NEWS WATCH: Opposition Doubts Moscow Mayor’s Outright Victory

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

navalnyMOSCOW/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Tensions are rising in Moscow after an ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin claimed a narrow victory in Sunday's mayoral race, while a leading opposition candidate demanded a second election round for the Russian capital's top job.

Missionaries Increase Activities In Russia’s Caucasus After Boston Bombings


By BosNewsLife News Center

regionMOSCOW/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Christian missionaries say they have stepped up efforts to spread the "Gospel pf peace and hope" in Russia's volatile North Caucasus after revelations that the suspected Boston Marathon bombers arrived from that region.

NEWS ALERT: Russian Christians In Meteor-Hit Region Appeal For Prayers


By BosNewsLife News Center with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos

meteorCHELYABINSK/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Christian missionaries and a pastor in Russia's Ural Mountains appealed for prayers late Friday, February 15, after a meteor with the power of an atomic bomb exploded over the region injuring more than 1,000 people.

Ukraine, Russian Christians Mourn At Chernobyl Anniversary


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

BUDAPEST/KIEV (BosNewsLife)-- Devoted Russian and Ukrainian Christians were among those commemorating the 25th anniversary of the world’s worst nuclear disaster Tuesday, April 26, amid new warnings that  the impact of the explosion at Ukraine's Chernobyl plant is more serious than previously thought.

KGB ‘Infiltrated’ Closed Russian BBC Service (BosNewsLife Investigation)


By BosNewsLife News Service


BUDAPEST/MOSCOW (BosNewsLife)-- The BBC World Service, part of Britain's state-backed broadcaster, said Thursday, January 27, that it would cease all radio programming in Russian, four years after BosNewsLife revealed that at least one senior editor had ties with Russia's Soviet-era secret service. Former and current dissidents also complained about the network's "pro-Kremlin" tone.

URGENT BREAKING NEWS: Metropolitan Kirill “Interim Leader” Of Russia’s Orthodox Church


By BosNewsLife News Center in Budapest

MOSCOW/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- The ruling body of the Russian Orthodox Church on Saturday, December 6, elected Metropolitan Kirill of Smolensk and Kaliningrad as the interim leader of the country's main denomination following the death on Friday, December 5, of Patriarch Alexy II, the patriarchate said.