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Russians, in peaceful protest, call for Vladimir Putin to quit

Russians, in peaceful protest, call for Vladimir Putin to quit

Several hundred Russians lined up in central Moscow on Saturday under the gaze of riot police to hand over handwritten appeals for President Vladimir Putin to quit, as similar protests took place in other cities. Putin, who has dominated Russian politics for 17 years, has not said whether he will run in presidential elections in […]

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Pussy Riot member declares hunger strike

Pussy Riot member declares hunger strike

Sep 23, –  One of the imprisoned members of the Russian punk group Pussy Riot declared a hunger strike on Monday to protest what she described as inhumane working conditions and threats to her life at a women’s penal colony. Nadezhda Tolokonnikova is serving a two-year sentence for “hooliganism motivated by religious hatred.” She and […]

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Jailed pussy Riot member on hunger strike hospitalized

Jailed pussy Riot member on hunger strike hospitalized

May 29, MOSCOW (AP) — Maria Alekhina was transferred to a hospital in her prison colony in the Ural Mountains town of Berezniki, Pyotr Verzilov, who visited the colony Tuesday, told The Associated Press. He is the husband of one of her band mates. A jailed member of the Russian punk group Pussy Riot was […]

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Russia, Britain planning new push to end Syria war

Russia, Britain planning new push to end Syria war

May 11, AP – The U.S. and Russia this week agreed to try to convene an international conference this month to come to a political solution to end the two-year Syrian civil war, but gave no indication how they would convince President Bashar Assad into talks with the rebels seeking to overthrow him. British Prime […]

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Kerry: Russia sells missile defense to Syria

Kerry: Russia sells missile defense to Syria

ROME (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday the transfer of advanced missile defense systems from Russia to Syria would be a “destabilizing” factor for Israel’s security. Kerry said the U.S. has expressed concerns about what such defensive systems in Syria would mean for Israel’s security. He wouldn’t address what the missiles might […]

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