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Mikhail Khodorkovsky, listens to questions  at his first news conference after his release in Berlin, Dec. 22, 2013. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

Putin frees his enemies as part of Sochi spin

MOSCOW (AP) — It came as a shock for both those released and the general public — President Vladimir Putin’s move to pardon his foes has allowed him to seize the news agenda in his […]

12/23/2013

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Kremlin recipe for avoiding leaks: use typewriters

MOSCOW (AP) — Got an old typewriter in your garage? Call the Kremlin, they need some. Russia’s Federal Protective Service, a KGB successor agency in charge of protecting President Vladimir Putin and his officials, has […]

07/11/2013

Russia President Vladimir Putin (AP Photo)

Russia’s Putin signs law limiting adoption by gays

MOSCOW (AP) – President Vladimir Putin has signed a bill that sharply limits the adoption of Russian children by people from countries that allow same-sex marriage. The new law prohibits adoption by same-sex foreign couples […]

07/03/2013

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Faberge egg exhibit an Easter highlight in Houston

HOUSTON (AP) – Eggs are a symbol of renewal, which is why they are part of Easter celebrations, but a collection of jewel-encrusted eggs on display in Houston is a symbol of extreme wealth.

03/31/2013

Russian tycoon Boris Berezovsky (AP Image)

UK police: Russian oligarch Berezovsky found dead

LONDON (AP) – Boris Berezovsky, a self-exiled and outspoken former Russian oligarch who had a bitter falling out with Russian President Vladimir Putin, has been found dead in southeast England, police said Saturday. He was 67.

03/23/2013

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Napoleon’s coded Kremlin letter sold for $243,500

FONTAINEBLEAU, France (AP) — A secret code letter sent in 1812 by Napoleon Bonaparte boasting that his French forces would blow up Moscow’s Kremlin has sold at auction for ten times its estimated presale price.

12/02/2012

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