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Alcohol kills 18,000 Russians during every holiday season

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 11:49
The death rate in Russia increases dramatically during the holiday season in January, when the nation celebrates New Year and Christmas

Creator of Russian nuclear missile shield dies

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 10:58
Soviet and Russian theoretical physicist, the man, who developed nuclear warheads, Yevgeny Avrorin, died at age 86

An attempt at colored revolution in Iran?

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 22:56
The great Western media showed to the world the recent protests and street demonstrations in various cities of Iran as a general revolt against established power and motivated by the noblest of reasons: misery. Teheran's government in recent years would have failed to guarantee a dignified life to the population, in defending above all the weaker part of the Iranian people. The citizens of Iran would then protest as exasperated.

Russian footballer's wife withdrawn from flight for destructive behaviour

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 18:24
Aeroflot representatives explained the reasons behind the decision to withdraw Alisa Arshavina, the ex-wife of well-known Russian football player Andrei Arshavin, from flight

Russian Armed Forces to receive second-to-none gliding bomb

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 17:41
The new bomb, known as "Drel" ("Drill") undergoes standard tests in accordance with the program of the Defence Ministry

Russian Armed Forces to receive second-to-none gliding bomb

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 17:41
The new bomb, known as "Drel" ("Drill") undergoes standard tests in accordance with the program of the Defence Ministry

Russian weekend box office topped by film about victory over US basketball team in 1972

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 17:08
The new Russian motion picture "Move Up" has topped the weekend box office in Russia during long New Year and Christmas holidays

Priorities for the Russian Army in 2018

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 16:22
One of the most important priorities is to maintain parity in the field of strategic nuclear forces, the development of high-precision military systems

Russia refuses to leave WTO despite EU's billion-euro lawsuit

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 15:03
The Russian authorities do not consider exiting the WTO against the background of diversification of Russian exports

Golden Globes and Gender Abuse: The day the world changed

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 12:58
Sexual harassment, gender equality, gender abuse, abuse of power... call it what you will. No country has done more for women's rights that Russia/the USSR so it is fitting to highlight what happened at the Golden Globes 2018 in these pages, for this weekend women spoke out loud and clear for their rights. And we must continue to do so.

The second Greek genocide

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 22:12
I found this article on the blog "Goofynomics" by Alberto Bagnai, a well-known Italian professor of economics who has always been hostile to the Euro, to the Troika, to Brussels for a set of reasons with which I personally agree.

Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un can make John Kennedy's prophecy real

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 16:34
The bellicose rhetoric from Washington and Pyongyang is not a reason for laughter at all, although it looks ridiculously childish

Russian toy stores sell plastic model of S-300 missile system

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 15:28
A Russian company that manufactures plastic products has unveiled a curious toy - a plastic replica of the renowned S-300 missile system

Washington airport refuses to service Aeroflot's flights

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 15:08
SwissPort, the company for ground services of Aeroflot flights at the airport of Washington, the USA, refused to service the flights of the Russian air carrier

Spain: new charges against Russia

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 16:21
The wave of attacks by the great Iberian press against Russia has not subsided. In October it was the turn of the Catalan issue, when all the Spanish media expressly opposed to the secessionist referendum blamed Moscow for having invented a strategy of disinformation that had fuelled the separatist sentiment.

Plants and Animals don't have a Voice, Let Us be Theirs

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 15:53
43 years ago, my parents owned a public swimming pool. In the summer season, there was a lifeguard that I remember fondly. He was a handsome, kind and idealistic young man, always with a pipe in the corner of his mouth. He studied to be a priest and wanted to visit the Amazon someday. He could talk about it passionately for hours.

Next stop: Iran!

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 22:28
And the next stop, ladies and gentlemen, in the Middle Eastern power ride, after Iraq and Syria, is Iran. How predictable. So before the western propaganda machine gets its cogs turning, let us see exactly what this story is about and let us try to find the truth. What is happening in Iran and why? Er... nothing much... read on!!

Are you lonely tonight? New Year message, 2018

Sat, 12/30/2017 - 23:25
Are you lonely tonight? Nobody to hold you and tell you that they love you? Has your next-of-kin passed away and no-one else is left, or cares? Nobody to share your meal this year-end and to share your dreams? No grandchildren to play with because they are somewhere else, the children with their in-laws? Where's all that loving gone?

Tillerson: The Ice-Cream Devil dancing on a hot tin roof

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 21:41
Rex Tillerson, the US Secretary of State, declared in an op-ed article in the New York Times this week that he is, and I quote, "Proud of (US) diplomacy". The analogy that springs to mind is that of a father defending his demented son who has just murdered a family of six but left one sitting in a wheelchair because he ran out of bullets.

Jerusalem should be the capital of love and friendship

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 18:03
Muslims and Christians should be able to stay wherever they want in Jerusalem while Israeli citizens should also be able to settle down wherever they want in the Middle East

Most important achievement of 2017: Big war with NATO canceled

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 15:55
The Russian Federation has restored its military potential, and this means that a big war with NATO has been at least canceled

US helicopters evacuate ISIL leaders from Syria

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 14:50
US helicopters have evacuated leaders of the Islamic State* terrorist organisation from Deir az-Zor province to Hasakah province

Putin says how he is going to see the New Year in

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 14:20
On the last Friday of 2017, Russian President Vladimir Putin will work till 6 or 7 p.m. The president will hold a number of internal meetings

USA and Israel conclude secret agreement against Iran

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 12:17
Israeli and US officials developed a joint strategic program to contain Iran during a recent meeting at the White House

Silvio Berlusconi refuses to lift sanctions from Russian single-handedly

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 11:28
Silvio Berlusconi, the leader of the center-right party Forza Italia, stated that sanctions against Russia were harmful to the European Union

Commuter bus crashes into bus stop in Moscow

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 10:50
A commuter bus crashed into a bus stop in the north-west of Moscow on December 29, three people were hurt

In St. Petersburg, man wakes up to find dead body in his apartment

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 10:28
The frightened man called the police. It turned out that the day before he had invited an acquaintance to visit

Russian super heroes and anti heroes of 2017

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 16:48
The list of people, whose names Russia will remember in 2017, contains the individuals, whom everyone knows, but not everybody likes. In 2017, those people have made a number of mistakes

Binomomania, a dangerous US disease

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 15:57
Heard the one about Nimrata Randhawa, whoops sorry, Nikki Haley, you know the USA's Ambassador to the United Nations, falling for a prank call admitting that Russia interfered in a non-existent country in the South China Sea called Binomo? Like, BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Or is it, ROTFLMAO?

In China, hotel room cleaners use toilet brushes to wash glasses and cups

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 12:16
Hotels of three international chains - Sheraton, Shangri-La and Kempinski - found themselves in the center of a large scandal in China

Russian special services admit possible terror attacks during World Cup 2018

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 12:07
FSB Director Alexander Bortnikov said a short while ago that terrorists were planning attacks during Winter Olympic Games in Sochi

Sanctioned and isolated, Russians take palm of global leadership away from Americans

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 10:29
Russia remains free from external influence, and Russian policies find support among elites of many countries of the world, especially in the Middle East, Asia and Latin America

Putin says explosion at St. Petersburg supermarket was terrorist attack

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 09:11
The explosion at "Perekryostok" ("Crossroads") supermarket in St. Petersburg was a terrorist attack, President Putin said

2018: We have a dream

Wed, 12/27/2017 - 21:50
We have a dream. We have a dream in which Humankind can live as brothers and sisters around our common lake, the seas, a dream in which crises are discussed and solved at the discussion table, in which terrorism ceases to exist, a world which is clean and unpolluted where we respect Nature and the planet's other inhabitants.

Ten things that foreigners can never understand about Russians

Wed, 12/27/2017 - 18:11
Why do Russians keep big dogs in small apartments? Why do Russians like plastic bags so much? Why do Russians drink tea all the time?

Man fights pig on wagon roof but loses. Video

Wed, 12/27/2017 - 16:35
In Ukraine, eyewitnesses filmed a video on the "fight" of a man with a pig on the roof of a wagon

Kiev and Donbass republics exchange POWs in largest procedure during Ukrainian crisis

Wed, 12/27/2017 - 16:04
As of November 2017, as many as 3,140 Ukrainians have been released from the two unrecognised republics, mostly after operations near Debaltsevo

Euro-Islam: New religion to break migrants in EU

Wed, 12/27/2017 - 14:19
There is no arrogance in Islam - there is tolerance in Islam instead. Islam has all the things that the Western world has been propagandizing for long already

Russia loses connection with African space satellite

Wed, 12/27/2017 - 12:03
Russia's Roscosmos space agency has lost connection with Angola's first-ever spacecraft - AngoSat telecommunications satellite

Russia to cut number of airfields for USA under Open Skies Treaty in January 2018

Wed, 12/27/2017 - 11:15
From January 1, 2018, Russia is to reduce the number of airfields that the United States is allowed to use under the Open Skies Treaty

Russian fighter aircraft attacks terrorists' cave filled with US and Saudi weapons in Syria. Video

Wed, 12/27/2017 - 10:27
Even though Russia has taken a huge effort to destroy terrorists in Syria, the Russian Air Force continues struggling against them

Shooting at Menshevik confectionary in Moscow: Armed businessman kills one

Wed, 12/27/2017 - 09:57
Moscow law-enforcement agencies are investigating circumstances of the shooting that took place in the south of the city, on the territory of the Menshevik confectionery

Year 2017: Russia and China get ready to take over world leadership

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 17:53
In the year 2017, it became clear that America will not be able to hold on to the world leadership much longer, and Russia-China are preparing to take over

Western leaders never get tired to go ape when they see Russian flags anywhere near

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 17:08
The hysteria in the West associated with the emergence of the Russian flag is based on objective, rather than far-fetched reasons

Something big explodes in the sky over Crimea

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 15:47
A powerful explosion occurred in the sky over the city of Simferopol, the Crimea, on December 26. The origin of the explosion remains unknown

Putin unable to win India over as Russia's staunch ally to counter USA's dominance

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 14:49
India is one of three largest buyers of Russian arms in the world. The portfolio of Russia's military contracts with India is evaluated at over $35 billion

World's shortest subway system not to be finished because it is too short to be proud of

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 12:04
The construction of the Omsk subway system commenced in 1992. The subway was to be launched in 2008, then in 2012, 2015 and 2016

Elderly woman gone with the wind as she steps outside on a balcony for a smoke

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 11:29
The ER vehicle could not approach the building, where the woman lived, so she had to be taken to the hospital in a loader bucket

Bus driver, who killed pedestrians in Moscow, suffers brain haemorrhage because of state of shock

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 10:50
It was previously reported that the driver of the bus was in a state of shock after the terrible accident, in which he killed four people, including a child

Bus driver says brake failure caused vehicle to crash into underground passage in Moscow

Mon, 12/25/2017 - 19:05
The driver of the bus that crashed into the underground passage near Slavyansky Boulevard metro station in Moscow said that it was the first time when he was driving the bus

You're invited to death penalty: Barbaric traditions of world's most progressive states

Mon, 12/25/2017 - 18:05
The level of civilisation of society can be determined from its attitude to death penalty. This punishment still remains in use in the USA and China

Vanga predictions: What the world will have to experience in 2018

Mon, 12/25/2017 - 16:20
It is believed that Baba Vanga could see the future indeed, but many of her predictions have not materialized

Aleksei Navalny cannot be registered as presidential candidate in Russia

Mon, 12/25/2017 - 15:52
The Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation has refused to register a group of voters, who nominated opposition activist Aleksei Navalny for the presidential election in Russia

At least five killed as bus rams into crowd and drives into underground passage in Moscow

Mon, 12/25/2017 - 13:55
A bus rammed into a group of people on Slavyansky Boulevard in Moscow on December 25. According to preliminary information, at least 15 people were hurt

MiG-29 flies at extremely low altitude. Video

Mon, 12/25/2017 - 12:14
Syrian media center published a video, in which a MiG-29 fighter aircraft of the Syrian Air Force, flies just a few meters from the ground above a settlement

Man with bullet in the head chases his shooter

Mon, 12/25/2017 - 11:49
In St. Petersburg, a shootout occurred between two men at night of December 24. The conflict sparked near a grocery store

Russia may have plans to relocated troops from Syria to Egypt

Mon, 12/25/2017 - 11:20
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that Moscow had no plans to relocate Russian troops from Hmeymim airbase in Syria to Egypt

Trump's ultimate con

Sun, 12/24/2017 - 23:03
Regular readers of Pravda.Ru may recall that one of the theories I've discussed in previous articles is that most of the conflicts in the world are not driven by "good vs. evil," but simply by clashes between varying degrees of evil-those that most people accept as the course of "doing business," vs. those that "shock the conscience."

Setting Theresa May straight on Russia

Fri, 12/22/2017 - 23:20
The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Theresa May, has stated loud and clear that Russia annexed Crimea illegally. Whether this was simply a pigfaced lie, the tendency to display insolence, or else the result of sheer ignorance on a level which questions her capacities to hold her position, is what is unclear. So let us set the record straight.

US Robert Neller heralds major war with Russia and Pacific countries

Fri, 12/22/2017 - 17:25
General Robert Neller, the commander of the US Marine Corps stationed in Norway, announced the impending "big-ass fight."

How effective are embargoes?

Fri, 12/22/2017 - 17:10
The world's longest and cruelest embargo was without a doubt the US sanctions imposed on Cuba, which started in 1958 and lifted in December 2014

Russian 'specialness' vs. American 'exceptionalism'

Fri, 12/22/2017 - 14:38
The West can never seem to understand the specialness of Russia and its people, especially now, when most Russians believe that Russia is going in the right direction - against the West

McDonald's starts offering table service in Moscow

Fri, 12/22/2017 - 12:36
McDonald's, the world's largest fast food chain, started testing a new service in Russia enable customers have their order brought to their table

British Foreign Secretary calls himself 'convinced Russophile'

Fri, 12/22/2017 - 12:16
British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, following a meeting with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov in Moscow, called himself "a convinced Russophile"

Stinky socks cause a very long fight between two male air passengers

Fri, 12/22/2017 - 11:27
The conflict lasted throughout the flight and then continued at the airport of Kaliningrad and even on the parking lot of the airport

Man dies weird death while wearing virtual reality glasses at home

Fri, 12/22/2017 - 10:50
In Moscow, a man suffered a fatal injury when he stumbled upon a glass table while walking around the apartment in his virtual reality glasses

Cruel experiment to force living dog breathe underwater shocks Russian bloggers. Video

Thu, 12/21/2017 - 19:28
A scientific experiment, which Vice Prime Minister Rogozin presented to Serbian President Vučić in Moscow on Tuesday, December 19, has shocked many Russians.

Responding to sanctions: What Russia could do right now

Thu, 12/21/2017 - 17:05
The number of sanctions lists continues growing fast, and one may lose count of them already. What is Russia going to do about it?

Gays and lesbians will be allowed to hold hands at 2018 World Cup in Russia

Thu, 12/21/2017 - 14:43
Gays and lesbians will be allowed to hold hands and kiss each other when attending football matches of the World Cup 2018 tournament in Russia

Putin interrupts meeting of Council for Culture to make an urgent phone call

Thu, 12/21/2017 - 14:28
Russian President Vladimir Putin interrupted his participation in the meeting of the Council for Culture by saying that he had to make an urgent call

North Korea and South Korea exchange gunshots

Thu, 12/21/2017 - 14:16
Border guards of North Korea and South Korea exchanged gunshots after a North Korean soldier fled across the border

Russian army shows world's first kamikaze robots in action

Thu, 12/21/2017 - 12:51
The Russian army will be able to solve combat tasks with the help of kamikaze robots in the near future

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu calls UN 'house of lies' ahead of Jerusalem vote

Thu, 12/21/2017 - 12:04
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated that Israel was not going to recognise the UN General Assembly's vote on Jerusalem

Scientists say which fruit can help smokers cure their lungs

Thu, 12/21/2017 - 11:52
The function of the lungs begins to deteriorate at around the age of 30, and the rate of their demise depends on person's general state of health

Scientists name simple and very efficient method to slow down ageing of the brain

Thu, 12/21/2017 - 10:55
The volunteers were asked to take annual tests for cognitive abilities of the brain (attention, memory, thinking)

Two Russian top managers muddy waters announcing new holding company

Thu, 12/21/2017 - 08:08
Two Russian top managers - Dmitry Samokhin and Anatoly Smorgonsky - announced the consolidation of their assets into the new holding company Ambite

China prepares Christmas ‘gift’ for the West

Wed, 12/20/2017 - 13:05
Before the end of 2017, China is going to introduce something that is going to create serious competition for the omnipresent US currency

Russian designers create Kama Sutra-like logo for World Chess Championship in London

Wed, 12/20/2017 - 12:09
A Russian design bureau won the competition for the design of the identity of the London World Chess Championship in 2018

In St. Petersburg, two passengers have sex in taxi cab in giggling driver’s presence

Wed, 12/20/2017 - 11:36
The video shows the passengers - a man and a woman - getting inside a cab and telling the driver the address

Student breaks his neck during PE class. Video

Wed, 12/20/2017 - 11:06
A ten-year-old fifth grader broke his spine during a class in physical education

Russian student who defended Nazi soldiers in Germany loses weight because of bullying

Wed, 12/20/2017 - 10:15
Student from Novy Urengoy, Nikolay Desyatnichenko, is facing harassment on the Internet after his infamous speech at Germany's Bundestag, where he delivered a report about soldiers of Wehrmacht

UN General Assembly calls Russia ‘occupant power’

Wed, 12/20/2017 - 09:36
The UN General Assembly adopted Ukraine's resolution which condemns violations of human rights that allegedly take place in the Crimea

Why did Russian military observers leave Donbass?

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 21:09
What signal did Russia send having withdrawn its officers from the Joint Center for Control and Coordination of the Ceasefire

Trump, North Korea, Iran. Some Facts and “the instinct to attack.”

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 17:16
When the UN was established on 24October 1945, little over five months after the end of World War 11, the organization's stated aims were to prevent further devastating conflicts. In spite of the fact that 193 out of the world's 195 nations are Member States, it has failed woefully.

Russian cosmonaut says what space smells like

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 16:18
Russian cosmonaut Sergei Ryazansky, who has recently returned from the International Space Station, said that open space has a typical smell of metal welding

Putin: Russia can handle all problems without any help from the outside

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 15:23
Russian President Vladimir Putin said at the forum of the All-Russian People's Front that Russian people would be able to cope with all problems

Russian Paralympic athletes told not to mention their citizenship on social media

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 15:06
The International Olympic Committee has prohibited Russian Paralympic athletes from mentioning their citizenship on social networks

China announces impending isolation of USA

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 14:55
Representatives of the Chinese embassy in Washington expressed an opinion that assessments contained in the US national security strategy would lead to the isolation of the United Sates of America

America declares economic war on Russia

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 14:08
America has declared an economic war on Russia, and the USA is never going to lift sanctions from Russia

Russia to respond to Tokyo's move to deploy Aegis Ashore systems in Japan

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 12:09
In addition to another step towards the creation of a full-fledged segment of the US global missile defense, Japan receives a qualitatively new military potential

Anna Kournikova gives birth to twins making Enrique Iglesias a happy dad

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 10:24
Russia's former tennis star and model Anna Kournikova gave birth to twins after 16 years of relationship with her no less famous boyfriend Enrique Iglesias

Chronicle of a journey to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea

Mon, 12/18/2017 - 23:00
The very first moment when we made contact, at the Beijing airport, with other North Korean passengers and with Air Koryo staff (who certainly helped each others busily), we began to realize that the relationship between the citizens of People's Korea surpasses camaraderie and friendship: they are a great family.

Trump's national security strategy sheds no light into the dark tunnel of US-Russian relationship

Mon, 12/18/2017 - 19:15
Putin's Sunday call to Trump, was an illustration of what the two countries could have achieved, if they had toned down contradictions

Russia starts transforming Syria

Mon, 12/18/2017 - 17:29
Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said that Moscow has a "moral right" to count on financial "returns" from efforts to liberate Syria from terrorists

Towards safe, orderly and regular migration in Asia and the Pacific

Mon, 12/18/2017 - 17:01
In 2017, Asia and the Pacific will be home to 62 million international migrants. That's a population larger than the Republic of Korea's

Bloomberg makes gloomy forecast of brightless future for Russia

Mon, 12/18/2017 - 16:45
The forecast focuses on the continuing decline in prices on oil because of the growing popularity of electric vehicle

Russian TV company from world's coldest place invites HBO to shoot final season of GOT

Mon, 12/18/2017 - 15:18
Russia's national broadcasting company "Sakha" invited producers of the popular "Game of Thrones" TV series to shoot the 8th and final season of the project in the Republic of Yakutia (Siberia)

Russia to spend trillions to upgrade its army and navy before 2027

Mon, 12/18/2017 - 14:29
Originally, the program was supposed to be approved in 2016, but the president postponed its adoption for two years due to the unstable economic situation

Surviving Gaddafi to run for president of Libya

Mon, 12/18/2017 - 12:26
The son of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, Seif al-Islam Gaddafi, will participate in the presidential election in Libya

Underground railway station to be built in Moscow

Mon, 12/18/2017 - 11:52
An underground railway terminal is to be built at Ryazanskaya transport hub in Moscow before 2019