Latest United Russia Stories

2006-05-24 05:28:34

By Ivan Rodin MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's parliament gave initial approval on Wednesday to a draft law that will punish government ministers for saying "dollar" when they could have used the word "rouble" instead.

2005-12-02 11:43:27

By Christian Lowe MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's President Vladimir Putin has been steadily snuffing out potential challenges to his power and now he is preparing to storm the most stubborn bastion yet: Moscow's feisty city government.

2005-06-29 17:25:32

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's parliament on Wednesdayapproved on second reading a raft of amendments to electionrules, which critics say would further tighten the Kremlin'sgrip on power if implemented.

Word of the Day
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.