NEWS WATCH: Russia’s 70th Anniversary of Battle of Stalingrad Sparks Debate

Listen here to the BosNewsLife News report BosNewsLifeStalingrad  By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondenty BosNewsLife The-Battle-of-Stalingrad-01VOLGOGRAD, RUSSIA (BosNewsLife)-- For one day the southern Russian city of Volgograd was called Stalingrad, again, as Russia remembered the bloodiest battle in human history. Survivors were among those commemorating the Battle of Stalingrad, which ended here exactly 70 years ago.

NEWS WATCH: Int. Journalists Federation Condemns Murder Russian Rights Activist

By BosNewsLife News Center rightsBRUSSELS/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) on Thursday, July 16, "strongly condemned" the murder of Natalya Estemirova, a prominent journalist and human rights activist who was found dead in Ingushetia, following her kidnapping the previous day at her home in Grozny, the Chechen capital.

NEWS WATCH: Opposition Doubts Moscow Mayor’s Outright Victory

Listen to this BosNewsLife report via Vatican Radio:RealAudioMP3 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.

NEWS WATCH: Thousands Mourn Assassinated Opposition Leader Boris Nemtsov

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife ManyrememberMOSCOW/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife) Tens of thousands of people have come out in Moscow to mourn former deputy prime minister and opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, who was shot and killed late Friday. Many carried Russian flags and the photo of the 55-year-old politician, who was one of the most vocal opponents of Russian president Vladimir Putin.

NEWS ALERT: Christians Concerned AS Ukraine’s Pro-Russian Rebels Reject Ceasefire

By Stefan J. Bos. Chief International Correspondent seperatistsKYIV, UKRAINE (BosNewsLife)-- Non-Russian Orthodox Christians in eastern Ukraine fear for their after pro-Russian separatists in the east rejected a presidential peace offer.

NEWS WATCH: What’s Next For Russia’s Freed Ex-Tycoon Khodorkovsky?

Listen to this report from Stefan BosRealAudioMP3  By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife KhodorkovskyBERLIN/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- After his release from a Russian jail, former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky has said he does not want to return to business or politics, but would fight for those he considers political prisoners. Wearing a sharp suit and smiling, the now 50-year-old Khodorkovsky spoke at his first news conference since his release from prison, which was held at a museum commemorating the Berlin Wall from the Cold War era.

NEWS WATCH: FBI to support Russian security at Winter Olympics

Listen to Stefan Bos' report: RealAudioMP3  By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife 130204125446-2014-winter-olympics-in-sochi-russia-5-horizontal-galleryMOSCOW/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)--The recent attack which left at least five people dead in Stavropol, in southern Russia, has heightened security fears ahead of the Olympic Winter Games due to take place in the Black Sea resort of Sochi next month. The United States, which will send 250 athletes to compete in the games, says the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) will have dozens of people in Moscow and some in Sochi to assist the Russians.

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.

NEWS WATCH: Russia’s Putin Eases Restrictions On Sochi Protests

Listen to this BosNewsLife News Report via Vatican Radio: RealAudioMP3 By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife protestsnowMOSCOW/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Russian President Vladimir Putin has eased restrictions on protests in and around the Black Sea resort of Sochi, where the Winter Olympics and Paralympics will be held next month, but concerns remain whether local residents complaining about construction can hold rallies.

NEWS WATCH: Thousands Demand Ban On Foreign Adoptions in Russia

Listen to this BosNewsLife News report via Vatican Radio vatiadoptioption  By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife protestsrussiaMOSCOW/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife) Pro-Kremlin activists have rallied in central Moscow to demand that the government extends a ban on American families adopting Russian children to all foreign nationals, adding to a sense of urgency among Russian Christians to prepare for more adoptions in this large nation.

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