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Kremlin: Putin doesn’t think Moscow protests significant

World
The Kremlin says President Vladimir Putin is following mass opposition protests in Moscow, but does not believe they are significant enough. Giving the Kremlin's first official comments on the massive opposition protests in Moscow, Dmitry Peskov said Tuesday that Putin has not spoken out about the demonstrations because he does not think there is anything "exceptional" about them. Peskov rejected suggestions that the protests have plunged the Kremlin into a political crisis and defended police response at the three weekends of protests as "proportionate." He also said police are looking into reports of violence against peaceful protesters. Moscow has been gripped by large-scale opposition protests three weekends in the row, including last Saturday's rally which is believed to be the large...
Russian cyber security firm moves away from Moscow

Russian cyber security firm moves away from Moscow

Technology
Russian cyber security firm Kaspersky Lab is moving key parts of its business out of Moscow in a bid to address the risks arising from its exposure to the Russian intelligence services. Last year, the US Department for Homeland Security (DHS) and the UK's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) issued warnings regarding the use of Kaspersky software on critical government systems, citing legal powers in Russia, allowing the state to exert control over private companies.The warnings left Kaspersky Lab needing to reassure customers that their data was handled properly in what it has called a global transparency initiative.Crucial parts of its customer data processing and software production are being relocated to an automated data centre in a secured facility in the privac...
CSKA Moscow 2-2 Arsenal (agg 3-6): Welbeck the hero again as Arsenal reach Europa League semi-finals

CSKA Moscow 2-2 Arsenal (agg 3-6): Welbeck the hero again as Arsenal reach Europa League semi-finals

Sports
Arsenal booked their place in the semi-finals of the Europa League after grinding out a 2-2 draw against a spirited CSKA Moscow at the VEB Arena. Danny Welbeck's accomplished finish in the 75th-minute and Aaron Ramsey's stoppage-time strike was enough to get the Gunners' over the line and secure a 6-3 aggregate win. Arsene Wenger's men were overwhelming favourites to go through after beating CSKA 4-1 in the first leg at the Emirates, but strikes from Fedor Chalov and Kirill Nababkin put the Russian side 2-0 up and one goal away from going through. But Welbeck, who was the hero in the north London side's 3-2 win over Southampton last weekend, came up with a priceless goal that eased the nerves for Arsenal. And with their opponents on their knees, Arse...
Russian spy: Moscow 'will expel British diplomats soon'

Russian spy: Moscow 'will expel British diplomats soon'

World
Russia will expel UK diplomats "soon", its foreign minister has said, in response to the expulsion of 23 Russian envoys by Britain.Sergei Lavrov told Russian media the expulsions would "definitely" happen.The UK took its action after Moscow refused to explain how a Russian-made nerve agent was used on a former spy and his daughter in the UK.Moscow denies any responsibility. Its foreign ministry called the allegations by PM Theresa May "insane".When asked when the expulsions would happen, Mr Lavrov was quoted as saying: "Absolutely. Soon. I promise you that."He reportedly referred to the UK allegations against Russia as "absolutely boorish".Mr Lavrov also said the UK's approach to the matter was partly prompted by the government's problems over Brexit.Media playback is unsupported on your d...