Jun 28, 2017

Russian lawmakers mull blocking foreign media broadcasts

Russian lawmakers have started looking at ways to block foreign media broadcasts in Russian if they break the law, but the Kremlin said Wednesday that the move requires careful consideration. The Russian lawmakers' proposal is a tit-for-tat response to a bill introduced to the U.S. ...

Politics of death: Muscovites march to save city's green lungs

Jun 25, 2017

Politics of death: Muscovites march to save city's green lungs

Yaroslav Nikitenko, a 29-year-old physicist and environmental activist, woke up on April 12 to a frightening sight. Graffiti daubed next to the door of his Moscow apartment read, 'Shut the hell up or ..." and alongside it was a drawing of a gravestone bearing Nikitenko's ...

Moscow May Day march turnout said almost 1.5 million

May 2, 2017

Moscow May Day march turnout said almost 1.5 million

Almost a million and a half people turned out in central Moscow on Monday for the annual May Day parade, many more than in past years, Russian police said. "Nearly 1.5 million people marched on May 1," police said in a statement quoted by Interfax ...

Goodbye Lenin? Russian lawmakers introduce law to get him buried

Apr 21, 2017

Goodbye Lenin? Russian lawmakers introduce law to get him buried

The embalmed corpse of Vladimir Lenin has lain in a mausoleum on Red Square since his death in 1924 but now, a century after the revolution he spearheaded, legislation designed to turf him out has been introduced into the Russian parliament. The communist party, which ...

/ Jan 11, 2017

Kremlin says it has no compromising dossier on Trump

The Kremlin said on Wednesday it was "total nonsense" that Russian officials had assembled a file of compromising information on U.S. President-elect Donald Trump. Two U.S. officials said on Tuesday evening that the heads of four U.S. intelligence agencies had last week presented Trump with ...

500 brave Moscow freeze for mass bike ride

Jan 9, 2017

500 brave Moscow freeze for mass bike ride

Hundreds of hardy cyclists on Sunday braved temperatures as low as minus 27 degrees Celsius (minus 16.6 Fahrenheit) in Moscow to complete a mass bike ride through the snow-bound Russian capital. Participants — some dressed as Santa Claus or his Russian equivalent, Ded Moroz — ...

Nov 4, 2016

Russia makes U-turn after evicting Amnesty from Moscow office

Human rights group Amnesty International can return to the Moscow office it was evicted from this week, a Kremlin human rights adviser said on Thursday after discussing the matter with President Vladimir Putin. Amnesty has been a vocal critic of Russia over its bombing campaign ...