Russia opens criminal case against Lyubov Sobol, ally of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian law enforcement agencies opened a criminal case against Lyubov Sobol, an ally of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, and took her in for questioning early on Friday after raiding her home, Navalny and his supporters said. There was no immediate comment from the police. Supporters of Navalny said the police action appeared … Read more

South Korea scrambles jets as Chinese, Russian aircraft enter air defence zone

SEOUL: South Korea said it scrambled fighter jets in response to an intrusion into its air defence identification zone by 19 Russian and Chinese military aircraft on Tuesday. Four Chinese warplanes entered the Korea Air Defence Identification Zone (KADIZ) followed by 15 Russian aircraft, according to South Korea`s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS). The South … Read more

Understand Indian concept on Indo-Pacific, but QUAD detrimental to inclusivity: Russia

New Delhi: In the backdrop of the Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov raising question over the Indo-Pacific and QUAD, top Russian diplomats in Delhi have said that Moscow does understand India’s national concept on Indo-Pacific but sees QUAD as ‘detrimental’ due to lack of inclusivity.  Russian Envoy Nikolay R Kudashev said, “As far as the … Read more

Should you take alcohol after getting Sputnik V anti-COVID jab? Here’s what Russian researchers say

MOSCOW: While researchers and scientists around the world have found significant success in developing effective vaccines to fight the coronavirus pandemic, they have also warned people of taking certain precautions after taking the anti-COVID jab. As of now, the scientists have developed three highly protective jabs with efficacy rates above 90 percent. Pfizer and Moderna … Read more

Shocking! Woman dies after iPhone fell into bathtub while it was charging

In a shocking incident, a 24-year-old Russian woman was electrocuted to death after her iPhone which was on charging mode fell in the tub while she was bathing. According to reports, 24-year-old Olesya Semenova was found dead at her home in the Russian city of Arkhangelsk by her friend Daria. It is learnt that Daria … Read more

Russia aims to vaccinate 7 million as it reports record rise in COVID-19 cases

MOSCOW: Moscow wants to vaccinate up to seven million people, its Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said, as Russia on Sunday reported yet another record high number of new COVID-19 cases. Moscow began distributing its Sputnik V COVID-19 shot via 70 clinics on Saturday to the most exposed groups, marking Russia`s first large-scale vaccination against the disease. … Read more

Russia starts mass COVID-19 vaccination with its Sputnik V shot

MOSCOW: Russia began distributing the Sputnik V COVID-19 shot via 70 clinics on Saturday, marking Russia`s first mass vaccination against the disease, the city`s coronavirus task force said. The task force said the Russian-made vaccine would first be made available to doctors and other medical workers, teachers and social workers because they ran the highest risk … Read more

Russia asks Azerbaijan to take care of Christian shrines in Nagorno-Karabakh

MOSCOW: Russia’s President Vladimir Putin told his Azeri counterpart Ilham Aliyev on Saturday to take care of Christian shrines in parts of Nagorno-Karabakh that Azerbaijan gets under this week`s ceasefire agreement, the Kremlin said. Russia brokered a ceasefire on Tuesday that secured territorial advances for Azerbaijan around the ethnic Armenian region, where Azeri troops have … Read more

Armenia, Azerbaijan and Russia sign deal to 'end conflict' in Nagorno-Karabakh region

YEREVAN/BAKU: Armenia, Azerbaijan and Russia said they have signed a deal to end the military conflict over the Nagorno-Karabakh region after more than a month of bloodshed. Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan first announced the signing on social media in the early hours of Tuesday and the Kremlin and Azerbaijan`s President Ilham Aliyev later confirmed … Read more