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Thursday, October 28, 2021



Russia shuts mission to NATO in spy row retaliation

October 18, 2021 10:28 pm

Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov also said staff at NATO's military mission in Moscow would be stripped of their accreditation from November 1, and the alliance's information office in the Russian capital would be shuttered.

Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny says his prison has designated him a terrorist

October 11, 2021 6:52 pm

Alexei Navalny said on Instagram that he had been summoned before a commission, which voted unanimously in favour of the change of status.

Moscow mayor says Covid-19 situation stabilising, but cases still high

July 09, 2021 5:00 pm

Demand for vaccination had been tepid, but authorities say it has now picked up significantly. Adding to concerns about Russian vaccines, Sputnik V in particular, was a lack of recognition by some Western nations.

Moscow to give away free cars to spur people to get Covid vaccine

June 13, 2021 8:24 pm

Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said that anyone over 18 who receives the first of a two-dose Covid-19 vaccine from June 14 until July 11 would now be automatically entered into a draw to win a car.

Moscow strongly condemns US air strikes in Syria

February 26, 2021 4:47 pm

"We call for the unconditional respect of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Syria," the ministry's spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said.

Russia's Alexei Navalny faces more jail time in slander case

February 12, 2021 5:12 pm

Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny could face more jail time over a defamation case for describing a World War II veteran as a traitor. The charge carries a maximum penalty of two years in prison.

Russia: Alexei Navalny returns to court for slander case

February 05, 2021 3:10 pm

Just days after being sentenced to jail, the prominent Putin critic now faces a separate trial over defamation charges. Navalny could face up to two more years in prison.

Top associate of Russia’s Navalny released from detention

December 28, 2020 11:13 am

Lyubov Sobol, a key figure in Navalny’s Anti-Corruption Foundation, was detained for 48 hours on Friday after a day of interrogation.

Retailers in Moscow erect monument to couriers who fed Moscow through lockdown

July 05, 2020 12:03 pm

Designed by artist Alexei Garikovich, it is around three metres tall and features the form of a standing man hollowed out from a thick sheet of rusting metal. Its inscription reads: “Dedicated to those who made self-isolation possible.”

Facing its warmest winter in a century, Moscow gets fake snow for New Year celebrations

December 31, 2019 6:33 pm

To tackle the absence of snow, which is normally a staple in any photo clicked this time of the year in the city, Moscow's authorities have been bringing in fake snow.


Octogenarian Russian dancers prove age just a number

January 29, 2020 11:34 am

Maya Kachina (82) and Lev Kitayev (86) met on the dance floor in a park in the Russian capital over 20 years ago, neither of them was a professional dancer.

Russia investigates plane crash that killed 41 people

May 08, 2019 6:47 am

The SSJ100, also known as the Superjet, was heralded when it went into service in 2011 as a new phase for Russia’s civil aviation industry.