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Kremlin vows payback after U.S. crackdown on Russian media

Washington continues its crackdown on Russian Date : October 7, 2017 Reporter : BNN MOSCOW, Russia - As America continues intensifying pressure on Russian media houses, Kremlin has now said that it is not ruling out retaliatory measures on U.S. crackdown on its media. On Friday, the Kremlin said that if Washington continues its crackdown on Russian media outlets in the U.S., it won’t rule out tit-for-tat measures. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Friday that a number of Russian outlets are under “unprecedented ...Full Story

POLITICS

Kremlin vows payback after U.S. crackdown on Russian media

Date : October 7, 2017 Reporter : BNN Washington continues its crackdown on Russian MOSCOW, Russia - As America continues intensifying pressure on Russian media houses, Kremlin has now said that it is not ruling out retaliatory measures on U.S. crackdown on its media. On Friday, the Kremlin said that if Washington ...Full Story

BUSINESS

Former German chancellor Schroeder elected Rosneft board chairman

Date : September 29, 2017 Reporter : BNN/ TASS Russia-Germany gas pipeline Nord Stream AG MOSCOW, September 26. /TASS/. The Russian government approved German ex-chancellor Gerhard Schroeder as a candidate to head Rosneft's Board of directors, a source familiar with the text of the document told TASS Former German ...Full Story

INDUSTRY

Russia to increase oil export in 2017

Date : December 26, 2016 Reporter : Trend 558,000 barrels per day Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec.26 By Leman Zeynalova – Trend: Russia’s Energy Ministry expects a slight rise in the country’s oil export in 2017, Russia’s deputy energy minister Kirill Molodtsov told reporters Dec.26. ...Full Story

SOCIO-CULTURE

Russian hackers are playing a treacherous game: Malware hidden in Britney Spears' Instagram account

Date : June 10, 2017 Reporter : Big News Network Russian hackers have now resorted NEW YORK, U.S. - According to a shocking report released from the Slovakian security firm ESET, Russian hackers have now resorted to some new ways.  The report revealed that Russian hackers were found to have hidden malware in ...Full Story

HISTORY

Over 200 ISIS militants killed in Russian air strike

Date : August 22, 2017 Reporter : BNN Syrian city of Deir al-Zour DAMASCUS, Syria - The Russian air force targeted and killed at least 200 ISIS militants in an airstrike near the eastern Syrian city of Deir al-Zour. According to Russia's defence ministry, the jihadists had died after its air ...Full Story

HUMAN RIGHTS

Putin and Netanyahu discuss joint action to fight terrorism

Date : December 22, 2015 Reporter : BigNewsNet Fight terrorism in the Middle East MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke on the phone on Tuesday and agreed to coordinate their two countries' actions to fight terrorism in the Middle East. The phone call by ...Full Story

ENVIRONMENT

Russian and American prepare to spend a year in space aboard ISS

Date : March 29, 2015 Reporter : BigNewsNet The yearlong mission will be the longest continuous stay MOSCOW, Russia - American astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko have docked with the International Space Station for the start of a 12-month mission to study the effects of prolonged time in space on the body. ...Full Story

EDUCATION

Russian school's decision to ban Muslim girls from classes for wearing hijab sparks outrage

Date : October 17, 2012 Reporter : ANI Sudden change in school policies   Moscow, Oct 16 (ANI): Several Muslim families in Russia have expressed outrage after a school in the country's southern part said girls were not allowed to wear their hijabs. The Mufti of the southern Stavropol ...Full Story

TECHNOLOGY

Russia to launch regular manned moon missions as of 2025

Date : May 29, 2016 Reporter : Trend The spacecrafts initial testing will begin in 2021 Russia will commence regular manned missions to the moon between 2025 and 2040, says Russia's federal space agency, Press TV reported.> Trend A new type of manned spacecraft, dubbed Federatsiya, will be used to carry out ...Full Story

TRAVEL

Maersk Line says it will continue to serve Russian market despite economic factors

Date : December 22, 2014 Reporter : BigNewsNet Russian economy has been hit hard by the fall in oil prices MOSCOW, Russia - Denmark's A.P. Moller-Maersk, the largest shipping conglomerate in the world, said its four subsidiaries operating in Russia would continue to operate as planned despite the recent sharp drop in the oil price and ...Full Story

SPORTS

Adidas to open fewer stores in Russia over Ukraine crisis

Date : July 31, 2014 Reporter : BigNewsNet ADIDAS now expects net profit of about 650 million euros BERLIN - Sportswear maker Adidas issued a profit warning Thursday while scaling down plans of opening stores in Russia in the wake of Ukraine crisis. The German sports equipment maker saw its shares fall 16 percent on Thursday. ...Full Story

ENTERTAINMENT

Russian space geckos found dead upon returning to Earth from weightless sex mission

Date : September 3, 2014 Reporter : BigNewsNet Russian scientists could observe the effect of weightlessness on sex MOSCOW -- Five geckos launched into space so Russian scientists could observe the effect of weightlessness on sex have paid the ultimate price for their place in scientific history. On Monday, the Russian Federal Space Agency ...Full Story

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