Russian-born model and philanthropist Natalia Vodianova has recently tied the knot with her long-time partner Antoine Arnault, a CEO of luxury LVMH-affiliated brand. The mother of five has spent the months of COVID-19 lockdown in France with her husband and children, while the rest of her family remained in Russia.
Back in January 2017 then president-elect Donald Trump had taken a swipe at the intelligence community, mocking them over a delayed scheduled briefing on alleged Russian meddling in the presidential elections because they "needed more time to build a case."
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia’s Gamaleya Research Center head Alexander Gintsburg said that the centre was subjected to hacker attacks some months back when it was developing the Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine, but refrained from judging their purpose.
TOKYO (Sputnik) – Japan and Russia were very close to signing a peace treaty in the Fall of 2018, former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told the Nikkei newspaper in an interview published on Saturday.
BUENOS AIRES (Sputnik) - Venezuela will continue military cooperation with Russia, China, and Iran despite its plans to develop its own armament systems, President Nicolas Maduro said on Friday.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Alexey Navalny on Friday has expressed his gratitude to the Russian pilots and doctors who provided immediate medical care and assistance after the opposition blogger fell ill on a flight from the Siberian city of Tomsk to Moscow in mid-August.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Alexander Gintsburg, the director of Russia’s Gamaleya Institute, which developed the first registered COVID-19 vaccine, told Sputnik on Friday that patients show adequate levels of antibodies after the first dose of the vaccine and that a second is needed for a more prolonged effect.
PALMYRA, Syria (Sputnik) - Residents of the Syrian city of Palmyra have received humanitarian aid from the Russian Center for Syrian reconciliation, a Sputnik correspondent reported.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said earlier in the day that the United States must compensate his country for the damage suffered by Iran if it wants Tehran to return to the 2015 nuclear pact.
In late May, Russia registered the world’s first anti-COVID-19 drug, based on favipiravir, an antiviral medication. The medicine has been extensively used in Russian clinics to treat coronavirus disease since June, and has since been obtained by hospitals in Belarus, Kazakhstan, Bolivia and a number of other countries.
Russia's Sputnik V was registered in August, when it became the world's first registered coronavirus vaccine. The drug was jointly developed by Russia’s Gamaleya Research Centre and the Russian Direct Investment Fund.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Russian biotechnology company Biocad told Sputnik on Thursday that it would produce the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Russia's Gamaleya research centre and was also set to launch production of a dry vaccine.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Two Russian fighters Su-27 were scrambled to intercept two US Air Force bombers over the Black Sea, the Russian Defence Ministry's National Defense Control Centre (NDCC) said on Wednesday.
In late 2019, Russian Strategic Missile Forces commander Col-Gen Sergei Karakaev confirmed that the first Avangard-equipped regiment had been stationed at the Yasnensky missile compound in the Orenburg region, about 1,200 km southeast of Moscow.
According to the Russian Foreign Ministry, Brussels has taken an aggressive stance against the country, prompting Russia to respond in kind.
Le Monde had reported that the Russian President told his French counterpart that Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny may have poisoned himself.
MINSK (Sputnik) - Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko's spokeswoman, Natalya Eismont, was reluctant to tell Sputnik when the elected leader would be sworn-in but promised to provide information closer to the date of the ceremony.
PARIS (Sputnik) - France has received a request from Russia regarding Russian political opposition figure Alexei Navalny and it is currently under review, the French Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday.
BERLIN (Sputnik) - Russia does not accept ultimatums and threats of sanctions and regrets an artificially-fomented anti-Russian hysteria in connection with an incident around Russian political opposition figure Alexei Navalny, Russia's Ambassador to Germany, Sergei Nechaev, said.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has submitted to the Russian parliament's lower house a bill "On the Prosecution", amendments to the laws "On Foreign Intelligence" and "On Security" in pursuance of amendments to the Russian constitution, the head of the State Duma Committee on State-Building and Legislation said.