Biden-Putin: video call of the presidents of Russia and the USA amid the tension over the Russian deployment near Ukraine | Univision Politics News

President Joe Biden and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin speak via video call in what is already considered a meeting of great importance for the two leaders amid the growing diplomatic tensions between Washington and Moscow. The underlying theme is what could end up becoming a new regional conflict: the mobilization of military forces on … Read more

The Kremlin offers itself VKontakte, the “Russian Facebook”

Mobile phones on which the sites of VKontakte, Mail.ru and Yandex, the Russian search engine, are open, on May 17, 2017. GLEB GARANICH / REUTERS The Kremlin is increasing its hold on Russian social networks. After a series of transactions, Gazprom, through its subsidiaries, obtained more than 50% of the voting rights in VKontakte – … Read more

NATO countries united in the face of Russian “intimidation” in Ukraine

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba at the NATO summit in Riga on December 1, 2021. INTS KALNINS / REUTERS For some, Russia is currently engaged in“Strategic intimidation, something that is above peace and below war”, as summed up by a European diplomat. For others, including its Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg, NATO must now prepare ” … Read more

NASA wants SpaceX to dock Dragons at new Russian space station ‘node’

State media agency RIA says that NASA and Roscosmos are negotiating an agreement that would eventually allow SpaceX Dragon spacecraft and other future visiting vehicles to dock to a new Russian ‘node’ module recently installed on the International Space Station (ISS). Prichal – Russian for “pier” – was successfully launched into orbit on a Soyuz … Read more

Specter of space war rekindled by Russian anti-satellite fire

The Soyuz MS-18 crew ship and ISS Progress 77 freighter docked at the International Station on May 3, 2021. NASA Twenty-four hours after a Russian anti-satellite firing on Monday, November 15, against one of its old satellites which was no longer operational, questions remain about the real motivations of Russia. Why did Russia take the … Read more

After Russian anti-satellite fire, the United States criticizes “dangerous” behavior

The International Space Station, March 2011. – / AFP The United States condemned, Monday, November 15, the firing by Russia of an anti-satellite missile, at the origin of thousands of debris which threatened the astronauts present in the International Space Station (ISS). ” Earlier [lundi], Russia irresponsibly conducted a destructive direct-ascension anti-satellite missile test against … Read more

Paris obtains a moratorium on Russian law until 2022

Bottles of Russian “champagne”, in a small shop in central Moscow, July 3, 2021. ALEXANDER NEMENOV / AFP Discussions had been underway for several months between the Russian and French authorities. On Tuesday October 26, the Minister for Foreign Trade, Frank Riester, announced that France had obtained from Russia a moratorium until December 31 on … Read more

Sixteen dead in Russian explosives factory fire

Firefighters work to extinguish a blaze at an explosives factory in the Ryazan region of Russia on October 22, 2021. RUSSIA’S EMERGENCIES MINISTRY / VIA REUTERS A fire in an explosives manufacturing plant in Russia’s Ryazan region, about 200 kilometers south of Moscow, killed 16 people, regional authorities said on Friday (October 22nd). “Officially, sixteen … Read more

“You will die quickly in a Russian jail”: Sergey Savelyev, the prisoner who leaked hundreds of videos of alleged abuses in Russian prisons

2 hours Caption, Sergey Savelyev is seeking asylum in France, after he leaked videos of alleged abuses inside a prison in Russia. Sergey Savelyev does not appear to be someone who has spent eight years in a Russian prison, secretly collecting videos of alleged torture and beatings of inmates. Short in stature, the 31-year-old Belarusian … Read more

The 2021 Sakharov Prize awarded to Russian opponent Alexei Navalny

On Wednesday, October 20, the European Parliament awarded the Sakharov Prize for the Defense of Human Rights and Freedom of Thought to the imprisoned Russian opponent Alexeï Navalny, announced the president of this assembly, the Italian David Sassoli. “He has fought relentlessly to corrupt the regime of Vladimir Putin. It cost him his freedom and … Read more