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Ukrainian Church to become independent of Russia

Ukrainian Church to become independent of Russia

An envoy of Bartholomew I, the spiritual leader of the world’s Orthodox Christians, told Ukraine’s leader Monday that his country’s church would soon be declared independent of Russia, a move set to infuriate Moscow. Istanbul-based Bartholomew I is expected to rule in the coming months on a Ukrainian appeal to sever spiritual bonds with Moscow […] …

Pussy Riot activist regains consciousness after ‘poisoning’

Pussy Riot activist regains consciousness after ‘poisoning’

A member of the Pussy Riot punk band who took part in the World Cup final pitch invasion and was hospitalised with suspected poisoning has regained consciousness and left intensive care, his girlfriend told Russian media. “Petya (Pyotr) has regained consciousness,” girlfriend and fellow Pussy Riot activist Veronika Nikulshina said Friday evening. Pyotr Verzilov, who […] …

Skripal poisoning: Russia identifies suspects, says they are civilians

Skripal poisoning: Russia identifies suspects, says they are civilians

Russian authorities have identified the two people suspected by London of poisoning Russian ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury, President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday. “We know who they are, we have found them,” Putin told the plenary session of the Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) in Vladivostok. The Russian president noted that […] …

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