Moscow to Introduce System For Self-Isolation Control in Case of Quarantine Violations

Saturday 4 April 2020
The day before, Moscow's authorities stated that they had launched a system for monitoring patients diagnosed with COVID-19.
https://sputniknews.com/russia/202004041078832192-moscow-to-introduce-system-for-self-isolation-control-in-case-of-quarantine-violations/

First Video From The Scene: Apartment Building Partially Collapses After Explosion in Moscow Region

Saturday 4 April 2020
Authorities say the building was rocked by a gas explosion on the third floor.
https://sputniknews.com/russia/202004041078832161-first-video-from-the-scene-apartment-building-partially-collapses-after-explosion-in-moscow-oblast/

Sales of Vodka in Russia May Drastically Increase Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Saturday 4 April 2020
As the COVID-19 pandemic has already disrupted supply chains around the world, Russian media reported earlier that Russia may face shortages in the supply of imported alcohol.
https://sputniknews.com/russia/202004041078829972-sales-of-vodka-in-russia-may-drastically-increase-amid-coronavirus-pandemic/

Russia Approves Energy Policy Until 2035, Allots $7.4Mln for Anti-Coronavirus Measures

Saturday 4 April 2020
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Russian cabinet said on Saturday that it had approved the draft of the country's energy policy for the period until 2035 and allocated over 562 million rubles ($7.4 million) from its reserve fund to be paid to agencies on the frontline of tackling the COVID-19 outbreak.
https://sputniknews.com/russia/202004041078831622-russia-approves-energy-policy-until-2035-allots-74mln-for-anti-coronavirus-measures/

Russian Aerospace Forces Send 2 More Planes to Serbia to Fight COVID-19

Saturday 4 April 2020
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The seventh and the eighth planes of the Russian Aerospace Forces have left for Serbia to help the Balkan nation fight the coronavirus outbreak, the Russian Defence Ministry said on Saturday.
https://sputniknews.com/europe/202004041078828012-russian-aerospace-forces-send-2-more-planes-to-serbia-to-fight-covid-19/

Russian Embassy Calls Out UK Media Over Alleging Hidden Agenda in Relief Aid to Italy, US

Saturday 4 April 2020
LONDON (Sputnik) - The UK media keep digging into 'the hidden agenda' of Russian humanitarian assistance to crisis-hit Italy and the United States, overlooking that both efforts were coordinated with the respective governments, the Russian Embassy in London said on Friday.
https://sputniknews.com/world/202004031078825440-russian-embassy-calls-out-uk-media-over-alleging-hidden-agenda-in-relief-aid-to-italy-us/

Russian Direct Investment Fund Sends Russian-Japanese Coronavirus Test System to US

Friday 3 April 2020
The fund footed half of the bill for the medical cargo recently sent to the United States, which is now the country with the highest national coronavirus tally in the world.
https://sputniknews.com/news/202004031078825245-russian-direct-investment-fund-sends-russian-japanese-coronavirus-test-system-to-us-/

Russia Suspends All Flights for Evacuating Citizens From Abroad Starting 4 April

Friday 3 April 2020
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia is suspending, from April 4, all flights for bringing its citizens back home from abroad, a source in a major Russian airline said on Friday.
https://sputniknews.com/russia/202004031078822138-russia-suspends-all-flights-for-evacuating-citizens-from-abroad-starting-4-april/

Putin Tells Russian Security Council That Month-Long Quarantine Vital to Stem COVID-19

Friday 3 April 2020
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russian President Vladimir Putin told the members of the Security Council on Friday that the introduction of quarantine measures until May was necessary to contain the spread of coronavirus in the country.
https://sputniknews.com/russia/202004031078821010-putin-tells-russian-security-council-that-month-long-quarantine-vital-to-stem-covid-19/

Non-Working April May Cost Russia 1.5-2% of 2020 GDP - Central Bank Chief

Friday 3 April 2020
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The non-working days in Russia in April, which were introduced as part of the anti-coronavirus measures, will inevitably damage the country's economy and may cost it 1.5-2 percent of the gross domestic product this year, Central Bank Governor Elvira Nabiullina said during an online press conference on Friday.
https://sputniknews.com/russia/202004031078820647-non-working-april-may-cost-russia-15-2-of-2020-gdp---central-bank-chief/

Miss Russia-2015 Sofia Nikitchuk Rejects Reports She Has COVID-19 Symptoms

Friday 3 April 2020
Currently, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Russia stands at 4,149, with 34 deaths, according to the country's Health Ministry.
https://sputniknews.com/russia/202004031078819197-miss-russia-2015-sofia-nikitchuk-rejects-reports-she-has-covid-19-symptoms/

Coronavirus Patient Monitoring System Launches in Moscow

Friday 3 April 2020
The day before, the Moscow authorities extended restrictions on public events and ordered the closure of all non-essential shops, restaurants, cafes, and bars until May 1 as part of efforts to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease.
https://sputniknews.com/russia/202004031078818537-coronavirus-patient-monitoring-system-launches-in-moscow/

Putin to Hold Meeting on Energy Markets Later on Friday

Friday 3 April 2020
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold a meeting on the global energy markets with cabinet leadership, the presidential administration, and heads of the largest oil companies on Friday, presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.
https://sputniknews.com/russia/202004031078817907-putin-to-hold-meeting-on-energy-markets-later-on-friday/

Putin Orders to Boost Production of Protective, Disinfection Equipment Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Friday 3 April 2020
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has instructed the government to increase the production of personal protective equipment and disinfection products in the necessary volumes and create a reserve in the light of growing COVID-19 pandemic, according to a document published on the government's website on Friday.
https://sputniknews.com/russia/202004031078815037-putin-orders-to-boost-production-of-protective-disinfection-equipment-amid-covid-19-pandemic/

Russia Confirms 601 New Coronavirus Cases in 24 Hours Bringing Total to 4,149

Friday 3 April 2020
Russia registered 601 new cases of coronavirus infection in 24 hours, the number of confirmed cases now reaches 4,149, the federal COVID-19 response centre said Friday.
https://sputniknews.com/russia/202004031078814332-russia-confirms-601-new-coronavirus-cases-in-24-hours-bringing-total-to-4149/

Russia's Services PMI Down to 37.1 Points in March Due to Coronavirus Outbreak

Friday 3 April 2020
Russia's Services PMI is an index which indicates upwards or downwards trends in various manufacturing and service-related sectors of the economy. When it falls below 50 points, it indicates a decline in economic activity.
https://sputniknews.com/russia/202004031078813813-russias-services-pmi-down-to-371-points-in-march-due-to-coronavirus-outbreak/

Trump Says Russia Offered a Lot of High Quality Medical Supplies That Can Save a Lot of Lives

Friday 3 April 2020
A Russian Air Force cargo plane arrived in New York City on Wednesday to deliver much-needed medical supplies in response to the COVID-19 outbreak that has been raging in the United States.
https://sputniknews.com/world/202004021078811352-trump-says-russia-offered-a-lot-of-high-quality-medical-supplies-that-can-save-a-lot-of-lives/

Russia Spotted 24 Foreign Spy Jets Close to National Airspace Over Past Week

Friday 3 April 2020
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The Russian Armed Forces detected 24 foreign jets that were engaged in reconnaissance activities close to Russia’s airspace last week, the military’s official newspaper Krasnaya Zvezda reported on Friday.
https://sputniknews.com/russia/202004021078811088-russia-spotted-24-foreign-spy-jets-close-to-national-airspace-over-past-week/

Russia's LNG Production Plan Upgraded to 80-140 Million Tonnes Yearly by 2035

Friday 3 April 2020
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia's liquefied natural gas (LNG) production plan has been upgraded to 80-140 million tonnes per year by 2035, according to the Energy Strategy, which the cabinet approved earlier on Thursday.
https://sputniknews.com/russia/202004021078810725-russias-lng-production-plan-upgraded-to-80-140-million-tonnes-yearly-by-2035/

Texas Oil Regulator Says Had 'Great" Talk With Russia's Energy Minister

Thursday 2 April 2020
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Texas Railroad Commissioner Ryan Sitton said in a statement on Thursday that he had a great conversation with Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak and that both sides agreed on engaging in an unprecedented level of cooperation due to the economic impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
https://sputniknews.com/world/202004021078809763-texas-oil-regulator-says-had-great-talk-with-russias-energy-minister/