On election eve, several thousand join anti-Kremlin rally in Russian Far East

Several thousand people gathered in Russia's far eastern city of Khabarovsk on Saturday for what has become a regular weekly protest against the Kremlin since the region's popular governor was detained in July, a Reuters witness said. Residents of Khabarovsk, which lies about 6,110 km (3,800 mile


Russia’s coronavirus case tally passes one million mark

MOSCOW: The total number of coronavirus cases in Russia passed the 1 million mark on Tuesday after 4,729 new infections were reported.That brought the country’s total tally to 1,000,048. Russia’s coronavirus crisis center said 123 deaths had been confirmed in the last 24 hours.


Russia blames US for vehicles skirmish in Syria

The Russian Chief of the General Staff, General Valery Gerasimov, yesterday blamed the US army for the armoured vehicles collision that injured seven American soldiers in northeastern Syria on Tuesday. General Gerasimov made the remarks during a telephone call with his counterpart, US J


Russian opposition leader Navalny poisoned: Spokeswoman

Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny is in a coma and on a ventilator in a hospital in Siberia after falling ill from suspected poisoning during a flight, according to his spokeswoman.Kira Yarmysh said on Thursday that Navalny, 44, was flying from Siberia to Moscow after a work trip to Tom


Russian energy minister diagnosed with coronavirus

 Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak has tested positive for the coronavirus, the country’s prime minister said Tuesday.The announcement comes on the eve of a videoconference by the ministerial monitoring committee of OPEC and its allies in which Novak was due to take part.“Un


Russian city holds sixth anti-Kremlin protest over detained governor

About 2,000 people joined another march in the Russian far eastern city of Khabarovsk on Saturday in protest over President Vladimir Putin’s handling of a local political crisis. Residents of Khabarovsk, around 6,110 km (3,800 miles) east of Moscow, were protesting for a sixth consecutive w


Putin calls for emergency Iran summit to decrease tensions, Macron agrees in principle

MOSCOW - President Vladimir Putin on Friday called on the permanent members of the UN Security Council and Germany to convene an emergency Iran summit to avoid an escalation of tensions in the Gulf. China, France, Russia, Britain, the US, Germany and Iran should take part in the video summit, the


Russia has enough influence to get Iran out of Syria, US envoy says

James Jeffrey, the US envoy for Syria, said on Thursday that Russia had enough leverage to bring the Assad regime to the negotiating table and push Iran-led forces out of the country. Mr Jeffrey, the White House point man for the global coalition against ISIS in Syria, spoke before a trip to Gene


Russia reports more than 5,200 new coronavirus cases

Russian authorities reported 5,212 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Saturday, pushing its national tally to 882,347, the fourth largest in the world. The official death toll rose to 14,854 after officials said 129 people had died across the country in the last 24 hours.


Russia continues raising fuel oil exports to United States

Russia has continued increasing fuel exports to the United States, raising them by 16% in July from June, to 1.078 million tonnes, replacing crude oil supplies from Venezuela, Refinitiv Eikon and traders’ data showed on Thursday. Attractive pricing and lower freight rates have also supporte


Suspected Russian hackers stole contents of ex-UK trade minister's personal email account - sources

Suspected state-backed Russian hackers are believed to have stolen the entire contents of a personal email account used by former British trade minister Liam Fox as part of an attempt to sway the 2019 UK election, two sources told Reuters.Reuters reported on Monday that Fox’s account was acc


Russia reports more than 5,100 new coronavirus cases

Russia reported 5,159 new cases of the coronavirus on Tuesday, pushing its national tally to 861,423, the fourth largest in the world.The country’s coronavirus crisis response center said 144 people had died in the past 24 hours, bringing the official death toll to 14,351.


Russia’s coronavirus cases surpass 850,000

Russia reported 5,427 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Sunday, bringing its nationwide tally to 850,870, the fourth largest caseload in the world.Russia’s coronavirus taskforce said 70 people had died over the last 24 hours, pushing the official death toll in the country of around 145 m


Russia is aiming for an approved COVID-19 vaccine in the next fortnight to portray itself as a global science leader

Russia is gunning to have the world's first coronavirus vaccine ready in the next fortnight, but there's still a lot that's not known about it, and doubts over whether it will be effective, according to a new report.   A COVID-19 vaccine, created by the Gamaleya Institute in Moscow, aim


Russia Slams Accusations of Spreading Virus Disinformation as 'Conspiracy Theories'

Russian officials on Wednesday rejected accusations that Moscow is spreading disinformation about the coronavirus pandemic in the US. They described the reports as fake, saying there are “conspiracy theories” and a “persistent phobia.” US officials told The Associated Pre


Mass protests rock Russian Far East city again

Tens of thousands of people in the Russian Far East city of Khabarovsk took to the streets on Saturday, protesting the arrest of the region’s governor on charges of involvement in multiple murders.Local media estimated the rally in the city 6100 kilometers east of Moscow attracted from 15,000


Putin Hails Russian 'Hero Doctors' Who Died From Virus

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday hailed "hero" doctors who died during the coronavirus epidemic, comparing them to battlefield medics from past wars. Putin, who spoke ahead of next month's controversial vote that is expected to extend his hold on power until 2036, also promised awards a


The pandemic has dented Putin's sky-high ratings

Putin's popularity has taken a hit during coronavirus, but his approval ratings are still high. Russia has been one of the countries hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic -- ranking behind only the United States and Brazil in Covid-19 case numbers -- and the government's response has received hea




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