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Moscow protesters strike out against Ukraine and the West
by Laura Mills - February 22, 2015 - 5:41am
For the thousands of Russians gathered near Red Square on yesterday, Maidan — the square in Kiev synonymous with pro-European protests last year — is nothing to celebrate.
Russian conscripts tell of fears of being sent to Ukraine
by Laura Mills - February 22, 2015 - 4:06am
When Alexander was due to finish his year of mandatory military service in October, his commander told him he had no choice: He had to sign a contract to extend his stay in the army and head to southern Russia for...
Russia defiant after more threats from West over Ukraine
by Laura Mills - January 27, 2015 - 4:43am
Russian officials struck a defiant note yesterday after Western leaders threatened to further punish Moscow for escalated fighting in eastern Ukraine over the weekend, arguing that the Ukrainian government is responsible...
Western sanctions, ruble crash hit Russians hard
by Laura Mills - December 4, 2014 - 3:08am
Oyster Bar built a thriving business serving mollusks to well-heeled Muscovites. Then came Western sanctions, and the restaurant was forced to rechristen itself this fall. Today, it serves up burgers and pizza under...
Tough stances from Putin, Merkel over Ukraine
by Laura Mills - November 19, 2014 - 2:26am
The leaders of Russia and Germany squared off over Ukraine from opposite sides of the globe, with Vladimir Putin warning that Moscow will not accept a defeat for the pro-Russian rebels and Angela Merkel accusing...
Putin orders troops away from Ukraine border
by Laura Mills - October 13, 2014 - 3:14am
Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered thousands of Russian troops near the Ukrainian border to return to their usual bases, according to his spokesman.
Ukraine: Cease-fire being upheld on both sides
by Laura Mills - September 24, 2014 - 4:39am
A cease-fire in east Ukraine is being upheld by both government troops and Russia-backed rebels, a senior Ukrainian official said yesterday, in a first step toward enforcing a truce that has been riddled by repeated...
Ukraine lawmakers ratify landmark deal with Europe
by Laura Mills - September 17, 2014 - 9:13am
Ukraine moved to resolve months of crisis Tuesday by strengthening ties to Europe and loosening some controls over the country's rebellious eastern regions where it has been fighting Russian-backed separatists....
Ukrainian soldiers cross border into Russia
by Laura Mills - August 5, 2014 - 2:13am
A Russian border security official said more than 400 Ukrainian soldiers crossed into Russia, according to a report from the Interfax news agency. It wasn't immediately clear why the soldiers entered Russia, with...
Russians fed conspiracy theories on Ukraine crash
by Laura Mills - July 23, 2014 - 3:45am
An assassination attempt against Russian President Vladimir Putin. A desperate ploy to draw the West into the battle for Ukraine's east. A botched mission to commit mass murder against Russian citizens.
Ukraine president orders civilian corridor in east
by Laura Mills - June 11, 2014 - 6:30am
Ukraine's new president on yesterday ordered security officials to create a corridor for safe passage for civilians in eastern regions rocked by a pro-Russian insurgency, as he began to form his government team by...
Ukraine president faces tough realities at home
by Laura Mills - June 4, 2014 - 6:15am
Ukraine's president-elect will likely have little trouble wooing Western leaders, including President Barack Obama, when he travels to Poland and France this week — many have already hailed the rise of the...
Putin: Troops have pulled back from Ukraine border
by Laura Mills - May 8, 2014 - 5:43am
Russia has pulled back its troops from the Ukrainian border, Vladimir Putin told diplomats yesterday as he urged insurgents in southeastern Ukraine to postpone their planned referendum Sunday on autonomy.
Crimea's Tatars condemn annexation, seek autonomy
by Laura Mills - March 31, 2014 - 2:28am
Leaders of Crimea's Tatar minority gathered Saturday to condemn Russia's annexation of the peninsula and appealed to international bodies for recognition as an autonomous group.
Thousands march in Moscow to protest Crimea vote
by Laura Mills - March 16, 2014 - 7:02am
Tens of thousands of anti-government protesters marched in central Moscow yesterday against a Kremlin-backed referendum in Crimea on whether to break away from Ukraine and join Russia.
Thousands march in pro-invasion rally in Moscow
by Laura Mills - March 3, 2014 - 6:03am
Thousands marched freely through Moscow on yesterday in support of Russia using military force in neighboring Ukraine, while at an anti-invasion protest nearby dozens were detained.
A cultural guide to Sochi opening ceremony
by Laura Mills - February 9, 2014 - 5:10am
Wondering about some of the Russian culture featured Friday in the opening ceremony of the Sochi Olympics? Here's a guide to the history, literature and art that made up a big part of the show.
Moscow votes in pivotal mayoral race
by Laura Mills - September 9, 2013 - 6:12am
Two exit polls in Moscow's mayoral election are predicting a stronger showing than expected for opposition leader Alexei Navalny.
Russia may send lawmakers to US to discuss Syria
by Laura Mills - September 3, 2013 - 4:01am
President Vladimir Putin hopes to send a delegation of Russian lawmakers to the United States to discuss the situation in Syria with members of Congress, the Interfax news agency reported yesterday.
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