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 Tue, 02 Jun 2020 13:45:21 +0200 600 Coronavirus in Russia: The Latest News | June 2 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/06/02/coronavirus-in-russia-the-latest-news-june-2-a69117 Moscow opens up. Rising infections. Approved treatment. Tue, 02 Jun 2020 13:06:00 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/06/02/coronavirus-in-russia-the-latest-news-june-2-a69117 Russia Says It's Developing UV Light Therapy to Treat Coronavirus https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/06/02/russia-says-its-developing-uv-light-therapy-to-treat-coronavirus-a70452 Scientists warned about the dangers of UV radiation after U.S. President Trump suggested it as treatment. Tue, 02 Jun 2020 12:59:10 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/06/02/russia-says-its-developing-uv-light-therapy-to-treat-coronavirus-a70452 Russian Army to Test Coronavirus Vaccine on Troops https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/06/02/russian-army-to-test-coronavirus-vaccine-on-troops-a70451 Fifty military personnel have volunteered as test subjects for the vaccine, the Defense Ministry said. Tue, 02 Jun 2020 11:19:00 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/06/02/russian-army-to-test-coronavirus-vaccine-on-troops-a70451 Russia Coronavirus Cases Rise Past 420K as Deaths Surpass 5K https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/06/02/russia-coronavirus-cases-rise-past-420k-as-deaths-surpass-5k-a69710 The number of new cases has stabilized at less than 10,000 for more than two weeks. Tue, 02 Jun 2020 09:39:00 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/06/02/russia-coronavirus-cases-rise-past-420k-as-deaths-surpass-5k-a69710 Putin Praises Official's 'Form' After Birth of Seventh Child https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/06/02/putin-praises-officials-form-after-birth-of-seventh-child-a70450 "I want to thank you for your conscious decision... in favor of a large, strong family," Putin said. Tue, 02 Jun 2020 09:05:00 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/06/02/putin-praises-officials-form-after-birth-of-seventh-child-a70450 Russia Scales Down Military Drills Near NATO Borders in 2020 – Official https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/06/02/russia-scales-down-military-drills-near-nato-borders-in-2020-official-a70444 Col. Gen. Sergei Rudskoy accused the U.S. and NATO allies of continuing to stage war games near Russia’s borders. Tue, 02 Jun 2020 09:00:24 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/06/02/russia-scales-down-military-drills-near-nato-borders-in-2020-official-a70444 Trump Puts G7 Summit Proposal to Putin https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/06/01/trump-puts-g7-summit-proposal-to-putin-a70449 Russian President Vladimir Putin could be invited to an expanded G7 meeting later this year. Mon, 01 Jun 2020 20:29:19 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/06/01/trump-puts-g7-summit-proposal-to-putin-a70449 In Photos: Moscow Takes First Post-Coronavirus Steps Outside https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/06/01/in-photos-moscow-takes-first-post-coronavirus-steps-outside-a70445 Quarantine is over, if you want it. Mon, 01 Jun 2020 17:08:36 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/06/01/in-photos-moscow-takes-first-post-coronavirus-steps-outside-a70445 Specter of Oil Giant Rosneft Looms Over Russian Independent Media https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/06/01/specter-of-oil-giant-rosneft-looms-over-russian-independent-media-a70448 Reporters at Russia's top liberal business daily have denounced censorship under its new acting editor-in-chief. Mon, 01 Jun 2020 16:35:19 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/06/01/specter-of-oil-giant-rosneft-looms-over-russian-independent-media-a70448 Russia Plans July 1 Vote on Putin's Constitutional Amendments After Coronavirus Delay https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/06/01/russia-plans-july-1-vote-on-putins-constitutional-amendments-after-coronavirus-delay-a70447 The vote on amendments that would allow Putin to stay president through 2036 was originally set for April. Mon, 01 Jun 2020 15:51:00 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/06/01/russia-plans-july-1-vote-on-putins-constitutional-amendments-after-coronavirus-delay-a70447 Kremlin Says It 'Lacks Detail' on Trump's G7 Invitation https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/06/01/kremlin-says-it-lacks-detail-on-trumps-g7-invitation-a70442 President Vladimir Putin was in favor of dialogue but required "more information, which we do not yet have." Mon, 01 Jun 2020 14:06:00 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/06/01/kremlin-says-it-lacks-detail-on-trumps-g7-invitation-a70442 Putin’s Trust Rating Drops Further as More Russians Willing to Protest — Poll https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/06/01/putins-trust-rating-drops-further-as-more-russians-willing-to-protest-poll-a70440 Russians are increasingly willing to protest falling living standards as their trust in Putin falls, the pollster said. Mon, 01 Jun 2020 13:05:24 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/06/01/putins-trust-rating-drops-further-as-more-russians-willing-to-protest-poll-a70440 Moscow Bemused at U.S. Space 'Hysteria' as Musk Taunts Russia https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/06/01/moscow-bemused-at-us-space-hysteria-as-musk-taunts-russia-a70439 SpaceX's historic launch was seen as ending Russia's long-held monopoly on space travel. Mon, 01 Jun 2020 11:21:00 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/06/01/moscow-bemused-at-us-space-hysteria-as-musk-taunts-russia-a70439 Russia Reacts to U.S. Riots, Claims of Meddling https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/06/01/russia-reacts-to-us-riots-claims-of-meddling-a70438 A U.S. official's statement that the violence came “right out of the Russian playbook” drew swift backlash. Mon, 01 Jun 2020 11:20:00 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/06/01/russia-reacts-to-us-riots-claims-of-meddling-a70438 Russia to Roll Out ‘Game-Changing’ Anti-Coronavirus Drug — Reuters https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/06/01/russia-to-roll-out-game-changing-anti-coronavirus-drug-from-next-week-a70437 “We believe that the drug is key to resuming full economic activity,” the head of Russia's sovereign wealth fund said. Mon, 01 Jun 2020 10:53:49 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/06/01/russia-to-roll-out-game-changing-anti-coronavirus-drug-from-next-week-a70437 As Russian Officials Back Hydroxychloroquine, Doctors Take Matters Into Their Own Hands https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/06/01/as-russian-officials-back-hydroxychloroquine-doctors-take-matters-into-their-own-hands-a70435 Some experts suspect that the controversial anti-malaria medication causes higher death rates among coronavirus patients. Mon, 01 Jun 2020 10:19:00 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/06/01/as-russian-officials-back-hydroxychloroquine-doctors-take-matters-into-their-own-hands-a70435 Moscow Eases Lockdown Despite High Virus Caseload https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/06/01/moscow-eases-lockdown-despite-high-virus-caseload-a70436 Critics quipped that life in Moscow was beginning to imitate dystopian fiction. Mon, 01 Jun 2020 09:19:15 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/06/01/moscow-eases-lockdown-despite-high-virus-caseload-a70436 News From Russia: What You Missed Over the Weekend https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/06/01/news-from-russia-what-you-missed-over-the-weekend-63-a70434 Space 'hysteria.' Solo pickets. U.S. protests. Mon, 01 Jun 2020 08:59:00 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/06/01/news-from-russia-what-you-missed-over-the-weekend-63-a70434 'Trampoline Is Working': Musk Taunts Russia https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/05/31/trampoline-is-working-musk-taunts-russia-a70433 Six years later Elon Musk and NASA had the last laugh. Sun, 31 May 2020 13:55:00 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/05/31/trampoline-is-working-musk-taunts-russia-a70433 SpaceX Launch Is ‘Wakeup Call’ For Russia’s Space Program https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/05/31/spacex-launch-is-wakeup-call-for-russias-space-program-a70432 A decade of cooperation between the U.S. and Russia to send astronauts into space could be ending. Sun, 31 May 2020 13:38:23 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/05/31/spacex-launch-is-wakeup-call-for-russias-space-program-a70432 Russian Space Agency Congratulates SpaceX on Launch https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/05/31/russian-space-agency-congratulates-spacex-on-launch-a70431 "I would like to greet our American colleagues," cosmonaut Sergei Krikalev, Roscosmos executive director for crewed space programmes, said. Sun, 31 May 2020 10:09:52 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/05/31/russian-space-agency-congratulates-spacex-on-launch-a70431 U.S. Demands Russia Free Ill American Accused of Spying https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/05/30/us-demands-russia-free-ill-american-accused-of-spying-a70430 Fifty-year-old Paul Whelan had emergency hernia surgery late Thursday. Sat, 30 May 2020 19:09:05 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/05/30/us-demands-russia-free-ill-american-accused-of-spying-a70430 Russia Struggles to Keep up in Race for Virus Vaccine https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/05/29/russia-struggles-to-keep-up-in-race-for-virus-vaccine-a70426 Experts say Russia is no longer the vaccine developer it was in Soviet times. Fri, 29 May 2020 17:16:13 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/05/29/russia-struggles-to-keep-up-in-race-for-virus-vaccine-a70426 U.S. Ex-Marine in Russia Spy Trial Has Urgent Operation https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/05/29/us-ex-marine-in-russia-spy-trial-has-urgent-operation-a70425 Whelan's brother voiced concern that "the coronavirus is spreading" in the prison where he is being held. Fri, 29 May 2020 16:08:46 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/05/29/us-ex-marine-in-russia-spy-trial-has-urgent-operation-a70425 Moscow Police Resume Detaining Jailed Journalist’s Supporters https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/05/29/moscow-police-resume-detaining-jailed-journalists-supporters-a70423 The protesters are calling for the release of a well-known journalist and activist who was himself jailed for a protest. Fri, 29 May 2020 15:15:00 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/05/29/moscow-police-resume-detaining-jailed-journalists-supporters-a70423 Tanker Crosses Russian Arctic Route Without Icebreaker Assistance https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/05/29/tanker-crosses-russian-arctic-route-without-icebreaker-assistance-a70422 Commercial shipping along the Northern Sea Route is starting earlier than ever before. Fri, 29 May 2020 13:50:31 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/05/29/tanker-crosses-russian-arctic-route-without-icebreaker-assistance-a70422 Moscow Doubles Coronavirus-Linked Death Count Amid Scrutiny https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/05/29/moscow-doubles-coronavirus-linked-death-count-amid-scrutiny-a70420 Officials stressed that the updated death rate of between 1.4% and 2.8% was still lower than in London and New York. Fri, 29 May 2020 12:03:32 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/05/29/moscow-doubles-coronavirus-linked-death-count-amid-scrutiny-a70420 Russia Wants to Spark a Domestic Tourism Boom. Will It Work? https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/05/29/russia-wants-to-spark-a-domestic-tourism-boom-will-it-work-a70411 The government is telling Russians to explore their homeland, and borders remain shut.  Fri, 29 May 2020 10:49:00 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/05/29/russia-wants-to-spark-a-domestic-tourism-boom-will-it-work-a70411 ‘Accidental’ Opposition Activist Mokhnatkin Dies Aged 66 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/05/29/accidental-opposition-activist-mokhnatkin-dies-aged-66-a70419 During his lifetime, Mokhnatkin became a poster child for prison abuse. Fri, 29 May 2020 10:16:29 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/05/29/accidental-opposition-activist-mokhnatkin-dies-aged-66-a70419 ‘Zombie’ Wildfires Threaten Arctic Russia, Scientists Warn https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/05/29/zombie-wildfires-threaten-arctic-russia-scientists-warn-a70416 Embers from last year's wildfires stored deep in organic soils could re-ignite due to this year's historically dry, warm winter. Fri, 29 May 2020 09:26:30 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/05/29/zombie-wildfires-threaten-arctic-russia-scientists-warn-a70416 Fans Allowed to Attend Russian Football Matches Next Month https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/05/29/fans-allowed-to-attend-russian-football-matches-next-month-a70417 Spectators will be initially allowed to occupy 10% of stadiums' seats. Fri, 29 May 2020 09:08:40 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/05/29/fans-allowed-to-attend-russian-football-matches-next-month-a70417 Russia Slams 'Dangerous' U.S. Foreign Policy Moves https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/05/28/russia-slams-dangerous-us-foreign-policy-moves-a70415 Washington has said it will end sanctions waivers for nations that remain in a nuclear accord signed with Iran. Thu, 28 May 2020 18:52:14 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/05/28/russia-slams-dangerous-us-foreign-policy-moves-a70415 Moscow, Ankara 'Divide Up Influence' in Libya: Analysts https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/05/28/moscow-ankara-divide-up-influence-in-libya-analysts-a70413 Moscow "does not wish" to engage in a long and costly conflict in Libya, analysts said. Thu, 28 May 2020 16:05:39 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/05/28/moscow-ankara-divide-up-influence-in-libya-analysts-a70413 Leading Russian Journalists Detained for Protesting in Support of Jailed Colleague https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/05/28/leading-russian-journalists-detained-for-protesting-in-support-of-jailed-colleague-a70414 They had been protesting the arrest of popular journalist and activist Ilya Azar. Thu, 28 May 2020 16:01:00 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/05/28/leading-russian-journalists-detained-for-protesting-in-support-of-jailed-colleague-a70414 Moscow's First Steps Out of Coronavirus Lockdown, Explained https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/05/28/moscows-first-steps-out-of-coronavirus-lockdown-explained-a70410 While Muscovites will be able to walk outside for the first time in two months, certain restrictions still apply. Thu, 28 May 2020 14:40:00 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/05/28/moscows-first-steps-out-of-coronavirus-lockdown-explained-a70410 Elon Musk’s Plan to Bomb Mars Is a Cover to Send Nukes Into Space, Russia’s Space Chief Says https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/05/28/elon-musks-plan-to-bomb-mars-is-a-cover-to-send-nukes-into-space-russias-space-chief-says-a70403 The SpaceX founder and CEO plans to terraform the Red Planet by bombarding its polar caps. Thu, 28 May 2020 13:52:00 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/05/28/elon-musks-plan-to-bomb-mars-is-a-cover-to-send-nukes-into-space-russias-space-chief-says-a70403 Russia in Talks With World Leaders to Attend June WWII Parade https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/05/28/russia-in-talks-with-world-leaders-to-attend-june-wwii-parade-a70409 The event's postponement due to the coronavirus was a blow to Putin. Thu, 28 May 2020 12:12:00 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/05/28/russia-in-talks-with-world-leaders-to-attend-june-wwii-parade-a70409 Russia to Stop Counting Asymptomatic Coronavirus Cases, Deaths – Health Ministry https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/05/28/russia-to-stop-counting-asymptomatic-coronavirus-cases-deaths-health-ministry-a70404 Health experts say that asymptomatic transmission of the coronavirus is common. Thu, 28 May 2020 12:01:00 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/05/28/russia-to-stop-counting-asymptomatic-coronavirus-cases-deaths-health-ministry-a70404 1 in 4 Russians Believe Coronavirus Pandemic ‘Made-Up’ – Poll https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/05/28/1-in-4-russians-believe-coronavirus-pandemic-made-up-poll-a70402 Respondents who are skeptical of the pandemic are more likely to flout self-isolation rules, the poll said. Thu, 28 May 2020 10:34:09 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/05/28/1-in-4-russians-believe-coronavirus-pandemic-made-up-poll-a70402 'I Am Healthy,' Chechen Chief Says After Virus Hospitalization Rumors https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/05/27/i-am-healthy-chechen-chief-says-after-virus-hospitalization-rumors-a70401 Kadyrov didn't seem to directly deny having been in hospital, even saying he can get ill like any other person. Wed, 27 May 2020 19:26:00 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/05/27/i-am-healthy-chechen-chief-says-after-virus-hospitalization-rumors-a70401 Russia Seizes 40 Tons of Embargoed European Cheeses https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/05/27/russia-seizes-40-tons-of-embargoed-european-cheeses-a70400 The shipment included Dorblu blue cheese and Italian hard cheeses such as Grana Padano. Wed, 27 May 2020 18:31:00 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/05/27/russia-seizes-40-tons-of-embargoed-european-cheeses-a70400 Russia Postpones BRICS, SCO Summits in July Over Pandemic https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/05/27/russia-postpones-brics-sco-summits-in-july-over-pandemic-a70399 The Kremlin said new dates would be decided depending on the virus situation of participating countries. Wed, 27 May 2020 16:51:50 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/05/27/russia-postpones-brics-sco-summits-in-july-over-pandemic-a70399 ‘It’s All Bullsh*t,’ Russia’s Coronavirus Information Chief Says of Virus Fears https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/05/27/its-all-bullsht-russias-coronavirus-information-chief-says-of-virus-fears-a70398 “It’s all exaggerated....Why has the whole world been destroyed? That I don’t know.” Wed, 27 May 2020 16:20:48 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/05/27/its-all-bullsht-russias-coronavirus-information-chief-says-of-virus-fears-a70398 Moscow to Start Easing Coronavirus Restrictions After Flattening Curve https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/05/27/moscow-to-start-easing-coronavirus-restrictions-after-flattening-curve-a70397 Non-food shops and certain service-sector businesses will reopen and the city will begin allowing walks outside. Wed, 27 May 2020 15:33:00 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/05/27/moscow-to-start-easing-coronavirus-restrictions-after-flattening-curve-a70397 Russian Army Deploys Field Hospitals in Virus-Hit Dagestan https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/05/27/russian-army-deploys-field-hospitals-in-virus-hit-dagestan-a70396 The top cleric in the majority-Muslim region last week described the virus crisis in Dagestan as a "catastrophe." Wed, 27 May 2020 14:35:00 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/05/27/russian-army-deploys-field-hospitals-in-virus-hit-dagestan-a70396 U.S. Navy Accuses Russian Jets of ‘Unsafe’ Mediterranean Interception https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/05/27/us-navy-accuses-russian-jets-of-unsafe-mediterranean-interception-a70394 It marks the third time in six weeks that a Russian fighter jet has approached a U.S. patrol in the region. Wed, 27 May 2020 12:46:01 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/05/27/us-navy-accuses-russian-jets-of-unsafe-mediterranean-interception-a70394 Scandal-Plagued Ex-Governor Sues Putin for Wrongful Dismissal https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/05/27/scandal-plagued-ex-governor-sues-putin-for-wrongful-dismissal-a70393 Putin dismissed Ignatyev this January following a series of questionable comments and incidents. Wed, 27 May 2020 11:14:00 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/05/27/scandal-plagued-ex-governor-sues-putin-for-wrongful-dismissal-a70393 Bike Sales Spike in Movement-Starved Russia https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/05/27/bike-sales-spike-in-movement-starved-russia-a70392 Russia’s largest online retailer saw sporting goods sales jump sixfold compared to the same period in 2019. Wed, 27 May 2020 10:53:10 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/05/27/bike-sales-spike-in-movement-starved-russia-a70392 Russian Communist Leader Links Coronavirus Vaccine to Microchip Conspiracy Theory https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/05/27/russian-communist-leader-links-coronavirus-vaccine-to-microchip-conspiracy-theory-a70391 “The globalists are ready to use the most sophisticated technologies of digital enslavement,” Zyuganov said. Wed, 27 May 2020 09:40:38 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/05/27/russian-communist-leader-links-coronavirus-vaccine-to-microchip-conspiracy-theory-a70391 Russians’ Confidence in Government Down, Self-Reliance Up During Virus Outbreak – Poll https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/05/26/russians-confidence-in-government-down-self-reliance-up-during-virus-outbreak-poll-a70390 More than 60% of Russians said they felt less confident that the government would help them during the pandemic. Tue, 26 May 2020 17:01:16 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/05/26/russians-confidence-in-government-down-self-reliance-up-during-virus-outbreak-poll-a70390