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Andrew Osborn

Russian soccer players' arrests help divert attention from Putin's problems

19 Oct 2018

MOSCOW Two soccer players arrested over violent attacks in Moscow are not the first rich and famous Russians to get into trouble after mixing alcohol and strippers.

Rocket failure astronauts will go back into space - Russian official

12 Oct 2018

MOSCOW Two astronauts who survived the mid-air failure of a Russian rocket will fly again and are provisionally set to travel to the International Space Station (ISS) in spring of next year, the head of Russia's space agency said on Friday.

Espionage scandals show Russian army's growing clout

09 Oct 2018

MOSCOW Russia's military spies are being mocked abroad as bunglers but the army's influence over Kremlin foreign policy is growing and there is little likelihood it will halt its "black operations".

World chess moves to end scandal era with new Russian head

03 Oct 2018

MOSCOW The World Chess Federation elected its first new president in more than two decades on Wednesday, choosing former Russian politician Arkady Dvorkovich who has pledged to draw a line under years of scandal and internal feuding.

Russians in UK spy case say they wanted to see cathedral; Britain calls it 'lies'

13 Sep 2018

MOSCOW Two Russians resembling men Britain accuses of jetting to England to try to murder a former spy said on Thursday that they were innocent tourists who had flown to London for fun and visited the city of Salisbury to see its cathedral. | Video

Russia starts biggest war games since Soviet fall near China

12 Sep 2018

MOSCOW Russia began its biggest war games since the fall of the Soviet Union on Tuesday close to its border with China, mobilising 300,000 troops in a show of force that will include joint exercises with the Chinese army. | Video

Russia starts biggest war games since Soviet fall near China

11 Sep 2018

MOSCOW, Sept 11 Russia began its biggest war games since the fall of the Soviet Union on Tuesday close to its border with China, mobilising 300,000 troops in a show of force that will include joint exercises with the Chinese army.

Fury over pension changes hurts Putin allies in Russian regional elections

10 Sep 2018

VLADIVOSTOK, Russia/MOSCOW Russia's ruling United Russia Party suffered a rare setback in regional elections despite winning most of the seats, a reversal its leaders and election chiefs blamed on unpopular plans to raise the pension age.

Russian police detain hundreds protesting against pension reform

10 Sep 2018

MOSCOW Russian police detained more than 800 people protesting against planned increases to the pension age on Sunday, a rights group said, disrupting demonstrations against an unpopular change that has hurt President Vladimir Putin's approval rating. | Video

Russian fury over pension age hike clouds Moscow mayoral election

07 Sep 2018

MOSCOW Polls show President Vladimir Putin's former chief-of-staff will comfortably be re-elected Moscow's mayor on Sunday, but public anger over planned increases to the nationwide pension age means many voters may stay away, tarnishing his win.

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