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Amid Moscow Violence, Italian Priest Offers ‘Love To Everyone’

July 29, 2019           |                                       

An Italian priest gave sanctuary in a Moscow church to protesters fleeing from riot police amid some of the worst police brutality the Russian capital has seen in years. Later, he allowed policemen to come in for water because, he says, the Orthodox Church must offer “love to everyone.” Originally published at – https://www.rferl.org/a/russia-brutality-italian-priest/30081435.html

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Amid Moscow Violence, Italian Priest Offers ‘Love To Everyone’

July 29, 2019           |                                       

An Italian priest gave sanctuary in a Moscow church to protesters fleeing from riot police amid some of the worst police brutality the Russian capital has seen in years. Later, he allowed policemen to come in for water because, he says, the Orthodox Church must offer “love to everyone.” Originally published at – https://www.rferl.org/a/russia-brutality-italian-priest/30081435.html

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Amid Moscow Violence, Italian Priest Offers ‘Love To Everyone’

July 29, 2019           |                                       

An Italian priest gave sanctuary in a Moscow church to protesters fleeing from riot police amid some of the worst police brutality the Russian capital has seen in years. Later, he allowed policemen to come in for water because, he says, the Orthodox Church must offer “love to everyone.” Originally published at – https://www.rferl.org/a/russia-brutality-italian-priest/30081435.html

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Amid Moscow Violence, Italian Priest Offers ‘Love To Everyone’

July 29, 2019           |                                       

An Italian priest gave sanctuary in a Moscow church to protesters fleeing from riot police amid some of the worst police brutality the Russian capital has seen in years. Later, he allowed policemen to come in for water because, he says, the Orthodox Church must offer “love to everyone.” Originally published at – https://www.rferl.org/a/russia-brutality-italian-priest/30081435.html

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Amid Moscow Violence, Italian Priest Offers ‘Love To Everyone’

July 29, 2019           |                                       

An Italian priest gave sanctuary in a Moscow church to protesters fleeing from riot police amid some of the worst police brutality the Russian capital has seen in years. Later, he allowed policemen to come in for water because, he says, the Orthodox Church must offer “love to everyone.” Originally published at – https://www.rferl.org/a/russia-brutality-italian-priest/30081435.html

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Ukraine Seizes Russian Tanker Involved In Kerch Strait Incident

July 25, 2019           |                                       

Ukrainian authorities have seized a Russian tanker that Moscow allegedly used to block Ukrainian vessels in the Kerch Strait last November. Russia has been holding 24 Ukrainian sailors since the November 25, 2018, incident. Originally published at – https://www.rferl.org/a/ukraine-seizes-russian-tanker-involved-in-kerch-strait-incident/30075524.html

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Opposition Leaders Address Moscow Protest

July 20, 2019           |                                       

More than 10,000 people have gathered in Moscow to protest against the controversial ban of some opposition candidates from Moscow city-council elections set for September. The July 20 rally was addressed by leading figures of the Russian nonparliamentary opposition. Originally published at – https://www.rferl.org/a/opposition-leaders-address-moscow-protest/30066593.html

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State-Approved Rally Held In Moscow In Support Of Free Media

June 16, 2019           |                                       

Hundreds gathered in Moscow on June 16 to protest against violations of media freedom. The officially sanctioned rally was organized in reaction to the detention of investigative journalist Ivan Golunov on a controversial drug charge, which was eventually dropped on June 11. Originally published at – https://www.rferl.org/a/state-approved-rally-held-in-moscow-in-support-of-free-media/30002417.html

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Wave Of Support For Russian Journalist Golunov Following Arrest On Drug Charges

June 10, 2019           |                                       

Ivan Golunov, a reporter for news site Meduza, was arrested in Moscow on June 6 and sentenced to two months of house arrest pending his trial on charges of drug trafficking. Journalists have rallied to Golunov’s defense, saying the charges were fabricated in retaliation for the reporter’s work. Originally published at – https://www.rferl.org/a/russia-journalist-golunov-arrest/29991832.html

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Turbocharged Tractors Plough Through Russian Race Track

June 10, 2019           |                                       

Russia’s first official tractor race, “The Bizon Tractor Race”, in the city of Rostov, north of Moscow, features souped-up vehicles, many of which were working the fields just days beforehand. The tractors race tyre-to-tyre through mud, over spingboard jumps, and around sharp corners. Originally published at – https://www.rferl.org/a/russia-tractor-race/29991764.html

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Landing At Pushkin: Putin Decree Assigns Russian Airports The Names Of Cultural Figures

May 31, 2019           |                                       

It’s already pretty hard to travel to Russia without hearing the name of the beloved 19th-century poet Aleksandr Pushkin. Now it may be impossible, if you fly into Moscow. President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree attaching the names of historical figures to dozens of airports across Russia, from Moscow to Magadan. Under the decree […]

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Russian Censors Cut Gay-Sex Scenes Out Of Elton John Biopic

May 31, 2019           |                                       

All intimate same-sex scenes have been removed from the Russian release of Rocketman, a new biographical film based on the life of British rock star Elton John. Dozhd TV journalist Mikhail Kozyrev and cinema critic Anton Dolin, who presented the film at the Oktyabr movie theater in Moscow on May 30, said that scenes with […]

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Taliban Expects US to Announce Afghan Pullout Date During Next Round of Talks

May 30, 2019           |                                       

Taliban negotiator spokesman Mohammed Sohail Shaheen, currently in Moscow from the recent talks between Taliban and Afghan officials, reported that he expects, during the next round of talks with the US, the Americans will announce a specific date for withdrawing troops from Afghanistan. The US and Taliban have been known to be advancing toward a […]

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France, Germany Call For Resumed Ukraine Peace Talks During Visit To Kyiv

May 30, 2019           |                                       

France and Germany are seeking the resumption of stalled peace talks for the bloody conflict in eastern Ukraine, the Western nations’ foreign ministers say. Germany’s Heiko Maas and France’s Jean-Yves Le Drian made the comments on May 30 after what they called an “exceptionally good discussion” in Kyiv with new Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy. France […]

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