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Soviet cosmonaut Major Yuri Gagarin, first man to orbit the earth, is shown in his space suit. Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first human in space 60 years ago.(AP file photo)

60 years since first human spaceflight

Edited by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON APR 13, 2021 08:26 AM IST
Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin was a Soviet pilot who became the first human to enter into outer space.
Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, who is accused of slandering a Russian World War Two veteran, stands inside a defendant dock during a court hearing in Moscow, Russia. (Reuters)
Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, who is accused of slandering a Russian World War Two veteran, stands inside a defendant dock during a court hearing in Moscow, Russia. (Reuters)

Russia prison service defends treatment of hunger-striking Navalny

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON APR 01, 2021 03:16 PM IST
  • Alexei Navalny, one of President Vladimir Putin's most prominent critics, went on hunger strike on Wednesday to try to force the prison holding him to give him proper medical care for what he said was acute pain in his back and legs.
Prison authorities, after examining Navalny last week, declared his condition to be stable and satisfactory.(Reuters)
Prison authorities, after examining Navalny last week, declared his condition to be stable and satisfactory.(Reuters)

Jailed Kremlin critic Navalny launches hunger strike in bid for medical care

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON APR 01, 2021 12:06 PM IST
The fate of Navalny, one of President Vladimir Putin's most prominent critics, is in focus after he said last week that being woken up by a guard every hour during the night amounted to torture.
Vladimir Putin said last week that 4.3 million people in the country of around 145 million had so far received two shots of a vaccine.. (AP Photo/Vladimir Voronin)(AP)
Vladimir Putin said last week that 4.3 million people in the country of around 145 million had so far received two shots of a vaccine.. (AP Photo/Vladimir Voronin)(AP)

Third Covid-19 wave emerging in Russia: State health official

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 30, 2021 06:08 PM IST
  • Russia on Tuesday reported 8,277 new coronavirus cases in the previous 24 hours, including 1,291 in Moscow
Russian President Vladimir Putin(AP)
Russian President Vladimir Putin(AP)

Russian President Putin felt minor side effects from Covid-19 vaccine

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 28, 2021 08:15 PM IST
  • "I woke up the next morning after the vaccination and it seemed to me I felt slight pain in muscles. I took a thermometer... my temperature was normal," Putin told the state Rossiya 1 TV channel.
Russian President Vladimir Putin got vaccinated against Covid-19 (Alexei Druzhinin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
Russian President Vladimir Putin got vaccinated against Covid-19 (Alexei Druzhinin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

Russian President Putin gets a jab of Covid vaccine

AP | | Posted by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON MAR 24, 2021 06:17 AM IST
Dmitry Peskov said Putin is feeling fine after getting the shot and is planning a regular workday Wednesday.
This picture taken on March 21, 2021, shows a view of a billowing smoke plume coming from burning trucks and freight vehicles in the aftermath of airstrikes at a depot near the Bab al-Hawa border crossing between Syria and Turkey in Syria's rebel-held northwestern Idlib province. (AFP)
This picture taken on March 21, 2021, shows a view of a billowing smoke plume coming from burning trucks and freight vehicles in the aftermath of airstrikes at a depot near the Bab al-Hawa border crossing between Syria and Turkey in Syria's rebel-held northwestern Idlib province. (AFP)

Russia seeking to gain as Biden mulls over US' role in Syrian war

AP |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 23, 2021 12:39 PM IST
The new U.S. administration has yet to say how it plans to handle Syria, which is now fragmented among a half-dozen militaries — including U.S. troops — owing to a war that has killed and has displaced millions.
Biden's assessment that Putin is a "killer" marked a stark contrast with Trump's steadfast refusal to say anything negative about the Russian president.(Bloomberg File)
Biden's assessment that Putin is a "killer" marked a stark contrast with Trump's steadfast refusal to say anything negative about the Russian president.(Bloomberg File)

Russia recalls envoy: Biden's 'pay the price' warning prompts diplomatic crisis

AFP |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 18, 2021 03:46 AM IST
  • Russia responded by summoning its envoy home, but stressed that it wanted to prevent an "irreversible deterioration" in relations.
Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a Security Council meeting via video conference at the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow, Russia, Friday, March 12, 2021. (Alexei Druzhinin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a Security Council meeting via video conference at the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow, Russia, Friday, March 12, 2021. (Alexei Druzhinin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

Russia 'influenced' 2020 race to help Trump hurt Biden: US intelligence report

AP |
UPDATED ON MAR 17, 2021 05:34 PM IST
The declassified intelligence assessment found broad efforts by the Kremlin and Iran to shape the outcome of the race.
Russian President Vladimir Putin(AP)
Russian President Vladimir Putin(AP)

Russia calls US allegations over Putin-directed election meddling 'baseless'

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 17, 2021 12:36 PM IST
  • "The document prepared by the US intelligence community is another set of baseless accusations against our country for interfering in American domestic political processes," Russia's embassy in the United States said in a statement on Facebook.
Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, who is accused of slandering a Russian World War Two veteran, stands inside a defendant dock during a court hearing in Moscow, Russia. (Reuters)
Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, who is accused of slandering a Russian World War Two veteran, stands inside a defendant dock during a court hearing in Moscow, Russia. (Reuters)

Navalny ally Volkov says 'language of power', sanctions can free Kremlin critic

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 21, 2021 12:59 PM IST
European foreign ministers are expected to agree on Monday to impose sanctions on allies of Russian President Vladimir Putin in response to the jailing of Navalny.
In the slander case, Navalny is accused of defaming a World War Two veteran who took part in a promotional video backing constitutional reforms last year that let Putin run for two more terms in the Kremlin after 2024 if he wants.(AP)
In the slander case, Navalny is accused of defaming a World War Two veteran who took part in a promotional video backing constitutional reforms last year that let Putin run for two more terms in the Kremlin after 2024 if he wants.(AP)

Russian court rejects Kremlin critic Navalny's appeal against jail term

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 20, 2021 03:34 PM IST
Navalny, President Vladimir Putin's most prominent critic, was jailed earlier this month for parole violations that he said were trumped up.
Russian President Vladimir Putin(AP)
Russian President Vladimir Putin(AP)

Putin’s hopes for economic revival threatened by worker shortage

Bloomberg |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 10, 2021 12:50 PM IST
The Kremlin is relying on a rapid recovery from the pandemic to quell growing discontent over falling incomes and rising consumer prices. Despite the success of its Sputnik vaccine, Russia is behind on its ambition to inoculate 60% of the population by the middle of the year.
The choice of name for the jab is highly symbolic. A tribute to the world's first satellite, launched by the Soviet Union in 1957, Sputnik V recalls a scientific feat for Russia and a historic setback for its rival the United States.(Reuters)
The choice of name for the jab is highly symbolic. A tribute to the world's first satellite, launched by the Soviet Union in 1957, Sputnik V recalls a scientific feat for Russia and a historic setback for its rival the United States.(Reuters)

Covid vaccine Sputnik V turns out to be a scientific and political win for Putin

AFP |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 03, 2021 06:39 PM IST
  • For the Kremlin, the homemade vaccine -- first vilified by the West -- demonstrates Russia's excellence, with Putin having called Sputnik V "the best vaccine in the world".
Western countries have urged Moscow to immediately free Alexei Navalny..(Reuters)
Western countries have urged Moscow to immediately free Alexei Navalny..(Reuters)

More sanctions on Russia over Navalny cannot be ruled out: Germany

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 03, 2021 06:30 PM IST
Chancellor Angela Merkel said Tuesday's verdict against Navalny was "far from any rule of law standards".
The Russian government issued a directive on January 25 to restore international air traffic on a reciprocal basis with a number of foreign states.(REUTERS/Representational)
The Russian government issued a directive on January 25 to restore international air traffic on a reciprocal basis with a number of foreign states.(REUTERS/Representational)

Russia to resume issuing visas to all categories of Indian citizens

PUBLISHED ON JAN 30, 2021 12:50 PM IST
  • On Thursday, the Indian government extended the ban on international commercial flights till February 28.
The Kremlin has rejected calls from Western leaders to release Navalny.(AP file photo)
The Kremlin has rejected calls from Western leaders to release Navalny.(AP file photo)

Russian court orders Navalny to remain in jail ahead of trial

Bloomberg |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 07:00 PM IST
Tens of thousands of people in cities across Russia joined protests last Saturday to demand Navalny be freed from jail.
A participant holds a placard reading "One for all, all for one" during a rally in support of jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny.(REUTERS)
A participant holds a placard reading "One for all, all for one" during a rally in support of jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny.(REUTERS)

Russia detains allies of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny

AP |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 02:48 PM IST
  • Alexei Navalny's top ally Lyubov Sobol, Dr. Anastasia Vasilyeva from the Alliance of Doctors union backed by Navalny, and Maria Alyokhina from the Pussy Riot punk collective have been detained for 48 hours along with Navalny's brother Oleg.
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny speaks with journalists upon the arrival at Sheremetyevo airport in Moscow, Russia January 17, 2021. REUTERS/Polina Ivanova(REUTERS)
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny speaks with journalists upon the arrival at Sheremetyevo airport in Moscow, Russia January 17, 2021. REUTERS/Polina Ivanova(REUTERS)

Detained Kremlin foe Navalny rushed to court, Moscow tells West to butt out

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 05:17 PM IST
Four masked police officers detained Navalny at passport control on Sunday evening.
"Thank God our vaccine does not require extreme conditions during transportation," Putin said.(AFP)
"Thank God our vaccine does not require extreme conditions during transportation," Putin said.(AFP)

Vladimir Putin says Russia to start mass Covid-19 vaccinations next week

AFP |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 13, 2021 06:36 PM IST
"I ask you to begin the mass vaccination of the entire population next week," Putin told officials at a televised government meeting.
Russian President Vladimir Putin shakes hand with Khabib Nurmagomedov.(@EmbassyofRussia)
Russian President Vladimir Putin shakes hand with Khabib Nurmagomedov.(@EmbassyofRussia)

What did Russia President Vladimir Putin say to Khabib Nurmagomedov after his win at UFC 242?

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2019 08:31 AM IST
Khabib made sure the capacity crowd in Abu Dhabi went home in a joyous state as he tapped out interim champion Dustin Poirier in the second round to retain his UFC Lightweight Championship.
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