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Russia, also officially known as the Russian Federation is a country in northern Eurasia. It is a federal semi-presidential republic, comprising 83 federal subjects. Russia shares borders with the following countries (from northwest to southeast): Norway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland (both via Kaliningrad Oblast), Belarus, Ukraine, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, China, Mongolia, and North Korea. It also has maritime borders with Japan (by the Sea of Okhotsk) and the United States (by the Bering Strait).

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The Swedish minesweeper HMS Kullen and a guard boat are seen in the search for suspected "foreign underwater activity" at Namdo Bay, Stockholm October 21, 2014. Sweden's military is working on two new observations that could be evidence of
Swedish Military Spots ‘Russian Submarine’ Off Stockholm Coast, An Alarming ‘Security Game Changer’

By IBTimes AU

The Baltic nations of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania are panicking over the alleged sighting of a Russian submarine in Sweden's territorial waters. (10:27 pm)

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Poland's Prime Minister Donald Tusk (L) greets Russia's Prime Minister Vladimir Putin at Westerplatte, September 1, 2009, during ceremonies marking the 70th anniversary of Nazi Germany's invasion of Poland. REUTERS/Peter Andrews
Russia Wanted To Divide Ukraine With Poland As Early As 2008, Says Polish Ex-Minister

By IBTimes AU

Poland's former foreign minister said Russia wanted so bad to divide Ukraine as early as four years ago. (4:45 pm)

MORE TOPICS: EUROPEAN UNION, POLAND, UKRAINE

Russia's envoy to the European Union Vladimir Chizhov arrives for an EU-Russia-Ukraine trilateral energy meeting at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels June 11, 2014. Russia and Ukraine will resume efforts to resolve a gas pricing disput
Moscow Will Not Publish List of Banned Persons, Also to Ban Imports of European Animal Fat, Meat Byproducts, Fruits and Vegetables

By IBTimes AU

Enter Russia at your own risk, or so the country tells the banned persons on its list. (3:00 pm)

MORE TOPICS: EUROPEAN UNION, UKRAINE

Russia's President Vladimir Putin delivers a speech
Russia to Reactivate Former Soviet Union Bases in Arctic Border in Response to NATO

By IBTimes AU

Russia is planning to complete its deployment of troops to guard the entire Arctic border in response to NATO's renewed interest. (12:38 pm)

Artist Pyotr Pavlensky cuts off a part of his earlobe while sitting on the wall enclosing the Serbsky State Scientific Center for Social and Forensic Psychiatry during his protest action titled "Segregation" in Moscow October 19, 2014. Pavlensky
Naked Russian Artist Strikes Anew, Cuts Off Earlobes To Protest Return Of Soviet-Era Policies

By IBTimes AU

Pyotr Pavlensky, the Russian performance artists who caught global attention in 2013 by nailing his testicles to the Red Square's cobblestones in Moscow, is back with a vengeance and again without a stitch of clothing. (Oct 21)

MORE TOPICS: HUMAN RIGHTS, FACEBOOK, ELECTIONS, UKRAINE, LAWYER

A female pro-Russian rebel stands on a truck as she gets ready to take position near the Sergey Prokofiev International Airport during fighting with Ukrainian government forces in the town of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, October 4, 2014. Before fighting brok
VKontakte Cancels Miss Hitler 2014 Beauty Pageant Due To Calls For Violent Actions

By IBTimes AU

VKontakte, the Russian equivalent of Facebook, blocked the Web site of the Miss Hitler 2014 beauty pageant because of its push for violent actions on Jews. (Oct 21)

MORE TOPICS: FACEBOOK, UKRAINE

A Z-JH8 helicopter sits on the deck of the Chinese People Liberation Army Naval hospital ship Peace Ark at Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam in Honolulu, Hawaii, July 5, 2014.
Russia Accused Of Custodial Torture Of A Woman Pilot Captured From Ukraine: Moscow Bracing For Protests By Rights Activists

By IBTimes AU

Russia needs to protect the human rights of suspects as per protocols concerning action in conflict zones. (Oct 21)

MORE TOPICS: SOCIAL NETWORKS, COURT, UKRAINE, LAWYER

This U.S. Navy handout image shows Baker, the second of the two atomic bomb tests, in which a 63-kiloton warhead was exploded 90 feet under water as part of Operation Crossroads, conducted at Bikini Atoll in July 1946 to measure nuclear weapon effects on
Just So You May Know Russia Has 5000 Nukes – Putin Tells the World

By IBTimes AU

Vladimir Putin warned the U.S. and its allies Russia's 5,000 nuclear warheads are just around the corner, ready to be fired anytime. (Oct 21)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, NUCLEAR WEAPONS, JAPAN, DMITRY MEDVEDEV, UKRAINE

Alleged Russian Submarine Spy Spotted In Stockholm Waters

By IBTimes AU

Sweden military forces are scouring for an alleged Russian submarine off Stockholm waters (Oct 21)

MORE TOPICS: UKRAINE

Vigil for Victims of MH 17
MH17 Crash: German Spy Agency Blames Ukraine Rebels And Refutes All Theories Mooted By Ukraine, West and Russia

By IBTimes AU

A credible enquiry needs to settle all the claims and counter claims to bring out the real mystery to strengthen safety in aviation. (Oct 21)

MORE TOPICS: GERMANY, UKRAINE