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Recent articles by Vladimir:

Putin warns West: Moscow has 'red line' about Ukraine, NATO

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday sternly warned NATO against deploying its troops and weapons to Ukraine, saying it represents a red line for Russia and would trigger a strong → Read More

Russian coronavirus-denying monk given prison sentence

A court in Moscow has convicted a monk who denied the coronavirus' existence and castigated the Kremlin on accusations of encouraging suicides → Read More

Putin warns West: Moscow has 'red line' about Ukraine, NATO

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday sternly warned NATO against deploying its troops and weapons to Ukraine, saying it represents a red line for... → Read More

Kyrgyzstan's parliamentary vote boosts president's clout

Kyrgyzstan held a parliamentary election Sunday just over a year after a forceful change of government in the ex-Soviet Central Asian nation and voters backed parties supporting the country's new president, according to early results. → Read More

More than 50 miners, rescuers dead after Siberian coal mine blast

Hours after a methane gas explosion and fire filled the mine with toxic fumes, rescuers found 14 bodies but then were forced to halt the search for 38 others because of a buildup of methane and carbon monoxide gas from the fire. → Read More

52 killed in Siberian coal mine fire, Russia news agencies report

Hours after a methane gas explosion and fire filled the mine with toxic fumes, rescuers found 14 bodies but then were forced to halt the search for 38 others. → Read More

EXPLAINER: Europe lacks natural gas. Is it Russia's fault?

FRANKFURT, Germany -- Europe is short of natural gas — dangerously short. A cold winter could mean a severe crunch, and utility bills are headed higher, burdening ordinary people and weighing on the economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. Russian President Vladimir Putin has promised to help fill European gas storages as energy prices soar — but supply shortages and political tensions… → Read More

Russian paratroopers drill in Belarus, 2 die in accident

Russia sent paratroopers to Belarus Friday in a show of support for its ally amid the tensions over an influx of migrants on the Belarusian border with Poland. → Read More

Kremlin denies plans to invade Ukraine, alleges NATO threats

The Kremlin on Friday rebuffed allegations that a buildup of its troops near Ukraine reflects Moscow's aggressive intentions, saying that Russia needs to ensure its security in response to alleged NATO threats. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov dismissed Western media reports that Moscow has intentions to invade Ukraine as a “hollow and unfounded attempt to incite tensions. ”“Russia doesn't… → Read More

Russian security chief meets with CIA director in Moscow

MOSCOW (AP) — A top Russian security official met the visiting chief of the Central Intelligence Agency on Tuesday, a rare encounter amid tensions between Moscow and Washington. Nikolai Patrushev, the powerful secretary of the Kremlin's Security Council, met CIA Director William Burns in Moscow to discuss U. S. -Russian relations, Patrushev's office said in a statement without providing any… → Read More

Russia hits another virus death record as infections soar

Russia has recorded another record of daily coronavirus deaths even as authorities hope to stem contagion by keeping most people off work → Read More

Russia hits another virus death record as infections soar

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia on Friday recorded another daily record of coronavirus deaths as authorities hoped to stem the contagion by keeping most people off work. The government’s coronavirus task force reported 1,163 deaths in 24 hours, the largest daily number since the pandemic began. → Read More

Russia marks another daily deaths record as infections soar

Russia has recorded another record of daily coronavirus deaths even as authorities hope to stem contagion by keeping most people off work → Read More

Moscow shuts most workplaces as infections, deaths soar

The Russian capital has started a nonworking period intended to stem coronavirus infections as daily cases and deaths from COVID-19 surged to all-time highs → Read More

Moscow shuts most workplaces as infections, deaths soar

MOSCOW (AP) — Moscow city authorities on Thursday ordered most people to stay off work for at least 11 days to stem coronavirus infections, as new daily cases and deaths from COVID-19 in Russia surged to all-time highs. The government's coronavirus task force reported 1,159 deaths in 24 hours, the largest daily tally since the pandemic began. → Read More

Moscow shuts most workplaces as infections, deaths soar

Moscow city authorities on Thursday ordered most people to stay off work for at least 11 days to stem coronavirus infections, as new daily cases and deaths from COVID-19 in Russia surged to all-time highs. → Read More

Russia marks another daily coronavirus death high

Russia has hit another record for daily COVID-19 deaths as authorities across the country moved to keep most people off work in line with a Kremlin order aimed at stemming the spread → Read More

Russia, Ukraine report record daily deaths, low vaccinations

The daily number of COVID-19 deaths in Russia has reached another high amid a surge in infections that forced the Kremlin to order most Russians to stay off work starting this week → Read More

Russia marks another record number of daily COVID-19 cases

Russia has reported another daily record of confirmed coronavirus cases as a surge in infections has prompted the Kremlin to tell most people to stay away from work starting later this week → Read More

Russia's infections, deaths soar to another record

Coronavirus infections and deaths in Russia have climbed to another pandemic record, putting a growing strain on the country’s health care system → Read More