Oxygen Shortage Deaths Lead to Dismissals, Resignations in Southern Russia

Two senior health officials in southern Russia have left their positions after the start of investigations into the deaths of several coronavirus patients due to an oxygen shortage in a hospital, authorities said Tuesday. Russia’s health watchdog said last week it was investigating claims by hospital workers and officials in the city of Rostov-on-Don that […]

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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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Worrying times in Kiev as Ukraine hits daily record of Covid-19 cases, while infections in Russia also continue to rise

As Western European countries, such as the UK and France, face a likely second wave of Covid-19, Eastern Europe – less severely hit in spring – may be following in tow. Russia and Ukraine are now seeing an uptick in infections. In Ukraine, doctors over the last 24 hours confirmed 3,833 new cases of Covid-19, […]

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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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Russia Clears Two Coronavirus Drugs for Pharmacy Sale – The Moscow Times

Two Russian-made coronavirus treatment drugs have been cleared for pharmacy sale, allowing for widespread at-home treatment of the infection, the Health Ministry announced in a statement to the state-run RIA-Novosti news agency Thursday.  Both drugs are Russia-manufactured variants of favipiravir, the generic version of an anti-flu medication developed by Japan’s Fujifilm. Clinical trials of the […]

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Covid: Govt reaches out to firms to make Sputnik V vaccine | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Russia has reached out to India to seek collaboration of Indian companies in manufacturing vaccines against Covid-19 and also whether phase 3 or bridging studies could be done here. The Centre said there has been significant movement on both the fronts. Outreach has been extended to many companies and several have agreed. The […]

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Germany Threatens Sanctions Against Russia Over Navalny Poisoning – The Moscow Times

Germany, the current head of the European Union, will discuss possible sanctions against Russia over the poisoning of Alexei Navalny if the Kremlin does not provide an explanation soon, its foreign minister said Sunday. Russian opposition leader and anti-corruption campaigner Navalny fell ill on a flight last month and was treated in a Siberian hospital […]

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