Russia Successfully Launches Angara A5 Rocket After Technical Glitches Delay Missions
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Russia Successfully Launches Angara A5 Rocket After Technical Glitches Delay Missions

Russia achieved a significant milestone in its space exploration endeavors as it successfully launched the Angara A5 rocket from the Vostochny Cosmodrome in the Far East. This successful lift-off comes after two aborted attempts earlier in the week due to technical glitches. The launch of the Angara A5, a heavy-lift rocket designed to carry payloads…

Russian Court Extends Pre-Trial Detention of US-Russian Journalist Alsu Kurmasheva
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Russian Court Extends Pre-Trial Detention of US-Russian Journalist Alsu Kurmasheva

A Russian court has extended the pre-trial detention of journalist Alsu Kurmasheva until June 5, as reported by her employer Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL). Kurmasheva, a dual U.S.-Russian national, was arrested last year in Kazan, Russia, on charges of failing to register as a “foreign agent” and spreading “false information” under censorship laws enacted…

Putin Claims Fifth Term in Russia Amid Criticism of Sham Election
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Putin Claims Fifth Term in Russia Amid Criticism of Sham Election

Russian President Vladimir Putin has secured his fifth term in office, extending his rule for at least another six years in a presidential election marred by allegations of voter suppression and a lack of credible opposition. The Central Election Commission confirmed Putin’s landslide victory, with him receiving a record-breaking 87.29% of the vote, the highest…

Putin Poised for Reelection as Russians Vote Amidst Crackdown and International Scrutiny
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Putin Poised for Reelection as Russians Vote Amidst Crackdown and International Scrutiny

Russia commenced its three-day presidential election on Friday, with a steady influx of voters arriving at polling stations across the nation. Despite the predictable outcome, the Kremlin keenly eyes turnout as a gauge of public support for Vladimir Putin’s continued leadership. Amidst a backdrop of a relentless crackdown on dissent and independent media, the election…

Russia Implements Six-Month Ban on Gasoline Exports Starting March 1
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Russia Implements Six-Month Ban on Gasoline Exports Starting March 1

Russia has announced a six-month ban on gasoline exports, effective from March 1. Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin approved the measure, aimed at managing rising demand during the spring and summer months and facilitating planned refinery maintenance. The temporary export ban excludes member states of the Eurasian Economic Union, including Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan, as…

Navalny’s family alleges foul play, while Western leaders point fingers at Putin’s regime amidst growing global concern.
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Navalny’s family alleges foul play, while Western leaders point fingers at Putin’s regime amidst growing global concern.

The recent death of prominent Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny within the confines of a Russian prison has ignited a wave of global outrage and condemnation. Navalny, a vocal critic of President Vladimir Putin’s regime, has been a central figure in Russia’s opposition for the past decade. His passing, announced on Friday, has raised numerous…

Russian Opposition Leader Alexei Navalny Dies in Custody, Western Leaders Blame Putin
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Russian Opposition Leader Alexei Navalny Dies in Custody, Western Leaders Blame Putin

Prominent Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has died at the age of 47 in a penal colony near the Arctic Circle. Navalny, known for his anti-corruption activism and opposition to President Vladimir Putin, had been serving a 19-year sentence under a “special regime.” The circumstances surrounding his death remain unclear, but it follows years of…

Russian Nationalist Igor Girkin Receives Four-Year Sentence for Inciting Extremism
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Russian Nationalist Igor Girkin Receives Four-Year Sentence for Inciting Extremism

In a Moscow courtroom, prominent Russian nationalist Igor Girkin, also known as Igor Strelkov, has been sentenced to four years in a penal colony for “inciting extremism.” Girkin, a former rebel commander and critic of President Vladimir Putin’s handling of the Ukraine war, stood in a glass cage as the judge announced the verdict. The…

Russian Art Student Sentenced to 27 Years for Bombing Pro-War Blogger; Claims Manipulation by Ukrainian Handlers
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Russian Art Student Sentenced to 27 Years for Bombing Pro-War Blogger; Claims Manipulation by Ukrainian Handlers

A St. Petersburg court has sentenced 26-year-old Darya Trepova to 27 years in prison for her role in the bombing of a Russian cafe last April, resulting in the death of prominent pro-war military blogger Vladlen Tatarsky. Trepova was convicted of charges, including terrorism, illegal trafficking of explosive devices, and forging documents. Tatarsky, a fervent…

Putin Declares Unwavering Pursuit of Goals in Ukraine, Vows No Peace Until Achieved
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Putin Declares Unwavering Pursuit of Goals in Ukraine, Vows No Peace Until Achieved

Russian President Vladimir Putin, in a comprehensive year-end news conference, reaffirmed Moscow’s resolute pursuit of goals in Ukraine, stating emphatically that peace would remain elusive until objectives of “de-Nazification, de-militarization, and a neutral status” are achieved. “There will be peace when we will achieve our goals,” Putin said The address, notable for its rare insights…