Agence France-Presse . Moscow

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    Moscow announces car raffle to boost vaccination drive

    Agence France-Presse . Moscow | Updated at 10:52pm on June 13, 2021

    Moscow mayor Sergei Sobyanin said Sunday that residents of the Russian capital who get their first coronavirus jab will now take part in a lottery...

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    Russia calls Navalny US 'agent' after extremism ruling

    Agence France-Presse . Moscow, Russia | Updated at 09:30pm on June 10, 2021

    Russia on Thursday suggested that Washington was quick to condemn the designation of Alexei Navalny's groups as extremist because the jailed Kremlin critic was in...

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    Russia, Belarus security chiefs agree to counter West

    Agence France-Presse . Moscow | Updated at 10:42pm on June 03, 2021

    The security services of Russia and Belarus said Thursday that they will cooperate more closely to counter what they said were the West’s ‘aggressive policies’....

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    Belarus restricts citizens from leaving country

    Agence France-Presse . Moscow | Updated at 11:15pm on June 02, 2021

    Belarus said Tuesday it is further restricting citizens from leaving the country, including those with foreign residency permits, in a move the opposition denounced as...

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    Russia warns West against Arctic encroachment ahead of talks

    Agence France-Presse . Moscow | Updated at 07:55pm on May 17, 2021

    Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov on Monday warned Western countries against staking claims in the Arctic ahead of this week’s Arctic Council meeting in Reykjavik...

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    Putin vows to defend Russian interests

    Agence France-Presse . Moscow | Updated at 11:03pm on May 09, 2021

    President Vladimir Putin on Sunday vowed  Russia will ‘firmly’ defend national interests and denounced the return of ‘Russophobia’, as the country marked the 76th anniversary...

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    Navalny group ordered to stop activities

    Agence France-Presse . Moscow | Updated at 02:29am on April 27, 2021

    Russian prosecutors on Monday suspended the activities of Alexei Navalny’s regional offices, in a move his team said would essentially shut down the jailed opposition...

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    Russia begins troop drawdown from Ukraine borders

    Agence France-Presse . Moscow | Updated at 09:14pm on April 23, 2021

    Russia on Friday began withdrawing its armed forces that had been on manoeuvres near the borders of Ukraine following weeks of heightened tensions between Moscow...

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    Kremlin downplays pro-Navalny rallies

    Agence France-Presse . Moscow, Russia | Updated at 02:48pm on April 22, 2021

    The Kremlin on Thursday downplayed opposition protests in support of jailed opposition figure Alexei Navalny that saw nearly 1,800 people detained across Russia. Thousands of...

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    Putin uses key speech to warn West as police detain protesters

    Agence France-Presse . Moscow | Updated at 11:40pm on April 21, 2021

    President Vladimir Putin warned Russia’s foreign rivals to tread lightly on Wednesday as he gave a key speech amid deep tensions with the West and...