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Putin backs armed OSCE mission to east Ukraine

Moscow - President Vladimir Putin backs an armed OSCE mission to war-torn eastern Ukraine, the Kremlin said Thursday, in spite of objections by pro-Moscow rebels.

Russia ready to extend Aleppo humanitarian pause: Putin

Moscow - Russia President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that Moscow was ready to extend the humanitarian pause in Aleppo, Syria's second largest city already badly damaged by bombing, "as far as possible".

Ukraine peace 'roadmap' by end of November: president

Moscow - A "roadmap" for applying the Minsk peace accords for Ukraine will be presented by the end of November, President Petro Poroshenko announced Thursday.

Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko promoted to deputy PM

Moscow - Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko, whose time in office has been tarnished by allegations of state-sponsored doping, has been promoted to deputy prime minister, Russian news agencies reported on Wednesday.

Putin in talks on Mosul with Turkish, Iraqi leaders: Kremlin

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke by telephone with the leaders of Turkey and Iraq about battle for Mosul, where Iraqi forces are fighting to oust the Islamic State group, the Kremlin said Wednesday.

Moscow announces 8-hour Aleppo ceasefire

Moscow - Russia said Monday its forces and Syrian regime troops would briefly halt fire in Aleppo on Thursday, as criticism mounted of the ferocious Moscow-backed assault on the Syrian city.

Man 'blows himself up' at TV centre in Georgian breakaway region

Moscow - An unidentified man on Monday blew himself up at the state-owned TV centre in Abkhazia, a tiny Russian-backed breakaway region of Georgia, local officials said."A man blew himself up on the territory of the TV centre.

Russian student who followed IS lover to Syria faces 'terrorist' trial

Moscow - Police in bullet-proof vests guard a military court for the terrorism trial of Varvara Karaulova, a slim 20-year-old with braided hair who clutches a page of handwritten notes.

Putin dismisses US hacking claims as pre-election ploy

Moscow - President Vladimir Putin on Sunday said US claims Russia had directed cyber attacks against Washington sought to "distract" American voters from domestic problems.

Russian academics fight back against fraud, plagiarism

Moscow - A dissertation council reviewing work on the mediaeval era is not normally national news, but Russia was abuzz this month when historians convened to pass judgement: was the culture minister a fraud?

Russia slams 'unprecedented' US threats over cyber attacks

Moscow - The Kremlin on Saturday slammed Washington for its "unprecedented" threats against Moscow over an alleged series of cyber attacks and vowed to respond.

Russian FM has no 'special expectations' for weekend Syria talks

Moscow - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Friday he had no "special expectations" for talks in Switzerland this weekend on the Syrian crisis, as violence continues to rage in Aleppo.

Russian Orthodox Patriarch's visit to UK to 'build trust'

Moscow - A historic first ever visit to Britain by the leader of the Russian Orthodox Church will help strengthen trust between the countries with ties at a frosty low, a senior cleric said Friday.

Putin ratifies deal on 'indefinite' Syria deployment

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday approved a law ratifying Moscow's deal with Syria to deploy its forces in the country indefinitely, in a move seen as firming their long-term presence.

As US ties slump, Russian war rhetoric spikes at home

Moscow - State television threatens the West with nuclear weapons, the Kremlin halts a disarmament treaty, the army warns of shooting down US jets. As ties between Russia and the West have once again slumped, rhetoric in Moscow has peaked.

Russia to sign S-400 air defence deal with India

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin will seal a deal with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during an upcoming visit to deliver Moscow's most advanced air defence system, the Kremlin said Thursday.

Paint, urine and (fake) blood: Russia conservatives attack art shows

Moscow - Heading to an exhibition of photographs of Ukrainian troops, Russian art lecturer Anton Belikov slipped a can of red paint into his pocket.

Russia announces Syria talks with US, regional powers Saturday

Moscow - Russia on Wednesday said it would hold Syria talks with the United States and regional powers this weekend, the first meeting on the conflict since Washington froze bilateral ceasefire negotiations.

Moscow says US hacking claims 'flattering', but false

Moscow - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Wednesday said that US claims Moscow is meddling in the American election process are "flattering" but baseless.

Putin says French UN Syria proposal aimed at 'inflaming situation'

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday accused France of pushing for a UN proposal on Syria at the weekend knowing Russia would veto it, blaming the United States for leaning on Paris.
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