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, 29 Sep 2020 16:02:42 +0200 600 Less Than 7% of Russia's Waste Is Recycled – Official Analysis The rest largely ends up in landfills, harming the environment and human health, the Audit Chamber said. Tue, 29 Sep 2020 15:07:55 +0200 Kremlin Urges Turkey to Work for Ceasefire in Karabakh Moscow's appeal came after Turkey's Erdogan demanded Armenia end its "occupation" of Nagorno-Karabakh. Tue, 29 Sep 2020 13:51:09 +0200 Coronavirus in Russia: The Latest News | Sept. 29 Moscow eyes new restrictions. Deaths surpass 20,000. Vaccine race. Tue, 29 Sep 2020 13:17:00 +0200 Russian Ruble Drops to Almost 5-Year Low Against Euro The ruble shed more than 1% against the euro to fall as low as 93.3, its weakest since January 2016. Tue, 29 Sep 2020 11:55:00 +0200 Putin Says Belarus Facing 'Unprecedented External Pressure' The Kremlin's ex-Soviet ally is currently facing a deep political crisis over a disputed election. Tue, 29 Sep 2020 11:54:19 +0200 Macron Promises Help in Talks With Belarus Opposition Leader The meeting was Tikhanovskaya's most high-profile meeting since the Aug. 9 election in which she claimed victory. Tue, 29 Sep 2020 09:54:52 +0200 Moscow Announces Two-Week School Break to Contain Coronavirus Moscow's daily Covid-19 caseload has risen from 625 to 2,300 since the beginning of September. Tue, 29 Sep 2020 09:44:00 +0200 Moscow Azerbaijanis Slam Armenian Recruitment Drive in Karabakh Clashes The Union of Armenians in Russia said it had compiled a list of 20,000 volunteers willing to join the fighting over Nagorno-Karabakh. Tue, 29 Sep 2020 08:55:00 +0200 Death Toll Rises in Armenia-Azerbaijan Fight Despite Calls for Pause The Kremlin said that the current priority was to "stop the hostilities, not to deal with who is right and who is wrong." Tue, 29 Sep 2020 02:31:00 +0200 Macron Ready to Meet Belarus Opposition Leader The French president would be Tikhanovskaya's highest-profile meeting since the election and the protests which she has helped inspire. Mon, 28 Sep 2020 16:36:00 +0200 5K Recruits Receive Russia’s Coronavirus Vaccine Individuals who are at higher risk of severe infection were among those to receive the Sputnik V vaccine. Mon, 28 Sep 2020 16:01:00 +0200 Nobel Winner Alexievich Leaves Belarus for Treatment – Friend The author plans to return to Belarus even as most of the country's prominent opposition members have been forced out. Mon, 28 Sep 2020 14:28:08 +0200 New Armenia-Azerbaijan Fighting a Long Time in the Making Since July, events have appeared to be inexorably leading up to a more ambitious Azerbaijani offensive. Mon, 28 Sep 2020 13:19:29 +0200 Veteran Russian Human Rights Leader Yury Orlov Dies at 96 Orlov founded the Moscow Helsinki Group, Russia's oldest human rights organization, with other Soviet dissidents in 1976. Mon, 28 Sep 2020 13:05:19 +0200 What Is Russia's Role in the Armenia-Azerbaijan Conflict? Moscow has so far taken a cautious stance toward the latest flare-up. Mon, 28 Sep 2020 11:59:49 +0200 How Nornickel Became the Arctic’s Biggest Polluter One Russian company releases more sulfur dioxide into the air than the whole of the U.S. Mon, 28 Sep 2020 11:36:00 +0200 Six Months Into Pandemic, Migrant Workers in Russia Live in Makeshift Camps as They Wait to Go Home Rights groups are worried about the coming months as seasonal jobs dry up and the weather turns cold. Mon, 28 Sep 2020 10:51:00 +0200 Germany’s Merkel Visited Navalny in Hospital During Novichok Recovery Merkel’s visit serves as a signal to the Kremlin that Berlin will “not give in and will find out the truth,” Der Spiegel wrote. Mon, 28 Sep 2020 10:00:00 +0200 News From Russia: What You Missed Over the Weekend Armenia and Azerbaijan clash. 'People's inauguration.' F1 run. Mon, 28 Sep 2020 09:02:00 +0200 Tens of Thousands March in Belarus Despite Police Detentions Belarusian police on Sunday detained around 200 people as tens of thousands took to the streets in support of protest figure Svetlana Tikhanovskaya. Sun, 27 Sep 2020 21:43:07 +0200 Clashes Between Azerbaijan and Armenia Separatists Leave at Least 23 Dead Arch foes Armenia and Azerbaijan on Sunday accused each other of initiating deadly clashes that claimed at least 23. Sun, 27 Sep 2020 21:12:00 +0200 F1 Reports Biggest Coronavirus Spike This Year Ahead of Russian Grand Prix The sport said it had returned its highest number of positive test results before welcoming spectators to the Grand Prix in Sochi.  Sat, 26 Sep 2020 09:29:00 +0200 Russia Accuses Germany of Refusing to Cooperate on Navalny Medical Probe Russia accused the German government of "categorically refusing" to cooperate on the alleged poisoning of Kremlin-critic Alexei Navalny. Fri, 25 Sep 2020 22:49:40 +0200 Germany Presses Russia to Release UN Report on Libya Arms The UN report details violations on the arms embargo on Libya by a Russian military contractor group. Fri, 25 Sep 2020 22:35:31 +0200 Russian Ruble Tumbles on Second Wave Fears Currency slipped to lowest level against U.S. dollar since April as Moscow tells companies to keep staff working from home. Fri, 25 Sep 2020 16:33:00 +0200 Moscow Recommends Coronavirus Self-Isolation for Pregnant Women The latest recommendations come as Moscow confirmed 1,560 new Covid-19 cases for the first time in three months. Fri, 25 Sep 2020 16:17:01 +0200 Putin Proposes Election Non-Interference Pact With U.S. U.S. intelligence officials have said that Russia is once again manipulating social media in favor of Donald Trump. Fri, 25 Sep 2020 14:28:00 +0200 Russia’s Coronavirus Vaccine Delivers Immunity After First Dose – Developer The announcement comes amid large-scale trials to prove the two-dose vaccine's safety and effectiveness. Fri, 25 Sep 2020 13:20:27 +0200 Russia Counts Over 7K New Coronavirus Cases The last time Russia recorded more than 7,000 new infections was on June 25. Fri, 25 Sep 2020 10:37:50 +0200 Gorbachev Backs Belarus Opposition Protesters “The Belarusian people...have now shown their true strong character,” Gorbachev said. Fri, 25 Sep 2020 10:17:28 +0200 Moscow Urges Return to Remote Work Amid Rebounding Coronavirus Cases Residents over the age of 65 are also asked to stay in their homes as much as possible starting next week. Fri, 25 Sep 2020 09:00:00 +0200 Cosmonauts Not Ready to Try Russia's Virus Vaccine Russian cosmonauts preparing for an expedition to the International Space Station in October said it was too early to try the Russian coronavirus vaccine. Fri, 25 Sep 2020 06:22:33 +0200 Russia’s Coronavirus Drug to Be Sold in 23 Countries Serbia, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, the UAE and several Latin American countries are among those that will sell the drug. Thu, 24 Sep 2020 16:43:00 +0200 Russia Seizes Kremlin Critic Navalny’s Apartment The move comes as part of a $1-million court ruling in favor of "Putin's chef" Yevgeny Prigozhin, Navalny's spokeswoman said. Thu, 24 Sep 2020 15:22:22 +0200 Russia's Season of War Games Unites West-Weary Allies "These exercises are the main annual test of the Russian Armed Forces' readiness to engage in a large-scale conflict," one analyst said. Thu, 24 Sep 2020 14:59:59 +0200 Russia’s 2nd Potential Coronavirus Vaccine Nears Approval Volunteers were said to be “feeling good” after taking the peptide-based jab called EpiVacCorona. Thu, 24 Sep 2020 13:54:03 +0200 Jailed U.S. Investor Calvey Denied MRI Scan for Cancer Treatment – FT Doctors were reportedly forced to remove the tumor using an outdated method that required an additional round of radiation therapy. Thu, 24 Sep 2020 13:34:00 +0200 New Virus Cases in Moscow Climb to June Levels On Thursday, the capital recorded 1,050 new cases, the highest figure since June 23. Thu, 24 Sep 2020 12:09:39 +0200 TikTok Admits to Deleting Russian Videos at Government's Request TikTok denied that the platform restricted LGBT content in Russia. Thu, 24 Sep 2020 09:48:00 +0200 Secret Lukashenko Inauguration Triggers Fresh Belarus Clashes Footage showed riot police violently dispersing protesters while some demonstrators including women had bloodied faces.  Wed, 23 Sep 2020 20:38:00 +0200 Bulgaria Expels Two Russian Diplomats for Spying The two diplomats were given 72 hours to leave the country. Wed, 23 Sep 2020 18:44:00 +0200 U.S. Sanctions Russian Tycoon's Central Africa Business the US treasury sanctioned both those close to both Kremlin-linked financier Yevgeniy Prigozhin as well as the FSB. Wed, 23 Sep 2020 18:25:00 +0200 Moscow Expands List of European Officials Banned From Russia The Foreign Ministry pointed to "hostile steps" against Russia and its citizens. Wed, 23 Sep 2020 16:49:31 +0200 RT Trolls Trump With Post-Election Job Offer If Trump loses the Nov. 3 election, he at least has one Plan B option. Wed, 23 Sep 2020 15:31:56 +0200 Russia’s Nuclear Imports Likely Larger Than Declared – Greenpeace The shipments have sparked outcry from environmental activists. Wed, 23 Sep 2020 15:03:00 +0200 Yandex Shares Hit Record High as Analysts Cheer $5.5Bln Tinkoff Deal Investors pour into Yandex stock on deal that will make tech giant Russia’s leading fintech firm. Wed, 23 Sep 2020 14:05:00 +0200 Friendly Fire Suspected in Russian Fighter Jet Crash A missile may have accidentally hit the Su-30 during exercises, a regional emergency services source told TASS. Wed, 23 Sep 2020 13:20:31 +0200 Navalny Leaves German Hospital One Month After Near-Fatal Poisoning Doctors at Berlin's Charité hospital said a full recovery is "possible" for the opposition leader. Wed, 23 Sep 2020 13:01:00 +0200 6 Convicts Tunnel Out of Russian Prison Four the fugitives were reportedly serving lengthy sentences for drug offenses and two were imprisoned for murder. Wed, 23 Sep 2020 12:38:40 +0200 Russian Narcotics Officer Caught Growing Marijuana to Meet Drug Arrest Quota Agents found two marijuana plantations run by the drug enforcement officer, investigators said. Wed, 23 Sep 2020 11:41:00 +0200