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  • Lukashenko: Soviet-Style Autocrat on Europe’s Doorstep

    Lukashenko: Soviet-Style Autocrat on Europe’s Doorstep

    Strongman Alexander Lukashenko, who has ruled over ex-Soviet Belarus for nearly three decades, is facing down the greatest challenge to his rule yet ahead of presidential elections on Sunday. In the run-up to the vote in which Lukashenko will seek a sixth term, protests have erupted across the country straddling Russia and Europe, with 37-year-old…

  • 15-Year-Old Girl Dies in Monastery Captured By Rogue Priest

    15-Year-Old Girl Dies in Monastery Captured By Rogue Priest

    A 15-year-old girl living in a Russian Orthodox monastery controlled by a defrocked coronavirus-denying priest has died, Interfax reported Wednesday. The Sredneuralsk women’s monastery near Russia’s fourth-largest city of Yekaterinburg has been under the control of Father Sergei Romanov since he forced out its mother superior in June. Since then, Russian media outlets have reported…

  • Rising Star Shakes up Belarus Strongman’s Re-Election Bid

    Rising Star Shakes up Belarus Strongman’s Re-Election Bid

    Belarus holds presidential polls on Sunday with a novice opposition candidate posing the greatest challenge in years to long-ruling strongman Alexander Lukashenko. The 65-year-old authoritarian leader has headed the ex-Soviet country bordering Russia since 1994 and Sunday’s polls could hand him his sixth term. After appearing to guarantee himself a smooth path to victory by…

  • Moscow City Workers, Medics to Have Early Coronavirus Vaccine Access – Bloomberg

    Moscow City Workers, Medics to Have Early Coronavirus Vaccine Access – Bloomberg

    Moscow city government employees and healthcare workers are being offered early access to Russia’s coronavirus vaccine as the country rushes to approve what it says is the world’s first Covid-19 vaccine, Bloomberg reported Wednesday. Officials in recent weeks have said Russia aims to launch mass production of a coronavirus vaccine next month and produce “several…

  • Cyprus Police Question Russian Over Lebanon Disaster

    Cyprus Police Question Russian Over Lebanon Disaster

    Cypriot police said Thursday they had questioned a Russian over alleged links to a ship and its cargo of ammonium nitrate said to have caused the devastating explosion in Beirut. “Lebanese authorities asked us to locate the individual and ask him some questions which we did,” a Cypriot police spokesman told AFP. “His response has been…

  • Court Jails Young Russians for ‘Plotting to Overthrow Putin’

    Court Jails Young Russians for ‘Plotting to Overthrow Putin’

    A Moscow court on Thursday sentenced three young activists to long jail terms for plotting to overthrow President Vladimir Putin in a case that has sparked protests and allegations of police overreach. In 2018, authorities detained 10 people accusing them of belonging to an anarchist cell called the “New Greatness” that was plotting an uprising…

  • TVEL Subsidiary to Supply Refuelling Machines for Akkuyu NPP

    Central Institute of Design and Technology (CPTI JSC, an enterprise of Rosatom’s TVEL Fuel Company) has been awarded and has signed the contract for supply of refuelling machines (RM) for Units 1-4 of Akkuyu NPP which is being constructed by Rosatom Russian State Corporation in Turkey, based on Russian project.  The Employer is TİTAN2 IC…

  • Belorussian NPP Unit 1 Ready for Physical Start-up

    The Department of Nuclear and Radiation Safety of the Ministry for Emergency Situations of the Republic of Belarus (Gosatomnadzor) has issued a permit for loading fresh nuclear fuel into the reactor of the Belarusian NPP Unit 1. ROSATOM Engineering Division is the general designer and general contractor of the NPP. In accordance with the laws…

  • Belarus Leader Says U.S. Nationals Detained Ahead of Election

    Belarus Leader Says U.S. Nationals Detained Ahead of Election

    Belarus has arrested a number of U.S. nationals, its President Alexander Lukashenko said days before the country’s presidential election. Authorities have cracked down on the Belarusian opposition as Lukashenko seeks a sixth term in office, with rights groups saying more than 1,300 people have been detained. “Some people were detained with American passports, married to…

  • Coronavirus in Russia: The Latest News | Aug. 6

    Coronavirus in Russia: The Latest News | Aug. 6

    Russia has confirmed 871,894 cases of coronavirus and 14,606 deaths. Aug. 6: What you need to know today Russia’s flagship airline Aeroflot has canceled flights to 87 international destinations for the rest of August due to the coronavirus situation. The list doesn’t include countries where Russia has already resumed or plans to resume flights: Britain, Turkey, Tanzania and…

  • Russia’s Coronavirus Cases Surpass 870K

    Russia’s Coronavirus Cases Surpass 870K

    The highest number of new cases were in Moscow, the western Siberian region of Khanty-Mansiysk and Sverdlovsk in the Urals. Russia’s fatality rate has remained low compared to other badly-hit countries, raising speculation that Moscow could be underreporting figures. Russian authorities began easing anti-virus measures in June ahead of a massive World War II military…

  • U.S. Offers $10M Reward Against Russian Election Interference

    U.S. Offers $10M Reward Against Russian Election Interference

    US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday offered a $10 million reward aimed at preventing foreign interference in the November election, as the State Department accused Russia of waging an increasingly sophisticated disinformation campaign. The reward marks one of the most public signs that members of President Donald Trump’s administration are taking election meddling seriously, despite…

  • Russian Swimmers Complete Eco-Relay Across Lake Baikal

    Russian Swimmers Complete Eco-Relay Across Lake Baikal

    A group of Russians completed an icy swim across Lake Baikal in Siberia on Wednesday in an effort to draw attention to ecological threats facing the world’s largest freshwater lake. The four men and one woman finished their continuous relay of 55 kilometers (34 miles) spanning the width of the lake and ending near the…

  • Belarus Vote Threatens Rupture in ‘Brotherly’ Ties With Russia

    Belarus Vote Threatens Rupture in ‘Brotherly’ Ties With Russia

    Belarussian leader Alexander Lukashenko seems set on burning once “brotherly” bridges with the Kremlin during a volatile election campaign that has seen him arrest Russian citizens and raid a bank with links to Moscow. The strongman leader of ex-Soviet Belarus has accused “puppeteers” and “Telegram channels” with ties to Moscow of meddling in the Aug.…

  • Russia to Remove Hazardous Nuclear Objects Dumped in Its Arctic Waters

    Russia to Remove Hazardous Nuclear Objects Dumped in Its Arctic Waters

    Russia’s state nuclear agency plans to remove several nuclear objects from the depths of Russia’s Arctic waters in an effort to reduce environmental hazards, Rosatom said this week as it presented a clean-up plan for the region. From the late 1960s to the late 1980s, about 18,000 radioactive objects were dumped into Russia’s remote northern…

  • Migrants Clash With Russian Police Near Kazakh Border

    Migrants Clash With Russian Police Near Kazakh Border

    About 500 migrants from Uzbekistan clashed with police in southern Russia as they tried to force their way toward the border into Kazakhstan, Russian media reported Tuesday. Thousands of migrant workers, mostly from ex-Soviet states, have been stranded in Russia since late March, when countries closed their borders and halted international flights due to the…

  • Explosive Fertilizer Confiscated From Russian Businessman’s Ship Linked to Beirut Blast – Mediazona

    Explosive Fertilizer Confiscated From Russian Businessman’s Ship Linked to Beirut Blast – Mediazona

    Nearly 3,000 tons of a highly explosive fertilizer that caused Tuesday’s devastating blast in Beirut came from a ship owned by a Russian businessman, the Mediazona news website reported Wednesday, citing Lebanese television and members of the ship’s crew. Lebanese Prime Minister Hassan Diab said in a statement Tuesday that 2,750 metric tons of ammonium…

  • Rosneft will report its Q2 and 6M 2020 IFRS financial results on Friday, August 14, 2020

    Q2 and 6M 2020 IFRS financial results and corresponding MD&A will be available on our website on Friday, August 14, 2020 at 10:00 Moscow time

  • Russia’s Coronavirus Cases Surpass 866K

    Russia’s Coronavirus Cases Surpass 866K

    The highest number of new cases were in Moscow, the western Siberian region of Khanty-Mansiysk and Sverdlovsk in the Urals. Russia’s fatality rate has remained low compared to other badly-hit countries, raising speculation that Moscow could be underreporting figures. Russian authorities began easing anti-virus measures in June ahead of a massive World War II military…

  • Russia Resumes Visa-Free Entry for Some Foreigners on Official Visits

    Russia Resumes Visa-Free Entry for Some Foreigners on Official Visits

    Foreigners whose countries have visa-free travel agreements with Russia will once again be able to come to the country for short business trips, according to a decree signed by Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin on Wednesday. Russia sealed its borders to nearly all foreigners in late March in an effort to contain the spread of the…

  • Siberia’s ‘Gateway to the Underworld’ Expands Amid Record-Smashing Heat Wave

    Siberia’s ‘Gateway to the Underworld’ Expands Amid Record-Smashing Heat Wave

    Record-setting summer temperatures across Siberia are opening up the Batagaika megaslump, which locals call the “gateway to the underworld,” at an unprecedented pace, scientists say. The Batagaika crater in the eastern Siberian republic of Sakha appeared in the 1960s after forest in the area was cleared, causing the land to sink. Currently the world’s largest…

  • NovaWind has launched the construction of Marchenkovskaya wind farm in the Rostov region

    August 3, 2020 – NovaWind JSC has launched the construction of Marchenkovskaya wind farm in the Rostov region. The total capacity of the planned wind farm will be 120 MW. The site will be equipped with 48 wind turbines (WT) with a capacity of 2.5 MW each, and their planned annual average energy output will…

  • WHO Urges Russia to Follow Guidelines on Virus Vaccine

    WHO Urges Russia to Follow Guidelines on Virus Vaccine

    The World Health Organization on Tuesday urged Russia to follow the established guidelines for producing safe and effective vaccines after Moscow announced plans to start swiftly producing COVID-19 jabs. Russia said Monday it aims to launch mass production of a coronavirus vaccine in September and turn out “several million” doses per month by next year.…

  • Coronavirus in Russia: The Latest News | Aug. 4

    Coronavirus in Russia: The Latest News | Aug. 4

    Russia has confirmed 861,423 cases of coronavirus and 14,351 deaths. Aug. 4: What you need to know today The World Health Organization on Tuesday urged Russia to follow the established guidelines for producing safe and effective vaccines after Moscow announced plans to start swiftly producing COVID-19 jabs.  Moscow authorities have issued 5,000-ruble fines ($68) to more than 40,000 people…

  • Belarus Leader Claims Opposition ‘Massacre’ Plot Before Vote

    Belarus Leader Claims Opposition ‘Massacre’ Plot Before Vote

    Belarus leader Alexander Lukashenko on Tuesday vowed to protect his country from the opposition and Russia which he said were coordinating violent protests ahead of presidential elections this week. The 65-year-old has ruled over the ex-Soviet country wedged between Russia and Europe with an authoritarian grip for 26 years and has cracked down on the…

  • NovaWind JSC has launched the Karmalinovskaya wind power plant construction in Stavropol Krai

    NovaWind JSC has launched the Karmalinovskaya wind power plant construction in Stavropol Krai. WPP’s total generating capacity will reach 60 MW with annual energy production – 147 GWh. The power plant will consist of 24 wind turbines with a capacity of 2.5 MW each. The company is going to invest more than 8 billion rubles…

  • Russia’s Coronavirus Cases Rise By 5,100 Overnight

    Russia’s Coronavirus Cases Rise By 5,100 Overnight

    The highest number of new cases were in Moscow, the western Siberian region of Khanty-Mansiysk and Sverdlovsk in the Urals. Russia’s fatality rate has remained low compared to other badly-hit countries, raising speculation that Moscow could be underreporting figures. Russian authorities began easing anti-virus measures in June ahead of a massive World War II military…

  • Belarus Opposition Rallies Voters With Promise of Change

    Belarus Opposition Rallies Voters With Promise of Change

    At a small-town campaign rally held by the rising star of Belarus’s political opposition, Elena stood among the unusually large crowd, wrapped in a red and white flag — the colors of the ex-Soviet country’s emboldened opposition. Like many others at the gathering for opposition candidate Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, she preferred to give her first name…

  • French Trial Ordered for Alleged Russian Bitcoin Fraudster

    French Trial Ordered for Alleged Russian Bitcoin Fraudster

    A judge in Paris has ordered a French trial for Alexander Vinnik, a Russian suspected of money laundering on the bitcoin exchange BTC-e, also wanted by Washington and Moscow, his lawyer and other sources told AFP. Vinnik was extradited to France in January from Greece, where he had been arrested on an American warrant in…

  • 8 Arrested in Russia’s First Surrogacy Probe

    8 Arrested in Russia’s First Surrogacy Probe

    Eight Russians have been arrested and charged with human trafficking in the country’s first surrogacy probe, and a court on Monday was to consider extending the arrests. Surrogacy is legal in Russia and has been a lucrative business for many years. However, a criminal probe was made possible due to “ambiguities” in legislation, defense lawyer Igor Trunov…

  • Russia Sparks Backlash for Allowing Deforestation, Construction Along Lake Baikal

    Russia Sparks Backlash for Allowing Deforestation, Construction Along Lake Baikal

    A new Russian law that allows deforestation and construction near the shores of Siberia’s Lake Baikal has sparked backlash among environmental activists who say the law threatens protected natural areas. Lake Baikal, the world’s largest freshwater lake, has been plagued with environmental problems caused by industrial pollution, mining and agricultural run-off. Plans to construct a…

  • On and Off the Trans-Siberian Train: The Rapper

    On and Off the Trans-Siberian Train: The Rapper

    Last summer journalist Marina Dmukhovskaya and photographer Georg Wallner took a trip on the Trans-Siberian from Moscow to Vladivostok. For 28 days and almost 10,000 kilometers, they talked to dozens of people in “Seat 47” (Mesto 47) riding next to them. When they returned, they turned 38 conversations into first-person stories. Here is one of…

  • The Mischief and Mayhem of Russian Paratroopers’ Day

    The Mischief and Mayhem of Russian Paratroopers’ Day

    Each year on Aug. 2, current and former members of Russia’s Airborne Troops meet up to raise a drink (or, more likely, many drinks) to each other’s achievements and remember fallen comrades. The holiday falls on the anniversary of the Soviet military’s first parachute flight, which was held during exercises near the southern Russian city…

  • Trump Сalls for New Death Sentence for Boston Marathon Bomber Tsarnaev

    Trump Сalls for New Death Sentence for Boston Marathon Bomber Tsarnaev

    U.S. President Donald Trump called Sunday for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to be re-sentenced to death after an appeals court overturned the death penalty. “Rarely has anybody deserved the death penalty more than the Boston Bomber, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev,” Trump tweeted. “So many lives lost and ruined. The Federal Government must again seek the Death…

  • Russia Aims to Produce ‘Millions’ of Virus Doses by 2021

    Russia Aims to Produce ‘Millions’ of Virus Doses by 2021

    Russia said Monday it aims to launch mass production of a coronavirus vaccine next month and turn out “several million” doses per month by next year. The country is pushing ahead with several vaccine prototypes and one trialled by the Gamaleya institute in Moscow has reached advanced stages of development and is about to pass…

  • Which Countries Are Open to Russians – and Vice Versa?

    Which Countries Are Open to Russians – and Vice Versa?

    Russian authorities could resume all international flights with countries that grant reciprocity as early as Aug. 11, the state-run TASS news agency cited aviation industry sources as saying Saturday. Most flights to and from Russia have been grounded since March 27 in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. Russia also closed…

  • Russian Mercenaries in Belarus Say They Were ‘On Their Way to See Hagia Sophia’ – Investigators

    Russian Mercenaries in Belarus Say They Were ‘On Their Way to See Hagia Sophia’ – Investigators

    Some of the 33 Russian mercenaries detained in Belarus told investigators they were on their way to Istanbul to see the Hagia Sophia, the head of Belarus’ Investigative Committee told President Alexander Lukashenko. Belarus authorities detained the men last week for allegedly plotting to destabilize the country ahead of the country’s Aug. 9 presidential election.…

  • Russia Records Almost 5,400 New Coronavirus Cases

    Russia Records Almost 5,400 New Coronavirus Cases

    The highest number of new cases were in Moscow, the western Siberian region of Khanty-Mansiysk and Sverdlovsk in the Urals. Russia’s fatality rate has remained low compared to other badly-hit countries, raising speculation that Moscow could be underreporting figures. Russian authorities began easing anti-virus measures in June ahead of a massive World War II military…

  • Russia Records Over 5,400 Coronavirus Cases as Cases Pass 850K

    Russia Records Over 5,400 Coronavirus Cases as Cases Pass 850K

    The highest number of new cases were in Moscow, the western Siberian region of Khanty-Mansiysk and Sverdlovsk in the Urals. Russia’s fatality rate has remained low compared to other badly-hit countries, raising speculation that Moscow could be underreporting figures. Russian authorities began easing anti-virus measures in June ahead of a massive World War II military…

  • Russian Far East Protesters Turn Out by the Thousands as Crackdown Intensifies

    Russian Far East Protesters Turn Out by the Thousands as Crackdown Intensifies

    KHABAROVSK — As the rain beat down, a sea of umbrellas filled the valley that has become part of the well-trodden path protesters take on their daily march around the city of Khabarovsk in Russia’s Far East. Despite a torrential summer downpour, thousands took to the streets for the fourth straight massive Saturday protest, the…

  • Ksenia Buksha’s ‘The Freedom Factory’

    Ksenia Buksha’s ‘The Freedom Factory’

    An economist by education, Ksenia Buksha has worked in finance, marketing, and advertising. She is a mother of three, plays the guitar, draws, and paints. She is also, writer Dmitry Bykov asserts, one of the best poets of her generation, although she is better known for her prose. The 37-year-old St. Petersburg native has published…

  • Russia Records Over 5,400 Coronavirus Cases as Deaths Surpass 14K

    Russia Records Over 5,400 Coronavirus Cases as Deaths Surpass 14K

    The highest number of new cases were in Moscow, the western Siberian region of Khanty-Mansiysk and Sverdlovsk in the Urals. Russia’s fatality rate has remained low compared to other badly-hit countries, raising speculation that Moscow could be underreporting figures. Russian authorities began easing anti-virus measures in June ahead of a massive World War II military…

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

    Coronavirus in Russia: The Latest News | Aug. 2

    Russia has confirmed 850,870 cases of coronavirus and 14,128 deaths. Aug. 2: 3 things you need to know today Authorities in Moscow have issued sweeping fines for violating face mask and glove requirements in recent weeks as the city looks to enforce coronavirus safety rules, the state-run TASS news agency reported Friday. Russia confirmed 5,427 new coronavirus infections Sunday, bringing the country’s…

  • Coronavirus in Russia: The Latest News | Aug. 1

    Coronavirus in Russia: The Latest News | Aug. 1

    Russia has confirmed 845,443 cases of coronavirus and 14,058 deaths. Aug. 1: 3 things you need to know today Authorities in Moscow have issued sweeping fines for violating face mask and glove requirements in recent weeks as the city looks to enforce coronavirus safety rules, the state-run TASS news agency reported Friday. Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said the Russian capital has…

  • Watch Three Free Films About Russian and Soviet Life

    Watch Three Free Films About Russian and Soviet Life

    This weekend Stage Russia has joined up with Russian Life magazine, Russian and Georgian filmmakers, plus libararies and universities around the world to offer three films for free livestreaming this weekend. One is available to everyone; two are available free to people with library cards or student/teacher IDs at participating institutions.  “Resilience” In 1917, Russia…

  • Russia Charges Rapper’s Widow With Murder After Finding Dismembered Body

    Russia Charges Rapper’s Widow With Murder After Finding Dismembered Body

    Russian investigators on Friday charged a rapper’s widow with his murder after discovering his dismembered body. Investigators said they found fragments of the body of Ukrainian rapper Alexander Yushko, who performed under the stage name Andy Cartwright, in a flat in the northwestern city of St. Petersburg on Wednesday. The Investigative Committee, which probes major…

  • Moscow Cinemas Prepare to Open on Aug. 1

    Moscow Cinemas Prepare to Open on Aug. 1

    At the end of March Moscow’s movie theaters were all closed due to the coronavirus and everyone switched to watching films online. But finally, earlier this month Mayor Sergei Sobyanin signed a decree allowing cinemas to open on Aug. 1. The number of visitors in the hall, however, must be 50% of the number of seats. Although…

  • UK Names Media Mogul Yevgeny Lebedev to House of Lords

    UK Names Media Mogul Yevgeny Lebedev to House of Lords

    Russian-British media owner Yevgeny Lebedev has been appointed to the House of Lords in Britain. Queen Elizabeth II conferred Lebedev’s lifetime peerage on Friday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s office said. Lebedev owns Britain’s Independent and Evening Standard newspapers. His father, Russian oligarch Alexander Lebedev, is co-owner of the independent Novaya Gazeta newspaper in Russia. In…

  • Rosneft publishes 2019 Sustainable Development Report

    Rosneft published Sustainable Development Report following 2019 performance.

  • Kremlin Demands Release of Russians Held in Belarus

    Kremlin Demands Release of Russians Held in Belarus

    The Kremlin on Friday asked ex-Soviet ally Belarus to release 33 Russian men detained in Minsk over an alleged plot to organize riots ahead of next month’s presidential elections. Belarussian security services on Wednesday arrested the group of Russians, saying they were mercenaries on a mission to destabilise the country in the run-up to the…

  • Moscow Cracks Down on Mask and Glove Violations

    Moscow Cracks Down on Mask and Glove Violations

    Authorities in Moscow have issued sweeping fines for violating face mask and glove requirements in recent weeks as the city looks to enforce coronavirus safety rules, the state-run TASS news agency reported Friday. The Russian capital has required masks and gloves to be worn at all times indoors and on public transportation since May 12.…

  • Belarus Strengthens Border Security Amid Search for 170 Russian Mercenaries

    Belarus Strengthens Border Security Amid Search for 170 Russian Mercenaries

    Belarus is cracking down on its border with Russia as it searches for 170 mercenaries it says are from the Kremlin-linked Wagner Group military contractor. Belarussian authorities on Wednesday detained 33 people it said were Russian mercenaries sent to “destabilize” the country ahead of its election. They had received information about the arrival of about…

  • Russia Records Over 5,400 Coronavirus Cases Amid Vaccine Race, Lifted Lockdown

    Russia Records Over 5,400 Coronavirus Cases Amid Vaccine Race, Lifted Lockdown

    The highest number of new cases were in Moscow, the western Siberian region of Khanty-Mansiysk and Sverdlovsk in the Urals. Russia’s fatality rate has remained low compared to other badly-hit countries, raising speculation that Moscow could be underreporting figures. Russian authorities began easing anti-virus measures in June ahead of a massive World War II military…

  • The third layer of the reactor building inner containment has been erected at power unit No.1 of Rooppur NPP

    The works on erection and concreting of the reactor building inner containment third layer sections of Rooppur NPP power unit No.1 being constructed in Bangladesh (the General Contractor – JSC Atomstroyexport is included in the Engineering Division of ROSATOM) have been completed. All works on the third layer were performed by TrestRosSEM LLC specialists for…

  • Coronavirus in Russia: The Latest News | July 31

    Coronavirus in Russia: The Latest News | July 31

    Russia has confirmed 839,981 cases of coronavirus and 13,963 deaths. July 31: 3 things you need to know today Authorities in Moscow have issued sweeping fines for violating face mask and glove requirements in recent weeks as the city looks to enforce coronavirus safety rules, the state-run TASS news agency reported Friday. Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said the Russian capital has…

  • Tens of Thousands Rally in Belarus Despite Pre-Election Crackdown

    Tens of Thousands Rally in Belarus Despite Pre-Election Crackdown

    Tens of thousands of supporters of President Alexander Lukashenko’s top election rival on Thursday rallied in the Belarussian capital Minsk despite an increasing crackdown on the opposition. The rally came as Belarus authorities accused top members of the opposition of collaborating with Russian fighters to destabilize the ex-Soviet country. Backers of political novice Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, a…

  • Thousands Rally in Belarus Capital Minsk Despite Crackdown

    Thousands Rally in Belarus Capital Minsk Despite Crackdown

    Thousands of supporters of President Alexander Lukashenko’s election rival on Thursday rallied in the Belarussian capital Minsk despite an increasing crackdown on the opposition. Backers of political novice Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, 37, packed a Minsk square in what appeared to be the largest opposition protest in the ex-Soviet country in a decade, an AFP journalist said.…

  • EU Sanctions Russian, Chinese ‘Cyber Attackers’

    EU Sanctions Russian, Chinese ‘Cyber Attackers’

    The European Union imposed its first ever sanctions against alleged cyber attackers on Thursday, targeting Russian and Chinese individuals and a specialist unit of Moscow’s GRU military intelligence agency. An export firm based in North Korea and technology company from Tiajin, China, were also listed. The member states said measures would be taken against six…

  • Coronavirus in Russia: The Latest News | July 30

    Coronavirus in Russia: The Latest News | July 30

    Russia has confirmed 834,499 cases of coronavirus and 13,802 deaths. July 30: 3 things you need to know today Russia’s coronavirus vaccine could be administered to civilians as soon as Aug. 15, Interfax cited a source at the state-run Gamaleya National Research Center for Epidemiology and Microbiology as saying. The source said the Health Ministry will likely register the…

  • Russian Mercenaries in Belarus: All You Need to Know

    Russian Mercenaries in Belarus: All You Need to Know

    Belarus has arrested 33 Russian mercenaries allegedly plotting to destabilize the country ahead of next month’s presidential election. Belarus’ KGB security service said the detained men were members of the Wagner group, a shadowy private military firm reportedly controlled by an ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin which promotes Moscow’s interests in Ukraine, Syria, Libya…