Russia

Transcontinental country in Eastern Europe and Northern Asia

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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 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, excluding Crimea. About 77% of the population live in the western, European part of the country. Russia's capital, Moscow, is the largest metropolitan area in Europe proper and one of the largest cities in the world; 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.

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Former FBI Acting Director Andrew McCabe said "it's possible" President Trump is a Russian asset. This comes as the president is pushing back on a New York Times..
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Russian President Vladimir Putin sternly warned the United States against deploying new missiles in Europe, saying Wednesday that Russia will retaliate by..
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More than 50 anti-government protesters were killed five years ago today in Maidan Nezalezhnosti five years ago, with many shot by snipers during the bloodiest..
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The United States on Wednesday dismissed comments by Russian President Vladimir Putin that Moscow would match any U.S. move to deploy new nuclear missiles closer..
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President Vladimir Putin offered a raft of financial sweeteners on Wednesday to hard-pressed Russians after opinion polls showed trust in him has fallen to a..
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Russian President Vladimir Putin warned Moscow will target  the U.S. with its new missiles if the U.S. deploys new missiles in Europe.
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Russian President Vladimir Putin sternly warned the United States against deploying new missiles in Europe, saying Wednesday that Russia will retaliate by..
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Russian leader didn't say what specific new weapons Moscow could deploy, but his statement further raised the ante in tense relations with Washington
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The decision comes after social media use by soldiers raised national security issues.
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"I think it's possible. I think that's why we started our investigation," McCabe told CNN
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Moscow will match any U.S. move to deploy new nuclear missiles closer to Russia by stationing its own missiles closer to the United States or by deploying faster..
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The Washington Post reported Wednesday Russian President Vladimir Putin said new Russian missiles will target the United States if Washington deploys missiles in..
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Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) shakes hands with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during their meeting at the Kremlin in Moscow on July 11, 2018..
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The following are highlights from Russian President Vladimir Putin's annual address to parliament on Wednesday. The highlights will be continuously updated..
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At the Marine Corps’ Mountain Warfare Training Center near Lake Tahoe, commanders are training troops for a more capable, high tech enemy like Russia, North..
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Russia will respond to any deployment of intermediate-range nuclear weapons in Europe by targeting not only the countries where those missiles are stationed, but..
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The following are highlights from Russian President Vladimir Putin's annual address to parliament on Wednesday. The highlights will be continuously updated..
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President Vladimir Putin says in a state-of-the-nation address that Russia needs to focus on raising living standards. Speaking...
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Former acting FBI director says Congressional leaders in both parties did not object to FBI inquiry into whether Trump was working for Russia
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Danske Bank will pull out of Russia and the neighboring Baltic states, the Danish lender said after Estonia ordered it to close the branch at the center of one..
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Estonia's financial watchdog says the local branch of Danske Bank must close after the financial group admitted that massive sums of money from Russia and former..
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Mueller says Stone communicated with WikiLeaks and the GRU. He could be holding back charges for strategic reasons. That's what I did as a prosecutor.
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Rod Rosenstein, the U.S. deputy attorney general who appointed special counsel Robert Mueller to investigate possible ties between Russia and President Donald..
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After the closure of thousands of clinics in rural Russia, one region has taken matters into its own hands.
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A "60 Minutes" interview with former Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe is sending shock waves through Washington. He says he was worried about President Trump's..
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Former Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe's claims about President Trump, Russia, and the deputy attorney general bring cries of outrage and calls for testimony..
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Is 2019 the year de-dollarisation goes from being a crackpot Russian idea to something with real structure that the wider world can buy into?
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In 2009, then U.S. Vice President Joe Biden came to Munich to "press the reset button" with Russia. A decade later he came again to offer the world better..
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The United States will have to sever its military assistance to the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) battling Islamic State if the fighters partner..
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Russian lender Gazprombank has decided to freeze the accounts of Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA and halted transactions with the firm to reduce the risk of..
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The stunt has been called "disrespectful" and "stupid" in light of last year's Novichok poisoning.
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"Is there an inappropriate relationship, a connection between this president and our most fearsome enemy, the government of Russia?"
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China rejected on Saturday German Chancellor Angela Merkel's appeal to join a Cold War-era arms control treaty that the United States accuses Russia of..
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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence rebuked European powers over Iran and Venezuela on Saturday in a renewed attack on Washington's traditional allies, rejecting a..
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Chancellor Angela Merkel delivered a robust defense on Saturday of Germany's foreign trade relations and ties with Russia, urging global leaders meeting in..
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The Mueller investigation has linked Paul Manafort to Russia, but what does that mean for Trump and the 2016 presidential campaign?
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NASA said on Friday it was weighing an option to buy two additional astronaut seats aboard a Russian rocket as a contingency plan against further delays in the..
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Michael Calvey, the U.S. founder of one of Russia's biggest private equity firms, denied allegations of fraud in a Moscow court on Friday but a judge ordered him..
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A Russian court on Friday ordered Baring Vostok's founder Michael Calvey to be kept in custody for 72 hours following his detention on suspicion of fraud,..
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German Gref, the chief executive of Russia's biggest state lender Sberbank, said on Friday he hoped the criminal case against Baring Vostok's founder Michael..
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Olga Markelova's ex-husband was killed two years ago on a clandestine mission in Syria for the Russian state.
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Russia has detained the U.S. founder of the Baring Vostok private equity group in Moscow on suspicion of fraud, a Moscow court said on Friday, a move likely to..
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Michael Calvey, founder and senior partner at Baring Vostok equity firm, has worked in Russia since 1994 and now faces fraud charges
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Russian Sports Minister Pavel Kolobkov says the country is interested in hosting the Olympics in 2032 or 2036, even as it still faces the fallout from years of..
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The U.S. Senate confirmed William Barr as attorney general on Thursday, installing a seasoned lawyer with decades of Washington experience to head the Justice..
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He is claimed to be a Russian intelligence officer who was in the UK at the time of the 2018 attack.
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The U.S. Senate confirmed William Barr as attorney general on Thursday, installing a seasoned lawyer with decades of Washington experience to head the Justice..
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Former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe tells "60 Minutes" Justice Department officials discussed the possibility of removing President Trump from office after..
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Jailed Russian national soccer team player Pavel Mamaev nets 7 goals behind bars in six-a-side game
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