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'You're never alone': Russia celebrates its communal flats

Sanktpeterburg - A leftover from the Soviet era, the communal flat or "kommunalka" with bathroom and kitchen shared by a dozen or so residents is very much alive in Russia's historic city of Saint Petersburg.

Poland turns back pro-Kremlin bikers at border

Varsovia - A group of bikers from the infamous pro-Kremlin Night Wolves club, heading for Germany to celebrate the anniversary of victory over the Nazis, was denied entry to Poland Sunday, officials said.

First rites: China's Orthodox Christians see Easter resurrection

Harbin - His red and gold vestments bathed in candlelight, the first mainland Chinese Orthodox priest ordained for six decades led an Easter service on Sunday -- one of the most surprising fruits of warming ties between Moscow and Beijing.

Germany says to host fresh Ukraine talks

Berlin - German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier Saturday said he had invited his Russian, Ukrainian and French counterparts to talks in Berlin on May 11 intended to smooth differences between Moscow and Kiev.

Two Ukrainian soldiers killed in rebel east despite truce

Kiev - Two Ukrainian soldiers were killed in fresh fighting between government forces and pro-Russian rebels in the east even as a new truce took effect, Kiev said Saturday.

Finland risks 'serious crisis' with Russia if it joins NATO: Study

Helsinki - If Finland joined NATO it would provoke a "serious crisis" with neighbouring Russia, an expert report commissioned by the government warned on Friday.

Ukraine, pro-Russian rebels agree Orthodox Easter truce

Kiev - Ukraine's government on Friday agreed a new truce with pro-Russian insurgents to take effect on Orthodox Easter this weekend, reinforcing a deal signed more than a year ago.

Ukraine at UN seeks to shore up ceasefire

New York - Ukraine told the UN Security Council on Thursday that a fragile ceasefire must be strengthened before progress can be achieved in political talks on solving the two-year conflict in the country's east.

Russian novelist Ulitskaya attacked at awards ceremony: rights group

Moscow - Activists on Thursday attacked prominent Russian writer Lyudmila Ulitskaya, schoolchildren and other participants at a prize ceremony organised by rights campaign group Memorial, which exposes Stalin-era repression.

Russian artist on trial for torching security service HQ door

Moscow - Russian performance artist Pyotr Pavlensky went on trial Thursday for setting fire to the door of the country's security service headquarters, a charge that risks three years in prison.

Ukraine ceasefire violations 'highest in months': OSCE

Vienna - Ceasefire violations in eastern Ukraine have reached their highest level in months, with violence again reaching "worrying levels," the chief OSCE monitor said Thursday.

Putin hails first rocket launch from new cosmodrome after delay

Russia - Russia launched the first rocket from its new Vostochny cosmodrome on Thursday, with President Vladimir Putin hailing the event after dressing down officials over a delay caused by a technical glitch.

Russia asks UN to list key Syrian rebel group as 'terrorist'

Moscow - Russia has asked the United Nations to blacklist a major Syrian rebel group that is playing a key role in talks to end the conflict, its ambassador to the UN said.

US F-22 fighter jets land in Lithuania amid Russia tensions

Siauliai - Two American stealth F-22 fighter jets landed in Lithuania on Wednesday in an apparent show of force, after tensions with Moscow flared this month when a Russian aircraft buzzed an American warship in the Baltic Sea.

Pregnant woman among four killed in east Ukraine

Ukraine - Four civilians including a pregnant woman were killed and eight others wounded early Wednesday when their cars came under mortar fire in war-torn eastern Ukraine, rebel officials said.

Putin slams Russian space failures after delayed launch

Russia - President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday criticised Russia's large number of space failures after the first rocket launch from the country's new Vostochny cosmodrome was delayed minutes before blast-off.

Putin 'not entirely persuaded' by European unity: Obama

Washington - US President Barack Obama said his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin is trying to undermine European unity, which he sees as a threat.

Pilot jailed in Russia may return 'in weeks': Ukraine leader

Kiev - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Sunday he hoped to see a Kiev-born pilot who received a 14-year jail sentence in Russia return home as part of a prisoner swap "in a few weeks".

Three Ukrainian troops killed in new upsurge of fighting: Kiev

Kiev - Three Ukrainian soldiers have been killed and six injured in a fresh upsurge of fighting between pro-Russian rebels and government forces in the country's separatist east, the Kiev military said on Sunday.

Russia slams Turkey's 'unacceptable' stance on Karabakh clashes

Yerevan - Russia on Friday denounced Turkey's position on the conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia over the Nagorny Karabakh region after a Russian-mediated ceasefire ended the worst clashes in decades in the breakaway enclave.

Russia says Syria's ancient Palmyra cleared of mines

Moscow - Russia's military on Thursday said it had completely demined the UNESCO world heritage site of Palmyra in Syria after it was recaptured by government forces from Islamic State group fighters last month.

Gorbachev urges West to stop 'isolating' Russia

Moscow - The last Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev on Thursday urged the West to stop isolating Russia and take a more "constructive" approach in response to President Vladimir Putin's moves towards normalising relations.

Russia extraditing Uzbeks to face 'pervasive' torture: Amnesty

Moscow - Amnesty International on Thursday condemned Russia for sending migrants and asylum seekers back to its highly repressive ex-Soviet ally Uzbekistan where they face "pervasive" use of torture.

EU proposes visa-free travel for Ukrainians

Brussels - The EU on Wednesday proposed offering visa-free travel in Europe to Ukrainians, delivering on a key pledge to the pro-Western government in Kiev.

Ukraine warns it may take 'years' to end separatist war

Kiev - Ukraine's defence minister warned Wednesday it may take years to settle the ex-Soviet republic's pro-Russian separatist conflict that has killed nearly 9,200 people and plunged Moscow's relations with the West to a post-Cold War low.

Blow to Yukos claimants as Dutch quashes $50 bln award

Den Haag - Russia won a major legal victory Wednesday when a Dutch court overturned a ruling awarding a record $50 billion in damages to the former shareholders of the now-dismantled Russian oil giant Yukos.

NATO-Russia talks end in 'profound disagreements'

Brussels - NATO and Russia ran up against "profound disagreements" over Ukraine and other issues as their ambassadors met on Wednesday for the first time since 2014, alliance chief Jens Stoltenberg said.

MH17 families mulling lawsuit against Malaysia Airlines

Den Haag - Dozens of families of those killed when a missile shot down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine two years ago are considering suing the carrier for compensation, their lawyer told AFP Tuesday.

Russia opens 'extremism' probe into U.S.-funded Crimea news site

Simferopol - Russian security forces in annexed Crimea on Tuesday opened a criminal probe into a US-funded news site for allegedly condoning extremism, searching three journalists' homes and hauling them in for questioning. The Krym.

Ukraine president says jailed pilot to halt hunger strike

Kiev - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Tuesday that jailed pilot Nadiya Savchenko had agreed to end her hunger strike in a Russian jail, as Kiev tries to hammer out a prisoner swap deal with Moscow.
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