MOSCOW - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/MOSCOW News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Thousands march in Moscow against Ukraine fighting http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58438693-68/ukraine-russia-ukrainian-moscow.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58438693-68/ukraine-russia-ukrainian-moscow.html.csp">Thousands march in Moscow against Ukraine fighting</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By NATALIYA VASILYEVA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-21T20:58:09.257-06:00">Updated Sep 21, 2014 08:58PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Moscow • Tens of thousands of people marched through central Moscow on Sunday to demonstrate against the fighting in Ukraine and Russia’s alleged complicity in the conflict. An Associated Press reporter estimated the crowd at about 20,000, although the city police department put the number at about 5,000. The demonstrators chanted slogans including “No to war” and “The junta is in the Kremlin, not Kiev.” The latter refers to Russia’s contention that the ousting of Ukraine’s former Russia-friend...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584386932014-09-21T20:58:09.257-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-21T20:58:09.257-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58438693@www.sltrib.com Sun, 21 Sep 2014 20:58:09 MDT Russia, Ukraine working on cease-fire plan http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58371428-68/ukraine-russia-cease-fire.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58371428-68/ukraine-russia-cease-fire.html.csp">Russia, Ukraine working on cease-fire plan</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-03T21:36:02.117-06:00">Updated Sep 3, 2014 09:36PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Kiev, Ukraine • Russia and Ukraine said Wednesday they are working on a deal to halt months of fighting in eastern Ukraine, but Western leaders expressed skepticism — noting it wasn’t the first attempt to end the deadly conflict. On the eve of a crucial NATO summit, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s office said he and Russian President Vladimir Putin had agreed on steps for a cease-fire. In a televised statement, Putin spelled out a seven-point plan for ending hostilities in eastern Ukrain...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583714282014-09-03T21:36:02.117-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-03T21:36:02.117-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58371428@www.sltrib.com Wed, 03 Sep 2014 21:36:02 MDT Beluga still looking to be a superpremium vodka http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58321975-79/beluga-vodka-russian-percent.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58321975-79/beluga-vodka-russian-percent.html.csp">Beluga still looking to be a superpremium vodka</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Ilya Khrennikov</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Bloomberg News</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-21T11:43:02.619-06:00">Updated Aug 21, 2014 11:43AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Moscow • About a decade after the first bottle of Beluga vodka was produced in a small Russian town, its owners are seeking global leadership in the superpremium vodka segment. The flare-up in relations between Russia and the West is doing little to dissuade them. “We are playing long-term, and a year or two years don’t make a difference for us,” Synergy Chief Executive Alexander Mechetin said in an interview at the company’s Moscow headquarters. “The current political tensions will be solved so...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58321975@www.sltrib.com Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:43:02 MDT Report: Russia conducts checks at McDonald’s http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58321948-79/moscow-checks-restaurants-russia.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58321948-79/moscow-checks-restaurants-russia.html.csp">Report: Russia conducts checks at McDonald’s</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-21T11:30:01.996-06:00">Updated Aug 21, 2014 11:30AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Moscow • Russian news agencies reported Thursday that the country’s food safety agency will conduct checks on McDonald’s restaurants in the Urals following food safety complaints, a day after four branches of the chain were shuttered in Moscow. Natalya Lukyantseva, an official in the Sverdlovsk regional office of the agency, told RIA Novosti and Interfax that unplanned checks were being carried out in a number of restaurants after residents voiced safety concerns. The inspections come one day af...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583219482014-08-21T11:30:01.996-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-21T11:30:01.996-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58321948@www.sltrib.com Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:30:01 MDT Ukraine: Red Cross must deliver convoy of Russian aid http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58290108-68/russian-ukraine-trucks-ukrainian.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58290108-68/russian-ukraine-trucks-ukrainian.html.csp">Ukraine: Red Cross must deliver convoy of Russian aid</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PETER LEONARD</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-12T21:21:58.757-06:00">Updated Aug 12, 2014 09:21PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Moscow • With a theatrical flourish, Russia on Tuesday dispatched hundreds of trucks covered in white tarps and sprinkled with holy water on a mission to deliver aid to a desperate rebel-held zone in eastern Ukraine. The televised sight of the miles-long convoy sparked a show of indignation from the government in Kiev, which insisted any aid must be delivered by the international Red Cross. Ukraine and the West have openly expressed its concern that Moscow intends to use the cover of a humanita...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582901082014-08-12T21:21:58.757-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-12T21:21:58.757-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58290108@www.sltrib.com Tue, 12 Aug 2014 21:21:58 MDT New Ukrainian rebel leader gives Moscow distance http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58276788-68/rebel-russian-ukraine-russia.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58276788-68/rebel-russian-ukraine-russia.html.csp">New Ukrainian rebel leader gives Moscow distance</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By YURAS KARMANAU</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-08T18:46:50.664-06:00">Updated Aug 8, 2014 06:46PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Donetsk, Ukraine • A Ukrainian has replaced a Russian at the helm of the insurgency in eastern Ukraine and declared that he wants “only moral support” from Moscow, as the Kremlin apparently tries to rebut Western claims that it is calling the shots among the rebels. Many in the rebel ranks decry what they call Russia’s betrayal of their cause, but most vow to keep on fighting even as Ukrainian government troops close in on the main rebel stronghold, the eastern city of Donetsk. In an ominous si...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582767882014-08-08T18:46:50.664-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-08T18:46:50.664-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58276788@www.sltrib.com Fri, 08 Aug 2014 18:46:50 MDT Russia hits back on sanctions; bans food from West http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58271580-79/russia-ban-russian-sanctions.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58271580-79/russia-ban-russian-sanctions.html.csp">Russia hits back on sanctions; bans food from West</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-07T10:56:44.814-06:00">Updated Aug 7, 2014 10:56AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Moscow • Russia banned most food imports from the West on Thursday in retaliation for sanctions over Ukraine, an unexpectedly sweeping move that will cost farmers in North America, Europe and Australia billions of dollars but will also likely lead to empty shelves in Russian cities. The announcement shows that while President Vladimir Putin doesn’t appear ready to heed Russian nationalists’ calls to send troops into Ukraine, he is prepared to inflict significant damage on his own nation in an ec...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582715802014-08-07T10:56:44.814-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-07T10:56:44.814-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58271580@www.sltrib.com Thu, 07 Aug 2014 10:56:44 MDT Report: Russia to block all U.S. agricultural imports http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58269430-68/russia-ukraine-russian-imposed.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58269430-68/russia-ukraine-russian-imposed.html.csp">Report: Russia to block all U.S. agricultural imports</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">the Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-06T21:09:42.378-06:00">Updated Aug 6, 2014 09:09PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Moscow • Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday hit back hard against countries that have imposed sanctions over the Ukraine crisis, ordering trade cuts that an official said would include a ban on all imports of agricultural products from the United States. The full list of products to be banned or limited for up to one year is to be published Thursday. But the state news agency RIA Novosti quoted Alexei Alexeenko of Russia’s plant and veterinary oversight service as saying “from the US...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58269430@www.sltrib.com Wed, 06 Aug 2014 21:09:42 MDT Russian tourists stranded abroad as fallout from economic sanctions http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58263200-79/sanctions-russian-companies-russia.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58263200-79/sanctions-russian-companies-russia.html.csp">Russian tourists stranded abroad as fallout from economic sanctions</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-05T10:40:16.694-06:00">Updated Aug 5, 2014 10:40AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Moscow • Last week, tens of thousands of Russians sunning themselves on Italian beaches and Turkish resorts received an unpleasant surprise: their tour companies had gone bust, stranding them and forcing them to pay double for a ticket to get home. The bankruptcy is the fifth among major Russian tour companies in less than two months — a sign that cracks are appearing in Russia’s economy after a months-long conflict in eastern Ukraine and an escalating stand-off with the West. It’s not just sanc...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582632002014-08-05T10:40:16.694-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-05T10:40:16.694-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58263200@www.sltrib.com Tue, 05 Aug 2014 10:40:16 MDT