(Photo) Law enforcement officers detain a participant in a rally calling for opposition candidates to be registered for elections to Moscow City Duma, the capital’s regional parliament, in Moscow, Russia August 3, 2019/ REUTERS (Shamil Zhumatov)

Russian police detain over 800 in opposition crackdown in Moscow

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian police forcibly detained over 800 people attending a protest in Moscow on Saturday to demand free elections, including prominent activist Lyubov Sobol, after authorities warned the…

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Bird flu scare prompts suspension of import of birds and poultry from Russia

The Livestock Development Department has imposed a 90-day slowdown of import into or transit through Thailand of birds and poultry as well as their carcasses from Russia, Togo and Congo…

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Thailand wins two prestigious awards at 8th World Puppet Carnival, Russia

Young Thai puppet art performers of Nataya Bangkok Club have won two prestigious awards – Best Traditional Show Award and Audience Award – in the 8th World Puppet Carnival in…

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Russia appoints movie star Seagal US envoy

Celebrated action movie star Steven Seagal, who is a Russian citizen, has been appointed as a special representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry in charge of the Russian-US humanitarian ties,…

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Croatia booted Russia out of World Cup in penalty shootout

Croatia kicked host Russia out of the World Cup by winning a grueling quarter-final on penalty shootout.   Russian fans erupted when it looked like another World Cup upset was on…

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Russia ousts Spain in penalty shootout

Russia defied all odds to force Spain to a penalty shootout that saw it edge out the former World Cup champion to occupy a spot in the quarter finals.   Igor…

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