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  1. News - World - RUSSIA

    'Vladimir Putin's lover' Alina Kabayeva to head Russian media firm

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 10:24pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Moscow 'Putin's lover' to head media group An Olympic rhythmic gymnastics champion, rumoured to be Russian President Vladimir Putin's lover, has been appointed the head of a powerful pro-Kremlin media group. Alina Kabayeva, 31, announced on Monday that she was standing down early after seven years as a lawmaker for the ruling United ...

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    Russia tightens controls on foreign media ownership to stifle dissent

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 11:05pm by WASHPOST

    ... at a time when tensions between Russia and the West are at their highest since the cold war. Wednesday's move comes as the powerful state-run media has laboured round-the-clock to glorify Putin ... of these outlets, from the Disney Channel to Russia's version of Cosmopolitan. At a time when the government is cutting social spending, funding for state media is going up. The international arm ...

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    Mikhail Gorbachev discharged from hospital after he was admitted for tests

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 08:16pm by AFP

    ... from the hospital and I am now heading to my office," he said. Gorbachev, whose health has been ailing, had earlier said he was "alive and well" after undergoing unspecified ...

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    Moscow's Night Wolves bikers are rebels with a cause

    Posted Oct 07th 2014, 11:10pm by AFP

    ... they ride in convoy, many brandish the flag of Novorossia, or the "New Russia", intended by eastern Ukrainian separatists to designate the rebel-held parts of the ex-Soviet state ...

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    Putin foe Mikhail Khodorkovsky says he is willing to lead Russia

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 05:12am by AFP

    ... Russia:ex-tycoon Former tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky, who spent a decade in jail after challenging the Kremlin, openly stated his political ambitions by announcing he would be ready, if called upon, to lead ... a Moscow-backed president in February, but indicated he did not want a bloody revolt for Russia. The soft-spoken former head of the defunct Yukos oil firm- who according to his allies was jailed ...

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    Anti-gay anchor Dmitry Kiselyov chosen by Vladimir Putin to head revamped Russia Today

    Posted Dec 10th 2013, 03:33am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Moscow Selected by Vladimir Putin, new chief ofRussia Today appointed to 'defend national interests' Homophobic anchor to head media giant Russian President Vladimir Putin unleashed a wave of controversy by dissolving the renowned state news agency RIA Novosti and naming a news anchorman notorious for his anti-gay views to head a revamped ...

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    Poland gets promise gas supplies from Russia will return to normal

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 09:04pm by GDN, Reuters

    ... The Guardian and Reuters Gazprom promises fuel contract will be met, after tensions over halving of supply Russia gas supply back to normal for Poland Poland said Russia's Gazprom had promised to deliver contracted gas supplies to its state-run gas importer PGNiG today, after a disruption to supplies stoked tensions between the two neighbours, which are at odds over the Ukraine ...

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    A glimpse into the opaque world of Vladimir Putin's Kremlin

    Posted Aug 31st 2014, 06:02am by GDN

    ... state-controlled economy working on a project with people who are market-oriented liberals," said one former Kremlin employ. Far from finding this a problem, Putin relishes it, according ...

  9. News - World - RUSSIA

    Russia extends scrutiny of McDonald’s after closing four branches in Moscow

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 07:24pm

    ... as the state food safety watchdog began unscheduled checks in several Russian regions, a day after four branches in Moscow were closed by the same agency. The food safety agency cited breaches ... outside the United States and Canada, according to its last year annual report. Last month, Rospotrebnadzor’s branch in the Novgorod region opened a court case against McDonald’s as a result ...

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    Russia bans food imports from West, but says it has nothing to do with sanctions

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 03:48am by WASHINGTON POST

    ... Washington Post in Moscow Faults found in fruit, cheese and other products have nothing to do with sanctions, insists Russia Moscow bans food imports from West As the United States ... explaining that the tactics are common in Russia. As evidence of the link to sanctions, Sonin pointed to the publicity devoted to the recent food bans in state-run media. "You can tell ...




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