Patriarch Kirill has said cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad in the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo were "childish" compared to offenses it had dished out to Christians.
Pro-Moscow rebels, backed by what NATO says is the open participation of Russian troops, have pressed on with their offensive in eastern Ukraine with the first all-out assault since a truce five months ago.
Russia's top airlines are eyeing the specter of bankruptcy in 2015 following last year's ruble meltdown, which decimated travel spending and drastically upped the costs of maintaining carriers' fleets.
As fire rained down on Ukraine's east over the weekend, Russian, Ukrainian, and Western leaders demonstrated a readiness to raise the stakes in a conflict that has already claimed more than 5,000 lives.
The founder of an online support group for LGBT teenagers, has been fined 50,000 rubles ($780) for violating Russia's controversial law against the "propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations among minors."
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