The Moscow Times - Independent News From Russia 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 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 Russia Bans ‘Death Note,’ ‘Inuyashiki,’ ‘Tokyo Ghoul’ Animes 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 Russia Files for Sputnik Vaccine Registration in EU 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 Russia Considers Banning Surrogacy for Unmarried People, Foreigners – RBC Russia is one of the few countries worldwide where commercial surrogacy is allowed. Wed, 20 Jan 2021 14:21:00 +0100 Chechnya Kills Militant Tied to IS, Deadly Moscow Attacks Aslan Byutukayev was designated in 2016 as a "global terrorist" by the U.S. State Department. Wed, 20 Jan 2021 14:19:09 +0100 Russia Says Better Ties With U.S. Up to Biden 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 Kremlin Calls Navalny’s Viral Putin Palace Report ‘Nonsense’ 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 Moscow Court Delays Navalny War Veteran Libel Trial The hearing was later postponed due to Navalny's inability to attend. Wed, 20 Jan 2021 12:53:00 +0100 Russia Sees Lowest Foreign Investment Since 1994 FDI was down 95% in 2020 amid the economic fallout of the pandemic. Wed, 20 Jan 2021 12:45:00 +0100 Coronavirus in Russia: The Latest News | Jan. 20 Second wave. Deaths approach 70,000. Mass vaccination. Wed, 20 Jan 2021 11:28:00 +0100 2020 Was Warmest Year in Russia’s History – Weather Service 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 Gorbachev Urges Biden to Improve Relations With Russia, Extend Key Nuclear Pact "We cannot fence ourselves off from each other," the last Soviet leader said.  Wed, 20 Jan 2021 10:54:00 +0100 Russia Accuses U.S. of Disconnecting NY Consulate Phone Lines 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 Biden State Pick Calls For Extending New START With Russia 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 Navalny Targets 'Billion-Dollar Putin Palace' in New Investigation 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 Kremlin Dismisses Calls to Free Navalny, Warns Against Protests 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 Putin Takes Icy Dip in Orthodox Christian Ritual 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 Parler Partly Online With Russian Tech Firm’s Backing – Reuters 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 Russia ‘One Step Closer’ to Year-Round Sailing in Melting Arctic An icebreaker has sailed the Northern Sea Route for this first time in winter months. Tue, 19 Jan 2021 10:33:00 +0100 Could Navalny’s Detention Derail His Movement? 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 Russian Police Officer Suspected of Leaking Navalny Poisoners’ Data – RBC 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 As it Happened: Kremlin Critic Navalny Jailed After Return to Russia Navalny called the hearing "lawlessness of the highest order." Mon, 18 Jan 2021 18:30:00 +0100 Yulia Navalnaya, Kremlin Critic’s Wife, In The Spotlight 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 Navalny Ally Names Kremlin Critic’s Top 8 Sanctions Targets 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 Navalny Urges Russians To 'Take To The Streets' Over Jailing 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 Russia Launches Mass Coronavirus Vaccination Campaign 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 Free Navalny, Western Leaders Tell Russia The Kremlin critic was detained minutes after he arrived in Moscow on his return from Germany. Mon, 18 Jan 2021 15:03:00 +0100 Russia Jails Math Grad Student for Attack on Ruling Party 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 Russia Expels Two Dutch Diplomats in Tit-for-Tat Move 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 Navalny Plane Diversion Was 'Reckless,' Says Pilot of Another Hindered Flight 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 Apple Faces Anti-Telegram Lawsuit Following U.S. Capitol Riot 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 News From Russia: What You Missed Over the Weekend Navalny homecoming. Probing poison. Safe passage. Mon, 18 Jan 2021 07:58:00 +0100 Russia Detains Poisoned Kremlin Critic Navalny on Return to Home Soil 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 As it Happened: Navalny Returns to Russia Chief Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny detained on his return to Russia from Germany. Sun, 17 Jan 2021 18:50:00 +0100 Alexei Navalny: Russia's Charismatic Anti-Putin Campaigner Navalny has won a young fan base and has more than two million followers on Twitter. Sun, 17 Jan 2021 11:56:02 +0100 Germany Says Answered Russia Call for Aid in Navalny Probe German prosecutors interrogated Navalny on Moscow's request earlier last year. Sat, 16 Jan 2021 14:46:13 +0100 A Year After Shock Appointment, Russian Prime Minister Mishustin’s Star is Rising 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 Russia Pulling 'Military Instructors' Out of Central African Republic 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 The Open Skies Treaty: NATO's Eyes Over Russia 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 U.S. Will Lift Nord Stream 2 Sanctions if Europe Suspends Construction, Says Biden Advisor 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 Russia Intends to Give Election Advice to U.S. “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 Russia Says Leaving Open Skies Military Treaty 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 To Jail or Not to Jail: Kremlin in Bind Over Navalny Return 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 Russian Tycoon Prigozhin Offers Tombstone for Journalists Killed in Central Africa The three died while investigating the Wagner mercenary group, which has been linked to Prigozhin. Fri, 15 Jan 2021 11:43:37 +0100 Nearly Half of Russian Regions Have Limited Access to Coronavirus Vaccine – Report 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 Most Russians Still Mistrust Coronavirus Vaccine – Poll 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 New START: Expiring Arms Accord Between Cold War Rivals 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 Russians Demand Housing for ‘Children of the Gulag’ Pensioners whose parents were repressed under Stalin are still waiting for state housing. Fri, 15 Jan 2021 08:10:21 +0100 Moscow Could Be Back To Normal By May – Mayor Vaccination rate in the capital passes 1%, but analysts say nationwide numbers may be significantly overstated. Thu, 14 Jan 2021 17:43:00 +0100 Russia's Top Online Retailer Launches in Germany Marketplace Wildberries is plotting expansion into lucrative Western European markets. Thu, 14 Jan 2021 16:46:00 +0100