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 Wed, 20 Mar 2019 10:46:04 +0100 600 Plane Crash Deaths More Than Double in Russia – Aviation Authorities Three-quarters of all accidents in 2018 were blamed on human error. Wed, 20 Mar 2019 09:46:29 +0100 U.S.-Russia Talks on Venezuela Stall Over Role of Maduro 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 Siberian City Grinds to a Halt After Locals Protest Rape Linked to Migrant Local police have vowed to crack down on “the instigators of ethnic strife.” Wed, 20 Mar 2019 08:49:36 +0100 Russia Ditches Real Income Data That Has Slumped for Five Years 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 Mock Moon Flight Experiment Begins in Russia The group will live, work and research in isolation from the rest of the world. Wed, 20 Mar 2019 08:18:00 +0100 U.K. Condemns Russia for Sentence on Rights Activist in Chechnya Oyub Titiyev's supporters say he was framed, with the drugs planted in his car. Tue, 19 Mar 2019 15:29:00 +0100 Aeroflot Introduces Cheaper Fares for Passengers Who Travel Light 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 President of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev, Resigns After Three Decades Nazarbayev is one of President Vladimir Putin's closest allies. Tue, 19 Mar 2019 14:39:00 +0100 Russian Navy Shows Off Ships For Day of Submariner The navy flaunts a new Borey-style missile cruiser. Tue, 19 Mar 2019 13:27:00 +0100 Russia's Political Prisoners, in Photos As many as 200 people are currently being held as political prisoners in Russia. Tue, 19 Mar 2019 12:49:00 +0100 The Long And Winding Road to U.S. Special Counsel's Russia Report 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 Russia Backs Algerian Government Plan For Talks With Opposition Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov met with Algeria's deputy prime minister. Tue, 19 Mar 2019 12:12:00 +0100 Russian Court Dismisses Lawsuit of Offended Reebok Ad Viewer The provocative slogan “encroaches on men’s rights,” the plaintiff’s representative said. Tue, 19 Mar 2019 12:06:00 +0100 Russia Says it Won’t Destroy Missiles U.S. Claims Break INF Treaty “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 Moscow Nose-Dives in Global Living Cost Rankings 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 Hyundai Signs Deal With Russia's Yandex for Autonomous Cars Carmakers and tech companies are racing to rollout self-driving cars. Tue, 19 Mar 2019 11:06:05 +0100 OPEC's Missing Meeting Shows Strain in Saudi-Russia Alliance 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 EU Citizen Abused in Russian Jail – Jehovah’s Witnesses 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 Michael Calvey: ‘I Don’t Want to Politicize’ Fraud Arrest The authorities have denied Calvey's relatives visitation rights. Tue, 19 Mar 2019 09:50:00 +0100 Court in Chechnya Sentences Rights Activist to Four Years in Penal Colony 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 Court Returns Case of Detained American Teacher to Prosecutors 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 Norway Says it Proved Russian GPS Interference During NATO Exercises 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 Russia Accuses Serbian Opposition of Stoking Violence With Protests Russia counts the Serbian government among its allies. Mon, 18 Mar 2019 15:53:04 +0100 Putin Signs 'Fake News,' 'Internet Insults' Bills Into Law 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 OPEC+ Affirms Commitment to Oil Cuts, Defers Decision to Extend 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 Why An Unbuilt Moscow Trump Tower Caught Mueller's Attention 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 Putin, in Crimea for Annexation Anniversary, Launches Power Stations Putin is due to speak at a music concert later on Monday. Mon, 18 Mar 2019 13:08:00 +0100 Russian and U.S. Diplomats to Hold Venezuela Talks in Italy This Week The two sides will meet to discuss the situation in Venezuela. Mon, 18 Mar 2019 13:02:15 +0100 Russia Secures $2Bln Fighter Jet Contract With Egypt — Reports 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 Ireland Comes to Arbat for St. Patrick's Day Hordes of revelers descended on Moscow to celebrate all things Irish. Mon, 18 Mar 2019 11:37:00 +0100 Siberian City Holds Unauthorized Protest After Rape Blamed on Migrants In a statement, the local Investigative Committee said that "crime has no nationality." Mon, 18 Mar 2019 10:50:00 +0100 Russian Footballer Pogrebnyak Could Face Ban Over ‘Racist’ Comments The head of the Presidential Human Rights Council said Pogrebnyak's statement “felt racist.” Mon, 18 Mar 2019 09:31:00 +0100 News From Russia: What You Missed Over the Weekend Lifted Paralympic suspension. World Cup record. New Zealand solidarity. Mon, 18 Mar 2019 08:43:00 +0100 Crimeans Mark Five Years of Russian Rule With Cossacks, Eagles and Bikers Russian President Vladimir Putin arrives on Monday to open two new power stations. Mon, 18 Mar 2019 08:03:00 +0100 Russia Still Paying Price for Crimea Five Years After Annexation Half a decade has passed since Putin annexed Crimea. For Russia, the costs continue to mount. Sun, 17 Mar 2019 10:46:00 +0100 Russia Will Respond to New EU Sanctions — Reports The sanctions came in response to Russia's activities in Crimea and Ukraine. Sat, 16 Mar 2019 11:10:00 +0100 Tycoon Deripaska Sues U.S. Over Sanctions Russian tycoon Oleg Deripaska sued the United States on Friday. Fri, 15 Mar 2019 18:53:00 +0100 Thousands March in Crimea to Mark Fifth Anniversary of Russia’s Annexation Many say post-annexation prosperity has dwindled. Fri, 15 Mar 2019 18:33:00 +0100 Russia's Aeroflot Will Cancel Boeing 737 Max Order If Safety Issue Not Solved Aeroflot has ordered 20 of the planes for its low-cost subsidiary. Fri, 15 Mar 2019 15:43:21 +0100 U.S. Asks Russia for Proof Detained Ex-Marine Is a Spy 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 Russian Lawmaker Detained on $49M Bribe-Taking Charges Vadim Belousov is suspected of conspiring to accept money in exchange for favoritism and preferential treatment. Fri, 15 Mar 2019 14:23:00 +0100 Russia Calls for U.S. Dialogue With North Korea to Continue North Korea was considering suspending its talks with the United States, reports said. Fri, 15 Mar 2019 13:48:36 +0100 Russia Considers Tightening Alcohol Rules Rules on booze could be set to get tougher. Fri, 15 Mar 2019 12:46:00 +0100 Siberian Authorities Halt Construction of Lake Baikal Bottling Plant After Backlash Inspections uncovered signs of an oil spill and industrial waste, the Irkutsk region administration said. Fri, 15 Mar 2019 10:56:10 +0100 EU Sanctions Eight Russians Over Azov Sea The Council of the European Union said Russia "used military force with no justification." Fri, 15 Mar 2019 10:39:48 +0100 Russians Conflicted Over Crimea Annexation’s Value 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 EU Moves Closer to Adopting Sanctions With Magnitsky Name Reaching required unanimity on an EU-wide sanctions regime could prove difficult, however. Fri, 15 Mar 2019 09:16:00 +0100 Russian Spacecraft Arrives at International Space Station After Successful Launch According to NASA, the team will conduct 250 experiments over the next six months. Fri, 15 Mar 2019 08:02:09 +0100 Crimea Five Years Later. And How Russia’s Wealthy Are Taking Advantage of the Country’s Legal System. The weekly news podcast from central Moscow. Thu, 14 Mar 2019 17:16:00 +0100 How Russia Sank Billions of Dollars Into Venezuela Quicksand 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