Watch Russian Policewoman Hand Out Face Masks to Youth Attending Unauthorised Rally in Moscow

Saturday 23 January 2021
Illegal rallies are being held in several Russian cities in support of the blogger Alexei Navalny, who was detained for violating the terms of his probation last week. Russian authorities have warned that such rallies disrupt public order, and reminded that the current epidemiological situation does not allow for mass gatherings.
https://sputniknews.com/russia/202101231081857773-watch-russian-policewoman-hand-out-face-masks-to-youth-attending-unauthorised-rally-in-moscow/

Several People Detained in Unauthorised Protests in Russia's Far East

Saturday 23 January 2021
KHABAROVSK/VLADIVOSTOK (Sputnik) - Several hundred people in major cities of Russia’s Far East joined unauthorised protests in support of jailed opposition figure Alexey Navalny, with some scuffle and detentions taking place.
https://sputniknews.com/russia/202101231081856834-several-people-detained-in-unauthorised-protests-in-russias-far-east/

Russian National Firsov Pleads Guilty to Cyber Crimes in US, Faces Up to 10 Years in Prison

Friday 22 January 2021
Firsov admitted that he was the administrator of the site DEER.IO, which sold stolen credit card information and other personal information. The website operated from 2013 to 2020 and during this time received income from illegal sales in the amount of $17 million, according to the plea.
https://sputniknews.com/science/202101221081853956-russian-national-firsov-pleads-guilty-to-cyber-crimes-in-us-faces-up-to-10-years-in-prison/

US Charges Ex-Employee of American Embassy in Moscow With Conspiracy to Defraud Refugee Program

Friday 22 January 2021
Olesya Krasilova, an employee of the All-Russian Center for Plants Quarantine, an agency of the country's agriculture watchdog, was arrested in Spain in mid-February, possibly following a request by the US, according to the foreign ministry.
https://sputniknews.com/world/202101221081853346-us-charges-ex-employee-of-american-embassy-in-moscow-with-conspiracy-to-defraud-refugee-program/

Russian Foreign Ministry Warns US Embassy Against Meddling in Russian Affairs

Friday 22 January 2021
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Russian Foreign Ministry said on Friday, commenting on the US Embassy's website publication about venues and times of announced unauthorized actions in Russia, ​​that attempts of such "coverage" would be viewed as gross interference in Russia's affairs and would provoke a corresponding reaction.
https://sputniknews.com/russia/202101221081852838-russian-foreign-ministry-warns-us-embassy-against-meddling-in-russian-affairs/

Biden Instructs Intelligence Agencies to Study Reports of 'Russian Hackers', US Soldier Bounties

Thursday 21 January 2021
The inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden took place on January 20 and marks the start of the four-year term of Biden as the 46th president of the United States and Kamala Harris as vice president. Since being inaugurated, Biden has already signed a series of executive orders to undo US President Donald Trump's legacy.
https://sputniknews.com/world/202101211081842058-biden-instructs-intelligence-agencies-to-study-reports-of-russian-hackers-us-soldier-bounties/

Russian Diplomat Declared Persona Non Grata in Albania Over Violation of Anti-Coronavirus Measures

Thursday 21 January 2021
It is stated that the ministry contacted the Russian Ambassador to Tirana, Mikhail Afanasyev, expressing concern about the continuing violations of measures to combat COVID-19 by the diplomat of the Russian embassy.
https://sputniknews.com/world/202101211081841101-russian-diplomat-declared-persona-non-grata-in-albania-over-violation-of-anti-coronavirus-measures/

Russian Ambassador to US Antonov Says Still No Contact With Biden Administration

Thursday 21 January 2021
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Russian Ambassador to the United States Anatoly Antonov said on Thursday that the Russian Embassy has not yet had any contacts with the new administration of President Joe Biden.
https://sputniknews.com/us/202101211081840622-russian-ambassador-to-us-antonov-says-still-no-contact-with-biden-administration/

Biden's Administration Seeks to Extend New START Treaty With Russia for Five Years, Report Says

Thursday 21 January 2021
Moscow, in turn, stated earlier that it is ready to work with the new US president on both extending the last remaining nuclear arms treaty and reviving the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, which Washington left under the Trump administration.
https://sputniknews.com/us/202101211081840450-bidens-administration-seeks-to-extend-new-start-treaty-with-russia-for-five-years-report-says/

Russian Media Watchdog to Fine Facebook, Twitter for Calls on Minors to Illegal Rallies

Thursday 21 January 2021
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia's communications watchdog, Roskomnadzor, told Sputnik on Thursday it would fine six social media platforms — TikTok, VKontakte, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube — for letting calls on minors to participate in unauthorized mass events to be published.
https://sputniknews.com/russia/202101211081840002-russian-media-watchdog-to-fine-facebook-twitter-for-calls-on-minors-to-illegal-rallies/

Putin Discusses With Finnish President Arms Control, Pandemic Response, Kremlin Says

Thursday 21 January 2021
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed by phone with Finnish President Sauli Niinisto arms control and cooperation in countering the spread of the coronavirus, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Thursday.
https://sputniknews.com/world/202101211081838959-putin-discusses-with-finnish-president-arms-control-pandemic-response-kremlin-says-/

UAE Authorises Emergency Use of Russia's Sputnik V Vaccine Against COVID-19

Thursday 21 January 2021
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The United Arab Emirates authorized emergency use of Russia's Sputnik V vaccine against the coronavirus, the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) confirmed on Thursday, noting that Phase III clinical trials were still ongoing in the UAE.
https://sputniknews.com/world/202101211081837079-uae-authorises-emergency-use-of-russias-sputnik-v-vaccine-against-covid-19/

Four Russian Players Including Ovechkin Suspended by NHL Over COVID-19 Rules Violation

Thursday 21 January 2021
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Alexander Ovechkin and three other Washington Capitals hockey players were placed on a temporary ban list, and the team was fined $100,000, due to violations of the National Hockey League (NHL)'s COVID-19 rules.
https://sputniknews.com/sport/202101211081836352-four-russian-players-including-ovechkin-suspended-by-nhl-over-covid-19-rules-violation/

Russian Health Ministry Changes Temperature Limitations for Sputnik V Storage

Thursday 21 January 2021
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Russian Health Ministry on Thursday approved changes in storage conditions for the Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine and allowed its transportation and storage at temperatures from +2 to +8 degrees Celsius (+35.6 to 46.4 °F), Health Minister Mikhail Murashko said.
https://sputniknews.com/russia/202101211081836148-russian-health-ministry-changes-temperature-limitations-for-sputnik-v-storage/

Russian Prosecutors Send Another Request to Germany Regarding Navalny Hospitalisation

Thursday 21 January 2021
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The office of Russia's prosecutor general said on Thursday it had sent a new request to Germany for legal assistance concerning the hospitalisation of Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny, and accused Berlin of concealing the true circumstances.
https://sputniknews.com/russia/202101211081834764-russian-prosecutors-send-another-request-to-germany-regarding-navalny-hospitalisation/

Nomination of Ex-Ambassador to Russia fo CIA Chief Positive Signal, AmCham Head Says

Wednesday 20 January 2021
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The nomination of former Ambassador to Russia William Burns to the post of CIA Director by the new US President Joe Biden is a positive signal for Russia, Alexis Rodzianko, the head of the American Chamber of Commerce in Russia (AmCham), told Sputnik.
https://sputniknews.com/world/202101201081828245-nomination-of-ex-ambassador-to-russia-fo-cia-chief-positive-signal-amcham-head-says/

Russia Backs Extension of New START for Maximum 5-Year Period, Foreign Ministry Says

Wednesday 20 January 2021
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia considers it expedient to extend the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) with the United States for the maximum stipulated five-year period, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
https://sputniknews.com/world/202101201081828042-russia-backs-extension-of-new-start-for-maximum-5-year-period-foreign-ministry-says-/

Ex-US Ambassador to Russia McFaul Suggests Pairing RT Content With BBC Material

Wednesday 20 January 2021
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Former US Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul has suggested that the RT broadcaster's material be accompanied with online pop-ups from the Western media, namely BBC, to provide readers with alternative content.
https://sputniknews.com/world/202101201081827141-ex-us-ambassador-to-russia-mcfaul-suggests-pairing-rt-content-with-bbc-material/

Kyrgyzstan Requests 500,000 Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine From Russia

Wednesday 20 January 2021
BISHKEK (Sputnik) - Kyrgyzstan has requested from Russia 500,000 doses of a vaccine against the novel coronavirus, Kyrgyz Health Minister Alymkadyr Beishenaliev said on Wednesday in an interview with the national Birinchi radio broadcaster.
https://sputniknews.com/asia/202101201081824462-kyrgyzstan-requests-500000-doses-of-covid-19-vaccine-from-russia/

RDIF Expects EU Regulator to Provide Scientific Recommendations on Sputnik V Vaccine Soon

Wednesday 20 January 2021
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) confirmed that the European Medicines Agency (EMA) held a scientific consultation for developers of Russia's Sputnik V vaccine against the coronavirus, with recommendations expected within up to 10 days.
https://sputniknews.com/world/202101201081823623-rdif-expects-eu-regulator-to-provide-scientific-recommendations-on-sputnik-v-vaccine-soon/