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  • Russia Says Seized 400 Sq Km of Ukrainian Land

    Russia Says Seized 400 Sq Km of Ukrainian Land

    Russia said Tuesday its forces had captured 400 square kilometers (150 square miles) of Ukrainian territory this year. Moscow secured its first territorial gains in almost a year in recent months, as Kyiv struggles with manpower and ammunition shortages amid delays to vital Western aid. “Since the start of the year, 403 square kilometers… have…

  • Samaraneftegaz achieves economic effect of over 330 million roubles from energy saving program

    Samaraneftegaz, one of Rosneft’s main production facilities in the Volga Region, saved more than 74 million kWh of electricity in 2023 as a result of the energy saving program, which amounted to 330 million roubles

  • A Toxic Invasive Plant Has Conquered Russia. Authorities Want to Fight It by Punishing Dacha Owners.

    A Toxic Invasive Plant Has Conquered Russia. Authorities Want to Fight It by Punishing Dacha Owners.

    For years, Russian landowners have watched a toxic, invasive plant species spread across their properties like wildfire and have been helpless to act. Sosnovsky’s hogweed — a monstrous plant that can tower up to five meters in height — has spread unchecked across the country, wreaking havoc on ecosystems and landing thousands in the hospital every…

  • Russia to Inspect Supermarket Chains for Egg Price Fixing

    Russia to Inspect Supermarket Chains for Egg Price Fixing

    Russia’s Anti-Monopoly Service (FAS) announced Tuesday that it will conduct inspections at the country’s largest supermarket chains amid the rising cost of eggs.  “Inspections will be carried out to assess whether anti-competitive agreements [were made] between retail chains, which could have led to an increase in the cost of socially important goods,” FAS said in…

  • Alexey Likhachev, ROSATOM Director General, held a working meeting with Sheikh Hasina, Prime Minister of the Republic of Bangladesh

    The Parties discussed the progress of start-up and adjustment works at Rooppur NPP, the first nuclear power plant in the country. Alexey Likhachev, Director General of ROSATOM, was on a working visit in Bangladesh on April 02, 2024. Within the framework of the visit, Rosatom Director General had a working meeting with Sheikh Hasina, Prime…

  • Chechen Man Dies in Police Custody After Crocus Attack – Reports

    Chechen Man Dies in Police Custody After Crocus Attack – Reports

    A Chechen man died in police custody hours after being detained in Moscow in connection with last month’s deadly concert hall attack, the investigative news outlet Agentstvo reported, citing the man’s mother. Taisa Uspanova told Agentstvo that her son Askhab Uspanov was detained by police on March 22, the day of the Crocus City Hall attack,…

  • Russia’s FSB Says Seized Explosives Sent From Ukraine Via EU

    Russia’s FSB Says Seized Explosives Sent From Ukraine Via EU

    Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) said Tuesday it had seized dozens of kilograms of explosives that were sent from Ukraine and concealed in Orthodox Christian religious icons as they were moved through the EU. The seizure came following a cargo inspection in the northwestern Pskov region along the border with Latvia, the FSB said in…

  • Russia Reports Drone Attacks Over 1,000 Km From Ukraine

    Russia Reports Drone Attacks Over 1,000 Km From Ukraine

    Russia on Tuesday reported drone attacks on factories in the republic of Tatarstan, more than 1,100 kilometers from Ukraine, and said people were wounded in the strikes. “Drone attacks took place against factories in Tatarstan at Yelabuga and Nizhnekamsk,” Tatar leader Rustam Minnikhanov’s press service said on Telegram. The attacks “did not cause serious damage…

  • Concerns Grow for Jailed Veteran Rights Campaigner Orlov

    Concerns Grow for Jailed Veteran Rights Campaigner Orlov

    The Nobel-Prize-winning Memorial human rights group on Monday expressed concern over the condition of its jailed co-founder Oleg Orlov, who was recently imprisoned for criticizing Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. A Russian court in February sentenced Orlov, 70, to two-and-a-half years in prison for “discrediting” the Russian army after he spoke out against the full-scale invasion…

  • Car Bomb Kills Russian-Appointed Official in East Ukraine

    Car Bomb Kills Russian-Appointed Official in East Ukraine

    A car bomb in eastern Ukraine’s partially occupied Luhansk region killed a Russian-backed official on Monday, local authorities said. The local branch of Russia’s Investigative Committee, which probes major crimes, said the deputy head of a state-run administrative agency was killed when “an unidentified device detonated in a car” on Monday afternoon. The Investigative Committee released…

  • Moscow Says Investigating Ukrainian, U.S. Links to Terrorism Against Russia

    Moscow Says Investigating Ukrainian, U.S. Links to Terrorism Against Russia

    Russia’s top investigative body announced Monday that it will look into alleged involvement by the United States, Ukraine and other Western countries in terrorist attacks inside Russia.  Top Russian officials, including President Vladimir Putin, have suggested that Ukraine and the West were partly responsible for the Crocus City Hall attack last month, but they have…

  • Russia Extends Detention of U.S.-Russian Journalist Kurmasheva

    Russia Extends Detention of U.S.-Russian Journalist Kurmasheva

    A Russian court on Monday extended the pre-trial detention of U.S.-Russian journalist Alsu Kurmasheva until June 5, according to her employer. Kurmasheva, who works for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL), was arrested last year for failing to register as a “foreign agent.” RFE/RL says she was subsequently charged with spreading “false information” under wartime censorship laws that…

  • Huge Fire Breaks Out at Russia’s Uralmash Machine Factory

    Huge Fire Breaks Out at Russia’s Uralmash Machine Factory

    A giant fire broke out on the grounds of Uralmash, one of Russia’s largest heavy machinery factories, emergency officials said Monday. Footage shared online showed a plume of black smoke rising from the factory in the Ural Mountains city of Yekaterinburg. Russia’s Emergency Situations Ministry said the fire engulfed 4,500 square meters of an unidentified “workshop”…

  • Putin’s Ex-Classmate Nominated to Head Russian Supreme Court

    Putin’s Ex-Classmate Nominated to Head Russian Supreme Court

    President Vladimir Putin’s former university classmate has been nominated as the sole candidate to head Russia’s Supreme Court after the recent death of its longtime chairman, the legal news outlet Rapsi reported Monday. Deputy Chief Justice of Russia’s Supreme Court Irina Podnosova and Putin studied law at Leningrad State University, from which they both graduated in…

  • Russia Says It Arrested 4 More Moscow Attack Plotters

    Russia Says It Arrested 4 More Moscow Attack Plotters

    The Interfax news agency cited an FSB video showing one of the detained men saying: “I took weapons to them, these guys who attacked Crocus City Hall. I took them weapons from Makhachkala.” Russian authorities had previously announced the arrests of 12 people they say are connected to the attack — including the four suspected…

  • Russian Rescuers Call Off Search for Trapped Miners 

    Russian Rescuers Call Off Search for Trapped Miners 

    Emergency crews have called off the search and rescue operation at a gold mine in Far East Russia’s Amur region, where 13 miners were trapped by a rockslide two weeks ago, the mine’s operator said Monday. “It was decided to stop the rescue operation at the Pioneer mine on April 1,” operator Pokrovsky Rudnik said…

  • Rosneft supports projects to study and protect rare bird species

    International Bird Day takes place on April 1

  • Ukraine Shelling Kills Woman in Russian Border Village

    Ukraine Shelling Kills Woman in Russian Border Village

    Ukrainian shelling killed a woman in the Russian border village of Dunayka on Sunday, the latest in a series of deadly cross-border attacks by Kyiv, the local governor said. Since Moscow launched its assault on Ukraine two years ago, Russia’s Belgorod region on the frontier has been repeatedly targeted by what authorities say is indiscriminate…

  • Russia Arrests Gay Bar Owner Amid Ongoing Crackdown

    Russia Arrests Gay Bar Owner Amid Ongoing Crackdown

    The owner of a popular gay bar in the Russian city of Orenburg has been arrested for “extremism”, rights groups said Sunday, as authorities crack down on the LGBTQ community. Police and local nationalists raided the Pose bar in Orenburg earlier this month during a drag show, later arresting its administrator and artistic director in…

  • Russia Arrests Three in Dagestan Anti-Terror Operation

    Russia Arrests Three in Dagestan Anti-Terror Operation

    Russian authorities on Sunday arrested three people in the North Caucasus republic of Dagestan on charges of planning terrorist attacks, following a deadly attack on a concert hall near Moscow. The arrests were made during an operation in Dagestan’s capital Makhachkala and in the town of Kaspiysk, around 10 kilometers (six miles) to the south,…

  • Ukraine Says Russian Shelling Kills Two in East

    Ukraine Says Russian Shelling Kills Two in East

    Ukraine said Saturday that Russian shelling overnight and in the morning killed two elderly people in the eastern town of Krasnogorivka, and urged civilians still living there to evacuate. Krasnogorivka lies directly on the frontline in the eastern Donetsk region, more than half of which is under the control of Russian forces and is an…

  • Kremlin Says Putin Pained by Moscow Attack, Even if Not Visible

    Kremlin Says Putin Pained by Moscow Attack, Even if Not Visible

    The Kremlin said Saturday that President Vladimir Putin was still pained by last week’s massacre at a Moscow concert hall, even if this was not outwardly visible. More than one week after gunmen stormed Crocus City Hall on the outskirts of the capital, killing 144 people and injuring hundreds more, Putin has not publicly met…

  • Russia Moves 5,000 Children From Belgorod After Kyiv Attacks

    Russia Moves 5,000 Children From Belgorod After Kyiv Attacks

    Five thousand children have been evacuated from Russia’s Belgorod region bordering Ukraine following weeks of deadly bombardment by Kyiv, the region’s governor said Saturday. Regional authorities last week said 9,000 minors would be moved to other regions after a spate of cross-border shelling and drone strikes killed over a dozen civilians. “Five thousand of our…

  • Russia’s Culinary Grains of Truth

    Russia’s Culinary Grains of Truth

    Not sturgeon or swans. Not solyanka soup or salad Olivier. The most enduring treasure of Russian cuisine is kasha — porridge made from grains. Many people consider it a simple or even primitive food. But over hundreds of years, grain porridges have evolved tremendously. Porridge is the main contender for the role of the Russian…

  • Russia Says Attack Foiled in South of Country – Agencies

    Russia Says Attack Foiled in South of Country – Agencies

    Russia’s security services said Friday that they had arrested three people from “a Central Asian country” who were plotting an attack in the south of the country, news agencies reported. The FSB said in a statement that it had “put an end to the terrorist activities of three nationals from a Central Asian country who…

  • International graduates of Russian universities gathered at ATOMEXPO

    ROSATOM initiated a dialogue on strengthening interuniversity and international cooperation in the field of education In the framework of the ATOMEXPO International Forum much attention was focused at the development of interaction with the international Alumni of the Russian universities who received education in the field of nuclear and related technologies. The session with the…

  • Mass Deportations Seen in St. Petersburg After Moscow Concert Attack – NGO

    Mass Deportations Seen in St. Petersburg After Moscow Concert Attack – NGO

    Authorities in St. Petersburg have been deporting migrants en masse in the week since the deadly attack on a Moscow region concert hall, the legal rights group Perviy Otdel said Friday. More than 64 foreigners were deported from the city’s Vyborgsky district on Thursday alone, the NGO said, citing one of its unidentified lawyers. “Temporary detention…

  • Partnership in the field of educational technologies was discussed at ATOMEXPO-2024

    On March 25, 2024, an important event of the educational track at the International Forum ATOMEXPO-2024 was the round table “International industrial and educational projects: from theory to practice.” It brought together representatives of the nuclear industry, as well as universities, relevant ministries and authorities of the partner countries. During the event, speakers were the…

  • Russia Outgunning Ukraine Sixfold, Kyiv’s Top General Says

    Russia Outgunning Ukraine Sixfold, Kyiv’s Top General Says

    Russia is outgunning Ukrainian forces sixfold on the front lines, causing losses of troops and positions, Ukraine’s recently appointed commander-in-chief Oleksandr Syrsky said in a rare interview published on Friday. “A few days ago, the enemy’s advantage in terms of ammunition fired was about six to one,” Syrsky told the Ukrinform news agency. “The defense…

  • Always Say До Свидания, Never Прощайте

    Always Say До Свидания, Never Прощайте

    Последнее слово: last word I began to write The Word’s Worth in April 2002, the third writer (I think) to take up what was envisioned as a language column for expats. Since then I’ve written more than a thousand columns, touching on just about every aspect of language use and language change, and most of…

  • Ninth Moscow Concert Attack Suspect Put in Pre-Trial Detention

    Ninth Moscow Concert Attack Suspect Put in Pre-Trial Detention

    A ninth suspect in the deadly Moscow region concert hall attack has been placed in pre-trial detention on terrorism charges, the court system’s press service said Friday. Moscow’s Basmanny District court ruled to keep Lutfulloi Nazrimad, a native of Tajikistan, in custody until May 22. Videos shared by the press service showed Lutfulloi kneeling behind…

  • Tomsk Polytechnic University will become a supporting platform for training personnel for the nuclear industry in Rwanda

    On March 26, at the International Forum ATOMEXPO-2024, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between Tomsk Polytechnic University (TPU, one of Rosatom Partner Universities) and Rwanda Atomic Energy Board. The document was signed by TPU Rector Dr. Leonid Sukhikh and Director General of the Rwanda Atomic Energy Board Dr. Fidele Ndahayo. Thus, TPU became the…

  • Riga’s Zuzeum Art Centre Celebrates Non-Conformist Art the Latvian Way

    Riga’s Zuzeum Art Centre Celebrates Non-Conformist Art the Latvian Way

    “Where to Hide” is a major new show of Latvian non-conformist art from 1945 to 1990 that opened in Riga. The name of the show is from a small drawing done by Roberts Stārosts in 1954. The drawing in India ink on yellowed paper is a scene at night: a sliver of moon hangs in…

  • Russian Journalist Favorskaya Remanded in Navalny ‘Extremism’ Case

    Russian Journalist Favorskaya Remanded in Navalny ‘Extremism’ Case

    A Moscow court placed photojournalist Antonina Favorskaya in pre-trial detention for two months on charges related to the “extremism” case against late opposition activist Alexei Navalny, the court system’s press service said Friday. Russian authorities designated Navalny’s activist network, including the disbanded Anti-Corruption Foundation (FBK), as “extremist” in 2021, placing employees, volunteers and supporters at risk…

  • 1 Killed in Ukrainian Drone Crash in Russia’s Belgorod

    1 Killed in Ukrainian Drone Crash in Russia’s Belgorod

    A man was killed when a Ukrainian drone crashed in the city of Belgorod on Friday, regional authorities said.  Photos shared on social media showed blown-out windows of an apartment building, rescue workers retrieving a body and Belgorod region Governor Vyachelsav Gladkov meeting with residents. “Unfortunately a man was killed in an explosion,” Gladkov wrote…

  • ‘A Very Grim Milestone’: Evan Gershkovich Marks 1 Year in Russian Jail

    ‘A Very Grim Milestone’: Evan Gershkovich Marks 1 Year in Russian Jail

    A year after Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich was jailed in Russia, his parents and friends say they remain hopeful that he will soon be freed. “One year is way too long for Evan to be behind bars on these completely bogus charges,” said Pjotr Sauer, The Guardian’s Russia correspondent and Evan’s close friend.…

  • Russia, Ukraine Swap Fallen Soldiers’ Bodies

    Russia, Ukraine Swap Fallen Soldiers’ Bodies

    Russia and Ukraine said Friday that they have exchanged the bodies of 150 fallen soldiers, the third publically known exchange between the two warring sides so far this year.  Kyiv repatriated 121 bodies, Ukraine’s Coordination Headquarters for the Treatment of Prisoners of War said on the messaging app Telegram. The coordination center identified 107 of the…

  • Tajikistan Detains 9 Moscow Concert Attack Suspects – Reports

    Tajikistan Detains 9 Moscow Concert Attack Suspects – Reports

    At least nine people had been detained in Tajikistan in connection with last week’s deadly attack at a Moscow region concert hall, Reuters and Russian state media reported Friday, citing anonymous Tajik security sources. “Nine residents of Vahdat district [in western Tajikistan] were detained over links to the people who committed the terrorist attack on…

  • 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. …

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