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    Russia, officially the Russian Federation, is a transcontinental country in Eastern Europe and North Asia. At 17,125,200 square kilometres, Russia is by a considerable margin the largest country in the world by area, covering more than one-eighth of the Earth's inhabited land area, and the ninth most populous, with about 146.79 million people as of 2019, including Crimea.

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    Putin signs law granting cabinet powers to declare emergency
    Politics

    Putin signs law granting cabinet powers to declare emergency

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a bill into law which will grant the cabinet additional powers, including declaring a state of emergency for the entire country.

    Coronavirus enters new stage in Russia's capital, says Moscow Mayor
    International

    Coronavirus enters new stage in Russia's capital, says Moscow Mayor

    With the number of COVID-19 positive cases in Moscow crossing 1,000 mark, the spread of coronavirus in the Russian capital has entered a new stage, Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said on Sunday.

    First coronavirus case reported in Kremlin
    International

    First coronavirus case reported in Kremlin

    The first case of the novel coronavirus has been confirmed in the Kremlin on Friday, Russian President Vladimir Putin's spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said.

    COVID-19 : Putin delays constitutional vote
    International

    COVID-19 : Putin delays constitutional vote

    Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday announced the delay in a key constitutional vote that proposes amendments to the constitution.

    7.5 magnitude earthquake strikes off Russia's Kuril Islands
    International

    7.5 magnitude earthquake strikes off Russia's Kuril Islands

    An earthquake measuring 7.5 on the Richter scale struck off Russia's Kuril Islands on Wednesday, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said.

    Coronavirus Outbreak: False news of Vladimir Putin unleashing 800 lions on Russian streets to force people inside goes viral
    International

    Coronavirus Outbreak: False news of Vladimir Putin unleashing 800 lions on Russian streets to force people inside goes viral

    The coronavirus outbreak has resulted in a total mayehm worldwide amidst this the news of Russian President Vladimir Putin ...

    COVID-19 scare: Indian Mission in constant touch with Russian varsities to ensure welfare of Indian students
    International

    COVID-19 scare: Indian Mission in constant touch with Russian varsities to ensure welfare of Indian students

    The Indian Mission here on Saturday assured that it is in constant touch with Russian varsities to ensure the welfare of Indian students amid the coronavirus outbreak.

    Russia to temporarily ban entry of foreign nationals amid coronavirus concerns
    International

    Russia to temporarily ban entry of foreign nationals amid coronavirus concerns

    Russia will ban the entry of foreign citizens and stateless persons from March 18 to May 1 as part of the measures to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus in the country, its government announced on Monday.

    COVID-19: Russia to ban foreigners' entry
    Politics

    COVID-19: Russia to ban foreigners' entry

    Russia will restrict the entry of foreign citizens and stateless persons into its territory from March 18 to May 1 to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Russian government said in a statement.

    Putin says Russia not impacted by Western sanctions
    Politics

    Putin says Russia not impacted by Western sanctions

    Russia has managed to offset $50 billion in losses caused by Western economic sanctions since 2014, President Vladimir Putin has said.

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