Plane Hits Ground After Take-Off in Russia's Magadan, Several Injured

Thursday 20 February 2020
No one was killed as a result of the "harsh" landing, according to preliminary reports. There were 12 passengers and 2 crew members on board, all of them managed to leave the plane on their own and those injured were hospitalised.
https://sputniknews.com/russia/202002201078356304-plane-hits-gorund-after-take-off-in-russias-magadan-several-injured---reports/

Russia's Tikhonov May Be Replaced as Chief of Soyuz MS-16 ISS Mission Over Injury - Source

Wednesday 19 February 2020
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russian cosmonaut Nikolay Tikhonov may be excluded from the crew of Soyuz MS-16 spacecraft, expected to be launched to the International Space Station (ISS) on 9 April, and Sergey Ryzhikov may replace him as the chief of the crew, three sources in the rocket and space industry said on Wednesday.
https://sputniknews.com/russia/202002191078352682-russias-tikhonov-may-be-replaced-as-chief-of-soyuz-ms-16-iss-mission-over-injury---source/

Crazy, Criminal, or FSB Agent? Pavlensky Comments on Charges in France Amid Sex Scandal

Wednesday 19 February 2020
Russian contemporary political artist Petr Pavlensky is currently facing two charges in France over violence with weapons and transmission of sexual videos depicting French politician Benjamin Griveaux. The artist, who has just been released from court, declared that the latter act was a part of his “political-porn project”.
https://sputniknews.com/europe/202002191078351787-crazy-criminal-or-fsb-agent-pavlensky-comments-on-charges-in-france-amid-sex-scandal/

Seven Members of Extremist Group Tablighi Jamaat Detained in Moscow - Russia's Security Service

Wednesday 19 February 2020
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Seven members of the international extremist organisation Tablighi Jamaat, banned in Russia, have been detained in Moscow and the Moscow Region, the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) said on Wednesday.
https://sputniknews.com/russia/202002191078351361-seven-members-of-extremist-group-tablighi-jamaat-detained-in-moscow---russias-security-service/

US Sanctions Against Rosneft Subsidiary Won't Harm Russia-Venezuela Relations - Kremlin

Wednesday 19 February 2020
Rosneft Trading SA, a Swiss-based brokerage, was accused by Washington of handling over 70 per cent of Venezuela's oil exports bypassing US sanctions against the Latin American country.
https://sputniknews.com/russia/202002191078349978-us-santions-against-rosneft-subsudiary-are-illegal---kremlin/

Spy Frode Berg, Released by Russia in November, Says Was Set Up by Norwegian Security Services

Wednesday 19 February 2020
KIRKENES (Sputnik) - Norwegian national Frode Berg, who was released by Russia in November 2019 as part of a spy swap, said in an interview that he had been framed by Norway's security services.
https://sputniknews.com/europe/202002191078348682-spy-frode-berg-released-by-russia-in-november-says-was-set-up-by-norwegian-security-services/

Two Russians Leave Quarantined Cruise Ship Diamond Princess in Japan - Embassy

Wednesday 19 February 2020
The vessel with 3,700 passengers on board was put into quarantine off the port of Yokohama in early February after several people had been confirmed to be infected with the new coronavirus.
https://sputniknews.com/world/202002191078347834-two-russians-leave-quarantinned-diamond-princess-cruise-ship-in-japan---embassy/

Russia Asks for Urgent Meeting at UN Over US Failure to Issue Visa to Russian Diplomat

Tuesday 18 February 2020
Ambassador the United Nations Vasiliy Nebenzya, also requested the UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, to take part in the urgent meeting to discuss the matter.
https://sputniknews.com/world/202002181078346281-russia-asks-for-urgent-meeting-at-un-over-us-failure-to-issue-visa-to-russian-diplomat-/

'Monstrous Hypocrisy': Russian Artist Pavlensky Comments on Charges Brought Against Him in France

Tuesday 18 February 2020
A French court earlier brought charges against Pavlensky for distributing porn as part of a probe into a sex tape scandal involving prominent politician Benjamin Griveaux. The Russian artist was granted asylum in France in 2017.
https://sputniknews.com/europe/202002181078345418-monstrous-hypocrisy-russian-performance-artist-pavlensky-comments-on-charges-brought-against-him/

Sukhoi Superjet Lands Safely at Moscow Airport After Gear Malfunction Warning - Emergency Service

Tuesday 18 February 2020
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - A Sukhoi Superjet aircraft has landed safely at Moscow's Vnukovo International Airport after a warning of landing gear malfunction, a representative of the emergency service said on Tuesday.
https://sputniknews.com/russia/202002181078344745-sukhoi-superjet-lands-safely-at-moscow-airport-after-gear-malfunction-warning---emergency-service/

Russia Suspends Entry of Chinese Nationals Starting February 20 - Anti-Coronavirus HQ

Tuesday 18 February 2020
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia will temporarily suspend the entry of Chinese citizens to the country amid the threat of the spread of deadly coronavirus infection, anti-coronavirus operative headquarters announced on Tuesday.
https://sputniknews.com/russia/202002181078344528-russia-suspends-entry-of-chinese-nationals-starting-february-20---anti-coronavirus-hq/

Deadly Elegant: Russian MoD Releases Video Teaser of White Swan Bombers

Tuesday 18 February 2020
Last week Russian media reported citing an anonymous source in the Defence Ministry, that the strategic bombers could be equipped with state of the art hypersonic Kinzhal missiles, which are able to manoeuver mid-flight to penetrate enemy defences.
https://sputniknews.com/russia/202002181078343996-deadly-elegant-russian-mod-releases-video-teaser-of-white-swan-bombers/

Paris Appellate Court Rejects Russian National Vinnik's Defence Appeal, Rules to Keep Him in Custody

Monday 17 February 2020
Vinnik's defence is going to lodge an appeal against the decision by the French court to keep him in custody, according to Vinnik's lawyer.
https://sputniknews.com/world/202002171078337538-paris-appellate-court-rejects-russian-national-vinniks-defence-appeal-rules-to-keep-him-in-custody/

US Paving Way to Deploy Intermediate and Short-Range Missiles in Europe and Asia - Lavrov

Monday 17 February 2020
Moscow earlier called on the US to avoid deploying the missiles near Russia's borders, after Washington left the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, stressing it would lead to the "degradation" of the global arms control system.
https://sputniknews.com/military/202002171078334612-us-paving-way-to-deploy-intermediate-and-short-range-missiles-in-europe-and-asia---lavrov/

Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov Holds Presser Following Munich Security Conference - Video

Monday 17 February 2020
This year, the conference was dedicated to the situation in Ukraine, Syria, and Libya, as well as to the lack of common ground among Western countries, with Washington and Brussels divided over security issues.
https://sputniknews.com/russia/202002171078332847-russian-foreign-minister-lavrov-holds-presser-following-munich-security-conference---video/

Video: Strange Night Vandal in Moscow Region Attacks Cars With Knife

Monday 17 February 2020
Russian police in the town of Dedovsk, Moscow Region have reportedly responded to a case of serial vandalism. Eyewitnesses claim that a suspect behaving strangely attacked parked cars in a residential area.
https://sputniknews.com/russia/202002171078331236-video-strange-night-vandal-in-moscow-region-attacks-cars-with-knife/

'Vraskoryaky': Russian Interpreters Reveal Suprising Details of Their Work With Putin

Sunday 16 February 2020
Certain phrases used by Russian President Vladimir Putin can be considered to be, to some extent, almost impossible to interpret, Putin's translators admitted during the Rossiya 1 TV show "Moscow.Kremlin.Putin".
https://sputniknews.com/russia/202002161078330456-russian-interpreters-reveal-suprising-details-of-their-work-with-putin/

Putin's Stance on Family Values Sparks Debates Among Analysts, LGBT Rights Activists

Sunday 16 February 2020
The Russian president’s intent to retain the "mother" and "father" terminology in the country’s constitution instead of adopting their "politically correct" analogues elicited a mixed response globally, with him being praised as a champion of traditional values by some and labeled as "outdated in his way of thinking" by others.
https://sputniknews.com/russia/202002161078330157-putins-stance-on-family-values-sparks-debates-among-analysts-lgbt-rights-activists/

Several Injured in Stabbing Attack on Churchgoers in Moscow - Russian Interior Ministry

Sunday 16 February 2020
A stabbing incident occurred in Moscow on Sunday, as churchgoers gathered in one of the city's churches for the morning worship service.
https://sputniknews.com/russia/202002161078326514-several-injured-in-stabbing-attack-on-churchgoers-in-moscow---russian-interior-ministry/

Russian ‘Lord of the Cold’ Freezes Himself Into a Heart of Ice for 13 Minutes on Valentine’s Day

Saturday 15 February 2020
The things they do for love: fight, suffer, and get buried alive in sub-zero temperatures. Next up: taking a bath in liquid nitrogen vapour.
https://sputniknews.com/russia/202002151078320540-russian-lord-of-the-cold-freezes-himself-into-a-heart-of-ice-for-13-minutes-on-valentines-day/