President Vladimir Putin on Monday dismissed foreign criticism of Russia’s Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine and said he would get the jab himself on Tuesday. Speaking at a televised meeting with health officials, the 68-year-old Russian leader described recent remarks in Europe questioning the need for the Russian vaccine as “strange”. “We are not imposing … Continue reading Putin Slams Vaccine Criticism, To Get Jab On Tuesday Read Full Story
Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday waded into the war of words between the US and Russian presidents, chastising Joe Biden for calling Vladimir Putin a “killer.” “Mr Biden’s comment about Putin does not suit a head of state,” the Turkish president told reporters after Friday prayers in Istanbul, lauding Putin for giving a “smart”...
The Russian Private Investment Promotion Platform for Africa has chosen Africa Oil & Power (www.AfricaOilandPower.com) as a strategic partner to help Russian companies enter the African market; An official delegation from Russia will attend Africa Oil & Power events in 2021; “We have found in Africa Oil & Power the ideal ally to engage in the energy sector of the continent ”, declares the president of AFROCOM. Africa Oil & Power (AOP) is honored to announce its partnership with AFROCOM – Coordination Committee for Economic Cooperation with Africa – the Russian platform for the promotion of private investments responsible for promoting greater Africa-Russia cooperation. AOP is the African continent’s leading investment platform for the energy sector, dedicated to bringing investments to all segments of the energy value chain in Africa. The partnership aims to expand the presence of Russian companies on the continent, facilitating collaboration with partners, suppliers, customers and […]
Russia said Wednesday it had summoned its Washington ambassador to Moscow for consultations on its ties with the United States, but stressed it wanted to prevent an “irreversible deterioration” in relations. The announcement from the Russian foreign ministry came after US President Joe Biden said Russia would “pay a price” for meddling in US elections...
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In an interview with ABC News broadcast on Wednesday, Biden was asked about a declassified US intelligence report that Putin tried to harm his candidacy in the November 2020 election and promote that of Donald Trump. “He will pay a price,” the 78-year-old Biden said. “You’ll see shortly.” The US president said he had a
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The Kremlin said Wednesday it regretted the UK’s decision to increase its nuclear arsenal, after Britain unveiled plans to bolster its stockpile from 180 warheads to 260 by the end of the decade. Britain on Tuesday published a document outlining a recalibration of its foreign policy that included the announcement to grow its nuclear arsenal,...
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Russia has donated 1,000 doses of the Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine to Vietnam, marking the first delivery of the vaccine to the Southeast Asian nation, state media reported on Tuesday. Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev arrived in Hanoi on Tuesday for a two-day visit, bringing with him the Sputnik V COVID-19 donation, a gift offered by Russian President Vladimir Putin. On February 26, Vietnam’s health ministry approved Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine for emergency use in a battle to contain a resurgence of the coronavirus, a spread that has now been contained. In August 2020, Vietnam signed up to purchase between 50 and 150 million doses of the Russian-made vaccine, although it is not known exactly how many doses the country intended to purchase. The Southeast Asian nation said it expects to receive at least 60 million doses of the vaccine in 2021, of which 30 million will be provided […]
Portsmouth council raises conflict of interest concerns over proposals by firm jointly controlled by Alexander TemerkoA former Russian arms boss and major Conservative party donor has taken joint control of a company seeking government approval to buil... Read Full Story
The Russian state communications watchdog on Wednesday said it was restricting the use of Twitter by slowing down its speed, accusing the social media platform of repeatedly failing to remove banned content from its site. Roskomnadzor threatened to block the service completely, adding that there were more than 3,000 posts containing illegal content on it
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Britain is alert to interest being shown in certain individuals, agent tells Sky NewsMI5 has quietly stepped up the security protection offered to potential Kremlin targets living in the UK in the aftermath of the poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal ... Read Full Story
The Kremlin said Tuesday that Western sanctions against Russia are ineffective, in response to reports that the European Union and the United States are preparing new penalties against Moscow. “Those who continue to depend on these measures should probably give it some thought: are they achieving some goal by continuing such a policy?” spokesman Dmitry […] Read Full Story
US President Joe Biden’s administration is preparing to impose sanctions on Russia for the poisoning and imprisonment of Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny, CNN reported Monday. Citing two administration officials, CNN wrote that the United States will coordinate with the European Union to determine what the sanctions will entail and their exact timing. According to … Continue reading US To Impose Sanctions On Russia For Navalny Poisoning: Report Read Full Story
Russia’s communications regulator accused Twitter on Monday of violating Russian law, saying the social media platform had not complied with some of its requests to delete banned content. Roskomnadzor said Twitter had failed to delete 2,862 posts containing material linked to suicide, pornography and drugs since 2017. It could be fined heavily if found guilty
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Portrait of Lenin and spy tools among items snapped up at auction by group planning UK exhibitionIt depicts the Russian revolutionary leader in characteristically serious mood, staring across Red Square, perhaps, and rendered with more than a touch of ... Read Full Story
Russia on Friday condemned US strikes on Iran-backed militias in eastern Syria, demanding that Washington respect the country’s territorial integrity. “We strongly condemn such actions and call for Syria’s sovereignty and territorial integrity to be unconditionally respected,” Russian foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told reporters. Russia has been a key ally of President Bashar al-Assad’s … Continue reading Russia Condemns US Strikes On Iran-Backed Groups In Syria Read Full Story
Obviously I know a good number of Nigerians are in Russia already. But one thing I’ve realized is that most Nigerians don’t add Russia to their country of preference compared...
NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 20, 2021 – / African Media Agency (AMA) / – The ‘Global Count’ today releases a first look at participation in one of the largest global mapping polls ever conducted to hear directly from women and people of diverse gender. people about the social, political, economic, cultural and economic barriers that stand in the way of their progress. Since its launch on January 21, the ‘Global Count’ has reached 135 countries, including some of the most difficult to reach communities. The highest voter turnout has been seen so far in Russia, where, in the 24 hours that followed Alexei Navalny’s protests last weekend, more than 2,000 women and people of diverse gender were counted. Elsewhere, responses have been recorded on all continents, from Tanzania to Timor-Leste, South Sudan to San Morino and Hawaii to the Holy See. The top ten performing countries (as of February 18) include: […]
Spartak Moscow PR chief Anton Fetisov says no decision has been made about on- loan wing-back Victor Moses. There are reports that Moses’ loan could be short by the Russian outfit before the end of the season. But Fetisov insists the club has no... Read Full Story
Forty homeless people in Saint Petersburg received coronavirus vaccine jabs on Sunday, under a charity initiative that has received the backing of local officials. “Here there are many people at risk. It is important for them to be vaccinated,” said Taysia Suvorova, of the Nochlezhka non-governmental that organisation provides aid to the homeless in Russia’s
A Moscow court on Saturday upheld a ruling to jail the Kremlin’s most prominent opponent Alexei Navalny, sealing his first lengthy prison sentence after a decade of legal battles with Russian authorities. Another court also convicted Navalny on defamation charges — part of a slew of cases he has faced since returning to Russia from
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Russia said Saturday its scientists had detected the first case of transmission of the H5N8 strain of avian flu to humans and had alerted the World Health Organization. “Information about the world’s first case of transmission of the avian flu (H5N8) to humans has already been sent to the World Health Organization,” the head … Continue reading Russia Reports First Cases Of H5N8 Avian Flu In Humans Read Full Story
A wave of airstrikes by government ally Russia killed at least 21 Islamic State group jihadists in the Syrian desert over the past 24 hours, a monitor said Saturday. The 21 were killed in at least 130 airstrikes “carried out over the past 24 hours by the Russian air force targeting the Islamic State … Continue reading Russian Airstrikes Kill 21 IS Jihadists In Syria Read Full Story
Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr remains tight-lipped over calling up Ahmed Musa for the side’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying double-header against Benin Republic and Lesotho, reports Completesports.com. Musa is looking for a new club... Read Full Story
Europe’s rights court told Russia on Wednesday to release jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny out of concern for his life, but Moscow swiftly rejected the call. Navalny, President Vladimir Putin’s most outspoken opponent, was arrested and jailed upon returning to Russia last month following months of treatment in Germany for a nerve agent … Continue reading Russia Rejects Calls From Europe Court To Release Navalny Read Full Story
Ahmed Musa, the captain of the Nigerian national football team, the Super Eagles, has been named the 2020 Nigerian Muslim Celebrity of the Year. The 28-year old forward was honoured with the prestigious award by Muslim News, Nigeria’s most autho... Read Full Story