‘He was amazing’: Space X’s Musk hails Soviet rocketry legend IN RUSSIAN as competitor Roscosmos celebrates Korolev’s birthday

Space X may compete the Russian space agency for commercial launches, but both institutions share an enduring respect for Sergey Korolev, the pioneering Soviet rocket engineer and father of the USSR’s space program. … Read More >‘He was amazing’: Space X’s Musk hails Soviet rocketry legend IN RUSSIAN as competitor Roscosmos celebrates Korolev’s birthday

Twitter’s hypocritical censorship: Misinformation on Western Covid vaccines banned, falsehoods about Russia’s Sputnik V permitted

Twitter has censored numerous users, including Iran’s Supreme Leader, for criticism of Western Covid-19 vaccines, but “respectable” Western journalists can spread misinformation and distrust in Russia’s Sputnik V with impunity. … Read More >Twitter’s hypocritical censorship: Misinformation on Western Covid vaccines banned, falsehoods about Russia’s Sputnik V permitted

Symbolic moment as Russian cosmonauts get jabs of Sputnik V – named for first space satellite – ahead of latest ISS mission

Cosmonauts traveling to the International Space Station (ISS) in April have been inoculated against Covid-19 with the Sputnik V vaccine, named after the world’s first artificial Earth satellite, which was launched by the USSR. … Read More >Symbolic moment as Russian cosmonauts get jabs of Sputnik V – named for first space satellite – ahead of latest ISS mission

85 meters under the ice: Russian swimmer sets new WORLD RECORD with incredible feat at Lake Baikal (VIDEO)

Russian swimmer Yekaterina Nekrasova has set what is believed to be a new world record for the longest under-ice swim on Lake Baikal, traveling 85 meters (279ft) under 25cm of ice without a diving suit. … Read More >85 meters under the ice: Russian swimmer sets new WORLD RECORD with incredible feat at Lake Baikal (VIDEO)

Sentences of ‘extremist’ group that planned armed takeover of Russia slashed weeks after Putin intervenes on human rights grounds

Four men at the center of a plot to overthrow the Russian government by force have had their sentences reduced by a Moscow court on Tuesday. All but one are currently serving a long term in a penal colony for their involvement. … Read More >Sentences of ‘extremist’ group that planned armed takeover of Russia slashed weeks after Putin intervenes on human rights grounds

A Russian Strain: Covid-19 found to have mutated 18 different times in one person, with some never seen before

A Russian woman with a malignant lymphoma, who battled Covid-19 for five months, was found to have 18 different mutations of the virus inside her body. She first caught it in April and last tested positive in September. … Read More >A Russian Strain: Covid-19 found to have mutated 18 different times in one person, with some never seen before

Russian-made Telegram messenger shoots to top of US app charts, amid fears of wider social media crackdown following Trump ban

While many social media users are abandoning established services such as Facebook and Twitter, or being blocked from the platforms, a Russian-made messaging service has risen to become one of America’s most popular apps. … Read More >Russian-made Telegram messenger shoots to top of US app charts, amid fears of wider social media crackdown following Trump ban

‘Sputnik Light’: Testing of single-dose anti-Covid vaccine based on ‘Sputnik V’ kicks off in Russia

Trials of a simplified version of the Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine have begun in Russia. While providing less protection, the solution is expected to be easier to distribute and use in emergency mass-vaccination scenarios. … Read More >‘Sputnik Light’: Testing of single-dose anti-Covid vaccine based on ‘Sputnik V’ kicks off in Russia

In first meeting since bloody 2020 Nagorno-Karabakh war, Putin brings together leaders of Armenia & Azerbaijan for Moscow talks

Three months after Russia oversaw a ceasefire between Armenia and Azerbaijan, President Vladimir Putin has welcomed the two countries’ leaders to Moscow to negotiate the next steps in keeping the peace in Nagorno-Karabakh. … Read More >In first meeting since bloody 2020 Nagorno-Karabakh war, Putin brings together leaders of Armenia & Azerbaijan for Moscow talks

Tech guru Durov warns Apple & Google pose threat to freedom, as Russian Senator says Trump Twitter ban a challenge to sovereignty

The move by US Tech companies to censor US President Donald Trump has raised concern in Russia, with politicians and IT industry figures expressing concerns about it, and about its potential implications for political freedoms. … Read More >Tech guru Durov warns Apple & Google pose threat to freedom, as Russian Senator says Trump Twitter ban a challenge to sovereignty