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In Russia, they tore down lots of statues, but little changed in terms of what those monuments stood for
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In Russia, they tore down lots of statues, but little changed in terms of what those monuments stood for

As the US boils with anger over police brutality and racism, the experience of Russia since the collapse of communism offers a cautionary lesson in the perils and disappointments of toppling monuments

Vladimir Putin to stay in power until 2036 after Russian voters back constitutional reforms
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Vladimir Putin to stay in power until 2036 after Russian voters back constitutional reforms

The Central Election Commission said just over 70 percent of votes counted had supported changing the constitution, allowing Vladimir Putin to extend his two-decade rule.

Russia holds Victory Day parade at Moscow's Red Square, tri-service contingent of Indian Armed Forces participates
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Russia holds Victory Day parade at Moscow's Red Square, tri-service contingent of Indian Armed Forces participates

The Victory Day parade normally is held on 9 May, Russia's most important secular holiday, but this year it was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

‘India, China don’t need any help to resolve disputes’: Russia's foreign minister rules out mediating between countries over Ladakh stand-off
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‘India, China don’t need any help to resolve disputes’: Russia's foreign minister rules out mediating between countries over Ladakh stand-off

Russia ruled out mediating between India and China following the violent clashes in the Galwan Valley, saying the two nations do not need any kind of assistance to resolve their disputes

Air India flight from Delhi to Moscow returns midway as pilot tests positive for COVID-19; crew quarantined
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Air India flight from Delhi to Moscow returns midway as pilot tests positive for COVID-19; crew quarantined

Another plane would be sent to Moscow to bring back the stranded Indians, according to Air India officials

Coronavirus Outbreak: Russian anti-doping agency to resume testing after hiatus imposed due to lockdown measures
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Russian anti-doping agency to resume testing after hiatus imposed due to lockdown measures

RUSADA was suspended in 2015 after WADA found evidence of mass doping in Russian athletics

Russia awards commemorative World War II medal to Kim Jong-un for preserving memories of Soviet soldiers killed in North Korea
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Russia awards commemorative World War II medal to Kim Jong-un for preserving memories of Soviet soldiers killed in North Korea

Russian President Vladimir Putin has awarded Kim Jong Un a commemorative war medal marking the 75th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany

Ajay Kamalakaran's A Week in the Life of Svitlana documents the story of a single mother in modern-day Moscow 
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Ajay Kamalakaran's A Week in the Life of Svitlana documents the story of a single mother in modern-day Moscow 

Ajay Kamalakaran's latest work captures a week-long journey of the protagonist, Svitlana Khristenko, a single mother, in modern-day Moscow as she juggles multiple roles while retaining her acute political sensibilities amid the growing tension between Russia and her native Ukraine

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Maria Lasitskene, Russia's high jump star braces for prospect of missing second Games
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Maria Lasitskene, Russia's high jump star braces for prospect of missing second Games

High jumper Maria Lasitskene, a three-time world champion, is getting a feeling of deja vu as she readies for the prospect of missing a second consecutive Olympics because of doping scandals at Russia’s athletics federation.

Russian envoy says 'no doubts' on India's Kashmir approach, strictly bilateral matter between New Delhi and Islamabad
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Russian envoy says 'no doubts' on India's Kashmir approach, strictly bilateral matter between New Delhi and Islamabad

Russia has no doubts about India's approach on Kashmir, which is a strictly bilateral matter between India and Pakistan, Moscow's envoy to New Delhi Nikolay Kudashev said on Friday.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: IOC requests athletes to remain 'politically neutral' during mega event
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: IOC requests athletes to remain 'politically neutral' during mega event

Tensions between the United States and Iran have risen sharply in recent days prompting major concerns across the world, while South Korea has said there is an urgent need to improve ties with North Korea.

Donald Trump administration approves resumption of training for Pakistani armed forces; military assistance to remain suspended
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Donald Trump administration approves resumption of training for Pakistani armed forces; military assistance to remain suspended

President authorized the International Military Education and Training (IMET) for Pakistan, the Acting Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia, Alice G Wells, tweeted on Friday

Delhi Metro launches free WiFi services inside trains on Airport Express Line; facility is first of its kind in South Asia
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Delhi Metro launches free WiFi services inside trains on Airport Express Line; facility is first of its kind in South Asia

The 22.7-kilometres swankiest line on the Delhi Metro network has six stations, and eight trains ply on this corridor

Viral video of Russian cadets singing 'Aye Watan' at event in Moscow makes Twitterati tear up
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Viral video of Russian cadets singing 'Aye Watan' at event in Moscow makes Twitterati tear up

The video from an event features young military cadets seen singing the song with Brigadier Rajesh Pushkar, Military Advisor at the Indian Embassy in Moscow.

Russia air raids, strikes by Bashar al-Assad's forces kill 21, including 10 children, in Syria's rebel-held Idlib province
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Russia air raids, strikes by Bashar al-Assad's forces kill 21, including 10 children, in Syria's rebel-held Idlib province

Most of Idlib province remains out of the control of the Syrian regime, as do adjacent areas of Aleppo, Hama and Latakia provinces

Tucked in WADA's rules lies a ticking bomb for European football and Russia's hopes of hosting Euro 2020 games
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Tucked in WADA's rules lies a ticking bomb for European football and Russia's hopes of hosting Euro 2020 games

UEFA’s Euro 2020 plans could be thrown into disarray due to WADA’s compliance code and Russia’s impending ban over widespread doping.

Iran resumes uranium enrichment at underground plant, takes step back from commitments under 2015 nuclear agreement
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Iran resumes uranium enrichment at underground plant, takes step back from commitments under 2015 nuclear agreement

Iran resumed uranium enrichment at its underground Fordow plant south of Tehran on Thursday in a new step back from its commitments under a landmark 2015 nuclear deal.

Mark Esper in Baghdad; US defence secretary to discuss deployment of American troops in Iraq to conduct operations against IS
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Mark Esper in Baghdad; US defence secretary to discuss deployment of American troops in Iraq to conduct operations against IS

Esper has said that under the current plan, all US troops leaving Syria will go to western Iraq, continue to conduct operations against Islamic State

Russia, Turkey reach 'historic' deal on Syrian border; Moscow agrees to preserve 'safe-zone' between Tal Abyad and Ras al-Ain
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Russia, Turkey reach 'historic' deal on Syrian border; Moscow agrees to preserve 'safe-zone' between Tal Abyad and Ras al-Ain

Russia and Turkey have agreed to ensure Kurdish forces withdraw from areas close to Syria's border with Turkey and to launch joint patrols, in a deal hailed as 'historic' by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

'Iron brothers' China and Pakistan differ on Turkey's offensive in Syria; Beijing asks Ankara to stop invasion while Islamabad offers support
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'Iron brothers' China and Pakistan differ on Turkey's offensive in Syria; Beijing asks Ankara to stop invasion while Islamabad offers support

In a rare foreign policy disagreement, "iron brothers" China and Pakistan have ended up on the opposite sides of Turkey's military action in northern Syria as Beijing asked Ankara to stop its offensive against Kurdish forces while Islamabad backed the assault