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Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev hinted Friday that members of the punk band Pussy Riot, former tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky and others widely referred to as political prisoners will not be freed in Russia's upcoming amnesty.
Should smoking in public places be banned?
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Armenia - Energy Minister Armen Movsisian and Gazprom Chairman Alexei Miller sign a Russian-Armenian gas deal in the presence of Presidents Vladimir Putin and Serzh Sarkisian, Yerevan, 2Dec2013.
The first crisis, barely noticed here, is Ukraine's sudden turn away from Europe and back to the Russian embrace.
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The Armenian police on Thursday defended the use of force against hundreds of people who demonstrated against Armenia's membership in a Russian-led customs union during an official visit by Russia's President Vladimir Putin.
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A unit of Russian security forces is training to fight Islamist militants battling in Syria on fears they may migrate from the Middle East conflict to join an insurgency in the North Caucasus, Chechnya's Kremlin-backed leader said.
Western civilization has been dealt another major blow. Everything I talked about in the past few months has been unraveling.
Russia, where 40 per cent of the adult population smoke, is a key battleground for foreign tobacco companies grappling with dwindling sales in many developed markets where government regulation is becoming stricter and smokers fewer.
Moscow political scientist/tabloid columnist Stanislav Belkovsky claims to have the "whole truth" on Vladimir Putin in a new biography which, among other things, claims the Russian president is a closet homosexual and misanthrope who prefers the company of animals to people.
Russia's local and nationwide bans on so-called gay propaganda do not violate the national constitution, the country's highest court ruled in October, according to a decision published Tuesday and reported by state-sponsored news agency RIA Novosti .
Former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky and two jailed members of punk protest band Pussy Riot could walk free under an amnesty President Vladimir Putin is expected to approve by the end of the year, a Kremlin human rights adviser said on Wednesday.
During the Cold War, against all odds and the tenants of realpolitik diplomacy, every White House and U.S. Congress championed the cause of the 'captive nations' of central and eastern Europe locked behind the Iron Curtain.
Ukrainian protesters on Monday called President Vladimir Putin their biggest foreign enemy and said only Russian intervention could save Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych's regime from a revolution.
Russian President Vladimir Putin met Saudi intelligence chief Prince Bandar bin Sultan near Moscow and discussed the war in Syria and Iran's nuclear program, the Kremlin said on Tuesday.
With the Ukrainian opposition having failed to oust the government in a no-confidence vote Tuesday, many here wonder what's the next step in a crisis where protests for closer ties with Europe have led to violent crackdowns and popular unrest.