Mass shooting at Russian university, at least 8 dead: report

Russian authorities on Monday responded to a mass shooting in the city of Perm, resulting in at least eight deaths and six injuries, The Associated Press reported, citing the country’s Investigative Committee. The suspect has been detained after the incident at Perm State University, according to officials. The state Tass news agency cited an unnamed … Read more

Putin to self-isolate after COVID-19 cases detected in entourage: report

Russian President Vladimir Putin will self-isolate after cases of COVID-19 were detected in his entourage, according to a report.  The Kremlin on Tuesday said that Putin will not travel to Tajikistan this week for planned regional security meetings, Reuters reported.  Putin called Tajikistan’s President Emomali Rahmon and told him he could not travel because he … Read more

Russians rally against government pressure on independent media

Several dozen Russians gathered in the center of Moscow on Saturday to protest Russian authorities’ recent crackdown on independent media. The small rally was organized by several opposition candidates in Russia’s Sept. 19 parliamentary election and officially billed as a meeting between candidates and voters in order to avoid detentions and accusations of staging an … Read more