Aug 04, 2011 10:10 EDT
Two Russian cosmonauts on Thursday completed a marathon spacewalk in which they launched a student-made satellite honouring the first spaceman Yuri Gagarin after initially aborting the delicate task.
Aug 03, 2011 14:16 EDT
Two Russian cosmonauts on Wednesday embarked on a six-hour space walk from the International Space Station that ran into immediate problems when they aborted a bid to launch a mini-satellite in honour of Yuri Gagarin.
Jul 29, 2011 08:05 EDT
Russia's vast permafrost areas may shrink by a third by the middle of the century due to global warming, endangering infrastructure in the Arctic zone, an emergencies ministry official said Friday.
Jul 20, 2011 12:28 EDT
Russia on Wednesday announced the arrest of one its most senior former nuclear officials for allegedly pocketing state research grants and stealing other people's work off the Internet.
Jul 12, 2011 11:40 EDT
Russian divers on Tuesday pulled the first bodies of children from the packed playroom of a pleasure boat that sank and killed at least 116 people in the country's worst shipping disaster.
Jul 11, 2011 18:53 EDT
Russian rescuers said the bodies of 40 children may be trapped in the playroom of a pleasure boat that went down with up to 130 people on board in a heavy Volga River storm.
Jul 06, 2011 09:15 EDT
Russia will submit a claim to the United Nations to expand its Arctic borders, a top official said Wednesday, as scientists embarked on a new expedition to prove its ownership of energy-rich territory.
Jul 02, 2011 14:35 EDT
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev ordered power supplies to be restored to cash-strapped Belarus after it made a late debt payment, the Kremlin said Saturday.
Jul 01, 2011 13:08 EDT
The bank founded by Moscow's deposed city chief received the largest bailout package in Russia's history on Friday following its takeover by the state-controlled lender VTB.
Jun 28, 2011 12:01 EDT
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Six astronauts were forced to take refuge aboard the International Space Station's "lifeboat" crafts on Tuesday, bracing for the threat of a collision with floating space debris, the Russian space agency said.
Jun 28, 2011 09:53 EDT
An unidentified piece of debris narrowly missed the International Space Station on Tuesday in a rare incident that forced the six-member crew to scramble to their rescue craft.
Jun 27, 2011 12:02 EDT
Iran's first nuclear power plant is set to start up in early August, Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said on Monday.
Jun 26, 2011 07:00 EDT
Russia's most celebrated living director on Sunday parted company with the theatre he has led for almost a half century, accusing its actors of only being interested in money.
Jun 22, 2011 12:58 EDT
The EU and Russia locked horns Wednesday over Moscow's costly ban on European vegetables with Brussels announcing an imminent end to the embargo that was swiftly denied by Russia.
Jun 20, 2011 23:02 EDT
Forty-four people were killed and eight badly injured when a plane crashed onto a highway and burst into flames in northern Russia, narrowly missing an inhabited area, officials said Tuesday.
Jun 20, 2011 21:15 EDT
Forty-four people were killed and eight survived with serious injuries when a Russian passenger plane crashed onto a motorway before landing, leaving bodies strewn over the road, officials said Tuesday.
Jun 19, 2011 02:11 EDT
Soviet dissident Yelena Bonner, the widow of Nobel Peace Prize winner Andrei Sakharov, has died after a long illness at the age of 88, her daughter said Sunday.
Jun 18, 2011 09:29 EDT
A Siberian region is suing one of Russia's richest men for tens of millions of dollars in allegedly unpaid taxes, just after he announced he was entering politics, reports said on Saturday.
Jun 17, 2011 10:58 EDT
Russia's government Friday sought to douse a frenzy of Internet comment after it hired an attractive former model and "Miss Moscow" finalist as personal photographer to Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.
Jun 15, 2011 10:00 EDT
Dutch legend Ruud Gullit was returning home on Wednesday after his "adventure" as manager of the top Chechnya club came to a dramatic end amid humiliating defeat and accusations of a playboy lifestyle.