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The Moscow Times


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On this day in 1961, cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first human in space, a major milestone for humanity and a triumph for Moscow in the U.S.-Soviet space race

A historic St. Petersburg factory building has caught fire and is on the brink of collapse, with at least one firefighter dead and two others gravely injured, state media reported

Pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine frequently discussed the movements of the Buk missile system that investigators believe was used to down Flight MH17 in July 2014, the Dutch Nieuwsuur news program reported, citing leaked phone recordings

Russian oil production might never recover to pre-coronavirus levels, the country’s Energy Ministry has forecast, Russian media reported

Wildberries, Russia’s largest e-commerce site, has launched in the U.S. — the latest international market it hopes to break into

Russia has claimed new slices of the continental shelf in the Arctic Ocean in two fresh submissions to the United Nations

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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

Journalist Nikolay Andruschenko died today after a brutal beating last month. He reported on the gov’t’s mob ties.

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There is a Russian deep-sea fisher who tweets photographs of his most terrifying catches. Meet .

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An aurora of polar bears descend upon Russia’s remote Arctic archipelago of Novaya Zemlya

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

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

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Young journalist Margarita Virova dies at age 25 after falling from an apartment window

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