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, 29 Sep 2020 16:02:42 +0200 600 Less Than 7% of Russia's Waste Is Recycled – Official Analysis https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/09/29/less-than-7-of-russias-waste-is-recycled-official-analysis-a71587 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 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/09/29/less-than-7-of-russias-waste-is-recycled-official-analysis-a71587 Kremlin Urges Turkey to Work for Ceasefire in Karabakh https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/09/29/kremlin-urges-turkey-to-work-for-ceasefire-in-karabakh-a71590 Moscow's appeal came after Turkey's Erdogan demanded Armenia end its "occupation" of Nagorno-Karabakh. Tue, 29 Sep 2020 13:51:09 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/09/29/kremlin-urges-turkey-to-work-for-ceasefire-in-karabakh-a71590 Coronavirus in Russia: The Latest News | Sept. 29 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/09/29/coronavirus-in-russia-the-latest-news-sept-29-a69117 Moscow eyes new restrictions. Deaths surpass 20,000. Vaccine race. Tue, 29 Sep 2020 13:17:00 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/09/29/coronavirus-in-russia-the-latest-news-sept-29-a69117 Russian Ruble Drops to Almost 5-Year Low Against Euro https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/09/29/russian-ruble-drops-to-almost-5-year-low-against-euro-a71585 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 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/09/29/russian-ruble-drops-to-almost-5-year-low-against-euro-a71585 Putin Says Belarus Facing 'Unprecedented External Pressure' https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/09/29/putin-says-belarus-facing-unprecedented-external-pressure-a71586 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 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/09/29/putin-says-belarus-facing-unprecedented-external-pressure-a71586 Macron Promises Help in Talks With Belarus Opposition Leader https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/09/29/macron-promises-help-in-talks-with-belarus-opposition-leader-a71583 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 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/09/29/macron-promises-help-in-talks-with-belarus-opposition-leader-a71583 Moscow Announces Two-Week School Break to Contain Coronavirus https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/09/29/moscow-announces-two-week-school-break-to-contain-coronavirus-a71581 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 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/09/29/moscow-announces-two-week-school-break-to-contain-coronavirus-a71581 Moscow Azerbaijanis Slam Armenian Recruitment Drive in Karabakh Clashes https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/09/29/moscow-azerbaijanis-slam-armenian-recruitment-drive-in-karabakh-clashes-a71580 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 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/09/29/moscow-azerbaijanis-slam-armenian-recruitment-drive-in-karabakh-clashes-a71580 Death Toll Rises in Armenia-Azerbaijan Fight Despite Calls for Pause https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/09/29/death-toll-rises-in-armenia-azerbaijan-fight-despite-calls-for-pause-a71566 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 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/09/29/death-toll-rises-in-armenia-azerbaijan-fight-despite-calls-for-pause-a71566 Macron Ready to Meet Belarus Opposition Leader https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/09/28/macron-ready-to-meet-belarus-opposition-leader-a71575 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 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/09/28/macron-ready-to-meet-belarus-opposition-leader-a71575 5K Recruits Receive Russia’s Coronavirus Vaccine https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/09/28/5k-recruits-receive-russias-coronavirus-vaccine-a71576 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 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/09/28/5k-recruits-receive-russias-coronavirus-vaccine-a71576 Nobel Winner Alexievich Leaves Belarus for Treatment – Friend https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/09/28/nobel-winner-alexievich-leaves-belarus-for-treatment-friend-a71578 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 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/09/28/nobel-winner-alexievich-leaves-belarus-for-treatment-friend-a71578 New Armenia-Azerbaijan Fighting a Long Time in the Making https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/09/28/new-armenia-azerbaijan-fighting-a-long-time-in-the-making-a71577 Since July, events have appeared to be inexorably leading up to a more ambitious Azerbaijani offensive. Mon, 28 Sep 2020 13:19:29 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/09/28/new-armenia-azerbaijan-fighting-a-long-time-in-the-making-a71577 Veteran Russian Human Rights Leader Yury Orlov Dies at 96 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/09/28/veteran-russian-human-rights-leader-yury-orlov-dies-at-96-a71570 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 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/09/28/veteran-russian-human-rights-leader-yury-orlov-dies-at-96-a71570 What Is Russia's Role in the Armenia-Azerbaijan Conflict? https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/09/28/what-is-russias-role-in-the-armenia-azerbaijan-conflict-a71567 Moscow has so far taken a cautious stance toward the latest flare-up. Mon, 28 Sep 2020 11:59:49 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/09/28/what-is-russias-role-in-the-armenia-azerbaijan-conflict-a71567 How Nornickel Became the Arctic’s Biggest Polluter https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/09/28/how-nornickel-became-the-arctics-biggest-polluter-a71572 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 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/09/28/how-nornickel-became-the-arctics-biggest-polluter-a71572 Six Months Into Pandemic, Migrant Workers in Russia Live in Makeshift Camps as They Wait to Go Home https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/09/28/six-months-into-pandemic-migrant-workers-in-russia-live-in-makeshift-camps-as-they-wait-to-go-home-a71548 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 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/09/28/six-months-into-pandemic-migrant-workers-in-russia-live-in-makeshift-camps-as-they-wait-to-go-home-a71548 Germany’s Merkel Visited Navalny in Hospital During Novichok Recovery https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/09/28/germanys-merkel-visited-navalny-in-hospital-during-novichok-recovery-a71565 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 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/09/28/germanys-merkel-visited-navalny-in-hospital-during-novichok-recovery-a71565 News From Russia: What You Missed Over the Weekend https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/09/28/news-from-russia-what-you-missed-over-the-weekend-80-a71564 Armenia and Azerbaijan clash. 'People's inauguration.' F1 run. Mon, 28 Sep 2020 09:02:00 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/09/28/news-from-russia-what-you-missed-over-the-weekend-80-a71564 Tens of Thousands March in Belarus Despite Police Detentions https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/09/27/tens-of-thousands-march-in-belarus-despite-police-detentions-a71563 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 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/09/27/tens-of-thousands-march-in-belarus-despite-police-detentions-a71563 Clashes Between Azerbaijan and Armenia Separatists Leave at Least 23 Dead https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/09/27/azerbaijan-armenia-on-war-footing-after-casualties-in-heavy-fighting-a71562 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 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/09/27/azerbaijan-armenia-on-war-footing-after-casualties-in-heavy-fighting-a71562 F1 Reports Biggest Coronavirus Spike This Year Ahead of Russian Grand Prix https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/09/26/f1-reports-biggest-coronavirus-spike-this-year-ahead-of-russian-grand-prix-a71561 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 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/09/26/f1-reports-biggest-coronavirus-spike-this-year-ahead-of-russian-grand-prix-a71561 Russia Accuses Germany of Refusing to Cooperate on Navalny Medical Probe https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/09/25/russia-accuses-germany-of-refusing-to-cooperate-on-navalny-medical-probe-a71560 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 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/09/25/russia-accuses-germany-of-refusing-to-cooperate-on-navalny-medical-probe-a71560 Germany Presses Russia to Release UN Report on Libya Arms https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/09/25/germany-presses-russia-to-release-un-report-on-libya-arms-a71559 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 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/09/25/germany-presses-russia-to-release-un-report-on-libya-arms-a71559 Russian Ruble Tumbles on Second Wave Fears https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/09/25/russian-ruble-tumbles-on-second-wave-fears-a71558 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 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/09/25/russian-ruble-tumbles-on-second-wave-fears-a71558 Moscow Recommends Coronavirus Self-Isolation for Pregnant Women https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/09/25/moscow-recommends-coronavirus-self-isolation-for-pregnant-women-a71557 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 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/09/25/moscow-recommends-coronavirus-self-isolation-for-pregnant-women-a71557 Putin Proposes Election Non-Interference Pact With U.S. https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/09/25/putin-proposes-election-non-interference-pact-with-us-a71552 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 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/09/25/putin-proposes-election-non-interference-pact-with-us-a71552 Russia’s Coronavirus Vaccine Delivers Immunity After First Dose – Developer https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/09/25/russias-coronavirus-vaccine-delivers-immunity-after-first-dose-developer-a71550 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 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/09/25/russias-coronavirus-vaccine-delivers-immunity-after-first-dose-developer-a71550 Russia Counts Over 7K New Coronavirus Cases https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/09/25/russia-counts-over-7k-new-coronavirus-cases-a71549 The last time Russia recorded more than 7,000 new infections was on June 25. Fri, 25 Sep 2020 10:37:50 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/09/25/russia-counts-over-7k-new-coronavirus-cases-a71549 Gorbachev Backs Belarus Opposition Protesters https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/09/25/gorbachev-backs-belarus-opposition-protesters-a71547 “The Belarusian people...have now shown their true strong character,” Gorbachev said. Fri, 25 Sep 2020 10:17:28 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/09/25/gorbachev-backs-belarus-opposition-protesters-a71547 Moscow Urges Return to Remote Work Amid Rebounding Coronavirus Cases https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/09/25/moscow-urges-return-to-remote-work-amid-rebounding-coronavirus-cases-a71546 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 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/09/25/moscow-urges-return-to-remote-work-amid-rebounding-coronavirus-cases-a71546 Cosmonauts Not Ready to Try Russia's Virus Vaccine https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/09/25/cosmonauts-not-ready-to-try-russias-virus-vaccine-a71545 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 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/09/25/cosmonauts-not-ready-to-try-russias-virus-vaccine-a71545 Russia’s Coronavirus Drug to Be Sold in 23 Countries https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/09/24/russias-coronavirus-drug-to-be-sold-in-23-countries-a71541 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 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/09/24/russias-coronavirus-drug-to-be-sold-in-23-countries-a71541 Russia Seizes Kremlin Critic Navalny’s Apartment https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/09/24/russia-seizes-kremlin-critic-navalnys-apartment-a71542 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 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/09/24/russia-seizes-kremlin-critic-navalnys-apartment-a71542 Russia's Season of War Games Unites West-Weary Allies https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/09/24/russias-season-of-war-games-unites-west-weary-allies-a71540 "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 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/09/24/russias-season-of-war-games-unites-west-weary-allies-a71540 Russia’s 2nd Potential Coronavirus Vaccine Nears Approval https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/09/24/russias-2nd-potential-coronavirus-vaccine-nears-approval-a71538 Volunteers were said to be “feeling good” after taking the peptide-based jab called EpiVacCorona. Thu, 24 Sep 2020 13:54:03 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/09/24/russias-2nd-potential-coronavirus-vaccine-nears-approval-a71538 Jailed U.S. Investor Calvey Denied MRI Scan for Cancer Treatment – FT https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/09/24/jailed-us-investor-calvey-denied-mri-scan-for-cancer-treatment-ft-a71536 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 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/09/24/jailed-us-investor-calvey-denied-mri-scan-for-cancer-treatment-ft-a71536 New Virus Cases in Moscow Climb to June Levels https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/09/24/new-virus-cases-in-moscow-climb-to-june-levels-a71539 On Thursday, the capital recorded 1,050 new cases, the highest figure since June 23. Thu, 24 Sep 2020 12:09:39 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/09/24/new-virus-cases-in-moscow-climb-to-june-levels-a71539 TikTok Admits to Deleting Russian Videos at Government's Request https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/09/24/tiktok-admits-to-deleting-russian-lgbt-videos-a71534 TikTok denied that the platform restricted LGBT content in Russia. Thu, 24 Sep 2020 09:48:00 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/09/24/tiktok-admits-to-deleting-russian-lgbt-videos-a71534 Secret Lukashenko Inauguration Triggers Fresh Belarus Clashes https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/09/23/secret-lukashenko-inauguration-triggers-fresh-belarus-clashes-a71522 Footage showed riot police violently dispersing protesters while some demonstrators including women had bloodied faces.  Wed, 23 Sep 2020 20:38:00 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/09/23/secret-lukashenko-inauguration-triggers-fresh-belarus-clashes-a71522 Bulgaria Expels Two Russian Diplomats for Spying https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/09/23/bulgaria-expels-two-russian-diplomats-for-spying-a71531 The two diplomats were given 72 hours to leave the country. Wed, 23 Sep 2020 18:44:00 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/09/23/bulgaria-expels-two-russian-diplomats-for-spying-a71531 U.S. Sanctions Russian Tycoon's Central Africa Business https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/09/23/us-sanctions-russian-tycoons-central-africa-business-a71532 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 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/09/23/us-sanctions-russian-tycoons-central-africa-business-a71532 Moscow Expands List of European Officials Banned From Russia https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/09/23/moscow-expands-list-of-european-officials-banned-from-russia-a71529 The Foreign Ministry pointed to "hostile steps" against Russia and its citizens. Wed, 23 Sep 2020 16:49:31 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/09/23/moscow-expands-list-of-european-officials-banned-from-russia-a71529 RT Trolls Trump With Post-Election Job Offer https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/09/23/rt-trolls-trump-with-post-election-job-offer-a71526 If Trump loses the Nov. 3 election, he at least has one Plan B option. Wed, 23 Sep 2020 15:31:56 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/09/23/rt-trolls-trump-with-post-election-job-offer-a71526 Russia’s Nuclear Imports Likely Larger Than Declared – Greenpeace https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/09/23/russias-nuclear-imports-likely-larger-than-declared-greenpeace-a71520 The shipments have sparked outcry from environmental activists. Wed, 23 Sep 2020 15:03:00 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/09/23/russias-nuclear-imports-likely-larger-than-declared-greenpeace-a71520 Yandex Shares Hit Record High as Analysts Cheer $5.5Bln Tinkoff Deal https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/09/23/yandex-shares-hit-record-high-as-analysts-cheer-55bln-tinkoff-deal-a71521 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 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/09/23/yandex-shares-hit-record-high-as-analysts-cheer-55bln-tinkoff-deal-a71521 Friendly Fire Suspected in Russian Fighter Jet Crash https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/09/23/friendly-fire-suspected-in-russian-fighter-jet-crash-a71524 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 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/09/23/friendly-fire-suspected-in-russian-fighter-jet-crash-a71524 Navalny Leaves German Hospital One Month After Near-Fatal Poisoning https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/09/23/navalny-leaves-german-hospital-one-month-after-near-fatal-poisoning-a71517 Doctors at Berlin's Charité hospital said a full recovery is "possible" for the opposition leader. Wed, 23 Sep 2020 13:01:00 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/09/23/navalny-leaves-german-hospital-one-month-after-near-fatal-poisoning-a71517 6 Convicts Tunnel Out of Russian Prison https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/09/23/6-convicts-tunnel-out-of-russian-prison-a71519 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 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/09/23/6-convicts-tunnel-out-of-russian-prison-a71519 Russian Narcotics Officer Caught Growing Marijuana to Meet Drug Arrest Quota https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/09/23/russian-narcotics-officer-caught-growing-marijuana-to-meet-drug-arrest-quota-a71518 Agents found two marijuana plantations run by the drug enforcement officer, investigators said. Wed, 23 Sep 2020 11:41:00 +0200 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/09/23/russian-narcotics-officer-caught-growing-marijuana-to-meet-drug-arrest-quota-a71518