Sep 28, 2010 15:11 EDT
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Tuesday abruptly sacked veteran Moscow mayor Yuri Luzhkov, a powerful political opponent who criticized the Kremlin and then defied pressure to resign.
Sep 28, 2010 01:37 EDT
President Dmitry Medvedev on Tuesday fired Moscow's strongman mayor Yury Luzhkov, ending a controversial 18 year rule that saw the Russian capital boom but also attracted bitter criticism.
Sep 24, 2010 11:18 EDT
Gennady Yanayev, the Russian politician who led the abortive 1991 coup against then Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev, died on Friday following a long illness. He was 73.
Sep 24, 2010 07:36 EDT
Former Soviet statesman Gennady Yanayev, who led the abortive 1991 coup against then president Mikhail Gorbachev, died Friday following an illness. He was 73.
Sep 16, 2010 12:37 EDT
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Four prominent government critics pushed to the margins of Russian politics during Vladimir Putin's presidency joined forces on Thursday for an uphill battle against the Kremlin in elections in 2011 and 2012.
Sep 16, 2010 11:05 EDT
Russian opposition leaders form coalition to challenge PM Putin, President Medvedev. A group of Russia's most prominent opposition leaders formed a coalition Thursday to challenge the ruling duo of President Dmitry Medvedev and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.
Sep 15, 2010 14:35 EDT
MOSCOW (Reuters) - The rise of fascism is Russia's single biggest threat and could rip the country apart unless checked, the architect of Russia's post-Soviet economic reforms warned on Wednesday.
Aug 22, 2010 12:20 EDT
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Police detained opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, a vocal critic of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, and about 20 other people on Sunday when they tried to march down a main Moscow avenue without permission.
Aug 22, 2010 12:17 EDT
Russian police detain opposition leaders for Flag Day march in Moscow. Police prevented about 100 opposition activists from marching through Moscow on Sunday with a giant Russian flag and detained three of their leaders, including prominent politician Boris Nemtsov.
Aug 04, 2010 18:18 EDT
Judge issues judgment against Russia for refusal to return documents to Jewish religious group. A federal judge has issued a judgment against the Russian government for its refusal to return a library of historic books and documents to a Jewish group.
Jul 29, 2010 07:45 EDT
Eyeing a zero budget deficit but also an ambitious modernisation programme, Russia is set to embark on a 30 billion dollars privatisation drive a decade after turning its back on state sell-offs.
Jul 29, 2010 07:44 EDT
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia will open its most ambitious privatization program since the to foreign investors, its economy minister said on Thursday, while the government gave its initial approval to the planned $29 billion in asset sales.
Jul 29, 2010 02:31 EDT
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia plans to sell $29 billion worth of assets on the open market, a senior government official said on Wednesday, allaying investors fears about the transparency of the biggest privatization since the 1990s.
Jul 24, 2010 09:53 EDT
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia plans its biggest sell-off of state assets since the early 1990s as it seeks to raise over $29 billion to plug budget gaps over the next three years, finance ministry sources told Reuters on Saturday.
Jul 23, 2010 11:03 EDT
Settlement reportedly worth up to $154M in Russian tycoon Berezovsky's divorce from wife. Self-exiled Russian tycoon Boris Berezovsky said Friday that a London court had granted a preliminary divorce decree from his second wife.
Jul 04, 2010 01:08 EDT
Essay: Spy arrests provide Cold War nostalgia for a time before profound threat of al-Qaida. The capture of those alleged deep-cover Russian agents has ? for a moment of nostalgia ? taken Americans back to a day when their enemy was sneaky but familiar, ensconced right there behind the crenelated red-brick Kremlin walls.
Jun 25, 2010 15:46 EDT
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Soviet Russia's missiles and soldiers snaking through Red Square made for chilling images of a repressed society during the Cold War, but one Russian-American filmmaker is casting a new light on the period to show there was cultural life beneath the communist ice.
Jun 25, 2010 13:16 EDT
NEW YORK (Reuters Life!) - Soviet Russia's missiles and soldiers snaking through Red Square made chilling images, but one Russian-American filmmaker is casting a new light on this time to show there was life beneath the ice.
May 25, 2010 15:00 EDT
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Soviet dictator Josef Stalin blocked two attempts to kill Adolf Hitler during World War Two, fearing that his replacement as Nazi leader would make peace with the Western Allies, a top Russian general said Tuesday.
May 18, 2010 09:26 EDT
MOSCOW (Reuters) - The boss of Russia's Raspadskaya mine quit on Tuesday after Prime Minister Vladimir Putin assailed him over explosions that killed 66 people and could be prosecuted following a safety probe into the tragedy.