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Russians march in memory of Nemtsov

41 minutes ago

Holding placards declaring "I am not afraid", thousands of Russians have marched in Moscow in memory of Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov.

Putin vows to punish killers of Kremlin critic

2015-03-01 11:18

President Vladimir Putin vowed to punish the killers of Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov as Russian opposition figures denounced what they called a "political murder" and Western leaders called for a full probe.

Murder of Russian opposition politician 'shocking'

2015-02-28 12:18

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is "shocked by the devious murder" of the prominent Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, her spokesperson says.

Russia to tap $50bn from emergency fund

2015-02-27 15:00

Russia plans to spend more than $50bn from its emergency Reserve Fund in 2015 as falling oil prices cause the government's deficit to rise.

Ukraine starts pulling back heavy weapons

2015-02-26 17:06

Ukraine says it will begin pulling back its heavy weapons in the east in line with the cease-fire.

Russia to keep its part of space station after its duty ends

2015-02-25 12:41

Russia's space agency expects the International Space Station to stay in orbit through 2024, and plans to create its own space outpost with its segment of the station after that.

Russia, Ukraine renew ceasefire calls

2015-02-24 21:27

The foreign ministers of Ukraine, Russia, France and Germany have renewed calls for an oft-breached ceasefire agreement to be respected.

Russia: US caused chaos

2015-02-23 21:14

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has accused the United States of plunging the Middle East into chaos and fuelling the rise of extremists.

Russia offers Iran new missiles despite sanctions

2015-02-23 16:46

Russia has offered Iran advanced surface-to-air missiles after scrapping a similar deal in 2010 because of the UN sanctions over Tehran's nuclear programme, the state defence company says.

Ukraine, rebels say ceasefire violations persist

2015-02-21 18:13

Ukraine's military and Russia-backed separatist rebels are accusing each other of continuing to mount attacks a week after a ceasefire was called.

 

Russia's Rosneft may get $5bn for projects

2015-03-01 11:45

Russian state oil firm Rosneft may get $5bn from the National Wealth Fund to finance five projects, both upstream and downstream, says energy minister.

Isolated skirmishes hamper Ukraine truce

2015-03-01 07:16

Ukraine has announced the completion of an initial phase of military pullback in east Ukraine as isolated clashes rattled a shaky truce with pro-Russian rebels.

More soldiers die in Ukraine truce

2015-02-27 21:12

Ukraine says three soldiers have been killed in fighting against Soviet forces in the first fatalities in several days in the war-torn east.

Russia sanctions cost ExxonMobil $1bn

2015-02-27 10:15

US energy giant ExxonMobil says that US and European Union sanctions against Russia cost it $1bn last year.

US accuses Russia of land grabs

2015-02-26 11:15

A UN-backed ceasefire shows signs of finally taking hold in Ukraine, even as the United States accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of destabilising the country through land grabs.

Kerry: Russia lied about activities in Ukraine

2015-02-24 22:20

Secretary of State John Kerry says Russia has lied "to my face and the face of others on many different occasions" about its activities in Ukraine.

Russia threatens to cut off gas to Ukraine, Europe

2015-02-24 18:28

Russia's state-owned gas giant Gazprom warns it could cut off gas deliveries to Ukraine, upping the stakes in the crisis there and threatening supplies to the rest of Europe.

No weapon exit till Russian rebels stand down

2015-02-23 20:33

Ukraine won't withdraw heavy weapons along the front line in the country's east as long as the Russia-backed separatists there continue hostilities.

Ukraine: Rebel attacks preventing weapons pullback

2015-02-23 13:30

A Ukrainian military spokesperson says continuing attacks from rebels are delaying Ukrainian forces' pullback of heavy weapons from the front line in the country's east.

Biden: Russia can't claim separatists alone behind attacks

2015-02-21 14:05

Vice President Joe Biden says Russia can't keep hiding behind the "false claim" that separatists are solely responsible for recent military operations in eastern Ukraine.

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