All posts tagged Russia

trotsky house in istanbul
August 2, 2015, by VOANews

The former Istanbul house of Marxist revolutionary, theorist, Soviet politician, Red Army founder and hero of the 1917 October Revolution, Leon Trotsky, is now listed for sale by a real […]

wine glasses containing red wine amid moody wisps of smoke

Russia’s economic woes cause 60 per cent slump in Bulgarian wine sales

July 30, 2015, by Independent Balkan News Agency

Bulgarian wine sales have fallen by 60 per cent because of the political and economic situation in Russia, a leading market for Bulgarian wines, accor ...

Security Council Meeting on the situation in Ukraine.

Russia vetoes UN resolution on MH17 crash

July 30, 2015, by VOANews

Russia vetoed a U.N. Security Council resolution that would have set up an international criminal court to prosecute those responsible for shooting do ...

The downing over Ukraine of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 in July caused global outrage. Investigators found evidence pointed to the downing being the result of an anti-aircraft strike. Fingers were pointed at Russia, which denied the charges and sought to blame Ukraine, a counter-claim dismissed in most quarters as lacking credibility.

Russia’s propaganda machine revs up ahead of UN’s MH17 vote

July 29, 2015, by The Kyiv Post

Russia’s state media machine appears to have gone into conspiracy theory overdrive. A well-coordinated campaign appeared to be underway ahead of the ...

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    EU extends sanctions against Russia for six months
    June 22, 2015, by VOANews

    European Union foreign ministers formally agreed Monday to extend economic sanctions against Russia for an additional six months in response to the country’s role in neighboring Ukraine. The move came […]

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    EU agrees to extend Russia sanctions over Ukraine
    June 18, 2015, by VOANews

    European Union governments have reached preliminary agreement to extend sanctions against Russia for six months for its role in the Ukraine crisis, triggering Kremlin warnings that Moscow will retaliate. The […]