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  • Russia Reports Record 28K Coronavirus Cases

    Russia Reports Record 28K Coronavirus Cases

    Russia reported more than 28,000 coronavirus cases in a single day for the first time since the start of the pandemic, the latest record amid the second wave plaguing the country’s major cities and far-flung regions. Health officials reported 28,145 new infections across every Russian region Thursday, bringing the total caseload to 2,375,546. Russia has…

  • Russian Airspace Overhaul Causes 100 Flight Cancellations

    Russian Airspace Overhaul Causes 100 Flight Cancellations

    Russia’s Pobeda low-cost airline has canceled 110 flights to seven cities over a disruptive airspace overhaul that resulted in outdated flight charts and databases for western Russia, media reported Wednesday. European regulators last month warned of major changes to departure and arrival procedures after the restructure covering 49 airports across European Russia which takes effect…

  • Photo Essay. Power of Siberia: inside look

    Photo Essay. Power of Siberia: inside look

    December 2, 2020 A full year has passed since the ceremonial launch of the Power of Siberia gas pipeline. The pipeline is more than an artery for transporting the “blue fuel.” The project was conceived and is being implemented as a key part of the Eastern Gas Program, whose main goals are to create a gas industry and foster economic growth in Eastern Siberia and Russia’s Far East, to expand gas infrastructure to establish a new export…

  • St. Petersburg to Tighten Coronavirus Restrictions Over New Year Holiday

    St. Petersburg to Tighten Coronavirus Restrictions Over New Year Holiday

    St. Petersburg authorities have ordered the city’s cafes, restaurants, museums, theaters and concert halls to shut down during the New Year holiday, the most festive time of the year in Russia, due to the coronavirus. The stricter restrictions will be in place from Dec. 30 until Jan. 10, according to the decree signed by St.…

  • Russia Summons Veterans to Help Drive Its New Nazi War Crime Investigations

    Russia Summons Veterans to Help Drive Its New Nazi War Crime Investigations

    When 94-year-old World War II veteran Vasily’s family made their regular check of his mailbox on Saturday they found a formal summons from the prosecutor’s office in Volgograd, a city in southern Russia previously known as Stalingrad. It said he had to attend a hearing on Dec. 1 to be questioned as a witness in…

  • Siberian Ex-Police Chief Convicted for Khinkali Bribes

    Siberian Ex-Police Chief Convicted for Khinkali Bribes

    A former police chief in Russia’s third-largest city of Novosibirsk has been convicted for accepting bribes in the form of the popular Georgian dumpling khinkali, authorities and media said Wednesday. Alexander Grashchenkov was accused of extending criminal patronage to three local entrepreneurs in exchange for free meals, the Kommersant business daily reported earlier this fall. Between…

  • ROSATOM made it into the top ten of rating of Russian companies in sustainable development by RAEX-Europe agency

    The state-owned corporation “Rosatom” has made it into the top ten of rating of Russian companies in sustainable development which is combined by the rating agency RAEX-Europe. The rating results were presented on December 2. ROSATOM was inside TOP-10 winning the final 8th place. The corporation won the highest fifth place in governance (G), one…

  • Putin Orders Mass Coronavirus Vaccination in Russia ‘Next Week’

    Putin Orders Mass Coronavirus Vaccination in Russia ‘Next Week’

    President Vladimir Putin has ordered the mass vaccination against coronavirus among the Russian population to start late next week, with doctors and teachers first in line to receive the country’s Sputnik V jab. The order came hours after Britain became the first western country to issue general-use approval for Pfizer-BioNTech’s jab starting next week. “Let’s…

  • Skyscrapers Dance to Protect Yekaterinburg’s Architectural Heritage

    Skyscrapers Dance to Protect Yekaterinburg’s Architectural Heritage

    The Kinoproba international festival-workshop for film-school students opened its doors in the Urals city of Yekaterinburg on Tuesday. The annual fest, which has hosted works from the world’s best film schools since 2004, was kicked off by an eye-catchiing short animated film called “Dance A Trois.” The film shows constructivist landmark buildings in Yekaterinburg coming to life and…

  • Putin Urges Post-Soviet Allies to Support Embattled Armenian PM

    Putin Urges Post-Soviet Allies to Support Embattled Armenian PM

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has urged fellow members of a post-Soviet military bloc to support Armenia’s prime minister as he grapples with domestic pressure over his agreement to a Moscow-brokered peace deal with Azerbaijan. Nikol Pashinyan has faced a wave of outrage at home since the Nov. 9 peace deal ended more than six weeks…

  • Power of Siberia’s first year: reliable operation, increased supplies, above-target amounts

    Power of Siberia’s first year: reliable operation, increased supplies, above-target amounts

    December 2, 2020, 15:15 December 2 marks a year since the start of first-ever pipeline supplies of Russian gas to China – via the Power of Siberia gas trunkline from the Chayandinskoye field. At present, Gazprom keeps ramping up its gas exports to China via Power of Siberia. For a second consecutive month, gas is being supplied in excess of the planned amounts as requested by the Chinese party. Specifically, the aggregate amount of gas supplied…

  • Russia Sends 3 Films to the Golden Globe Awards

    Russia Sends 3 Films to the Golden Globe Awards

    HOLLYWOOD—Russian-made films led the pack with three entries in the 78th annual Golden Globes competition. Qualifying motion pictures include director Andrei Konchalovsky’s “Dear Comrades,” Klim Shipenko’s “Text” and Yegor Abramenko’s “Sputnik.”  Russia is also represented as a co-producer in two other films: Ivan Tverdovsky’s “Conference” (Russia, Estonia, United Kingdom and Italy); and director Vadim Perelman’s…

  • Rosneft Enterprises Reduce Water Intake from Volga River by 25 MCM

    Enterprises of Rosneft Oil Company have increased the use of recycled water in their operations, thus reducing their water intake from the Volga River by 6% (almost 25 million cubic metres) in three years due to environment-oriented projects implemented.

  • Russia Eyes Expansion to ‘Foreign Agent’ Law

    Russia Eyes Expansion to ‘Foreign Agent’ Law

    Russia is seeking to label any politically active individual a “foreign agent” in the latest move to broaden a law that critics say curbs free speech. Under current law, the “foreign agent” label may be extended to civil society groups, media outlets, as well as individual journalists and bloggers in Russia. The latest flurry of…

  • Coronavirus in Russia: The Latest News | Dec. 2

    Coronavirus in Russia: The Latest News | Dec. 2

    Russia has confirmed 2,347,401 cases of coronavirus and 41,053 deaths. Dec. 2: What you need to know today Russia confirmed 25,345 new coronavirus cases and a new record of 589 coronavirus deaths. Russia’s Accounts Chamber Chairman and famed liberal economist Alexei Kudrin was diagnosed with coronavirus, said the message published on his social media Monday.  Russia’s food retailers have…

  • Concreting of cylindrical part of the inner containment of Rooppur NPP Unit 1 (Bangladesh) is completed

    On November 27, concreting of cylindrical part of the inner containment in the reactor building of Unit 1 with VVER-1200 reactor was completed on Rooppur NPP site in Bangladesh. “The control milestone, which is completion of concreting of the 4th tier of inner containment up to elevation +38.500 m of Unit 1, has been completed.…

  • Russia Will Remain ‘Chief Threat’ to NATO Through 2030, Report Says

    Russia Will Remain ‘Chief Threat’ to NATO Through 2030, Report Says

    Russia will continue to pose one of the main threats to NATO in the next decade, a high-level report for the Western military alliance said Tuesday. “While Russia is by economic and social measures a declining power, it has proven itself capable of territorial aggression and is likely to remain a chief threat facing NATO…

  • Sberbank’s Big Plan to Become Russia’s Consumer Goliath Takes Shape

    Sberbank’s Big Plan to Become Russia’s Consumer Goliath Takes Shape

    Not satisfied with just being Russia’s largest financial institution and most valuable company, Sberbank is now going all in on its ultra-ambitious technology transformation, aiming to become the country’s biggest e-commerce player. That was the plan at the core of the bank’s new strategy — unveiled this week in a glitzy two-day online event for…

  • Public Counseling Office for Rooppur NPP Opens in Bangladesh

    The Public Counseling Office at Rooppur NPP, being constructed in Bangladesh, is opened in Ishwardi, Pabna district. The solemn ceremony took place on November 30, the day of the 3rd anniversary of the first concrete pouring on the construction site of the first NPP unit, being built in Bangladesh with the help of Russia (the…

  • Moscow Inaugurates Male Version of Feminist Festival

    Moscow Inaugurates Male Version of Feminist Festival

    The team behind Moscow’s annual feminist festival has launched a male equivalent to field discussions on modern-day masculinity, reverse sexism and other issues men face today. Gender.Team, a group of activists, psychologists, political scientists and journalists, established the Moscow FemFest in 2017 to promote gender literacy in a society not used to openly talking about…

  • Japan Protests Russia’s Missile System Deployment on Disputed Islands

    Japan Protests Russia’s Missile System Deployment on Disputed Islands

    Japan has rebuked Russia’s deployment of S-300 surface-to-air missile systems on a chain of islands in the Far East that Tokyo claims as its own, media reported Tuesday. The Russian Defense Ministry said its S-300V4 large air defense system went on combat duty on Iturup, one of four Russian-held Kuril Islands, Reuters reported earlier. Japan’s…

  • Severstal lauches pioeerig lower emissios coke battery to improve efficiecy ad boost productio

    Severstal lauches pioeerig lower emissios coke battery to improve efficiecy ad boost productio

    December 2, 2020 PAO Severstal, one of the world’s largest vertically integrated steel and mining companies, has launched coke battery No. 11, a new unit using coal charge ramming technology, at the Cherepovets Steel Mill. The capacity of the first block is 700 thousand tonnes of products per year. The new unit will increase coke…

  • Blame Climate Change for Historically Warm Fall in Russia’s Biggest Cities, Experts Say

    Blame Climate Change for Historically Warm Fall in Russia’s Biggest Cities, Experts Say

    Global climate change is behind this year’s extraordinarily warm autumn in Moscow and St. Petersburg, experts interviewed by The Moscow Times said.  Russia’s two largest cities experienced the warmest autumn temperatures of their recorded histories in 2020, official weather services reported Tuesday.  And it’s only the beginning, experts say.  Over the next 10 years, Russia…

  • Russian Billionaires See $500Mln Windfall in 2020

    Russian Billionaires See $500Mln Windfall in 2020

    Russia’s ultra-wealthy have increased their net worth by nearly $500 million in 2020 thanks to a historic stock market rally in November, according to the Bloomberg list of billionaires. Altogether, the 22 Russian billionaires added $486 million to their net worth between the start of the year and Dec. 1. Sixteen of them added just…

  • World AIDS Day in Moscow Kicks Off a Month of Events

    World AIDS Day in Moscow Kicks Off a Month of Events

    As one virus sweeps the globe, the Voznesensky Center in Moscow has joined with several arts and non-governmental organizations to launch a nearly month-long series events to mark a battle against another virus, HIV. The project, called “Of the Same Blood,” will start on Dec. 1, World AIDS Day, and run until Dec. 22. More…

  • Russia Detains Suspect in Killings of 26 Elderly Women

    Russia Detains Suspect in Killings of 26 Elderly Women

    Russian authorities have detained a man suspected of murdering dozens of elderly women in the republic of Tatarstan and nearby regions nearly a decade ago. Unofficially known as the “Volga maniac,” the murderer has been linked to the killings of anywhere from 19 to 32 female pensioners, most of whom were strangled to death between…

  • Irina Antonova, Head of Pushkin Museum for 52 Years, Dead at Age 98

    Irina Antonova, Head of Pushkin Museum for 52 Years, Dead at Age 98

    Irina Antonova, longtime head of the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts and renowned expert in Renaissance art, has died at the age of 98, the museum’s press service said in a statement on Tuesday. She died from complications caused by the coronavirus. Antonova was born in Moscow in 1922. As a child, she spent…

  • What’s Next for Nagorno-Karabakh?

    What’s Next for Nagorno-Karabakh?

    The Azerbaijani takeover of Lachin, the last of three districts handed back by Armenia under a deal to stop fighting over Nagorno-Karabakh, ends the first stage of a Russian-brokered peace process. But the decades-old dispute over Karabakh, an ethnic Armenian region that broke away from Azerbaijan during a war in the 1990s, is far from…

  • Rights Court Faults Russia Over Physicist’s Spying Conviction

    Rights Court Faults Russia Over Physicist’s Spying Conviction

    The European Court of Human Rights said Tuesday that Russian authorities denied a top physicist a fair trial ahead of his 2004 conviction on claims of passing state secrets to China, which saw him imprisoned in Siberia for eight years. Accused of spying for China as well as embezzlement, Valentin Danilov was arrested in 2001,…

  • Moscow Skates Through the Pandemic at Outdoor Ice Rinks

    Moscow Skates Through the Pandemic at Outdoor Ice Rinks

    Despite the coronavirus restrictions in place, Moscow residents will still be able to enjoy some of their favorite winter outdoor activities like ice skating this year. Despite a lack of steady snow, the capital’s outdoor ice rinks opened to the public over the weekend — with some changes in place to help prevent the spread…

  • Authorities Probe Navalny’s Coronavirus Interview for ‘Extremism’

    Authorities Probe Navalny’s Coronavirus Interview for ‘Extremism’

    Russian authorities are probing opposition figure Alexei Navalny’s comments during the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic for inciting extremism, news agencies quoted law enforcement sources as saying Tuesday. Moscow investigators are reportedly examining whether Navalny’s April 27 interview with the liberal Ekho Moskvy radio station contained calls for a violent overthrow of the Russian…

  • Turkey, Russia Seal Deal for Karabakh ‘Peacekeeping Center’

    Turkey, Russia Seal Deal for Karabakh ‘Peacekeeping Center’

    Turkey and Russia have agreed to monitor a truce over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region from a joint peacekeeping center, Ankara’s defense ministry said on Tuesday. The deal comes after days of talks between Turkish and Russian officials about how the two regional powers would jointly implement a Moscow-brokered ceasefire signed this month between Armenia and Azerbaijan. Technical…

  • Aframax Tanker for Sovkomflot Laid Down at Zvezda Shipyard

    An Aframax tanker under construction for Sovkomflot has been laid down at the Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex.

  • Russians Doubt Biden Presidency Will Improve U.S.-Russia Relations – Poll

    Russians Doubt Biden Presidency Will Improve U.S.-Russia Relations – Poll

    A majority of Russians doubt that relations between their country and the United States will improve under President-elect Joe Biden, a new poll by the independent Levada Center has said. Biden, who helped lead the failed push for a “reset” in U.S.-Russia ties as former President Barack Obama’s vice president, is expected to take a…

  • Siberian Jehovah’s Witnesses Jailed for ‘Extremism’

    Siberian Jehovah’s Witnesses Jailed for ‘Extremism’

    Four Jehovah’s Witnesses have been convicted and sentenced on extremism charges in southwestern Siberia, the religious organization banned in Russia said Monday. A court in the city of Omsk found husband and wife Sergei and Anastasia Polyakov guilty of recruiting others to join an “extremist” group. Two other Jehovah’s Witnesses, Dinara Dyusekeyeva and Gaukhar Bektemirova,…

  • Scientists Conduct Vostsibneftegaz-Sponsored Unique Studies of Post-Fire Landscapes of Evenki Forests

    Scientists Conduct Vostsibneftegaz-Sponsored Unique Studies of Post-Fire Landscapes of Evenki Forests

  • Putin Moves to Ban Dual-National Officials

    Putin Moves to Ban Dual-National Officials

    President Vladimir Putin has taken steps toward banning Russian government officials with access to state secrets from holding foreign passports as part of his recent changes to the Constitution. Putin on Monday submitted a bill to Russia’s lower house of parliament that would amend the Labor Code to ban military and civil servants with access to…

  • Moscow Sees Warmest Fall on Record

    Moscow Sees Warmest Fall on Record

    Fall 2020 in Moscow will be declared the warmest on record for the capital, according to Russia’s state weather service. The average temperature in Moscow for September, October and November was 3.2 degrees Celsius, which is 4.4 C above normal. “This autumn in Moscow will be the warmest ever,” the state-run TASS news agency quoted…

  • Jailed Russian Ex-Journalist Safronov Kept in Jail Pending Treason Trial

    Jailed Russian Ex-Journalist Safronov Kept in Jail Pending Treason Trial

    Former Russian journalist Ivan Safronov has been ordered to stay in jail through March pending trial on charges of high treason, his previous employer the Kommersant business daily reported Monday. Safronov, who was arrested in July weeks after starting a new career at state space agency Roscosmos, faces up to 20 years in prison on…

  • Russia’s Sputnik V Coronavirus Vaccine ‘Reasonably Effective’ – British Experts

    Russia’s Sputnik V Coronavirus Vaccine ‘Reasonably Effective’ – British Experts

    Russia’s highly touted Sputnik V vaccine is “reasonably effective” at preventing the coronavirus based on preliminary results from its mass trials but questions over its data still remain, British vaccine experts told Canada’s CBC News broadcaster Saturday. Sputnik V’s developers announced the vaccine’s 95% efficacy last week, citing data obtained 21 days after volunteers received the second…

  • Pull Russian Troops Out of Moldova, New President Says

    Pull Russian Troops Out of Moldova, New President Says

    Russia should withdraw its peacekeeping force from the self-proclaimed Transnistria republic, Moldova’s pro-European president-elect said Monday. Maia Sandu, who defeated Moldova’s pro-Russian incumbent earlier in November on a platform of balancing the ex-Soviet country’s ties between Moscow and the West, said the Russian troops should be replaced by civilian observers from Europe. Russia deploys around…

  • Coronavirus in Russia: The Latest News | Nov. 30

    Coronavirus in Russia: The Latest News | Nov. 30

    Russia has confirmed 2,295,654 cases of coronavirus and 39,895 deaths. Nov. 30: What you need to know today Russia confirmed 26,338 new coronavirus cases and 368 deaths. Universities in Moscow and St. Petersburg will switch students to remote learning until early February to prevent the spread of coronavirus, Science and Higher Education Minister Valery Falkov said Monday. Nov. 27…

  • Russia, Syria Under Pressure at Chemical Weapons Watchdog

    Russia, Syria Under Pressure at Chemical Weapons Watchdog

    Syria and Russia faced renewed pressure over allegations of chemical weapons use as member countries of the global toxic arms watchdog met on Monday. Moscow was urged by Western nations to “transparently” reveal the circumstances of the Novichok nerve agent poisoning of opposition figure Alexei Navalny. Damascus meanwhile faced calls for sanctions at the Organization for the…

  • Presidential Guard Dies by Suicide Inside Kremlin – Reports

    Presidential Guard Dies by Suicide Inside Kremlin – Reports

    A Russian Federal Protection Service (FSO) officer responsible for guarding President Vladimir Putin has allegedly died by suicide inside the Kremlin walls, media reported Monday. The Baza Telegram channel, which is thought to have links to Russia’s security services, said Mikhail Zakharov shot himself during his service. The state-run TASS news agency, which did not…

  • Moscow, St. Petersburg Universities Go Remote as Virus Surges

    Moscow, St. Petersburg Universities Go Remote as Virus Surges

    Universities in Moscow and St. Petersburg will switch students to remote learning for two months to prevent the spread of coronavirus during the pandemic’s record-setting second wave, Science and Higher Education Minister Valery Falkov said Monday. “I signed an order yesterday switching the universities under the ministry’s jurisdiction in Moscow and St. Petersburg to the…

  • St. Petersburg Developer’s Stepson Run Over by Military Vehicle at Birthday Party

    St. Petersburg Developer’s Stepson Run Over by Military Vehicle at Birthday Party

    The stepson of a St. Petersburg construction mogul was run over and killed by an armored vehicle at a military re-enactment celebrating his stepbrother’s birthday, media reported Sunday. The armored personnel carrier allegedly started moving with Andrei Kozhevin, 38, lying in its path after the driver “thought” he received a takeoff signal, according to the Life Shot tabloid. Kozhevin…

  • QAnon Gains Traction in Russia

    QAnon Gains Traction in Russia

    Ever since the U.S. presidential election was called for Joe Biden, Tatiana Abdullina has been watching the twists and turns of outgoing President Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn the results from her home in Volchansk, a town of 10,000 in Russia’s Ural Mountains. The mother of four is convinced the legal manoeuvres will be successful,…

  • Obama Blackface Skit on Kremlin-Funded TV Sparks Outrage

    Obama Blackface Skit on Kremlin-Funded TV Sparks Outrage

    A Russian late-night television sketch featuring a racist impersonation of former U.S. President Barack Obama by an actress in blackface has sparked controversy after airing on a Kremlin-funded network over the weekend. After lampooning Obama’s recently published memoir during his Saturday evening political satire show Mezhdunarodnaya Pilorama (“International Saw-Panorama”), host Tigran Keosayan segues to an…

  • Gazprom’s financial information under International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) for the nine months ended September 30, 2020

    Gazprom’s financial information under International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) for the nine months ended September 30, 2020

    November 30, 2020, 10:00 IFRS results 2020 Today PJSC Gazprom issued its unaudited consolidated interim condensed financial information prepared in accordance with International Accounting Standard 34 Interim Financial Reporting (IAS 34) for the nine months ended September 30, 2020. The table below presents the unaudited consolidated interim condensed statement of comprehensive income for the nine months ended September…

  • Karabakh Rivals Adjust to Life Along New Borders

    Karabakh Rivals Adjust to Life Along New Borders

    Pomegranate harvest is in full swing on a field Zhorik Grigoryan nearly lost in the recent fighting between Azerbaijan and Armenia over the disputed  Nagorno-Karabakh region.  Azerbaijani forces were just 50 meters (less than a mile) away from the farmer’s land in the eastern Martuni district when a Moscow-brokered peace deal halted weeks of clashes…

  • Coronavirus in Russia: The Latest News | Nov. 28

    Coronavirus in Russia: The Latest News | Nov. 28

    Russia has confirmed 2,215,533 cases of coronavirus and 38,558 deaths. Nov. 28: What you need to know today Russia confirmed 27,100 coronavirus cases and 510 deaths on Saturday Indian pharmaceutical company Hetero will produce 100 million doses of Russia’s Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine as part of the agreement with the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), its developers announced Friday.…

  • Welcome Russian Winter with Persimmon Spice Cake

    Welcome Russian Winter with Persimmon Spice Cake

    Cyclone Sara blew through Russia this week, bringing with her the first serious snowfall of the season.  This is always cause for Russians to celebrate, jubilantly greeting one another, “to the first snow!”  nd there is something undeniably magical about watching the first snow of the season sift itself over the darkling world like a…

  • Russia to Pay Med Students $260 for Treating Coronavirus Patients

    Russia to Pay Med Students $260 for Treating Coronavirus Patients

    Medical students on the front lines of Russia’s coronavirus response will receive $260 in payouts before the end of the year, news agencies quoted a senior cabinet official overseeing Russia’s virus response as saying Friday. Deputy Prime Minister Tatiana Golikova said 60,296 students “not in full-time positions but in practical training at medical organizations” will…

  • Navalny Urges EU to Target Putin’s Oligarch Backers

    Navalny Urges EU to Target Putin’s Oligarch Backers

    Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny urged the EU on Friday to put targeted economic sanctions on the oligarchs surrounding President Vladimir Putin. “There is no sense in sanctioning colonels or generals or some people who are definitely not traveling a lot,” Navalny told MEPs by videolink. Addressing the European Parliament’s foreign affairs committee, Navalny, who…

  • Russia to Close Down Barents Region’s Biggest Air Polluter

    Russia to Close Down Barents Region’s Biggest Air Polluter

    Tens of thousands of tons of sulfur dioxide and other hazardous gases have annually been emitted from the chimneys of Nornickel’s factory in the town named after the metal produced there. Damage to human health, the environment and cross-border relations with Norway have made the town of Nikel in the Murmansk region infamous much further…

  • Russian Military Launches Coronavirus Vaccination Campaign

    Russian Military Launches Coronavirus Vaccination Campaign

    Russia’s military has launched a coronavirus vaccine campaign among nearly half a million of its active-duty personnel, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu announced Friday. More than 2,500 Russian soldiers have been vaccinated so far, Shoigu said, projecting that number to go up to 80,000 by the end of the year. Shoigu himself received the Sputnik V…

  • Russian Airline Blamed for Phallic Flight Path – Report

    Russian Airline Blamed for Phallic Flight Path – Report

    Russia’s Pobeda low-cost airline was behind a phallic flight path made in support of the national football team captain after he was embroiled in a sex video scandal, the RBC news website reported Thursday, citing a federal aviation report. Russia’s Federal Air Transportation Agency (Rosaviatsia) said the Nov. 11 Moscow-Yekaterinburg flight with 102 passengers onboard…

  • Russia Says India to Produce 100M Doses of Sputnik Coronavirus Vaccine

    Russia Says India to Produce 100M Doses of Sputnik Coronavirus Vaccine

    One of the developers of Russia’s Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine announced Friday that India-based drugmaker Hetero will produce over 100 million doses of the jab. “Hetero, one of India’s leading generic pharmaceutical companies, have agreed to produce in India over 100 million doses per year of the world’s first registered vaccine against the novel coronavirus…

  • Russia Breaks Coronavirus Record With 27K New Infections

    Russia Breaks Coronavirus Record With 27K New Infections

    Russia has confirmed more than 27,000 coronavirus infections in a single day for the first time since the start of the pandemic, the latest record amid the country’s record-setting second wave that is straining regional healthcare systems. Health officials reported 27,543 new infections across all Russian regions Friday, bringing the total caseload to 2,215,533 —…

  • Moscow Reports 300% Spike in Coronavirus Deaths

    Moscow Reports 300% Spike in Coronavirus Deaths

    Moscow reported a 300% month-on-month increase in coronavirus deaths for October, the Russian capital’s health department said late Thursday. In September, the city’s health department said Covid-19 was the direct cause of death among 543 Muscovites. As the second wave of the virus escalated in October, Moscow’s health department said coronavirus was the main cause…