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Russia's Nornickel fights cover-up accusations over Arctic oil spill

10 Jul 2020

MOSCOW Pressure is mounting on Russian mining company Norilsk Nickel over an Arctic oil spill that has wiped about 17% off its share price, left it with a hefty compensation bill and exposed it to accusations of covering up the full extent of the damage.

Russia detains ex-journalist accused of passing secrets to West

07 Jul 2020

MOSCOW Russian security forces on Tuesday detained a former journalist who works as an aide to the head of Russia's space agency and accused him of treason, saying he had passed military secrets to the Czech Republic.

Russians grant Putin right to extend his rule until 2036 in landslide vote

02 Jul 2020

MOSCOW Russians opened the door to Vladimir Putin staying in power until 2036 by voting overwhelmingly for constitutional changes that will allow him to run again for president twice, but critics said the outcome was falsified on an industrial scale. | Video

Putin urges Russians to vote for changes that could extend his rule

01 Jul 2020

MOSCOW Vladimir Putin made a last-ditch appeal to Russians on Tuesday to vote for constitutional changes that would allow him to run again for president twice, potentially extending his rule until 2036.

Russen stimmen über Verfassungsreform und Putins Machterhalt ab

25 Jun 2020

Moskau Inmitten der Corona-Pandemie hat in Russland am Donnerstag das siebentägige Referendum über eine Verfassungsreform begonnen, durch die Präsident Wladimir Putin bis 2036 an der Macht bleiben könnte.

Marathon vote on extending Putin's rule begins amid coronavirus epidemic

25 Jun 2020

MOSCOW Russians began casting ballots on Thursday in a vote that could clear the way for President Vladimir Putin to stay in the Kremlin until 2036 if re-elected, a process that critics say is a constitutional coup.

Marathon vote on extending Putin's rule begins amid coronavirus epidemic

25 Jun 2020

MOSCOW, June 25 Russians on Thursday will begin casting their ballots in a seven-day vote on sweeping reforms that could clear the way for President Vladimir Putin to stay in the Kremlin until 2036 if re-elected, an exercise that critics call a constitutional coup.

Putin reviews military parade on eve of vote that could extend his rule

24 Jun 2020

MOSCOW President Vladimir Putin reviewed a spectacular Red Square military parade on Wednesday, a patriotic display critics said was designed to lift his lower-than-usual ratings on the eve of a nationwide vote that could extend his rule until 2036. | Video

Putin, on eve of vote that could extend his rule, to review Red Square military parade

24 Jun 2020

* Original parade was postponed because of coronavirus pandemic

Russia's Putin protected from coronavirus by disinfection tunnels

17 Jun 2020

MOSCOW Russian President Vladimir Putin is protected from the coronavirus by special disinfection tunnels that anyone visiting his residence outside Moscow or meeting him in the Kremlin must pass through, his spokesman said on Wednesday. | Video

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