By Andrew Osborn MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian state television has listed U.S. military facilities that Moscow would target in the event of a nuclear strike, and said that a hypersonic missile Russia is developing would be able to hit them in less than five minutes. The targets included the Pentagon and the presidential retreat in Camp David, Maryland. The report, unusual even by the sometimes bellicose standards of Russian state TV, was broadcast on Sunday evening, days after President Vladimir Putin said Moscow was militarily ready for a "Cuban Missile"-style crisis if the United States wanted one. With tensions rising over Russian fears that the United States might deploy intermediate-range nuclear missiles in Europe as a Cold War-era arms-control treaty unravels, Putin has said Russia would be forced to respond by placing hypersonic nuclear missiles on submarines near U.S. waters. The United States says it has no immediate plans to deploy such missiles in Europe and has dismissed … [Read more...] about After Putin’s warning, Russian TV lists nuclear targets in U.S.
Sport by Press Association 11/02/2019, 12:48 pm Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter Jose Mourinho is to host a football show on Russia Today providing coverage of the Champions League. The role marks a return to Russian television for the former Manchester United manager, who worked with the Moscow-based network during last summer’s World Cup in the country. Called ‘On the touchline with Jose Mourinho’, the fortnightly show will start on March 7. Mourinho filmed a promotional advert for the new show when he paid a recent visit to Russia, where he attended an ice hockey game. “I’m going to talk about football on RT, what else did you think I was going to do?” Mourinho told www.rt.com after teasing viewers with the idea he might be open to a switch in sports. The Russia Today website added: “The show will offer unique analysis from the Portuguese managerial great on all the week’s Champions League … [Read more...] about Mourinho returns to Russian TV as host of football show
.......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... MOSCOW — Laboring through sub-freezing temperatures, Russian rescue workers were digging into a sprawling heap of jagged rubble from a collapsed apartment building when one heard the faintest sound. It was the sound of life. On Tuesday, to everyone’s delight and surprise, they pulled a baby boy out of the rubble alive, nearly 36 hours after the disaster that blew apart his home. His father called it “a New Year’s miracle.” ADVERTISEMENTSkip The building collapse in the Russian city of Magnitogorsk before dawn Monday has killed at least nine people so far, and more than 30 people who lived in the building have still not been accounted for. The collapse followed an explosion that was believed to have been caused by a gas leak. The boy, an 11-month-old named Ivan … [Read more...] about Russian baby rescued after nearly 36 hours in frozen rubble
Russian President Vladimir Putin (Source: Reuters)Russian TV stations Rossiya 1, Rossiya 24, Channel One, and NTV broadcasted the event. Radio stations Mayak, Vesti FM, and Radio Rossiyi also aired audio of the news conference. President Vladimir Putin, amid a troubled economy, has focused on domestic issues during the last two press conferences. He also answered questions about Russia's economic future, the fear of nuclear war and the US withdrawal from Syria. Putin’s first such news conference in 2001 drew more than 500 journalists. The number of journalists accredited to his subsequent news conference grew from about 700 in 2002 and in 2003 to as many as 1,364 in 2008. The number of journalists accredited to annual news conferences during Putin’s third presidential term never dropped below 1,250. Last year saw a record of 1,640 reporters. The press conference has become an annual ritual, held almost every year during Putin's rule … [Read more...] about Russian President Vladimir Putin holds annual press conference
Associated Press Published 3:34 PM EST Dec 12, 2018 Moscow – Russian media say a contraption presented by Russian state television as a high-tech robot was in fact a man in a commercially available robot costume. The footage was shot at a high-tech show in the city of Yaroslavl that opened Tuesday, featuring “Boris the Robot.” Forum organizers used Boris to enliven the event, having him dance to a pop song. But a crew for Russian state television apparently thought Boris was real, and used footage of him dancing and speaking as an example of Russian technological prowess. Online TJournal noted the lack of sensors, human-like movements and other discrepancies, and revealed that Boris was in fact a human clad in a costume sold under the name Alyosha by the Russian company Show Robots. … [Read more...] about Report: ‘High-tech’ robot on Russian TV was man in suit