Russia

Russian pro-Putin party wins majority after crackdown; foes cry foul

Russia's ruling United Russia party, which supports president Vladimir Putin, retained its parliamentary majority after an election and a sweeping crackdown on its critics, but opponents alleged ...

Members of a local electoral commission empty a ballot box at a polling station after the last day of the three-day parliamentary election, in Moscow, on 19 September, 2021

At least eight dead in Russian campus shooting

A student opened fire on a university campus in central Russia on Monday killing at least eight people, investigators said, in the second mass shooting at an education facility this year.

People gather outside the Perm State University after a gunman opened fire there, in Perm, Russia September 20, 2021

Putin’s party set to retain parliament majority after polls

Russian president Vladimir Putin’s party was set Sunday to retain a majority in parliament on the last day of three-day elections in which most Kremlin critics were barred from the ballot

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a plenary session at the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok, Russia on 3 September 2021

Google, Apple ‘censor’ Navalny app as polls begin in Russia

Polls opened across the vast country on Friday after a year that saw a sweeping crackdown on president Vladimir Putin’s opponents, with Russians given the option of voting online

Russian service members of the Baltic Fleet forces of the Russian Navy walk out of voting booths at a polling station during a three-day parliamentary election in the Baltic Sea town of Baltiysk in Kaliningrad Region, Russia on 17 September 2021

Russia fines Facebook and Twitter over banned content

Russia regularly takes legal action against internet platforms for not removing content it labels illegal, such as pornographic material or posts condoning drugs and suicide

Russia fines Facebook and Twitter over banned content

Dhaka seeks Moscow's support for Rohingya repatriation

Foreign minister AK Abdul Momen has sought support from Russia for the early repatriation of Rohingyas to their homeland in Myanmar's Rakhine state.

Dhaka seeks Moscow's support for Rohingya repatriation

Afghanistan needs money to prevent total breakdown: UN

The International Monetary Fund has also blocked the Taliban from accessing some $440 million in new emergency reserves

A general view during a special session of the Human Rights Council on the situation in Afghanistan, at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, on 24 August 2021

Afghanistan mired in complex equations

The complex situation prevailing in Afghanistan will bring about changes in the geopolitical and geostrategic matrix of the subcontinent along with the entire region

Afghanistan mired in complex equations

Russian minister dies trying to save man during Arctic exercise

He died while trying to save Alexander Melnik who had travelled to Norilsk to make a documentary about the Arctic and the Northern Sea Route

Russian minister dies trying to save man during Arctic exercise

Humayun urges Russian entrepreneurs to invest in Bangladesh

Humayun laid emphasis on accelerating the signing process of memorandum of understanding (MoU) between Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institute (BSTI) and Russian Federal Agency on Technical ...

Humayun urges Russian entrepreneurs to invest in Bangladesh
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