Russia passenger plane carrying 17 people goes missing in Siberia

A Russian Antonov An-28 passenger plane carrying up to 17 people has gone missing in Siberia outside the city of Tomsk. The plane disappeared from radars on Friday while flying over the Siberian region of Tomsk, local officials said, the second such incident this month. The region’s governor said two helicopters had been dispatched to… Continue reading Russia passenger plane carrying 17 people goes missing in Siberia

REP. TIM BURCHETTNew UFOs Likely From Deep Space… Not the Russians!!!

Vladimir Putin and Russia are not responsible for the swarm of UFOs being reported by U.S. Navy pilots, according to Rep. Tim Burchett … who says the aircraft must be from another galaxy!!! We got the U.S. Congressman from Tennessee on Capitol Hill Tuesday and asked him about the rash of sightings in U.S. airspace… Continue reading REP. TIM BURCHETTNew UFOs Likely From Deep Space… Not the Russians!!!

Russia’s space chief threatens to leave International Space Station program unless U.S. lifts sanctions

Russia’s space chief threatened Monday to withdraw from the International Space Station program if U.S. sanctions against Moscow’s space entities are “not lifted in the near future.” “If the sanctions against Progress and TsNIIMash remain and are not lifted in the near future, the issue of Russia’s withdrawal from the ISS will be the responsibility… Continue reading Russia’s space chief threatens to leave International Space Station program unless U.S. lifts sanctions

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Russia and Saudi Arabia reject calls to end oil and gas spending, say IEA’s net-zero roadmap is ‘unrealistic’

Two of the world’s largest oil-producing countries plan to defy the International Energy Agency’s recommendations and continue investing in oil and gas, rejecting calls to drastically scale back the use of fossil fuels despite a deepening climate crisis. It comes at a time when policymakers are under immense pressure to deliver on promises made as… Continue reading Russia and Saudi Arabia reject calls to end oil and gas spending, say IEA’s net-zero roadmap is ‘unrealistic’

Russia won’t make Covid vaccines compulsory, Putin says, but skepticism remains a problem

Russia will not make Covid vaccines compulsory for its citizens, President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday, adding that people should see the necessity of immunization on their own. Some officials in Russia had proposed making vaccination mandatory, but Putin said Wednesday that the controversial measure would be “counterproductive.” Speaking during a video conference on the… Continue reading Russia won’t make Covid vaccines compulsory, Putin says, but skepticism remains a problem

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Russia’s power over Belarus is in the spotlight after plane ‘hijacking’ incident

As global leaders expressed outrage at Belarus’ “hijacking” of a Ryanair plane and the detention of an opposition activist, Russia was notable for its vociferous defense of the country. Now, analysts are saying Moscow stands to benefit from Belarus’ further estrangement from the West. Belarus on Sunday ordered a Ryanair flight carrying prominent Belarusian opposition… Continue reading Russia’s power over Belarus is in the spotlight after plane ‘hijacking’ incident

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School children and teacher shot dead at school before ‘explosion’ rocks building

Six children and one teacher have been killed in a school shooting after two gunmen opened fire in Kazan, south west Russia. Twelve other people have been admitted to the hospital and 20 ambulance teams were dispatched to the school. Emergency services have rushed to the scene and a 17-year-old boy has since been arrested in relation… Continue reading School children and teacher shot dead at school before ‘explosion’ rocks building

Doctor who treated President Putin’s critic, Alexei Navalny, after he was ‘poisoned with novichok’ vanishes during hunting trip in Russia

Alexander Murakhovsky, the Siberian doctor who treated President Vladimir Putin’s critic Alexei Navalny after he was reportedly poisoned with novichok last year, has disappeared, Russian police said on Sunday May 9. The physician, 49, was last seen leaving a hunting base in a forest in the Omsk region around 2,200 km (1,370 miles) east of… Continue reading Doctor who treated President Putin’s critic, Alexei Navalny, after he was ‘poisoned with novichok’ vanishes during hunting trip in Russia

U.S. Ambassador To Russia Returns To Washington As Relations Sour Further

U.S. Ambassador to Russia John Sullivan speaks to the media in Moscow, last year. In a statement on Tuesday, Sullivan said he would return to the U.S. for “consultations” amid deteriorating relations between Washington and Moscow. The American ambassador to Russia is returning to Washington for “consultations” after a new round of sanctions imposed on… Continue reading U.S. Ambassador To Russia Returns To Washington As Relations Sour Further

Activist Alexey Navalny transferred to hospital after US warned about consequences for Russia if he dies

Jailed Russian critic, Alexey Navalny has been moved from prison to a regional hospital for prisoners as concerns grow amongst the international community over his health. Navalny has been on hunger strike since March 31, demanding “proper medical care” and to be examined by an independent doctor — something his team claims he has been… Continue reading Activist Alexey Navalny transferred to hospital after US warned about consequences for Russia if he dies