Maria Vasilyeva

Recent and archived articles by Maria Vasilyeva

25 Apr 2019 | 8:57 PM

Putin says U.S. guarantees unlikely to prompt North Korea to de-nuclearise

VLADIVOSTOK, Russia (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said after holding his first face-to-face talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Thursday that U.S. security guarantees would probably not be enough to persuade Pyongyang to shut its nuclear programme.

24 Apr 2019 | 8:05 PM

North Korea's Kim arrives for summit with Russia's Putin

VLADIVOSTOK, Russia (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrived in the Russian city of Vladivostok on Wednesday for a summit he is likely to use to seek support from President Vladimir Putin while Pyongyang's nuclear talks with Washington are in limbo.

23 Apr 2019 | 10:22 PM

North Korea's Kim Jong Un to meet Putin in Russia on Thursday - Kremlin

MOSCOW/VLADIVOSTOK, Russia (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet on Thursday in the Russian Pacific port of Vladivostok to discuss the international standoff over Pyongyang's nuclear programme, a Kremlin official said.

19 Mar 2019 | 2:09 AM

Court in Chechnya sentences rights activist to four years in penal colony

SHALI, Russia (Reuters) - A court in Chechnya sentenced Oyub Titiev, a prominent human rights activist, to four years in a penal settlement on Monday after finding him guilty of possessing illegal drugs, a charge his supporters say was trumped up.

6 Mar 2019 | 11:05 PM

Traffickers used Russia's World Cup to enslave us, say Nigerian women

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Blessing Obuson thought Russia's football World Cup would be an opportunity to find a job and flew into Moscow from Nigeria last June on a fan ID. Instead, she found herself forced to work as a prostitute.

21 Feb 2019 | 11:46 PM

Russia charges top U.S. investor Michael Calvey with fraud

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian state prosecutors on Thursday formally charged top U.S. investor Michael Calvey, the founder of the Baring Vostok private equity group, with fraud, hours before Washington accused Moscow of denying its diplomats access to him.

6 Jul 2018 | 9:21 PM

On train to Sochi, Russia fans eye semi-final spot

MOSCOW (Reuters) - When he bought a ticket last year for a World Cup quarter-final in Sochi, Russian soccer fan Yevgeny Yegorov guessed, based on form and pedigree, that he would most likely be a neutral spectator watching Spain play Argentina.

5 Jul 2018 | 8:47 PM

Dzagoev says he is fit for Russia's quarter-final against Croatia

KHIMKI, Russia (Reuters) - Russia midfielder Alan Dzagoev has recovered from injury and is fit for their World Cup quarter-final match against Croatia on Saturday as the hosts look to book their first semi-final spot in more than half a century.

3 Jul 2018 | 8:02 PM

We have not been practicing penalties, says Russia keeper Akinfeev

KHIMKI, Russia (Reuters) - Russia goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev, who saved two penalties to carry his team past Spain and into the World Cup last eight, has not been practicing spot kicks with his teammates, he said on Tuesday.

12 Jun 2018 | 12:55 AM

Russia hopes to stir World Cup crowds with musical spoons

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Move over vuvuzela players. The musical instrument to master for this year's soccer World Cup is the Russian spoon.