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  • Navalny Rules Out Suicide in First Message From Jail

    Navalny Rules Out Suicide in First Message From Jail

    Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny has said he does not plan to commit suicide and thanked his supporters in his first statement since being jailed in one of Moscow’s most notorious prisons upon his return to Russia. Navalny was sentenced to a month in jail this week after returning from Germany, where he had been recovering…

  • Kremlin Welcomes U.S. Offer to Extend Nuclear Pact, Seeks ‘Details’

    Kremlin Welcomes U.S. Offer to Extend Nuclear Pact, Seeks ‘Details’

    Russia and the United States drew closer Friday to extending a nuclear pact ahead of the fast approaching expiry date of the last arms control accord between the former Cold War rivals. The New START treaty, which is due to expire on Feb. 5, is seen as a rare opportunity for compromise between Moscow and…

  • Russia Drops Children’s Hepatitis C Outbreak Case – Reports

    Russia Drops Children’s Hepatitis C Outbreak Case – Reports

    A Far East Russian court has dismissed a criminal case against children’s hospital staff blamed for a mass hepatitis C outbreak, the Kommersant business daily reported Friday. Investigators alleged that 169 children had been infected through unsterile gloves and catheters at the pediatric hospital in the Amur region city of Blagoveshchensk between 2009-2018. Three doctors…

  • Russia Among World’s Most Coronavirus Vaccine-Skeptic Countries – Gallup

    Russia Among World’s Most Coronavirus Vaccine-Skeptic Countries – Gallup

    Russians are among the most skeptical in the world toward coronavirus vaccines, according to Gallup International poll results cited by the Kommersant business daily Friday. Just 30% of Russian respondents said they believe that most of their compatriots would receive the Covid-19 vaccine if it was widely available and proven to be safe and effective.…

  • Social Media Platforms Delete Russian Posts Promoting Navalny Protests – State Censor

    Social Media Platforms Delete Russian Posts Promoting Navalny Protests – State Censor

    Social media platforms are taking down Russians’ calls to protest in support of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny over the government’s claims that they illegally incite minors to attend unauthorized rallies. Navalny was detained and jailed for a month shortly after returning to Russia from Germany, where he had been hospitalized with what Western scientists…

  • Alexei Navalny’s Turbulent Return to Russia

    Alexei Navalny’s Turbulent Return to Russia

    Russia’s top opposition leader Alexei Navalny has dominated the headlines this week following his defiant return to Russia from Germany. The anti-corruption campaigner arrived in Moscow on Sunday from Germany, where he had spent the last six months recovering from a Novichok poisoning. Upon his arrival, Navalny was swiftly detained and taken to a police…

  • Rosneft Starts Sales of RON-100 High-Octane Gasoline from Yaroslavl Refinery

    Rosneft retail network has started selling the RON-100 high-octane gasoline produced by the Yaroslavl Refinery.

  • In Call, EU Chief Urges Putin to Release Navalny

    In Call, EU Chief Urges Putin to Release Navalny

    European Council chief Charles Michel demanded the “immediate release” of Russian opposition activist Alexei Navalny in a call with President Vladimir Putin on Friday. The EU had already condemned an attempt to assassinate Navalny and his arrest on his return to Russia after treatment, but Michel has now expressed “grave concerns” directly to Putin. And Michel told…

  • Navalny Allies Jailed, Fined as Russia Vows Protest Crackdown

    Navalny Allies Jailed, Fined as Russia Vows Protest Crackdown

    Several allies of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny have been imprisoned or fined on the eve of nationwide protests in his support this Saturday. At least 150,000 people have signed up for the rallies in Navalny’s support across 70 Russian cities, marking “going” or “interested” on Facebook and Vkontakte event pages. Organizers also aimed the…

  • 3 Dead in Russian Mine Blast

    3 Dead in Russian Mine Blast

    Three people were killed Friday in a gas explosion at a mine in the Russian region of Siberia, prosecutors said. “During operations, there was a sudden release of gas, which resulted in three people being buried under rubble,” the Kemerovo region prosecutor’s office said. They said in a statement said that 44 people were working…

  • ‘A Step Into the Unknown’: Russians’ Relationship With Jailed Navalny Is Complicated

    ‘A Step Into the Unknown’: Russians’ Relationship With Jailed Navalny Is Complicated

    Putin critic Alexei Navalny is banking on his popularity to bring thousands to the streets on Saturday to protest his incarceration on his dramatic return to Russia after months in Germany recovering from a poisoning attack.  In a country that has excluded him from its political system for almost a decade it’s almost impossible to…

  • Kremlin Seeks 13.5-Year Jail Term for Navalny – Bloomberg

    Kremlin Seeks 13.5-Year Jail Term for Navalny – Bloomberg

    The Kremlin seeks to imprison poisoned and jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny for 13 and a half years in an attempt to derail his movement, Bloomberg reported Friday. The new threat of lengthy incarceration marks a departure from the Kremlin’s previous strategy of jailing him for no more than a few weeks at a time.…

  • Kremlin Seeks Lengthy Jail Term for Navalny – Bloomberg

    Kremlin Seeks Lengthy Jail Term for Navalny – Bloomberg

    The Kremlin seeks to imprison poisoned and jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny for as much as 13 and a half years in an attempt to derail his movement, Bloomberg reported Friday. The new threat of lengthy incarceration marks a departure from the Kremlin’s previous strategy of jailing him for no more than a few weeks…

  • Coronavirus in Russia: The Latest News | Jan. 22

    Coronavirus in Russia: The Latest News | Jan. 22

    Russia has confirmed 3,677,352 cases of coronavirus and 68,412 deaths. Jan. 22: What you need to know today Russia confirmed 21,513 new coronavirus cases and 580 deaths. The UAE’s Health Ministry has given emergency authorization to Russia’s Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine, the shot’s developers confirmed Thursday. The UAE is the first Middle East nation to use Russia’s jab…

  • Albania Expels Russian Diplomat Over Covid Breaches

    Albania Expels Russian Diplomat Over Covid Breaches

    Albania’s foreign ministry said Thursday it had expelled a Russian diplomat over repeated failures to respect coronavirus infection control measures that “cannot be tolerated.” Declared “persona non grata,” the man named as Alexey Krivosheev “is required to leave the country within 72 hours,” Tirana said in a statement. Officials from the ministry had repeatedly asked…

  • Russia Seeks to Squeeze Out U.S.-Funded Media – NYT

    Russia Seeks to Squeeze Out U.S.-Funded Media – NYT

    Russia plans to squeeze Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty out of the country with steep fines in an escalating conflict between the Kremlin and the United States, which funds the news organization, the New York Times reported Thursday. Russia’s media regulator reportedly signaled its intention to issue 130 notices of violations against RFE/RL for failing to…

  • Biden Proposes New START Extension, Navalny Investigation

    Biden Proposes New START Extension, Navalny Investigation

    New U.S. President Joe Biden on Thursday proposed a five-year extension with Russia of New START, the last remaining nuclear reduction treaty between the powers, but vowed to pressure Moscow on other fronts. The treaty, which has limited the United States and Russia to 1,550 nuclear warheads each, expires on February 5 after negotiations stagnated…

  • Navalny Allies Detained Ahead of Nationwide Protests

    Navalny Allies Detained Ahead of Nationwide Protests

    Russian authorities rounded up leading opposition activists and key Alexei Navalny allies Thursday evening, ahead of nationwide protests the Kremlin critic’s operation is organizing for Saturday. Activist Lyubov Sobol — who became the face of Moscow’s Summer 2019 protests in Moscow after she was blocked from running for city council — was detained for inciting…

  • MEPs: Sanction Oligarchs, Stop Nord Stream 2 After Navalny Detention

    MEPs: Sanction Oligarchs, Stop Nord Stream 2 After Navalny Detention

    The EU Parliament on Thursday called for an end to the Nord Stream 2 pipeline project over the arrest of Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny. MEPs also called for sanctions against “Russian oligarchs” and allies of President Vladimir Putin, in response to the arrest of Navalny upon his return to Russia on Sunday. The EU…

  • NASA Eyes Reducing Russia Presence – Reports

    NASA Eyes Reducing Russia Presence – Reports

    NASA is considering reducing its presence in Russia under new U.S. President Joe Biden, the state-run RIA Novosti news agency reported Thursday. In addition to its liaison office in the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, NASA reportedly has around 90 employees and Russian service staff in Russia’s space agency Roscosmos and other spaceflight offices around Moscow.…

  • Court Condemns Russia for Violating Human Rights After 2008 Georgia War

    Court Condemns Russia for Violating Human Rights After 2008 Georgia War

    The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) on Thursday ruled that Russia committed a series of rights violations, including torture and preventing people returning to their homes, in the wake of its 2008 war against Georgia. The five-day conflict in August 2008 between Russia and the pro-Western Georgian government ended with Russian troops stationed in…

  • Germany Offers Russia Support in Sputnik Vaccine Development – Merkel

    Germany Offers Russia Support in Sputnik Vaccine Development – Merkel

    Germany has offered Russia support in Moscow’s development of its Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine, Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday. Russian authorities said Wednesday they have applied for registration of Sputnik V in the European Union. “Beyond all the political differences that are currently large, we can nevertheless work together in a pandemic, in a humanitarian area,” Merkel…

  • Russian Region Becomes First to Introduce Covid-19 ‘Passports’

    Russian Region Becomes First to Introduce Covid-19 ‘Passports’

    Russia’s republic of Bashkortostan will introduce Covid-19 passports from Feb. 5, becoming the first region of the country to do so, Governor Radiy Khabirov announced. The electronic document and an associated QR code will be automatically issued to residents with Covid-19 antibodies through the Gosuslugi.ru government portal.  “A person who received the vaccine would be…

  • Russia Threatens Arrests, Prosecutions for Promoting Navalny Protests

    Russia Threatens Arrests, Prosecutions for Promoting Navalny Protests

    Russian police threatened to prosecute those who spread calls to join nationwide protests in support of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny amid the authorities’ campaign to discourage attendance, Interfax reported Thursday. Unauthorized rallies are scheduled in at least 50 Russian cities this Saturday, galvanized by Navalny’s arrest upon his return from treatment in Germany for…

  • Rosneft Increases Level of Associated Petroleum Gas Efficient Use

    Rosneft increases the level of associated petroleum gas efficient use at the new oil-producing projects.

  • Russia Cuts Funding for Domestic Violence Initiatives – Reports

    Russia Cuts Funding for Domestic Violence Initiatives – Reports

    Russia has drastically cut funding for anti-domestic violence initiatives following years of dwindling financing in favor of non-government organizations that promote conservative values, the Open Media investigative outlet reported Thursday. The outlet found that all but one out of an estimated dozen domestic violence crisis centers and legal aid organizations were rejected in 2021 as…

  • Moscow Announces ‘Significant’ Easing of Virus Restrictions

    Moscow Announces ‘Significant’ Easing of Virus Restrictions

    The mayor of Russia’s capital Moscow on Thursday announced a “significant” easing of coronavirus restrictions citing the success of the vaccination campaign. Starting Friday, Moscow will reopen its museums and libraries, while theaters and cinemas will be allowed to accommodate more visitors, Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said. He said colleges, sports schools and children’s clubs will resume…

  • A Glimpse at ‘Putin’s Palace,’ 10 Years Ago

    A Glimpse at ‘Putin’s Palace,’ 10 Years Ago

    An extravagant Black Sea mansion alleged to belong to President Vladimir Putin got renewed attention this week after a viral investigation by opposition leader Alexei Navalny. The Praskoveyevka estate in southern Russia cost 100 billion rubles ($1.35 billion) to construct and is 39 times the size of Monaco, Navalny said in the video released after…

  • Russian Soldier Given Lengthy Prison Term for Mass Shooting of Fellow Conscripts

    Russian Soldier Given Lengthy Prison Term for Mass Shooting of Fellow Conscripts

    A young Russian conscript has been sentenced to 24 and a half years in prison Thursday for gunning down eight fellow soldiers in what he said was retaliation to hazing, Russian media reported. Ramil Shamsutdinov, 22, was arrested in the fall of 2019 on murder charges at a military base where he had served in…

  • Young Russians Flood TikTok With Navalny Protest Cries

    Young Russians Flood TikTok With Navalny Protest Cries

    Young Russians have flooded TikTok with calls to rally in support of opposition leader Alexei Navalny this weekend, prompting the state censor to urge the popular short-video app’s administrators to take them down. Navalny called for nationwide street protests this Saturday after his arrest and a viral investigative video into an opulent $1.35 billion Black…

  • Russia Urges Biden to Be ‘More Constructive’ Over Arms Treaty

    Russia Urges Biden to Be ‘More Constructive’ Over Arms Treaty

    Russia on Wednesday urged U.S. President Joe Biden’s new administration to take a “more constructive” approach in talks over the extension of the New START treaty, Washington’s last arms reduction pact with Moscow. “We expect that the new U.S. administration will take a more constructive approach in its dialogue with us,” the Russian Foreign Ministry…

  • Russia Bans ‘Death Note,’ ‘Inuyashiki,’ ‘Tokyo Ghoul’ Animes

    Russia Bans ‘Death Note,’ ‘Inuyashiki,’ ‘Tokyo Ghoul’ Animes

    A Russian court has banned several popular animes including “Death Note,” “Tokyo Ghoul” and “Inuyashiki” Wednesday over claims that Russian teens reenact violent scenes depicted in the cartoons. State prosecutors had also asked the court in St. Petersburg to ban “Naruto,” “Elfen Lied” and “Interspecies Reviewers” in December. “Every episode contains cruelty, murder, violence,” said the…

  • Russia Files for Sputnik Vaccine Registration in EU

    Russia Files for Sputnik Vaccine Registration in EU

    Russian authorities have applied for registration of the Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine in the European Union, the country’s sovereign wealth fund financing the jab said Wednesday. A spokesperson for the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) said the application with the European Medicines Agency (EMA) was lodged on Tuesday. “It is an important milestone,” he added.…

  • Russia Considers Banning Surrogacy for Unmarried People, Foreigners – RBC

    Russia Considers Banning Surrogacy for Unmarried People, Foreigners – RBC

    Foreigners and unmarried Russians could be banned from having children with the help of a surrogate under a new draft bill, the RBC news website reported Wednesday. Russia is one of the few countries worldwide where commercial surrogacy is allowed, but a backlash against foreign surrogacy has been growing with warnings that women and children…

  • Chechnya Kills Militant Tied to IS, Deadly Moscow Attacks

    Chechnya Kills Militant Tied to IS, Deadly Moscow Attacks

    Chechnya’s strongman leader Ramzan Kadyrov said Wednesday that police had killed Aslan Byutukayev, alleged leader of the Islamic State group in the volatile republic and mastermind of deadly attacks in Moscow. Byutukayev, also known as Amir Khamzat, was designated in 2016 as a “global terrorist” by the U.S. State Department, which said he had become…

  • Russia Says Better Ties With U.S. Up to Biden

    Russia Says Better Ties With U.S. Up to Biden

    The Kremlin said Wednesday that any improvement in Moscow’s tense relationship with Washington would depend on Joe Biden when he enters the White House. The United States recently blamed Kremlin-backed hackers for a massive cyberattack that breached government institutions, adding to a long list of grievances plaguing ties between the former Cold War rivals. “Russia…

  • Kremlin Calls Navalny’s Viral Putin Palace Report ‘Nonsense’

    Kremlin Calls Navalny’s Viral Putin Palace Report ‘Nonsense’

    Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny’s viral video investigation into President Vladimir Putin’s alleged palace is “a bunch of nonsense,” the Kremlin said Wednesday. Navalny released an extensive exposé into a lavish $1.35 billion Black Sea estate Tuesday after Russian authorities jailed him upon his return from Germany, where he was hospitalized for what Western scientists…

  • Russia Sees Lowest Foreign Investment Since 1994

    Russia Sees Lowest Foreign Investment Since 1994

    Russia received its lowest level of foreign investment last year since the mid-1990s, data released by the Central Bank on Tuesday showed. Net inflows of foreign direct investment (FDI) came in at just $1.4 billion in 2020, as the economic fallout from the pandemic, travel restrictions and a slump in global energy prices heaped pressure…

  • Rosneft Introduces Methane Leak Detection Complex

    Subsidiaries of Rosneft Oil Company are actively introducing special technology to detect methane leaks.

  • Rosneft Enterprises Recognised as Leading Socially Oriented Companies of Russia’s Fuel and Energy Sector

    Rosneft Oil Company subsidiaries have once again become winners of a competition launched by the Ministry of Energy of Russia to determine the leading socially oriented company in the oil and gas industry of Russia in 2020.

  • Coronavirus in Russia: The Latest News | Jan. 20

    Coronavirus in Russia: The Latest News | Jan. 20

    Russia has confirmed 3,633,952 cases of coronavirus and 67,220 deaths. Jan. 20: What you need to know today Russia confirmed 21,152 new coronavirus cases and 597 deaths. The Russian Direct Investment Fund has applied for authorization of Russia’s Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine in the European Union, the state-run RIA Novosti news agency reported Wednesday. The European Medicines Agency (EMA)…

  • 2020 Was Warmest Year in Russia’s History – Weather Service

    2020 Was Warmest Year in Russia’s History – Weather Service

    Last year was the warmest in Russia’s recorded history, the national weather service said this month as global temperatures reached record highs. Russia’s weather service said 2020 was among the country’s 14 hottest years, all of which were recorded in the 21st century. Average temperatures across the country’s 11 time zones were 2 degrees Celsius…

  • Gorbachev Urges Biden to Improve Relations With Russia, Extend Key Nuclear Pact

    Gorbachev Urges Biden to Improve Relations With Russia, Extend Key Nuclear Pact

    Mikhail Gorbachev, the last Soviet leader, has urged Joe Biden’s administration to improve U.S.-Russia ties and extend a key nuclear pact ahead of the U.S. President-elect’s inauguration.  “The current condition of relations between Russia and the United States is of great concern,” Gorbachev said in an interview with the state-run TASS news agency published Wednesday,…

  • Navalny Due in Court Wednesday on Charges of Defaming War Veteran

    Navalny Due in Court Wednesday on Charges of Defaming War Veteran

    Update: The hearing has been postponed to 10:00 a.m. on Feb. 5 because Navalny was unable to attend the original hearing date while in detention, the independent Mediazona and Dozhd news outlets reported. Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, who was detained on his return to Russia for violating a suspended sentence, is due in court Wednesday on separate…

  • Russia Accuses U.S. of Disconnecting NY Consulate Phone Lines

    Russia Accuses U.S. of Disconnecting NY Consulate Phone Lines

    Russia’s Embassy in the United States has accused its counterparts of abruptly cutting off phone lines at the Russian Consulate in New York ahead of U.S. President Donald Trump’s last day in office. The consulate said earlier in the day that several dozen of its landlines had been simultaneously disconnected, raising “huge problems” for the…

  • Biden State Pick Calls For Extending New START With Russia

    Biden State Pick Calls For Extending New START With Russia

    Antony Blinken, President-elect Joe Biden’s nominee for secretary of state, said Tuesday the incoming administration would seek to extend New START, the last U.S. arms pact with Russia, which expires February 5. “I think we’re going to seek an extension,” Blinken said in response to a question at his Senate confirmation hearing. “I know we…

  • Navalny Targets ‘Billion-Dollar Putin Palace’ in New Investigation

    Navalny Targets ‘Billion-Dollar Putin Palace’ in New Investigation

    Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny accused President Vladimir Putin of using fraudulently obtained funds to build an opulent billion-dollar estate in an investigation published Tuesday, after authorities jailed him on charges he says are politically motivated. The Praskoveyevka estate on the Black Sea coast in southern Russia cost 100-billion rubles ($1.35 billion) to build and…

  • Zvezda Shipyard Commences Construction of Second ARC 7 LNG Carrier

    The Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex has commenced the construction of the second LNG carrier tanker of the ARC 7 ice class.

  • Kremlin Dismisses Calls to Free Navalny, Warns Against Protests

    Kremlin Dismisses Calls to Free Navalny, Warns Against Protests

    The Kremlin on Tuesday dismissed Western demands to release Russia’s most prominent opposition leader Alexei Navalny, saying his calls for mass protests over his arrest were “troubling”. Legal pressure is ramping up against President Vladimir Putin’s best-known domestic critic, who is due in court on defamation charges on Wednesday, as his allies in Russia call…

  • Putin Takes Icy Dip in Orthodox Christian Ritual

    Putin Takes Icy Dip in Orthodox Christian Ritual

    Russian President Vladimir Putin took a dip in freezing water on Tuesday to mark the Orthodox Christian feast of the Epiphany.  Video shared by Kremlin pool reporters from the state-run RIA Novosti news agency showed Putin wading into the water in blue swimming trunks and dunking three times while crossing himself before hastily exiting the…

  • Rosneft Enterprises Release over 65 Million Fry into Russian Rivers in 2020

    Over 2020, subsidiaries of Rosneft Oil Company have released more than 65 juvenile fish of various species into the river systems of Russia.

  • Orenburgneft Reduces Power Costs by More Than 1 Billion Roubles Per Annum

    Orenburgneft JSC, a subsidiary of Rosneft Oil Company, has reduced its operating expenses on power supplies by more than 1 billion roubles per year due to the construction of grid infrastructure and switching to a lower tariff.

  • Parler Partly Online With Russian Tech Firm’s Backing – Reuters

    Parler Partly Online With Russian Tech Firm’s Backing – Reuters

    Parler, the social network popular with Trump supporters, has partially reappeared online with tech support from a Russian-owned technology company, Reuters reported Monday. Google and Apple removed Parler from their app stores after Trump, who is serving his last day in office, was banned from various platforms following the Jan. 6 storming of the U.S.…

  • Russia ‘One Step Closer’ to Year-Round Sailing in Melting Arctic

    Russia ‘One Step Closer’ to Year-Round Sailing in Melting Arctic

    A powerful Russian icebreaker has crossed the Northern Sea Route for the first time at this time of year as ice coverage shrinks in the rapidly melting Arctic.  The liquefied natural gas (LNG) tanker Christophe de Margerie made it through the Chukchi Sea and into the Bering Strait on Saturday, Jan. 16, after 10 days…

  • Could Navalny’s Detention Derail His Movement?

    Could Navalny’s Detention Derail His Movement?

    The arrest and detention for thirty days of prominent opposition activist Alexei Navalny is threatening to upend Russian politics in an already fraught year that will include parliamentary elections in September.  Since rising to prominence for his anti-Kremlin activism, Navalny — who was poisoned by the nerve agent Novichok in August last year and had…

  • Russian Police Officer Suspected of Leaking Navalny Poisoners’ Data – RBC

    Russian Police Officer Suspected of Leaking Navalny Poisoners’ Data – RBC

    A Russian police officer is under suspicion of leaking the travel data of security officers allegedly behind opposition leader Alexei Navalny’s poisoning, the RBC news website reported Tuesday. The arrest in the central city of Samara comes less than a month after a media investigation named several alleged Rusian Federal Security Service (FSB) chemical-weapons experts…

  • Yulia Navalnaya, Kremlin Critic’s Wife, In The Spotlight

    Yulia Navalnaya, Kremlin Critic’s Wife, In The Spotlight

    From hospitals to courtrooms to demonstrations, Russia’s chief opposition figure Alexei Navalny is often flanked by his wife Yulia Navalnaya, who has been thrown into the limelight since his poisoning in August. On Sunday she flew back with her husband to Russia from Germany, where the couple had spent five months as the Kremlin critic…

  • Navalny Ally Names Kremlin Critic’s Top 8 Sanctions Targets

    Navalny Ally Names Kremlin Critic’s Top 8 Sanctions Targets

    Navalny ally Vladimir Ashurkov has published a list of eight Russian business and political elites who he says Alexei Navalny wants Western governments to sanction.  Top of the list is Chelsea Football Club owner Roman Abramovich, who Ashurkov calls “one of the key enablers and beneficiaries of Russian kleptocracy, with significant ties and assets in…

  • Navalny Urges Russians To ‘Take To The Streets’ Over Jailing

    Navalny Urges Russians To ‘Take To The Streets’ Over Jailing

    Russia’s most prominent opposition leader Alexei Navalny called Monday for his supporters to take to the streets after a hastily organized court ordered him jailed for 30 days. The makeshift court — set up in a police station on the outskirts of Moscow where Navalny was being held — agreed to a request from prosecutors…

  • Russia Launches Mass Coronavirus Vaccination Campaign

    Russia Launches Mass Coronavirus Vaccination Campaign

    Russia launched a mass coronavirus vaccination campaign on Monday in a bid to end its outbreak without reimposing a new nationwide lockdown. Residents of the far eastern city of Vladivostok queued to receive the country’s homemade Sputnik V jab early Monday after President Vladimir Putin last week tasked officials with making it available to the country’s…