Russian authorities are harassing, intimidating, and detaining activists and students ahead of protests planned for January 23, 2021 in solidarity with the detained opposition leader Alexey Navalny, Human Rights Watch said.
China, Russia vote against UN resolution on Burma minorities
Dhaka, Jan 2 – China and Russia have once again stood beside Myanmar while India and Japan refrained from standing against them as a draft resolution on the situation of human rights of Rohingya Muslims and other minorities in Myanmar…
Edward Snowden gets permanent residency in Russia
Former US National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden has been given permanent residency in Russia, his lawyer Anatoly Kucherena told state-run news agency RIA Novosti.
No ME peace without solving Palestinian problem: Russia
MOSCOW, Sept 17, 2020 (BSS/AFP) – Russia said on Thursday it would be a “mistake” to think lasting peace in the Middle East could be secured without resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Russia, China hackers targeting US vote, Microsoft warns
Washington, Sept 11 – Microsoft said Thursday it thwarted recent cyberattacks from China, Russia and Iran targeting both Republican and Democratic presidential campaigns, as technology giants scrambled to protect election security less than two months ahead of the US vote.
Alexei Navalny: Russia opposition man poisoned with Novichok
There is “unequivocal proof” that Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny was poisoned with a Novichok nerve agent, Germany has said. Chancellor Angela Merkel said he was a victim of attempted murder and the world would look to Russia for answers.
Celebration of 75th years of nuke industry begins in Russia
The celebration of the 75th anniversary of the nuclear industry has started in Russia and within 75 days, ROSATOM will hold more than 100 events across the nation dedicated to the industry. The slogan of the celebration is “75 years:…
Russia begins production of COVID-19 vaccine
Moscow, Xinhua/UNB, Aug 17 – Russia has begun production of the first batch of vaccines against COVID-19, its health ministry said in a statement released Saturday.
Russia first to register COVID-19 vaccine: Putin
Russian President Vladimir Putin claims that his country is the first in the world to register vaccine against COVID-19.
Russia intends to be first to approve Covid-19 vaccine
TASS/UNB, July 29 – Russian officials said they are working toward a date of August 10 or earlier for approval of Covid-19 vaccine, aiming to become the world’s first country to have a novel coronavirus vaccine approved.Russian officials including the…
US, UK, Canada accuse Russia of hacking virus vaccine trials
AP/UNB, July 17 – Western governments on Thursday accused hackers of being part of Russian intelligence and trying to steal valuable private information about a coronavirus vaccine.
Russia, China veto proposal for humanitarian aid to Syria
The UN remains split on the way to deliver aid to Syria, with Beijing and Moscow vetoing the latest humanitarian push. The nations disagree on which border crossings should be used and for how long.
Russia plans to take first tourist on space walk in 2023
Russia’s Energia space corporation said Thursday it will take the first tourist on a space walk in 2023, under the terms of a new contract with a US partner.
Russia to build one more nuclear icebreaker
FSUE Atomflot, a subsidiary of Rostaom State Corporation of Russia has signed a contract with a Russian shipbuilder Zvezda for construction of nuclear icebreaker -Leader.
Russia ready to start testing coronavirus vaccines
The head of a top Russian research centre told President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday that his lab was ready to start human trials of experimental coronavirus vaccines in June.
Russia reports ‘successful test’ of unplugged internet
Russia has announced the successful countrywide test of an alternative to global internet as experts fear that the policy could lead to repression of free speech.
Putin says Russia is leading world in hypersonic weapons
Moscow, AP/UNB, Dec 24 – President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that Russia is the only country in the world that has hypersonic weapons.
Russia to appeal doping sanctions, report
Russia’s anti-doping agency RUSADA has decided to appeal over the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)’s decision of banning the country from competing at top international competitions.
La Galerie to hold Piano concert
Culture Desk Alliance Fran�aise de Dhaka will organise a musical concert titled “Cello-Piano-Audio 3” by Philip Hazra and Yulia Evdokimova on December 21 from 6.30 pm to 7.30 pm at La Galerie.
World Anti-Doping Agency imposes 4-year ban on Russia
The Russian flag and national anthem were banned from next year’s Tokyo Olympics and other major sports events for four years on Monday. Russia’s hosting of world championships in Olympic sports also face being stripped after the World Anti-Doping Agency…
Russia calls US move to protect Syrian oil ‘banditry’
Moscow, Oct 26 (AP/UNB) — Russia’s Defense Ministry is harshly criticizing the United States’ decision to send armored vehicles and combat troops into eastern Syria to protect oil fields.
Russia, Turkey seal power in NE Syria with new accord
Ankara, OCT 23 (AP/UNB) — Russia and Turkey reached an agreement Tuesday that would cement their power in Syria, deploying their forces across nearly its entire northeastern border to fill the void left by President Donald Trump’s abrupt withdrawal of…
Russia seeks to cement its role as power broker in Syria
Russia moved to fill the void left by the United States in northern Syria on Tuesday, deploying troops to keep apart advancing Syrian government forces and Turkish troops.
Russia: Our approval is needed to publish Trump-Putin calls
Moscow, Sep 30 (AP/UNB) — The Kremlin said Monday that transcripts of calls between U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin can only be published by mutual agreement. The White House has severely restricted the distribution of memos…
Russian theater and film director Mark Zakharov dies at 85
Moscow, Sep 28 (AP/UNB) — Mark Zakharov, a renowned Russian theater and film director whose productions were widely acclaimed and loved by several generations of Russians, has died. He was 85.
Could polygyny be the answer to Russia’s problems?
Dhaka, Sep 27 (UNB) – What one thing could prevent depravity and fornication in Russia? Well according to one legal advisor in Islamic law – or mufti – in Moscow, Ildar Alyautdinov, the answer is polygyny, reports BBC.
Russia to send ‘Fedor’ its first humanoid robot into space
Russia was set to launch on today an unmanned rocket carrying a life-size humanoid robot that will spend 10 days learning to assist astronauts on the International Space Station. Named Fedor, for Final Experimental Demonstration Object Research with identification number…
Russia: Record detentions of peaceful protesters: HRW
Police Detain 1,373 in Moscow, Use Excessive Force Police used brutal force at the July 27 peaceful protest over the exclusion of opposition candidates from upcoming Moscow city assembly elections.
BD participants at International Fishing Tournament in Russia
Two Bangladeshi amateur anglers are participating in the international fishing tournament to be held in the Russia on August 1 and 2. Organised by the Russia’s State Atomic Energy Corporation ROSATOM the tournament will take place in the Gulf of…
Russia eyes Tokyo Olympics after doping troubles
Moscow (AP/UNB) – Russia will become a force in the medals table at next year’s Tokyo Olympics despite its current doping problems, the country’s sports minister said Wednesday.