Vladimir Isachenkov

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Facing disaster, Russian businesses find Kremlin's COVID-19 aid lacking

Desperate business owners in Russia have been pleading with the Kremlin for help in the pandemic shutdown. The response, however, has been slower than they'd hoped and largely focused on big industries, leaving most smaller companies to fend for themselves.

Russian foreign minister criticizes doping sanctions call

The Russian foreign minister cast calls for new anti-doping sanctions on Russian sports as one more Western effort to sideline Russia, while the country's top anti-doping official called the step "justified" on Tuesday.

Russia revamps Arctic military base to stake claim on region

Russia has made reaffirming its presence in the Arctic a top goal. Recently, the military allowed journalists a rare look into one of its Arctic military outposts, located on Kotelny Island.

Vitaly Mutko steps down as head of World Cup organizing committee

​Vitaly Mutko, a top Russian official who has been dogged by allegations of involvement in the Russian doping program, says he will step down as head of the organizing committee of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

With only scratches, 17 stolen masterpieces returned to Italy

Seventeen masterpieces valued at 17 million euros ($17.7 million) were returned to Italy from Ukraine on Wednesday after being stolen by masked, armed robbers from a Verona art museum last year.

Russia submits claim for vast Arctic seabed territories at UN

Russia says it has submitted its bid for vast territories in the Arctic to the United Nations. The ministry said in a statement that Russia is claiming 1.2 million square kilometres of Arctic sea shelf extending more than 650 kilometres from the shore.

Putin says Russia to add 40 new intercontinental missiles this year

Russia's military will add over 40 new intercontinental ballistic missiles this year alone that are capable of piercing any missile defences, President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday in a blunt reminder of the nation's nuclear might amid tensions with the West over Ukraine.

Russian troops practise Arctic manoeuvres in war games

The Russian military has proven its capability to quickly deploy large forces to far-flung areas during massive war games that have spread from the nation's western border to the Pacific, the defence minister said Wednesday.