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Ukraine could block convoy from Moscow bringing aid to rebels

Kiev - Kiev is threatening to block a convoy of trucks bringing aid supplies from the Russian Federation to besieged anti-government protesters in eastern Ukraine.

Rescuers fight to help crash victims in Moscow's deepest metro

Moscow - In a small park near Moscow's Victory Park metro station, five medics huddled around a man stretched out on the grass.

21 dead, scores injured in Moscow metro crash

Moscow - Twenty-one people died and scores more were injured after a train derailed in Moscow's packed metro during morning rush hour on Tuesday in the worst accident ever to hit one of the world's busiest subways.

Ten people dead in Moscow metro accident: city authorities

Moscow - Ten people died on Tuesday after a Moscow metro train derailed, the city's deputy mayor Pyotr Biryukov told journalists at the scene.

U.S. blames Russia for unrest in Ukraine

Washington - The United States accused Russia on Tuesday of fomenting unrest in eastern Ukraine, possibly as a prelude to invasion of its neighbor.

Russia warns use of force could tip Ukraine into civil war

Moscow - Russia on Tuesday warned Kiev that any use of force in Ukraine's east, where pro-Kremlin militants have seized government buildings in several cities, could tip the country into civil war.

Protesters declare pro-Moscow republic in eastern Ukraine

Anti-government protesters in eastern Ukraine took over the regional assembly building in Donetsk, declared a republic independent of Kiev and begged Russia for military support.

50,000 rally in Moscow against Crimea intervention

Moscow - Around 50,000 people marched through central Moscow on Saturday in protest at Russia's intervention in Ukraine, a day before the Crimean peninsula votes on switching to Kremlin rule.Waving Ukrainian and Russian flags and adopting the chants of Ukraine'...

50,000 rally in Moscow against Crimea action: AFP estimate

Moscow - Around 50,000 people rallied Saturday in central Moscow in protest at Russia's intervention in Ukraine, a day before the Crimean peninsula is expected to vote on switching to Kremlin rule, an AFP team estimated.Many of the protesters adopted the chants...

Photo Essay: Riding the Russian train Special

Moscow - If you travel to Russia, you must ride the Russian train from Moscow to Samara. It's inexpensive, friendly, and full of surprises.

Op-Ed: Moscow tells Louis Vuitton to pack his suitcase and move

While art may be in the eye of the beholder, when it is so huge and well, big and brown, it may be looked on as an eyesore. And for many Muscovites, the suitcase sitting in Red Square, so close to Lenin's Tomb, is nothing less than a sacrilege.

Anti-doping lab for Sochi Winter Olympics may lose accreditation

With less than three months before the start of the Sochi Winter Olympics, Russia's only World Anti-doping Agency approved laboratory could lose its accreditation because of unacceptable test results during a routine evaluation process.

Video: Free ticket to ride on the Moscow metro for squats

Moscow - The Moscow metro in Russia has come up with a novel way to get the public fitter. They are offering free single-trip tickets to passengers who can perform 30 squats in front of the machine.

Edward Snowden receives coveted 2013 Sam Adams Award (video)

Moscow - Edward Snowden, NSA Whistleblower, has received the Sam Adams Award for 'Integrity in Intelligence' in Moscow from a group of fellow whistleblowers. The group is interviewed on the video. Snowden's father is also in town visiting his son.

Op-Ed: Bolt dominates World Championships in Moscow

The legendary Usain Lightning Bolt dominates another World Championship. Bolt won the 100-meter dash in 9.77 seconds, the 200-meter dash in 19.66 seconds, and the 400-meter relays in 37.36 seconds. Bolt will remain undefeated for the next few years.

Ed Snowden gets entry papers for Russia, leaves Moscow airport

Moscow - Edward Snowden, NSA whistleblower has been issued papers to allow him into Russian territory, according to his legal representative. Reportedly, he has already left Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport. (Updated).

'Lo siento': Spain apologizes to Bolivia over Evo Morales debacle

La Paz - In the wake of the problems caused by various European countries believing NSA whistleblower, Edward Snowden, was on board the Bolivian president's plane recently, Spain has now officially apologized for its part in the whole mess.

Statement to Human Rights organizations by Edward Snowden

Moscow - A statement was delivered by Edward Joseph Snowden to human rights organizations and individuals at Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport today, as he states that he is applying for asylum in Russia.

NSA whistleblower Snowden applies for asylum in 21 countries

Moscow - While Edward Snowden, the NSA whistleblower, languishes in Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport, he has now sent out a number of requests for asylum or asylum assistance, bringing a total of 21 countries approached by him.

Putin: Snowden in Moscow airport transit zone, no extradition

Moscow - As far as Russia's president, Vladimir Putin, is concerned, Edward Snowden remains in the transit zone of Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport. He is not officially on Russian soil, cannot enter Russia without a visa, and the country will not extradite him.

Assange: Snowden 'safe and healthy' — did not disclose location

Moscow - While mystery currently surrounds the location of the NSA whistleblower, Edward Snowden, reportedly heading to Cuba for onward travel to Ecuador, but not seen on the plane, we hear that he is safe and well. Updated with video.

Ecuador confirms receipt of asylum request from Edward Snowden

Former CIA contractor, turned whistleblower, Edward Snowden has officially asked Ecuador for political asylum. Snowden is currently in Moscow after leaving Hong Kong to avoid US extradition and was met by an Ecuadorian diplomatic car.

Edward Snowden leaves Hong Kong on flight to Moscow, next Ecuador

Hong Kong - The NSA whistleblower, Edward Snowden, left Hong Kong on Sunday morning on a commercial flight to Moscow in Russia. However, this may not be his final destination. Latest update: WikiLeaks confirms Snowden is en route to Ecuador seeking asylum.

Moscow police find over 200 undocumented migrants underground

Moscow - Over 200 undocumented foreigners were living and working in an underground city in Moscow, which included a café, casino, movie theater and even a chicken coop, along with a huge garment factory complex.

Russian counter terrorism agents foil alleged terrorist attack

Moscow - A possible terrorist attack in Moscow was thwarted after Russian counter terrorism agents raided a home containing the suspects.

Inmate in Moscow’s Matrosskaya Tishina prison escapes with spoon

Moscow - The inmate is charged with two counts of murder and was characterized as “mentally abnormal and liable to escape” by the prison staff. This didn't stop him from escaping, however, using only a simple spoon.

140 terrorist suspects arrested in Moscow

Moscow - Russia's RT reports that 140 suspected terrorists have been arrested in a swoop yesterday, 30 of whom were foreign nationals

Devastating fire kills 38 in Russian psychiatric hospital

Ramenskoye - 38 people are feared dead as a fire engulfed a psychiatric hospital north of Moscow early on Friday morning. A nurse managed to escape with two patients.

Moscow fire and explosion kills 3, injures 7 (video)

Moscow - A fire and explosion in an apartment building in Moscow has killed 3 people, including a child and has injured up to 7 others. The cause is thought to be two natural gas cylinders on the balcony of the apartment.

Thousands demonstrate in Moscow in support of adoption ban

On March 2nd, thousands of people took to the streets of Moscow to support a ban on adoptions of Russian children by United States (U.S.) citizens.
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Two gas cylinders exploded on the balcony of an apartment in Moscow causing a fire.
Two gas cylinders exploded on the balcony of an apartment in Moscow causing a fire.
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Edward Snowden speaks at the 2013 Sam Adams Award dinner in Moscow.
Edward Snowden speaks at the 2013 Sam Adams Award dinner in Moscow.
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Red Square and the Kremlin in Moscow
Red Square and the Kremlin in Moscow
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I stood at Red Square on a rainy evening and saw Saint Basil's Cathedral in front of me and the Kremlin to my right
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The Bolshoi Theater  taken after the latest renovation work in 2011.
The Bolshoi Theater, taken after the latest renovation work in 2011.
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May 20  2012 I Bike It! parade  from Moscow to St Petersburg
May 20, 2012 I Bike It! parade, from Moscow to St Petersburg
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New Year s Eve celebration in Moscow s Red Square Jan. 1  2013
New Year's Eve celebration in Moscow's Red Square Jan. 1, 2013
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Five Russian daredevils climb Europe s tallest building in Moscow.
Five Russian daredevils climb Europe's tallest building in Moscow.
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Moscow  Sheremetevo Airport
Moscow, Sheremetevo Airport
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Police raided an underground complex with a huge clothing factory and entertainment facilities for i...
Police raided an underground complex with a huge clothing factory and entertainment facilities for illegal migrants.
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Do 30 squats and get a free single-ride ticket on the Moscow metro.
Do 30 squats and get a free single-ride ticket on the Moscow metro.
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A girl skywalks on a narrow concrete beam high above Moscow, Russia
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NIGHT VIEW: Photo shows Independence Square in Kiev  Ukraine s capital  at night in 2011.
NIGHT VIEW: Photo shows Independence Square in Kiev, Ukraine's capital, at night in 2011.
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The Kremlin in Moscow.
The Kremlin in Moscow.
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Hotel Cosmos in Moscow
Hotel Cosmos in Moscow
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View of the Moscow Kremlin  the heart of Russian power.
View of the Moscow Kremlin, the heart of Russian power.
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One of the passengers injured as several subway cars derailed on the Moscow metro on July 15  2014 s...
One of the passengers injured as several subway cars derailed on the Moscow metro on July 15, 2014 speaks by his mobile after being rescued and treated by paramedics
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My first Russian train was this little one that went from the Moscow airport to downtown Moscow
My first Russian train was this little one that went from the Moscow airport to downtown Moscow
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A man stands outside a local train end on July 25  2014 near the Losinoostrovskaya station in a subu...
A man stands outside a local train end on July 25, 2014 near the Losinoostrovskaya station in a suburb of Moscow
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