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Kremlin warns US against ditching Iran nuclear deal

Moscow - The Kremlin warned Washington on Friday that abandoning the Iran nuclear deal would be a heavy blow to international relations and non-proliferation efforts.

White House, Kremlin play down undisclosed Trump-Putin talks

Washington - The White House and Kremlin on Wednesday played down the significance of an additional, previously undisclosed meeting between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin during this month's G20 summit.

Kremlin 'resolutely' denies Russia hacked US vote

Moscow - The Kremlin on Tuesday strongly denied a leaked US report that Russian military intelligence hackers tried to infiltrate into US voting systems before last year's presidential election.

Downing of Russian warplane a 'very serious incident': Kremlin

Moscow - Russia condemned the downing of a warplane on the Turkish-Syrian border but refused to comment further after Ankara said it had shot down the plane."It is a very serious incident," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters.

Russia bans then unbans Reddit over drug posts

The Kremlin’s Internet watchdog blocked access to Reddit this week before quickly reversing its decision over concerns regarding threads that discuss the growth of marijuana.

Russia's new 'undesirables' law draws Western ire

Moscow - The European Union joined the United States on Sunday in condemning a Russian crackdown on "undesirable" NGOs, calling it a "worrying step" that would stifle free speech.

FBI memo: Churchill wanted Harry Truman to 'nuke' Russia

London - A newly released secret memo from FBI archives reveals that in 1947, Winston Churchill, Britain's prime minister during the Second World War, urged the US to launch a preemptive nuclear strike against the Soviet Union to "wipe out" the Kremlin.

Tens of thousands march for Putin in shadow of Ukraine war

Moscow - Tens of thousands of President Vladimir Putin's supporters marched through central Moscow on Tuesday in the latest show of increasingly feverish patriotism stirred by the war in Ukraine.

Merkel, Putin agree on international probe of MH17 crash

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russian President Vladimir Putin have agreed for an international investigation into the downing of a Malaysian Airlines plane over Ukraine, Berlin said on Saturday.

Kremlin silent as pro-Russian rebels retreat in Ukraine

Moscow - As a Ukrainian government offensive sends separatists retreating from their strongholds in the country's restive east, there are signs that Moscow is seeking to distance itself from the pro-Russian rebels.

Putin, Ukraine president discuss possible ceasefire: Kremlin

Moscow - President Vladimir Putin and his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko discussed a possible ceasefire, the Kremlin said Tuesday, after a second member of a Russian television crew was confirmed to have died in the east of the ex-Soviet state.

Moscow says 'absurd' to conduct Ukraine polls amid violence

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin's spokesman said it would be absurd to conduct snap polls in Ukraine amid the raging violence, saying the Kremlin no longer had any influence over rebels in the country's east.

OSCE team freed in east Ukraine

- The OSCE team captured by pro-Moscow rebels in eastern Ukraine was freed on Saturday after more than a week of captivity in the flashpoint town of Slavyansk, the group said.

Putin receiving requests for help from eastern Ukraine

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin is receiving many requests for help from eastern Ukraine, where pro-Moscow protesters have clashed with authorities, and is watching the situation with "great concern", his spokesman said on Monday.

Russian Federation begins gradual invasion of eastern Ukraine

Slavyansk - Russia's long-expected invasion of eastern Ukraine may be underway Saturday as masked gunmen have seized government buildings in two cities near the border.

Russia to hold off on more sanctions against US: Putin

Moscow - President Vladimir Putin on Friday said Moscow would hold off on further reciprocal sanctions against the United States, after Washington introduced punitive measures against his close allies over the Ukraine crisis."You know, both in the first case --...

Russia to hold off on more sanctions against US: Putin

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday said Moscow would for now hold off on more reciprocal sanctions against the United States, after Washington introduced punitive measures against his close allies over the Ukraine crisis."You know, both in the ...

Kremlin website hit by 'powerful' cyber attack

Victories are hard to come by for Vladimir Putin's opponents, activists are jailed, protests draw dwindling crowds, but on Friday they celebrated a minor triumph by briefly knockin...

Putin aide accuses US of funding Ukraine rebels

Kiev - An advisor to Russian President Vladimir Putin accused Washington on Thursday of financing and arming Ukrainian militants as a senior US official arrived for crisis talks in Kiev.

Kremlin’s stamp of approval runs into trouble

Amsterdam - Set up in 2004 as a non-governmental organization, the Guild of Purveyors to the Kremlin has since set the standard for which many Russian companies aim. A legal battle within one of its member firms, however, could tarnish the Guild’s reputation.

Russia: Cyprus deal is theft, Kremlin may freeze German assets

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has reacted to the Cypriot bailout deal by labelling it as theft. The Kremlin is considering freezing German assets in Russia in retaliation for Russian losses in Cyprus banks.

Vladimir Putin grants Russian citizenship to Gerard Depardieu

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin has granted Russian citizenship to French film star Gerard Depardieu, wooing him to take a Russian passport with the promise of a 13 percent flat rate tax.

Napoleon: 'I will blow up the Kremlin on the 22nd at 3 a.m.'

So says a coded letter written by Napoleon Bonaparte during his ill-fated Russian campaign. The letter is up for auction at Fontainebleau, near Paris next month and it's expected to fetch between €10,000 and €15,000 (($13,000-$20,000) at auction.

Russia to enter WTO in August, NGOs labeled as 'foreign agents'

Moscow - For years, Russia, which maintains the world's ninth largest economy, was one of the biggest economic powerhouses to not belong to the World Trade Organization. In August, the nation will become the 156th member.

Celebrities slated for attending Ramzan Kadyrov's Chechnya party

Grozny - Celebrities who traveled to Chechnya to attend a party on the 35th birthday of Ramzan Kadyrov, have been criticized by Human Rights Watch for associating with the Kremlin backed leader. Under fire are Jean Claude Van Damme, Hilary Swank and Vanessa Mae.

Moscow court sentences Russian intelligence officer for treason

Moscow - A Moscow military court has sentenced senior Russian intelligence officer, Alexander Poteyev, to 25 years in prison after being convicted for treason. Poteyevm betrayed 10 sleeper agents and sold a list of their names to the United States.

Russia proposes voluntary 'chemical castration' for paedophiles

Moscow - Russian President Dmitry Medvedev is proposing harsher punishment for child molesters. One initiative being suggested by the Kremlin is voluntary "chemical castration" for convicted paedophiles.

Lawyer Magnitsky cleared by Kremlin report, illegal arrest, death

Moscow - The biggest fraud investigation in Russia involving a Hermitage hedge fund resulted in the death of lawyer Sergei Magnitsky while in prison.

Khimki Forest road approved, but Defenders want official notice Special

Moscow - After years of environmental protest, sometimes turning violent, a "final" decision has been made, according to a Kremlin source. A controversial highway will be built through the ancient forest of Khimki.

Khimki Forest highway construction HALTED by the Kremlin

Moscow - The Kremlin has ordered a suspension of the motorway construction through the ancient Khimki Forest, signaling a victory for the environmentalists.
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