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Tuesday, May 24, 2022



One Russian tycoon criticised the war. Retribution came the next day.

May 02, 2022 9:34 pm

Oleg Y Tinkov, who was worth more than $9 billion in November, spoke out against his country’s war in Ukraine and now he is in hiding.

Last Ukrainian stronghold in Mariupol is a sprawling steel plant turned fortress

April 20, 2022 10:26 am

But the Azovstal plant makes for a formidable fortress, an immense industrial complex of thick concrete and walls, steel doors and reinforced underground warrens.

Kremlin says Biden's remark on the end of Putin is alarming

March 28, 2022 7:06 pm

The White House tried to clarify Biden's remarks and the US president said on Sunday he had not been publicly calling for regime change in Russia, which is the world's largest country by area and has more nuclear warheads than any other.

Russia eyes sanctions workarounds in energy, gold, crypto

March 02, 2022 10:27 am

Former Treasury Department officials and sanctions experts expect Russia to try to mitigate the impact of the financial penalties by relying on energy sales and leaning on the country’s reserves in gold and Chinese currency.

Russian radio station taken off air over Ukraine coverage

March 02, 2022 9:53 am

The move against Echo Moskvy, one of Russia’s oldest radio stations, comes amid growing pressure on Russia’s independent media to follow the Kremlin's official line while covering the invasion of Ukraine.

Ukraine shows unity as West sees no sign of Russian pullback

February 16, 2022 10:40 pm

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signaled he wants a peaceful path out of the crisis, and U.S. President Joe Biden promised that the U.S. would continue to give diplomacy “every chance”.

To Russia with love: vast Italian table in Kremlin turns heads

February 16, 2022 1:58 pm

The white table -- some six metres (12 ft) in length -- spawned countless memes on social media last week when Putin hosted French President Emmanuel Macron for talks on the Ukraine crisis, and they sat at each end of the table.

Kremlin says personal Putin sanctions would be politically destructive, not painful

January 26, 2022 5:50 pm

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said U.S. Congressmen and senators discussing personal sanctions against Russia's top leaders were ignorant of the fact they were legally barred from holding assets, property and bank accounts abroad.

Ukraine urges calm, saying Russian invasion not imminent

January 25, 2022 10:31 pm

The State Department has ordered the families of all American personnel at the US Embassy in Kyiv to leave the country, and it said that nonessential embassy staff could leave.

Kremlin critic flees Russia after being tagged as 'foreign agent'

January 11, 2022 8:55 pm

Russian critic and satirist Viktor Shenderovich said that he had left Russia fearing that a criminal case for slander would be opened against him.