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Russia reports first cases of H5N8 bird flu virus in humans

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dpa/GNA - Several people in Russia have been found to be infected with avian flu of the subtype H5N8, in cases of animal-to-human...
Group Of U S Backed Syrian Rebels Surrenders To Government

Russia, Turkey and Iran call for end to foreign interference in Syria

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dpa/GNA - Representatives from Russia, Turkey and Iran ended a two-day meeting on ways to re-invigorate stalled talks on a new constitution for...
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Many protesters injured by security forces during Navalny protests

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dpa/GNA – Many people were injured during the protests against a controversial prison sentence for leading Russian dissident Alexei Navalny, according to human...
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Over 5,000 detained as opposition demos grip Russia for second week

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dpa/GNA - More than 5,000 people have been detained at demonstrations across Russia in support of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, rights activists said...
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Over 2,100 detained as opposition demos grip Russia for second week

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dpa/GNA - More than 2,100 people have been detained at demonstrations across Russia in support of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, rights activists said...
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Navalny supporters hold fresh anti-government protests across Russia

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dpa/GNA - A second weekend of unauthorized rallies across Russia to demand the release of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny were under way...
Dozens of Russian athletes have been tested positive for meldonium which was banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) from this year. (Sputnik Photo)

Russia offers Sputnik V vaccine doses to EU amid shortages

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dpa/GNA - Russia has offered the European Union doses of its Sputnik V vaccine against Covid-19 amid shortages of other coronavirus vaccines. In the...
Military jets fly in formation during the Victory Day parade in Moscow, Russia, May 9, 2016. (Xinhua/Bai Xueqi) (zw)

Russia’s population contracts significantly, as pandemic hits hard

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dpa/GNA - Russia's population shrank by around half a million-last year, its first contraction in 15 years, the country's statistics agency said on...
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Navalny’s lawyers to appeal 30-day imprisonment in court hearing

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dpa/GNA - A court is due to decide on an appeal over the 30-day pre-trial imprisonment of Russian dissident and Kremlin critic Alexei...
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Detained protesters in Belarus subjected to torture – Amnesty

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dpa/GNA - Detained protesters in Belarus have been subjected to systematic torture, rights group Amnesty International said in a new report published Wednesday. The...
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Kremlin says only ‘few’ attended pro-Navalny protests

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dpa/GNA - The Kremlin says only "few" people attended protests held across Russia to demand the release of leading opposition figure Alexei Navalny. "Many...
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Russian policeman fired for posting video in support of Navalny

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dpa/GNA - A police officer in Russia has been sacked from his post for voicing his support for the imprisoned dissident Alexei Navalny...
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Wave of Navalny demos planned across Russia; first arrests reported

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dpa/GNA - A day of protests showing support for imprisoned Russian dissident Alexei Navalny and anger at state oppression began on Saturday with...
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Protests planned in 70 Russian cities for Navalny’s release

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dpa/GNA - Protests are planned in 70 cities throughout Russia on Saturday, in a show of support for imprisoned opposition leader Alexei Navalny...
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Navalny’s arrest is effort to ‘silence’ him – Amnesty International

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dpa/GNA - Russian dissident Alexei Navalny's detention upon arrival at a Moscow airport is "further evidence that Russian authorities are seeking to silence...
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Navalny held upon arrival in Moscow after 5-month recovery in Berlin

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dpa/GNA - Russian dissident Alexei Navalny was detained shortly after landing at Sheremetyevo airport near Moscow late Sunday, according to a post on...
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Heightened security at Moscow airport ahead of Navalny’s arrival

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dpa/GNA - Leading Russian dissident Alexei Navalny, who blames the Kremlin for poisoning him in a failed assassination attempt last year, plans to...
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Russian dissident Navalny says he’ll return to Moscow on Sunday

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dpa/GNA - Leading Russian dissident Alexei Navalny, who blames the Kremlin for poisoning him, is planning to return to Moscow this Sunday. After an...
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Low turnout in Kazakhstan’s elections after call for boycott

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dpa/GNA - Parliamentary elections in Kazakhstan on Sunday saw significantly lower voter turnout than the last round, in 2016, as protesters called on...
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Kyrgyzstan holds presidential vote in wake of bloody transition

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dpa/GNA - Kyrgyzstan goes to the polls to choose a new president on Sunday, three months after unrest forced the previous incumbent to...
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Kazakhstan’s independent opposition boycotts parliamentary elections

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dpa/GNA - Some 18 months after the election of Kazakhstan's President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, the population of the Central Asian republic is voting for...
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At least 3 people killed in avalanche in northern Russia

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dpa/GNA - At least three people have been killed in an avalanche in northern Russia, authorities said Saturday. Masses of snow buried several houses...
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Russia faces double-edged sword with increasingly warmer Arctic

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dpa/GNA - Russia, which spans across more than half of the world's Arctic coastline, is seeking to benefit from the region's increasing accessibility...
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Number of German companies in Russia falls by 7 percent this year

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The number of German companies operating in Russia has fallen by 7 per cent year-on-year amid heightened political tensions and the economic impacts of...
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Armenian prime minister backs new elections next year after protests

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dpa/GNA - Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan is holding out the prospect of early parliamentary elections next year, after massive protests hit the...
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Putin to host annual press conference via video chat due to pandemic

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Russian President Vladimir Putin is to host his annual marathon press conference on Thursday via a video chat for the first time ever due...
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UN alarmed by thousands of allegations of police violence in Belarus

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The United Nations' human rights commissioner said on Friday that she had been alarmed by thousands of allegations of police violence against detained protesters...
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Russian man jailed for 13 years for conspiring to serve as US spy

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A court in western Russia's Bryansk region has sentenced a Russian man to 13 years in prison for conspiring to serve as a US...
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Pro-EU opposition leader Sandu wins Moldovan presidency

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Pro-Europe opposition leader Maia Sandu has won Moldova's presidential run-off with 56 per cent of the vote, the country's central election commission said early...
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Hundreds detained as Belarus protesters face tear gas, stun grenades

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Masked security forces have detained hundreds of people in another Sunday of mass demonstrations against the authoritarian leader of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko. Videos distributed on...