Russia: The Shies Anti-garbage Activists
Activists in the town of Shies, in northwestern Russia, have built a tent city to prevent the construction of a landfill. Investors claim the garbage dump's environmental impact will be considered but the skeptical activists are standing their ground.
Nigeria, Russia seek to strengthen trade ties
Nigeria's Ambassador to Russia, Steve Ugbah says African Ambassadors have been lamenting about Russia's absence in the continent, and events like Afreximbank's 2019 Annual meetings in Moscow will present African countries the chance to explore opportunities in Russia.
US sets Turkey deadline to give up Russian missile deal
Turkey has until July 31 to "unwind" a deal to buy an S-400 missile defense system from Russia, the US has warned. The ongoing dispute between the two NATO allies could reach breaking point.
Major Russian newspapers back arrested investigative journalist Golunov
"We are Ivan Golunov," declared a number of publications, after reports began to surface that Golunov was beaten in prison. The reporter remains under house arrest.
Russia orders Tinder to turn over user data
Personal user data from the popular dating app Tinder can now be monitored by Russian intelligence agencies after it was added to a special data storage register. Tinder could be banned in Russia if it fails to comply.
Russia launches 'Ural'- a new-generation nuclear icebreaker
Russia has launched the 'Ural' a new-generation nuclear icebreaker, set to explore the Northern Sea Route and reinforce Russia's presence in the Arctic.
Vladimir Putin stirs Russia-Ukraine tensions with passport offer
Just as Ukraine is set for a new leader, Russia has offered passports to millions of Ukrainians. Experts say Moscow wants to cement power over occupied areas and stop population decline — but the move is a powder keg.
Russia: Syrian War trophies on tour
Russia has launched a travelling exhibition of tanks and weapons captured in Syria. The propaganda tour from Moscow to Vladivostok aims to win approval for Russia’s intervention in Syria. But relatives of Russian soldiers killed remain unconvinced.