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Facebook power: Russian babushka to meet French chanson idol after viral video
A Moscow journalist's Facebook post has motivated the public to secure a Charles Aznavour concert ticket for a 73-year-old fan. The singer himself, moved by the story, wants to meet his Russian admirer.

19.03.2015 11:55

Moscow’s landmark 16th century Novodevichy Convent on fire (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
Emergency crews have extinguished a fire that raged for three hours at Moscow’s iconic Novodevichy (New Maiden) Convent. The blaze was concentrated on scaffolds surrounding the convent’s bell tower. Authorities are currently estimating the damage.

15.03.2015 20:34

Prime suspect says Nemtsov killed over 'negative comments on Muslims' – report
Zaur Dadaev, who had reportedly confessed involvement in Nemtsov’s murder, said he organized the crime in revenge for the opposition leader’s “negative comments on Muslims and Islam,” according to Rosbalt’s source in law enforcement.

09.03.2015 10:17

Crowds of mourners pay respect to slain opposition leader Nemtsov
Thousands of people, including prominent Russian and foreign politicians and activists, have bid their final farewell to Boris Nemtsov, an opposition leader, who was assassinated in Moscow last week.

03.03.2015 11:16

Lavrov: Nemtsov killing a 'filthy' crime, will be investigated with utmost vigor
It is blasphemous to use tragedies like the murder of Boris Nemtsov to suggest politicized interpretations, Russia's foreign minister said, adding: “This filthy crime will be investigated with the utmost rigor of the law.”

02.03.2015 09:41

Berlin and Paris look East: How close are we to a Common Economic Space?
The Eurasian Economic Union is a reality that may end up costing the US its “perch” in Eurasia’s western periphery as a Common Economic Space is formed.

02.03.2015 08:37

Thousands mourn slain opposition politician Nemtsov at Moscow march
Thousands gathered at a rally in commemoration of the murdered opposition figure Boris Nemtsov in the Russian capital. Demonstrators have marched through the center of Moscow, crossing over the bridge near the Kremlin where the politician was shot dead.

01.03.2015 08:30

Tow truck thief races through Red Square, caught by police (VIDEO)
A man has seized a tow truck with his van on it and raced it through the very heart of Moscow, Red Square. Police had to chase the perpetrator for up to 20 minutes before arresting him.

25.02.2015 13:22

40,000 take to Moscow streets in ‘Anti-Maidan’ demo
Up to 40,000 people have joined a so-called “Anti-Maidan” demo to mark the first anniversary of the bloody events during the Ukrainian coup on Kiev’s Independence Square, Russian police reported on Saturday.

21.02.2015 10:35

Kremlin stars to shine on – authorities dismiss communists’ fears of replacement
Russia’s Federal Bodyguard Service has dismissed the suggestion that the ongoing restoration works in the Moscow Kremlin would lead to replacement of the famous “ruby stars” with Russian imperial eagles.

21.01.2015 12:07

Russian opposition figure Navalny questioned over fund's activities, HQ searched
The Russian Investigative Committee has searched the fund of Russian activist and blogger Aleksey Navalny, taking the opposition leader for questioning over suspicions of money laundering by his office staff.

16.01.2015 19:30

Navalny 'violates' house arrest, Moscow court again refuses to act on complaint
Yet another complaint has been filed by Russia’s Penitentiary Service against opposition leader Aleksey Navalny, who removed an electronic monitoring tag after his sentence was announced. But the court in Moscow has again chosen to shrug it off.

06.01.2015 17:13