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President Putin said he was acting to protect the rights of ethnic Russians in Crimea.
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Laws preventing airlines from charging for food and baggage - the last obstacles standing in the way of significantly cheaper airfares in Russia - will be lifted soon, the country's largest carrier Aeroflot .
Beachgoers in Novosibirsk, Russia got a nasty surprise Saturday when they were pelted by golf ball size hail after a freak storm suddenly moved in.
Following a ceasefire between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian militants in eastern and southern Ukraine, it briefly seemed as though some of the intensity of this dangerous European conflict had been depleted.
Bathers at a beach in Novosibirsk, central Russia, went from a stifling 105F to 71F in a matter of seconds as a cold front swept over them, dropping what is described as golf-ball sized hail.
Escalating clashes between pro-Kremlin separatists and Ukrainian forces on Sunday killed 12 civilians and forced the new Western-backed leader to cancel a pivotal meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the World Cup in Brazil.
Buenos Aires and Moscow play up cooperation in domestic and international spheres Both the political messaging and the agreements signed as part of Russian President Vladimir Putin's visit to Buenos Aires underlined the "strategic" nature of the relationship linking Russia and Argentina.
Among Russians polled in the survey, 92 percent displayed a positive attitude toward their own country - up from 83 percent in 2013.
The military technology listed in the conspiracy offense was designated on the United States Munition List as defense articles and was prohibited from export outside pursuant to the Arms Export Control Act and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations.
Vitaly Mutko, the local organizing committee chairman and a FIFA board member, on Saturday said he did not foresee "any major issues."
Sergei V. Tur, a significant landowner, scowled beneath his desert-camouflage cap as he watched a hulking combine chew through one of his golden barley fields, reaping part of what he predicts will be the best harvest in Crimea in three years.
Britain said Saturday it had barred a Russian delegation from attending the Farnborough air show because of the Ukraine crisis, sparking an angry reaction from Russia.
Official Armenia and Russia have signed an agreement regulating the stay of Armenian citizens in the territory of Russia and Russian citizens in Armenia.
Plus, bed-shy Prague hospitals turn away emergency patients, and Russia and Georgia could resume regular air traffic after eight years.
Russia's Krishna population is estimated to be as high as as 250,000, said Jha of the Association of Indians of Russia.
Last week, Natasha decided she had seen enough. Her hometown of Kramatorsk, in east Ukraine, was pocked by airstrikes.
Updated: Mon Jul 14, 2014 03:19 am
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