Russians head to the polls Friday for a three-day parliamentary election that is unlikely to see the ruling United Russia party lose its majority despite a steep fall in ratings over the biggest crackdown on the Kremlin's critics in years.
The vote is a test of President Vladimir Putin's grip on
Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that dozens of people in his entourage tested positive for the coronavirus before he went into self-isolation earlier this week.
The Russian leader, who announced in March he had been vaccinated, started self-isolating on Tuesday after bein
Russian President Vladimir Putin is going into self-isolation because of coronavirus cases in his inner circle, the Kremlin said Tuesday, adding that he tested negative for COVID-19.The announcement came in the Kremlin’s readout of Putin’s phone call with Tajikistan’s president.
Russian passengers will be finally able to fly to Spain, Iraq, Kenya and Slovakia again from Sept. 21, as Russia looks to ease some of the travel measures it had imposed in response to COVID-19. Moscow also said on Monday that the country will increase the number of airports with flights to Turkey
Russia’s Emergencies Minister Yevgeny Zinichev died during a training exercise in the Arctic, the RIA news agency cited the ministry as saying on Wednesday.The 55-year-old official, who had headed the high-profile emergencies ministry since 2018, died while saving someone’s life, it sa
Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) on Tuesday accused Ukrainian military intelligence of organizing an attack on a gas pipeline in Russian-annexed Crimea, while critics say that Moscow is using the incident to justify the recent illegal detention of a Crimean Tatar leader.
The FSB said the M
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov called on Friday for faster efforts to help facilitate the formation of an inclusive government in Afghanistan following an attack at Kabul airport.
Lavrov was speaking at a news conference in Rome following talks.
Russia on Saturday recorded its highest daily coronavirus death toll for a third day running, as the country continues to struggle with the Delta variant amid sluggish vaccination rates.A government tally showed 819 fatalities over the past 24 hours and 22,144 new cases.Russia, the fourth worst-hi
Nine coronavirus patients died in a Russian hospital in the southern city of Vladikavkaz after an oxygen pipe burst underground, cutting supply to an intensive care ward, Russian news agencies reported on Monday.“Nine patients with coronavirus died due to a lack of oxygen,” the TASS ne
Russia reported 23,239 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, including 2,629 in Moscow, taking the official national tally since the pandemic began to 6,149,780.The government coronavirus task force said 727 people had died of coronavirus-linked causes in the past 24 hours, pushing the national deat
Russia strongly supports the Southeast Asian diplomatic effort to end the crisis in Myanmar and has conveyed similar messages to the country’s military leadership, its foreign minister said on Tuesday.The five-point consensus agreed by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) bloc
There are no survivors after a plane carrying 28 people crashed in the far east of Russia on Tuesday, Russian news agencies cited rescue officials as saying.The Antonov An-26 twin-engined turboprop was en route from the regional capital Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky to Palana, a village in the north of
President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday he had received Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine against COVID-19 earlier this year after previously declining to disclose which vaccine he had taken.
Putin, 68, received two vaccine shots against COVID-19 in March and April, the Kremlin has said.
Russia on Friday reported a record number of deaths linked to COVID-19 in Moscow, amid a surge in infections that authorities blame on the Delta variant and the slow progress of a vaccination program.Officials have scrambled to compel people to get inoculated amid tepid demand for the vaccin
Russia on Saturday reported 17,906 new COVID-19 cases, including a record 9,120 in Moscow, pushing the national infection tally up to 5,299,215 since the pandemic began.The government coronavirus task force confirmed 466 coronavirus-related deaths in the past 24 hours, raising the death toll to 12
Russia’s national coronavirus taskforce on Saturday reported that the country’s tally of daily new infections has risen by nearly 50% over the past week and more than doubled in Moscow.
It said there were 13,510 infections recorded in the previous day, sharply higher than the 9,163 re
Russia reported 9,289 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, including 3,241 in Moscow, taking the official national tally since the pandemic began to 5,053,748.The government coronavirus task force said 401 people had died of coronavirus-linked causes in the past 24 hours, pushing the national death tol
President Vladimir Putin yesterday ordered the voluntary evacuation of Russian citizens from the occupied Gaza Strip.
According to RT, Putin instructed the Russian Foreign Ministry to envisage a "possible" evacuation of any citizens or personnel trapped by the Israeli military offensive