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Russia designates media outlet, reporters, as foreign agents

Jul. 23, 2021 13:57 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian authorities designated an investigative media outlet and several journalists as “foreign agents" Friday, raising pressure on the country's independent media ahead of a September parliamentary election. The Justice Ministry said it added the...

Bridge collapse halts traffic on Trans-Siberian Railway

Jul. 23, 2021 08:42 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin urged officials Friday to quickly restore service on the Trans-Siberian Railway that was halted by a bridge collapse following heavy rains. Dozens of trains remain stuck on the 9,289-kilometer (5,772-mile) railroad line....

Syria shot 7 of 8 Israeli missiles, Russian military says

Jul. 20, 2021 14:18 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Syria's air defense forces shot down seven out of eight missiles launched by Israeli warplanes during a raid that targeted the Syrian province of Aleppo, the Russian military said Tuesday. Rear Adm. Vadim Kulit, the head of the Russian military's...

Putin hails Russia's air power as new fighter goes on view

Jul. 20, 2021 13:22 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian aircraft makers on Tuesday unveiled a prototype of a new fighter jet that features stealth capabilities and other advanced characteristics and will be offered to foreign buyers. Russian President Vladimir Putin inspected the prospective warplane...

Rights group in Russia shuts down amid government crackdown

Jul. 18, 2021 14:51 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A rights group in Russia announced Sunday that it was shutting down, citing fear of prosecution of its members and supporters after Russian authorities blocked its website for allegedly publishing content from an “undesirable” organization. The Team...

Russia to unveil new fighter jet at Moscow's air show

Jul. 17, 2021 09:26 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian aircraft makers say they will present a prospective new fighter jet at a Moscow air show that opens next week. The new warplane hidden under tarpaulin was photographed being towed to a parking spot across an airfield in Zhukovsky, outside Moscow,...

Moscow lifts dining restrictions; Russia hits record deaths

Jul. 16, 2021 11:27 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Authorities in Moscow on Friday canceled their order that restaurants only admit customers who have been vaccinated against COVID-19, recovered from the virus or have had a recent negative test. The softening of restrictions in the Russian capital reflects...

Pyotr Mamonov, Russian rock musician and actor, dies at 70

Jul. 15, 2021 17:23 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Pyotr Mamonov, a rock musician, poet and actor who was a prominent figure in Russia's cultural scene for decades, has died. He was 70. Mamonov died Thursday at a Moscow hospital after two weeks in an artificial coma on a ventilator after testing positive...

Official: Nearly 70% of medical workers in Moscow vaccinated

Jul. 15, 2021 12:30 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The majority of medical workers, teachers and social workers in Moscow have been vaccinated against the coronavirus a month after authorities in the Russian capital mandated the shots for many of those employed in health care, education, retail, public transport and...

Russia outlaws publisher of investigative media outlet

Jul. 15, 2021 12:12 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian authorities on Thursday outlawed the publisher of an investigative media outlet and listed its journalists as “foreign agents,” the latest move in a series of steps to raise pressure on independent media. The Proekt online outlet has published...