A group of journalists from several Russian media outlets, including Rossiya Segodnya, ITAR-TASS and NTV television, came under mortar fire in violence-torn eastern Ukraine, a spokesman for self-proclaimed Luhansk People’s Republic said Friday.
Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said Friday Russia would fulfill its obligations to preserve peace in the self-proclaimed republic of Transnistria, a narrow strip of land between Moldova and Ukraine that has been in a conflict with Moldova since the 1990s.
The Russian Defense Ministry will conduct two large-scale exercises before the end of 2014 within the framework of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in China, including the organization's largest ever in August, a source in the ministry told RIA Novosti on Friday.
New York City’s controversial stop-and-frisk policy appears to have a significant racial bias and is questionable in terms of effectiveness in reducing murders and shootings, according to a new report released by the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU).
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The Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University (formerly the Second Moscow Medical Institute) has recently had to overcome a tarnished reputation: there was a string of dismissals and criminal proceedings. Newly appointed rector Andrei Kamkin tells RIA Novosti’s Anna Kurskaya about its newfound international acclaim and other changes the university.
As everyone’s attention is drawn to the fate of the Russian humanitarian aid convoy at the Ukrainian border, some analysts are noting a shift in the tone of Western coverage of the conflict in the region, namely sociologist Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya, who shared his opinion speaking to Radio VR.