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Putin Bans Armed Forces Members From Carrying Electronic Devices, Gadgets

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree banning members of the armed forces from carrying smartphones, tablets, and other gadgets capable of recording and storing information while on duty.According to the decree, signed on May 6, military personnel may not possess gadgets that can track locations and transmit audio and photo materials.”The violation of […]

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U.S. Senate Grills Trump’s Director Of Intelligence Nominee Over Russia, China, And Partisanship

U.S. President Donald Trump’s nominee for director of national intelligence (DNI) at his Senate confirmation hearing said he believed Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election and was prepared to meddle again.Representative John Ratcliffe, a Texas Republican, faced a grilling from Senate Intelligence Committee members on May 5 over whether the staunch Trump supporter would […]

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Russian Ombudswoman Says Domestic Violence On Rise Amid Coronavirus Restrictions

Russian Ombudswoman Tatyana Moskalkova says the number of domestic violence complaints in the country has jumped markedly since early April, when coronavirus restrictions in the country were tightened. Moskalkova told RIA Novosti news agency on May 5 that data, based on information provided by nongovernmental organizations, showed domestic violence had more than doubled from before […]

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New York Times Wins Pulitzer For Putin Coverage That Moscow Calls ‘Fabrications’

The New York Times has won a Pulitzer Prize in the international reporting category for what the judges called a series of “enthralling stories, reported at great risk,” about Russian President Vladimir Putin’s government. The initial Pulitzer ceremony, which was scheduled for April 20, was postponed to give Pulitzer Board members who were busy covering […]

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Second Senior Russian Official In Hospital For COVID-19 As Country Sees Record Daily Increase In Cases

A second minister in the Russian government has tested positive for COVID-19 and is being treated in hospital.Construction Minister Vladimir Yakushev said May 1 he has been hospitalized in Moscow and is receiving “treatment under the supervision of doctors,” according to TASS, quoting the ministry’s press office.One of his deputies at the Construction and Housing […]

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Russian Mosaic Featuring Putin Won’t Be Displayed In New Armed Forces Cathedral

A controversial mosaic featuring Russian President Vladimir Putin will not be displayed inside a new cathedral dedicated to the nation’s armed forces after the Kremlin leader reportedly expressed opposition to the idea. Recently leaked photos of work on the massive Resurrection of Christ Cathedral — which is scheduled to open outside Moscow ahead of the […]

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Trump Claims Former National-Security Adviser Flynn ‘Exonerated’

U.S. President Donald Trump has launched a fresh wave of criticism against U.S. law enforcement agents as lawyers for his former national-security adviser, Michael Flynn, disclosed internal FBI documents in their attempt to have Flynn’s criminal conviction overturned. Flynn was among the first individuals swept up in the U.S. investigation into possible collusion between Russia […]

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World Anti-Doping Agency Completes Probe Into Russian Sports Cheating

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has completed an investigation into nearly 300 Russia athletes, with almost half showing evidence of manipulation. WADA said in a statement on April 30 it has handed over the cases of 298 athletes to 28 anti-doping organizations, including 27 international sports federations and one major invent organization. Of those investigated, […]

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Russian PM Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin says he will self-isolate after testing positive for the coronavirus. “I have just learned that the test on the coronavirus I took was positive,” Mishustin said in a video call with President Vladimir Putin, adding that he will self-isolate to protect other cabinet members. Mishustin suggested that First Deputy Prime […]

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Russia Says Suspected Terrorists ‘Liquidated’ In Yekaterinburg

Russia’s National Anti-Terrorist Committee (NAK) says security forces have “liquidated” three suspected extremists in the Urals city of Yekaterinburg.According to the NAK, the three men were killed in a counterterrorist operation early in the morning on April 30.The NAK said that weapons, ammunition, and handmade explosive devices were found at the residence of the killed […]

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