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Russia's Putin sworn in for 4th term; vows economic reforms
by Jim Heintz - May 7, 2018 - 9:40pm
Vladimir Putin took the oath of office Monday for his fourth term as Russian president, promising to pursue an economic agenda that would boost living standards across the country.
Plane with 71 aboard crashes near Moscow; no survivors seen
by Jim Heintz - February 12, 2018 - 2:11am
A Russian passenger plane believed to be carrying 71 people crashed yesterday afternoon near Moscow, shortly after takeoff from one of the city's airports. No survivors were immediately reported.
100 years after Russian revolution, Lenin statues abound
by Jim Heintz - November 5, 2017 - 11:06pm
His party's power is long gone, his ideas mostly discredited — but Vladimir Lenin's visage remains a fixture in much of the former Soviet Union.
Saakashvili's Ukraine gambit a typically headstrong move
by Jim Heintz - September 10, 2017 - 7:24pm
Mikheil Saakashvili's brash attempt yesterday to enter Ukraine echoes the day he burst into the Georgian parliament with a crowd of supporters, chased the president out of the building and into resignation, and set...
Pope-Patriarch meeting seen by Russians as significant
by Jim Heintz - February 13, 2016 - 5:00pm
Russians ranging from Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev to ordinary citizens are seeing the landmark meeting of the heads of the Roman Catholic and Russian Orthodox churches as having significance far beyond religious...
Putin: Russian ship to cooperate with France in Syria
by Jim Heintz - November 17, 2015 - 4:12pm
Russian President Vladimir Putin on yesterday ordered the Russian missile cruiser Moskva, currently in the Mediterranean, to start cooperating with the French military on operations in Syria.
Russian court keeps hunger-striking Ukrainian pilot in jail
by Jim Heintz - March 5, 2015 - 4:26am
A Moscow court refused yesterday to release a Ukrainian military officer who has been on hunger strike in a Russian prison since mid-December and has become a national hero in Ukraine.
Ukraine delays heavy weapons pullback, blames rebel attacks
by Jim Heintz - February 24, 2015 - 7:34am
Ukraine delayed a promised pullback of heavy weapons from the front line yesterday, blaming continuing attacks from separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine.
Moscow-led trade bloc begins in troubled times
by Jim Heintz - January 3, 2015 - 6:51am
The Eurasian Economic Union, a trade bloc of former Soviet states, expanded to four nations yesterday when Armenia formally joined, a day after the union between Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan began.
Russians optimistic for 2015 despite it all
by Jim Heintz - January 2, 2015 - 7:30am
At the vast skating rink in Moscow's Gorky Park, Russians say they're looking forward to a 2015 that will be as smooth as the ice, despite the country's economic and political difficulties.
Putin to Ukraine: begin immediate talks on east
by Jim Heintz - September 1, 2014 - 3:25am
Russian President Vladimir Putin on yesterday called on Ukraine to immediately start talks on a political solution to the crisis in eastern Ukraine.
Ukraine: Russian tank column enters southeast
by Jim Heintz - August 26, 2014 - 4:22am
A column of Russian tanks and armored vehicles entered southeastern Ukraine around dawn yesterday, a Ukrainian official said — a move that brings the conflict to an area that has so far escaped the intense...
Putin orders import limits over sanctions
by Jim Heintz - August 7, 2014 - 4:46am
President Vladimir Putin has ordered government agencies to restrict imports of food and agricultural products from the countries that have imposed sanctions against Russia over the conflict in Ukraine.
AP Analysis: Putin stays on offense in Ukraine
by Jim Heintz - July 28, 2014 - 5:43am
Russian President Vladimir Putin might be expected to hunker down into defense mode as he is besieged by accusations of Russian involvement in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. Instead he has stayed on...
Russia agrees to turn over some weapons to Ukraine
by Jim Heintz - March 29, 2014 - 3:38am
Russia's foreign ministry on Friday alleged that ethnic minorities in Ukraine are living in fear after the ouster of the country's president and the coming to power of interim authorities that include right-wing...
Putin recognizes Crimean independence
by Jim Heintz - March 18, 2014 - 8:50am
Ignoring the toughest sanctions against Moscow since the end of the Cold War, Russian President Vladimir Putin recognized Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula as an "independent and sovereign country" on Monday, a bold challenge...
EU envoy: Ukraine's political crisis far from over
by Jim Heintz - February 7, 2014 - 6:09am
The threat of new protest violence in Ukraine is tapering off but the country's two-month-old political and economic crisis remains far from being resolved, the European Union's foreign policy chief said Wednes...
'Black widows' tied to decade of terror in Russia
by Jim Heintz - January 22, 2014 - 7:04am
The search for three women suspected of planning terrorist attacks at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics has raised one of Russia's most feared specters — the female suicide bombers known as "black widows."
Rifle designer Mikhail Kalashnikov dead at 94
by Jim Heintz - December 24, 2013 - 5:18am
Mikhail Kalashnikov started out wanting to make farm equipment, but the harvest he reaped was one of blood as the designer of the AK-47 assault rifle, the world's most popular firearm.
Who has the power in Ukraine's crisis?
by Jim Heintz - December 17, 2013 - 2:56am
Ukraine's opposition appears confident and shows no sign of relenting in its standoff with the government. The government has made some gestures toward the opposition, rejected some of its main demands and is opaque...
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