Posts Tagged ‘Moscow’

30,000 participants ride through Moscow to promote cycling in city

Over 30,000 cyclists flocked to Moscow streets on Sunday, September 15, to take part in a mass ride to promoting cycling in the city. The participants of the Cycling Festival, as it was called by the organisers, arrived in the city centre early in the morning on a warm autumn day, some with children and […]

Iran’s Minister of Energy off to Moscow to review economic cooperation

IRNA – Iran’s Minister of Energy Reza Ardakanian who heads Iran-Russia Joint Economic Commission meeting is to leave Tehran for Moscow on Sunday afternoon. Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is to accompany the energy minister during the visit. During the visit, Ardakanian is to confer with Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak to examine the latest […]

CLOSE-UP: Moscow plane largely intact after hero pilots’ emergency landing (VIDEO)

Footage shows the wreckage of the largely intact aircraft up close. Russia’s Investigative Committee rushed to the scene of Thursday’s accident, near Moscow’s Zhukovsky Airport, but what they found was atypical for crash sites.With all 226 passengers and seven crew surviving the emergency landing, officials marveled at an almost entirely intact aircraft. Footage shows damage […]

Watch: Tesla On Autopilot In Moscow Slams Into Tow Truck, Explodes Into Flames

Just days after we reported that Tesla could be on the verge of a formal investigation by the NHTSA, a father and his two kids in Moscow both suffered serious injuries after their Tesla Model S on Autopilot slammed into a tow truck before bursting into flames, according to RT.  Shocking video footage from a vehicle […]

Tens of thousands rally in Moscow in support of free elections

Thousands have gathered in Moscow to demand free elections despite a police crackdown. It is the fourth consecutive week when large numbers of people have taken to the streets of the Russian capital to demand opposition-minded candidates be allowed to run in a Moscow election next month – something the authorities have so far refused […]

Who Turned off Moscow’s Internet During Recent Protests?

By Maxim Edwards The situation in Moscow remains tense after renewed protests; thousands have taken to the Russian capital’s streets and squares in recent months to oppose the electoral commission’s refusal to register opposition candidates for local elections this September. The latest demonstration on 3 August saw over 1,000 people detained and police violence towards demonstrators. […]

Authorities Jammed Moscow’s Mobile Internet During Opposition Protests – NGO

Mobile internet access was restricted in an area of 13 square kilometers in Russia’s capital between 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Aug. 3, the Internet Protection Society said Monday. The NetBlocks internet monitoring group documented a “targeted internet shutdown” in central Moscow at the time, including partial disruptions at the state-controlled provider […]

Moscow slams US sanction on Zarif as unprecedented pressure

MNA – Moscow condemns Washington for imposing sanction on Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif as it sees this as unprecedented pressure, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov said on Monday. “We certainly condemn the US administration’s move to impose sanctions against the foreign minister of the Islamic Republic of Iran. This is unprecedented pressure, […]

US appears to be seeking a pretext to start Persian Gulf war, Moscow warns, expressing ‘concern’

Russia is deeply worried about recent developments in the Gulf, which risk igniting “a large-scale military confrontation,” a statement by the foreign ministry reads. The US is adding fuel to a smoldering conflict, and is now building up “a naval coalition” tasked with piling military pressure on Tehran. The seizure by the UK of an […]

#Moscow #Putin #Navalny Moscow protests aim to destabilize Putin government

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1,400 arrested at Moscow protest demanding fair city elections

MOSCOW, Russia (AFP) — Russian police arrested almost 1,400 people as they gathered in Moscow over the weekend to demand free and fair elections, a monitor said, the biggest crackdown on a rally in the country in years. Some 3,500 people took part in the unauthorized protest on Saturday, according to official figures, after authorities […]

Russian police arrest over 600 at Moscow election protest

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian police wrestled with demonstrators and arrested more than 600 people in central Moscow on Saturday at a protest demanding that opposition candidates be allowed to run for the Moscow city council. The dispute comes as the Kremlin is struggling with how to deal with strongly opposing views in its sprawling capital […]

Peace in Ukraine? The friends and foes of a Kiev-Moscow settlement (By Stephen Cohen)

Some 13,000 people have reportedly already died in Donbass in fighting between forces backed by Washington and Moscow. For many on both sides of the border, the war is a personal tragedy due also to the at least tens of millions of inter-married Ukrainian-Russian families. (The names of some of them will be familiar to […]

Ukraine Seizes Russian Oil Tanker, Moscow Threatens "Consequences"

Authored by Tsvetana Paraskova via, Ukraine’s security services said on Thursday they had detained a Russian oil tanker that had blocked Ukrainian warships near Crimea in November, drawing reaction from Russia which vowed ‘consequences’ should Russians aboard the tanker be taken hostage.   On Thursday, Ukraine’s security service seized Russian tanker Neyma, which Ukraine believes took […]

‘Act of piracy’: Moscow slams seizure of its tanker, says Ukraine should think of ‘ramifications’

Ukraine “should think of the consequences” after its Security Service (SBU) detained a Russian-flagged tanker ‘Nika Spirit’ (also known as ‘Neyma’), the Russian foreign ministry told local media on Thursday. Moscow is currently clarifying the situation and is preparing to protect its detained sailors. However, if Russian nationals “were taken hostage” by Ukraine, “it would […]

Missing Moscow link? Anonymous MI6 sources blame Russia for Iran seizing BRITISH ship

Iran seized a British oil tanker in the Gulf over the weekend, saying it was “violating international maritime rules,” although it’s more likely because Britain seized an Iranian tanker earlier this month.   July has been a big month of tenuous Russia-blaming already, with Britain’s foreign secretary suggesting Moscow could be behind an email leak from […]

‘Biking Queens’ from India visit Moscow as part of mega trip

The Indian biking trio, led by doctor and activist Sarika Mehta, crossed into Russia after riding the desert roads of Central Asia, and made stops in the southern Russian cities of Astrakhan and Volgograd. On Saturday, they arrived in Moscow and visited the Indian Embassy. Born in the northwestern coastal city of Surat, Mehta studied […]

Russia and China Compete In Africa. Moscow’s “Pivot to Africa”

The heavily Russian-influenced government in the Central African Republic is recommending the closure of four Chinese-run gold mines over environmental concerns, making it possible that these firms could be replaced with Russian ones and potentially creating a model whereby Moscow can begin to “balance” Beijing in Africa as part of its efforts to negotiate a […]

US’ anti-Kremlin plan "vicious anti-Russia propaganda" & "voice from Cold War era" – Moscow

   The Russian Foreign Ministry calls Washington’s plan to counter “Kremlin influence” a “voice from the Cold War era” aiming to harvest European markets while planting “vicious anti-Russia propaganda.” On Friday, the US Agency for International Development (USAID) presented a strategy called the ‘Countering Malign Kremlin Influence (CMKI) Development Framework.’ It humbly aims to free […]

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