CIS Countries

Kazakhstan to extend coronavirus lockdown by two weeks

Kazakhstan to extend coronavirus lockdown by two weeks

Published 13/07/2020

ALMATY (Reuters) - Kazakhstan will extend its second coronavirus lockdown by two weeks until the end of July, and will once again offer financial aid [more…]

Russia reports more than 6,600 new coronavirus cases

Russia reports more than 6,600 new coronavirus cases

Published 06/07/2020

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia’s official coronavirus case tally, the fourth largest in the world, rose to 687,862 on Monday after officials reported 6,611 new infections [more…]

U.S. Republicans, Democrats want to question Trump aides over Russia bounty reports

U.S. Republicans, Democrats want to question Trump aides over Russia bounty reports

Published 29/06/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Both Democrats and President Donald Trump’s fellow Republicans in Congress demanded more information from the White House on Monday after reports that [more…]

Russian prosecutor seeks six-year jail term for director who poked fun at authorities: RIA

Russian prosecutor seeks six-year jail term for director who poked fun at authorities: RIA

Published 22/06/2020

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian prosecutors asked a court in Moscow on Monday to sentence prominent film and theatre director Kirill Serebrennikov to six years in [more…]

Exclusive: Kremlin hopes big companies and prize draws will boost Putin vote turnout

Exclusive: Kremlin hopes big companies and prize draws will boost Putin vote turnout

Published 22/06/2020

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Kremlin has asked some Russian companies to mount internal information campaigns to boost turnout in a nationwide vote on constitutional reforms [more…]

Russian cities cancel military parades over coronavirus fears

Russian cities cancel military parades over coronavirus fears

Published 15/06/2020

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Three Russian cities on Monday joined a growing list of places that are cancelling June 24 military parades over coronavirus fears despite [more…]

Russian chefs in naked lockdown protest after virus strips them of income

Russian chefs in naked lockdown protest after virus strips them of income

Published 09/06/2020

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian restaurant owners stripped of their income by the coronavirus lockdown are campaigning for their businesses to be allowed to reopen by [more…]

Detained Belarusian blogger could be sentenced to three years in prison

Detained Belarusian blogger could be sentenced to three years in prison

Published 09/06/2020

MINSK (Reuters) - A detained Belarusian blogger who helped lead protests against President Alexander Lukashenko has been charged with disrupting public order and attacking a [more…]

Jehovah’s Witness jailed in Russia for extremism, lawyer says

Jehovah’s Witness jailed in Russia for extremism, lawyer says

Published 09/06/2020

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Russian court on Tuesday sentenced a Jehovah’s Witness to six and a half years in prison after finding him guilty of [more…]

Moscow’s lockdown ends as coronavirus cases in Russia pass 485,000

Moscow’s lockdown ends as coronavirus cases in Russia pass 485,000

Published 09/06/2020

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Residents of Moscow began to resume their normal routines on Tuesday as a lockdown designed to curb the spread of the novel [more…]