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Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit the Kapustin Yar training ground in the Astrakhan region on Friday, where he will observe the main stage of the Kavkaz-2020 drills. Putin’s upcoming trip is one of the few during the coronavirus pandemic. At the end of July, the president visited Crimea, and on September 14 held talks […] 25/09/2020 at 08:01

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has said a locally developed vaccine for Covid-19 has been given regulatory approval after less than two months of testing on humans. Mr Putin said the vaccine had passed all the required checks, adding that his daughter had already been given it. Officials have said they plan to start mass vaccination […] 11/08/2020 at 14:20

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A Sukhoi Su-27 fighter jet of Russia’s Southern Military District was scrambled to intercept two US spy planes over the Black Sea, the National Defense Control Center reported on Monday. The Russian airspace control systems detected two air targets over the neutral waters of the Black Sea approaching Russia’s state border on August 10, the […] 10/08/2020 at 14:37

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Russia’s Health Ministry plans a mass vaccination campaign against the coronavirus for October, Health Minister Mikhail Murashko told reporters on Saturday. “We plan wider [vaccination] for October because we need to launch a new system of treatment gradually,” he said in response to a TASS question. Murashko pointed out earlier that clinical trials of a […] 1/08/2020 at 22:48

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The Chumakov Federal Scientific Center for Research and Development of Immune and Biological Products at the Russian Academy of Sciences has filed a bid for an international tender of the World Health Organization (WHO) for the delivery of the coronavirus vaccine, Center Head Aidar Ishmukhametov told TASS on Saturday. “We have filed a bid for […] 25/07/2020 at 12:40

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A Mil Mi-8AMTSh-VN new helicopter for Special Operations Forces has entered flight tests, CEO of Russian Helicopters Group (part of the state hi-tech corporation Rostec) Andrei Boginsky said on Wednesday. “The construction of helicopters [Mi-8AMTSh-VN] is proceeding along with the R&D work. The national helicopter-building center has already started flights,” the chief executive said. Rostec […] 22/07/2020 at 12:50

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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has been invited to appear before the House Foreign Affairs Committee to discuss allegations over Russia-offered bounties to Taliban-backed militants to kill US troops in Afghanistan, the Hill reported. The report said that the hearing is set to take place on Thursday. It is titled “Russian Bounties on US […] 7/07/2020 at 10:15

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The Russian troops have received over 700 latest and upgraded weapon systems since the beginning of this year, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said at the ministry’s conference call on Tuesday. “The rearming of the Army and the Navy continues. Since the beginning of the year, 776 basic types of the latest and upgraded hardware have […] 30/06/2020 at 12:12

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Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold talks with the leaders of states invited to the Victory Day parade set to take place in Moscow on June 24, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Monday. “Of course, Putin will communicate with the guests on the sidelines,” he said. Peskov added that Putin would hold a […] 22/06/2020 at 11:53

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The Moscow City Court has sentenced US national Paul Whelan to 16 years behind bars for espionage against Russia, TASS reports from the court hall. “The court has ruled to sentence Whelan to 16 years behind bars in a high-security correctional facility,” the ruling reads. Whelan has been found guilty under article 276 of the […] 15/06/2020 at 14:02