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Russian city holds another anti-Kremlin protest over detained governor

08 August, 2020 9:25 pm 9:25 pm

MOSCOW (Reuters) – About 3,000 people joined another march in the Russian far eastern city of Khabarovsk on Saturday in protest over President Vladimir Putin’s handling of a local political crisis. Residents of Khabarovsk, around 3,800 miles (6,110 km) and seven time zones east of Moscow, are protesting for a fifth consecutive weekend against the … Read More

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Russian coronavirus cases above 260,000 as Moscow launches antibody tests

05 May, 2020 6:49 pm 6:49 pm

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia’s coronavirus case tally rose above 260,000 on Friday, cementing its status as the country with the second highest number of infections after the United States, as the city of Moscow began offering free antibody tests. Russia’s death toll rose by 113 overnight to reach 2,418, Russia’s coronavirus task force said, while … Read More

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Moscow bar mixes ‘coronavirus’ cocktail to soothe outbreak angs...

03 March, 2020 8:37 am 8:37 am

MOSCOW (Reuters) – A Moscow bar says it has found a remedy for the growing angst caused by the global coronavirus outbreak: a colourful cocktail named after the rapidly-spreading virus. Moscow’s Razvedka Bar began selling its “coronavirus” cocktail on Wednesday. The cocktail is served in a glass with two medical syringes, one containing a bright … Read More

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Russia’s security service swoops on suspect’s home after deadly...

12 December, 2019 5:56 pm 5:56 pm

PODOLSK, Russia (Reuters) – Russia’s FSB security service on Friday searched the home of a man named by Russian media as the prime suspect in a rare shooting incident near the FSB’s central Moscow headquarters, neighbours told Reuters. A gunman opened fire on the FSB’s main building in Moscow on Thursday evening, killing at least … Read More

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Bencic reaches Moscow final to secure WTA Finals spot

10 October, 2019 11:36 am 11:36 am

FLORIDA (Reuters) – Switzerland’s Belinda Bencic powered past Kristina Mladenovic 6-3 6-4 to reach the Kremlin Cup final in Moscow and secure the eighth and final spot in the season-ending WTA Finals starting later this month. The 22-year-old will make her debut in the Oct. 27-Nov. 3 tournament in Shenzhen and joins Ash Barty, Karolina … Read More


Moscow: Thousands rally to demand release of jailed protesters

09 September, 2019 1:29 am 1:29 am

MOSCOW (Reuters) – More than 20,000 Russians assembled on streets in Moscow on Sunday to demand the release of protesters jailed over the summer in what opponents of the Kremlin say is a campaign to stifle dissent. The protesters were arrested at rallies that flared in July when opposition politicians were barred from a local … Read More

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Kremlin suffers losses in Moscow vote after protests

09 September, 2019 8:49 am 8:49 am

MOSCOW (AFP) – Pro-Kremlin candidates suffered major losses in a Moscow city election, results showed Monday, following a police crackdown on a wave of anti-government protests over the summer. But President Vladimir Putin’s spokesperson Dmitry Peskov played down the losses, pointing to other local and regional elections across Russia on Sunday in which the ruling … Read More

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Tributes paid to martyrs of armed forces on Defence Day in Moscow

09 September, 2019 11:26 pm 11:26 pm

MOSCOW (92 News) – A simple but elegant ceremony was organized at the Pakistan Embassy in connection with the Defence and Martyrs Day in Moscow. Several Pakistan and Russian figures participated in the ceremony in addition to the embassy staff. The event started with recitation of Holy Quran followed by playing of the national anthem. … Read More


600-year-old Nunneries in Moscow catch fire

08 August, 2019 6:25 am 6:25 am

MOSCOW (92 NEWS) –  One of the oldest Moscow nunneries constructed in the 14th century caught fire late on Monday, leaning un-calculated loss of valuables   The fire began on the top floor of a dormitory of the Rozhdestvensky Convent also called Convent of Nativity of Theotokos and spread to almost 400 square meters. Emergency workers … Read More


Moscow: Russian opposition activists stage pickets for free elections

08 August, 2019 12:32 am 12:32 am

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian opposition activists staged a string of pickets in central Moscow on Saturday to call for free elections and for charges against protesters detained at recent rallies to be dropped. Moscow has been rocked by weekly protests for more than a month since the authorities barred opposition candidates from running in an … Read More


Thousands defy crackdown in Moscow’s biggest protest for years

08 August, 2019 4:02 am 4:02 am

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Tens of thousands of Russians staged what a monitoring group called the country’s biggest political protest for eight years on Saturday, defying a crackdown to demand free elections to Moscow’s city legislature. Police rounded up scores of people after the demonstration in Moscow and at another rally in St Petersburg, and detained … Read More


Moscow: Police detain opposition activists before fresh protest

07 July, 2019 2:55 pm 2:55 pm

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian police have detained prominent members of the opposition in Moscow ahead of a planned protest later on Saturday which the authorities have declared illegal and warned could become violent. The demonstration, due to be held outside the Moscow mayor’s office from 1100 GMT, is designed to protest against what the opposition … Read More

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Thousands protest in Moscow after opposition barred from city vote

07 July, 2019 5:48 pm 5:48 pm

MOSCOW (Reuters) – More than 10,000 people took to the streets of Moscow on Saturday to protest against the exclusion of most opposition-minded candidates from an election for the Russian capital’s legislature. Election officials barred around 30 candidates, mostly opposition-leaning, from running for the 45-seat legislature on the grounds they failed to garner enough genuine … Read More

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Oil prices extend gains, move further away from five-month lows

06 June, 2019 8:29 am 8:29 am

TOKYO (Reuters) – Oil prices rose around 1% on Friday to move further away from five-month lows hit earlier in the week, buoyed by a report that Washington could postpone trade tariffs on Mexico and signs OPEC and other producers may extend crude supply cuts. Brent crude futures were up 50 cents, or 0.8%, at … Read More

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Russian anti-doping chief calls for dismissal of athletics federation head

05 May, 2019 10:06 am 10:06 am

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia’s anti-doping chief has called for the dismissal of the head of the country’s suspended athletics federation as part of a proposal to ensure all Russian athletes can compete at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, a letter seen by Reuters on Monday showed. In the five-page letter addressed to Russian Olympic Committee President … Read More