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    Kerry holds talks with Putin during first visit to Russia in two years
    May12

    Kerry holds talks with Putin during first visit to Russia in two years

    Meeting between US secretary of state and Russian president signals mutual desire to maintain dialogue after relations were strained over UkraineJohn Kerry, the US secretary of state, has spent nearly four hours in talks with Vladimir Putin during a visit to the Russian president’s Black Sea residence in Sochi.Kerry’s plane landed in...

    Boris Nemtsov allies release report on Russian troops in Ukraine
    May12

    Boris Nemtsov allies release report on Russian troops in Ukraine

    Fellow opposition figures unveil 65-page document based on work started by the Kremlin critic before he was killed in FebruaryColleagues of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov have released a report on Russian soldiers secretly fighting in Ukraine that he had worked on before he was killed in February.The 65-page report – called Putin. War –...

    Boris Nemtsov report on Ukraine to be released by dead politician’s allies
    May12

    Boris Nemtsov report on Ukraine to be released by dead politician’s allies

    Opposition leader was working on investigation into Russian soldiers secretly fighting in Ukraine when he was shot dead near Kremlin in FebruaryActivists and friends of slain Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov will release a report on Russian soldiers secretly fighting in Ukraine that Nemtsov was working on before he was gunned down in front...

    How Russia’s opposition united to finish Nemtsov’s report on Ukraine
    May12

    How Russia’s opposition united to finish Nemtsov’s report on Ukraine

    Allies of murdered government critic publish the findings of his investigation into the Kremlin’s secret military involvement across the border. RFE/RL reportsOne evening in February the Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov went to see his friend and colleague, Ilya Yashin, to ask for help with his latest investigation: a sensitive...

    Kerry to meet Russian foreign minister for talks on Ukraine, Syria and Yemen
    May11

    Kerry to meet Russian foreign minister for talks on Ukraine, Syria and Yemen

    Kremlin hopes US secretary of state will bring new proposals on reaching settlement in Ukraine, report Russian news agenciesThe US secretary of state, John Kerry, will meet his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, in Sochi on Tuesday for talks on ongoing unrest in Ukraine, Syria and Yemen, Russian news agencies have reported.State news agency...

    Nato kicks out Russian spies but revives Kremlin hotline amid Ukraine tensions
    May10

    Nato kicks out Russian spies but revives Kremlin hotline amid Ukraine tensions

    Western military alliance expels dozens of suspected Russian spies from Nato headquarters while upgrading emergency military contacts with MoscowThe western military alliance is reviving cold war-style hotlines to the Kremlin and the Russian general staff in Moscow to reduce the chances of escalating military confrontation and miscalculation the...

    Merkel urges Russia to pressure Ukraine rebels to abide by ceasefire
    May10

    Merkel urges Russia to pressure Ukraine rebels to abide by ceasefire

    German chancellor issues warning over ceasefire violations by separatists in eastern Ukriane during during visit to MoscowThe German chancellor, Angela Merkel, has called for Russia to do more to persuade separatists in eastern Ukraine to abide by a ceasefire that has been strained in recent weeks.Speaking alongside Vladimir Putin, the Russian...

    Ukrainian artists occupy Russian pavilion at Venice Biennale
    May08

    Ukrainian artists occupy Russian pavilion at Venice Biennale

    Mock occupation by activists in military uniforms mimics Russia’s military incursion into east Ukraine Mimicking the Russian military involvement in east Ukraine, a group of Ukrainian artists and activists have staged a mock-occupation of the Russian pavilion at the Venice Biennale, descending on the venue in camouflage fatigues.The artists...

    What can the Lusitania teach us about the fate of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17? | Philip Oltermann
    May08

    What can the Lusitania teach us about the fate of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17? | Philip Oltermann

    The disinformation tactics deployed by Putin’s Russia last summer are not that different from the propaganda used by Kaiser Wilhelm’s Germany 100 years agoThe fog of propaganda and counter-propaganda settled long before the last corpse had been laid to rest. One side called the catastrophe a deliberate act of warfare, an unspeakable...

    Russia snub wastes chance of Ukraine peace | Letters
    May07

    Russia snub wastes chance of Ukraine peace | Letters

    Howard Amos’s report on the Odessa fire of 2 May 2014 (2 May), in which at least 45 people died, reminds us how easily tension and mounting distrust can become murderous. On 9 May in Moscow, statesmen are to celebrate the victorious ending of the most destructive war in European history, against Nazi Germany. I understand that no western...

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