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World May 09Russia, Belarus mark Victory Day in contrasting events
Russian President Vladimir Putin marked Victory Day, the anniversary of the defeat of Nazi Germany in World War II, in a ceremony shorn of its usual military parade and pomp by the coronavirus pandemic. In neighboring Belarus, however, the ceremonies…
World May 02Western Europe relaxes virus measures, Russia numbers spike
Countries in Western Europe are moving ahead with the gradual relaxation of coronavirus lockdown restrictions. But Russia and Pakistan on Saturday reported their biggest one-day spikes in new infections, a sign the pandemic is far from over.
World Apr 19Churches mostly empty for Orthodox Easter due to virus rules
The holiest day of the year for Orthodox Christians was reserved and glum in many countries where churches were closed to worshipers for Easter services because of restrictions aimed at suppressing the spread of the coronavirus.
Nation Oct 26Russian agent Butina returns to Moscow after US deportation
The woman convicted of being a covert Russian agent returned to her homeland on Saturday, deported by the United States after serving a prison sentence.
World Sep 13Taliban visits Moscow days after Trump says talks ‘dead’
It was the Taliban's first international visit following the collapse of talks with Washington.
World Sep 07Russia and Ukraine trade prisoners, each fly 35 to freedom
Russia and Ukraine conducted a major prisoner exchange that freed 35 people detained in each country and flew them to the other, a deal that could help advance Russia-Ukraine relations and end five years of fighting in Ukraine's east.
World Aug 10Moscow election protest attracts huge crowd, spurs spinoffs
Tens of thousands of people rallied Saturday in one of Moscow’s biggest political protests in recent years, denouncing the exclusion of opposition and independent candidates from the Russian capital’s city council ballot.
World Aug 03Moscow police detain more than 800 at protest, monitor says
Police in Moscow cracked down hard on an unsanctioned election protest for the second weekend in a row Saturday, detaining more than 800 people at a rally against the exclusion from city council contests of some independent and opposition candidates,…
World Jul 27Russian police arrest more than 1,000 in Moscow protest
Russian police cracked down fiercely Saturday on demonstrators in central Moscow, beating some people and arresting more than 1,000 who were protesting the exclusion of opposition candidates from the ballot for Moscow city council. Police also stormed into a TV…
World Jun 12Russians protest fabricated arrests after falsified case against journalist is dropped
Supporters of a Russian journalist who was arrested on drug dealing charges and freed after the government admitted no evidence existed of wrongdoing marched Wednesday in Moscow to protest alleged fabrications by police.