Russian influencer, 36, shares first pictures of newborn daughter fathered by 21-year-old stepson

An influencer who traded in her husband for her stepson after 10 years together has shared pictures of their newborn baby daughter for the first time.  Marina Balmasheva, 36, from Russia, married her new husband Vladimir ‘Vova’ Shavyrin, now 21, last summer before giving birth to their daughter Olga Vladimirovna in January.    The blogger – with more than […]

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EU Covid passports: Nations using China and Russia vaccines threaten plan

EU countries could throw plans for ‘vaccine passports’ into chaos if they break away from the bloc’s chaotic jab roll-out and buy Russian or Chinese-made shots, diplomats have warned.  Hungary has already started using China‘s Sinopharm vaccine while Slovakia has bought two million doses of Russia‘s Sputnik V as frustration grows with the slow progress […]

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U.S. slaps sanctions on 7 senior Russians in response to poisoning of Alexei Navalny

The U.S. is slapping sanctions on seven senior Russian officials in response to Russia‘s ‘disgraceful and unacceptable behavior’ in carrying out the poisoning of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, the Biden Administration said Tuesday. The sanctions come on top of previous U.S. sanctions, and compound further sanctions action being taken by the European Union Tuesday in response […]

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Euro 2020: Joachim Low opens the door for Thomas Muller and Mats Hummels to earn Germany recalls

Joachim Low opens the door for Thomas Muller and Mats Hummels to earn Germany recalls for Euro 2020 after pair were exiled following disastrous World Cup in Russia… but Jerome Boateng is STILL frozen out Thomas Muller and Mats Hummels have not played since the 2018 World Cup The pair, along with Jerome Boateng, were […]

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World is vulnerable to dangerous upsurge in nerve agents, Defence Secretary says 

The World is vulnerable to dangerous upsurge in chemical attacks including nerve agents after Salisbury poisonings, Defence Secretary says Defence Secretary Ben Wallace said it was clear Russia remained an ‘adversary’ He said country represented a challenge to international law and the world order Said world order had been ‘loosened’, giving new opportunities to terror […]

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Olympic chiefs slammed by British cycling gold medallist Callum Skinner over Russia stance

Olympic chiefs are slammed by British cycling gold medallist Callum Skinner for ‘rebranding exercise’ after Russian athletes who were cleared of doping are allowed to compete in Tokyo under a new name Clean Russian athletes were expected to compete as ‘neutrals’ in Tokyo They will now compete for ROC, the initials of the Russian Olympic […]

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Covid North Korea: Russian diplomats leave North Korea on foot as Kim Jon Un shuts border

Russian diplomats are forced to leave North Korea on foot while pushing their luggage on a rail trolley after Kim Jong Un closed border to fight Covid Pictures showed Russia’s third secretary Vladislav Sorokin pushing his family  The group of eight people took a 32-hour train ride, then two hours on a bus  The youngest […]

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Boeing 777 makes an emergency landing in Moscow after suffering engine problems

A Boeing 777 airliner on Friday made an emergency landing in Moscow with engine problems, the operating airline said, six days after another model rained down engine debris over the United States. Russia‘s state-owned Rossiya airline said the crew had registered the ‘incorrect operation of the engine control sensor’ on a cargo flight from Hong […]

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Dog bone fragment dating back 10,150 years is discovered in Alaska

Did dogs follow humans to the Americas? Bone fragment dating back 10,150 years is discovered in Alaska suggesting pups may have migrated alongside man A chunk of bone from a dog’s femur was studied by the University at Buffalo   It reveals the animal died around 10,150 years ago in what is now Alaska Relative of dogs that […]

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Now stray dogs turn PINK ‘because of pollution from chemical waste’ in Russian city

Now stray dogs turn PINK ‘because of pollution from chemical waste’ in Russian city after another pack turned blue Pink dogs were discovered next to the Kristall factory in Dzerzhinsk in Russia The factory manufactures explosives and ammunition, according to reports A pack of seven stray dogs had turned blue in the same polluted area  By […]

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People share snaps of the adorable pets as they travel on public transport with their owners

Animal crossing! People share adorable snaps of creatures they’ve spotted on public transport – from a llama on a train to a kitten on a plane People have been sharing adorable snaps of people’s pets on public transport One snapped a raven perched on its owner’s lap on an underground train Another shared a photo […]

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Notorious Russian jail chief fired after claims that ‘100 inmates’ were ‘subjected to torture’

Notorious Russian jail chief dubbed ‘Hitler’ is fired after claims that ‘100 inmates’ were ‘subjected to torture and violence of a sexual nature’ Colonel Igor Mokeev has been fired over accusations  of ‘torture’ at his prison An ombudsman found inmate Kezhik Ondar had been tortured at Irkutsk SIZO-1 Mokeev had been nicknamed ‘Hitler’ and ‘The Master’ […]

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Vladimir Putin’s ‘secret daughter’ says she loves being in the ‘limelight’

A student who is claimed to be Vladimir Putin‘s secret daughter said she is loving the ‘limelight’ after her identity was revealed by the opposition media in Russia. But Luiza Rozova – a 17-year-old also known as Elizaveta Krivonogikh – refused to confirm or deny she is the Kremlin strongman’s heiress. She is allegedly the […]

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MIKE DICKSON: Stefanos Tsitsipas is leading the charge to usurp Federer, Djokovic and Nadal

Stefanos Tsitsipas is leading the charge to usurp Federer, Djokovic and Nadal in the big three of tennis… he delivered an upset for the ages against the Spaniard and now must see off another prospect in Daniil Medvedev Stefanos Tsitsipas delivered an upset for the ages against Rafael Nadal  He is one of the players […]

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Winging it! Adorable moment little girl shows off her dance moves and 6ft-tall ostrich joins in

Winging it! Adorable moment little girl shows off her dance moves and 6ft-tall ostrich joins in Sofia Shafigullin, seven, was dancing with her father’s ostriches on his farm Eduard Shafigullin, 36, filmed his young daughter interacting with the birds  The flightless African birds did not seem bothered by the Russian weather By Darren Boyle for […]

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Inner workings of Russian radar centre that warns Putin of incoming missiles revealed in new footage

Russia has given a rare insight into the inner workings of one of the country’s early-warning ballistic missile system facilities to mark its 50 year anniversary.   Video footage appears to show the Serpukhov-15 satellite control centre in Kaluga Oblast, which is around 90 miles southwest of Moscow.   The facility is constantly on the lookout for […]

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Alexei Navalny’s life is in danger, European Court of Human Rights says

Alexei Navalny’s life is in danger and he must be released from prison immediately, European Court of Human Rights demands  European Court of Human Rights ordered Russia to release Alexei Navalny  The court ruled that the opposition leader’s life was at risk  Earlier this month, Moscow court sentenced Navalny to over two years in prison  […]

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The Sting! Microscopic wasps are sent in to stately homes to wipe out moth infestations

The Sting! Microscopic wasps are sent in to stately homes to wipe out moth infestations National Trust is enlisting the 0.5mm parasites to kill off chaotic clothes moths   Insect numbers in Trust properties were up 11 per cent last year due to lockdown  Now the Trust will begin a trial to battle the moths at […]

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Russia scientists ‘are trying to extract prehistoric viruses from 50,000-year-old animal caracasses’

Russia is seeking to unlock unknown prehistoric viruses up to 50,000 years old by extracting biological material from carcasses of ancient animals frozen in permafrost. Scientists from the Kremlin’s equivalent of Porton Down are this week taking samples from a collection of specimens preserved in ice which have been found in recent years. They are […]

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Alexei Navalny back in court accused of defaming Second World War veteran

Putin heaps fresh humiliation on jailed Alexei Navalny by putting him on trial for calling WW2 veteran ally of President a ‘corrupt lackey’ Alexei Navalny hauled back to court in Moscow today on defamation charge He is accused of calling a 94-year-old Second World War veteran who appeared in pro-Putin video a ‘traitor and a […]

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Australian Open: Gregor Dimitrov suffers shock quarter-finals exit to world No 114 Aslan Karatsev

Gregor Dimitrov suffers shock Australian Open quarter-finals exit as he loses to 114TH-RANKED QUALIFIER Aslan Karatsev in four sets… with Grand Slam debutant to face winner of Novak Djokovic vs Alexander Zverev World No 114 Aslan Karatsev has reached the Australian Open semi-finals  He became the first Grand Slam debutant in the Open era to […]

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Builders at ‘Putin’s £1billion palace’ confirm home is riddled with mould

Builders at a £1billion palace allegedly owned by Russian President Vladimir Putin have confirmed the once-opulent home is riddled with mould and in a constant state of disrepair.  Russian opposition leader and Putin nemesis Alexei Navalny last month released a series of images purportedly of the palace’s luxurious rooms – including a strip club, casino and a theatre. […]

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Cannibal who killed three of his friends and ATE them is jailed for life in Russia 

Cannibal who killed three of his friends and ATE them is jailed for life in Russia Eduard Seleznev, 51, was convicted of killing 3 friends between 2016 and 2017  Seleznev admitted stabbing friends aged 59, 43 and 34 while they were drunk He then boiled their bodies and ate their cooked remains, and dumped the rest […]

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Cam Norrie sets up third-round showdown with Rafael Nadal at Australian Open

Cam Norrie is the last Brit standing and sets up third-round showdown with Rafael Nadal after battling past Roman Safiullin in marathon day-night match at the Australian Open Cam Norrie’s match had to move under the roof after prolonged rain fell But the British No 3 overcame the disruption to win 3-6, 7-5, 6-3, 7-6 […]

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The scandalous life of ‘the naughtiest face in London’ Princess Emma Galitzine

From entertaining her friends by dancing on tables in saucy outfits, to her scandalous marriage to a Russian prince, her life was a heady mix of mischief and glamour right to the end. Society beauty Princess Emma Galitzine, who was once hailed as having ‘the naughtiest face in London‘ and the behaviour to match, passed […]

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Stray dogs are turned bright BLUE ‘by pollution from chemical waste’ near Russian factory 

Stray dogs are turned bright BLUE ‘by pollution from chemical waste’ near Russian factory The pack of strays were spotted by residents in Russia’s Nizhny Novgorod region Bizarre images show the dogs with bright blue fur wandering on a road  They were said to have been polluted by chemical waste from a disused plant By […]

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Dyatlov Pass: Eight tourists go missing in Russia where nine people mysteriously died in 1959

A group of eight tourists have gone missing in Russia‘s infamous Dyatlov Pass where nine people died in unexplained circumstances in 1959. The tourists from Moscow ventured into the pass in the rural region of Ural and had not returned by Wednesday morning as expected, Newsweek reported, citing E1.RU. A source told the Russian outlet: ‘They were […]

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Woman is killed after getting dragged into a giant meat grinder at a factory in Russia

Woman is killed after getting dragged into a giant meat grinder at a factory in Russia The woman was pulled into the mincer after her hand was trapped in machinery She had been moving chicken carcasses from one conveyor to another  Her fellow factory employees heard her screams but were unable to rescue her   By […]

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Sausage King murder: Girlfriend passes lie detector while insisting she was not behind hit

The glamorous lover of Russia‘s ‘Sausage King’ has passed a lie detector test on live TV in an attempt to prove that she did not order the gruesome murder of her partner. Sabina Gaziyeva, 36, who was naked in a sauna with 54-year-old Vladimir Marugov when he was shot dead with a crossbow in November […]

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