30 Russian children born to ISIS parents & kept in Iraqi jail at last get to return home

A plane carrying 30 Russian children, some as young as three years old, who had been kept in a Baghdad prison together with their Islamic State-linked mothers, has landed in Moscow. Flying from Baghdad to Moscow were 16 girls and 14 boys, who are now undergoing medical checks at Moscow’s Center for Children’s Health. Twenty-four […]

'Perfect performance': Russian prodigy Dubov wins World Rapid Chess title, gets praise from Putin

Russia’s Danill Dubov, 22, has won the World Rapid and Blitz Chess Championships in St. Petersburg, seeing off rivals including world number one Magnus Carlsen to claim the $ 1 million prize and earning praise from Vladimir Putin. Dubov won the World Rapid championship on Friday, in which players are permitted just 15 minutes each […]

Ukraine formally lifts entry ban for Russian males but maintains enhanced border checks

With the end of martial law imposed over the Kerch Strait incident, Kiev has lifted its entry ban for Russian men. But intensive searches of all Russian citizens at the border will continue, Ukraine’s customs chief has stated. Ukraine temporarily banned Russian males, aged 16-60, into the country following the imposition of martial law last […]

The only ‘Russian bots’ to meddle in US elections belonged to Democrat-linked ‘experts’

US cyber-security experts have blamed Russia for meddling in American elections since 2016. Now it has emerged that authors of a Senate report on ‘Russian’ meddling actually ran a “false flag” meddling operation themselves. A week before Christmas, the Senate Intelligence Committee released a report accusing Russia of depressing Democrat voter turnout by targeting African-Americans […]

Russian companies get green light to mine gold in Venezuela

Venezuelan authorities have offered Russian companies to take part in gold exploration and gold mining in the country, according to Russian Ambassador to Venezuela Vladimir Zaemsky. “As for Russia’s participation in gold-mining or other mining projects, Venezuela has made a wide range of interesting proposals that are currently under consideration by interested Russian operators,” the […]

The Fabulous Russian Photographer Who Hid Her Art in the Attic

As far as housecleaning goes, Asya Ivashintsova-Melkumyan got more than she bargained for. What began as an otherwise routine renovation of her St. Petersburg home last year led to the discovery of a lifetime. Rummaging through the attic with her husband, Ivashintsova-Melkumyan found a trove of some 30,000 negatives and undeveloped photographs belonging to her […]

Post-war Iraq wants to resume imports of Russian wheat – agriculture watchdog

Iraq, a major Middle East grain importer, is interested in purchasing Russia’s durum wheat, agriculture watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor said in a statement following talks with officials from the Iraqi Trade Ministry. According to the statement, the officials were asked to provide the Iraqi side with data on production volumes in different regions of Russia, as well […]

Facebook suspends 'researcher' who faked Russian interference in Alabama election

Facebook has suspended the account of Jonathon Morgan, the researcher behind a disinformation campaign against an Alabama Republican candidate who ended up losing the race for a Senate seat. Morgan claimed it was “research.” Morgan, the CEO of New Knowledge, a social media research firm that published a major report on alleged Russian interference in […]

‘No existing countermeasures’ to Russian hypersonic weapons, US govt. report admits

The US is currently unable to repel an attack from the hypersonic weapons that are being developed by Russia and China, as they can pierce most missile defense systems, a recent US government report has revealed. “China and Russia are pursuing hypersonic weapons because their speed, altitude, and maneuverability may defeat most missile defense systems, […]

Russian women’s handball team slip to defeat against France in Euro final

Russia’s women’s handball team had to settle for second at the European Championship in Paris as they went down to defeat against the French hosts in the final. The teams were meeting in a match-up of the 2016 Olympic final, in which Russia had sensationally won gold. ‘World’s most beautiful team’: Russian women’s handball stars […]