Horror slaying that left 6 dead after teenage gunman stormed Perm university is tragedy for all of Russia, Putin says (PHOTOS)

Russian President Vladimir Putin has offered his condolences to the victims of a bloody shooting at one of the country’s top universities on Monday, and thanked police who took out the gunman and medics who treated the wounded. … Read More >Horror slaying that left 6 dead after teenage gunman stormed Perm university is tragedy for all of Russia, Putin says (PHOTOS)

Russian university shooter published sick post detailing his planned crime before murdering six people in brutal Perm gun attack

The detained Russian university shooter Timur Bekmansurov published a long, detailed explanation of his preparation, in which he claimed it was his dream to commit mass murder by any means possible and said he was not a terrorist. … Read More >Russian university shooter published sick post detailing his planned crime before murdering six people in brutal Perm gun attack

Russian elections: Pro-Putin party loses support but keeps ‘supermajority,’ Communists get big boost but allege count was rigged

The votes are in and the results are out. Russians have cast their votes in parliamentary elections and, with almost all of the votes counted, there is little doubt that the governing party will be returned with a supermajority. … Read More >Russian elections: Pro-Putin party loses support but keeps ‘supermajority,’ Communists get big boost but allege count was rigged

Comrades in arms? West is cheering on Russia’s Communists, but heirs of Bolsheviks even more skeptical of US, EU & NATO than Putin

With voting having closed in Russia’s parliamentary elections, it appears that Russia’s ruling party may have lost a sizable share of its votes compared to 2016, potentially ending up with fewer than half of all ballots cast. … Read More >Comrades in arms? West is cheering on Russia’s Communists, but heirs of Bolsheviks even more skeptical of US, EU & NATO than Putin

More than 20 foreign NGOs tried to interfere in Russia’s elections & should now be banned from country, top Moscow lawmakers claim

Nearly two dozen overseas organizations operating in Russia attempted to influence the results of the country’s parliamentary elections held over the weekend, a leading lawmaker has claimed, promising to take action against them. … Read More >More than 20 foreign NGOs tried to interfere in Russia’s elections & should now be banned from country, top Moscow lawmakers claim

Dolphinarium in Russia’s Far East celebrates as baby Beluga whale is born in domestic facility for first time in history (VIDEO)

A Beluga whale, born last month at the Primorsky Aquarium in Vladivostok, has been shown to the public for the first time in its short life, the facility announced on Wednesday, marking a historic event for the tourist attraction. … Read More >Dolphinarium in Russia’s Far East celebrates as baby Beluga whale is born in domestic facility for first time in history (VIDEO)

America’s evacuation of troops from Afghanistan looked more like a ‘downright escape’ than a ‘hasty withdrawal,’ Putin says

Despite the US spending months planning its withdrawal from Afghanistan, the events that unfolded looked more like an escape than a coordinated maneuver, Russian President Vladimir Putin told a forum of Eurasian leaders on Friday. … Read More >America’s evacuation of troops from Afghanistan looked more like a ‘downright escape’ than a ‘hasty withdrawal,’ Putin says

Apple & Google delete Navalny’s ‘Smart Voting’ app after top Russian officials accuse US tech giants of ‘election interference’

An online tactical voting initiative backed by jailed campaigner Alexey Navalny has been removed from app stores on the eve of Russia’s parliamentary elections, after Moscow hit out at tech firms it says were circumventing a ban. … Read More >Apple & Google delete Navalny’s ‘Smart Voting’ app after top Russian officials accuse US tech giants of ‘election interference’

WHO says ‘no change’ in Sputnik V approval process after official from regional arm claimed it had been ‘suspended’ – TASS

There has been no change of the approval status of the Russian-developed Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine, which is still waiting for additional paperwork, a World Health Organization (WHO) spokesperson has told news agency TASS. … Read More >WHO says ‘no change’ in Sputnik V approval process after official from regional arm claimed it had been ‘suspended’ – TASS

WHO pauses approval process for Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine after factory found in breach of ‘good manufacturing practices’

The World Health Organization has suspended its approval process for Russia’s Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine, after the UN agency found one of the production facilities for the shots had followed the wrong manufacturing practices. … Read More >WHO pauses approval process for Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine after factory found in breach of ‘good manufacturing practices’