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Delhi-Moscow Air India flight asked to return mid air after pilot tests positive for covid-19

In a bizarre incident on Saturday morning, an Air India aircraft flying to Moscow was called back after the pilot tested positive for COVID-19. The VT-EXR Air India Flight was on its way to Moscow, under the Vande Bharat Mission to bring back stranded Indians. Somewhere near Uzbekistan, the crew was informed that one of […]

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World War 2 bombing survivor alligator dies in Moscow Zoo

An alligator who survived World War Two in Berlin and was rumoured – wrongly – to have belonged to Nazi leader Adolf Hitler has died in Moscow Zoo. “Yesterday morning, our Mississippi alligator Saturn died of old age. He was about 84 years old – an extremely respectable age,” the zoo said. Saturn was gifted […]

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Brazil overtakes Russia to become the country with second-highest coronavirus infections

Brazil overtook Russia Friday as the country with the second-highest number of coronavirus infections worldwide behind the United States, as the Americas emerged as a new epicenter of the pandemic. The South American country has now registered 330,890 infections and 21,048 deaths from the new coronavirus, though experts say under-testing means the real figures may […]

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European nations ‘regret’ US pull out of Open Skies Treaty

European nations in a statement today “regret” the US pullout from Open Skies treaty even as Russia said it will continue to adhere to the policy which allows spy planes access to other countries. “As long as the treaty is in force, we intend to fully follow all the rights and obligations that apply to […]

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Putin’s crisis deepens: Coronavirus. Economy. Hospital fires

A fire at a hospital treating coronavirus claimed the lives of five patients and forced the evacuation of 150 people in the Russian city of St. Petersburg on Tuesday, further testing the Russian government’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic amid a growing crisis that has reached the Kremlin’s inner circle. The St. Petersburg fire broke […]

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Putin’s spokesman hospitalized with coronavirus

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman has been hospitalized with the coronavirus. Dmitry Peskov told the Interfax news agency on Tuesday, “Yes, I’ve gotten sick. I’m being treated.” Peskov, 52, has been Putin’s spokesman since 2008, but started working him with in the early 2000s. Russians who have the virus but light or no symptoms of […]

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Russian Space Rocket disintegrated in EARTH’s Orbit leaving behind debris

Russia’s space agency confirmed that one of its rockets used in past launches and floating in space has broken down, leaving debris in orbit. The agency said the Fregat-SB upper stage rocket was used to deliver the Russian scientific satellite Spektr-R to orbit in 2011. “The breakdown happened on May 8 2020” between 0500 and […]

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Fire at Moscow hospital treating coronavirus patients kills one

One person died after a fire broke out in a hospital treating coronavirus patients in northern Moscow, forcing an evacuation, emergencies officials said Saturday. The Spasokukotsky hospital No. 50 was treating nearly 700 patients infected with the coronavirus as of Friday. It was not clear what started the fire or whether it affected the wing […]

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Russian shopping centre apologises for putting Adolf Hitler’s picture on its VE Day ‘wall of fame’

A Russian shopping centre apologised after it failed to recognise a picture of Adolf Hitler without his moustache, posting it on their ‘wall of fame’ of war heroes to celebrate Victory in Europe day. The startling gaffe came from the ‘Cosmos’ shopping centre in the city of Chelyabinsk in the western Russian region of Chelyabinsk […]

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Russia records 134,687 coronavirus cases and its becoming a major headache for President Putin

Russia reported 10,633 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, its fourth record single-day increase in a row, in what is becoming a major headache for President Vladimir Putin. The country’s total number of cases is now 134,687, the seventh-highest number in the world, in a dramatic turnaround from the situation back in March. A total of […]

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How Kim Jong Un smuggled armoured Mercedes-Benz Limo into North Korea despite ban

Last year, Kim Jong-Un, the leader of North Korea was spotted driving in armoured Mercedes-Benz S-Class long wheelbase limos. Daimler had issued an official statement confirming that they had no knowledge how Kim Jong-Un got his hands on a Mercedes-Benz armoured car when it has sanctions that prohibit the sale of luxury products in the […]

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Russia’s prime minister steps down after contracting coronavirus

Mikhail Mishustin is temporarily stepping down as prime minister of the Russian Federation while he recovers from coronavirus, he told President Vladimir Putin on Thursday. The 54-year-old suggested First Deputy Prime Minister Andrei Belousov – an economist and former Putin aide – serve as acting prime minister in his absence. Putin, who was listening on […]