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 Thu, 14 Nov 2019 17:51:30 +0100 600 Russia Recognizes Bolivia’s Interim Leader as Violence Continues “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 Russia Questions Authenticity of Dutch MH17 Phone Intercepts The world is awash with "fake news," the Foreign Ministry said. Thu, 14 Nov 2019 15:52:00 +0100 Russia Tests ISIS Orphans’ DNA Ahead of Repatriation The tests will confirm if the children have Russian relatives. Thu, 14 Nov 2019 15:14:40 +0100 Russia Blames Fatal Plane Crash on Pilots, Including One Who Lied to Get License 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 MH17 Crash Probe Releases Intercepted Calls Between East Ukraine Rebels and Russian Officials 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 U.S. Shale to Overtake Russia’s Entire Oil and Gas Production International Energy Agency forecasts falling share for Russia in world energy mix. Thu, 14 Nov 2019 11:34:15 +0100 170K in East Ukraine Get Russian Passports Under Putin’s Fast-Track Program The decision to simplify Russian passports for eastern Ukrainians six months ago angered Kiev and Washington. Thu, 14 Nov 2019 10:46:29 +0100 Richard Branson Considering Pobeda Investment – Reports 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 Russia’s Deadly College Shooting: What We Know So Far One student is dead and three others injured after the shooter opened fire inside the school. Thu, 14 Nov 2019 08:46:00 +0100 St. Petersburg Tackles a Homeless Problem Moscow Won’t Address St. Petersburg has become more accepting of homeless people than Moscow thanks to the Nochlezhka NGO. Thu, 14 Nov 2019 08:38:00 +0100 Russia Launches New Air Base in Former U.S. Syria Stronghold Russian forces have strengthened their presence in northern Syria after the U.S. announced its withdrawal. Thu, 14 Nov 2019 08:00:00 +0100 Kneeling Russian Pensioner Confronts Medvedev Over Hot Water Shutoff 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 Russian Child Witnessing Father’s Violent Arrest Was Tortured, European Court Rules 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 Russian Economic Growth Accelerates 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 Russians Break Shopping Records on Chinese Singles’ Day Russians made 30 million purchases on Chinese platform AliExpress in 24 hours. Wed, 13 Nov 2019 14:31:10 +0100 Russia's Northern Fleet Bolsters Its Forces With Siberian Huskies Russia’s Armed Forces will soon welcome some new recruits. Wed, 13 Nov 2019 13:52:00 +0100 Sami Parliaments, EU Concerned by Russia Shutting Down Indigenous Rights Group "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 Ukrainian Tycoon Kolomoisky’s Change of Heart Over Russia, in Quotes 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 Moscow Accuses U.S. of Hunting Russians After Israel Extradites Suspected Hacker Burkov is accused of various crimes, including wire fraud, computer intrusions, identity theft and money laundering. Wed, 13 Nov 2019 10:48:00 +0100 The Russian Stock Market is the Best Performer in the World in 2019 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 Czech Humanitarian Group Declared ‘Undesirable’ in Russia 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 Moscow Has Second Worst Road Rage in World Only Mongolia's capital Ulaanbaatar scores higher than Moscow for driver anger. Wed, 13 Nov 2019 08:53:27 +0100 Russia Says Businesswoman Sentenced in Kuwait Is ‘Safe’ After Embezzlement Verdict She may be inside the Russian Embassy in Kuwait City. Wed, 13 Nov 2019 08:10:51 +0100 Russia Jails 6 Crimean Tatar Activists for Terrorism, Sparking Condemnation Amnesty International decried the verdicts as “overt repression.” Tue, 12 Nov 2019 16:09:00 +0100 Russian Authorities Can Seize Assets of Criminals’ Acquaintances, Court Rules Lawyers warned that the decision could hurt Russia’s attractiveness as an investment destination. Tue, 12 Nov 2019 15:15:26 +0100 Murder on the Moika: Brutal Killing Sparks Public Outcry in Russia 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 The Aftermath of Journalist Ivan Golunov’s Case, Explained Five months after Golunov's brief arrest on fabricated drug charges, many questions remain unanswered. Tue, 12 Nov 2019 13:21:21 +0100 Russia Is Building One of the World’s Largest Facial Recognition Networks According to some projections, it may even be bigger than China’s 200 million camera system. Tue, 12 Nov 2019 13:16:00 +0100 Israel Extradites Suspected Russian Hacker to U.S. in Snub to Moscow 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 Putin's Chef Prigozhin Splits His Business Empire – Reports 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 Putin Hangs Netanyahu Out to Dry Over Hashish Jailing 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 Chechnya Outperforms Kremlin's KPIs Nationwide – Reports 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 Former Kazakh President Wants to Arrange Putin-Zelenskiy Summit 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 Secret U.K. Report Names Conservatives’ Russian Oligarch Donors – Sunday Times Nine Russian businesspeople have allegedly donated hundreds of thousands of pounds to the Tories. Mon, 11 Nov 2019 16:00:00 +0100 Russian Veterans Join Anglican Church Remembrance Day Service Despite the many diplomatic tensions, all stood in silence and then raised their glasses in toasts. Mon, 11 Nov 2019 15:03:00 +0100 Kremlin Eyes Four-Way Ukraine Summit This Year 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 Russian Government to Underspend by One Trillion Rubles in 2019 Government set to miss budget plans by biggest margin for nine years, Audit Chamber warns. Mon, 11 Nov 2019 14:27:53 +0100 Libya Slams Russian Intervention: ‘Wherever Wagner Goes Destruction Happens’ 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 Syrian Leader’s Family Owns $40M in Moscow Luxury Apartments – Watchdog 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 Russia Accuses Bolivian Opposition of Unleashing Wave of Violence as Morales Resigns 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 Russia Could Trigger World War III, U.K. Defense Chief Says 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 News From Russia: What You Missed Over the Weekend Napoleon complex. Free Willy. 'Final invention.' Mon, 11 Nov 2019 07:54:28 +0100 Russian Professor Admits Murder After Woman’s Severed Arms Found in Bag 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 Russia Releases Last of Captured Whales Into the Wild The whales' plight had sparked an appeal by Hollywood stars. Sun, 10 Nov 2019 11:53:00 +0100 30,000 Russians Charged Under Protest Law in 15 Years – Monitor 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 Russia Seeks Extradition of Journalist From Latvia The Rosbalt reporter is accused of defamation by oligarch Alisher Usmanov. Fri, 08 Nov 2019 16:02:55 +0100 Russian Football Fans Brawl in Street Battles at Away Game in Hungary Tensions run high when your team's fate in the playoffs is on the line. Fri, 08 Nov 2019 15:57:00 +0100 1 in 4 Young Russians Haven’t Heard of the Fall of the Berlin Wall – Poll 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 11,000 Scientists Warn of ‘Untold Suffering’ From Climate Change. Only 4 of Them Are Russian. 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 56M Russians Breathe Polluted Air – Weather Service 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