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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)

EU should punish Putin for Navalny arrest by cutting money flows: German leader

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 09:46 PM IST
Police detained more than 3,000 people and used force to break up rallies across Russia on Saturday in support of Navalny.
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Russian President Vladimir Putin takes part in a video conference call with Chief Executive of Gazprom company Alexei Miller at the Novo-Ogaryovo state residence outside Moscow, Russia January 19, 2021. Sputnik/Alexei Nikolsky/Kremlin via REUTERS/Files(via REUTERS)
Russian President Vladimir Putin takes part in a video conference call with Chief Executive of Gazprom company Alexei Miller at the Novo-Ogaryovo state residence outside Moscow, Russia January 19, 2021. Sputnik/Alexei Nikolsky/Kremlin via REUTERS/Files(via REUTERS)

Russia ready for talks with new Joe Biden administration if US is willing

Reuters, Moscow
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 06:33 PM IST
Relations between Moscow and Washington have been at their lowest since the end of the Cold War, with the two sides at odds over Russia's role in Ukraine and allegations of its meddling in US elections, which it denies, among other issues.
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Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny speaks with journalists upon the arrival at Sheremetyevo airport in Moscow, Russia.(REUTERS)
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny speaks with journalists upon the arrival at Sheremetyevo airport in Moscow, Russia.(REUTERS)

‘Appalling’: World leaders react to Alexei Navalny’s arrest in Russia

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 07:26 PM IST
Navalny has been at the forefront of the anti-corruption struggle in Russia and has organised several demonstrations in the past against President Vladimir Putin and his political allies.
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Alexei Navalny and his wife Yulia sit in the plane prior to flight to Moscow in the Airport Berlin Brandenburg in Schoenefeld, Germany.(AP)
Alexei Navalny and his wife Yulia sit in the plane prior to flight to Moscow in the Airport Berlin Brandenburg in Schoenefeld, Germany.(AP)

Explained: Why Kremlin critic Navalny faces immediate arrest in Russia?

Written by Kunal Gaurav
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 10:01 PM IST
Navalny has been jailed several times over various charges, which the Russian leader has denounced as politically motivated.
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Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny takes part in a rally in Moscow, Russia.(Reuters/ File photo)
Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny takes part in a rally in Moscow, Russia.(Reuters/ File photo)

Russia opens new criminal case against Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny

By Reuters| Posted by Mallika Soni | Moscow
PUBLISHED ON DEC 31, 2020 01:48 AM IST
Navalny is one of President Vladimir Putin’s leading critics and the Kremlin has said he is free to return home just like any other Russian citizen, something he has said he plans to do.
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Navalny has accused Putin of ordering his poisoning. The Kremlin has repeatedly denied the accusation.(Reuters file photo)
Navalny has accused Putin of ordering his poisoning. The Kremlin has repeatedly denied the accusation.(Reuters file photo)

Russian investigators open new fraud probe involving Navalny

By Associated Press| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal | Moscow
PUBLISHED ON DEC 30, 2020 10:58 AM IST
The Investigative Committee, Russia’s main investigative agency, said on Tuesday it has opened a new criminal case against Navalny on charges of large-scale fraud related to his alleged mishandling of some USD 5 million in private donations to his Anti-Corruption Foundation and other organisations.
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Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny.(REUTERS)
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny.(REUTERS)

Russia opens new fraud probe involving Alexei Navalny

By Associated Press | Posted by Shivani Kumar | Moscow
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2020 03:19 AM IST
The Investigative Committee, Russia’s main investigative agency, said it has opened a new criminal case against Navalny on charges of large-scale fraud related to his alleged mishandling of some $5 million in private donations to his Anti-Corruption Foundation and other organizations.
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FILE PHOTO: Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny takes part in a rally in Moscow, Russia, February 29, 2020. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov
FILE PHOTO: Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny takes part in a rally in Moscow, Russia, February 29, 2020. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

‘Return immediately or face jail’: Russia warns Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny

By Reuters | Posted by Karan Manral | Moscow
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2020 10:34 AM IST
Russia’s Federal Prison Service (FSIN) on Monday warned Navalny that if he doesn’t fly back from Germany ‘at once’ and report at a Moscow office early on Tuesday morning, he’ll be jailed on returning after the deadline.
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Russia's President Vladimir Putin(Reuters)
Russia's President Vladimir Putin(Reuters)

Putin decides to receive coronavirus vaccine: Kremlin

By Reuters| Posted by Mallika Soni | Moscow
PUBLISHED ON DEC 27, 2020 06:41 PM IST
Russia launched a voluntary vaccination programme with the Russia-made Sputnik V vaccine earlier in December, starting with the most vulnerable groups in Moscow.
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The Russian President said that a lot is already being done to improve the emergencies system in Russia, including in what concerns technical capabilities, but the system could still benefit from additional improvements.(AP Photo)
The Russian President said that a lot is already being done to improve the emergencies system in Russia, including in what concerns technical capabilities, but the system could still benefit from additional improvements.(AP Photo)

Russia always ready to provide humanitarian aid to other countries: Putin

By Asian News International| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal | Moscow
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2020 08:19 AM IST
“A very difficult noble task that you are now undertaking is delivering humanitarian aid to the residents of Nagorno-Karabakh. I will add that over the past 30 years, the Ministry of Emergency Situations has carried out more than 500 humanitarian operations abroad,” Putin said
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File photo of a Russian military base in the Arctic .(Reuters)
File photo of a Russian military base in the Arctic .(Reuters)

Russia revives Soviet-era lab to test weapons in Arctic climate: All you need to know

By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Mallika Soni | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 26, 2020 04:53 PM IST
he laboratory, which has unique testing technology, was shut down in 1991 after the disintegration of the former Soviet Union.
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The move comes a day after Alexei Navalny, a longtime adversary of President Vladimir Putin, released a recording of a phone call he said he made to an alleged state security operative(REUTERS)
The move comes a day after Alexei Navalny, a longtime adversary of President Vladimir Putin, released a recording of a phone call he said he made to an alleged state security operative(REUTERS)

Russia hits more EU officials with entry bans over the Union’s stance on Alexei Navalny’s poisoning

By Associated Press | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri | Moscow
PUBLISHED ON DEC 22, 2020 11:09 PM IST
The EU imposed sanctions on six Russian officials and a state research institute over a poisoning in Russia with a nerve agent.On Tuesday, Russia announced that it was expanding “the list of representatives of EU member states and institutions who will be denied entry to the Russian Federation.”
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The reforms are being closely parsed for clues as to what Russian President Vladimir Putin may do at the end of his current presidential term.(via REUTERS)
The reforms are being closely parsed for clues as to what Russian President Vladimir Putin may do at the end of his current presidential term.(via REUTERS)

Putin signs law letting ex-presidents become senators for life

By Reuters | Posted by Kunal Gaurav | Moscow
PUBLISHED ON DEC 22, 2020 06:17 PM IST
The legislation follows sweeping changes to the Russian political system initiated by Putin this year that, among other things, allow him to run for two more six-year terms in the Kremlin if he chooses.
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The president added that Russia had recently seen the creation of a powerful nationwide mechanism for combating terrorism.(via Reuters)
The president added that Russia had recently seen the creation of a powerful nationwide mechanism for combating terrorism.(via Reuters)

Risks of simmering conflicts near Russia require stepped up border protection: Putin

By Asian News International| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal | Moscow
PUBLISHED ON DEC 20, 2020 11:50 PM IST
“We need to strive for more effective protection of the state border, especially given the risks of smoldering regional conflicts near our borders,” Putin said in his address to the Russian security agents on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR).
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Russian President Vladimir Putin himself brushes off any accusations he’s behind hacking campaigns.(via REUTERS)
Russian President Vladimir Putin himself brushes off any accusations he’s behind hacking campaigns.(via REUTERS)

Hack attack adds to Putin mystique even if Russia faces pain

By Bloomberg | Posted by Kunal Gaurav
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2020 09:54 PM IST
US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo became the highest ranking US official to link Moscow to the attacks, saying in a radio interview on Friday that Putin “remains a real risk to those of us who love freedom.”
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The Kremlin has said many times it wants to improve ties with the United States, which are at a post-Cold War low and strained by issues from Ukraine to Syria.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The Kremlin has said many times it wants to improve ties with the United States, which are at a post-Cold War low and strained by issues from Ukraine to Syria.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Explainer: Russia’s potent cyber and information warfare capabilities

By Reuters | Posted by Shivani Kumar | Moscow
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2020 08:30 PM IST
The Kremlin has always denied Moscow’s involvement in cyber attacks against the West. It has said that Russia had nothing to do with this latest assault.
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A Russian medical worker prepares a shot of Russia's Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine in Moscow on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020 (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
A Russian medical worker prepares a shot of Russia's Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine in Moscow on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020 (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

India to make 300 million doses of Sputnik V in 2021, says Russian Direct Investment Fund chief

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Manral | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 18, 2020 03:30 PM IST
The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) has partnered with Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Limited and pharma firm Hetero for clinical trials and distribution of the Russian Covid-19 vaccine in India.
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Journalists sit in front of an electronic screen during Russian President Vladimir Putin's annual end-of-year news conference, held online in a video conference mode, in Moscow, Russia.(REUTERS)
Journalists sit in front of an electronic screen during Russian President Vladimir Putin's annual end-of-year news conference, held online in a video conference mode, in Moscow, Russia.(REUTERS)

Putin says Russia could have killed Navalny had it wanted to

By Bloomberg | Posted by Arpan Rai
UPDATED ON DEC 17, 2020 11:27 PM IST
Accusing Navalny of ties to US intelligence, Putin said Russian agents needed to monitor him. “But this doesn’t mean at all we needed to poison him. Who is he of use to? If we had wanted to, we would have finished the job,” he told his annual press conference on Thursday.
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Russian President Vladimir Putin attends his annual end-of-year news conference, held online in a video conference mode.(REUTERS)
Russian President Vladimir Putin attends his annual end-of-year news conference, held online in a video conference mode.(REUTERS)

Putin denies involvement in poisoning of Kremlin critic Navalny

By Associated Press | Posted by Kunal Gaurav | Moscow
PUBLISHED ON DEC 17, 2020 08:34 PM IST
Speaking via video hookup during his annual marathon news conference that lasted 4 1/2 hours, the Russian leader countered the accusations by saying that if the Kremlin wanted to poison Navalny, it would have succeeded.
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Taking to Twitter, Russia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) cited Putin saying that some health specialists have claimed that the vaccine’s protection level reaches up to 96-97 per cent.(AP)
Taking to Twitter, Russia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) cited Putin saying that some health specialists have claimed that the vaccine’s protection level reaches up to 96-97 per cent.(AP)

Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine over 95% effective: Vladimir Putin

By Asian News International | Posted by Srivatsan K C | Moscow
UPDATED ON DEC 17, 2020 07:08 PM IST
Earlier this week, the efficacy of the Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine has been confirmed to be 91.4 per cent, based on data analysis of the final control point of clinical trials, announced the Gamaleya National Center of Epidemiology and Microbiology and the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF).
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Russian President Vladimir Putin has gone to great lengths not to contract the novel coronavirus, running the world’s largest country mainly from his residence outside Moscow rather than working from the Kremlin.(Reuters)
Russian President Vladimir Putin has gone to great lengths not to contract the novel coronavirus, running the world’s largest country mainly from his residence outside Moscow rather than working from the Kremlin.(Reuters)

Putin says will receive Covid-19 vaccine when he can, urges mass vaccination

By Reuters | Posted by Deepali Sharma | Moscow
PUBLISHED ON DEC 17, 2020 05:13 PM IST
Russia rolled out the Sputnik V jab to medics and other frontline workers in Moscow this month, and more than 200,000 people across the country have already been vaccinated.
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Russia approved its vaccine after it was tested on only a few dozen people.(REUTERS)
Russia approved its vaccine after it was tested on only a few dozen people.(REUTERS)

Russia’s Covid-19 vaccine rollout draws wary, mixed response

By Associated Press | Posted by Kunal Gaurav | Moscow
PUBLISHED ON DEC 17, 2020 02:21 PM IST
Russia faced international criticism for approving a vaccine that hasn’t completed advanced trials among tens of thousands of people, and experts both at home and abroad warned against its wider use until the studies are completed.
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Russian President Vladimir Putin has congratulated Joe Biden on winning the US presidential election after weeks of holding out.(AP File Photo)
Russian President Vladimir Putin has congratulated Joe Biden on winning the US presidential election after weeks of holding out.(AP File Photo)

‘Congrats’: Vladimir Putin accepts Joe Biden’s triumph, at last

By Yashwant Raj | Hindustan Times, Washington/Moscow
PUBLISHED ON DEC 16, 2020 01:05 AM IST
Russian President’s note to the US President-elect comes after the electoral college formalises his win
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FILE - In this March 10, 2011, file photo, Vice President of the United States Joe Biden, left, shakes hands with Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin in Moscow, Russia.(AP)
FILE - In this March 10, 2011, file photo, Vice President of the United States Joe Biden, left, shakes hands with Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin in Moscow, Russia.(AP)

Vladimir Putin finally congratulates Joe Biden on winning US presidency

By Bloomberg | Posted by Arpan Rai
PUBLISHED ON DEC 15, 2020 04:48 PM IST
Putin wished Biden luck and said Russia and the US can contribute to solving global problems, according to a Kremlin statement Tuesday. “For my part, I am ready for cooperation and contacts with you,” Putin said in the statement.
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Russian President Vladimir Putin.(AP)
Russian President Vladimir Putin.(AP)

Russia President Vladimir Putin congratulates Joe Biden on US election victory

By Reuters | Posted by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2020 01:47 PM IST
The Kremlin had said it would wait for the official results of the election before commenting on its outcome, even as other nations congratulated Biden on the win in the days after the November 3 vote.
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First test-launched in 2014, Angara A5 space rocket is being developed to replace the Proton M as Russia’s heavy lift rocket, capable of carrying payloads bigger than 20 tonnes into orbit.(AP image for representation.)
First test-launched in 2014, Angara A5 space rocket is being developed to replace the Proton M as Russia’s heavy lift rocket, capable of carrying payloads bigger than 20 tonnes into orbit.(AP image for representation.)

Russia successfully test launches heavy lift space rocket after long hiatus

By Reuters | Posted by Deepali Sharma | Moscow
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2020 05:09 PM IST
Roscosmos has suffered a series of setbacks and corruption scandals in recent years, including during the construction of the Vostochny Cosmodrome.
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A health worker prepares a needle to inject the 'Gam-COVID-Vac', also known as 'Sputnik V', COVID-19 vaccine, developed by the Gamaleya National Research Center for Epidemiology and Microbiology and the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), during a trial at the City Clinic #2 in Moscow, Russia.(Bloomberg)
A health worker prepares a needle to inject the 'Gam-COVID-Vac', also known as 'Sputnik V', COVID-19 vaccine, developed by the Gamaleya National Research Center for Epidemiology and Microbiology and the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), during a trial at the City Clinic #2 in Moscow, Russia.(Bloomberg)

Pune hospital starts Sputnik V phase two trials, volunteers under observation

By Steffy Thevar | Hindustan Times, Pune, Pune
UPDATED ON DEC 06, 2020 07:25 PM IST
The hospital is one of the first in the state to administer the vaccine for its phase two trials.
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Oil pumping jacks, also known as "nodding donkeys"in a Rosneft Oil Co. oilfield near Sokolovka village, in the Udmurt Republic, Russia.(Bloomberg)
Oil pumping jacks, also known as "nodding donkeys"in a Rosneft Oil Co. oilfield near Sokolovka village, in the Udmurt Republic, Russia.(Bloomberg)

Russia starts preparing for lower budget revenues as global oil demand declines

By Bloomberg | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2020 04:37 PM IST
The comments are a rare admission from a senior Russian official that the best days may be over for the energy revenues that drive the economy.
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Russian President Vladimir Putin told Deputy Prime Minister Tatiana Golikova to start mass vaccinations.(via REUTERS)
Russian President Vladimir Putin told Deputy Prime Minister Tatiana Golikova to start mass vaccinations.(via REUTERS)

‘Let’s get to work already’: Putin directs authorities to start mass Covid-19 vaccinations

By Reuters | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Moscow
UPDATED ON DEC 02, 2020 08:14 PM IST
Russia will have produced 2 million vaccine doses within the next few days, Putin said. Russia said last month that its Sputnik V jab was 92% effective at protecting people from COVID-19 according to interim results.
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Russian President Vladimir Putin takes part in a ceremony to launch a new large-scale production facility.(via REUTERS)
Russian President Vladimir Putin takes part in a ceremony to launch a new large-scale production facility.(via REUTERS)

Putin opens Covid-19 drug plant as Russia reports daily record for cases, deaths

By Reuters | Posted by Kunal Gaurav | Moscow
PUBLISHED ON NOV 26, 2020 05:28 PM IST
Speaking at the inauguration via video link, Putin said the plant would produce COVID-19 drugs, as well as medicine used to treat tuberculosis, diabetes, hepatitis and other diseases.
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