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 ...

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, ...

/ 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 ...

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 ...

Sep 10, 2016

Work starts on two new Iran nuclear reactors

Russian and Iranian firms began work on Saturday on two additional reactors at Iran’s nuclear power plant on the Gulf coast at Bushehr, the project manager said. The plant has been a bone of contention with Iran’s Gulf Arab neighbors, even after a deal ...

Moscow denies strikes on U.S.-backed rebels in Syria

Jun 19, 2016

Moscow denies strikes on U.S.-backed rebels in Syria

Russia’s defense ministry on Sunday denied bombing U.S.-backed rebels in southern Syria earlier this week. In a video conference with Russian military officials, the Pentagon said Saturday that it had expressed “strong concerns about the attack on the coalition-supported counter-ISIL forces at the Al-Tanaf ...