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  • Cambodia deports fugitive Russian tycoon

    Cambodia deported a fugitive Russian tycoon Sunday who was living illegally in the Southeast Asian country after he was accused of embezzling $175 million in his homeland. Accompanied by Russian authorities, Sergei Polonsky was put on a flight to...
  • Boston Marathon bomber's lawyer points to family dysfunction

    Boston Marathon bomber's lawyer points to family dysfunction
    Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's lawyers called a Russian historian and a psychiatrist to the stand Tuesday in a bid to save the Boston Marathon bomber from the death penalty by portraying him as the product of a dysfunctional family from a turbulent corner of the...
  • St. Petersburg: Grand city of the czars

    St. Petersburg: Grand city of the czars
    St. Petersburg continually amazes me. Once a swamp, then an imperial capital, and now a showpiece of long-ago aristocratic opulence, St. Petersburg is Russia's most accessible and tourist-worthy city. During the Soviet era, the city was drab and called...
  • Russia's new Armata tank makes debut in parade rehearsal

    Russia's new Armata tank appeared in public for the first time Monday, rumbling down a broad Moscow avenue on its way to Red Square for the final rehearsal of the Victory Day parade. The Russian Defense Ministry last month released photographs of the...
  • UN confirms Ban will visit Moscow for WW2 Victory Day

    U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon will go to Moscow to attend Victory Day events this weekend, the world body announced Monday, amid criticism that Russia should not be rewarded after annexing Crimea from Ukraine. Spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters that...
  • Timeline of events in 2013 Boston Marathon bombing

    A timeline of events related to the Boston Marathon bombing, which killed three people and injured 260 others on April 15, 2013. A federal jury on Friday sentenced Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death. ___ March 2011: Russian FSB intelligence security service...
  • Russia ready to receive French refund for undelivered ship

    The annulment of a contract for France to deliver a warship to Russia wouldn't strain ties between the countries, the Kremlin said Friday. President Vladimir Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov said at a briefing that it's up to France to deliver the...
  • Russia moves to shut 'undesirable' foreign organizations

    The Russian parliament gave preliminary approval Friday to legislation that would allow prosecutors to declare foreign and international organizations "undesirable" in Russia and shut them down. The step appeared to be part of a campaign to stifle...
  • Iran sanctions and the shaky snap-back

    Iran sanctions and the shaky snap-back
    How often do you see this kind of overwhelming bipartisan sentiment in Congress? The U.S. House voted 400 to 25 on Thursday to require congressional review of any deal with Iran on nuclear weapons. A week earlier, the Senate voted 98 to 1. A reluctant...
  • Russian labor camp memorial group faces heavy pressure

    A Russian organization that restored a Soviet-era forced-labor camp as a memorial for the victims of political repression said Friday it is facing legal action aimed at pressuring it to fold. Viktor Shmyrov, director of the Perm-36 association, said...
  • Russia urges EU to support gas pipeline crossing Turkey

    Russia's foreign minister has urged the European Union to support the idea of a Moscow-backed pipeline that would bring natural gas across the Black Sea to Turkey and the rest of Europe. Sergei Lavrov said Friday the pipeline — which could...