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Russian opposition leader Navalny released

Russia: A Russian court Friday freed charismatic opposition leader Alexei Navalny from custody less than 24 hours after he was convicted of embezzlement, a surprise

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US diplomat ordered to leave Russia in spy case

MOSCOW: A U.S. diplomat was ordered Tuesday to leave the country after the Kremlin’s security services said he tried to recruit a Russian agent, and they displayed tradecraft tools that

Fire in Russian psychiatric hospital kills 38

MOSCOW: A fire raged through a psychiatric hospital outside Moscow early Friday, killing 38 people, including two nurses, emergency officials said. A third nurse managed to save two patients and

Russia bans 18 Americans after similar US move

MOSCOW: Russia on Saturday named 18 Americans banned from entering the country in response to Washington imposing sanctions on 18 Russians for alleged human rights violations. The list released by

Russian region begins recovery from meteor fall

CHELYABINSK, Russia: As a small army of people worked to replace acres of windows shattered by the enormous explosion from a meteor, many joked on Saturday about what had happened

Putin: NGOs mustn’t meddle in Russia’s affairs

MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday warned foreign-funded non-government organizations against meddling in the country’s affairs. Putin also angrily lashed out at recent U.S. criticism of the Russian-led post-Soviet

Back in the USSR? Key Soviet document is missing

MINSK, Belarus: The powerful Soviet Union may still exist after all — at least on paper. Former Belarusian leader Stanislav Shushkevich says a historic 1991 document that proclaimed the death

Israel strike on Syria ‘unacceptable’: Russia

DAMASCUS:  Russia warned on Thursday that any Israeli air strike against Syria would be “unacceptable” after the Damascus regime said a military research centre had come under Israeli fighter jet

Russian Crackdown on Gays
Russian police break up “kiss-in” against anti-gay law

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian police detained 20 people on Friday when gay activists tried to stage a “kiss-in” outside parliament to protest against a draft law banning the promotion of