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July 9, 2024 11:28 PM

PM Modi calls Russia’s highest civilian award an Honour for 140 crore Indians

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was conferred with Russia's highest civilian honor, the Order of St Andrew the Apostle, by President Vladimir Putin during a special ceremony at the Kremlin on Tuesday. The award, originally announced in 2019, recognizes PM Modi's contributions to fostering India-Russia ties. Upon receiving the award, PM Modi said, "I extend my heartfelt gratitude to you (President Putin) for honouring me with Russia's highest (civilian) award. This honour is not just mine, this is ...

June 26, 2024 7:16 PM

Russia starts secret trial for U.S. reporter Gershkovich on spy charges

U.S. journalist Evan Gershkovich went on trial behind closed doors on Wednesday in the Russian city of Yekaterinburg, where he faces charges of espionage and a likely sentence of up to 20 years in prison. Prosecutors say the Wall Street Journal reporter gathered secret information on the orders of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency about a company that manufactures tanks for Russia's war in Ukraine. Gershkovich, his newspaper and the U.S. government all reject the allegations and say that he...

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