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 Sun, 25 Aug 2019 15:08:51 +0200 600 Russia Test Fires Missiles From Submarines in the Barents Sea The Defense Ministry said the ship missile systems' efficiency was confirmed during the tests. Sat, 24 Aug 2019 10:38:41 +0200 Russian Spacecraft Carrying Humanoid Robot Fails to Dock With Space Station 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 Russian Doctor Contaminated by Food, Not Nuclear Blast – Authorities 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 Russian Hockey Star Kuznetsov Gets 4-Year Ban for Cocaine 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 Chechnya Inaugurates 'Europe's Biggest Mosque' 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 30 Years Ago, the 'Baltic Way' Protested Soviet Rule 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 Russian Rocket Accident Likely Had 2 Explosions, Norway Monitor Says The second explosion was likely from an airborne rocket powered by radioactive fuel. Fri, 23 Aug 2019 15:35:00 +0200 Kremlin Says Chernobyl-Style Explosion Cover-up ‘Impossible’ 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 Russia Begins Sales of 'Putin Limousine', Eyes Chinese Market 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 Russia's First Floating Nuclear Power Plant Sets Sail in Arctic Amid Environmental Fears The plant's voyage comes at a time of heightened concern over nuclear energy. Fri, 23 Aug 2019 13:57:00 +0200 Russian Court Extends Detention of Ex-U.S. Marine Whelan Earlier on Friday, Whelan said that prison authorities in Moscow had physically hurt him. Fri, 23 Aug 2019 13:40:00 +0200 Putin Orders Reciprocal Russian Response to U.S. Missile Test Russia cannot stand idly by, Putin told Russia's Security Council. Fri, 23 Aug 2019 13:31:00 +0200 Arkhangelsk Doctors Weren’t Warned About Radiation, Surgeon Confirms in First Public Account “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 Ukraine, EU Oppose Trump's Suggestion of Readmitting Russia to G7 "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 Academics Accuse Kremlin of Repressing Political Protesters 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 Russia, Ukraine Near Prisoner Swap Including Jailed Sailors – Reports 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 Russia Says U.S. Missile Test Will Lead To ‘Uncontrolled Arms Race’ “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 Freed Opposition Politician Navalny Predicts Bigger Protests "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 Kremlin Jabs at Trump’s Greenland Purchase Idea “We don’t engage in international shopping of that kind.” Thu, 22 Aug 2019 16:22:00 +0200 Wildfires Have Cost Russia $100M in 2019, Forestry Authority Says “The real cost is at an exponentially greater magnitude,” Greenpeace Russia's firefighting head said. Thu, 22 Aug 2019 16:05:00 +0200 Pro-Kremlin Activists Storm NGO Protest Forum, Saying: ‘We Don’t Want Maidan in Russia’ The fringe nationalist groups' members spilled a foul-smelling liquid, sang patriotic songs and left. Thu, 22 Aug 2019 15:30:00 +0200 Russian Doctors Rattled by Radiation Exposure Told to ‘Get to Work’ After Explosion “Anyone who was in contact with the contaminated now needs constant checkups,” one medical worker said. Thu, 22 Aug 2019 14:01:00 +0200 Russia Says U.S. Missile Deployments in Asia Would Be a Threat 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 Putin Plays Down Moscow Protests, Blames Opposition for ‘Falsification’ 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 1 in 5 Russians Believe They Can Influence the Government, Poll Says 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 Russian Chess Legend Karpov Unable to Get U.S. Visa, His Friend Says 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 Russia, China Call for UN Security Council Meeting On U.S. Missile Developments 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 Jailed Danish Jehovah’s Witness Accuses Russian Guards of Planting Knife 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 Trash Discovery Shows Turkey Eyes Putin’s Anti-Sanctions Network 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 Russian Officials Condemn Police Violence During Moscow Protests The Kremlin has said the tough police response to this summer's Moscow protests was justified. Wed, 21 Aug 2019 16:32:00 +0200 Tens of Thousands Flee Russian-Led Attack on Syrian Opposition Enclave 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 Trump Calls to Allow Russia to Join G7, Moscow Responds With Skepticism "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 Russian Police Face Prison Time for Refusing to Break Up Ingushetia Protests 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 Russia Reports New Case of African Swine Fever in Its Far East ASF-infected pigs were found at two private farms in the village of Volkovo near Blagoveshchensk. Wed, 21 Aug 2019 10:53:26 +0200 Russian Official Calls Siberian Flood Victims 'Bums,' Sparking Backlash – Reports “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 Russian Tycoons Forsake Western Sports Teams as Asians Step Up Inside Russia, billionaires sometimes support money-losing teams to maintain good standing with the Kremlin. Wed, 21 Aug 2019 09:44:20 +0200 Russian Oil Exports to U.S. Soar to 6-Year High 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 Russia Is ‘Deeply European,’ France’s Macron Says in Russian “Europe stretches from Lisbon to Vladivostok,” Macron said following his talks with President Putin. Tue, 20 Aug 2019 17:04:10 +0200 Keeping the Khachaturyan Sisters’ Case Alive 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 Russia’s Recon Drone Takes Off as Military Touts 24-Hour Flight Time 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 Most Russians Don’t Believe in a Better Future – State Poll 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 Russia Fines CNN Broadcaster for Volume Violations A media group that broadcasts CNN International in Russia was fined $3,000. Tue, 20 Aug 2019 15:07:00 +0200 Russia's Last Cold War-Era Reactor Lifted Onshore in the Arctic 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 Some Russian Radiation Sensors Back Online After Rocket Explosion, Monitor Says U.S.-based nuclear experts suspect Russia was testing a nuclear-powered cruise missile. Tue, 20 Aug 2019 14:45:00 +0200 Russia Says It Won't Share Rocket Explosion Data as Suspicions Swirl 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 130K Troops to Hold Mass Military Drills at War Games, Russia Announces 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 Russia Accuses U.S. of Stoking Tensions With Post-INF Missile Test One Russian senator called the test “blatant cynicism and mockery of the international community.” Tue, 20 Aug 2019 10:02:00 +0200 Russia’s Norilsk Tops Global List of SO2 Emissions Hot Spots – NASA Scientists say that excessive exposure to SO2 particles causes long-term respiratory difficulties. Tue, 20 Aug 2019 09:20:00 +0200 Moscow, St. Petersburg Ranked World’s Best Cities for Work-Life Balance 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 4 Russian Nuclear Monitors ‘Went Silent’ Following Rocket Explosion – WSJ One arms control expert called the disruptions “a very odd coincidence.” Tue, 20 Aug 2019 08:30:00 +0200