Russia

Report cites Russia's 'preference' for Trump

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A newly declassified report on Russian hacking during the U.S. election says the Russian government developed a "clear preference for President-elect Donald Trump."Read more

Russia to resume charter flights for tourists to Turkey

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Russia has lifted its ban on charter flights to Turkey, opening the way to a resumption of the package tours that were a major source of revenue for Turkey.Read more

Toxic lake in Russia's Siberia becomes selfie sensation

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A bright blue lake has become a popular Instagram spot, but it's color comes from a chemical reaction between toxic waste and a local power station.Read more


Polar bear spotted in Russian city, far from normal habitat

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An emaciated polar bear has been sighted in a Russian industrial city in Siberia, far south of its normal hunting grounds.Read more

Up to 70 Russian athletes could face doping charges

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The number of Russian athletes accused of receiving banned treatments from a doctor could rise to 70, the country's anti-doping agency said Wednesday.Read more

Perfectly preserved head of Ice Age wolf found in Siberia

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Russian scientists have found the furry head of an Ice Age wolf perfectly preserved in the Siberian permafrost.Read more

Elton John objects to 'Rocketman' scene deletions in Russia

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Elton John and the filmmakers of his biopic "Rocketman" on Friday sharply criticized a Russian distributor's decision to censor scenes from the new movie.Read more

556 drummers assemble in Russia for world record attempt

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It was part of St. Petersburg's 316th birthday celebration.Read more

At least 40 dead in Russian plane's fiery emergency landing

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A Russian airliner burst into flames while making an emergency landing at Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport Sunday evening, and at least 40 people died, officials said.Read more


Beluga whale with Russian harness raises alarm in Norway

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A beluga whale found with a tight harness that appeared to be Russian made has raised the alarm of Norwegian officials.Read more

North Korea's Kim arrives in Russia before summit with Putin

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrived in Russia on Wednesday morning for his much-anticipated summit with President Vladimir Putin in the Pacific port city of...Read more