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  • Damn! People swear up a storm as Russia bans obscenities July 11, 2014

    Moscow: Russians have endured countless crackdowns on their freedoms, but a legal ban on using their vast vocabulary of swear words has really got them hot under the collar. This month's law against swearing in films, theatre and the media has propelled the controversial subject to the forefront of public debate...
  • Putin, Ukraine president discuss possible ceasefire: Kremlin June 18, 2014

    Moscow: President Vladimir Putin and his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko discussed a possible ceasefire, the Kremlin has said, after a second member of a Russian television crew was confirmed to have died in the east of the ex-Soviet state. "The issue of possible ceasefire in the area of a military...
  • Richard Gasquet, Simona Halep win Kremlin Cup titles October 20, 2013

    Moscow: Top-seeded Richard Gasquet of France won the 10th title of his career by rallying to beat qualifier Mikhail Kukushkin of Kazakhstan 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 in the final of the Kremlin Cup on Sunday. Simona Halep of Romania claimed the fifth title of her career by beating Samantha Stosur of Australia...
  • Samantha Stosur reaches final at Kremlin Cup October 19, 2013

    Moscow: Samantha Stosur and Simona Halep advanced to the final of the Kremlin Cup with straight-sets victories Sunday. Stosur proceeded to her second straight final by beating her doubles partner Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-2, 6-4, while Halep routed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-2, 6-1 to advance to her fifth final this season. Kuznetsova couldn't...
  • Stosur to face Kuznetsova in Kremlin Cup semis October 18, 2013

    Moscow: Samantha Stosur and doubles partner Svetlana Kuznetsova will meet in the Kremlin Cup semifinals after both players won in straight sets Friday. Stosur extended her unbeaten run to eight matches by defeating former No. 1 player Ana Ivanovic 7-5, 6-4. Kuznetsova eliminated second-seeded Roberta Vinci 6-2, 6-3. Defending men's champion...
  • Stosur, Ivanovic reach Kremlin Cup quarter-finals October 17, 2013

    Moscow: Former Grand Slam champions Ana Ivanovic and Samantha Stosur advanced to the Kremlin Cup quarterfinals with straight-sets victories on Thursday to set up a rematch of last year's semi-final. The former top-ranked Ivanovic beat Klara Zakopalova 6-3, 6-1, while former U.S. Open winner Stosur extended her winning streak to seven...
  • Samantha Stosur, Svetlana Kuznertsova advance at Kremlin Cup October 16, 2013

    Moscow: Seventh-seeded Samantha Stosur advanced to the second round of the Kremlin Cup by beating Kaia Kanepi 6-3, 6-1 on Wednesday. Stosur, coming off her second title this season and fifth of her career, converted four of 11 break opportunities. "I played really well today and Kaia was a really dangerous opponent,"...
  • Carla Suarez Navarro advances at Kremlin Cup October 15, 2013

    Moscow: Carla Suarez Navarro advanced to the second round of the Kremlin Cup with a 6-4, 6-3 victory over lucky-loser Vera Dushevina on Tuesday. The sixth-seeded Spaniard, who is looking for her maiden title, broke the Russian in the 10th game of the first set and went up 3-0 in the...
  • Svetlana Kuznetsova advances at Kremlin Cup October 14, 2013

    Moscow: Svetlana Kuznetsova advanced to the second round of the Kremlin Cup by beating Lesia Tsurenko 7-5, 6-2 on Monday. The eighth-seeded Kuznetsova, a two-time Grand Slam champion from Russia, won five consecutive games in the second set and served for the match at love. "I haven't been playing at the...
  • Sergiy Stakhovsky, Alize Cornet advance at Kremlin Cup October 14, 2013

    Moscow: Sergiy Stakhovsky and Alize Cornet advanced to the second round of the Kremlin Cup with straight-set victories on Monday. Stakhovsky upset seventh-seeded Joao Sousa 6-4, 6-3, while Cornet ousted Ukrainian teenager Elina Svitolina 7-5, 6-3. Stakhovsky won seven consecutive games to rally from 4-1 down in the first set and take...
  • Russia will not extradite Snowden to US, says Putin September 4, 2013

    President Vladimir Putin has said Russia will not extradite former US intelligence employee Edward Snowden back to the US as the two countries do not have an agreement on mutual extradition of criminals. "The problem is not that we defended Snowden. We are not defending him in any way," Putin said...
  • Tipsarevic, Youzhny likely to play in Kremlin Cup April 3, 2013

    Moscow: Janko Tipsarevic and Mikhail Youzhny are likely to feature in this year's Kremlin Cup, a Russian tennis official said on Tuesday, an early boost for a tournament that typically struggles to attract the world's top men. Tipsarevic, the world No.10, has played here six of the last seven years...
  • Wozniacki, Seppi win titles in Moscow October 22, 2012

    Moscow: Caroline Wozniacki won her 20th career title on Sunday beating Samantha Stosur of Australia 6-2, 4-6, 7-5 in the final of the Kremlin Cup. The former top-ranked Dane has fallen to No. 11 but is showing signs of returning to her best after also winning in Seoul in September...
  • Wozniacki to play Stosur for Kremlin Cup title October 20, 2012

    Moscow: Caroline Wozniacki and Samantha Stosur both earned three-set victories on Saturday to reach the final of the Kremlin Cup. Wozniacki advanced to her third final of the season by beating Sofia Arvidsson of Sweden 6-3, 6-7 (4), 6-4, while Stosur rallied past former No. 1 Ana Ivanovic 2-6, 6-3,...
  • Top seed Dolgopolov suffers shock defeat at Kremlin Open October 18, 2012

    Moscow: Qualifier Edouard Roger-Vasselin saved four match points as he stunned top seed Alexandr Dolgopolov of Ukraine 6-3 5-7 7-6 in the second round of the Kremlin Cup on Thursday. The 116th-ranked Frenchman forced a tiebreak after saving two match points on his serve in the 12th game of the third...
  • Sania-Nuria bow out of Kremlin Cup October 18, 2012

    Moscow: Sania Mirza could not end the season on a high as she and her partner Nuria Llagostera Vives were sent packing from the WTA Kremlin Cup by the American pair of Raquel Kops-Jones and Abigail Spears, here on Thursday. Third seeds Sania and Nuria, who had ended runners-up at the...
  • Ana Ivanovic storms into Kremlin Cup quarter-finals October 18, 2012

    Moscow: Ana Ivanovic advanced to the quarterfinals of the Kremlin Cup on Thursday by beating qualifier Valeria Solovieva 6-1, 6-4. The 11th-ranked Serb broke Solovieva three times in the 19-year-old Russian's second match on the WTA Tour. Ivanovic, whose best result this season was a semifinal appearance in Indian Wells in March,...
  • Arvidsson stuns Bartoli, Kirilenko advances October 17, 2012

    Moscow: Sofia Arvidsson of Sweden advanced to the quarter-finals of the Kremlin Cup by beating Marion Bartoli of France 6-3, 6-0, while Russia's Maria Kirilenko defeated her compatriot and wild card Elena Vesnina. Arvidsson broke Bartoli three times and dropped serve twice in the first set of the second-round match. The...
  • Bogomolov stuns Davydenko in Kremlin Cup October 17, 2012

    Moscow: World No.124 Alex Bogomolov dumped Nikolay Davydenko from the Kremlin Cup in the first round, scoring the first upset of a seed in the $740,000 tournament. Fifth seed Davydenko is a three-time champion at his home event, winning in 2004, 2006 and 2007, but was unable to maintain a...
  • Cibulkova advances to 2nd round at Kremlin Cup October 16, 2012

    Moscow: Defending champion Dominika Cibulkova advanced to the second round of the Kremlin Cup, rallying to beat Ekaterina Makarova of Russia 2-6, 6-4, 6-2 on Tuesday. The fifth-seeded Slovakian, who won her second career title in the United States in July, struggled in the first set, losing four consecutive games. But...
  • Sania-Nuria in Round 2 of Kremlin Cup October 16, 2012

    Moscow: Sania Mirza and her Spanish partner Nuria Llagostera Vives entered the second round of Kremlin Cup after a hard-fought victory over Darya Kustova of Belarus and Ukraine's Olga Savchuk here on Tuesday. The third seeded Indo-Spanish pair beat its unseeded opponents 6-3, 5-7, 10-6 in a battle that lasted...
  • Wozniacki to get wildcard for Kremlin Cup October 1, 2012

    Moscow: Former World No.1 Caroline Wozniacki is to be granted a wildcard for the Kremlin Cup tennis tournament here next month. Wozniacki ended last year as World No.1 but has slipped to 11th after a disappointing 2012 season in which she suffered first-round exits at Wimbledon and the US Open and...
  • Putin to be sworn in as president of divided Russia May 7, 2012

    Moscow: Vladimir Putin will be sworn in as Russia's president at a glittering ceremony on Monday, hours after clashes between police and protesters laid bare the deep divisions over his return to the Kremlin for six more years. The former KGB spy will take his oath before nearly 2,000 guests in...
  • Guest list kept secret for Assange's TV show April 14, 2012

    New Delhi: Wikileaks founder Julian Assange will launch his new TV talk show on Russia Today on April 17, but is keeping the guest list secret, the Kremlin-funded English language station said on Friday. Assange, who is under house arrest in England fighting extradition to Sweden for questioning on an...
  • Moscow: Riot police break up anti-Putin protest March 6, 2012

    Moscow: An attempt by Vladimir Putin's foes to protest his presidential election victory by occupying a Moscow square ended on Monday with riot police quickly dispersing and detaining hundreds of demonstrators - a stark reminder of the challenges faced by Russia's opposition. The harsh crackdown could fuel opposition anger and bring...
  • The rise and rise of Russian PM Vladimir Putin March 5, 2012

    Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin won the presidential elections on Sunday, securing a record 3rd term in the Kremlin. ...
  • Putin wins presidency, opponents allege fraud March 5, 2012

    Moscow: Vladimir Putin won a resounding victory in Russia's presidential election on Sunday, exit polls showed, securing a new six-year term in the Kremlin and a mandate to deal with opposition protests after a vote that opponents said was marred by fraud. Two television exit polls, released after voting ended at...
  • PM raises Gorshkov aircraft carrier issue with Russia December 17, 2011

    Moscow: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has raised with Russia the issue of delay in the delivery of Admiral Gorshkov aircraft carrier to the Indian navy, saying it was important for India that the ship arrives in time. The Gorshkov issue was raised by the Prime Minister during the 12th Indo-Russian...
  • Russians vote in election test for Putin December 4, 2011

    Vladivostok: Vladimir Putin's ruling party could see its vast parliamentary majority cut back in elections that began on Sunday in the icy tundra and sparsely-populated swathes of Russia's far east. At polling stations from the Arctic to the shores of the Pacific Ocean, the election will indicate the scope of fatigue...
  • Putin warns West as he launches presidential bid November 28, 2011

    Moscow: Prime Minister Vladimir Putin sternly warned the West not to interfere in Russia's elections, as he launched his campaign to reclaim the presidency in a speech on Sunday before thousands of flag-waving supporters. Putin stepped down in 2008 after two presidential terms, but kept his hold on power. He announced...