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 Sun, 29 Nov 2020 18:04:50 +0100 600 Coronavirus in Russia: The Latest News | Nov. 29 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/11/29/coronavirus-in-russia-the-latest-news-nov-29-a69117 Record-breaking new cases. Deaths surpass 38,000. Vaccine race. Sun, 29 Nov 2020 08:50:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/11/29/coronavirus-in-russia-the-latest-news-nov-29-a69117 Karabakh Rivals Adjust to Life Along New Borders https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/11/28/karabakh-rivals-adjust-to-life-along-new-borders-a72172 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 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/11/28/karabakh-rivals-adjust-to-life-along-new-borders-a72172 Russia to Pay Med Students $260 for Treating Coronavirus Patients https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/11/27/russia-to-pay-med-students-260-for-treating-coronavirus-patients-a72170 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 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/11/27/russia-to-pay-med-students-260-for-treating-coronavirus-patients-a72170 Navalny Urges EU to Target Putin's Oligarch Backers https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/11/27/navalny-urges-eu-to-target-putins-oligarch-backers-a72169 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 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/11/27/navalny-urges-eu-to-target-putins-oligarch-backers-a72169 Russia to Close Down Barents Region's Biggest Air Polluter https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/11/27/russia-to-close-down-barents-regions-biggest-air-polluter-a72167 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 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/11/27/russia-to-close-down-barents-regions-biggest-air-polluter-a72167 Russian Military Launches Coronavirus Vaccination Campaign https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/11/27/russian-military-launches-coronavirus-vaccination-campaign-a72168 Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said more than 400,000 military personnel will be vaccinated. Fri, 27 Nov 2020 12:19:10 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/11/27/russian-military-launches-coronavirus-vaccination-campaign-a72168 Russian Airline Blamed for Phallic Flight Path – Report https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/11/27/russian-airline-blamed-for-phallic-flight-path-report-a72162 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 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/11/27/russian-airline-blamed-for-phallic-flight-path-report-a72162 Russia Says India to Produce 100M Doses of Sputnik Coronavirus Vaccine https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/11/27/russia-says-india-to-produce-100m-doses-of-sputnik-coronavirus-vaccine-a72163 Sputnik V will also be produced in Brazil, China and South Korea. Fri, 27 Nov 2020 09:23:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/11/27/russia-says-india-to-produce-100m-doses-of-sputnik-coronavirus-vaccine-a72163 Russia Breaks Coronavirus Record With 27K New Infections https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/11/27/russia-breaks-coronavirus-record-with-27k-new-infections-a72164 The country’s record-setting second wave of the virus is straining regional healthcare systems. Fri, 27 Nov 2020 09:20:32 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/11/27/russia-breaks-coronavirus-record-with-27k-new-infections-a72164 Moscow Reports 300% Spike in Coronavirus Deaths https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/11/27/moscow-reports-300-spike-in-coronavirus-deaths-a72161 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 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/11/27/moscow-reports-300-spike-in-coronavirus-deaths-a72161 Azerbaijan Lawmakers Urge French Removal From Karabakh Mediation https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/11/26/azerbaijan-lawmakers-urge-french-removal-from-karabakh-mediation-a72160 French lawmakers earlier adopted a resolution calling to recognize Nagorno-Karabakh as an independent state. Thu, 26 Nov 2020 15:53:58 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/11/26/azerbaijan-lawmakers-urge-french-removal-from-karabakh-mediation-a72160 Russia's Top Diplomat Accuses West of Meddling in Belarus https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/11/26/russias-top-diplomat-accuses-west-of-meddling-in-belarus-a72159 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 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/11/26/russias-top-diplomat-accuses-west-of-meddling-in-belarus-a72159 Russia Test-Fires ‘Tsirkon’ Hypersonic Missile https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/11/26/russia-test-fires-tsirkon-hypersonic-missile-a72158 The latest launch is at least the third test run of the Tsirkon this year. Thu, 26 Nov 2020 15:09:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/11/26/russia-test-fires-tsirkon-hypersonic-missile-a72158 Arctic Oil Spill: Nornickel Failures, Tank Flaws Caused Catastrophe – Report https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/11/26/arctic-oil-spill-nornickel-failures-tank-flaws-caused-catastrophe-report-a72156 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 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/11/26/arctic-oil-spill-nornickel-failures-tank-flaws-caused-catastrophe-report-a72156 Siberian Coronavirus Patients Hospitalized in Dilapidated Ward https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/11/26/siberian-coronavirus-patients-hospitalized-in-dilapidated-ward-a72155 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 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/11/26/siberian-coronavirus-patients-hospitalized-in-dilapidated-ward-a72155 Russia Sees Record Virus Infections, Deaths https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/11/26/russia-sees-record-virus-infections-deaths-a72153 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 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/11/26/russia-sees-record-virus-infections-deaths-a72153 Facebook Pays Russia $50K Fine For Not Localizing User Data https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/11/26/facebook-pays-russia-50k-fine-for-not-localizing-user-data-a72152 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 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/11/26/facebook-pays-russia-50k-fine-for-not-localizing-user-data-a72152 China-Bound Flight From Moscow Canceled Over 200 Identical Coronavirus Tests https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/11/26/china-bound-flight-from-moscow-canceled-over-200-identical-coronavirus-tests-a72151 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 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/11/26/china-bound-flight-from-moscow-canceled-over-200-identical-coronavirus-tests-a72151 Russia to Upgrade Flamethrower Systems – Izvestia https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/11/26/russia-to-upgrade-long-range-flamethrower-systems-izvestia-a72148 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 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/11/26/russia-to-upgrade-long-range-flamethrower-systems-izvestia-a72148 Russian Phone Pranksters Dupe Trudeau as ‘Greta Thunberg’ https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/11/25/russian-phone-pranksters-dupe-trudeau-as-greta-thunberg-a72147 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 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/11/25/russian-phone-pranksters-dupe-trudeau-as-greta-thunberg-a72147 Investigation Claims to Uncover Putin’s Extramarital Daughter https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/11/25/investigation-claims-to-uncover-putins-extramarital-daughter-a72146 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 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/11/25/investigation-claims-to-uncover-putins-extramarital-daughter-a72146 Moscow Plans Expanded Social Credit-Style Tracking System – Open Media https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/11/25/moscow-plans-expanded-social-credit-style-tracking-system-open-media-a72144 New digital profiles will now include information about Muscovites’ violations, fines, debts and activities. Wed, 25 Nov 2020 12:26:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/11/25/moscow-plans-expanded-social-credit-style-tracking-system-open-media-a72144 Russian Lawmaker, LGBT Activist Named Among World’s Most Influential Women https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/11/25/russian-lawmaker-lgbt-activist-named-among-worlds-most-influential-women-a72142 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 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/11/25/russian-lawmaker-lgbt-activist-named-among-worlds-most-influential-women-a72142 Russia's Coronavirus Deaths Surpass 500 in New One-Day Record https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/11/25/russias-coronavirus-deaths-surpass-500-in-new-one-day-record-a72143 Authorities continue to rule out a new nationwide lockdown despite the surge in infections and deaths. Wed, 25 Nov 2020 09:07:58 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/11/25/russias-coronavirus-deaths-surpass-500-in-new-one-day-record-a72143 Russian Hospital Fined for Coronavirus Patient ‘Cover-Up’ https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/11/25/russian-hospital-fined-for-coronavirus-patient-cover-up-a72141 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 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/11/25/russian-hospital-fined-for-coronavirus-patient-cover-up-a72141 Key Belarus Opposition Figure Charged With Graft and Fraud https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/11/24/key-belarus-opposition-figure-charged-with-graft-and-fraud-a72140 Viktor Babaryko was considered President Alexander Lukashenko's strongest election rival until his June arrest. Tue, 24 Nov 2020 17:39:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/11/24/key-belarus-opposition-figure-charged-with-graft-and-fraud-a72140 Ozon Shares Jump 40% on U.S. IPO https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/11/24/ozon-shares-jump-on-us-ipo-a72139 Firm valued at more than $7 billion after landmark IPO for Russian business. Tue, 24 Nov 2020 17:26:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/11/24/ozon-shares-jump-on-us-ipo-a72139 St. Petersburg Dad Takes 6 Children Hostage – Reports https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/11/24/st-petersburg-dad-takes-6-children-hostage-reports-a72138 Reports said the man may have taken the children hostage over a conflict with his wife. Tue, 24 Nov 2020 14:50:40 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/11/24/st-petersburg-dad-takes-6-children-hostage-reports-a72138 Russia To Vaccinate Mink Against Coronavirus Amid Mutation Fears https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/11/24/russia-to-vaccinate-mink-against-coronavirus-amid-mutation-fears-a72131 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 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/11/24/russia-to-vaccinate-mink-against-coronavirus-amid-mutation-fears-a72131 Is the WHO Too Soft on Russia? https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/11/24/is-the-who-too-soft-on-russia-a72137 Critics fear Russia is using the WHO’s structural weaknesses to validate its coronavirus approach. Tue, 24 Nov 2020 13:57:54 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/11/24/is-the-who-too-soft-on-russia-a72137 Russia Says Its Sputnik V Coronavirus Vaccine 95% Effective https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/11/24/russia-says-its-sputnik-v-coronavirus-vaccine-95-effective-a72135 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 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/11/24/russia-says-its-sputnik-v-coronavirus-vaccine-95-effective-a72135 Russian Jehovah’s Witnesses Targeted in Fresh Raids https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/11/24/russian-jehovahs-witnesses-targeted-in-fresh-raids-a72132 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 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/11/24/russian-jehovahs-witnesses-targeted-in-fresh-raids-a72132 Russia Says Chased off U.S. Warship in Its Pacific Waters https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/11/24/russia-says-chased-off-us-warship-in-its-pacific-waters-a72134 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 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/11/24/russia-says-chased-off-us-warship-in-its-pacific-waters-a72134 Putin Still Won't Congratulate Biden Despite Start of Formal Transition https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/11/24/putin-still-wont-congratulate-biden-despite-start-of-formal-transition-a72133 The Kremlin reiterated that Putin won't congratulate Biden before the election results are officially announced. Tue, 24 Nov 2020 11:48:06 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/11/24/putin-still-wont-congratulate-biden-despite-start-of-formal-transition-a72133 Yevgeny Lebedev Named ‘Baron of Hampton and Siberia’ in Britain https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/11/24/yevgeny-lebedev-named-baron-of-hampton-and-siberia-in-britain-a72129 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 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/11/24/yevgeny-lebedev-named-baron-of-hampton-and-siberia-in-britain-a72129 Russian WWII Vet Given Presidential Medal for Raising Coronavirus Funds https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/11/24/russian-wwii-vet-given-presidential-medal-for-raising-coronavirus-funds-a72128 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 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/11/24/russian-wwii-vet-given-presidential-medal-for-raising-coronavirus-funds-a72128 Russian Peacekeeper Wounded in Deadly Nagorno-Karabakh Mine Blast https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/11/24/russian-peacekeeper-wounded-in-deadly-nagorno-karabakh-mine-blast-a72127 Some 2,000 Russian peacekeepers are in the region to oversee a Moscow-brokered peace deal. Tue, 24 Nov 2020 08:07:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/11/24/russian-peacekeeper-wounded-in-deadly-nagorno-karabakh-mine-blast-a72127 Ice Storm in Russia’s Far East Linked to Climate Change https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/11/23/ice-storm-in-russias-far-east-linked-to-climate-change-a72123 The storm has battered the region and left 100,000 residents without electricity for several days. Mon, 23 Nov 2020 16:00:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/11/23/ice-storm-in-russias-far-east-linked-to-climate-change-a72123 Russia Fines Pussy Riot Activists for Hanging Pride Flags https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/11/23/russia-fines-pussy-riot-activists-for-hanging-pride-flags-a72126 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 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/11/23/russia-fines-pussy-riot-activists-for-hanging-pride-flags-a72126 Putin Signs Law Raising Income Tax for High Earners https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/11/23/putin-signs-law-raising-income-tax-for-high-earners-a72124 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 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/11/23/putin-signs-law-raising-income-tax-for-high-earners-a72124 Siberian Schoolkids Charged With Terror Over Minecraft Plot – Reports https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/11/23/siberian-schoolkids-charged-with-terror-over-minecraft-plot-reports-a72120 The three teenagers were reportedly planning to detonate an FSB office they had built on Minecraft. Mon, 23 Nov 2020 13:21:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/11/23/siberian-schoolkids-charged-with-terror-over-minecraft-plot-reports-a72120 NYT's Russia Job Posting 'Russophobic,' Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Says https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/11/23/nyts-russia-job-posting-russophobic-foreign-ministry-spokeswoman-says-a72117 “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 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/11/23/nyts-russia-job-posting-russophobic-foreign-ministry-spokeswoman-says-a72117 7 Die From Drinking Hand Sanitizer at Party in Russia https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/11/23/7-die-from-drinking-hand-sanitizer-at-dinner-party-in-russia-a72119 Two others survived but remain connected to a mechanical ventilator in a coma. Mon, 23 Nov 2020 12:03:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/11/23/7-die-from-drinking-hand-sanitizer-at-dinner-party-in-russia-a72119 Russia Plans Biometric Database for Citizens, Foreigners – TASS https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/11/23/russia-plans-biometric-database-for-citizens-foreigners-tass-a72116 Law enforcement will be able to identify individuals via face recognition and fingerprints. Mon, 23 Nov 2020 10:10:44 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/11/23/russia-plans-biometric-database-for-citizens-foreigners-tass-a72116 Russia Confirms Record 25K Coronavirus Cases https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/11/23/russia-confirms-record-25k-coronavirus-cases-a72118 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 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/11/23/russia-confirms-record-25k-coronavirus-cases-a72118 News From Russia: What You Missed Over the Weekend https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/11/23/news-from-russia-what-you-missed-over-the-weekend-88-a72115 Closing skies. Sanctioned UK officials. Western food embargo extended. Mon, 23 Nov 2020 07:49:00 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/11/23/news-from-russia-what-you-missed-over-the-weekend-88-a72115 Thousands March in Belarus Opposition Rally in Minsk https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/11/22/thousands-march-in-belarus-opposition-rally-in-minsk-a72114 For more than three months Belarus has been gripped by historic weekly opposition rallies. Sun, 22 Nov 2020 16:19:15 +0100 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/11/22/thousands-march-in-belarus-opposition-rally-in-minsk-a72114 Armenia PM Urges Stronger Military Links With Russia https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/11/21/13-a72109 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 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/11/21/13-a72109 Russia Imposes Reciprocal Sanctions on 25 UK Officials https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/11/21/russia-imposes-reciprocal-sanctions-on-25-uk-officials-a72113 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 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/11/21/russia-imposes-reciprocal-sanctions-on-25-uk-officials-a72113 Russia Extends Western Food Imports Embargo to End 2021 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/11/21/russia-extends-western-food-imports-embargo-to-end-2021-a72112 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 https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/11/21/russia-extends-western-food-imports-embargo-to-end-2021-a72112