Wednesday, August 5, 2020
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....
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...
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...
A Russian artist unveiled four giant paintings of Russia’s President Vladimir Putin in central Istanbul on Saturday, saying he wanted to show the good ties between Ankara and Moscow despite differences over Syria and other issues, Reuters reported. However shortly after Alexander Donskoy unveiled his “Putin is Russia?” project in...
Eighty-nine people have been injured in an explosion in a plant manufacturing explosives in Russia, the country’s health ministry has said, according to Euronews. The blast took place Saturday at the Kristall state research institute in Dzerzhinsk, 400 kilometers (250 miles) east of Moscow. An investigation is underway but the...