Here are today's (Monday August 26 2013) headlines about Russia in International media according to Google News.

Greenpeace says its ship will leave Arctic after threats from Russia – GlobalPost
Sydney Morning HeraldGreenpeace says its ship will leave Arctic after threats from RussiaGlobalPostThe environmental group is protesting offshore oil exploration by Russian state oil giant Rosneft and US company ExxonMobil. Greenpeace says the Russian government has plans to drill in the Russian Arctic National Park, a nature reserve containing …Greenpeace protests against Russian offshore Arcti

Russia working on state-sponsored “cure” as final solution to gay problem – AMERICAblog
AMERICAblog (blog)Russia working on state-sponsored “cure” as final solution to gay problemAMERICAblog (blog)According to Russia Today (a virulently anti-American mouthpiece of the Kremlin), the Russian legislature is working on a measure to provide anonymous government-sponsored “cures” for gay people. Yes, the Russian government is working on a way to …Russia may bring back gay blood donor ban

Russia Cuts Growth Forecast – Wall Street Journal
The West AustralianRussia Cuts Growth ForecastWall Street JournalMOSCOW—Russia has cut its growth forecast for the second time this year, piling pressure on authorities to do more to stimulate the economy by easing their grip on the budgetary purse strings or cutting interest rates. The Economy Ministry now sees …UPDATE 2-Russia slashes economic growth forecasts, second time this yearRussia Cuts

Head of Russia's Uralkali detained in Belarus: agencies – Reuters
The Star OnlineHead of Russia's Uralkali detained in Belarus: agenciesReutersMOSCOW (Reuters) – The head of Russia's largest potash producer Uralkali (URKA.MM) has been detained in Belarus, Russian news agencies reported on Monday, escalating friction between the two ex-Soviet neighbors after the collapse of a joint sales …Head of Russia's Uralkali Faces Charges in BelarusHead of Russia's Uralka

PHOTO: Russia's Olympic hockey jerseys are interesting – CBSSports.com
CTV NewsPHOTO: Russia's Olympic hockey jerseys are interestingCBSSports.comAs the host nation, Russia wants to dress for success when defending home ice at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. Monday, the Russian hockey federation unveiled the threads their men's and women's Olympic hockey teams will be wearing when …Canadian Olympians march in protest of Russia's anti-gay lawRussia, Gays, Vo

Voting On Russia's Scorched Political Earth – New York Times
New York Times (blog)Voting On Russia's Scorched Political EarthNew York Times (blog)The acting mayor, Sergei Sobyanin, a member of the ruling United Russia party who enjoys a near-monopoly on the media, will likely commandeer more than half the vote. This is part of what makes the arguments about whether or not to vote for Navalny so …Navalny, Russia's charismatic opposition leader, shakes up M

Russia says Western attack on Syria would be ‘catastrophic' – Washington Post
Washington PostRussia says Western attack on Syria would be ‘catastrophic'Washington PostMOSCOW — A Western military attack on Syria will only create more problems in the region, lead to more bloodshed and result in the same sort of “catastrophe” as previous Western interventions in Iraq and Libya, Russia's foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov …Russia warns against military intervention in SyriaRussi

Russia concerned about possible US military response in Syria – Reuters
Russia concerned about possible US military response in SyriaReutersMOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia has expressed its concern to Washington that the United States will respond militarily to a suspected chemical weapons attack by Syrian government forces and urged restraint, Russia's Foreign Ministry said on Monday. Referring …

Report: Snowden reached out to Russia from Hong Kong – USA TODAY
The Atlantic WireReport: Snowden reached out to Russia from Hong KongUSA TODAYMOSCOW (AP) — NSA leaker Edward Snowden spent two days in the Russian Consulate in Hong Kong directly before flying to Moscow on what turned out to be an abortive attempt to reach asylum in Latin America, the respected newspaper Kommersant …Edward Snowden, Wanted Whistleblower, Got Stuck In Russia After Cuba …How Sno

Russia warns against military intervention in Syria – Reuters
ABC News (blog)Russia warns against military intervention in SyriaReutersMOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia warned Western powers on Monday against any military intervention in Syria, saying the use of force without a U.N. mandate would violate international law. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Moscow had no plans to be drawn …Russia: No proof Syria govt behind chemical strikeRussia Warns US Over Syr

Russia may bring back gay blood donor ban – RT
RTRussia may bring back gay blood donor banRTRussia could soon reintroduce the ban on blood and organ donations for gay men, but offer them free treatment facilitating ‘conversion' to heterosexuals, a senior Russian MP has said. “We will suggest amendments to the law on donors that reintroduce …Russia may reintroduce gay blood ban and provide voluntary gay conversion …

Inside The Minds Of Russia's Black Widows – Daily Beast
Daily BeastInside The Minds Of Russia's Black WidowsDaily BeastWhere once she had enjoyed wearing short tops that exposed her midriff, and even shorts, she now adopted a uniform of long skirts and a black hijab, and joined the conservative and broadly persecuted community of Salafi Muslims in Russia. She looked …

Intervention in Syria would be ‘tragic mistake', warns Russia – Telegraph.co.uk
Telegraph.co.ukIntervention in Syria would be ‘tragic mistake', warns RussiaTelegraph.co.ukA Russian foreign ministry spokesman drew parallels with the US-led overthrow of Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein to justify its stance – a comparison rejected by Britain and America. “We strongly urge those who, by attempting to impose their own results …

US action in Syria would ‘repeat the mistakes' of Iraq war, Russia warns – NBCNews.com
ABC News (blog)US action in Syria would ‘repeat the mistakes' of Iraq war, Russia warnsNBCNews.comRussia warned the United States that military intervention in Syria would “repeat the mistakes of the past” as United Nations inspectors headed to the scene of a suspected chemical weapons attack on Monday. Moscow said the recent escalation in pressure …Russia concerned about possible US military re

Russia to U.S.: Wait on Syria – Politico
PoliticoRussia to U.S.: Wait on SyriaPoliticoClose. By ASSOCIATED PRESS | 8/25/13 5:20 PM EDT. Russia urged the United States and its allies Sunday to await the findings of a U.N. inspection team expected to visit the site of an alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria and avoid military action.

Russia's Arctic: Mission to protect wildlife – BBC News
BBC NewsRussia's Arctic: Mission to protect wildlifeBBC NewsRussia is planning huge oil and gas developments in the Arctic Ocean off its northern coast – drilling that could threaten pristine wildlife habitats. Large-scale production could begin in the next two decades, if the price of oil rises high enough …

Navalny, Russia's charismatic opposition leader, shakes up Moscow mayor … – Fox News
FRANCE 24Navalny, Russia's charismatic opposition leader, shakes up Moscow mayor …Fox NewsAlexei Navalny, the anti-corruption blogger and leader of Russia's protest movement, is trying to take his following offline and into the street, waging a traditional campaign of hand-shaking and leaflet drives to win voters outside his base of the …Russian opposition leader Navalny briefly detained by po

Snowden got stuck in Russia after Cuba blocked entry: newspaper – Reuters
Economic TimesSnowden got stuck in Russia after Cuba blocked entry: newspaperReutersMOSCOW (Reuters) – Former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden got stuck in the transit zone of a Moscow airport because Havana said it would not let him fly from Russia to Cuba, a Russian newspaper reported on Monday. Snowden, who is …Edward Snowden stayed at Russia's Hong Kong consulate: reportUS pressured

Canadian Olympians march in protest of Russia's anti-gay law – The Globe and Mail
Bleacher ReportCanadian Olympians march in protest of Russia's anti-gay lawThe Globe and MailCanada's Olympic athletes are lining up firmly on the side of those opposed to Russia's new anti-gay law ahead of next year's Winter Olympics in Sochi. A group of Canadian Olympians marched in Ottawa's Pride Parade Sunday, while members of the men's …Skater: Anti-gay ban in Russia ‘ridiculous'Russia Olym

Russia Warns US Over Syria, Says Obama Like Bush – Forbes
ABC News (blog)Russia Warns US Over Syria, Says Obama Like BushForbesShortly after that news broke, Russia's Foreign Ministry said in a statement that the alleged chemical attack could have been a staged “provocation” by the Syrian opposition and that the U.S. might use it as a pretext to go after Syria. “All of this …Russia: Don't turn Syria into another IraqRussia Compares Syria War Drums to I

Russia Offers to Help Clean Up Fukushima as Tepco Calls for Help – Bloomberg
Russia Offers to Help Clean Up Fukushima as Tepco Calls for HelpBloombergRussia repeated an offer first made two years ago to help Japan clean-up its accident-ravaged Fukushima nuclear station, welcoming Tokyo Electric Power Co. (9501)'s decision to seek outside help. As Tokyo Electric pumps thousands of metric tons of …

Russia warns US not to repeat in Syria past mistakes in region – Reuters
Russia warns US not to repeat in Syria past mistakes in regionReutersMOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia warned the United States on Sunday against repeating past mistakes, saying that any unilateral military action in Syria would undermine efforts for peace and have a devastating impact on the security situation in the Middle East.

No Tolerance for Russia's Anti-Gay Games – Bloomberg
BloombergNo Tolerance for Russia's Anti-Gay GamesBloombergThe law, approved by the Russian parliament in June, prohibits “propaganda” in support of “nontraditional” sexual relationships. This means virtually any expression of homosexual love, or approval of or information about homosexuality. Russians face …

Crackdown: Russia humor fail – Bayoubuzz
Crackdown: Russia humor failBayoubuzzMOSCOW, Russia — The march of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster had all signs of being a satirical stunt – some of its 100 participants were armed with colanders on their heads and pasta in their mouths. But the reaction of Russian …

Tchaikovsky's sexuality ‘downplayed' in biopic under Russia's anti-gay law – The Guardian
The GuardianTchaikovsky's sexuality ‘downplayed' in biopic under Russia's anti-gay lawThe GuardianRussia's legislation banning “gay propaganda”, which has already cast a cloud over the 2014 Sochi Olympics, has now reportedly prompted local filmmakers to self-censor their portrayal of the composer Pyotr Tchaikovsky, who is widely believed to have …Sorry, Russia, but Tchaikovsky Was Definitely Gay

1000 Gay Activists in Amsterdam in Russia Protest – ABC News
1000 Gay Activists in Amsterdam in Russia ProtestABC NewsSpeakers at the protest, titled “To Russia With Love,” included Amsterdam Mayor Eberhard van der Laan, who spoke of the city's longstanding tolerance for gay rights. Van der Laan declined to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin when he visited …

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Russia Bans Rallies During Sochi Olympics – RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
RadioFreeEurope/RadioLibertyRussia Bans Rallies During Sochi OlympicsRadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty… by activists as unconstitutional, and something that could be used to justify the dispersal by police of any protests. Gay activists have said they planned to stage protests in Sochi against Russia's controversial law banning homosexual “propaganda …Canadian organizations issue open letter to dem

FIFA's Sepp Blatter awaiting clarity on Russia's anti-gay law – CBC.ca
CBC.caFIFA's Sepp Blatter awaiting clarity on Russia's anti-gay lawCBC.caFIFA President Sepp Blatter expects a reply within days from the government in Russia, the 2018 World Cup host, after requesting clarification of its law prohibiting gay “propaganda.” Blatter told The Associated Press on Sunday that he asked “by letter …Blatter awaits answer within days from World Cup, Olympics host Russia

Russia says ‘tragic mistake' to assign blame too soon for Syrian gas attack – Reuters
PolicyMicRussia says ‘tragic mistake' to assign blame too soon for Syrian gas attackReutersMOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia said on Sunday that assigning blame too soon over the alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria would be a “tragic mistake”, before a U.N. investigation on Monday. Without directly naming the United States but in comments that …Russia demands action over Syria's ‘chemical' outrageR

Russia, US, more alike than different – Boston Globe
Boston GlobeRussia, US, more alike than differentBoston GlobeWho knew that “red” in old Russian means beautiful? Who knew that Red Square was not named because of bloodshed or communism but because it is wide and spacious, three times the size of the Vatican's St. Peter's Square, full of palaces and cathedrals, …

Former Maple Leafs' general manager Brian Burke slams Russia's ‘archaic' anti … – Globe and Mail
Former Maple Leafs' general manager Brian Burke slams Russia's ‘archaic' anti …Globe and MailFormer Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Brian Burke has joined a growing chorus of voices condemning Russia's ban on gay propaganda, saying the country should be prevented from hosting any further international competitions as long as the …

Russia signs resolution to protect adoptees' rights abroad – Press TV
Press TVRussia signs resolution to protect adoptees' rights abroadPress TVThe Russian government press service said Saturday that the document is designed to protect rights and interests of the Russian adopted children, to prevent illegal activities for child adoption, and to ensure better control over living conditions and …PM signs resolution to protect adopted children's rights abroad

Greenpeace ship defies Russia in Arctic oil-drilling protest – The Malay Mail Online
CityNewsGreenpeace ship defies Russia in Arctic oil-drilling protestThe Malay Mail OnlineThe Arctic Sunrise was heading to the Kara Sea where several vessels contracted by Rosneft and ExxonMobil are conducting seismic testing to prepare for offshore drilling. – AFP picMOSCOW, Aug 25 — Greenpeace defied Russian authorities yesterday by …Greenpeace Ship Defies Russia in Arctic ProtestGreenpeace ic

Russia fears fighters returning from Syrian civil war – WND.com
Russia fears fighters returning from Syrian civil warWND.comWASHINGTON – Russia is increasingly concerned that North Caucasus militants now fighting in Syria will return to Russia's southern provinces to wage warfare against Russian forces throughout the country, according to report from Joseph Farah's G2 …

Russia's Far East braces for peak of floods, builds 9-meter-high dams – RT
RTRussia's Far East braces for peak of floods, builds 9-meter-high damsRTThe level of the Amur River in Russia's flood-ravaged Far East hit 7.2 meters as it rose more in the past 24 hours. Over 50,000 people have been affected by the disaster called the most severe in 120 years – but meteorologists warn worse is yet to come.Russia's Far East braced for more record floodsExtreme floods batter Russi

Russia demands action over Syria's ‘chemical' outrage – Express.co.uk
Christian Science MonitorRussia demands action over Syria's ‘chemical' outrageExpress.co.ukThe statement said Russia had called for Assad's embattled government to co-operate with an investigation but questions remained about the willingness of the opposition, “which must secure safe access of the mission to the location of the incident …Russia: Syria must cooperate with UN chemical probeSyria C

Greenpeace Ship Defies Russia in Arctic Protest – Discovery News
Times LIVEGreenpeace Ship Defies Russia in Arctic ProtestDiscovery News… vessel of “crudely” violating Russian and international law. Earlier this week Greenpeace said Russia had refused the permission to enter the Northern Sea Route on several occasions citing concerns about the icebreaker's ability to withstand thick ice.Greenpeace defies Russia, icebreaker sent through Arctic routeGreenpeace

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