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1 hr ago | Russia Taday

US lawmakers call on sanctions against Gazprom, Russian banks

Washington is inching closer to imposing a tighter financial grip on Russia. The next round of sanctions could target more banks and the heart of the Russian economy - the energy sector.


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6 hrs ago | Russia Taday

Armed man takes hostages in southwestern Russian bank

An armed man took three hostages at a Russian bank in the city of Belgorod. He may be a client of the bank wishing to withdraw his deposit despite the bank losing its license.


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Sun Apr 20, 2014

Stars and Stripes

Vladimir Putin's terrific, triumphant, all good, totally awesome year

Admit it. You wish you were Vladimir Putin right now. Enemies fear him. Allies are grateful to him.


Related Topix: Vladimir Putin, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, World News, Opinion


Russian Politician Bullies Female Journalists

Liberal Democratic Party leader Vladimir Zhirinovsky gestures as he speaks at a plenary session in the State Duma, parliament's lower chamber, Moscow, Russia, Friday, Jan. 27, 2012.

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The New Zealand Herald

Russian's long trek to NZ for a beer

It was a long way to come for a Russian beer enthusiast, but drink was so good he bought two brewing machines.


Related Topix: World News, Asia, Beer, Drink, Oceania, New Zealand,

Gun attack in Ukraine shakes fragile accord

At least three people were killed in a gunfight in the early hours of Sunday near a Ukrainian city controlled by pro-Russian separatists, shaking an already fragile international accord that was designed to avert a wider conflict.


Related Topix: Europe, World News, Ukraine, Vladimir Putin,


Awesome Video Shows Blinding Meteorite Shooting Through a Russian City at Night

In this short video, recorded on a car's dash camera, a bright object can be seen streaking across the Russian city of Murmansk before breaking into pieces and disappearing.


Related Topix: World News

The Daily Star

Drunk Russian teen drives into Easter procession, kills two

People leave the Church of the Nativity after an Orthodox Easter service in Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, April 20, 2014.


Related Topix: Asia, World News

Asia News Network

BEIJING: Harbin seeks to promote economic ties with Russia

Harbin is bracing for a bigger role in promoting economic and trade ties with Russia.


Related Topix: World News, Asia, China

Sat Apr 19, 2014

Northern Territory News

Russia gets another space visitor

First there was the Tunguska event of 1908, in which an asteroid or comet slammed into the Earth's atmosphere.


Related Topix: Explosion, World News, Astronomy, Science, Religion, Orthodox Church

St.Petersburg Times

An amendment to an anti-terrorism bill passed by the State Duma will...

The State Duma has voted to give bloggers the same responsibility for their publications as journalists.


Related Topix: Blog News, Terrorism, World News,

Video: Huge 'meteorite' explodes in ball of fire over Russian city

The object was captured streaking through the night's sky in the early hours of this morning by drivers in the city of Murmansk A huge meteorite has reportedly been captured streaking through the night's sky above Russia, before disappearing in a blaze of light.


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Spalding Today

From Russia without love...

Amongst my possessions is a sepia photograph of the last Tsar of Russia, Nicholas 11, with his young family.


Related Topix: World News, Asia, Vladimir Putin

The write stuff on DVD: Russia's Open Book: Writing in the Age of Putin

PBS Distribution allows us to return to Russia of yesteryear and today with Russia's Open Book: Writing in the Age of Putin on DVD.


Related Topix: World News, Arts, Literature, Poetry

The Age

Ukraine crisis: new Russia sanctions threats as stalemate goes on

Slaviansk: A day after an international deal in Geneva to defuse the East-West crisis in Ukraine, pro-Russian separatists vowed not to end their occupation of public buildings and Washington threatened further sanctions on Moscow if the stalemate continued.


Related Topix: World News, Asia, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Vladimir Putin

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Turkey to seek price reduction for Russian gas

Energy-dependent Turkey will ask for a discount on the price of the gas it buys from Russia, its energy minister said, with tension over Ukraine a background factor.


Related Topix: Turkey, Middle East, World News,

Silicon Alley Insider

Charlemagne: Russia's Friends In Black

If Europe's far-right parties do as well as many expect in May's European election, no world leader will be happier than Vladimir Putin.


Related Topix: Asia, World News, Vladimir Putin

Romsey Advertiser

Russia launches Arctic oil shipment

The first ever shipment of oil from offshore Arctic waters to Europe has been launched, in a "defining moment" for the region, according to Greenpeace.

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Related Topix: World News, Asia, Vladimir Putin

Russia Taday

Asia eyes Russian investment as Western ties deteriorate

"It's [the interest of Asian investors in Russia -RT] quite substantial and some of the key players in Asia have a lot of money that they need to invest," Ivanov explained.

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Pro-Russian separatist leader says not bound by Geneva deal

The self-declared leader of pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine, Denis Pushilin, on Friday said that he did not consider his men to be bound by an agreement between Russia and Ukraine to disarm and vacate occupied buildings.


Related Topix: Asia, World News