Gulf Times - Russia
Thousands protest Ukraine leader's peace plan

Thousands protest Ukraine leader's peace plan

About 10,000 people including Ukraine's former president Petro Poroshenko gathered in central Kiev on Sunday to protest a plan for broader autonomy for separatist territories ahead of a high-stakes summit ...

Russia will find ways to help Cuba get oil, says Medvedev

Russia will find ways to help Cuba get oil, says Medvedev

Russia will find ways to help Cuba secure supplies of oil and petroleum products, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said in an interview broadcast on Saturday.

Russia jails two men for six years over 'mass riots'

Russia jails two men for six years over 'mass riots'

A Russian court on Friday sentenced two men to more than six years in a strict-regime penal colony for trying to organise ‘mass riots’ after they held protest signs outside a local government building.

Russia smokers fuming after balcony smoking ban

Russia smokers fuming after balcony smoking ban

No more late-night balcony cigarettes, summer barbeques or candle-lit patio dinners: Russians are fuming at the latest fire safety legislation adopted to decrease the number of careless blazes.

Russia detains 161 North Korean fishermen in Sea of Japan

Russia detains 161 North Korean fishermen in Sea of Japan

Russia has detained 161 North Korean fishermen for fishing illegally in the Sea of Japan, the FSB security service said in a statement on Wednesday.

Russian actor jailed for 3 1/2 years over opposition protest

Russian actor jailed for 3 1/2 years over opposition protest

A Moscow court on Monday sentenced a 23-year-old actor to three-and-a-half years in prison for violence against police at an opposition protest even though he claimed he was simply a bystander.

Qatar highlights innovation at UNWTO General Assembly in Russia

Qatar highlights innovation at UNWTO General Assembly in Russia

Qatar National Tourism Council (QNTC) concluded its participation in the 23rd UNWTO General Assembly session, where it highlighted innovation and its long-standing relationship ...

Russia's first sea-borne nuclear power plant arrives to its base

Russia's first sea-borne nuclear power plant arrives to its base

Russia's first-floating nuclear power plant has arrived to its permanent base near an isolated Russian town across the Bering Strait from Alaska, Russian state nuclear energy company Rosatom said on Saturday.

India's Stalin admits to problems visiting Russia

India's Stalin admits to problems visiting Russia

Sharing a name with one of Europe's most brutal dictators isn't a problem in his home country, but Indian politician MK Stalin admitted Friday it raised eyebrows on a visit to Russia.

US extracted spy from Putin's Kremlin: reports

US extracted spy from Putin's Kremlin: reports

US agents extracted a high-level mole in the Russian government who had confirmed Vladimir Putin's direct role in interfering in the 2016 presidential election

Russia's ruling party loses a third of seats in Moscow election after protests

Russia's ruling party loses a third of seats in Moscow election after protests

Russia's ruling United Russia party, which backs President Vladimir Putin, has lost one third of its seats in the Moscow parliament, near complete data cited by Russian news agencies ...

Netherlands regrets MH17 suspect's handover to Russia

Netherlands regrets MH17 suspect's handover to Russia

The Netherlands has expressed its disappointment that a suspect in the 2014 shooting-down of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 was released by Ukraine ahead of a prisoner swap with Russia.