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Nationalist demonstrators carry banners on foreground reading " Russians and Russian power to Russia,"  during the march to mark National Unity Day, in Moscow, Russia, on Monday, Nov. 4, 2013. Several thousand Russian nationalists rallied Monday in Moscow, venting against the migrants they accuse of pushing up the crime rate and taking their jobs. The protest took place on the national holiday of Unity Day, established in 2005 to replace commemorations of the Bolshevik Revolution. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

Thousands of Russian nationalists rally in Moscow

MOSCOW (AP) — Several thousand Russian nationalists rallied Monday in Moscow, venting against the migrants they accuse of pushing up the crime rate and taking their jobs. The protest took place on Unity Day, a […]

11/04/2013

In this July 19, 1980 file photo, Soviet basketball player Sergei Belov runs with the Olympic flame to light the torch during the opening ceremonies of the summer Olympics in Moscow.  (AP Photo, File)

Former Soviet great Sergei Belov dies at 69

  MOSCOW (AP) — Sergei Belov, the Soviet basketball great who helped his team beat the United States in the epic 1972 Olympic final in Munich, died Thursday. He was 69. His death was announced […]

10/03/2013

U.S. astronaut Michael Hopkins, Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kotov and Sergey Ryazanskiy, crew members of the mission to the International Space Station, ISS, speak with their families prior the launch of Soyuz-FG  rocket at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013.  (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky, Pool)

Spacecraft with American, 2 Russians blasts off

MOSCOW (AP) — A Soyuz spacecraft carrying two Russians and an American has lifted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, soaring into the night sky for a six-hour trip to the International Space Station. Seated inside […]

09/25/2013

Artistic director of the Bolshoi ballet Sergei Filin, center, speaks at a traditional annual meeting of the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

Bolshoi’s Filin returns to theater after attack

MOSCOW (AP) — The Bolshoi ballet’s artistic director has returned to the famed Moscow theater after months of treatment in Germany for burns he suffered to both eyes when a man threw acid in his […]

09/17/2013

Hedgehogs named for infant prince move to castle

MOSCOW (AP) — Three rare albino hedgehog babies, born on the same day as Britain’s new prince, have moved into a miniature castle at a Moscow petting zoo. George, Alexander and Louis are named after […]

08/22/2013

Russia's Yelena Isinbayeva poses with her gold medal in the women's pole vault as she stands on the podium during the medal ceremony at the World Athletics Championships in the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

Isinbayeva says she may have been misunderstood

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva’s comments on her country’s law against gay “propaganda” seemed as unequivocal as the bar-clearing jump that won her the world championship: She supported the law and derided […]

08/16/2013

President Barack Obama during his news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, Aug. 9, 2013. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama rejects boycott of Olympics in Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama rejected the idea of the United States boycotting the Winter Olympics in Sochi next year despite several significant disputes with Russia. Answering questions Friday at a White House news […]

08/09/2013

In this June 17, 2013 photo, President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin get up to leave after their meeting in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Obama laments ‘backward’ Russian thinking

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Friday he was reassessing the relationship with Russia because of a growing number of issues on which the two countries differ, and he lamented what he called his […]

08/09/2013

Russian sports minister Vitaly Mutko speaks during a news conference at a hotel in Moscow, Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

‘Calm down’ – Russia says rights will be respected at Sochi Games

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s sports minister says the rights of all athletes at the Winter Olympics in Sochi will be respected and urges international critics of the country’s new anti-gay law to “calm down.” Sports […]

08/08/2013

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Kremlin disappointed over Obama canceling visit

MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin voiced disappointment Wednesday with President Barack Obama’s decision to cancel his Moscow summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, but said that it remains ready to cooperate with the United States […]

08/07/2013

President Barack Obama meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland on June 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

In rebuke, Obama cancels Moscow summit with Putin

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a rare diplomatic rebuke, President Barack Obama on Wednesday canceled his Moscow summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The decision reflected both U.S. anger over Russia’s harboring of National Security […]

08/07/2013

Michelle Knight listens as Ariel Castro speaks during the sentencing phase Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, in Cleveland.  Knight was the first woman abducted Castro in 2002  and made a victim's statement at the sentencing. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

10 things to know for Friday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday: 1. VICTIM’S WORDS FOR CLEVELAND KIDNAPPER “I spent 11 years in hell,” Michelle Knight says at Ariel Castro’s […]

08/02/2013

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