After years of repeating the “Russian interference” mantra, White House officials are now spreading claims that Russia is trying to sow chaos digitally by blaming the coronavirus outbreak on America.
The United Nations estimates that there are as many as a million people in Russia living with HIV, with the virus prevalent among as much as 1.2 percent of the adult population.
NOVOSIBIRSK, Russia (Sputnik) – Four people, including two children, died in a car accident in Russia’s Novosibirsk Region, the regional department of the Russian Interior Ministry said on Saturday.
Like clockwork, accusations of Russian interference are once again being leveled in the 2020 elections. However, between US intelligence’s vague, undefined claims and corporate media’s willingness to throw around accusations in the name of ratings occurs “a convergence of cynical interests” intending to sabotage Bernie Sanders’ popular campaign.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The United States is worried more about the number and types of non-strategic nuclear weapons that Russia possesses rather than by its new novel systems, a senior Defence Department official told reporters on Friday.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Funds investing in Russian assets and bonds, including multi-country funds, saw a $190 million inflow in the week ending on February 19, against $330 million the week before, according to data from Emerging Portfolio Fund Research (EPFR) compiled by Russian broker BCS Global Markets.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov on Friday lamented the tendency of certain political scientists to make premature assumptions about Russian President Vladimir Putin's retirement, saying that the leader was just starting off his term.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - US intelligence officials told lawmakers in a briefing last week that Russia is allegedly interfering in the 2020 election in favor of President Donald Trump, the New York Times reported.
Ankara claimed Thursday that Turkish forces had killed more than 50 Syrian Arab Army troops following an airstrike in Syria’s Idlib that killed two Turkish service members. However, one expert asserts to Sputnik that Ankara is bluffing about both its retaliatory strike and its deployment of a Patriot missile defense system.
The British Foreign Office has urged visitors to Moscow to avoid the “immediate surrounding area” near a factory in a suburb of the Russian capital. But a prominent Russian scientist has described the reports of “radiation spikes” as a “media frenzy.”
Neither the United States Central Command nor the Russian Ministry of Defence has commented on a video, showing an incident involving troops. The timing of the event also remains unclear.
In December 2019, Russia's special services detained two people planning to carry out terrorist attacks in crowded places in St. Petersburg during New Year celebrations. Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) later confirmed that the two were arrested thanks to intelligence information received from the US.
No one was killed as a result of the "harsh" landing, according to preliminary reports. There were 12 passengers and 2 crew members on board, all of them managed to leave the plane on their own and those injured were hospitalised.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russian cosmonaut Nikolay Tikhonov may be excluded from the crew of Soyuz MS-16 spacecraft, expected to be launched to the International Space Station (ISS) on 9 April, and Sergey Ryzhikov may replace him as the chief of the crew, three sources in the rocket and space industry said on Wednesday.
Russian contemporary political artist Petr Pavlensky is currently facing two charges in France over violence with weapons and transmission of sexual videos depicting French politician Benjamin Griveaux. The artist, who has just been released from court, declared that the latter act was a part of his “political-porn project”.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Seven members of the international extremist organisation Tablighi Jamaat, banned in Russia, have been detained in Moscow and the Moscow Region, the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) said on Wednesday.
Rosneft Trading SA, a Swiss-based brokerage, was accused by Washington of handling over 70 per cent of Venezuela's oil exports bypassing US sanctions against the Latin American country.
KIRKENES (Sputnik) - Norwegian national Frode Berg, who was released by Russia in November 2019 as part of a spy swap, said in an interview that he had been framed by Norway's security services.
The vessel with 3,700 passengers on board was put into quarantine off the port of Yokohama in early February after several people had been confirmed to be infected with the new coronavirus.
Ambassador the United Nations Vasiliy Nebenzya, also requested the UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, to take part in the urgent meeting to discuss the matter.