Moscow protest: Thousands demand fair elections

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThousands of protesters call for fair elections More than 20,000 protesters have gathered in Moscow demanding free and fair elections in the Russian capital. Protesters are calling for opposition candidates to be allowed to register for the September polls. The authorities have refused to register them despite […]

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Russia alarmed by large fall in bee populations

Image copyright AFPImage caption Bees pollinate many essential crops and are vital for fruit-growers Large areas of central and southern Russia have seen a major decline in their bee populations in recent months. The head of the Russian beekeepers’ union, Arnold Butov, said 20 regions had reported mass bee deaths. The affected regions include Bryansk […]

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