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…

Coronavirus in Russia: The Latest News | May 29

There have been 387,623 cases of coronavirus infections reported in Russia so far and 4,374 deaths. May 29: 3 things you need to know today Russia confirmed 8,572 new coronavirus infections Friday, bringing the country’s official number of cases to 387,623. Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin has ordered to lift some of Moscow’s coronavirus restrictions starting June 1. All non-food shops and…

‘Zombie’ Wildfires Threaten Arctic Russia, Scientists Warn

Early wildfires caused by a historically warm and snowless winter have ignited concerns of “zombie” fires re-emerging across the Russian Arctic, scientists and activists have said. European climate scientists said Wednesday that satellite images “hinted” at remnants of last year’s blazes returning to the Arctic Circle. Ground measurements across last summer’s wildfire hotspots are needed…

Coronavirus in Russia: The Latest News | May 28

There have been 379,051 cases of coronavirus infections reported in Russia so far and 4,142 deaths. May 28: 3 things you need to know today Russia confirmed 8,371 new coronavirus infections Thursday, bringing the country’s official number of cases to 379,051. Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin has ordered to lift some of Moscow’s coronavirus restrictions starting June 1. All non-food shops and…

‘It’s All Bullsh*t,’ Russia’s Coronavirus Information Chief Says of Virus Fears

Russia’s head of coronavirus information has suggested that global anxiety over the pandemic is misplaced, his latest controversial comment after saying that the infection would kill as many people as it needs to. Doctor and television presenter Alexander Myasnikov was appointed in April to his new role of informing Russians about coronavirus treatment and prevention…

Coronavirus in Russia: The Latest News | May 27

There have been 370,680 cases of coronavirus infections reported in Russia so far and 3,968 deaths. May 27: 3 things you need to know today Russia confirmed 8,338 new coronavirus infections Wednesday, bringing the country’s official number of cases to 370,680. Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin has proposed lifting some of Moscow’s coronavirus restrictions starting June 1. In a televised videoconference with President…

Bike Sales Spike in Movement-Starved Russia

Russia’s bicycle sales have spiked by 6,000% so far this month as Russians gradually emerge from self-isolation after more than six weeks of nationwide coronavirus lockdown, the online retail giant Wildberries told state media Wednesday. Overall, Russia’s largest online retailer said sporting goods sales jumped sixfold on May 1-24 compared with the same period in…

Russia’s ‘Doomsday Drone’ Prepares for Testing

Russia plans to test its unmanned “doomsday nuke” in its Arctic waters this fall, one year after a fatal nuclear-powered missile accident led to a radiation spike in a nearby city and grabbed international headlines. The nuclear-powered Poseidon underwater drone will be test-launched from the Belgorod submarine, an unnamed defense industry source told the state-run RIA…

Russia Begins Building First Stealth Bomber – Report

Russia has begun manufacturing the prototype of its first strategic stealth bomber, the state-run TASS news agency reported Tuesday, as the country presses ahead with the modernization of its military. Quoting defense industry sources, TASS said the state-controlled United Aircraft Corporation was overseeing the project. It said material was being shipped for the project and that…

Families of Ex-Chechen Separatist Fighters Blast Russian Paper for ‘Lies’

Hundreds of relatives of former Chechen separatist fighters have signed an open letter accusing the investigative Novaya Gazeta newspaper of lying about their alienation from society. State television in Russia’s republic of Chechnya on Monday published the scathing reaction to research into the lives of separatists’ widows and children across the North Caucasus. The research,…

Coronavirus in Russia: The Latest News | May 26

There have been 362,342 cases of coronavirus infections reported in Russia so far and 3,807 deaths. May 26: 3 things you need to know today Russia confirmed 8,915 new coronavirus infections Tuesday, bringing the country’s official number of cases to 362,342. President Vladimir Putin has ordered the Russian military to hold its landmark parade marking the 75th anniversary of the Soviet victory…

4 Dead as Russian Helicopter Crashes at Airport

A military helicopter crashed Tuesday at an airport in Russia’s remote eastern Chukotka region, killing all four people on board, the governor said. The helicopter of the Russian Defense Ministry went down in the main airport in Chukotka near Anadyr, which has mixed military and civilian use. “There were three crew members and one technician on…