Author: admin

  • In Samara Region, Major Repairs of Central City Hospital’s Polyclinic and ICU made with the support of Rosneft

    With the support of Rosneft, a polyclinic for 330 visits per day and Intensive care unit (ICU) of the central city hospital were opened in Syzran after major repairs

  • Russia to Quarantine Troops Rehearsing for Postponed WWII Parade on Coronavirus Concerns

    Russia to Quarantine Troops Rehearsing for Postponed WWII Parade on Coronavirus Concerns

    The Russian military will quarantine everyone involved in rehearsals for Russia’s postponed Victory Day Parade, the Defense Ministry said Monday following reports that some participants have tested positive for the coronavirus. President Vladimir Putin postponed the landmark parade to mark the 75th anniversary of Soviet victory in World War II until later in 2020 as…

  • Hundreds Rally Against Coronavirus Lockdown in Southern Russia

    Hundreds Rally Against Coronavirus Lockdown in Southern Russia

    As the only remaining independent, English-language news source reporting from Russia, The Moscow Times plays a critical role in connecting Russia to the world. Editorial decisions are made entirely by journalists in our newsroom, who adhere to the highest ethical standards. We fearlessly cover issues that are often considered off-limits or taboo in Russia, from…

  • Stop Visiting Crimea During Coronavirus Outbreak, Leader Tells Russians

    Stop Visiting Crimea During Coronavirus Outbreak, Leader Tells Russians

    Russians should stop coming to Crimea during the coronavirus pandemic, its Moscow-backed leader said Monday after a surge in traffic to the annexed peninsula this weekend. Crimea, which Russia seized from Ukraine in 2014, banned all hotels and guest houses from hosting tourists without negative Covid-19 test results until June 1. Still, regional authorities noted…

  • Moscow Woman Dies on Street Bench After Negative Coronavirus Test

    Moscow Woman Dies on Street Bench After Negative Coronavirus Test

    Authorities in Moscow are reportedly investigating the death of a woman on a bench outside her home on the day she was discharged after testing negative for the coronavirus. Surveillance footage shared by Russia’s REN TV broadcaster showed the woman it identified as Yelena Chuklova, 48, moving around in pain on the bench as social…

  • Coronavirus in Russia: The Latest News | April 20

    Coronavirus in Russia: The Latest News | April 20

    As the new coronavirus that has killed more than 160,000 people worldwide continues to spread, Russia has stepped up its measures to slow the pandemic’s spread within its borders. There have been 47,121 cases of coronavirus infections reported in Russia so far and 405 deaths. MT The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Russia as of April 20.…

  • Coronavirus Hits Russian Markets | April 20

    Coronavirus Hits Russian Markets | April 20

    The Russian economy has been rocked by the coronavirus outbreak, and the breakdown of the OPEC+ oil production pact between Russia and Saudi Arabia. The turmoil has shocked traders around the world and resulted in sharp volatility on the Russian stock markets and swings in the value of the ruble. The latest on the markets,…

  • Russia’s Coronavirus Cases Rise By Over 4,000

    Russia’s Coronavirus Cases Rise By Over 4,000

    Russia’s officially reported numbers — which are still relatively lower than those in European countries — have sparked suspicion. Experts warn that Russia’s testing capacity is hampered by bureaucracy, while officials warn that the real number of cases is likely much higher. The majority of Russia’s cases are in Moscow. Since March 30, all of…

  • Russia Marks Orthodox Easter Under Coronavirus Lockdown

    Russia Marks Orthodox Easter Under Coronavirus Lockdown

    As the only remaining independent, English-language news source reporting from Russia, The Moscow Times plays a critical role in connecting Russia to the world. Editorial decisions are made entirely by journalists in our newsroom, who adhere to the highest ethical standards. We fearlessly cover issues that are often considered off-limits or taboo in Russia, from…

  • Coronavirus Hits Russian Psychiatric Hospital

    Coronavirus Hits Russian Psychiatric Hospital

    Dozens of patients and staff have been infected with the coronavirus at a psychiatric hospital in Russia’s northwestern Arkhangelsk region, leading to a sharp rise in local cases, Interfax reported Sunday, citing regional authorities. The Arkhangelsk state clinical psychiatric hospital was placed under quarantine Saturday when one of its employees was found to be infected.…

  • Coronavirus in Russia: The Latest News | April 19

    Coronavirus in Russia: The Latest News | April 19

    As the new coronavirus that has killed more than 160,000 people worldwide continues to spread, Russia has stepped up its measures to slow the pandemic’s spread within its borders. There have been 42,853 cases of coronavirus infections reported in Russia so far and 361 deaths. MT The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Russia as of April…

  • Russia’s Coronavirus Cases Spike By Over 6,000 in 8th Consecutive One-Day Record

    Russia’s Coronavirus Cases Spike By Over 6,000 in 8th Consecutive One-Day Record

    Russia’s officially reported numbers — which are still relatively lower than those in European countries — have sparked suspicion. Experts warn that Russia’s testing capacity is hampered by bureaucracy, while officials warn that the real number of cases is likely much higher. The majority of Russia’s cases are in Moscow. Since March 30, all of…

  • Quarantine Easter Egg Salad

    Quarantine Easter Egg Salad

    Easter looms as I write this, and I’m wondering if the Russian Orthodox Church is going to embrace technology and hold massive Zoom sessions for the traditional blessing ritual. I will certainly miss the actual event, which draws photographers and foodies alike to it like moths to a searchlight. I love watching the faithful bring…

  • Coronavirus in Russia: The Latest News | April 18

    Coronavirus in Russia: The Latest News | April 18

    As the new coronavirus that has killed more than 150,000 people worldwide continues to spread, Russia has stepped up its measures to slow the pandemic’s spread within its borders. There have been 36,793 cases of coronavirus infections reported in Russia so far and 313 deaths. MT The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Russia as of April 18.…

  • Russia’s Coronavirus Cases Jump 4,785 in 7th Consecutive One-Day Record

    Russia’s Coronavirus Cases Jump 4,785 in 7th Consecutive One-Day Record

    Russia’s officially reported numbers — which are still relatively lower than those in European countries — have sparked suspicion. Experts warn that Russia’s testing capacity is hampered by bureaucracy, while officials warn that the real number of cases is likely much higher. The majority of Russia’s cases are in Moscow. Since March 30, all of…

  • Watch ‘Yevgeny Onegin’ on Stage in Novosibirsk

    Watch ‘Yevgeny Onegin’ on Stage in Novosibirsk

    Timofei Kulyabin is one of Russia’s most celebrated young theater directors, and his version of Alexander Pushkin’s verse “Yevgeny Onegin” has been equally celebrated – with sell-out performaces and two Golden Mask Awards, Russia’s highest theater prize.  Kulyabin’s “Onegin” is set in today’s world – albeit a very sparsely inhabited and decorated world – and…

  • ROSATOM has started sterilising medical kits for COVID-19 testing

    Moscow, 16 April 2020 – Sterion JSC, a JSC Rusatom Healthcare subsidiary created by ROSATOM alongside a private investor, has started sterilising transport swabs for COVID-19 diagnostics as part of a contract with Hem Ltd.  Sterilisation is achieved by means of targeting the medical kits, pre-loaded onto a conveyor belt, with a beam of accelerated…

  • Russia Passes Dual Citizenship Law, Hoping to Add 10M Citizens

    Russia Passes Dual Citizenship Law, Hoping to Add 10M Citizens

    Russian lawmakers from both houses of parliament have passed legislation Friday allowing dual Russian citizenship for foreigners, sending it to President Vladimir Putin’s desk less than two weeks after introducing it. Lawmakers have described the amendments to Russia’s citizenship law, which among other steps strike down a requirement to renounce one’s existing citizenship, as “revolutionary.”…

  • Take a Virtual Journey to Russia’s Undiscovered Gems

    Take a Virtual Journey to Russia’s Undiscovered Gems

    With flights grounded, buses delayed and strolling heavily discouraged, it’s a difficult time for adventurers. For now, however, you can enjoy this virtual tour of some of Russia’s most stunning vistas, perhaps inspiring you to hit the road when quarantine measures are lifted. Located in every corner of Russia, with location names that reflect countless…

  • New Russian Governors Oppose Controversial Shiyes Landfill in Their Backyard

    New Russian Governors Oppose Controversial Shiyes Landfill in Their Backyard

    Two newly appointed leaders in northern Russia have said they oppose a controversial landfill whose construction set off nationwide protests against shipping Moscow’s waste to poorer regions over a year ago. Opposition to construction of the Shiyes landfill in the Arkhangelsk region as a destination for Moscow’s trash grew from a local issue in 2018…

  • Russia Prepares to Mark Orthodox Easter Under Coronavirus Lockdown

    Russia Prepares to Mark Orthodox Easter Under Coronavirus Lockdown

    Millions of Russians will celebrate Orthodox Easter this Sunday amid the coronavirus pandemic that has infected more than 32,000 people and shut down all large gatherings nationwide. Despite strict lockdowns in most regions, the Russian Orthodox Church has largely resisted government recommendations to close places of worship to the public throughout the Holy Week and…

  • Russia Approves Unproven Malaria Drug to Treat Coronavirus

    Russia Approves Unproven Malaria Drug to Treat Coronavirus

    The Russian government has authorized hospitals to treat coronavirus patients with the untested malaria drug hydroxychloroquine, which studies have linked to potentially deadly side effects. Thursday’s decree instructs Russia’s national medical cardiology research center to distribute 68,600 packs of hydroxychloroquine donated by a Shanghai pharmaceutical company to hospitals across Russia for free. More than a…

  • Nobel Literature Laureate Alexievich Backs 5G Coronavirus Conspiracy Theory

    Nobel Literature Laureate Alexievich Backs 5G Coronavirus Conspiracy Theory

    Svetlana Alexievich, the Belarussian winner of the 2015 Nobel Prize in Literature, has suggested that there might be a link between wireless 5G technology and the deadly coronavirus pandemic. Though no evidence exists to suggest a link between 5G and Covid-19, Alexievich told the U.S.-funded Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s Belarussian service that “scientists aren’t fully…

  • Russia’s Aeroflot Cancels International Flight Sales Until August

    Russia’s Aeroflot Cancels International Flight Sales Until August

    Aeroflot has suspended ticket sales for all international flights departing before August, as Russia’s coronavirus cases continue to rise at one of the fastest rates in the world. A message on the ticket search portal of Aeroflot’s website says there are no available flights for any international routes until August 1. The state-backed airline said…

  • Small-Town Russian Libraries Fight Coronavirus Creatively

    Small-Town Russian Libraries Fight Coronavirus Creatively

    Go to the library, flip through the books, smell the paper, choose a book… That pleasure is denied to us now since libraries, like other cultural institutions in Russia, have been closed and can only work online. An online regime is tough for libraries everywhere, but especially hard for libraries located in towns and villages,…

  • Dozens of Russian Cadets Involved With WWII Parade Rehearsals Infected With Coronavirus: Reports

    Dozens of Russian Cadets Involved With WWII Parade Rehearsals Infected With Coronavirus: Reports

    Nearly 50 cadets and instructors involved in rehearsals for Russia’s now-postponed Victory Day parade have been infected with the coronavirus, the Baza Telegram channel reported Friday. Rear Adm. Anatoly Minakov, the head of St. Petersburg’s elite Nakhimov Naval School, confirmed to local media that he’s been hospitalized in Moscow with a fever awaiting test results. …

  • Soyuz Crew Lands Back on Earth Transformed by Pandemic

    Soyuz Crew Lands Back on Earth Transformed by Pandemic

    Two NASA astronauts and a Russian cosmonaut on Friday made a safe return from the International Space Station to find the planet transformed by the coronavirus pandemic. Andrew Morgan, Jessica Meir and Oleg Skripochka touched down in central Kazakhstan at 05:16 a.m. GMT in the first returning mission since the World Health Organization declared Covid-19…

  • Coronavirus Hits Russian Markets | April 17

    Coronavirus Hits Russian Markets | April 17

    The Russian economy has been rocked by the coronavirus outbreak, and the breakdown of the OPEC+ oil production pact between Russia and Saudi Arabia. The turmoil has shocked traders around the world and resulted in sharp volatility on the Russian stock markets and swings in the value of the ruble. The latest on the markets,…

  • Coronavirus in Russia: The Latest News | April 17

    Coronavirus in Russia: The Latest News | April 17

    As the new coronavirus that has killed more than 145,000 people worldwide continues to spread, Russia has stepped up its measures to slow the pandemic’s spread within its borders. There have been 32,008 cases of coronavirus infections reported in Russia so far and 273 deaths. MT The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Russia as of April 17.…

  • Russia’s Coronavirus Cases Surge By Over 4,000 in 6th Consecutive One-Day Record

    Russia’s Coronavirus Cases Surge By Over 4,000 in 6th Consecutive One-Day Record

    As the only remaining independent, English-language news source reporting from Russia, The Moscow Times plays a critical role in connecting Russia to the world. Editorial decisions are made entirely by journalists in our newsroom, who adhere to the highest ethical standards. We fearlessly cover issues that are often considered off-limits or taboo in Russia, from…

  • Moscow to Treat Respiratory Infections as Coronavirus: Official

    Moscow to Treat Respiratory Infections as Coronavirus: Official

    Moscow, the epicenter of Russia’s coronavirus outbreak, will begin treating respiratory infections as Covid-19 as the disease shows no signs of slowing down, a senior city official said Thursday. The city’s new directive comes a week after its decision to treat all pneumonia cases as potential coronavirus patients because the virus often causes pneumonia. Federal…

  • Putin and Xi Attack Attempts to Blame China for Late Virus Response

    Putin and Xi Attack Attempts to Blame China for Late Virus Response

    Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese leader Xi Jinping on Thursday rejected as counterproductive attempts to blame Beijing for delaying informing the world about the coronavirus, the Kremlin said. Putin and Xi spoke after U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration berated China for not sharing data more quickly.  Washington is also investigating the origins of the…

  • Putin Postpones 75th Victory Day Parade Over Coronavirus

    Putin Postpones 75th Victory Day Parade Over Coronavirus

    President Vladimir Putin on Thursday postponed a landmark military parade to mark the 75th anniversary of Soviet victory in World War II, as Russia struggles to contain the rapid spread of the coronavirus. The “risks associated with the epidemic, whose peak has not passed yet, are extremely high,” Putin said. “This does not give me…

  • Russian Clinics Repurpose Snorkels to Fight Coronavirus

    Russian Clinics Repurpose Snorkels to Fight Coronavirus

    Russian hospitals overwhelmed by the coronavirus pandemic and running low on personal protective equipment are repurposing commercial snorkel masks to safeguard medical staff and patients, following a trend in Europe. The Russian branch of the French sports equipment company Decathlon told AFP it had “blocked” sales of 6,000 masks from dozens of shops around the…

  • Watch ‘Zuleikha Opens Her Eyes’

    Watch ‘Zuleikha Opens Her Eyes’

    This week Rossiya1 channel has been airing the series “Zuleikha Opens Her Eyes,” based on the novel of the same name written by Guzel Yakhina and published in 2015. The book, which tells the story of a Tatar peasant woman who is exiled to Siberia after her husband is killed during a “dekulakization” campaign in…

  • Cheap Ruble Drives Russia’s Drug Prices Up 15% – Kommersant

    Cheap Ruble Drives Russia’s Drug Prices Up 15% – Kommersant

    A number of Russian vendors have begun to raise drug prices by up to 15% because of the ruble’s devaluation during the coronavirus pandemic, Russia’s Kommersant business daily reported Thursday. Industry experts link the price hike to manufacturers spending more on imported active ingredients and the upkeep of foreign equipment as the Russian currency has…

  • Over 100 Migrant Workers Infected Near St. Petersburg

    Over 100 Migrant Workers Infected Near St. Petersburg

    One-third of all coronavirus infections in a northwestern Russian region are concentrated in a crowded hostel that houses migrant workers involved in construction at an IKEA-owned shopping mall, local media reported Wednesday. The Leningrad region, which surrounds Russia’s second-largest city of St. Petersburg, has reported 330 Covid-19 cases since the start of the outbreak. Over…

  • Russia, U.S. Should Help Each Other During Pandemic: Kremlin

    Russia, U.S. Should Help Each Other During Pandemic: Kremlin

    Russian President Vladimir Putin believes the global coronavirus pandemic is an opportunity for his country to work together with the United States, the Kremlin said Thursday. “President Putin believes this pandemic is the time to help each other,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters, after U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday offered to send ventilators…

  • Russia Releases Footage of Fatal 2019 Plane Crash

    Russia Releases Footage of Fatal 2019 Plane Crash

    As the only remaining independent, English-language news source reporting from Russia, The Moscow Times plays a critical role in connecting Russia to the world. Editorial decisions are made entirely by journalists in our newsroom, who adhere to the highest ethical standards. We fearlessly cover issues that are often considered off-limits or taboo in Russia, from…

  • Russia’s Novaya Gazeta Deletes Chechnya Lockdown Article After Kadyrov Threat

    Russia’s Novaya Gazeta Deletes Chechnya Lockdown Article After Kadyrov Threat

    The independent Novaya Gazeta newspaper has deleted its investigation into the republic of Chechnya’s strict anti-coronavirus measures after Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov issued a threat to the journalist who wrote it. Kadyrov said Monday that Novaya Gazeta’s story on Chechens underreporting potential coronavirus symptoms out of fear for their safety would lead “someone” to “commit…

  • Ukraine, Pro-Russia Separatists Hold First Prisoner Swap of 2020

    Ukraine, Pro-Russia Separatists Hold First Prisoner Swap of 2020

    Ukraine and Russian-backed rebels in the country’s east carried out their first prisoner exchange of the year Thursday, over a month after the sides had tentatively planned to hold the exchange. Kiev held talks with the Kremlin in early March on exchanging the remaining prisoners from the conflict in eastern Ukraine. The sides eventually reached…

  • Russia’s Healthcare System Faced Cuts for Years. Now Medical Students Are on the Coronavirus Frontlines.

    Russia’s Healthcare System Faced Cuts for Years. Now Medical Students Are on the Coronavirus Frontlines.

    In between studying for exams coming up next week, Tatiana, a 22-year-old sixth-year medical student at First Moscow State Medical University, is working as a nurse at Kommunarka, Moscow’s main coronavirus hospital.  For someone who has eight weeks of clinical experience from previous summer internships, working in the middle of a pandemic is a step…

  • U.S. Ready to Send Ventilators to Coronavirus-Hit Russia, Trump Says

    U.S. Ready to Send Ventilators to Coronavirus-Hit Russia, Trump Says

    The United States, the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic, could send Russia ventilators to help the country battle its record-setting rise in coronavirus cases, U.S. President Donald Trump said Wednesday. His announcement follows controversy over Russia’s shipment of medical supplies to the U.S., which Moscow described as humanitarian aid and Washington said it had paid…

  • Coronavirus in Russia: The Latest News | April 16

    Coronavirus in Russia: The Latest News | April 16

    As the new coronavirus that has killed more than 134,000 people worldwide continues to spread, Russia has stepped up its measures to slow the pandemic’s spread within its borders. There have been 27,938 cases of coronavirus infections reported in Russia so far and 232 deaths. MT The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Russia as of April 16.…

  • Russia’s Coronavirus Cases Rise By 3,448 in 5th Consecutive One-Day Record

    Russia’s Coronavirus Cases Rise By 3,448 in 5th Consecutive One-Day Record

    As the only remaining independent, English-language news source reporting from Russia, The Moscow Times plays a critical role in connecting Russia to the world. Editorial decisions are made entirely by journalists in our newsroom, who adhere to the highest ethical standards. We fearlessly cover issues that are often considered off-limits or taboo in Russia, from…

  • Coronavirus Hits Russian Markets | April 16

    Coronavirus Hits Russian Markets | April 16

    The Russian economy has been rocked by the coronavirus outbreak, and the breakdown of the OPEC+ oil production pact between Russia and Saudi Arabia. The turmoil has shocked traders around the world and resulted in sharp volatility on the Russian stock markets and swings in the value of the ruble. The latest on the markets,…

  • Russia Tested Anti-Satellite Missile, U.S. Says

    Russia Tested Anti-Satellite Missile, U.S. Says

    Russia tested an anti-satellite weapon capable of destroying satellites in low orbit on Wednesday, U.S. Space Force chief Gen. John Raymond said, accusing Moscow of threatening U.S. space assets. The direct-ascent anti-satellite missile test “provides yet another example that the threats to U.S. and allied space systems are real, serious and growing,” he said. In…

  • ‘People Go Hunting Like They Go Shopping’: Russia Sees Poaching Spike During Virus Lockdown

    ‘People Go Hunting Like They Go Shopping’: Russia Sees Poaching Spike During Virus Lockdown

    Russia is seeing a surge in illegal hunting as the country has entered coronavirus lockdown, the global conservation group World Wildlife Fund (WWF) in Russia said Tuesday. WWF Russia experts said they saw the increase while comparing recent data on poaching activity with the same period last year, particularly in the Far East, the Murmansk…

  • Russians Face Trial for Iron-Bar Attack on English Fan

    Russians Face Trial for Iron-Bar Attack on English Fan

    Two Russians will face trial in France over a vicious assault that left an English fan partially paralyzed during Euro 2016, a judicial source said on Wednesday. Mikhail Ivkine, 34, and Pavel Kosov, 33, risk up to 15 years behind bars if found guilty of the attack on Andrew Bache. The trial is expected to…

  • Russian Veterans Urge Putin to Postpone WWII Parade Over Virus

    Russian Veterans Urge Putin to Postpone WWII Parade Over Virus

    Russian veterans on Wednesday urged President Vladimir Putin to postpone a military parade to mark the 75th anniversary of Soviet victory in World War II, due to the coronavirus risk to participants. Russia has so far not dropped plans to hold a massive parade with thousands of troops marching through Red Square on May 9,…

  • Take an Armchair Tour of the Kremlin Museums

    Take an Armchair Tour of the Kremlin Museums

    One of the great tricks of the Moscow Kremlin — architecture-wise — is that as you walk around it on the outside, you don’t really understand the bit about it being built on a high promontory surrounded by water. But when you are inside the Kremlin looking out, you see how high up you are…

  • Gazprom commencing preparations for 2020–2021 autumn/winter period

    April 15, 2020, 16:45 The Gazprom Management Committee reviewed the operating results of the Company’s subsidiaries and organizations over the 2019–2020 autumn/winter period and discussed the measures to be taken for ensuring uninterrupted gas supplies to consumers in the upcoming 2020–2021 autumn/winter period. Gazprom fulfilled all of its obligations for providing domestic and foreign consumers with reliable gas supplies in the past winter, which…

  • Gazprom Transgaz Tomsk donates funds to purchase intensive care equipment for hospital in Tomsk

    Gazprom Transgaz Tomsk donates funds to purchase intensive care equipment for hospital in Tomsk

    News from projects and regions April 15, 2020, 16:40 Gazprom Transgaz Tomsk has donated almost RUB 3.5 million to purchase medical equipment for Tomsk City Hospital No. 3. The funds have been used for the re-equipment of the intensive care unit and the critical care ward of the hospital. “We have long wanted to purchase state-of-the-art equipment for dosed supply of medications, as this…

  • In 4th Coronavirus Address, Putin Calls for Stronger Business Support

    In 4th Coronavirus Address, Putin Calls for Stronger Business Support

    President Vladimir Putin announced a new package of measures to support Russia’s businesses hit by the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic Wednesday. In the Russian president’s fourth televised statement in as many weeks about the coronavirus pandemic, he promised direct financial support to businesses hit hardest by the nationwide lockdown, including small and medium-sized…

  • TV Doctor to Head Russia’s Coronavirus Information Center

    TV Doctor to Head Russia’s Coronavirus Information Center

    Prominent Russian doctor and media personality Alexander Myasnikov will take charge of the national coronavirus information center, BBC Russia reported Wednesday. Myasnikov, who frequently appears as an expert on pro-Kremlin pundit Vladimir Solovyov’s program, has become known for his optimistic outlook toward the pandemic. He previously predicted that it would be “impossible” for the virus…

  • The large-scale tests of the reactor plant have been completed at start-up power unit No.1 of Belarus NPP

    April 15, 2020 – The important and large-scale stage of the nuclear facility preparation program  for commissioning – hot run testing of the reactor plant (RP) – was successfully completed at the first power unit of Belarus NPP (the General Designer and the General Contractor – ROSATOM Engineering Division). During the hot run being held from…

  • Russia Slams Trump’s Decision to Cut WHO Funding as Coronavirus Rages

    Russia Slams Trump’s Decision to Cut WHO Funding as Coronavirus Rages

    Russian officials denounced U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to cut Washington’s funding to the World Health Organization (WHO) as the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread around the world. Trump announced Tuesday that his administration will suspend its funding to the UN health body as it reviews what it calls the “WHO’s role in severely mismanaging…

  • Scientists of Rosneft and Russian Arctic National Park discover microorganisms able to clean soil from oil pollution

    Within the scope of Clean Arctic complex joint project, experts of Rosneft Oil Company and Russian Arctic National Park discovered bacteria that can be used as a basis for development of an innovative agent for cleaning soils from petroleum-based products

  • Waiting for the ‘Coronavirus Tsunami’ to Hit St. Petersburg

    Waiting for the ‘Coronavirus Tsunami’ to Hit St. Petersburg

    A huge tent stands in the courtyard of St. Petersburg Hospital No. 2 — an extra emergency ward if the hospital receiving ward can’t cope with a surge of coronavirus cases. The hospital, one of the city’s largest, has 1,200 beds. At the end of March, the director was told to get ready to receive…

  • In Russia, Coronavirus Patients Fight Infection, Stigma and Harassment

    In Russia, Coronavirus Patients Fight Infection, Stigma and Harassment

    On a freezing Sunday in Moscow in March, Maria Mukhina received a phone call. The 27-year-old had recently returned from London with what she thought was a winter cold, traveling through Germany and Finland in a rush to get home before Russia sealed its borders to stop the spread of the coronavirus.  Arriving at Terminal…