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  • China censors the internet. So why doesn’t Russia? Feb 23, 2021 03:00 PM IST

    China censors the internet. So why doesn’t Russia?

    The Kremlin has constructed an entire infrastructure of repression but has not displaced Western apps. Instead, it is turning to outright intimidation.

  • World's biggest emitters like China, India, Russia, need to step up and lower emissions: John Kerry Feb 20, 2021 12:19 PM IST

    World's biggest emitters like China, India, Russia, need to step up and lower emissions: John Kerry

    .Kerry on Friday joined UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres for a special virtual event to mark the United States rejoining the Paris Agreement.

  • India and Russia agree to work closely on key issues at the UN Security Council Feb 17, 2021 02:57 PM IST

    India and Russia agree to work closely on key issues at the UN Security Council

    "Both sides agreed to work closely together on key issues on the UNSC agenda, in keeping with the special and privileged strategic partnership," the MEA said in a statement.

  • Ajai Malhotra becomes first Indian Chairperson of the Advisory Committee of the Human Rights Council Feb 15, 2021 10:10 PM IST

    Ajai Malhotra becomes first Indian Chairperson of the Advisory Committee of the Human Rights Council

    Ajai Malhotra served as the Ambassador of India to the Russian Federation till his retirement in 2013.

  • UK MPs call on government to stamp out China, Russia from defence industry Feb 14, 2021 11:05 AM IST

    UK MPs call on government to stamp out China, Russia from defence industry

    Investment in the defence supply chain from all countries that fall outside of an approved list, including Russia and China, must be barred, chair of the House of Commons defence subcommittee Richard Drax has said.

  • Why the oil price rise is unsustainable Feb 09, 2021 09:44 AM IST

    Why the oil price rise is unsustainable

    The current rise in oil prices is a short-term blip. The longer-term trends depressing oil prices are intact

  • Russia expels European diplomats over Navalny protests, defying the West Feb 06, 2021 12:32 PM IST

    Russia expels European diplomats over Navalny protests, defying the West

    For Russia’s domestic audience, the expulsions served as the latest example of what the Kremlin has described as Western interference fomenting public discontent.

  • Navalny affair no grounds to cancel Nord Stream pipeline, new German CDU chief says Feb 05, 2021 06:45 PM IST

    Navalny affair no grounds to cancel Nord Stream pipeline, new German CDU chief says

    Pointing to US purchases of crude oil from Russia, Armin Laschet described himself as a political realist - or "Realpolitiker" - and said: "We have to take the world as it is in order to make it better."

  • Aeroflot to commence twice weekly Delhi-Moscow flight services from February 14 Feb 04, 2021 01:43 PM IST

    Aeroflot to commence twice weekly Delhi-Moscow flight services from February 14

    Aeroflot has deployed its 293-seater Airbus 333 aircraft in three class configuration — business, premium economy and economy — to operate these services, a release said on Thursday.

  • ‘Concerned’ world leaders push for Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny’s release Feb 03, 2021 10:53 PM IST

    ‘Concerned’ world leaders push for Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny’s release

    Several nations, including Australia and Germany, have voiced their concerns over Russia's decision to jail opposition politician and Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny for up to three and a half years on charges of parole violation.

  • US extends arms control treaty with Russia for 5 years, Blinken says Feb 03, 2021 09:36 PM IST

    US extends arms control treaty with Russia for 5 years, Blinken says

    In addition to restricting the number of deployed strategic nuclear weapons to its lowest level in decades, New START also limits the land- and submarine-based missiles and bombers that deliver them.

  • The Sputnik V vaccine: A scientific and political win for Russia Feb 03, 2021 06:40 PM IST

    The Sputnik V vaccine: A scientific and political win for Russia

    From the first weeks of the pandemic, the Russian president ordered the scientific, political and military apparatus of the country to work in overdrive to develop the world's first COVID vaccine -- even if that meant taking shortcuts.

  • Protest march, mass arrest in Russia after court jails opposition leader Alexei Navalny Feb 03, 2021 08:58 AM IST

    Protest march, mass arrest in Russia after court jails opposition leader Alexei Navalny

    Alexei Navalny, one of Putin’s most prominent critics, was arrested on January 17 for alleged parole violations after returning from Germany where he had been recovering from being poisoned with a military-grade nerve agent.

  • Russian court jails opposition leader Alexei Navalny for two years and eight months Feb 02, 2021 11:33 PM IST

    Russian court jails opposition leader Alexei Navalny for two years and eight months

    Moscow's state prison authority accuses Navalny of parole violations and wanted the court to convert a suspended sentence he had been serving in an embezzlement case he calls trumped up into a real jail term.

  • Coronavirus vaccine update | Russia's Sputnik V vaccine 91.6% effective in late-stage trial Feb 02, 2021 06:34 PM IST

    Coronavirus vaccine update | Russia's Sputnik V vaccine 91.6% effective in late-stage trial

    The results, collated by the Gamaleya Institute in Moscow that developed and tested the Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine, were in line with efficacy data reported at earlier stages of the trial, which has been running in Moscow since September.

  • Over 5,100 arrested at pro-Navalny protests across Russia Feb 01, 2021 07:12 AM IST

    Over 5,100 arrested at pro-Navalny protests across Russia

    Despite threats of jail terms, warnings to social media groups and tight police cordons, the protests again engulfed cities across Russia's 11 time zones on January 31

  • COVID-19 vaccine update | Iran approves Russia's Sputnik V vaccine Jan 26, 2021 07:48 PM IST

    COVID-19 vaccine update | Iran approves Russia's Sputnik V vaccine

    Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei this month banned the use of vaccines made by the United States and Britain, calling the jabs "completely untrustworthy".

  • 3,000 arrested at protests demanding Alexei Navalny's release in Russia Jan 24, 2021 03:37 PM IST

    3,000 arrested at protests demanding Alexei Navalny's release in Russia

    In Moscow, an estimated 15,000 demonstrators gathered in and around Pushkin Square, where clashes with police broke out and demonstrators were roughly dragged off by helmeted riot officers to police buses and detention trucks.

  • Mobile services in Russia suffer outages as police disperse anti-Kremlin protesters: Monitoring site Jan 23, 2021 05:07 PM IST

    Mobile services in Russia suffer outages as police disperse anti-Kremlin protesters: Monitoring site

    The authorities sometimes interfere with mobile communication networks to make it harder for protesters to communicate among themselves and share video footage online.

  • Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny takes off on plane to Russia despite arrest threat Jan 17, 2021 09:27 PM IST

    Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny takes off on plane to Russia despite arrest threat

    The 44-year-old, who boarded a plane in Berlin at the last minute from a car sitting on the tarmac, hence avoiding other passengers, said he was delighted to be flying home and made light of the risk of being arrested.

  • Russia follows US in withdrawal from Open Skies Treaty Jan 15, 2021 09:38 PM IST

    Russia follows US in withdrawal from Open Skies Treaty

    The treaty was intended to build trust between Russia and the West by allowing the accord’s more than three dozen signatories to conduct reconnaissance flights over each other’s territories to collect information about military forces and activities.

  • Russia prison agency warns Navalny he faces immediate arrest Jan 14, 2021 08:18 PM IST

    Russia prison agency warns Navalny he faces immediate arrest

    Navalny, the most visible Putin critic who had received numerous brief jail terms over the past years, fell into a coma while aboard a domestic flight from Siberia to Moscow on August 20.

  • UNHRC presidency 2021 | In Fiji vs Bahrain contest, India set for a key role Jan 13, 2021 10:55 PM IST

    UNHRC presidency 2021 | In Fiji vs Bahrain contest, India set for a key role

    The 47-member Human Rights Council has to elect a president from Asia-Pacific region this year. A total of 13-member states represent the grouping, with China, Russia and India being the major countries.

  • Russia extends ban on UK flights until February 1 over coronavirus variant Jan 12, 2021 12:55 PM IST

    Russia extends ban on UK flights until February 1 over coronavirus variant

    Russia, which has already reported a case of the more infectious coronavirus variant, has had the flight ban in place since December 22.

  • Is Saudi Arabia’s voluntary production cut an act of desperation? Jan 07, 2021 09:36 AM IST

    Is Saudi Arabia’s voluntary production cut an act of desperation?

    The production cut by Saudi Arabia also means that the country has not been able to convince the non-OPEC members to toe its line, thus exposing its waning influence in the group

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