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 Wed, 24 Jul 2019 04:41:45 +0200 600 Russia’s Migrant Numbers Surge to Highest Levels in a Decade, Study Says The increase in new migrants looks like “an anomaly” compared to last year's numbers, the study said. Tue, 23 Jul 2019 16:19:14 +0200 Author Yuval Hariri Omits Crimea Mention in New Book’s Russian Edition Observers called the move “not censorship, but an attempt to sell the book better.” Tue, 23 Jul 2019 14:36:08 +0200 Russia Says It Flew First Long-Range Air Patrol with China in Asia-Pacific South Korea earlier accused a Russian military aircraft of violating its airspace. Tue, 23 Jul 2019 13:01:28 +0200 4 Children Killed in Massive Camp Fire in Russia’s Far East The camp's director has been detained and a criminal case has been opened. Tue, 23 Jul 2019 12:58:00 +0200 In British PM Race, a Former Russian Tycoon Quietly Wields Influence Alexander Temerko forged a career at the top of the Russian arms industry. Tue, 23 Jul 2019 11:31:01 +0200 Russia Passes Law to Employ Prisoners Near Businesses, Drawing Gulag Comparisons At least 6,000 inmates will be able to find employment at the prison branches, leading observers to liken the system to Soviet-era gulag camps. Tue, 23 Jul 2019 11:27:00 +0200 Russia Moves Toward Military Cooperation Deal With China The military component comes as part of increasing Russian-Chinese cooperation. Tue, 23 Jul 2019 10:42:15 +0200 Putin Told Jailed French Banker to Buy a Home. It Didn’t Help Philippe Delpal has been in prison for five months after being detained with Michael Calvey. Tue, 23 Jul 2019 10:32:00 +0200 Russian-Chinese Air Patrol in Asia-Pacific Draws Fire from S.Korean Jets Russia denied that its strategic bombers had violated South Korean airspace. Tue, 23 Jul 2019 10:03:00 +0200 Russian LGBT Activist Killed After Being Listed on ‘Saw’-Inspired Gay Hunting Site The website encourages visitors to track down and assault people believed to be LGBT. Tue, 23 Jul 2019 08:53:00 +0200 Russia Establishes New Arctic Air Squadron to Protect Its Northern Sea Route A fleet of Su-34 fighter jets is to be deployed across the region. Mon, 22 Jul 2019 17:17:52 +0200 Putin Grants Russian Citizenship to Novatek's Finance Chief, a U.S. National The move could help the gas producer's finance chief skirt around U.S. sanctions. Mon, 22 Jul 2019 17:09:36 +0200 Russia Denies Its Planes Carried Out Airstrikes on Rebel-Held Syrian City The raids killed at least 20 people in a densely populated city in the south of Idlib province. Mon, 22 Jul 2019 14:52:00 +0200 Russia Offers Simplified E-Visas to Visitors of St. Petersburg The move is expected to attract 12 million tourists to Russia's cultural capital each year. Mon, 22 Jul 2019 14:41:00 +0200 Venomous Vipers Infest Flood-Struck Siberian Region One district has only five doses of antidote to the snakes' venom, its officials said. Mon, 22 Jul 2019 13:49:00 +0200 Russian Official Warns of Economic Downturn in 2021 Over Lending Cuts Russia's economic minister has predicted a recession will hit the country as a result of citizens' mounting personal debts. Mon, 22 Jul 2019 13:16:00 +0200 Hepatitis C Outbreak Infects Over 100 Russian Child Cancer Patients Parents and children told BBC Russia that they had witnessed blood-stained equipment and doctors reusing gloves. Mon, 22 Jul 2019 10:40:00 +0200 Ukraine's Zelenskiy Headed for Commanding Win in Parliamentary Election The election gives Zelenskiy a firmer grip on a country at the center of a standoff between Moscow and the West. Mon, 22 Jul 2019 09:52:42 +0200 Scottish Student Fined for Giving Feminism Lecture in Siberia “How do you like it here in Siberia?” one eyewitness heard a police officer asking the student. Mon, 22 Jul 2019 09:43:41 +0200 News From Russia: What You Missed Over the Weekend 'Pre-revolutionary' protest. Intelligence services hacked. Metallica's Soviet cover. Mon, 22 Jul 2019 09:01:00 +0200 ‘A Pre-Revolutionary Situation’: More Than 20,000 Rally in Moscow for Free Elections Russia’s largest protest in years came after a week of demonstrations against the barring of opposition candidates from city council elections. Sat, 20 Jul 2019 19:17:00 +0200 Putin Says He 'Sympathized' With Trump Before U.S. Election The Russian president made the comments in an interview with U.S. filmmaker Oliver Stone published on the Kremlin website. Sat, 20 Jul 2019 11:22:00 +0200 Former Austrian Chancellor Lands Russian Job Christian Kern has joined the board of Russian Railways. Fri, 19 Jul 2019 16:35:19 +0200 Russia to Phase Out Paper Passports by 2022 The new passports will be plastic cards containing electronic chips. Fri, 19 Jul 2019 16:07:23 +0200 Half of Working Russians Earn Less Than $550 a Month Stagnation in incomes has led to a deterioration in the quality of life for ordinary Russians. Fri, 19 Jul 2019 14:32:29 +0200 Suspect in Russian Tainted Oil Scandal Seeks Political Asylum in Lithuania The contamination was discovered in April and led to a major disruption of supplies from Russia. Fri, 19 Jul 2019 13:39:33 +0200 Russia Tests New Arctic Anti-Aircraft Missiles at Novaya Zemlya The Tor-M2DT missile system has a vital role in Russia’s re-armament of the Arctic. Fri, 19 Jul 2019 11:10:00 +0200 Russia Could Ground International Flights Under New Proposal Airlines will need to provide passengers' personal information to the authorities. Fri, 19 Jul 2019 11:01:10 +0200 Hard Man Putin May Be Showing Softer Side to Russia’s Neighbors Russia has been in conflict with former Soviet satellites seeking greater EU integration. Fri, 19 Jul 2019 10:43:03 +0200 From Russia, No Love for EU's New Chief and Her Hawkish Stance "When the European Commission express their position on the long-term development of relations with us, we will of course respond," Lavrov said. Fri, 19 Jul 2019 09:49:26 +0200 Moscow Officials Sued For Allowing Gay Couple to Adopt The gay couple was accused of “harming their [children's] health and moral and spiritual development.” Fri, 19 Jul 2019 09:35:13 +0200 Moscow, St. Petersburg Named Russia’s Most Polluted Cities – Greenpeace Scientists associate NO2 pollution with diseases such as diabetes, stroke and asthma. Thu, 18 Jul 2019 16:50:08 +0200 Ukraine Agrees Prisoner Swap With Pro-Russian Separatists Kiev expected to exchange 208 people serving jail sentences in Ukraine for 69 Ukrainians. Thu, 18 Jul 2019 16:36:24 +0200 Moscow Is Home to the World’s Third-Largest Number of Billionaires The Russian capital has 71 super-rich residents, behind New York and Hong Kong. Thu, 18 Jul 2019 16:06:46 +0200 New Russian #MeToo Flashmob Takes Twitter by Storm Under the new hashtag, female users share their stories of everyday harassment and abuse in the country. Thu, 18 Jul 2019 15:19:00 +0200 Russia, Ukraine Agree ‘Comprehensive’ Cease-Fire in Donbass The sides have agreed to lay down arms starting midnight this Sunday, July 21. Thu, 18 Jul 2019 14:03:00 +0200 Ukraine Announces Fast-Track Passports After Putin's Russian Citizenship Offer The decision followed a Russian move to simplify citizenship for Ukrainians. Thu, 18 Jul 2019 13:27:32 +0200 Russia Denies Its Troops Are Fighting in Northwest Syria "Russia has had no and has no ground forces in Syria," the defense ministry said. Thu, 18 Jul 2019 13:21:50 +0200 Russian Cops Take Down Security Officials for Planting Drugs on Teen The officials took the 16-year-old victim to an ATM to withdraw cash for a bribe. Thu, 18 Jul 2019 11:52:39 +0200 Russia Has Deployed Ground Forces in Idlib, Syrian Rebels Say This is the first time Moscow has sent ground troops on the battlefield, rebels say. Thu, 18 Jul 2019 09:51:00 +0200 Chinese and Russian Cyber Watchdogs Meet in Moscow Cooperation in this area between the two regulators could alarm Russian proponents of Internet freedom. Thu, 18 Jul 2019 09:49:00 +0200 Russia's Putin Extends Passport Offer to Ukraine Citizens Moscow made the move ahead of Ukrainian parliamentary elections on Sunday. Thu, 18 Jul 2019 09:45:00 +0200 Second Russian Nuclear Plant Taken Down After Malfunction The four-reactor Kalinin plant is located 350 kilometers northwest of Moscow. Thu, 18 Jul 2019 09:12:00 +0200 U.S. Senator Asks FBI to Investigate Russia's FaceApp Over Security Concerns Schumer said the photo editing app's location in Russia raises questions Thu, 18 Jul 2019 09:02:00 +0200 First Bout With Putin Puts Ukraine’s New Leader Under Spotlight Zelenskiy is immersed in his first negotiations with Putin. Wed, 17 Jul 2019 16:39:36 +0200 Kremlin Opens Door to Changing Constitution as Succession Looms It could potentially allow him to switch roles to retain power as head of the ruling party and prime minister. Wed, 17 Jul 2019 16:20:20 +0200 Russia Accuses the Netherlands of ‘Exploiting’ MH17 Tragedy “This tragedy has become a tool in a dirty political game,” Russia's Foreign Ministry said on the fifth anniversary of the downing. Wed, 17 Jul 2019 15:24:00 +0200 Russian Court Extends Arrest of Detained Ukrainian Sailors Moscow accuses the sailors of illegally entering Russian waters, something Kiev denies. Wed, 17 Jul 2019 14:00:45 +0200 Struggling Murmansk Shipping Company Loses Control of Sole Passenger Line The ship is a lifeline for Russians living in settlements on the White Sea coast. Wed, 17 Jul 2019 13:46:00 +0200 EU Calls on Russia to Accept Responsibility for MH17 on Fifth Anniversary The victims’ families also called on the Russian government to "take responsibility." Wed, 17 Jul 2019 10:22:00 +0200