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Russian lawmakers submit draft bill to give lifelong immunity to former presidents from prosecution

Russian lawmakers submitted a draft bill that could grant former presidents lifelong immunity from criminal prosecution beyond their terms of office, state-run news agency TASS reported. Such a bill would give current President Vladimir Putin protection from prosecution if and when he decides to leave office. Under current Russian law, presidents cannot be prosecuted for […]

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Masked assailants kill Russia’s ‘Sausage King’ with a crossbow

Masked assailants killed a Russian businessman dubbed the “Sausage King” with a crossbow at his country residence in the Moscow region, Russia’s Investigative Committee and state media reported. The victim, who owns large meat-processing plants, was in a sauna with his wife when the attack happened, the Investigative Committee said. State media identified him as […]

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Bear mauls to death a circus cleaner who locked himself in the animal’s cage wanting to tame it

Valentin Bulich, 28, was mauled to death by a bear he was trying to tame. He wanted to teach himself how to become a trainer and instead of learning from experienced professionals, he took the responsibility upon himself. According to his mother Elena he’s always dreamed of being a tamer. He had even managed to […]

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Putin’s rumoured partner has been missing from public view since 2019 after giving birth to twins

Olympic gold medalist and once-upon-a-time rumoured partner of Russian President Vladimir Putin, Alina Kabaeva has reportedly been missing from public view after giving birth to twin boys in 2019. The long-rumoured partner of Putin has been a former gymnast and gave birth to the boys in a Moscow clinic in April last year. The twins […]

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Russian opposition leader ‘poisoned’ midair

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny is unconscious in hospital suffering from suspected poisoning. The anti-corruption campaigner fell ill during a flight and the plane made an emergency landing in Omsk. Kira Yarmysh, the press secretary for the Anti-Corruption Foundation, which Mr Navalny founded in 2011, tweeted: “This morning Navalny was returning to Moscow from Tomsk. […]

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Russian power lifter fractures both knees while attempting to squat 882 pounds

Alexander Sedykh was seriously injured while competing in the 2020 World Raw Powerlifting Federation (WPRF) Championships held in Dolgoprudny, Russia. In a video posted by WRPF on Facebook, Sedykh could be seen attempting to squat the barbell — weighing about 882 pounds — and he collapses under the weight, falling onto his knees in visible […]

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Russian President Vladimir Putin announces world’s first COVID-19 vaccine

President Vladimir Putin announced on Tuesday that Russia had become the first country in the world to grant regulatory approval to a COVID-19 vaccine after less than two months of human testing. The vaccine still though has to complete final trials, raising concerns among some experts at the speed of its approval, but the Russian […]

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Thousands of Russians take part in demonstrations against Putin in Russia’s far east

Thousands marched in the Russian far east on Saturday, for the third weekend protests in a row, to express their anger against President Vladimir Putin after the regional governor of Khabarovsk, Sergei Furgal was detained a fortnight ago  on murder charges he denies. Khabarovsk is around 6,110 km and seven time zones east of Moscow. […]

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Russian river turns orange after acid leaks from abandoned mines

Russia is conducting an inspection of a facility that was suppose to treat acid runoff from an abandoned Urals mine after photographs emerged of streams running orange. Drone footage uploaded last week by an Instagram travel blogger showed a bright-orange landscape near the disused copper-sulphide mine close to the village of Lyovikha in the Urals. […]

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Moscow arrests popular governor, thousands protest against President Putin

Thousands of Russians have taken to the streets shouting slogans against President Vladimir Putin after the regional governor of Khabarovsk, Sergei Furgal was detained on Thursday. He is accused of having ordered the killing of several business people 15 years ago. Mr. Furgal defeated the candidate of Mr Putin’s United Russia party in elections two years […]

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16-year-old Russian goalkeeper gets struck by lightning while training

A 16-year-old Russian footballer was struck by a bolt of lightning while he was training on the pitch. Znamya Truda goalkeeper Ivan Zakborovsky was training along with his teammates near the touchline, and when he was about to kick the ball towards the goal the lightning fell. “There was a clear sky, albeit overcast, but […]

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Russian court convicts former U.S. marine for 16 years over spying charges

A Russian court convicted former U.S. marine Paul Whelan of spying for the United States on Monday and sentenced him to 16 years in jail. Whelan, who holds U.S., British, Canadian and Irish passports, was detained by agents from Russia’s Federal Security Service in a Moscow hotel room on Dec. 28, 2018 as he prepared […]