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Akimtseva had been representing Sergei Zhurba, a Moscow region businessman who had testified in court against Dmitry Belkin, who is widely believed to be the leader the Orekhovo gang, which ranked among Moscow's most powerful and violent during the turbulent 1990s. Photo: VK.com A lawyer made famous by her roster of Russian celebrity clients was murdered in front of her apartment building in central Moscow over the weekend, and investigators suspect her involvement with an organized crime case may have been the motive.
Most Russian television channels began to refer to the Ukrainian central government in Kiev as a junta after former President Viktor Yanukovych fled the country in February. Photo: Maxim Stulov / Vedomosti Russian television news broadcasts have softened their rhetoric with reference to Ukraine in recent weeks, having shied away from referring to the Ukrainian authorities in Kiev as a "junta," according to Medialogia research company.
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Fresh U.S. and EU sanctions imposed on Moscow will bring an abrupt halt to exploration of Russia's huge Arctic and shale oil reserves and complicate financing of existing Russian projects from the Caspian Sea to Iraq and Ghana. The new measures, designed to put further pressure on President Vladimir Putin over Russia's actions in Ukraine, are a major broadening of the previous sanctions, which only banned the export of high technology oil equipment into Russia.
Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves , with intelligence officer Eston Kohver in 2010. Kohver was arrested by Russian police on spying charges, but Estonian officials called it an illegal kidnapping.
Moscow: A week into a fragile ceasefire between government troops and pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine, that country's Prime Minister has offered a pessimistic assessment of its chances of holding, saying Russian President Vladimir Putin intends to conquer "all of Ukraine". Neither side has said the ceasefire negotiated on September 5 with Ukraine, Russia, the European Union, the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe and separatist leaders should be abandoned, even as the sides accuse each other of frequent violations.
Anton Gerashchenko, deputy head of the Ukrainian Internal Affairs Ministry, wrote on his Facebook page that his country would not hand the climber - whom he described as a "hero of Ukraine" - over to Russia to face trial. Photo: Mustang-wanted.com / Facebook.com Russia has issued an international arrest warrant for a Kiev-based extreme climber accused of painting the spire of a Moscow landmark skyscraper in Ukrainian colors and hanging a Ukrainian flag from it, a news report said.
The most educated countries in the world In 2011, more than $26,000 was spent on tertiary education per student in the U.S., Check out this story on news10.net: http://usat.ly/1s0KvZu More people access higher education today than ever before. One in three adults in developed countries held a college degree in 2012, a substantial increase from 2000 when just over one in five had attained such qualifications.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, met Friday on the sidelines of the summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization in the Tajik capital to discuss issues of mutual interest as well as regional and international developments. During the meeting, President Rouhani said Iran is determined to expand relations with the neighboring states, adding that the political and economic relations between Tehran and Moscow have seen an upward trend over the past year.
A WAR veteran, who risked his life to deliver supplies to Soviet Russia during the Second World War, has finally been recognised by the country. Roy Dykes joined around 50 other veterans who served on the Arctic Convoy Missions in the Royal Navy from 1941 to 1945, to receive the Ushakov medal in London.
Not getting in to the college of your choice is never nice - but it's even worse if it happens because the postal service delayed your application and reimbursed you 50 cents for a wasted year of your life. A young woman in Siberia's Kemerovo region failed to get into college because the state-run postal monopoly Russian Post did not deliver her entry application on time, a local court reported Thursday.
A freshly dug grave, believed by some locals to hold the body of a Russian paratrooper killed fighting alongside rebels in Ukraine, is seen at the Vybuty public cemetery in the Pskov region of northwest Russia in this August 27, 2014 file photo. REUTERS/Dmitry Markov/Files MOSCOW 2014 - Late last month Yelena Tumanova was handed the body of her son in a coffin at her home in Russia's Western Volga region.
The first 35 vehicles of a second Russian humanitarian aid convoy to Ukraine have passed Russian customs checks, local news agencies quoted a customs official as saying late on Friday. In August, Ukraine and its Western allies denounced the arrival of a first huge convoy that crossed the border without Kiev's permission.
HP ultimately pays a $108 million tab to put violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act behind it in Russia, Poland and Mexico. The fine was part of a $108 million total tab to settle similar charges in Mexico and Poland and pay regulatory penalties.
Legendary Russian rock musician Andrei Makarevich has had three concerts cancelled following a tour in Ukraine and public criticism of Moscow's role in the conflict there. Representatives of a restaurant in the Kazan, capital of Russia's Tatarstan region, said on September 12 that a Makarevich concert scheduled for September 27 had been cancelled for "organizational reasons."
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