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, 29 Nov 2020 18:04:50 +0100 600 Coronavirus in Russia: The Latest News | Nov. 29 Record-breaking new cases. Deaths surpass 38,000. Vaccine race. Sun, 29 Nov 2020 08:50:00 +0100 Karabakh Rivals Adjust to Life Along New Borders Under the truce signed on November 9, Azerbaijan reclaimed swathes of territory that for three decades were controlled by Armenian separatists. Sat, 28 Nov 2020 16:20:33 +0100 Russia to Pay Med Students $260 for Treating Coronavirus Patients Some 60,000 students are expected to receive the payments for their work on the front lines of the pandemic. Fri, 27 Nov 2020 15:48:00 +0100 Navalny Urges EU to Target Putin's Oligarch Backers Navalny argued for a new strategy after the EU sanctioned Russian officials and military officers over his poisoning. Fri, 27 Nov 2020 14:29:39 +0100 Russia to Close Down Barents Region's Biggest Air Polluter Smelting will stop on Dec. 25 at the plant in Nikel near Russia's border with Norway. Fri, 27 Nov 2020 14:10:49 +0100 Russian Military Launches Coronavirus Vaccination Campaign Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said more than 400,000 military personnel will be vaccinated. Fri, 27 Nov 2020 12:19:10 +0100 Russian Airline Blamed for Phallic Flight Path – Report Pobeda initially said its pilots were likely showing support for the national football team captain after his private masturbation video leaked. Fri, 27 Nov 2020 10:49:42 +0100 Russia Says India to Produce 100M Doses of Sputnik Coronavirus Vaccine Sputnik V will also be produced in Brazil, China and South Korea. Fri, 27 Nov 2020 09:23:00 +0100 Russia Breaks Coronavirus Record With 27K New Infections The country’s record-setting second wave of the virus is straining regional healthcare systems. Fri, 27 Nov 2020 09:20:32 +0100 Moscow Reports 300% Spike in Coronavirus Deaths October's 2,235 deaths from Covid-19 mark a 311% increase over the number registered in September. Fri, 27 Nov 2020 08:00:34 +0100 Azerbaijan Lawmakers Urge French Removal From Karabakh Mediation French lawmakers earlier adopted a resolution calling to recognize Nagorno-Karabakh as an independent state. Thu, 26 Nov 2020 15:53:58 +0100 Russia's Top Diplomat Accuses West of Meddling in Belarus Lavrov's visit to Minsk marks the latest show of Moscow's support for authorities in its ex-Soviet neighbor. Thu, 26 Nov 2020 15:10:00 +0100 Russia Test-Fires ‘Tsirkon’ Hypersonic Missile The latest launch is at least the third test run of the Tsirkon this year. Thu, 26 Nov 2020 15:09:00 +0100 Arctic Oil Spill: Nornickel Failures, Tank Flaws Caused Catastrophe – Report A report commissioned by Nornickel said the metals giant failed to investigate warning signs or grasp the consequences of a possible disaster. Thu, 26 Nov 2020 13:42:13 +0100 Siberian Coronavirus Patients Hospitalized in Dilapidated Ward Health authorities in Barnaul were forced to reopen the previously shuttered ward “due to an urgent need” of beds. Thu, 26 Nov 2020 12:58:52 +0100 Russia Sees Record Virus Infections, Deaths Thursday's increase marks the second time a new record has been hit in less than a week. Thu, 26 Nov 2020 11:53:25 +0100 Facebook Pays Russia $50K Fine For Not Localizing User Data The social network has refused to comply with Russia’s controversial requirements to store Russian users’ data on Russia-based servers. Thu, 26 Nov 2020 10:28:37 +0100 China-Bound Flight From Moscow Canceled Over 200 Identical Coronavirus Tests Neither the airline nor the organization that conducted the test “could provide a reasonable explanation” for the results. Thu, 26 Nov 2020 10:20:40 +0100 Russia to Upgrade Flamethrower Systems – Izvestia The TOS-1 systems will be equipped with longer-range “scorching” rockets and real-time targeting capabilities. Thu, 26 Nov 2020 08:01:00 +0100 Russian Phone Pranksters Dupe Trudeau as ‘Greta Thunberg’ The call ends when the fake Greta asks if Trudeau can introduce her to Canadian characters from “South Park.” Wed, 25 Nov 2020 16:19:00 +0100 Investigation Claims to Uncover Putin’s Extramarital Daughter Her mother owns $100 million in assets as well as a share in Rossiya Bank, which is connected to Russia’s political elite. Wed, 25 Nov 2020 14:45:00 +0100 Moscow Plans Expanded Social Credit-Style Tracking System – Open Media New digital profiles will now include information about Muscovites’ violations, fines, debts and activities. Wed, 25 Nov 2020 12:26:00 +0100 Russian Lawmaker, LGBT Activist Named Among World’s Most Influential Women The BBC's 100 Women 2020 list aims to highlight women who act as leaders of change. Wed, 25 Nov 2020 10:02:51 +0100 Russia's Coronavirus Deaths Surpass 500 in New One-Day Record Authorities continue to rule out a new nationwide lockdown despite the surge in infections and deaths. Wed, 25 Nov 2020 09:07:58 +0100 Russian Hospital Fined for Coronavirus Patient ‘Cover-Up’ The hospital’s failure to inform national authorities led to an “unconstrained” spread of the disease, the court said. Wed, 25 Nov 2020 08:02:00 +0100 Key Belarus Opposition Figure Charged With Graft and Fraud Viktor Babaryko was considered President Alexander Lukashenko's strongest election rival until his June arrest. Tue, 24 Nov 2020 17:39:00 +0100 Ozon Shares Jump 40% on U.S. IPO Firm valued at more than $7 billion after landmark IPO for Russian business. Tue, 24 Nov 2020 17:26:00 +0100 St. Petersburg Dad Takes 6 Children Hostage – Reports Reports said the man may have taken the children hostage over a conflict with his wife. Tue, 24 Nov 2020 14:50:40 +0100 Russia To Vaccinate Mink Against Coronavirus Amid Mutation Fears The move comes after Denmark said it will cull its entire mink population to eliminate a mutation of the virus. Tue, 24 Nov 2020 14:01:12 +0100 Is the WHO Too Soft on Russia? Critics fear Russia is using the WHO’s structural weaknesses to validate its coronavirus approach. Tue, 24 Nov 2020 13:57:54 +0100 Russia Says Its Sputnik V Coronavirus Vaccine 95% Effective The Kremlin said that President Vladimir Putin won't decide whether to receive the jab or not until its clinical trials have been completed. Tue, 24 Nov 2020 12:44:00 +0100 Russian Jehovah’s Witnesses Targeted in Fresh Raids Members of the group banned in Russia were arrested in Moscow and 20 other regions during the latest raids. Tue, 24 Nov 2020 12:04:00 +0100 Russia Says Chased off U.S. Warship in Its Pacific Waters A Russian anti-submarine destroyer threatened to "use a ramming maneuver to drive the intruder out of its territorial waters." Tue, 24 Nov 2020 12:00:28 +0100 Putin Still Won't Congratulate Biden Despite Start of Formal Transition The Kremlin reiterated that Putin won't congratulate Biden before the election results are officially announced. Tue, 24 Nov 2020 11:48:06 +0100 Yevgeny Lebedev Named ‘Baron of Hampton and Siberia’ in Britain The Russian-British media mogul is due to be sworn in as the first Russian peer next month. Tue, 24 Nov 2020 10:07:59 +0100 Russian WWII Vet Given Presidential Medal for Raising Coronavirus Funds Zinaida Korneva recounted her wartime experiences to raise money for families of medics who died from the virus. Tue, 24 Nov 2020 08:58:00 +0100 Russian Peacekeeper Wounded in Deadly Nagorno-Karabakh Mine Blast Some 2,000 Russian peacekeepers are in the region to oversee a Moscow-brokered peace deal. Tue, 24 Nov 2020 08:07:00 +0100 Ice Storm in Russia’s Far East Linked to Climate Change The storm has battered the region and left 100,000 residents without electricity for several days. Mon, 23 Nov 2020 16:00:00 +0100 Russia Fines Pussy Riot Activists for Hanging Pride Flags The activists had described the protest action as a "birthday gift" to Putin and published a list of demands. Mon, 23 Nov 2020 15:31:51 +0100 Putin Signs Law Raising Income Tax for High Earners Starting next year, the tax rate will rise from 13% to 15% on incomes over 5 million rubles. Mon, 23 Nov 2020 15:12:00 +0100 Siberian Schoolkids Charged With Terror Over Minecraft Plot – Reports The three teenagers were reportedly planning to detonate an FSB office they had built on Minecraft. Mon, 23 Nov 2020 13:21:00 +0100 NYT's Russia Job Posting 'Russophobic,' Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Says “The American press has been fighting the ‘monster’ for so long that it did not notice that it became the monster itself.” Mon, 23 Nov 2020 12:56:00 +0100 7 Die From Drinking Hand Sanitizer at Party in Russia Two others survived but remain connected to a mechanical ventilator in a coma. Mon, 23 Nov 2020 12:03:00 +0100 Russia Plans Biometric Database for Citizens, Foreigners – TASS Law enforcement will be able to identify individuals via face recognition and fingerprints. Mon, 23 Nov 2020 10:10:44 +0100 Russia Confirms Record 25K Coronavirus Cases Infection rates per 100,000 people have more than doubled from 6.1 in October to 15.3 in November. Mon, 23 Nov 2020 09:20:58 +0100 News From Russia: What You Missed Over the Weekend Closing skies. Sanctioned UK officials. Western food embargo extended. Mon, 23 Nov 2020 07:49:00 +0100 Thousands March in Belarus Opposition Rally in Minsk For more than three months Belarus has been gripped by historic weekly opposition rallies. Sun, 22 Nov 2020 16:19:15 +0100 Armenia PM Urges Stronger Military Links With Russia Nikol Pashinyan called Saturday for greater military cooperation with Russia, a day after Azerbaijani troops began moving into territory in Nagorno-Karabakh. Sat, 21 Nov 2020 16:06:00 +0100 Russia Imposes Reciprocal Sanctions on 25 UK Officials Britain had earlier sanctioned 25 Russian officials for their alleged involvement in the death of lawyer Sergei Magnitsky. Sat, 21 Nov 2020 14:42:00 +0100 Russia Extends Western Food Imports Embargo to End 2021 The Russian embargo was in response to EU sanctions introduced after Russia's annexation of the Crimean peninsula. Sat, 21 Nov 2020 11:59:00 +0100