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Jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny ends hunger strike after 24 days

Jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny ended his hunger strike after 24 days. Navalny began refusing food on 31 March to demand better medical care. He said he had twice been seen by civilian doctors and “given the progress and circumstances, I am ending my hunger strike”. The process would be gradual, he added in […]

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Russia unveils proposal to launch its own space station by 2030

Russia revealed plans of building its own space station with the aim of launching it into orbit by 2030. The project is currently waiting for President Vladimir Putin’s approval, the head of its Roscosmos space agency said on Wednesday. If approved it would mark a new start for Russian space exploration and an end to […]

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Alexei Navalny: Thousands of Russians protest against detention of Kremlin’s critic

Thousands in Russia took part in protests against the detention of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny. They called for Navalny, who has been on hunger strike for weeks, to receive proper medical care. More than 1,000 people were reportedly arrested. Navalny, 44, was jailed in February and is demanding medical attention for acute back pain […]

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Russia will trigger rapid and harsh response if the West cross red line: Vladimir Putin

Vladimir Putin warns the West not to cross a “red line” with Russia, saying such a move would trigger an “asymmetrical, rapid and harsh” response. The Russian president’s warning came in his annual state of the nation address, amid heightened tension with the West over Ukraine and jailed Putin critic Alexei Navalny. Meanwhile, hundreds of […]

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Jailed Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny moved to hospital and prescribed ‘vitamin therapy’

Jailed Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny has been moved from a penal colony to a regional hospital for prisoners east of Moscow as concerns grow over his health. Russia’s Federal Penitentiary Service (FSIN) said in a statement Monday that the opposition leader had been moved to the hospital, which specializes in “dynamic” observation of patients. The […]

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‘If Russia crosses the red line, then it will have to suffer’: Ukraine warns Moscow

Ukraine’s foreign minister has accused Russia of flagrantly threatening Ukraine with destruction as fears continue to rise over a possible escalation of hostilities in the country’s conflict-stricken east. Fighting has intensified in recent weeks in Ukraine’s Donetsk and Lugansk regions, where government forces have battled Russian-backed separatists since April 2014 after the rebels seized a […]

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‘Beginning Of The End’: Russia could intervene to help separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine

A Russian official warned that Moscow could intervene to help its citizens in eastern Ukraine as tensions rise in the region. Sporadic fighting has increased in the Donbas region in Eastern Ukraine, with clashes between Russian-backed separatist rebels and Ukrainian troops. Russia has been building up troops on the border with Ukraine. The official, Dmitry Kozak […]

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Alexei Navalny: Putin’s critic losing sensation in his hands and legs

Alexei Navalny, the jailed critic of the Kremlin is losing sensation in his legs and hands, according to his lawyers. Vadim Kobzev said Navalny, who is in a penal colony serving a sentence for embezzlement, had been diagnosed with two spinal hernias. Last week, Navalny started a hunger strike to demand proper treatment for acute […]

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Russia launches probe into killing of 5-year-old by Ukrainian government forces

Russia to probe the death of a five-year-old child allegedly killed by Ukrainian government forces, Moscow announced on Monday, as tensions rose in Ukraine’s conflict-stricken east. Russian Investigative Committee, which inspects major crimes, said the Ukrainian army had breached a ceasefire deal on Friday and attacked civilian infrastructure in Oleksandrivske using heavy armament and drones. […]

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Russia builds military arsenal along its Arctic coastline, satellite images show

Russia is building up military equipment in the Arctic and testing new weapons there. Russia is building upon military bases, hardware and underground storage facilities on its Arctic coastline, with bombers, MiG31BM jets and new radar systems close to the Alaskan coast, satellite images procured by CNN showed. Included in the build-up is the Poseidon […]

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WATCH: Dog runs away with Russian news reporter’s microphone live on air

A Russian news reporter who was going live on Friday went viral after a dog ran away with the reporter’s microphone on air. The incident occurred in Moscow when a reporter for the Russian news channel Mir TV named Nadezda Serezhkina who was reading out the news from the streets on live tv when a […]

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Russia threatens to block Twitter over failure to remove banned content

Russia may block Twitter in one month unless the American tech giant complies with a demand to remove banned content, Russian news agencies cited a senior regulatory official as saying on Tuesday. Moscow said last week it had slowed down the speed of Twitter inside Russia in retaliation for what it described as a failure […]