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# russia - Saturday 9 January, 2021

Avalanche kills three at Russian Arctic ski resort
# Avalanche
# Avalanche

Avalanche kills three at Russian Arctic ski resort

Jan 9th 2021, 1:10 PM 12,733 Views 1 Comment

A criminal case into deaths by negligence as a result of safety violations has been opened.

# russia - Monday 28 December, 2020

17 fishermen feared dead after trawler sinks in Arctic Russia
# Snowstorm
# Snowstorm

17 fishermen feared dead after trawler sinks in Arctic Russia

Dec 28th 2020, 2:10 PM 38,468 Views 4 Comments

Officials said that two people had been rescued by a passing vessel but hopes were quickly fading that more survivors could be found.

# russia - Saturday 26 December, 2020

British double agent George Blake dies in Russia aged 98
# George Blake
# George Blake

British double agent George Blake dies in Russia aged 98

Dec 26th 2020, 12:05 PM 28,581 Views 15 Comments

Russian news agencies reported Blake’s death today.

# russia - Friday 25 December, 2020

Russia launches criminal probe into ally of Navalny for 'threatening suspected poisoner'
# Alexei Navalny
# Alexei Navalny

Russia launches criminal probe into ally of Navalny for 'threatening suspected poisoner'

Dec 25th 2020, 4:24 PM 18,626 Views 8 Comments

Western governments say Alexei Navalny was poisoned with the Soviet-era Novichok nerve agent

# russia - Wednesday 23 December, 2020

Donald Trump vetoes annual US defence bill, setting up a Congress vote to override his decision
# Outgoing President
# Outgoing President

Donald Trump vetoes annual US defence bill, setting up a Congress vote to override his decision

Dec 23rd 2020, 9:34 PM 44,256 Views 43 Comments

The bill affirms 3% pay raises for US troops and authorises more than $740 billion in military programmes and construction.

# russia - Thursday 17 December, 2020

Russia's doping ban halved but name and flag barred from next two Olympics
# CAS
From The42
# CAS

Russia's doping ban halved but name and flag barred from next two Olympics

Dec 17th 2020, 3:39 PM 11,314 Views 5 Comments

And the country’s footballers will miss the World Cup in Qatar should they qualify too.

Vladimir Putin claims Alexei Navalny would be dead if Russia had poisoned opposition leader
# Denial
# Denial

Vladimir Putin claims Alexei Navalny would be dead if Russia had poisoned opposition leader

Dec 17th 2020, 1:50 PM 11,345 Views 34 Comments

It’s widely suggested that Russia was behind Navalny’s poisoning in August.

# russia - Saturday 5 December, 2020

Covid-19: Russia begins inoculating 'high risk' workers with Sputnik V vaccine
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Covid-19: Russia begins inoculating 'high risk' workers with Sputnik V vaccine

Dec 5th 2020, 11:11 AM 21,039 Views 23 Comments

Health officials have opened 70 vaccine centres in Moscow.

# russia - Monday 9 November, 2020

Azerbaijan apologises to Russia after shooting down helicopter as fighting rages over Karabakh
# Azerbaijan
# Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan apologises to Russia after shooting down helicopter as fighting rages over Karabakh

Nov 9th 2020, 9:50 PM 18,688 Views 4 Comments

Fighting between Azerbaijan and Armenia has been ongoing for six weeks in the context Nagorno-Karabkh region.

Russia, China, Brazil among nations staying silent as world congratulates Biden
# US Election
# US Election

Russia, China, Brazil among nations staying silent as world congratulates Biden

Nov 9th 2020, 10:16 AM 43,143 Views 55 Comments

Western allies, including the German Chancellor and Taoiseach Micheál Martin – welcomed a fresh start with Washington.

# russia - Thursday 15 October, 2020

EU imposes sanctions on Russian officials over poisoning of opposition leader
# Alexei Navalny
# Alexei Navalny

EU imposes sanctions on Russian officials over poisoning of opposition leader

Oct 15th 2020, 1:50 PM 10,133 Views 11 Comments

The decision was agreed upon among the 27 EU envoys to Brussels.

# russia - Thursday 8 October, 2020

France, Germany and Britain seek Russia sanctions over Navalny poisoning
# Moscow
# Moscow

France, Germany and Britain seek Russia sanctions over Navalny poisoning

Oct 8th 2020, 8:23 AM 11,006 Views 15 Comments

Moscow quickly hit back that the accusations were “unacceptable” and amounted to “blackmail”.

# russia - Tuesday 6 October, 2020

Chemical watchdog confirms Navalny poisoned with Soviet-era nerve agent
# Alexei Navalny
# Alexei Navalny

Chemical watchdog confirms Navalny poisoned with Soviet-era nerve agent

Oct 6th 2020, 4:41 PM 10,641 Views 8 Comments

The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons carried out its own analysis of samples taken from the Russian opposition figure.

# russia - Saturday 3 October, 2020

'The people who are dying were born in 2002, 2003, why are they at war?'
# Armenia
# Armenia

'The people who are dying were born in 2002, 2003, why are they at war?'

Oct 3rd 2020, 8:00 PM 45,732 Views 8 Comments

Irish-Armenians are calling for the international community to intervene as deadly fighting continues in the Nagorno-Karabakh region.

# russia - Thursday 17 September, 2020

RAF fighter jets intercept Russian military aircraft near UK airspace

RAF fighter jets intercept Russian military aircraft near UK airspace

Sep 17th 2020, 10:44 PM 44,228 Views 37 Comments

It marks the third time in six days the Typhoons have been scrambled in response to Russian planes.

Russian spy chief accuses US of fomenting Belarus protests as opposition ally is charged
# Belarus
# Belarus

Russian spy chief accuses US of fomenting Belarus protests as opposition ally is charged

Updated Sep 17th 2020, 7:11 AM 23,063 Views 27 Comments

Protesters in Belarus are seeking the resignation of Alexander Lukashenko, denouncing his landslide re-election in August.

# russia - Sunday 13 September, 2020

Tens of thousands rally in Belarus amid mass arrests
# Minsk
# Minsk

Tens of thousands rally in Belarus amid mass arrests

Sep 13th 2020, 5:17 PM 25,609 Views 12 Comments

“I came out for freedom,” one protester said today in Minsk.

Russia holds regional polls in shadow of Alexei Navalny's poisoning
# To The Polls
# To The Polls

Russia holds regional polls in shadow of Alexei Navalny's poisoning

Sep 13th 2020, 1:46 PM 17,082 Views 13 Comments

The vote is seen as a key test of the Kremlin’s control of local politics.

# russia - Thursday 10 September, 2020

Microsoft says Russian hackers are 'stepping up' cyberattacks targeting US presidential campaigns
# Microsoft
# Microsoft

Microsoft says Russian hackers are 'stepping up' cyberattacks targeting US presidential campaigns

Sep 10th 2020, 10:55 PM 15,000 Views 19 Comments

Tech giant Microsoft said today it has detected and thwarted a number of hacking attempts in recent weeks.

# russia - Monday 7 September, 2020

Alexei Navalny out of induced coma and responsive, says German hospital
# Alexei Navalny
# Alexei Navalny

Alexei Navalny out of induced coma and responsive, says German hospital

Sep 7th 2020, 3:04 PM 15,426 Views 10 Comments

Chemical weapons experts have said Alexei Navalny was poisoned with a nerve agent.

# russia - Sunday 6 September, 2020

Germany threatens sanctions on Russia over poisoning of Alexei Navalny
# Russia
# Russia

Germany threatens sanctions on Russia over poisoning of Alexei Navalny

Sep 6th 2020, 12:38 PM 17,266 Views 28 Comments

Foreign Minister Heiko Maas warned a lack of support for the investigation could force Germany to rethink the German-Russian gas pipeline project.

# russia - Saturday 5 September, 2020

Russia must answer questions on Navalny 'assassination attempt'
# Alexei Navalny
# Alexei Navalny

Russia must answer questions on Navalny 'assassination attempt'

Sep 5th 2020, 10:52 AM 17,202 Views 60 Comments

Alexei Navalny fell ill on a flight to Moscow and is now in an induced coma in a Berlin hospital.

# russia - Thursday 3 September, 2020

Ireland joins condemnation of Navalny poisoning but EU says it's too early to discuss 'punishment'
# Novichok
# Novichok

Ireland joins condemnation of Navalny poisoning but EU says it's too early to discuss 'punishment'

Updated Sep 3rd 2020, 3:08 PM 26,596 Views 49 Comments

Alexei Navalny last month became the latest in a long line of Russian defectors to be poisoned in suspicious circumstances.

# russia - Wednesday 2 September, 2020

World leaders condemn poisoning of Alexei Navalny with Novichok nerve agent
# Kremlin Critic
# Kremlin Critic

World leaders condemn poisoning of Alexei Navalny with Novichok nerve agent

Sep 2nd 2020, 7:49 PM 19,256 Views 64 Comments

Chancellor Angela Merkel gave a statement earlier to confirm that Navalny had been poisoned with Novichok.

# russia - Friday 28 August, 2020

Russian opposition leader still in coma but improving, say German doctors
# Alexei Navalny
# Alexei Navalny

Russian opposition leader still in coma but improving, say German doctors

Aug 28th 2020, 6:19 PM 13,206 Views 6 Comments

Alexei Navalny’s allies insist he was deliberately poisoned and say the Kremlin was behind it.

# russia - Thursday 27 August, 2020

Russia claims there are no signs that a criminal act caused Navalny's illness
# Putin Critic
# Putin Critic

Russia claims there are no signs that a criminal act caused Navalny's illness

Aug 27th 2020, 6:29 PM 13,338 Views 19 Comments

The West has pushed for an investigation into the sudden illness of the Kremlin’s fiercest critic.

# russia - Monday 24 August, 2020

Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny's test results indicate poisoning, German hospital says
# Berlin
# Berlin

Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny's test results indicate poisoning, German hospital says

Aug 24th 2020, 4:31 PM 17,407 Views 23 Comments

Doctors at the Berlin hospital where Navalny is being treated have said there is a possibility of long-term effects to his central nervous system.

# russia - Saturday 22 August, 2020

‘Poisoned’ Russian dissident in ‘stable’ condition after arriving at German hospital
# Alexei Navalny
# Alexei Navalny

‘Poisoned’ Russian dissident in ‘stable’ condition after arriving at German hospital

Updated Aug 22nd 2020, 3:00 PM 56,283 Views 46 Comments

Alexei Navalny will be treated by specialists at the German capital’s main hospital.

# russia - Friday 21 August, 2020

Alexei Navalny: Russian doctors let Putin critic fly to Berlin for medical treatment
# Siberia
# Siberia

Alexei Navalny: Russian doctors let Putin critic fly to Berlin for medical treatment

Aug 21st 2020, 10:28 PM 34,551 Views 19 Comments

His family and supporters believe he was poisoned.

# russia - Thursday 20 August, 2020

Russian opposition leader in intensive care after apparent poisoning
# Alexei Navalny
# Alexei Navalny

Russian opposition leader in intensive care after apparent poisoning

Aug 20th 2020, 8:06 AM 42,640 Views 37 Comments

Alexei Navalny is in a “serious condition” according to his spokesperson.

# russia - Tuesday 11 August, 2020

Explainer: Why protests have erupted in Belarus against Europe's 'last dictator'
# Alexander Lukashenko
# Alexander Lukashenko

Explainer: Why protests have erupted in Belarus against Europe's 'last dictator'

Aug 11th 2020, 3:59 PM 16,343 Views 43 Comments

Alexander Lukashenko just won another presidential election, although the opposition has said it was rigged.

Putin claims Russia has developed the 'first' Covid-19 vaccine - and says his daughter has been given it
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Putin claims Russia has developed the 'first' Covid-19 vaccine - and says his daughter has been given it

Updated Aug 11th 2020, 12:05 PM 75,945 Views 135 Comments

The World Health Organization said approval of the vaccine would require a rigorous review to show its safety.

# russia - Tuesday 28 July, 2020

Russia pushes forward with Putin-supported bid to host the 2027 Rugby World Cup
# Campaign
From The42
# Campaign

Russia pushes forward with Putin-supported bid to host the 2027 Rugby World Cup

Jul 28th 2020, 3:46 PM 6,119 Views 11 Comments

Australia are the current favourites to host the tournament.

# russia - Saturday 25 July, 2020

Podcast explores the curious case of Irishman caught up in the world of Russian espionage
# London
# London

Podcast explores the curious case of Irishman caught up in the world of Russian espionage

Jul 25th 2020, 9:00 PM 28,085 Views 4 Comments

In a case of ‘wrong place at the wrong time’, Dublin man Derek Conlon was caught in the centre of international espionage.

# russia - Friday 24 July, 2020

Russia accused of firing anti-satellite weapon in space
# Star Wars
# Star Wars

Russia accused of firing anti-satellite weapon in space

Jul 24th 2020, 8:19 AM 23,826 Views 48 Comments

US Space Command said it has evidence that Moscow carried out the test on 15 July.

# russia - Tuesday 21 July, 2020

UK intelligence report finds 'credible' evidence Russia sought to influence Scottish independence vote
# National Security
# National Security

UK intelligence report finds 'credible' evidence Russia sought to influence Scottish independence vote

Jul 21st 2020, 11:29 AM 13,525 Views 30 Comments

The Intelligence and Security Committee published its long-awaited report on Russia this morning.

# russia - Friday 10 July, 2020

Dutch government taking Russia to court over ‘shooting down’ of MH17 flight
# Mh17
# Mh17

Dutch government taking Russia to court over ‘shooting down’ of MH17 flight

Jul 10th 2020, 4:53 PM 8,837 Views 6 Comments

A missile fired from territory controlled by pro-Moscow Ukrainian rebels blew the plane out of the sky on 17 July 2014.

# russia - Wednesday 1 July, 2020

Explainer: Why is Trump under pressure over allegations about Russia and the Taliban?
# Bounties
# Bounties

Explainer: Why is Trump under pressure over allegations about Russia and the Taliban?

Jul 1st 2020, 3:35 PM 21,172 Views 61 Comments

Trump has come under increasing pressure to explain mounting media reports regarding the allegations.

Joe Biden accuses 'white flag’ Trump of leaving the battlefield
# Russia
# Russia

Joe Biden accuses 'white flag’ Trump of leaving the battlefield

Jul 1st 2020, 1:57 PM 19,010 Views 35 Comments

Biden suggested Trump has abdicated his duty to protect both US troops abroad and American citizens at home.

# russia - Thursday 25 June, 2020

Russians cast early votes in ballot that could extend Putin's rule until 2036
# Kremlin
# Kremlin

Russians cast early votes in ballot that could extend Putin's rule until 2036

Jun 25th 2020, 7:08 AM 11,292 Views 32 Comments

The reforms would reset Putin’s presidential term-limit to zero, allowing him to run two more times.

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