Russia Outlaws Anti-Women ‘Male State’ Group as ‘Extremist’

Russia has banned the “Male State,” an ultra-nationalist hate group that has carried out abuse campaigns against women and minorities, as “extremist,” the Mediazona news website reported Monday. The Nizhny Novgorod regional court ruled that founder Vladislav Pozdnyakov’s “Male State” is an extremist group, upholding a Prosecutor’s Office request, according to Mediazona’s live blog from the court.…

Russia’s ‘Last Liberal Party’ Cuts Ties With Navalny Supporters

Russian liberal party Yabloko announced Monday it will cut ties with members who had backed jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny’s anti-Kremlin voting initiative, a move that underlines bitter divisions in the country’s fragmented opposition. Yabloko, which has not been represented in Russia’s parliament for the past two decades, accused Navalny of playing into the Kremlin’s…

Russian Recognition of Taliban Regime ‘Not on the Table,’ Says Afghanistan’s Pro-Western Ambassador to Moscow

Russia “assured” Afghanistan’s Ambassador to Moscow that the country is currently not considering recognizing the Taliban regime, he told The Moscow Times as the Kremlin prepares to host talks on the country this week. “The Russian Foreign Ministry has assured us that recognition of the Taliban regime is not even on the table, and until…

Gas production and supplies: results for 9.5 months

October 18, 2021, 13:10 According to preliminary data, Gazprom produced 399.4 billion cubic meters of gas in the first 9.5 months of 2021, which is 16.6 per cent (or 56.7 billion cubic meters) more than in the same period of last year. Gazprom ramped up its domestic supplies from the gas transmission system by 16.6 per cent (or by 26.1 billion cubic meters) over said period of 2021. The Company…

Sokol Artists’ Village in the Colors of Autumn

In 1923, after Vladimir Lenin approved legislation allowing cooperative ownership of housing, a group of Muscovites joined together to build a small village at the outskirts of Moscow. Inspired by British urban planner Ebenezer Howard’s notion of a “garden city” that mixed urban amenities with individual houses and garden belts, the group of teachers, artists,…