MOSCOW The group behind Nord Stream 2 said on Saturday it aimed to complete a pipeline to boost Russian gas supplies to Europe as soon as possible, after U.S. sanctions prompted a major contractor to suspend pipe-laying activities.
MOSCOW/KIEV Russia and Ukraine announced terms of a new gas transit deal on Saturday, under which Moscow will supply Europe for at least another five years via its former Soviet neighbour and pay a $2.9 billion settlement to Kiev to end a legal dispute.
MOSCOW Russia will return three captured naval ships to Ukraine on Monday and is moving them to a handover location agreed with Kiev, Crimea's border guard service was cited as saying by Russian news agencies on Sunday. | Video
Berlin/Moskau Die SPD hat verärgert auf den Vorstoß von Verteidigungsministerin Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer reagiert, in Nordsyrien eine international kontrollierte Sicherheitszone einzurichten.
Berlin/Moskau Russland will den Vorschlag von Verteidigungsministerin Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer für eine international kontrollierte Sicherheitszone im Norden Syriens prüfen.
MOSCOW Russian President Vladimir Putin disclosed on Thursday for the first time that a secret military submarine hit by a fatal fire three days ago was nuclear-powered, prompting the defence minister to assure him its reactor had been safely contained. | Video
MOSCOW A Russian court on Monday said it had freed on bail a prominent theatre and film director who had been under house arrest since 2017 on suspicion of embezzling state funds in a case critics said looked politically-motivated.
MOSCOW Russia said on Friday the new U.S. missile defense strategy would unleash a dangerous arms race in space and amounts to a relaunch of the Cold War-era "Star Wars" program.
* Russia urges United States to negotiate
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MOSCOW, Nov 8 Roman Abramovich and a business
partner will buy a 24.84 percent stake in Russia's largest
freight container operator TransContainer from VTB
bank, two industry sources told Reuters on Thursday.