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 Thu, 14 Nov 2019 17:51:30 +0100 600 Russia Recognizes Bolivia’s Interim Leader as Violence Continues https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/11/14/russia-recognizes-bolivias-interim-leader-as-violence-continues-a68178 “Russia will perceive Mrs. Añez as Bolivia’s leader, but only until the elections,” Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister said. Thu, 14 Nov 2019 16:10:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/11/14/russia-recognizes-bolivias-interim-leader-as-violence-continues-a68178 Russia Questions Authenticity of Dutch MH17 Phone Intercepts https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/11/14/russia-questions-authenticity-of-dutch-mh17-phone-intercepts-a68177 The world is awash with "fake news," the Foreign Ministry said. Thu, 14 Nov 2019 15:52:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/11/14/russia-questions-authenticity-of-dutch-mh17-phone-intercepts-a68177 Russia Tests ISIS Orphans’ DNA Ahead of Repatriation https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/11/14/russia-tests-isis-orphans-dna-ahead-of-repatriation-a68176 The tests will confirm if the children have Russian relatives. Thu, 14 Nov 2019 15:14:40 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/11/14/russia-tests-isis-orphans-dna-ahead-of-repatriation-a68176 Russia Blames Fatal Plane Crash on Pilots, Including One Who Lied to Get License https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/11/14/russia-blames-fatal-plane-crash-on-pilots-including-one-who-lied-to-get-license-a68175 The plane from Moscow had been trying to abort its landing when it nose-dived into the runway and burst into flames. Thu, 14 Nov 2019 12:54:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/11/14/russia-blames-fatal-plane-crash-on-pilots-including-one-who-lied-to-get-license-a68175 MH17 Crash Probe Releases Intercepted Calls Between East Ukraine Rebels and Russian Officials https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/11/14/mh17-crash-probe-releases-intercepted-calls-between-east-ukraine-rebels-and-russian-officials-a68174 An international investigation published the calls it says connects pro-Russian separatist fighters to high-ranking Russian officials. Thu, 14 Nov 2019 12:05:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/11/14/mh17-crash-probe-releases-intercepted-calls-between-east-ukraine-rebels-and-russian-officials-a68174 U.S. Shale to Overtake Russia’s Entire Oil and Gas Production https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/11/14/us-shale-overtake-russia-oil-gas-production-a68168 International Energy Agency forecasts falling share for Russia in world energy mix. Thu, 14 Nov 2019 11:34:15 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/11/14/us-shale-overtake-russia-oil-gas-production-a68168 170K in East Ukraine Get Russian Passports Under Putin’s Fast-Track Program https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/11/14/170k-in-east-ukraine-get-russian-passports-under-putins-fast-track-program-a68169 The decision to simplify Russian passports for eastern Ukrainians six months ago angered Kiev and Washington. Thu, 14 Nov 2019 10:46:29 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/11/14/170k-in-east-ukraine-get-russian-passports-under-putins-fast-track-program-a68169 Richard Branson Considering Pobeda Investment – Reports https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/11/14/richard-branson-considering-pobeda-investment-a68167 British billionaire could purchase a 25% stake in the Russian low-cost airline, according to local media reports. Thu, 14 Nov 2019 09:21:40 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/11/14/richard-branson-considering-pobeda-investment-a68167 Russia’s Deadly College Shooting: What We Know So Far https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/11/14/russias-deadly-college-shooting-what-we-know-so-far-a68165 One student is dead and three others injured after the shooter opened fire inside the school. Thu, 14 Nov 2019 08:46:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/11/14/russias-deadly-college-shooting-what-we-know-so-far-a68165 St. Petersburg Tackles a Homeless Problem Moscow Won’t Address https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/11/14/st-petersburg-tackles-a-homeless-problem-moscow-wont-address-a68162 St. Petersburg has become more accepting of homeless people than Moscow thanks to the Nochlezhka NGO. Thu, 14 Nov 2019 08:38:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/11/14/st-petersburg-tackles-a-homeless-problem-moscow-wont-address-a68162 Russia Launches New Air Base in Former U.S. Syria Stronghold https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/11/14/russia-launches-new-air-base-in-former-us-syria-stronghold-a68164 Russian forces have strengthened their presence in northern Syria after the U.S. announced its withdrawal. Thu, 14 Nov 2019 08:00:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/11/14/russia-launches-new-air-base-in-former-us-syria-stronghold-a68164 Kneeling Russian Pensioner Confronts Medvedev Over Hot Water Shutoff https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/11/13/kneeling-russian-pensioner-confronts-medvedev-over-hot-water-shutoff-a68160 The prime minister's response echoed a 2016 remark where he told disgruntled pensioners to "Hang in there." Wed, 13 Nov 2019 15:46:59 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/11/13/kneeling-russian-pensioner-confronts-medvedev-over-hot-water-shutoff-a68160 Russian Child Witnessing Father’s Violent Arrest Was Tortured, European Court Rules https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/11/13/russian-child-witnessing-fathers-violent-arrest-was-tortured-european-court-rules-a68152 The unanimous ruling said that witnessing torture against a loved one is a form of torture in itself. Wed, 13 Nov 2019 15:15:55 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/11/13/russian-child-witnessing-fathers-violent-arrest-was-tortured-european-court-rules-a68152 Russian Economic Growth Accelerates https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/11/13/russian-gdp-economic-growth-accelerates-a68161 Official statistics show Russian GDP growth picking up, but not by enough to meet the government’s target. Wed, 13 Nov 2019 15:14:45 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/11/13/russian-gdp-economic-growth-accelerates-a68161 Russians Break Shopping Records on Chinese Singles’ Day https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/11/13/russians-break-shopping-records-chinese-singles-day-a68159 Russians made 30 million purchases on Chinese platform AliExpress in 24 hours. Wed, 13 Nov 2019 14:31:10 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/11/13/russians-break-shopping-records-chinese-singles-day-a68159 Russia's Northern Fleet Bolsters Its Forces With Siberian Huskies https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/11/13/russias-northern-fleet-bolsters-its-forces-with-siberian-huskies-a68140 Russia’s Armed Forces will soon welcome some new recruits. Wed, 13 Nov 2019 13:52:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/11/13/russias-northern-fleet-bolsters-its-forces-with-siberian-huskies-a68140 Sami Parliaments, EU Concerned by Russia Shutting Down Indigenous Rights Group https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/11/13/sami-parliaments-eu-concerned-by-russia-shutting-down-indigenous-rights-group-a68153 "Russia’s goal with the shutdown is to keep indigenous peoples outside any international, Arctic and UN venues." Wed, 13 Nov 2019 12:35:09 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/11/13/sami-parliaments-eu-concerned-by-russia-shutting-down-indigenous-rights-group-a68153 Ukrainian Tycoon Kolomoisky’s Change of Heart Over Russia, in Quotes https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/11/13/ukrainian-tycoon-kolomoiskys-change-of-heart-over-russia-in-quotes-a68157 The ally of recently elected Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy says Ukraine should give up on the West. Wed, 13 Nov 2019 11:58:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/11/13/ukrainian-tycoon-kolomoiskys-change-of-heart-over-russia-in-quotes-a68157 Moscow Accuses U.S. of Hunting Russians After Israel Extradites Suspected Hacker https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/11/13/moscow-accuses-us-of-hunting-russians-after-israel-extradites-suspected-hacker-a68155 Burkov is accused of various crimes, including wire fraud, computer intrusions, identity theft and money laundering. Wed, 13 Nov 2019 10:48:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/11/13/moscow-accuses-us-of-hunting-russians-after-israel-extradites-suspected-hacker-a68155 The Russian Stock Market is the Best Performer in the World in 2019 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/11/13/russian-stock-market-best-performer-world-2019-a68150 Investors in the MSCI Russia Index have booked a 44% profit since the start of the year. Wed, 13 Nov 2019 10:10:22 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/11/13/russian-stock-market-best-performer-world-2019-a68150 Czech Humanitarian Group Declared ‘Undesirable’ in Russia https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/11/13/czech-humanitarian-group-declared-undesirable-in-russia-a68145 People in Need is the fourth foreign organization to be slapped with the "undesirable" label this year. Wed, 13 Nov 2019 10:03:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/11/13/czech-humanitarian-group-declared-undesirable-in-russia-a68145 Moscow Has Second Worst Road Rage in World https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/11/13/moscow-second-worst-road-rage-world-a68146 Only Mongolia's capital Ulaanbaatar scores higher than Moscow for driver anger. Wed, 13 Nov 2019 08:53:27 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/11/13/moscow-second-worst-road-rage-world-a68146 Russia Says Businesswoman Sentenced in Kuwait Is ‘Safe’ After Embezzlement Verdict https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/11/13/russia-says-businesswoman-sentenced-in-kuwait-is-safe-after-embezzlement-verdict-a68144 She may be inside the Russian Embassy in Kuwait City. Wed, 13 Nov 2019 08:10:51 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/11/13/russia-says-businesswoman-sentenced-in-kuwait-is-safe-after-embezzlement-verdict-a68144 Russia Jails 6 Crimean Tatar Activists for Terrorism, Sparking Condemnation https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/11/12/russia-jails-6-crimean-tatar-activists-for-terrorism-sparking-condemnation-a68143 Amnesty International decried the verdicts as “overt repression.” Tue, 12 Nov 2019 16:09:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/11/12/russia-jails-6-crimean-tatar-activists-for-terrorism-sparking-condemnation-a68143 Russian Authorities Can Seize Assets of Criminals’ Acquaintances, Court Rules https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/11/12/russian-authorities-can-seize-assets-of-criminals-acquaintances-court-rules-a68135 Lawyers warned that the decision could hurt Russia’s attractiveness as an investment destination. Tue, 12 Nov 2019 15:15:26 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/11/12/russian-authorities-can-seize-assets-of-criminals-acquaintances-court-rules-a68135 Murder on the Moika: Brutal Killing Sparks Public Outcry in Russia https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/11/12/murder-on-the-moika-brutal-killing-sparks-public-outcry-in-russia-a68138 Critics say the murder of a young woman by her former professor was spurred by a culture of impunity. Tue, 12 Nov 2019 13:32:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/11/12/murder-on-the-moika-brutal-killing-sparks-public-outcry-in-russia-a68138 The Aftermath of Journalist Ivan Golunov’s Case, Explained https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/11/12/the-aftermath-of-journalist-ivan-golunovs-case-explained-a68134 Five months after Golunov's brief arrest on fabricated drug charges, many questions remain unanswered. Tue, 12 Nov 2019 13:21:21 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/11/12/the-aftermath-of-journalist-ivan-golunovs-case-explained-a68134 Russia Is Building One of the World’s Largest Facial Recognition Networks https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/11/12/russia-is-building-one-of-the-worlds-largest-facial-recognition-networks-a68139 According to some projections, it may even be bigger than China’s 200 million camera system. Tue, 12 Nov 2019 13:16:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/11/12/russia-is-building-one-of-the-worlds-largest-facial-recognition-networks-a68139 Israel Extradites Suspected Russian Hacker to U.S. in Snub to Moscow https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/11/12/israel-extradites-suspected-russian-hacker-to-us-in-snub-to-moscow-a68131 Russia had asked Israel to exchange Burkov for Naama Issachar, who was sentenced to Russian prison on drug-smuggling charges. Tue, 12 Nov 2019 09:42:35 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/11/12/israel-extradites-suspected-russian-hacker-to-us-in-snub-to-moscow-a68131 Putin's Chef Prigozhin Splits His Business Empire – Reports https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/11/12/putins-chef-prigozhin-splits-business-empire-a68133 27-year old lawyer named as co-owner of Kremlin ally’s food business by Russian news sites. Tue, 12 Nov 2019 09:31:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/11/12/putins-chef-prigozhin-splits-business-empire-a68133 Putin Hangs Netanyahu Out to Dry Over Hashish Jailing https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/11/12/putin-hangs-netanyahu-out-to-dry-over-hashish-jailing-a68136 Putin has snubbed repeated requests from Netanyahu to free Naama Issachar, sentenced to 7 1/2 years in jail for carrying a small amount of hashish. Tue, 12 Nov 2019 09:10:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/11/12/putin-hangs-netanyahu-out-to-dry-over-hashish-jailing-a68136 Chechnya Outperforms Kremlin's KPIs Nationwide – Reports https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/11/12/chechnya-outperforms-kremlins-kpis-nationwide-reports-a68129 Residents of Chechnya have the country's highest trust levels toward their region's leader, President Putin and elections. Tue, 12 Nov 2019 08:52:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/11/12/chechnya-outperforms-kremlins-kpis-nationwide-reports-a68129 Former Kazakh President Wants to Arrange Putin-Zelenskiy Summit https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/11/12/former-kazakh-president-wants-to-arrange-putin-zelenskiy-summit-a68130 Such a meeting, if it took place, would represent a breakthrough in the two countries' strained ties. Tue, 12 Nov 2019 08:17:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/11/12/former-kazakh-president-wants-to-arrange-putin-zelenskiy-summit-a68130 Secret U.K. Report Names Conservatives’ Russian Oligarch Donors – Sunday Times https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/11/11/secret-uk-report-names-conservatives-russian-oligarch-donors-sunday-times-a68126 Nine Russian businesspeople have allegedly donated hundreds of thousands of pounds to the Tories. Mon, 11 Nov 2019 16:00:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/11/11/secret-uk-report-names-conservatives-russian-oligarch-donors-sunday-times-a68126 Russian Veterans Join Anglican Church Remembrance Day Service https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/11/11/russian-veterans-join-anglican-church-remembrance-day-service-a68127 Despite the many diplomatic tensions, all stood in silence and then raised their glasses in toasts. Mon, 11 Nov 2019 15:03:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/11/11/russian-veterans-join-anglican-church-remembrance-day-service-a68127 Kremlin Eyes Four-Way Ukraine Summit This Year https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/11/11/kremlin-eyes-four-way-ukraine-summit-this-year-a68125 The leaders of Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France can hold the first four-way summit on the conflict in three years. Mon, 11 Nov 2019 14:41:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/11/11/kremlin-eyes-four-way-ukraine-summit-this-year-a68125 Russian Government to Underspend by One Trillion Rubles in 2019 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/11/11/russian-government-underspend-budget-trillion-rubles-2019-a68122 Government set to miss budget plans by biggest margin for nine years, Audit Chamber warns. Mon, 11 Nov 2019 14:27:53 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/11/11/russian-government-underspend-budget-trillion-rubles-2019-a68122 Libya Slams Russian Intervention: ‘Wherever Wagner Goes Destruction Happens’ https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/11/11/wherever-wagner-goes-destruction-happens-libya-slams-russian-intervention-a68114 Libya's security chief accused Moscow of intervening in Libya as a means of strengthening its influence in Africa. Mon, 11 Nov 2019 12:24:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/11/11/wherever-wagner-goes-destruction-happens-libya-slams-russian-intervention-a68114 Syrian Leader’s Family Owns $40M in Moscow Luxury Apartments – Watchdog https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/11/11/syrian-leaders-family-owns-19m-in-moscow-luxury-apartments-global-witness-a68115 The properties “could be for the purposes of laundering money from Syria into Moscow,” Global Witness said. Mon, 11 Nov 2019 10:59:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/11/11/syrian-leaders-family-owns-19m-in-moscow-luxury-apartments-global-witness-a68115 Russia Accuses Bolivian Opposition of Unleashing Wave of Violence as Morales Resigns https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/11/11/russia-accuses-bolivian-opposition-of-unleashing-wave-of-violence-as-morales-resigns-a68118 Russia's Foreign Ministry said it was alarmed by the events in Bolivia, while opposition figures hailed Morales' resignation. Mon, 11 Nov 2019 10:35:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/11/11/russia-accuses-bolivian-opposition-of-unleashing-wave-of-violence-as-morales-resigns-a68118 Russia Could Trigger World War III, U.K. Defense Chief Says https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/11/11/russia-could-trigger-world-war-iii-uk-defense-chief-says-a68116 Threats from Russia are escalating, the U.K.’s Chief of the Defense Staff Nick Carter said. Mon, 11 Nov 2019 09:17:39 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/11/11/russia-could-trigger-world-war-iii-uk-defense-chief-says-a68116 News From Russia: What You Missed Over the Weekend https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/11/11/news-from-russia-what-you-missed-over-the-weekend-36-a68113 Napoleon complex. Free Willy. 'Final invention.' Mon, 11 Nov 2019 07:54:28 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/11/11/news-from-russia-what-you-missed-over-the-weekend-36-a68113 Russian Professor Admits Murder After Woman’s Severed Arms Found in Bag https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/11/10/russian-professor-admits-murder-womans-severed-arms-found-in-bag-a68112 The historian is believed to have planned to get rid of the body of his former student before taking his own life dressed as Napoleon. Sun, 10 Nov 2019 12:27:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/11/10/russian-professor-admits-murder-womans-severed-arms-found-in-bag-a68112 Russia Releases Last of Captured Whales Into the Wild https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/11/10/russia-releases-last-of-captured-whales-into-the-wild-a68111 The whales' plight had sparked an appeal by Hollywood stars. Sun, 10 Nov 2019 11:53:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/11/10/russia-releases-last-of-captured-whales-into-the-wild-a68111 30,000 Russians Charged Under Protest Law in 15 Years – Monitor https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/11/08/30000-russians-charged-under-protest-law-in-15-years-monitor-a68105 The scope and application of Russia's protest law has expanded significantly in recent years, the study says. Fri, 08 Nov 2019 16:46:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/11/08/30000-russians-charged-under-protest-law-in-15-years-monitor-a68105 Russia Seeks Extradition of Journalist From Latvia https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/11/08/russia-seeks-extradition-of-journalist-from-latvia-a68107 The Rosbalt reporter is accused of defamation by oligarch Alisher Usmanov. Fri, 08 Nov 2019 16:02:55 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/11/08/russia-seeks-extradition-of-journalist-from-latvia-a68107 Russian Football Fans Brawl in Street Battles at Away Game in Hungary https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/11/08/russian-football-fans-brawl-in-street-battles-at-away-game-in-hungary-a68097 Tensions run high when your team's fate in the playoffs is on the line. Fri, 08 Nov 2019 15:57:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/11/08/russian-football-fans-brawl-in-street-battles-at-away-game-in-hungary-a68097 1 in 4 Young Russians Haven’t Heard of the Fall of the Berlin Wall – Poll https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/11/08/1-in-4-young-russians-havent-heard-of-fall-of-berlin-wall-poll-a68104 A majority of 18- to 24-year-olds surveyed said they “don’t care” about the fall of the Berlin Wall 30 years ago. Fri, 08 Nov 2019 14:58:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/11/08/1-in-4-young-russians-havent-heard-of-fall-of-berlin-wall-poll-a68104 11,000 Scientists Warn of ‘Untold Suffering’ From Climate Change. Only 4 of Them Are Russian. https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/11/08/11000-scientists-untold-suffering-climate-change-only-4-russian-a68106 The Moscow Times spoke to one of the Russian scientists about his reasons for signing the open letter and his fears for the future. Fri, 08 Nov 2019 14:19:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/11/08/11000-scientists-untold-suffering-climate-change-only-4-russian-a68106 56M Russians Breathe Polluted Air – Weather Service https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/11/08/56m-russians-breathe-polluted-air-weather-service-a68098 Cities across Siberia and the Far East were most likely to have air pollution above the allowed levels. Fri, 08 Nov 2019 14:05:11 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/11/08/56m-russians-breathe-polluted-air-weather-service-a68098