Posts Tagged ‘Moscow’

Jewish center torched in Moscow, synagogue vandalized in Germany

A Jewish community center in Moscow was torched last week on Adolf Hitler’s birthday, causing extensive damage. Meanwhile, on Tuesday, rubber bullets were fired at a synagogue in Germany, with at least one smashing through a window. Police have no suspects in either case. In the Russia incident on April 20, the damage was caused […]

“Dream about Sohrab”, “Walnut Tree” join Iranian lineup at Moscow film festival

TEHRAN – Iranian movies “Dream about Sohrab” and “Walnut Tree” have been selected for the Films around the World section of the 43rd edition of the Moscow International Film Festival, which is currently underway in the Russian capital. “Dream about Sohrab” by Ali Qavitan traces the mysticism and philosophy in the poetry of Sohrab Sepehri […]

One Man Stands in the Way of NATO’s Run Onward to Moscow

A foreign military bloc of nations is inching closer to Moscow, Vladimir Putin reacts in kind, and somehow Russia is the aggressor. And learned Ph.D.’s scribble on, defying pure logic from Washington’s Think Tank Row. Here’s the latest sensational proof that the world will never, ever be at peace. Dr. Mamuka Tsereteli and James Carafano […]

US sanctions Russia for ‘malign’ acts, Moscow reacts angrily

WASHINGTON/MOSCOW  – The United States on Thursday imposed a broad array of sanctions on Russia, including curbs to its sovereign debt market, to punish it for interfering in last year’s US election, cyber-hacking, bullying Ukraine and other alleged “malign” actions. The US government blacklisted Russian companies, expelled Russian diplomats and barred US banks from buying sovereign bonds […]

Hezbollah delegation holds ‘open, friendly’ talks with Russia FM in Moscow

By Gordon Duff, Senior Editor -March 17, 202103 Source Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov meets with Lebanon’s Hezbollah’s parliamentary bloc head Mohamed Raad in Moscow on March 15, 2021. (AFP) Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and a visiting Lebanese lawmaker from the Hezbollah resistance movement and his accompanying delegation have held “open and friendly” talks. Press TV: Lavrov met with […]

Damascus and Moscow Slam Escalated US Aggression in Syria

By Stephen Lendman Source On Thursday, Biden regime terror-bombing strikes in Syria showed his contempt for the rule of law and unbending hostility toward Damascus and Tehran. It also showed the illusion of his diplomatic outreach to Iran, an act of rhetorical head-fake deception with no policy action follow-through. On Thursday, Blinken’s spokesman Price pretended […]

Russian billionaire to head Moscow Jewish museum’s board

 A Russian billionaire who has not served in Jewish community leadership roles has been appointed board chairman of Moscow’s Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center. Alexander Klyachin, the owner of Russia’s largest international chain of hotels, began his nonsalaried stint this month at the helm of what is widely considered to be Russian Jewry’s most visible […]

Russian opposition leader Navalny sent to prison outside Moscow

The Russina opposition leader Alexei Navalny, handed a two and a half year jail sentence, has been moved to a prison outside Moscow, his lawyer said. Navalny’s incarceration has led to international calls for his immediate release, including from Europe’s top human rights court. His lawyer, Vadim Kobzev, didn’t immediately say what prison he was […]

Moscow Warns Israel on Repeated Bombing: Syria May Lose Patience

 ARABI SOURI FEBRUARY 20, 2021 ‘Syria may lose patience’; Putin’s envoy to Syria Alexander Lavrentiev (featured image – center) warned Israel about its repeated bombing and called on Israel to stop its violation of Syria’s sovereignty. Lavrentiev: “Sooner or later, patience may run out, and there will be a response from the Syrian side, so I […]

Tehran, Moscow sign MOU to enhance pharmaceutical cooperation

TEHRAN – Representatives of Iranian and Russian health ministries signed a memorandum of understanding in Moscow on Wednesday to enhance cooperation in the pharmaceutical sector, especially the production of medicines and vaccines. Russia’s Vice Health Minister Alexandra Dronova and Iranian Food and Drug Administration’s Head Mohammad Reza Shanehsaz signed the MOU with Iranian Ambassador to Russia Kazem Jalali in attendance, […]

1890: Boris Pasternak, who won Nobel for ‘Dr. Zhivago’ and irked Moscow, is born

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Russia does not want constructive dialogue with Europe, says Borrell after Moscow visit

The European Union’s foreign policy chief, Josep Borrell, has said that Russia does not want a dialogue with Europe and has refused to rule out further sanctions on Moscow over the treatment of opposition leader Alexei Navalny. In a statement on Twitter, Borrell said that his visit to Russia “highlighted that Russia does not want […]

Moscow Court Orders Kremlin Critic Navalny To Prison

MOSCOW (AP) — A Moscow court on Tuesday ordered Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny to more than 2 1/2 years in prison on charges that he violated the terms of his probation while he was recuperating in Germany from nerve-agent poisoning. Navalny, who is the most prominent critic of President Vladimir Putin, had earlier denounced […]

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

‘Heavy-handed’ tactics likely from Moscow at pro-Navalny rallies, says expert

Russian authorities are expected to use force to detain protesters this weekend at rallies in support of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny, an expert in Russian politics told Euronews. Dr Gulnaz Sharafutdinova of Kings College in London believes the Kremlin will want to quash any sign of unrest early on, especially in the context of […]

Navalny in Moscow, and the Empire intones

The old tone is now set again. There’s Navalny, a Russian opposition politician the Empire finds useful, and there’s concern by Mr. Jake Sullivan, the National Security Advisor of US President-elect Joe Biden. Alexey Navalny was detained in a Moscow airport upon his return from Germany on January 17, 2021. Mr. Sullivan has demanded Russia […]

West to Russia: Free Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, Moscow pushes back

Jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny on Monday urged Russians to take to the streets in protest at his treatment in a video clip released after a judge ordered he be remanded in pre-trial detention for 30 days.”Don’t be afraid, take to the streets. Don’t go out for me, go out for yourself and your future,” […]

Kremlin critic Navalny arrested after landing in Moscow

The prison service made the announcement after the flight carrying Navalny landed in the Russian capital, though at a different airport than had been scheduled. It was a possible attempt to outwit journalists and supporters who wanted to witness Navalny’s return. Russia’s prison service last week issued a warrant for his arrest, saying he had […]

Ally of poisoned Kremlin critic Navalny jailed in Moscow for extremism

Pavel Zelensky, a member of the Anti-Corruption Foundation team of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, was jailed by a Moscow court on Saturday until February 28 on charges of inciting extremism on the internet, according to a court statement.His detention by the Presnensky District Court comes a day before Navalny’s planned return to Russia since being […]

Moscow Prepared to Bury Relations With Washington Before Biden Takes Office

World » Americas Moscow is not going to initiate any contacts with the transition team of US President-elect Joe Biden, Deputy Foreign Minister of Russia Sergei Ryabkov said. One can draw certain conclusions from Ryabkov’s statements about Moscow’s intentions regarding the prospects of relations with the United States. US-Russian relationship has been at the abysmal level lately. […]

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

George Blake, Jewish British spy for Soviet Union, dies in Moscow at 98

George Blake, a former British intelligence researcher who served as a spy for the Soviet Union for years, has died in Russia. He was 98. Blake, who was born in the Netherlands to a Protestant mother and a Sephardic Jewish father who had fought for Britain in World War I, moved to the United Kingdom […]

Moscow Announces Harsh COVID Restrictions for Christmas and New Year but will still be Freer than Rest of Europe

    Although cases of coronavirus are continuing to rise in Russia, the mayor of Moscow has said there is light at the end of the tunnel, as the city prepares to celebrate a socially-distanced Christmas and New Year. Sergey Sobyanin told Rossiya 1 news channel on Saturday that he believes “we’ll fight Covid-19 for […]

Moscow aims to vaccinate 7 million as daily cases rise

Moscow wants to vaccinate up to seven million people, its Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said, as Russia on Sunday reported yet another record high number of new COVID-19 cases.Moscow began distributing its Sputnik V COVID-19 shot via 70 clinics on Saturday to the most exposed groups, marking Russia’s first large-scale vaccination against the disease.”In prospect, we […]

Moscow starts mass COVID-19 vaccination with its Sputnik V shot

Moscow began distributing the Sputnik V COVID-19 shot via 70 clinics on Saturday, marking Russia’s first mass vaccination against the disease, the city’s coronavirus task force said.The task force said the Russian-made vaccine would first be made available to doctors and other medical workers, teachers and social workers because they ran the highest risk of […]

Report: Moscow Plans Social Credit System

Open Media, a Russian Internet freedom news portal, reported on Tuesday that Moscow is preparing to implement a “social credit” system similar to the one used in China. Social credit systems monitor residents in various ways and feed huge amounts of data about them into algorithms that evaluate the quality of their citizenship, including their […]

Moscow train stations disinfected as coronavirus cases hit record high in Russia

Moscow disinfected train stations amid rising COVID-19 cases in Russia. Russia recorded 14,231 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, a record since the beginning of the pandemic. It comes as President Vladimir Putin announced that Russia has approved its second coronavirus vaccine after early trials. Russia has the fourth-highest virus caseload in the world with a […]

Meddling in Belarus’s affairs via UN inadmissible, help only at Minsk’s request – Moscow

By Newsdesk -2020-09-19 Vladimir Putin and Lukashenko at the Kremlin Third countries should refrain from soliciting interference in Belarus’ internal affairs via the United Nations and other tools unless asked for assistance by Minsk itself, Pyotr Ilyichev, the head of the Department of International Organizations at the Russian Foreign Ministry, told Sputnik on Saturday. “Unfortunately, in the […]

Russian artist fills Moscow museum with colourful latex sculptures

Big, bright… and made out of latex. These sculptures and dresses were created by Russian artist Sasha Frolova. Her works include sculptures, music performances, and latex dress designs. “I think that the main job of an artist is to create a parallel reality,” says Frolova. “The parallel reality made from the artist’s creativity and filled […]

Moscow Details Subversive US NGO Activities in Russia and Around the World

The US has been the “main violator of international law” since the founding of the United Nations, and has “interfered more than 120 times in the affairs of 60 countries on all continents.” Washington’s closest allies – the UK, Germany, France, NATO, and European countries – are also to blame, since they either participate directly […]

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