Russia aims to begin public Covid-19 vaccinations in October, starting with medical workers & teachers – Minister of Health

Russia expects to start mass anti-coronavirus vaccinations, across the country, by October, the country’s health minister has said. Mikhail Murashko added that medical workers and teachers will be given first priority. … Read More >Russia aims to begin public Covid-19 vaccinations in October, starting with medical workers & teachers – Minister of Health

‘Caspian Sea Monster’: Unique Soviet Cold War-era flying ship to become main attraction at military theme park in Russia (VIDEO)

A one-of-a-kind bizarre ekranoplan vehicle, which looks like a plane but is actually a military super ship, has arrived in the city of Derbent on the Caspian Sea. It will eventually be the highlight of its ‘Patriot Park.’ … Read More >‘Caspian Sea Monster’: Unique Soviet Cold War-era flying ship to become main attraction at military theme park in Russia (VIDEO)

Cultured Convicts: survey reveals Russian prisoners prefer to read Tolstoy, Dumas & other high brow literature while doing time

What would you do to pass the time if you were behind bars? In Russia, they read. On Thursday, the country’s prison service released a list of the most-read books, and Mikhail Bulgakov’s ‘Master and Margarita’ came in first. … Read More >Cultured Convicts: survey reveals Russian prisoners prefer to read Tolstoy, Dumas & other high brow literature while doing time

Dumping the dollar: Record gold price justifies Moscow’s choice to abandon greenback & bet on precious metal

Washington’s weaponization of the dollar in an effort to crush Russia’s economy seems to be backfiring. The policy encouraged Moscow to pivot to gold and this week the cost of an ounce broke the $2,000 barrier for the first time. … Read More >Dumping the dollar: Record gold price justifies Moscow’s choice to abandon greenback & bet on precious metal

Following suspension of Russian ‘Fox News’ imitator, Kremlin warns internet users not to trust YouTube or other Western platforms

After a Russian TV channel loosely inspired by America’s Fox News was blocked by video-streaming service YouTube earlier this week, Vladimir Putin’s spokesman says Western web giants should be treated with a “low degree of trust.” … Read More >Following suspension of Russian ‘Fox News’ imitator, Kremlin warns internet users not to trust YouTube or other Western platforms

Russia vows to respond ‘reciprocally’ to EU sanctions over ‘politically motivated’ & ‘far fetched’ hacking allegations

Russian officials have dismissed as “baseless” restrictions imposed by the European Union on individual Russians and an intelligence unit accused of cybercrimes. Moscow has hinted at a mirrored response to Brussels’ sanctions. … Read More >Russia vows to respond ‘reciprocally’ to EU sanctions over ‘politically motivated’ & ‘far fetched’ hacking allegations

American pilots continue their love affair with the Black Sea! Russian jet intercepts US spy planes for 4th TIME in 9 days (VIDEO)

With summer heating up, it appears as though the US Air Force finds Russia’s Black Sea particularly inviting. The Russian military has intercepted American jets on a long haul trip for the fourth time in just over one week. … Read More >American pilots continue their love affair with the Black Sea! Russian jet intercepts US spy planes for 4th TIME in 9 days (VIDEO)

Ex-US Marine sentenced to 9 years in Russian prison after drunken assault on two Moscow police officers

Texan Trevor Reed, a 29-year-old student and former US Marine, has been found guilty of attacking two police officers and handed a nine year jail sentence by a Moscow court, prompting media speculation about a “prisoner swap.” … Read More >Ex-US Marine sentenced to 9 years in Russian prison after drunken assault on two Moscow police officers

As Putin backs Russian bid to host 2027 World Cup, is the ‘sleeping bear’ of rugby ready to awaken?

Many in Russia can’t understand why rugby isn’t more popular in the country. Given it’s a physical contact sport requiring high levels of discipline and toughness it seems almost tailor-made for the Russian psyche. … Read More >As Putin backs Russian bid to host 2027 World Cup, is the ‘sleeping bear’ of rugby ready to awaken?