Ukraine and high housing bills are expected to be among the top issues on President Vladimir Putin's live call-in show Thursday when he answers questions from across Russia and perhaps as far afield as Alaska.
As the death count rises in Ukraine's eastern regions, Ukraine has opened criminal proceedings against Russia's largest lender, state-owned Sberbank, and 13 other banks on suspicion of ôfinancing terrorism.ö
The population of Moldova's self-proclaimed Transdnestr republic should be allowed to decide its own fate, President Vladimir Putin said Thursday, the day after the region's parliament appealed to Russia, the United Nations and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe to recognize its independence.
Liberal Democrat Party leader Vladimir Zhirinovsky's call to close all McDonald's restaurants in Russia received a lot of media attention, and a recent poll shows that most Russians would be glad to see the back of the fast food chain.
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