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Moscow (Russia)

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  • Activists warn of risk of disastrous oil spill in Russian Arctic

     
    Environmentalists warned Tuesday that an oil spill could wreak havoc on the Russian Arctic before emergency crews could reach the remote area where a Russian company has installed a platform, planning to start drilling in the treacherous region....
  • Russian punk band's plight galvanizes artists, rights groups, leaders

     
    A Russian court's guilty verdict and prison sentence for three Russian punk rockers has united pop stars, human rights advocates and political leaders around the world in a motly phalanx of support for the women of Pussy Riot seen as victims of a new...
  • Stalinist tactics on Russian dissent could stumble in Internet era

     
    Global Focus: Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny faces accusations of inciting violence. A female punk rock trio awaits sentencing for appealing to the Virgin Mary to throw President Vladimir Putin out of office. The crackdown on dissent has...
  • Two Pussy Riot rockers flee Russia to avoid prosecution

     
    Pussy Riot rockers flee Russia: Two Pussy Riot rockers have left Russia to avoid prosecution for the band's "punk prayer."...
  • Russia's Putin lives like a 'galley slave' with jets, yachts, limos, report says

     
    Russian President Vladimir Putin once lamented that he works "like a galley slave" to improve the life of his countrymen. But according to a report compiled by two prominent opposition politicians, the Russian leader more often toils in the opulence of...
  • Russian prime minister says Pussy Riot punished enough

     
    Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Wednesday that the feminist punk rock trio whose jailing led to international outcry had spent enough time behind bars and should be freed....
  • Convicted arms dealer Viktor Bout asks Moscow to intervene

     
    Arms merchant Viktor Bout, who was sentenced last week to 25 years in prison by a U.S. judge, appealed Thursday to the Russian government to take his case to the International Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg to help him get back to Russia....
  • 'March of Millions'? Not quite as Moscow crowd denounces Putin

     
    The opposition had trumpeted the protest Saturday as the “March of Millions,” and the authorities were ready, deploying thousands of riot police in full gear all around the center of Moscow, blocking key streets with heavy trucks and sending...
  • Turkey forces plane bound for Syria from Moscow to land

     
    Turkey forced a passenger plane heading from Moscow to Syria to land at an Ankara airport on Wednesday, intercepting the plane with F-16 fighter jets, Turkish state television reported.Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu told the official Anadolu...
  • Georgia President Saakashvili concedes election defeat

     
    Mikheil Saakashvili, the pro-Western president of Georgia faced with increasing protests among his people, conceded defeat after preliminary election returns showed the opposition had won control of parliament and the right to name a powerful new prime...
  • Russia court bans anti-Islam film 'Innocence of Muslims'

     
    A Moscow district court on Monday found a film that has triggered sometimes violent protests throughout the Muslim world to be offensive and banned its broadcast in Russia. After viewing "Innocence of Muslims," Judge Yevgeny Komissarov agreed with...