All posts tagged Russia

  • Russia seethes on sidelines as West prepares Syria actions
    August 29, 2013, by James Brooke VOA Moscow Bureau Chief

    Russia’s navy announced Thursday it is sending two warships into the Eastern Mediterranean near the shores of Syria. At the same time, Russia’s state-controlled TV showed President Vladimir Putin 6,000 […]

  • US postpones Syria talks with Russia
    August 27, 2013, by VOANews

    The United States has postponed a meeting with Russian officials scheduled for later this week to discuss the situation in Syria, as Washington weighs its response to allegations that Syrian […]

  • Russia Watch: Snowden’s Kremlin Connection
    August 27, 2013, by James Brooke VOA Moscow Bureau Chief

    Friday, June 21, was the hottest day of the year in Hong Kong – a sweltering 34 degrees. But it was also a hot day for Edward Snowden, the leaker […]

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    Russia concerned over Georgia’s presidential election
    August 24, 2013, by James Brooke VOA Moscow Bureau Chief

    Before Russia fought a shooting war with Georgia, it fought a trade war with its small neighbor. First, Russia lifted a 7-year-old ban on Georgian wine – and wine bottles […]

  • Russia’s anti-gay law sparks backlash
    August 14, 2013, by Mark Snowiss of VOANews

    Russia will host the Winter Olympics in Sochi six months from now, the World Cup in 2018 and is bidding for the World Expo in 2020. But a new law […]

  • Russia’s Navalny: From protests to prison to politics
    August 6, 2013, by James Brooke VOA Moscow Bureau Chief

    Last year, Alexei Navalny led street rallies against Russian President Vladimir Putin. This year, President Putin pushed back. Navalny was tried on charges of stealing timber. Two weeks ago, he […]