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Transcontinental country in eastern Europe and northern Asia

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February 2, 2021
Russia's coronavirus vaccine, called Sputnik V, is 91.6% effective at preventing symptomatic COVID-19, according to a peer-reviewed analysis published Tuesday.

An interim analysis of phase 3 trials published in The Lancet on Tuesday suggests that Sputnik V is 91.6% effective at preventing symptomatic COVID-19.

The peer-reviewed analysis published Tuesday, however, was based on a group of nearly 15,000 people who received the Sputnik V doses.

2019
Russia spent $2 billion on developing and setting up production of the Superjet.
January 2019
The Russian government announces that it had seized whales intended for sale to water parks .

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By LORNE COOK
September 24, 2021
AP NEWS
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Union on Friday warned Russia against allowing hackers to attack data bases or spread disinformation in some of the 27 member countries just as Germans were preparing to go the polls for weekend parliamentary elections.
September 22, 2021
mint
A cold winter might force European regulators to speed up the approval process for the controversial Nord Stream 2 pipeline now running between Russia and Germany
September 22, 2021
mint
Natural-gas supply shortfalls have led to record prices for the fuel and electricity, stoking fears of a shortage
AP
September 22, 2021
@bsindia
The app in question, called Smart Voting, was a tool for organising opposition to Russia President Vladimir Putin ahead of elections held over the weekend.
MICHAEL LIEDTKE and BARBARA ORTUTAY AP Technology Writers
September 22, 2021
ABC News
Apple's and Google's cooperation with the Russian government's efforts to suppress an app opposed to the ruling regime is escalating concerns about whether Big Tech's pursuit of ever-higher profits has trampled their commitment to protecting civil rights
By MICHAEL LIEDTKE and BARBARA ORTUTAY
September 22, 2021
AP NEWS
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) -- Big Tech companies that operate around the globe have long promised to obey local laws and to protect civil rights while doing business. But when Apple and Google capitulated to Russian demands and removed a political-opposition app from their local app stores, it raised worries that two of the world's most successful companies are more comfortable bowing to undemocratic edicts -- and maintaining a steady flow of profits -- than upholding the rights of their users.
September 22, 2021
The Economic Times
Several countries have been reiterating the Taliban to form an inclusive government in Afghanistan but the group continue to crack down on minority and women.
Jillian Ambrose Energy correspondent
September 21, 2021
the Guardian
World's energy watchdog intervenes after Russia decides not to increase exports despite record prices
Chris Price
September 21, 2021
The Telegraph
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By DARIA LITVINOVA
September 21, 2021
AP NEWS
MOSCOW (AP) -- Seven survivors of a shooting at a university in central Russia that left six people dead and 28 more wounded are to be airlifted to Moscow for medical treatment on Tuesday, according to a top education official.
Matt Atherton
September 20, 2021
Express.co.uk
GAS prices are going up around the world as life starts to return to 'normal' after the Covid pandemic. The UK and Europe are seeing particularly large gas price increases - but why are the energy prices rising? This is the staggering amount extra you could pay for your gas next month, in October.
September 19, 2021
The Economic Times
The vote comes in the wake of an unprecedented crackdown on the opposition this year, with Russian authorities jailing Putin's best-known domestic foe Alexei Navalny and banning his organisations as "extremist".
September 19, 2021
The Economic Times
Nearly all vocal Kremlin critics were barred. Ahead of the polls, organisations linked to top Putin critic Navalny were labelled "extremist", preventing his allies from balloting.
James Tapper, Jillian Ambrose and Michael Savage
September 18, 2021
the Guardian
No cause for alarm now, says Kwasi Kwarteng as energy discussions are likened to early Covid crisis talks
Sarah Perez
September 18, 2021
TechCrunch
Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. The app industry continues to grow, with a record 218 billion downloads and $143 billion in global consumer spend in 2020. Consumers last year also spent 3.5 trillion minutes using apps on Android devices [...]
Anton Troianovski and Adam Satariano
September 17, 2021
www.nytimes.com
The app, from the Russian opposition leader Aleksei Navalny, vanished from online stores as polls opened in the parliamentary election it was designed to sway.
Anton Troianovski and Adam Satariano
September 17, 2021
www.nytimes.com
The app, from the Russian opposition leader Aleksei Navalny, vanished from online stores as polls opened in the parliamentary election it was designed to sway.
By DARIA LITVINOVA and KELVIN CHAN
September 17, 2021
AP NEWS
MOSCOW (AP) -- Facing Kremlin pressure, Apple and Google on Friday removed an opposition-created smartphone app that tells voters which candidates are likely to defeat those backed by Russian authorities, as polls opened for three days of balloting in Russia's parliamentary election.
Natasha Lomas
September 17, 2021
TechCrunch
Apple and Google have removed a tactical voting app created by the organization of jailed Kremlin critic, Alexei Navalny, from their respective mobile app stores in Russia. Earlier this week Reuters reported that the Russian state had been amping up the pressure on foreign tech giants ahead of federal elections -- appropriating the language of [...]
Natasha Lomas
September 17, 2021
TechCrunch
Apple and Google have removed a tactical voting app created by the organization of jailed Kremlin critic, Alexei Navalny, from their respective mobile app stores in Russia. Earlier this week Reuters reported that the Russian state had been amping up the pressure on foreign tech giants ahead of federal elections -- appropriating the language of [...]
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