Russia Ready to Receive French Refund for Undelivered Ship

The Vladivostok Mistral-class helicopter carrier docking at Saint-Nazaire harbour, France, Nov.14, 2014. Laetitia Notarianni/AP

MOSCOW (AP) — The annulment of a contract for France to deliver a warship to Russia wouldn't strain ties between the countries, the Kremlin said Friday. President Vladimir Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov said at a briefing that it's up to France to deliver the Mistral-class warship or offer a refund. He added that the issue wouldn't cause any p... more

Fire Aboard Russian Nuclear Sub in for Repairs

A Russian nuclear submarine caught fire Tuesday during repairs at an Arctic Ocean shipyard. The submarine, identified as K-266 Oryol, burned as it underwent repairs at the Zvyozdochka shipyard at Severodvinsk in Archangelsk province. Russian media reported the vessel's nuclear reactor was shut down at the time and not in danger, and that no wea... more

Russia Dismisses Pentagon Study Linking Putin to Asperger's Syndrome

Russian President Vladimir Putin takes part in a meeting of the Collective Security Treaty Organization in Moscow's Kremlin, Dec. 23, 2014. (RIA Novosti)

SYDNEY -- Russian President Vladimir Putin's spokesman has dismissed the Pentagon study that claimed that Putin had Asperger's syndrome saying that it was stupid and "not worthy of comment." According to, the spokesman's comments came after the reports came that a 2008 study that was carried out by an internal Pentagon think tank sa... more

Russia Conducts Observation Flights over US

Russian aviation inspectors will conduct observational flights over the United States through Saturday amid increasing concerns over the U.S. and European Union economic sanctions placed on Russia and the threat of a new Cold War. The head of Russia's National Nuclear Risk Reduction Center said the flight will be conducted under the Treaty on O... more

Russian Navy Successfully Tests New Missile

MOSCOW -- The Russian Navy on Friday successfully test-fired a new intercontinental ballistic missile for a second time in as many months, proving its reliability following a troublesome development. The Defense Ministry said the Alexander Nevsky nuclear submarine test-fired a Bulava missile from an underwater position in the Barents Sea. The ... more

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