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Story | Mar 1, 2014 | 7:51 PMMOSCOW — The international conflict over Russia's military moves in Crimea escalated precariously Saturday as lawmakers in Moscow authorized the use of armed forces to protect their nation's interests and ethnic Russians in Ukraine and President Obama pressed President Vladimir Putin during a 90-minute phone call to back down.
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Story | Jun 6, 2012
The Kremlin-controlled upper house of Russia's parliament approved a controversial measure that imposes stiff fines on protests that don't match the government's tight rules.
Story | Oct 31, 2012
The upper house of Russia’s parliament voted to broaden the definition of espionage and high treason, continuing what many activists view as a crackdown on dissent in the country.