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Russia scrambles fighter jet to escort US military plane

Russia scrambles fighter jet to escort US military plane

A Russian MiG-31 fighter jet has been scrambled to escort a US B-1B strategic bomber over the Sea of Japan, TASS news agency reported on Sunday citing the Russian military, just days after an incident with a US naval destroyer in the same region.

Hungary, Ukraine summon ambassadors over Russian gas supply deal spat

Hungary, Ukraine summon ambassadors over Russian gas supply deal spat

Ukraine and Hungary summoned one anothers' ambassadors on Tuesday over Budapest's signing of a new long-term gas deal with Russia, which Kyiv regards as a threat to its national security.

Soviet dissident Sergei Kovalev dies

Soviet dissident Sergei Kovalev dies

One of Russia's most famous human rights defenders and former Soviet dissident, Sergei Kovalev, died aged 91 on Monday, his family said.

Russian, Uzbek militaries begin joint Afghan border drills

Russian, Uzbek militaries begin joint Afghan border drills

The Russian army announced that the troops from Russia and Uzbekistan began joint military drills on Monday near the Afghan border.

Russia rejects new lockdown despite record virus deaths

Russia rejects new lockdown despite record virus deaths

Russia on Friday said it would not impose a new lockdown despite reporting a record number of coronavirus deaths for the fourth day in a row.

Russia throws weight behind Lukashenko ahead of Putin talks

Russia throws weight behind Lukashenko ahead of Putin talks

Russia on Friday threw its weight behind Belarus's increasingly isolated regime, slamming a European overflight ban as President Vladimir Putin prepared to host strongman Alexander Lukashenko.

Russian security service detains Ukraine diplomat

Russian security service detains Ukraine diplomat

Russia's FSB security service said on Saturday it had detained a Ukrainian diplomat, accusing him of receiving sensitive information from a Russian national.

Russian doctors complete heart surgery during hospital fire

Russian doctors complete heart surgery during hospital fire

A team of doctors successfully completed open heart surgery inside a Russian hospital that caught fire on Friday as firefighters battled the flames from the outside, regional emergency services said.

Russia registers world's first Covid-19 vaccine for animals

Russia registers world's first Covid-19 vaccine for animals

Russia has registered the world's first vaccine against Covid-19 for animals, the country's agriculture safety watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor said on Wednesday.

Russian court rejects Kremlin critic Navalny's appeal against jail term

Russian court rejects Kremlin critic Navalny's appeal against jail term

Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny lost his appeal on Saturday against what he said was a politically motivated decision to jail him for nearly three years, but said his faith in God and belief in the rightness of his cause was sustaining him.

Pakistan lab expects Sputnik V doses for commercial sale in a week

Pakistan lab expects Sputnik V doses for commercial sale in a week

A Pakistani lab will soon receive Russia's Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine for commercial sale, a company official said on Sunday, making Pakistan one of the first countries to market shots privately as it scrambles to secure supplies.

Russia detains dozens of Navalny supporters at anti-Putin protests

Russia detains dozens of Navalny supporters at anti-Putin protests

Russian police detained dozens of protesters on Saturday as supporters of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny took to the streets following his call to protest against President Vladimir Putin's rule.