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  • COVID-19 Vaccines | India to produce Russia's Sputnik Light single-shot vaccine May 07, 2021 01:23 PM IST

    COVID-19 Vaccines | India to produce Russia's Sputnik Light single-shot vaccine

    Interim result of the phase III trials of the new Russian vaccine candidate is expected by May end. The trials involved 7,000 and were conducted across countries including Russia and the United Arab Emirates

  • Russia, facing lags, turns to China to produce Sputnik shots May 03, 2021 12:39 PM IST

    Russia, facing lags, turns to China to produce Sputnik shots

    Russia has announced three deals totaling 260 million doses with Chinese vaccine companies in recent weeks. It’s a decision that could mean quicker access to a shot for countries in Latin America, the Middle East, and Africa that have ordered Russia’s vaccine, as the U.S. and the European Union focus mainly on domestic vaccination needs.

  • COVID-19 vaccine | First batch of 1.5 lakh doses of Sputnik V arrives in India Apr 30, 2021 12:32 PM IST

    COVID-19 vaccine | First batch of 1.5 lakh doses of Sputnik V arrives in India

    The first consignment of 150,000 doses of the Sputnik V vaccine has landed in Hyderabad from Russia. The rollout of the consignment will be subject to the necessary clearances, which will be processed over the next few days.

  • COVID-19 vaccine | Brazil bans Russia's Sputnik V - here is why Apr 29, 2021 10:27 AM IST

    COVID-19 vaccine | Brazil bans Russia's Sputnik V - here is why

    The country's top scientists have backed Brazil's decision to stop the import of Sputnik V.

  • Russia to send oxygen concentrators, medical supplies to India; hold 2+2 dialogue Apr 29, 2021 10:15 AM IST

    Russia to send oxygen concentrators, medical supplies to India; hold 2+2 dialogue

    Two transport planes containing oxygen concentrators, ventilators and medical supplies are already on the way to India, Russia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs tweeted.

  • Russia fines Apple $12 million for alleged app market abuse Apr 27, 2021 11:05 PM IST

    Russia fines Apple $12 million for alleged app market abuse

    The FAS said in a statement it had imposed a turnover fine on Apple of 906.3 million roubles ($12.1 million) for the alleged violation of Russian anti-monopoly legislation.

  • Russia has fully vaccinated 7.7 million people against COVID-19 Apr 27, 2021 02:54 PM IST

    Russia has fully vaccinated 7.7 million people against COVID-19

    The figure is up from around 8 million, cited by Golikova earlier this month.

  • Dr Reddy's expects first lot of Russia's COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V by May end Apr 27, 2021 11:54 AM IST

    Dr Reddy's expects first lot of Russia's COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V by May end

    In September 2020, Dr Reddys and RDIF entered into a partnership to conduct clinical trials of SputnikV, developed by the Gamaleya National Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology and the rights for distribution of the first 100 million doses in India.

  • Russia offers oxygen, Remdesivir, shipments likely in 15 days: Report Apr 23, 2021 09:40 AM IST

    Russia offers oxygen, Remdesivir, shipments likely in 15 days: Report

    India has banned export of Remdesivir and has waived customs duty on import of the drug. For oxygen, the Centre plans to import 50,000 MT of medical oxygen to meet demand.

  • Russia says to launch own space station in 2025 Apr 20, 2021 04:30 PM IST

    Russia says to launch own space station in 2025

    Roscosmos chief Dmitry Rogozin said work had begun on the fist module of a new station, after officials warned that Russia was considering pulling out of the ISS, one of the few successful examples of cooperation with the West.

  • White House says there will be consequences if Kremlin critic Navalny dies Apr 18, 2021 07:56 PM IST

    White House says there will be consequences if Kremlin critic Navalny dies

    'In terms of the specific measures that we would undertake, we are looking at a variety of different costs that we would impose and I am not going to telegraph that publicly at this point, but we have communicated that there will be consequences if Mr Navalny dies,' Sullivan added.

  • Alexei Navalny's doctor: Putin critic 'could die at any moment' Apr 18, 2021 08:02 AM IST

    Alexei Navalny's doctor: Putin critic 'could die at any moment'

    Physician Yaroslav Ashikhmin on April 17 said that test results he received from Navalny's family show him with sharply elevated levels of potassium, which can bring on cardiac arrest, and heightened creatinine levels that indicate impaired kidneys.

  • Russia to expel 10 US diplomats from embassy in response to Washington Apr 16, 2021 10:50 PM IST

    Russia to expel 10 US diplomats from embassy in response to Washington

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov also said Moscow will add eight U.S. officials to its sanctions list and move to restrict and stop the activities of U.S. non government organizations from interfering in Russia’s politics.

  • US Presidential Elections: US imposes sanctions on Russia; Moscow vows retaliation Apr 16, 2021 09:30 AM IST

    US Presidential Elections: US imposes sanctions on Russia; Moscow vows retaliation

    The United States warned Russia that more penalties were possible but said it did not want to escalate.

  • Russian Hacking Campaign: Months after hack, US poised to announce sanctions on Russia Apr 15, 2021 09:09 AM IST

    Russian Hacking Campaign: Months after hack, US poised to announce sanctions on Russia

    It remained unclear whether the U.S. actions would actually result in changed behavior, especially since past measures by the U.S. have failed to bring an end to Russian hacking.

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin gets second dose of coronavirus vaccine Apr 14, 2021 04:31 PM IST

    Russian President Vladimir Putin gets second dose of coronavirus vaccine

    The 68-year-old President received his first dose on March 23 in private, declining to say which of Russia's three vaccines -- Sputnik V, EpiVacCorona or CoviVac -- he had been administered.

  • Russia, India committed to S-400 missile deal: Russian envoy Apr 14, 2021 02:21 PM IST

    Russia, India committed to S-400 missile deal: Russian envoy

    The envoy also said that both Russia and India do not recognise bilateral sanctions as they are "illegal tools" of "unlawful and unfair" competition and pressure.

  • From Sputnik-1 to Sputnik V: Russian scientific achievements Apr 12, 2021 11:57 AM IST

    From Sputnik-1 to Sputnik V: Russian scientific achievements

    On the 60th anniversary of Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin becoming the first man in space, here are some of the country's most notable scientific and technological achievements.

  • Zoom bans sales and distribution to Russian Government, State firms: Report Apr 07, 2021 03:20 PM IST

    Zoom bans sales and distribution to Russian Government, State firms: Report

    Since last year, the video conferencing platform had emerged as a leading virtual meeting platform as millions were forced into self-isolation due to the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Russia, India discuss Russian military manufacturing in India Apr 06, 2021 04:10 PM IST

    Russia, India discuss Russian military manufacturing in India

    In 2018, India agreed a deal with Russia to buy S-400 surface-to-air missile systems despite warnings of sanctions from the United States.

  • Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov reaches Delhi to lay groundwork for crucial Modi-Putin meet Apr 05, 2021 09:42 PM IST

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov reaches Delhi to lay groundwork for crucial Modi-Putin meet

    News reports had suggested last year that the summit was cancelled after Russia had protested India's growing ties with the Quad-a group of 4-nations

  • Russia fines Twitter $117,000 for not taking down calls to protest Apr 03, 2021 11:39 AM IST

    Russia fines Twitter $117,000 for not taking down calls to protest

    The court found Twitter guilty on three counts of violating regulations on restricting unlawful content, ordering the company to pay three fines adding up to 8.9 million rubles (about $117,000).

  • Russia trumpets vaccine exports, while quietly importing doses Mar 29, 2021 02:50 PM IST

    Russia trumpets vaccine exports, while quietly importing doses

    Russian officials said last fall that overseas manufacturing could partly meet demand at home, but have since gone quiet about importing a product that has been held up as a triumph of the country’s scientists. Manufacturing the vaccine in Russia, however, has been a different story.

  • Vladimir Putin felt minor side effects from COVID-19 vaccine - Ifax Mar 28, 2021 07:40 PM IST

    Vladimir Putin felt minor side effects from COVID-19 vaccine - Ifax

    Putin did not reveal which of three Russian vaccines he had taken, saying only the doctor who inoculated him knows that.

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