MOSCOW, Feb 3 (Reuters) - Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's party threatened on Feb. 3 to sack Russia's top senator for publicly criticising the former Kremlin chief over his handling of the economic crisis.
MOSCOW, June 11 (Reuters) - Russia's parliament on Friday voted to boost the powers of the successor to the Soviet KGB, allowing it to summon people it believes are about to commit a crime and threaten jail for those who disobey its orders.
By Dmitry Solovyov MOSCOW, July 13 (Reuters) - One of the fiercest heatwaves in its history has engulfed Russia, withering crops, causing the worst drought in 130 years and prompting a top public health official to call for Spanish-style siesta breaks.
LOS ANGELES, May 29 (Reuters) - Hollywood actor Dennis Hopper, best known for directing and starring in the 1969 cult classic "Easy Rider," died on Saturday at his home in Venice, California, from complications of prostate cancer, a friend told Reuters.
About 1,500 Orthodox Christians demonstrated outside the Ukrainian parliament's headquarters in Kyiv on Thursday, protesting a plan to introduce radio frequency identification passports (RFID passports or e-passports) and identity cards.
MOSCOW, Dec. 2 (Reuters) - Vladimir Putin rules Russia by allowing a venal elite of corrupt officials and crooked spies to siphon off cash from the world's biggest energy producer, according to a picture painted by leaked U.S. diplomatic cables.
As many as 135 people have died from the flu and other acute respiratory viral infections in Ukraine as of November 6, including 25 who had died over the previous 24 hours, the Ukrainian Health Ministry reported on Saturday.
Since the moment the epidemic started to spread, 871, 037 people have been diagnosed with flu and other respiratory viral infections, including 101, 317 over the past 24 hours. As many as 39, 603 of these people have been hospitalized, including 4, 732 over the past 24 hours, and 317 are in intensive care.
Oksana Makar, the victim of one of Ukraine's most heinous crimes in recent years, died today in a Mykolayiv hospital.
Heat and sensuality sometimes peak about the same time in Kyiv – usually around July. Rather than just cooling off with a nice refreshing glass of ice-cold lemonade, some couples choose to heat up their private lives by getting erotic massages - together.
Every nation has two kinds of people – citizens and foreigners. The expatriates, or “expats” as almost everyone calls foreigners, are motivated to leave their homeland for various reasons – adventure, money and love among them.
While most travel guides focus on sightseeing, history and some tips for getting around, a newly published “Bang Ukraine” guide advises guys how to get in bed with Ukrainian women.
An 18-year-old Ukranian woman died on March 29, three weeks after her grisly rape set off protests across the country against corruption and favoritism toward the wealthy.
Anastasia Grishay, 27, was refused asylum in the Czech Republic after she fled criminal charges for producing and distributing pornography in Ukraine. Now the woman and her three kids are obliged to leave Czech Republic before Dec. 18.
No big deals were announced during Putin’s Oct. 27 visit.