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Russia, Belarus To Hold Joint War Games Early Next Year

Dec 30, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday that Russia and Belarus will hold joint war games early next year.

Russia Says Thousands Of Its Troops Have Left Ukraine Border Amid Invasion Allegations

Dec 26, 2021 Deutsche Welle

While Western countries are accusing that Russia is plotting an invasion of Ukraine, Kremlin says that its soldiers are returning to their permanent bases after finishing military drills.


Russian Government Blocks Website Of Group That Keeps Tabs On Political Arrests

OVD-Info operates as a legal aid group as well, dispatching lawyers to help detained protesters at police stations and in courts

Putin Dials Modi: Will Russia Play Peace Maker Between India-China?

Dec 22, 2021 Seema Guha

President Putin’s telephone call to Prime Minister Modi has fuelled speculation of a Moscow initiative to broker peace between the two Asian giants.


PM Modi Engages With Russian President Putin Through Telephonic Conversation

Russia often refers to the Indo-Pacific region as Asia-Pacific.

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07 December, 2021

Putin's India Visit: How The Modi-Putin Meet May Rekindle India-Russia Ties

Seema Guha

The Modi-Putin meet was a concerted effort by India-Russia to tell the world that their strategic relationship is alive and kicking.


06 December, 2021

Putin Sends Out A Strong Message By Coming For A In-Person Meeting With PM Modi

Seema Guha

Putin’s India Visit: Prime Minister Modi and Vladimir Putin have a clear vision of the India-Russia relations and are unlikely to be battered by ties with third countries (China-Russia or India-US).


30 November, 2021

PM Modi’s Meeting With Vladimir Putin Likely To Reaffirm India-Russia Links

Seema Guha

Though Narendra Modi’s foreign policy is seen as tilting towards the US, he is aware of the importance of Russia and the need to maintain the special and privileged strategic partnership with Moscow.


23 November, 2021

US Increases Sanctions On Russia-Germany Gas Pipeline

Associated Press (AP)

The United States has tried to slow or stop the construction of Nord Stream 2, which would carry Russian gas to Germany. Fearing Russia's stronghold over energy in Europe, it has announced new sanctions on the pipeline.


16 November, 2021

Will US Slap Sanction Against India For Buying S400-Missile System From Russia?

Seema Guha

According to Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA) passed by the US Congress in 2017, any country working against US interests will be under sanctions. Helping Russian arms sales is not in the US interest.


13 November, 2021

Russia: Covid-19 Restrictions To Take Effect Early Next Year

Associated Press (AP)

Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova, who heads Russia's state coronavirus task force, said that restrictions on public places will take force on Feb. 1, 2022.


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01 November, 2021

St. Petersburg Open: Marin Cilic Beats Taylor Fritz To Win Second Title

Associated Press (AP)

The victory marks Marin Cilic's fourth title in Russia after two wins in 2014 and 2015 in Moscow.


28 October, 2021

Covid-19: Moscow Locks Down As Russia Logs Record Cases

Deutsche Welle

The Russian capital has ordered the 11-day closing of all non-essential businesses and schools. Thursday saw new record Covid-19 case numbers and deaths.


22 October, 2021

Russia Blast: 7 Dead, 9 Injured In Gunpowder Factory Explosion

Associated Press (AP)

The Emergency Situations Ministry said the explosion hit the Elastik factory in the Ryazan region, about 270 km (about 167 miles) southeast of Moscow.


18 October, 2021

Russia Continues To Witness Covid-19 Surge, Infections Exceed 8 Million

Associated Press (AP)

The country's task force said Monday that 34,325 new infections over the past day raised the pandemic-long total to 8,027,012.


17 October, 2021

Russian Filmmakers Land After Space Shoot

Associated Press (AP)

Actress Peresild and film director Shipenko rocketed to the space station on October 5 for a 12-day stint to film segments of a movie titled 'Challenge'.


15 October, 2021

Japanese Billionaire Yusaku Maezawa All Set For December Space Mission

Associated Press (AP)

Yusaku Maezawa is set to rocket to space on December 8 on a Russian Soyuz spacecraft together with producer Yozo Hirano who will film his mission and Russian cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin.


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15 October, 2021

Russia Continues To Witnesses Covid-19 Surge; Daily Deaths, Infections At Record High

Associated Press (AP)

Russia's daily death tolls have set records daily over the past few days, approaching 1,000 as contagion spikes amid a sluggish vaccination rate.


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A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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