Veteran Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov self-isolates after coming into contact with person diagnosed with Covid-19

Russia’s Foreign Ministry announced on Tuesday that the country’s most senior diplomat Sergei Lavrov has entered self-isolation after coming into contact with a person infected with Covid-19. The veteran minister is 70-years-old. … Read More >Veteran Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov self-isolates after coming into contact with person diagnosed with Covid-19

Russia applies to WHO for emergency listing of Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine, approval would speed up formula’s global distribution

As global coronavirus cases surge, Russia has applied to the World Health Organization (WHO) for the early pre-qualification and registration of its pioneering Sputnik V vaccine, which would make it available globally sooner. … Read More >Russia applies to WHO for emergency listing of Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine, approval would speed up formula’s global distribution

Politicians from pro-Putin party propose chemical castration for convicted pedophiles in Russia, prepare draft law for parliament

Politicians from Russia’s ruling party have proposed a bill that would add chemical castration as a possible punishment for those convicted of pedophilia. Sex with a minor is currently dealt with by a lengthy prison sentence. … Read More >Politicians from pro-Putin party propose chemical castration for convicted pedophiles in Russia, prepare draft law for parliament

Turkish F-16s in Azerbaijan are not currently involved in fighting but will be used if there is ‘foreign aggression,’ says Baku

Azerbaijan will use Turkish F-16 fighter jets to defend itself from “foreign aggression,” President Ilham Aliyev said on Monday, insisting that the planes were in the country prior to the recent fighting over Nagorno-Karabakh. … Read More >Turkish F-16s in Azerbaijan are not currently involved in fighting but will be used if there is ‘foreign aggression,’ says Baku

By imposing ‘illegitimate’ sanctions on Russians, EU officials have shown a ‘desire to put themselves above the law’ – FM Lavrov

In a sign that relations between Moscow and the European Union are deteriorating, Russia’s top diplomat has said that the EU is unable to “adequately assess” what is going on in the world, and wishes to be above the law. … Read More >By imposing ‘illegitimate’ sanctions on Russians, EU officials have shown a ‘desire to put themselves above the law’ – FM Lavrov

BRICS bank provides member nations with over $10 BILLION in emergency assistance to fight pandemic

The potential of the BRICS nations is unique, and the group’s New Development Bank (NDB) is showing high financial efficiency during the global Covid-19 crisis, Russian representatives at the Sixth BRICS Parliamentary Forum said. … Read More >BRICS bank provides member nations with over $10 BILLION in emergency assistance to fight pandemic

Bolivia’s former ‘interim president’ and coup government ministers could face trial over 2019 crackdown on protesters

The Bolivian parliament has approved a resolution demanding a criminal case be opened against the nation’s former interim president Jeanine Anez and some of the ministers in her government over their 2019 crackdowns on protests. … Read More >Bolivia’s former ‘interim president’ and coup government ministers could face trial over 2019 crackdown on protesters