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# Kremlin

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Putin records best ever election performance (but western leaders aren't lining up to congratulate him)
So far only close allies have congratulated him as Moscow’s relations with the West disintegrate.
Britain, France, the US, and Germany united in 'abhorrence' over first nerve agent attack in Europe since WWII
Russia’s foreign minister earlier threatened to respond to the deportation of Russian diplomats from the UK by kicking out British diplomats on Russian soil in turn.
UK warns foreign states over Russian ex-spy's suspected poisoning
A former Russian spy and his daughter were found unconscious on a bench in England yesterday.
Russia election: Kremlin questions legality of boycott call
Vladimir Putin, who has been in power for 18 years and is expected to easily win another six-year term.
Thousands declare support for Kremlin critic in Russia's March election
But 41 year old lawyer Alexei Navalny has been deemed ineligible to run in the Russian election due to a criminal conviction.
Russia faces a number of issues as it gears up for tomorrow's World Cup draw
The potential threats of hooligans and terrorism still hang over the host nation of the 2018 finals.
Trump says he wouldn't have picked Sessions as Attorney General if he knew he'd recuse on Russia
Three of the pivotal players in the Trump campaign will be questioned by senators next week.
'We don't have any gays': Chechnya's leader strongly denies his country tortured and killed gay men
Ramzan Kadyrov has faced wide international criticism since reports of serious human rights abuses.
Kremlin-critic Alexei Navalny jailed for 30 days after anti-corruption protests
Russian authorities detained the 41-year-old opposition leader and nearly 1,000 of his supporters.
Russia accused of cyberattacks in another election - This time in France
Supports of Emmanuel Macron say he is being targeted.
Kremlin demands apology from Fox News for describing Putin as 'a killer'
Fox host Bill O’Reilly made the assertion during an interview with President Donald Trump last night.
Kremlin critic hospitalised after suffering organ failure
John McCain said he was “heartbroken” by the news.
Putin's party dominates elections with 45% of the vote
The election follows a tumultuous few years that have seen Russia seize the Crimea peninsula from Ukraine and start a military operation in Syria.
These teenage students from Eton secured a personal audience with Vladimir Putin
The Russian President has kept Queen Elizabeth II and the Pope waiting, but recently found time to meet a group of privileged students from Britain’s elite school in possibly his weirdest photo-op.
Russian military helicopter shot down over Syria
The five people on board are believed to have died.
Democrats hacked again as Snowden and Assange fall out over leaks
Edward Snowden has publicly criticised the strategy of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
Kremlin: Putin's not ill, he could break your hand if he wanted to
The Russian president hasn’t been seen in public in a while.
Putin vows to punish killers of Kremlin critic, as opposition condemns "political murder"
Boris Nemtsov was a fierce opponent of Vladamir Putin and was set to lead an opposition rally. He was shot in the back on a bridge near the Kremlin
Column: 'After many years of peace, Europe could be drawn into a war on its own borders'
The West needs to stop hiding behind treaties that Russia has already invalidated, writes John O’Donnell.
Opinion: Russia is in the driving seat of the Ukrainian crisis and she’s taking the West for a dangerous spin
Western powers have been reactive rather than proactive in their approach to the situation all summer, writes Jack Lahart.
Obama: 'Evidence suggests MH17 shot down by missile that came from rebel territory'
The US President added that more sanctions could be imposed on Russia
Ukraine's new 'Chocolate King' vows not to give up on Crimea
The billionaire ‘chocolate king’ also vowed to avert civil war, the possibility of which still looms in the south-east.
Ukrainian leader says Russia wants to set southeast 'on fire'
Turchynov spoke of his “full-scale anti-terrorist operation” that aims to dislodge pro-Russian gunmen from their positions.
Ukraine could 'unleash civil war' if it steps in against militants in eastern cities
Russia has accused Ukraine of sending ultra-nationalist Pravy Sektor militants to these areas.
'A clear violation of sovereignty': G7 leaders condemn Russian troop build-up
Russia’s partners in the G8 have condemned Moscow’s military escalation and cancelled their participation in preparations for the group’s summit in Sochi this June.
Putin seeks parliament approval for the use of Russian troops in Ukraine
In a statement he requested that Russian armed forces be used on Ukrainian territory ‘until the normalisation of the political situation’.
'A fight for power is not for me': Putin foe Khodorkovsky vows to stay away from Russia
The Kremlin critic surfaced in Germany hours after his release on Friday from a prison in an obscure corner of northern Russia, following a surprise pardon by President Vladimir Putin.
Putin foe Khodorkovsky released after 10 years in jail
Russia’s most famous prisoner Mikhail Khodorkovsky walked out of jail today after spending more than 10 years behind bars.
Tens of thousands protest in Kiev over EU agreement delay
Organisers say 100,000 turned out, though police say attendance was closer to 20,000. It was the biggest such rally since the 2004 ‘Orange Revolution’.
Putin ally wins tight Moscow poll, his opponent vows to protest
Mayor Sergei Sobyanin just crept over the finish line to win 51.3 per cent of votes in yesterday’s poll.
Edward Snowden 'has accepted an asylum offer from Venezuela', or has he?
The 30-year-old, who leaked details of the US’ vast surveillance operation, has agreed to an offer of political asylum from Venezuela, a top pro-Kremlin lawmaker said in a tweet that was later deleted.
Hodor from Game of Thrones is also an Irish DJ
Hodor. Hodor… Hodor.
Russian politician gets abuse after comparing Stalin police to Nazis
The liberal politician has received strong criticism from some commentators unwilling to come to terms with the crimes of the Stalin era.
Boston bombing suspect had links to slain Islamists
Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who was killed during his capture, was known to have been in contact with a Dagestan militants.
Post-mortem finds Boris Berezovsky died of hanging
Police in England say there was nothing to indicate a struggle had taken place at the home of the exiled Russian oligarch.
Updated: Russian oligarch and fierce Putin critic Boris Berezovsky found dead
The 67-year-old was found dead at his home in Surrey in southeast England earlier today, his spokesperson said.
Russian foreign minister defends anti-gay legislation
Russia’s foreign minister Sergey Lavrov said the country was under no obligation to “allow propaganda of homosexuality”.
Russia remembers Stalingrad 70 years on
Today Russia marks the 70th anniversary of a brutal battle in which the Red Army defeated Nazi forces and changed the course of World War II.
Putin says he will sign anti-US adoptions bill
The Russian president said today he will sign a controversial bill banning Americans from adopting Russian children.
Russian spy case details may be made public
Litvinenko died in November 2006 after ingesting polonium-210, a rare radioactive isotope that was secretly slipped into his tea at a London hotel.