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 Fri, 22 Feb 2019 03:30:24 +0100 600 Arrest of ‘Legendary’ U.S. Investor Calvey. And Why Russian Soldiers No Longer Can Take Selfies The weekly news and analysis podcast from Moscow. Thu, 21 Feb 2019 16:47:00 +0100 St. Petersburg’s Dam Is Holding Back the Floods, for Now Russia's second-largest city is in a race against climate change. Thu, 21 Feb 2019 16:20:00 +0100 Patriotic Course Teaches Russian Schoolkids to Disperse Protests The course featured a live demonstration with men armed with sticks and Molotov cocktails playing violent protesters. Thu, 21 Feb 2019 13:57:00 +0100 I'm Ready for Another Cuban Missile Crisis If You Want One, Putin Tells U.S. Over five decades on, tensions are rising again over Russian fears that the U.S. might deploy missiles in Europe. Thu, 21 Feb 2019 12:58:00 +0100 Twitter Says Troll Accounts Linked to Russia Were Actually Venezuelan, Revises Data Twitter removed 228 accounts from the Russian IRA dataset earlier this month. Thu, 21 Feb 2019 10:54:00 +0100 Russia Now Has 2 Woman Billionaires, Forbes Says Tatiana Bakalchuk, the founder of popular private online retailer Wildberries, joined Forbes Russia's women billionaires list. Thu, 21 Feb 2019 10:15:00 +0100 Despite Putin's Swagger, Russia Struggles to Modernize Its Navy The navy's problems stem largely, but not exclusively, from the Ukrainian sanctions. Thu, 21 Feb 2019 09:19:46 +0100 Russia Must Build Own Internet in Case of Foreign Disruption, Putin Says The comments came days after Russian lawmakers backed tighter internet controls. Thu, 21 Feb 2019 08:26:00 +0100 Russian Military Posts Video of Underwater Nuclear Drone Launch Putin said the new Poseidon underwater drone would be ready to deploy in the spring. Thu, 21 Feb 2019 07:52:00 +0100 Rebels Say Russia Blocks Food Supply to Syria Refugee Camp The blockade has resulted in prices skyrocketing and caused scarcity. Thu, 21 Feb 2019 07:45:38 +0100 Calvey Indicted for Fraud, the Latest on His Case The most important updates on the arrest of Michael Calvey. Wed, 20 Feb 2019 14:38:00 +0100 Venezuela Accepts Shipment of Russian Humanitarian Aid — Reports Maduro earlier said Russia had shipped 300 tons of medicine and medical equipment to Caracas. Wed, 20 Feb 2019 14:13:08 +0100 Having an Honest Business Is Not Possible in Russia, Majority Says Respondents cited taxes, red tape and large expenses as being the biggest obstacles to opening a business. Wed, 20 Feb 2019 13:35:00 +0100 Putin: If Washington Deploys Missiles in Europe, We'll Target U.S. In his toughest remarks yet on a potential new arms race, Putin said Russia was not seeking confrontation. Wed, 20 Feb 2019 12:43:00 +0100 The Highlights of Putin’s Federal Assembly Address Putin gave a speech to 2,000 senior government officials on Wednesday. Wed, 20 Feb 2019 11:38:00 +0100 7 Jehovah’s Witnesses Brutally Tortured in Russia, Spokesman Says The victims were reportedly stripped, suffocated, doused with water and shocked with stun guns. Wed, 20 Feb 2019 10:40:00 +0100 Residents of Smog-Hit Russian Town Sue Over Health Complications Locals blamed a mining company for attempting to hide what they called an 'ecological tragedy.' Wed, 20 Feb 2019 09:31:00 +0100 Russia Looks to Extend Detention of Ex U.S. Marine Held for Spying Paul Whelan, who holds U.S., British, Canadian and Irish passports, was detained in a Moscow hotel room on Dec. 28. Wed, 20 Feb 2019 09:13:16 +0100 Russian Oil Giant Could Take Over Ruined Tsarist Palace Under New Law The once lavish palace served as a residence for Russia's imperial Romanov dynasty before the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution. Wed, 20 Feb 2019 07:54:00 +0100 Greenpeace Demands Release of Whales Held Captive in Russia More than 100 orcas and belugas are believed to be held in so-called “whale jails” in Far East Russia. Wed, 20 Feb 2019 07:51:00 +0100 Danske Quits Baltics and Russia as Laundering Case Deepens Danske said it will close down its activities in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Russia. Tue, 19 Feb 2019 16:07:00 +0100 Kuril Population Overwhelmingly Opposes Transfer of Islands to Japan President Putin said that any deal to end the territorial dispute with Japan would need public backing. Tue, 19 Feb 2019 15:35:36 +0100 Russia Plans to Send Space Tourists on ‘Gagarin Route’ by 2021 Roscosmos signed a deal with the U.S. space tourism firm Space Adventures to send two civilians to the ISS by late 2021. Tue, 19 Feb 2019 15:18:56 +0100 Russia's Putin, Saudi King Ready to Continue Energy Cooperation The two leaders praised bilateral partnership between Russia and Saudi Arabia. Tue, 19 Feb 2019 15:15:30 +0100 Russian Soldiers Banned From Taking Selfies Under New Law The bill institutes a ban on the sharing of photographs, videos, and geolocation data. Tue, 19 Feb 2019 13:54:58 +0100 U.S. Sanctions Delay Russian Passenger Jet by a Year Rostec's chief executive said production would not now start until the end of 2020. Tue, 19 Feb 2019 07:48:00 +0100 ‘Not Made of Steel’: Kadyrov Briefly Cedes Power Over Health Scare The Chechen leader said he caught a common cold that forced him to temporarily hand over power last week. Tue, 19 Feb 2019 07:41:00 +0100 Detention of Investor Is an 'Emergency' for Russian Economy, Kudrin Says Michael Calvey was detained on Thursday after accusations of embezzlement. Tue, 19 Feb 2019 07:39:00 +0100 Facebook Blocks RT’s Viral ‘In the Now’ Video Page Russian lawmakers criticized the ban as a black stain on Facebook's reputation. Mon, 18 Feb 2019 16:02:00 +0100 Russian Journalist Attacked After Investigation into Local Official — Reports The outlet said it had faced multiple threats to stop its investigation. Mon, 18 Feb 2019 15:43:20 +0100 Kremlin Says Investor Arrest Won't Hurt Business Climate Analysts are disturbed by the arrest of Michael Calvey. Mon, 18 Feb 2019 15:23:00 +0100 Russia’s Pobeda Airline (Finally) Relaxes Hand Luggage Rules It is a victory for frequent flyers. Mon, 18 Feb 2019 14:29:00 +0100 Over Half of Russian Military Police Have Syrian War Experience — Official Russian officers have patrolled Golan Heights and Manbij. Mon, 18 Feb 2019 13:16:08 +0100 Kremlin Says It Is Following Situation with Calvey's Detention Very Closely Calvey's detention is beyond Vladimir Putin's remit, his spokesman says. Mon, 18 Feb 2019 11:46:00 +0100 Scammed Nigerian Footballers Stranded in Russia After World Cup, NGO Says Nigeria's consulate has reportedly refused to help the men, a local NGO said. Mon, 18 Feb 2019 11:06:00 +0100 Russian Journalist and Activist Briefly Detained in Amsterdam The journalist accused Dutch police of trying to gain unauthorized access to her work phone. Mon, 18 Feb 2019 09:26:30 +0100 News From Russia: What You Missed Over the Weekend School collapse. Russia given 'investment grade.' Skripal's health deteriorates. Mon, 18 Feb 2019 07:55:00 +0100 Russia's Gazprombank Freezes Accounts of Venezuela's PDVSA, Source Says Gazprombank is Russia’s third biggest lender by assets. Sun, 17 Feb 2019 13:37:00 +0100 Russian University Building Partly Collapses, No Casualties Around two dozen people were trapped in the building of the University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics. Sat, 16 Feb 2019 19:14:00 +0100 Russia's Lavrov Calls UK's Williamson 'Minister of War' Earlier, Gavin Williamson accused Moscow of "trying to goad the West" in a bellicose speech. Sat, 16 Feb 2019 16:29:00 +0100 Russian Court Orders Baring Vostok's Calvey to Be Kept in Custody Until April The judge said Calvey, a U.S. citizen, was accused of a "serious crime" and could try to flee. Sat, 16 Feb 2019 16:08:00 +0100 In Search of Better Quality of Life, Russians Lean on Credit Personal loans in Russia have grown by 46 percent over the past year. Sat, 16 Feb 2019 14:00:00 +0100 Turkey's Erdogan Says No Going Back From S-400 Arms Deal with Russia "We made the S-400 deal with Russia, so it's out of the question for us to turn back. That's done." Sat, 16 Feb 2019 12:43:00 +0100 Belarus Ready to 'Unite' With Russia, Lukashenko Says “The two of us could unite tomorrow, no problem,” Lukashenko said. Fri, 15 Feb 2019 16:05:00 +0100 Remembering the Soviet Withdrawal from Afghanistan, 30 Years Later, in Pictures Feb. 15, 2019, marks the 30th anniversary of the Soviet withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan. Fri, 15 Feb 2019 15:48:00 +0100 Russian Nuclear-Capable Bombers Fly Over Sea of Japan Tokyo scrambled air force planes to intercept them. Fri, 15 Feb 2019 15:08:00 +0100 What's Behind the Arrest of the U.S. Founder of a Major Private Equity Group in Russia? Michael Calvey, 51, and three other partners in the fund who have also been detained face up to 10 years if convicted. Fri, 15 Feb 2019 13:36:00 +0100 Belgian Intel Officer Is a Suspected Russian Spy, Reports Say The unnamed officer was accused of providing a Serbian national, who is suspected of being a Russian agent, access to classified information in 2016. Fri, 15 Feb 2019 13:25:00 +0100 U.S. Investor Calvey Detained in Moscow on Suspicion of Fraud Michael Calvey is the founder and a senior partner at the Baring Vostok equity funds group. Fri, 15 Feb 2019 11:14:00 +0100 We Won't Allow a Color Revolution in Venezuela, Moscow Says Russia's Foreign Ministry has said it won't allow a "color revolution." 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