The Moscow Times - Independent News From Russia https://www.themoscowtimes.com/news The Moscow Times offers everything you need to know about Russia: Breaking news, top stories, business, analysis, opinion, multimedia, upcoming cultural events en-us Thu, 21 Jan 2021 06:27:52 +0100 600 Russia Urges Biden to Be 'More Constructive' Over Arms Treaty https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/01/20/russia-urges-biden-to-be-more-constructive-over-arms-treaty-a72675 The Russian Foreign Ministry said the treaty should be extended in its current version without pre-conditions for five years. Wed, 20 Jan 2021 19:02:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/01/20/russia-urges-biden-to-be-more-constructive-over-arms-treaty-a72675 Russia Bans ‘Death Note,’ ‘Inuyashiki,’ ‘Tokyo Ghoul’ Animes https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/01/20/russia-bans-death-note-inuyashiki-terror-in-resonance-animes-a72673 The St. Petersburg court's ruling follows claims that Russian teens reenact violent scenes depicted in the cartoons. Wed, 20 Jan 2021 15:35:56 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/01/20/russia-bans-death-note-inuyashiki-terror-in-resonance-animes-a72673 Russia Files for Sputnik Vaccine Registration in EU https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/01/20/russia-files-for-sputnik-vaccine-registration-in-eu-a72674 The European Medicines Agency noted in a statement that "currently Sputnik V is not undergoing a rolling review." Wed, 20 Jan 2021 15:28:28 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/01/20/russia-files-for-sputnik-vaccine-registration-in-eu-a72674 Russia Considers Banning Surrogacy for Unmarried People, Foreigners – RBC https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/01/20/russia-considers-banning-surrogacy-for-unmarried-people-foreigners-rbc-a72668 Russia is one of the few countries worldwide where commercial surrogacy is allowed. Wed, 20 Jan 2021 14:21:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/01/20/russia-considers-banning-surrogacy-for-unmarried-people-foreigners-rbc-a72668 Chechnya Kills Militant Tied to IS, Deadly Moscow Attacks https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/01/20/chechnya-kills-militant-tied-to-is-deadly-moscow-attacks-a72671 Aslan Byutukayev was designated in 2016 as a "global terrorist" by the U.S. State Department. Wed, 20 Jan 2021 14:19:09 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/01/20/chechnya-kills-militant-tied-to-is-deadly-moscow-attacks-a72671 Russia Says Better Ties With U.S. Up to Biden https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/01/20/russia-says-better-ties-with-us-up-to-biden-a72670 The Kremlin said that the change in the U.S. presidency will make no difference to Russia. Wed, 20 Jan 2021 13:33:51 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/01/20/russia-says-better-ties-with-us-up-to-biden-a72670 Kremlin Calls Navalny’s Viral Putin Palace Report ‘Nonsense’ https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/01/20/kremlin-calls-navalnys-viral-putin-palace-report-nonsense-a72669 Navalny's video accusing Putin of building the opulent mansion with “the world’s biggest bribe” racked up 22 million views so far. Wed, 20 Jan 2021 13:22:36 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/01/20/kremlin-calls-navalnys-viral-putin-palace-report-nonsense-a72669 Moscow Court Delays Navalny War Veteran Libel Trial https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/01/20/navalny-due-in-court-wednesday-on-charges-of-defaming-war-veteran-a72656 The hearing was later postponed due to Navalny's inability to attend. Wed, 20 Jan 2021 12:53:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/01/20/navalny-due-in-court-wednesday-on-charges-of-defaming-war-veteran-a72656 Russia Sees Lowest Foreign Investment Since 1994 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/01/20/russia-sees-lowest-foreign-investment-since-1994-a72663 FDI was down 95% in 2020 amid the economic fallout of the pandemic. Wed, 20 Jan 2021 12:45:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/01/20/russia-sees-lowest-foreign-investment-since-1994-a72663 Coronavirus in Russia: The Latest News | Jan. 20 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/01/20/coronavirus-in-russia-the-latest-news-jan-20-a69117 Second wave. Deaths approach 70,000. Mass vaccination. Wed, 20 Jan 2021 11:28:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/01/20/coronavirus-in-russia-the-latest-news-jan-20-a69117 2020 Was Warmest Year in Russia’s History – Weather Service https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/01/20/2020-was-warmest-year-in-russias-history-weather-service-a72666 Russia's 130-year record comes amid record global temperatures as climate change continues to warm the planet. Wed, 20 Jan 2021 11:14:46 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/01/20/2020-was-warmest-year-in-russias-history-weather-service-a72666 Gorbachev Urges Biden to Improve Relations With Russia, Extend Key Nuclear Pact https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/01/20/gorbachev-urges-biden-to-improve-relations-with-russia-extend-key-nuclear-pact-a72665 "We cannot fence ourselves off from each other," the last Soviet leader said.  Wed, 20 Jan 2021 10:54:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/01/20/gorbachev-urges-biden-to-improve-relations-with-russia-extend-key-nuclear-pact-a72665 Russia Accuses U.S. of Disconnecting NY Consulate Phone Lines https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/01/20/russia-accuses-us-of-disconnecting-ny-consulate-phone-lines-a72664 Around 30 phone lines were reportedly cut off for more than 24 hours in what the consulate called an “unprecedented” incident. Wed, 20 Jan 2021 08:49:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/01/20/russia-accuses-us-of-disconnecting-ny-consulate-phone-lines-a72664 Biden State Pick Calls For Extending New START With Russia https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/01/19/biden-state-pick-calls-for-extending-new-start-with-russia-a72662 Antony Blinken, President-elect Joe Biden's nominee for Secretary of State, said the incoming administration would seek to extend the arms deal. Tue, 19 Jan 2021 23:08:55 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/01/19/biden-state-pick-calls-for-extending-new-start-with-russia-a72662 Navalny Targets 'Billion-Dollar Putin Palace' in New Investigation https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/01/19/navalny-targets-billion-dollar-putin-palace-in-new-investigation-a72661 The opposition activist said in a probe released after he was jailed that the president used fraudulent funds to build a lavish seaside estate. Tue, 19 Jan 2021 16:32:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/01/19/navalny-targets-billion-dollar-putin-palace-in-new-investigation-a72661 Kremlin Dismisses Calls to Free Navalny, Warns Against Protests https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/01/19/kremlin-dismisses-calls-to-free-navalny-warns-against-protests-a72658 Alexei Navalny's arrest drew widespread condemnation, with the U.S. and the EU, all calling for his release. Tue, 19 Jan 2021 14:17:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/01/19/kremlin-dismisses-calls-to-free-navalny-warns-against-protests-a72658 Putin Takes Icy Dip in Orthodox Christian Ritual https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/01/19/putin-takes-icy-dip-in-orthodox-christian-ritual-a72659 Russians celebrate the feast of the Epiphany every year by bathing in frozen lakes and rivers to celebrate the baptism of Jesus in the River Jordan. Tue, 19 Jan 2021 14:00:20 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/01/19/putin-takes-icy-dip-in-orthodox-christian-ritual-a72659 Parler Partly Online With Russian Tech Firm’s Backing – Reuters https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/01/19/parler-partly-online-with-russian-tech-firms-backing-reuters-a72655 The platform popular with Trump supporters was removed from Google and Apple app stores after the storming of the U.S. Capitol. Tue, 19 Jan 2021 11:32:10 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/01/19/parler-partly-online-with-russian-tech-firms-backing-reuters-a72655 Russia ‘One Step Closer’ to Year-Round Sailing in Melting Arctic https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/01/19/russia-one-step-closer-to-year-round-sailing-in-melting-arctic-a72652 An icebreaker has sailed the Northern Sea Route for this first time in winter months. Tue, 19 Jan 2021 10:33:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/01/19/russia-one-step-closer-to-year-round-sailing-in-melting-arctic-a72652 Could Navalny’s Detention Derail His Movement? https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/01/19/could-navalnys-detention-derail-his-movement-a72651 Some analysts believe the opposition figure’s arrest could lead to a broader crackdown on his supporters. Tue, 19 Jan 2021 09:30:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/01/19/could-navalnys-detention-derail-his-movement-a72651 Russian Police Officer Suspected of Leaking Navalny Poisoners’ Data – RBC https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/01/19/russian-police-officer-suspected-of-leaking-navalny-poisoners-data-a72650 The man is suspected of providing information from a classified database containing detailed travel information to a third party. Tue, 19 Jan 2021 08:17:28 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/01/19/russian-police-officer-suspected-of-leaking-navalny-poisoners-data-a72650 As it Happened: Kremlin Critic Navalny Jailed After Return to Russia https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/01/18/navalny-goes-on-trial-in-police-station-following-return-to-russia-a72643 Navalny called the hearing "lawlessness of the highest order." Mon, 18 Jan 2021 18:30:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/01/18/navalny-goes-on-trial-in-police-station-following-return-to-russia-a72643 Yulia Navalnaya, Kremlin Critic’s Wife, In The Spotlight https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/01/18/yulia-navalnaya-kremlin-critics-wife-in-the-spotlight-a72648 Alexei Navalny's wife Yulia Navalnaya has been thrown into the limelight since his poisoning in August. Mon, 18 Jan 2021 18:26:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/01/18/yulia-navalnaya-kremlin-critics-wife-in-the-spotlight-a72648 Navalny Ally Names Kremlin Critic’s Top 8 Sanctions Targets https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/01/18/navalny-ally-names-kremlin-critics-top-8-sanctions-targets-a72647 In list drawn up before his detention, Alexei Navalny named Roman Abramovich as top target for Western sanctions, according to key ally. Mon, 18 Jan 2021 18:14:21 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/01/18/navalny-ally-names-kremlin-critics-top-8-sanctions-targets-a72647 Navalny Urges Russians To 'Take To The Streets' Over Jailing https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/01/18/navalny-urges-russians-to-take-to-the-streets-over-jailing-a72646 Russia's most prominent opposition leader called for his supporters to take to the streets after a hastily organized court jailed him for 30 days. Mon, 18 Jan 2021 16:36:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/01/18/navalny-urges-russians-to-take-to-the-streets-over-jailing-a72646 Russia Launches Mass Coronavirus Vaccination Campaign https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/01/18/russia-launches-mass-coronavirus-vaccination-campaign-a72645 Coronavirus cases in Russia on Monday stood at more than 3.5 million, the fourth-highest national total in the world. Mon, 18 Jan 2021 15:14:33 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/01/18/russia-launches-mass-coronavirus-vaccination-campaign-a72645 Free Navalny, Western Leaders Tell Russia https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/01/18/free-navalny-western-leaders-tell-russia-a72637 The Kremlin critic was detained minutes after he arrived in Moscow on his return from Germany. Mon, 18 Jan 2021 15:03:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/01/18/free-navalny-western-leaders-tell-russia-a72637 Russia Jails Math Grad Student for Attack on Ruling Party https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/01/18/russia-jails-math-grad-student-for-attack-on-ruling-party-a72563 More than 2,500 mathematicians from around the world signed a petition ahead of the verdict on Azat Miftakhov, who says he was tortured in custody. Mon, 18 Jan 2021 14:56:29 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/01/18/russia-jails-math-grad-student-for-attack-on-ruling-party-a72563 Russia Expels Two Dutch Diplomats in Tit-for-Tat Move https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/01/18/russia-expels-two-dutch-diplomats-in-tit-for-tat-move-a72644 Dutch security officials said in December the country was expelling two alleged Russian spies working as diplomats. Mon, 18 Jan 2021 14:31:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/01/18/russia-expels-two-dutch-diplomats-in-tit-for-tat-move-a72644 Navalny Plane Diversion Was 'Reckless,' Says Pilot of Another Hindered Flight https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/01/18/navalny-plane-diversion-was-reckless-says-pilot-of-another-hindered-flight-a72640 The pilot of a separate plane that had its landing delayed told The Moscow Times fuel ran low. Mon, 18 Jan 2021 12:55:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/01/18/navalny-plane-diversion-was-reckless-says-pilot-of-another-hindered-flight-a72640 Apple Faces Anti-Telegram Lawsuit Following U.S. Capitol Riot https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/01/18/apple-faces-anti-telegram-lawsuit-following-us-capitol-riot-a72638 A U.S. NGO has sued Apple in a bid to remove Telegram from its App Store, claiming the app fails to filter out far-right extremist activity.  Mon, 18 Jan 2021 10:51:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/01/18/apple-faces-anti-telegram-lawsuit-following-us-capitol-riot-a72638 News From Russia: What You Missed Over the Weekend https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/01/18/news-from-russia-what-you-missed-over-the-weekend-96-a72636 Navalny homecoming. Probing poison. Safe passage. Mon, 18 Jan 2021 07:58:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/01/18/news-from-russia-what-you-missed-over-the-weekend-96-a72636 Russia Detains Poisoned Kremlin Critic Navalny on Return to Home Soil https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/01/17/russia-detains-poisoned-kremlin-critic-navalny-on-return-to-home-soil-a72633 The opposition leader has spent months in Germany recovering from an attack with a poison Western experts concluded was Novichok. Sun, 17 Jan 2021 19:04:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/01/17/russia-detains-poisoned-kremlin-critic-navalny-on-return-to-home-soil-a72633 As it Happened: Navalny Returns to Russia https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/01/17/as-it-happened-navalny-returns-to-russia-a72635 Chief Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny detained on his return to Russia from Germany. Sun, 17 Jan 2021 18:50:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/01/17/as-it-happened-navalny-returns-to-russia-a72635 Alexei Navalny: Russia's Charismatic Anti-Putin Campaigner https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/01/17/alexei-navalny-russias-charismatic-anti-putin-campaigner-a72634 Navalny has won a young fan base and has more than two million followers on Twitter. Sun, 17 Jan 2021 11:56:02 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/01/17/alexei-navalny-russias-charismatic-anti-putin-campaigner-a72634 Germany Says Answered Russia Call for Aid in Navalny Probe https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/01/16/germany-says-answered-russia-call-for-aid-in-navalny-probe-a72632 German prosecutors interrogated Navalny on Moscow's request earlier last year. Sat, 16 Jan 2021 14:46:13 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/01/16/germany-says-answered-russia-call-for-aid-in-navalny-probe-a72632 A Year After Shock Appointment, Russian Prime Minister Mishustin’s Star is Rising https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/01/16/a-year-after-shock-appointment-russian-prime-minister-mishustins-star-is-rising-a72624 Some experts are predicting that the well-connected technocrat might be destined for a long career at the summit of Russian politics. Sat, 16 Jan 2021 07:00:12 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/01/16/a-year-after-shock-appointment-russian-prime-minister-mishustins-star-is-rising-a72624 Russia Pulling 'Military Instructors' Out of Central African Republic https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/01/15/russia-pulling-military-instructors-out-of-central-african-republic-a72631 Russia told the UN it plans to withdraw the 300 "military instructors" it sent to the Central African Republic at the end of 2020. Fri, 15 Jan 2021 17:45:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/01/15/russia-pulling-military-instructors-out-of-central-african-republic-a72631 The Open Skies Treaty: NATO's Eyes Over Russia https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/01/15/the-open-skies-treaty-natos-eyes-over-russia-a72630 Washington has said Moscow had "weaponized" the treaty to target "critical infrastructure" in the U.S. and Europe. Fri, 15 Jan 2021 15:41:14 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/01/15/the-open-skies-treaty-natos-eyes-over-russia-a72630 U.S. Will Lift Nord Stream 2 Sanctions if Europe Suspends Construction, Says Biden Advisor https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/01/15/us-will-lift-nord-stream-2-sanctions-if-europe-suspends-construction-says-biden-advisor-a72629 The U.S. imposed sanctions at the end of 2019 in an effort to halt the construction of the pipeline, which will transport Russian gas to Europe. Fri, 15 Jan 2021 15:36:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/01/15/us-will-lift-nord-stream-2-sanctions-if-europe-suspends-construction-says-biden-advisor-a72629 Russia Intends to Give Election Advice to U.S. https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/01/15/russia-intends-to-give-election-advice-to-us-a72628 “We’ll send recommendations,” the speaker of the lower house of parliament Vyacheslav Volodin said in an interview. Fri, 15 Jan 2021 14:38:26 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/01/15/russia-intends-to-give-election-advice-to-us-a72628 Russia Says Leaving Open Skies Military Treaty https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/01/15/russia-says-leaving-open-skies-military-treaty-a72627 Russia has announced its intention to withdraw from the Open Skies Treaty citing the "lack of progress" maintaining its function since the U.S. with drew last year. Fri, 15 Jan 2021 13:07:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/01/15/russia-says-leaving-open-skies-military-treaty-a72627 To Jail or Not to Jail: Kremlin in Bind Over Navalny Return https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/01/15/to-jail-or-not-to-jail-kremlin-in-bind-over-navalny-return-a72625 Should Putin allow his most outspoken critic to return to Russia freely and risk looking weak, or jail him and make him a cause celebre? Fri, 15 Jan 2021 12:56:29 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/01/15/to-jail-or-not-to-jail-kremlin-in-bind-over-navalny-return-a72625 Russian Tycoon Prigozhin Offers Tombstone for Journalists Killed in Central Africa https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/01/15/russian-tycoon-prigozhin-offers-tombstone-for-journalists-killed-in-central-africa-a72622 The three died while investigating the Wagner mercenary group, which has been linked to Prigozhin. Fri, 15 Jan 2021 11:43:37 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/01/15/russian-tycoon-prigozhin-offers-tombstone-for-journalists-killed-in-central-africa-a72622 Nearly Half of Russian Regions Have Limited Access to Coronavirus Vaccine – Report https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/01/15/nearly-half-of-russian-regions-have-limited-access-to-coronavirus-vaccine-report-a72613 Mass vaccination against Covid-19 is currently not feasible in 42 Russian regions, according to an independent study. Fri, 15 Jan 2021 10:38:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/01/15/nearly-half-of-russian-regions-have-limited-access-to-coronavirus-vaccine-report-a72613 Most Russians Still Mistrust Coronavirus Vaccine – Poll https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/01/15/most-russians-still-mistrust-coronavirus-vaccine-poll-a72619 Worries about side effects and trial results made the vaccine a no go for 60% of respondents. Fri, 15 Jan 2021 10:08:10 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/01/15/most-russians-still-mistrust-coronavirus-vaccine-poll-a72619 New START: Expiring Arms Accord Between Cold War Rivals https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/01/15/new-start-expiring-arms-accord-between-cold-war-rivals-a72623 Negotiations to renew the treaty stalled under the Trump administration, who lobbied unsuccessfully to have China become a party to the restrictions. Fri, 15 Jan 2021 09:37:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/01/15/new-start-expiring-arms-accord-between-cold-war-rivals-a72623 Russians Demand Housing for ‘Children of the Gulag’ https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/01/15/russians-demand-housing-for-children-of-the-gulag-a72618 Pensioners whose parents were repressed under Stalin are still waiting for state housing. Fri, 15 Jan 2021 08:10:21 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/01/15/russians-demand-housing-for-children-of-the-gulag-a72618 Moscow Could Be Back To Normal By May – Mayor https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/01/14/moscow-could-be-back-to-normal-by-may-mayor-a72616 Vaccination rate in the capital passes 1%, but analysts say nationwide numbers may be significantly overstated. Thu, 14 Jan 2021 17:43:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/01/14/moscow-could-be-back-to-normal-by-may-mayor-a72616 Russia's Top Online Retailer Launches in Germany https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/01/14/russias-top-online-retailer-launches-in-germany-a72615 Marketplace Wildberries is plotting expansion into lucrative Western European markets. Thu, 14 Jan 2021 16:46:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/01/14/russias-top-online-retailer-launches-in-germany-a72615