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Kremlin: Russia election boycott campaign may be illegal
by Nataliya Vasilyeva - December 26, 2017 - 9:36pm
Russian officials should review opposition leader Alexei Navalny's calls for an election boycott to see if they might be breaking the law, the Kremlin said yesterday, hinting at possible legal repercussions.
Russian officials bar opposition leader from running for president
by Nataliya Vasilyeva - December 26, 2017 - 1:00am
Navalny is implicitly barred from running for office because of a conviction in a fraud case which has been viewed as political retribution.
Ukraine's president signs controversial education law
by Nataliya Vasilyeva - September 27, 2017 - 12:00am
Ukraine's president has signed a controversial law on education, causing fury in Hungary which is threatening to block Ukraine's efforts to integrate with the European Union.
Putin says US will have to shed 755 from diplomatic staff
by Nataliya Vasilyeva - July 31, 2017 - 12:41am
Russian President Vladimir Putin said Sunday the United States would have to cut its embassy and consulate staff in Russia by 755, heightening tensions between Washington and Moscow three days after the U.S. Congress...
Russian parliament OKs plan for massive Moscow redevelopment
by Nataliya Vasilyeva - June 9, 2017 - 7:43pm
With hundreds of protesters rallying outside, the Russian parliament on yesterday gave preliminary approval to a controversial plan to tear down Soviet-era, low-rise apartment blocks that would relocate 1.6 million...
Ukrainian pilot returns home as unrivalled national hero
by Nataliya Vasilyeva - May 26, 2016 - 8:00am
When war broke out in eastern Ukraine, pilot Nadezhda Savchenko left her hometown to join the fight against Russia-backed separatists. Nearly two years after she was captured, then tried and convicted in Russia,...
Ukraine stops buying Russian gas, closes airspace
by Nataliya Vasilyeva - November 25, 2015 - 2:23pm
Tensions between Russia and Ukraine escalated yesterday as Ukraine decided to stop buying Russian natural gas — hoping to rely on supplies from other countries — and closed its airspace to its eastern...
Crimea's only Tatar TV station goes off air
by Nataliya Vasilyeva - April 1, 2015 - 12:46pm
Crimea's independent television station ATR went off air at midnight on Tuesday after Russian authorities repeatedly refused to give it a broadcasting license.
Russian government details spending cuts in view of crisis
by Nataliya Vasilyeva - January 29, 2015 - 5:51am
The Russian government, facing its worst economic crisis in a decade, on yesterday detailed how it intends to cut spending over the next three years in all parts of the economy except military and social progra...
Conviction of Putin foe sets off protest in Moscow
by Nataliya Vasilyeva - December 31, 2014 - 6:46am
President Vladimir Putin's chief political foe was convicted along with his brother on yesterday in a fraud case widely seen as a political vendetta by the Kremlin, triggering one of Russia's boldest anti-government...
Ukraine rebels: a disunited front run by warlords
by Nataliya Vasilyeva - November 12, 2014 - 5:06am
They don't call Nikolai Kozitsyn "Daddy" for nothing. In this rebel-held eastern Ukrainian town, the mustachioed Cossack lords it over the locals and pays little heed to the bosses of the breakaway movement.
Ukraine rebels seen moving large military convoys
by Nataliya Vasilyeva - November 9, 2014 - 4:17am
Associated Press reporters saw more than 80 unmarked military vehicles on the move yesterday in rebel-controlled areas of eastern Ukraine, indicating that intensified hostilities may lie ahead.
Ukrainian breakaway regions hold criticized vote
by Nataliya Vasilyeva - November 3, 2014 - 4:05am
Residents of separatist-controlled regions in eastern Ukraine voted yesterday to elect legislators and executives in polls that have been staunchly denounced by the international community.
Ukraine pauses before decisive vote
by Nataliya Vasilyeva - October 26, 2014 - 6:08am
Ukraine braced for decisive parliamentary elections yesterday against the backdrop of unrest in eastern regions roiled by conflict between government troops and pro-Russian separatist forces.
Soldiers' rights activist jailed in Russia
by Nataliya Vasilyeva - October 19, 2014 - 5:43am
A veteran activist who investigated the deaths and disappearances of Russian soldiers in Ukraine has been jailed, an advocacy group said yesterday.
Tycoon's arrest sends shock wave through Russia
by Nataliya Vasilyeva - September 18, 2014 - 5:21am
The arrest of a Russian telecoms and oil tycoon has sent shock waves through the country's business community, with some fearing a return to the dark days of a decade ago, when the Kremlin asserted its power by imprisoning...
Ukraine: Dozens killed in shelling of convoy
by Nataliya Vasilyeva - August 20, 2014 - 2:15am
Ukraine accused pro-Russia separatists of killing dozens of civilians in an attack early Monday on a convoy fleeing a besieged rebel-held city. The rebels denied any attack took place, while the US confirmed the...
Russia to allow gambling in Sochi
by Nataliya Vasilyeva - July 9, 2014 - 6:08am
Russia will allow gambling in Sochi in a bid to make continued use of the facilities that were built in the Black Sea resort for the 2014 Winter Olympics.
Russia leans on companies to rescue Crimea tourism
by Nataliya Vasilyeva - June 17, 2014 - 3:47am
When Russia annexed the Black Sea peninsula of Crimea earlier this year, it regained not only harbors for its navy and abandoned Ukrainian military bases but also long stretches of pebble beaches that were the summer...
Chocolate king tipped as Ukraine's next president
by Nataliya Vasilyeva - May 23, 2014 - 3:09am
In Ukraine's superheated political scene, presidential front-runner Petro Poroshenko cuts a notably cool figure.
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