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Steve Gutterman

Steve Gutterman

    Warnings that sanctions will 'boomerang' as Ukraine standoff intensifies
    Warnings that sanctions will 'boomerang' as Ukraine standoff intensifies
    In a telephone conversation with US Secretary of State John Kerry, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov warned against "hasty and reckless steps" that could harm Russian-American relations, the foreign ministry said on Friday....
    Pussy Riot freed to improve Russia's image, says band member
    Pussy Riot freed to improve Russia's image, says band member
    One of the two recently released members of Russian punk protest band Pussy Riot, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, said on Friday that their release was...
    Russia: End of EU arms ban a blow to Syrian peace efforts
    Russia: End of EU arms ban a blow to Syrian peace efforts
    Russia said on Tuesday that the European Union's failure to renew an arms embargo on Syria would undermine the chances for peace talks that...
    Pussy Riot appeals conviction, Russian church critical
    Pussy Riot appeals conviction, Russian church critical
    A lawyer for the jailed members of Russian punk band Pussy Riot on Monday appealed against the three women's conviction for a protest against...
    Russia detains four for attacks on Muslim leaders
    Russia detains four for attacks on Muslim leaders
    The federal Investigative Committee suggested the attacks – in an area in Russia previously held up as a model of religious tolerance –...
    Annan to meet Medvedev on Syria mission
    Annan to meet Medvedev on Syria mission
    United Nations-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan was in Moscow on Sunday for talks with President Dmitry Medvedev of Russia, which has crucial influence...
    Russia demands no-military clause in Syria resolution
    Russia demands no-military clause in Syria resolution
    Russia signalled on Wednesday it would veto a draft UN resolution calling on Syria's President Bashar al-Assad to step down unless it explicitly...
    Putin ally wants liberal party to fill the void amid protests
    Putin ally wants liberal party to fill the void amid protests
    A long-time ally of Vladimir Putin on Monday called for the creation of a liberal party to fill a void in Russian politics exposed by mass protests...
    Putin vows revenge for suicide bombing
    Putin vows revenge for suicide bombing
    Prime Minister Vladimir Putin vowed revenge on Tuesday for a suicide bombing that killed at least 35 people at Russia's busiest airport and...
    Moscow endures third day of Arctic cold
    Moscow endures third day of Arctic cold
    Cold weather so painful that even winter-hardened Russians complained about it has gripped Moscow and much of the rest of the country. At least two...
    UN refugee chief concerned about quake survivors
    UN refugee chief concerned about quake survivors
    The head of the United Nations refugee agency said on Thursday he is concerned about the fate of more than 40 000 highland quake survivors...