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Major US investor in Russian court over fraud charges

Moscow - The US head of a major investment firm appeared in a Moscow court for a detention hearing Friday after Russia opened a fraud investigation into him and several of his colleagues.

Russia marks 30 years since Afghan war pullout

Moscow - Hundreds of veterans of Moscow's intervention in Afghanistan on Friday marked 30 years since the pullout of Soviet troops from the bloody conflict that remains an uncomfortable national memory.

Russia marks 30 years since Afghan war pullout

Moscow - Hundreds of veterans of Moscow's intervention in Afghanistan on Friday marked 30 years since the pullout of Soviet troops from the bloody conflict that remains an uncomfortable national memory.

Russia, Turkey, Iran to hold Syria summit

Sochi - Russian President Vladimir Putin was set to host his Iranian and Turkish counterparts Thursday to discuss how to resolve the conflict in Syria as Islamic State jihadists made a last stand in the east of the country and Washington prepares to withdraw t...

Russia seeks to vindicate Afghan war, 30 years after pullout

Moscow - Soviet authorities themselves condemned the USSR's bloody occupation of Afghanistan, but 30 years later some in Vladimir Putin's Russia are coming to see the operation in a more positive light.

Op-Ed: Russia to unplug from the internet — Good move, perhaps

Moscow - Russia is regularly accused of cyberespionage, denial of service attacks and most of the lexicon of cyber warfare. Now, Russia plans to disconnect from the internet in a security move. It may well be the new reality for a new cyber Cold War.

Russia detains more Jehovah's Witnesses amid crackdown

Moscow - Russian authorities have detained Jehovah's Witnesses in the central region of Mordovia, police said on Thursday, as part of a crackdown which the UN warned was setting a "dangerous precedent".

Block of ice kills man in St Petersburg as snow piles up

Sanktpeterburg - Lawmakers in Russia's second city Saint Petersburg have called for a state of emergency after heavier than usual snowfall caused treacherous conditions and a man died when he was hit by a block of falling ice.

Taliban say Moscow talks with Afghan politicians 'very successful'

Moscow - The Taliban on Wednesday hailed unprecedented talks with Afghan politicians as "very successful", despite disagreements over women's rights and the group's demand for an Islamic constitution in the war-torn country.

Exiled Yanukovych slams Poroshenko ahead of Ukraine vote

Moscow - Former Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych who fled to Russia in 2014 slammed his pro-Western successor Petro Poroshenko on Wednesday, accusing him of planning to rig next month's presidential election.

Danish Jehovah's Witness gets 6 years for 'extremism' in Russia

Or - A Russian court on Wednesday sentenced a Jehovah's Witness to six years in prison for "extremism", in the first conviction of its kind since a 2017 law that outlawed the religious group.

Danish Jehovah's Witness gets 6 years for 'extremism' in Russia

Or - A Russian court on Wednesday sentenced a Jehovah's Witness to six years in prison for "extremism", in the first conviction of its kind since a 2017 law that outlawed the religious group.

Taliban hold rare talks with Afghan politicians in Moscow

Moscow - The Taliban began an extraordinary meeting with high-ranking Afghan politicians -- including women -- on Tuesday in Moscow, where rivals of President Ashraf Ghani called for an interim government as they negotiated without him.

Russia to develop new missile systems in 2 years after treaty pullout

Moscow - Russia's defence minister Sergei Shoigu on Tuesday said the country must develop new types of missile systems in the next two years after Washington and Moscow ripped up a key arms control treaty.

Russia must develop new types of missiles in next 2 years: defence minister

Moscow - Russia's defence minister Sergei Shoigu on Tuesday said the country must develop new types of missile systems in the next two years after Washington and Moscow ripped up a key arms control treaty.

After World Cup, Russians flock to matches

Moscow - Many thought the football craze in Russia would not last and the shiny new stadiums built for the World Cup would rapidly become "white elephants" the country could not afford.

Russia suspends nuclear missile treaty after US move

Moscow - President Vladimir Putin on Saturday said Russia was suspending its participation in a key Cold War-era missile treaty in a mirror response to a US move the day before.

Russia suspends nuclear missile treaty after US move

Moscow - President Vladimir Putin on Saturday said Russia was suspending its participation in a key Cold War-era missile treaty in a mirror response to a US move the day before.

Russia says 'no progress' on nuclear treaty ahead of deadline

Moscow - Moscow and Washington have made "no progress" in talks on saving a key arms control treaty, a Russian diplomat said on Thursday, with the United States expected to begin withdrawal this weekend.

Russian lawmaker arrested on senate floor for murders

Moscow - A Russian lawmaker was arrested Wednesday in the middle of a parliament session in connection with two murders committed eight years ago, an official and news reports said.
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