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Moscow launches digital travel permits under lockdown

Apr 13, 2020 - 4:47 PM

The permit system, which will be operational from April 15, may be expanded to monitor people going out even within their local neighborhood, if needed, authorities said

THE COMMUTE. A woman wearing a face mask waits for a train at Nizhegorodskaya station of the Moscow Central Ring, a commuter rail line circling the city, in Moscow on April 8, 2020, during the strict lockdown in Russia to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19. Photo by Dimitar Dilkoff/AFP

Moscow stretched 'to limit' by virus cases – official

Apr 10, 2020 - 8:50 PM

Moscow, with more than 12 million residents, has the largest outbreak in Russia, with 7,822 confirmed coronavirus cases out of a national total of almost 12,000

DISINFECTION. A communal worker disinfects the entrance to a residential building in Moscow on April 9, 2020. Photo by Dimitar Dilkoff/AFP

Hospital patients defy Russian state narrative on coronavirus

Apr 01, 2020 - 5:40 PM

Struggling, poorly equipped healthcare facilities could be aiding the spread of COVID-19 in Moscow

CORONAVIRUS IN RUSSIA. Photo by Alexander Nemenov/Getty Images/AFP for Coda Story

Huge fire erupts at power station outside Moscow

Jul 11, 2019 - 7:28 PM

The emergencies ministry says that at least 5 people were injured, while the health ministry says it was at least 6

Putin meets pope, 'welcoming' populist gov't during Italy trip

Jul 04, 2019 - 3:50 PM

(UPDATED) Rome's historic center is on security lockdown for the visit with 50 streets blocked to traffic and Italian media reporting that mobile phone signals could be scrambled

MEET AGAIN. File photo of Pope Francis (left) greeting Russian President Vladimir Putin during a private audience at the Vatican on June 10, 2015. Photo by Gregorio Borgia/pool/AFP pool

China's Xi in Russia to boost cooperation amid U.S. tensions

Jun 05, 2019 - 12:39 PM

(UPDATED) Russia's Vladimir Putin says the visit is a 'key event' in relations between the two neighbors

XI IN RUSSIA. Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping shake hands at the end of a joint press conference following their talks at the Kremlin in Moscow on June 5, 2019. Photo by Maxim Shipenkov/Pool/AFP

41 dead as Russian plane bursts into flames on landing

May 06, 2019 - 7:49 AM

(3rd UPDATE) A video shared on social media shows Aeroflot's Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft, land at Sheremetyevo international airport, flames and black smoke pouring from its fuselage

INFERNO. This handout picture taken and realeased on May 5, 2019, by the Investigative Committee of Russia shows a fire of a Russian-made Superjet-100 at Sheremetyevo airport outside Moscow. Handout photo/Russian Investigative Committee/AFP

After protests, Kremlin insists it's not moving to restrict internet

Mar 11, 2019 - 7:29 PM

'No one is suggesting cutting the internet or limiting the opportunity to work on the World Wide Web,' Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov says

INTERNET FREEDOM. A protester holds a placard reading "Putin lies" during an opposition rally in central Moscow, on March 10, 2019, to demand internet freedom in Russia. Photo by Alexander Nemenov/AFP

Taliban sit for second day with Afghan leaders in Moscow

Feb 06, 2019 - 8:10 PM

No government official is invited, despite President Ashraf Ghani's offers to talk peace, underscoring the Taliban's hostility toward the increasingly marginalized Kabul administration

TALKS. Participants attend the opening of the two-day talks of the Taliban and Afghan opposition representatives at the President Hotel in Moscow on February 5, 2019. Photo by Yuri Kadobnov/AFP

Kremlin says it sees no prospects for better Russia-U.S. ties

Nov 07, 2018 - 7:03 PM

'Rosy prospects for the normalization of Russian-US ties are not visible on the horizon,' says Dmitry Peskov, spokesman of Russian president Vladimir Putin

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov speaks on the phone before a session of the Council of Heads of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) in Sochi on October 11, 2017.  MAXIM SHEMETOV / POOL / AFP

Syria's Assad blames Israel over downing of Russian plane

Sep 20, 2018 - 12:05 PM

The Syrian president points to Israel but the Russian plane was downed by Syria's Russian-made S-200 air defense system and all aboard were killed

Trump plans to invite Putin to Washington

Jul 20, 2018 - 8:23 AM

Still under fire over his Helsinki summit , the US president says he looks forward to meeting Russian Vladimir Putin in the White House

INVITATION. US President Donald Trump addresses the Pledge to America's Workers event at the White House in Washington, DC.  Photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Norway wants to double U.S. troops and deploy them closer to Russia

Jun 12, 2018 - 11:14 PM

Since last year, 330 US Marines have been deployed on rotation at Vaernes in the center of Norway, despite loud protests from Russia

BALTOPS. A US soldier takes part in a massive amphibious landing during the Exercise Baltic Operations (BALTOPS), a NATO maritime-focused military multinational exercise, on June 4, 2018 in Nemirseta on the Baltic sea in Lithuania. Photo by Petras Malukas/AFP

Russia votes with strongman Putin set for 4th term

Mar 18, 2018 - 11:41 AM

Since taking power 18 years ago, Vladimir Putin has stamped his total authority on the country, silencing opposition and reasserting Moscow's lost might abroad

4TH TERM. Russia votes to hand President Vladimir Putin a historic 4th term. File photo by AFP

5 dead after bus ploughs into Moscow underpass – police

Dec 25, 2017 - 9:11 PM

Footage broadcast on national television showed a bus driving down the stairs, running over several pedestrians

Putin seeks new term as Russia president in March vote

Dec 06, 2017 - 11:41 PM

Vladimir Putin, who has been in power for the past 18 years, is expected to sail to victory, with only token opponents competing against him

RUNNING. Russian President Vladimir Putin arrives to give a speech at a forum of volunteers in Moscow on December 6, 2017. RUNNING. Russian President Vladimir Putin arrives to give a speech at a forum of volunteers in Moscow on December 6, 2017. Photo by Kirill Kudyavtsev/AFP

World Cup draw throws up Spain, Portugal showdown

Dec 02, 2017 - 12:43 PM

This may be the last chance for world football stars Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi to win a title in the World Cup

FINAL DRAW. Spain and Portugal are pitted against each other in Group B.

Russia rejects U.S. call to cut North Korea ties

Nov 30, 2017 - 8:32 PM

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov accuses the United States of seeking to provoke Kim Jong-Un's regime and demands to know whether Washington was plotting to destroy the isolated country

PROVOCATION. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov attends a meeting with UN Special Envoy for Syria in Moscow on November 24, 2017. Photo by Alexander Nemenov/AFP

US Secretary of State Tillerson to visit Russia April 11-12 –Moscow

Apr 05, 2017 - 10:49 PM

The State Department confirms the visit and says Tillerson will discuss Ukraine counterterrorism efforts bilateral relations and other issues including the DPRK North Korea and Syria

VISITING RUSSIA. Rex Tillerson smiles during a discussion organized by the Economic Club of Washington on the energy innovations that have led to a new era of energy abundance for North America in Washington, DC on March 12, 2015. File photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP

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Jan 05, 2017 - 1:22 PM

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Dec 30, 2016 - 8:59 PM

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Dec 30, 2016 - 3:36 PM

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Doubts over planned polls in restive east Ukraine

Mar 04, 2016 - 8:25 AM

UPDATED Kiev has long insisted there must be a total cessation of hostilities in the country s restive east before holding the polls

UKRAINE VOTE. Ukrainian Foreign Affairs Minister Pavlo Klimkine (L) and German Foreign Affairs Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier (2-R) discuss with Russian Foreign Affairs Minister Sergei Lavrov and French Foreign Affairs Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault during the Normandy Four meeting at the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Paris, France, March 3, 2016. Photo by Etienne Laurent/EPA

Russia to send 44 planes to Egypt Saturday to repatriate tourists

Nov 08, 2015 - 12:31 AM

Thirty empty planes would be sent to Hurghada and another 14 to Sharm El Sheikh where a total of 78 000 Russian tourists are staying

Putin says seeking 'coordinated framework' to fight IS

Sep 27, 2015 - 8:53 PM

We would welcome a common platform for collective action against the terrorists says Russian President Vladimir Putin

PRESS CONFERENCE. Russia's President Vladimir Putin gives a press conference after a summit in Minsk, Belarus, August 27, 2014. File photo by Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP

Poroshenko says Ukraine truce holding despite Russia 'threat'

Sep 11, 2015 - 9:03 PM

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko warns that Russia is harboring imperialist ambitions under Putin and trying to seize back former tsarist and Soviet lands

RUSSIA A 'THREAT'. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko speaks to supporters during a pro-Ukraine Rally on Parliament Hill in Ottawa during Poroshenko's first official visit to Canada, September 17, 2014. File photo by Goeff Robins/AFP

Putin defends notorious Nazi-Soviet pact

May 11, 2015 - 12:24 AM

A deal that agreed to divide up eastern Europe in 1939 had significance for ensuring the security of the USSR says Vladimir Putin who had in the past condemned the pact as unethical

Moscow metro brings in spot checks after couple has sex in tunnel

Dec 12, 2014 - 9:49 PM

Moscow has a subculture of enthusiasts who explore its maze of tunnels including the metro system called diggers and a young couple this week published photos of themselves romping naked on the rails

MOSCOW METRO. File photo by Mikhail Grebenshchikov/AFP

Moscow confirms expulsions of German and Polish diplomats

Nov 17, 2014 - 9:14 PM

Moscow says a German diplomat was expelled in retaliation against Berlin while some Polish diplomats were expelled for activities incompatible with their status

Russia, US call for Iran nuclear deal 'as soon as possible' – Moscow

Nov 13, 2014 - 12:07 AM

The need to reach as soon as possible a comprehensive agreement which would allow to fully normalise the situation around the Iranian nuclear programme has been acknowledged the Russian foreign ministry said

In this file photo, US Secretary of State John Kerry (R) gestures as he stands with his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov (L) prior to their meeting in Paris, France, 05 June 2014. Laurent Cipriani/Pool/EPA

Moscow chases US submarine away

Aug 10, 2014 - 12:04 AM

The incident comes amid heightened tensions between the West and Russia over Moscow s role in the Ukraine crisis

Disgraced Galliano reappears at Russian cosmetics chain

May 24, 2014 - 7:27 PM

L Etoile proudly announces Galliano s new job in a press release entitled John is back

'JOHN IS BACK.' British designer John Galliano gives a press conference on his new work as a consultant for Russian cosmetics retailer L'Etoile in at the Barvikha Luxury Village Concert Hall just outside Moscow, on May 22, 2014. Photo by Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP

Putin enemy escapes immediate threat of jail

Apr 24, 2014 - 10:04 PM

UPDATED Supporters of Alexei Navalny fear the second major case against him will result in a lengthy jail term

Putin seeks diplomatic solution to Ukraine crisis

Mar 29, 2014 - 11:15 AM

A top security official in Kiev estimates there are now 100 000 Russian soldiers positioned around Ukraine

SIGNED. Russia's President Vladimir Putin addresses a joint session of Russian parliament on Crimea in the Kremlin in Moscow on March 18, 2014. Photo by Sergei Ilnitsky / Pool Photo / AFP

Biden to travel to Poland, Lithuania next week

Mar 15, 2014 - 8:59 AM

According to the White House US Vice President Joe Biden will consult Poland and Lithuania on steps to support Ukraine s sovereignty and territorial integrity

MORE DISCUSSIONS. US Vice President Joe Biden will discuss the Ukraine crisis with allies Poland and Lithuania. File photo by Indranil Mukherjee/AFP

Flights to Crimea airport suspended except from Moscow

Mar 11, 2014 - 8:04 PM

UPDATED Pro Moscow militants take over air traffic control at the airport

Kremlin critic Khodorkovsky flies to Germany after release

Dec 20, 2013 - 10:00 PM

Russia s most famous prisoner and Kremlin critic Mikhail Khodorkovsky walks out of jail on Friday December 20 after more than 10 years behind bars

Ukraine bankrupt without 'historic' Moscow deal – PM

Dec 19, 2013 - 12:32 AM

Ukraine said its prime minister couldn t have signed the shelved pact with EU as it would mean unfeasibly stringent IMF conditions for economic reform

Russian court convicts anti-Kremlin magazine of slander

Dec 13, 2013 - 11:06 PM

The verdict could set a dangerous precedent and threaten other journalists who report on Russia s court system

Giant Louis Vuitton trunk ordered off Red Square

Nov 27, 2013 - 9:40 PM

Russia s Communist Party was outraged by its proximity to Lenin s tomb while tourists and ordinary Russians complained it was so big it blocked views of most landmark sites

TOO CLOSE TO LENIN'S TOMB: Louis Vuitton is ordered to remove a giant trunk put up on Moscow's iconic Red Square. Photo by Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP

2013 Miss Universe: Post-event walk-through

Nov 11, 2013 - 7:50 PM

We review the 2013 Miss Universe pageant point by point

BEST FRIENDS AND FINALISTS. Miss Philippines Ariella Arida holds hands with two of her closest friends in the 2013 Miss Universe pageant — Miss Venezuela Gabriela Isler and Miss Spain Patricia Yurena Rodriguez. Also in the photo is Miss Brazil Jakelyne Oliveira. Photo by Jonas Gaffud

Venezuela's Gabriela Isler crowned 2013 Miss Universe

Nov 10, 2013 - 2:00 PM

Co host Roberts dedicated the show to the people suffering from the typhoon in the Philippines

2013 MISS UNIVERSE. Venezuela's Gabriela Isler. Photo from the Miss Universe Facebook page

Ariella Arida is 3rd runner-up in 2013 Miss Universe

Nov 10, 2013 - 3:58 AM

The Philippines maintains top placement in the beauty pageant

CONGRATULATIONS, ARA! Miss Philippines Ariella Arida finishes on top at the 2013 Miss Universe pageant. Photo courtesy of the Miss Universe Organization LP, LLLP

HIGHLIGHTS: 2013 Miss Universe coronation night

Nov 10, 2013 - 2:04 AM

Will Miss Philippines Ariella Arida bring home the crown?

WILL SHE BRING HOME THE CROWN? Let's find out together. Graphic by Jessica Lazaro/Rappler

Miss Universe-PH Ariella Arida: 'Whatever happens is God's will for me'

Nov 09, 2013 - 6:51 PM

Rappler s exclusive video interview with the Philippines Miss Universe 2013 contender

NO NEGATIVE THOUGHTS. Miss Universe-Philippines is ready for whatever the outcome of the Miss Universe 2013 pageant may be, but asks for prayers and support, especially online. Photo by Niccolo Cosme. Styling by Kai Magsanoc. Makeup by Kris Bacani. Hair by Jay Macasaddu

IN PHOTOS: 2013 Miss Universe rehearsal

Nov 09, 2013 - 3:00 PM

These photos give us an idea of what to expect on coronation night

RELAXED. Miss Philippines Ariella Arida at the coronation night rehearsal last November 6. All photos for Rappler by Jory Rivera/OPMB

Janine Tugonon is 'On the Scene'

Nov 08, 2013 - 9:14 PM

Miss Universe Philippines 2012 takes us behind the scenes

BACKSTAGE THIS TIME. 2012 Miss Universe 1st runner-up Janine Tugonon is a natural in front of the camera. Screen grab from YouTube (OfficialMissUniverse)

2013 Miss Universe prediction: Ariella Arida in Top 5!

Nov 08, 2013 - 6:40 PM

Here is Rappler s 2013 Miss Universe fearless forecast

PRAY SHE GETS THE CROWN. Miss Philippines Ariella Arida aims to bring home the Philippines' 3rd Miss Universe title. Styling by Kai Magsanoc. Makeup by Kris Bacani. Hair by Jay Macasaddu. Photography by Niccolo Cosme.

IN PHOTOS: 2013 Miss Universe prelims evening gown

Nov 07, 2013 - 11:05 PM

Rappler s exclusive evening gown competition photos

RADIANT IN YELLOW. Miss Philippines Ariella Arida in her Alfredo Barazza evening gown. All photos for Rappler by Jory Rivera/OPMB

IN PHOTOS: 2013 Miss Universe prelims swimwear

Nov 07, 2013 - 1:31 PM

Rappler s exclusive swimwear competition photos

SPORTY. Miss Philippines Ariella Arida at the swimwear portion of the Preliminary Competition. All photos for Rappler by Jory Rivera/OPMB