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  • Coronavirus Hits Russian Markets | April 7

    Coronavirus Hits Russian Markets | April 7

    The Russian economy has been rocked by the coronavirus outbreak, and the breakdown of the OPEC+ oil production pact between Russia and Saudi Arabia. The turmoil has shocked traders around the world and resulted in sharp volatility on the Russian stock markets and swings in the value of the ruble. The latest on the markets,…

  • UN Refrains From Directly Blaming Russia for Syria Hospital Attacks

    UN Refrains From Directly Blaming Russia for Syria Hospital Attacks

    A UN board of inquiry investigating attacks on civilian establishments in Syria, including hospitals, has refrained from directly holding Russia responsible, according to a summary of its report published Monday. The coordinates of the sites had been communicated to the belligerents by the United Nations to protect them from air strikes. Without mentioning Russia, the…

  • Russia Braces for Veterans-Free Victory Day Due to Coronavirus – Reports

    Russia Braces for Veterans-Free Victory Day Due to Coronavirus – Reports

    Russia could stage its annual celebration of the Soviet victory in World War II without veterans because of coronavirus next month, according to its organizers’ letter cited by Russian media Monday. Questions have swirled over when and whether Russia would hold the massive military parade in Red Square to mark the 75th anniversary of Victory…

  • U.S. Labels Russian Far-Right Group as Foreign Terrorist Organization

    U.S. Labels Russian Far-Right Group as Foreign Terrorist Organization

    The United States on Monday branded a Russian far-right group as a foreign terrorist organization, the first time it has targeted white supremacists with tools regularly used against jihadist groups. The State Department said that the Russian Imperial Movement runs two paramilitary training camps in St. Petersburg and has pulled in neo-Nazis from across the…

  • Russia Registers ‘World of Tanks’ Game Designer’s Political Party

    Russia Registers ‘World of Tanks’ Game Designer’s Political Party

    Russia’s Justice Ministry has registered the political party founded by the co-creator of popular online game World of Tanks, the Kommersant business daily reported Monday, citing the party’s press service.  Vyacheslav Makarov announced the establishment of his Direct Democracy party earlier this year. Pundits have said that the appearance of new political parties in Russia…

  • Russia’s ‘Isolation Art’ Takes the Internet By Storm

    Russia’s ‘Isolation Art’ Takes the Internet By Storm

    A Russian Facebook project called ART-ISOLATION has art enthusiasts across the country tapping into their quarantine creativity by recreating iconic paintings from art history. The rules are simple: no photoshop, post only your own creations done during self-isolation with materials you already have at home, and no commentary. The creative challenge has quickly become a…

  • Kremlin Looks to ‘Scare’ Russians Into Isolation While Fighting Panic – Kommersant

    Kremlin Looks to ‘Scare’ Russians Into Isolation While Fighting Panic – Kommersant

    The Kremlin faces the dual task of scaring Russians into self-isolation during the coronavirus pandemic while also tamping down public fears about the virus, the Kommersant business daily reported Monday. Most Russian regions have ordered lockdowns similar to Moscow’s in recent days as President Vladimir Putin declared April a “non-working” month to encourage self-isolation during…

  • Russian Regions’ Crowded Queues Spark Coronavirus Concern

    Russian Regions’ Crowded Queues Spark Coronavirus Concern

    As the only remaining independent, English-language news source reporting from Russia, The Moscow Times plays a critical role in connecting Russia to the world. Editorial decisions are made entirely by journalists in our newsroom, who adhere to the highest ethical standards. We fearlessly cover issues that are often considered off-limits or taboo in Russia, from…

  • Russian Report on Boris Johnson’s Coronavirus Ventilation ‘Disinformation,’ Britain Says

    Russian Report on Boris Johnson’s Coronavirus Ventilation ‘Disinformation,’ Britain Says

    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s spokesman dismissed as disinformation a Russian media report Monday that he was to undergo artificial lung ventilation after being hospitalized with persistent coronavirus symptoms. Johnson said he tested positive for coronavirus on March 27 and was due to re-emerge from seven days of self-isolation Friday. Downing Street announced Sunday that Johnson…

  • Spend a Day or Two in the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts

    Spend a Day or Two in the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts

    The Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts has an excellent virtual museum on their site – actually, it’s five virtual museum collections and seven separate exhibitions. You can wander through the main building of the Pushkin Museum, spend time in the Museum of Private Collections, expand your perception of late 19th and early 20th century European…

  • Mikhailovsky Theater Dancers “Perform” From Home

    Mikhailovsky Theater Dancers “Perform” From Home

    As the only remaining independent, English-language news source reporting from Russia, The Moscow Times plays a critical role in connecting Russia to the world. Editorial decisions are made entirely by journalists in our newsroom, who adhere to the highest ethical standards. We fearlessly cover issues that are often considered off-limits or taboo in Russia, from…

  • ROSATOM facility inks long-term contract for supply of nuclear fuel components to ETRR-2 reactor in Egypt

    Novosibirsk Chemical Concentrates Plant (NCCP), an enterprise of ROSATOM’s TVEL Fuel Company, and the Egyptian Atomic Energy Authority have signed 10-years term contract for supply of low-enriched nuclear fuel components, such as uranium and aluminum items, for ETRR-2 research reactor. ETRR-2, a research reactor of Argentinian design, is based at the Nuclear Research Center in…

  • Coronavirus Hits Russian Markets | April 6

    Coronavirus Hits Russian Markets | April 6

    The Russian economy has been rocked by the coronavirus outbreak, and the breakdown of the OPEC+ oil production pact between Russia and Saudi Arabia. The turmoil has shocked traders around the world and resulted in sharp volatility on the Russian stock markets and swings in the value of the ruble. The latest on the markets,…

  • Russia’s Coronavirus Numbers Spike By Nearly 1,000 in Record One-Day Jump

    Russia’s Coronavirus Numbers Spike By Nearly 1,000 in Record One-Day Jump

    As the only remaining independent, English-language news source reporting from Russia, The Moscow Times plays a critical role in connecting Russia to the world. Editorial decisions are made entirely by journalists in our newsroom, who adhere to the highest ethical standards. We fearlessly cover issues that are often considered off-limits or taboo in Russia, from…

  • Coronavirus in Russia: The Latest News | April 6

    Coronavirus in Russia: The Latest News | April 6

    As the new coronavirus that has killed more than 69,000 people worldwide continues to spread, Russia has stepped up its measures to tackle the pandemic and prevent its spread within the country. There have been 6,343 cases of coronavirus infections reported in Russia so far and 47 deaths. MT The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Russia as…

  • Coronavirus in Russia: The Latest News | April 5

    Coronavirus in Russia: The Latest News | April 5

    As the new coronavirus that has killed more than 64,000 people worldwide continues to spread, Russia has stepped up its measures to tackle the pandemic and prevent its spread within the country. There have been 4,731 cases of coronavirus infections reported in Russia so far and 43 deaths. MT The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Russia as…

  • Russian Man Shoots, Kills 5 Neighbors Over Noise Complaint During Quarantine – Reports

    Russian Man Shoots, Kills 5 Neighbors Over Noise Complaint During Quarantine – Reports

    Police detained a 32-year-old Russian man Saturday night after he allegedly shot and killed five of his neighbors with a hunting rifle in an apartment block. The incident happened around 10 p.m. in the village of Yelatma, some 320 kilometers east of Moscow in the Ryazan region, Russian media has reported. Reports say the alleged…

  • Stay or Go? French Fly Home from Russia Amid Pandemic

    Stay or Go? French Fly Home from Russia Amid Pandemic

    Christian Querouix, a 69-year-old pensioner, who shares his time between France and Russia, had a difficult choice to make. Should he return to France, one of the European countries most affected by the coronavirus, or stay in Russia where the number of infected people is growing by the day?  “I have diabetes and I am…

  • Two Dead in Gas Explosion Outside Moscow

    Two Dead in Gas Explosion Outside Moscow

    Two people were killed and six injured when a gas explosion ripped through a five-storey residential building outside Moscow on Saturday, with rescue workers still looking for survivors.  The blast took place in the town of Orekhovo-Zuyevo during stay-at-home orders aimed at slowing the spread of the coronavirus. The emergencies ministry said two people were…

  • #stayhome and follow fashion stream

         SCHEDULE  TIME  VIDEO PRESENTATION / april, 4 MOSCOW GMT 16:30 1:30 PM Valeria SAAD 16:45 1:45 PM LUTANI 17:00 2:00 PM ASOMATAV 17:15 2:15 PM Vakproject 17:30 2:30 PM ELENA SOUPROUN 17:45 2:45 PM ophelica 18:00 3:00 PM  /SELFÉTUDE 18:15 3:15 PM LATARDE 18:30 3:30 PM JULIA DALAKIAN 18:45 3:45 PM HOUSE OF…

  • Meet the Activist-Doctor Who Has Become the Kremlin’s Loudest Coronavirus Critic

    Meet the Activist-Doctor Who Has Become the Kremlin’s Loudest Coronavirus Critic

    After weeks of working on overdrive, Anastasiya Vasilyeva, a doctor turned activist, finally had some time to kill.  It was late Thursday morning and the head of the independent Doctors’ Alliance labor union had just passed the halfway point between Moscow and the Nizhny Novgorod region, six hour’s drive northeast of the Russian capital. Vasilyeva,…

  • Coronavirus in Russia: The Latest News | April 4

    Coronavirus in Russia: The Latest News | April 4

    As the new coronavirus that has killed more than 53,000 people worldwide continues to spread, Russia has stepped up its measures to tackle the pandemic and prevent its spread within the country. There have been 4,731 cases of coronavirus infections reported in Russia so far and 43 deaths. MT The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Russia as…

  • Orthodox Motorcade in Moscow Wards Off Virus With Holy Icon and Prayers

    Orthodox Motorcade in Moscow Wards Off Virus With Holy Icon and Prayers

    The head of the Russian Orthodox Church blessed Moscow on Friday to ward off the coronavirus, circling the city in a motorcade with a holy icon and reciting prayers. Patriarch Kirill’s convoy took a main highway around the Russian capital which is under strict lockdown measures and passed near the Kremlin walls, an AFP photographer…

  • Italy and Russia Spar Over Alleged Coronavirus Spies

    Italy and Russia Spar Over Alleged Coronavirus Spies

    Italy was engaged in a war of words with Russia on Friday over allegations Moscow hid spies among doctors it had sent to the country’s coronavirus epicenter near Milan. The unusual exchange between the traditionally friendly nations followed the publication of an Italian newspaper story about the purportedly nefarious nature of the Russian mission. The Russians came…

  • Moscow’s Coronavirus Quarantine, Explained

    Moscow’s Coronavirus Quarantine, Explained

    Moscow enacted a strict self-isolation order this week as city authorities seek to clamp down on the coronavirus pandemic that has infected nearly 3,000 of the Russian capital’s residents. Mayor Sergei Sobyanin on Thursday extended the quarantine until at least May 1, meaning 12 million people will be expected to stay in their homes for…

  • St. Petersburg Medics Appeal for Protective Gear as Coronavirus Spreads

    St. Petersburg Medics Appeal for Protective Gear as Coronavirus Spreads

    Doctors at one of St. Petersburg’s top hospitals have filmed a video appeal asking the public for protective gear as they prepare to admit coronavirus patients. Pokrovskaya Hospital in Russia’s second-biggest city has been repurposed alongside two other existing facilities to accommodate a potential influx of coronavirus patients this week. St. Petersburg is Russia’s third-most…

  • Moscow’s Air Pollution Drops As Coronavirus Lockdown Sets In

    Moscow’s Air Pollution Drops As Coronavirus Lockdown Sets In

    Air pollution in Moscow has significantly fallen as the coronavirus pandemic has pushed the city’s 12 million residents indoors and shuttered all nonessential business, the pro-Kremlin Izvestia newspaper reported Friday. The Russian capital has ranked as one of the most polluted cities in the country due to heavy traffic congestion which releases toxic fumes. Mayor…

  • ROSATOM enterprises have begun sterilising medical masks

    Moscow, 2 April 2020 – Sterion JSC, a part of JSC Rusatom Healthcare created by ROSATOM alongside a private investor, has signed a contract with Delrus company to sterilize more than 58 million medical masks. Delrus supplies sterile masks to Russian medical facilities. Masks need to be sterilised before use because their inner lining comes…

  • Russia Sends Military Coronavirus Aid to Serbia

    Russia Sends Military Coronavirus Aid to Serbia

    Russia has sent military medics and equipment to Serbia, the latest country Moscow is helping to fight the global coronavirus pandemic as it also flexes its soft power muscles. Russia’s Defense Ministry pledged to send 11 flights with 87 army medics to Serbia after President Vladimir Putin spoke with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic by phone…

  • Controversial Soviet-Era Statue Removed in Prague

    Controversial Soviet-Era Statue Removed in Prague

    Prague authorities on Friday said they had removed a controversial Soviet-era statue, despite protests from Moscow, to make way for a World War II memorial. Plans to remove the bronze statue of Soviet general Ivan Konev triggered a sharp reaction from Moscow last year. While Konev is regarded as a hero in Russia, many Czechs…

  • ‘A City That Could Be the Russian Bergamo.’ How Ulyanovsk Is Preparing for the Coronavirus Pandemic.

    ‘A City That Could Be the Russian Bergamo.’ How Ulyanovsk Is Preparing for the Coronavirus Pandemic.

    Читайте русскую версию здесь. “Oh, come on! Virus? What virus?” Olga, a 35-year-old businesswoman waved her hand dismissively. “It’s a conspiracy, not a virus. Whose conspiracy? The Chinese, who do you think?! They released it so they could get ahead of Europe and Russia and rule the world. They’ve got a vaccine for it.” Olga,…

  • Did Russia’s Coronavirus Supplies to the U.S. Violate Sanctions?

    Did Russia’s Coronavirus Supplies to the U.S. Violate Sanctions?

    The United States may have violated its own sanctions by purchasing ventilators and other protective gear from Russia to fight the coronavirus pandemic, the RBC news website reported Friday. Footage of the controversial cargo during unloading in New York showed boxes of ventilators made by a subsidiary of Russia’s KRET tech firm, itself a subsidiary…

  • Rosneft retail network develops a contactless payment service

    Rosneft aims to increase effectiveness of its retail business. According to the Rosneft-2022 Development Strategy, the Company is actively introducing digital solutions to increase the speed and quality of customer service

  • Moscow Church Holds Anti-Coronavirus Procession Despite Stay-at-Home Order

    Moscow Church Holds Anti-Coronavirus Procession Despite Stay-at-Home Order

    As the only remaining independent, English-language news source reporting from Russia, The Moscow Times plays a critical role in connecting Russia to the world. Editorial decisions are made entirely by journalists in our newsroom, who adhere to the highest ethical standards. We fearlessly cover issues that are often considered off-limits or taboo in Russia, from…

  • Moscow Won’t Require QR Code Coronavirus Lockdown Passes, for Now

    Moscow Won’t Require QR Code Coronavirus Lockdown Passes, for Now

    Moscow will not enforce its coronavirus quarantine with scannable QR codes, Mayor Sergei Sobyanin announced Thursday, leaving room for a reversal if residents stop following self-isolation orders during the pandemic. Sobyanin extended citywide lockdown measures until May 1 immediately after President Vladimir Putin announced a month-long extension of the nationwide paid “non-working” period to encourage…

  • Russia’s Leading Climate Change Expert Gives Sober Prognosis

    Russia’s Leading Climate Change Expert Gives Sober Prognosis

    Russia’s top climate scientist Dr. Vladimir Kattsov is confident that serious environmental changes lie in store this century. “Russia is among the countries where the average warming greatly exceeds the global average, and Russia is warming especially quickly the closer you get to the Arctic,” Kattsov, 58, told The Moscow Times in an interview in…

  • U.S. Arrests Cash-Flaunting Russian Rapper for Cryptocurrency Laundering

    U.S. Arrests Cash-Flaunting Russian Rapper for Cryptocurrency Laundering

    The FBI has arrested a Russian rapper in the United States on cryptocurrency laundering charges after finding photographs of him flashing large sums of money on social media, authorities have said. Maxim Boyko, 29, was arrested at a Miami condo Saturday, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, after arriving in the U.S. with his wife in…

  • Join a Poetry Marathon in Moscow at Noon on Friday

    Join a Poetry Marathon in Moscow at Noon on Friday

    This Friday at noon, the venerable Polytechnic Museum is hosting #ПолитехLive, a poetry marathon of more than 50 poets and readers that will last until midnight. Aired here on the museum’s YouTube channel, it will hosted by the poet and dramatist Andrei Rodionov. Among the poets whose work will be read: Dmitry Vodennikov, Linor Goralik,…

  • Coronavirus in Russia: The Latest News | April 3

    Coronavirus in Russia: The Latest News | April 3

    As the new coronavirus that has killed more than 53,000 people worldwide continues to spread, Russia has stepped up its measures to tackle the pandemic and prevent its spread within the country. There have been 4,149 cases of coronavirus infections reported in Russia so far and 34 deaths. MT The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Russia as…

  • Russia’s Coronavirus Cases Up By 601, Bringing Total to 4,149

    Russia’s Coronavirus Cases Up By 601, Bringing Total to 4,149

    Russia’s officially reported numbers — which are still smaller than those in European countries — have sparked suspicion. Experts warn that Russia’s testing capacity is hampered by bureaucracy, while officials warn that the real number of cases is likely much higher. Most of Russia’s cases are in Moscow. Last week, Moscow changed the way it…

  • Coronavirus Hits Russian Markets | April 3

    Coronavirus Hits Russian Markets | April 3

    The Russian economy has been rocked by the coronavirus outbreak, and the breakdown of the OPEC+ oil production pact between Russia and Saudi Arabia. The turmoil has shocked traders around the world and resulted in sharp volatility on the Russian stock markets and swings in the value of the ruble. The latest on the markets,…

  • Russia Restricts Grain Exports Amid Pandemic

    Russia Restricts Grain Exports Amid Pandemic

    Russia on Thursday published a government decree establishing an export quota for certain grains until the end of June as its virus cases spiked. The measures came after the heads of three global agencies including the World Trade Organization and the World Health Organisation on Wednesday warned countries against imposing export restrictions that could interrupt…

  • Analysts Fear the Economic Impact of Russia’s April Coronavirus Shutdown Will Be Catastrophic

    Analysts Fear the Economic Impact of Russia’s April Coronavirus Shutdown Will Be Catastrophic

    Russia could be heading for its deepest recession in a generation with millions of workers set to lose their jobs, economists have warned, in a stark assessment of the economic costs of the coronavirus outbreak, and Russia’s response to the pandemic. In an address to the nation Thursday afternoon, President Vladimir Putin extended a shutdown…

  • Kremlin Denies Putin Spoke to Saudi Crown Prince

    Kremlin Denies Putin Spoke to Saudi Crown Prince

    As the only remaining independent, English-language news source reporting from Russia, The Moscow Times plays a critical role in connecting Russia to the world. Editorial decisions are made entirely by journalists in our newsroom, who adhere to the highest ethical standards. We fearlessly cover issues that are often considered off-limits or taboo in Russia, from…

  • MERCEDES-BENZ FASHION WEEK RUSSIA IS TAKING PLACE ONLINE THIS WEEKEND

    MERCEDES-BENZ FASHION WEEK RUSSIA IS TAKING PLACE ONLINE THIS WEEKEND

    Russian Fashion Council with support of Fashion Fund has announced the dates of the virtual Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia. On April 4 and 5, both emerging and established designers will present their new collections. For the first time ever, the event will be totally digital. This solution was developed to support designers and fashion houses…

  • Russia’s Nizhny Novgorod Unveils Digital Passes to Enforce Virus Lockdown

    Russia’s Nizhny Novgorod Unveils Digital Passes to Enforce Virus Lockdown

    As the only remaining independent, English-language news source reporting from Russia, The Moscow Times plays a critical role in connecting Russia to the world. Editorial decisions are made entirely by journalists in our newsroom, who adhere to the highest ethical standards. We fearlessly cover issues that are often considered off-limits or taboo in Russia, from…

  • Putin Extends Nationwide Paid Holiday as Coronavirus Numbers See Sharpest Rise Yet

    Putin Extends Nationwide Paid Holiday as Coronavirus Numbers See Sharpest Rise Yet

    President Vladimir Putin announced the extension of Russia’s nationwide “non-working week” until April 30 after the country registered a sharp increase in coronavirus cases on Thursday.  Confirmed coronavirus cases in Russia spiked overnight with 771 new cases registered across the country, bringing official totals to 3,548 infections and 30 deaths. Speaking in a televised address,…

  • Accept an Invitation Into a Pianist’s Home

    Accept an Invitation Into a Pianist’s Home

    Zaryadye Hall, Moscow’s newest and perhaps best hall accoustically, is shuttered like every other public building in the city. But that doesn’t mean their program has been halted. There are plenty of concerts and performances that were taped and are available online on the hall YouTube channel. But some of the musicians who had planned…

  • Young Russian Journalist Dies From Coronavirus

    Young Russian Journalist Dies From Coronavirus

    A 36-year-old Russian journalist died from the coronavirus this week, authorities said on Thursday two days after her passing, drawing criticism for allegedly withholding the news. Anastasia Petrova, chief editor of the Delovoy Interes business weekly in the city of Perm 1,400 kilometers east of Moscow, was hospitalized with pneumonia on March 24. Regional health…

  • How to Spend Quarantine Creatively in Russia: Look Like a Painting

    How to Spend Quarantine Creatively in Russia: Look Like a Painting

    As the only remaining independent, English-language news source reporting from Russia, The Moscow Times plays a critical role in connecting Russia to the world. Editorial decisions are made entirely by journalists in our newsroom, who adhere to the highest ethical standards. We fearlessly cover issues that are often considered off-limits or taboo in Russia, from…

  • Moscow’s Small Businesses Feel the Pinch Under Coronavirus Lockdown

    Moscow’s Small Businesses Feel the Pinch Under Coronavirus Lockdown

    Moscow’s small businesses have temporarily shuttered their doors as the city cracks down on the coronavirus pandemic — but many owners fear that they won’t be able to bounce back once the health crisis is over. Mayor Sergei Sobyanin imposed an indefinite partial lockdown starting Monday to slow the fast-spreading coronavirus, ordering the city’s 12…

  • Grassroots Volunteer Programs Help Battle Coronavirus in Russia

    Grassroots Volunteer Programs Help Battle Coronavirus in Russia

    “This is your chance to help people who need to stay at home now to be safe,” says Russian actor Nikita Kukushkin in a video watched by more than 300,000 people. Kukushkin shows what he’s doing to help his neighbors: leaving canned and packaged food in a bag for anyone to take, asking them to…

  • Russia’s Football Clubs Losing Almost $2M Every Day

    Russia’s Football Clubs Losing Almost $2M Every Day

    Russia’s top football clubs are losing around one billion rubles a week ($12.8 million) as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. All sporting events in Russia have been canceled and the Russian Premier League season has been suspended until at least 31 May. Business daily RBC reported that the 16 clubs in Russia’s top league…

  • ROSATOM starts 3D printing Venturi valves for ventilators

    Moscow, 1 April 2020 – Rusatom-Additive Technologies (RusAT, a subsidiary of ROSATOMs fuel company TVEL) has produced prototypes and is prepared to start 3D printing valves for Venturi oxygen masks – an important component of ventilators.  The need for these valves has increased substantially due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. RusAT’s production facilities have…

  • Russia Considers Postponing Annual WWII Parade Amid Coronavirus – Reports

    Russia Considers Postponing Annual WWII Parade Amid Coronavirus – Reports

    Russia could close to the public or reschedule its annual parade in Red Square that commemorates the Soviet victory in World War II due to the coronavirus pandemic, the RBC news website reported Thursday. Russia marks Victory Day every May 9 with military parades and processions across the country, with Moscow’s massive parade as the…

  • Are QR Coronavirus Quarantine Passes for Muscovites Workable? Experts Doubt It

    Are QR Coronavirus Quarantine Passes for Muscovites Workable? Experts Doubt It

    What might have sounded like a dystopian scenario at the start of the year could become reality in Moscow very soon. Under a proposed system to fight the spread of the coronavirus, every trip outside — from buying essentials to walking the dog — will have to be approved in advance by the authorities. Mayor…

  • Who Paid for Russia’s Coronavirus Aid to the U.S.?

    Who Paid for Russia’s Coronavirus Aid to the U.S.?

    Russia sent a military plane carrying protective gear and ventilators to the United States on Wednesday to help the country battle the deadly coronavirus outbreak. Shortly after, the U.S. said it purchased the medical supplies from Russia, the State Department said Wednesday, contradicting the Kremlin’s initial description of the shipment as humanitarian aid. Who really paid…

  • Coronavirus Hits Russian Markets | April 2

    Coronavirus Hits Russian Markets | April 2

    The Russian economy has been rocked by the coronavirus outbreak, and the breakdown of the OPEC+ oil production pact between Russia and Saudi Arabia. The turmoil has shocked traders around the world and resulted in sharp volatility on the Russian stock markets and swings in the value of the ruble. The latest on the markets,…

  • Coronavirus in Russia: The Latest News | April 2

    Coronavirus in Russia: The Latest News | April 2

    As the new coronavirus that has killed more than 47,000 people worldwide continues to spread, Russia has stepped up its measures to tackle the pandemic and prevent its spread within the country. There have been 3,548 cases of coronavirus infections reported in Russia so far and 30 deaths. MT The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Russia as…

  • Russia’s Coronavirus Cases Spike By 771, Bringing Total to 3,548 in New One-Day Record

    Russia’s Coronavirus Cases Spike By 771, Bringing Total to 3,548 in New One-Day Record

    Russia’s officially reported numbers — which are still smaller than those in European countries — have sparked suspicion. Experts warn that Russia’s testing capacity is hampered by bureaucracy, while officials warn that the real number of cases is likely much higher. Most of Russia’s cases are in Moscow. Last week, Moscow changed the way it…

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