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Moscow has mildest December in 113 years

Russian meteorologists recorded the mildest temperatures for 113 years in the capital Moscow, registering 4.1 Celsius (39.4 Fahrenheit) on Tuesday. “At 1:00 am (2100 GMT Monday), a temperature of 4.1 degrees Celsius was recorded Tuesday, beating the 1898 record of 3.3 degrees in December,” in Moscow, a spokeswoman for the…

Anti-Putin rallies spread across Russia

Over 50,000 people rallied Saturday in Moscow while thousands more came out across Russia following disputed polls in the biggest ever national show of defiance against strongman Vladimir Putin’s 12-year rule. A crowd chanting “Russia without Putin” marched past tight police cordons to a square on an island in the…

Russian vote protests spread across nation

Up to 50,000 people turned out in Moscow on Saturday for a protest against disputed polls that have sparked a rare national show of defiance against Vladimir Putin’s 12-year rule. Hundreds of security trucks blocked off central squares while helicopters patrolled the skies as Moscow authorities deployed more than 50,000…

Defiant Russia opposition vows mass protest

Russia’s opposition on Thursday defiantly vowed to stage a mass protest in Moscow at the weekend contesting the results of elections, despite warnings from the authorities to scale down the event. Around 1,000 people have been arrested in three days of demonstrations protesting what they say was mass fraud in…

More than 100 detained in Moscow vote protest

MOSCOW — More than 100 people were detained in central Moscow on Sunday during an unsanctioned opposition rally against the conduct of Russia’s parliamentary elections, city police said. “After repeated warnings about the illegal nature of the event, more than 100 people were detained,” the Interfax news agency quoted a…

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