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In first, US brands white supremacists as foreign terrorists

Washington - The United States on Monday branded a Russian far-right organization a terrorist group, the first time it has targeted purported white supremacists with action frequently used against jihadist groups.

In first, US brands white supremacists as foreign terrorists

Washington - The United States on Monday branded a Russian far-right group as a foreign terrorist organization, the first time it has targeted white supremacists with tools regularly used against jihadist groups.

Stay or go? French fly home from Russia amid pandemic

Moscow - Christian Querouix, a 69-year-old pensioner, who shares his time between France and Russia, had a difficult choice to make.

Putin says Russia ready to cooperate on cutting oil production

Moscow - Russia is ready to cooperate with Saudi Arabia and the United States to cut oil production, President Vladimir Putin said Friday.

Orthodox motorcade in Moscow wards off virus with holy icon and prayers

Moscow - The head of the Russian Orthodox Church blessed Moscow on Friday to ward off the coronavirus, circling the city in a motorcade with a holy icon and reciting prayers.

Italy and Russia spar over alleged coronavirus spies

Rome - Italy was engaged in a war of words with Russia on Friday over allegations Moscow hid spies among doctors it had sent to the country's coronavirus epicentre near Milan.

Controversial Soviet-era statue removed in Prague

Prague - Prague authorities on Friday said they had removed a controversial Soviet-era statue, despite protests from Moscow, to make way for a World War II memorial.

Canada FM slams state-sponsored coronavirus disinformation

Ottawa - Canadian Foreign Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne after a NATO meeting on Thursday slammed coronavirus disinformation campaigns spread by state actors, of which Russia has been accused.

Putin prolongs virus work shutdown as cases spike

Moscow - President Vladimir Putin announced on Thursday the extension of a non-working period in Russia to slow the spread of the coronavirus until April 30 as cases spike.

Russian plane with supplies for virus fight lands in US

New York - A Russian military plane carrying medical supplies arrived in the United States on Wednesday, the Russian mission to the UN said, as the Kremlin flexes its soft power during the coronavirus pandemic.

Putin working remotely after meeting infected doctor: Kremlin

Moscow - Russian leader Vladimir Putin has decided to handle his duties remotely, the Kremlin said Wednesday, after the head of the country's main coronavirus hospital tested positive following a meeting with the president.

Russia's top coronavirus doctor who met Putin tests positive

Moscow - The head of Moscow's main coronavirus hospital who met with President Vladimir Putin a week ago has tested positive, he said Tuesday, as the Kremlin announced the Russian leader's health was fine.

Campaigners urge Russia to release prisoners, as virus spreads

Moscow - Rights campaigners are urging the Russian government to consider releasing some pre-trial detainees and prisoners held in the country's packed jails, warning of the "devastating consequences" of the coronavirus pandemic.

Russia expands lockdown as deputies rush through coronavirus legislation

Moscow - Russia on Tuesday expanded a lockdown to curb the coronavirus outbreak as parliament rushed to approve tough legislation for violating quarantine rules and spreading false information.

Trump, Putin discuss oil price plunge, coronavirus

Washington - President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin discussed plunging oil prices and the coronavirus pandemic Monday, as Trump said Moscow is pressing for an end to US sanctions.

Moscow begins lockdown during tougher push to curb virus

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday urged Moscow's 12 million residents to respect a strict new lockdown, as other parts of the country began to introduce similar steps to curb the coronavirus outbreak.

Moscow mayor orders all residents to stay at home

Moscow - Moscow's mayor announced strict isolation rules for the city from Monday, the latest in a series of measures introduced in Russia to fight the spread of the coronavirus.

Dour Moscow mayor сomes to fore as 'PM for coronavirus'

Moscow - At a televised meeting with Vladimir Putin, Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin flatly told the President that official figures on COVID-19 cases were far from the reality.

China dialing back virus conspiracy claims, US says

Washington - China has retreated from spreading conspiracy theories online in the developing world alleging US involvement in the coronavirus pandemic after finding limited traction, a US official said Friday.

Putin calls for sanctions 'moratorium' at G20 summit

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday called for sanctions relief during the coronavirus pandemic, telling G20 leaders it was a matter "of life and death".

Flying aid to virus-hit Italy, Moscow flexes soft power

Moscow - Since the coronavirus took hold in Europe, Moscow has sent planes of virus experts and aid to Italy while fighting accusations of spreading disinformation, flexing its "soft power" in various ways during the pandemic.

Russia to ground all international flights from midnight

Moscow - Russia will halt all international flights from midnight on Friday under a government decree listing new measures against the coronavirus outbreak.

Putin delays reforms vote, holds back on tough virus measures

Moscow - President Vladimir Putin postponed a vote on constitutional reforms and urged Russians to stay home to contain the coronavirus on Wednesday, but did not impose the kind of strong measures taken in other countries.

Sealed borders leave migrants stranded in Moscow's airports

Moscow - For the past six days, Ayomuddin Kamolov has slept on the tiled floor of a Moscow airport, hoping to get a flight to his native Tajikistan.

7.5-magnitude quake hits off Russia's Kuril Islands: USGS

Moscow - A 7.5-magnitude quake hit off Russia's Kuril Islands on Wednesday, the US Geological Survey said, although there was no tsunami threat.

For Moscow's quarantined, 100,000 cameras are watching

Moscow - A vast and contentious network of facial recognition cameras keeping watch over Moscow is now playing a key role in the battle against the spread of the coronavirus in Russia.

Coronavirus, low oil dent Putin hopes for economic revival

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin has insisted the economy can weather the coronavirus pandemic and low oil prices, but the two-pronged crisis is a huge challenge to his promises to reduce poverty and boost growth.

Russian opposition leader urges constitution vote boycott

Moscow - Top Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny on Thursday urged Russians to boycott a vote on constitutional changes backed by President Vladimir Putin, slamming plans to hold it during the pandemic.

Wary of official virus claims, Russians brace for worst

Moscow - While President Vladimir Putin has reassured the public that the virus pandemic is under control, many Russians instinctively distrust the official claims and fear the true situation is much worse.

Wary of official virus claims, Russians brace for worst

Moscow - While President Vladimir Putin has reassured the public that the virus pandemic is under control, many Russians instinctively distrust the official claims and fear the true situation is much worse.
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