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Ukraine expands list of sanctions against Russia
Ukraine expands list of sanctions against Russia

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko expanded a list of sanctions against Russian companies and individuals held responsible for the ex-Soviet state's eastern uprising and for Moscow's annexation of Crimea.

Ukraine expands list of sanctions against Russia
Nursultan Nazarbayev, Vladimir Putin and Alexander Lukashenko. Photo courtesy of akorda.kz.
Nazarbayev arrives in Sochi to take part in Russia-Kazakhstan Interregional Cooperation Forum

Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev arrived in Sochi yesterday to take part in the Russia-Kazakhstan Interregional Cooperation Forum

Nazarbayev arrives in Sochi to take part in Russia-Kazakhstan Interregional Cooperation Forum
Putin open to meeting Obama at UN headquarters
Putin open to meeting Obama at UN headquarters

Russian President Vladimir Putin is "open to dialogue" and to meeting with his US counterpart Barak Obama when he visits the UN headquarters later this month.

Putin open to meeting Obama at UN headquarters
A voter at Polling Station No.112 in Gudermes on Unified Election Day. ©RIA Novosti
Russia votes in local polls as opposition claims mass fraud

As Russians voted in local elections set to confirm the ruling party's dominance, the opposition reported mass vote rigging and police stormed the office of independent vote monitors.

Russia votes in local polls as opposition claims mass fraud
Trump accuses Obama of bowing to Putin, failing on Ukraine
Trump accuses Obama of bowing to Putin, failing on Ukraine

Billionaire mogul and White House frontrunner Donald Trump accused US President Barack Obama of paying "lip service" on Ukraine and failing to stand up to Russian strongman Vladimir Putin.

Trump accuses Obama of bowing to Putin, failing on Ukraine
Poroshenko says Russia threat to 'entire democratic world'
Poroshenko says Russia threat to 'entire democratic world'

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko accused Russia of challenging the "entire democratic world" by annexing Crimea and allegedly arming separatist rebels in the east of his ex-Soviet state.

Poroshenko says Russia threat to 'entire democratic world'
Ukraine PM calls second Russia-Germany pipeline 'anti-European'
Ukraine PM calls second Russia-Germany pipeline 'anti-European'

Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk criticised as "anti-Ukrainian and anti-European" a deal between Russia's energy giant Gazprom and several Western firms to build a second gas pipeline under the Baltic Sea.

Ukraine PM calls second Russia-Germany pipeline 'anti-European'
Olga Veldyaksova. Frame from YouTube video.
Karaganda native advances to battle round at Russian Voice contest

Karaganda native Olga Veldyaksova has successfully passed the first stage of the Russian Voice singing contest, Russian version of world renowned The Voice.

Karaganda native advances to battle round at Russian Voice contest
Kerry, Lavrov hold second Syria call, as US fears boost for Assad
Kerry, Lavrov hold second Syria call, as US fears boost for Assad

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov discussed the Syrian conflict with US Secretary of State John Kerry for the second time in four days.

Kerry, Lavrov hold second Syria call, as US fears boost for Assad
Hollande, Merkel, Putin, Poroshenko to hold October summit on Ukraine
Hollande, Merkel, Putin, Poroshenko to hold October summit on Ukraine

The leaders of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine agreed to hold an October summit on ending the conflict in Ukraine.

Hollande, Merkel, Putin, Poroshenko to hold October summit on Ukraine
'Unlawful' vote in rebel-run areas would breach Ukraine peace deal: PM
'Unlawful' vote in rebel-run areas would breach Ukraine peace deal: PM

Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk warned that any attempt to hold "unlawful" elections in rebel-run areas in the country's east would constitute a breach of a February peace deal.

'Unlawful' vote in rebel-run areas would breach Ukraine peace deal: PM
Aidyn Aimbetov ©RIA Novosti
Kazakhstan's Aidyn Aimbetov reveals his childhood dream to become astronaut

Kazakhstan’s astronaut Aidyn Aimbetov has dreamt of flying to space since he was a child.

Kazakhstan's Aidyn Aimbetov reveals his childhood dream to become astronaut
Greece mulls denying use of airspace to Russia planes carrying supplies to Syria
Greece mulls denying use of airspace to Russia planes carrying supplies to Syria

The United States has asked Greece to ban Russian supply flights to Syria from its airspace, amid growing US fears that Moscow is increasing its military backing for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Greece mulls denying use of airspace to Russia planes carrying supplies to Syria
Head of Development Bank of Kazakhstan Bolat Zhamishev. Photo © RIA Novosti
Devaluation necessary for restoration of Kazakh currency market: Bolat Zhamishev

Chairman of the Development Bank of Kazakhstan Bolat Zhamishev about devaluation of the Kazakh tenge and outlook of Kazakhstan's economy.

Devaluation necessary for restoration of Kazakh currency market: Bolat Zhamishev
Journalist with Kommersant newspaper Oleg Kashin. ©RIA Novosti
Russian journalist names attackers in 2010 near-fatal beating

Russian journalist Oleg Kashin released the names of three men charged with carrying out a savage beating that left him close to death in 2010.

Russian journalist names attackers in 2010 near-fatal beating
Turar Kazangapov ©
Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev on recent hike of prices for petrol

These are mere economics laws: we have to keep prices equal to those of Russia as we have no customs barriers and the movement of goods across the border is free: President Nazarbayev.

Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev on recent hike of prices for petrol
Putin says Assad agrees to early parliamentary polls
Putin says Assad agrees to early parliamentary polls

Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was willing to hold early parliamentary elections and share power with the "healthy" opposition.

Putin says Assad agrees to early parliamentary polls
Talgat Mussabayev. Photo courtesy of kargaly.coz.kz.
Aidyn Aimbetov's flight to ISS is a milestone event for Kazakhstan: Chairman of Kazcosmos Talgat Mussabayev

Space flight of Kazakhstan’s astronaut Aidyn Aimbetov to the International Space Station is a milestone event for Kazakhstan.

Aidyn Aimbetov's flight to ISS is a milestone event for Kazakhstan: Chairman of Kazcosmos Talgat Mussabayev
Premature to talk about Russian military action against IS: Putin
Premature to talk about Russian military action against IS: Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin said it was premature to talk about Russia taking part in military operations against the Islamic State group.

Premature to talk about Russian military action against IS: Putin
Wildfires threaten Russia's unique Lake Baikal
Wildfires threaten Russia's unique Lake Baikal

Raging wildfires have turned the shores of the world's largest freshwater lake in Siberia into an inferno, threatening the health and livelihood of locals.

Wildfires threaten Russia's unique Lake Baikal

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