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Breaking News: Putin assures gays will be safe at Sochi if they 'leave children alone'
 
Posted by: PrairieDogPress

Moscow :: Russia | updated 2014-01-21 15:58:38 -0800 | political-news

Three weeks in advance of the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi, Russian President Vladimir Putin met with a group of volunteers Friday and raised eyebrows with his remarks aimed at assuaging fears about the safety of gay athletes and visitors...
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Breaking News: Could economic sanctions stop Putin? '07 study questions effectiveness
 
Posted by: JOHN-THOMAS DIDYMUS

Moscow :: Russia | updated 2014-03-26 16:33:27 -0700 | political-news

With the US and EU having imposed economic sanctions on Russia over its annexation of Crimea and the country beginning to feel the impact, questions are being raised about the effectiveness of economic sanctions in international politics. The BBC's Linda...
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Breaking News: Pussy Riot member calls early release a 'public relations' stunt
 
Posted by: Robert Myles

Moscow :: Russia | updated 2013-12-27 14:09:20 -0800 | political-news

Maria Alyokhina, a member of the Russian punk rock band, “Pussy Riot,” freed, Monday, from a Russian prison under a prisoner amnesty announced by the Russian parliament, the Duma, slated her early release as nothing more than a PR stunt....
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Breaking News: Russian policeman prevented train bombing from being more deadly
 
Posted by: PrairieDogPress

Volgograd :: Russia | updated 2014-01-03 11:33:26 -0800 | disasters-news

Just 400 miles from the Olympic town of Sochi, initial reports claimed a woman detonated the bomb she was carrying in a bag packed with shrapnel and TNT in a Volgograd train station at 12:45 p.m. Sunday killing 15 confirmed...
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Breaking News: Ukraine stays out of EU for $15 billion and lower gas prices from Russia
 
Posted by: Nathan Salant

Moscow :: Russia | updated 2013-12-20 07:33:59 -0800 | political-news

Ukraine abandoned the European Union on Tuesday by agreeing to take $15 billion and reduced natural gas prices from Russia. The deal, which rescues the cash-strapped former Soviet republic from a looming default, was being seen around the world as...
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Breaking News: Sochi Olympics:  Women ski jumpers compete for first time in history
 
Posted by: Dava Castillo

Sochi :: Russia | updated 2014-02-10 15:24:47 -0800 | sports-news

After decades of discrimination and battling the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for the right to enter ski jumping in the Winter Olympics, women will be debuting on Feb. 11 in the Ladies Normal Hill competition at Sochi, according to the...
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Breaking News: US, EU won't risk hurting the fragile global economy over Crimea
 
Posted by: JOHN-THOMAS DIDYMUS

Moscow :: Russia | updated 2014-03-23 15:51:51 -0700 | political-news

In response to the lower house of the Russian parliament voting on Thursday to approve the incorporation of Crimea into the Russian Federation, US President Barack Obama has announced new sanctions targeting specific individuals in Russia, many of whom are...
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Breaking News: Newly released Pussy Riot members hurl new criticisms at Putin
 
Posted by: Nathan Salant

Krasnoyarsk :: Russia | updated 2013-12-27 14:09:20 -0800 | humanitarian-news

Two members of Russian punk protest band Pussy Riot freed from priso on Monday called their release "disgusting and cynical" and promised to continue their criticism of President Vladimir Putin. The band's leader, 24-year-old Nadya Tolokonnikova, said Putin's grant of...
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Breaking News: Russia plays 'you are glue' card in Ukraine diplomacy
 
Posted by: Nathan Salant SelectMedia

Moscow :: Russia | updated 2014-03-11 14:49:04 -0700 | odd-news

Russia hit a new low in diplomacy on Friday when its foreign minister said any US sanctions to penalize Moscow for invading Crimea would "boomerang" and hurt the United States. That's what Sergei Lavrov told US Secretary of State John...
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Breaking News: One regret too many – reflecting on one's life
 
Posted by: PJesep

Moscow :: Russia | updated 2014-04-12 09:02:06 -0700 | spirituality-religion-news

In “My Way,” Frank Sinatra crooned, “…regrets, I’ve had a few, but then again too few to mention.” In the end, even if the regrets are few in number, it only takes one to challenge your conscience, thus causing self-doubt...
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Breaking News: Obama, Biden stand up to Russia by standing up Olympics
 
Posted by: Mike Sarzo

Sochi :: Russia | updated 2013-12-21 14:21:09 -0800 | sports-news

The calls for boycotting the Sochi Olympics, set to begin in February, in response to Russia's virulently anti-gay "propaganda" laws have been intense as allies to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered community have protested the laws and the brutality...
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Breaking News: Russian president backs Egypt army chief's run for presidency
 
Posted by: saleh1966

Moscow :: Russia | updated 2014-02-17 10:36:17 -0800 | political-news

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday provided support for Egyptian Defense Minister Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi to run in the presidential election in Egypt likely to be held before the end of April, AFP news reported. Putin told Field Marshal Sisi during...
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Breaking News: Man without a country: The Edward Snowden saga
 
Posted by: tjlarson SelectMedia

Moscow :: Russia | updated 2014-01-02 13:52:14 -0800 | political-news

The world watches as events unfold surrounding former National Security Agency contractor and self-proclaimed whistle-blower Edward Snowden and the disclosure of the US government's covert data-gathering operation codenamed PRISM. PRISM has purportedly been operating since 2007. It...
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Breaking News: Sanctions threat causes flight of Russian funds from West, speeds up new trade relations
 
Posted by: northsunm32

Moscow :: Russia | updated 2014-03-23 07:31:10 -0700 | business-news

Opinion Just the threat of sanctions, let alone the reality, has resulted in a flow of Russian funds out of the West. Threatening sanctions may hasten the decline of the dollar as well as changing trading patterns. Countries that freeze...
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Source: BBC

Donetsk :: Russia | updated 2014-07-30 02:22:14 -0700 | political-news

The UK will pay an economic price for imposing sanctions on Russia, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has said. But he said the "pain" would be no worse than in other EU countries and would be worth it to curb "Russian...
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