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# moscow - Friday 12 July, 2013

From TheJournal.ie PIC: This is what Edward Snowden looks like after 19 days in a Moscow airport Ed Snowden

PIC: This is what Edward Snowden looks like after 19 days in a Moscow airport

Human Rights Watch has issued a picture of the US fugitive after he met with rights activists in the Moscow airport where he is based today.

# moscow - Thursday 11 July, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Lawyer found guilty of tax evasion - four years after he died Russia

Lawyer found guilty of tax evasion - four years after he died

Sergei Magnitsky died in prison in 2009 after he accused the Russian government of organising a tax scam – but was then charged with the crime he uncovered.

# moscow - Tuesday 9 July, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Edward Snowden 'has accepted an asylum offer from Venezuela', or has he? Edward Snowden

Edward Snowden 'has accepted an asylum offer from Venezuela', or has he?

The 30-year-old, who leaked details of the US’ vast surveillance operation, has agreed to an offer of political asylum from Venezuela, a top pro-Kremlin lawmaker said in a tweet that was later deleted.

# moscow - Friday 5 July, 2013

From TheJournal.ie WikiLeaks: Snowden makes 6 new asylum applications SNOWDEN

WikiLeaks: Snowden makes 6 new asylum applications

WikiLeaks it would not be identifying the countries involved “due to attempted US interference” in the Edward Snowden’s asylum applications.

From TheJournal.ie Spain says it was told Edward Snowden was on Bolivian flight Where's Snowden?

Spain says it was told Edward Snowden was on Bolivian flight

The 30-year-old is believed to be holed up at a Moscow airport looking for a country that will give him safe haven.

# moscow - Wednesday 3 July, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Snowden not on Bolivian jet in Vienna: Austria‎ SNOWDEN

Snowden not on Bolivian jet in Vienna: Austria‎

Austrian and Bolivian officials are insisting the US leaker was not on President Evo Morales’s jet when it landed overnight.

# moscow - Thursday 27 June, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Russian official says Snowden case at 'dead end' Asylum Bid

Russian official says Snowden case at 'dead end'

Moscow is refusing to respond to US efforts to have the former NSA contractor handed over.

# moscow - Tuesday 25 June, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Putin won't extradite Snowden who's in the transit area at Moscow airport Where's Snowden?

Putin won't extradite Snowden who's in the transit area at Moscow airport

Russian President Vladimir Putin said the sooner Snowden selected his final destination the better for all.

# moscow - Monday 24 June, 2013

From TheJournal.ie US tells Russia to give Snowden back as whistleblower set to leave Moscow Security Leaks

US tells Russia to give Snowden back as whistleblower set to leave Moscow

The former National Security Agency employee is reported to be heading for the Cuban capital of Havana before seeking asylum in Ecuador.

# moscow - Sunday 23 June, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Edward Snowden to follow Julian Assange to Ecuadoran shelter? Wikileaks

Edward Snowden to follow Julian Assange to Ecuadoran shelter?

Ecuador’s Foreign Minister says it has received a formal request for asylum.

# moscow - Saturday 1 June, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Jailed Pussy Riot member ends hunger strike Pussy Riot

Jailed Pussy Riot member ends hunger strike

Maria Alyokhina has announced an end to her hunger strike after 11 days as the prison has met her demands.

From TheJournal.ie Russia's ambitious anti-tobacco plan aims to cut smoker numbers by half Smoking

Russia's ambitious anti-tobacco plan aims to cut smoker numbers by half

Russians still smoke plentifully on public transport and administrative buildings, but all that could change under an ambitious new anti-tobacco plan.

# moscow - Saturday 25 May, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Ukraine gay rights activists hold first ever march Gay Rights This post contains images

Ukraine gay rights activists hold first ever march

Around one hundred gay rights activists marched in Ukraine today despite fears of violence and a court ban – marking the first gay pride event in the ex-Soviet country.

# moscow - Friday 3 May, 2013

From TheJournal.ie TDs and senators back down from sanctions on Russia over lawyer death Sergei Magnitsky

TDs and senators back down from sanctions on Russia over lawyer death

Warnings from the Russian ambassador to Ireland over possible blacklisting of Russian officials in response to the treatment and death of Sergei Magnitsky appear to have been heeded.

# moscow - Friday 26 April, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Fire at psychiatric hospital near Moscow kills 38 Fire

Fire at psychiatric hospital near Moscow kills 38

Many patients died in their sleep from inhaling fumes after taking medication before going to bed, according to local reports.

# moscow - Friday 5 April, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Dublin now the 11th most congested city in Europe, down from sixth Bumper To Bumper

Dublin now the 11th most congested city in Europe, down from sixth

Moscow in Russia is the most congested city in the world.

# moscow - Tuesday 19 March, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Russia concerned by US move not to charge dead boy's parents Diplomatic Row

Russia concerned by US move not to charge dead boy's parents

The US has decided not to prosecute the adoptive parents of a Russian boy who died in January – despite Russian claims that the toddler was tortured and murdered.

# moscow - Thursday 7 March, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Bolshoi dancer admits ordering attack on ballet chief Ballet

Bolshoi dancer admits ordering attack on ballet chief

Pavel Dmitrichenko says, however, that he didn’t specifically ask for hot acid to be thrown in the ballet chief’s face.

# moscow - Tuesday 5 March, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Russia to charge boss of lawyer in posthumous trial‎ Tax Evasion

Russia to charge boss of lawyer in posthumous trial‎

The US employer of a Russian whistleblowing attorney who died in jail is to face charges, along with the deceased lawyer.

From TheJournal.ie Suspect detained in Bolshoi ballet director acid attack Acid Attack

Suspect detained in Bolshoi ballet director acid attack

Sergei Filin of the Bolshoi Ballet had sulphuric acid thrown in his face in mid-January and has been receiving treatment that may last for months.

# moscow - Thursday 28 February, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Hollande believes there could be a 'political solution' on Syria in weeks Syria

Hollande believes there could be a 'political solution' on Syria in weeks

Hollande reaffirmed that France, like other Western powers, was calling for Assad to step down.

# moscow - Wednesday 20 February, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Children's Minister meeting with Russian officials over adoption agreement Adoption

Children's Minister meeting with Russian officials over adoption agreement

Frances Fitzgerald said the discussions will allow her to explore the feasibility of an agreement on intercountry adoption.

# moscow - Friday 15 February, 2013

From TheJournal.ie G20 finance ministers meet to avert 'currency wars' Currency Wars

G20 finance ministers meet to avert 'currency wars'

Ministers from the world’s most developed countries are meeting in Russia hoping to agree not to devalue their currencies.

From TheJournal.ie Videos: Around 950 injured after meteor strikes central Russia Russia This post contains videos

Videos: Around 950 injured after meteor strikes central Russia

There was panic in the Russian Urals as a meteor or meteors fell IN the Chelyabinsk region, some 930 miles east of Moscow.

# moscow - Monday 4 February, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Tourism Ireland aims to get more Russians to visit here To Russia With Love

Tourism Ireland aims to get more Russians to visit here

Trade mission lands in Moscow and St Petersburg to raise awareness of island’s attractions to the 24 million Russians who travel abroad annually.

# moscow - Saturday 15 December, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Russian authorities break up anti-Putin rally, detain leaders Russia

Russian authorities break up anti-Putin rally, detain leaders

Protesters gathered in central Moscow for an unauthorised rally to mark a year of a wave of massive protests against Vladimir Putin and the country’s government.

# moscow - Monday 15 October, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Putin loyalists set to win Russian local elections Russia

Putin loyalists set to win Russian local elections

Observers from the independent monitoring organisation Golos recorded more than 1,000 violations nationwide, including voter roll irregularities and multiple voting.

# moscow - Friday 12 October, 2012

From TheJournal.ie German foreign minister to visit Turkey for Syria talks: embassy Crisis

German foreign minister to visit Turkey for Syria talks: embassy

Germany will enter discussions on the steady deterioration of relations between Syria and Turkey, following deadly airstrikes.

# moscow - Wednesday 10 October, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Russia frees one Pussy Riot member, keeps two in jail Pussy Riot

Russia frees one Pussy Riot member, keeps two in jail

Yekaterina Samutsevich was judged not to have had an actual involvement in the “punk prayer” performance at a Moscow cathedral in March.

# moscow - Monday 1 October, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Pussy Riot appeal delayed by court Pussy Riot

Pussy Riot appeal delayed by court

One of the band members has fired her lawyers in what prosecutors criticised as a “delaying tactic”.

# moscow - Sunday 30 September, 2012

Mission to Moscow: FIFA announce 2018 World Cup venues

Next job is finding Ekaterinburg on the map.

# moscow - Wednesday 19 September, 2012

NHL lock-out: Ovechkin heads back home to Moscow

The talented Russian is not resting on his hockey laurels, according to reports in his homeland.

From TheJournal.ie Russia expels US aid agency for 'meddling in politics' Russia

Russia expels US aid agency for 'meddling in politics'

Russia’s foreign ministry has claimed that USAid had attempted to “influence political processes through its grants”.

# moscow - Sunday 26 August, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Pussy Riot members flee from Russia Pussy Riot

Pussy Riot members flee from Russia

Two bandmates of the three women convicted by a Moscow court of hooliganism charges over anti-Putin protest at a church have fled the country, according to the group.

# moscow - Tuesday 21 August, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Hackers target website of Russian court that sentenced Pussy Riot Hacked

Hackers target website of Russian court that sentenced Pussy Riot

Hackers associating themselves with the loose-knit ‘hacktivist’ group Anonymous posted anti-Putin messages and demanded the band members’ release.

From TheJournal.ie Pussy Riot protest held outside Russian Embassy in Dublin Pussy Riot

Pussy Riot protest held outside Russian Embassy in Dublin

Amnesty International is holding a “demonstration in solidarity” with the three women jailed in Moscow last week.

# moscow - Monday 20 August, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Pussy Riot will not ask Putin for pardon: lawyer Dissent

Pussy Riot will not ask Putin for pardon: lawyer

The three women told their lawyer: “Let them go to hell with their pardon”.

# moscow - Saturday 18 August, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Pussy Riot trial reaction: band members' conviction criticised by EU, US Pussy Riot This post contains videos

Pussy Riot trial reaction: band members' conviction criticised by EU, US

Two-year sentence for hooliganism conviction criticised as ‘disproportionate’ and impacting on freedom of expression.

# moscow - Friday 17 August, 2012

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Friday Take 5

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

From TheJournal.ie Moscow bans gay pride parades for 100 years Russia

Moscow bans gay pride parades for 100 years

No gay pride parades will be allowed in the Russian capital for the next century to avoid “public disorder”.