MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia could soon withdraw from the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) amid the hostile western stance, particularly in what concerns Russian vlogger Alexey Navalny, Leonid Slutsky, the chairman of the international affairs committee of the Russian State Duma, said.
BELGRADE (Sputnik) - Slovenia may purchase Russia's Sputnik V vaccine against COVID-19 before the approval of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and start using the drug right after the vaccine receives EU authorization, a spokesman for the country's National Institute of Public Health (NJIZ) said on Saturday.
Moscow already added eight former and current American officials to the no-travel list over their involvement in developing the anti-Russian policy in the US. Kremlin also took retaliatory measures against the US diplomatic mission in Russia in response to the latest set of American sanctions.
Sergei Shoigu recalled that Russia has conducted several expeditions in his native Republic of Tuva in southern Siberia, home to a number of prehistoric Scythian burial spots.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - A Ukrainian consul was caught red-handed in St. Petersburg while trying to obtain classified information from a Russian citizen, the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) said on Saturday.
Moscow took retaliatory measures in response to sanctions Washington slapped against it over accusations of alleged election meddling and Russia's purported part in the SolarWinds cyber hack. Moscow has repeatedly dismissed these allegations as lacking any proof and harmful for bilateral relations.
Earlier on Friday, Moscow banned eight US citizens from entering the country, including the US Attorney General, US Secretary of Homeland Security and FBI Director, as a response to the sanctions Washington has slapped over allegations of election meddling and the SolarWinds hack.
Earlier, reports surfaced that the US Department of Defense scrapped its plans to have two US Navy destroyers undertake a Black Sea transit over concerns regarding escalating tensions between Russia and Ukraine.
The submarine was spotted during a joint expedition by the Northern Fleet and the Russian Geographical Society to pay tribute to all the Soviet seamen who lost their lives in the Second World War.
HELSINKI (Sputnik) - The Finnish Health Ministry said on Friday that it is ready to start negotiations with Russia on imports of the Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine and its production in Finland once it receives approval from the European Medicines Agency (EMA).
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Moscow desk of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL), designated as a foreign agent in Russia, on Friday, has filed a lawsuit against the country with the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR).
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - UK Ambassador to Russia Deborah Bronnert's visit to the Russian Foreign Ministry was scheduled in advance, the British Embassy told Sputnik on Friday.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The Russian government is prepared to deal with new US sanctions against its debt, however, the costs of borrowing will grow as a result, Director of Navigator Principal Investors Kyle Shostak told Sputnik.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia's MiG-31 fighter intercepted a US air force's RC-135 strategic reconnaissance aircraft that was approaching Russia's borders over the Pacific Ocean, forcing the aircraft to veer off, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Friday.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine may also effectively protect animals from COVID-19, Alexander Gintsburg, the head of the Russian Gamaleya Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology Microbiology that developed the drug, told Sputnik.
LONDON (Sputnik) – The UK Foreign Office's statement on Russia's alleged malign activities in cyberspace is an attempt to play into the US hands, the Russian Embassy in the UK said.
Earlier, the Biden administration imposed multiple sanctions on a variety of Russian entities and individuals over their alleged interference in the 2020 presidential election, as well as their purported involvement in the SolarWinds hack that infiltrated government networks.
TEHRAN (Sputnik) - The policy of sanctions pursued by the US will negatively affect the position of the country in the world and will play a hand in rapprochement of strategic positions of Asian countries and Russia, Abbas Moqtadaye, a senior official in Iranian parliament, stated on Thursday.
CARACAS (Sputnik) - Venezuela has received a new shipment of the Russian coronavirus vaccine Sputnik V, Delcy Rodriguez, the Venezuelan vice president, said on Thursday.
While water samples are being analysed, the local administration’s press service has offered a possible explanation for the lake’s metamorphosis.