Russia approves 3rd coronavirus vaccine before late-stage trials begin, PM says

Russia on Saturday approved a third coronavirus vaccine for domestic use, Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin said on state TV, though large-scale clinical trials of the shot, labeled CoviVac and produced … Read More

Scientists from 5 countries question accuracy of Russia coronavirus vaccine data

A group of scientists sent a formal letter to the Lancet on Monday outlining doubts about the accuracy of early data on Russia’s COVID-19 vaccine, one of the authors said, … Read More

Russia clears coronavirus vaccine, insists it’s safe as scientists sound alarm

MOSCOW — Russia on Tuesday became the first country to clear a coronavirus vaccine and declare it ready for use, despite international skepticism. President Vladimir Putin said that one of … Read More

Russia behind spread of coronavirus disinformation, U.S. officials say

Russian intelligence services are using a trio of English-language websites to spread disinformation about the coronavirus pandemic, seeking to exploit a crisis that America is struggling to contain ahead of … Read More

Moscow attributes 60% of coronavirus deaths to other causes, explaining low rate

The city of Moscow said on Wednesday it had ascribed the deaths of more than 60% of coronavirus patients in April to other causes as it defended what it said … Read More

At least 5 coronavirus patients dead after fire at Russian hospital: reports

By Staff Reuters Posted May 12, 2020 2:41 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ A fire apparently started by an overloaded … Read More

Russia’s domestic violence reports more than double amid COVID-19 lockdown: official

Reported domestic violence cases in Russia more than doubled during the country’s coronavirus lockdown, the human rights ombudswoman said Tuesday, painting a completely different picture than that provided by police … Read More

3 Russian doctors have fallen from hospital windows amid COVID-19 pandemic: reports

Three doctors who were working on the front lines of the novel coronavirus pandemic in Russia have now fallen out of hospital windows within the past two weeks, according to … Read More

Coronavirus pandemic eases in parts of Europe but worsens in India, Russia

There were signs Monday that the coronavirus pandemic was easing significantly in some parts of Europe but getting worse in India and Russia. Meanwhile, pressure to reopen kept building in … Read More

Russia sees record spike in coronavirus cases with nearly 10,000 in one day

BARCELONA, Spain — Spaniards filled the streets Saturday to exercise outside in gorgeous spring weather for the first time in seven weeks, while German children rushed to playgrounds as countries … Read More