, defying a ban which has been enforced with violent..
Reuters - Published

Jailed Ukrainian filmmaker brought to Moscow amid prisoner swap talks: Russian media

Russia has transferred jailed Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov from a remote Arctic prison to custody in Moscow amid talks with Kiev on a possible prisoner swap, news agencies TASS and Interfax cited..
Reuters - Published

Ukraine frees jailed Russian journalist amid prisoner swap talks

A court in Ukraine ordered jailed Russian journalist Kirill Vyshinsky to be freed on bail and released from custody, as Moscow and Kiev hold behind-the-scenes talks on a possible prisoner swap.
Reuters - Published

Russia denies visas to two U.S. senators, amid G7 tensions

Republican and Democratic U.S. senators said Russia refused to grant them visas for a visit to Moscow next week, amid disagreement within Washington and among U.S. allies over whether the country..
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Erdogan says Turkey wants to continue defense cooperation with Russia

President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday Turkey wants to continue defense industry cooperation with Russia, including cooperating on warplanes, after talks in Moscow with his Russian counterpart..
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Russia flouted dead lawyer Magnitsky's rights, says European court

Europe's top human rights court rebuked Russia on Tuesday for multiple violations of the basic rights of lawyer Sergei Magnitsky who died in a Moscow prison in 2009 after complaining of mistreatment.
Reuters - Published

Kremlin says 'impossible' to return to G7/G8 on invitation of one country

Russia said on Monday it would be "impossible" for Moscow to return to the group of G7/G8 nations on an invitation of 'just one country', as all decisions in the group are made based on consensus, the..
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Russia extends detention of ex-U.S. Marine accused of spying

A court on Friday extended by two months the pre-trial detention of a former U.S. Marine who has been held in Russia on suspicion of spying since December and who accused Moscow prison authorities of..
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U.S. man accused of spying by Russia says he was hurt in prison

A former U.S. Marine held in Russia on suspicion of spying said on Friday that prison authorities in Moscow had injured him, as a court ruled to extend his detention by two months.
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Ex-U.S. Marine held by Russia in spy case says prison authorities hurt him: Interfax

A former U.S. Marine held in Russia on suspicion of spying said on Friday that prison authorities in Moscow have hurt him, Interfax news agency reported.
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Ukraine, EU oppose Trump's suggestion of readmitting Russia to G7

Ukraine's president backed leading European powers on Thursday in opposing the readmission of Russia to the Group of Seven advanced economies, saying Moscow still occupied Crimea and was frustrating..
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Putin says U.S. is able to deploy new cruise missile in Europe

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that the United States was now in a position to deploy a new land-based cruise missile in Romania and Poland, a scenario he considered a threat that..
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France wants progress in Ukraine before Russia returns to G7

Russia's readmission to the group of seven nations depends on progress in peace talks over Ukraine, a French diplomatic source said, responding to comments by U.S. President Donald Trump that Moscow..
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Russia return to G7 will depend on Ukraine progress: French diplomat

Russia's readmission to the group of seven nations depends on progress in the political process in Ukraine, a French diplomatic source said, responding to comments by U.S. President Donald Trump that..
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