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COVID-19: New Death Reported In Russia; New Restrictions In Effect In Ukraine.

The global death toll from the coronavirus is more than 27,700 with almost 600,000 infections confirmed, causing mass disruptions as governments continue to try to slow the spread of the new respiratory illness. Here's a roundup of developments in...

Olympic Gold Medalists Among Four Russians Facing New Doping Charges.

Two Olympic gold medalists are among four Russian track-and-field athletes charged with fresh doping offenses.

EU Criticizes Russia For Labeling Brussels-Based Organization 'Undesirable'.

The European Union says it rejects Russia's decision earlier this month to designate the Brussels-based European Endowment for Democracy (EED) an "undesirable" organization.

Moscow Court Postpones Start Of Whelan Trial Due To Coronavirus.

The trial of a former U.S. Marine held in a Moscow prison on espionage charges has been postponed for two weeks.

Putin prohibits Ukrainians from owning land in Russian-annexed Crimea.

Refat Chubarov, Chair of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people, believes that the degree is aimed at speeding up colonization of Crimea and stresses that there must be swift reaction from Ukraine’s leaders

Putin Makes Plea For Sanctions Relief At G20 Summit.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has proposed at a Group of 20 (G20) video conference that a freeze be placed on economic sanctions to allow countries to better combat the coronavirus pandemic that has infected more than 500,000 worldwide and kill...

Russia’s missile boat invades Ukraine’s maritime zone.

Maritime security of Ukraine has detected a craft of an aggressor country at the Odesa gas field

Trump, Putin, Other G20 Leaders Seek Unity In Virus Fight During Online Summit.

U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin will be among the leaders of the G20 major economies expected to participate in an online summit hosted by Saudi Arabia.

COVID-19: Russia Bans Flights Into And Out Of Country; Iran Halts Intercity Travel.

The global death toll from the coronavirus has passed 21,000 with more than 470,000 infections confirmed, causing mass disruptions as governments continue to try to slow the spread of the new respiratory illness.

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Putin delays referendum on plan to stay in power over virus.

A planned public vote on constitutional changes was postponed due to the spread of the coronavirus

Putin Postpones Vote On Constitutional Changes Due To Coronavirus.

In a live TV address, Russian President Vladimir Putin has announced a postponement due to coronavirus concerns on a public vote on changes to the consTitution that could let him remain in power until 2036.

Moscow Court Prolongs Detention Of Former Cabinet Minister Abyzov.

A Russian court has ordered a former Russian cabinet minister seen as an ally of Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev held in pretrial detention until June 25 on embezzlement charges after his arrest a year ago.

Earthquake Off Kurile Islands Causes Brief Tsunami Watch.

A powerful 7.5-magnitude earthquake struck off the Kurile Islands on March 24, prompting concern about a tsunami on the west coast of the United States and Canada and as far away as Hawaii.

Poland Extradites Owner Of Russian Shopping Mall Where 60 People Died.

Poland extradited the co-owner of a Siberian shopping mall to Russia to face bribery charges on the eve of the second anniversary of a fire at the mall that killed 60 people.

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CPJ Calls On Russia To Stop Censoring News Outlets Reporting On COVID-19.

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has urged the Russian authorities “to stop censoring news outlets” that report on the coronavirus outbreak in the country.

First modernized Akula attack submarine returns to Northern Fleet.

The K-157 "Vepr" is first of five upgraded Akula-class subs that are about to return to active duty in the Barents Sea

Russian Medical Expert Investigated After Failing To Self-Isolate Following Spain Trip.

Russian investigators have opened a criminal probe into a leading infectious-disease specialist who allegedly failed to self-isolate following a trip to Spain.

No, Putin is not using lions in Russia’s coronavirus lockdown.

A Twitter ‘joke‘ by a Pakistani comedian has launched a fake report that Russia is using lions and tigers for its coronavirus lockdown.

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Russian Demand For Consumer Credit, Mortgages Jumps As Ruble Weakens, COVID-19 Spreads.

Russians have been applying for consumer credit and mortgages in greater numbers due to fears that prices and rates will soon increase, the business daily RBC reported. 

Russian Shops Test Facial-Payment Technology, Possible Rollout In 2020.

Russia is testing facial-payment technology at supermarkets and could roll it out on a large scale by the middle of the year.

Abkhazia Pushes Forward With Presidential Vote Despite Coronavirus Anxiety.

Voters in Abkhazia are going to the polls to choose a new leader for the breakaway Georgian region, as election organizers push forward despite anxiety over coronavirus.

Russian PM Warns Companies Against Firing Employees During Crisis.

Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin has warned Russia's companies to keep people employed and pay them their salaries even as they struggle amid the worst economic crisis in years.

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Russia, Belarus Discuss Oil Deliveries Amid Pricing Dispute.

Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin has spoken with his Belarusian counterpart, Syarhey Rumas, about oil deliveries as they seek to resolve a three-month price dispute between the two countries.

COVID-19: Kyrgyzstan Mulls State Of Emergency; Ukraine Declares Emergency In Kyiv.

Kyrgyzstan's Security Council has recommended that Prime Minister Mukhammedkalyi Abylgaziev declare a national state of emergency beginning on March 22 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Russia’s Rosneft Chief Downplays Rift With Saudis, Seeks Quick Oil-Price Rebound.

The powerful head of Russia’s largest oil company downplayed his disagreement with Saudi Arabia that led to a dramatic fall in oil prices, and he predicted a quick rebound sometime this year as U.S. shale production is knocked out.

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