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  • Putin: West ignores Russia's interests in Ukraine

    May 25, 2014 12:16 AM

    ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) - President Vladimir Putin said Saturday that he does not believe there will be a new Cold War with the United States, and Russia does not want it. But he warned that Russia's interests must be taken seriously and accused the West of having ignored Russia's... more »
  • Russia boosts military, global arms spending fall

    April 14, 2014 12:09 AM

    STOCKHOLM (AP) - For the first time in 10 years, Russia last year spent a bigger share of its overall economy on arms investments than the U.S. as it seeks to bolster its military capability, a Swedish arms watchdog said Monday. The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute said Russia increased... more »
  • Russia rejects US demand for Snowden's extradition

    June 25, 2013 6:14 AM

    MOSCOW (AP) - Russia's foreign minister on Tuesday bluntly rejected U.S. demands to extradite National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden, who has apparently stopped in Moscow while trying to evade U.S. justice, saying that Snowden hasn't crossed the Russian border. Sergey Lavrov insisted that Russia has nothing to do with... more »
  • Meteoroids are Common

    February 15, 2013 7:21 PM

    A meteorite streaked across the sky and exploded over a Russian mountain range Friday and injured about 11-hundred people. Captured on amateur video it can be seen leaving a thick white trail in the sky followed by an intense flash. The meteorite, estimated to be about 10 tons, entered... more »
  • Russia gives initial approval to adoption ban

    December 19, 2012 7:46 AM

    MOSCOW (AP) - Russia's parliament has given preliminary approval to a measure banning the adoption of Russian children by Americans, a harsh retaliatory move against U.S. human rights legislation. Top Russian officials have expressed unease about the proposal, an apparent indication that the Kremlin opposes the move. The lower house... more »
  • Ambassador to Russia speaks at WWII Museum

    June 21, 2011 6:40 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - In connection to an exhibit at the National World War II Museum - Joe Beyrle: A Hero of Two Nations and The Great Patriotic War - the U.S. Ambassador to the Russian Federation will speak at the museum. Ambassador John R. Beyrle, who is the son... more »

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