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  • Rosneft Commences Industrial Use of Unique In-House Hydrotreatment Catalyst

    Rosneft Oil Company has commenced the industrial use of an in-house hydrotreatment catalyst.

  • Putin, Merkel Discuss Navalny’s Poisoning – Berlin

    Putin, Merkel Discuss Navalny’s Poisoning – Berlin

    Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed the poisoning of Russia’s main opposition figure Alexei Navalny in a phone conversation Monday, a German cabinet representative told the state-run TASS news agency.  Navalny has recovered in Berlin after being poisoned with what Western governments say was the deadly Soviet-era nerve agent Novichok in…

  • Non-Priority Groups Vaccinated for Coronavirus in Moscow – Reports

    Non-Priority Groups Vaccinated for Coronavirus in Moscow – Reports

    Moscow clinics are distributing coronavirus vaccines to anyone who registers without giving priority to high-risk groups in contradiction to officials’ orders, the Meduza news website reported Tuesday. Moscow kick-started Russia’s nationwide vaccination drive over the weekend, with Mayor Sergei Sobyanin reporting that 2,000 volunteers have so far received the first of two Sputnik V jabs…

  • Russian Sentenced to Jail in France for Money Laundering

    Russian Sentenced to Jail in France for Money Laundering

    A French court on Monday sentenced a Russian to five years in prison for money laundering, but cleared him of an original charge of defrauding nearly 200 people using ransomware. Prosecutors had said that Alexander Vinnik sent emails to his targets masquerading as invoices, whose attached document, when opened, activated malware that shut down the…

  • Russia Bolsters Military Forces in Baltic Exclave Amid NATO Fears

    Russia Bolsters Military Forces in Baltic Exclave Amid NATO Fears

    Russia is looking to expand its military power in Kaliningrad by adding a new division that includes motorized rifle, artillery and tank regiments amid NATO buildup along the border with Russia’s Baltic exclave, a naval admiral said Monday. Admiral Alexander Nosatov, the commander of Russia’s Baltic Fleet, accused the Western military bloc of deploying an…

  • Turkey Court Orders Release of Russian Reporters – Official

    Turkey Court Orders Release of Russian Reporters – Official

    A Turkish court on Monday ordered the release of two Russian journalists detained in Istanbul after they were accused of filming near a facility manufacturing drones without authorization, an official said. Journalist Alexei Petrushko and cameraman Ivan Malyshkin from Kremlin-friendly NTV channel were arrested by police in Istanbul on Thursday morning. A Turkish foreign ministry…

  • Estonia Builds Barbed Wire Fence on Russian Border – Reports

    Estonia Builds Barbed Wire Fence on Russian Border – Reports

    Estonia has installed a barbed-wire fence along an 8-kilometer section of its border with Russia in the first installment of its three-year border infrastructure project, media in the Baltic country reported Monday. Estonia began construction of border infrastructure stretching 23.5 kilometers from the Estonian-Latvian-Russian meeting point to the Luhamaa border crossing further north in July. In…

  • Novokuibyshevsk Refinery Implements Pilot Project of Smart Safety Helmets

    Specialists of the Novokuibyshevsk refinery, an enterprise of Rosneft Oil Company’s Samara refining complex, jointly with Rostelecom PJSC have performed pilot tests for the introduction of smart safety helmets–pieces of digital personal protective equipment–at the sites.

  • Putin’s Ex-Son-in-Law Bought $380M Stake in Petrochemicals Giant for $100 – Investigation

    Putin’s Ex-Son-in-Law Bought $380M Stake in Petrochemicals Giant for $100 – Investigation

    President Vladimir Putin’s former son-in-law purchased $380 million worth of shares in Russia’s top petrochemicals company for $100 after marrying the president’s daughter, according to a report by the iStories investigative outlet. Kirill Shamalov acquired 3.8% of petrochemicals producer Sibur through a web of offshore companies months after marrying Katerina Tikhonova in February 2013, iStories reported,…

  • Russia Urges Release of Reporters Detained in Turkey

    Russia Urges Release of Reporters Detained in Turkey

    President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman said on Monday the Kremlin hopes that two Russian journalists detained in Turkey will be released as soon as possible. Dmitry Peskov told reporters Russian diplomats were in contact with Turkish representatives to secure the release of two journalists working with Kremlin-friendly NTV channel “in the near future.” “We hope through…

  • Don’t Perform Exorcisms at Home, Russian Orthodox Church Warns

    Don’t Perform Exorcisms at Home, Russian Orthodox Church Warns

    The Russian Orthodox Church has warned worshippers against performing exorcisms at home, saying that casting out demons should be left to members of the clergy. Metropolitan Hilarion, who heads the church’s Department of External Relations, made the comments in reaction to a viral video showing parents attempting to expel a demon from their 10-year-old son…

  • Russia Blames ‘Revisionist’ U.S. for Disputed Islanders’ Visas

    Russia Blames ‘Revisionist’ U.S. for Disputed Islanders’ Visas

    The United States exercises World War II “revisionism” by classifying Russian visa-seekers born on a disputed island chain in the Far East as Japanese nationals, Russia’s Foreign Ministry said Sunday. Russians born on the islands of Habomai, Shikotan, Kunashiri and Etorofu have been required to name Japan as their birthplace to receive permanent residency known…

  • Putin Creates New Position for Chubais

    Putin Creates New Position for Chubais

    Anatoly Chubais has been named President Vladimir Putin’s new point man on sustainable development and coordination with international organizations after stepping down as Rusnano CEO last week.  “Anatoly Borisovich Chubais will be appointed as special representative to the President of the Russian Federation for relations with international organizations to achieve sustainable development goals,” said the…

  • Russia Suggests Domestic Travel Ban to Slow Coronavirus

    Russia Suggests Domestic Travel Ban to Slow Coronavirus

    Update: Murashko’s words on restricting travel between regions were taken out of context and he had only been discussing travel restrictions in a general sense, a Health Ministry official told the RBC news website. “The Russian Health Ministry does not propose the introduction of any additional restrictions on the movement of citizens across the territory of…

  • Belarus Opposition Rallies in Scattered Protests

    Belarus Opposition Rallies in Scattered Protests

    Opposition protesters in Belarus rallied Sunday in the latest of nearly four months of demonstrations against the re-election of President Alexander Lukashenko. Social media videos showed small groups of protesters gathered in courtyards as others marched through the capital Minsk with the opposition red and white flags. In contrast to mass Sunday protests that have…

  • Coronavirus in Russia: The Latest News | Dec. 7

    Coronavirus in Russia: The Latest News | Dec. 7

    Russia has confirmed 2,460,770 cases of coronavirus and 43,141 deaths. Dec. 7: What you need to know today Russia confirmed a new record of 29,039 coronavirus cases and 457 deaths Sunday. The maximum price of Russia’s Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine will be set at 1,942 rubles ($26), the state-run Interfax news agency reported Saturday, citing a top health official. Russian…

  • U.S. Calls for ‘Moratorium’ on Nord Stream 2 Pipeline — Report

    U.S. Calls for ‘Moratorium’ on Nord Stream 2 Pipeline — Report

    The United States is asking Germany and the EU to halt construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline linking Russia to Europe, which Washington sees as a “political tool” of the Kremlin, a top envoy said in a German newspaper interview on Saturday. “Now is the time for Germany and the EU to impose…

  • Moscow Starts Inoculating Vulnerable Workers Against Coronavirus

    Moscow Starts Inoculating Vulnerable Workers Against Coronavirus

    Moscow on Saturday began vaccinating workers at high risk of becoming infected with the coronavirus at newly opened clinics across the city.  Health officials said they had opened 70 coronavirus vaccine centers in the Russian capital that would initially offer jabs for health, education and social workers.  “Citizens from the main risk groups who in…

  • Who’s Afraid of Jennifer Psaki?

    Who’s Afraid of Jennifer Psaki?

    This week’s news that U.S. President-elect Joe Biden had chosen Jennifer Psaki as his administration’s press secretary sparked a flurry of excitement on Russian state media and social media alike. “We are looking forward to Jen’s return,” said Vladimir Solovyev, a controversial host on the state-run Rossia 1 broadcaster and one of Russia’s main spin…

  • Coronavirus in Russia: The Latest News | Dec. 5

    Coronavirus in Russia: The Latest News | Dec. 5

    Russia has confirmed 2,402,949 cases of coronavirus and 42,176 deaths. Dec. 5: What you need to know today Russia confirmed 27,403 coronavirus cases and 569 deaths Friday. Kazakhstan will start producing Russia’s Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine from Dec. 22, the country’s President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev said Friday.  Ukraine won’t be purchasing Russia’s coronavirus vaccine due to its questionable efficacy, Ukraine’s…

  • 5K Moscow Teachers, Doctors Sign Up for Coronavirus Vaccination on First Day

    5K Moscow Teachers, Doctors Sign Up for Coronavirus Vaccination on First Day

    Moscow’s teachers, doctors and social workers are signing up at a rate of 1,000 per hour for the Russian capital’s coronavirus vaccination drive that kicks off Saturday, Mayor Sergei Sobyanin has said. Online vaccination bookings for high-risk groups opened in the Russian capital Friday after President Vladimir Putin ordered large-scale nationwide immunization — hours after…

  • Russia’s Mixed Censorship Model Is a Boon for Online Activism

    Russia’s Mixed Censorship Model Is a Boon for Online Activism

    The rapid spread of mobile internet around the world over the last decade has directly contributed to falling levels of trust in government and a surge in populism, according to a recent paper by a group of Russian economists. The research shows that as 3G internet spreads, millions of people gain access to new sources…

  • Russia Suffers New Blow in $50Bln Yukos Case

    Russia Suffers New Blow in $50Bln Yukos Case

    The Netherlands’ top court ruled Friday that shareholders in dismantled oil giant Yukos can continue to pursue Russia for $50 billion (41 billion euros) in compensation pending a final judgement in a long legal saga. Russia was ordered to make the payout in 2014 by the Hague-based international Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA), but has…

  • Kazakhstan to Launch Production of Russian Vaccine

    Kazakhstan to Launch Production of Russian Vaccine

    President Vladimir Putin has called on Moscow’s allies to mass produce the country’s vaccines.  In a statement on Friday, Kazakhstan’s presidency said the country would begin producing Sputnik V from Dec. 22, with plans to begin inoculating vulnerable groups in early 2021. The developers of Sputnik V — named after the Soviet-era satellite — have…

  • Russia Eyes ‘Prison-Free’ Cities

    Russia Eyes ‘Prison-Free’ Cities

    Russian authorities have said they want to relocate all prisons out of major cities, sparking concerns from activists that the move could violate prisoners’ rights and complicate visits by lawyers and relatives. Justice Minister Konstantin Chuichenko told state television that the mass prison relocation is part of the Federal Prison Service’s “transformation” toward “effective and…

  • 1 Dead in Ukraine-Russia Border Shootout – FSB

    1 Dead in Ukraine-Russia Border Shootout – FSB

    One person has been killed in a shootout that took place after three armed men tried to illegally cross the border from Ukraine to Russia, Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) said Friday.  Russian border patrol officers opened fire on the Ukrainians after they resisted arrest at the border near Belgorod, the state-run TASS news agency…

  • Russia to Debut ‘Flight to Nowhere’

    Russia to Debut ‘Flight to Nowhere’

    Russia’s Pobeda low-cost airline plans to debut its own “flight to nowhere” for cooped-up passengers looking to recreate the travel experience this month, popular Pobeda pilot and flight podcast host Alexei Kochemasov has said.  Passengers will take off from Moscow’s Vnukovo International Airport, then land 1.5 hours later at… Vnukovo Airport. “We guarantee the crew’s…

  • Pussy Riot Member Jailed for Anti-Police Brutality Protest

    Pussy Riot Member Jailed for Anti-Police Brutality Protest

    Pussy Riot member Margarita Konovalova, also known as Rita Flores, has been sentenced to 20 days in jail for staging an anti-police brutality protest near the Kremlin, the Apologia Telegram channel reported Thursday.  During the Nov. 28 protest, Pussy Riot members in traditional Russian folk costumes tied artist Farhad Israfilli-Gelman, who was wearing an OMON…

  • Popular Science Publication on Black Sea Dolphins Study Released

    A popular science edition has been prepared and published upon the results of the comprehensive Black Sea dolphins study, the first in 30 years, undertaken with support of Rosneft Oil Company.

  • 5 Questions About Russia’s Sputnik V Vaccine, Answered

    5 Questions About Russia’s Sputnik V Vaccine, Answered

    Russia is pushing ahead with its domestically produced Sputnik V vaccine as the global race for a safe and effective vaccine that can put an end to the coronavirus pandemic heats up. Hours after Pfizer-BioNTech made headlines Wednesday by winning the first official general-use vaccine approval in the western world, President Vladimir Putin ordered large-scale…

  • Russian Activists Condemn New ‘Foreign Agent’ Bill

    Russian Activists Condemn New ‘Foreign Agent’ Bill

    Russian rights activists on Thursday condemned draft legislation including a significant expansion of who can be labelled a “foreign agent” as a new clampdown on dissent. Lawmakers in Russia’s lower-house State Duma last month proposed a series of bills that would give authorities sweeping powers to designate individuals as foreign agents and further limit public…

  • Coronavirus in Russia: The Latest News | Dec. 3

    Coronavirus in Russia: The Latest News | Dec. 3

    Russia has confirmed 2,375,546 cases of coronavirus and 41,607 deaths. Dec. 3: What you need to know today Russia confirmed a new record of 28,145 coronavirus cases and 554 deaths. Moscow will start vaccinating at-risk groups against the coronavirus this weekend, Mayor Sergei Sobyanin announced Thursday. Online booking for health workers, teachers and social service workers deemed at higher risk of…

  • Moscow Announces Coronavirus Vaccination Drive

    Moscow Announces Coronavirus Vaccination Drive

    Moscow will start vaccinating at-risk groups against the coronavirus this weekend, Mayor Sergei Sobyanin announced Thursday after President Vladimir Putin ordered large-scale immunization across the country. Online booking for health workers, teachers and social service workers deemed at higher risk of severe infection will open Friday, Sobyanin wrote on his website. “The vaccination centers will…

  • RN-Krasnodarneftegaz Completes Construction of Troitsk Compressor Station

    RN-Krasnodarneftegaz, a subsidiary of Rosneft Oil Company, has completed the construction of the Troitsk Compressor Station at the Anastasievsko-Troitskaya group of fields.

  • U.S. Rights Activist Faces Expulsion From Russia

    U.S. Rights Activist Faces Expulsion From Russia

    A U.S. human rights activist who has defended the interests of Russian citizens in Europe’s human rights court faces expulsion from Russia, she has said. Authorities informed Vanessa Kogan that she “poses a national security threat” when they rejected her fast-track citizenship application and revoked her permanent residence earlier this week, Kogan told the Ekho Moskvy…

  • Pay Russian Housewives For Domestic Work, United Russia Deputy Says

    Pay Russian Housewives For Domestic Work, United Russia Deputy Says

    Housewives in Russia should earn a wage for their domestic labor, State Duma deputy Oksana Pushkina has said. Pushkina’s statement in a Wednesday interview on the Komsomolskaya Pravda radio station comes amid growing calls for governments to level the financial inequities traditionally faced by women. Last month, Scotland became the first country to guarantee free…

  • Turkey Backs Crimea’s Return to Ukraine – FM

    Turkey Backs Crimea’s Return to Ukraine – FM

    Turkey is willing to support the Russia-annexed Crimean peninsula’s return to Ukraine, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Wednesday.  The statement comes amid an already uneasy relationship between Moscow and Ankara, which are traditionally partners but have recently been at odds over the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, the Syrian conflict and Libya’s civil war. In October, Turkish…

  • Over 100K At-Risk Russians Vaccinated for Coronavirus

    Over 100K At-Risk Russians Vaccinated for Coronavirus

    More than 100,000 Russians at higher risk of severe coronavirus cases have been vaccinated with the domestically made Sputnik V vaccine, Health Minister Mikhail Murashko said Wednesday. His announcement at a special session of the UN General Assembly presenting Sputnik V came as President Vladimir Putin ordered the large-scale vaccination of priority groups such as…

  • Putin Replaces Rusnano Chief Chubais Amid Reform Push

    Putin Replaces Rusnano Chief Chubais Amid Reform Push

    President Vladimir Putin named a replacement for Anatoly Chubais, the head of state nanotechnology firm Rusnano, on Wednesday, exposing a rift between the president and the former deputy prime minister whose popularity has waned in recent years. During his 12 years as Rusnano’s head Chubais, who had been an architect of Russia’s 1990s privatizations as…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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.

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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,…

  • 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.