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Russia detains Ukraine’s consulate general for ‘spying’

Russia has detained Ukraine's consulate general Oleksandr Sosonyuk for "spying"

Biden rains sanctions on Russia for malign actions

The United States on Thursday imposed a broad array of sanctions on Russia, including curbs to its sovereign debt market, to punish it for interfering in last year's U.S. election.

Antonov Russian ambassador to U.S. recalled to Moscow after Biden comment

Russia on Wednesday called its ambassador to the United States back to Moscow for consultations on the future of U.S.-Russia ties.

Russia approves third Covid-19 vaccine CoviVac

Russia on Saturday approved for domestic use a third coronavirus vaccine, CoviVac, made of a coronavirus that has been inactivated, or stripped of its ability to replicate.

Navalny: Russia expels German, Swedish, Polish diplomats

Russia on Friday expelled diplomats from Germany, Poland and Sweden it accused of attending illegal protests in support of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny.

The many struggles of Alexei Navalny

A look at the life of Alexei Navalny , the 44-year-old lawyer and politician who has succeeded in turning the world’s radar on Russia and President Vladmir Putin

2,700 Navalny supporters arrested in Russia

Russian police detained over 2,700 people in Moscow and other cities as supporters of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny demandedd he be set free.

UN welcomes U.S., Russia’s quest for START extension –Spokesman

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has welcomed the decisions by Russia and the United States to seek a five-year extension of the New START (Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty), his spokesman said.

Russia “clearly” behind worldwide cyberattack – U.S

Russia was “pretty clearly” behind a devastating cyberattack on several US government agencies that also hit targets worldwide, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said.

Bizarre, 2-year-old strangled to death by grandparents

A 2-year-old boy, Dima, was allegedly strangled to death and thrown in an oven by his grandparents.

CAS cuts Russia four-year ban from all sporting activities

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has reduced by two years, a four year ban on Russia from appearing in any international competition.

Russia hits back as US confirms cyber attack

Russia’s embassy in the US has hit back after the US government confirmed Sunday that its computer networks had been hit by a cyberattack.

Russia tests Zircon hypersonic missile that can destroy US cities

Russia has successfully tested the Zircon hypersonic missile capable of destroying US cities in the event of a nuclear war.

Russia’s coronavirus caseload surpasses 2 million

Russia’s coronavirus caseload surpassed 2 million on Thursday amid a surge of new cases and deaths in recent months.

Coronavirus: 346 single-day deaths recorded in Russia

Russia reported a national record number of deaths from the coronavirus in a single-day on Wednesday, with 346, bringing its official death toll to nearly 27,000.

COVID-19: 30 African countries seek Russia’s assistance

More than 30 African countries reached out to Russia to ask for assistance in tackling coronavirus outbreaks, Andrei Kemarsky, an official said.

Navalny vows to return to Russia after recovery

Russian dissident Alexei Navalny, recovering in Berlin after being near-fatally poisoned with a chemical weapon in Russia, on Thursday vowed to return to his homeland to continue supporting political opposition.

Russia test-launches world’s first hypersonic cruise missile to mark Putin’s birthday

Russia has test-launched its Tsirkon hypersonic cruise missile and successfully hit a target in the Barents Sea, to mark Russian leader Vladimir Putin's 68th birthday on Wednesday.

Russia conducts over 47.2m COVID-19 tests, world’s 4th highest

About 47.2 million tests for COVID-19 have been performed in Russia since the outbreak, according to Rospotrebnadzor.

Putin’s party faces biggest test as Russians vote

Russians head to polls in regions throughout the country on Sunday to cast their votes in local elections set to test the dominance of United Russia, long-time President Vladimir Putin's party.

Trump sees no Russian state hand in Navalny poisoning

U.S. President Donald Trump said he had not yet seen any direct evidence of Russian state involvement in the suspected poisoning of dissident Alexei Navalny, but had no reason to doubt the German assessment.

Russia planning to influence Americans’ decision on mail-in voting – DHS

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has warned of alleged plans by Russia to erode the confidence of Americans in mail-in voting.

Over 20 countries scramble for Russian COVID-19 vaccine

More than 20 countries are interested in getting Russia's COVID-19 vaccine, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova said.

Germany doubts safety of Russia’s COVID-19 vaccine

German Health Minister Jens Spahn on Wednesday said Russia’s COVID-19 vaccine had not been sufficiently tested for safety, a claim debunked by Russian counterpart, Mikhail Murashko

Updated: Russia’s COVID-19 vaccine to be available January 2021

Russia’s COVID-19 vaccine will not be available for public use until 1 January 2021, the website of the State Register of Pharmaceuticals reported on Tuesday.

Russia registers first COVID-19 vaccine, Putin’s daughter inoculated

Russia on Tuesday became the first country in the world to officially register a COVID-19 vaccine and declare it ready for use, despite international skepticism.

COVID-19 cases in Russia surpass 850,000

Russia reported 5,427 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, bringing its nationwide tally to 850,870, the fourth highest in the world

Russia’s coronavirus cases surpass 50,000

Russia’s confirmed cases of coronavirus surpassed 50,000 on Tuesday, according to the official daily statistics.

Coronavirus: Russia now 10th worst hit, cases above 47,000

Russia reported 4,268 new confirmed coronavirus cases on Monday, taking the total to 47,121 and making the country the 10th worst hit.

Coronavirus: Russia says it will humbly accept U.S. ventilators

Kremlin on Thursday said that Russia would accept a “kind offer” from U.S. President Donald Trump to ship ventilators to the country if needed.

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