Day: January 24, 2021

Aeroflot executive detained on suspicion of passing state secrets to Britain

A London-centered govt of flagship Russian airline Aeroflot has reportedly been detained by Russian protection products and services on suspicion of passing condition strategies to Britain. 

The TASS and RIA news businesses determined the govt as Dmitry Fedotkin, Reuters described. He is reported to deny any wrongdoing. 

An unnamed Russian resource is cited by TASS and RIA as expressing that Dmitry Fedotkin handed strategies about Russia’s social and political problem to MI6.

He is reported to have experienced no obtain to condition strategies joined to aviation. He could encounter up to 20 several years in jail if convicted of significant treason. 

Information from Moscow’s Lefortovsky District Court docket demonstrate it opened a condition treason situation from an unique named DA Fedotkin on Wednesday. 

In accordance to his LinkedIn profile, Mr Fedotkin has been Aeroflot’s station manager in Britain because October 2015 and was the airline’s Uk country manager for virtually

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How an Indian horse racing dynasty became pivotal in the race to vaccinate the world

From his baronial boardroom in Pune, Adar Poonawalla can appear out upon the properly manicured turf of India’s most significant stud farm. Over the years, the family’s racehorses have received the Indian Derby 10 periods. These days, however, the thoroughbreds gambolling throughout the paddock beneath his window may perhaps be the past matter on his thoughts.

As the earth gears up for a race to vaccinate billions of men and women towards Covid-19, the forty-calendar year-outdated scion of India’s Poonawalla pharmaceuticals dynasty has emerged as a key player. As main govt of Serum Institute of India (SII), the world’s most significant vaccine manufacturer by quantity, Poonawalla’s manufacturing unit 70 miles outside Mumbai has been working at entire tilt, scrambling to make 50m doses for each thirty day period of the AstraZeneca/College of Oxford vaccine which it is hoped will assistance bring the killer virus beneath management.

Indicators of the pressures

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