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Maxim Rodionov

Resume peace talks, Ukraine's Zelenskiy urges Putin after four soldiers killed

Aug 07 2019

KIEV/MOSCOW Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Wednesday pressed Russian leader Vladimir Putin for a resumption of peace talks after four Ukrainian soldiers were killed by shelling in the eastern Donbass border region.

Russian opposition plans new protest despite over 1,000 arrests

Aug 04 2019

MOSCOW Russia's anti-Kremlin opposition said it was planning a nationwide protest next weekend despite police forcibly detaining over 1,000 people on Saturday for attending what they said was an illegal march in Moscow to demand free elections.

Taliban say progress made at Afghan talks in Moscow but no breakthrough

May 30 2019

MOSCOW A Taliban official said on Thursday that decent progress had been made at talks with a group of senior Afghan politicians in Moscow but that there had been no breakthrough in their bid to end 18 years of war and that further talks would be needed.

Ex-U.S. Marine held by Russia on spying charge complains of threats

May 24 2019

MOSCOW A former U.S. Marine held in Moscow on suspicion of spying said on Friday he had been threatened by a Russian investigator and harassed in custody, accusations that added to strains in U.S.-Russian relations.

Russia says it sent 'specialists' to Venezuela, rebuffs Trump

Mar 28 2019

MOSCOW Russia said on Thursday it had sent "specialists" to Venezuela under a military cooperation deal but said they posed no threat to regional stability, brushing aside a call from U.S. President Donald Trump to remove all military personnel from the country.

Russia jails ex-FSB agent, cyber expert for passing secrets to U.S.

Feb 26 2019

MOSCOW A Russian court on Tuesday sentenced a former state security officer and a cyber-security expert to long jail terms after finding the two men guilty of committing state treason in the interests of the United States.

Russian court extends custody of Baring Vostok's Calvey until April

Feb 16 2019

MOSCOW A Russian court on Saturday ordered Michael Calvey, the U.S. founder of one of Russia's biggest private equity firms accused of fraud, to be kept in custody until April 13.

Former U.S. Marine held for spying had Russian contacts with military backgrounds

Jan 10 2019

MOSCOW Paul Whelan, the former U.S. Marine held in Moscow on spying charges, had online contact with more than 20 Russians with military backgrounds, an analysis of social media shows.

Moscow says FBI arrested Russian a day after it detained ex-U.S. Marine

Jan 05 2019

MOSCOW/NEW YORK The Russian Foreign Ministry said on Saturday the United States had detained a Russian citizen, a day after Moscow arrested the former U.S. Marine Paul Whelan on suspicion of spying. | Video

Russia reopens Kerch Strait to shipping after standoff with Ukraine

Nov 26 2018

MOSCOW, Nov 26 Russia reopened the Kerch Strait near Crimea to shipping in the early hours of Monday morning after firing on and seizing three Ukrainian naval ships a day earlier, a move that triggered a dangerous new crisis between the two countries.

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