Palestinian workers display boxes of Russian-made Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccines received from Israel, as a first shipment arrives on the Palestinian side of the Kerem Shalom border crossing, south of Rafah, Gaza, this week.  Photograph: Ahmad Salem/Bloomberg

More than 110.7 million cases of coronavirus have been recorded worldwide with more than 2.4 million deaths, according to the latest data from Johns H(...)

Local residents clean a street after it was hit by a missile in Gandja, Azerbaijan near the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh province’s capital Stepanakert as fighting continued between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces. Photograph: Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty

Major powers have intensified diplomatic efforts to end fighting between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces over the province of Nagorno-Karabakh, as dea(...)

 Red Square on May 30th: residents ventured out to exercise, stroll and shop on June 1st. Photograph: Dimitar Dilkoff/AFP

Russia has unveiled plans for more than 60,000 people to take part in military parades and for the nation to vote in a referendum in the coming weeks,(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting  via a video link in Moscow on  April 29th. Photograph: Sputnik/Alexei Druzhinin/Kremlin via Reuters

The May 9th military parade was to have been an event of pure pomp and spectacle: a moment for Vladimir Putin to stand in the centre of Moscow’s Red S(...)

Pianist Bella Kartasheva performs on her balcony during a partial lockdown in Moscow. Photograph: Reuters/ Tatyana Makeyeva

Russia’s coronavirus outbreak is likely to be far larger than government data suggest, Moscow’s mayor has warned, as a surge in confirmed cases makes (...)

Police officers wearing protective masks walk on the Red Square in front of the Kremlin in Moscow on Friday.  Photograph: Yuri Kochetkov/EPA

Russia’s government has given urgent clearance for an anti-malaria drug donated by China to be given to coronavirus patients, as it tries to halt a ra(...)

President Vladimir Putin listens during a meeting in the Kremlin, in Moscow, on Monday as the country recorded its biggest daily rise of 954 new cases. Photograph: Mikhail Klimentyev/Sputnik/Kremlin Pool Photo via AP

Russia’s government has warned regional leaders against overstepping their authority as it struggles to co-ordinate its response to the accelerating s(...)

Red Square in Moscow: nearly 40 per cent of Covid-19 sufferers now on ventilators in the city’s hospitals are under the age of 40. Photograph: Sergei Ilnitsky

Russia plans to close its borders on Monday to fight the coronavirus outbreak and is urging people of all ages to stay at home during a nine-day natio(...)

People wearing medical face masks stand in line for testing of the coronavirus disease,  in Moscow, on Friday. Photograph: Maxim Shipenkov/EPA

Russia will ramp up its fight against coronavirus on Saturday with the start of a nine-day halt to non-essential work when most people will be expecte(...)

From left, Russian prime minister Mikhail Mishustin, Russian president Vladimir Putin and Moscow’s mayor, Sergei Sobyanin, visit the Moscow information centre for monitoring the coronavirus situation. PhotographL EPA/ Michael Klimentyev

Russia is ramping up its response to the coronavirus crisis but the Kremlin has played down speculation that it will have to postpone a public vote on(...)

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