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 Wed, 20 Mar 2019 10:46:04 +0100 600 Plane Crash Deaths More Than Double in Russia – Aviation Authorities https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/03/20/plane-crash-deaths-more-than-double-in-russia-aviation-authorities-a64878 Three-quarters of all accidents in 2018 were blamed on human error. Wed, 20 Mar 2019 09:46:29 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/03/20/plane-crash-deaths-more-than-double-in-russia-aviation-authorities-a64878 U.S.-Russia Talks on Venezuela Stall Over Role of Maduro https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/03/20/us-russia-talks-on-venezuela-stall-over-role-of-maduro-a64881 Russia has said Maduro remains the country's only legitimate leader whereas the U.S. backs Juan Guaido. Wed, 20 Mar 2019 09:19:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/03/20/us-russia-talks-on-venezuela-stall-over-role-of-maduro-a64881 Siberian City Grinds to a Halt After Locals Protest Rape Linked to Migrant https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/03/20/siberian-city-grinds-to-a-halt-after-locals-protest-rape-linked-to-migrant-a64874 Local police have vowed to crack down on “the instigators of ethnic strife.” Wed, 20 Mar 2019 08:49:36 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/03/20/siberian-city-grinds-to-a-halt-after-locals-protest-rape-linked-to-migrant-a64874 Russia Ditches Real Income Data That Has Slumped for Five Years https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/03/20/russia-ditches-real-income-data-that-has-slumped-for-five-years-a64877 The new methodology will include data on online sales and sales from smaller retailers among other things. Wed, 20 Mar 2019 08:23:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/03/20/russia-ditches-real-income-data-that-has-slumped-for-five-years-a64877 Mock Moon Flight Experiment Begins in Russia https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/03/20/mock-moon-flight-experiment-begins-in-russia-a64875 The group will live, work and research in isolation from the rest of the world. Wed, 20 Mar 2019 08:18:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/03/20/mock-moon-flight-experiment-begins-in-russia-a64875 U.K. Condemns Russia for Sentence on Rights Activist in Chechnya https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/03/19/uk-condemns-russia-for-sentence-on-rights-activist-in-chechnya-a64873 Oyub Titiyev's supporters say he was framed, with the drugs planted in his car. Tue, 19 Mar 2019 15:29:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/03/19/uk-condemns-russia-for-sentence-on-rights-activist-in-chechnya-a64873 Aeroflot Introduces Cheaper Fares for Passengers Who Travel Light https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/03/19/aeroflot-introduces-cheaper-fares-for-passengers-who-travel-light-a64870 Passengers could see their fares decrease by up to 30 percent if they travel with hand luggage only. Tue, 19 Mar 2019 14:48:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/03/19/aeroflot-introduces-cheaper-fares-for-passengers-who-travel-light-a64870 President of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev, Resigns After Three Decades https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/03/19/president-of-kazakhstan-nursultan-nazarbayev-resigns-a64872 Nazarbayev is one of President Vladimir Putin's closest allies. Tue, 19 Mar 2019 14:39:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/03/19/president-of-kazakhstan-nursultan-nazarbayev-resigns-a64872 Russian Navy Shows Off Ships For Day of Submariner https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/03/19/russian-navy-shows-off-ships-for-submarine-day-a64869 The navy flaunts a new Borey-style missile cruiser. Tue, 19 Mar 2019 13:27:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/03/19/russian-navy-shows-off-ships-for-submarine-day-a64869 Russia's Political Prisoners, in Photos https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/03/19/russias-political-prisoners-in-photos-a64858 As many as 200 people are currently being held as political prisoners in Russia. Tue, 19 Mar 2019 12:49:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/03/19/russias-political-prisoners-in-photos-a64858 The Long And Winding Road to U.S. Special Counsel's Russia Report https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/03/19/the-long-and-winding-road-to-us-special-counsels-russia-report-a64868 Robert Mueller is preparing to submit a report to U.S. Attorney General William Barr on his findings, including Russia's role in the election. Tue, 19 Mar 2019 12:45:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/03/19/the-long-and-winding-road-to-us-special-counsels-russia-report-a64868 Russia Backs Algerian Government Plan For Talks With Opposition https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/03/19/russia-backs-algerian-government-plan-for-talks-with-opposition-a64867 Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov met with Algeria's deputy prime minister. Tue, 19 Mar 2019 12:12:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/03/19/russia-backs-algerian-government-plan-for-talks-with-opposition-a64867 Russian Court Dismisses Lawsuit of Offended Reebok Ad Viewer https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/03/19/russian-court-dismisses-lawsuit-of-offended-reebok-ad-viewer-a64866 The provocative slogan “encroaches on men’s rights,” the plaintiff’s representative said. Tue, 19 Mar 2019 12:06:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/03/19/russian-court-dismisses-lawsuit-of-offended-reebok-ad-viewer-a64866 Russia Says it Won’t Destroy Missiles U.S. Claims Break INF Treaty https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/03/19/russia-says-it-wont-destroy-missiles-us-claims-break-inf-treaty-a64864 “We will not knock on a closed door,” the Foreign Ministry said of its proposals to keep the treaty active. Tue, 19 Mar 2019 11:18:25 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/03/19/russia-says-it-wont-destroy-missiles-us-claims-break-inf-treaty-a64864 Moscow Nose-Dives in Global Living Cost Rankings https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/03/19/moscow-nose-dives-in-global-living-cost-rankings-a64863 The ranking change does not necessarily mean the cost of living automatically gets cheaper for people living there, one expert said. Tue, 19 Mar 2019 11:09:34 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/03/19/moscow-nose-dives-in-global-living-cost-rankings-a64863 Hyundai Signs Deal With Russia's Yandex for Autonomous Cars https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/03/19/hyundai-signs-deal-with-russias-yandex-for-autonomous-cars-a64865 Carmakers and tech companies are racing to rollout self-driving cars. Tue, 19 Mar 2019 11:06:05 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/03/19/hyundai-signs-deal-with-russias-yandex-for-autonomous-cars-a64865 OPEC's Missing Meeting Shows Strain in Saudi-Russia Alliance https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/03/19/opecs-missing-meeting-shows-strain-in-saudi-russia-alliance-a64862 OPEC+ probably won’t decide whether to prolong its supply curbs until late June, just days before they expire. Tue, 19 Mar 2019 10:06:26 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/03/19/opecs-missing-meeting-shows-strain-in-saudi-russia-alliance-a64862 EU Citizen Abused in Russian Jail – Jehovah’s Witnesses https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/03/19/eu-citizen-abused-in-russian-jail-jehovahs-witnesses-a64855 A spokesman said 24 of its members are currently held in pretrial detention in Russia, and 150 believers are under investigation. Tue, 19 Mar 2019 09:52:01 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/03/19/eu-citizen-abused-in-russian-jail-jehovahs-witnesses-a64855 Michael Calvey: ‘I Don’t Want to Politicize’ Fraud Arrest https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/03/19/michael-calvey-i-dont-want-to-politicize-fraud-arrest-a64860 The authorities have denied Calvey's relatives visitation rights. Tue, 19 Mar 2019 09:50:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/03/19/michael-calvey-i-dont-want-to-politicize-fraud-arrest-a64860 Court in Chechnya Sentences Rights Activist to Four Years in Penal Colony https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/03/18/court-in-chechnya-sentences-rights-activist-to-four-years-in-penal-colony-a64854 A court in Chechnya on Monday sentenced Oyub Titiyev, a prominent human rights activist, to four years in a penal settlement. Mon, 18 Mar 2019 18:12:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/03/18/court-in-chechnya-sentences-rights-activist-to-four-years-in-penal-colony-a64854 Court Returns Case of Detained American Teacher to Prosecutors https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/03/18/court-returns-case-of-detained-american-teacher-to-prosecutors-a64853 The judge in the case has decided to release Gaylen Grandstaff from the pre-detention facility before the second hearing. Mon, 18 Mar 2019 17:27:38 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/03/18/court-returns-case-of-detained-american-teacher-to-prosecutors-a64853 Norway Says it Proved Russian GPS Interference During NATO Exercises https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/03/18/norway-a64852 Finland and Norway said in November that Russia may have intentionally disrupted GPS signals before and during Western military exercises. Mon, 18 Mar 2019 16:58:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/03/18/norway-a64852 Russia Accuses Serbian Opposition of Stoking Violence With Protests https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/03/18/russia-accuses-serbian-opposition-of-stoking-violence-with-protests-a64851 Russia counts the Serbian government among its allies. Mon, 18 Mar 2019 15:53:04 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/03/18/russia-accuses-serbian-opposition-of-stoking-violence-with-protests-a64851 Putin Signs 'Fake News,' 'Internet Insults' Bills Into Law https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/03/18/putin-signs-fake-news-internet-insults-bills-into-law-a64850 Insulting state symbols and the authorities, including Putin, will carry a fine of up to 300,000 rubles and 15 days in jail. Mon, 18 Mar 2019 15:42:49 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/03/18/putin-signs-fake-news-internet-insults-bills-into-law-a64850 OPEC+ Affirms Commitment to Oil Cuts, Defers Decision to Extend https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/03/18/opec-affirms-commitment-to-oil-cuts-defers-decision-to-extend-a64849 There are signs that Russia, not Saudi Arabia, is setting the agenda for a group that controls more than half of global crude production. Mon, 18 Mar 2019 15:35:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/03/18/opec-affirms-commitment-to-oil-cuts-defers-decision-to-extend-a64849 Why An Unbuilt Moscow Trump Tower Caught Mueller's Attention https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/03/18/why-an-unbuilt-moscow-trump-tower-caught-muellers-attention-a64845 Trump was looking for a deal at the same time Russia might have been conducting a campaign to boost his candidacy. Mon, 18 Mar 2019 13:33:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/03/18/why-an-unbuilt-moscow-trump-tower-caught-muellers-attention-a64845 Putin, in Crimea for Annexation Anniversary, Launches Power Stations https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/03/18/putin-in-crimea-for-annexation-anniversary-launches-power-stations-a64844 Putin is due to speak at a music concert later on Monday. Mon, 18 Mar 2019 13:08:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/03/18/putin-in-crimea-for-annexation-anniversary-launches-power-stations-a64844 Russian and U.S. Diplomats to Hold Venezuela Talks in Italy This Week https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/03/18/russian-and-us-diplomats-to-hold-venezuela-talks-in-italy-this-week-a64843 The two sides will meet to discuss the situation in Venezuela. Mon, 18 Mar 2019 13:02:15 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/03/18/russian-and-us-diplomats-to-hold-venezuela-talks-in-italy-this-week-a64843 Russia Secures $2Bln Fighter Jet Contract With Egypt — Reports https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/03/18/russia-secures-2bln-fighter-jet-contract-with-egypt-reports-a64842 Russia has lost around 50 billion rubles ($760 million) in arms sales since sanctions hit in 2014, officials estimate. Mon, 18 Mar 2019 12:25:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/03/18/russia-secures-2bln-fighter-jet-contract-with-egypt-reports-a64842 Ireland Comes to Arbat for St. Patrick's Day https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/03/18/ireland-comes-to-arbat-for-st-patricks-day-a64840 Hordes of revelers descended on Moscow to celebrate all things Irish. Mon, 18 Mar 2019 11:37:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/03/18/ireland-comes-to-arbat-for-st-patricks-day-a64840 Siberian City Holds Unauthorized Protest After Rape Blamed on Migrants https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/03/18/siberian-city-holds-unauthorized-protest-after-rape-blamed-on-migrants-a64841 In a statement, the local Investigative Committee said that "crime has no nationality." Mon, 18 Mar 2019 10:50:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/03/18/siberian-city-holds-unauthorized-protest-after-rape-blamed-on-migrants-a64841 Russian Footballer Pogrebnyak Could Face Ban Over ‘Racist’ Comments https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/03/18/russian-footballer-pogrebnyak-could-face-ban-over-racist-comments-a64838 The head of the Presidential Human Rights Council said Pogrebnyak's statement “felt racist.” Mon, 18 Mar 2019 09:31:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/03/18/russian-footballer-pogrebnyak-could-face-ban-over-racist-comments-a64838 News From Russia: What You Missed Over the Weekend https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/03/18/news-from-russia-what-you-missed-over-the-weekend-3-a64836 Lifted Paralympic suspension. World Cup record. New Zealand solidarity. Mon, 18 Mar 2019 08:43:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/03/18/news-from-russia-what-you-missed-over-the-weekend-3-a64836 Crimeans Mark Five Years of Russian Rule With Cossacks, Eagles and Bikers https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/03/18/crimeans-mark-five-years-of-russian-rule-with-cossacks-eagles-and-bikers-a64835 Russian President Vladimir Putin arrives on Monday to open two new power stations. Mon, 18 Mar 2019 08:03:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/03/18/crimeans-mark-five-years-of-russian-rule-with-cossacks-eagles-and-bikers-a64835 Russia Still Paying Price for Crimea Five Years After Annexation https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/03/17/russia-still-paying-price-for-crimea-five-years-after-annexation-a64833 Half a decade has passed since Putin annexed Crimea. For Russia, the costs continue to mount. Sun, 17 Mar 2019 10:46:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/03/17/russia-still-paying-price-for-crimea-five-years-after-annexation-a64833 Russia Will Respond to New EU Sanctions — Reports https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/03/16/russia-will-respond-to-new-eu-sanctions-reports-a64832 The sanctions came in response to Russia's activities in Crimea and Ukraine. Sat, 16 Mar 2019 11:10:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/03/16/russia-will-respond-to-new-eu-sanctions-reports-a64832 Tycoon Deripaska Sues U.S. Over Sanctions https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/03/15/tycoon-deripaska-sues-us-over-sanctions-a64831 Russian tycoon Oleg Deripaska sued the United States on Friday. Fri, 15 Mar 2019 18:53:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/03/15/tycoon-deripaska-sues-us-over-sanctions-a64831 Thousands March in Crimea to Mark Fifth Anniversary of Russia’s Annexation https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/03/15/thousands-march-crimea-mark-fifth-anniversary-russias-annexation-a64829 Many say post-annexation prosperity has dwindled. Fri, 15 Mar 2019 18:33:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/03/15/thousands-march-crimea-mark-fifth-anniversary-russias-annexation-a64829 Russia's Aeroflot Will Cancel Boeing 737 Max Order If Safety Issue Not Solved https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/03/15/russias-aeroflot-will-cancel-boeing-737-max-order-if-safety-issue-not-solved-a64828 Aeroflot has ordered 20 of the planes for its low-cost subsidiary. Fri, 15 Mar 2019 15:43:21 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/03/15/russias-aeroflot-will-cancel-boeing-737-max-order-if-safety-issue-not-solved-a64828 U.S. Asks Russia for Proof Detained Ex-Marine Is a Spy https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/03/15/us-asks-russia-for-proof-detained-ex-marine-is-a-spy-a64813 If found guilty of espionage, U.S. citizen Paul Whelan could be imprisoned for up to 20 years. Fri, 15 Mar 2019 15:35:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/03/15/us-asks-russia-for-proof-detained-ex-marine-is-a-spy-a64813 Russian Lawmaker Detained on $49M Bribe-Taking Charges https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/03/15/russian-lawmaker-detained-on-49m-bribe-taking-charges-a64826 Vadim Belousov is suspected of conspiring to accept money in exchange for favoritism and preferential treatment. Fri, 15 Mar 2019 14:23:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/03/15/russian-lawmaker-detained-on-49m-bribe-taking-charges-a64826 Russia Calls for U.S. Dialogue With North Korea to Continue https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/03/15/russia-calls-for-us-dialogue-with-nkorea-to-continue-a64824 North Korea was considering suspending its talks with the United States, reports said. Fri, 15 Mar 2019 13:48:36 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/03/15/russia-calls-for-us-dialogue-with-nkorea-to-continue-a64824 Russia Considers Tightening Alcohol Rules https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/03/15/russia-considers-tightening-alcohol-rules-reports-a64823 Rules on booze could be set to get tougher. Fri, 15 Mar 2019 12:46:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/03/15/russia-considers-tightening-alcohol-rules-reports-a64823 Siberian Authorities Halt Construction of Lake Baikal Bottling Plant After Backlash https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/03/15/siberian-authorities-halt-construction-of-lake-baikal-bottling-plant-after-backlash-a64818 Inspections uncovered signs of an oil spill and industrial waste, the Irkutsk region administration said. Fri, 15 Mar 2019 10:56:10 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/03/15/siberian-authorities-halt-construction-of-lake-baikal-bottling-plant-after-backlash-a64818 EU Sanctions Eight Russians Over Azov Sea https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/03/15/eu-sanctions-eight-russians-over-azov-sea-a64820 The Council of the European Union said Russia "used military force with no justification." Fri, 15 Mar 2019 10:39:48 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/03/15/eu-sanctions-eight-russians-over-azov-sea-a64820 Russians Conflicted Over Crimea Annexation’s Value https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/03/15/russians-conflicted-over-crimea-annexations-value-a64817 Five years after Russia annexed Crimea from Ukraine, fewer Russians view the move as beneficial for their country. Fri, 15 Mar 2019 10:21:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/03/15/russians-conflicted-over-crimea-annexations-value-a64817 EU Moves Closer to Adopting Sanctions With Magnitsky Name https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/03/15/eu-moves-closer-to-adopting-sanctions-with-magnitsky-name-a64815 Reaching required unanimity on an EU-wide sanctions regime could prove difficult, however. Fri, 15 Mar 2019 09:16:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/03/15/eu-moves-closer-to-adopting-sanctions-with-magnitsky-name-a64815 Russian Spacecraft Arrives at International Space Station After Successful Launch https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/03/15/russian-spacecraft-arrives-at-international-space-station-after-successful-launch-a64816 According to NASA, the team will conduct 250 experiments over the next six months. Fri, 15 Mar 2019 08:02:09 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/03/15/russian-spacecraft-arrives-at-international-space-station-after-successful-launch-a64816 Crimea Five Years Later. And How Russia’s Wealthy Are Taking Advantage of the Country’s Legal System. https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/03/14/crimea-five-years-later-and-how-russias-wealthy-are-taking-advantage-of-the-countrys-legal-system-a64814 The weekly news podcast from central Moscow. Thu, 14 Mar 2019 17:16:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/03/14/crimea-five-years-later-and-how-russias-wealthy-are-taking-advantage-of-the-countrys-legal-system-a64814 How Russia Sank Billions of Dollars Into Venezuela Quicksand https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/03/14/how-russia-sank-billions-of-dollars-into-venezuela-quicksand-a64811 Russian oil company Rosneft spent a fortune on joint ventures in Venezuela even though it suspected it was losing out on millions of dollars. Thu, 14 Mar 2019 16:36:37 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/03/14/how-russia-sank-billions-of-dollars-into-venezuela-quicksand-a64811