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Moscow says ‘absurd’ to conduct Ukraine elections amid violence

Russian President Vladimir Putin's spokesman said it would be absurd to conduct snap polls in Ukraine amid the raging violence, saying the Kremlin no longer had any influence over rebels in the country's east. "We do not understand what elections in……

U.S. claims ‘signs of Moscow involvement’ in latest outbreak of violence in Ukraine

‘Signs of Moscow involvement’ in Ukraine violence, US says (via AFP) Attacks on police and security service buildings in eastern Ukraine by pro-Russian gunmen bore “tell-tale signs of Moscow’s involvement,” the US envoy to the United Nations said Sunday. Speaking on ABC television’s “This Week” program, Ambassador Samantha…  …

50,000 rally in Moscow against Crimea intervention

Around 50,000 people rallied in central Moscow Saturday in protest at Russia's intervention in Ukraine, a day before the Crimean peninsula votes on switching to Kremlin rule. Waving both Ukrainian and Russian flags and shouting slogans heard during……

No sign of cyber leaker Snowden on flight to Cuba

MOSCOW (Reuters) – A Russian passenger plane left Moscow for Havana on Thursday without any sign of former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden on board, witnesses said. Cuba is considered a possible destination for Snowden on his way to Ecuador, where he is seeking asylum. The 30-year-old American is…

Circus family reopens Moscow’s unique cat theater

Up on a brightly lit Moscow stage a clown loudly welcomes the stars of today’s show — 20 highly trained cats. Packing out the auditorium with excited children and adults, the feline performers are the main attraction at the world-famous and unique cat theatre. Founded just before the collapse of…

Anti-Putin human chain protest hits Moscow

MOSCOW — Thousands of Russians linked hands around Moscow on Sunday in a protest against Prime Minister Vladimir Putin’s expected return to the Kremlin for a third term in elections next weekend. A din of endless honking descended on Moscow’s 16-kilometre (10-mile) Garden Ring Road as drivers expressed support for…

Motorists circle Moscow in anti-Putin protest

Moscow drivers flying white balloons and ribbons prepared to circle the Kremlin on Sunday in protest against Prime Minister Vladimir Putin’s likely return as president in March 4 polls. The second such auto rally in three weeks was due to be picked up in other cities as the opposition sought…

Thousands mass in Moscow for rival Putin rallies

Tens of thousands took to the streets of Moscow Saturday for rival rallies opposing and supporting Russian strongman Vladimir Putin’s political domination one month ahead of presidential polls. Police said between 87,000 and 90,000 turned up for the pro-Putin rally in the west of the capital and put the number…

Russia says Iran has no long-range missiles

Iran has no long-range missiles, a Russian defence official said Tuesday in Moscow’s first response to a series of tests conducted by Tehran near the vital Strait of Hormuz oil supply route. “Iran does not have the technology to create intermediate or long-range inter-continental ballistic missiles,” defence ministry spokesman Vadim…

Dozens arrested in Russia New Year protests

Russian riot police arrested dozens of people on Saturday in Moscow and Saint Petersburg who tried to stage unsanctioned New Year’s Eve protests against 12 years of Vladimir Putin’s dominant rule. The show of police force marked the first time the authorities had cracked down on members of the Russian…

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