Putin: Stop blaming China for COVID-19

Russia and China have common interests in many fields, said Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday during his annual press conference. "Concerning China, we have overlapping interests in many areas," Putin said, adding that these mutual interests have contributed to Russia's positive relations with China. Commenting on ties with leaders of other countries, Putin said … Continue reading Putin: Stop blaming China for COVID-19

Russia investigating another suspected case of toxic poisoning

Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny fell into a coma after he collapsed in an aeroplane toilet on Thursday, prompting his allies to suspect poisoning. If true, he would not be the first prominent, outspoken Russian to be the target of a toxic attack. Here are some other people who have criticised the Kremlin and then … Continue reading Russia investigating another suspected case of toxic poisoning

Americans not happy with Russia’s claim on developing coronavirus vaccine

Two top U.S. health officials are expressing skepticism about Vladimir Putin's claim that Russian scientists have come up with the world's first safe and effective vaccine. "I seriously doubt that they've done that," infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci said. But he added that he hopes Moscow has indeed "actually definitively proven that the vaccine … Continue reading Americans not happy with Russia’s claim on developing coronavirus vaccine

Russia slams world powers for trying to destabilize Belarus

Russia's foreign ministry said on Thursday it was concerned by the situation in Belarus and said there were attempts by outside forces to meddle in and destabilize the country following Sunday's contested election. Belarus on Thursday began releasing some of the thousands of people detained in a crackdown by President Alexander Lukashenko that has prompted … Continue reading Russia slams world powers for trying to destabilize Belarus

Russian interference in global politics is the “new normal”

A long-awaited report published Tuesday on Russian influence in British politics criticized the British government for its slow response to Russian interference in the 2016 Brexit referendum. The authors said it was “astonishing” that no one sought to protect democratic process in the United Kingdom, the Associated Press (AP) reports. While the report from the parliament's … Continue reading Russian interference in global politics is the “new normal”

WHO: Low number of reported COVID-19 deaths in Russia is suspicious

When Leonid Shlykov's father, Sergei, died in a Moscow hospital last month after 11 days on a ventilator, the death certificate listed the coronavirus as an underlying condition but not the actual cause of death. “Yes, he was suffering from impaired kidney function and diabetes, but if it hadn’t been for COVID-19, he would’ve been … Continue reading WHO: Low number of reported COVID-19 deaths in Russia is suspicious

Latest coronavirus updates from Spain, India, and the UK

Spain has recorded 185 new coronavirus-related deaths in the past 24 hours, taking the total to 25,613, the Health Ministry said on Tuesday, which marked the third consecutive day when the country registered less than 200 deaths caused by COVIVD-19. On Monday, the country confirmed 164 coronavirus-related deaths, the same number as on Sunday. The … Continue reading Latest coronavirus updates from Spain, India, and the UK

COVID-19: Russia records highest infection rate in past 24 hours

Russia has registered 10,102 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, taking the total to 155,370, the national coronavirus response center said Tuesday. A day earlier, Russia reported 10,581 new cases. The record daily increase of 10,633 cases was recorded on Sunday. "Over the past 24 hours, 10,102 COVID-19 cases have been registered in … Continue reading COVID-19: Russia records highest infection rate in past 24 hours

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Over 4.4 COVID-19 tests conducted in Russia – Public Health Watchdog

More than 4.4 million tests for COVID-19 have been conducted in Russia since the start of the outbreak and over 222,500 people suspected of carrying the disease are currently under medical supervision, Russia’s public safety watchdog Rospotrebnadzor said on Tuesday. “As of May 4, 4,460,357 laboratory tests for the coronavirus disease have been carried out,” … Continue reading Over 4.4 COVID-19 tests conducted in Russia – Public Health Watchdog

297 coronavirus patients discharged in Moscow raising total to 7,870

A further 297 people who have tested positive for COVID-19 have been discharged in Moscow over the past 24 hours after undergoing treatment, taking the overall number of people who have recovered from the disease in the Russian capital to 7,870, Moscow Deputy Mayor Anastasia Rakova said Tuesday. "Over the past 24 hours, 297 more … Continue reading 297 coronavirus patients discharged in Moscow raising total to 7,870