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Video shows Russian armed drones were used in Syria in recent years

A video and reports this week indicated that Russia deployed its stealthy Okhotnik drone to the Tiyas base in Syria near Palmyra. This may have happened several years ago but it also shows an increase in Russian drone activity in Syria. Russia’s Orion drone and its S-70 Okhotnik (“Hunter”) drone are seen in the video. [embedded […]

Why the anti-Putin protest movement divides Russian Jews

Lucy Shteyn is only 24 years old, but she already has firsthand knowledge of what awaits vocal critics of President Vladimir Putin in her native Russia. In 2018, a year after Shteyn, a Jewish gay rights activist and a prominent opposition activist, was elected to Moscow’s city council, hackers got into her cellphone and computer. […]

In exchange for captive, Israel said to buy $1m of Russian COVID doses for Syria

Israel is said to have agreed to purchase an unknown number of Russia’s Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine doses for use in Syria as part of the deal for the return of an Israeli woman who was held by the Syrian regime after crossing the border two weeks ago. The woman arrived in Israel on Friday […]

Tennis: Djokovic ends historic run of Russian-Israeli Karatsev in Australia

News and Partnerships Life and Culture Columnists and Opinion Haaretz Heb and TheMarker, the online English edition of Haaretz Newspaper in Israel, gives you breaking news, analyses and opinions about Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World. © Haaretz Daily Newspaper Ltd. All Rights Reserved Source 00 Hits: 1

Russian-Israeli tennis player Aslan Karatsev makes history at the Australian Open

News and Partnerships Life and Culture Columnists and Opinion Haaretz Heb and TheMarker, the online English edition of Haaretz Newspaper in Israel, gives you breaking news, analyses and opinions about Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World. © Haaretz Daily Newspaper Ltd. All Rights Reserved Source 00 Hits: 9

Russian-Israeli tennis player Aslan Karatsev makes Australian Open history

Aslan Karatsev, a Russian tennis player with Jewish heritage who lived in Israel for nearly a decade, is making history at the Australian Open. It’s his first appearance in a Grand Slam tournament, and he had to play well in the preceding qualifying tournament just to make the draw. Now Karatsev, who was ranked 253th […]

Israel continues to obstruct attempts to create NWFZ: Russian academic

TEHRAN – An associate professor in the Department of Comparative Politics at Russia’s RUDN University says Israel is one of the main obstacles to a “nuclear-weapon-free zone” in the region. “Israel boycotted the conferences for NWFZ in the Middle East (West Asia) and continues to obstruct all attempts to create a nuclear-free zone,” Vladimir Ivanov […]

French and Russian soldiers who fought in Napoleon’s 18`12 campaign are finally buried

The remains of over a hundred French and Russian soldiers who died during Napoleon’s disastrous 1812 campaign were finally buried on Saturday. The descendants of some of the military leaders from that time watched as their coffins were interred in the frozen ground. Officials and descendants of 19th-century Russian and French military leaders gathered for […]

Vaccines and pseudo-vaccines: how government plays Russian Roulette with the lives of millions

Vaccines and pseudo-vaccines: how government plays Russian Roulette with the lives of millions Tap News / Weaver YOUR GOVERNMENT THINKS IT IS PERFECTLY ALL RIGHT TO USE YOU AS A GUINEA PIG AND GAMBLE WITH YOUR LIFE by Steve Cook The extraordinarily large number of severe immediate-terms adverse reactions (including deaths) to the Covid vaccines […]

Jailed Russian opposition leader Navalny back in court on slander charges

A Moscow court will on Friday resume a trial against jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny on charges of defamation. Navalny appeared at the Moscow’s Babushkinskiy District court on charges of slandering a World War II veteran last week but the trial was interrupted. He has rejected the case as the Kremlin enacting political revenge. […]


South Fronts [embedded content] In Syria’s Idlib, Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham seems to be consolidating control, with neither the Syrian Arab Army nor its Russian support making any significant progress in recent days. This lack of progress comes down to the fact that they still support the existing ceasefire regime while Turkey has refused to honor […]

Gay Chechens returned to country by Russian authorities after fleeing torture, LGBT group says

Two gay men are in “mortal danger” after they were returned to Chechnya after fleeing to Russia to escape torture, an LGBT rights group monitoring the region has warned. Salekh Magamadov, 20, and Ismail Isayev, 17, were apprehended by Russian police at a house in Nizhny Novgorod, to the east of Moscow, the Russian LGBT […]

Palestinian Authority receives first shipment of Russian Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine

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Watch live: Navalny protesters in Moscow rally in support of Russian opposition leader

Watching now | News Thousands of people have taken to the streets in the Russian capital Moscow, and across the country, to demand the release of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny, keeping up the wave of nationwide protests that have rattled the Kremlin. Source 00 Hits: 7

‘Putin palace’ is mine, says Russian billionaire Arkady Rotenberg

Arkady Rotenberg, a billionaire with close ties to the Kremlin, said on Saturday that he became the “beneficiary” of the opulent mansion “a few years ago”. The property hit the headlines earlier this month following a video report by Mr Navalny, Russia‘s most prominent opposition leader. Mr Navalny and his team allege the mansion, which […]

Alexei Navalny: Hundreds arrested in 50 Russian cities as thousands protest

Russian police arrested more than 1,600 people in protests across 35 cities in Russia by supporters of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny. Protests are taking place in multiple Russian cities, from Siberia and Russia’s far east to St Petersberg and the capital, Moscow, in the biggest show of public dissent in Russia in years. “My […]

Russian Attack Helicopters Purge ISIS Cells In Central Syria

[embedded content] South Front January 29, 2021 The Syrian Army and its allies continue active efforts to hunt down and neutralize ISIS cells in the Homs-Deir Ezzor desert. In a recent series of raids, government forces eliminated at least 8 ISIS members that were involved in recent attacks on civilian and military columns moving between […]

Russian university fires lecturer who denied Holocaust

A prestigious university in Moscow said it would fire a professor who denied the Holocaust on International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Vladimir Matveyev, a lecturer on international relations, told teachers from the St. Petersburg region on Thursday that “no gas chambers were found to kill people in concentration camps,” “the gas was used by the Germans […]

Iran issues permit to use Russian COVID-19 vaccine

TEHRAN – Iran’s Food and Drug Administration has issued a permit to both import and co-produce Russian COVID-19 vaccine, Sputnik V, to urgently fight the pandemic, FDA spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour announced on Thursday. The FDA has approved the Sputnik V vaccine made by the Gamaleya Center of Russia to counter the disease, he said, adding […]

KGB groomed Trump as an asset for 40 years, former Russian spy says

Former US president Donald Trump was nurtured as a Russian asset for decades, starting in 1980, a new book claims, with Moscow actively encouraging the businessman to enter politics many years before he won the presidency and supporting him through numerous failed business ventures as it built a “deep” relationship with the mogul. “He was […]

Russian President Putin Delivers Speech at Virtual World Economic Forum

January 27, 2021 This is the live stream video.  The transcript is now being posted as it becomes available. Update: Transcript complete. [embedded content] President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Mr Schwab, dear Klaus, Colleagues, I have been to Davos many times, attending the events organised by Mr Schwab, even back in the 1990s. Klaus [Schwab] just recalled that we met in 1992. Indeed, during […]

Russian Divers Discover Ancient Roman Sea Fortress at Tartus

Dmitry Tatarkov, director of the Institute of Social Sciences and International Relations, recently told Almasdar News that Russian scientists from Sevastopol State University have made a series of remarkable discoveries off the coast of the Syrian coast at Tartus. Not only have they found three ancient naval structures, but a full blown ancient port and […]

Russian Court Rejects Putin Critic Alexei Navalny’s Appeal; Allies Detained

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian court on Thursday rejected opposition leader Alexei Navalny’s appeal against his arrest while authorities detained several of his allies and issued warnings to social media companies after tens of thousands swarmed the streets in over 100 Russian cities last weekend demanding his release. Speaking to court via video link from […]

Russian Police Arrest More Than 1,600 At Rallies In Support Of Kremlin Critic Navalny

MOSCOW (AP) — Protests erupted in cities across Russia on Saturday to demand the release of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, the Kremlin’s most prominent foe. Police arrested more than 1,600 people, some of whom took to the streets in temperatures as frigid as minus-50 Celsius (minus-58 Fahrenheit). In Moscow, thousands of demonstrators filled Pushkin Square […]

Russian city of Kazan to host 2022 Special Winter Olympics after Sweden pulls out

The countdown has begun for the Special Olympics, World Winter Games, which are set to kick off in Kazan, Russia in one year. More than 2,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities from over 100 countries will compete. Kazan jumped in to host the games at the last minute after Sweden pulled out due to financial reasons […]

Alexei Navalny: Russian court jails Kremlin critic for 30 days

A Russian court has sentenced Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny to 30 days in prison, pending a trial, a speedy judgment following an unprecedented, ad-hoc one day hearing which seemed to ignore most aspects of law and process. The hearing, in a police station, started earlier on Monday, less than 24 hours after Mr Navalny had […]

Alexei Navalny detained by Russian police upon arrival at airport

Police detained prominent Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny on arrival at a Moscow airport on Sunday after he flew home to Russia from Germany for the first time since he was poisoned last summer.The move, which could see Navalny jailed for 3.5 years for allegedly flouting the terms of a suspended prison sentence, is likely to […]

Four Russian soliders killed and over 40 others injured in Moscow truck crash

Russia’s Defence Ministry said that a truck driver lost control of his vehicle and rammed into a convoy of military buses on a motorway just northwest of the capital. 00 Hits: 2

Palestinians Approve Russian COVID-19 Vaccine for Use, Russian Wealth Fund Says

A nurse prepares Russia’s ‘Sputnik-V’ vaccine against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), for inoculation in a post-registration trials stage, at a clinic in Moscow, Russia, Sept. 17, 2020. Photo: Reuters / Tatyana Makeyeva. The Palestinian health ministry has approved the main Russian vaccine against COVID-19, known as Sputnik V, for use in Palestinian self-ruled territory, Russia’s […]

Three dead and six missing after avalanche hits Russian Arctic ski resort

Three people have been killed in an avalanche at a ski resort in the Russian Arctic. It swept through the Mount Otdelnaya ski complex near the city of Norilsk in Krasnoyarsk region at 00.30 on Saturday morning. So far, rescuers have recovered the bodies of a woman, her 18-month-old child and her husband. A 14-year-old […]

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