A public relations agency with apparent ties to Russia asked YouTube influencers to discredit the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine and falsely tell their followers that the jab has led to hundreds of deaths.
A year after touting the authorization of its own coronavirus vaccine ahead of the rest of the world, Russia is struggling to convince its citizens to inoculate themselves, so Moscow is paying some people to get the Sputnik V shot.
Russian media have worked to promote tensions between Turkey and NATO, encouraged Ankara to support Russian actions in Eurasia and the Middle East and influenced the country's internal political development to transform it into a "more compliant partner."
The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs promised to hand over evidence of the alleged attempts to U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.
The satellite's rocket may have faltered, sources speculated.
As Washington urges Russia's state-funded network to register as a "foreign agent," Moscow is considering restrictions on all international press.
Russia's Foreign Ministry has vowed to "surprise" Washington if Kremlin-funded outlets are blocked and accused Twitter of being beholden to the U.S. security agencies.
Picked up from the streets of Moscow, Laika had just weeks of preparation for a groundbreaking and tragic journey that gave the Kremlin the lead in the space race.
Twitter cited U.S. intelligence community information in its decision to shut down RT and Sputnik's ads immediately.
Launched from Kazakhstan with a designer born in Ukraine, the success of Sputnik is one the most celebrated Soviet achievements in Russia.
The Justice Department is also looking into Sputnik, another media outlet with ties to the Russian government, a former correspondent has said.
State-controlled media claims the system can travel up to 4,6000 mph.
NATO and EU officials are increasingly worried about Russia's ability to spread disinformation via TV and internet.
Roscosmos plans a manned moon station based on Cold War-era research.
The site is compiling official records into encyclopaedic pages on Russian history and life, to 'reflect the life of the nation more accurately'