As Chinese War Movie the Eight Hundred Smashes Box Office Records, What Are Five Best Battle Films?

Monday 28 September 2020
The Eight Hundred has taken three billion yuan ($440 million) in takings at the box office, making it one of China’s most successful ever films. The film is based on an infamous battle for a Shanghai warehouse between Chinese and Japanese soldiers.
https://sputniknews.com/military/202009281080596956-as-chinese-war-movie-the-eight-hundred-smashes-box-office-records-what-are-five-best-battle-films/

Supermodel Natalia Vodianova Praises Russia's Response to COVID-19

Saturday 26 September 2020
Russian-born model and philanthropist Natalia Vodianova has recently tied the knot with her long-time partner Antoine Arnault, a CEO of luxury LVMH-affiliated brand. The mother of five has spent the months of COVID-19 lockdown in France with her husband and children, while the rest of her family remained in Russia.
https://sputniknews.com/world/202009261080580951-supermodel-natalia-vodianova-praises-russias-response-to-covid-19-/

€It’s a Madhouse, Trump Was Right’ About FBI Scramble to Cobble Together Russia Probe, Texts Claim

Saturday 26 September 2020
Back in January 2017 then president-elect Donald Trump had taken a swipe at the intelligence community, mocking them over a delayed scheduled briefing on alleged Russian meddling in the presidential elections because they "needed more time to build a case."
https://sputniknews.com/world/202009261080579683-its-a-madhouse-trump-was-right-about-fbi-scramble-to-cobble-together-russia-probe-texts-claim/

Hackers Targeted Russia's Gamaleya Center During COVID-19 Vaccine Development, Director Says

Saturday 26 September 2020
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia’s Gamaleya Research Center head Alexander Gintsburg said that the centre was subjected to hacker attacks some months back when it was developing the Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine, but refrained from judging their purpose.
https://sputniknews.com/russia/202009261080579665-hackers-targeted-russias-gamaleya-center-during-covid-19-vaccine-development-director-says/

Japan, Russia Were Very Close to Signing Peace Treaty in Fall 2018, Abe Says

Saturday 26 September 2020
TOKYO (Sputnik) – Japan and Russia were very close to signing a peace treaty in the Fall of 2018, former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told the Nikkei newspaper in an interview published on Saturday.
https://sputniknews.com/asia/202009261080576712-japan-russia-were-very-close-to-signing-peace-treaty-in-fall-2018-abe-says/

Venezuela to Cooperate With Russia While Developing Domestic Weapons, Maduro Says

Saturday 26 September 2020
BUENOS AIRES (Sputnik) - Venezuela will continue military cooperation with Russia, China, and Iran despite its plans to develop its own armament systems, President Nicolas Maduro said on Friday.
https://sputniknews.com/latam/202009251080575987-venezuela-to-cooperate-with-russia-while-developing-domestic-weapons-maduro-says/

Navalny Thanks Russian Pilots, Doctors Who Provided Immediate Medical Care During Illness

Friday 25 September 2020
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Alexey Navalny on Friday has expressed his gratitude to the Russian pilots and doctors who provided immediate medical care and assistance after the opposition blogger fell ill on a flight from the Siberian city of Tomsk to Moscow in mid-August.
https://sputniknews.com/russia/202009251080571922-navalny-thanks-russian-pilots-doctors-who-provided-immediate-medical-care-during-illness/

Gamaleya Institute Chief Says Some Vaccinees Develop Protective Antibodies After 1st Dose

Friday 25 September 2020
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Alexander Gintsburg, the director of Russia’s Gamaleya Institute, which developed the first registered COVID-19 vaccine, told Sputnik on Friday that patients show adequate levels of antibodies after the first dose of the vaccine and that a second is needed for a more prolonged effect.
https://sputniknews.com/russia/202009251080570208-gamaleya-institute-chief-says-some-vaccinees-develop-protective-antibodies-after-1st-dose/

Residents of Syria's Palmyra Get Russian Humanitarian Aid

Friday 25 September 2020
PALMYRA, Syria (Sputnik) - Residents of the Syrian city of Palmyra have received humanitarian aid from the Russian Center for Syrian reconciliation, a Sputnik correspondent reported.
https://sputniknews.com/middleeast/202009251080566281-residents-of-syrias-palmyra-get-russian-humanitarian-aid/

Putin nominated for Nobel Peace Prize yet again

Thursday 24 September 2020
On September 24 it became known that Russian President Vladimir Putin was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. Writer and editor-in-chief of the President newspaper, Sergei Komkov, became the initiator of the nomination. According to him, if Putin does not receive the prize, the Nobel Peace Committee "will have to be closed." How the writer explained Putin's nomination Generally speaking, the President newspaper reported the nomination of the Russian President for the Nobel Peace Prize as early as on 9 September. It was then noted that Professor Sergei Komkov (he is not only a writer and editor-in-chief) had already nominated Vladimir Putin for the prize in 2013. It is worthy of note that Putin was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007 and 2016.On September 24, the writer gathered a special conference, which was dedicated exclusively to his initiative. "We must understand: either they are servants of those dark forces who are ready to vote blindly and always for all kinds of evil forces, or they are still real descendants and real executors of the will of the great Nobel," Komkov said, adding that if Putin does not receive the prize, the Nobel Peace Committee "will have to be closed.
https://www.pravdareport.com/russia/145067-putin_nobel_peace_prize/

Russian and Iranian Foreign Ministers Hold Press Conference in Moscow - Video

Thursday 24 September 2020
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said earlier in the day that the United States must compensate his country for the damage suffered by Iran if it wants Tehran to return to the 2015 nuclear pact.
https://sputniknews.com/russia/202009241080560181-russian-and-iranian-foreign-ministers-hold-press-conference-in-moscow---video/

Cheaper Than Remdesivir: Russia to Supply Anti-COVID Avifavir to 17 Countries

Thursday 24 September 2020
In late May, Russia registered the world’s first anti-COVID-19 drug, based on favipiravir, an antiviral medication. The medicine has been extensively used in Russian clinics to treat coronavirus disease since June, and has since been obtained by hospitals in Belarus, Kazakhstan, Bolivia and a number of other countries.
https://sputniknews.com/russia/202009241080559270-cheaper-than-remdesivir-russia-to-supply-anti-covid-avifavir-to-17-countries/

Private US Pharmacological Firms and Funds Offer Investment Into Russian Vaccine, RDIF Head Says

Thursday 24 September 2020
Russia's Sputnik V was registered in August, when it became the world's first registered coronavirus vaccine. The drug was jointly developed by Russia’s Gamaleya Research Centre and the Russian Direct Investment Fund.
https://sputniknews.com/russia/202009241080557585-russia-receives-requests-for-12-bln-doses-of-sputnik-v-coronavirus-vaccine-rdif-head-says/

Russian Biotech Company Biocad Set to Produce COVID-19 Vaccine Sputnik V

Thursday 24 September 2020
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Russian biotechnology company Biocad told Sputnik on Thursday that it would produce the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Russia's Gamaleya research centre and was also set to launch production of a dry vaccine.
https://sputniknews.com/russia/202009241080556918-russian-biotech-company-biocad-set-to-produce-covid-19-vaccine-sputnik-v/

Russian Fighters Su-27 Intercept 2 US Air Force Bombers Over Black Sea, Defence Ministry Says

Wednesday 23 September 2020
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Two Russian fighters Su-27 were scrambled to intercept two US Air Force bombers over the Black Sea, the Russian Defence Ministry's National Defense Control Centre (NDCC) said on Wednesday.
https://sputniknews.com/russia/202009231080552947-russian-fighters-su-27-intercept-2-us-air-force-bombers-over-black-sea/

€Eskimo Effect’: Putin Explains Avangard Hypersonic Glide Vehicle's Operating Principle

Wednesday 23 September 2020
In late 2019, Russian Strategic Missile Forces commander Col-Gen Sergei Karakaev confirmed that the first Avangard-equipped regiment had been stationed at the Yasnensky missile compound in the Orenburg region, about 1,200 km southeast of Moscow.
https://sputniknews.com/russia/202009231080552063-eskimo-effect-putin-explains-avangard-hypersonic-glide-vehicles-operating-principle/

Moscow Expands 'Blacklist' of EU Citizens Banned From Entering Russia

Wednesday 23 September 2020
According to the Russian Foreign Ministry, Brussels has taken an aggressive stance against the country, prompting Russia to respond in kind.
https://sputniknews.com/russia/202009231080550211-moscow-expands-bans-on-eu-from-entering-russia-in-response-to-unfriendly-gestures/

Kremlin Blasts Le Monde's Article About Putin-Macron Talks as Inaccurate

Wednesday 23 September 2020
Le Monde had reported that the Russian President told his French counterpart that Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny may have poisoned himself.
https://sputniknews.com/europe/202009231080546345-kremlin-blasts-le-mondes-article-about-putin-macron-talks-as-inaccurate/

Belarus' Presidential Spokeswoman Not Revealing Date of Lukashenko's Swearing-in Ceremony

Wednesday 23 September 2020
MINSK (Sputnik) - Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko's spokeswoman, Natalya Eismont, was reluctant to tell Sputnik when the elected leader would be sworn-in but promised to provide information closer to the date of the ceremony.
https://sputniknews.com/world/202009231080545631-belarus-presidential-spokeswoman-not-revealing-date-of-lukashenkos-swearing-in-ceremony/

France Received Russia's Request on Navalny Situation, Foreign Ministry Says

Wednesday 23 September 2020
PARIS (Sputnik) - France has received a request from Russia regarding Russian political opposition figure Alexei Navalny and it is currently under review, the French Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday.
https://sputniknews.com/europe/202009231080543626-france-received-russias-request-on-navalny-situation-foreign-ministry-says/