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Jailed Russian opposition leader moved to medical facility due to respiratory illness

Jailed Russian opposition leader moved to medical facility due to respiratory illness

Alexei Navalny suffering from high temperature and bad cough.Ben Ariel, 4/6/2021, 4:13 AM
Putin signs law allowing him two more consecutive terms, would stay in power until 2036

Putin signs law allowing him two more consecutive terms, would stay in power until 2036

Russian President has not yet revealed if he plans on running for one or two more terms, at the end of which he would be 83-years old.Dan Verbin, 4/5/2021, 9:14 PM
Russia may be building its military power - in the Arctic

Russia may be building its military power - in the Arctic

New 'superweapon' stealth torpedo capable of radiating target coastline, causing severe environmental damage, CNN reports.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/5/2021, 3:01 PM
Iran and world powers to discuss nuclear agreement

Iran and world powers to discuss nuclear agreement

Officials from Iran, China, Russia, France, Germany and Britain will meet virtually to discuss possible US return to 2015 nuclear deal.Elad Benari, 4/2/2021, 4:35 AM
Russia: Alexei Navalny announces hunger strike

Russia: Alexei Navalny announces hunger strike

Russian opposition leader accuses prison officials of depriving him of proper medical care and sleep.Gary Willig, 3/31/2021, 8:06 PM
Watch: 3 Russian nuclear submarines emerge simultaneously from underneath Arctic ice

Watch: 3 Russian nuclear submarines emerge simultaneously from underneath Arctic ice

Three Russian submarines surface from beneath ice sheet simultaneously as part of Arctic expedition.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/31/2021, 12:33 PM
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny under brutal conditions in penal colony

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny under brutal conditions in penal colony

Accused of breaking parole while in Germany & serving 2.5-year prison term, Navalny says he's in 'real concentration camp.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/25/2021, 1:47 PM
Boris Spiegel, Russian Jewish pharma mogul and philanthropist, arrested on bribery charges

Boris Spiegel, Russian Jewish pharma mogul and philanthropist, arrested on bribery charges

Pharma mogul alleged to have used influence to gain government contracts supplying drugs to healthcare facilities.Dan Verbin, 3/24/2021, 10:59 PM
Russian-Jewish billionaire and communal funder arrested for alleged bribes

Russian-Jewish billionaire and communal funder arrested for alleged bribes

Boris Spiegel, a Russian-Jewish pharmaceuticals mogul, has been arrested in Moscow in connection with a corruption investigation.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 3/24/2021, 7:44 AM
Putin to get COVID vaccine tomorrow

Putin to get COVID vaccine tomorrow

Russian president says he will receive one of the domestically produced coronavirus vaccines.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/22/2021, 3:22 PM
WH spokesperson Jen Psaki on Biden's Putin remark: 'We have mutual interests'

WH spokesperson Jen Psaki on Biden's Putin remark: 'We have mutual interests'

Psaki stood by Biden calling Putin a 'killer' but said the US and Russia will resolve differences through diplomacy.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/18/2021, 8:12 PM
Putin recalls Russian ambassador to Washington

Putin recalls Russian ambassador to Washington

Russia angered after US President calls Vladimir Putin a "killer" in TV interview.Gary Willig, 3/17/2021, 8:04 PM
US to sanction Russia and Iran over election meddling

US to sanction Russia and Iran over election meddling

US intelligence community report finds Russian government meddled in 2020 election.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/17/2021, 4:55 AM
While publicly dismissing Sputnik vaccine, EU may be changing its mind

While publicly dismissing Sputnik vaccine, EU may be changing its mind

With efforts to vaccinate Europe's 450 million residents encountering difficulties, EU may turn to Moscow for its vaccineDan Verbin, 3/15/2021, 3:27 PM
Russian authorities detain independent political forum participants as "undesirable"

Russian authorities detain independent political forum participants as "undesirable"

Police arrest hundreds at forum hosted but 'undesirable' opposition group, accusing participants of 'administrative violations.'Dan Verbin, 3/14/2021, 7:05 PM
The USSR and the Old Middle East

The USSR and the Old Middle East

Ted Belman & Alex Maistrovoy, 3/12/2021, 12:59 PM
Countries worldwide vie for Russian vaccine as production lags

Countries worldwide vie for Russian vaccine as production lags

With billions of Russian-made SputnikV COVID vaccine doses already ordered by more than 50 countries, production and supply remain an issue.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/10/2021, 11:24 AM
Turkey sentences five men to jail over 2016 murder of Russian ambassador

Turkey sentences five men to jail over 2016 murder of Russian ambassador

Turkish court sentences five men to life in jail for aiding and abetting gunman who murdered Russian ambassador Andrei Karlov in Ankara.Elad Benari, 3/10/2021, 5:35 AM
Israeli jailed in Russia for alleged ties to anti-Putin group

Israeli jailed in Russia for alleged ties to anti-Putin group

Israeli businessman jailed in Russia since January, local Jewish media report, over his alleged ties to Putin opposition group.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 3/7/2021, 7:12 PM
Russian TV station accuses Germany of 'pressure campaign'

Russian TV station accuses Germany of 'pressure campaign'

Russian government-sponsored RT, Ruptly YouTube channel claim Germany behind banks' refusal to open local accounts.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/7/2021, 5:31 PM
Forget Russia: The idealists’ utopian dream vs. reality

Forget Russia: The idealists’ utopian dream vs. reality

Tamar Yonah speaks with Lisa Bordetsky-Williams, who shares what Jews in Russia had to endure for centuries.Israel News Talk Radio, 3/3/2021, 11:45 PM
US imposes sanctions on Russians over poisoning of Alexei Navalny

US imposes sanctions on Russians over poisoning of Alexei Navalny

US imposes sanctions in response to poisoning of Putin critic using Novichok nerve agent.Gary Willig, 3/2/2021, 6:16 PM
Report: Russia trying to locate remains of spy Eli Cohen

Report: Russia trying to locate remains of spy Eli Cohen

Arabic-language newspaper reports: Russia trying to locate remains of Eli Cohen, famous Israeli spy.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/27/2021, 10:46 PM
'Russia is a key player, relations with it are important'

'Russia is a key player, relations with it are important'

FM Ashkenazi to his Russian counterpart: We are proud of the achievements we have reached in the 30 years of bilateral relations.Orli Harari, 2/26/2021, 4:36 AM
Watch: Navalny references Harry Potter in defiant appeal

Watch: Navalny references Harry Potter in defiant appeal

Opposition leader Alexei Navalny, serving a 2.5 year jail term on charges of fraud, does not regret returning to Russia after poisoning.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/21/2021, 9:35 PM
Why did an Israeli woman cross into Syria?

Why did an Israeli woman cross into Syria?

As conflicting reports emerge about the haredi woman who crossed the Syrian border, more questions remain to be answered.i24NEWS, 2/21/2021, 9:04 PM
Woman who crossed into Syria lands in Israel

Woman who crossed into Syria lands in Israel

Netanyahu: I spoke twice with Putin, I asked for his help and he worked to return the Israeli woman who crossed the border into Syria.Ido Ben Porat, 2/19/2021, 4:23 AM
Deal to release Israeli woman held in Syria delayed

Deal to release Israeli woman held in Syria delayed

Negotiations hit snag after 2 Syrians held by Israel say they don't want to be deported to Syria. Israel hopes deal will be complete soon.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/17/2021, 9:56 PM
Israel negotiating prisoner exchange with Syria to return woman who crossed border

Israel negotiating prisoner exchange with Syria to return woman who crossed border

Russia reportedly mediating negotiations in which Israel would free 2 prisoners in exchange for woman who accidentally crossed into Syria.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/17/2021, 3:51 PM
Russian opposition gaining steam despite brutal crackdown

Russian opposition gaining steam despite brutal crackdown

Protests have spread across the country as the Kremlin holds opposition head Alexei Navalny in jail on charges of fraud.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/17/2021, 2:31 PM
Turkey: We will not cancel purchase of Russian defense system

Turkey: We will not cancel purchase of Russian defense system

Turkey makes clear it will not turn back from its acquisition of S-400 defense systems despite US sanctions.Elad Benari, 2/12/2021, 5:55 AM
Russian opposition leader sentenced to 3.5 years in prison

Russian opposition leader sentenced to 3.5 years in prison

Russian court jails Alexei Navalny to three-and-a-half-year sentence over alleged parole violations.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/3/2021, 2:18 AM
Russian university fires lecturer who denied Holocaust

Russian university fires lecturer who denied Holocaust

Vladimir Matveyev, Russian lecturer who denied gas chambers were used to kill Jews, is fired by university where he taught.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 1/30/2021, 6:18 PM
Russia backs PA proposal for international peace conference

Russia backs PA proposal for international peace conference

Russian Foreign Minister proposes Middle East peace conference to be held in the spring or in the summer.Elad Benari, 1/27/2021, 4:28 AM
Thousands rally across Russia to call for Navalny's release

Thousands rally across Russia to call for Navalny's release

Watch: More than a thousand people arrested at rallies across Russia as they called for release of opposition leader Alexei NavalnyArutz Sheva, 1/23/2021, 8:39 PM
PA to purchase doses of Russian vaccine

PA to purchase doses of Russian vaccine

PA will purchase about 100,000 doses of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine, its envoy to Moscow says.Elad Benari, 1/22/2021, 6:35 AM
PA to receive Russian COVID vaccine on Tuesday

PA to receive Russian COVID vaccine on Tuesday

PA’s “civil affairs minister” is scheduled to return from Russia with a shipment of about 5,000 doses of the Sputnik vaccine.Elad Benari, 1/19/2021, 1:05 AM
Watch: Anti-Putin activists arrested ahead of Navalny's arrival

Watch: Anti-Putin activists arrested ahead of Navalny's arrival

Bloomberg Quicktake aired footage from Moscow’s airport prior to the arrival of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/17/2021, 8:10 PM
Trump blasts Russia probe after documents released

Trump blasts Russia probe after documents released

Fox News reports Republicans are furious after Sen. Graham released declassified documents from probe into Trump's alleged ties to Russia.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/16/2021, 9:38 PM
US intelligence: Russia likely behind last month's hacks

US intelligence: Russia likely behind last month's hacks

US Director of National Intelligence says hackers who breached several federal agencies appeared to be collecting intelligence.Elad Benari, 1/6/2021, 1:04 AM
Russia: COVID death toll 3 times higher than previously reported

Russia: COVID death toll 3 times higher than previously reported

Russian Deputy Prime Minister says 81% of increase in overall deaths in 2020 came from COVID, contradicting claim of low death toll,Gary Willig, 12/29/2020, 6:38 PM
The law that will protect Putin

The law that will protect Putin

Russian President signs legislation that will grant former presidents lifetime immunity once they leave office.Nissan Tzur, 12/23/2020, 5:36 AM
Trump plays down 'massive cyberattack', Pompeo blames Russia

Trump plays down 'massive cyberattack', Pompeo blames Russia

Fox News reported that Pres. Trump addressed a recent cyberattack on U.S. government systems, claiming China may be the true culprit.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/19/2020, 10:38 PM
US sanctions Turkey over purchase of Russian defense system

US sanctions Turkey over purchase of Russian defense system

US sanctions target Turkey's military procurement agency in response to Ankara's purchase of S-400 missile defense system.Elad Benari, 12/15/2020, 4:22 AM
Report: Russian hackers access DHS communications

Report: Russian hackers access DHS communications

Sources say hackers believed to be working for Russian government won access to internal communications at Department of Homeland Security.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/15/2020, 2:06 AM
PA to receive Russian coronavirus vaccine

PA to receive Russian coronavirus vaccine

PA officials say they expect to receive four million coronavirus vaccines from Russia next month.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/13/2020, 6:03 AM
Russian vaccine developer offers to share research with foreign pharmaceutical companies

Russian vaccine developer offers to share research with foreign pharmaceutical companies

Following failed Phase 2 trials of Sanofi-GSK's Covid-19 vaccine, manufacturer of Sputnik V vaccine offers to help out.Y Rabinovitz, 12/11/2020, 11:40 AM
Siberian synagogue has a 10-foot menorah made of ice

Siberian synagogue has a 10-foot menorah made of ice

Russian synagogue in Tomsk, Siberia unveils 10-foot ice menorah for Hanukkah.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 12/11/2020, 8:15 AM
Russian Ambassador: Israel, not Iran is the problem in the Middle East

Russian Ambassador: Israel, not Iran is the problem in the Middle East

Russian ambassador to Israel Anatoly Viktorov says Israel is the aggressor in dealing with Hezbollah, Iran has abided by nuclear deal.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/8/2020, 5:59 PM
Putin orders mass coronavirus vaccines to begin next week

Putin orders mass coronavirus vaccines to begin next week

Russian President tells deputy prime minister to begin process of vaccinating population against COVID-19.Gary Willig, 12/2/2020, 4:14 PM
Will coronavirus vaccines Israel purchased end up going to PA?

Will coronavirus vaccines Israel purchased end up going to PA?

1.5 million doses of coronavirus vaccine purchased by Israeli hospital reportedly likely to end up going to Palestinian Authority.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/1/2020, 8:51 AM
Developers of Russian vaccine to AstraZeneca: Let's combine vaccines

Developers of Russian vaccine to AstraZeneca: Let's combine vaccines

Developers of Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine say AstraZeneca should try combining its experimental shot with the Russian one.Ben Ariel, 11/27/2020, 6:01 AM
Vaccine Cold War: Russia claims 92% efficacy rate for 'Sputnik V' vaccine

Vaccine Cold War: Russia claims 92% efficacy rate for 'Sputnik V' vaccine

Just days after Pfizer announced its preliminary results, Russian Direct Investment Fund presented its own set of data.Y Rabinovitz, 11/11/2020, 3:57 PM
3 dead after soldier opens fire at Russian airbase

3 dead after soldier opens fire at Russian airbase

Manhunt launched after Russian soldier opens fire at airbase, killing three.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/9/2020, 9:27 AM
Hadassah is backing the Sputnik V COVID vaccine. Why?

Hadassah is backing the Sputnik V COVID vaccine. Why?

Almost 60% of Russians polled are "unwilling" to use their own vaccine. Do they know something we don't?Y Rabinovitz, 11/8/2020, 9:36 PM
Report: Vladimir Putin to resign as president

Report: Vladimir Putin to resign as president

Amid claims Russian president is suffering from Parkinson's disease, Putin reportedly planning to step down this coming January.David Rosenberg, 11/6/2020, 10:25 AM
'Situation heating up, but Trump will win' say Russian leaders

'Situation heating up, but Trump will win' say Russian leaders

"Trump will win as he's done more for Americans than any president before him."Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/4/2020, 2:50 PM