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Russia closes border on March 30

2020.03.28 15:17 GMT

Russia’s government has ordered to suspend crossings via automobile, railway, pedestrian and other border checkpoints, including on the border with Belarus, the Russian government said in a statement on Saturday, TASS reports.

Russian Health Ministry: Production of new system to test for coronavirus has started

2020.03.27 16:19 GMT

The Russian Health Ministry stated on Friday that it has started the production a news system to test for the coronavirus, adding that at least 10,000 of such systems will be produced on a daily basis, Sputniknews reports.

Moscow officials report two deaths from COVID-19

2020.03.25 17:06 GMT

Earlier on Wednesday, officials informed that the total number of those infected with COVID-19 in Moscow had reached 410, TASS reports.

Russia begins testing potential coronavirus vaccine

2020.03.17 15:13 GMT

Russian scientists have begun to test vaccine prototypes for the new coronavirus, and plan to present the most effective one by June, a laboratory chief at a state biotech institute said, APA reports citing Business Standard.

Russia to build coronavirus center near Moscow

2020.03.17 20:36 GMT

Russia this week is starting construction of a special Center for Infectious Diseases near Moscow as a part of measures to stem the coronavirus outbreak, APA reports citing AA.

Number of coronavirus cases in Russia rises from 34 to 45

2020.03.13 18:33 GMT

The total amount of coronavirus cases in Russia has risen from 34 to 45 in the past 24 hours, Russia’s task force for combating and preventing the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) told reporters on Friday, TASS reports.

Russian MoD cancels Moscow Security Conference in 2020 due to coronavirus

2020.03.11 18:11 GMT

The IX Moscow Conference on International Security, which was scheduled to be held on April 22-23, was postponed until 2021 due to the coronavirus threat, the Russian Defence Ministry said on Wednesday, APA reports quoting Sputnik.

Russian and Turkish defense ministers discuss situation in Idlib

2020.03.10 18:57 GMT

Russian and Turkish defense ministers Sergei Shoigu and Hulusi Akar held a telephone conversation during which they discussed the implementation of the agreements in Syrian Idlib, TASS reports.

Moscow’s first coronavirus patient recovers

2020.03.07 20:20 GMT

Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said earlier a Moscow resident who had returned from Italy was confirmed to have a coronavirus infection on March 2.

Russia's Putin, Syria's Assad discuss Idlib ceasefire - Kremlin

2020.03.06 18:28 GMT

Russian President Vladimir Putin told Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in a phone call on Friday that agreements reached between Russia and Turkey at recent talks would stabilize the situation in Syria’s Idlib province, the Kremlin said.

Putin, Erdogan agree on security corridor for Syria's Idlib: Lavrov

2020.03.05 17:54 GMT

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan agreed on Thursday to set up a security corridor for Syria’s Idlib province, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told reporters in Moscow.

Euro rate jumps to 75 rubles at Moscow Exchange, first time since March 2019

2020.03.03 20:19 GMT

The euro-to-ruble exchange rate on the Moscow Stock Exchange rose by 1.6% in comparison with the closing level of the previous trading sessions and amounted to 75 rubles, according to trading data as of 4:43 pm Moscow time, TASS reports.

Putin, Erdogan agree new measures needed to ease Syria tensions: Kremlin

2020.02.29 20:43 GMT

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan agreed during a phone call on Friday on the need for new measures to be put in place to ease tensions and normalize the situation in northwest Syria, the Kremlin said.

Russia to suspend air service with Iran except Aeroflot flights

2020.02.27 17:44 GMT

Russia will temporarily prohibit regular and charter flights from the Russian Federation to Iran and backward starting February 28, a representative of press service of the Russian Transport Ministry told reporters on Thursday. Only Aeroflot and Iran’s Mahan Air will continue operating flights, TASS reports.

Five vaccine prototypes against novel coronavirus developed in Russia

2020.02.26 15:47 GMT

Russian scientists have developed five vaccine prototypes against the novel coronavirus but they are still at the initial stage of research, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Tatiana Golikova said on Wednesday, TASS reports.

No hot summer for Russians

2020.02.24 18:39 GMT

Russians should not expect a hot summer after such an abnormally warm winter, a leading researcher at the Voeikov Main Geophysical Observatory, Andrey Kiselev said.

Eight died in car accident in Russia's Pskov region

2020.02.13 17:30 GMT

Eight people died in Russia’s Pskov Region in a major road accident, which involved a minibus and a truck, the Russian Emergencies Ministry said.

Russian armed forces to get Sarmat missiles in 2021

2020.02.03 09:40 GMT

The Sarmat intercontinental ballistic missiles will be added to the Russian armed forces' arsenal in 2021, Deputy Defence Minister Aleksey Krivoruchko said on Monday in an interview with journal Radio Electronic Technology, Sputnik reported.

Putin submits draft law on change to Constitution to State Duma

2020.01.20 16:46 GMT

The President of Russian Federation Vladimir Putin has submitted the draft law on change to Constitution to the State Duma (the lower house of parliament) for consideration, said the Presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov in his statement to journalists, APA reports citing RIA Novosti.

Federal Tax Service chief Mishustin accepts PM Post Proposal

2020.01.15 17:55 GMT

The head of the Russian Federal Tax Service Mikhail Mishustin has accepted President Putin's proposal to become the country's new prime minister, a statement by the Kremlin press service said, APA reports.

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