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Moscow Announces Car Raffle to Boost Vaccination Drive
Authorities are seeking to speed up Russia's vaccination drive while new infections in Moscow and across the country are on the rise.
Moscow Mayor Announces 'Non-Working' Week as Virus Cases Surge
Moscow mayor Sobyanin on Saturday announced a 'non-working' week in the Russian capital to curb the spread of coronavirus infections amid a slow vaccination...
The Big Meeting
Putin Hopes Biden Less Impulsive Than Trump
Russian President Vladimir Putin voiced hope Friday that U.S. President Joe Biden will be less impulsive than his predecessor Donald Trump
Russian Prisoners to Build Siberian Railway Line
Amid labor shortages Russian government officials have discussed plans to use prison labor for major construction projects.
Call for Release
Council of Europe Urges Russia to Release Navalny 'Immediately'
The Council of Europe's committee of ministers is "gravely concerned" that Navalny "remains in detention and his conviction stands."
Dutch Court Hears Call For Missile Said to Have Downed MH17
Four people are on trail in a high-security courtroom near Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport over the 2014 downing of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17.
Belarus Strongman Toughens Protest Laws
The move raises the stakes of a crackdown following Lukashenko's disputed re-election last year.
Russian Governor Fined for Barbecue During Wildfire Season
The barbecue was found to have violated laws his government put in place to prevent forest fires.
Russia Imposes Tit-for-Tat Sanctions on Canadians Over Navalny
The Foreign Ministry said nine Canadian officials have been banned from entering Russia "for an undetermined period."
Arctic Micro-Animal Survives 24,000 Years in Siberian Permafrost
Once thawed, the animal was able to reproduce asexually using a process called parthenogenesis.
Russian Mother Urges Biden, Putin to Free 'Merchant of Death'
Viktor Bout is serving a 25-year jail term in the U.S. and inspired a Nicolas Cage film.
Navalny Transferred to Prison After Hunger Strike – Allies
Navalny had been in a prison hospital as the West warned it would hold the Kremlin responsible for his health.
Russia Protests as Ukraine Unveils Euro 2020 Uniform
Ukraine provoked Moscow's ire as its football federation unveiled Euro 2020 uniforms that feature Russian-annexed Crimea and nationalist slogans.
Belarus Opposition Leader Says Jailed Activist Spoke 'Under Pressure'
Svetlana Tikhanovskaya dismissed an interview with arrested activist Roman Protasevich shown on state television in Belarus.
Russia Optimistic About European Approval of Sputnik Jab
Russian officials said Friday a European review of the country's Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine is going "according to plan" and the jab may be approved...
Russian Player Detained Over Suspected Match-Fixing at French Open – Police Source
Suspicions were aroused because of abnormally high betting activity on the game registered in countries outside of France.
Belarus TV Broadcasts Interview With Jailed Activist
Looking uncomfortable, Protasevich confessed to calling for protests last year and praised strongman Alexander Lukashenko.
Belarus NGO Denounces TV Interview With Jailed Activist
Activists say that Roman Protasevich's statements in the interview will have likely been obtained "under duress."
Russian Court Remands Kremlin Critic Andrei Pivovarov for 2 Months
Pivovarov's allies described the ruling as a "pretext" to bar the activist from running in upcoming parliamentary elections.
Belarus Activist Returned to Jail After Stabbing Himself in Court
Stepan Latypov had rammed a pen into his neck at a hearing seen by government critics as part of a sweeping crackdown on the opposition.
No fly zone
Germany-Russia Flights Resume After Tit-for-Tat Cancellations
Each country had earlier blocked the other's incoming flights as part of the fall-out from tensions over Belarus.
Belarus Restricts Citizens From Leaving Country
Many Belarusians have fled the country in recent months amid a brutal crackdown on opponents of the regime.
Russian Lawmakers Pass Bill to Make Web Giants Go Local
Foreign social media companies could be banned by the Russian government if they don't set up local offices in Russia.
Biden Vows to Push Putin at Summit to Protect Human Rights
Biden pledged Sunday to press Russian leader Vladimir Putin to uphold human rights when they meet in Geneva next month for their first summit.
Bomb Kills 2 CAR Police, 3 Russian Paramilitaries: Govt
A military convoy struck a roadside bomb in the northwest of the conflict-wracked Central African Republic.
Kremlin: Russia-EU Flight Disruptions Are ‘Technical’
Russia denies tit-for-tat motive behind some EU flights being cancelled.
Gazprom Profits Bounce on Strong Europe Sales
The Russian energy giant saw a jump in earnings in the first quarter, following last year's pandemic slump.
Another Air France Flight to Moscow Scrapped for Skipping Belarus
Air France cancelled another flight from Paris to Moscow on Friday after Russia rejected a flight plan that would have skipped Belarusian airspace.
Russia Hails Assad's 'Decisive' Poll Victory
On the eve of the election, the U.S., Britain, France, Germany and Italy said the poll was "neither free nor fair."
Russia Says EU's Belarus Flight Ban 'Endangers' Passengers
Russia's Foreign Ministry has attacked the EU's response to the Ryanair flight diversion as "completely irresponsible."
Ukraine Soldier Killed by Separatist Sniper
A Ukrainian soldier was killed by a separatist sniper in the separatist-controlled Lugansk region that borders Russia.
Austria Slams Russia Over Cancelled Vienna-Moscow Flight
Authorities did not approve a route change for the plane to be able to avoid Belarusian airspace.