Coronavirus in Russia: The Latest News | August 14

Russia has confirmed 6,557,068 cases of coronavirus and 169,683 deaths, according to the national coronavirus information center. Russia’s total excess fatality count since the start of the coronavirus pandemic is around 531,000. August 14: What you need to know today Russia on Saturday reported 22,144 new coronavirus cases and a new pandemic record of 819 deaths. Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin has cancelled…

Russia Blames Azerbaijan for Breach of Karabakh Truce in Post-Ceasefire First

The Russian military has blamed Azerbaijan for breaching its volatile truce with Armenia for the first time since deploying its peacekeeping mission, South Caucasus media reported Friday. Moscow has deployed around 2,000 peacekeepers in and around the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh to observe the ceasefire between the arch-enemies reached last November. Deadly clashes continued around…

Coronavirus in Russia: The Latest News | August 13

Russia has confirmed 6,557,068 cases of coronavirus and 168,864 deaths, according to the national coronavirus information center. Russia’s total excess fatality count since the start of the coronavirus pandemic is around 531,000. August 13: What you need to know today Russia on Friday reported 22,277 new coronavirus cases and a new pandemic record of 815 deaths. Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin…

Emissions from Russian Permafrost Could Spike Tenfold if Leaders Ignore UN Climate Report Warning

Russia’s permafrost could deteriorate fast and spark an accelerating loop of warming if world leaders don’t heed UN climate scientists’ call to drastically cut global carbon emissions, an expert told The Moscow Times. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report published Monday shows unequivocally that climate change is progressing more quickly than feared —…

Belarus-EU Migrant Crisis Spreads to Russia With New Border Detentions – Reports

The Belarus-EU migrant crisis has spread to Minsk’s close ally Russia as border guards were reported to have detained several people from the Middle East attempting to illegally cross into the country Tuesday. The European Union has accused Belarus strongman Alexander Lukashenko of deliberately encouraging new unauthorized arrivals of mainly Iraqi migrants in retaliation for…

Coronavirus in Russia: The Latest News | August 11

Russia has confirmed 6,512,859 cases of coronavirus and 167,241 deaths, according to the national coronavirus information center. Russia’s total excess fatality count since the start of the coronavirus pandemic is around 531,000. August 11: What you need to know today Russia on Wednesday reported 21,571 new coronavirus cases and 799 deaths. Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine is 83% effective against the…

Russia Says Taliban Controls Afghan Borders With Uzbekistan, Tajikistan

The Taliban controls Afghanistan’s borders with ex-Soviet Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Tuesday as the three allies wrapped up military exercises near the Afghan border amid the militant group’s advance. Governments in the ex-Soviet region of Central Asia have sounded the alarm over the spiral of conflict in neighboring Afghanistan as…

Navalny Allies Face Fresh Criminal Charges

Two exiled aides of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny were slapped with new criminal charges for helping to finance organizations that have recently been labeled “extremist,” Russian investigators said Tuesday. Navalny’s movement is facing unprecedented pressure in Russia as his main groups have been de-facto banned in the country, while the opposition leader is serving…

Putin Orders to Beef Up Siberian Firefighting Teams

President Vladimir Putin has ordered reinforcements to battle the out-of-control currently wildfires raging across Russia’s largest and coldest region, the Kremlin said Tuesday. Authorities in the republic of Sakha (Yakutia) announced a state of emergency Sunday as the annual fires that have torn through the Siberian region’s boreal forests reached human settlements, destroying dozens of…

Russia Bars Entry to ‘Anti-Russian’ Britons in Response to Human Rights, Corruption Sanctions

Russia has barred entry to ‘anti-Russian’ British officials in retaliation to human rights and anti-corruption sanctions from London, Moscow announced Monday. Britain in December banned entry to three Russians accused of torturing LGBT people in Chechnya and later to 14 Russians in April as part of global Magnitsky sanctions. “We consider London’s unjustified attacks to be a…

Russia, China Kick Off Joint Military Drills

Russia and China have kicked off joint military exercises as the two countries seek to deepen cooperation amid regional security concerns and deteriorating ties with the United States, the Russian Defense Ministry announced Monday. More than 10,000 troops are taking part in the five-day Zapad/Interaction 2021 drills in northwestern China’s Ningxia Hui autonomous region. According…

Coronavirus in Russia: The Latest News | August 10

Russia has confirmed 6,491,288 cases of coronavirus and 166,442 deaths, according to the national coronavirus information center. Russia’s total excess fatality count since the start of the coronavirus pandemic is around 531,000. August 10: What you need to know today Russia on Tuesday reported 21,378 new coronavirus cases and 792 deaths. Russia saw more than 530,000 excess deaths between the start…

Coronavirus in Russia: The Latest News | August 8

Russia has confirmed 6,447,750 cases of coronavirus and 164,881 deaths, according to the national coronavirus information center. Russia’s total excess fatality count since the start of the coronavirus pandemic is around 531,000. August 8: What you need to know today Russia on Saturday reported 22,866 new coronavirus cases and 793 deaths. Russia saw more than 530,000 excess deaths between the start of…