All posts tagged Russia

  • Russia Watch: Russia promotes safe Olympics, downplays Caucasus link
    May 14, 2013, by James Brooke VOA Moscow Bureau Chief

    Why was British Prime Minister David Cameron helicoptering around the Caucasus Mountains recently with Russian President Vladimir Putin? Ostensibly Putin, host of the 2014 Winter Olympics, was repaying Cameron a […]

  • Russia Watch: Behind Putin’s smile for Kerry
    May 8, 2013, by James Brooke VOA Moscow Bureau Chief

    When Vladimir Putin smiles, take notice. A Russian friend once commented to me that one thing she likes about her president is that he does not smile in public. On […]

  • Kerry heads to Russia for talks
    May 7, 2013, by VOANews

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is heading to Russia for talks on the war in Syria and other issues. Secretary Kerry arrives Tuesday in Moscow where he will meet […]

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    Thousands attend anti-Putin Rally in Moscow
    May 7, 2013, by VOANews

    Thousands of protesters gathered in Moscow to mark the first anniversary of an anti-Kremlin demonstration last year that ended in violence and with the arrest of hundreds of demonstrators. Monday’s […]

  • Russia prepares law to ban ‘gay propaganda’
    May 6, 2013, by James Brooke VOA Moscow Bureau Chief

    When a gay group held a film festival in Moscow in April, there were the usual anti-gay protesters. But this time, there was an unexpected visitor: a policeman armed with […]

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    After Boston bombings, Putin calls for US-Russia intelligence sharing
    April 26, 2013, by James Brooke VOA Moscow Bureau Chief

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has often complained that he battles alone against terrorism by Islamic extremists. Russian President Vladimir Putin called on Washington and Moscow Thursday to share security information […]