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Tom Balmforth

Russia jails former U.S. Marine for nine years on police assault charge

30 Jul 2020

MOSCOW A Russian court sentenced a former U.S. Marine to nine years in jail on Thursday after convicting him of endangering the lives of two police officers in a trial the United States criticised as "theater of the absurd" and lacking serious evidence.

Russia spares Gulag historian long jail term, but convicts him of sex charge

22 Jul 2020

PETROZAVODSK/MOSCOW A Russian court found a historian guilty of sexually assaulting his adopted daughter on Wednesday, but said he would be freed in November, a verdict his lawyer and supporters disputed saying it was based on a fabricated case to punish him for his work.

Russia charges ex-journalist Ivan Safronov with treason despite outcry

13 Jul 2020

MOSCOW Russia charged former military journalist Ivan Safronov with state treason on Monday, his lawyer said, accusations that have sent a chill through Russia's media community which has protested over what it says is his unfair treatment.

Russia's Nornickel fights cover-up accusations over Arctic oil spill

10 Jul 2020

MOSCOW Pressure is mounting on Russian mining company Norilsk Nickel over an Arctic oil spill that has wiped about 17% off its share price, left it with a hefty compensation bill and exposed it to accusations of covering up the full extent of the damage.

Russia detains governor, accusing him of murdering entrepreneurs

09 Jul 2020

MOSCOW Russian security forces on Thursday detained a regional governor who staged an election upset against the country's ruling party in the Far East in 2018 and accused him of organising the murder of several entrepreneurs 15 years ago.

Russian journalists fear growing media persecution after treason arrest

08 Jul 2020

MOSCOW Russian journalists have launched a petition demanding treason allegations against a former reporter be made public, fearing the case is bogus and that media are being increasingly persecuted.

Russian journalists fear growing media persecution after treason arrest

08 Jul 2020

MOSCOW, July 8 Russian journalists have launched a petition demanding treason allegations against a former reporter be made public, fearing the case is bogus and that media are being increasingly persecuted.

Russia detains ex-journalist accused of passing secrets to West

08 Jul 2020

MOSCOW Russian security forces on Tuesday detained a former journalist who works as an aide to the head of Russia's space agency and accused him of treason, saying he had passed military secrets to the Czech Republic.

Putin says Russians voted 'with their hearts' to let him extend rule

03 Jul 2020

MOSCOW President Vladimir Putin said on Friday Russian society had shown unity by voting to back reforms allowing him to stay in power until 2036 and that Russians had felt the need for the changes in their hearts.

Russian director who mocked state and church gets suspended fraud sentence

26 Jun 2020

MOSCOW Award-winning Russian film and theatre director Kirill Serebrennikov was given a suspended three-year jail sentence on Friday after being convicted of embezzlement, a much more lenient punishment than his supporters had expected.

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