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  1. News - World - RUSSIA

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

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

    ... Agencies in Moscow Poll pitches authorities against opposition candidate for first time since Putin's re-election Putin ally forecast to win Moscow mayor vote Muscovites voted in mayoral elections yesterday with polls predicting a win for President Vladimir Putin's ally Sergei Sobyanin over Alexey Navalny, who led anti-government protests in the Russian capital. ...

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    Putin accepts 'changes' in Syria

    Posted Dec 21st 2012, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... Agencies in Moscow Tough-talking president makes strongest comment yet he is ready to forsake Assad Putin accepts Syria needs 'change' Russian President Vladimir Putin distanced ... long-time ally. At his annual news conference, which lasted four hours, Putin said Moscow stood for a settlement that would "prevent the country from breakup and an endless civil war". ...

  3. News - China - RUSSIA

    Russia’s top diplomat to discuss Ukraine with President Xi Jinping in China visit

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 08:36pm by AGENCIES

    ... Agencies in Moscow and Washington Xi to host Russian foreign minister for Ukraine talks Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov is to meet Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing to discuss ... worn by Russian troops during Russia's illegal and illegitimate seizure of Crimea, is a grave development." Agence France-Presse, Reuters ...

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    Russian reporter’s murder trial starts despite boycott

    Posted Jul 24th 2013, 05:55pm by Agence France-Presse in Moscow

    ... Novosti news agency. “We categorically oppose the continuation of the hearing” without them, he added. Politkovskaya’s children have also complained that as the injured party their legal rights ... Agence France-Presse in Moscow A Russian jury on Wednesday began hearing the case against five men suspected over the murder of anti-Kremlin reporter Anna Politkovskaya, despite a boycott ...

  5. News - World - RUSSIA

    Nasa gives order to suspend Russian co-operation following Ukraine crisis

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 09:01pm by NYT

    ... of Crimea, formerly part of Ukrainian territory. "Right now, everything is normal in our relationship with the Russians," Nasa administrator Charlie Bolden said last month when the agency rolled out its 2015 budget proposal. He said the agency had not taken steps- at that point- to find an alternate way to get its astronauts to the station. Since Nasa retired the space shuttle ...

  6. News - World - RUSSIA

    Russian fighter jet flies low near US navy ship in Black Sea

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 09:56pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Washington A Russian fighter jet made multiple passes close to an American warship in the Black Sea for more than 90 minutes as tensions escalated in Ukraine, a US official has disclosed. In the first public account of the incident, th ...

  7. News - World - RUSSIA

    Navalny returns to Moscow a hero

    Posted Jul 20th 2013, 03:32pm by Agence France-Presse in Moscow

    ... Top opposition leader Alexei Navalny triumphantly returned home to Russia’s capital on Saturday after his unexpected release from prison, saying he would push ahead with a bid to become Moscow mayor. Navalny and his wife Yulia stepped off an overnight tra ...

  8. News - World - RUSSIA

    Moscow threatens US with retaliation after JPMorgan blocks diplomat's fund transfer

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 03:54pm by Agence France-Presse in Moscow

    ... Agence France-Presse in Moscow Moscow reacts as US sanctions against Russia following its annexing of Crimea started to take effect with JPMorgan Chase blocking a money transfer by a Russian diplomat Moscow on Wednesday threatened retaliatory action against US diplomats after US bank JPMorgan Chase blocked a transfer of funds carried out by a Russian envoy. Russia considered ...

  9. News - World - RUSSIA

    Russia removes ITAR-TASS news agency director Vitaly Ignatenko

    Posted Sep 19th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Moscow Ignatenko reportedly fired over inability to get to grips with social networks, mobile services Veteran boss of state news agency removed from post Russia's venerable ITAR-TASS news agency fired one of its Soviet-era giants as general director after nearly four decades of service that began at the height of the cold war. The government said ...

  10. News - World - RUSSIA

    Mikhail Gorbachev the whipping boy of disciples of lost Soviet empire

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 11:08pm by WASHPOST

    ... The Washington Post in Moscow Gorbachev whipping boy of disciples of lost empire Still radiant over their annexation of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula, some members of Russia's parliament are more nostalgic than ever for the Soviet Union- and on th ...




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