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Maria Vasilyeva

Resistance to Taliban is doomed, says Russian envoy to Afghanistan

Aug 20 2021

MOSCOW Russia's ambassador to Afghanistan praised the conduct of the Taliban on Friday in the days since its takeover, saying there was no alternative to the hardline Islamist group and resistance to it would fail.

Russia fines Google 3 million rbls for violating personal data law

Jul 29 2021

By Maria Kiselyova, Maria Vasilyeva, Polina Ivanova and Alexander Marrow

Russia fines Facebook and Twitter for failing to delete content

Jul 22 2021

MOSCOW A Russian court fined U.S. social media firms Facebook and Twitter on Thursday for failing to delete illegal content, the latest salvo in a standoff between Russia and Big Tech.

As Moscow gets tougher on COVID, some Russians buy fake proof of shots

Jun 23 2021

MOSCOW A black market in fake vaccination certificates is thriving in Russia after Moscow city authorities ordered all public-facing workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

Russia registers world's first COVID-19 vaccine for animals

Mar 31 2021

MOSCOW (Reuters) -Russia has registered the world's first vaccine for animals against COVID-19, its agricultural regulator said on Wednesday, after tests showed it generated antibodies against the virus in dogs, cats, foxes and mink. | Video

Eurovision organisers reject Belarusian entry after opposition backlash

Mar 11 2021

MOSCOW A rumbling political crisis in Belarus spilled over into the Eurovision Song Contest on Thursday, after the event's organisers rejected the country's entry by a band which has mocked protests against President Alexander Lukashenko.

'Toe the line': Belarusian Eurovision song entry riles opposition

Mar 11 2021

MOSCOW A rumbling political crisis in Belarus spilled over into the Eurovision Song Contest this week, as the country's state broadcaster nominated a band that has released songs mocking protests against President Alexander Lukashenko.

'Toe the line': Belarusian Eurovision song entry riles opposition

Mar 11 2021

MOSCOW, March 11 A rumbling political crisis in Belarus spilled over into the Eurovision Song Contest this week, as the country's state broadcaster nominated a band that has released songs mocking protests against President Alexander Lukashenko.

Russian police detain Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny on arrival at airport

Jan 18 2021

MOSCOW Police detained prominent Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny on arrival in Moscow on Sunday after he flew home to Russia from Germany for the first time since he was poisoned last summer, triggering a political clash with the West. | Video

Russia trials COVID-19 vaccine for domestic animals, including mink

Dec 18 2020

MOSCOW Russia is close to completing clinical trials for a COVID-19 vaccine for domestic animals and mink and expects to begin the regulatory approval process in February, according to Russia's agricultural safety watchdog. | Video

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