Russian Diplomats' Working Conditions in US Continue to Deteriorate, Ambassador Says

Tuesday 3 August 2021
Earlier, the State Department said that the US government expects Russian diplomats in the United States whose visas have expired to leave the country and apply for an extension. According to the Russian ambassador, Moscow has issued 22 visas to US embassy employees. In response, it received only a diplomat visa extension.
https://sputniknews.com/world/202108031083513340-russian-diplomats-working-conditions-in-us-continue-to-deteriorate-ambassador-says/

One Syrian Soldier Injured in Militants' Attack in Aleppo, Russian Military Says

Monday 2 August 2021
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Militants have attacked the positions of the Syrian armed forces in the province of Aleppo, injuring one soldier, Rear Adm. Vadim Kulit, the deputy head of the Russian Defense Ministry's Center for Reconciliation of Opposing Sides in Syria, said on Monday.
https://sputniknews.com/world/202108021083511620-one-syrian-soldier-injured-in-militants-attack-in-aleppo-russian-military-says/

Mass Production of Russia's First Electric Car to Start in 2021

Monday 2 August 2021
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Serial production of Zetta, the first Russian electric car, will be launched by the end of 2021, Industry and Trade Minister Denis Manturov said on Monday.
https://sputniknews.com/russia/202108021083507597-mass-production-of-russias-first-electric-car-to-start-in-2021/

Let The World Know: Why Indian Students Go to Russia

Monday 2 August 2021
What opportunities are there to study and work in Russia? Young professionals from India who are currently studying at South Ural State University (SUSU) shared their experiences with Sputnik.
https://sputniknews.com/russia/202108021083505673-let-the-world-know-why-indian-students-go-to-russia/

Pavlyuchenkova-Rublev Win Gold in All-Russian Olympic Mixed Final

Sunday 1 August 2021
TOKYO (Sputnik) - The Russian Olympic Committee's (ROC) tennis players Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Andrey Rublev on Sunday won the Olympic mixed doubles gold after besting their fellow countrymen Elena Vesnina and Aslan Karatsev, who claimed silver medals.
https://sputniknews.com/sport/202108011083502475-pavlyuchenkova-rublev-win-gold-in-all-russian-olympic-mixed-final/

Foreign Intel Chief: Biden Accuses Russia of Disinformation to Excuse Dems' Possible Midterm Defeat

Sunday 1 August 2021
Washington previously accused Moscow of orchestrating the massive SolarWinds hack and pressured the country over not doing more to tackle domestic hackers that recently launched global ransomware attacks. Russia has denied the allegations of engaging in malign cyberactitivies, but agreed to cooperate in catching the cybercriminals.
https://sputniknews.com/world/202108011083501762-foreign-intel-chief-us-uses-russia-as-scapegoat-external-enemy-by-accusing-it-of-cyberattacks/

Su-35 Crashes in Russia's Far East Due to Engine Malfunction

Saturday 31 July 2021
The pilot managed to safely eject from the aircraft and land. His life is out of danger, the Russian military said.
https://sputniknews.com/russia/202107311083498466-su-35-crashes-in-russias-far-east-due-to-engine-malfunction/

First Batch of Russia's Sputnik V COVID-19 Vaccine Produced in Uzbekistan, RDIF Says

Saturday 31 July 2021
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The first test batch of Russia's Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine has been produced in Uzbekistan, with samples being shipped to Russia's Gamaleya research centre, which developed the vaccine, for quality control, the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) announced on Saturday.
https://sputniknews.com/world/202107311083498165-first-batch-of-russias-sputnik-v-covid-19-vaccine-produced-in-uzbekistan-rdif-says/

Ex-USSR Leader Gorbachev: Russia and US Need to Agree on Lower Nuclear Weapons Level

Saturday 31 July 2021
Washington and Moscow previously agreed to extend the New START Treaty, also saying in a joint statement that both sides are committed to nuclear arms control, stressing that "a nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought".
https://sputniknews.com/world/202107311083496739-ex-ussr-leader-gorbachev-russia-and-us-need-to-agree-on-lower-nuclear-weapons-level/

Merkel's Biographer Says Her Conversations With Putin in 2014 'Looked Like Duels'

Friday 30 July 2021
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - On 15 July, German historian and journalist Ralph Bollmann published an 800-page book entitled "Angela Merkel: The Chancellor and Her Time", covering the entire life of the "most influential female politician in the world". C.H. Beck, the publisher, has provided Sputnik with a copy in German.
https://sputniknews.com/world/202107301083493129-merkels-biographer-says-her-conversations-with-putin-in-2014-looked-like-duels/

Japanese Fencers Beat Russian Team in Epee Tournament Final and Win Olympic Gold

Friday 30 July 2021
TOKYO (Sputnik) - For the Japanese team, this victory brought their first-ever Olympic epee gold and the third fencing gold in their history.
https://sputniknews.com/asia/202107301083493000-japanese-fencers-beat-russian-team-in-epee-tournament-final-and-win-olympic-gold/

Nauka Module Incident Caused by Software Failure, Russia's ISS Segment Chief Says

Friday 30 July 2021
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The sudden activation of engines of Russia's Nauka multipurpose laboratory module at the International Space Station (ISS) was triggered by a software failure that was quickly fixed, Russia's ISS segment chief, Vladimir Solovyov, explained on Friday.
https://sputniknews.com/russia/202107301083492515-nauka-module-incident-was-due-to-software-failure-russias-iss-segment-chief-says/

Journalists' Union Calls for Finalising Probe Into 2018 Murder of Russian Reporters in CAR

Friday 30 July 2021
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The investigation into the killing of Russian journalists in the Central African Republic (CAR) on July 30, 2018, should be completed so that those responsible are brought to justice, Timur Shafir, the vice president of the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and secretary of the Russian Union of Journalists, said.
https://sputniknews.com/russia/202107301083491324-journalists-union-calls-for-finalising-probe-into-2018-murder-of-russian-reporters-in-car/

Russian and Dutch Firms to Unveil Portable Lung Ventilator Prototype in August, Ambassador Says

Friday 30 July 2021
THE HAGUE (Sputnik) - Russian and Dutch companies are developing a portable lung ventilator for patients diagnosed with COVID-19, with the prototype expected to be ready in August, Russian Ambassador to the Netherlands Alexander Shulgin told Sputnik.
https://sputniknews.com/world/202107301083490317-russian-and-dutch-firms-to-unveil-portable-lung-ventilator-prototype-in-august-ambassador-says/

Russia to Test Anti-Tank Missile Launches From Orion UAV in Coming Fall, Military Source Says

Friday 30 July 2021
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia's first unmanned combat aerial vehicle (UAV), Orion, is scheduled to launch anti-tank guided missiles for the first time this coming fall as part of ongoing weapons testing, a military source has told Sputnik.
https://sputniknews.com/russia/202107301083489550-russia-to-test-anti-tank-missile-launches-from-orion-uav-in-coming-fall-military-source-says/

Taliban Unlikely to Gain Full Control of Afghanistan, Russian Envoy Says

Thursday 29 July 2021
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The scenario of the Taliban (designated a terrorist group and banned in Russia) taking full control of Afghanistan is highly unlikely, Russia's special presidential envoy for Afghanistan, Zamir Kabulov, said on Thursday.
https://sputniknews.com/world/202107291083485962-taliban-unlikely-to-gain-full-control-of-afghanistan-russian-envoy-says/

REC Names Regions Leading Implementation of Export Standard 2.0 in the First Half of the Year

Thursday 29 July 2021
In the first half of 2021, the Tyumen, Novosibirsk, Sverdlovsk, and Pskov regions, as well as the Altai Territory led the way in introducing the Regional Export Standard 2.0 in Russia, the Russian Export Centre (REC) reports.
https://sputniknews.com/business/202107291083485592-rec-names-regions-leading-implementation-of-export-standard-20-in-the-first-half-of-the-year-/

Russian Women's Fencing Team Wins Olympic Gold at Tokyo Games

Thursday 29 July 2021
TOKYO (Sputnik) - The Russian women’s fencing team won the Olympic foil tournament at Tokyo Games on Thursday.
https://sputniknews.com/world/202107291083485828-russian-womens-fencing-team-wins-olympic-gold-at-tokyo-games/

Moscow Court Fines Google $41,010 for Violation of Data Localisation Regulations

Thursday 29 July 2021
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Moscow's Tagansky district court fined Google 3 million rubles ($41,010) for violating regulations on Russians' data localisation, court spokeswoman Zulfiya Gurinchuk told Sputnik on Thursday.
https://sputniknews.com/russia/202107291083484559-moscow-court-fines-google-41010-for-violation-of-data-localisation-regulations/

Russian Su-25 Aircraft Deployed to Tajikistan for Exercises Near Afghan Border

Thursday 29 July 2021
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russian Su-25 aircraft have been deployed from Kyrgyzstan to Tajikistan to participate in military drills near the border with Afghanistan, Russia's Central Military District said on Thursday.
https://sputniknews.com/military/202107291083484490-russian-su-25-aircraft-deployed-to-tajikistan-for-exercises-near-afghan-border/