Communications masts in two English cities have been set alight as false news of a link between 5G infrastructure and the coronavirus takes hold.
The coronavirus serves as a reminder that diseases are political as well as biological.
The controversial law could backfire badly.
Pro-Iranian militias in Syria's Deir Ezzor province recently came under missile attacks from unknown launchpads and Tehran did not react to the escalation, indicating the hostility is likely to have wider consequences.
Human rights NGOs, including Amnesty International and Reporters Without Borders, have expressed concern over the amendments that label journalists, bloggers and internet users as "foreign agents".
Russian news Agency RIA said Putin, 66, injured a finger during the training session of the country's national judo team in Sochi, but that did not prevent him from completing the drill.
Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov, whom the UK accuse of trying to poison Sergei and Yulia Skripal with a nerve agent in Salisbury, appeared on Russian television, saying they were in the English town as tourists.
Most of the world has all but abandoned any opposition to Syrian regime leader Bashar al Assad and his Iranian and Russian backers.
Russia says it won't respond to Britain's calls to explain its role in the UK spy poisoning attack until it receives samples of the chemical at the centre of the incident.
The deniers of Russian, Iranian, and Syrian regime war crimes will go down in history as accomplices to Syria's war criminals.
The move is part of the fallout from allegations that Russia interfered in last year's US presidential election. A list published by Russian Justice Ministry last week said the new law could affect nine US-backed media outlets.
Kremlin will take action against Google if articles from Sputnik and Russia Today are placed lower in search results, says Russia's chief media regulator.
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