Red alert: Moscow begins coronavirus lockdown as Russia regions prepare for confinement

2020-03-30 12:00

Moscow has imposed a lockdown in a bid to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) as Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin asked regional authorities to make similar preparations.

Russia to ground all international flights from midnight

2020-03-26 13:48

Russia will halt all international flights from midnight on Friday under a government decree listing new measures against the coronavirus outbreak.

Coronavirus: Moscow elderly told to stay home or to the countryside

2020-03-23 17:06

The mayor of Moscow on Monday told older Russians to either stay at home or escape to their country houses to avoid exposure to the coronavirus.

Kremlin urges sick journalists to stay away from Putin due to virus

2020-03-13 17:13

The Kremlin has asked journalists feeling unwell to stay away from events with President Vladimir Putin over fears of infecting Russia's leader with the coronavirus.

WATCH: Saudi Arabia, Russia raise stakes in oil standoff

2020-03-10 20:54

Saudi Arabia announced it will raise its crude supply to a record high in April, as it ratcheted up a standoff with Moscow.

Trump talks coronavirus | WHO warns world: WATCH the top world news videos for today

2020-03-06 09:05

Donald Trump talks coronavirus at Q&A session | 'This is not a drill,' WHO director warns; here are the top world news videos. WATCH.

Putin says other countries are circulating fake information about Coronavirus in Russia

2020-03-04 20:00

False rumours about the new coronavirus circulating in Russia are being directed from abroad, President Vladimir Putin has claimed at a government meeting.

Three die at Moscow party after dry ice thrown into pool

2020-02-29 22:52

Three people have died at a Moscow birthday party after around 30 kilogrammes (65 pounds) of dry ice meant to create special effects was tipped into a pool, investigators and reports said Saturday.

Trump 'offered pardon' to Assange if he denied Russia leak, court hears

2020-02-19 22:01

US President Donald Trump promised to pardon WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange if he denied Russia leaked emails of his 2016 election rival's campaign, a London court has been told.

US-Israeli woman pardoned by Putin flies home with Netanyahu

2020-01-30 21:01

A US-Israeli woman jailed for drug trafficking in Russia has flown into Tel Aviv with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after she was pardoned by President Vladimir Putin.


Buckwheat and condoms: 5 things Russians are buying in pandemic

2020-03-27 15:07

Russians, long used to financial and political crises, are reacting to the coronavirus pandemic by bulk-buying the essentials for life in isolation - including condoms.

Quarantine dodgers in Russia could face up to 7 years in prison

2020-03-25 14:19

Russian lawmakers have proposed imposing severe punishments - including up to seven years in prison - for people breaking coronavirus quarantine rules.

SEE | Moscow airport empty as Russia shuts borders to all foreign citizens

2020-03-18 13:46

Russia reported 114 cases of coronavirus, up from 93 on Monday, with no fatalities.

Parliament passes reforms allowing Putin to run again

2020-03-11 11:10

Russia's lower house on Wednesday passed constitutional reforms in their final reading that include the possibility of President Vladimir Putin extending his rule for another two terms.

Volatile rand makes an about-turn, strengthening more than 2%

2020-03-09 16:06

The rand has been on a roller-coaster ride, losing as much as 8% in early morning trade nearly touching R17/$ before bouncing back to R15.97/$ by noon.

For Putin, victory in Syria is personal

2020-03-05 11:08

When Turkey's president visited Russia last summer, the sun shone as he shared ice cream and admired fighter jets with a friendly Vladimir Putin.

Putin pushes for Russia's constitution to define marriage as a 'union of a man and woman'

2020-03-02 21:05

Russian President Vladimir Putin has made a 24-page submission to parliament a number of new constitutional changes, including amendments that mention God and stipulate that marriage is a union of a man and woman.

Putin, Erdogan may meet in Moscow next week: Kremlin

2020-02-28 21:01

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan may meet in Moscow next week, the Kremlin says, after a major spike in tensions over Syria.

Russian woman who fled virus quarantine sent back to hospital

2020-02-17 19:43

A Russian court has ordered a woman to be forcibly returned to coronavirus quarantine in a Saint Petersburg hospital after she escaped and went home.

Russian MPs approve constitutional amendments in 1st reading

2020-01-23 14:35

Lawmakers in Russia's lower house State Duma on Thursday unanimously approved a bill to amend the constitution submitted by President Vladimir Putin, in the first of three readings.

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