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 Sun, 25 Aug 2019 15:08:51 +0200 600 Russia Test Fires Missiles From Submarines in the Barents Sea https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/08/24/russia-test-fires-missiles-from-submarines-in-the-barents-sea-a67009 The Defense Ministry said the ship missile systems' efficiency was confirmed during the tests. Sat, 24 Aug 2019 10:38:41 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/08/24/russia-test-fires-missiles-from-submarines-in-the-barents-sea-a67009 Russian Spacecraft Carrying Humanoid Robot Fails to Dock With Space Station https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/08/24/russian-spacecraft-carrying-humanoid-robot-fails-to-dock-with-space-station-a67008 The FEDOR robot is on its way to the ISS for a planned two-week mission to support the crew and test its skills. Sat, 24 Aug 2019 09:20:08 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/08/24/russian-spacecraft-carrying-humanoid-robot-fails-to-dock-with-space-station-a67008 Russian Doctor Contaminated by Food, Not Nuclear Blast – Authorities https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/08/23/russian-doctor-contaminated-by-food-not-nuclear-blast-authorities-a67007 This is the first official confirmation that a doctor who treated patients after a nuclear blast was found with a radioactive isotope in his body. Fri, 23 Aug 2019 16:54:31 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/08/23/russian-doctor-contaminated-by-food-not-nuclear-blast-authorities-a67007 Russian Hockey Star Kuznetsov Gets 4-Year Ban for Cocaine https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/08/23/russian-hockey-star-kuznetsov-gets-4-year-ban-for-cocaine-a67005 Video allegedly showed Kuznetsov seated next to a table with lines of white powder and rolled-up U.S. dollar bills. Fri, 23 Aug 2019 15:57:00 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/08/23/russian-hockey-star-kuznetsov-gets-4-year-ban-for-cocaine-a67005 Chechnya Inaugurates 'Europe's Biggest Mosque' https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/08/23/chechnya-inaugurates-europes-biggest-mosque-a67006 The mosque was opened in a pomp-filled ceremony and has capacity for more than 30,000 people. Fri, 23 Aug 2019 15:55:00 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/08/23/chechnya-inaugurates-europes-biggest-mosque-a67006 30 Years Ago, the 'Baltic Way' Protested Soviet Rule https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/08/23/30-years-ago-the-baltic-way-protested-soviet-rule-a67004 Aug. 23 marks 30 years since the Baltic Way protest, when 2 million people in Soviet Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania joined hands to create a 600-kilometer “human chain.” Fri, 23 Aug 2019 15:39:00 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/08/23/30-years-ago-the-baltic-way-protested-soviet-rule-a67004 Russian Rocket Accident Likely Had 2 Explosions, Norway Monitor Says https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/08/23/russian-rocket-accident-likely-had-2-explosions-norway-monitor-says-a67002 The second explosion was likely from an airborne rocket powered by radioactive fuel. Fri, 23 Aug 2019 15:35:00 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/08/23/russian-rocket-accident-likely-had-2-explosions-norway-monitor-says-a67002 Kremlin Says Chernobyl-Style Explosion Cover-up ‘Impossible’ https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/08/23/kremlin-says-chernobyl-style-explosion-cover-up-impossible-a67000 Suppressing information about the explosion “is out of the question, I can tell you dutifully,” the Kremlin's spokesman said. Fri, 23 Aug 2019 15:16:02 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/08/23/kremlin-says-chernobyl-style-explosion-cover-up-impossible-a67000 Russia Begins Sales of 'Putin Limousine', Eyes Chinese Market https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/08/23/russia-begins-sales-of-putin-limousine-eyes-chinese-market-a66999 The Russian-built limousine is intended to become the heir to the ZIL sedans that for decades transported Soviet leaders. Fri, 23 Aug 2019 14:55:19 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/08/23/russia-begins-sales-of-putin-limousine-eyes-chinese-market-a66999 Russia's First Floating Nuclear Power Plant Sets Sail in Arctic Amid Environmental Fears https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/08/23/russias-first-floating-nuclear-power-plant-sets-sail-in-arctic-amid-environmental-fears-a66998 The plant's voyage comes at a time of heightened concern over nuclear energy. Fri, 23 Aug 2019 13:57:00 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/08/23/russias-first-floating-nuclear-power-plant-sets-sail-in-arctic-amid-environmental-fears-a66998 Russian Court Extends Detention of Ex-U.S. Marine Whelan https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/08/23/russian-court-extends-detention-of-ex-us-marine-whelan-a66990 Earlier on Friday, Whelan said that prison authorities in Moscow had physically hurt him. Fri, 23 Aug 2019 13:40:00 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/08/23/russian-court-extends-detention-of-ex-us-marine-whelan-a66990 Putin Orders Reciprocal Russian Response to U.S. Missile Test https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/08/23/putin-orders-reciprocal-russian-response-to-us-missile-test-a66994 Russia cannot stand idly by, Putin told Russia's Security Council. Fri, 23 Aug 2019 13:31:00 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/08/23/putin-orders-reciprocal-russian-response-to-us-missile-test-a66994 Arkhangelsk Doctors Weren’t Warned About Radiation, Surgeon Confirms in First Public Account https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/08/23/arkhangelsk-doctors-werent-warned-about-radiation-victims-surgeon-confirms-in-first-public-account-a66995 “My colleagues found themselves in front of the victims with jack s***, not even a respirator," the surgeon said. Fri, 23 Aug 2019 12:08:00 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/08/23/arkhangelsk-doctors-werent-warned-about-radiation-victims-surgeon-confirms-in-first-public-account-a66995 Ukraine, EU Oppose Trump's Suggestion of Readmitting Russia to G7 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/08/23/european-union-is-against-russias-return-to-g7-talks-official-says-a66975 "Nothing has changed since March, 2014, when Russia's participation in the G8 was stopped," Volodymyr Zelenskiy said. Fri, 23 Aug 2019 11:53:00 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/08/23/european-union-is-against-russias-return-to-g7-talks-official-says-a66975 Academics Accuse Kremlin of Repressing Political Protesters https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/08/23/academics-accuse-kremlin-of-repressing-political-protesters-a66992 In an open letter, they demanded that criminal cases be dropped against more than a dozen people who face up to eight years in jail. Fri, 23 Aug 2019 11:52:28 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/08/23/academics-accuse-kremlin-of-repressing-political-protesters-a66992 Russia, Ukraine Near Prisoner Swap Including Jailed Sailors – Reports https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/08/23/russia-ukraine-near-prisoner-swap-including-jailed-sailors-reports-a66989 Twenty-four Ukrainian sailors who Russia captured off the coast of Crimea last year would be returned to Ukraine as part of the deal. Fri, 23 Aug 2019 11:08:00 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/08/23/russia-ukraine-near-prisoner-swap-including-jailed-sailors-reports-a66989 Russia Says U.S. Missile Test Will Lead To ‘Uncontrolled Arms Race’ https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/08/23/russia-says-us-missile-test-will-lead-to-uncontrolled-arms-race-a66988 “According to President Trump, America is ready for an arms race,” Russia's deputy UN ambassador said at a Security Council meeting. Fri, 23 Aug 2019 09:08:00 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/08/23/russia-says-us-missile-test-will-lead-to-uncontrolled-arms-race-a66988 Freed Opposition Politician Navalny Predicts Bigger Protests https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/08/23/russian-opposition-politician-navalny-released-from-jail-a66987 "There is no support for this regime. They feel this and they are afraid," Navalny told reporters. Fri, 23 Aug 2019 08:42:00 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/08/23/russian-opposition-politician-navalny-released-from-jail-a66987 Kremlin Jabs at Trump’s Greenland Purchase Idea https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/08/22/kremlin-jabs-at-trumps-greenland-purchase-idea-a66985 “We don’t engage in international shopping of that kind.” Thu, 22 Aug 2019 16:22:00 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/08/22/kremlin-jabs-at-trumps-greenland-purchase-idea-a66985 Wildfires Have Cost Russia $100M in 2019, Forestry Authority Says https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/08/22/wildfires-have-cost-russia-100m-in-2019-forestry-authority-says-a66980 “The real cost is at an exponentially greater magnitude,” Greenpeace Russia's firefighting head said. Thu, 22 Aug 2019 16:05:00 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/08/22/wildfires-have-cost-russia-100m-in-2019-forestry-authority-says-a66980 Pro-Kremlin Activists Storm NGO Protest Forum, Saying: ‘We Don’t Want Maidan in Russia’ https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/08/22/pro-kremlin-activists-storm-ngo-protest-forum-saying-we-dont-want-maidan-in-russia-a66978 The fringe nationalist groups' members spilled a foul-smelling liquid, sang patriotic songs and left. Thu, 22 Aug 2019 15:30:00 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/08/22/pro-kremlin-activists-storm-ngo-protest-forum-saying-we-dont-want-maidan-in-russia-a66978 Russian Doctors Rattled by Radiation Exposure Told to ‘Get to Work’ After Explosion https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/08/22/russian-doctors-rattled-by-radiation-exposure-told-to-get-to-work-after-explosion-a66977 “Anyone who was in contact with the contaminated now needs constant checkups,” one medical worker said. Thu, 22 Aug 2019 14:01:00 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/08/22/russian-doctors-rattled-by-radiation-exposure-told-to-get-to-work-after-explosion-a66977 Russia Says U.S. Missile Deployments in Asia Would Be a Threat https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/08/22/russia-says-us-missile-deployments-in-asia-would-be-a-threat-a66979 Earlier, U.S. Defense Secretary said that he was in favor of placing ground-launched, intermediate-range missiles in Asia relatively soon. Thu, 22 Aug 2019 13:43:00 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/08/22/russia-says-us-missile-deployments-in-asia-would-be-a-threat-a66979 Putin Plays Down Moscow Protests, Blames Opposition for ‘Falsification’ https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/08/22/putin-plays-down-moscow-protests-blames-opposition-for-falsification-a66974 The Russian leader continued to dismiss criticism that law enforcement used violence in cracking down on demonstrators. Thu, 22 Aug 2019 11:27:00 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/08/22/putin-plays-down-moscow-protests-blames-opposition-for-falsification-a66974 1 in 5 Russians Believe They Can Influence the Government, Poll Says https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/08/22/1-in-5-russians-believe-they-can-influence-the-government-poll-says-a66968 The poll results indicate “an attempt to state that ‘we exist’ and ‘we have an opinion’,” one sociologist said. Thu, 22 Aug 2019 10:41:00 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/08/22/1-in-5-russians-believe-they-can-influence-the-government-poll-says-a66968 Russian Chess Legend Karpov Unable to Get U.S. Visa, His Friend Says https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/08/22/russian-chess-legend-karpov-unable-to-get-us-visa-his-friend-says-a66971 Karpov has been helping train top young U.S. chess players at the Chess Max Academy for the past two years. Thu, 22 Aug 2019 09:42:22 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/08/22/russian-chess-legend-karpov-unable-to-get-us-visa-his-friend-says-a66971 Russia, China Call for UN Security Council Meeting On U.S. Missile Developments https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/08/22/russia-china-call-for-un-security-council-meeting-on-us-missile-developments-a66970 The Pentagon said it had tested a conventionally configured cruise missile that hit its target after more than 500 kilometers of flight. Thu, 22 Aug 2019 09:09:54 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/08/22/russia-china-call-for-un-security-council-meeting-on-us-missile-developments-a66970 Jailed Danish Jehovah’s Witness Accuses Russian Guards of Planting Knife https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/08/22/jailed-danish-jehovahs-witness-accuses-russian-guards-of-planting-knife-a66967 The alleged planting and discovery of the knife in his cell “was used to pressure the believer,” the Jehovah's Witnesses in Russia claim. Thu, 22 Aug 2019 08:49:53 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/08/22/jailed-danish-jehovahs-witness-accuses-russian-guards-of-planting-knife-a66967 Trash Discovery Shows Turkey Eyes Putin’s Anti-Sanctions Network https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/08/21/trash-discovery-shows-turkey-eyes-putins-anti-sanctions-network-a66965 Officials discussed access for Turkey’s banks to the Russian messaging system, as well as extending MIR’s use to more Turkish lenders. Wed, 21 Aug 2019 16:32:47 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/08/21/trash-discovery-shows-turkey-eyes-putins-anti-sanctions-network-a66965 Russian Officials Condemn Police Violence During Moscow Protests https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/08/21/russian-officials-speak-out-against-police-violence-at-moscow-protests-a66964 The Kremlin has said the tough police response to this summer's Moscow protests was justified. Wed, 21 Aug 2019 16:32:00 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/08/21/russian-officials-speak-out-against-police-violence-at-moscow-protests-a66964 Tens of Thousands Flee Russian-Led Attack on Syrian Opposition Enclave https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/08/21/tens-of-thousands-flee-russian-led-onslaught-on-syrian-opposition-enclave-a66960 Russia has increased the intensity of its raids in the last 10 days, dramatically transforming the situation on the ground. Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:35:00 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/08/21/tens-of-thousands-flee-russian-led-onslaught-on-syrian-opposition-enclave-a66960 Trump Calls to Allow Russia to Join G7, Moscow Responds With Skepticism https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/08/21/trump-calls-to-allow-russia-to-join-g7-moscow-responds-with-skepticism-a66950 "It should be the G8 because a lot of the things we talk about have to do with Russia," Trump said. Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:00:00 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/08/21/trump-calls-to-allow-russia-to-join-g7-moscow-responds-with-skepticism-a66950 Russian Police Face Prison Time for Refusing to Break Up Ingushetia Protests https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/08/21/russian-police-face-prison-time-for-refusing-to-break-up-ingushetia-protests-a66956 The officers' lawyer says they tried to talk with protest leaders rather than use force to disperse the protests. Wed, 21 Aug 2019 12:09:00 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/08/21/russian-police-face-prison-time-for-refusing-to-break-up-ingushetia-protests-a66956 Russia Reports New Case of African Swine Fever in Its Far East https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/08/21/russia-reports-new-case-of-african-swine-fever-in-its-far-east-a66957 ASF-infected pigs were found at two private farms in the village of Volkovo near Blagoveshchensk. Wed, 21 Aug 2019 10:53:26 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/08/21/russia-reports-new-case-of-african-swine-fever-in-its-far-east-a66957 Russian Official Calls Siberian Flood Victims 'Bums,' Sparking Backlash – Reports https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/08/21/russian-official-calls-siberian-flood-victims-bums-sparking-backlash-reports-a66955 “You should have seen how they were dressed,” Alashkevich is allegedly heard saying in an audio recording. Wed, 21 Aug 2019 10:37:00 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/08/21/russian-official-calls-siberian-flood-victims-bums-sparking-backlash-reports-a66955 Russian Tycoons Forsake Western Sports Teams as Asians Step Up https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/08/21/russian-tycoons-forsake-western-sports-teams-as-asians-step-up-a66952 Inside Russia, billionaires sometimes support money-losing teams to maintain good standing with the Kremlin. Wed, 21 Aug 2019 09:44:20 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/08/21/russian-tycoons-forsake-western-sports-teams-as-asians-step-up-a66952 Russian Oil Exports to U.S. Soar to 6-Year High https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/08/21/russian-oil-exports-to-us-soar-to-6-year-high-a66951 Russia has surpassed Venezuela for oil and petroleum sales to the U.S. following tightening sanctions on the Latin American country. Wed, 21 Aug 2019 09:05:48 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/08/21/russian-oil-exports-to-us-soar-to-6-year-high-a66951 Russia Is ‘Deeply European,’ France’s Macron Says in Russian https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/08/20/russia-is-deeply-european-frances-macron-says-in-russian-a66947 “Europe stretches from Lisbon to Vladivostok,” Macron said following his talks with President Putin. Tue, 20 Aug 2019 17:04:10 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/08/20/russia-is-deeply-european-frances-macron-says-in-russian-a66947 Keeping the Khachaturyan Sisters’ Case Alive https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/08/20/keeping-the-khachaturyan-sisters-case-alive-a66949 Activists work to keep the case of the Khachaturyan sisters in the public eye amid a summer of political protests. Tue, 20 Aug 2019 16:59:00 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/08/20/keeping-the-khachaturyan-sisters-case-alive-a66949 Russia’s Recon Drone Takes Off as Military Touts 24-Hour Flight Time https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/08/20/russias-recon-drone-takes-off-as-military-touts-24-hour-flight-time-a66946 The Altius-U boasts an “entire spectrum of reconnaissance tasks using optical, radio and radar means,” the Defense Ministry said. Tue, 20 Aug 2019 16:53:21 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/08/20/russias-recon-drone-takes-off-as-military-touts-24-hour-flight-time-a66946 Most Russians Don’t Believe in a Better Future – State Poll https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/08/20/most-russians-dont-believe-in-a-better-future-state-poll-a66943 Respondents pointed to instability, low wages and living standards in Russia as the reasons behind their thinking. Tue, 20 Aug 2019 16:29:26 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/08/20/most-russians-dont-believe-in-a-better-future-state-poll-a66943 Russia Fines CNN Broadcaster for Volume Violations https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/08/20/russia-fines-cnn-broadcaster-for-volume-violations-a66945 A media group that broadcasts CNN International in Russia was fined $3,000. Tue, 20 Aug 2019 15:07:00 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/08/20/russia-fines-cnn-broadcaster-for-volume-violations-a66945 Russia's Last Cold War-Era Reactor Lifted Onshore in the Arctic https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/08/20/russias-last-cold-war-era-reactor-lifted-onshore-in-the-arctic-a66936 The Barents Sea is safer as the era of storing radioactive reactor compartments on the water comes to an end. Tue, 20 Aug 2019 15:02:03 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/08/20/russias-last-cold-war-era-reactor-lifted-onshore-in-the-arctic-a66936 Some Russian Radiation Sensors Back Online After Rocket Explosion, Monitor Says https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/08/20/some-russian-radiation-sensors-back-online-after-rocket-explosion-monitor-says-a66944 U.S.-based nuclear experts suspect Russia was testing a nuclear-powered cruise missile. Tue, 20 Aug 2019 14:45:00 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/08/20/some-russian-radiation-sensors-back-online-after-rocket-explosion-monitor-says-a66944 Russia Says It Won't Share Rocket Explosion Data as Suspicions Swirl https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/08/20/russia-says-it-wont-share-rocket-explosion-data-as-suspicions-swirl-a66941 Four Russian nuclear radiation monitoring stations stopped transmitting data days after a mysterious explosion in northern Russia. Tue, 20 Aug 2019 14:13:00 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/08/20/russia-says-it-wont-share-rocket-explosion-data-as-suspicions-swirl-a66941 130K Troops to Hold Mass Military Drills at War Games, Russia Announces https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/08/20/130k-troops-to-hold-mass-military-drills-at-war-games-russia-announces-a66937 Russia's military will be joined by troops from China, India, Pakistan and four Central Asian republics for anti-terror drills. Tue, 20 Aug 2019 12:02:40 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/08/20/130k-troops-to-hold-mass-military-drills-at-war-games-russia-announces-a66937 Russia Accuses U.S. of Stoking Tensions With Post-INF Missile Test https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/08/20/russia-accuses-us-of-stoking-tensions-with-post-inf-missile-test-a66935 One Russian senator called the test “blatant cynicism and mockery of the international community.” Tue, 20 Aug 2019 10:02:00 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/08/20/russia-accuses-us-of-stoking-tensions-with-post-inf-missile-test-a66935 Russia’s Norilsk Tops Global List of SO2 Emissions Hot Spots – NASA https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/08/20/russias-norilsk-tops-global-list-of-so2-emissions-hot-spots-nasa-a66934 Scientists say that excessive exposure to SO2 particles causes long-term respiratory difficulties. Tue, 20 Aug 2019 09:20:00 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/08/20/russias-norilsk-tops-global-list-of-so2-emissions-hot-spots-nasa-a66934 Moscow, St. Petersburg Ranked World’s Best Cities for Work-Life Balance https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/08/20/moscow-st-petersburg-ranked-worlds-best-cities-for-work-life-balance-a66933 Commuters in Moscow and St. Petersburg are less likely to work long hours or spend a long time waiting for public transport than people in other cities. Tue, 20 Aug 2019 09:03:00 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/08/20/moscow-st-petersburg-ranked-worlds-best-cities-for-work-life-balance-a66933 4 Russian Nuclear Monitors ‘Went Silent’ Following Rocket Explosion – WSJ https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/08/20/4-russian-nuclear-monitors-went-silent-following-rocket-explosion-wsj-a66923 One arms control expert called the disruptions “a very odd coincidence.” Tue, 20 Aug 2019 08:30:00 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/08/20/4-russian-nuclear-monitors-went-silent-following-rocket-explosion-wsj-a66923