Dmitry Solovyov

Kyrgyz city charred after days of ethnic fighting

Kyrgyz troops patrolled the burned-out streets of Osh on Wednesday trying to maintain a fragile peace between feuding ethnic groups.

Kyrgyz opposition seizes power, dissolves Parliament

Kyrgyzstan's opposition said on Thursday it had taken power and dissolved Parliament in the poor but strategically important Central Asian state.

Red-nosed circus billionaire returns to Earth

Canadian circus billionaire Guy Laliberte returned to Earth on Sunday wearing his trademark clown's red nose, landing as planned in Kazakhstan.

Russia starts large-scale war games, Georgia fumes

Russia launched large-scale military exercises across parts of its southern regions on Monday which Georgia angrily said would violate its territory.

Russia hopes ‘down-to-earth’ Obama drops Star Wars

Russia hopes US President Barack Obama will not pursue his predecessor's plan to deploy weapons in space, a senior Russian general said on Wednesday.

Russia warns Georgia over breakaway region

Russia said on Tuesday it would not be indifferent if violence escalated further in Georgia's breakaway region of South Ossetia.

Russia shows off upgraded nuclear bomber

Russia showed off on Tuesday the first modernised Tupolev Tu-160 strategic bomber, which a senior air force official said would help Moscow match the nuclear capability of a potential enemy. Russian television showed the giant, white-painted airplane releasing parachutes to slow down the speed as it landed at Engels airbase in the Volga region of Saratov.

Ukraine’s orange allies upbeat, tough talks loom

Orange Revolution supporters claimed victory over allies of Ukraine's prime minister in a snap parliamentary election, but the two camps face tough talks on Monday to forge a viable coalition. President Viktor Yushchenko dissolved Parliament in April, accusing his rival, Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovich, of a grab for power.

Flooding slows search at Russia blast mine

Hopes of saving three missing miners dwindled on Wednesday as rescuers said it could take days to reach them in a coal mine where 107 died in the Russian Federation's worst mine disaster since the 1991 fall of the Soviet Union. On President Vladimir Putin's orders, flags were flying at half-mast across Russia.

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