Jul 28, 2014

Russia claims Kerry is 'hindering' OSCE in Ukraine

Russia’s foreign minister on Sunday accused his U.S. counterpart of hindering the OSCE’s work in Ukraine and urged him to stop, Moscow said in a statement, as fighting raged around the crash site of Malaysian flight MH17. Sergei Lavrov in a telephone conversation “asked ...

Rush-hour Moscow subway train derails; 21 dead, 136 hurt

Jul 16, 2014

Rush-hour Moscow subway train derails; 21 dead, 136 hurt

A subway train derailed Tuesday deep below Moscow’s streets, twisting and mangling crowded rail cars at the height of the morning rush hour. At least 21 people were killed, Russian officials said, and 136 were hospitalized, many with serious injuries. The Russian capital’s airports ...

May 2, 2014

Can Russia fix its mess in Ukraine?

by Leonid Bershidsky

Russian President Vladimir Putin can neither resolve the crisis in east Ukraine nor admit his powerlessness to end what he started. Kiev needs to find a way to negotiate with the local elite and law enforcers, providing convincing guarantees of safety.

Moscow court sends seven to prison for protest rally

Feb 25, 2014

Moscow court sends seven to prison for protest rally

A Russian court handed down prison sentences Monday of up to four years for seven people who took part in a 2012 protest against Vladimir Putin. An eighth defendant received a suspended sentence. Hundreds of their supporters gathered outside the courthouse to condemn the ...

Russian rally to support independent TV ends in mass arrests

Feb 9, 2014

Russian rally to support independent TV ends in mass arrests

Police in Moscow on Saturday said they had detained around 40 demonstrators protesting apparent pressure from authorities to silence Russia’s top opposition broadcaster. Some 150 people attended a flash mob protest close to the Kremlin in support of Dozhd (TV Rain), an independent Internet ...

Jul 15, 2013

G-20 to take up negative economic signs worldwide

Finance ministers and central bank chiefs from the Group of 20 advanced and emerging economies will focus on negative signs in the global economy when their two-day meeting in Moscow kicks off Friday, financial expert Takatoshi Kato says. “A change has occurred in the ...