Russia Races To Build Giant Ice-Breakers For Arctic Dominance

Reading Time: 7 minutes Russian President Vladimir Putin has made the Arctic region an investment priority. (File) Saint Petersburg, Russia: At Saint Petersburg’s historic Baltic Shipyard, cranes hover over the shining Neva River as hundreds of workers build four nuclear-powered ice-breakers. Fronted by a Russian flag and named after the country’s northern regions, the giant vessels are meant to … Read more

In Covid Vaccine Push, Russia’s Putin Says He Got Sputnik V Shot

Reading Time: 6 minutes Russian President Vladimir Putin said that he recieved the Sputnik V vaccine. Moscow: President Vladimir Putin told Russians on Wednesday to get vaccinated against COVID-19 amid a wave of cases, and said for the first time that he had received Russia’s Sputnik V shot. The Kremlin had previously said that Putin, 68, received a two-dose … Read more