Putin and Xi cement partnership in face of Western pressure

Xi accuses West of meddling in Chinese affairs Kremlin says Xi backs Putin push for security guarantees Putin, Xi expected to meet at Beijing Winter Olympics in Feb Trade between Russia and China rising sharply – Putin Russia and China should stand firm in rejecting Western interference and defending each other’s security interests, presidents VladimirContinue reading “Putin and Xi cement partnership in face of Western pressure”

Moscow enters lockdown as the country is at risk to lead in global COVID infections – DW News

Moscow went into lockdown Thursday until November 7 to combat a surge in COVID cases. It comes as Russia officially recorded more than 40,000 new COVID infections and 1,159 deaths. Russia has officially recorded nearly 8.4 million cases and more than 235,000 deaths since the pandemic began, though the official statistics agency Rosstat said inContinue reading “Moscow enters lockdown as the country is at risk to lead in global COVID infections – DW News”

As Russia shuts down, Putin ‘can’t understand what’s going on’ with vaccine hesitancy

“We have a reliable and efficient vaccine. The vaccine really reduces the risks of illness, grave complications and death,” he said.  Russia Wednesday reported 1,028 new coronavirus deaths, the highest 24-hour death toll in the country since the start of the pandemic. Putin said he didn’t understand the vaccine hesitancy in the country, even amongContinue reading “As Russia shuts down, Putin ‘can’t understand what’s going on’ with vaccine hesitancy”

Moscow to shut shops, schools as COVID-19 deaths soar

Authorities in Moscow on Thursday announced plans to shut restaurants, cinemas and non-food stores and introduce other restrictions later this month, as Russia registered the highest daily numbers of new coronavirus infections and deaths since the start of the pandemic. The government coronavirus task force reported 36,339 new confirmed infections and 1,036 deaths in theContinue reading “Moscow to shut shops, schools as COVID-19 deaths soar”

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