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Russia School Shooting Kills Seven Students, Two Employees

Seven children and a teacher have been killed in a shooting at a School in the Russian city of Kazan. More than 20 others, mostly children, were reportedly wounded. The attack happened 820km (510 miles) East of Moscow and Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin spoke of “great sorrow”. The leader of Tatarstan said the attack was […]

Health Of Russian Opposition Leader Navalny Deteriorates As He Keeps

The health of Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny is deteriorating as he keeps up his hunger strike in prison, with a new numbness in his hands, according to his lawyers. This came a week after President Vladimir Putin’s most prominent opponent who is serving a two-and-a-half-year sentence on embezzlement charges stopped taking food to demand […]

Russian President Signs Legislation To Extend Tenure Till 2036

Russian President, Vladimir Putin has signed legislation that formally granted him the right to stay in power until 2036. It was gathered that the law which was signed by the 68-year-old leader, allows him to extend his 20-year rule until he turns 83. Putin’s second consecutive and fourth overall presidential term ends in 2024, the […]

COVID-19: “NAFDAC Receives Dossiers For Chinese Vaccine, Others For Evaluation”

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has received dossiers for Chinese vaccine and three others for evaluation amid the ravaging COVID-19 pandemic in the country. The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, disclosed this while addressed reporters in Abuja on Monday, February 15, 2021, during a briefing by the Presidential […]

Belarus Leader Replaces Security Chiefs As Russia PM Visits

Belarus strongman Alexander Lukashenko on Thursday, September 3, 2020, replaced his security chiefs and said progress was being made on plans to bring Moscow and Minsk closer. Lukashenko, who is under huge pressure from protesters to step down after last month’s disputed election, replaced the heads of the KGB security service, the security council and […]

COVID-19 Vaccine Is Tested And Safe, Says Russian Military

The Russian defence ministry said on Wednesday, July 15, 2020, it had developed a “safe” coronavirus vaccine following clinical trials on a group of volunteers. The ministry said 18 people had participated in the research and were discharged without “serious adverse events, health complaints, complications or side effects”. The results of the trials “allow us […]

Brazil Jumps To Third In Coronavirus Cases Worldwide

Brazil has been reported as the Country with the third-highest number of novel Coronavirus cases in the world. This is according to official figures released on Monday, May 18, 2020, describing it as a troubling surge for a Country struggling to respond to the pandemic. With 254,220 confirmed cases, Brazil has now surpassed Britain, Spain […]

100-Year-Old Russian Woman Cured Of COVID-19

Russia celebrated a rare bit of good news as a 100-year-old woman left a Moscow Hospital after fully recovering from the Coronavirus. The Moscow Clinic treating her said in the Country’s first reported case of a survivor that old, the woman, Pelageya Poyarkova, was discharged on her 100th birthday. Russian television showed the elderly woman […]

Russian Prime Minister Tests Positive To COVID-19

Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin on Thursday, April 30, 2020 said he tested positive for coronavirus and will self-isolate to protect other cabinet members. He revealed this while on a video meeting with the President, Vladimir Putin. Mishustin added that he has to self isolate himself and as well follow doctors orders in order to […]

Coronavirus: Russia Records First Death

Russia has recorded its first death of a patient infected with the coronavirus on Thursday, March 19, 2020 . The deceased was a 79-year-old woman who had been hospitalised in Moscow, health officials said. The elderly woman, who had tested positive, was hospitalised on March 13, 2020, with several other conditions including diabetes and heart […]