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  1. News - World - RUSSIA

    Putin touts Russian weapons build-up with ICBM submarine launch

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 09:16pm by AP

    ... an intercontinental ballistic missile from a nuclear submarine. At the same time, he emphasised that Russia would not enter a new arms race and would control its military budget to avoid overburdening ... steps." Putin claimed that some in the West would like to pull Russia into a new arms race, but "we will not enter such race, it's absolutely excluded". He argued that Russia needed ...

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    Hundreds held after Moscow race riot over murder of ethnic Russian

    Posted Oct 14th 2013, 06:32pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Moscow Peaceful protest in wake of killing blamed on Muslim migrant turns into bloody confrontation Hundreds held after raceriot over Russian's murder Moscow police yesterday were holding about 400 people after the capital was rocked by some of its worst race rioting in years, sparked by the killing of an ethnic Russian, allegedly by a Muslim migrant ...

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    Russia bows to pressure on wording of Olympic truce and embraces gays

    Posted Sep 16th 2013, 12:00am by NYT

    ... capacity, religion, race and social status", according to documents viewed by The New York Times. It made no mention of gay or transgender people, a particularly sensitive omission given ...

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    Putin says he might run for fourth term as president of Russia

    Posted Sep 21st 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... that Putin had abolished in 2004. This opened the way for protest leader Alexei Navalny to run in this month's Moscow mayoral race, where he finished a strong second. ...

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    Polls favour Putin's ally Sergei Sobyanin in Moscow mayoral ballot

    Posted Sep 09th 2013, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... elections in a decade, state-run pollster VTsIOM predicted. It forecast anti-corruption activist Navalny getting 15.7 per cent. The race pits the Russian authorities against an opposition candidate ...

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    Alexei Navalny goes down fighting in Moscow mayoral poll

    Posted Sep 09th 2013, 11:22am by AFP

    ... on Monday evening, during which he has promised to decide future strategy. ‘The most honest elections’ The candidacy of the charismatic anti-corruption crusader Navalny made the race the first ...

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    Vladimir Putin's United Russia party wins elections

    Posted Oct 16th 2012, 12:00am by Reuters in Khimki and Bryansk

    ... Results from contests staged on Sunday from the Baltic Sea to Kamchatka on the Pacific Ocean showed United Russia had won or was heading for victory in all five provincial governorship races ... significant violations so far". But opponents say the Kremlin used its position to give favoured candidates an unfair advantage by removing competitors from races and pressuring state employees ...

  8. News - World - RUSSIA

    Fury as Russia jails opposition leader Alexei Navalny

    Posted Jul 18th 2013, 03:49pm by AFP

    ... Kobzev, said he would do so. The head of his campaign staff, Leonid Volkov, said Navalny had told him he would withdraw from the Moscow race if he was jailed, and that Navalny would make ...

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    Russian President Vladimir Putin takes command of nuclear missile test

    Posted Oct 22nd 2012, 12:00am by The New York Times in Moscow

    ... spending as he strove for a convincing margin of victory in March presidential elections. With that race safely behind him, Russia's government is struggling to devise a budget that fulfils ...

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    Bolshoi chief fights for eyesight after acid attack

    Posted Jan 18th 2013, 08:40pm by AFP

    ... in a Moscow hospital room after the attack with his face almost totally bandaged. “I got scared, I thought, he is going to shoot me,” he said. “I turned around to run, but he raced ahead of me,” he ...



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