Government of Russia http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23150/all en UPDATE 3-Putin makes French film star Depardieu a Russian http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130103/update-3-putin-makes-french-film-star-depardieu-russian <p>* Actor is high-profile campaigner against tycoon tax * Depardieu applied for passport after Putin comments - Kremlin * Hollande redrafting tax law after ruled unconstitutional (Adds reaction from media, politicians, background) By Alexei Anishchuk and Megan Davies MOSCOW, Jan 3 (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has granted citizenship to Gerard Depardieu, the French movie star whose decision to quit his homeland to avoid a tax hike prompted accusations of national betrayal.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130103/update-3-putin-makes-french-film-star-depardieu-russian" target="_blank">read more</a></p> actor Belgium Beslan school hostage crisis Diplomatic Relations Dmitry Rogozin Entertainment Francois Hollande Gérard Depardieu Gerard Depardieu Government Government of Russia Grand Croix of the Légion d'honneur Human Interest Megan Davies Moscow theater hostage crisis Person Attributes Person Career Person Location Person Party Politics of Russia Quotation Russia Russian Orthodox Christians Social Issues Technology Vladimir Putin Vladimir Putin Thomson Reuters Fri, 04 Jan 2013 04:15:26 +0000 5731096 at http://www.globalpost.com New Russian nuclear submarine goes into service http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/new-russian-nuclear-submarine-goes-service <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Putin says developing navy a priority</p> <p>* New submarine designed to launch ICBMs</p> <p>* Russia planning Mediterranean naval exercises</p> <p>By Steve Gutterman</p> <p>MOSCOW, Jan 10 (Reuters) - Russia inaugurated on Thursday the first of a new class of submarine Moscow will rely upon for decades as a bulwark of its strategic nuclear force and President Vladimir Putin pledged to strengthen the country's navy further.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/new-russian-nuclear-submarine-goes-service" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government of Russia Russia Russian Orthodox Christians Technology Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 17:46:18 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732756 at http://www.globalpost.com Russians protest against ban on adoptions by Americans http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/russians-protest-against-ban-adoptions-americans <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Critics say Russia holding children hostage to politics</p> <p>* Demonstrators chant "Putin is a scoundrel!"</p> <p>* Ban dashes hopes of hundreds of American couples</p> <p>By Gabriela Baczynska</p> <p>MOSCOW, Jan 13 (Reuters) - Thousands of demonstrators gathered for a march in Moscow on Sunday to protest against a ban on Americans adopting Russian children, saying President Vladimir Putin's government had made orphans pawns in a political dispute.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/russians-protest-against-ban-adoptions-americans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Beslan school hostage crisis Government of Russia Moscow theater hostage crisis Social Issues Vladimir Putin Thomson Reuters Sun, 13 Jan 2013 12:00:36 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733750 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Russians protest against ban on adoptions by Americans http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/update-1-russians-protest-against-ban-adoptions-americans <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Critics say Russia holding children hostage to politics</p> <p>* Demonstrators chant "Putin is a child-killer!"</p> <p>* Ban dashes hopes of hundreds of American couples (Adds quotes, colour, context, updates with march)</p> <p>By Gabriela Baczynska and Maria Tsvetkova</p> <p>MOSCOW, Jan 13 (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of people, some denouncing President Vladimir Putin as a "child-killer", marched through Moscow on Sunday to protest against a ban on Americans adopting Russian children.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/update-1-russians-protest-against-ban-adoptions-americans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government of Russia Politics of Russia Russian Orthodox Christians Social Issues Technology Vladimir Putin War Thomson Reuters Sun, 13 Jan 2013 14:15:22 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733800 at http://www.globalpost.com Russia irate over U.S. judge's order on disputed Jewish texts http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/russia-irate-over-us-judges-order-disputed-jewish-texts <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Russia calls U.S. judge's decision to impose fine unlawful</p> <p>* Threatens to retaliate if Russian property is seized</p> <p>* Russia-U.S. ties strained by adoption ban</p> <p>By Steve Gutterman</p> <p>MOSCOW, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Russia has criticised a U.S. judge's ruling in a longstanding dispute over a collection of Jewish writings, warning of potential retaliation in an irate statement that reflected strained ties with the United States.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/russia-irate-over-us-judges-order-disputed-jewish-texts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Beslan school hostage crisis Government of Russia Russian Orthodox Christians Social Issues Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Jan 2013 06:15:32 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735965 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Russia: top U.S. commander denied visa in rights row http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/update-1-russia-top-us-commander-denied-visa-rights-row <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Former Guantanamo commander denied Russian visa in 2011 * Russia blacklists 60 U.S. citizens after Magnitsky Act * Judges, security service officials among those on list * Moscow-U.S. ties strained since Putin's return to Kremlin (Adds detail on blacklist) MOSCOW, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Russia denied entry to a former commander of the Guantanamo Bay detention camp in retaliation against U.S. moves to punish Russian human rights violators, Deputy Foreign Minister Andrei Denisov said on Friday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/update-1-russia-top-us-commander-denied-visa-rights-row" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Corruption in Russia Entertainment Environment Government of Russia Health Politics Sergei Magnitsky Social Issues Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Jan 2013 19:45:16 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736340 at http://www.globalpost.com Putin orders Russian computers protected after spy attacks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/putin-orders-russian-computers-protected-after-spy-attacks <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Decree signed after security firm uncovered spy ring</p> <p>* Computers of former Soviet bloc countries infected</p> <p>By Steve Gutterman</p> <p>MOSCOW, Jan 21 (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin has ordered Russian authorities to protect state computers from hacking attacks, the Kremlin said on Monday, after an Internet security firm said a spy network had infiltrated government and embassy computers across the former Soviet bloc.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/putin-orders-russian-computers-protected-after-spy-attacks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Antivirus software Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation Government of Russia Technology Thomson Reuters Mon, 21 Jan 2013 11:30:36 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5737172 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Russia holds out olive branch to U.S., but chides West http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/update-1-russia-says-us-rights-law-odious-wants-constructive-ti <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Seeks better ties with U.S. but calls new law odious</p> <p>* Minister stands firm over Syria policy</p> <p>* Warns West, Israel against missile strike on Iran (Adds quotes, wraps comments on foreign policy)</p> <p>By Timothy Heritage</p> <p>MOSCOW, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Russia held out an olive branch to the United States on Wednesday by calling for an improvement in ties, but chided Washington over "odious" human rights legislation and denounced Western policy on Syria.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/update-1-russia-says-us-rights-law-odious-wants-constructive-ti" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government of Russia Lavrov Politics of Russia Russian Orthodox Christians Sergey Lavrov Social Issues Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Jan 2013 09:30:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5738202 at http://www.globalpost.com Russian police break up "kiss-in" against anti-gay law http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/russian-police-break-kiss-against-anti-gay-law <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Gabriela Baczynska</p> <p>MOSCOW, Jan 25 (Reuters) - Russian police detained 20 people on Friday when gay activists tried to stage a "kiss-in" outside parliament to protest against a draft law banning the promotion of homosexuality among minors.</p> <p>Police hauled away the protesters shortly before the lower house, the State Duma, was due to hold the first of three readings of the legislation, witnesses said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/russian-police-break-kiss-against-anti-gay-law" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government of Russia Lyudmila Alexeyeva Politics of Russia Social Issues Technology Thomson Reuters Fri, 25 Jan 2013 11:45:26 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5739299 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 5-Russian parliament backs ban on 'gay propaganda' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/update-1-russian-police-break-kiss-over-anti-gay-law <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Bill overwhelmingly approved by lower house</p> <p>* Russian police break up "kiss-in" over anti-gay law</p> <p>* Critics say bill is Kremlin move to rally support</p> <p>* US urges Moscow to uphold global rights commitments (Adds U.S. State Department reaction, paragraphs 10-12)</p> <p>By Gabriela Baczynska and Alissa de Carbonnel</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/update-1-russian-police-break-kiss-over-anti-gay-law" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Beslan school hostage crisis Entertainment Government of Russia Moscow theater hostage crisis Politics Politics of Russia Russia Russian Orthodox Christians Social Issues Thomson Reuters Fri, 25 Jan 2013 13:16:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5739332 at http://www.globalpost.com Russian state TV presenter apologies for insulting parliament http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/russian-state-tv-presenter-apologies-insulting-parliament <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MOSCOW, Jan 28 (Reuters) - A presenter on Russian state-owned television has apologised for insulting parliament after lawmakers suggested they might bring in a law barring foreigners criticising Russia on state media.</p> <p>Vladimir Pozner, who holds Russian, American and French passports, angered deputies in the Duma by making a reference to "dura", which translates as "fool", while discussing a law banning Americans from adopting Russian children on his talk show in December.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/russian-state-tv-presenter-apologies-insulting-parliament" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Government of Russia Politics of Russia Technology Vladimir Posner Thomson Reuters Mon, 28 Jan 2013 17:45:49 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5740629 at http://www.globalpost.com Gay German minister raps Russia on homosexual rights-Spiegel http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/gay-german-minister-raps-russia-homosexual-rights-spiegel <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BERLIN, Jan 29 (Reuters) - Germany's openly gay foreign minister has told Moscow's envoy to Berlin a Russian draft law banning "homosexual propaganda" contravenes human rights and could harm the country's ties with Europe, Spiegel online said on Tuesday.</p> <p>The German foreign ministry confirmed the meeting on Monday evening between Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle and Russia's ambassador in Berlin, Vladimir Grinin, but declined to comment on what they discussed.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/gay-german-minister-raps-russia-homosexual-rights-spiegel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Foreign relations of Russia Government of Russia Moscow theater hostage crisis Social Issues Thomson Reuters Tue, 29 Jan 2013 17:45:22 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5741111 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Russia scraps law enforcement deal with U.S. in new blow to ties http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130130/update-1-russia-scraps-law-enforcement-deal-washington <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Moscow outraged by human rights bill</p> <p>* Putin ally says Russia revising ties with U.S.</p> <p>* Further setback to "reset" in relations (Adds lawmaker comments)</p> <p>By Thomas Grove</p> <p>MOSCOW, Jan 30 (Reuters) - Russia scrapped a law enforcement agreement with the United States on Wednesday, further turning back the clock on a "reset" in relations since President Vladimir Putin's return to the Kremlin last year.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130130/update-1-russia-scraps-law-enforcement-deal-washington" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Dmitry Medvedev Government Government of Russia Russian Orthodox Christians Social Issues Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 30 Jan 2013 07:30:21 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5741382 at http://www.globalpost.com HRW condemns Russia's 'worst post-Soviet crackdown' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/hrw-condemns-russias-worst-post-soviet-crackdown <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Human Rights Watch on Thursday condemned the Russian authorities under President Vladimir Putin for unleashing the toughest crackdown against civil society since the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991.</p> <p>The repressions against critics come after Putin returned to the Kremlin for a third term in May in the face of unprecedented protests against his 13-year rule.</p> <p>The crackdown caps a decade of "soft" authoritarianism and opens a new era where Kremlin critics and rights activists are openly harassed and freedoms further eroded, the New York-based group said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/hrw-condemns-russias-worst-post-soviet-crackdown" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Government of Russia Labor Law Moscow theater hostage crisis Russian Orthodox Christians AFP Thu, 31 Jan 2013 15:31:56 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5741811 at http://www.globalpost.com Rights group says Russia's 2012 crackdown worst since Soviet era http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130131/rights-group-says-russias-2012-crackdown-worst-soviet-era <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Rise in curbs on civil society follow Putin's return - HRW</p> <p>* Putin started six-year term in May</p> <p>* Russian Foreign Ministry dismisses report</p> <p>By Alessandra Prentice</p> <p>MOSCOW, Jan 31 (Reuters) - Russian authoritarianism rose to levels unprecedented in recent history in 2012, Human Rights Watch said on Thursday, assessing what it called the harshest crackdown on political freedoms in the country since the Soviet era.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130131/rights-group-says-russias-2012-crackdown-worst-soviet-era" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government of Russia Politics Politics of Russia Russian Orthodox Christians Thomson Reuters Thu, 31 Jan 2013 17:16:03 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5741928 at http://www.globalpost.com