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  • Armenia Blocks Pro-Kremlin TV Host’s Shows

    Armenia Blocks Pro-Kremlin TV Host’s Shows

    Armenia has blocked pro-Kremlin Russian TV host Vladimir Solovyov’s shows on its territory over “continuous violations,” the South Caucasus nation’s state broadcasting regulator announced Friday. The shows “Evening With Vladimir Solovyov” and “Sunday Evening With Vladimir Solovyov” were pulled off the air in Armenia based on a Russian-Armenian mass telecommunications cooperation agreement. The regulator, the…

  • RN-Purneftegaz helps Kharampurovskaya agricultural community to increase the number of commercial fish population in Yamal

    The Kharampurovskaya agricultural community started breeding and raising whitefish at a new fish farm under a grant program of RN-Purneftegaz (part of Rosneft Oil Company’s production complex)

  • Russia Extends Curbs on Money Transfers Abroad

    Russia Extends Curbs on Money Transfers Abroad

    Russia has extended restrictions on money transfers abroad for another six months, the Central Bank of Russia (CBR) announced Friday. Days after ordering troops to invade Ukraine in February 2022, President Vladimir Putin introduced the curbs — which have been gradually eased in the months since — as part of emergency measures to shield Russia’s…

  • Overnight Russian Attack Damages 3 Power Stations in Ukraine

    Overnight Russian Attack Damages 3 Power Stations in Ukraine

    Kyiv said Friday that Russia’s military had fired nearly 100 drones and missiles at Ukraine overnight in a barrage that damaged three power stations. Moscow has stepped up its air strikes on Ukraine in recent weeks, targeting energy infrastructure in response to an uptick in deadly Ukrainian shelling of Russian border regions. Ukraine’s Interior Ministry…

  • Russian Military Jet Crashes Into Sea Off Annexed Crimea

    Russian Military Jet Crashes Into Sea Off Annexed Crimea

    A Russian military plane crashed on Thursday into waters off the coast of annexed Crimea, the Moscow-installed governor of Sevastopol said. “A military plane has fallen into the sea,” Mikhail Razvozhayev said in a post on the messaging app Telegram without giving the cause. An unverified video on social media showed a plane in flames…

  • Russia Arrests Concert Hall Attack ‘Financier,’ Claims Ukraine Link

    Russia Arrests Concert Hall Attack ‘Financier,’ Claims Ukraine Link

    Russian authorities have arrested a suspected “financier” of last week’s deadly concert hall attack, Russia’s top investigative body said Thursday, claiming that Ukraine had paid “large amounts” to the perpetrators. “Another suspect involved in the terrorist financing scheme has been identified and detained,” Russia’s Investigative Committee said in a statement, adding that the person was…

  • Russian Music Goes East

    Russian Music Goes East

    Although Russian culture has not been cancelled around the world, there have been disruptions in schedules and repertories as venues and event organizers were concerned that hosting Russians artists would be perceived as condoning or endorsing actions contrary to their values. Non-Russian symphony orchestras dedicated to preserving classical masterpieces are also facing a dilemma. While…

  • Victims of the Crocus City Hall Attack

    Victims of the Crocus City Hall Attack

    Camouflaged gunmen killed at least 143 people and wounded 360 others at the Crocus City concert hall near Moscow late last week, the deadliest attack in Russia since the 2004 Beslan school siege. Russia’s Emergency Situations Ministry released the names of those who were killed and whose identities could be established, though the list could…

  • Poland Says Raided Russian Spy Network

    Poland Says Raided Russian Spy Network

    Polish security services said Thursday they had raided a Russian spy network in cooperation with Czech intelligence, which a day earlier had busted a major Russian propaganda network. The services said their operations were linked to charges filed earlier this year against a Polish citizen suspected of spying for Russia. “The Internal Security Agency is…

  • Russian Police Detain 9-Year-Old Girl Over ‘Terrorist’ Text Messages

    Russian Police Detain 9-Year-Old Girl Over ‘Terrorist’ Text Messages

    Police in the Siberian republic of Tyva detained a nine-year-old girl on suspicion of urging strangers to commit acts of terrorism via text message. A video published by the local branch of Russia’s Interior Ministry was said to have shown the girl providing testimony to a police officer, though there was no audio accompanying the video, so it was…

  • Rosatom and Ministry of Energy and Mining of Algeria sign cooperation road map

    The document was signed on ATOMEXPO-2024. On 26 March 2024 in Sochi, Russia, Rosatom and the Ministry of Energy and Mining of the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria signed a road map on cooperation in the area of peaceful uses of atomic energy. The document was signed on the sidelines of 13th International Forum ATOMEXPO…

  • Forum ATOMEXPO-2024 became a record-breaking event in number of participating countries and signed agreements

    IV generation nuclear technologies were one of the core topics of the event. On March 26, 2024, the two-day International Forum ATOMEXPO-2024, one of the largest events in the global nuclear industry, completed its work at the Sirius University of Science and Technology (Sirius Federal Territory, Sochi). The exhibition area of the forum exceeded 25.5…

  • Gabonese Firm Supplied $1.5 Bln in Aircraft Parts to Russia in 2023

    Gabonese Firm Supplied $1.5 Bln in Aircraft Parts to Russia in 2023

    A company based in the West African nation of Gabon imported nearly $1.5 billion worth of aircraft parts to Russia last year despite Western sanctions in response to the full-scale invasion of Ukraine, The Moscow Times’ Russian service reported Thursday, citing customs data. Of the nearly $2 billion worth of aircraft parts exported to Russia in 2023, the…

  • Moscow Says Talks Ongoing Over Gershkovich Exchange

    Moscow Says Talks Ongoing Over Gershkovich Exchange

    The Kremlin said Thursday that discussions continued to take place over a possible prisoner exchange involving Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich, who was detained in Russia nearly one year ago on espionage charges. The 32-year-old American journalist was detained by Russian security agents in March 2023 and accused of spying, the first such charge…

  • No Plans for Putin to Meet With Concert Attack Survivors, Kremlin Says

    No Plans for Putin to Meet With Concert Attack Survivors, Kremlin Says

    The Kremlin gave no indication on Thursday that President Vladimir Putin plans to meet with the family members of those killed in Friday’s deadly attack at the Crocus City Hall music venue. Putin was seen lighting a candle for the victims at a Moscow church last week but has otherwise not visited the scene of…

  • Shuttered Siberian Queer Bar Fined for ‘LGBT Propaganda’

    Shuttered Siberian Queer Bar Fined for ‘LGBT Propaganda’

    A queer bar in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk has been fined for “LGBT propaganda,” local police said Thursday, a month after the bar announced its closure over police raids. Krasnoyarsk’s Sovetsky District Court found the legal entity that owns the bar Elton guilty of the administrative charges and fined it 450,000 rubles ($4,800), according…

  • 2 Russian Journalists Detained in Navalny ‘Extremism’ Case 

    2 Russian Journalists Detained in Navalny ‘Extremism’ Case 

    Russian police have detained at least two independent journalists on “extremism” charges in connection with a criminal case against the late opposition activist Alexei Navalny, media outlets reported. According to the independent broadcaster Sotavision, its photojournalist Antonina Favorskaya was detained for a second time late Wednesday after initially serving a 10-day administrative sentence in the Moscow…

  • Russia’s Buryatia Scraps Mayoral Elections in Capital City

    Russia’s Buryatia Scraps Mayoral Elections in Capital City

    The Russian city of Ulan-Ude will no longer hold direct mayoral elections and instead select its local political leader through a council of electors, the regional assembly of Far East Russia’s republic of Buryatia announced Thursday. Buryatia head Alexei Tsydenov had first proposed the changes in January, arguing that the new model would breathe fresh…

  • Russia’s Spy Chief Visited North Korea for Security Talks – State Media

    Russia’s Spy Chief Visited North Korea for Security Talks – State Media

    Russia’s spy chief visited Pyongyang earlier this week to discuss security cooperation, North Korea’s state news agency reported Thursday, as the historical allies deepen ties amid Moscow’s war in Ukraine. Sergei Naryshkin, the head of Russia’s SVR foreign intelligence service, met with North Korea’s State Security Minister Ri Chang Dae during his visit between Monday…

  • By Visiting Loyal Small-Town Russians, Putin Seeks to Ease Concert Hall Attack Blunder

    By Visiting Loyal Small-Town Russians, Putin Seeks to Ease Concert Hall Attack Blunder

    Five days since the deadliest attack on Russian soil since 2003, President Vladimir Putin has still not visited the site of the attack in Moscow or met with the victims’ families. After repeatedly implicating Ukraine and the West in the attack despite the Islamic State claiming responsibility, Putin on Wednesday made a surprise visit to…

  • Russia Sentences Online War Critic to 6 Years Jail

    Russia Sentences Online War Critic to 6 Years Jail

    A Russian court on Wednesday sentenced a man to six years in jail for online messages denouncing Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, as Moscow clamps down on public criticism of the conflict. Nikolai Farafonov, 35, was found guilty of “public incitement to commit terrorist acts” by a military court in Russia’s northern republic of Komi, local…

  • Moscow Attack Death Toll Rises to 143 – Authorities

    Moscow Attack Death Toll Rises to 143 – Authorities

    The death toll from the attack on a Moscow concert hall claimed by Islamic extremists rose on Wednesday to 143, Russian authorities said. Authorities listed the names of the dead five days after last Friday’s attack, the deadliest claimed to date by Islamic State on European soil and the worst in Russia in two decades. …

  • Czechs Bust Major Russian Propaganda Network

    Czechs Bust Major Russian Propaganda Network

    Czech intelligence has busted a Moscow-financed network that spread Russian propaganda and wielded influence across Europe, including in the European Parliament, Prime Minister Petr Fiala said on Wednesday. The group used the Prague-based Voice of Europe news site to spread information seeking to discourage the European Union from sending aid to Ukraine, which has been…

  • Russia, Mali To Strengthen Counterterrorism Efforts

    Russia, Mali To Strengthen Counterterrorism Efforts

    Russia and Mali agreed to strengthen their cooperation over counterterrorism in a telephone call on Wednesday according to both parties, following the attack in Moscow that killed at least 137. Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke to the head of the Malian junta, Colonel Assimi Goita, and the President of Congo-Brazzaville, Denis Sassou Nguesso, the Kremlin…

  • Russian Investigators Say Received 143 Missing Persons Reports After Concert Attack

    Russian Investigators Say Received 143 Missing Persons Reports After Concert Attack

    Russian investigators have received more than 140 missing persons reports after last week’s deadly concert hall attack near Moscow. The official death toll from Friday night’s mass killing at the Crocus City Hall music venue stood at 140 as of Wednesday afternoon, while another 360 people were listed as wounded.  Islamic State affiliate ISIS-K has claimed…

  • ATOMEXPO-2024 discusses gender balance in high-tech industries

    ROSATOM shared its experience in developing and supporting women with the international community. On March 26, the session Women’s Leadership in the Development of High Technologies and Innovations was held on the sidelines of the ATOMEXPO-2024 International Forum. It brought together representatives of business, universities, and women’s associations from Russia, Egypt, Indonesia, South Africa, Serbia,…

  • On the margins of ATOMEXPO-2024 Rosatom signed two cooperation agreements on training specialists for the nuclear industry

    Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd (South Africa) and MIREA will become partners of ROSATOM On March 26, at the ATOMEXPO International Forum with the participation of Tatiana Terentyeva, Deputy General Director for Personnel of ROSATOM, documents on cooperation in the field of personnel training were signed.  Among them is a roadmap between ROSATOM and Eskom Holdings…

  • ‘I’m Trying to Forget It’: Moscow Concert Attack Survivors Grapple With Trauma

    ‘I’m Trying to Forget It’: Moscow Concert Attack Survivors Grapple With Trauma

    MOSCOW — “I think we survived by a miracle,” said one man who survived the deadly Moscow concert hall attack that claimed the lives of at least 140 people. Days after camouflaged gunmen stormed Crocus City Hall, those who managed to escape the horror and chaos are still grappling with the tragedy and the trauma…

  • Woman Injured in Drone Crash at Belgorod Government Building

    Woman Injured in Drone Crash at Belgorod Government Building

    A woman was injured after a drone crashed into a government building in western Russia’s Belgorod on Wednesday, regional authorities said. “An enemy drone crashed into an administrative building in [the city of] Belgorod,” Governor Vyacheslav Gladkov said on the messaging app Telegram. “The explosion shattered windows on the building’s third and fourth floors and damaged its…

  • Russian Attacks Kill 3 as Ukraine Calls for More Air Defenses

    Russian Attacks Kill 3 as Ukraine Calls for More Air Defenses

    Russian attacks on eastern and southern Ukraine killed at least three people on Wednesday, officials said, as Kyiv called for more Patriot air defense systems to battle a surge in missile strikes. Moscow has escalated aerial attacks on Ukraine in the past few weeks, targeting key infrastructure — including power stations — in retaliation for…

  • Police Raid Warehouse Near Moscow for Migrant ‘Document Check’

    Police Raid Warehouse Near Moscow for Migrant ‘Document Check’

    Russian police have detained dozens of workers at a warehouse of the online retailer Wildberries on suspicion of breaking migration laws, state media reported Wednesday. Wildberries’ press service said a “document inspection” had been carried out at its warehouse in the Moscow region town of Elektrostal, which reportedly employs 8,000 people. “The inspection is over, 38 warehouse [workers]…

  • Elena Skvortsova Hides Street Art in Plain Sight

    Elena Skvortsova Hides Street Art in Plain Sight

    If you happen upon a small ceramic statue tucked inside a drainpipe or half-buried in a pile of leaves, chances are it’s a work by Elena Skvortsova. Skovtsova is a ceramicist living in Moscow. She creates decorative plates, small statues, vases, and other works that she exhibits in galleries and on the street. She often tucks…

  • ‘We All Have the Same Face to Them’: Deadly Moscow Attack Magnifies Discrimination Against Central Asian Migrants

    ‘We All Have the Same Face to Them’: Deadly Moscow Attack Magnifies Discrimination Against Central Asian Migrants

    “Because I am not Russian, hatred was directed at me even before the Crocus City Hall [attack], but now, they especially hate the migrants,” said a taxi driver who came to Moscow from his native Osh, Kyrgyzstan’s second-largest city, some four years ago in search of stable work.  “[The assailants] happened to be Tajiks and…

  • Exiled Pussy Riot Member Shtein Sentenced in Absentia for ‘War Fakes’

    Exiled Pussy Riot Member Shtein Sentenced in Absentia for ‘War Fakes’

    A Russian court has sentenced former Moscow municipal deputy and current Pussy Riot member Lucy Shtein to six years in prison in absentia for anti-war social media posts. Moscow’s Basmanny District Court found Shtein guilty of spreading “war fakes” and said her prison sentence would begin once she is extradited to Russia, the court’s press…

  • Rosneft supports opening multifunctional youth training centre in the largest technopolis of Volga Region

    With the support of Syzran Refinery (part of Rosneft’s refining complex), a new multifunctional youth training centre was opened at the Syzran branch of Samara Polytech University

  • Achinsk Refinery unveils state-of-the-art environmental laboratory

    The Achinsk Refinery (part of Rosneft’s refining complex) has commissioned a state-of-the-art environmental laboratory to accurately monitor various environmental components, including waste, natural and drinking water, soil, air quality and industrial factors

  • Antidepressant Sales in Russia Hit 5-Year High – Vedomosti

    Antidepressant Sales in Russia Hit 5-Year High – Vedomosti

    Antidepressant sales in Russian pharmacies have hit a five-year high in the first months of 2024, the Vedomosti business daily reported Wednesday, citing the pharmaceutical market research company DSM Group. Experts linked the rise to doctors increasingly prescribing antidepressants instead of Soviet-era sedatives and tranquilizers whose effects have not been scientifically proven. According to the DSM…

  • Ukraine Says Detained 2 Russian FSB Agents

    Ukraine Says Detained 2 Russian FSB Agents

    Ukraine said Wednesday that it detained two agents of Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) accused of sharing the location of sensitive military targets with the Russian military. Since the start of Moscow’s full-scale invasion, Kyiv has waged a crackdown on those suspected of having collaborated with Russia, opening thousands of criminal cases. “As a result…

  • Samsung Pay to Stop Supporting Russia’s Mir Card

    Samsung Pay to Stop Supporting Russia’s Mir Card

    Russia’s Mir payment system will no longer be available on Samsung’s mobile payment service starting next week, the South Korean company announced on Wednesday. “Starting April 3, 2024, adding and using Mir cards to Samsung Pay will not be available,” Samsung said in a statement published on its website. “Samsung Pay will continue working in…

  • Russia Nationalized 15 Defense Firms Since 2023 – Top Prosecutor

    Russia Nationalized 15 Defense Firms Since 2023 – Top Prosecutor

    The Russian government has seized 15 defense companies valued at some 333 billion rubles ($3.6 billion) since last year, Russia’s Prosecutor General Igor Krasnov told the Kommersant business daily in an interview published late Tuesday. After Moscow launched its full-scale invasion of neighboring Ukraine, Russian authorities have sought to nationalize key assets in the country’s…

  • Number of Wounded in Crocus City Hall Attack Rises to 360

    Number of Wounded in Crocus City Hall Attack Rises to 360

    The number of people wounded in Friday’s deadly concert hall attack has risen to 360, Russian state-run media reported on Wednesday, citing health officials. Authorities previously said that more than 180 people were wounded in the mass shooting at Crocus City Hall, located just northwest of Moscow, which saw camouflaged gunmen indiscriminately kill at least…

  • Niger Regime Chief Talks ‘Security Cooperation’ With Putin

    Niger Regime Chief Talks ‘Security Cooperation’ With Putin

    The head of Niger’s military regime General Abdourahamane Tiani spoke on Tuesday by telephone to Russian President Vladimir Putin about “strengthening security cooperation,” according to an official communique. The two countries had already agreed in January to strengthen military ties when Niger Prime Minister Ali Lamine Zeine led a delegation to Moscow. Niger, one of…

  • Russia Calls U.K. Courts ‘A Farce’ Over Assange Case

    Russia Calls U.K. Courts ‘A Farce’ Over Assange Case

    Russia called Britain’s judiciary a “farce” Tuesday over its treatment of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who must wait weeks to learn if he can appeal against extradition to the United States. The 52-year-old, who has been held in a London prison since 2019, is wanted by the United States over his role in the publication…

  • Lukashenko Says Helped Russia Stop Concert Gunmen From Fleeing to Belarus

    Lukashenko Says Helped Russia Stop Concert Gunmen From Fleeing to Belarus

    Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said Tuesday that he had helped his counterpart Vladimir Putin keep suspected gunmen from entering Belarus after they fled from the scene of the deadly Moscow concert hall attack late last week. Russian law enforcement agents detained four suspected assailants early Saturday in the western Bryansk region, which is close to…

  • Russian Security Chiefs Blame Concert Attack on Ukraine, West

    Russian Security Chiefs Blame Concert Attack on Ukraine, West

    Top Russian security officials claimed Tuesday that Ukraine and the West were partly responsible for the deadly concert hall attack outside of Moscow late last week, which saw camouflaged gunmen indiscriminately kill at least 139 people and wound dozens more.  The head of Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) Alexander Bortnikov said that while those who…

  • Ukraine Says Weekend Missile Attack Damaged 4 Russian Ships

    Ukraine Says Weekend Missile Attack Damaged 4 Russian Ships

    Ukraine said Tuesday that it had damaged four Russian naval ships in a weekend missile attack against annexed Crimea. The Ukrainian navy had previously said that the overnight attack between Saturday and Sunday damaged only two amphibious landing ships — the Yamal and the Azov. According to new information, “Ukraine’s Defense forces [also] successfully damaged the…

  • Moscow Court Remands Eighth Suspect in Concert Hall Attack

    Moscow Court Remands Eighth Suspect in Concert Hall Attack

    A Moscow court on Tuesday remanded an eighth suspect in connection to the deadly concert hall attack outside the Russian capital late last week. Alisher Kasimov, a 32-year-old Russian citizen born in Kyrgyzstan, is accused of renting out his Moscow region apartment to four suspected gunmen behind the mass shooting at the Crocus City Hall music…

  • Russia’s FSB Says Bomb Attack Plotter Killed in Blast During Arrest Attempt

    Russia’s FSB Says Bomb Attack Plotter Killed in Blast During Arrest Attempt

    Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) thwarted an attempted bomb attack against a humanitarian aid collection point in the Samara region, state media reported Tuesday. A 30-year-old “accomplice” of the Russian Volunteer Corps — one of the pro-Kyiv militias fighting against the Russian army in Ukraine — allegedly died after an explosive device he was carrying…

  • Russia Extends Evan Gershkovich’s Pre-Trial Detention Ahead of Arrest Anniversary

    Russia Extends Evan Gershkovich’s Pre-Trial Detention Ahead of Arrest Anniversary

    A Moscow court on Tuesday extended the pre-trial detention of U.S. journalist Evan Gershkovich until June 30, ensuring that he will have spent more than one year behind bars following his arrest last year on espionage charges.  Russian prosecutors have accused the Wall Street Journal reporter of espionage, the first such charge against a Western…

  • Ukrainian Shelling of Russia’s Belgorod Region Injures 5

    Ukrainian Shelling of Russia’s Belgorod Region Injures 5

    Ukrainian strikes have left five people wounded in western Russia’s Belgorod region, authorities said Tuesday, in the latest bout in escalating cross-border attacks between Russia and Ukraine. Recent months have seen a sharp uptick in Ukrainian attacks along Russia’s western border, as well as incursions by pro-Kyiv militias comprised of Russian volunteer fighters. Belgorod region…

  • The effect of RN-Yuganskneftegaz’ energy saving program amounts to 1.8 billion roubles

    RN-Yuganskneftegaz, Rosneft’s largest oil production enterprise, saved 398 million kWh of electricity through its energy saving program in 2023

  • The implementation of the Obninsk.Tech project was discussed at ATOMEXPO-2024

    During the session, the expansion of the Youth Council was announced. On March 25, as part of the ATOMEXPO-2024 International Forum, the Obninsk.Tech – Innovations in Nuclear Education session was held, dedicated to the discussion of a project to create a unique international innovation cluster of global nuclear education. The discussion brought together a wide…

  • Russian Rights Chief Says Torturing Concert Attack Suspects ‘Inadmissible’

    Russian Rights Chief Says Torturing Concert Attack Suspects ‘Inadmissible’

    Russian Human Rights Commissioner Tatiana Moskalkova has criticized the alleged violent detention of the four suspected gunmen in last week’s deadly attack on a Moscow concert hall, state media reported Tuesday. “Despite the drastic nature of detaining criminals and no criminal punishment stipulated for actions that inflict harm during detention, it’s absolutely inadmissible to use torture…

  • Consortium Leader of MBIR Reactor International Research Centre, National Academy of Sciences of Belarus and Rusatom Bel concluded a Cooperation Agreement

    The agreement ensures the cooperation on International Research Centre project based on MBIR. On March 25, 2024, within XIII International Forum ATOMEXPO-2024 in Sochi a Cooperation Agreement on the project of the International Research Center based on Multipurpose fast research reactor (IRC MBIR) was signed between the Consortium Leader of IRC MBIR, National Academy of…

  • ROSATOM is set to develop nuclear medicine technologies in Serbia

    An agreement to this effect was signed at the ATOMEXPO 2024 International Forum. A Memorandum of understanding on nuclear medicine cooperation was signed between the Rosatom State Corporation and the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Serbia on March 25, 2024 at the ATOMEXPO International Forum. The document was signed by ROSATOM’s Director General…

  • Putin Says ‘Radical Islamists’ Behind Moscow Concert Attack

    Putin Says ‘Radical Islamists’ Behind Moscow Concert Attack

    President Vladimir Putin on Monday night said for the first time that “radical Islamists” were behind Friday’s attack on a concert hall outside Moscow, but otherwise doubled down on his previous claim that Ukraine may have somehow been involved and suggested that Washington was allegedly trying to cover it up. Eleven people were detained on…

  • Moscow Court Remands 3 More Suspects Over Concert Hall Attack

    Moscow Court Remands 3 More Suspects Over Concert Hall Attack

    A Moscow court has ordered three more men to be put in pre-trial detention in connection with the deadly concert hall attack outside Moscow late last week, the independent news website Mediazona reported Monday.  Two brothers, Aminchon and Dilovar Islomov, as well as their father Isroil Islomov, all of whom had worked in northwestern Russia’s Tver…

  • ‘Endless Wave of Violence’: Leading Russian Anti-Torture Activist on Concert Attack Suspects’ Treatment

    ‘Endless Wave of Violence’: Leading Russian Anti-Torture Activist on Concert Attack Suspects’ Treatment

    Four men accused of killing at least 137 people in the deadly attack on Crocus City Hall appeared in a series of late Sunday court hearings in Moscow with visible bruises, cuts and other injuries. Unverified graphic footage of the suspects’ interrogations had earlier been published on social media, leading some observers to conclude that…

  • The Plenary Session of ATOMEXPO 2024 focused on the challenges faced by the global atomic power community

    The participants noted that barriers to the development of nuclear power generation need to be brought down for the sake of the future of humankind One of the key topics of the 13th ATOMEXPO 2024 International Forum, held at Sirius University of Science and Technology, was the clean energy generation of the future, an essential…

  • What Was Putin Doing During the Moscow Concert Hall Attack?

    What Was Putin Doing During the Moscow Concert Hall Attack?

    On March 7, U.S. officials warned the Russian government that they had information about a planned terrorist attack possibly targeting concerts in Moscow. Fifteen days later, camouflaged gunmen attacked the Crocus City Hall concert venue near Moscow, killing at least 137 people, with the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group claiming responsibility.  The deadliest attack in…

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