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Mauricio Ruiz is a writer and journalist who has lived in the US, Belgium, Mexico and Norway. His work has appeared in Words Without Borders, CatapultThe CommonThe RumpusElectric LiteratureJMWWRiver TeethLiteral Magazine, among others. He's been shortlisted for the Bridport Prize and Myriad Editions Competition in the UK, as well as the Fish Short Story Prize in Ireland. He has received fellowships from OMI writers (NY), Société des auteurs (Belgium), Jakob Sande (Norway), Can Serrat (Spain), and the Three Seas' Council (Rhodes). His second book, Silencios al sur, was published in early 2017, and his work has partially been translated into Dutch and French. Mauricio Ruiz can be followed on Twitter and Instagram.

18 April 2022

Russian passport downgraded to “junk status” by the Henley Passport Index

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has triggered the worst refugee crisis in Europe since World War II, and more than 4 million Ukrainians have fled to […]
12 April 2022

Russia starts production of Tu-214 aircraft to replace Boeing and Airbus passenger planes

United Aircraft Corporation (UAC), the Russian aircraft manufacturer, has just launched an urgent program to manufacture 20 new Tupolev 214 aircraft to replace its leased Airbus […]
11 April 2022

Russian influencers are destroying their Chanel bags to protest against sales ban

Russian influencers are cutting up their Chanel bags to protest against the luxury brand that stopped sales in their country. The French brand has decided to […]
7 April 2022

Russia resumes flights with 52 “friendly” countries

As of 9 April, Russia is restoring flight connections with 52 “friendly” countries which have not participated in sanctions. 1. Russian resumes flight operations As part […]
29 March 2022

Russia’s Aeroflot launches international network from Sochi

Due to restrictions imposed on Russia by EU countries, the UK, the US and other states, Russian airlines have been forced to reorganize. Aeroflot, Russia’s national […]
28 March 2022

Russia accused of “stealing” hundreds of leased aircraft

Eurocontrol, the European Organization for the Safety of Air Navigation, is accusing Russia of “stealing” hundreds of passenger planes, which have been leased to European and […]
18 March 2022

Russian fast-food chain ‘Uncle Vanya’ to replace McDonald’s

When foreign businesses announced the indefinite closures in Russia, Russians started queueing in front of stores like Ikea, Victoria Secrets or Uniqlo, for a chance to […]
17 March 2022

Russia passes new law to fly leased jets, bypassing Western sanctions

Russia issued a new law allowing the country’s airlines to place airplanes leased from foreign companies on the country’s aircraft register. The manoeuvre is a blow […]
16 March 2022

Russian influencers left in tears after Instagram is banned in their country

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is reaching multiple sectors. It is not only affecting the economic market, due to shortages of certain products, but also the content […]
14 March 2022

Hundreds of planes stranded in Russia may never be recovered

The war between Russia and Ukraine is having serious consequences on the airline industry. After several international companies stopped their activity in Russian territory, hundreds of […]
10 March 2022

Russian aviation paralyzed by Western sanctions

After Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in late February, sanctions imposed by Western countries are threatening to paralyze the country’s air transport. Aircraft leasing companies have until […]
7 March 2022

Aeroflot suspends international flights for fear of having their planes seized

In light of the on-going war in Ukraine, multiple countries have announced the ban of Russian aircraft in their airspace and, one by one, Russia did […]
2 March 2022

Teen known for tracking Elon Musk’s jet now targeting Russian Oligarchs

After drawing the ire of the world’s richest person with his viral Twitter account “Elon’s Jet,” teenager Jack Sweeney is now tracking the planes of some […]
28 February 2022

Delta Airlines and Manchester United ditch Russia’s Aeroflot airlines

Delta Airlines suspended its codeshare agreement with Russia’s Aeroflot airlines amidst the military escalation in Ukraine. In the UK, the soccer club Manchester United has also […]
14 February 2022

‘Bored’ security guard draws eyes on a $1 million painting

A painting valued at more than $1 million was ruined after a security guard decided to draw eyes on faceless figures depicted in an artwork in […]
9 September 2021

First railway bridge linking Russia and China has been completed

A joint venture between China and Russia has completed the construction of the first railway bridge linking the two countries. The 7.19-kilometer bridge, whose construction began […]
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