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Tom Balmforth

U.S. welcomes Russian offer to freeze warheads totals to extend nuclear pact by a year

Oct 20 2020

MOSCOW/WASHINGTON The last U.S.-Russia strategic nuclear arms control pact gained momentum toward a one-year extension on Tuesday as Washington welcomed a proposal by Moscow to prolong it if both sides agreed to freeze their stocks of all nuclear warheads for that period. | Video

Belarus seeks presidential challenger's arrest, threatens to use firearms at protests

Oct 16 2020

MOSCOW Belarus said on Friday it was seeking the arrest of exiled opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya for jeopardising national security, days after she called for a general strike if the president does not yield to protesters' demands to quit.

Pollution off Russia's Far East looks highly toxic, says WWF

Oct 05 2020

MOSCOW Conservation group WWF said on Monday that unexplained toxic pollution off Russia's far eastern coast was likely caused by a highly soluble substance as officials played down the scale of the problem and suggested it was not manmade.

'Square of Change': a Belarus courtyard becomes an unlikely protest battleground

Oct 05 2020

MOSCOW When state workers accompanied by police painted over opposition graffiti on a wall in a Minsk courtyard in August, local residents swiftly painted it back.

Night flight from Belarus: How a disgruntled policeman defected

Oct 01 2020

MOSCOW On Aug. 12, Ivan Kolos posted a video denouncing Belarus's veteran leader, Alexander Lukashenko, and urging fellow police officers to stop using violence against demonstrators and to side with the people. | Video

Night flight from Belarus: How a disgruntled policeman defected

Oct 01 2020

MOSCOW On Aug. 12, Ivan Kolos posted a video denouncing Belarus's veteran leader, Alexander Lukashenko, and urging fellow police officers to stop using violence against demonstrators and to side with the people.

Putin says Russia and U.S. should agree not to meddle in each other's elections

Sep 25 2020

MOSCOW President Vladimir Putin called on Friday for an agreement between Russia and the United States to guarantee not to engage in cyber-meddling in each other's elections.

A young violinist's lonely mission to pressure Russia on climate change

Sep 24 2020

MOSCOW The young violinist holding a sign reading "Strike for Climate" on a Moscow square didn't have long to wait for the police to arrive. His one-man protest lasted just 30 minutes before he was detained this summer for the second Friday in a row. | Video

Russia accuses U.S. of promoting revolution in Belarus, toughens stance

Sep 16 2020

MOSCOW Russia on Wednesday accused Washington of trying to foment a revolution in Belarus, where it sent its defence minister for talks on military ties, in a sign that Moscow's support for embattled Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko was hardening.

Belarusian Venus: bruised female nude takes aim at police violence

Sep 16 2020

MOSCOW Imagine a painting of a female nude but with the bare flesh of her legs and body blotched with purple, green and yellow bruises as she lies on the floor and embraces an outline of her country Belarus.

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