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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.

Russia constitutional amendments referendum results Over 78% Russian voters support amendments to the constitution

The amendments to the current constitution, which was adopted in 1993, will among other things allow incumbent president Vladimir Putin to contest again for the post in March 2024

“Referendum in Russia exposes the sham of bourgeois democracy”

Roman Kononenko from the Communist Party of the Russian Federation talks about the ongoing referendum in Russia on the constitutional reforms proposed by president Vladimir Putin. He also talks about how the country handled the COVID-19 pandemic

COVID in Russia Russia sees highest daily rise in recorded cases of COVID-19 on Sunday

In the wake of the novel coronavirus pandemic, the Russian government has postponed the Victory Day parade held annually to celebrate the Soviet Union victory over Nazi Germany in the second world war

COVID-19 forces US foreign policy on backfoot

Newsclick’s Prabir Purkayastha looks at US-China and US-Russia relations during the pandemic and falling oil prices

Save SEPO Refrigerator unit workers in Russia protest layoffs and closure of plant

The management of the Saratov Electric Aggregate Production Association in the city of Saratov has decided to close the plant and lay off employees citing losses

Constitutional reforms Russia Putin’s rerun likely as Russian parliament endorses his constitutional reforms

Russian president Vladimir Putin expressed on Tuesday his willingness for a rerun in the next presidential elections if allowed by the constitutional court

Putin reforms Criticism swells in Russia against Putin’s constitutional reforms

President Vladimir Putin’s call for constitutional reforms on January 15 has substantially unsettled politics and governance in the country. The final proposal has been opposed by various progressive sections of society

Russia-Ukraine talks Russia-Ukraine agreement could mark the beginning of an end to conflict

Chances for an end to the conflict in Eastern Europe have brightened following the first formal talks in the last three years between both countries’ leadership. The talks were held in Paris under a joint French and German initiative

Russia healthcare Residents of Volgorechensk in Russia demand better healthcare

Accusing that only 8.9% of the country’s budget is allocated to the health sector, the protesting residents demanded more funds for healthcare

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