Motoblogger dubbed ‘Russia’s sexiest biker’ dies in Moscow traffic collision

A popular Russian motoblogger, dubbed the sexiest and most beautiful biker by friends and followers, has died following a road collision with a car. Olga Petrova, 22, crashed her bike after colliding with the passenger side of a turning car on a Moscow highway on October 13. It’s unclear who was responsible for the crash. […]

Russia’s UN envoy ‘regrets’ Haley’s resignation

The Russian ambassador to the UN, Vassily Nebenzia, has expressed his regret over the US envoy Nikki Haley’s surprise resignation. “That was her decision. We have to respect it,” he told journalists, adding that the two had good “working relationships despite the existing differences.” Earlier, the US President Donald Trump said he accepted Haley’s resignation, […]

Russia’s Bastion coastal defense fires supersonic missiles in first Arctic drills (VIDEO)

The Russian Navy has test-fired a supersonic Onyx anti-ship cruise missile for the first time. It was launched from the Bastion missile-defense system, which was recently deployed to the Russian Arctic. A video of the launch shows one P-800 Onyx missile, which can travel at speeds of up to 1,980mph, shooting up in the air […]

Russia’s largest energy companies preparing to substitute petrodollar in settlements

Oil firm Surgutneftegas has joined a list of Russian energy companies that are ready to get rid of the US dollar in favor of the euro and other currencies in international settlements, Reuters reports. Read more According to a message sent by Surgutneftegas to one of its customers, the oil company wants to “avoid any […]

Russia’s 5th-gen Su-57 stealth fighter will have AI combat mode – report

Russia’s newest supersonic stealth fighter jet, the Su-57, will have a “fully automatic” mode during combat, according to reports. The multi-purpose fifth-generation warplane is scheduled to officially join the military next year. The jet’s control and target acquisition systems will have a “fully automatic combat regime,” a source within the aviation industry told RIA Novosti […]

ISIS receives arms, funding ‘under patronage’ of foreign special services & NGOs – Russia’s UN envoy

The remnants of ISIS continue to receive foreign funding and arms supplies, Russian ambassador Vassily Nebenzia told the UN Security Council, adding that the terrorists are seeking to diversify their crippled sources of income. “Evidence continues to amass that weapons are being smuggled [to Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) terrorist group in Syria] from outside, […]

Why winter is the best time to tackle Russia’s Trans-Siberian Railway

Back on the train, my new cabin friends are another young couple, Vasily and Tatiana. They hadn’t left Siberia ever, let alone Russia, and are inquisitive and generous. “This is our dog … and this is our house,” Tatiana says, showing me photographs on her phone. For the next couple of nights, we all fall […]

Synchronized swimmers extend Russia’s dominance at European Championships

Russia’s synchronized swimmers continued their country’s winning run at the European Championships in Glasgow, adding two more gold medals to the team’s tally. READ MORE: Russia riding high in Euro Champs medals table after victory for cyclists, synchronized swimmers On Tuesday, Aleksandr Maltsev and Maya Gurbanberdieva won the duet free routine mixed final, posting a meet-high […]

UK officials harass own police in ‘Novichok’ probes – Russia’s Foreign Ministry

British officials are constantly pressuring their own police forces over the Salisbury and Amesbury poisoning cases, and wish to obscure the truth, according to Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova. The police are forced to investigate the poisonings “under tremendous political pressure,” Zakharova told reporters on Friday. The spokesperson also believes the British probes are […]

Trump’s sharp criticism of NATO’s newest member has a point, but his comments are playing right into Russia’s hands

Reuters President Trump added to his criticisms of NATO just days after a summit with the alliance’s leaders. Trump expressed skepticism about Montenegro and called its people “very aggressive.” Montenegro is a southern European country far from Russia with a military of only 3,400 troops. Russia strongly objected to it joining NATO and reportedly tried […]