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Breaking News: Investors flee Russian economy after Ukraine invasion
   
Posted by: Robert Weller

Moscow :: Russia | updated 2014-03-06 15:11:55 -0800 | disasters-news

Russian President Vladimir Putin has produced a bear market with his invasion of the Ukraine. Foreign investors are fleeing and the ruble was at historic lows Monday. "There's a sell-off of everything right now," BCS trader Artem Argetkin told BBC....
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Breaking News: Sochi 2014: Obama sends gay athletes as Putin tries to soften human rights image
   
Posted by: PrairieDogPress

Moscow :: Russia | updated 2013-12-22 15:03:07 -0800 | political-news

Russia’s parliament approved Wednesday an amnesty law submitted by President Vladimir Putin, with the hopes of staving off worldwide criticism of his government’s human rights abuse record, which is reportedly keeping many world leaders away from the Sochi Olympics in...
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Breaking News: Putin's secession agenda in Ukraine and the 'Kosovo precedent' (Part 1)
   
Posted by: JOHN-THOMAS DIDYMUS SelectMedia

Moscow :: Russia | updated 2014-03-29 15:31:02 -0700 | political-news

Commentary Author's note: This is the first of a two-part series. Part 2 can be accessed here. Russian President Vladimir Putin has repeatedly cited the so-called "Kosovo precedent" in defense of his policy in Ukraine. He has claimed that NATO...
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Breaking News: Russian stocks lose billions in trading after Ukraine invasion
   
Posted by: Nathan Salant

Moscow :: Russia | updated 2014-03-07 15:52:13 -0800 | business-news

Russia's stock market took heavy losses Monday on the first day of trading following a military takeover of the Ukraine's Crimea region that sparked alarm and condemnation from the West. Shares lost nearly $11 billion on the Moscow exchange and...
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Breaking News: Why Putin could invade mainland Ukraine
   
Posted by: JOHN-THOMAS DIDYMUS SelectMedia

Moscow :: Russia | updated 2014-03-25 16:46:55 -0700 | disasters-news

Author's note: This is the first of a two-part series. You may access the second part here. Media reports say the Obama administration is concerned that the Russian government could be planning to stage an invasion of eastern and southern...
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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: 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: 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: Russia disappearing under Putin's personal rule
   
Posted by: Robert Weller

Moscow :: Russia | updated 2014-04-23 18:29:14 -0700 | disasters-news

Opinion Russian President Vladimir Putin is in new battlegrounds, where masks won’t help. They include tight sanctions likely to soon be imposed, the emotional drain of being a pariah again, and unfriendly courtrooms. And all the friendly Russian media in...
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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: 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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