Russia shuns tough restrictions even as infections soar

World Oct 18, 2020

Russia shuns tough restrictions even as infections soar

It's Friday night in Moscow, and popular bars and restaurants in the city center are packed. No one except the staff is wearing a mask or bothers to keep their distance. There is little indication at all that Russia is being swept by a ...

World Mar 19, 2020

Moscow starts building road over radioactive dump despite protests

Moscow authorities on Wednesday began work on building a highway over a Soviet-era dump of radioactive materials, despite months of public protests and warnings from environmental campaigners. Greenpeace and other activists have long campaigned against the project to build an eight-lane highway over the top ...

Russia says Facebook and Google distributed political ads on election day

Business Sep 9, 2019

Russia says Facebook and Google distributed political ads on election day

Russian state communications watchdog Roskomnadzor said tech giants Google and Facebook had allowed political advertising during Sunday's regional elections despite being asked to ban such publicity. "Such actions can be seen as interference in Russia's sovereign affairs and hindering the conduct of democratic elections in ...

Viral clip of Russian policeman punching female protester stirs anger

World Aug 13, 2019

Viral clip of Russian policeman punching female protester stirs anger

Video footage of a Russian police officer punching a young woman in the stomach has stirred anger among many Russians who believe the authorities have used excessive force to disperse weeks of political demonstrations in Moscow. The clip, filmed on Saturday and later circulated online ...