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  • ’20 Days in Mariupol’ Brings First Oscar Home to Ukraine

    ’20 Days in Mariupol’ Brings First Oscar Home to Ukraine

    Ukraine won its first Oscar for best documentary with “20 Days in Mariupol,” directed by Mstyslav Chernov, on Sunday night in Los Angeles. The film chronicles the harrowing Russian siege of Mariupol, a once beautiful port city, by the only journalists still on the ground, Chernov and the photographer/journalist Evgeniy Maloletka. At the Academy Awards…

  • Russia Says Downed Ukrainian Drone Over Leningrad Region

    Russia Says Downed Ukrainian Drone Over Leningrad Region

    Authorities in northwestern Russia’s Leningrad region said Sunday that air defense systems shot down a Ukrainian drone flying in the area, as airspace over that region and the city of St. Petersburg was closed “to ensure safety.” “An unmanned aerial vehicle was spotted by observation posts on the territory of the Leningrad region,” the regional…

  • Yaroslav Trofimov Writes History as it Happens in ‘Our Enemies Will Vanish’

    Yaroslav Trofimov Writes History as it Happens in ‘Our Enemies Will Vanish’

    As the war in Ukraine enters its third year, the chaos and horror of its early months have already started to fade for many of those watching these events from abroad. Yaroslav Trofimov’s new book “Our Enemies Will Vanish” — its title coming from the third line of Ukraine’s national anthem — retells the first…

  • Woman Killed in Shelling of Russia’s Kursk Region

    Woman Killed in Shelling of Russia’s Kursk Region

    Ukrainian shelling of a Russian border village in the western Kursk region killed one woman on Sunday, the local governor said on social media. Kursk region Governor Roman Starovoit said Ukrainian forces had shelled the village of Kulbaki, less than 10 kilometers from the two country’s shared border. “As a result of a direct hit…

  • Russian Overnight Attacks on Ukraine Kill 3, Injure 12

    Russian Overnight Attacks on Ukraine Kill 3, Injure 12

    Updated with injury count, deaths. Russian shelling of towns in eastern Ukraine killed three people Sunday, Ukrainian officials said, while a strike on a residential building in the town of Myrnohrad wounded a dozen people. Kyiv Moscow also launched missile attacks on the northeastern Kharkiv region, as well as drones targeting regions in the center…

  • Russian Student Jailed 10 Days for Pro-Ukraine WiFi Network Name

    Russian Student Jailed 10 Days for Pro-Ukraine WiFi Network Name

    A Moscow court has sentenced a student to 10 days in jail after he renamed his WiFi network with a pro-Kyiv slogan during the military offensive in Ukraine, the RIA Novosti news agency reported on Saturday. The student at Moscow State University replaced the name of the network from his WiFi router with Slava Ukraini…

  • 2 Kazakhs Killed in Russian Anti-Terror Operation

    2 Kazakhs Killed in Russian Anti-Terror Operation

    Kazakhstan on Saturday confirmed the deaths of two of its citizens in an anti-terrorism operation in Russia that Moscow claims prevented an attack against a synagogue in the Russian capital. Russia’s FSB security service on Thursday confirmed an operation against a suspected branch of the Islamic State (IS) militant group had taken place in the…

  • Navalny Parents Thank Crowds Paying Respects to Him

    Navalny Parents Thank Crowds Paying Respects to Him

    The parents of late Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny thanked the crowds of Russians paying their respects to their son in a message published Saturday by his widow Yulia Navalnaya. Navalny — President Vladimir Putin’s main opponent — died in his Arctic prison in mid-February and was laid to rest in Moscow last week, with…

  • Kyiv Says Russian Attacks Kill Several in South and East

    Kyiv Says Russian Attacks Kill Several in South and East

    Russian shelling and strikes on Ukraine’s Kherson region killed one person and wounded several, with at least two civilians also killed in attacks on the center and east of the country, Kyiv said Saturday. Russia’s invasion has dragged on for more than two years, with fierce fighting in the east and regular attacks away from…

  • Russia Says Destroyed 47 Ukrainian Drones

    Russia Says Destroyed 47 Ukrainian Drones

    Russia said on Saturday it had destroyed 47 Ukrainian drones over its southern regions overnight, mostly in the Rostov area bordering Ukraine. Kyiv has regularly launched drones into Russia during Moscow’s military offensive in Ukraine, now in its third year. “Air defense systems on duty intercepted and destroyed over the territories of Belgorod region (one…

  • Free Women From Kitchen Slavery With Mimosas!

    Free Women From Kitchen Slavery With Mimosas!

    When it’s time to fry up some cutlets, women get called. But when it’s time to hand out awards — call a man! There is probably more inequality of the sexes in the kitchen than anywhere else on earth. Just take a look at the list of Michelin-starred chefs and see how many women’s names…

  • Tension and Unease for Russians in Finland Amid Border Shutdown

    Tension and Unease for Russians in Finland Amid Border Shutdown

    IMATRA, Finland — At the edge of Imatra, a medium-sized Finnish town on the border with Russia, high snow drifts ensconce a shopping outlet that sits barren apart from a large “for sale” sign. Another sign on the building reads “Добро пожаловать!” — Russian for “welcome” — a reminder that just a few years ago,…

  • Hello, Goodbye and Other Expressions De Jour

    Hello, Goodbye and Other Expressions De Jour

    Дежурство: on call, on stand-by, duty In my post-Russian life, I’m trying to learn a new language. I can sometimes conjugate a few essential verbs and occasionally even get case endings right, but I can’t really talk to people. I realized that I don’t have that basic set of 50 or 100 standard phrases that…

  • Belarus Opposition Leader Says Year of No News From Jailed Husband

    Belarus Opposition Leader Says Year of No News From Jailed Husband

    Exiled Belarusian opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya said Friday she has not heard from her jailed husband for a year, describing the lack of communication as a form of torture. She called on UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to intervene, saying that other Belarusian political prisoners had also been cut off from the outside world. “It’s been…

  • Russia Says Ukrainian Drone Attack Killed 2 on Border

    Russia Says Ukrainian Drone Attack Killed 2 on Border

    A Ukrainian drone attack on the Russian border region of Belgorod killed two people on Friday, its governor said. He said three Ukrainian “kamikaze drones” hit the village of Rozhdestvenska, close to the border with Ukraine, in a region that has come under frequent artillery, rocket and drone attacks throughout the two-year conflict. “As a…

  • Latvia Urges Citizens to Leave Russia Amid Possible ‘Terrorist Attacks’

    Latvia Urges Citizens to Leave Russia Amid Possible ‘Terrorist Attacks’

    Updated with additional travel alerts from other countries. Latvia’s Foreign Ministry on Friday urged its citizens to leave Russia as soon as possible and to avoid mass gatherings in Moscow amid reports of possible “terrorist acts” in the coming days.   “We urge Latvian citizens in Russia to be cautious and avoid mass gatherings… due to…

  • In Photos: Russian Women Receive Flowers from Soldiers, Masked Officers on Women’s Day

    In Photos: Russian Women Receive Flowers from Soldiers, Masked Officers on Women’s Day

    Russia has celebrated International Women’s Day since the Soviet era. But the holiday — which celebrates women’s contributions to society — has inevitably been influenced by the war in Ukraine like much of Russian society. The result has been images of Russian soldiers and masked security officers handing women flowers to mark the holiday:

  • Get Pregnant, Men Have It Worse: Russian Officials React to Women’s Day

    Get Pregnant, Men Have It Worse: Russian Officials React to Women’s Day

    Women’s Day has been a national holiday in Russia since 1966, but was celebrated for decades before that. It is a festival where Russians pay tribute to all the women in their lives, from mothers and sisters to teachers and colleagues.  While the United Nations uses International Women’s Day to celebrate gender equality and highlight…

  • Putin Discussed Prisoner Swap Hours Before Navalny’s Death – Agentstvo

    Putin Discussed Prisoner Swap Hours Before Navalny’s Death – Agentstvo

    President Vladimir Putin met with billionaire Roman Abramovich to discuss swapping the late opposition activist Alexei Navalny for Russians jailed in the West just hours before he died in an Arctic prison last month, the investigative outlet Agentstvo reported Friday, citing four sources familiar with the matter. According to two of Agentstvo’s sources, Putin and…

  • Putin Says Childbirth Is Women’s ‘Greatest Gift’ and ‘Purpose’ in Women’s Day Message

    Putin Says Childbirth Is Women’s ‘Greatest Gift’ and ‘Purpose’ in Women’s Day Message

    Russian President Vladimir Putin hailed motherhood as “an amazing purpose for a woman” in his International Women’s Day message aired Friday.   “You, dear women, are able to transform the world thanks to your beauty, wisdom and generous hearts, but, most importantly, thanks to the greatest gift that nature has given you — childbirth,” Putin said in…

  • India Raids Network Sending Citizens to Fight for Russia

    India Raids Network Sending Citizens to Fight for Russia

    Indian authorities said they have detained members of a “trafficking” network sending citizens of the country to fight for the Russian army in Ukraine after raiding several travel agents. At least two Indian citizens fighting as soldiers in Russia’s armed forces have been killed in the war, with several recruits telling AFP they were shipped…

  • Russian Drone, Missile Attacks on Ukraine Kill 2

    Russian Drone, Missile Attacks on Ukraine Kill 2

    A late-night Russian strike on the northeastern Ukrainian region of Kharkiv killed two people, the region’s governor said Friday, as both Moscow and Kyiv reported a wave of overnight aerial attacks. Kharkiv region Governor Oleh Syniehubov said Russia launched a “series of shelling” attacks on the town of Kupyansk, close to the front lines, late…

  • U.S. Embassy in Moscow Warns of ‘Imminent’ Terrorist Attack

    U.S. Embassy in Moscow Warns of ‘Imminent’ Terrorist Attack

    The U.S. Embassy in Moscow said Thursday that it was aware of “imminent plans” by “extremists” to target public gatherings in the Russian capital over the next two days. “The Embassy is monitoring reports that extremists have imminent plans to target large gatherings in Moscow, to include concerts,” it said in a security alert issued…

  • Ukraine’s Ex-Army Chief Zaluzhny Appointed Ambassador to U.K.

    Ukraine’s Ex-Army Chief Zaluzhny Appointed Ambassador to U.K.

    Ukraine on Thursday named Valery Zaluzhny as its new envoy to the U.K., a month after he was removed from his position as the country’s commander-in-chief. The announcement came as Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky met British Secretary of State for Defense Grant Shapps. “On March 7, 2024, the President of Ukraine approved the candidacy of…

  • Lithuania Strips Ballerina’s Citizenship Over Pro-Putin Remarks

    Lithuania Strips Ballerina’s Citizenship Over Pro-Putin Remarks

    Lithuania has stripped Russian ballerina Ilze Liepa of her Lithuanian citizenship after she openly praised President Vladimir Putin, the news website Delfi reported Thursday, citing an adviser to the Baltic country’s president.  In a decree signed by Lithuanian President Gitanas Naused, 59-year-old Liepa was stripped of her Lithuanian citizenship, which she received in 2000. “Questions…

  • Russia to Set Up Voting Booths Along Northwestern Border

    Russia to Set Up Voting Booths Along Northwestern Border

    Russia’s Central Election Commission (CEC) announced Wednesday that it will set up special polling places for next week’s presidential race along the country’s borders with Poland, Belarus and the three Baltic states. The CEC said Russian citizens “who for various reasons” live in the five neighboring countries would be able to vote at specially organized…

  • Director Michael Lockshin on ‘Master and Margarita’ and Meaningful Work

    Director Michael Lockshin on ‘Master and Margarita’ and Meaningful Work

    “The Master and Margarita” was released in late January 2024 and quickly became one of the highest-grossing films in Russian history. The Moscow Times talked to the film’s director about his creative process and the backlash he faced from Russian state propagandists.  Andrei Muchnik: How did you first become involved in this project?  Michael Lockshin:…

  • Star Figure Skater Valieva Removed from Russian National Team

    Star Figure Skater Valieva Removed from Russian National Team

    Figure skater Kamila Valieva has been removed from the Russian national team, the head of Russia’s Figure Skating Federation told state media on Thursday. “Valieva is currently not part of the national team. Everything was done in accordance with legal documents,” Alexander Kogan, who heads the figure skating body, was quoted as saying by the…

  • Russia Says Killed Islamic State Militants Plotting Synagogue Attack

    Russia Says Killed Islamic State Militants Plotting Synagogue Attack

    Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) said Thursday it killed Islamic State militants who were planning a “terrorist attack” on a Moscow synagogue, state news agencies reported. The FSB said the Islamic State cell, based in central Russia’s Kaluga region, had been planning to kill Jewish worshippers at a synagogue in the Russian capital.   “During their arrest, the…

  • In First, Finland Sentences Businessman for Violating Sanctions Against Russia

    In First, Finland Sentences Businessman for Violating Sanctions Against Russia

    A Finnish court on Thursday gave a businessman a nine-month suspended jail sentence for violating EU sanctions against Russia, the first case of its kind in the Nordic country, the newspaper Helsingin Sanomat reported.  Gabriel Temin, CEO of the Finland-based logistics and warehouse companies Luminor Oy and Siberica Oy, was arrested in September on suspicion of…

  • In Russia’s Western Caucasus, a New Luxury Ski Resort Threatens UNESCO World Heritage Site

    In Russia’s Western Caucasus, a New Luxury Ski Resort Threatens UNESCO World Heritage Site

    Rising high above Russia’s Black Sea coast, the Western Caucasus mountain range is home to a pristine alpine ecosystem that earned it UNESCO World Heritage Site status. “The Western Caucasus has a remarkable diversity of geology, ecosystems and species,” UNESCO said when inscribing the site in 2007. “Along with the Virgin Komi World Heritage site,…

  • Russia Summons U.S. Ambassador Over ‘Meddling’ in Domestic Affairs

    Russia Summons U.S. Ambassador Over ‘Meddling’ in Domestic Affairs

    Moscow summoned the U.S. Ambassador to Russia on Thursday and threatened to expel American diplomats in protest against what it said was American interference in the country’s domestic affairs. Russia’s Foreign Ministry said Washington was funding “anti-Russian” non-profit groups and “spreading disinformation” about the March 15-17 presidential election, as well as Moscow’s so-called “special military…

  • FSB Officers Kill Belarusian Activist Accused of Plotting ‘Terrorist Attack’ for Ukraine

    FSB Officers Kill Belarusian Activist Accused of Plotting ‘Terrorist Attack’ for Ukraine

    A Belarusian opposition activist was shot and killed by Federal Security Service (FSB) officers in northern Russia’s republic of Karelia, media reported Thursday.  The FSB claimed that the unidentified Belarusian citizen born in 1974 was recruited by the Ukrainian special services to carry out a terrorist attack in the city of Olonets, Interfax cited the law…

  • Germany ‘Strongly’ Discourages Citizens From Traveling to Russia

    Germany ‘Strongly’ Discourages Citizens From Traveling to Russia

    Germany has revised its travel advice for Russia to “strongly” discourage its citizens from traveling there, German media reported Thursday.  Previously, Germany had only advised citizens against visiting Russia. The updated travel recommendation now includes the word “strongly.” Germany’s Foreign Ministry, which issued the travel advice, said the change was “due to the continuing deterioration…

  • India Confirms Citizen Fighting With Russian Army Dead

    India Confirms Citizen Fighting With Russian Army Dead

    India’s embassy in Moscow has confirmed the death of a citizen recruited by the Russian army, days after a relative told AFP he had been sent to fight in Ukraine. Two years after Russia’s invasion began, tens of thousands of its soldiers have been killed in Ukraine and Moscow is on a global quest for…

  • Rosneft helps create almost 40 social institutions in Bashkortostan in 2023

    37 social infrastructure facilities were opened in the Republic of Bashkortostan in 2023 with the support of Bashneft (part of Rosneft)

  • Ukraine Hits Behind Front Lines as Odesa Blasts Rock Greek PM Visit

    Ukraine Hits Behind Front Lines as Odesa Blasts Rock Greek PM Visit

    Ukraine stepped up attacks behind Russian lines on Wednesday with the apparent killing of a Russian election official in a car bomb and a drone assault on a metals plant. Deadly Russian strikes also rocked the Ukrainian port city of Odesa during a visit by Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, who was holding talks there…

  • Armenia Asks Moscow to Remove Border Guards From Yerevan Airport

    Armenia Asks Moscow to Remove Border Guards From Yerevan Airport

    Armenia said Wednesday that it had officially asked Russia to withdraw its border guards from an airport in Yerevan. “Armenia has a clear position on this issue and it informed Russia in an official letter,” Armenian Security Council Secretary Armen Grigoryan told reporters. Under a 1992 agreement signed with Armenia, Russia maintains several border guard detachments at…

  • 7 Killed in Separate Incidents in Occupied Ukraine

    7 Killed in Separate Incidents in Occupied Ukraine

    Seven people were killed on Wednesday in separate incidents in the eastern Ukrainian region of Luhansk under Russian control, Moscow-installed authorities announced. Five civilians were killed when the bus they were traveling in hit a mine and two more were killed by alleged Ukrainian shelling, authorities said. “There was a tragedy in the city of…

  • Chess Grandmaster Kasparov Added to Russia’s ‘Terrorists and Extremists’ List

    Chess Grandmaster Kasparov Added to Russia’s ‘Terrorists and Extremists’ List

    Russia has added former chess champion and exiled Kremlin critic Garry Kasparov to its state list of “terrorists and extremists.” While state financial watchdog Rosfinmonitoring did not specify the reason for Kasparov being added to the list, he has been a vocal critic of President Vladimir Putin for years and has condemned Moscow’s military aggression in…

  • Russia Jails Journalist for Criticizing Ukraine Offensive

    Russia Jails Journalist for Criticizing Ukraine Offensive

    A Russian court on Wednesday sentenced a journalist to seven years in prison for criticizing the Ukraine offensive in social media posts. Roman Ivanov, 51, was found guilty of spreading “false information” about Russia’s Armed Forces and punished under Moscow’s strict military censorship laws. Moscow has used laws against “discrediting” the Armed Forces or publishing…

  • Russia and Ukraine Launch Overnight Drone Attacks

    Russia and Ukraine Launch Overnight Drone Attacks

    Ukrainian drones attacked a metal plant in Russia’s border region of Kursk on Wednesday, causing a fire at a fuel tank, the local governor said. Kyiv meanwhile announced it had intercepted dozens of Russian drones, as both sides launched a wave of overnight aerial attacks in an attempt to hit targets deep behind the front…

  • Kremlin Spokesman Says Russia Has ‘Best’ Democracy

    Kremlin Spokesman Says Russia Has ‘Best’ Democracy

    Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Wednesday that Russia has the “best democracy” and lashed out at those who criticize Moscow for its handling of domestic political affairs.  “We will no longer tolerate criticism of our democracy and claims that it is not the kind that it should be,” Peskov said during a talk at the World…

  • 15 participants of the World Youth Festival will go on an expedition to the North Pole aboard the ROSATOM’s nuclear icebreaker

    Representatives from eight countries became the selection winners. Within the framework of the World Youth Festival (WYF) program ROSATOM selected 15 participants to join the scientific and educational expedition to the North Pole. The selection started on February, 28 – the Arctic Day – and was arranged in several stages. In total more than 2,000…

  • Indian Men ‘Tricked’ Into Fighting in Ukraine Appeal for Help

    Indian Men ‘Tricked’ Into Fighting in Ukraine Appeal for Help

    A group of men from northern India who claim to have been tricked into fighting for Russia in its war on Ukraine are now calling on their government to help secure their release, Indian media reported Wednesday.  In a video published by the broadcaster NDTV, seven men can be seen standing in a dingy room…

  • Kremlin Dismisses ICC Arrest Warrants for Military Officers

    Kremlin Dismisses ICC Arrest Warrants for Military Officers

    The Kremlin said Wednesday that it does not recognize the International Criminal Court’s arrest warrants for two senior Russian military officers over their role in Moscow’s war against Ukraine. The court accused Lieutenant General Sergei Kobylash and Navy Admiral Viktor Sokolov of targeting Ukraine’s power infrastructure with strikes between October 2022 and March 2023. “We…

  • Another round of interdepartmental consultations between Russia and the IAEA takes place in Sochi

    ROSATOM Director General Alexey Likhachev and IAEA Director General Rafael Grossi head the Delegations. On 6 March, another round of interdepartmental consultations of the Russian delegation with the IAEA delegation led by Director General Mr. Rafael Grossi took place in Sochi. The Russian delegation was headed by Director General of ROSATOM Mr. Alexey Likhachev. The…

  • Yulia Navalnaya Calls for Election Day Protest Against Putin

    Yulia Navalnaya Calls for Election Day Protest Against Putin

    Yulia Navalnaya has called on her late husband’s supporters to protest against President Vladimir Putin and the invasion of Ukraine by turning up to polling places “at noon” on the final day of Russia’s upcoming election. In January, Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, who died at an Arctic penal colony last month, announced the protest action —…

  • Rosneft Improves the Efficiency of Pipelines

    Orenburgneft (an enterprise of Rosneft’s oil production complex) introduced a domestic innovative technology to increase operational efficiency of the pipeline system in the fields

  • Kidnap, Lies, and Propaganda: Documentary Film ‘Ukraine’s Stolen Children’ Comes to London

    Kidnap, Lies, and Propaganda: Documentary Film ‘Ukraine’s Stolen Children’ Comes to London

    A special screening of Shahida Tulaganova’s film “Ukraine’s Stolen Children” drew large audiences in London. The film is an exploration of one of the most insidious practices of Russia’s war: the mass abduction of children from occupied territory for adoption by Russian families. Veteran war correspondent Tulaganova has won multiple awards for her films, including…

  • Rosneft Supports Environmental and Ethnographic Projects in Evenkia for the Past 10 Years

    The grant programme of Vostsibneftegaz (an enterprise of Rosneft) turned 10 years old. In honour of the anniversary date, the company held a competition and allocated new grants to scientists to support environmental and ethnographic projects in the Evenkia of Krasnoyarsk Region

  • ROSATOM holds a session on developing the international eco-community

    Experts and young eco-leaders decided to create an international ecological club following the session. On March 3, a session titled “International Eco-Community – Creating the Future Together” was held within the framework of the World Youth Festival with the support of ROSATOM. During the session, participants discussed which areas of international cooperation in the field…

  • Rosatom commissioned the 2nd stage of the Trunovskaya wind power plant

    The total installed wind power capacity of Rosatom exceeded 1 GW. The second stage of Rosatom’s Trunovskaya wind power plant in Stavropolsky Krai, with an installed capacity of 35 MW, began supplying energy to the Unified All-Russian Power Grid. In total, the Trunovskaya WPP has an installed capacity of 95 MW and consists of 38…

  • Alexey Likhachev addressed the participants of the World Youth Festival 2024

    His lecture “Nuclear Technologies for Sustainable Development” opened the marathon of the Russian Knowledge Society. The lecture by Alexey Likhachev, the Director General of ROSATOM, “Nuclear Technologies for Sustainable Development” opened the program of the first day of the educational marathon of the Russian Knowledge Society. The event is taking place within the World Youth…

  • Goulash, Ragu, Stew and the Problem of Soviet Meat

    Goulash, Ragu, Stew and the Problem of Soviet Meat

    Classic goulash is a soup so thick a spoon can stand up among the meat and vegetables. Eat a bowl of goulash and you won’t be hungry for the rest of the day. In Russia people will tell you that goulash is “just stewed meat with gravy” and that it’s the same thing as a…

  • ‘Judge Righteously; Show Mercy to One Another’

    ‘Judge Righteously; Show Mercy to One Another’

    Похороны: funeral If you have been following the the funeral of Alexei Navalny in Russian, you might be struggling to understand some of it. And no wonder.  The Russian language makes a distinction between a religious (in this case Orthodox Christian) funeral and a non-religious funeral. But for both, the general term for a funeral…

  • Russian Man Admits to Smuggling Military-Grade Electronics From U.S.

    Russian Man Admits to Smuggling Military-Grade Electronics From U.S.

    A Russian man pleaded guilty on Thursday to illegally exporting electronics to Russia for possible military use, in violation of sanctions imposed after Moscow’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, the U.S. Department of Justice said. Maxim Marchenko, who lived in Hong Kong, operated a network with two other unidentified Russians that fraudulently bought large quantities of…

  • Heavy Police Presence Ahead of Navalny’s Funeral

    Heavy Police Presence Ahead of Navalny’s Funeral

    Mourners of late opposition activist Alexei Navalny gathered under heavy police presence as they waited outside the Russian Orthodox church in southeastern Moscow where his memorial service will take place later Friday.  Authorities have installed metal detectors, security cameras and metal fencing around the perimeter of the church, as well as the nearby cemetery where Navalny…

  • Moscow Says Ready to Hand Over Bodies of Ukrainian POWs Killed in Air Crash

    Moscow Says Ready to Hand Over Bodies of Ukrainian POWs Killed in Air Crash

    Moscow is ready to give Kyiv the bodies of Ukrainian prisoners of war who were said to have died in a military plane crash last month, Russia’s presidential human rights commissioner Tatiana Moskalkova said Friday. Russia claims 65 Ukrainian servicemen en route for a scheduled prisoner exchange were killed on Jan. 24 when a missile…

  • Komsomolsk Refinery introduces virtual technologies for specialist training

    The Komsomolsk Refinery (an enterprise of Rosneft’s refining complex) has installed domestically produced VR simulators to train staff of the electrical equipment workshop

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