Anna Smolchenko
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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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