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Preparations for Putin’s visit to N. Korea ongoing: Kremlin

Preparations for Russian President Vladimir Putin's visit to Pyongyang are ongoing, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told TASS on Sunday.

Putin sacks Shoigu as Russian defense chief

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin has proposed replacing Sergei Shoigu as defense minister and appointed him as secretary of Russia’s national security council.

Putin inaugurated for fifth term as president of Russia

The inauguration of Vladimir Putin, who is taking the oath of office for his fifth term as president, took place at the Kremlin in Moscow on Tuesday. He stated during his inauguration speech it is up to the West to decide if it wants to engage in dialogue with Russia or pursue endless aggression in an attempt to hamper the country’s development.

Putin orders tactical nuclear weapons exercise

Moscow will test its ability to deploy tactical nuclear weapons, the Defense Ministry announced on Monday. The drill will be conducted “in the near future” and was ordered by Russian President Vladimir Putin, the statement added.

US claims Russia ties embolden North Korea

US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin has raised the alarm over North Korea’s increasing strategic cooperation with Russia. He stated the burgeoning alliance has boosted leader Kim Jong-un’s confidence.

Russia says tested top secret nuclear-capable missile

The Russian Defense Ministry confirmed that an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) test had been carried out from the Kapustin Yar range in Astrakhan Region.

FSB reveals Moscow concert hall attackers’ plan to escape to Ukraine

Two escape routes were prepared in Ukraine for the terrorists who attacked a packed concert hall outside Moscow last month, Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) has claimed. The FSB showed snippets from interrogation videos, in which the suspects confessed that they were promised money in Kiev.

Russia denies reports over receiving advance warning from US on Moscow attack

US media reports claiming that Washington warned Russia about the Crocus City Hall terror attack two weeks in advance are false, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said.

Putin says Russia going to get masterminds behind Moscow terrorist attack

The Russian security agencies will track down the masterminds behind the recent terrorist attack on Moscow’s Crocus City concert hall, President Vladimir Putin has stated.

Four suspects showing signs of severe beating in court, charged over Moscow terror attack

Four men accused of gunning down dozens of people at a concert hall outside the Russian capital, Moscow, have been charged with terrorism after appearing in a courtroom showing signs of severe beating.

Death toll in Moscow concert hall attack climbs to 137

Friday’s terrorist attack at a Moscow concert hall has so gar claimed at least 137 lives, according to an update from Russia’s Investigative Committee. The search for bodies is continuing in the part of the complex that burned down in a massive fire.

Russian missile enters Polish airspace during massive attack on Ukraine, Moscow envoy summoned: Report

A Russian missile bound for Ukraine crossed through Polish airspace on Sunday, sending NATO F-16 fighter jets scrambling and sparking the Polish government to demand answers.

Daesh releases graphic video it claims shows Moscow concert hall attack

Daesh-affiliated news agency Amaq released a graphic video purportedly related to Friday’s attack at a concert hall outside Moscow recorded by one of the attackers, suggesting the perpetrators had a direct link to the group in order to be able to send the video.

Russia says US did not pass specific data before Moscow terrorist attack

The US Administration did not pass any specific information through the Russian Embassy in Washington about preparations of the terrorist attack in the Crocus City Hall concert venues, Ambassador Anatoly Antonov has told TASS.

Putin vows punishment for everyone behind Moscow terror attack as death toll tops 130

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday addressed the nation about the Crocus City Hall shooting, denouncing it as a “bloody and barbaric” terrorist attack and vowing to punish all involved. More than 130 people have so far been killed and over 150 wounded in Friday evening's massacre.

Russia says arrested 11 suspects over Moscow attack, claims terrorists planned to flee to Ukraine

Eleven people have been detained over the terror attack on the Crocus Crocus City Hall concert venue outside Moscow, Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) has announced in a statement. The terrorists planned to flee to Ukraine, it added.

Moscow concert hall attack death toll rises to 60

The death toll from a terrorist attack at a packed music venue outside Moscow has climbed to 60, Russia’s Investigative Committee confirmed in the early hours of Saturday. According to health officials, nearly 150 are wounded, including several children.

Dozens killed, injured in mass shooting at concert hall near Moscow

Gunmen in combat fatigues burst into a big concert hall in Moscow and fired automatic weapons at the crowd, killing and wounding dozens of people.

Russia, China reach shipping agreement with Yemen’s Houthis: Report

The Yemen-based Houthi fighters have told Moscow and Beijing that their ships can sail freely through the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden without fear of being attacked, Bloomberg has reported, citing sources.

Russia’s election commission says Putin set for landslide win in presidential election

Incumbent President Vladimir Putin is expected to win the presidential election, garnering over 87% of the votes, Russia’s Central Election Commission (CEC) has reported.

Putin claims ‘neo-Nazi Kiev regime’ tried to disrupt Russian elections

The continuing Ukrainian incursions into and strikes on Russia's border regions are primarily aimed at disrupting the ongoing election in the country, President Vladimir Putin of Russia has claimed.

Inequality increased in Russia: Report

Income disparity among the Russian population raised last year, a report on the social and economic situation in the country by Rosstat, the official statistics agency, has suggested.

Russian opposition figure Alexey Navalny laid to rest at Moscow cemetery

Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny was laid to rest at a Moscow cemetery Friday, exactly two weeks after his death was announced by Russia’s prison service.

Germany prepared Russia-NATO conflict scenario: Report

The German government has prepared a model for a potential Russian attack on NATO, Bild has reported. According to the tabloid, authorities in Berlin have described four distinct phases, culminating in potential nuclear strikes on NATO member states.

Putin claims Russia in possession of weapons capable of hitting targets on territory of its adversaries

Moscow's adversaries should remember that Russia has weapons capable of hitting targets on their territory, President Vladimir Putin of Russia said in his address to the Federal Assembly on Thursday.

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