Despite long odds, independent media battle on in Putin's Russia

Jul 30, 2015

Despite long odds, independent media battle on in Putin's Russia

Alexei Venediktov, one of Russia’s most prominent journalists, doesn’t go out without a bodyguard and doesn’t answer mobile phone calls for fear of being tracked. He has worried about security since someone left a chopping block with an ax in it outside his apartment ...

FIFA, Blatter get back to World Cup business

Jul 26, 2015

FIFA, Blatter get back to World Cup business

FIFA and Sepp Blatter put their corruption crisis aside and got back to World Cup business at the 2018 tournament qualifying draw hosted by Vladimir Putin at a Russian state residence on Saturday. The two presidents joined on stage for speeches to open a ...

Russian scientists affected by sanctions, Kremlin policies

Jul 21, 2015

Russian scientists affected by sanctions, Kremlin policies

Hundreds of Russian scientists say companies abroad are refusing to sell them scientific equipment they need to do their work and Western publications are curtly turning down their research papers. The reason, they believe, is a combination of sanctions against Russia over its involvement ...

Putin orders formation of new Russian military reserve force

Jul 18, 2015

Putin orders formation of new Russian military reserve force

Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered the creation of a new reserve armed force as part of steps to improve training and military readiness at a time of international tensions with the West over Ukraine. The new reserve force has been discussed for several ...

Jul 16, 2015

Putin tells Dutch PM MH17 tribunal would be counterproductive

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday told Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte that establishing an international tribunal to prosecute those behind the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine would be counterproductive. “Vladimir Putin in detail explained the Russian position regarding the premature ...