Monday, December 5, 2022
Russian President Vladimir Putin is likely to return to his regular work mode soon as the COVID-19 situation in Russia improves, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Thursday, TASS reports. "Let’s not be complete pessimists, and let’s hope that in the near future, we will be gradually returning to the...
A Russian court on Tuesday ordered former journalist Ivan Safronov to be kept in custody until May 7 on charges of treason, the court’s press officer said, Reuters reports. Safronov, who left journalism and began working at Russia’s space agency in May, was detained by security agents outside his flat...
Bulgarian prosecutors said on Friday they had charged six Bulgarians, including senior officials from the defense ministry and military intelligence, with spying for Russia, Reuters reported. The Russian embassy in Sofia said in a comment on its website it expected that until a court ruled on the case that all...
A school shooting in Kazan, Russia, has left 11 people dead, most of them students, as reported by The Moscow Times citing RIA Novosti. One of the victims in the shooting was a teacher and the other eight were students at Kazan's School No. 175, TASS reported. Telegram news channels posted...
Even in the midst of a parliamentary election campaign, Russians appear to be uninterested in domestic policy concerns. According to weekly surveys conducted by the All-Russia Public Opinion Research Center and the Public Opinion Foundation, respondents pay little attention to domestic political events. The president's activities are at the top...
Moscow will insist in its today’s contacts with Minsk that the situation around the detention of Russian journalists in Belarus be settled the soonest possible, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday. "This situation needs to be settled based, first of all, on humane considerations. During our contact with...
Claims that Russian blogger Alexei Navalny has been poisoned are premature, the clinical picture does not correspond to the typical one in such situations, Head of the Bureau of Forensic Medical Examination of Moscow’s Health Department Sergey Shigeev told TASS on Tuesday. "There is a lot of information in the...
The air forces of the US-led NATO military bloc have not only boosted their surveillance activities along Russia’s borders, but are now also increasingly training for potential strikes on the country’s soil, Russia Today reported. That's according to Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu. Speaking on national TV on Sunday, he...
The idea of naming the European Union’s new human rights sanctions after Alexey Navalny is aimed at directing the restrictions against Moscow, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said at a briefing on Thursday, commenting on EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell’s initiative on...
A Russian journalist died on Friday after setting herself on fire in front of the local branch of the interior ministry in the city of Nizhny Novgorod, a day after her apartment was searched by police, her news outlet said, Reuters reported. Prior to her self-immolation, Irina Slavina wrote on...