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  • 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.

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

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

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

  • Siberian Jehovah’s Witnesses Jailed for ‘Extremism’

    Siberian Jehovah’s Witnesses Jailed for ‘Extremism’

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

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

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

  • Putin Moves to Ban Dual-National Officials

    Putin Moves to Ban Dual-National Officials

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

  • Moscow Sees Warmest Fall on Record

    Moscow Sees Warmest Fall on Record

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Pull Russian Troops Out of Moldova, New President Says

    Pull Russian Troops Out of Moldova, New President Says

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

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

    Coronavirus in Russia: The Latest News | Nov. 30

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

  • Russia, Syria Under Pressure at Chemical Weapons Watchdog

    Russia, Syria Under Pressure at Chemical Weapons Watchdog

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

  • Presidential Guard Dies by Suicide Inside Kremlin – Reports

    Presidential Guard Dies by Suicide Inside Kremlin – Reports

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

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

    Moscow, St. Petersburg Universities Go Remote as Virus Surges

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

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

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

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

  • QAnon Gains Traction in Russia

    QAnon Gains Traction in Russia

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

  • Obama Blackface Skit on Kremlin-Funded TV Sparks Outrage

    Obama Blackface Skit on Kremlin-Funded TV Sparks Outrage

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

  • Karabakh Rivals Adjust to Life Along New Borders

    Karabakh Rivals Adjust to Life Along New Borders

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

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

    Coronavirus in Russia: The Latest News | Nov. 28

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

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

    Russia to Pay Med Students $260 for Treating Coronavirus Patients

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

  • Navalny Urges EU to Target Putin’s Oligarch Backers

    Navalny Urges EU to Target Putin’s Oligarch Backers

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

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

    Russia to Close Down Barents Region’s Biggest Air Polluter

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

  • Russian Military Launches Coronavirus Vaccination Campaign

    Russian Military Launches Coronavirus Vaccination Campaign

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

  • Russian Airline Blamed for Phallic Flight Path – Report

    Russian Airline Blamed for Phallic Flight Path – Report

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

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

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

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

  • Russia Breaks Coronavirus Record With 27K New Infections

    Russia Breaks Coronavirus Record With 27K New Infections

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

  • Moscow Reports 300% Spike in Coronavirus Deaths

    Moscow Reports 300% Spike in Coronavirus Deaths

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

  • Azerbaijan Lawmakers Urge French Removal From Karabakh Mediation

    Azerbaijan Lawmakers Urge French Removal From Karabakh Mediation

    Azerbaijani lawmakers on Thursday called for France to be expelled from a group mediating in the Nagorno-Karabakh dispute after the French Senate backed the breakaway region’s independence claim. The French upper house on Wednesday adopted a non-binding resolution calling on France to recognize the ethnic Armenian enclave of Azerbaijan as an independent state. The move…

  • Russia’s Top Diplomat Accuses West of Meddling in Belarus

    Russia’s Top Diplomat Accuses West of Meddling in Belarus

    Russia’s foreign minister on Thursday accused the West of interfering in Belarus as he met strongman leader Alexander Lukashenko who has faced months of protests over his disputed re-election. Sergei Lavrov held talks with Lukashenko and other top officials in the capital Minsk, in the latest show of Russia’s support for authorities in its ex-Soviet…

  • Russia Test-Fires ‘Tsirkon’ Hypersonic Missile

    Russia Test-Fires ‘Tsirkon’ Hypersonic Missile

    The Russian military has test-launched its vaunted Tsirkon hypersonic cruise missile for at least the third time this year, the Defense Ministry announced Thursday. Like the previous test launch held on President Vladimir Putin’s birthday on Oct. 7, a Russian Navy frigate fired the Tsirkon that hit its target in the waters of northwestern Russia,…

  • Coronavirus in Russia: The Latest News | Nov. 26

    Coronavirus in Russia: The Latest News | Nov. 26

    Russia has confirmed 2,187,990 cases of coronavirus and 38,062 deaths. Nov. 26: What you need to know today Russia confirmed record-breaking numbers of 25,487 coronavirus cases and 524 deaths. Moscow has further extended measures aimed at slowing the spread of the coronavirus until Jan. 15, Mayor Sergei Sobyanin announced Thursday. The measures include a self-isolation order for residents aged…

  • Arctic Oil Spill: Nornickel Failures, Tank Flaws Caused Catastrophe – Report

    Arctic Oil Spill: Nornickel Failures, Tank Flaws Caused Catastrophe – Report

    A cocktail of design flaws, management failures and rising temperatures made the worst oil spill in Russia’s modern history — and the most damaging ever inside the Arctic circle — “inevitable,” a report commissioned by Russian metals giant Nornickel has said. The report is the work of consulting group Environmental Resources Management (ERM), which Nornickel…