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Russian Court Orders Woman Back to Coronavirus Quarantine After She Escapes From Hospital

(MOSCOW) — A Russian court on Monday ordered a woman who escaped from a virus quarantine to return back to the hospital she fled and stay under quarantine for at least two more days. The ruling underlined the chaotic public health approaches being taken to stop the spread of the new coronavirus from China. Alla llyina was admitted to the hospital in the northern Russian city of St. Petersburg on Feb. 6 with a sore throat and was tested for the new virus because she had returned from China f...
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Amazon Prime Nabs ‘Russian Affairs’ for Germany, France and the Netherlands

Amazon Prime Video has acquired the first season of series “Russian Affairs” for distribution in Germany, France and the Netherlands, from Russia’s Start Studios. The eight-part drama that follows the lives of Russia’s elite and those who aspire to that position is set in contemporary Moscow. Under the title “Gold Diggers,” the series was broadcast […]
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Ireland suspects Russia is trying to crack transatlantic fiber-optic ocean bed cables

“Russia has sent intelligence agents to Ireland to map the precise location of the fibre-optic, ocean-bed cables that connect Europe to America,” Ireland's security agency suspects, according to this report in The Times of London. “This has raised concerns that Russian agents are checking the cables for weak points, with a view to tapping or even damaging them in the future.” Irish security officials believe Russia may be targeting Ireland as a regional base for military intelligence operations...
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North Korea imported purebred horses from Russia as Kim Jong Un took snowy ride

MOSCOW/SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea, whose leader Kim Jong Un was filmed riding through the snow on a white stallion last year, has spent tens of thousands of dollars on 12 purebred horses from Russia, according to Russian customs data. Accompanied by senior North Korean figures, Kim took two well-publicized rides on the snowy slopes of the sacred Paektu Mountain in October and December. State media heralded the jaunts as important displays of strength in the face of international pressure an...
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Russian intelligence agents have reportedly gone to Ireland to inspect undersea cables, reigniting fears they could cut them and take entire countries offline

Russian agents have been sent to Ireland to inspect its undersea cables, sparking fears they could be tapped or cut in the future, according to The Sunday Times, citing Irish police. Irish security services suspect Russia's intelligence agency, the GRU, is using their country as a base to gather intelligence on targets in the EU and UK, The Sunday Times reported. The large number of tech companies that are based in Dublin could be another reason for Russia's suspected monitoring, an expert on ...
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Russian intelligence agents reportedly went to Ireland to inspect undersea cables, and it's reigniting fears they could cut them and take entire countries offline

Russian agents have been sent to Ireland to inspect its undersea cables, and it's sparking fears they could be tapped or cut in the future, according to The Sunday Times citing Irish police. Irish security services suspect that Russia's intelligence agency, the GRU, is using their country as a base to gather intelligence on targets in the EU and UK, The Sunday Times reported. The large number of tech companies that are based in Dublin could be another reason for Russia's suspected monitoring, ...
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Russian intelligence agents went to Ireland to inspect undersea cables, reigniting fears they could cut them and take entire countries offline

Russian agents have been sent to Ireland to inspect its undersea cables, sparking fears they could be tapped or cut in the future, according to The Sunday Times, citing Irish police. Irish security services suspect Russia's intelligence agency, the GRU, is using their country as a base to gather intelligence on targets in the EU and UK, The Sunday Times reported. The large number of tech companies that are based in Dublin could be another reason for Russia's suspected monitoring, an expert on ...
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Fearful of Trump's Attacks, Justice Dept. Lawyers Worry Barr Will Leave Them Exposed

WASHINGTON -- In an email a few days ago to the 270 lawyers he oversees, Nicola T. Hanna, the U.S. attorney in Los Angeles, offered a message of reassurance: I am proud of the work you do, he wrote.Other U.S. attorneys in the Justice Department's far-flung 93 field offices relayed similar messages of encouragement after President Donald Trump's efforts to influence a politically fraught case provoked the kind of consternation the department has rarely seen since the Watergate era. "All I...
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Russian artist unveils Putin 'superhero' paintings in Istanbul

A Russian artist unveiled four giant paintings of Russia's President Vladimir Putin in central Istanbul on Saturday, saying he wanted to show the good ties between Ankara and Moscow despite differences over Syria and other issues. "Currently, we have an exacerbation of relations with Turkey," artist Alexander Donskoy told Reuters.
Tags: News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Russia, Turkey, Syria, Moscow, Istanbul, Ankara, Alexander Donskoy


Ukrainian President Zelensky Vows to End War With Russia, Invites President Trump to Kyiv

(MUNICH) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky vowed Saturday to end the separatist conflict in the east of his country, where fighting between Russia-backed rebels and Ukrainian troops has killed more than 14,000 people since 2014. Speaking at the Munich Security Conference, Zelensky said he hopes to end the conflict by the end of his presidential term in 2024. “If in five years, we will end the war, bring our people back, then I did (became president) for a reason,” he said. The confli...
Tags: News, Vladimir Putin, White House, Russia, Uncategorized, Joe Biden, Ukraine, Munich, United States, Moscow, Donald Trump, Trump, Minsk, Donbass, Crimean Peninsula, Munich Security Conference


Afghans mark Soviet withdrawal as US negotiates its own exit

Afghanistan on Saturday marked the 31st anniversary of the last Soviet soldier leaving the country. Moscow pulled out of Afghanistan in 1989, a decade after invading the country to support an allied communist government. Afghan mujaheddin, or holy warriors, received weapons and training from the U.S. throughout the 1980s to fight the Red Army.
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Turkey hits back at Moscow over Idlib claims

Turkey on Saturday hit back at Russian accusations of failing to honour a 2018 deal by insisting it carried out its responsibilities in Idlib, Syria's last major rebel bastion. Turkey has 12 observation posts in the northwestern province of Idlib after the 2018 agreement between Russia and Turkey to prevent a Damascus-led offensive.
Tags: News, Russia, Turkey, Moscow, Damascus, Idlib, Idlib Syria


Two Russian athletes stripped of biathlon medals for doping: IBU

The International Biathlon Union (IBU) said on Saturday it was stripping two Russian athletes of medals received between 2013 and 2014 for doping violations. The decision to strip the two retired Olympic champions, Svetlana Sleptsova and Evgeny Ustyugov, of their titles follows an analysis of data from Russia's anti-doping agency laboratory in Moscow, the union said. Sleptsova and Ustyugov will appeal the decision, the TASS news agency reported, citing the head of the Russian Biathlon Uni...
Tags: News, Russia, Moscow, TASS, International Biathlon Union IBU, Russian Biathlon Union, Svetlana Sleptsova, Sleptsova, Evgeny Ustyugov, Ustyugov


Syrian military helicopter shot down amid tensions with Turkey

Aircraft is second one to be shot down in a week in region where Turkish troops and Russian-backed Syrian forces are clashingA Syrian military helicopter has been shot down over the last major rebel bastion in the northwest of the country, the second such incident in a week of high tensions with neighbouring Turkey.The attack on Friday in a region where Turkish troops and Russian-backed government forces have engaged in multiple clashes came as Washington urged Ankara to look to its western alli...
Tags: Washington, World news, Turkey, Syria, Middle East and North Africa, Moscow, Ankara


The most remote train journeys

Train travel has a fresh spotlight on the tourism stage thanks to movements in slow and sustainable travel. One of our greenest choices, trains make us nomads back on the ground level. It’s a strange, meditative speed with ample time to process and daydream. Trains also allow us to roam where roads don’t go and gaze on things planes don’t see. These epic train adventures epitomize this spirit, giving us the best of both journey and destination. 1. Trans-Siberian Railway — Russia, Mongolia, a...
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Syrian chopper downed over rebel area, killing crew

A Syrian military helicopter was shot down over the last major rebel bastion in northwest Syria on Friday, the second such incident in a week of high tensions with Turkey. The attack in a region where Turkish troops and Russian-backed government forces have engaged in multiple clashes came as Washington urged Ankara to look to its Western allies in light of Moscow's actions. Syrian and Russian forces have pressed a deadly offensive against the shrinking pocket in the country's northwest since ...
Tags: News, Washington, Turkey, Syria, Moscow, Ankara


Jewish leaders seek better policing of online hate speech

Jewish leaders called Friday for better policing of hate speech on social media platforms over concerns prompted by recent attacks that people on the margins of society are being incited online to violence. Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt, president of the Conference of European Rabbis and chief rabbi of Moscow, said online radicalization was giving rise not only to more anti-Semitic incidents, but also hate crimes directed at Muslims and others. “The strength and power given by social media to peop...
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The Multibillion Dollar Canal Carving a Rift Through Erdogan’s Turkey

Land prices are booming in Sazlibosna. Over a tulip-shaped glass of tea in one of the village’s cafes, local governor Oktay Teke says that a few years ago, a square meter of land here in the farming community northwest of Istanbul sold for as little as 10 Turkish lira, about half the price of a pack of cigarettes. Recently, speculators have flocked to the area, snapping up swathes of farmland and pushing prices to up to 700 lira ($126) per square meter. Besides the realtors’ offices that...
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Putin’s Constitution Dream Team Has Those Who Never Read It

(Bloomberg) -- When President Vladimir Putin announced he planned to amend Russia’s constitution he named a 75-strong working group to consider the changes including prominent figures such as two-time Olympic pole-vault champion Yelena Isinbayeva.On Thursday, Isanbayeva told Putin that she was grateful for the opportunity to take part because it meant “I read the Constitution of our country” during a meeting of the group to discuss progress in the work.“There was no reason or need to do this ear...
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New Clues Emerge About Barr’s Investigate The Investigators Jihad

A new report out Thursday offers new clues about the DOJ investigation into the origins of the Russia probe that was ultimately led by special counsel Robert Mueller.  The federal prosecutor appointed by Attorney General Bill Barr to conduct the investigation appears suspicious of Obama-era intelligence officials’ hesitancy to share information with other agencies about Russian meddling in the 2016 election, The New York Times reported Thursday. The Times, citing unnamed people familiar with a...
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Moscow: Twitter and Facebook fined 4 million rubles each for refusing to store data on Russian citizens in Russia

A court in Moscow today issued fines of 4 million rubles each against Twitter and Facebook for the social media companies' refusal to store data about Russian citizens inside Russia. The fines of nearly $63,000 are, as the saying goes, barely a rounding error for either of those massive internet companies. But they're the largest fines Russia has levied against any tech company since president Vladimir Putin began tightening his grip on the internet starting around 2012, with a bunch of new law...
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Prankster hangs Putin portrait in Moscow lift

Bashir Dokhov hung the portrait in an apartment block to gauge public opinion on the president.
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Deadly clash in Syria a vivid reminder of US troops' ill-defined mission

Since Trump abruptly ended his pact with the Kurds, the US presence in the country’s north-east has been stuck in a quagmireAmerican battle trucks stuck in the mud, besieged by angry Kurdish villagers, and the Russian army trying to mediate their escape. After more than five years fighting Isis in northern Syria, it wasn’t supposed to end like this.But for US military officials, the scene near the city of Qamishli was a stark reminder of the incongruous end to the war against the terror group an...
Tags: Isis, News, Washington, Russia, US, Syria, Moscow, Pentagon, Donald Trump, Arab, Bashar Al Assad, Trump, Ankara, North East, Deir Ezzor, Brett McGurk


Icon of the Protection of the Theotokos

“ An icon of the Protection of the Most Holy Theotokos containing a piece of the omophorion of the Mother of God is visiting the churches and monasteries of the Eastern American Diocese. Brining the icon from Moscow is the general director of the Russian National Creative Workshop "Art-Project," LLC, and director of the International Foundation for Mutual Development & Strengthening of Spiritual Unity and the Religious & Historical Values of Russian Orthodoxy in the Homeland & Abroad "Under the ...
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Researchers uncover the moscow subway microbiome

Recently, a group of ITMO University researchers has looked into the microbiome of the Moscow Subway. Turns out that bacterial world of the Russian capital's subway system might be similar to that of New York's public transportation.
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Soviet spy hailed by Russia for 'saving Krakow' dies at 103

Russia on Thursday announced the death at 103 of veteran Soviet spy Alexei Botyan, whom it hailed as a hero for "saving" the Polish city of Krakow from the Nazis, although Poland disputes Moscow's version of events. Russia's SVR military intelligence agency said Botyan, who lived in Moscow, had died after turning 103 on Monday.
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Ex Russian prison official kills self in Moscow courtroom after he was sentenced to 3 years for corruption`

A man who formerly worked as an official in the Russian prison system shot himself dead in a Moscow court on Wednesday after receiving a three-year prison sentence for corruption charges. Viktor Sviridov had cancer. He and his legal team had expected that the judge would not include a prison term in his sentence. From AP: Local court and investigative officials said Viktor Sviridov, who had served as chief of department in Russia’s federal prison service, took out a pistol and fired it at his...
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Russian ex-prison official shoots himself dead in court after being found guilty of extortion

A former Russian prison service official died by suicide in a Moscow court on Wednesday after he was sentenced to three years in jail, Russian state news agency TASS reported.
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Putin Squeezes Belarus Strongman in Bid to Skirt Term Limits

(Bloomberg) -- Vladimir Putin’s surprise firing of Russia’s government and unveiling of constitutional changes that would weaken the presidency may only be Plan B for retaining power after his final term ends in 2024.In the month before Putin’s Jan. 15 announcement, he’d pushed hard to convince his longer-serving counterpart in Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, to revive a moribund agreement to create a superstate between the neighboring former Soviet republics, two Kremlin officials said.So far, P...
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Russian ex-prison official shoots himself dead in court after being found guilty

A former Russian prison service official died by suicide in a Moscow court on Wednesday after he was sentenced to three years in jail, Russian state news agency TASS reported.
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