Coronavirus in Russia: The Latest News | Oct. 24 – The Moscow Times

Russia has confirmed 1,497,167 cases of coronavirus and 25,821 deaths. Oct. 24: What you need to know today Russia confirmed 16,521 Covid-19 cases Saturday, bringing its official number of cases to 1,497,167. A total of 296 people have died in the past 24 hours. A device that tests for the coronavirus based on the sound of a cough could appear at […]

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Russia’s Putin says he believes nearly 5,000 people killed in Nagorno-Karabakh conflict – Times of India

MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday Moscow believed that nearly 5,000 people had been killed in fighting between Azerbaijan and ethnic Armenian forces over the Nagorno-Karabakh region. “There are a lot of casualties from both sides, more than 2,000 from each side,” Putin told a meeting of the Valdai Discussion Club. Nagorno-Karabakh said […]

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Russia Offers U.S. One-Year Freeze on Nuclear Warhead Numbers – The Moscow Times

Russia said on Tuesday it was ready to offer the United States a mutual one-year freeze on the number of nuclear warheads held by both countries in order to extend a landmark arms reduction deal due to expire next year. “Russia offers to extend the New START by one year and is ready to take […]

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Russia Projected to Lose 11X More Population Than in 2019 – RBC – The Moscow Times

Russia’s population decline in 2020 will be 1,100% greater than that of 2019 amid the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, according to government projections cited by the RBC news website Thursday.  The government forecasts a 352,500 drop in Russia’s population this year, according to the report, leading to a population of 146.4 million by the end […]

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Russian Military Attempts to Disperse Syria Protesters With Helicopter Fly-Over – The Moscow Times

A Russian military transport helicopter has been filmed dispersing protesters rallying against Russia’s expansion into northeast Syria on Sunday, local independent media reported.  Dozens of residents of Ayn Diwar village near the Turkish border took to the streets to oppose the Russian forces’ fifth attempt to establish a military outpost there, according to the North […]

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Could a Lethal Algae Bloom Have Killed Kamchatka’s Sea Creatures? Some Marine Biologists Think So. – The Moscow Times

Around the same time as an unexplained event wiped out 95% of sea-dwelling life off the coast of Russia’s Far Eastern Kamchatka peninsula earlier this month, a yellow foam covered an area of water so large it could be seen from space.  That’s the clue prompting some of Russia’s leading marine biologists to blame the […]

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Activists Fear ‘Ecological Catastrophe’ in Russia’s Far East Kamchatka – The Moscow Times

Fears are mounting over an environmental disaster in Russia’s Far East after locals reported finding dozens of dead sea animals washed onto a beach from the Pacific Ocean. Greenpeace said tests conducted on water samples taken from around Khalaktyrsky beach in Russia’s Kamchatka region showed petroleum levels four times higher than usual, and phenol levels […]

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Kremlin Orders 2-Week Virus Quarantine for All Putin Visitors – Reports – The Moscow Times

The Kremlin has imposed a mandatory two-week quarantine for anyone scheduled to meet President Vladimir Putin in person, the Proekt investigative website reported Wednesday. Putin, 67, has held most of his meetings via videoconference since the start of the pandemic, which has affected several high-ranking government officials including his spokesman and prime minister. As restrictions […]

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Coronavirus in Russia: The Latest News | Sept. 26 – The Moscow Times

Russia has confirmed 1,143,571 cases of coronavirus and 20,225 deaths. Sept. 26: What you need to know today Russia confirmed 7,523 new Covid-19 cases Saturday, bringing the country’s official number of cases to 1,143,571 as the number of new infections across the country continues to rise. Moscow is urging its businesses to reinstate work-from-home measures and elderly residents […]

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Putin Recreates Soviet-Era Political Supervision Over National Guards – The Moscow Times

President Vladimir Putin has created a new post in Russia’s National Guard to ensure ideological education and political unity amid questions over the country’s return to once-abolished Soviet practices. The Russian military has gained political influence in both domestic and foreign policy since the 2014 annexation of Crimea from Ukraine and renewed geopolitical tensions with […]

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