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The St Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Paris
26/12/2013 - France - Russia

Seineside Orthodox church given go-ahead, Russian embassy

A controversial plan to build a Russian Orthodox church on the banks of the River Seine has been given the go-ahead, the Russian embassy in Paris announced on Christmas Day.
A Greenpeace activist hangs from the Eiffel Tower in a stunt in solidarity with the 30 jailed in Russia
31/10/2013 - France - Russia

Greenpeace calls on Ayrault to press Russia for jailed activists' release

Greenpeace has appealed to French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault to press for the release of 30 of its members, one of them French, jailed in Russia during a two-day visit to the country that started Thursday.

29/08/2013 - France - Russia

Putin lingerie artist seeks French asylum after fleeing Russia

A Russian artist whose paintings depicted President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev wearing women's underwear, has formally requested political asylum in France, after fleeing to ...
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad
26/11/2012 - France-Russia

Russian PM slams French support of Syrian rebels ahead of visit

Russian Prime Minister, Dmitry Medvedev has criticised France’s recognition of opposition rebel groups fighting President Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Syria.

Dmitry Medvedev is expected to discuss Syria when he meets French president François Hollande on Tuesday
25/11/2012 - France - Russia

France and Russia set to discuss Syria during Medvedev visit

France and Russia are expected to tackle disagreements about the Syria conflict when Russian prime minister Dmitry Medvedev visits Paris this week.

24/12/2011 - Russia

Tens of thousands expected in new protests in Moscow

Opposition protests in Russia over the alleged rigging of 4 December elections are expected to attract tens of thousands on Saturday.

04/12/2011 - Russia

Russia goes to the polls in popularity test for Putin

Russians are voting in legislative elections with the United Russia party of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin again expected to win the majority in the State Duma parliament but with fewer seats.

06/10/2011 - United States

Obama, Gates, Medvedev pay tribute to Steve Jobs

Countless people around the world have joined presidents and business leaders in paying tribute to Steve Jobs, the founder of the Apple computer company, who died on Wednesday.

President Putin again?
27/09/2011 - World news explained

President Putin again?

The Russian prime minister, Vladimir Putin, has declared that he is to run again for the Presidency - in elections due next Spring.
Russia starts roll towards presidential elections
30/08/2011 - World news explained

Russia starts roll towards presidential elections

The Russian president Dmitry Medvedev says parliamentary elections will be held on 4 December.