Russia, the world's largest country in terms of size and ninth in terms of population, spans across portions of eastern Europe and northern Asia. Its nominal gross domestic production (GDP), as per the 2021 estimates, stood at USD 1.710 trillion, making it the eleventh largest in the world. According to the World Economic Outlook released by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Russia's economy generated services and goods of an estimated value of USD 1,647 billion. This was higher as compared to USD 1,610 billion generated by Australia. The Russian capital, Moscow, is a city of roughly 145.5 million inhabitants. It is the largest city in Europe. Other major cities of Russia are St Petersburg, Nizhny Novgorod, Yekaterinburg, Novosibirsk and Kazan. In terms of military strength, Russia is considered to be equipped with the world's second most powerful military, according to defence tracker Global Fire Power. As per the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), Russia's military expenditure was USD 61.7 billion in 2020. The modern Russian state came into being in 1991, after the dissolution of the Soviet Union that encapsulated vast territories of eastern Europe and central Asia. Since the year 2000, Russia has been led by Vladimir Putin, a former intelligence officer who later rose to the helm of the country's political establishment. More
The vilage school was one of hundreds across Ukraine that the United Nations children's agency UNICEF says have been damaged or destroyed since Russia invaded in February.
The merger and fleet expansion will decide the airline’s fate. Often, this decade gets described as the “Decade of India.” If all goes well, it could well be the decade of Air India as well.
Japan will prohibit Russia-bound shipments of goods that can be used to enhance military capability, including semiconductor equipment and components, robots, power generators, explosives and vaccines, according to the trade ministry.
A Russian official dismissed the comments by Rafael Grossi, head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), saying they suggested Moscow could not uphold nuclear safety.
Air raid alarms sounded across Ukraine on Thursday as people headed to work. In the capital Kyiv, crowds took cover for a time in underground metro stations.
The Kremlin said it saw the promised delivery of Western tanks as evidence of growing "direct involvement" of the United States and Europe in the 11-month-old war, something both deny.
India’s crude imports rose to a record last year, although increased buying of Russian barrels has crimped flows from OPEC.
Moscow reacted with fury to the German and American announcements, and has in the past responded to apparent Ukrainian successes with air strikes that have left millions without light, heat or water.
Ukrainian military spokesman Yuriy Ignat told local media that several Russian Tu-95 bombers had launched the missile attack from northern region of Murmansk.
The attacks come after the United States and Germany announced plans to arm Ukraine with dozens of modern battle tanks in its fight against Russia, which denounced the decisions as an "extremely dangerous" step.
Two missiles were spotted over the territory of the Mykolaiv region, its governor, Vitaly Kim, said on the Telegram messaging app.
A sharp rise in U.S. interest rates has weighed on the dollar-denominated debt of emerging market economies, already weakened by the pandemic, and now reeling from the high price of food and energy imports as a result to the Ukraine war.
After weeks of pressure from Ukraine and other allies, Berlin finally agreed to send 14 of its Leopard 2 tanks, seen as among the best in the world.
The move, which could potentially change the course of the war, came after the US agreed to shift its earlier stance and send 30 M1 Abrams tanks to Ukraine.
President Joe Biden has announced that the US will send 31 state-of-the-art Abrams battle tanks to Ukraine to help its troops push back Russian forces that remain entrenched in the country's east for almost a year since Moscow's invasion.
Saying Ukraine now has a "tank coalition," President Volodymyr Zelenskiy praised the commitments and urged allies to provide large quantities of tanks quickly.
A long-running battle against corruption in Ukraine is taking on vital significance as Russia's invasion has made Kyiv heavily reliant on Western support and it pursues a bid to join the European Union.
The mountainous route across Azerbaijan has been blocked since Dec. 12, when protesters claiming to be environmental activists stopped traffic by setting up tents.
Ukraine has a history of graft and shaky governance, and is under international pressure to show it can be a reliable steward of billions of dollars in Western aid.
Former British Prime Minister Boris Johnson visited Kyiv on a surprise trip on Sunday, meeting President Volodymyr Zelenskiy and pledging that Britain would "stick by Ukraine as long as it takes". During his trip, Johnson visited Borodyanka and Bucha, the suburbs of the Ukrainian capital that became a byword for atrocities in the West when Russian forces drove towards Kyiv in the first phase of the invasion before being repelled. Watch the video to know more!
Sergei Lavrov was addressing a media briefing after meeting with his South African counterpart, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Naledi Pandor, who hosted the Russian Minister for bilateral talks covering a range of issues.
The differences are over strategy for the coming year and the more immediate question of what Ukraine needs in the next few months, as both sides in the war prepare for major offensives in the spring.
"From a military standpoint, I still maintain that for this year it would be very, very difficult to militarily eject the Russian forces from every inch of Ukraine and occupied or Russian-occupied Ukraine," General Milley told reporters at a news conference in Germany.
The government said in a statement it had been invited by Ukraine to join the group and encouraged other G7 nations to also take part.
Bunker apartments designed to withstand heavy artillery are being produced by entrepreneurs in Kharkiv. The bunkers are being produced to satisfy an increased demand for private underground shelters with a constant missile attacks from Russia. The shelters built under 'Project Skhov' are self-contained units with full amenities. Watch the video to find out more details about the underground bunkers in Ukraine.