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Yoko Ono to give peace award to Pussy Riot


September 21st, 2012 - 7:55 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Yoko Ono, widow of Beatles star John Lennon, will give a peace prize in the couple's name to Russian female punk band Pussy Riot, Amnesty ... Read more...

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Private military firms may appear in Russia: Minister


September 20th, 2012 - 4:39 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian government's Military Industrial Commission may consider creating private military companies in the country, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said.Russia's significant economic interests abroad ... Read more...

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Russian opposition MP expelled from parliament


September 14th, 2012 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian opposition lawmaker Gennady Gudkov was Friday ousted from the lower house of parliament for engaging in commercial activity while serving as an MP.The MP ... Read more...

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Putin condemns attack on US diplomats in Libya


September 14th, 2012 - 8:09 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian President Vladimir Putin has condemned the attack on US diplomats in Libya while urging governments to react strongly and timely to provocations against people's ... Read more...

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Putin envisions Russia as Paralympic powerhouse


September 11th, 2012 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia must anchor its position among the leaders of the world Paralympic movement and more broadly ensure equal opportunities for all, President Vladimir Putin said ... Read more...

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Putin compares opposition to weak birds


September 10th, 2012 - 9:14 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian President Vladimir Putin Sunday compared the country's political opposition to omega animals, but said they were still "part of our species".Putin flew with the ... Read more...

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200 Peruvian servicemen to study in Russia


September 9th, 2012 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A total of 200 servicemen from Peru will study in Russia's universities according to an agreement between the two countries, Russian President Vladimir Putin has ... Read more...

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Putin spokesman hopes ties with US ‘remain good’


September 8th, 2012 - 7:55 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Dmitry Peskov, spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin, has said he hopes Russia's relations with the US will remain good regardless of who wins the ... Read more...

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Russia to lead on investment climate: Putin


September 7th, 2012 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) President Vladimir Putin said Friday that Russia would aim for a place among the world's top 20 countries on investment attractiveness.Speaking at the APEC summit ... Read more...

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Putin leads flight of Siberian cranes


September 7th, 2012 - 9:33 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian President Vladimir Putin has taken part in a project to save a rare bird species. He flew in an ultra-light aircraft with a flock ... Read more...

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Russia prepared for second global crisis: Putin


September 7th, 2012 - 9:03 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia is better prepared for a second global financial crisis, President Vladimir Putin has said."I believe we are even better prepared because we've already experienced ... Read more...

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West’s Syria policy could backfire: Putin


September 7th, 2012 - 6:54 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned Western powers that their "dangerous" stance on the Syria crisis could come back to haunt them."Today, some want to ... Read more...

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Putin to meet Clinton for Syria discussions


September 7th, 2012 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian President Vladimir Putin will have a brief meeting with US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Saturday on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic ... Read more...

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Russia, US need to solve missile shield impasse: Putin


September 6th, 2012 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 6 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin has called for joint efforts by Russia and the US to address the thorny issue of a missile shield, Xinhua ... Read more...

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Putin denies role in Pussy Riot case


September 6th, 2012 - 10:05 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian President Vladimir Putin has said he was "staying out" of the controversial case of the Pussy Riot punk group, whose three members were jailed ... Read more...

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Putin ready to work with next US president


September 6th, 2012 - 6:36 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia is ready to work with the next US president regardless of who wins in the November elections, so long as the person is ready ... Read more...

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Cross-chopping topless activist flees Ukraine


September 6th, 2012 - 5:47 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A member of Ukrainian feminist group Femen, who cut down a wooden crucifix while being topless in Kiev in support of Russian punk band Pussy ... Read more...

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Asia-Pacific key to Russia’s future: Putin


September 6th, 2012 - 4:13 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian President Vladimir Putin has stressed the importance of the Asia-Pacific region for his country's development.Ahead of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit to take ... Read more...

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Russia may let top officials serve till 70


September 5th, 2012 - 6:04 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian President Vladimir Putin has submitted to parliament a bill allowing top officials to stay in office until they are 70 years old."In order to ... Read more...

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Space centre chief loses job over failed launches


September 3rd, 2012 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian President Vladimir Putin has dismissed Vladimir Nesterov as general director of the Khrunichev Space Center, the state press service reported Monday.The Russian space industry ... Read more...

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Russia, France should join hands for united Europe : Putin


September 3rd, 2012 - 10:16 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 3 (IANS) Russia and France should make joint efforts for a united Europe, Russian President Vladimir Putin has said.During a ceremony held to mark the 200th anniversary of ... Read more...

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Putin wants changes in Russian space industry


September 1st, 2012 - 5:00 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian President Vladimir Putin has sought draft proposals for restructuring the national space industry after a string of accidents that have compromised the country's ... Read more...

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Putin praises NAM for improving global security


August 30th, 2012 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 3o (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin Thursday praised the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) for strengthening global security.The 16th NAM Summit opened in the Iranian capital under the theme of ... Read more...

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Two members of Pussy Riot flee Russia


August 27th, 2012 - 8:35 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Two members of female punk group Pussy Riot have fled Russia, while 12 women are still in the country, the group said in its Twitter ... Read more...

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Putin warns against ignoring nationalism


August 25th, 2012 - 2:52 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) While warning against ignoring nationalism, Russian President Vladimir Putin Thursday said that any negative tendency in inter-ethnic relations should be dealt with promptly.Speaking at the ... Read more...

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Ukraine to extradite Putin death plot suspect


August 24th, 2012 - 2:26 am ICT by IANS
Kiev, Aug 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Ukranian court has given a ruling to extradite to Russia a Kazakhstani citizen, held as the second suspect for attempting to kill Russian President ... Read more...

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Russia dismisses West’s Pussy Riot criticism


August 23rd, 2012 - 3:14 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Moscow has lashed out at the West over its criticism of the Pussy Riot case and the lack of freedom of artistic expression in ... Read more...

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Putin voices support to Russian Paralympic team


August 20th, 2012 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 20 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin Monday wished success to the Russian Paralympic team, which will leave for London to take part in the 2012 Paralympic Games."Your every ... Read more...

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Topless protester cuts down Cross in Ukraine


August 17th, 2012 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Activists from the Ukrainian feminist group Femen cut down a wooden crucifix in the centre of the country's capital city of Kiev Friday, supporting members ... Read more...

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Russia ready for possible economic meltdown: Putin


August 16th, 2012 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian economy is prepared for a possible economic meltdown as a result of the slowing of global growth and the escalating eurozone debt crisis, ... Read more...

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Russian Olympic medallists given luxury cars


August 16th, 2012 - 1:31 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Many of Russia's medal-winning Olympic athletes were presented with luxury cars Wednesday and the others were also promised cars soon.Many of Russia's gold medallists received ... Read more...

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Ukraine to extradite Putin murder plotter


August 15th, 2012 - 7:14 am ICT by IANS
Kiev, Aug 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Ukrainian court has ordered the extradition of Adam Osmayev to Russia, after he was suspected of attempting to kill Russian President Vladimir Putin earlier ... Read more...

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Putin lauds India’s global role, seeks new vistas of cooperation


August 14th, 2012 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Lauding India's rising stature on the global stage on its 66th Independence Day, Russian President Vladimir Putin Tuesday hoped for the "opening of new ... Read more...

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90 die in Philippines floods


August 13th, 2012 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
Bali, Aug 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Over 90 people were killed and four went missing in the Philippines as a result of floods caused by heavy torrential rains that affected more ... Read more...

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Olympics: Late gold rush saves Russia’s blushes ahead of Sochi


August 13th, 2012 - 7:39 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Seven days after the opening ceremony, the Russians were faced with a nightmare scenario. Three gold medals in the first week left one of the ... Read more...

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