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Gallup called the results “easily the worst ratings” held by Russia in at least 34 years.

The new legislation will make it a crime to publicly criticize or spread so-called “false information” about volunteer forces as well as private mercenary units such as the Wagner Group.  

Critics of the bill have accused its authors of seeking to offset Russia’s mounting losses in Ukraine by increasing the number of men eligible for conscription in the short term.

The head of the organizing committee for next year's Paris Olympics has stressed that the IOC has the "last word" on whether Russia and Belarus should be allowed to compete. 

FSB agents grabbed a woman off the street in the city of Khabarovsk in Russia’s Far East on Monday for allegedly donating 2,500 rubles to the Ukrainian Armed Forces.

The new bill seeks to raise the upper age limit for conscription to 30 while gradually raising the minimum age to 21.


A Russian prankster glued a massive portrait of President Vladimir Putin to the inside of a residential elevator. He then placed a camera in the elevator to record people’s reactions.

Mongolia has quarantined its western region near the border with Russia after identifying two suspected cases of the black plague

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Friday said the alliance would not impose a no-fly zone over Ukraine after calls from Kyiv to help stop Russia's bombardments

Seraphim of Sarov was born on this day in 1754. In 1903, the Russian Orthodox Church declared him a saint.

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A third Russian doctor has fallen from a hospital window after he complained about being forced to work despite contracting coronavirus