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Following the dismissal of RBC chief editors, Russia’s critical media threatens to grow even smaller. The media group had a high profile, not least due to its research on the Panama Papers.
Egyptian president met with world leaders in Moscow on Saturday
Pope met with senior officials, members of Russian Orthodox Church
Russian and Egyptian presidents look to coordinate on international issues
Poroshenko took the oath of office in Kiev’s parliament one day after holding his first meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, since a dominant May 25 election victory handed him the mandate to try and save Ukraine from disintegration and economic collapse.
By Dr. César Chelala As fear increases in the west about Vladimir Putin’s imperial ambitions, the Russian president has to confront at home his most powerful enemy: vodka. Russians’ love for vodka has a long history in the country. Legend holds that vodka arrived in Moscow in the 14th century, brought by Genovese merchants to Prince Dmitry Ivanovich. …
Despite a vow by the country’s premier to cede more power to the regions
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Tuesday that he has formed a group of legal experts to help in the “complicated, difficult and slow work” of drafting a deal.
Ukraine is now entering a crucial phase in its development after the fall of pro-Kremlin president Viktor Yanukovych in February, as the clock ticks down to 25 May presidential elections which are expected to cement Kiev’s pro-West course.
Ukraine’s government estimates there are 25,000 people in Crimea like Anastasiya who want to flee the region after its Russian takeover.
Ukraine’s new government and most of the international community except Russia have said they will not recognise a result expected to be overwhelmingly in favour of immediate secession.
Waving Ukrainian flags and shouting slogans heard during the Maidan protests in Kiev, the demonstrators urged Russian President Vladimir Putin to pull troops back.
Turchynov said Russian President Vladimir Putin had so far resisted intense international pressure and refused all contacts with Kiev aimed at resolving the worst breakdown in East-West relations since the Cold War.
Russia’s parliament voted Saturday to allow President Vladimir Putin to send troops into its western neighbour – a decision US President Barack Obama swiftly branded a “violation of Ukrainian sovereignty”.
The new government was dealt a new jolt when Russia’s energy giant Gazprom bluntly warned Kiev that it had accumulated a “huge” debt for unpaid natural gas that needed to be urgently paid.
Ukraine’s new interim head of the federal police said on Monday that he held Yanukovych and his team of feared security insiders directly responsible for the deaths.
Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki and Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev agree on weapons deals totalling over $4.2 billion.
Russia’s parliament advances spy legislation targeting civil groups working with foreigners
Thousands of Russians take to the streets in a “Russia without Putin” demonstration
Festival organised in support of imprisoned Pussy Riot members held in spite of pressure from authorities to cancel the event
Kremlin hoping for major economic gains by playing a regional role