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Putin uses key speech to warn West as police detain protesters

Moscow - President Vladimir Putin warned Russia's foreign rivals to tread lightly on Wednesday as he gave a key speech amid deep tensions with the West and arrests of opposition protesters.

Doctors denied access to jailed Navalny as health concerns grow

Vladimir - Alexei Navalny's doctors were again denied access Tuesday to the jailed Kremlin critic despite growing concern over the hunger-striking Russian opposition figure's failing health.

Russia says to launch own space station in 2025

Moscow - Russia's space agency said Tuesday it hoped to launch its own orbital station in 2025 as Moscow considers withdrawing from the International Space Station programme to go it alone.

Doctors denied access to Navalny prison hospital

Vladimir - A team of medics including ailing Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny's personal doctor were denied access Tuesday to a penal colony where he is being treated at a prison hospital.

Russia's mystery duo back in the spotlight accused of black ops

Moscow - In 2018, after former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal was found unconscious on a park bench in Salisbury, Britain said it had identified two Russian agents seen wandering through the sleepy English town.

Russia moves Navalny to prison hospital under Western pressure

Moscow - Russia's penitentiary service on Monday said it was transferring ailing Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny to prison hospital, as the EU warned it would hold Moscow "responsible" for the state of his health.

Moscow lashes out after Prague accuses Skripal suspects over deadly blast

Moscow - Tensions between Moscow and Prague spiralled Sunday with Russia ordering out 20 diplomats, a day after the Czech Republic accused the suspects in the Skripal poisoning of being behind a deadly 2014 explosion on its soil.

From Moscow to New York, fast delivery takes off amid pandemic

Moscow - Like millions of people around the world, Yuri Nekrasov stopped going to the grocery store every day last year when authorities in Moscow enforced a coronavirus lockdown.

Russia, Ukraine expel diplomats as tensions soar

Sanktpeterburg - Russia on Saturday said it would expel a Ukrainian diplomat, prompting an immediate pledge of retaliation from Kiev, further escalating tensions over Moscow's troop build-up on Ukraine's eastern flank.

Kremlin critic Navalny could 'die any minute': doctors

Moscow - Jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny risks cardiac arrest at "any minute" as his health has rapidly deteriorated, doctors warned Saturday, urging immediate access to Russia's most famous prisoner.

Russia bans top Biden officials as tensions soar

Moscow - Russia on Friday banned top officials from US President Joe Biden's administration from entering the country and announced a wave of tit-for-tat sanctions and expulsions of diplomats, as tensions soar between the rivals.

Russia prosecutors seek to label Navalny groups 'extremist'

Moscow - Russian prosecutors on Friday asked a Moscow court to designate organisations linked to jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny as "extremist" in a move that could ban them in Russia and result in jail time for their members.

Kremlin welcomes Biden call for dialogue, criticises sanctions

Moscow - The Kremlin said Friday it was "good" that US President Joe Biden was seeking dialogue with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin but criticised the United States for a fresh bout of sanctions on Moscow.

New US sanctions won't 'help' Putin-Biden summit plans: Kremlin

Moscow - The Kremlin said Thursday that looming US sanctions against Russia in retaliation for alleged election interference and hacking will not "help" a potential summit between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart Joe Biden.

Russian police raid student news site over Navalny video

Moscow - Russian police on Wednesday raided the offices of student news site DOXA and charged staff with inciting minors to protest as authorities piled fresh pressure on independent media.

Biden summit offer hailed in Moscow as win for Putin

Moscow - US President Joe Biden's invitation to Vladimir Putin to hold a summit was being hailed in Moscow Wednesday as a sign that Washington had blinked first in the showdown with Russia over Ukraine.

Navalny's wife 'worried' for Kremlin critic after prison visit

Moscow - Jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny's wife, Yulia Navalnaya, said on Tuesday she was increasingly concerned for her hunger-striking husband's health after visiting him at his penal colony outside Moscow.

Russia detains two after huge Saint Petersburg fire

Sanktpeterburg - Russia on Tuesday detained two people after a huge fire gutted a historic factory in Saint Petersburg, as firefighters continued putting out the blaze.

Russian prison threatens to force-feed Navalny

Moscow - Russian prison officials are threatening to start force-feeding jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, his team said Monday, after he lost eight kilograms (18 pounds) since starting a hunger strike.

Russian prison threatens to force-feed Navalny: team

Moscow - Russian prison officials are threatening to start force-feeding jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, his team said Monday, after he lost eight kilograms (18 pounds) since starting a hunger strike.
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