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Snowden Puts His Future in Russia's Hands

Former U.S. National Security Agency analyst Edward Snowden met with Russian human rights activists, lawyers and government officials Friday to seek their support in securing asylum in Russia in order to later travel safely to South America, leaving Russia with little wriggle room to remain neutral.

18 Killed, Dozens Injured in Bus Crash

Eighteen people were killed and more than 60 injured Saturday in a bus crash outside of Moscow that police say was caused by a truck driver who had racked up seven traffic violations last year.

Russian Railways On Record Spending Spree

While turnover increased a mere 4 percent and profits were down versus 2011 at Russian Railways, the country's largest employer and one of the biggest transportation firms in the world, expenditures are climbing, according to the company's recent annual.

Russia Ready to Consider Helping Egypt Financially

The Moscow Times
Russia could provide financial support to Egypt if the Kremlin receives a request for help from the North African country, currently beset by serious social unrest, a Foreign Ministry official said Friday.

Russia Lays Out Priorities for September G20 Summit

RIA Novosti
Russia is doing relatively well but needs a strong global economy to sustain and improve its recent growth, making the upcoming Group of 20 Summit it is hosting in September critically important to the country, told Sergei Kislyak, ambassador to the United States.

Arrested Russian Opposition Mayor to Be Taken to Moscow

RIA Novosti
Yaroslavl Mayor Yevgeny Urlashov, charged with corruption and arrested last Friday, will be transferred to a pretrial facility in Moscow next week, his lawyer Sergei Golubenkov said on Saturday.

Russia Readies Strategic Bombers in Snap Far East Military Drills

RIA Novosti
Russia's air base of Tu-95MS Bear-H strategic bombers in the Amur Region is switching to full combat readiness as part of massive snap drills in the Eastern Military District, the Defense Ministry's press office reported on Sunday.

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