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Britain imposes sanctions on Russians, including top investigator, Saudis o...

07 July, 2020 10:11 pm 10:11 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain imposed sanctions on 25 Russians and 20 Saudis on Monday as part of post-Brexit measures foreign minister Dominic Raab said were aimed at stopping the laundering of “blood money”. After leaving the European Union in January, Prime Minister Boris Johnson wants to forge a new independent role for Britain in foreign … Read More

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Russians grant Putin right to extend his rule until 2036 in landslide vote

07 July, 2020 10:51 am 10:51 am

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russians opened the door to Vladimir Putin staying in power until 2036 by voting overwhelmingly for constitutional changes that will allow him to run again for president twice, but critics said the outcome was falsified on an industrial scale. Official results, after 98% of ballots had been counted, showed that the former … Read More

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Putin urges Russians to vote for changes that could extend his rule

06 June, 2020 4:40 pm 4:40 pm

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Vladimir Putin made a last-ditch appeal to Russians on Tuesday to vote for constitutional changes that would allow him to run again for president twice, potentially extending his rule until 2036. Putin spoke at the scene of a series of bloody World War Two battles on the eve of the main and … Read More

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Marathon vote on extending Putin’s rule begins amid coronavirus epide...

06 June, 2020 10:30 am 10:30 am

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russians will begin casting their ballots in a seven-day vote on sweeping reforms that could clear the way for President Vladimir Putin to stay in the Kremlin until 2036 if re-elected, an exercise that critics call a constitutional coup. The vote is taking place despite concerns in opposition circles over the safety … 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