Alexei Anishchuk

Pussy Riot freed to improve Russia’s image, says band member

Nadezhda Tolokonnikova has said their release from prison was not a humanitarian gesture, but a propaganda stunt ahead of the Winter Olympics.

Putin welcomes all, including gays, to Russian Olympics

Despite criticism over his treatment of Russia's gay community, President Vladimir Putin says all people will be welcome to the 2014 Winter Olympics.

Snowden: Putin dismisses US’s ‘ravings and rubbish’

In his first public comments since Edward Snowden flew into Russia, Vladimir Putin has appeared to make light of the uproar over the fugitive.

Putin seeks Kremlin return as critics cry foul

Vladimir Putin sought a convincing victory in Russia's presidential election to strengthen his hand in dealing with the biggest protest of his rule.

Russia to give the Kalashnikov a makeover

Moscow has announced plans to modernise the Kalashnikov -- giving an new lease of life to the Soviet-era assault rifle.

Moscow bombing challenges Kremlin security efforts

A suspected suicide bomber has struck at Russia's busiest airport, killing at least 35 and challenging Kremlin efforts to crush armed insurgency.

Khodorkovsky found guilty in test for Russia

Jailed Russian ex-tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky was found guilty of money laundering and theft of billions of dollars on Monday.

Khodorkovsky faces verdict in test for Russia

A Russian judge began reading the verdict on Monday in jailed former tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky's politically charged second trial.

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