May 16, 2015

Russia moves to shut 'undesirable' foreign organizations

The Russian parliament gave preliminary approval Friday to legislation that would allow prosecutors to declare foreign and international organizations “undesirable” and shut them down. The step appeared to be part of a campaign to stifle civil society and dissent that intensified when President Vladimir ...

May 15, 2015

Russia reportedly planning war victory celebration on disputed isle

Russian victory celebrations to mark the end of World War II will be held in September on the Kuril Islands, including territories subject to the long-standing sovereignty dispute between Japan and Russia, a media report quoting a researcher affiliated with Russia’s Defense Ministry said. ...

Hundreds of Russian soldiers killed in east Ukraine, opposition says

May 12, 2015

Hundreds of Russian soldiers killed in east Ukraine, opposition says

Moscow spent more than 53 billion rubles ($1.04 billion) supplying a separatist rebellion in east Ukraine and at least 220 Russian soldiers have been killed there, a report by Russian opposition activists said Tuesday. The report was the last project of murdered Kremlin critic ...

May 12, 2015

Japan, Russia plan economic talks in Tokyo

Japan is ramping up bilateral relations with Russia with plans to hold vice minister-level economic talks in Tokyo this month, officials familiar with the discussions said. It is understood the Abe administration hopes increased bilateral economic activity will pave the way for President Vladimir ...

China invites Russian troops to march in World War II parade

May 11, 2015

China invites Russian troops to march in World War II parade

China has invited Russian troops to march in a September parade in Beijing to commemorate the end of World War II, the Defense Ministry said Monday, a move likely to further put off Western leaders from attending. China has been coy about which countries ...