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Russians go to polls after summer of protests

Moscow - Russians voted Sunday in local elections after weeks of opposition protests that led to the biggest police crackdown on dissent in nearly a decade.

Russians go to polls after summer of protests

Moscow - Russians are set to vote in local elections on Sunday following a hugely controversial campaign in Moscow that degenerated into the biggest police crackdown on protesters in nearly a decade.

Russian opposition push to stand in Moscow city vote

Moscow - Opposition candidates in Moscow on Tuesday vowed to keep protesting against the authorities' refusal to put them on the ballot for local polls in September, after meeting with the top election chief.

Russia invites Taliban, Afghan officials to Moscow meet

Kabul - Afghan politicians are set to attend a two-day meeting with the Taliban in Moscow this week, officials confirmed Monday, as fighting continues to rage in Afghanistan amid troubled peace talks between the US and the militants.

Gardens and games, but no contest in Moscow mayor poll

Moscow - Moscow authorities have decorated the streets and swept the ballot paper clean of serious opposition candidates as the Russian capital prepares to re-elect its Kremlin-backed mayor on Sunday.

Suspected Russian spy found working in US embassy in Moscow: reports

Washington - A suspected Russian spy worked at the US embassy in Moscow for a decade before being quietly dismissed last year, reports said Thursday.

Opposition candidates fail to make ballot for Moscow mayor

Moscow - Moscow's current Kremlin-backed mayor Sergei Sobyanin will face no real challengers in elections this year, after vocal opposition figures failed to clear hurdles to run against him by a Tuesday deadline.

British and Russian clubs clash amid diplomatic chill

London - Football fans out in London Thursday night for a crunch meeting between British and Russian teams had little interest in the political tumult overshadowing the tie even as relations between the two countries plumb historic lows.

Aeroflot plane encounters severe turbulence, 27 seriously injured

Bangkok - After an Aeroflot flight from Moscow to Bangkok hit extreme turbulence, 27 people, including three babies, suffered serious injuries including broken spines and internal bleeding. A passenger filmed the aftermath of the turbulence.

Moscow's $2 billion makeover leaves some residents cold

Moscow - An ambitious project to make central Moscow more pedestrian friendly has drawn mixed reactions from the city's residents: some love the upgrade, others worry the soul is being ripped out of historic neighbourhoods.

Catch 'em all: Russian historical figures version

The city of Moscow launched a limited version of "Know. Moscow. Photo," an augmented-reality app for iOS and Android with a striking similarity to Pokémon Go, on Monday.

This prehistoric puppy tells the story of canine evolution

Frozen in Siberian permafrost, this puppy died more than 12,000 years ago and is remarkably well-preserved. In fact, it's so well-preserved that scientists have performed an autopsy, in the hopes that it will solve the mysteries of canine evolution.

Bashar al-Assad’s Moscow visit upsets United States

Moscow - The United States disapproved Moscow’s "red-carpet welcome” to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and questioned Russia’s intentions about the political transition in Syria.

New book shows Russia through the looking glass Special

Edinburgh - “Moscow was an exciting place to be for a 24-year old. It was an oil boom and bust town. You could go around the block and the city would be transformed by the time you came back.”

An extraordinary Russian pianist wins Tchaikovsky competition

Moscow - Over the past two weeks, 120 candidates from around the globe competed in Moscow at the 15th International Tchaikovsky Competition. The youngest contestant was 16, the oldest 32.

Russia accuses Ukraine, West of distorting peace deal

Moscow - Russia on Saturday accused Kiev and Western nations of distorting a Ukraine peace agreement hours before it was to take effect and as fighting raged in the east of the country."Ukraine's official representatives...

World leaders huddle in Minsk over Ukraine peace summit

Minsk - Amid a history of failed negotiations and a looming civil war in Ukraine, world leaders huddled together in Belarus to prevent a bloody confrontation between the West and Russia that has already claimed thousands of lives.

Russia agrees to separate warring factions in Ukraine

Minsk - Russian Federation negotiators have agreed to a deal to keep Ukraine's armed forces from attacking anti-government separatists believed to be supported by Moscow.

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.
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The XV International Tchaikovsky Competition Gala concert at St. Petersburg with Valery Gergiev conducting Mariinsky orchestra, July 3, 2015.
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The iconic Saint Basil's Cathedral, on Moscow's Red Square.
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New Year's Eve celebration in Moscow's Red Square Jan. 1, 2013
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Do 30 squats and get a free single-ride ticket on the Moscow metro.
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Police raided an underground complex with a huge clothing factory and entertainment facilities for illegal migrants.
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Moscow at night.
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Two gas cylinders exploded on the balcony of an apartment in Moscow causing a fire.
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Police raided an underground complex with a huge clothing factory and entertainment facilities for illegal migrants.
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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.
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Lenin Mausoleum in Red Square, Moscow.
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May 20, 2012 I Bike It! parade, from Moscow to St Petersburg
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The Kremlin in Moscow.
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Rescuers and paramedics use a helicopter to evacuate passengers injured as several metro cars derailed in Moscow, on July 15, 2014
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Three members of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot on trial in Moscow
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Five Russian daredevils climb Europe's tallest building in Moscow.
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Former Bolshoi Theatre dancer Pavel Dmitrichenko stands inside the defendant's cage during a court hearing in Moscow,
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The Bolshoi Theater, taken after the latest renovation work in 2011.
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