MOSCOW - Edward Snowden's father said he was grateful to Russian President Vladimir Putin and his government for their "courage" and "strength" in protecting his son, who is wanted for leaking top-secret U.S. security agency files.
MOSCOW - When Russian leader Vladimir Putin climbed into the
martial-arts ring in the Olimpiysky Palace in downtown Moscow
recently to congratulate a Russian wrestler who had convincingly
beaten his American opponent, he was greeted by boos.
MOSCOW - Over a bottle of vodka and a traditional Russian salad
of pickles, sausage and potatoes tossed in mayonnaise, a group of
friends raised their glasses and wished Igor Irtenyev and his
family a happy journey to Israel.