Ukraine’s Zelensky warns he cannot justify rejecting Russia’s Sputnik V unless West supplies Kiev with other Covid-19 vaccines

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has revealed his frustration with the US’ coronavirus vaccine export ban, claiming that it is “impossible” for his government to justify refusing help from Moscow if the West stands idly by. … Read More >Ukraine’s Zelensky warns he cannot justify rejecting Russia’s Sputnik V unless West supplies Kiev with other Covid-19 vaccines

spring’: Covid-19 crisis may be over in Russia in early 2021, health watchdog chief claims amid Sputnik V rollout

With mass vaccinations against Covid-19 already having started in Russia this month, the head of its consumer health watchdog believes that the worst could be over in just a few months — though not all officials are optimistic. … Read More >spring’: Covid-19 crisis may be over in Russia in early 2021, health watchdog chief claims amid Sputnik V rollout

Moscow refuses Christmas Covid-19 lockdown: Festivities to go ahead with curfews & tests as mayor says end to pandemic in sight

Although cases of coronavirus are continuing to rise in Russia, the mayor of Moscow has said there is light at the end of the tunnel, as the city prepares to celebrate a socially-distanced Christmas and New Year. … Read More >Moscow refuses Christmas Covid-19 lockdown: Festivities to go ahead with curfews & tests as mayor says end to pandemic in sight

Pompeo labels Putin ‘enemy’ of freedom as Trump era ends in war of words with Russia

Any hopes Moscow may have that relations with the US could improve during Donald Trump’s final month in office are likely fading, as Mike Pompeo claimed Russia is an “enemy” of the US amid a growing spat between the two nations. … Read More >Pompeo labels Putin ‘enemy’ of freedom as Trump era ends in war of words with Russia

Cosmonauts to intensify search for leak on ageing International Space Station amid concerns over DEPLETING oxygen reserves

Mission control has asked cosmonauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) to find the source of a leak from Russia’s Zvezda module on the facility, warning that the craft has been losing its reserve supply of oxygen. … Read More >Cosmonauts to intensify search for leak on ageing International Space Station amid concerns over DEPLETING oxygen reserves

Cuff luck! Russian Police officer dodges death when drug dealer opens fire, with bullet lodging in cop’s handcuffs (VIDEO)

They’re designed to stop people from getting away, but one Russian policeman owes his lucky escape to a pair of handcuffs, after they stopped a bullet heading for his chest during an attempt to arrest a suspect. … Read More >Cuff luck! Russian Police officer dodges death when drug dealer opens fire, with bullet lodging in cop’s handcuffs (VIDEO)

‘We need more public diplomacy, not less’: ex-Ambassador McFaul ‘saddened’ by US closing last two regional consulates in Russia

The former Obama-era US envoy to Russia, Michael McFaul, has criticized Washington for shutting down its last remaining regional consulates in Russia. Ties between the two nations have been severely degraded in recent years. … Read More >‘We need more public diplomacy, not less’: ex-Ambassador McFaul ‘saddened’ by US closing last two regional consulates in Russia