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Politics Apr 16Russia to expel 10 U.S. diplomats in response to Washington sanctions
Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov also said Moscow will add eight U.S. officials to its sanctions list and move to shut down the work of U.S. nongovernmental organizations to end what he called interfering in Russia's politics.
World Apr 05Putin signs law allowing him 2 more terms as Russia’s leader
The 68-year-old Russian president has been in power for more than two decades. That's longer than any other Kremlin leader since Soviet dictator Josef Stalin.
World Mar 31Navalny announces start of prison hunger strike
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny says he has started a prison hunger strike to protest officials’ failure to provide proper treatment for his back and leg pains.
World Mar 13Police detain participants in Russian opposition forum
Police in Moscow detained about 200 people participating in a forum of independent members of municipal councils on Saturday, an action that came amid a multi-pronged crackdown on dissent by Russian authorities.
World Mar 02Former Soviet leader Gorbachev turns 90
Gorbachev, who has stayed in a hospital as a precaution amid the coronavirus pandemic, was scheduled to have a video call Tuesday with his aides who gathered at his foundation to congratulate him.
World Feb 20Moscow court rejects opposition leader Navalny’s appeal
Navalny, 44, an anti-corruption crusader and President Vladimir Putin’s most vocal critic, was arrested on Jan. 17 upon returning from Germany, where he spent five months recovering from a nerve-agent poisoning that he blames on the Kremlin. Russian authorities have…
World Feb 15Russia says it’s open to better ties with the European Union
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said after talks in St. Petersburg with his Finnish counterpart, Pekka Haavisto, that "if the EU decides that it's necessary to restore relations, we will be ready for it."…
World Feb 12Russia says it’s ready for split if EU imposes new sanctions
Asked if Russia is heading toward a split with the European Union, Lavrov answered: "We proceed from the assumption that we are ready for that."…
World Feb 04Kremlin says thousands of arrests at protests was necessary response
The Kremlin strongly rebuffed Western criticism Thursday and described the thousands of arrests at protests against the jailing of opposition leader Alexei Navalny as a necessary response to the unsanctioned rallies.
World Feb 02Moscow court orders Kremlin foe Navalny to prison
A Moscow court on Tuesday ordered Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny to prison on charges that he violated the terms of his probation while he was recuperating in Germany from nerve-agent poisoning.