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Kukushkin defeats Dzumhur at St. Petersburg Open

Sep. 18, 2019 4:34 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Mikhail Kukushkin reached the quarterfinals of the St. Petersburg Open on Tuesday, while Adrian Mannarino was eliminated in the second round. Kukushkin, the St. Petersburg champion in 2010, recovered from 4-2 down in the first set to win 7-6 (2), 6-2 against 2017 champion...

Rublev beats Ivashka to reach 2nd round in St. Petersburg

Sep. 17, 2019 3:28 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Andrei Rublev had to come from a set down to beat qualifier Ilya Ivashka 4-6, 6-0, 6-4 Tuesday in the first round of the St. Petersburg Open. Ivashka was a break up at 4-3 in the third set before Rublev won the next three games to seal the match. Rublev is coming off a run to...

St. Petersburg demonstration protests election violations

Sep. 17, 2019 2:36 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — About 1,000 people have demonstrated against alleged violations in the recent municipal elections in Russia's second-largest city St. Petersburg. Participants in the sanctioned demonstration on Tuesday evening held placards reading "That's enough lying to us." They also...

Kukushkin, Mannarino reach 2nd round at St. Petersburg Open

Sep. 16, 2019 1:18 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Sixth-seeded Mikhail Kukushkin defeated up-and-coming Italian Jannik Sinner in the first round of the St. Petersburg Open on Monday, while No. 7 Adrian Mannarino also advanced. Kukushkin won 6-3, 7-6 (4) against the 18-year-old Sinner, who is ranked a career-high 127th after...

Amsterdam museum presents results of 5-year Chagall research

Sep. 13, 2019 8:48 AM EDT

AMSTERDAM (AP) — For much of Russian-French Modernist painter Marc Chagall's life, which took him from a tiny village in rural Russia to St. Petersburg, Paris and New York, he remained remarkably faithful to eight pigments in his colorful works, according to new research unveiled Friday at Amsterdam's...

Russian protester sentenced to 4 years in prison

Sep. 5, 2019 2:18 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A Moscow court has sentenced a participant in this summer's series of protests to four years in prison. Konstantin Kotov was sentenced Thursday after being convicted of repeatedly calling for, or taking part in, unauthorized protests. The conviction came a day after two other people were...

German shipping firm: 8 crew seized by pirates off Cameroon

Aug. 16, 2019 4:47 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A German shipping company says pirates have abducted eight crew members from one of its vessels off the coast of West Africa. Shipping company MC-Schiffahrt said on its website that pirates attacked the MarMalaita late Wednesday while it was anchored off Douala, Cameroon. The Hamburg-based...

Alaska concerned about Russian floating nuclear power plant

Aug. 10, 2019 7:02 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A Russia-designed floating nuclear power plant has begun its journey through the Arctic Ocean this month causing concerns in Alaska, a report said. The 472-foot (144-meter) barge launched in St. Petersburg, Russia, and will continue along the coast to the Bering Strait separating...

Moscow election protest attracts huge crowd, spurs spinoffs

Aug. 10, 2019 2:16 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Tens of thousands of people rallied Saturday against the exclusion of some city council candidates from Moscow's upcoming election, turning out for one of the Russian capital's biggest political protests in years. After the rally, which was officially sanctioned, hundreds of participants...

Moscow police detain more than 800 at protest, monitor says

Aug. 3, 2019 4:16 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Police in Moscow cracked down hard on an unsanctioned election protest for the second weekend in a row Saturday, detaining more than 800 people at a rally against the exclusion from city council contests of some independent and opposition candidates, an arrest monitoring group said. Election...