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Russia observes WWII victory at Stalingrad

VOLGOGRAD, Russia, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Russia Saturday commemorated the 70th anniversary of the battle of Stalingrad, considered a turning point of World War II, officials said.

Russia: New ships won't work in cold

MOSCOW, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Two amphibious assault ships Russia bought from France in a more than $1.6 billion deal cannot function in temperatures below 44 degrees, officials said.

Russia announces plan for space program

MOSCOW, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Russia's Federal Space Agency Saturday outlined a plan to double the output of the industry by 2020 by attracting private investment.

Gazprom sends LNG via arctic sea lane

MOSCOW, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Russian energy company Gazprom announced it completed its first shipment of liquefied natural gas through its Northern Sea Route.

Shakeup of Russian space industry ordered

MOSCOW, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Russia's far-flung space industry will reorganized into five or six large holdings, the head of the country's space agency says.

U.S. can allay Russian worries on missiles

WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- There are measures apart for formal legal guarantees that Washington can take to allay Russian concerns about missile defense, a former U.S. envoy said.

Russia: Hypersonic bomber not possible

MOSCOW, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- A manned bomber being developed by Russia won't be capable of reaching hypersonic speeds, the commander of the country's bomber force said Wednesday.

Russia: No U.S. tit-for-tat on missiles

MOSCOW, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Russia doesn't have plans to position a missile shield near U.S. borders as Washington does in Eastern Europe, a Russian official said.

Russian satellite system official sacked

MOSCOW, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Russia's defense industry housecleaning continued over the weekend when satellite navigation system designer Yury Urlichich was sacked from his job.

Russia hopes Obama flexible on shield

MOSCOW, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Russia hopes U.S. President Obama will be more flexible on NATO's plans for a missile defense shield in Europe, the Russian prime minister's office said.

Kremlin: Obama may budge on missiles

MOSCOW, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama will be more flexible when considering regional missile defense plans during his second term, a Russian leader said.

Russia warns NATO over missile plans

MOSCOW, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Russia may deliver a "technical response" to NATO's plan to deploy a European missile defense program, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said Thursday.

Russia denies buying illegal technology

MOSCOW, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Companies blacklisted by the United States for allegedly exporting restricted microchips and other components did not send any to Russia, a high official said.

Russia denies space program in 'crisis'

MOSCOW, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- Russia's space industry is not in crisis despite some local problems and failed launches, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said Friday.

Moscow aims to update defense

MOSCOW, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Foreign partnerships for military technology are possibilities for Russia but domestic plants will never assemble foreign analogues, the Russian president said.

Russia working on hypersonic vehicle

MOSCOW, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- A hypersonic vehicle meant to deploy satellites into orbit is based in part of the Su-27 series of Russian military aircraft, documents reveal.

U.S. defense technology worries Russia

MOSCOW, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Russia's deputy prime minister said it was important that national defense technology keeps up with developments from the U.S. military.

Russia considers hypersonic bomber

MOSCOW, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin says his country should consider developing a hypersonic aircraft for its long-range bomber needs.

Rogozin tweets criticism of Madonna

MOSCOW, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin used an abbreviated form of the Russian swear-word for "whore" in a tweet criticizing Madonna.

India seeks answers over fisherman's death

NEW DELHI, July 18 (UPI) -- India said it is working with authorities in Dubai and the United States over the death of an Indian fisherman around 10 miles off the United Arab Emirates coast.

Russian bikers released by Iraq

MOSCOW, May 25 (UPI) -- Four Russian bikers who were detained in Iraq for alleged espionage and visa violations were released Friday, an official announced.

Russia could use radar in missile system

MOSCOW, May 4 (UPI) -- Russia could offer its Don-2 radar system near Moscow as part of a deal with NATO on a European missile-defense system, a government official said Friday.
Russia plans new defense strategy

Russia plans new defense strategy

MOSCOW, April 24 (UPI) -- Russia will finalize a new and comprehensive defense policy by the end of the year, its deputy prime minister announced Tuesday.

Russians protest Volga River NATO hub

ULYANOVSK, Russia, April 24 (UPI) -- Hundreds of protesters took to the streets of the Russian city of Ulyanovsk over the weekend to protest plans to establish a NATO transport hub there.

Russia won't halt peacekeeping mission

TIRASPOL, Moldova, April 17 (UPI) -- Western pressure won't force Moscow to abandon its mission in Moldova's breakaway region of Transdnestr, a government spokesman said Tuesday.
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