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 Tue, 02 Mar 2021 09:11:22 +0100 600 Israeli Defense System Shot Down Russian Missile in Karabakh War – Reports An unnamed official said Yerevan had launched a Russian Iskander missile “directly into the capital” of Azerbaijan days before signing a ceasefire with Baku. Tue, 02 Mar 2021 08:13:46 +0100 Slovakia Receives First Shipment of Russia's Sputnik V Vaccine Shipment arrived Monday afternoon and the country's prime minister said he would sidestep EU approval rules to start using the vaccines. Mon, 01 Mar 2021 18:49:00 +0100 Coronavirus in Russia: The Latest News | March 2 Deaths approach 90,000. Mass vaccination. Mon, 01 Mar 2021 18:12:00 +0100 Kremlin Rejects Research Showing Falling Incomes Russians’ wallets have not been hit harder by the pandemic than those in other countries, the Kremlin claims. Mon, 01 Mar 2021 15:33:05 +0100 UN Experts Urge Global Probe of Navalny Poisoning The experts also demanded Navalny's "immediate release" from a Russian penal colony. Mon, 01 Mar 2021 14:42:00 +0100 U.S., Russia Warships Dock in Strategic Sudan Port Russia recently signed a 25-year agreement to build a naval base in Port Sudan, part of Moscow's latest geopolitical push into Africa. Mon, 01 Mar 2021 13:02:00 +0100 Second Russian Officer Suspected of Leaking Navalny Poisoners’ Data – Kommersant The St. Petersburg police major faces up to 10 years in prison if found guilty of abuse of office. Mon, 01 Mar 2021 11:50:05 +0100 What Did Japarov Get in Russia? The Moscow visit marked Japarov's first foreign trip as President of the Kyrgyz Republic. Mon, 01 Mar 2021 10:20:00 +0100 2 in 3 Russians Believe Coronavirus Is a Bioweapon – Poll A World Health Organization (WHO) mission investigating the origins of Covid-19 has all but dismissed a theory that it came from a lab in China. Mon, 01 Mar 2021 10:01:00 +0100 Twitter Maliciously Violates Russian Law, State Censor Says Roskomnadzor says Twitter failed to take down thousands of tweets containing banned information. Mon, 01 Mar 2021 09:45:00 +0100 In Russian Arctic, Miner Nornickel Exhibits Green Goal Arctic's worst polluter aims to transform into an environmentally friendly company. Mon, 01 Mar 2021 08:37:00 +0100 News From Russia: What You Missed Over the Weekend Nemtsov remembrance. Navalny's prison colony. Sputnik Light. Mon, 01 Mar 2021 07:58:10 +0100 ‘They Will Break You’: Inside Navalny’s Notorious New Prison Home In conversations with The Moscow Times, former inmates of the jail spoke of psychological isolation and harsh conditions. Sun, 28 Feb 2021 17:43:23 +0100 Struggling Czech Republic Turns to Russian Jabs After EU Delays President Milos Zeman said he personally requested a batch of Russia's Sputnik V vaccines in a letter to Vladimir Putin. Sun, 28 Feb 2021 14:16:41 +0100 Russia Launches its First Arctic Monitoring Satellite The 'Arktika' space system is designed to monitor the climate and environment in the Arctic region. Sun, 28 Feb 2021 10:13:00 +0100 Putin, Biden Should Aim for More Arms Curbs – Gorbachev "Experience shows that it is necessary to meet and negotiate," the last Soviet leader said. Sat, 27 Feb 2021 15:38:00 +0100 Russians, Western Envoys Mark Anniversary of Kremlin Critic Nemtsov's Murder Boris Nemtsov was one of President Vladimir Putin's loudest critics until he was shot and killed on a Moscow bridge near the Kremlin.  Sat, 27 Feb 2021 14:58:00 +0100 Moscow Mayor Scraps Vote on Soviet Secret Police Chief Statue Sergei Sobyanin said the statue election was "increasingly turning into a confrontation between people holding different views." Fri, 26 Feb 2021 20:14:48 +0100 FBI Adds ‘Putin’s Chef’ to Wanted List, Offers $250K Reward The FBI accuses Prigozhin of “conspiracy to defraud the United States.” Fri, 26 Feb 2021 15:52:00 +0100 Biden Says U.S. Will 'Never' Accept 'Aggressive' Russia's Crimea Annexation Biden's statement marked the seventh anniversary of the Russian invasion of the peninsula. Fri, 26 Feb 2021 15:39:00 +0100 Melting Arctic Forces Polar Bears to Adapt to Land-Based Diet – Russian Scientists Russian researchers say they are seeing fewer malnourished polar bears despite shrinking Arctic ice pushing the animals further south. Fri, 26 Feb 2021 15:15:11 +0100 Russia’s Booming Intensive Animal Farming ‘A Ticking Time Bomb’ for Future Viruses Following the discovery of the first case of H5N8 bird flu in humans, virologists fear farms will become virus “petri dishes.” Fri, 26 Feb 2021 14:55:00 +0100 Opposition to Putin’s Re-Election Hits Post-Crimea High – Poll The results come months after Russians voted in favor of controversial constitutional reforms that allow Putin to run for two more terms. Fri, 26 Feb 2021 13:44:21 +0100 Russian Prisons Chief Confirms Navalny in Penal Colony "I guarantee that there exists no threat to his life and health," the head of the Federal Prison Service noted. Fri, 26 Feb 2021 12:54:00 +0100 Popular Political Sports Website Bought by Aspiring Russian Lawmaker Readers expressed fears that's editorial independence could be curbed under its new ownership. Fri, 26 Feb 2021 12:30:00 +0100 Russia Slams ‘Outrageous’ U.S. Airstrikes in Syria Russian officials accused Washington of violating international law by striking at a sovereign country's territory. Fri, 26 Feb 2021 12:28:00 +0100 Russia’s Coronavirus Vaccine More Expensive for Africa Than Western Jabs – FT The Russian Direct Investment Fund maintains that Sputnik V's $9.75 price tag “is the same for all markets.” Fri, 26 Feb 2021 10:10:49 +0100 Russian Domestic Violence Victim’s Death Blamed on ‘Negligent’ Cops Police ignored repeated calls from neighbors as 23-year-old student Vera Pekhteleva’s ex-boyfriend beat her for 3.5 hours until she died. Fri, 26 Feb 2021 09:46:04 +0100 Boeing 777 With Engine Trouble Makes Emergency Landing in Moscow The emergency landing comes days after another model rained down engine debris over the United States. Fri, 26 Feb 2021 08:50:00 +0100 Russian Diplomats Push Railway Handcar Home from North Korea The diplomats and their families were forced to push the trolley for over a kilometer due to North Korea's coronavirus border closures. Fri, 26 Feb 2021 08:01:00 +0100 Thousands Rally in Armenia After PM Warns of 'Coup Attempt' Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke to Prime Minister Pashinyan and "called on all parties to show restraint." Thu, 25 Feb 2021 22:46:00 +0100 Russian Pranksters Trick Amnesty Heads in Navalny 'Prisoner of Conscience' Call "We may have done more harm than good," an Amnesty International official says on the call. Thu, 25 Feb 2021 16:08:00 +0100 Moscow City Hall Develops App to ‘Replace’ Skype, Slack – RBC The app disappeared from Google Play after RBC sent a request for comment to Moscow’s IT department. Thu, 25 Feb 2021 13:41:06 +0100 Anti-Putin Shaman Charged With Sword Attack on Police Alexander Gabyshev, who announced plans to restart his crusade to “exorcise” Putin this spring, is accused of violently resisting detention. Thu, 25 Feb 2021 12:42:24 +0100 German Man Charged for Spying at Bundestag for Russians — Prosecutors A German man is facing espionage charges for passing PDF files with the floor plans of parliamentary properties to Russian secret services. Thu, 25 Feb 2021 11:17:00 +0100 Moscow To Expand Metro Facial Recognition Network Cameras that recognize faces and track fast movements will be installed across the city's metro system. Thu, 25 Feb 2021 10:50:31 +0100 A Vote on Restoring a Secret Police Chief’s Statue Opens Old Wounds in Russia Three decades after anti-communist protesters toppled the monument to Felix Dzerzhinsky outside the KGB’s headquarters, it could be set to return. Thu, 25 Feb 2021 09:26:36 +0100 Russian Imprisoned for Handing ‘State Secrets’ to China Vladimir Vasilyev is at least the third Russian citizen to be convicted of state treason this year. Thu, 25 Feb 2021 08:43:00 +0100 Rare Deer Mauled to Death by Stray Moscow Dogs Activists blamed Losiny Ostrov (Elk Island)'s new administration for making cuts to its ranger service, leaving the animals vulnerable. Thu, 25 Feb 2021 08:04:00 +0100 Russia’s Wildberries Launches in France, Italy and Spain Russia’s leading online retail giant is betting big on Europe in a major expansion drive. Thu, 25 Feb 2021 07:45:00 +0100 2 Gay Chechens Held on Terror Charges Without Proof – NGO The men had fled Chechnya last year but were arrested and returned this month, the LGBT Network says. Wed, 24 Feb 2021 16:01:18 +0100 Putin Accuses West of Wanting to 'Shackle' Russia Putin called on the FSB to make the Western threat a priority in its work this year along with its primary task of countering terrorism.  Wed, 24 Feb 2021 15:51:56 +0100 First Woman Jehovah’s Witness Sentenced to Prison in Russia Valentina Baranovskaya, 69, has been sentenced to two years in prison after being found guilty of participation in a banned organization. Wed, 24 Feb 2021 15:38:35 +0100 Russia's Lavrov Slams West for Pandemic 'Selfishness' Lavrov accused Western countries of having a "desire to take advantage of the pandemic to punish 'undesirable' governments." Wed, 24 Feb 2021 13:27:00 +0100 Russia to Assist Armenia With Military Reform Following Karabakh Conflict Yerevan is also counting on Moscow's assistance in the Nagorno-Karabakh peacekeeping process, its defense minister said. Wed, 24 Feb 2021 13:13:00 +0100 Putin Tightens Fines for Protesters, ‘Biased’ Social Media Giants The new laws come ahead of parliamentary elections this fall which will take place amid simmering public anger over falling incomes.  Wed, 24 Feb 2021 12:13:45 +0100 Moscow Blocks Nemtsov Supporters From Laying Flowers at Memorial Site City authorities later called the cleanup of the site a "misunderstanding." Wed, 24 Feb 2021 11:26:00 +0100 Russian Fugitive Nabbed in Bali After Dramatic Escape Andrey Kovalenko's dash for freedom came as officials readied to deport him back to Russia on an Interpol warrant. Wed, 24 Feb 2021 11:06:00 +0100 Arctic Shipper Shows Off Historic Icebreaking Voyage A Russian commercial vessel has sailed the Northern Sea Route in February for the first time ever, with multi-year-old ice no longer present. Wed, 24 Feb 2021 10:19:00 +0100 Russian Priest Blesses Police Van in Siberia The photo op follows the detention of some 12,000 people at mass nationwide rallies supporting jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny. Wed, 24 Feb 2021 09:53:23 +0100