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Sacked Moscow mayor fears return to Stalinismupdated: Wed Sep 29 2010 11:44:00

Long-time Moscow Mayor Yuri Luzhkov accused President Dmitry Medvedev of leading Russia back into Stalinism a day before he was sacked, a letter in a Russian magazine showed Wednesday.

Q&A: Why Moscow's mayor fell foul of Medvedevupdated: Tue Sep 28 2010 14:56:00

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev fired the long-standing mayor of Moscow Yuri Luzhkov on Tuesday, saying he had lost the confidence of the president, according to a statement posted on the Kremlin's website.

Russian president fires Moscow's mayorupdated: Tue Sep 28 2010 09:15:00

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has fired the long-standing mayor of Moscow, saying he has lost confidence in the latter's ability to run the city, the Kremlin said Tuesday.

Presidents of Russia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Tajikistan meetupdated: Thu Aug 19 2010 04:36:00

The presidents of Russia, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Tajikistan held a quartet meeting in Russia's southern Black Sea resort of Sochi Wednesday, where they discussed the international battle against terror and the war on drugs, as well as economic issues, according to the Kremlin.

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev to visit United States in Juneupdated: Fri Jun 11 2010 15:58:00

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev plans to visit the United States from June 22 through 24 at the invitation of U.S. President Barack Obama, according to statements from both the White House and the Kremlin. The two leaders will hold a bilateral meeting at the White House on June 24.

Russia posts documents on Polish executions onlineupdated: Thu Apr 29 2010 13:28:00

Millions of Russians have been poring over once secret documents relating to the 1940 execution of nearly 22,000 Polish officers by the Soviet secret police.

Russia cuts time zones to 9 on Sundayupdated: Sat Mar 27 2010 07:41:00

The world's largest country by land mass is challenging time: This weekend, Russia is cutting the number of its time zones from 11 to 9.

Russia losing two time zonesupdated: Sat Mar 27 2010 07:41:00

CNN's Matthew Chance reports on Russia cutting back and getting rid of two of its time zones.

Tymoshenko refuses to concede defeat in Ukraine electionupdated: Tue Feb 09 2010 11:42:00

Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko refuses to concede defeat in Ukraine's presidential election and plans to demand a recount in some districts, officials from her party, Bloc Tymoshenko, said Tuesday.

Apps spice up mobile photosupdated: Sat Oct 24 2009 12:21:00

Smartphone cameras are pretty basic. Often they won't zoom. They don't have aperture settings. Usually there's no flash.

Kirilenko knocks Radwanska out of Kremlin Cupupdated: Wed Oct 21 2009 15:38:00

Third seed Agnieszka Radwanska crashed out of the Kremlin Cup after she slipped to a straight sets, 6-3 6-3, defeat to Russian Maria Kirilenko in Moscow.

Jankovic struggles through in Kremlin Cupupdated: Tue Oct 20 2009 12:22:00

Defending champion Jelena Jankovic overcame a determined challenge from Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan before taking her place in the second round of the Kremlin Cup in Moscow.

Slogan hailing Stalin returns to metro station, draws scornupdated: Fri Sep 25 2009 11:20:00

Two sentences inscribed above the refurbished entrance hall of Moscow's Kurskaya metro station are causing great agitation for survivors of Russian labor camps.Yuri Fidelgoldsh, who had five ribs removed after imprisonment six decades ago, is one of the offended survivors.

Russian ship's voyage into ocean of conspiraciesupdated: Mon Aug 17 2009 11:28:00

Whether or not it had anything more dangerous than a cargo of timber on board, cargo ship Arctic Sea, which was found Monday after vanishing for two weeks, certainly carries the answers to an intriguing maritime mystery.

Medvedev: Former oil magnate must admit guiltupdated: Sun Jul 05 2009 07:23:00

Any attempt to pardon Mikhail Khodorkovsky -- once Russia's richest man, now its most famous inmate -- must follow standard procedure, including an admission of guilt, the nation's president said Sunday.

Russia allows U.S. weapons shipments to Afghanistanupdated: Fri Jul 03 2009 08:47:00

Russia will allow the United States to ship weapons across its territory to Afghanistan, Kremlin spokesman Alex Pavlov said Friday.

Russia: Thousands pay respects to church leaderupdated: Tue Dec 09 2008 13:28:00

From white-bearded monks and babushka-clad women to top Kremlin officials, thousands of people turned out to pay final respects Tuesday to the patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church, Alexy II.

Patriarch's funeralupdated: Tue Dec 09 2008 13:28:00

Thousands of mourners say farewell to the Russian Orthodox Church leader, Patriarch Alexy II. CNN's Matthew Chance reports

20 killed on sub were poisonedupdated: Mon Nov 10 2008 05:06:00

An accident that killed 20 people on a new Russian nuclear submarine was caused by a malfunctioning fire safety system that spewed out chemicals, according to an initial investigation, officials said Sunday.

Kremlin attacks U.S. policyupdated: Sat Nov 08 2008 23:11:00

CNN's Matthew Chance is in Moscow, where the Kremlin offers a cool reception to Barack Obama's victory.

Time.com: Bailout Could Turn Tables on Russia's Oligarchsupdated: Fri Oct 31 2008 19:00:00

They amassed some of the world's biggest fortunes in the wild privatizations of Russia's post-Soviet chaos and the oil boom that followed. Now some of Russia's richest men are facing the choice of losing some of their empires or pleading at the Kremlin's doors for a bailout.

Time.com: Russia's Last Czar Declared Victim of Repressionupdated: Wed Oct 01 2008 17:00:00

The last czar and his family were victims of political repression, Russia's Supreme Court ruled Wednesday, formally restoring the Romanov name and furthering a Kremlin effort to encourage patriotism by celebrating the country's czarist past

Second Russian journalist in three days killedupdated: Wed Sep 03 2008 12:51:00

A Russian journalist died Wednesday from gunshot wounds sustained the night before -- the second Russian journalist fatally gunned down this week.

Kremlin critic shot dead in southern Russiaupdated: Mon Sep 01 2008 07:03:00

A leading critic of Kremlin-backed leaders in the Russian republic of Ingushetia was fatally shot Sunday while being taken to a police precinct by officers, Reporters without Borders said.

Georgia: 'Time to act'updated: Fri Apr 25 2008 11:05:00

Georgian Deputy PM Giorgi Baramidze condemns Russia over the allegedly shooting down of a spy drone.

Time.com: Despite Dissolution, USSR Domains For Saleupdated: Mon Apr 21 2008 16:00:00

The Soviet Union may be in the dustbin of history, but there's one place the socialist utopia lives on: cyberspace.

Time.com: Voting and Insanity in Russia updated: Mon Mar 03 2008 02:00:00

Election authorities placed some of the ballot booths for Khotkovo in a psychiatric hospital. At least it insured a turnout

Putin gets romantic makeoverupdated: Thu Feb 14 2008 03:36:00

A new movie portrays Russian President Vladimir Putin as a heartthrob. CNN's Matthew Chance reports

Kremlin critic barred from electionupdated: Sun Jan 27 2008 10:09:00

Russia's Central Election Commission disqualified one of Kremlin's critics from the country's presidential election Sunday, claiming that the signatures collected for his nominating petitions were forged, the state news agency said Sunday.

Time.com: Russian Youths: US Inciting Revoltupdated: Mon Dec 03 2007 10:00:00

A pro-Kremlin youth movement said it will distribute fliers Monday accusing the United States of planning to incite "thieves and traitors" to rebel across Russia

Dementieva takes Kremlin Cup crownupdated: Sun Oct 14 2007 12:22:00

Elena Dementieva shrugged off the loss of the opening set to outplay Serena Williams to claim the Kremlin Cup title in Moscow for the first time on Sunday.

Serena steps up Kremlin challengeupdated: Thu Oct 11 2007 15:07:00

Serena Williams raced into the quarterfinals of the Kremlin Cup in Moscow with a straight sets 7-5 6-4 victory over Tatiana Perebiynis on Thursday.

Mauresmo exits Kremlin Cup earlyupdated: Wed Oct 10 2007 11:34:00

Russia's Vera Zvonareva pulled off a big upset on Wednesday as she beat sixth-seed Amelie Mauresmo of France in their Kremlin Cup opener.

Time.com: How to Look into Putin's Soulupdated: Wed Sep 19 2007 14:00:00

TIME meets with Putin's spokesman to talk about the enigmatic Russian president, politics, press freedom and the upcoming elections.

CNNMoney: Moscow not letting up on oil tycoonupdated: Wed Sep 05 2007 04:13:00

When the Kremlin came for billionaire Mikhail Khodorkovsky's oil company, he fought back and found himself in a Siberian prison. When it came for billionaire Mikhail Gutseriyev's oil company, he agreed to sell and went into hiding to avoid arrest.

CNNMoney: Sun Powerupdated: Wed Sep 05 2007 04:13:00

Sun Power

10 held over Politkovskaya murderupdated: Sun Aug 26 2007 23:05:00

Russian prosecutors said on Monday they had detained 10 suspects in the murder of reporter Anna Politkovskaya, but that the killing was masterminded from abroad by anti-Kremlin forces trying to discredit Russia.

Plot to kill Kremlin critic foiledupdated: Wed Jul 18 2007 08:06:00

Exiled Russian billionaire Boris Berezovsky fled Britain three weeks ago after British police warned the controversial Kremlin critic that there was a plot to execute him, a spokesperson said.

Russia prepares 'targeted' response to UK updated: Wed Jul 18 2007 07:52:00

Russia has reiterated its dismay at Britain's decision to expel four of its diplomats and is preparing a "targeted" response "very soon," the foreign ministry says.

Britain expels 4 Russian diplomatsupdated: Mon Jul 16 2007 00:48:00

Britain is to expel four Russian diplomats in protest over Moscow's refusal to extradite a key suspect in the poisoning of a former KGB agent.

CNNMoney: Stocks fall despite Blackstone debutupdated: Thu Jun 21 2007 22:33:00

Stocks fell Friday as the biggest public offering in five years failed to excite investors still nervous over rising bond yields.

Eye on Russia: Russia's resurgenceupdated: Mon Jun 18 2007 03:22:00

Russia has staged a remarkable comeback in recent years. Gone are the days, after the collapse of the Soviet Union, when the Kremlin depended on Western handouts to keep its fragile economy afloat.

Ex-KGB spy: UK tried to recruit meupdated: Thu May 31 2007 07:37:00

Andrei Lugovoi -- the man British authorities accuse of poisoning a former Russian spy in London last year -- told reporters Thursday he wasn't behind the ex-KGB agent's murder, but speculated the British government may have been.

Time.com: Tangling Over a Russian Spy's Murderupdated: Thu May 24 2007 12:30:00

British prosecutors seek extradition of a Russian suspect in the murder of an ex-KGB man. But the Kremlin is balking

Anti-Kremlin protesters clash with police in St. Petersburgupdated: Sun Apr 15 2007 21:11:00

Hundreds of anti-Kremlin protesters crowded the streets of St. Petersburg, Russia's second largest city, Sunday and clashed with riot police a day after similar demonstrations in Moscow.

Kasparov seized at Moscow protest, releasedupdated: Sat Apr 14 2007 08:55:00

Russian riot police beat and detained protesters as thousands defied an official ban and attempted to stage a rally Saturday against President Vladimir Putin's government, which opponents accuse of rolling back freedoms.

Russia: No Litvinenko extraditionsupdated: Tue Dec 05 2006 04:09:00

Russia will refuse to extradite any suspects in the radioactive poisoning death of a former spy and outspoken critic of President Vladimir Putin to Britain, the country's top prosecutor has said.

Highlights from the world's pressupdated: Mon Dec 04 2006 05:26:00

The deepening mystery surrounding the death of the former KGB spy Alexander Litvinenko has been widely covered around the world.

Russian spies deny poisoning roleupdated: Wed Nov 22 2006 06:26:00

While doctors scrambled to determine how a former Russian spy and prominent Kremlin critic was poisoned Wednesday, the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service again denied its involvement, arguing "such steps are not in our interest," a Russian official told Russian news agency Interfax.

Doctors in dark on poisoned ex-spyupdated: Tue Nov 21 2006 14:39:00

Doctors are still trying to determine how a former Russian spy and prominent Kremlin critic was poisoned, but they have discounted suspicions that the toxic metal thallium was used, hospital officials said Tuesday.

Highlights from the world's pressupdated: Fri Nov 17 2006 05:33:00

The Washington Post says Americans flatter themselves that they are the root of all planetary evil. In the case of Iraq however, an editorial in the paper suggests the root problem lies with the Iraqis themselves, and their political culture.

Russian pair secure Kremlin honorsupdated: Sun Oct 15 2006 12:07:00

Top seed Nikolay Davydenko beat Davis Cup team-mate Marat Safin 6-4 5-7 6-4 in the all-Russian Kremlin Cup final on Sunday to complete a unique double for the host country.

Mauresmo reaches Kremlin quartersupdated: Thu Oct 12 2006 13:19:00

Top seed Amelie Mauresmo joined Russian trio Elena Dementieva, Nadia Petrova and Anna Chakvetadze in the Kremlin Cup quarter-finals on Thursday.

Fortune: The world at riskupdated: Mon Oct 02 2006 12:58:00

1. Ecuador

Fortune: Russia takes charge of the commodities marketupdated: Fri Sep 01 2006 15:07:00

Exactly two years ago, I sat in a Moscow courtroom and watched one era in Russian capitalism end. Yukos founder Mikhail Khodorkovsky glumly sat in a cage and awaited the verdict he and everyone else in the courtroom knew was a foregone conclusion: a long Siberian prison sentence, and the dismemberment of Yukos, once Russia's biggest and most-respected firm.

Fortune: Big fund money man gets Kremlin's cold shoulderupdated: Thu May 25 2006 12:15:00

Surrounded by traders chattering in Russian and staring at screens displaying the latest action on the Moscow bourse, the biggest foreign fund manager in Russia is plotting his next move.

Chance: A chill between Cold War foesupdated: Fri May 05 2006 11:38:00

Vice President Dick Cheney is in Eastern Europe, where he angered Russian officials with a speech that accused President Vladimir Putin of backsliding on democracy and trying to intimidate its neighbors.

Fortune: Taking a Brick out of BRICupdated: Mon Feb 20 2006 00:01:00

EVER SINCE A TEAM OF Goldman Sachs economists coined the term "BRIC" in 2003--for Brazil, Russia, India, and China--this group of emerging-market countries has assumed greater importance in the int...

Ukraine warms to Putin gas dealupdated: Sat Dec 31 2005 06:44:00

Ukraine could accept a Russian compromise deal in a dispute over natural gas supply prices, but more talks are needed, a spokesman for the Ukrainian prime minister is reported to have said.

Pierce withdraws from Zurich Openupdated: Wed Oct 19 2005 09:13:00

Third seed Mary Pierce has pulled out of the Zurich Open after suffering a right thigh strain on her way to winning the Kremlin Cup last week.

Mauresmo crashes out for two gamesupdated: Thu Oct 13 2005 09:27:00

Second seed Amelie Mauresmo has made an ignominious exit from the Kremlin Cup at the hands of Italy's Francesca Schiavone.

Sharapova 'lucky' to escape defeatupdated: Wed Oct 12 2005 10:37:00

Top seed Maria Sharapova was lucky to reach the Kremlin Cup quarterfinals after her second round opponent Anna-Lena Groenefeld retired with an ankle injury while leading 6-1 4-2.

Injured Venus to miss Kremlin Cupupdated: Fri Oct 07 2005 09:02:00

Wimbledon champion Venus Williams has pulled out of next week's Kremlin Cup with a knee injury, organisers have said.

Abramovich reaps Gazprom windfallupdated: Thu Sep 29 2005 05:03:00

It is being heralded as the biggest buyout in Russian corporate history.

Yukos founder 'charge reduced'updated: Thu May 19 2005 06:43:00

The Moscow court reading the verdict in the trial of oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky indicated he could receive a lighter sentence than originally sought, according to news reports.

Yukos founder 'committed crimes'updated: Tue May 17 2005 04:48:00

Judges in the trial of Mikhail Khodorkovsky say the Russian oil magnate committed crimes under all seven of charges he faces, including tax evasion, Russia's Interfax news agency reports.

Yukos founder guilty, say judgesupdated: Mon May 16 2005 03:25:00

Judges in the trial of Russian oil magnate Mikhail Khodorkovsky said on Monday he had committed tax evasion and other serious offences.

Fortune: PUTIN GIVES BIG OIL THE COLD SHOULDERupdated: Mon May 16 2005 00:01:00

WESTERN OIL EXECUTIVES WERE watching closely as former Yukos CEO Mikhail Khordokovsky took it on the chin in his long-running trial for fraud and tax evasion. But they told themselves that what hap...

New charges planned in Yukos caseupdated: Fri May 13 2005 07:38:00

The Russian Prosecutor General's office says it plans to present new charges -- including one of money-laundering -- against former top managers of the Yukos oil company.

Yukos verdict delay 'helps Putin'updated: Wed Apr 27 2005 03:41:00

The decision to postpone the verdict in the trial of jailed Russian oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky could have been taken to spare President Vladimir Putin's embarrassment, defense lawyers have said.

Business 2.0: How You Can Play The Oil Gameupdated: Sat Jan 01 2005 00:01:00

Volatility always spells investment opportunity, and the global oil market still offers plenty of both. Most energy stocks have already enjoyed a good run, but the risks to the global oil supply, r...

Russia in first step to terror lawupdated: Fri Dec 17 2004 08:35:00

Russia's parliament has given initial support to a proposed new anti-terrorism law that has raised fears among its critics that it could lead to an abuse of people's rights.

Fortune: Russia's Trial Of The Century Former Yukos CEO Khodorkovsky is in the dock, and the company is fighting for updated: Mon Sep 20 2004 00:01:00

Stretching his feet through the bars of his cage, Mikhail Khodorkovsky rarely looks up from the book he's reading on the history of authoritarianism in Russia. The former CEO of Russia's largest oi...

Beslan students back at schoolupdated: Wed Sep 15 2004 01:47:00

Teachers and students have returned to school in Beslan, two weeks after a deadly terrorist siege left more than 300 adults and children dead.

Putin agrees to siege probeupdated: Fri Sep 10 2004 03:45:00

President Vladimir Putin has agreed to a parliamentary investigation in an apparent response to public criticism over last week's deadly school hostage siege.

Chechnya prepares to go to pollsupdated: Sat Aug 28 2004 11:08:00

Chechens this weekend are choosing a replacement for their assassinated president -- the Kremlin hoping the vote will bring some stability to a region racked by a decade of violence.

Duma backs Putin's choice for PMupdated: Fri Mar 05 2004 04:27:00

The Kremlin-controlled Russian Duma has approved Russian President Vladimir Putin's choice for prime minister, Mikhail Fradkov.

Putin names his choice for PMupdated: Mon Mar 01 2004 04:48:00

Russian President Vladimir Putin has named European Union envoy Mikhail Fradkov as his candidate for prime minister, Interfax news agency says.

Fortune: Bookmarksupdated: Mon Oct 11 1999 00:01:00

Royce Holland is CEO and co-founder of Allegiance Telecom, a competitive local exchange carrier providing voice, data, and Internet service to businesses. He started the Dallas company two years ag...

Fortune: SOVIETS SEE EVIL CAPITALISTS, AGAINupdated: Mon Mar 11 1991 00:01:00

Xenophobia has made a comeback in Soviet political debate, even as the Kremlin pushes a plan to at least double the price of many consumer goods. Once loquacious foreigners have grown tight-lipped,...

Fortune: THE NEW RUSSIAN REVOLUTION With Gorbachev still suffering the slows, the biggest Soviet republic is plotting swift passage to a updated: Mon Nov 19 1990 00:01:00

THE SOVIET ECONOMY and chaos,'' growled an irate Muscovite as he slammed back a shot of black-market vodka, chasing it with a piece of bread his wife had spent 20 minutes in line that morning to bu...

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