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In a rare move, Russian President Vladimir Putin took his case for caution in Syria directly to the American people, writing an op-ed for Thursday’s New York Times that went live online Wednesday night.
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Russia’s proposal for Syria to hand over its chemical arsenal “can work only” if the U.S. rejects the use of force, Putin said Tuesday – hours before Obama prepares to address the nation over the need for military action.
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Russia’s parliament told that Damascus agrees to plan to “remove the grounds for American aggression.” Report is confirmed to NBC News by Syrian deputy foreign minister.
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After Russia’s foreign minister suggests the idea in an attempt to avert a U.S. military attack, his Syrian counterpart responds that the Arab republic “welcomes” the initiative.
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President Barack Obama was intent on getting the upper hand as he greeted Russia’s Vladimir Putin at the G-20 summit on Thursday, according to body language experts who watched the frosty exchange.
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A photo of two members of the Russian women’s 4×400-meter relay team kissing after receiving their gold medals made headlines on the final day of the World Track and Field Championships.
A Russian lawmaker has asked parliament to give women two days paid leave a month when they menstruate, a move that has irked rights activists worried over creeping conservatism since Vladimir Putin resumed the presidency.
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A new law banning the “spread information about non-traditional sexual behavior” to minors in Russia is raising concerns about the state of human rights in a country already notorious for silencing dissent.
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Edward Snowden is to seek temporary asylum in Russia but still hopes to travel to Latin America to avoid prosecution by U.S. authorities, according to rights groups who met him at a Moscow airport Friday.
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If self-proclaimed NSA leaker Edward Snowden has the means, he might just be able to survive indefinitely in the transit zone of Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport.
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Guards patrolling a prison colony in Russia’s north saw a cat scaling the fence and noticed something a little fishy, The Associated Press reports.
Russian businessmen and officials close to President Vladimir Putin have stolen up to $30 billion from funds intended for preparations for next year’s Sochi Winter Olympics, according to a report released on Thursday by opposition leaders.
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At least 36 people were feared dead after a fire raged through an isolated psychiatric hospital north of Moscow on Friday, killing some patients in their beds and others who were trapped by barred windows.
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Russian President Vladimir Putin laughed off a protest against him by topless women in Germany on Monday, joking that he liked what he had seen while sharply rebuffing German criticism of his human rights record.