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Russian elections Russian communists allege widespread rigging in legislative elections

Leftist sections alleged blatant manipulation of the electronic voting system, following last-minute victories for candidates from the incumbent United Russia party in most of the parliamentary constituencies falling in the city of Moscow

Russian communists protests exclusion of parliamentary candidate by election commission

The central election commission excluded Pavel Grudinin from the list of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation for upcoming elections to the parliament alleging him of “having ownership of foreign financial instruments”

Russia launches Nauka module to International Space Station

The 22-ton module was launched atop a Proton-M rocket. The Nauka will not only have research facilities in it but also provide a spare bed for one cosmonaut

Can the Nord Stream 2 pipeline bring Russia and Europe closer?

Newsclick’s Prabir Purkayastha talks about the importance of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline that will deliver natural gas from Russia to Germany

Putin-Biden summit ends without any concrete assurances on world peace

The US president used the opportunity to continue with his anti-China rhetoric, accusing it of “squeezing” Russia. Biden has been on a diplomatic overdrive against Russia in recent months in its attempts to revive the US’ global position

Russia-Ukraine Conflict Anti-imperialists extend solidarity to people of Donbass 

Various anti-imperialist groups across Europe have extended solidarity to the people of the self-proclaimed republics of Donetsk and Luhansk in the region of Donbass as tensions between NATO and EU-backed Ukraine and Russia escalate

Anti-communism-Russia Persecution of communists in Russia draws widespread criticism

Russian authorities have tried to ban events planned for the commemoration of the 103rd anniversary of the foundation of the Soviet Red Army citing COVID-19 restrictions

Russia, UK, COVID vaccines UK and Russia announce start of COVID-19 vaccinations from next week

Both Russia’s Sputnik V and the UK’s Pfizer-BioNTech-produced vaccines are reported to be more than 95% effective in their final trials

Youth Protest-Russia Communist youth in Russia protest budget cuts in health sector

Even as Russia faces an acute health and social crisis due to COVID-19, the federal budget for 2021-2023 calls for cuts of 200 billion rubles (USD 2.64 billion) in the overall state allocation for the health sector

Hopes rise of extension of New START arms control treaty as Russia offers to freeze arsenal

Russia on Tuesday offered to freeze its current arsenal, and proposed an extension of the treaty by one year. The treaty signed in 2010 capped the number of nuclear warheads by the two countries and its deployment

“Putin’s govt. is depending on IMF and financial institutions to escape the crisis”

Roman Kononenko of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation talks about how the country’s establishment has responded to the crisis of capitalism and its response to US imperialism

What do we know about the Russian COVID-19 vaccine?

Dr. Satyajit Rath talks to Peoples Dispatch about the recent announcement made by Russian president Vladimir Putin declaring that the country has developed a vaccine for COVID-19.

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