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Putin’s vaccine meets opposition from frontline workers in Russia

by on September 6, 2020 0
Vladimir Putin announced the approval of Russia’s Sputnik-V coronavirus vaccine on August 11 amid much fanfare, saying it works “quite effectively” in forming a stable immunity. How would he know this? Because the Russian President revealed one of his daughters had already taken it. Speaking on Russian state TV at the time, Putin said his daughter had a... Read More

Egypt acquires Russian fighter jets despite US warning

by on August 3, 2020 0
Russian media outlets reported that a first batch of the Su-35 fighter jets are en route to Egypt as part of a 2018 deal over which Washington threatened Cairo with sanctions. Russia Today quoted military sources July 27 as saying that the Egyptian army will acquire the Russian Sukhoi Su-35 fighter jet, a first for Egypt, after... Read More

Belarus arrests dozens of Russian mercenaries: State media

by on July 30, 2020 0
The Belta news agency says the mercenaries worked for Wagner, Russia’s best-known private military contractor. Belarus has arrested dozens of Russian mercenaries after receiving information that more than 200 fighters had entered the country to destabilise it before a presidential election, according to Belarusian state media. The state-controlled Belta news agency said on Wednesday... Read More

Putin names new governor of restive Russian region hit by protests

by on July 20, 2020 0
President Vladimir Putin named a new acting governor to head Russia’s Far Eastern region of Khabarovsk on Monday after the previous regional head was arrested on murder charges, sparking a wave of protests. At least 10,000 people demonstrated in Khabarovsk on Saturday to demand Moscow release Sergei Furgal, a member of the ultra-nationalist Liberal... Read More

Russia Becomes First Country to Complete Human Trials for a Coronavirus Vaccine

by on July 13, 2020 0
Russia has completed clinical trials for a Coronavirus Vaccine on Humans which has proven effective according to news media from the country. Chief Researcher and head of the Centre for Clinical Research on Medications at Sechenov University, Elena Smolyarchuk announced the development on Sunday saying the human trials have been completed and the human... Read More

Russia to reopen its embassy in Libya, says FM Lavrov

by on July 3, 2020 0
Embassy head will temporarily be based in Tunisia, Interfax news agency cited Lavrov as saying ahead of Saleh meeting. Russia has decided to reopen its embassy in Libya although its head will temporarily be based in neighbouring Tunisia, Interfax news agency cited Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov as saying. Russia evacuated its diplomats... Read More