Michael Mainville
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Defying West, Russia's Putin recognises Ukraine rebel regions
by Michael Mainville - February 22, 2022 - 8:49am
In an often angry 65-minute televised national address, Putin railed against Russia's ex-Soviet neighbour Ukraine as a failed state and "puppet" of the West, repeatedly suggesting that it is essentially part of...
Putin says West ignoring Russian concerns but hopes for 'solution'
by Michael Mainville - February 2, 2022 - 8:50am
Putin said the Kremlin was studying a response from Washington and NATO to Moscow's security demands, but that it had been far from adequate.
Omicron 'ultimate evidence' of danger from vaccine inequity — Red Cross
by Michael Mainville - December 4, 2021 - 9:28am
The emergence of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus is the "ultimate evidence" of the danger of unequal vaccination rates around the world, the head of the Red Cross said on Friday.
Russia detains Navalny allies ahead of Putin speech
by Michael Mainville - April 21, 2021 - 5:03pm
Navalny's team called for the demonstrations in more than 100 cities on Wednesday, after the opposition figure's doctors said his health was failing following three weeks on hunger strike.
Russian voters back reforms allowing Putin to stay until 2036
by Michael Mainville - July 2, 2020 - 8:09am
In a final appeal to voters on Tuesday, Putin said the changes were needed to ensure Russia's future "stability, security, prosperity".
Russian gas explosion toll hits 39 as rescue operation ends
by Michael Mainville - January 4, 2019 - 2:00am
The number of dead from a New Year's Eve gas explosion in a Russian apartment block jumped to 39 on yesterday as rescuers finished searching for bodies in the rubble of the partially collapsed building.
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