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Firefighter killed tackling blaze in St Petersburg

A major fire has engulfed a business centre in St Petersburg, Russia’s second-largest city, killing a firefighter and injuring two others. The blaze spread across...

Russia celebrates 60th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin’s historic space flight

Russians are commemorating the achievements of Yuri Gagarin, the cosmonaut who became the first person in space 60 years ago. Gagarin’s 108-minute mission on April...

Ukraine’s president visits conflict zone in east of country

Ukraine’s president visited the area of conflict in his country’s east amid an escalation of tensions that has raised fears of a resumption of...

German health minister says EU will not order Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine

Germany’s health minister says the European Union will not order Russia’s Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine and his country will hold bilateral talks with Russia...

Alexei Navalny’s lawyer says he is suffering from double hernia

A lawyer for imprisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who has complained of serious back and leg pain in custody, says doctors have found...

Jailed Russian opposition leader suffering from back pains and leg problems

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has suffered back pains and leg problems in prison, his lawyer said. The lawyer, Olga Mikhailova, said Mr Navalny’s condition...

Alexei Navalny’s allies call for major rally across Russia

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny’s allies have called for a new protest across the country to demand his release from prison. In a statement posted...

Putin to get coronavirus vaccine

President Vladimir Putin has said he will get a coronavirus vaccination on Tuesday, months after a widespread rollout started in Russia. Speaking at a meeting...

Germany ekes some fun out of quiet Carnival

A few Carnival floats poking fun at the likes of Russian President Vladimir Putin and former US president Donald Trump have made their way...

Navalny faces court accused of insulting Second World War veteran

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has appeared in a Moscow court for the second time this week – on a charge of insulting a...

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