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Russia's Vladimir Putin self-isolates after COVID-19 infects inner circle

Sep 15 2021

MOSCOW (Reuters) -Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday he was self-isolating after several members of his entourage fell ill with COVID-19, including someone he worked with in close proximity and had been in close contact with all of the previous day. | Video

Russian court fines Twitter, Facebook, WhatsApp - report

Aug 26 2021

MOSCOW A Russian court on Thursday fined Twitter 17 million roubles ($229,730), Facebook 15 million roubles and WhatsApp 4 million roubles over their refusal to localise user data as required by Russian law, Interfax news agency reported.

Russia arrests top hypersonic research scientist in treason case

Aug 12 2021

MOSCOW (Reuters) -A Russian court on Thursday ordered a 73-year-old leading specialist in hypersonic technology to be held in custody for two months on suspicion of state treason, the latest in a series of such cases.

Russia looks to U.S. for aid as new coronavirus cases drop to lowest since May 1

May 18 2020

MOSCOW Russia is working on getting reciprocal medical aid from the United States, Moscow said on Monday after the country reported its lowest overnight rise in coronavirus cases since May 1.

Russian regions join coronavirus lockdown as toll rises

Mar 30 2020

MOSCOW More than a dozen Russian regions including the city of St Petersburg introduced a partial lockdown on Monday after Russia recorded its biggest one-day rise in coronavirus cases for the sixth day in a row.

Coronavirus cases in Russia reach 658 after biggest daily rise: government

Mar 25 2020

MOSCOW The number of recorded coronavirus cases in Russia reached 658 on Wednesday, a day after the mayor of Moscow told President Vladimir Putin that the real scale of the problem in the Russian capital far exceeded official figures.

Court in Crimea jails Jehovah's Witness for six years in extremism case

Mar 05 2020

MOSCOW A court in Russian-controlled Crimea jailed a Jehovah's Witness for six years on Thursday after finding him guilty of organizing the activities of a banned extremist organization, part of a crackdown rights activists say violates religious freedom.

Resume peace talks, Ukraine's Zelenskiy urges Putin after four soldiers killed

Aug 07 2019

KIEV/MOSCOW Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Wednesday pressed Russian leader Vladimir Putin for a resumption of peace talks after four Ukrainian soldiers were killed by shelling in the eastern Donbass border region.

Russian opposition plans new protest despite over 1,000 arrests

Aug 04 2019

MOSCOW Russia's anti-Kremlin opposition said it was planning a nationwide protest next weekend despite police forcibly detaining over 1,000 people on Saturday for attending what they said was an illegal march in Moscow to demand free elections.

Taliban say progress made at Afghan talks in Moscow but no breakthrough

May 30 2019

MOSCOW A Taliban official said on Thursday that decent progress had been made at talks with a group of senior Afghan politicians in Moscow but that there had been no breakthrough in their bid to end 18 years of war and that further talks would be needed.

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