‘Let American Imperialism Collapse’: How Is Russian TV Covering U.S. Protests?

Cities across the United States have been rocked by a week of protests against police brutality and injustice toward African-Americans that have at times turned violent and destructive. Multiple incidents involving police violence against demonstrators and journalists were broadcast live at riots nationwide following the killing of an unarmed black man, George Floyd, in police…

Coronavirus in Russia: The Latest News | June 3

There have been 432,277 cases of coronavirus infections reported in Russia so far and 5,215 deaths. June 3: 3 things you need to know today Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin has ordered to lift some of Moscow’s coronavirus restrictions starting June 1. All non-food shops and some service sector businesses will be able to re-open, he said. The city will…

Russia’s Coronavirus ‘Patient Zero’ Emerged in January, Moscow Official Says

Russia saw its first coronavirus infection in mid-to-late January, a Moscow city official has said, contradicting official reports which say that Russia’s “patient zero” appearing in March. The statement comes amid reports that China, the country where the pandemic originated, withheld critical information about the new coronavirus from the World Health Organization in the early…

Russian Political Ad Bashes Gay Marriage

A video backing constitutional reforms that President Vladimir Putin is putting to a national vote next month sparked widespread criticism Tuesday for its anti-gay message. In the video made by a media group called Patriot linked to U.S.-sanctioned Putin ally Yevgeny Prigozhin, a small boy from a Russian orphanage finds out he is being adopted by…

Russia Prices Economic Recovery Plan at $70Bln

Russia will launch a 5 trillion ruble ($73 billion) recovery plan next month to offset economic damage from the coronavirus pandemic, Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin said in a televised meeting with President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday. The program of increased spending will last until the end of 2021 with the aim of bringing Russia’s unemployment…

Coronavirus in Russia: The Latest News | June 2

There have been 423,741 cases of coronavirus infections reported in Russia so far and 5,037 deaths. June 2: 3 things you need to know today Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin has ordered to lift some of Moscow’s coronavirus restrictions starting June 1. All non-food shops and some service sector businesses will be able to re-open, he said. The city will…

Russian Army to Test Coronavirus Vaccine on Troops

Russia’s military said it has recruited dozens of volunteers among its ranks for two-month clinical trials of a coronavirus vaccine set to begin Wednesday. Bioweapons researchers are working with health officials on developing a coronavirus vaccine, one of 47 that Russian officials say are in various stages of development. The military said preclinical trials for…

Trump Puts G7 Summit Proposal to Putin

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday proposed his plan to include Russia in an expanded G7 summit in a phone call with President Vladimir Putin, the Kremlin said. It said Trump “informed” Putin of his plan to hold a rescheduled G7 “with possible invitation of the leaders of Russia, Australia, India and South Korea,” without…

Coronavirus in Russia: The Latest News | June 1

There have been 414,878 cases of coronavirus infections reported in Russia so far and 4,855 deaths. June 1: 3 things you need to know today Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin has ordered to lift some of Moscow’s coronavirus restrictions starting June 1. All non-food shops and some service sector businesses will be able to re-open, he said. The city will…

Russia Reacts to U.S. Riots, Claims of Meddling

Violent clashes have erupted in major U.S. cities and outside the White House between law enforcement and protesters taking to the streets against police brutality.  The nationwide wave of outrage was triggered following the death last Monday of an unarmed black man, George Floyd, after being arrested by Minneapolis police. The officer who knelt on…

Moscow Eases Lockdown Despite High Virus Caseload

Shopping malls and parks are set to reopen in Moscow on Monday as the Russian capital eases coronavirus restrictions despite having the world’s third-largest caseload. The relaxation of the confinement orders in Moscow, the epicenter of Russia’s outbreak with a population of more than 12 million, comes after President Vladimir Putin announced the epidemic had…

Coronavirus in Russia: The Latest News | May 30

There have been 396,575 cases of coronavirus infections reported in Russia so far and 4,555 deaths. May 30: 3 things you need to know today Russia confirmed 8,952 new coronavirus infections Saturday, bringing the country’s official number of cases to 396,575. Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin has ordered to lift some of Moscow’s coronavirus restrictions starting June 1. All non-food shops…

Russia Coronavirus Cases Surge Toward 400K

Authorities have predicted a higher death toll in May compared to last month, attributing this to deaths among patients who were hospitalised during the peak of the epidemic several weeks ago. Officials in Moscow — the worst-hit city in Russia — on Thursday released details of mortality statistics for April in an effort to quash…