Saturday, July 11, 2020
U.S. warplanes intercepted four Russian reconnaissance aircraft near Alaska on Saturday, U.S. commanders said, as cited by The Moscow Times. The Russian Tu-142's came within 65 nautical miles south of Alaska's Aleutian island chain and "loitered" in the Alaskan Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) for eight hours. But they stayed in...
Five deputy chief editors resigned from Vedomosti on Monday, after the newspaper’s parent company made Andrey Shmarov’s appointment as editor-in-chief permanent, Meduza reports. Dmitry Simakov, Boris Safronov, Filipp Strekin, Kirill Kharatyan, and Alexander Gubsky all stepped down in protest. Gubsky had worked at Vedomosti since it was founded in 1999....
The extension of the OPEC+ transaction is logical since the balance of supply and demand in the oil market has not yet been reached, said the head of Gazprom Neft Alexander Dyukov in an interview with Rossiya-24 TV Channel on Monday, as reported by TASS. "The balance of supply and...
Tehran called on Russia and China to resist a push by Washington to extend a U.N.-imposed arms embargo due to expire in October under Tehran’s 2015 nuclear deal with six powers, Reuters writes. U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration has been taking a harder line with the United Nations to extend...
Lamine Diack, the disgraced former head of athletics’ governing body, goes on trial in Paris on Monday on charges of corruption and money laundering linked to a Russian doping scandal, Reuters reported. Prosecutors allege he solicited 3.45 million euros ($3.89 million) from athletes suspected of doping to cover up the...
The Northern Fleet ships completed anti-submarine warfare drills in the Barents Sea, the Fleet’s press office reported on Tuesday, TASS reported. The drills that lasted several days involved the missile cruiser Marshal Ustinov, the large anti-submarine warfare ship Severomorsk and small anti-subsurface ships from the water area protection brigade of...
Kiev’s line towards confrontation and whipping up tensions with Moscow remains unchanged, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Wednesday on occasion of Vladimir Zelensky’s first year of presidency, TASS reported. According to the Russian Foreign Ministry, attempts continue to distort common history, glorify Nazism and desecrate memorials...
Russia marked 75 years since the Soviet victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two on Saturday, but the coronavirus outbreak forced it to scale back celebrations seen as boosting support for President Vladimir Putin, Reuters reported. With coronavirus infections rising, Putin last month postponed the highlight of annual Victory...
The FBI and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) warned officials to increase security and to do additional checks for possible Russian operatives appearing as political advisers working in U.S. politics for the upcoming November’s elections. According to The Associated Press, the report which was produced in February warned...
Russia’s Northern Fleet is tracking a group of U.S. and British naval vessels which entered the Barents Sea on Monday morning, the Russian Defense Ministry was quoted as saying by the Interfax news agency. The U.S. Navy said earlier on Monday that four U.S. Navy ships and a Royal Navy...