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  1. News - World - RUSSIA

    West wants regime change in Russia over Ukraine, says Kremlin

    Posted Nov 22nd 2014, 09:44pm by Agence France-Presse in Kiev

    ... Agence France-Presse in Kiev Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov lashes out at the West, claiming a plot to depose the government in Moscow, after US Vice-President Joe Biden threatens further sanctions Russia on Saturday accused the West of seeking regime change in Moscow, raising tensions over the conflict in Ukraine in the worst crisis in relations since the end of the Cold War. ...

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    New sanctions on Russia could ‘seriously’ impact growth: minister

    Posted Jun 28th 2014, 08:25pm by Agence France-Presse in Moscow

    ... Agence France-Presse in Moscow Economy Minister Alexei Ulyukayev tells TV channel further sanctions by the West over Ukraine could cause Russia's 'economic growth rates go seriously into the negative' A new round of Western sanctions on Russia over the crisis in Ukraine could seriously impact its already stalled economy, Economy Minister Alexei Ulyukayev said ...

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    Moscow police detain 15 Islamists with suicide belts

    Posted Nov 27th 2013, 04:11pm by Agence France-Presse in Moscow

    ... Agence France-Presse in Moscow Russian security forces arrest members of al-Qaeda affiliated Takfir wal-Hijra Islamist group in Moscow Russian police on Wednesday detained 15 heavily-armed radical Islamists in Moscow who allegedly belong to a banned offshoot of the al-Qaeda terror network and were preparing suicide strikes. The interior ministry said members of Takfir wal-Hijra ...

  4. News - World - RUSSIA

    CNN to suspend Russia broadcasting over new law tightening media curbs

    Posted Nov 11th 2014, 08:58pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington CNN will suspend broadcasting in Russia "in light of recent changes in Russian media legislation" which aim to tighten media controls. A statement issued on Monday by CNN International parent Turner International, which is part of the Time Warner conglomerate, offered no specific timetable, but the Tass news agency reported earlier ...

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    'Grand Theft Auto' gang blamed for 15 murders of Moscow motorists

    Posted Nov 14th 2014, 10:03pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Moscow Mysterious murderers terrorise motorists in Russian capital, apparently killing at least 15, with police tight-lipped about reported arrests Moscow 'Grand Theft Auto' gang on killing spree Authorities in Moscow have been hunting a mysterious gang that has terrorised motorists in recent months with a series of murders resembling scenes ...

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    Mikhail Gorbachev discharged from hospital after he was admitted for tests

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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Moscow Gorbachev in hospital, but determined to fight Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, 83, has been discharged from hospital after being admitted for medical tests. "I am feeling better today than I was yesterday. That is why doctors agreed that it was possible to allow me to leave the clinic," Gorbachev said. "I have been discharged ...

  7. News - World - RUSSIA

    Moscow's Night Wolves bikers are rebels with a cause

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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Moscow Russian Night Wolves advocate patriotism, eschewing drugs and violence Moscow's bikers are rebels with a cause Roaring through Moscow after dark with their big bikes, long hair and leather jackets, the Night Wolves could be Russia's answer to the Hell's Angels. But these are riders with a cause, and that cause is the motherland. ...

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    Russia’s Medvedev criticises France for backing Syrian rebels

    Posted Nov 26th 2012, 02:24pm by Reuters in Moscow

    ... Reuters in Moscow Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, speaking before a visit to Paris on Monday, criticised France’s support for the Syrian opposition and accused European Union leaders of indecisiveness in dealing with the region’s economic crisis. France became the first European power to recognise Syria’s new opposition coalition as the sole representative of its ...

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    '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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    Putin foe Mikhail Khodorkovsky says he is willing to lead Russia

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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Moscow Mikhail Khodorkovsky- pardoned by Putin in December- breaks political silence to launch movement challenging the president I'm willingto lead 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 ...




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