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Russia claims to be ahead of rivals in race to produce Covid vaccine

Moscow says it will start production next month and mass immunisation by OctoberCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe Russian government claims to have stolen a march on dozens of global rivals – including the US and UK – in the race to produce a viable coronavirus vaccine, saying it would start production of a vaccine next month and begin mass immunisation by October.The announcement came amid controversy over how Russia has rushed its two vaccine candidates through sa...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, Russia, US, World news, Infectious Diseases, Moscow, Coronavirus outbreak


Ex-convict Kokorin completes Spartak Moscow switch

Moscow (AFP) – Russia international forward Alexander Kokorin, who spent nearly a year in prison over a night of drunken assaults, has signed a three-year deal with Spartak Moscow, the club announced Sunday. Kokorin, 29,... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Russia, Sport, Soccer, Moscow, Spartak Moscow, Afp, Alexander Kokorin, Kokorin


‘The Kremlin wants me dead’: Russia's sports doping whistleblower speaks out

Grigory Rodchenkov was head of Russia’s ‘anti-doping’ centre but, in 2015, he fled to the US. He talks to the Observer’s former Moscow correspondent about the lies, the truth and life on the runThe man in front of me is wearing a disguise. We are talking on Skype. I’m at my home near London and Dr Grigory Rodchenkov is at an undisclosed location somewhere in America, guarded 24/7 by armed FBI agents. How is he? “My life is good. My mood is very good,” he says. He’s grinning, I think. Since he’s ...
Tags: London, Vladimir Putin, Russia, US, America, Sport, Fbi, Moscow, Kremlin, Olympic Games, Skype, International Olympic Committee, Sport politics, Grigory Rodchenkov, Rodchenkov


Britain unlikely to use Russia's 'untrustworthy' Covid vaccine

Britain would be likely to reject a potentially game-changing coronavirus vaccine from Russia amid strong reservations about the trial process there, the Telegraph can reveal. That approach chimes with the US, where Anthony Fauci, America’s top infectious disease official, raised doubts about the testing regimes for potential vaccines in both Russia and China. There are strict international protocols governing the development of new drugs. Russia has claimed it is close to rolling out the world’...
Tags: News, China, Germany, Russia, US, America, Britain, Moscow, Astrazeneca, University of Oxford, Anthony Fauci, Soviet Union, Congressional, Fauci, BioNtech, Mikhail Murashko


New Disclosures Confirm: Trump Himself Was the Target of Obama Administration’s Russia Probe

Long-sought documents finally pried from U.S. intelligence agencies prove that the Obama administration used the occasion of providing a standard intelligence briefing for major-party candidates as an opportunity to investigate Donald Trump on suspicion of being a Russian asset.I say investigate Donald Trump advisedly.As I contended in Ball of Collusion, my book on the Trump-Russia investigation, the target of the probe spearheaded by the FBI -- but greenlighted by the Obama White House, and abe...
Tags: Chris Christie, News, Putin, Obama, Washington, Senate, White House, China, Russia, New York City, Joe Biden, Fbi, Gop, House, New Jersey, Susan Rice


Anti-Kremlin protest in Russia's far east attracts thousands for a fourth weekend

Residents of Khabarovsk, around 3,800 miles (6,110 km) and seven time zones east of Moscow, are unhappy about the July 9 detention of Sergei Furgal, the wider region's popular governor, who was arrested on murder charges he denies. One banner read "Russia without Putin" while protesters chanted "Putin resign!" outside a government building.
Tags: News, Putin, Russia, Moscow, Kremlin, Khabarovsk, Sergei Furgal


Russia and Belarus at odds over arrest of suspected mercenaries

A dispute between Moscow and Minsk over the detention of more than 30 men who Belarus accused of being Russian mercenaries deepened on Saturday, as the two sides contradicted each other about the group's plans. The arrests this week, shortly before an Aug. 9 presidential election in Belarus, could further strain relations between Minsk and its traditional ally Russia, which soured after the neighbours failed to agree on an oil supply contract for this year. Russia said on Thursday that the men...
Tags: News, Russia, Moscow, Belarus, Minsk


Massive protests in Russia's far east rattle Kremlin

Locals say a struggle for democratic freedoms is unfolding in the far eastern Russian city of Khabarovsk, where the arrest of a popular governor has unleashed massive protests. "Sometimes I feel like crying with joy when I see everyone so united," 21-year-old student Yekaterina Ishchenko told AFP. For the last three weeks, she and thousands of other residents of the city 6,000 kilometres (3,700 miles) east of Moscow have taken to the streets, with another huge rally due on Saturday.
Tags: News, Russia, Moscow, Kremlin, Afp, Khabarovsk, Yekaterina Ishchenko




Money Heist Returning for Fifth & Final Season at Netflix

Money Heist returning for fifth & final season at Netflix The hit Netflix Spanish crime drama series La Casa de Papel, very loosely translated to Money Heist in the United States, is set to return to the streaming platform for a fifth and final ten-episode season, according to The Hollywood Reporter. RELATED: New Money Heist: Part 4 Teaser Previews April Release PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoR...
Tags: TV, Movies, Spain, Netflix, United States, Moscow, TV News, Denmark, Shell, Helsinki, Spain Portugal, ComingSoon, TV Premiere, Miguel Angel Silvestre, Alex Pina, La Casa de Papel


What’s The Most Popular Book In Russian Prisons? Not ‘Crime And ‘Punishment’

No, Dostoevsky’s novel is only the second-most popular title among inmates there; Bulgakov’s The Master and Margarita is in the top spot, with Dumas’s The Count of Monte Cristo at number three. The data was released by Russia’s Federal Penitentiary Service as part of a nationwide government program to encourage reading called “Books Are Your Friends.” – The Moscow Times
Tags: Art, Russia, Moscow, Words, Dostoevsky, Monte Cristo, Dumas, Bulgakov, Federal Penitentiary Service, 07.30.20


Nunes Stays Silent As House Dems Claim Proof He Got Foreign Disinfo On Biden

House Democrats pushed House Intelligence Committee ranking member Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) to say in a closed-door meeting on Wednesday whether he had received Ukraine-based disinformation about Vice President Joe Biden. Nunes declined to respond at all, saying “no” when asked if he would like to respond to the allegation that he has received a dossier of disinformation from pro-Russian Ukrainian MP Andrii Derkach. Rep. Sean Maloney (D-NY) raised the issue at the meeting, convened to offer me...
Tags: News, Obama, Ukraine, United States, House, Chuck Grassley, Moscow, Biden, DHL, House Intelligence Committee, Giuliani, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, Adam Schiff, OMB, Devin Nunes


Russia opens criminal case against Kremlin critic after planned anti-Putin protest

Russian authorities said on Friday they had opened a criminal case against an opposition Moscow city councillor who had planned a rally against President Vladimir Putin because she had allegedly violated laws on street protests. The Moscow branch of Russia's Investigative Committee, the body that probes serious crimes, said Yulia Galyamina had "repeatedly violated the established procedure" for organising and staging protests, rallies and pickets. Galyamina was involved in a campaign against w...
Tags: News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Russia, Moscow, Kremlin, Investigative Committee, Yulia Galyamina, Galyamina


Three sisters killed their father. Despite a history of abuse, they're facing murder charges

Mikhail Khachaturyan's body was found on a staircase in a Moscow apartment block in July 2018, with dozens of knife wounds to his chest and neck.
Tags: Europe, News, Moscow, Mikhail Khachaturyan


Ex-Marine jailed for 9 years by Russian court. US envoy says trial was 'theater of the absurd'

A Moscow court sentenced former U.S. Marine Trevor Reed to nine years in prison Thursday for endangering "life and health" of Russian police officers in an altercation, state-run news agency TASS reported -- a sentence that drew swift condemnation from the top US diplomat in Russia.
Tags: Europe, News, US, Moscow, TASS, Trevor Reed


Russia jails ex-US Marine for 9 years

A Moscow court sentenced former U.S. Marine Trevor Reed to nine years in prison Thursday for endangering "life and health" of Russian police officers in an altercation, state-run news agency TASS reported -- a sentence that drew swift condemnation from the top US diplomat in Russia.
Tags: News, Russia, US, Stories, Moscow, US Marine, TASS, Trevor Reed


Ex-Marine jailed for 9 years by Russian court. US envoy says trial was 'theater of the absurd'

A Moscow court sentenced former U.S. Marine Trevor Reed to nine years in prison Thursday for endangering "life and health" of Russian police officers in an altercation, state-run news agency TASS reported -- a sentence that drew swift condemnation from the top US diplomat in Russia.
Tags: US, Cnn, Moscow, TASS, Trevor Reed


Three sisters killed their father. Despite a history of abuse, they're facing murder charges

Mikhail Khachaturyan's body was found on a staircase in a Moscow apartment block in July 2018, with dozens of knife wounds to his chest and neck.
Tags: Cnn, Moscow, Mikhail Khachaturyan


Three sisters killed their father. Despite a history of abuse, they're facing charges

Mikhail Khachaturyan's body was found on a staircase in a Moscow apartment block in July 2018, with dozens of knife wounds to his chest and neck.
Tags: News, Stories, Moscow, Mikhail Khachaturyan


Former U.S. Marine sentenced to 9 years in Russian prison for assaulting police officer

The U.S. ambassador to Moscow has called the evidence against Reed "flimsy," and the latest example of Russia treating American citizens unfairly.
Tags: News, Russia, Moscow, U S Marine


Russia convicts yet another American — student Trevor Reed gets 9 years in prison on dubious charges

[Photo: Trevor Reed with his Russian girlfriend Alina. He was visiting her in Moscow when he was arrested and charged with the crime for which he was sentenced today. via freetrevorreed.com] An American student accused of drunkenly assaulting a group of policemen says he's innocent. Russia is sending him to prison anyway, not long after Vladimir Putin's government locked up American Paul Whelan over similarly dubious charges. Trevor Reed, a student at the University of North Texas and a forme...
Tags: Post, News, Justice, Vladimir Putin, Russia, World news, Moscow, Trevor, Reuters, University Of North Texas, Reed, United States Russia, Paul Whelan, Michael Calvey, Trevor Reed, Alina He


Was Belarus’ Arrest of Russian Wagner Soldiers Staged in a Ploy to Postpone Elections?

MOSCOW—The videos were certainly not what Russians have come to expect from their country’s secret warriors abroad: powerful men in unmarked uniforms imposing Russian influence on Syria, Ukraine, and Africa. These men were caught on camera by Belarusian security officers totally unprepared. Some were naked except for underwear, with documents, propaganda leaflets, and condoms strewn around their hotel rooms. Others wore vaguely marked uniforms. All 33 of them were military-age Russians hunkered ...
Tags: News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Russia, Africa, Ukraine, Moscow, Libya, Belarus, Kremlin, The Daily Beast, Fsb, KGB, Minsk, Interfax, Wagner


Can Canadiens’ Romanov Finally Fill the Hole Left by Markov?

Since Andrei Markov’s departure from the Montreal Canadiens in 2017, there has been a hole on the defensive left side that management has had a hard time filling. There is no one on the roster who can compare to Markov’s two-way style, until maybe now. The Canadiens have a new Russian player who has the potential to become the next Markov: Alexander Romanov. Alexander Romanov, CSKA Moscow of the KHL. (Photo by Sergei SavostyanovTASS via Getty Images) You may be thinking it’s a little...
Tags: Russia, Sport, Moscow, Dallas, AHL, Hockey, NHL, Montreal, Calgary Flames, Dynamo Moscow, Montreal Canadiens, Canadiens, Romanov, Habs, Jordie Benn, Karl Alzner


U.S. Warns Russia on Bounties While Trump Cries ‘Fake News’

The U.S. State Department has issued warnings to Russia that there will be repercussions if Moscow pays bounties to the Taliban for successfully killing American soldiers, according to two senior American officials and another individual with knowledge of the matter.The warnings were issued through the department’s diplomatic channels after public news reports in June that the U.S. had gathered intelligence about the Russian bounties, those officials said. One official described the communicatio...
Tags: News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, White House, Russia, Defense, Afghanistan, Taliban, New York Times, Moscow, Fox News, National Security Council, State Department, Donald Trump, Esper, Trump


As Biden VP pick nears, Susan Rice slams Trump for being soft on Russia's Putin

Former U.S. national security adviser Susan Rice, who is on Joe Biden's short list to be his running mate, criticized President Donald Trump on Wednesday for failing to question Russian leader Vladimir Putin about reports Moscow paid bounties for the killing of U.S. troops. "He is absolutely a failure as our commander in chief," Rice told the ABC network in an interview. "He has got some very bizarre, very inexplicable reason for always giving Putin the benefit of the doubt."
Tags: News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Abc, Russia, Joe Biden, Susan Rice, Moscow, Biden, Donald Trump, Rice, Trump


Belarus says Russian mercenaries arrested ahead of presidential election

Authorities were tipped off that militants planned to destabilise country, according to state news Belarusian authorities said they had detained dozens of Russian private military contractors days before Belarus’s presidential vote, a sign of escalating tensions between the two neighbours.Belarus’s authoritarian president, Alexander Lukashenko, who is seeking a sixth term in office in the 9 August vote, has repeatedly accused Russia of trying to force Belarus to abandon its post-Soviet independe...
Tags: Europe, Russia, World news, Moscow, Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko


US to pull 12,000 troops out of Germany as Trump blasts 'delinquent' Berlin

Pentagon insists move is about long-term strategy but Trump says: ‘We’re reducing the force because they’re not paying their bills’The US is planning to pull nearly 12,000 troops out of Germany in a move the Pentagon insisted was about long-term strategy but which Donald Trump said was to punish Berlin for low defence spending.Of a total of 11,900 personnel that will be leaving Germany under the proposal, 6,400 will be returning to the US, from where they could be used for rotational deployments...
Tags: Europe, Hbo, News, Vladimir Putin, Washington, Senate, White House, Germany, Angela Merkel, Russia, Berlin, US, Afghanistan, United States, Taliban, Nato


6 Lessons You Learn Directing an Ad Shoot From 6,000 Miles Away in a 22-Hour Sprint

As the Covid-19 pandemic began to take root around the world earlier this year, Los Angeles-based director Brad Lubin learned he'd been hired for a Russian beer campaign set to shoot in Moscow. Thinking it might be his last chance to work for a while, Lubin accepted the gig and started creating storyboards for Baltika...
Tags: Advertising, Los Angeles, Moscow, Premium, Lubin, Brad Lubin, Life in Quarantine, Adapting to Crisis


Trump Dismisses Russian Support for Taliban, Citing U.S. Tactics during Cold War

President Trump said Tuesday that he has never discussed with Russian President Vladimir Putin the intelligence indicating that Russia paid Taliban fighters to kill U.S. troops despite several phone calls between the two heads of state since the intelligence was made known.“I have never discussed it with him,” Trump said in an interview with "Axios on HBO."Asked why he did not confront Putin over the alarming revelation, Trump responded, “That was a phone call to discuss other things, and frankl...
Tags: Hbo, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Washington Post, White House, Russia, Afghanistan, Taliban, New York Times, The Times, Moscow, Cia, Kremlin, National Security Agency, Trump


Trump Says He Never Confronted Putin About Russia Bounty Reports: Axios

"Never discussed it with him,” Trump said when asked about reports that Moscow paid the Taliban to kill American troops.
Tags: News, Putin, Russia, Taliban, Moscow, Trump