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, 02 Jun 2020 13:45:21 +0200 600 Coronavirus in Russia: The Latest News | June 2 Moscow opens up. Rising infections. Approved treatment. Tue, 02 Jun 2020 13:06:00 +0200 Russia Says It's Developing UV Light Therapy to Treat Coronavirus 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 Russian Army to Test Coronavirus Vaccine on Troops Fifty military personnel have volunteered as test subjects for the vaccine, the Defense Ministry said. Tue, 02 Jun 2020 11:19:00 +0200 Russia Coronavirus Cases Rise Past 420K as Deaths Surpass 5K 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 Putin Praises Official's 'Form' After Birth of Seventh Child "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 Russia Scales Down Military Drills Near NATO Borders in 2020 – Official 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 Trump Puts G7 Summit Proposal to Putin Russian President Vladimir Putin could be invited to an expanded G7 meeting later this year. Mon, 01 Jun 2020 20:29:19 +0200 In Photos: Moscow Takes First Post-Coronavirus Steps Outside Quarantine is over, if you want it. Mon, 01 Jun 2020 17:08:36 +0200 Specter of Oil Giant Rosneft Looms Over Russian Independent Media 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 Russia Plans July 1 Vote on Putin's Constitutional Amendments After Coronavirus Delay 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 Kremlin Says It 'Lacks Detail' on Trump's G7 Invitation 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 Putin’s Trust Rating Drops Further as More Russians Willing to Protest — Poll 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 Moscow Bemused at U.S. Space 'Hysteria' as Musk Taunts Russia SpaceX's historic launch was seen as ending Russia's long-held monopoly on space travel. Mon, 01 Jun 2020 11:21:00 +0200 Russia Reacts to U.S. Riots, Claims of Meddling 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 Russia to Roll Out ‘Game-Changing’ Anti-Coronavirus Drug — Reuters “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 As Russian Officials Back Hydroxychloroquine, Doctors Take Matters Into Their Own Hands Some experts suspect that the controversial anti-malaria medication causes higher death rates among coronavirus patients. Mon, 01 Jun 2020 10:19:00 +0200 Moscow Eases Lockdown Despite High Virus Caseload Critics quipped that life in Moscow was beginning to imitate dystopian fiction. Mon, 01 Jun 2020 09:19:15 +0200 News From Russia: What You Missed Over the Weekend Space 'hysteria.' Solo pickets. U.S. protests. Mon, 01 Jun 2020 08:59:00 +0200 'Trampoline Is Working': Musk Taunts Russia Six years later Elon Musk and NASA had the last laugh. Sun, 31 May 2020 13:55:00 +0200 SpaceX Launch Is ‘Wakeup Call’ For Russia’s Space Program 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 Russian Space Agency Congratulates SpaceX on Launch "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 U.S. Demands Russia Free Ill American Accused of Spying Fifty-year-old Paul Whelan had emergency hernia surgery late Thursday. Sat, 30 May 2020 19:09:05 +0200 Russia Struggles to Keep up in Race for Virus Vaccine Experts say Russia is no longer the vaccine developer it was in Soviet times. Fri, 29 May 2020 17:16:13 +0200 U.S. Ex-Marine in Russia Spy Trial Has Urgent Operation 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 Moscow Police Resume Detaining Jailed Journalist’s Supporters 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 Tanker Crosses Russian Arctic Route Without Icebreaker Assistance Commercial shipping along the Northern Sea Route is starting earlier than ever before. Fri, 29 May 2020 13:50:31 +0200 Moscow Doubles Coronavirus-Linked Death Count Amid Scrutiny 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 Russia Wants to Spark a Domestic Tourism Boom. Will It Work? The government is telling Russians to explore their homeland, and borders remain shut.  Fri, 29 May 2020 10:49:00 +0200 ‘Accidental’ Opposition Activist Mokhnatkin Dies Aged 66 During his lifetime, Mokhnatkin became a poster child for prison abuse. Fri, 29 May 2020 10:16:29 +0200 ‘Zombie’ Wildfires Threaten Arctic Russia, Scientists Warn 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 Fans Allowed to Attend Russian Football Matches Next Month Spectators will be initially allowed to occupy 10% of stadiums' seats. Fri, 29 May 2020 09:08:40 +0200 Russia Slams 'Dangerous' U.S. Foreign Policy Moves 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 Moscow, Ankara 'Divide Up Influence' in Libya: Analysts Moscow "does not wish" to engage in a long and costly conflict in Libya, analysts said. Thu, 28 May 2020 16:05:39 +0200 Leading Russian Journalists Detained for Protesting in Support of Jailed Colleague They had been protesting the arrest of popular journalist and activist Ilya Azar. Thu, 28 May 2020 16:01:00 +0200 Moscow's First Steps Out of Coronavirus Lockdown, Explained 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 Elon Musk’s Plan to Bomb Mars Is a Cover to Send Nukes Into Space, Russia’s Space Chief Says The SpaceX founder and CEO plans to terraform the Red Planet by bombarding its polar caps. Thu, 28 May 2020 13:52:00 +0200 Russia in Talks With World Leaders to Attend June WWII Parade The event's postponement due to the coronavirus was a blow to Putin. Thu, 28 May 2020 12:12:00 +0200 Russia to Stop Counting Asymptomatic Coronavirus Cases, Deaths – Health Ministry Health experts say that asymptomatic transmission of the coronavirus is common. Thu, 28 May 2020 12:01:00 +0200 1 in 4 Russians Believe Coronavirus Pandemic ‘Made-Up’ – Poll 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 'I Am Healthy,' Chechen Chief Says After Virus Hospitalization Rumors 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 Russia Seizes 40 Tons of Embargoed European Cheeses The shipment included Dorblu blue cheese and Italian hard cheeses such as Grana Padano. Wed, 27 May 2020 18:31:00 +0200 Russia Postpones BRICS, SCO Summits in July Over Pandemic The Kremlin said new dates would be decided depending on the virus situation of participating countries. Wed, 27 May 2020 16:51:50 +0200 ‘It’s All Bullsh*t,’ Russia’s Coronavirus Information Chief Says of Virus Fears “It’s all exaggerated....Why has the whole world been destroyed? That I don’t know.” Wed, 27 May 2020 16:20:48 +0200 Moscow to Start Easing Coronavirus Restrictions After Flattening Curve 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 Russian Army Deploys Field Hospitals in Virus-Hit Dagestan 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 U.S. Navy Accuses Russian Jets of ‘Unsafe’ Mediterranean Interception 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 Scandal-Plagued Ex-Governor Sues Putin for Wrongful Dismissal Putin dismissed Ignatyev this January following a series of questionable comments and incidents. Wed, 27 May 2020 11:14:00 +0200 Bike Sales Spike in Movement-Starved Russia 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 Russian Communist Leader Links Coronavirus Vaccine to Microchip Conspiracy Theory “The globalists are ready to use the most sophisticated technologies of digital enslavement,” Zyuganov said. Wed, 27 May 2020 09:40:38 +0200 Russians’ Confidence in Government Down, Self-Reliance Up During Virus Outbreak – Poll 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