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Russia opposition politician Nemtsov shot dead

Russia opposition politician Nemtsov shot dead

A leading Russian opposition politician, former Deputy Prime Minister Boris Nemtsov, has been shot dead in Moscow, Russian officials say. An unidentified attacker in a car shot Nemtsov four times in the back as he crossed a bridge in view of the Kremlin, police say. He died hours after appealing for support for a march...

Leaders upbeat on Ukraine talks

Leaders upbeat on Ukraine talks

The leaders of Russia, France and Germany have held "constructive and substantive" talks on ending the conflict in Ukraine, BBC quotes the diplomats. Russian President Vladimir Putin, France's Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel met for more than four hours in Moscow. Hollande and Merkel had brought with them a peace proposal details on...

New year's celebrations around the world

New year's celebrations around the world

Los Angeles Times reports in pictures: Citizens in major cities calelbrate the advent of Year 2015

  

Moscow: seen, loved and missed

Moscow: seen, loved and missed

Getting back from Ostankino to the Sholkhov campus felt like being in the streets of Dhaka in Moscow. The tormenting traffic which i had left behind in Dhaka was now after me. Perhaps the only common feature between Dhaka and Moscow is the traffic. During the daytime it’s more than unbearable but after...

Moon, Moscow and Miracles…..

Moon, Moscow and Miracles…..

Let’s shift from extreme weather conditions to something out of this world - moon. The world was not enough so Nikita Khrushchev as the cold war peaked decided to have the moon sealed with hammer and sickle. Have it confined within the blood red Communist box. As the moon refused to surrender so it...

Musings from Moscow

Musings from Moscow

See but don’t touch, listen but don’t ask, walk but don’t stop as you will be amused by whatever is waiting to welcome you – for you are in Moscow. That’s how I define the city. For the ones who grew up knowing Russia as USSR symbolized by the hammer and sickle, it’s...

Russia reveal World Cup 2018 emblem

Russia reveal World Cup 2018 emblem

The emblem for the 2018 Fifa World Cup in Russia has been revealed on board the International Space Station. The design was inspired by "Russia's rich artistic tradition and its history of achievement and innovation". The image of the emblem was also projected onto the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow. Russia won the right to host the...

Total's CEO dies in Moscow plane crash

Total's CEO dies in Moscow plane crash

Christophe de Margerie, the chief executive of French oil company Total, has died in an air crash in Moscow. .@Total confirms that Chairman and CEO Christophe de Margerie died in a plane crash at Vnukovo Airport in Moscow pic.twitter.com/1VuWDyl9jJ — Michael Rusch (@weeddude) October 21, 2014 Airport spokeswoman Elena Krylova said: "Tonight, a plane crashed when...

Hasina, Putin for stronger ties

Hasina, Putin for stronger ties

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Russian President Vladimir Putin have hoped that the socioeconomic relations between Bangladesh and Russia would get strengthened further in the days to come. Both leaders expressed their high hopes while having talks during a gala dinner hosted by Italian President Giorgio Nepolitano at Sala Delle Cariatidi at Milan, Italy...

Ukraine truce pact signed

Ukraine and pro-Kremlin rebels signed up to a truce yesterday that could stem nearly five months of bloodshed but is unlikely to quell the separatist drive in the east. The warring parties also reached an agreement to pull back troops, swap hostages and send humanitarian aid to war-ravaged eastern Ukraine. Sceptical Western governments said they still planned to impose tough new sanctions on Moscow over what they claim is Russian aggression in the former Soviet state. But US President Barack Obama said...

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