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Monday 12 March 2012
The United States and Russia clashed over Syria at the U.N. today after Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged the divided Security Council to speak with one voice and help the Middle Eastern nation "pull back from the brink of a deeper catastrophe."
Tuesday 06 March 2012
Muscovites went to bed on Sunday with Vladimir Putin breathing patriotic fire into the microphone in front of tens of thousands of flag-waving supporters.
Monday 05 March 2012
President, then Prime Minister, and now President again as Russia's most powerful post-Soviet leader reasserts his grip
Sunday 04 March 2012
Passengers voice their dissatisfaction before today's presidential elections
Saturday 03 March 2012
Saturday 03 March 2012
Amid all the commotion surrounding Vladimir Putin's likely return to the Kremlin, one man has been surprisingly quiet.
Friday 02 March 2012
The first complete book that any British student of Russian is likely to read in the original is Fathers and Sons, a novel by Ivan Turgenev. There are all sorts of reasons why that might be.
Tuesday 28 February 2012
Now it may be true, and it ill behoves anyone in a country that has experienced acts of terrorism in recent memory to cast aspersions on claims made by the authorities in another, similarly afflicted, country. But yesterday's revelation from Russian state television about a plot to assassinate the Prime Minister, Vladimir Putin, cannot but raise suspicions that something else, or something additional, may be in play.
Monday 27 February 2012
Tens of thousands of Muscovites formed a human chain and encircled the centre of their city yesterday, in the latest protest against Vladimir Putin.
Saturday 25 February 2012
Russia's answer to Paris Hilton has emerged as a surprise critic of Vladimir Putin in a protest movement that has pitted the wealthy socialite against the man her father mentored.
Friday 24 February 2012
Moscow rally proves presidential hopeful never does things by halves. Shaun Walker reports
Thursday 23 February 2012
Russian prime minister Vladimir Putin today warned against the dangers of foreign influence at a campaign rally attended by tens of thousands of people.
Tuesday 21 February 2012
Vladimir Putin will be elected President in the first round of next month's election with more than half the vote, avoiding a run-off that would dent his authority, a state pollster predicted yesterday.
Monday 13 February 2012
Mobile phone tycoon Yevgeny Chichvarkin is paying for performers to fly to the UK to perform work aimed at Kremlin
Friday 10 February 2012
Vladimir Putin has "exhausted" his potential as Russia's leader, Mikhail Gorbachev said yesterday, warning that the Prime Minister's inability to change the political system might prompt further anti-government protests.
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