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Russia will not try to save New START treaty at any cost, senior diplomat says

Russia will not try to save New START treaty at any cost, senior diplomat says

{{dayPoint.date | date : 'd MMMM yyyy'}}Moscow believes it is mutually beneficial and necessary to both countriesRead alsoMOSCOW, June 25. /TASS/. Russia is not going to try to preserve the Measures for the Further Reduction and Limitation of Strategic Offensive Arms (New START treaty) at any cost, because Moscow needs it as much as Washington does, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov said during an online session of the Primakov Readings forum entitled The US in the Whirlpool of Crises: Strategic Consequences."Naturally, we are ready. The Russian president has said so more than once,...

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Russia’s priority is to involve UK, France in future nuclear arms control talks — diplomat

Russia’s priority is to involve UK, France in future nuclear arms control talks — diplomat

{{dayPoint.date | date : 'd MMMM yyyy'}}The two states are the US closest NATO allies that possess nuclear weapons, the senior diplomat explained MOSCOW, June 26. /TASS/. Russia thinks it necessary that the United Kingdom and France join the strategic nuclear arms control process as the United States’ closest NATO allies, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said in an interview with TASS First Deputy Director General Mikhail Gusman on Friday.Read also"As an essential element of our position on the future of nuclear arms control we insist that the United States’ closest NATO...

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False US reports about Russia in Afghanistan led to threats against diplomats — embassy

False US reports about Russia in Afghanistan led to threats against diplomats — embassy

{{dayPoint.date | date : 'd MMMM yyyy'}}According to Russian diplomats, the paper has been inventing false stories in the absence of real reasons to blame RussiaRussian embassy in WashingtonWASHINGTON, June 27. /TASS/. False information about Russia and Afghanistan, published by the US media, has already led to direct threats against Russian diplomats, the Russian Embassy in Washington said on Saturday."Baseless and anonymous accusations [published by nytimes] of Moscow as mastermind behind killing of U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan have already led to direct threats to the life of employees...

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Mass vaccination against coronavirus in Russia may start in autumn, expert says

Mass vaccination against coronavirus in Russia may start in autumn, expert says

{{dayPoint.date | date : 'd MMMM yyyy'}}To date, a total of 353,427 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in RussiaMOSCOW, May 25. /TASS/. Mass vaccination against the novel coronavirus in Russia may start already in autumn but this process may take as long as nine months, Director of Russia’s Gamaleya Scientific Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology Alexander Gintsburg said on Monday."We hope that mass vaccination will start in early autumn. But, naturally, the entire population won’t be able to get this vaccine instantly and we expect the vaccination campaign and its...

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Russia plans to develop new Venus exploration program

Russia plans to develop new Venus exploration program

{{dayPoint.date | date : 'd MMMM yyyy'}}The first expedition under the program will be Venera-D, the launch of which is scheduled for the end of the 2020sMOSCOW, May 15. /TASS/. A new program for exploration of Venus, including sending at least three scientific devices, will be developed in Russia, its main stages will be presented in 2021, scientific director of the Russian Space Research Institute Lev Zeleny told TASS."There is an idea to make not a separate project, but a program that includes several missions," Zeleny said. "I think that we will be able to speak publicly about the main...

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May 15
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Five journalists die in Russia after contracting coronavirus

Five journalists die in Russia after contracting coronavirus

{{dayPoint.date | date : 'd MMMM yyyy'}}To date, the cases among media professionals stand at around 200, according to the head of the Russian Union of JournalistsMOSCOW, May 12. /TASS/. Five journalists have died in Russia from coronavirus-related causes, while around 200 media professionals have fallen ill after contracting the virus, head of the Russian Union of Journalists Vladimir Solovyov said Tuesday.Read also"We are all in a very difficult situation. Journalists even more so because they are on the frontlines of fighting the virus just like doctors. Unfortunately, there are losses...

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First one-hundred-year-old patient recovers from COVID-19 in Russia

First one-hundred-year-old patient recovers from COVID-19 in Russia

{{dayPoint.date | date : 'd MMMM yyyy'}}Pelageya Poyarkova underwent comprehensive conservative therapyPhoto {{sliderIndex+1}} from 4 Pelageya PoyarkovaMOSCOW, May 13. /TASS/. Russia’s first 100-year-old woman patient has fully recovered from the novel coronavirus infection. The woman was discharged from the Brain and Neurotechnology Center of Russia’s Federal Bio-Medical Agency on Wednesday, the agency’s press-service has said.Read also"On May 13, 2020, the day of her 100th birthday, Pelageya Poyarkova was discharged from the Brain and Neurotechnology Center of the Federal Bio-Medical...

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Russia may have reached coronavirus plateau - WHO representative

Russia may have reached coronavirus plateau - WHO representative

{{dayPoint.date | date : 'd MMMM yyyy'}}Cases of infection continue to be appear, but their growth has stabilized, Melita Vujnovic saidWorld Health Organization Representative to the Russian Federation Melita VujnovicMOSCOW, May 10. / TASS /. The growth rate of cases of coronavirus infection in recent days suggests that Russia has reached a plateau, the spokesperson for the World Health Organization (WHO) in Russia Melita Vujnovic said in a telephone interview with Bloomberg on Sunday.Read also"Cases of infection continue to be appear, but their growth has stabilized," Vujnovic said. "We...

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Russia to keep some restrictive measures until COVID-19 vaccine is found - health minister

Russia to keep some restrictive measures until COVID-19 vaccine is found - health minister

{{dayPoint.date | date : 'd MMMM yyyy'}}Mikhail Murashko stressed that there is a risk of a second wave of infection if there is no herd immunity to the virusRussian Health Minister Mikhail MurashkoMOSCOW, May 4. /TASS/. Russia will partly maintain some of the restrictive measures taken to slow down the spread of the novel coronavirus until a vaccine for the new disease is found, Russian Health Minister Mikhail Murashko said in an interview with the Rossiya-24 TV channel."The restrictive measures must be lifted stage by stage as well, however, some of them will be maintained until medical...

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Trump says US intelligence did not warn him about threat of COVID-19 until late January

Trump says US intelligence did not warn him about threat of COVID-19 until late January

{{dayPoint.date | date : 'd MMMM yyyy'}}Earlier, The Washington Post reported that US intelligence had repeatedly informed Trump about the threat of the virusUS President Donald TrumpWASHINGTON, May 4. /TASS/. Reports claiming that US intelligence first warned US President Donald Trump about the danger of the novel coronavirus in early January are false, Trump said on Sunday on Twitter."Intelligence has just reported to me that I was correct, and that they did NOT bring up the CoronaVirus subject matter until late into January, just prior to my banning China from the U.S. Also, they only...

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About 1.7 million people affected by Chernobyl nuclear disaster in Russia — ministry

About 1.7 million people affected by Chernobyl nuclear disaster in Russia — ministry

{{dayPoint.date | date : 'd MMMM yyyy'}}The meltdown at the fourth reactor of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant occurred in the small hours of April 26, 1986MOSCOW, April 26. /TASS/. More than 1.7 million people, living in Russia, have been exposed to radiation as a result of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster, the Russian emergencies ministry’s press service told TASS."Out of the 1.7 million residents of Russia, exposed to radiation as a result of the disaster at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, 1.5 million are residents of radiation-polluted territories in 14 regions of the country or...

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Nearly 900 coronavirus cases confirmed in Russian army

Nearly 900 coronavirus cases confirmed in Russian army

{{dayPoint.date | date : 'd MMMM yyyy'}}According to the ministry, a total of 314 servicemen are undergoing treatment at the ministry’s hospitalsMOSCOW, April 26. /TASS/. Nearly 900 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in the Russian armed forces since March, the Russian defense ministry said on Sunday."Total testing in the Russian armed forces in a period from March to April 26 has revealed 874 coronavirus-positive results," it said.According to the ministry, a total of 314 servicemen are undergoing treatment at the ministry’s hospitals, 175 servicemen are being treated at medical...

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Ambassador says coronavirus imported to China, points to genetic sequence as proof

Ambassador says coronavirus imported to China, points to genetic sequence as proof

{{dayPoint.date | date : 'd MMMM yyyy'}}On Wednesday, Fox News reported, citing its sources, that the virus had allegedly spread from a Wuhan laboratoryMOSCOW, April 17. /TASS/. A gene sequence in the novel coronavirus indicates that the virus was imported to China’s Wuhan, instead of emerging there, China’s Ambassador to Russia Zhang Hanhui told TASS Friday.Read also"Five reputable scientific organizations, including the Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden and the Central Botanical Garden of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, have collected data on 93 genome specimens of COVID-19,...

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ISS crew evacuated from Soyuz-MS15 on landing

ISS crew evacuated from Soyuz-MS15 on landing

{{dayPoint.date | date : 'd MMMM yyyy'}}The crew has returned to Earth due to the novel coronavirus pandemicMOSCOW, April 17. /TASS/. Roscosmos cosmonaut Oleg Skripochka and NASA astronauts Andrew Morgan and Jessica Meir have been evacuated from the Soyuz MS-15 manned spacecraft, which landed earlier in Kazakhstan, 147 km to the southeast of the city of Zhezqazghan. The Roscosmos website organized a live transmission of the event.The spacecraft left the International Space Station (ISS) at 04:53 Moscow time. Russian astronauts Anatoly Ivanishin and Ivan Vagner remain at the station along...

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Snowden applies for extending Russian residence permit, lawyer says

Snowden applies for extending Russian residence permit, lawyer says

{{dayPoint.date | date : 'd MMMM yyyy'}}On August 1, 2014, he received a Russian residence permit valid for three years, which was later extended for another three yearsEdward Snowden MOSCOW, April 16. /TASS/. Former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden has applied for extending Russian residence permit for another three years, his lawyer Anatoly Kucherena told TASS on Thursday."Yes, recently we submitted documents for extending the residence permit for three more years. We hope the decision will be positive," the lawyer said, noting that the issue of obtaining Russian...

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Putin: coronavirus situation in Russia not changing for better

Putin: coronavirus situation in Russia not changing for better

{{dayPoint.date | date : 'd MMMM yyyy'}}Russian military medics may become involved in the fight against the novel coronavirus on the territory of Russia, the Russian president informed NOVO-OGARYOVO, April 13. /TASS/. The situation with the coronavirus infection in Russia is not changing for the better, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Monday at an online meeting on the sanitary and epidemiological situation in the country.Read also"We see that the situation is changing every day and, unfortunately, the number of infected people is increasing. There is an increasingly large number of...

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Victory Day parade, celebrations will be held definitely, says Kremlin

Victory Day parade, celebrations will be held definitely, says Kremlin

{{dayPoint.date | date : 'd MMMM yyyy'}}No decisions have been made to postpone the festivities, told Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry PeskovMOSCOW, April 11. /TASS/. The celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Soviet Union’s Victory over Nazi Germany in the Great Patriotic War and the Victory Day parade will be held definitely, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told Channel One’s  show."Up to date, no decisions have been made to postpone the festivities," he said, adding that "they will be made later considering further developments," and various options are under consideration due to obvious...

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Russia’s Soyuz MS-16 spacecraft with three crewmembers docks with space station

Russia’s Soyuz MS-16 spacecraft with three crewmembers docks with space station

{{dayPoint.date | date : 'd MMMM yyyy'}}Cosmonaut Ivanishin earlier said that the International Space Station would be the safest place during the coronavirus pandemic on the EarthMOSCOW, April 9. /TASS/. Russia’s Soyuz MS-16 manned spacecraft with three crewmembers docked to the Poisk module of the International Space Station (ISS) in the automatic mode, the State Space Corporation Roscosmos announced in its live broadcast on Thursday.Read alsoThe spacecraft delivered the members of a new long-term expedition to the orbital outpost: Roscosmos cosmonauts Anatoly Ivanishin and Ivan Vagner...

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UK company behind La Stampa’s article claiming Russian aid to Italy useless — diplomat

UK company behind La Stampa’s article claiming Russian aid to Italy useless — diplomat

{{dayPoint.date | date : 'd MMMM yyyy'}}The diplomat stressed that separate dealers are trying to use Italy’s tragedy for their own benefitRussian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria ZakharovaMOSCOW, April 2. /TASS/. A company registered in the UK is behind the article published in Italy’s La Stampa daily claiming that Russian humanitarian aid to Italy is useless in the fight against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova stated on Thursday.Read also"They have published another fake article with the aim to distort Russia’s actions in relation...

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EU top diplomat says Russia, China seek to use the pandemic to extend their influence

EU top diplomat says Russia, China seek to use the pandemic to extend their influence

{{dayPoint.date | date : 'd MMMM yyyy'}}According to Josep Borrell, the two major powers use the media to pump up the effect of their aid to other countries EU’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell ROME, April 9. /TASS/. EU’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell believes that Russia and China exploit the sanitary crisis, caused by the coronavirus, and provide aid to other countries in a bid to increase their geopolitical role in the world. He expressed this stance in an interview for daily that came out Thursday.Read...

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Woman injured by police at unauthorized rally in Moscow taken to hospital

Woman injured by police at unauthorized rally in Moscow taken to hospital

{{dayPoint.date | date : 'd MMMM yyyy'}}A video was posted on the Internet earlier that showed one of the police officers punching the woman in the stomachMOSCOW, August 14. /TASS/. A woman, who attended an illegal rally in downtown Moscow and was punched by police during the detention on August 10, was taken to hospital this night by an ambulance, her lawyer Tatyana Molokanova told TASS."Yesterday, Darya Sosnovskaya’s condition did not improve. She called an ambulance and was taken to a hospital. Her brain concussion was again confirmed and she is receiving medical assistance on an...

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Trump told TASS he would like to attend Victory Day celebrations in Moscow

Trump told TASS he would like to attend Victory Day celebrations in Moscow

{{dayPoint.date | date : 'd MMMM yyyy'}}Russian President Vladimir Putin invited Trump to the 2020 Victory Day celebrations in Moscow at a meeting they held on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Japan’s Osaka in JuneWASHINGTON, November 8. /TASS/. US President Donald Trump would like to visit Moscow on May 9, 2020, to attend the 75th anniversary celebration of the Soviet Union’s Victory over Nazi Germany in the Great Patriotic War, as he himself said in response to a TASS question."That's right, I was invited. I'm thinking about it. That's right in the middle of our campaign season. But I...

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Apple agrees to show Crimea as part of Russia on all its apps — Russian MP

Apple agrees to show Crimea as part of Russia on all its apps — Russian MP

{{dayPoint.date | date : 'd MMMM yyyy'}}The weather app used to list a number of Crimean cities as Ukraine's territory MOSCOW, November 27. /TASS/. US tech company Apple has satisfied the demands of Russian MPs to show Crimea as part of Russia on all its apps, head of the Russian State Duma (lower house of parliament) Committee on Security and Corruption Control Vasily Piskarev told reporters on Wednesday.Read also"They have brought [their services] in line with the Russian law. The error with displaying Crimean cities on the weather app has been eliminated," the MP confirmed.He showed the...

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IOC’s acknowledgement of Rodchenkov’s forged signatures may impact other cases — lawyer

IOC’s acknowledgement of Rodchenkov’s forged signatures may impact other cases — lawyer

{{dayPoint.date | date : 'd MMMM yyyy'}}The IOC has confirmed the Russian side’s conclusion about Rodchenkov’s fake documents in the case of doping violations by athletes Olga Zaitseva, Yana Romanova and Olga VilukhinaLAUSANNE, March 3. /TASS/. A confirmation from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) that signatures of Russia’s ex-doping official Grigory Rodchenkov were forged in documents, which are presently used in court hearings involving three Russian biathletes, may have an impact on other court trials, a Russian lawyer said on Tuesday.The Court of Arbitration for Sport in...

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CAS requests explanations from IOC on forged signatures in case of Russian biathletes

CAS requests explanations from IOC on forged signatures in case of Russian biathletes

{{dayPoint.date | date : 'd MMMM yyyy'}}The athletes, who officially retired from the sport in November 2017, were disqualified for life by the IOC, which also ruled to cancel all their results at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in SochiLAUSANNE, March 2. /TASS/. The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) accepted on Monday a statement from lawyers, who represent interests of Russian biathlon athletes, regarding forged signatures in documents from the International Olympic Committee (IOC), a source close to the situation told TASS.The Swiss-based court has requested the IOC to provide...

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