Tuesday, October 26, 2021


Moscow orders fresh virus restrictions as deaths soar

These are the first Covid-19 restrictions since the summer, as Russia registers a new record of 1,015 daily deaths.

Russia reports record virus deaths second day in a row

A government tally showed 815 fatalities over the past 24 hours and 22,277 new cases.

Putin rejects mandatory Covid jabs as Russia sees record deaths

Although free jabs have been available since early December, only around 15% of Russia's population have received at least one dose.

Russia warns of ‘explosive’ virus surge

More than 50,000 new infections have been recorded in the Russian capital, the epicentre of the country's outbreak, over the past two weeks.

Russia and Myanmar junta leader vow to boost ties in Moscow meeting

From the very beginning Russia has refused to condemn the coup.

Moscow records pandemic high for Covid cases second day running

The highly infectious Delta variant has been blamed for nearly 90% of new cases.

Moscow Covid cases soar to record high

Over 9,000 new cases were recorded, up from 3,000 two weeks ago.

Moscow sees new variants behind Covid-19 spike

Daily infections in the Russian capital have soared from 3,000 to 7,000 within a few days and are expected to hit more than 9,000 on Friday.

Moscow orders mandatory vaccinations over ‘dramatic’ rise in cases

Vaccinations have been made mandatory for residents of the Russian capital working in the service industry.

Moscow announces ‘non-working week’ as virus surges

This a change of tone for Russian authorities, with President Vladimir Putin repeatedly insisting that Russia has handled the pandemic better than most countries.

Russia sues social media giants for not deleting calls for youth protests

The cases were opened after nationwide protests over last month’s jailing of Alexei Navalny, a prominent critic of President Vladimir Putin.

Russians queue for Sputnik V vaccine at luxury Red Square mall

The inoculation is now being given on a first-come first-served basis after key workers were vaccinated.

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