Russian wealth fund calls for detained U.S. investor to be freed from jail

MOSCOW (Reuters) – The head of Russia’s sovereign wealth fund has appealed to a court in Moscow to move U.S. investor Michael Calvey and several other detained executives of the Baring Vostok private equity group to house arrest, the fund said on Thursday. Calvey, a U.S. citizen, and several other senior executives were arrested last week on suspicion of defrauding […]

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Russia charges top U.S. investor Michael Calvey with fraud

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian state prosecutors on Thursday formally charged top U.S. investor Michael Calvey, the founder of the Baring Vostok private equity group, with fraud, hours before Washington accused Moscow of denying its diplomats access to him. Calvey was first detained last week along with three other executives from his fund after investigators accused him and others of embezzling […]

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Russia must build own internet in case of foreign disruption: Putin

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia must prepare for possible Western attempts to deny it access to the global internet by creating its own self-sufficient ‘segments’ of the web, President Vladimir Putin was quoted as saying on Wednesday by Russian news agencies. “I think, they (foreign countries) will think through carefully before doing it, but there is a theoretical possibility (of Russia […]

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U.S. dismisses Putin nuclear comments as 'propaganda'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States on Wednesday dismissed comments by Russian President Vladimir Putin that Moscow would match any U.S. move to deploy new nuclear missiles closer to Russia as propaganda designed to divert attention from alleged Russian violations of the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty. “President Putin’s remarks are a continuation of Russia’s propaganda effort to avoid responsibility […]

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U.S. sanctions delay Russian passenger jet by a year: Rostec CEO

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Serial production of Russia’s first post-Soviet mainline commercial aircraft will be delayed by a year due to U.S. sanctions, the head of state-owned industrial conglomerate Rostec said on Monday, Russian news agencies reported. Russia hopes the MS-21, a twin-engine, medium-range passenger plane, will give Boeing and Airbus a run for their money. Three prototypes have been built […]

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No casualties after Russian university building partly collapses: Interfax

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian emergency services have reported no casualties after a university building in the city of St Petersburg partly collapsed on Saturday, Interfax news agency reported. Earlier Russian agencies reported that several people were trapped under debris in the building of the University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics. Source: Read Full Article

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Russia woman, 80, suspected of ‘dismembering male tenant’

Woman, 80, is arrested on suspicion of ‘dismembering male tenant and keeping his internal organs in her fridge’ in Russia 80-year-old woman arrested on suspicion of killing neighbour in Khabarovsk city Internal organs of a male tenant including his bowels were found in her fridge Children playing near apartment block found body parts and man’s severed arm Retired farm being investigated […]

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Russia says ready for talks with Netherlands on MH17: Ifax

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia is ready to engage in talks with the Netherlands about the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17, Interfax news agency cited Russian deputy foreign minister Alexander Grushko as saying on Friday. The Dutch government said earlier this week it was “increasingly confident” that Russian officials would be willing to meet soon for private talks on who […]

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Russia jails Jehovah's Witness for six years in extremism case

MOSCOW (Reuters) – A Russian court on Wednesday found a Jehovah’s Witness guilty of extremism and jailed him for six years, a spokesman for the Christian denomination said. The United States and the European Union see the case of Dennis Christensen, a Danish national, as a litmus test for religious freedom and the latest twist in a worsening East-West standoff. […]

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NATO has no intention to move new land-based nuclear arms in Europe: Stoltenberg

OSLO (Reuters) – NATO has no intention of moving new land-based nuclear missiles to Europe, Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg told Reuters on Friday, after the United States said it would suspend compliance with the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty with Russia. “NATO does not have any intention to deploy new land-based nuclear weapons to Europe,” Stoltenberg said in an interview in the […]

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