Armenia, Azerbaijan Clash Over Karabakh as Russia Urges Halt

Russia on Monday urged Armenia and Azerbaijan to immediately start observing a ceasefire agreed over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region as intense fighting between the two Caucasus rivals cast fresh doubt over the accord. Armenia and Azerbaijan have for the last two weeks engaged in bitter clashes over Nagorno-Karabakh, a breakaway region of Azerbaijan controlled by Armenians…


Media Mogul Lebedev Seeks ‘Lord of Moscow’ Title in UK – Reports

Russian-British media mogul Yevgeny Lebedev is seeking to be the first member of the House of Lords with “Moscow” as his territorial designation, The Daily Mail newspaper reported Sunday.  Queen Elizabeth II conferred a lifetime peerage to Lebedev, 40, the extravagant friend of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and owner of Britain’s Independent and Evening…


Rosneft Employees Clean 70,000 m2 of Volga River Shores

As part of World Cleanup Day, the Samara production enterprises of Rosneft Oil Company has taken part in an environmental campaign to clean the shores of the Volga River, as well as its tributaries and nearby lakes.

Russian Military Attempts to Disperse Syria Protesters With Helicopter Fly-Over

A Russian military transport helicopter has been filmed dispersing protesters rallying against Russia’s expansion into northeast Syria on Sunday, local independent media reported.  Dozens of residents of Ayn Diwar village near the Turkish border took to the streets to oppose the Russian forces’ fifth attempt to establish a military outpost there, according to the North…


Russia Simplifies Citizenship for Foreigners With Russian Children

Foreign-born parents of Russian citizens over 18 years old can now obtain Russian citizenship through a simplified naturalization procedure, according to a new amendment that comes into force Monday.  All alien parents residing in Russia at the time of application can now forgo the five-year residence requirement. Previously, only parents of children with disabilities were…