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  • Russia Accuses U.S. of Disconnecting NY Consulate Phone Lines

    Russia Accuses U.S. of Disconnecting NY Consulate Phone Lines

    Russia’s Embassy in the United States has accused its counterparts of abruptly cutting off phone lines at the Russian Consulate in New York ahead of U.S. President Donald Trump’s last day in office. The consulate said earlier in the day that several dozen of its landlines had been simultaneously disconnected, raising “huge problems” for the…

  • Biden State Pick Calls For Extending New START With Russia

    Biden State Pick Calls For Extending New START With Russia

    Antony Blinken, President-elect Joe Biden’s nominee for secretary of state, said Tuesday the incoming administration would seek to extend New START, the last U.S. arms pact with Russia, which expires February 5. “I think we’re going to seek an extension,” Blinken said in response to a question at his Senate confirmation hearing. “I know we…

  • Navalny Targets ‘Billion-Dollar Putin Palace’ in New Investigation

    Navalny Targets ‘Billion-Dollar Putin Palace’ in New Investigation

    Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny accused President Vladimir Putin of using fraudulently obtained funds to build an opulent billion-dollar estate in an investigation published Tuesday, after authorities jailed him on charges he says are politically motivated. The Praskoveyevka estate on the Black Sea coast in southern Russia cost 100-billion rubles ($1.35 billion) to build and…

  • Zvezda Shipyard Commences Construction of Second ARC 7 LNG Carrier

    The Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex has commenced the construction of the second LNG carrier tanker of the ARC 7 ice class.

  • Kremlin Dismisses Calls to Free Navalny, Warns Against Protests

    Kremlin Dismisses Calls to Free Navalny, Warns Against Protests

    The Kremlin on Tuesday dismissed Western demands to release Russia’s most prominent opposition leader Alexei Navalny, saying his calls for mass protests over his arrest were “troubling”. Legal pressure is ramping up against President Vladimir Putin’s best-known domestic critic, who is due in court on defamation charges on Wednesday, as his allies in Russia call…

  • Putin Takes Icy Dip in Orthodox Christian Ritual

    Putin Takes Icy Dip in Orthodox Christian Ritual

    Russian President Vladimir Putin took a dip in freezing water on Tuesday to mark the Orthodox Christian feast of the Epiphany.  Video shared by Kremlin pool reporters from the state-run RIA Novosti news agency showed Putin wading into the water in blue swimming trunks and dunking three times while crossing himself before hastily exiting the…

  • Rosneft Enterprises Release over 65 Million Fry into Russian Rivers in 2020

    Over 2020, subsidiaries of Rosneft Oil Company have released more than 65 juvenile fish of various species into the river systems of Russia.

  • Orenburgneft Reduces Power Costs by More Than 1 Billion Roubles Per Annum

    Orenburgneft JSC, a subsidiary of Rosneft Oil Company, has reduced its operating expenses on power supplies by more than 1 billion roubles per year due to the construction of grid infrastructure and switching to a lower tariff.

  • Parler Partly Online With Russian Tech Firm’s Backing – Reuters

    Parler Partly Online With Russian Tech Firm’s Backing – Reuters

    Parler, the social network popular with Trump supporters, has partially reappeared online with tech support from a Russian-owned technology company, Reuters reported Monday. Google and Apple removed Parler from their app stores after Trump, who is serving his last day in office, was banned from various platforms following the Jan. 6 storming of the U.S.…

  • Russia ‘One Step Closer’ to Year-Round Sailing in Melting Arctic

    Russia ‘One Step Closer’ to Year-Round Sailing in Melting Arctic

    A powerful Russian icebreaker has crossed the Northern Sea Route for the first time at this time of year as ice coverage shrinks in the rapidly melting Arctic.  The liquefied natural gas (LNG) tanker Christophe de Margerie made it through the Chukchi Sea and into the Bering Strait on Saturday, Jan. 16, after 10 days…

  • Russians Celebrate Epiphany With a Bone-Chilling Bath

    Russians Celebrate Epiphany With a Bone-Chilling Bath

    Russians celebrate the feast of the Epiphany every year on Jan. 19 by bathing in ice-cold lakes and rivers to celebrate the baptism of Jesus in the River Jordan. The Orthodox Christian tradition is popular with believers and non-believers too, as a freezing ice bath is believed to be good for you. Here’s a look…

  • Could Navalny’s Detention Derail His Movement?

    Could Navalny’s Detention Derail His Movement?

    The arrest and detention for thirty days of prominent opposition activist Alexei Navalny is threatening to upend Russian politics in an already fraught year that will include parliamentary elections in September.  Since rising to prominence for his anti-Kremlin activism, Navalny — who was poisoned by the nerve agent Novichok in August last year and had…

  • Russian Police Officer Suspected of Leaking Navalny Poisoners’ Data – RBC

    Russian Police Officer Suspected of Leaking Navalny Poisoners’ Data – RBC

    A Russian police officer is under suspicion of leaking the travel data of security officers allegedly behind opposition leader Alexei Navalny’s poisoning, the RBC news website reported Tuesday. The arrest in the central city of Samara comes less than a month after a media investigation named several alleged Rusian Federal Security Service (FSB) chemical-weapons experts…

  • Yulia Navalnaya, Kremlin Critic’s Wife, In The Spotlight

    Yulia Navalnaya, Kremlin Critic’s Wife, In The Spotlight

    From hospitals to courtrooms to demonstrations, Russia’s chief opposition figure Alexei Navalny is often flanked by his wife Yulia Navalnaya, who has been thrown into the limelight since his poisoning in August. On Sunday she flew back with her husband to Russia from Germany, where the couple had spent five months as the Kremlin critic…

  • Navalny Ally Names Kremlin Critic’s Top 8 Sanctions Targets

    Navalny Ally Names Kremlin Critic’s Top 8 Sanctions Targets

    Navalny ally Vladimir Ashurkov has published a list of eight Russian business and political elites who he says Alexei Navalny wants Western governments to sanction.  Top of the list is Chelsea Football Club owner Roman Abramovich, who Ashurkov calls “one of the key enablers and beneficiaries of Russian kleptocracy, with significant ties and assets in…

  • Navalny Urges Russians To ‘Take To The Streets’ Over Jailing

    Navalny Urges Russians To ‘Take To The Streets’ Over Jailing

    Russia’s most prominent opposition leader Alexei Navalny called Monday for his supporters to take to the streets after a hastily organized court ordered him jailed for 30 days. The makeshift court — set up in a police station on the outskirts of Moscow where Navalny was being held — agreed to a request from prosecutors…

  • Russia Launches Mass Coronavirus Vaccination Campaign

    Russia Launches Mass Coronavirus Vaccination Campaign

    Russia launched a mass coronavirus vaccination campaign on Monday in a bid to end its outbreak without reimposing a new nationwide lockdown. Residents of the far eastern city of Vladivostok queued to receive the country’s homemade Sputnik V jab early Monday after President Vladimir Putin last week tasked officials with making it available to the country’s…

  • Russia Jails Math Grad Student for Attack on Ruling Party

    Russia Jails Math Grad Student for Attack on Ruling Party

    Russian math graduate student and self-described anarchist Azat Miftakhov was sentenced to six years in prison Monday after almost two years in detention on hooliganism charges his supporters say are politically motivated. Miftakhov, 27, was initially detained in February 2019 on accusations of bomb-making, but was later held for breaking the office window of Russia’s…

  • Russia Expels Two Dutch Diplomats in Tit-for-Tat Move

    Russia Expels Two Dutch Diplomats in Tit-for-Tat Move

    Moscow said Monday it was expelling two Dutch diplomats from the country in response to a “provocative” decision by the Netherlands in December to remove two Russian embassy staff over spying allegations. Moscow summoned Dutch charge d’affaires Joost Reintjes, the foreign ministry said in a statement, telling him that two Dutch diplomats had two weeks…

  • Chaos as Poisoned Opposition Figure Navalny Comes Home

    Chaos as Poisoned Opposition Figure Navalny Comes Home

    Chief Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny returned to Russia from Germany Sunday and was immediately detained. The 44-year-old opposition leader flew back to Moscow after spending several months in Germany recovering from a poisoning attack that he said was carried out on the orders of President Vladimir Putin. Amid heavy police presence, hundreds of his supporters…

  • Navalny Plane Diversion Was ‘Reckless,’ Says Pilot of Another Hindered Flight

    Navalny Plane Diversion Was ‘Reckless,’ Says Pilot of Another Hindered Flight

    The decision to divert the Pobeda Airlines flight with Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny onboard from Vnukovo to Sheremetyevo airport created “a dangerous and reckless situation in the Moscow airspace,” a pilot who was forced to delay their descent on Sunday evening told The Moscow Times. The pilot — who asked to remain anonymous for fear…

  • Gazprom confirms compliance of its quality management and process safety management systems with international standards

    Gazprom confirms compliance of its quality management and process safety management systems with international standards

    Background Gazprom developed and successfully implemented a corporate Quality Management System. The QMS is aimed at further improving the Company’s performance and efficiency. The system covers business processes in such areas as natural gas, condensate and oil production, transportation, storage and processing, as well as in other fields. The ISO 9001:2015 standard is based on such principles as, inter alia, customer focus, motivation and engagement…

  • Projects of Young Rosneft Specialists to Be Recommended for Implementation at Company’s Enterprises

    89 projects developed by young specialists of Rosneft Oil Company are to be recommended for implementation at the Company’s enterprises.

  • Navalny Goes on Trial in Police Station Following Return to Russia

    Navalny Goes on Trial in Police Station Following Return to Russia

    Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny is facing a court hearing in the police station where he was taken immediately following his Sunday evening return to Russia. The 44-year-old opposition leader flew back to Moscow after spending several months in Germany recovering from a poisoning attack that he said was carried out on the orders of President…

  • Apple Faces Anti-Telegram Lawsuit Following U.S. Capitol Riot

    Apple Faces Anti-Telegram Lawsuit Following U.S. Capitol Riot

    A U.S. NGO has sued Apple in federal court in a bid to remove secure messaging app Telegram from its App Store, claiming the app fails to filter out far-right extremist activity.  Telegram’s downloads soared last week after Twitter and Facebook banned U.S. President Donald Trump’s accounts and Google and Apple removed conservative social network…

  • Coronavirus in Russia: The Latest News | Jan. 18

    Coronavirus in Russia: The Latest News | Jan. 18

    Russia has confirmed 3,591,066 cases of coronavirus and 66,037 deaths. Jan. 18: What you need to know today Russia confirmed 22,857 new coronavirus cases and 471 deaths. Russia’s republic of Bashkortostan is set to become the first region to introduce immunity passports for residents with Covid-19 antibodies starting February, Bashkortostan Governor Radiy Khabirov announced Monday.   Russia’s Sputnik V…

  • Free Navalny, Western Leaders Tell Russia

    Free Navalny, Western Leaders Tell Russia

    World leaders have called on Russia to release prominent opposition figure Alexei Navalny, who was detained minutes after he landed in Moscow following five months of recovery from nerve agent poisoning in Germany. Below is a selection of international reactions to Navalny’s detention at Sheremetyevo International Airport passport control late Sunday. — U.S. Secretary of…

  • Aframax Tanker Vladimir Monomakh Takes Its First Voyage

    The Vladimir Monomakh, Russia’s first oil loading Aframax tanker built at the Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex, has sailed for its first voyage.

  • Russia Detains Poisoned Kremlin Critic Navalny on Return to Home Soil

    Russia Detains Poisoned Kremlin Critic Navalny on Return to Home Soil

    Russian police detained prominent opposition leader Alexey Navalny Sunday on his arrival in Moscow from Germany, where he had been recovering from an attempted poisoning by the nerve agent Novichok. Navalny — who became a thorn in the Kremlin’s side through his campaigns against corruption and rigged elections in Russia — had been added to…

  • As it Happened: Navalny Returns to Russia

    As it Happened: Navalny Returns to Russia

    Chief Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny returned to Russia from Germany today and was immediately detained. The 44-year-old opposition leader flew back to Moscow after spending several months in Germany recovering from a poisoning attack that he said was carried out on the orders of President Vladimir Putin.  Follow the latest developments on the Navalny return…

  • Alexei Navalny: Russia’s Charismatic Anti-Putin Campaigner

    Alexei Navalny: Russia’s Charismatic Anti-Putin Campaigner

    A charismatic anti-corruption campaigner, Alexei Navalny has been Russia’s leading opposition politician for around a decade, determined to challenge Vladimir Putin’s grip on power despite frequent prison stays and harm to his health. The Yale-educated 44-year-old lawyer — who has said he will return to Russia from Germany on Sunday after treatment there for a…

  • Kremlin Foe Navalny Faces Arrest as Flies Back to Russia

    Kremlin Foe Navalny Faces Arrest as Flies Back to Russia

    Arch Kremlin foe Alexei Navalny returns to Russia from Germany on Sunday, facing imminent arrest after authorities warned they would detain him for violating a sentence over alleged fraud. The 44-year-old opposition leader is flying back to Moscow after spending several months in Germany recovering from a poisoning attack that he said was carried out…

  • Germany Says Answered Russia Call for Aid in Navalny Probe

    Germany Says Answered Russia Call for Aid in Navalny Probe

    Germany has transmitted to Russia transcripts of interviews with Alexei Navalny as part of its response to Moscow’s request for assistance in its investigation into the poisoning of the Kremlin critic, Berlin said Saturday.  Navalny was evacuated to Berlin in late August for treatment after he fell violently ill on a flight from Siberia to…

  • Coronavirus in Russia: The Latest News | Jan. 16

    Coronavirus in Russia: The Latest News | Jan. 16

    Russia has confirmed 3,544,623 cases of coronavirus and 65,058 deaths. Jan. 16: What you need to know today Russia confirmed 24,092 new coronavirus cases and 590 deaths. Russia’s Sputnik V and EpiVacCorona coronavirus vaccines are not available or in short supply in 42 of the country’s regions, a report from the Peterburgskaya Politica think tank suggests. Health care…

  • A Year After Shock Appointment, Russian Prime Minister Mishustin’s Star is Rising

    A Year After Shock Appointment, Russian Prime Minister Mishustin’s Star is Rising

    When President Vladimir Putin named little-known former tax chief Mikhail Mishustin as his prime minister a year ago, he stunned the country. In replacing Dmitry Medvedev — a political heavyweight and former president, but one tarnished by allegations of serious corruption — Putin had chosen a man few in Russia or abroad had even heard…

  • Rosenergoatom: a share of nuclear power in the energy mix of Russia exceeded 20%

    A share of nuclear power plants (branches of Rosenergoatom Concern, part of ROSATOM’s Electric Power Division) in the energy mix of Russia was 20.28% in 2020. In 2019, this indicator was 19.04%. In the National Grid of Russia (EES) their share has increased up to 20.58% against 19.3% in 2019 (exclusive of electricity generation by…

  • Russia Pulling ‘Military Instructors’ Out of Central African Republic

    Russia Pulling ‘Military Instructors’ Out of Central African Republic

    Russia told the United Nations this week it plans to withdraw the 300 “military instructors” it sent to the Central African Republic at the end of 2020 for the presidential election, diplomats told AFP Friday. “The Russians have informed the UN that they will withdraw the troops and helicopters” which had been deployed to the…

  • The Open Skies Treaty: NATO’s Eyes Over Russia

    The Open Skies Treaty: NATO’s Eyes Over Russia

    The Open Skies Treaty, which Russia says it is leaving after the U.S. quit last year, was agreed just after the Cold War to allow signatories to avoid nasty surprises by monitoring rival militaries. Moscow and Washington had long accused each other of breaching its terms, and President Donald Trump formally pulled the U.S. out last November.…

  • U.S. Will Lift Nord Stream 2 Sanctions if Europe Suspends Construction, Says Biden Advisor

    U.S. Will Lift Nord Stream 2 Sanctions if Europe Suspends Construction, Says Biden Advisor

    The U.S. is willing to lift sanctions against the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline if Europe suspends its construction, adviser to U.S. President-elect Joe Biden and incoming C.I.A. chief Nicholas Burns told the German newspaper Handelsblatt.  “The Europeans must stop the construction of Nord Stream 2, and the Americans must suspend the sanctions. This will…

  • Russia Intends to Give Election Advice to U.S.

    Russia Intends to Give Election Advice to U.S.

    Russia’s top lawmaker said Thursday he is considering sending election advice to the United States following the storming of the U.S. Capitol by supporters of outgoing President Donald Trump who dispute his loss. Vyacheslav Volodin, speaker of the lower house of parliament, was among numerous Russian politicians who called the U.S. electoral system “archaic” and…

  • Russia Says Leaving Open Skies Military Treaty

    Russia Says Leaving Open Skies Military Treaty

    Russia’s foreign ministry said Friday it is leaving the Open Skies treaty, a post-Cold War defense accord that allows its signatories to carry out unarmed surveillance flights over each other’s territories.  Citing “lack of progress” on maintaining the functioning of the treaty after the United States withdrew from it last year, the ministry said in…

  • To Jail or Not to Jail: Kremlin in Bind Over Navalny Return

    To Jail or Not to Jail: Kremlin in Bind Over Navalny Return

    Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny’s defiant pledge to return to Moscow from Germany after surviving a poisoning attack puts the Kremlin in a major bind. President Vladimir Putin, observers say, is caught between a rock and a hard place: allow his most outspoken critic to freely return to Russia and risk looking weak, or hand Navalny a…

  • Russian Tycoon Prigozhin Offers Tombstone for Journalists Killed in Central Africa

    Russian Tycoon Prigozhin Offers Tombstone for Journalists Killed in Central Africa

    Russian tycoon Yevgeny Prigozhin has offered to erect a tombstone for three Russian journalists who were killed in the Central African Republic while investigating a secretive mercenary group linked to him. Kirill Radchenko, Alexander Rastorguyev and Orkhan Dzhemal were shot and killed on July 30, 2018, while investigating the activities of the Wagner private military…

  • Zvezda Shipyard Commences Construction of the Third MR-Type Product Carrier Tanker

    The Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex has commenced the construction of the third MR-type product carrier tanker fuelled with gas.

  • Nearly Half of Russian Regions Have Limited Access to Coronavirus Vaccine – Report

    Nearly Half of Russian Regions Have Limited Access to Coronavirus Vaccine – Report

    Russia’s Sputnik V and EpiVacCorona vaccinations for the coronavirus are not available or in short supply in 42 of the country’s regions, according to a report from the Peterburgskaya Politica think tank.  The main barriers to the start of the mass vaccination in the regions are shortage of supplies, lack of coordination between regional authorities…

  • Kuibyshev Refinery Reduces Environmental Impact 2.5-Fold

    The Kuibyshev refinery, an enterprise of Rosneft Oil Company refining complex, has attested the compliance of its Environmental Management System with the ISO 14001:2015 international standard.

  • Most Russians Still Mistrust Coronavirus Vaccine – Poll

    Most Russians Still Mistrust Coronavirus Vaccine – Poll

    Russians are still overwhelmingly unwilling to take the coronavirus vaccine as the national vaccination drive gains steam, the RBC news website reported Friday, citing poll results. The Superjob.ru job board’s survey taken this month showed 60% of Russian respondents opposing the vaccine compared with 40% favoring it, according to RBC. Opponents cited mistrust of the…

  • New START: Expiring Arms Accord Between Cold War Rivals

    New START: Expiring Arms Accord Between Cold War Rivals

    Russia and the United States have until Feb. 5 to prolong a key agreement to curb their nuclear arsenals, the last remaining arms reduction pact between the former Cold War rivals. Here are key details of the New START treaty, which expires a little over two weeks into U.S. President-elect Joe Biden’s first term. A legacy…

  • Russians Demand Housing for ‘Children of the Gulag’

    Russians Demand Housing for ‘Children of the Gulag’

    Public figures and ordinary Russians have appealed to President Vladimir Putin to expedite  housing promised to 1,500 elderly people whose parents were deported to the gulags under Stalin’s repressions. “They still can’t come back,” 107 prominent artists, academics and executives said in an open letter published in the Kommersant newspaper.  Nearly 83,000 people signed a…

  • Moscow Could Be Back To Normal By May – Mayor

    Moscow Could Be Back To Normal By May – Mayor

    Life in the Russian capital could return to normal by May, as long as people get vaccinated, Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said Thursday. Sobyanin said “about 140,000 people” had been vaccinated in Moscow so far, in the first update since the end of last year on the vaccination drive in the capital. But the figures…

  • Russia’s Top Online Retailer Launches in Germany

    Russia’s Top Online Retailer Launches in Germany

    Russia’s largest online retailer — Wildberries — has launched in Germany in the latest stage of its international expansion, the company said Thursday. Germany is Wildberries’ tenth country of operations and its first in western Europe. The firm will offer more than four million products to German shoppers and said it has a network of…

  • Russia Says Trump Ban a ‘Nuclear Blast in Cyber Space’

    Russia Says Trump Ban a ‘Nuclear Blast in Cyber Space’

    Russia on Thursday compared the decision of social media giants to suspend U.S. President Donald Trump’s accounts to a “nuclear blast in cyber space” with the consequences hard to predict. “The decision of U.S. internet platforms to block the head of state can be compared to a nuclear blast in cyber space,” Russian Foreign Ministry…

  • Russia Warns ‘Obliged’ to Detain Kremlin Critic Navalny on Return

    Russia Warns ‘Obliged’ to Detain Kremlin Critic Navalny on Return

    Russia’s prison service said on Thursday it was “obliged” to detain Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny who has said he plans to return to Moscow from Germany on Sunday. Navalny has been in Germany since late August after he collapsed on a flight from Siberia to Moscow and was flown to Berlin by medical aircraft.  Western…

  • First Snowstorm of 2021 Blankets Moscow in Real Russian Winter

    First Snowstorm of 2021 Blankets Moscow in Real Russian Winter

    A “Balkan cyclone” arrived in Moscow early Thursday, bringing the first heavy snowfall of the season and nearly paralyzing the city’s traffic. The flurries are expected to be replaced by temperatures as low as minus 25 degrees Celsius, bringing a quintessential Russian winter to the capital after the warm winters of recent years. Here is…

  • Russia Building Coastal Base for ‘Doomsday Nuke’ – Reports

    Russia Building Coastal Base for ‘Doomsday Nuke’ – Reports

    Russia is building a coastal base for its unmanned underwater “doomsday nuke” to extend its lifespan, the Izvestia newspaper reported Thursday, citing specifications it said it had obtained. The Defense Ministry had indicated in 2020 that testing of the torpedo-shaped Poseidon drone was nearing completion but its launch was postponed to 2021. Russia was due…

  • Vaccinated Russians in Far East Promised Mask Exemption

    Vaccinated Russians in Far East Promised Mask Exemption

    Russians vaccinated against the coronavirus in the Sakhalin region of the Far East will be exempted from wearing face masks, its governor announced Thursday in contradiction to expert recommendations. Health officials urge vaccine recipients to continue wearing masks, maintaining social distance and steering clear of crowds until the shot builds up their immunity. “Everyone who gets…

  • Kiev Case vs. Moscow on Crimea ‘Partly Admissible’ – Europe Court

    Kiev Case vs. Moscow on Crimea ‘Partly Admissible’ – Europe Court

    A complaint brought by Ukraine against Russia alleging human rights violations in the Crimean peninsula in 2014 is “partly admissible,” the European Court of Human Rights said on Thursday. Ukraine alleges a pattern of violations of the European Convention on Human Rights by Russia in Crimea, which Moscow seized from Ukraine in a move never…

  • Russia Says It Has Vaccinated 1.5M. Some Experts Think the Numbers Don’t Add Up.

    Russia Says It Has Vaccinated 1.5M. Some Experts Think the Numbers Don’t Add Up.

    The official Twitter account for Russia’s coronavirus vaccine announced on Jan.11 that “over 1.5 million people have already been vaccinated with Sputnik V as part of the mass scale vaccination in Russia.” As the country seeks to vaccinate more people and claim one of the top spots in the global vaccine race, the tally, which…

  • Amnesty Seeks Probe Into Civilian Deaths in Karabakh Conflict

    Amnesty Seeks Probe Into Civilian Deaths in Karabakh Conflict

    Amnesty International said Thursday Azerbaijan and Armenia must immediately probe the use of “inaccurate and indiscriminate weapons” in heavily populated civilian areas during the recent fighting over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh territory. Azerbaijan and Armenia in November signed a Moscow-brokered peace deal ending six weeks of brutal war over the breakaway Karabakh region after Baku’s forces…

  • Coronavirus in Russia: The Latest News | Jan. 14

    Coronavirus in Russia: The Latest News | Jan. 14

    Russia has confirmed 3,495,816 cases of coronavirus and 63,940 deaths. Jan. 14: What you need to know today Russia confirmed 24,763 new coronavirus cases and 570 deaths. Moscow has extended restrictions aimed at slowing the spread of the coronavirus until Jan. 21, Mayor Sergei Sobyanin announced Thursday. All Moscow schoolchildren will be able to return to in-person classes next Monday. …

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