IOC Investigates Anti-LGBT Slurs Against Olympic Athletes on Russian TV – BBC

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is investigating two Russian state-run TV channels over talk shows that disparaged the lifestyles of a transgender and a gay athlete as “perversion” and “abomination,” the BBC has reported. Two of Russia’s most popular channels, Rossiya and Channel One, dedicated several of their late-July talk shows to transgender New Zealand…

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Russia-Led Drills Begin on Afghanistan Border

The Russian military’s chief of staff arrived in Central Asia Thursday as Russia held military drills in two ex-Soviet countries bordering Afghanistan where Kabul is struggling to contain a ferocious Taliban offensive.  Valery Gerasimov, chief of the Russian military’s General Staff flew into Uzbekistan — Central Asia’s most populous country — to observe joint Russian-Uzbek military…

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High-ranking delegation from People’s Republic Bangladesh visited Rosatom Technical Academy

As part of the visit to the Russian Federation of a high-ranking delegation from Bangladesh, including representatives of the Ministry of Science and Technology, members of the Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission (BAEC), managers of the Rooppur NPP and representatives of the Bangladesh Embassy, visited Rosatom Technical Academy. The delegation was led by Minister of Science…

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Russia ‘Ready’ to Issue Visas to U.S. Embassy Staff – Diplomat

Moscow is ready to issue visas to new U.S. Embassy employees, a senior Russian diplomat said Thursday, after the Russian ambassador in Washington decried tight visa-issuing procedures for Russian employees.  Alexander Bikantov, the Foreign Ministry’s deputy spokesman, said Russia is “open for dialogue” despite what he described as Washington’s “unconstructive approach.” “We’re ready to take…

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Russian Court Finds U.S. Investor Calvey Guilty of Embezzlement

A Moscow court has found American investor Michael Calvey guilty of embezzlement in a case which has rocked the Russian corporate world. The capital’s Meshchansky district court ruled Thursday that Calvey and his business partners had engaged in “criminal embezzlement,” agreeing with the prosecution’s argument that he had “organized and issued deliberately bad loans” to…

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Coronavirus in Russia: The Latest News | August 5

Russia has confirmed 6,379,904 cases of coronavirus and 162,509 deaths, according to the national coronavirus information center. Russia’s total excess fatality count since the start of the coronavirus pandemic is around 483,000. August 4: What you need to know today Russia on Thursday reported 23,120 new coronavirus cases and 794 deaths. The European Union now recognizes vaccination certificates from San Marino, where…

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Sentenced to ‘Restricted Freedom,’ Opposition Activist Lyubov Sobol Vows to Keep Working

Russian opposition figure Lyubov Sobol doesn’t intend to quit politics despite a court-appointed curfew and a ban on running for parliament, she told The Moscow Times on Wednesday. The ally of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny was sentenced to 1.5 years of restricted freedom Tuesday over her role in organizing Moscow’s pro-Navalny protest on Jan.…

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Russians Among Illegal Belarus-EU Border Crossers – Lithuanian Diplomat

Russian nationals are among the thousands of migrants illegally crossing the border from Belarus to Lithuania, a senior diplomat from the EU member state told Russian media Tuesday. Lithuanian officials say they suspect the migrant crisis is being orchestrated by the regime of Belarusian strongman Alexander Lukashenko in retaliation to EU sanctions over his crackdown on political opponents.…

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Russia’s Color Revolution

At the trendy Khlebozavod and Flacon design factories — former industrial spaces turned into shops, galleries and cafes — it seems like everyone’s hair is rainbow-colored. Young men and women have hair that ranges in color tone from pale to neon: mint, lilac, blue, purple, various shades of pink. Some have all their hair dyed,…

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Gazprom registered in St. Petersburg

August 4, 2021, 12:20 Photos State registration of amendments to the Articles of Association of Gazprom has been completed. The amendments include the change of the parent company’s location to St. Petersburg. Interdistrict Inspectorate of the Federal Tax Service No. 15 for St. Petersburg has accordingly changed the information on Gazprom’s address in the Unified State Register of Legal Entities. The new location of Gazprom is St. Petersburg. The new address of the…

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Rosatomflot’s icebreaker “50 Let Pobedy” supported polar expedition of Fedor Konyukhov

On August 2, famous traveler Fedor Konyukhov came back after the one-man polar expedition to Murmansk on board of the nuclear icebreaker “50 Let Pobedy”. In the framework of the project “Clean Arctic” he collected information on ice thawing speed, concentration of microplastics, and seismic activity of the Arctic Ocean bottom. For the first time…

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Coronavirus in Russia: The Latest News | August 3

Russia has confirmed 6,334,195 cases of coronavirus and 160,925 deaths, according to the national coronavirus information center. Russia’s total excess fatality count since the start of the coronavirus pandemic is around 483,000. August 3: What you need to know today Russia on Tuesday reported 22,010 new coronavirus cases and 788 deaths. The European Union now recognizes vaccination certificates from San Marino, where…

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Russian Amendments Legalize Trophy Hunting of Endangered Species, Activists Say

New amendments to Russia’s hunting law will effectively legalize trophy hunting of endangered animals, Greenpeace activists said Monday.  Russia is home to 13 endangered species: the Amur tiger, Central Asian and Far Eastern leopard, snow leopard, bison, saiga, Przewalski’s horse, Altai mountain sheep, gazelle, polar bear, Siberian crane, bowhead whale and gray whale. According to…

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As Russia’s Vaccine Diplomacy Falters, One Caribbean Country Goes All in on Sputnik V

On May 19, a small military plane carrying 16,000 doses of AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccines took off from St. Vincent and the Grenadines, a Caribbean nation of lush tropical islands famous for the mix of super yachts and fishing boats that bob around its waters. The vaccines, donated through the World Health Organization’s Covax vaccine-sharing facility,…

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Coronavirus in Russia: The Latest News | August 2

Russia has confirmed 6,312,185 cases of coronavirus and 160,137 deaths, according to the national coronavirus information center. Russia’s total excess fatality count since the start of the coronavirus pandemic is around 483,000. August 2: What you need to know today Russia on Monday reported 23,508 new coronavirus cases and 785 deaths. Russia has approved clinical trials of a combination of its Sputnik…

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Severstal has successfully completed testig of a ew geeratio of large-diameter pipes for the costructio of mai gas pipelies

August 2, 2021 Severstal has successfully completed full-scale field pneumatic tests of a new generation of large-diameter pipes (LDP) of strength class X80 with high deformation capacity, confirming their readiness for use in the construction of main gas pipelines. The new generation of pipe products was developed as part of Severstal and Gazprom’s 2019-2022 Scientific and…

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Coronavirus in Russia: The Latest News | August 1

Russia has confirmed 6,288,677 cases of coronavirus and 159,352 deaths, according to the national coronavirus information center. Russia’s total excess fatality count since the start of the coronavirus pandemic is around 483,000. July 31: What you need to know today Russia on Sunday reported 22,804 new coronavirus cases and 789 deaths. Russia has approved clinical trials of a combination of its Sputnik…

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What’s On July 30 – Aug. 1

The Changing of the Kremlin Guards This Saturday at noon you can once again see the Changing of the Presidential Guards in the Kremlin after another coronavirus surge necessitated a temporary halt. Although it is not strictly a performance, the guards twirl and swing and shoot their rifles and march in perfect harmony and symmetry.…

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Russia Demands YouTube Block Navalny Channel — Ally

Russian authorities have demanded that YouTube block jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny’s popular channel that has published viral investigations into corruption and fueled anti-government protests in recent years, his senior ally said Friday.  The request comes less than a week after Russia’s internet regulator Roskomnadzor blocked 49 Navalny-linked websites and sought to ban his associates’…

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Russian scientists have completed a project to predict the properties of corium at the Fukushima Daiichi NPP (Japan)

TENEX in a consortium with specialists of V.G. Khlopin Radium Institute JSC, SSC NIIAR (part of the scientific division of the ROSATOM), FSUE A.P. Alexandrov NITI, as well as the St. Petersburg branch of the Institute of Geoecology of the Russian Academy of Sciences successfully completed work on a two-year project to study the impact…

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