30 men and women detained in September when Arctic Sunrise stormed by Russian military are being transported from remote northern city of Murmansk
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Saturday 16 October 2010
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's chief of staff was nominated yesterday as Moscow's next mayor, a move seen as bringing the capital's sizable political and business interests under the direct control of the Kremlin.
Friday 15 October 2010
Thursday 14 October 2010
Britain and Russia "have had some serious differences" in the past but should seek to resolve their issues through "dialogue and diplomacy", Foreign Secretary William Hague said yesterday as he sought to rebuild the UK's battered relationship with Moscow.
Tuesday 12 October 2010
California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger visited Moscow yesterday and ended up being offered the mayoralty of the city by the Russian President.
Tuesday 05 October 2010
The powerful former mayor of Moscow says he plans to form a new political movement to bring democracy back to Russia, nearly one week after he was fired by President Dmitry Medvedev.
Wednesday 29 September 2010
I have a long history with Yuri Luzhkov. I ran against him for the job of Moscow Mayor in 2003, shortly before elections for regional leaders in Russia were abolished. I have spent the years since attempting to bring evidence of the corruption and abuses of power that took place under Mr Luzhkov's rule to light.
Wednesday 29 September 2010
Tuesday 28 September 2010
Moscow's long-serving Mayor Yuri Luzhkov defied the Kremlin yesterday, saying he had no plans to resign, effectively challenging his main critic President Dmitry Medvedev to back off or sack him. Mr Luzhkov, Russia's most powerful regional politician, has angered the Kremlin by criticising Mr Medvedev.
Thursday 23 September 2010
Russia's President Dmitry Medvedev has issued a decree prohibiting the delivery of S-300 air defence missile systems and other weapons to Iran, the Kremlin said yesterday.
Tuesday 21 September 2010
Friday 17 September 2010
Russia's fractured democratic opposition announced plans to unite yesterday, with the goal of offering a single candidate to stand for presidential elections due in 2012, and breaking the stranglehold of Vladimir Putin over Russian politics.
Thursday 16 September 2010
Russia and Norway ended a 40-year dispute yesterday when they signed an Arctic border treaty which opens the door to a joint exploration of offshore oil and gas reserves.
Monday 13 September 2010
Tuesday 07 September 2010
Monday 06 September 2010
Russia's next presidential election is not until 2012, but speculation is already rife about whether Dmitry Medvedev will try for a second term or whether his predecessor, Vladimir Putin, will want to reclaim his old job. The one thing almost everyone can agree on is that they will not stand against each other. But there might just be a third way, and that third way could give Russia its very own Margaret Thatcher or Angela Merkel.
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