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 by a considerable margin 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, including Crimea. About 77% of the population live in the western, European part of the country. Russia's capital, Moscow, is one of the largest cities in the world and the second largest city in Europe; 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.
Ukraine's new president could regain control over the separatist-controlled east of his country within months and get cheap gas and major investment from Russia if he repairs ties with Moscow, the.. Reuters - Published
Turkey's hopes of avoiding punishing U.S. sanctions over its purchase of a Russian air defense system appear increasingly pinned on intervention from Donald Trump, but the president has little leeway.. Reuters - Published
According to CNN, the Mueller report makes former president Barack Obama look pretty bad. Apparently on Obama's watch, the Russians meddled in our democracy while his administration did nothing about..
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Attorney General Barr offered a spirited defense of President Trump ahead of the release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russia's role in the 2016 U.S. election, emphasizing that it found..
According to a report by Reuters, on Thursday, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said that Russia considers new US sanctions on Venezuela and Cuba to be illegal and plans to do everything in its..
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The investigation into alleged collusion between Russian agents and US President Donald Trump’s 2016 election campaign has recently come to an end. The final report, summarized.. One News Page Staff - Published
The United States and Russia both said on Thursday they could not support a United Nations Security Council resolution calling for a ceasefire in Libya at this time, diplomats said, as mortar bombs.. Reuters - Published
Russia considers new U.S. sanctions against Venezuela and Cuba to be illegal and it plans to do everything to support its allies in Caracas and Havana, RIA news agency cited Deputy Foreign Minister.. Reuters - Published
Ukraine's security service SBU said on Wednesday it had captured a Russian military intelligence hit squad responsible for the attempted murder of a Ukrainian military spy in the run-up to a.. Reuters - Published
Turkey expects President Donald Trump to use a waiver to protect it if the U.S. Congress decides to sanction Ankara over a planned purchase of a Russian missile defense system, a Turkish presidential.. Reuters - Published
U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun will visit Moscow this week to discuss Pyongyang's denuclearization, the U.S. State Department said in a statement on Tuesday. Reuters - Published
Moscow recognizes the new authorities in Sudan after President Omar al-Bashir was ousted, Russia's RIA news agency cited Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov as saying on Tuesday. Reuters - Published
A Russian court convicted a Norwegian man on Tuesday of gathering espionage about nuclear submarines and jailed him for 14 years, a verdict that could strain relations between Moscow and its.. Reuters - Published
Turkish Finance Minister Berat Albayrak held talks with U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday and he said Trump took a "reasonable" stance regarding Turkey's planned purchase of a Russian air defense.. Reuters - Published
Russia will send up to 30 military personnel to Central African Republic as part of a U.N mission to help stabilize the country, according to a decree signed by President Vladimir Putin on Monday. Reuters - Published
Russian authorities blocked a regional news website over the weekend over a report about graffiti insulting Vladimir Putin, its chief editor said, under a new ban on insulting officials online. Reuters - Published
Turkey's purchase of Russian air defense missile systems should not trigger U.S. sanctions because Ankara is not an adversary of Washington and remains committed to the NATO alliance, Defense Minister.. Reuters - Published
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday accused China of aiding Venezuela's economic collapse by bankrolling President Nicolas Maduro's government and said Russian troop presence in the country.. Reuters - Published
Efforts to forge a political deal between Kurdish-led authorities in northern Syria and the Syrian government are at a standstill and President Bashar-al Assad's ally Russia is to blame, a Syrian.. Reuters - Published
Russia's Investigative Committee has asked Moscow's Basmanny district court to extend the house arrest of U.S. investor Michael Calvey until July 14, the court said in a statement on Thursday. Reuters - Published
Russia's sovereign wealth fund RDIF plans a joint investment in the next couple of months with Baring Vostok, the private equity group whose executives are facing charges in Russia of fraud, RDIF head.. Reuters - Published
A Russian banker accused of fraud along with executives from the Baring Vostok private equity fund, has admitted his guilt, Interfax news agency reported, citing a judge reading from investigators'.. Reuters - Published
A Russian court released U.S. investor Michael Calvey on Thursday after two months in jail and placed him under house arrest until Saturday, softening his treatment in a fraud case that has rattled.. Reuters - Published
Russia's lower house of parliament on Thursday approved the second reading of draft legislation that aims to increase Moscow's sovereignty over its Internet segment and defend against foreign meddling. Reuters - Published