RUSSIA - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/RUSSIA News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) At U.N., Russian foreign minister blasts U.S. http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58462983-68/lavrov-russia-russian-ukraine.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58462983-68/lavrov-russia-russian-ukraine.html.csp">At U.N., Russian foreign minister blasts U.S.</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By STEVEN R. HURST</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-27T20:42:02.608-06:00">Updated Sep 27, 2014 08:42PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">United Nations • The Russian foreign minister issued a blistering attack on the West and NATO on Saturday, accusing them of being unable to change their Cold War “genetic code” and saying the United States must abandon its claims to “eternal uniqueness.” Sergey Lavrov’s assault appeared to be an extension of the increasingly anti-Western stance of Russian President Vladimir Putin, who is riding a wave of popularity at home with his neo-nationalist rhetoric and policies. Speaking at the United N...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584629832014-09-27T20:42:02.608-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-27T20:42:02.608-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58462983@www.sltrib.com Sat, 27 Sep 2014 20:42:02 MDT Poland’s miners protest Russian coal imports http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58450190-79/coal-poland-protest-russian.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58450190-79/coal-poland-protest-russian.html.csp">Poland’s miners protest Russian coal imports</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-24T09:16:02.379-06:00">Updated Sep 24, 2014 09:16AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Warsaw, Poland • Some 200 Polish coal miners are blocking railway tracks on the border with Russia to protest imports of cheap Russian coal, saying it threatens their jobs. The protest Wednesday came two days after Poland’s new government, led by Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz, was sworn in. Also Wednesday the left-wing opposition called on Kopacz to hold an urgent debate on the mining industry. One of Europe’s leading coal producers, Poland says it will keep using the fuel as its main source of ener...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584501902014-09-24T09:16:02.379-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-24T09:16:02.379-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58450190@www.sltrib.com Wed, 24 Sep 2014 09:16:02 MDT Russia proposes curbs for foreign media ownership http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58445857-79/media-russia-bill-foreign.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58445857-79/media-russia-bill-foreign.html.csp">Russia proposes curbs for foreign media ownership</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-23T09:12:01.544-06:00">Updated Sep 23, 2014 09:12AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Moscow • Russia’s parliament has given preliminary approval to a bill limiting foreign ownership in Russian media to 20 percent. The State Duma voted 434-1 to pass the first reading of the law. The bill can be amended in the second reading, and either adopted or withdrawn in the third. The bill has been seen as the Kremlin’s latest attempt to stifle media freedom. Many of Russia’s leading media outlets including the Vedomosti daily and the Russian Forbes magazine have foreign ownership. The prop...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584458572014-09-23T09:12:01.544-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-23T09:12:01.544-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58445857@www.sltrib.com Tue, 23 Sep 2014 09:12:01 MDT 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 Exxon to wind down Russian drilling project http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58433293-79/exxon-drilling-russia-russian.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58433293-79/exxon-drilling-russia-russian.html.csp">Exxon to wind down Russian drilling project</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-19T12:55:02.483-06:00">Updated Sep 19, 2014 12:55PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Irving, Texas • Exxon Mobil says it will stop drilling an exploratory well in Russia’s Kara Sea in compliance with U.S. sanctions against Russia over Russia’s involvement in the Ukraine. Exxon planned to drill the well between August and October. The latest round of sanctions called for the removal of U.S. workers on projects in the Russian Arctic by Sept. 26. Exxon says it has received a license from the U.S. Treasury Department to wind down operations, but it is unclear whether the license wil...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584332932014-09-19T12:55:02.483-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-19T12:55:02.483-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58433293@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:55:02 MDT Ukraine’s pleas for lethal aid from U.S. go unmet http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58428572-68/ukraine-poroshenko-russian-ukrainian.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58428572-68/ukraine-poroshenko-russian-ukrainian.html.csp">Ukraine’s pleas for lethal aid from U.S. go unmet</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JULIE PACE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-18T20:27:19.026-06:00">Updated Sep 18, 2014 08:27PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The United States will provide $46 million in new security assistance to the Ukraine’s military, but stop short of fulfilling an urgent request from Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko for lethal aid to help his country fight against Russian-backed separatists. Poroshenko pleaded his case during remarks Thursday to a rare joint meeting of Congress. While he thanked the U.S. for the nonlethal equipment it is providing his country’s beleaguered military, he said more was needed to s...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584285722014-09-18T20:27:19.026-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-18T20:27:19.026-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58428572@www.sltrib.com Thu, 18 Sep 2014 20:27:19 MDT Bezos turns to Boeing-Lockheed for space venture http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58425930-79/boeing-bezos-space-nasa.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58425930-79/boeing-bezos-space-nasa.html.csp">Bezos turns to Boeing-Lockheed for space venture</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jeff Plungis</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Bloomberg News</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-17T17:38:02.482-06:00">Updated Sep 17, 2014 05:38PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The spaceflight company backed by billionaire Jeff Bezos will team up with a Boeing-Lockheed Martin venture to develop a U.S alternative to Russian-made rocket engines. The partnership between United Launch Alliance and Bezos’s Blue Origin has set a four-year development schedule, with full testing to begin in 2016 and a first flight in 2019, according to a statement today from the companies. The Boeing-Lockheed venture currently handles all U.S. military satellite launches. The ann...</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> 58425930@www.sltrib.com Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:38:02 MDT Ukraine lawmakers ratify landmark deal with Europe http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58421764-68/ukraine-european-ukrainian-europe.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58421764-68/ukraine-european-ukrainian-europe.html.csp">Ukraine lawmakers ratify landmark deal with Europe</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By LAURA MILLS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-16T18:48:02.866-06:00">Updated Sep 16, 2014 06:48PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Kiev, Ukraine • Ukraine moved to resolve months of crisis Tuesday by strengthening ties to Europe and loosening some controls over the country’s rebellious eastern regions where it has been fighting Russian-backed separatists. The actions by lawmakers began to flesh out the emerging picture of a new Ukraine, where a determined pivot toward Europe has come at great cost: concessions to Russia and a war with rebels that killed more than 3,000 people and pushed the West’s relations with Moscow to ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584217642014-09-16T18:48:02.866-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-16T18:48:02.866-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58421764@www.sltrib.com Tue, 16 Sep 2014 18:48:02 MDT Russian ruble drops to historic low amid sanctions http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58419953-79/russian-sanctions-ruble-russia.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58419953-79/russian-sanctions-ruble-russia.html.csp">Russian ruble drops to historic low amid sanctions</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="2014-09-16T10:31:53.586-06:00">Updated Sep 16, 2014 10:31AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Moscow • Russia’s currency dropped to an all-time low against the dollar on Tuesday as investors fret about long-term economic damage from Western sanctions. The United States and the European Union last week imposed a new round of sanctions against Russia for its actions in Ukraine that consisted in, among other things, blocking off Western financial markets to key Russian companies. The Russian currency fell more than 1 percent to 38.80 rubles against the U.S. dollar by noon Moscow time Tuesda...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584199532014-09-16T10:31:53.586-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-16T10:31:53.586-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58419953@www.sltrib.com Tue, 16 Sep 2014 10:31:53 MDT Oligarch buys Russia’s most popular social media http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58419858-79/vkontakte-mail-russia-media.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58419858-79/vkontakte-mail-russia-media.html.csp">Oligarch buys Russia’s most popular social media</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="2014-09-16T09:02:02.188-06:00">Updated Sep 16, 2014 09:02AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Moscow • A media company owned by Kremlin-friendly oligarch Alisher Usmanov has splashed out $1.5 billion to gain full control of Russia’s most popular social network, VKontakte, bringing an end to a months-long dispute that saw the original investors sue each other in court. London-listed Mail.Ru Group said in a statement Tuesday that it now owns the whole of VKontakte following its purchase of a 48 percent stake from investment fund United Capital Partners. Mail.Ru first invested in VKontakte ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584198582014-09-16T09:02:02.188-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-16T09:02:02.188-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58419858@www.sltrib.com Tue, 16 Sep 2014 09:02:02 MDT U.S., E.U. levy sanctions on Russia despite cease-fire http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58410656-68/russia-sanctions-oil-exxon.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58410656-68/russia-sanctions-oil-exxon.html.csp">U.S., E.U. levy sanctions on Russia despite cease-fire</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-13T20:42:01.896-06:00">Updated Sep 13, 2014 08:42PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Unsatisfied with a fragile cease-fire in Ukraine, the United States and the European Union levied new sanctions Friday against major Russian banks and defense companies, as well as penalties aimed at curtailing Russia’s ability to develop oil and gas projects. But the restrictions on Russia’s energy sector were carefully crafted to avoid impacting the country’s current production of oil and gas, a move that would raise global energy prices at time of weak economic growth. Russia is...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584106562014-09-13T20:42:01.896-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-13T20:42:01.896-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58410656@www.sltrib.com Sat, 13 Sep 2014 20:42:01 MDT US, EU levy sanctions on Russia despite cease-fire http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58409600-68/russia-sanctions-oil-exxon.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58409600-68/russia-sanctions-oil-exxon.html.csp">US, EU levy sanctions on Russia despite cease-fire</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JULIE PACE and JONATHAN FAHEY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-13T20:40:27.363-06:00">Updated Sep 13, 2014 08:40PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Unsatisfied with a fragile cease-fire in Ukraine, the United States and the European Union levied new sanctions Friday against major Russian banks and defense companies, as well as penalties aimed at curtailing Russia’s ability to develop oil and gas projects. But the restrictions on Russia’s energy sector were carefully crafted to avoid impacting the country’s current production of oil and gas, a move that would raise global energy prices at time of weak economic growth. Russia is ...</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> 58409600@www.sltrib.com Sat, 13 Sep 2014 20:40:27 MDT Russian aid convoy streams into Ukrainian city http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58409607-68/ukraine-ukrainian-aid-border.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58409607-68/ukraine-ukrainian-aid-border.html.csp">Russian aid convoy streams into Ukrainian city</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PETER LEONARD</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and LAURA MILLS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-13T20:42:25.726-06:00">Updated Sep 13, 2014 08:42PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Luhansk, Ukraine • A convoy of more than 200 white trucks crossed the Russian border to deliver humanitarian aid to a battered Ukrainian city on Saturday, a move made without Kiev’s consent yet met with silence by Ukraine’s top leaders. “Early in the morning, we entered Ukraine to bring aid to Luhansk,” said Yury Stepanov, a Russian who was overseeing the convoy. “We came in around 215 vehicles,” he added, as workers unloaded boxes into a local warehouse. The much-needed aid arrived as fighting...</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> 58409607@www.sltrib.com Sat, 13 Sep 2014 20:42:25 MDT Bloomberg View: For once, the EU surprises Putin http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58406439-82/putin-russia-ukraine-sanctions.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58406439-82/putin-russia-ukraine-sanctions.html.csp">Bloomberg View: For once, the EU surprises Putin</a></h4>