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Russian Reporter Who Exposed Moscow Graft Faces Drug Charges

MOSCOW — The police in Moscow on Friday announced the detention of an investigative journalist on drug charges, in what appeared to be the latest official effort to muzzle independent voices in Russia. Ivan Golunov, 36, a reporter [...]

Parents sue tycoon’s firm over dysentery outbreak in Moscow

MOSCOW (AP) – Natalya Konkova got a call from her 5-year-old son’s day care center at School No. 1357, asking her to pick up Yaroslav because he was running a fever and having trouble walking. He got worse over the next 24 hours, with [...]

Russian Aeroflot Plane Makes Fiery Landing in Moscow; 13 Reported Killed

MOSCOW — A Russian-made Sukhoi passenger jet made an emergency landing on Sunday, trailing a gigantic plume of flame and black smoke and skidding to a stop on fire. Thirteen people were killed, according to Tass, a Russian state news agency. Videos [...]

Taliban and Afghan Politicians to Meet in Moscow, Despite Government’s Anger

KABUL, Afghanistan — Senior Afghan politicians, including former President Hamid Karzai, are expected to meet with Taliban representatives in Moscow on Tuesday, weeks after the insurgents and American diplomats announced progress [...]

Taliban to Meet Afghan Politicians (but Not Ghani) in Moscow

Recent remarks by the Taliban’s chief negotiator, Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanekzai, have contributed to such concerns. In a videotaped interview that has circulated in Afghanistan, Mr. Stanekzai said the Taliban did not recognize the government [...]

Venezuela Military Backs Maduro, as Moscow Warns U.S. Not to Intervene

The foreign minister said that Russia was ready to join with other “responsible countries” to start a national dialogue among Venezuelans while avoiding calls to overthrow the legitimate government. As recently as December, Russia [...]

Protesters detained outside Japanese embassy in Moscow

MOSCOW (AP) – A dozen protesters have been detained outside the Japanese embassy in the Russian capital ahead of talks between the country’s leaders at the Kremlin. Left-wing activists were picketing the Japanese embassy Tuesday morning [...]

Moscow Dispatch: Stalin’s Soaring Moscow Towers Sorely Need Body Work

MOSCOW — Mikhail Posokhin still remembers the lip-smacking displays in Grocery Store No. 5 from his boyhood, when in 1955 his family moved into one of Moscow’s seven new, gothic skyscrapers. More cathedral than marketplace, the [...]

Moscow police arrest least 5 protesters near security office

MOSCOW (AP) – A human rights activist says Moscow police have arrested at least five protesters at an unsanctioned rally outside the headquarters of the Federal Security Service (FSB), the successor agency to the KGB. Oleg Yelanchik told [...]

Russia-Ukraine Ties Sour Further as Moscow Imposes Sanctions

MOSCOW — The bitter relations between Moscow and Kiev continued their downward spiral on Thursday, as the Russian government imposed economic sanctions against a broad cross-section of Ukraine’s political and business elite. The [...]