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Op-Ed: Putin ‘wanted to split Ukraine with Poland’

Warsaw - In what can only be described as a major added splash in the murky puddle of Ukraine/Russian relations, it’s been revealed by Polish sources that Vladimir Putin proposed splitting Ukrainian territory between Russia and Poland in 2008.

Op-Ed: Putin's Russian victimhood on Voice of America

Western media both expose, but often just report, Putin's Russian victimhood propaganda claims, while poor management at Voice of America and insufficient funding from Congress prevent U.S. broadcaster from effectively countering Kremlin's disinformation.

Mysterious sub near Stockholm might be Dutch: Russian source

Moscow - A mysterious "foreign vessel" the Swedish military have been searching for off the coast of Stockholm might belong to the Netherlands, a source in the Russian defence ministry was quoted as saying on Monday.

Anti-tobacco conference struggles to stub out lobbyists

Moscow - A major conference in Moscow aimed at cutting global smoking rates this week found itself grappling with another issue: how to stop the powerful tobacco lobby from butting in on the debate.

Russia denies agreement to share intel on IS militants 

Moscow - Moscow on Thursday denied a US assertion that it had agreed to ramp up intelligence-sharing with Washington over the Islamic State group, saying it would provide no such help without UN Secuity Council approval.

Putin accuses Obama of hostility, meddling

Moscow - President Vladimir Putin accused US counterpart Barack Obama of a hostile attitude towards Russia, warning against "attempts to blackmail" Moscow.

Chinese officials scramble to find Putin’s tiger before poachers

Kuzya, a 23-month-old orphaned Siberian tiger that Russian President Vladimir Putin helped release back into the wild in May, has crossed into China. The last thing Chinese officials want is for Kuzya to fall victim to poachers.

China, Russia seek 'international justice'

Moscow - Russia and China pledged to ramp up efforts to promote a just world order as they signed dozens of deals ranging from energy to finance.

Russian Health Minister: Three Ebola vaccines six months away

Moscow - On Saturday, Russian Health Minister, Veronika Skvortsova disclosed to journalists that three Ebola vaccines will be ready within the next six months.

Op-Ed: ‘Ban Putin’ G20 uproar in Australia, Pravda sneers

Sydney - The attendance of Russian Federation president Vladimir Putin at the G20 meeting in Brisbane isn’t popular with many sections of the Australian public. The Australian government isn’t too happy, either.

Putin orders troops back from Ukraine border ahead of talks

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered thousands of troops to withdraw from the border with Ukraine ahead of diplomatic talks on bringing peace to the Western-backed, former Soviet republic.

'Love is love' as Snowden's girlfriend joins him in Russia

Moscow - US fugitive Edward Snowden, who was granted asylum by Moscow after revealing the extent of US global surveillance, has been reunited with his girlfriend in Russia, his lawyer said Saturday.

Talks with new UN Syria envoy set for October 21: Russia

Moscow - A new UN Syria envoy is expected to arrive for talks in Russia on October 21, the foreign ministry in Moscow said on Saturday.

Strained mood at Russian Grand Prix ahead of Putin visit

Sochi - The inaugural Russian Grand Prix will take place on Sunday in a strained atmosphere, part-subdued and part-celebratory, amid high security and dramatic speculation, all intensified when, as expected, president Vladimir Putin arrives in the paddock befo...

Russia rights group calls state legal attack an 'insult'

Moscow - Russia's most prominent rights group Memorial on Saturday called a legal assault on their organization an "insult", warning it could seriously disrupt their work.

Russia extends house arrest for leading Putin critic

Moscow - A Russian court on Friday extended the house arrest of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who faces graft charges his supporters say are politically motivated.

Gorbachev hospitalised, 'determined to fight for life'

Moscow - Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, 83, has been hospitalised but is determined to fight for his life, Russian press agencies reported Thursday. "My state of health has been moderate for a week and today I am in hospital.

Op-Ed: Malaysian air disaster more of nightmare than thought

Amsterdam - The destruction of the Malaysian Airliner Boeing 777 allegedly shot down by a Russian missile crew has become even more of a horror story than thought.

Praise and damnation as Putin marks 'Herculean' birthday

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin marked his 62nd birthday roaming the Siberian wilderness on Tuesday, as supporters compared his takeover of Crimea to a Herculean labour and 100,000 marched in Chechnya in his honour.

Russia ratifies economic union with Belarus and Kazakhstan

Moscow - Vladimir Putin, the Russian president, signed a law that commits the country to the Eurasian Economic Union. The agreement comes into force on the first of January 2015 creating an economic union among Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus.
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