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    Uefa blocks Crimean clubs from playing in Russian competitions
    Dec04

    Uefa blocks Crimean clubs from playing in Russian competitions

    • Ban will come into effect on 1 January• Three Crimean clubs had been included Russian leagueCrimean clubs have been suspended by Uefa from playing in Russian domestic competitions.“The Russian Football Union (RFU) may not organise any football competition in Crimea, without the consent of Uefa and the Football Federation of Ukraine (FFU),” it...

    Kerry: Russia could rebuild trust with west by easing tensions with Ukraine
    Dec04

    Kerry: Russia could rebuild trust with west by easing tensions with Ukraine

    Kerry spoke at a meeting of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, which includes both the United States and Russia as partnersSecretary of state John Kerry said Thursday that Russia could rebuild its relations with the west “if it simply helps to calm turbulent waters” on its border with eastern Ukraine, where pro-Moscow...

    Vladimir Putin: west has tried to contain Russia for decades
    Dec04

    Vladimir Putin: west has tried to contain Russia for decades

    President uses state of the nation speech to attack west as rouble slides under pressure of economic sanctions over UkraineVladimir Putin has accused the west of trying to contain and subvert Russia “for decades, if not centuries”, in a fierce and uncompromising attack during his state of the nation speech.Analysts were curious to see whether the...

    Ukraine nuclear power plant fault adds to electricity shortages
    Dec03

    Ukraine nuclear power plant fault adds to electricity shortages

    Country forced to introduce power cuts amid short circuit at Zaporizhya facility and falling coal suppliesA short circuit at a nuclear plant in Ukraine posed no threat but had added to electricity shortages at a time when the country is struggling to keep the lights on, an official has said.The electrical fault at the Zaporizhya plant in the...

    ‘Kalashnikov: promoting peace and calm’ – notorious gun gets a makeover
    Dec02

    ‘Kalashnikov: promoting peace and calm’ – notorious gun gets a makeover

    Russian manufacturer of assault rifle that became the weapon of choice for guerrillas around the world has a slick rebrandingEquipped with a shiny new logo, shrugging off US sanctions and claiming its guns are “protecting peace”, the Russian weapons manufacturer Kalashnikov launched a major rebranding drive in Moscow on Tuesday.Kalashnikov...

    Russia to fall into recession amid sanctions and plunging oil price
    Dec02

    Russia to fall into recession amid sanctions and plunging oil price

    Economics ministry cuts its GDP growth forecast of 1.2% in 2015 to a 0.8% fall amid financial fallout over Ukraine and falling commodity pricesRussia will fall into recession next year under the weight of western sanctions imposed over Ukraine and lower oil prices, the economy ministry warned.Gross domestic product is now expected to shrink by...

    Russia blames EU as it abandons plans for South Stream gas pipeline
    Dec01

    Russia blames EU as it abandons plans for South Stream gas pipeline

    Putin says EU’s opposition scuppered project but Russian leader outlines plan to pump more gas to Turkey on visit to AnkaraRussia is scrapping the South Stream natural gas pipeline project and may cooperate with Turkey on building a gas hub for southern Europe, President Vladimir Putin said on Monday.He said Russia could not implement the...

    Finland set to agree joint nuclear venture with Russian energy company
    Dec01

    Finland set to agree joint nuclear venture with Russian energy company

    Alexander Stubb, Finnish PM, rejects suggestions that by backing Rosatom’s involvement he is bowing to MoscowFinland’s parliament is poised to give the go-ahead to a controversial joint venture with the Russian state-owned energy company Rosatom to build a new nuclear power plant in the north of the country.The green light will come...

    Chernobyl’s eerie desolation revealed by camera mounted on drone
    Nov29

    Chernobyl’s eerie desolation revealed by camera mounted on drone

    British documentary maker Danny Cooke’s video Postcards from Pripyat, is first time area has been filmed from the airA camera mounted on a drone has revealed the eerie post-apocalyptic landscape of a town abandoned after the nuclear power station at Chernobyl exploded nearly three decades ago.The British documentary maker Danny Cooke has...

    Russia exerts influence in France with tree diplomacy – and loans to Le Pen
    Nov27

    Russia exerts influence in France with tree diplomacy – and loans to Le Pen

    After Paris halted delivery of warships in protest over Ukraine, Moscow has hit back with a Christmas tree and €9m to the FNThe Chinese have panda diplomacy. The Russians, it appears, prefer trees.France may have just announced it is delaying the delivery of two warships to Russia in a protest over the crisis in Ukraine, but the French...

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