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Russian President Vladimir Putin’s critic Alexei Navalny discharged from Berlin hospital

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s critic Alexei Navalny was discharged from a Berlin hospital where he was being treated for Novichok nerve agent poisoning. The Charité Hospital said it was ending acute medical care because his condition had sufficiently improved. A statement from the hospital said that 44-year-old Mr Navalny had spent 32 days there, including […]

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Man who ran a cult and claimed to be reincarnation of Jesus arrested in Russia

Russian officials arrested a former traffic police officer who claims to be the reincarnation of Jesus and has run a cult based in the depths of Siberia for the past three decades. Helicopters and armed officers stormed communities run by Sergei Torop, known to his followers as Vissarion, and arrested him and two of his […]

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Over 100,000 march against Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko over ‘election fraud’

Over 100,000 people marched through Minsk on Sunday on the sixth straight weekend of protests against President Alexander Lukashenko, keeping up the pressure on the veteran Belarusian leader to quit. Many walked in a vast column that stretched back several kilometres, decked out in red-and-white opposition colours and chanting “go away” as helmeted riot police […]

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United States deploys more troops in Syria after skirmishes with Russian forces increase

United States enhanced its military presence in Syria after the number of skirmishes with Russian forces intensified tensions in the country. US officials said six Bradley Fighting Vehicles and about 100 troops were part of the deployment to north-east Syria. Incidents between US and Russian forces that patrol that part of the country have escalated […]

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Venus is a Russian planet, Russia’s space agency chief declares

The head of Russia’s government space agency has claimed that planet Venus is a “Russian planet.” The bold territorial claim comes on the heels of scientific research suggesting life could exist on Earth’s celestial neighbor, the second planet from the sun. Roscosmos chief Dmitry Rogozin, who’s known for espousing unconventional scientific views said this week […]

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Russian opposition leader poisoning: Navalny’s staff finds nerve agent on hotel room water bottle

The nerve agent used to poison Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was detected on an empty water bottle from his hotel room in the Siberian city of Tomsk. Earlier, it was suggested that Mr Navalny was poisoned  at the airport. Mr Navalny fell violently ill on a flight in Russia last month and was airlifted […]

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RAF Typhoons scramble after Russian aircrafts enter UK controlled international airspace

The Royal Air Force intercepted two Russian aircraft off the Scottish coast, the UK  Ministry of Defence said. RAF Typhoons were scrambled after the Russian aircraft “entered the UK’s controlled zone of international airspace”. The Russian planes were identified as TU-142 Bear F maritime reconnaissance and anti-submarine warfare aircraft. The RAF aircraft are currently operating […]

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Russian coronavirus vaccine shows signs of immune response: Medical Journal

Scientists published the first report on the Russian coronavirus vaccine, saying early tests showed signs of an immune response. According to a report published by medical journal The Lancet said every participant developed antibodies to fight the virus and had no serious side effects. Two trials of the vaccine, named Sputnik-V, were conducted between June […]

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Russia opposition leader Alexei Navalny poisoned with Novichok, Germany finds

Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny was poisoned with a Novichok nerve agent, Germany claims. After the government in Berlin released results of toxicology tests carried out at a military laboratory, Chancellor Merkel said there were now “serious questions that only the Russian government can and must answer”. “Someone tried to silence [Mr Navalny] and in […]

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Winter ice in the Bearing Sea is at the lowest levels in 5,500 years

The winter ice in the Bering Sea, northern Pacific Ocean between Alaska and Russia is at the lowest levels  for 5,500 years. Researchers analyzed vegetation that accumulated on the uninhabited island of St Matthew over the last five millennia. Scientists looked at variations in peat layers of oxygen atoms called isotopes 16 and 18, whose […]

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Facebook and Twitter ban Russian accounts for interfering US elections

Facebook and Twitter suspend accounts and pages close to the Russian government who are accused of interfering with the 2016 US elections. Facebook has dismantled a small network of accounts and pages that were part of a Russian influence operation. The company said the campaign was linked to Russia’s Internet Research Agency (IRA), an organisation […]

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India and Russia declared joint winners of Chess Olympiad following poor internet connection

India and Russia were declared joint winners of the Chess Olympiad tournament after two Indian players lost their internet connection during the final round. The event was held online for the first time, thanks to coronavirus. India appealed after two of its players lost connection to their games and forfeited on time. Officials said these […]