MOSCOW - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/MOSCOW News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) 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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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 Train carrying plane-crash bodies rolls out of war zone http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58212673-68/russia-investigation-train-bodies.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58212673-68/russia-investigation-train-bodies.html.csp">Train carrying plane-crash bodies rolls out of war zone</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By SERGEI CHUZAVKOV</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and JUERGEN BAETZ</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-22T21:32:16.004-06:00">Updated Jul 22, 2014 09:32PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Kharkiv, Ukraine • A train bearing the dead from the downed Malaysian airliner finally reached Ukrainian government-held territory Tuesday, but the pro-Russian separatists in control of the crash site showed little willingness to allow the full-scale investigation demanded by world leaders. Five days after the plane was blown out of the sky, refrigerated railcars bearing victims’ bodies — gathered up after several days in the sun — rolled out of the war zone and into a weedy railyard in the cit...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582126732014-07-22T21:32:16.004-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-22T21:32:16.004-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58212673@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:32:16 MDT Rush-hour Moscow subway derails: 21 dead, 136 hurt http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58186686-68/moscow-train-officials-russian.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58186686-68/moscow-train-officials-russian.html.csp">Rush-hour Moscow subway derails: 21 dead, 136 hurt</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-15T18:42:19.639-06:00">Updated Jul 15, 2014 06:42PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Moscow • A subway train derailed Tuesday deep below Moscow’s streets, twisting and mangling crowded rail cars at the height of the morning rush hour. At least 21 people were killed, Russian officials said, and 136 were hospitalized, many with serious injuries. The Russian capital’s airports and transit systems have been a prime target for terrorists over the past two decades, but multiple officials vigorously dismissed terrorism as a possible cause. The Moscow Metro is world-famous for its pala...</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> 58186686@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Jul 2014 18:42:19 MDT From Brazil to Russia: A look at the 2018 World Cup http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58182499-77/russia-2018-cup-stadiums.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58182499-77/russia-2018-cup-stadiums.html.csp">From Brazil to Russia: A look at the 2018 World Cup</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JAMES ELLINGWORTH</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-15T17:06:05.176-06:00">Updated Jul 15, 2014 05:06PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Moscow • Brazil just barely managed to get everything ready in time for the World Cup. Russia insists it won’t have any such problems in 2018, although the country faces other issues ahead of football’s next showcase tournament — including the threat of racism and violence. Just like in Brazil, the sheer size of Russia is set to cause logistical challenges for organizers and fans alike for the 2018 World Cup, with thousands of kilometers (miles) separating some of the host cities. But the succes...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581824992014-07-15T17:06:05.176-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-15T17:06:05.176-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58182499@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Jul 2014 17:06:05 MDT Russia turns back the clock on year-round daylight-saving time http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58137105-68/clock-daylight-round-russia.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58137105-68/clock-daylight-round-russia.html.csp">Russia turns back the clock on year-round daylight-saving time</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-01T08:07:01.895-06:00">Updated Jul 1, 2014 08:07AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Moscow • Russia’s legislature, often accused of metaphorically turning back the clock, has decided to do it literally — abandoning the widely disliked policy of keeping the country on daylight-saving time year-round. The 2011 move to impose permanent “summer time” in 2011 was one of the most memorable and least popular initiatives of Dmitry Medvedev’s presidency. It forced tens of millions to straggle to their jobs in pitch darkness during the winter months. In the depths of December, the sun di...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581371052014-07-01T08:07:01.895-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-01T08:07:01.895-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58137105@www.sltrib.com Tue, 01 Jul 2014 08:07:01 MDT Pro-Russian rebels free team of European observers http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58126767-68/ukrainian-russian-russia-ukraine.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58126767-68/ukrainian-russian-russia-ukraine.html.csp">Pro-Russian rebels free team of European observers</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="2014-06-28T20:30:04.955-06:00">Updated Jun 28, 2014 08:30PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Moscow • Pro-Russian insurgents on Saturday released a second team of observers from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, who had been held captive since the end of May, the organization said. OSCE spokesman Michael Bociurkiw said that the four observers were released and met by an OSCE official in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine. “They’re in good health, they’re in good spirits,” he said. OSCE lost contact with four monitors from its Donetsk team and four monitors from its Luhansk...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581267672014-06-28T20:30:04.955-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-28T20:30:04.955-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58126767@www.sltrib.com Sat, 28 Jun 2014 20:30:04 MDT Officials: Sanctions on Russia could be delayed http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58112897-68/russia-sanctions-russian-european.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58112897-68/russia-sanctions-russian-european.html.csp">Officials: Sanctions on Russia could be delayed</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JULIE PACE, MATTHEW LEE and BRADLEY KLAPPER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-25T09:25:57.466-06:00">Updated Jun 25, 2014 09:25AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Sanctions aimed at key economic sectors in Russia because of its threatening moves in Ukraine might be delayed because of positive signals from Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to Obama administration officials. The United States and its European allies were finalizing a package of sanctions with the goal of putting them in place as early as this week, the officials and others close to the process said Tuesday. Penalizing large swaths of the Russian economy, including its...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581128972014-06-25T09:25:57.466-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-25T09:25:57.466-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58112897@www.sltrib.com Wed, 25 Jun 2014 09:25:57 MDT