Russia

16 dead after Russian plane carrying skydivers crashes

Images published by the ministry showed the aircraft broken in half with a severely dented nose. 

published on : 10th October 2021

Russia COVID deaths hit new record with 936 new fatalities, highest since start of pandemic

Russia already has Europe's highest death toll in the pandemic, more than 214,000, and the authorities' conservative way of recording COVID-19 fatalities suggests actual number could be even higher.

published on : 8th October 2021

Dmitry Muratov and Novaya Gazeta: Russia's independent media stalwarts

"I can't take credit for this. This is Novaya Gazeta's," Muratov, 59, told Russian news agency TASS, saying the award was for "those who died defending the people's right to freedom of speech".

published on : 8th October 2021

NATO chief hits out at Russia's 'malign activities'

NATO suspended practical cooperation with Russia in 2014 after it annexed Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula, but has kept channels open for high-level meetings.

published on : 7th October 2021

Russia to invite Taliban to international talks in Moscow on October 20 

The talks will follow a G20 summit on Afghanistan on October 12 that will seek to help the country avoid a humanitarian catastrophe in the wake of the Taliban takeover.

published on : 7th October 2021

Russia's infections reach the highest level so far this year

Russia already has Europe’s highest death toll in the pandemic — topping 213,000 — and a conservative way of calculating the number suggests the actual number could be even higher.

published on : 7th October 2021

NATO expels 8 'undeclared' Russian intelligence officers

NATO also reduced the number of positions that Russia can accredit people for at the organisation from 20 down to 10, the official said.

published on : 6th October 2021

Coronavirus deaths in Russia surpass 900 a day for 1st time

The rise in infections and deaths began in late September. The Kremlin has blamed it on too few Russians getting vaccinated.

published on : 6th October 2021

Russian actor, director blast off to make first-ever film in space

The crew is set to film segments of a new movie titled “Challenge,” in which a surgeon played by Peresild rushes to the space station to save a crew member who suffers a heart condition.

published on : 5th October 2021

Kremlin rebuffs 'unsubstantiated claims' in Pandora Papers

The files were obtained by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) and published Sunday.

published on : 4th October 2021

Russia reports new record daily COVID death toll

The task force also said the number of new infections in the past day was the second-highest of the year at 25,769.

published on : 3rd October 2021

COVID antibody tests popular in Russia, but western health experts call them unreliable

Yet Western health experts say the tests are unreliable for diagnosing COVID-19 or assessing immunity to it.

published on : 2nd October 2021

Antibody tests for COVID-19 remain popular in Russia

Both the World Health Organization and the CDC recommend vaccination regardless of previous infection.

published on : 2nd October 2021

Coronavirus deaths in Russia hit record for fourth straight day

The task force also reported 24,522 new confirmed cases from Thursday -- the highest daily tally since late July.

published on : 1st October 2021

YouTube shuts German channels of Russian broadcaster RT

The company said in an e-mail that RT DE had received a "strike" for uploading material that violated YouTube's standards on COVID-19 misinformation.

published on : 29th September 2021
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