Catherine the Great location: Where is series filmed? Staggering Russia locations revealed

Catherine the Great is Helen Mirren’s new period drama, chronicling the life of Russia’s longest-running female ruler. She plays the Empress of Russia in the new four-part drama following the latter part of her rule as well as her passionate love affair with Grigory Potemkin (played by Jason Clarke). Here’s everything fans need to know […]

Russia lost control of an orbiting radio telescope

Russia’s astronomy program is facing a significant setback. The country’s orbital Spektr-R radio telescope has stopped responding to commands since January 11th. While it’s still transmitting signals, the satellite effectively can’t be used for future tasks in its current state. The space agency Roscosmos said it would next try to regain control and fix issues […]

Citizen of the world: Ex-Marine detained in Russia on espionage charges holds multiple passports

The plot thickens in the case of a former US Marine who was detained on spying charges in Russia before the New Year. It has emerged that Paul Whelan also holds UK and Irish passports, and maybe a Canadian one. The American was arrested in a posh hotel overlooking the Kremlin in Moscow by Federal […]

Marine vet detained in Russia on espionage charges has UK passport – Moscow

Paul Whelan, a former Marine who was detained on December 31 in Moscow on suspicion of collecting intelligence, holds a UK passport in addition to his US travel document, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova confirmed on Friday. British diplomats have already applied for consular access to Whelan, she added. Earlier, the man was also […]

21 bodies pulled from debris of building partially destroyed by house blast in Russia

More bodies were recovered from the rubble of a 10-story residential building in Russia’s Urals, partially destroyed on New Year’s Eve by an explosion. The official death toll has now jumped to 21. The figure keeps growing as rescue teams attempt to clear all the rubble left by the collapsed structure in the city of […]

Canada loses tightly fought game to Russia in world juniors round-robin finale

The head coach of Canada's junior hockey team says his squad didn't have a "driver's mentality" when they began a battle with the Russians Monday night. "Foot on the gas, looking through the windshield and you're going after them, you're going after a win. We didn't play like that and that's how winners play," Tim […]

3 killed, 79 missing as gas blast partially destroys residential building in Russia (VIDEOS)

At least three people have been killed and four others injured, while the fate of 79 remains unknown after a gas explosion shattered a 10-story residential building in downtown Magnitogorsk in Russia’s Urals. The blast rocked the apartment complex on Monday at around 6am local time, completely collapsing one of its sections, videos from the […]

Take that, Trump! Russia finishes ‘The Wall’ on Crimea-Ukraine border (VIDEO)

While certain politicians are still having difficulties getting their walls built, Russia has announced it had finished a border barrier between Ukraine and Crimea. Construction took just over a year and less than $ 3 million. Bids for building the two-meter tall, 60-kilometer long fence separating the peninsula from Ukraine opened in September 2017. The […]

War between Russia & US would be disaster for humankind – Lavrov

It’s unlikely that anyone would deliberately push towards a Russia-US nuclear war, since such conflict can’t be won, Russia’s foreign minister said, adding that any mistake amid ongoing tensions could become “fatal.” “I believe that everyone in the world realizes that an armed conflict between two leading nuclear powers, Russia and the United States, would […]