Echo of War: Soviet WWII-Era Submarine Wreck Discovered in Barents Sea

Friday 16 April 2021
The submarine was spotted during a joint expedition by the Northern Fleet and the Russian Geographical Society to pay tribute to all the Soviet seamen who lost their lives in the Second World War.
https://sputniknews.com/russia/202104161082648332-echo-of-war-soviet-wwii-era-submarine-wreck-discovered-in-barents-sea/

Finland Set to Discuss Sputnik V Purchase After EMA Approval

Friday 16 April 2021
HELSINKI (Sputnik) - The Finnish Health Ministry said on Friday that it is ready to start negotiations with Russia on imports of the Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine and its production in Finland once it receives approval from the European Medicines Agency (EMA).
https://sputniknews.com/europe/202104161082647362-finland-set-to-discuss-sputnik-v-purchase-after-ema-approval/

Radio Free Europe's Moscow Desk Files Lawsuit Against Russia in ECHR

Friday 16 April 2021
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Moscow desk of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL), designated as a foreign agent in Russia, on Friday, has filed a lawsuit against the country with the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR).
https://sputniknews.com/russia/202104161082646411-radio-free-europes-moscow-desk-files-lawsuit-against-russia-in-echr/

UK Ambassador Arrives at Russian Foreign Ministry for Scheduled Meeting, Embassy Says

Friday 16 April 2021
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - UK Ambassador to Russia Deborah Bronnert's visit to the Russian Foreign Ministry was scheduled in advance, the British Embassy told Sputnik on Friday.
https://sputniknews.com/russia/202104161082646169-uk-ambassador-arrives-at-russian-foreign-ministry-for-scheduled-meeting-embassy-says/

Russia Prepared to Handle Debt Sanctions But Borrowing Costs May Increase, US Investor Says

Friday 16 April 2021
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The Russian government is prepared to deal with new US sanctions against its debt, however, the costs of borrowing will grow as a result, Director of Navigator Principal Investors Kyle Shostak told Sputnik.
https://sputniknews.com/russia/202104161082645553-russia-prepared-to-handle-debt-sanctions-but-borrowing-costs-may-increase-us-investor-says/

Russian MiG-31 Intercepts US Reconnaissance Aircraft Over Pacific Ocean - Video

Friday 16 April 2021
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia's MiG-31 fighter intercepted a US air force's RC-135 strategic reconnaissance aircraft that was approaching Russia's borders over the Pacific Ocean, forcing the aircraft to veer off, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Friday.
https://sputniknews.com/military/202104161082645351-russian-mig-31-intercepts-us-reconnaissance-aircraft-over-pacific-ocean---video/

Russia's Sputnik V Vaccine May Also Effectively Protect Animals From COVID-19, Developer Says

Friday 16 April 2021
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine may also effectively protect animals from COVID-19, Alexander Gintsburg, the head of the Russian Gamaleya Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology Microbiology that developed the drug, told Sputnik.
https://sputniknews.com/world/202104161082644816-russias-sputnik-v-vaccine-may-also-effectively-protect-animals-from-covid-19-developer-says/

UK Remarks on Russian Malign Activity in Cyberspace Attempt to Play Into US Hands, Diplomats Say

Friday 16 April 2021
LONDON (Sputnik) – The UK Foreign Office's statement on Russia's alleged malign activities in cyberspace is an attempt to play into the US hands, the Russian Embassy in the UK said.
https://sputniknews.com/europe/202104151082643138-uk-remarks-on-russian-malign-activity-in-cyberspace-attempt-to-play-into-us-hands-diplomats-say/

Biden Says US Could Have Gone Further on Anti-Russia Sanctions, Chose to Be Proportionate

Thursday 15 April 2021
Earlier, the Biden administration imposed multiple sanctions on a variety of Russian entities and individuals over their alleged interference in the 2020 presidential election, as well as their purported involvement in the SolarWinds hack that infiltrated government networks.
https://sputniknews.com/world/202104151082642616-biden-says-us-could-have-gone-further-on-anti-russia-sanctions-chose-to-be-proportionate/

US Sanctions Bring Asian Countries, Russia Closer Together, Iranian Lawmaker Says

Thursday 15 April 2021
TEHRAN (Sputnik) - The policy of sanctions pursued by the US will negatively affect the position of the country in the world and will play a hand in rapprochement of strategic positions of Asian countries and Russia, Abbas Moqtadaye, a senior official in Iranian parliament, stated on Thursday.
https://sputniknews.com/world/202104151082642309-us-sanctions-bring-asian-countries-russia-closer-together-iranian-lawmaker-says/

Fresh Batch of Sputnik V Delivered to Venezuela, Vice President Says

Thursday 15 April 2021
CARACAS (Sputnik) - Venezuela has received a new shipment of the Russian coronavirus vaccine Sputnik V, Delcy Rodriguez, the Venezuelan vice president, said on Thursday.
https://sputniknews.com/world/202104151082641879-fresh-batch-of-sputnik-v-delivered-to-venezuela-vice-president-says/

'Acid Green' Lake Springs Up in Russian City – Video

Thursday 15 April 2021
While water samples are being analysed, the local administration’s press service has offered a possible explanation for the lake’s metamorphosis.
https://sputniknews.com/russia/202104151082641306-acid-green-lake-springs-up-in-russian-city-video/

Airlines to Start Receiving Russia's MC-21 Aircraft in 2022 Despite Sanctions

Thursday 15 April 2021
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - US trade restrictions and new rules for obtaining export licenses for foreign partners have affected the timing of the implementation of Russia's Irkut MC-21 aircraft program, but airline companies are still set to start receiving the aircraft in 2022, Russia's United Shipbuilding Corporation and Rostec confirmed on Thursday.
https://sputniknews.com/russia/202104151082636395-airlines-to-start-receiving-russias-mc-21-aircraft-in-2022-despite-sanctions/

US Mulls New Measures Against Russia in Coordination With European Allies, Report Claims

Thursday 15 April 2021
A White House correspondent earlier reported that the Biden administration was planning to impose sanctions against dozens of Russian individuals and entities over alleged interference in the 2020 presidential election and SolarWinds hack.
https://sputniknews.com/world/202104151082636263-us-mulls-new-measures-against-russia-in-coordination-with-european-allies-report-claims/

Moscow Calls for Avoiding Military Escalation in Afghanistan Amid US Decision to Reschedule Exit

Thursday 15 April 2021
On Wednesday, Biden declared that the US would begin withdrawing its 2,500 troops from Afghanistan on May 1, with the aim of being completely out by September 11. NATO forces will also depart Afghanistan on May 1. This has sparked fears among analysts that the country's civil war will continue once the last foreign soldier has left.
https://sputniknews.com/world/202104151082634906-moscow-calls-for-avoiding-military-escalation-in-afghanistan-amid-us-decision-to-reschedule-exit/

US to Impose Sanctions on 12 Russians, 20 Entities, Expel 10 Russian Diplomats - Report

Thursday 15 April 2021
Earlier, US Ambassador to Russia John Sullivan was invited to hold talks with Russia's presidential aide Yuri Ushakov, and he was told that Moscow would resolutely react to potential new sanctions. Tensions have grown as Moscow recently recalled its ambassador in Washington following controversial remarks made by US President Joe Biden.
https://sputniknews.com/world/202104151082634495-us-to-impose-sanctions-on-12-russians-20-organizations-expel-10-russian-diplomats---report/

Biden Offered to Meet Putin 'in Coming Weeks', State Dept Says

Wednesday 14 April 2021
On Tuesday, the US and Russian presidents spoke on the phone about a variety of topics, including "the intent of the US and Russia to pursue a strategic stability dialogue" on a variety of issues, and Biden suggested a bilateral meeting in person in the coming months.
https://sputniknews.com/world/202104141082632312-biden-offered-to-meet-putin-in-coming-weeks-state-dept-says/

US Notifies Turkey of Cancellation of Passage of 2 Warships Through Bosphorus, Turkish Source Says

Wednesday 14 April 2021
In accordance with the Montreux Convention, the Turkish Foreign Ministry was previously alerted via diplomatic channels that two US warships would be passing through the Bosphorus Strait in order to reach the Black Sea. The warships were originally slated to begin travel on April 14 and remain in the Black Sea until May 4.
https://sputniknews.com/world/202104141082632016-us-notifies-turkey-of-cancellation-of-passage-of-2-warships-through-bosphorus-turkish-source-says/

Speculations Rife Over Where Vladimir Putin, Joe Biden May Meet as ‘Third Country’ Venue Floated

Wednesday 14 April 2021
Tuesday's phone call between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart Joe Biden was described as "businesslike" by Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov, with a summit meeting proposed, raising speculation over the possible venue.
https://sputniknews.com/world/202104141082630166-speculations-rife-over-where-vladimir-putin-joe-biden-may-meet-as-third-country-venue-floated/

Russia Building World’s ‘Most Powerful Fleet of Icebreakers,’ Putin Says as Race for Arctic Heats Up

Wednesday 14 April 2021
Russia has committed significant resources to the Northern Sea Route – the transport artery it hopes will one day allow for sea-based cargos to be shipped en masse between Europe and Asia in as little as 19 days. Washington has expressed opposition to the idea, and threatened to sail "freedom of navigation" patrols through Russian-claimed waters.
https://sputniknews.com/russia/202104141082629744-russia-building-worlds-most-powerful-fleet-of-icebreakers-putin-says-as-race-for-arctic-heats-up/