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# russia - Today’s News


# russia - Monday 2 June, 2014

From Business ETC Samsung takes first steps away from Android by announcing first Tizen smartphone Operating System

Samsung takes first steps away from Android by announcing first Tizen smartphone

Tizen is Samsung’s homegrown operating system which will make its debut on the Samsung Z in Russia later this year.

Estonia has the highest number of drug deaths in Europe. But why?

Estonia with a population of just 1.2 million, has 191 per million drug deaths per population.

# russia - Wednesday 28 May, 2014

Ukraine troops killed as president promises to meet Putin

Putin has rejected the legitimacy of the interim team that rose to power in February and not been reported to have spoken to any Ukrainian official since the Kiev uprising.

# russia - Tuesday 27 May, 2014

EU calls on Russia to work with new Ukraine president

The EU has applied visa bans and asset freezes to a series of high-profile Russian and Ukrainian figures.

Dozens dead as Ukraine reclaims Donetsk airport

“The airport is under our full control. The enemy suffered heavy losses. We have none,” Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said.

# russia - Monday 26 May, 2014

Petro Poroshenko set to win Ukraine’s presidential election

In early returns it’s suggested candy tycoon Petro Poroshenko will be elected president of Ukraine.

# russia - Sunday 25 May, 2014

Many polling stations closed as Ukraine votes in crucial presidential election

While turnout has been strong in Kiev, poll stations have remained closed in many eastern cities.

# russia - Saturday 24 May, 2014

Prince Charles compared Putin to Hitler. ‘Unroyal behaviour’ says the Russian President

Charles reportedly made the comment to a Polish woman, who had fled the Nazis as a child.

# russia - Thursday 22 May, 2014

Pro-Russian rebels kill 17 Ukrainian troops ahead of vote

A toll puts the number of dead in violence in the east of the country at 140.

Nine Ukraine soldiers killed by Russian separatists

It’s the the deadliest day for the military in weeks of fighting between Russian separatists and Ukrainian security forces in the east of the country.

Russian diplomat for talks over Charles’ Putin-Nazi comment

The heir to the British throne apparently made the remark during a trip to a museum in Canada.

# russia - Monday 12 May, 2014

Russia threatens to cut off Ukrainian gas in three weeks

Russia has told its neighbour “pay the debts and we can agree something”.

EU foreign ministers to consider third tier of sanctions against Russia

The Foreign Affairs Council are meeting today where the Ukraine crisis is the main topic on the agenda.

# russia - Sunday 11 May, 2014

From The Score Zenit fans attack Dynamo captain in crazy pitch invasion Hooligans

Zenit fans attack Dynamo captain in crazy pitch invasion

Andre Villas Boas looked on as the game was marred in St Petersburg today.

# russia - Saturday 10 May, 2014

Lenin, Stalin and ‘The Myth of the Beloved Leader’

New exhibition in Russia shows how the two former leaders used the cult of personality to their advantage.

# russia - Thursday 8 May, 2014

From The Daily Edge 8 memorable moments in which we reached peak Eurovision Euronly Joking Me

8 memorable moments in which we reached peak Eurovision

Tinfoil-clad dancers, cowbell interludes and a singing turkey. Only the Eurovision.

Russia thinks harsh sanctions imposed on its banking sector are illegal

Sanctions are preventing Russian service suppliers from exercising their trading rights fairly, a trade delegation has said.

# russia - Wednesday 7 May, 2014

Russia: We’ve pulled back from Ukraine border. US: No you haven’t

40,000 Kremlin troops are estimated to be on Ukraine’s eastern frontier.

Rise of fascism in Ukraine is being ignored by Europe, says Russia

Foreign Minister Sergie Lavrov called a fire at a trade union building in Odessa that killed 42 people as “pure fascism”

# russia - Tuesday 6 May, 2014

From The Daily Edge Putin has banned the F-word from Russian films and plays Putin On The Ritz

Putin has banned the F-word from Russian films and plays

All offenders will have to throw money into a massive swear jar. Kind of.

More than 30 pro-Russian rebels killed in Ukraine as violence escalates

Ukrainian authorities have said the military suffered casualties of its own and a helicopter gunship was shot down.

# russia - Friday 2 May, 2014

Opinion: We fought the law but the law won – labelled ‘foreign agents’ in our own country

Our group uncovered ethnic profiling by police and discrimination against minority groups in Russia. So Putin’s “foreign agent” law was applied to take us down.

May Day protests in Turkey turn violent with 90 injuries and 142 arrests

Meanwhile in Moscow, over 100,000 turned out to voice their support for Vladimir Putin.

Military helicopter shot down as Ukraine army launches assault on insurgents

Troops have also been put on full combat alert in response to the estimated 40,000 Russian troops massed on the border.

# russia - Thursday 1 May, 2014

Military conscription introduced in Ukraine as petrol bombers take over more buildings

Ukraine currently has 130,000 personnel in its armed forces. With reserves, this could be boosted to around 1,000,000.

# russia - Tuesday 29 April, 2014

The blacklist: Russian army chief of staff & 14 others targeted in new EU sanctions

Meanwhile, Russia’s defence minister has raised concerns over an “unprecedented” rise in US and Nato activity near his country’s borders.

# russia - Monday 28 April, 2014

Ukraine: Pro-Russia gunmen seize town hall

The US and European Union are readying sanctions against Russia amid tensions over the kidnapping of international observers.

# russia - Sunday 27 April, 2014

Pro-Russian rebels present peace-keeping ‘prisoners of war’ to international media

The captured men are in Ukraine as part of an Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe verification team.

# russia - Saturday 26 April, 2014

The Pope, Russia and America are all calling for efforts to de-escalate Ukraine crisis

Russia has vowed to help secure the release of abducted OSCE observers.

G7 leaders to impose further sanctions on Russia over escalating Ukraine crisis

The sanctions could be imposed as early as Monday.

# russia - Friday 25 April, 2014

Russia is trying to trigger World War III – Kiev

The developments prompted German Chancellor Angela Merkel to call Russian President Vladimir Putin to voice “great concern”.

Obama confirms that if Putin was drowning, he would probably jump in to save him

“If anybody is out there drowning, I would save them. I used to be a pretty good swimmer, I grew up in Hawaii.”

Russian military exercises on Ukraine border could be ‘expensive mistake’

US Secretary of State John Kerry warned refusal to take steps to end the crisis would be costly for Russia.

# russia - Thursday 24 April, 2014

Invasion fears rise as Russia accuses Kiev of ‘crimes against its own people’

Vladimir Putin has warned of “consequences” to the military action.

Looking to invest in a Soviet-era space capsule? Yours for a cool €1.4 million

The capsule has been extensively restored to remove all trace of the searing burn marks it picked up on re-entry to Earth’s atmosphere.

# russia - Wednesday 23 April, 2014

Putin’s face appears on coin marking Crimea’s annexation

The price for a palm-sized silver coin is yet to be set.

Ukraine revives offensive against rebels while US sends ‘reassuring’ troops

Pro-Moscow insurgents are also currently holding two journalists.

‘A ticking timebomb’: contamination shield at Chernobyl delayed due to Ukrainian crisis

Adi Roche said that a large amount of “highly unstable” radioactive material was still present at the site of the 1986 disaster.

# russia - Tuesday 22 April, 2014

From The Score Four more years! Capello will call it quits after 2018 World Cup Fabio

Four more years! Capello will call it quits after 2018 World Cup

The Italian also says the quarter-finals are the minimum requirement for his team this Summer in Brazil.

# russia - Monday 21 April, 2014

Russian dashcam captures meteorite falling to earth Look To The Skies This post contains videos

Russian dashcam captures meteorite falling to earth

The Russian meteor is not as bright as last year’s.