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MOSCOW -- A group of Russian warships was en route to the Mediterranean Sea on Tuesday with the possible mission to evacuate citizens of their nation from Syria, the Russian news agency Interfax reported Tuesday. The Baltic Fleet frigate Yaroslav...
Tags: Bashar Assad
An investment group led international theater entrepreneur Paul Heth has acquired a controlling stake in Karo Film, one of Russia's leading cinema chains. The consortium, which includes Baring Vostok Private Equity, UFG Private Equity and the...
This post has been corrected. See the note below for details.MOSCOW —Six years after the death of crusading Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya, a former senior police officer was found guilty in Moscow City Court on Friday for his role in the slaying and was sentenced to 11 years in prison in a trial...
During their trip to Moscow in October, Paul Prewitt and his wife, Lucinda, visited Alexander Garden, adjacent to the Kremlin, where they watched the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the Eternal Flame. The memorial is dedicated...
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This post has been updated. See the note below for details.MOSCOW -- Russia is ready to meet with leaders of the opposition group seeking to overthrow Moscow's ally, Syrian President Bashar Assad, a high Russian official confirmed Friday. "We expressed readiness to meet with [the National Coalition of Syrian...
Russian officials hurried to tamp down a global flurry of speculation Friday after a top diplomat said Syrian rebels might succeed in their push to oust President Bashar Assad, insisting that Moscow's stand in support of the embattled Syrian leader was...
Galina Vishnevskaya Russian opera singer, wife of Rostropovich Galina Vishnevskaya, 86, a world-renowned Russian opera diva who with her husband defied the Soviet regime to give shelter to writer Alexander Solzhenitsyn and suffered exile from her...
Tags: Obituaries, Swiss Confederation, Opera (genre), Music, Russia
BEIRUT — Twenty people were killed Wednesday in fighting in a small Syrian village, according to opposition activists, as the commander of Syria's military police announced he was joining the rebellion in one of the army's highest-level defections....
MOSCOW -- Syrian President Bashar Assad has no intention of leaving his country and rebels for the time being should put aside the demand that he step aside as a precondition for negotiations, Russia’s top diplomat said Saturday following a...
Fyodor Khitruk Animated Soviet version of 'Winnie the Pooh' Fyodor Khitruk, 95, a prominent Russian animator and director who created the Soviet Union's cartoon version of A.A. Milne's classic Winnie the Pooh stories, died Monday in Moscow,...
As concerns mount that Syrian President Bashar Assad could unleash chemical weapons against his opponents, the Kremlin appears to be recalibrating its support for a desperate ally. Russia three times has wielded its veto power in the U.N. Security...
Tags: Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Islam, Leon Panetta, NATO
MOSCOW -- President Vladimir Putin on Thursday further distanced his government from Syria’s leader, saying Russia would not back Bashar Assad’s regime “at any price” and recognized the need for a change in the Middle Eastern...
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