Anna Smolchenko
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In life or death, Navalny will 'influence history' — lawyer
by Anna Smolchenko - February 22, 2024 - 8:12am
Alexei Navalny's top lawyer, Olga Mikhailova, said on Wednesday that in life or in death he would "influence history" as she paid an emotional tribute to the late Russian opposition leader.
Russia opens door to diplomacy in Ukraine standoff
by Anna Smolchenko - February 15, 2022 - 8:48am
While Russia said it was ending some military drills, signalling a possible easing of the crisis, in Washington the alert level remained high — with a top official calling the threat of invasion "more real...
Biden warns Putin Ukraine attack will bring 'severe costs'
by Anna Smolchenko - February 13, 2022 - 9:18am
Speaking after new phone talks between Putin and US President Joe Biden, the Kremlin's top foreign policy advisor Yury Ushakov told a conference call: "Hysteria has reached its peak."
Russia to consider shutting down Memorial’s rights center
by Anna Smolchenko - December 29, 2021 - 2:39pm
The ruling against Memorial International on Tuesday sparked an international outcry, with the United States, France and the Council of Europe condemning its closure.
Putin, Xi launch 'historic' Russian gas pipeline to China
by Anna Smolchenko - December 3, 2019 - 7:56am
Russia and China on Monday launched a giant gas pipeline linking the countries for the first time, one of three major projects aimed at cementing Moscow's role as the world's top gas exporter.
41 dead in Russian plane blaze disaster
by Anna Smolchenko - May 6, 2019 - 9:10am
Forty-one people including at least two children have died after a Russian passenger plane made an emergency landing and erupted in a huge ball of fire and black smoke at Moscow's busiest airport on Sunday, investigators...
Ukraine comedian Zelensky wins presidency in landslide
by Anna Smolchenko - April 22, 2019 - 10:44am
It was an extraordinary outcome to a campaign that started as a joke but struck a chord with voters frustrated by social injustice, corruption and a war with Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine that...
Russia ready to 'save' INF arms treaty, urges Europe to help
by Anna Smolchenko - January 17, 2019 - 2:00am
Russia said on yesterday it was ready to work with Washington to save a crucial arms control treaty and called on Europe to help in faltering talks.
Russia election chief recommends invalidating 'rigged' vote
by Anna Smolchenko - September 20, 2018 - 12:00am
Russia's election commission on yesterday recommended re-running a key regional poll, an unprecedented move triggered by claims of vote-rigging in favour of a candidate backed by Vladimir Putin.
Putin ally re-elected Moscow mayor amid mass arrests
by Anna Smolchenko - September 11, 2018 - 12:00am
Russian President Vladimir Putin's ally has been overwhelmingly re-elected Moscow's mayor, officials said yesterday, following a poll overshadowed by pension protests and mass arrests.
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