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Putin to watch parachute drop, part of war games that have rattled West

Putin to watch parachute drop, part of war games that have rattled West

Published 18/09/2017

President Vladimir Putin arrived at a remote army training ground on Monday to watch a military parachute drop, part of Russia's biggest war games since 2013 that have the West looking on nervously. [more…]

Russia`s Rosneft not seeking Sistema`s assets: CEO

Russia`s Rosneft not seeking Sistema`s assets: CEO

Published 10/09/2017

The chief executive of Russian oil giant Rosneft (ROSN.MM) said on Sunday his company was not seeking the frozen assets of Sistema as it presses its multi-billion dollar lawsuit against the business conglomerate. [more…]

Putin calls tougher North Korea sanctions senseless, warns of `global catastrophe`

Putin calls tougher North Korea sanctions senseless, warns of `global catastrophe`

Published 05/09/2017

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that imposing tougher sanctions on North Korea over its nuclear missile programme would be counter-productive and said threats of military action could trigger "a global catastrophe". [more…]

Putin: Russia may order U.S. to cut further its diplomatic staff in Moscow

Putin: Russia may order U.S. to cut further its diplomatic staff in Moscow

Published 05/09/2017

Russia reserves the right to further reduce the number of U.S. diplomatic staff in Moscow, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday, adding that Moscow would not do that for now. [more…]

Putin: no censorship or pressure behind arrest of prominent director

Putin: no censorship or pressure behind arrest of prominent director

Published 05/09/2017

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that neither censorship nor pressure was behind the arrest of prominent Russian film and theater director Kirill Serebrennikov, who has a history of criticizing authority. [more…]

No need to consider release of oil stocks after Harvey: IEA

No need to consider release of oil stocks after Harvey: IEA

Published 04/09/2017

The International Energy Agency (IEA) still sees no need for a coordinated international release of oil stocks after Hurricane Harvey disrupted a large chunk of U.S. refining and some production facilities, IEA boss Fatih Birol said on Monday. [more…]

Russian theater director who irked establishment given house arrest

Russian theater director who irked establishment given house arrest

Published 23/08/2017

A theater director whose edgy work angered traditionalists in the Russian establishment was placed under house arrest on Wednesday in a fraud case his supporters say is part of a government crackdown on artistic freedoms. [more…]

Prominent Russian director put under house arrest in fraud case

Prominent Russian director put under house arrest in fraud case

Published 23/08/2017

A Russian court on Wednesday ruled that director Kirill Serebrennikov should be placed under house arrest until he goes on trial for embezzlement in a high profile case that his supporters say amounts to a government crackdown on the arts. [more…]

Prominent Russian theater director detained in embezzlement case

Prominent Russian theater director detained in embezzlement case

Published 23/08/2017

A prominent Russian theater director who has lamented what he says is the lack of freedom and growing social conservatism in his country was detained on Tuesday and accused of embezzling state funds. [more…]

Russian jets kill over 200 Islamic State militants near Syria`s Deir al-Zor: agencies

Russian jets kill over 200 Islamic State militants near Syria`s Deir al-Zor: agencies

Published 21/08/2017

Russia's air force has destroyed a large column of Islamic State fighters on their way to the Syrian city of Deir al-Zor, killing over 200 militants, Russian news agencies cited Russia's Defence Ministry as saying on Monday. [more…]