Russia Begins Mass Trials of Second Coronavirus Vaccine

Russia plans to begin mass trials of its second coronavirus vaccine, EpiVacCorona, on people aged over 18 on Monday, the RIA news agency cited the consumer health watchdog Rospotrebnadzor as saying. EpiVacCorona, which is being developed by Siberia’s Vector Institute, was authorized this mo

Russia Says it Thwarted ISIS Attacks in Moscow Region

Russia's Federal Security Service said on Wednesday it had thwarted "terror" attacks planned by ISIS in the Moscow region, uncovering and breaking up a militant cell, the RIA news agency said. Security officers detained one person and seized a home-made bomb, the FSB was quoted as saying.

Russia Says Virus Mutations Appearing in Siberia as Deaths Hit Record Daily High

Mutations in the coronavirus are appearing in Siberia, the head of Russia's consumer health watchdog said on Tuesday, as the country reported a record daily high of 442 deaths from COVID-19. "We see certain Siberia which allow us to assume that in this region it is forming its own ve

Russia: MENA conflicts are 'hotbeds of terrorism'

Russian President Vladimir Putin said conflicts in Libya, Yemen and Syria constitute hotbeds to spread terrorism into the Middle East and North Africa. Speaking at the annual Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit yesterday, the Russian president said the most worrying phenomenon is if the mili

Three dead in shooting at Russian military base: agencies

 A Russian serviceman killed three colleagues in a shooting Monday on a base near the southern city of Voronezh, news agencies reported citing the military.“Three servicemen sustained lethal injuries as a result of the attack,” Russia’s Western Military District said in a st

Moscow Expects Blow From Armed Forces in Idlib

Deputy Chairman of the Russian Center for Reconciliation of the Opposing Sides in Syria Alexander Grinkevich announced that the center “received new information concerning terrorist groups’ plans to accuse the Syrian government forces and the Russian Aerospace Forces of launching artil

Russia Reports 18,000 Cases for 5th Straight Day

Russia reported more than 18,000 daily coronavirus cases for a record five straight days. On Tuesday, the government´s coronavirus task force registered 18,648 confirmed cases. The previous record was more than 11,000 daily infections, set in the spring. Russia currently has the world&acut

Russia Continues to Prepare for Conference on Syrian Refugees

  Moscow has continued to prepare for the international conference on displaced Syrians despite lack of international support and a belief among Russian political circles that it has slim chances of success. However, the Kremlin will have the final stance on the fate of the conference after t

Russia reports 16,550 new coronavirus cases in past 24 hours

 Russia recorded 16,550 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, including 4,312 in Moscow, pushing the national tally to 1,547,774.Authorities said 320 people had died in the last 24 hours, raising the official death toll to 26,589.

Russia's new coronavirus cases hit new record high of 15,982

Russia's daily tally of coronavirus cases surged to a new record high of 15,982 on Monday, including 5,376 in the capital Moscow, pushing the national case total to 1,415,316 since the pandemic began.Authorities reported 179 deaths in the last 24 hours, bringing the official death toll to 24,366.

Russia reports 13,754 new coronavirus cases

Russia on Thursday recorded 13,754 new coronavirus cases and a record high of 286 deaths in the last 24 hours, pushing the national death toll to 23,491.With 1,354,163 infections, the country of around 145 million has the world’s fourth largest number of cases, behind only the United States,

Russia reports new all-time record of daily coronavirus cases

Russia’s coronavirus cases rose by 12,846 on Saturday, a new daily record since the start of the outbreak early this year, pushing the overall total number of infections to 1,285,084. The previous record of 12,126 new cases was registered on Friday. Russia’s coronavirus crisis center

Russia Reports Record Number of New Infections

Russia has reported more than 12,000 new coronavirus infections, its highest daily increase since the start of the pandemic. The government task force dealing with the outbreak said the 12,126 infections reported Friday took the country´s total close to 1.3 million. Russia currently has th

Putin says he has noted Joe Biden's harsh anti-Russian rhetoric

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday he had noted what he called harsh anti-Russian rhetoric from US Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, but said he had been encouraged by Biden's comments on arms control. Putin, who said Russia would work with any U.S. president, made the

Russia expands sanctions against EU individuals, bodies

Russia has added more EU individuals and entities to its blacklist, the Foreign Ministry said Wednesday, Anadolu reports. “In response to actions of the EU, Russia has now decided to expand its reciprocal list that are denied entry to its territory,” ministry spokeswoman Mar

Russia: US sanctions on Iran ‘will not work’

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Friday criticised the US’ “demonisation” of Iran and stressed that US sanctions on the country “will not work”. Speaking in a lengthy interview with Sputnik, Lavrov indicated that the problem with Iran is that the &ldquo

Russia: Normalisation with Israel won’t bring stability without resolving Palestine issue

The Russian Foreign Ministry announced on Thursday that the normalisation agreements signed between Israel, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain will not bring stability to the Middle East in the absence of a just settlement to the Palestinian issue. “Russia, as a permanent member of

Poisoned Russian opposition leader Navalny able to leave hospital bed

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny can now breathe on his own and briefly leave his hospital bed, his doctors said on Monday. Meanwhile, Germany announced that French and Swedish labs have confirmed its findings that he was poisoned with the Soviet-era nerve agent, Novichok. Mr Navalny, 44