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Russia sentences US ex-marine to 16 years in spy trial

Russia sentences US ex-marine to 16 years in spy trial

A Russian court on Monday sentenced former US marine Paul Whelan to 16 years in a penal colony for espionage in a verdict that has outraged Washington.

Russia accuses scientist of treason for passing secrets to China - lawyer

Russia accuses scientist of treason for passing secrets to China - lawyer

State prosecutors have charged a prominent Russian scientist with treason after accusing him of passing state secrets to China, his lawyer said on Monday, adding that his client could serve up to 20 years in prison

US aircraft intercept Russian nuclear-capable bombers near Alaska

US aircraft intercept Russian nuclear-capable bombers near Alaska

US fighter jets intercepted and escorted four Russian nuclear-capable bombers during a routine flight over neutral waters near the United States,

Massive thermal plant fuel leak pollutes Siberian river

Massive thermal plant fuel leak pollutes Siberian river

Russian authorities have declared a state of emergency after more than 20,000 tonnes of diesel fuel seeped into a Siberian river sparking concerns from environmentalists.

Russia to roll out its first approved Covid-19 drug next week

Russia to roll out its first approved Covid-19 drug next week

Russia will start giving its first drug approved to treat Covid-19 to patients next week, its state financial backer told Reuters, a move it hopes will ease strains on the health system and speed a return to normal ...

Russian space agency calls Trump's reaction to SpaceX launch "hysteria"

Russian space agency calls Trump's reaction to SpaceX launch "hysteria"

Russia's space agency criticised US President Donald Trump's "hysteria" about the first spaceflight of Nasa astronauts from US soil in nine years, but also said on Sunday it was pleased there was now another way to travel into space.

Alligator who survived Berlin WWII bombing dies at 84

Alligator who survived Berlin WWII bombing dies at 84

An alligator who survived a bombing raid on the Berlin zoo in 1943 and found himself east of the iron curtain after World War II has died of old age at 84, the Moscow Zoo said.

Russian women stuck in lockdown hell as abuse surges

Russian women stuck in lockdown hell as abuse surges

Rights groups say that domestic violence has surged around the world since the start of lockdowns, with the stress caused by social isolation and fears around financial security straining even healthy relationships.

Russia allows foreign athletes entry as coronavirus cases pass 280,000

Russia allows foreign athletes entry as coronavirus cases pass 280,000

The Russian government said on Sunday it would allow foreign athletes competing in its domestic sports leagues to enter the country as the number of cases of the novel coronavirus passed 280,000.

Russian coronavirus cases above 260,000 as Moscow launches antibody tests

Russian coronavirus cases above 260,000 as Moscow launches antibody tests

Russia's coronavirus case tally rose above 260,000 on Friday, cementing its status as the country with the second highest number of infections after the United States, as the city of Moscow began offering free antibody tests.

Nine die in care home fire outside Moscow

Nine die in care home fire outside Moscow

A fire broke out in a retirement home in the Moscow region, killing at least nine people, local authorities said Monday.

Russia records more than 10,000 new coronavirus cases in past day

Russia records more than 10,000 new coronavirus cases in past day

Russian authorities said on Saturday they had recorded 10,817 new cases of the coronavirus in the last day, pushing the nationwide tally to 198,676.