Russian Orthodox Christians http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23151/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 Russian investigators say ex-defence minister blocking probe http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/russian-investigators-say-ex-defence-minister-blocking-probe <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>* Investigators say defence chief refused to answer questions</p> <p>* Ex-minister Serdyukov a witness in $100 million fraud case</p> <p>* Federal investigators warn Serdyukov could become suspect</p> <p>By Gabriela Baczynska</p> <p>MOSCOW, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Russian investigators accused former Defence Minister Anatoly Serdyukov on Friday of trying to obstruct their inquiry into a suspected $100 million fraud, the biggest corruption scandal of President Vladimir Putin's third term.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/russian-investigators-say-ex-defence-minister-blocking-probe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Anatoliy Serdyukov Business Entertainment Russian Orthodox Christians Vladimir Putin Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 15:00:12 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733175 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Russian investigators say ex-minister blocking probe http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/update-1-russian-investigators-say-ex-minister-blocking-probe <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>* Ex-minister Serdyukov a witness in $100 million fraud case</p> <p>* Investigators say he refused to answer questions</p> <p>* Federal investigators warn Serdyukov could become suspect</p> <p>By Gabriela Baczynska</p> <p>MOSCOW, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Russian investigators accused former Defence Minister Anatoly Serdyukov on Friday of trying to obstruct their inquiry into a suspected $100 million fraud, the biggest corruption scandal of President Vladimir Putin's third term.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/update-1-russian-investigators-say-ex-minister-blocking-probe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Anatoliy Serdyukov Business Entertainment Russian Orthodox Christians Vladimir Putin Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 18:30:11 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733291 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 Georgian Patriarch in Russia, looking to better ties http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/georgian-patriarch-russia-looking-better-ties <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>* Patriarch to meet Putin on Wednesday</p> <p>* Analysts say Putin using Church to better ties</p> <p>By Thomas Grove</p> <p>MOSCOW, Jan 21 (Reuters) - Georgia's Patriarch Ilia, on a rare trip to Russia on Monday, said religion was the strongest tie still binding the two countries that fought a short war in 2008 and said he was optimistic about future relations of the two post-Soviet states.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/georgian-patriarch-russia-looking-better-ties" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Caucasus Europe Russian Orthodox Christians Thomson Reuters Mon, 21 Jan 2013 22:45:36 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5737484 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 lower house backs bill to allow Putin to pick candidates to lead regions http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/russian-lower-house-backs-bill-allow-putin-pick-candidates-lead <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>* Legislation would let regions allow Putin to choose candidates</p> <p>* Bill wins preliminary approval in State Duma</p> <p>* Popular elections were reinstated last year</p> <p>By Maria Tsvetkova</p> <p>MOSCOW, Jan 24 (Reuters) - Russia's parliament has given preliminary backing to a bill that would enable the country's 83 regions to scrap popular elections of their leaders in favour of a system that would let President Vladimir Putin choose candidates instead.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/russian-lower-house-backs-bill-allow-putin-pick-candidates-lead" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Moscow theater hostage crisis Politics of Russia Russian Orthodox Christians Vladimir Putin Thomson Reuters Thu, 24 Jan 2013 07:00:03 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5738685 at http://www.globalpost.com Russian pollster says approval for Putin at 12-year low http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/russian-pollster-says-approval-putin-at-12-year-low <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>* Independent pollster says Putin's approval rating at 62 percent</p> <p>* Figure is lowest since June 2000, early in first presidential term</p> <p>* Concerns about living standards a key factor in decline</p> <p>By Alissa de Carbonnel</p> <p>MOSCOW, Jan 24 (Reuters) - Concerns over Russian President Vladimir Putin's ability to improve living standards have pushed his public approval rating to its lowest in more than 12 years, an independent polling agency said on Thursday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/russian-pollster-says-approval-putin-at-12-year-low" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Beslan school hostage crisis Business Grand Croix of the Légion d'honneur Health Labor Russian Orthodox Christians Social Issues Vladimir Putin Thomson Reuters Thu, 24 Jan 2013 12:45:23 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5738774 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 tycoons concerned as Magnitsky fallout spreads http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/russian-tycoons-concerned-magnitsky-fallout-spreads <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>* Death of anti-corruption lawyer creates intl tensions</p> <p>* Executives concerned about impact of standoff with U.S.</p> <p>* Investigations have taken place in 3 European countries</p> <p>* Swiss and others have been conduits for Russian funds</p> <p>* Magnitsky case seen adding to negative view of Russia</p> <p>By Dmitry Zhdannikov and Darya Korsunskaya</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/russian-tycoons-concerned-magnitsky-fallout-spreads" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Europe Labor Law Russia Russian Orthodox Christians Social Issues Technology Thomson Reuters Fri, 25 Jan 2013 16:15:37 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5739452 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. quits bilateral civil society group in rebuke to Russia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/us-quits-bilateral-civil-society-group-rebuke-russia <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>* United States cites Russian restrictions on civil society</p> <p>* Group was part of several created during earlier thaw in ties</p> <p>* Russia regrets withdrawal, says it wants good relations</p> <p>By Steve Gutterman</p> <p>MOSCOW, Jan 25 (Reuters) - The United States has quit a U.S.-Russian forum intended to promote civil society in protest at Moscow's clampdown on civil rights and public activism, the State Department said on Friday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/us-quits-bilateral-civil-society-group-rebuke-russia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Europe Russian Orthodox Christians Social Issues Technology Thomson Reuters Fri, 25 Jan 2013 16:45:24 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5739475 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-US quits bilateral civil society group in rebuke to Russia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/update-1-us-quits-bilateral-civil-society-group-rebuke-russia <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>* United States cites Russian restrictions on civil society</p> <p>* Group was created during earlier thaw in ties</p> <p>* Working group was "not working," says State Department</p> <p>* Russia regrets withdrawal, says it wants good relations (Adds State Department comments)</p> <p>By Steve Gutterman</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/update-1-us-quits-bilateral-civil-society-group-rebuke-russia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Politics Russia Russian Orthodox Christians Social Issues Technology Thomson Reuters Fri, 25 Jan 2013 20:45:21 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5739617 at http://www.globalpost.com Medvedev says Magnitsky fallout not bad for Russian business http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130126/medvedev-says-magnitsky-fallout-not-bad-russian-business <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>* PM says Magnitsky affair not concern of business community</p> <p>* Says lawyer's death used for political purposes</p> <p>* Issue has added to strains in U.S.-Russian ties</p> <p>By Steve Gutterman</p> <p>MOSCOW, Jan 26 (Reuters) - Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev used a prime-time TV interview on Saturday to dismiss concerns growing fallout from the 2009 death of anti-corruption lawyer Sergei Magnitsky would damage Russia's business interests.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130126/medvedev-says-magnitsky-fallout-not-bad-russian-business" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Corruption in Russia Dmitry Medvedev Labor Law Russia Russian Orthodox Christians Sergei Magnitsky Social Issues Thomson Reuters Sat, 26 Jan 2013 20:00:35 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5739956 at http://www.globalpost.com