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Bolshoi's Filin to Undergo a Few More Operations in Germany · 2014-12-25 17:04

The Bolshoi Theater’s ballet artistic director, Sergei Filin, who suffered serious injuries in an acid attack in January of 2013, will continue his treatment in Germany.

“My treatment is not over,” Filin told journalists. “Both of my eyes are being monitored. I will periodically travel to Germany for checkups for short periods. A few more operations are planned.”

Now Filin has returned to Moscow after six months of treatment in a German hospital.

Seven Russian regions will receive nearly $ 3 billion rubles for the construction of stadiums for the 2018 World Cup
The Volkswagen plant in Kaluga has stopped assembling three Audi models


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26.9.2020 17:48 Supermodel Natalia Vodianova Praises Russia's Response to COVID-19

Russian-born model and philanthropist Natalia Vodianova has recently tied the knot with her long-time partner Antoine Arnault, a CEO of luxury LVMH-affiliated brand. The mother of five has spent the months of COVID-19 lockdown in France with her husband and children, while the rest of her family remained in Russia.


26.9.2020 11:11 ‘It’s a Madhouse, Trump Was Right’ About FBI Scramble to Cobble Together Russia Probe, Texts Claim

Back in January 2017 then president-elect Donald Trump had taken a swipe at the intelligence community, mocking them over a delayed scheduled briefing on alleged Russian meddling in the presidential elections because they "needed more time to build a case."


26.9.2020 10:44 Hackers Targeted Russia's Gamaleya Center During COVID-19 Vaccine Development, Director Says

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia’s Gamaleya Research Center head Alexander Gintsburg said that the centre was subjected to hacker attacks some months back when it was developing the Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine, but refrained from judging their purpose.


26.9.2020 2:31 Japan, Russia Were Very Close to Signing Peace Treaty in Fall 2018, Abe Says

TOKYO (Sputnik) – Japan and Russia were very close to signing a peace treaty in the Fall of 2018, former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told the Nikkei newspaper in an interview published on Saturday.


25.9.2020 22:52 Venezuela to Cooperate With Russia While Developing Domestic Weapons, Maduro Says

BUENOS AIRES (Sputnik) - Venezuela will continue military cooperation with Russia, China, and Iran despite its plans to develop its own armament systems, President Nicolas Maduro said on Friday.


25.9.2020 12:28 Navalny Thanks Russian Pilots, Doctors Who Provided Immediate Medical Care During Illness

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Alexey Navalny on Friday has expressed his gratitude to the Russian pilots and doctors who provided immediate medical care and assistance after the opposition blogger fell ill on a flight from the Siberian city of Tomsk to Moscow in mid-August.


25.9.2020 10:22 Gamaleya Institute Chief Says Some Vaccinees Develop Protective Antibodies After 1st Dose

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Alexander Gintsburg, the director of Russia’s Gamaleya Institute, which developed the first registered COVID-19 vaccine, told Sputnik on Friday that patients show adequate levels of antibodies after the first dose of the vaccine and that a second is needed for a more prolonged effect.


25.9.2020 2:32 Residents of Syria's Palmyra Get Russian Humanitarian Aid

PALMYRA, Syria (Sputnik) - Residents of the Syrian city of Palmyra have received humanitarian aid from the Russian Center for Syrian reconciliation, a Sputnik correspondent reported.


24.9.2020 14:47 Russian and Iranian Foreign Ministers Hold Press Conference in Moscow - Video

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said earlier in the day that the United States must compensate his country for the damage suffered by Iran if it wants Tehran to return to the 2015 nuclear pact.


24.9.2020 10:59 Cheaper Than Remdesivir: Russia to Supply Anti-COVID Avifavir to 17 Countries

In late May, Russia registered the world’s first anti-COVID-19 drug, based on favipiravir, an antiviral medication. The medicine has been extensively used in Russian clinics to treat coronavirus disease since June, and has since been obtained by hospitals in Belarus, Kazakhstan, Bolivia and a number of other countries.


24.9.2020 9:13 Private US Pharmacological Firms and Funds Offer Investment Into Russian Vaccine, RDIF Head Says

Russia's Sputnik V was registered in August, when it became the world's first registered coronavirus vaccine. The drug was jointly developed by Russia’s Gamaleya Research Centre and the Russian Direct Investment Fund.


24.9.2020 8:1 Russian Biotech Company Biocad Set to Produce COVID-19 Vaccine Sputnik V

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Russian biotechnology company Biocad told Sputnik on Thursday that it would produce the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Russia's Gamaleya research centre and was also set to launch production of a dry vaccine.


23.9.2020 18:47 Russian Fighters Su-27 Intercept 2 US Air Force Bombers Over Black Sea, Defence Ministry Says

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Two Russian fighters Su-27 were scrambled to intercept two US Air Force bombers over the Black Sea, the Russian Defence Ministry's National Defense Control Centre (NDCC) said on Wednesday.


23.9.2020 17:1 ‘Eskimo Effect’: Putin Explains Avangard Hypersonic Glide Vehicle's Operating Principle

In late 2019, Russian Strategic Missile Forces commander Col-Gen Sergei Karakaev confirmed that the first Avangard-equipped regiment had been stationed at the Yasnensky missile compound in the Orenburg region, about 1,200 km southeast of Moscow.


23.9.2020 13:24 Moscow Expands 'Blacklist' of EU Citizens Banned From Entering Russia

According to the Russian Foreign Ministry, Brussels has taken an aggressive stance against the country, prompting Russia to respond in kind.


23.9.2020 9:41 Kremlin Blasts Le Monde's Article About Putin-Macron Talks as Inaccurate

Le Monde had reported that the Russian President told his French counterpart that Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny may have poisoned himself.


23.9.2020 7:41 Belarus' Presidential Spokeswoman Not Revealing Date of Lukashenko's Swearing-in Ceremony

MINSK (Sputnik) - Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko's spokeswoman, Natalya Eismont, was reluctant to tell Sputnik when the elected leader would be sworn-in but promised to provide information closer to the date of the ceremony.


23.9.2020 0:3 France Received Russia's Request on Navalny Situation, Foreign Ministry Says

PARIS (Sputnik) - France has received a request from Russia regarding Russian political opposition figure Alexei Navalny and it is currently under review, the French Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday.


22.9.2020 23:15 Russia Rejects Ultimatums, Threats Amid Situation With Navalny, Ambassador to Germany Says

BERLIN (Sputnik) - Russia does not accept ultimatums and threats of sanctions and regrets an artificially-fomented anti-Russian hysteria in connection with an incident around Russian political opposition figure Alexei Navalny, Russia's Ambassador to Germany, Sergei Nechaev, said.


22.9.2020 17:52 Putin Submits Package of Bills to Parliament to Legislate Amendments to Constitution

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has submitted to the Russian parliament's lower house a bill "On the Prosecution", amendments to the laws "On Foreign Intelligence" and "On Security" in pursuance of amendments to the Russian constitution, the head of the State Duma Committee on State-Building and Legislation said.






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